We want our London event venue to have a view our clients tell us. No problem we say!
There are some great venues that showcase the capital’s famous landmarks, tourist attractions and skyline which can be hired for a whole range of events, including summer parties, meetings, drinks receptions and dinners.
Some of the London venues listed here are grand, historic buildings around for years, while others are more contemporary venues that are relatively new additions to the cityscape so we are sure we can find something to fit your event brief.
Here is just a small selection of venues with a view London has to offer – whatever your event!
Sea Containers Events
Sea Containers Events is housed in the iconic Sea Containers building on the South Bank. The venue offers six spaces capable of hosting numbers from 10 to 150 for dinner, cocktail receptions for 250 larger events of up to 600 guests so suitable for all types of events.
Situated on the 12th and 13th floors, the five event rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking some of London’s most impressive river and cityscape views.
The jewel in the crown is their roof terrace on the 14th floor boasting a 360 degree view of the London skyline. This is the place to hold your summer party if you want to impress colleagues and clients. This Terrace has a capacity of up to 220 guests.
Level 12 is a large blank canvas space, which can also be divided into four smaller spaces giving greater flexibility. This space has the same fantastic views and a balcony overlooking the Thames.
One of the world’s most iconic hotels.
Located on the 8th floor, the Penthouse & Pavilion event rooms offer a theatrical setting. It was designed in 1953 by the celebrated theatre set designer Oliver Messel inspired by Sleeping Beauty. The Penthouse has floor to ceiling French windows opening onto a garden terrace which has great views of the London skyline.
This Penthouse can be used for dinners, breakfasts or meetings for up to 34 with drinks or breaks served in the Pavilion. Alternatively the Pavilion could be used on its own for events up to around 18.
Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard
The Shangri-La Hotel occupies 18 floors of The Shard starting on level 34. It is an architectural icon and Western Europe’s tallest building (for now!) The hotel has 202 bedrooms and suites all offering spectacular London views.
There are 3 event rooms all featuring floor to ceiling views again with stunning views of the city and the River Thames.
Ren is the largest of the 3 rooms and offers northerly views across London’s most iconic landmarks. This space can seat 120 theatre style, 100 for a dinner and up to 140 guests for cocktail receptions. The Ren can also be divided into two separate smaller spaces.
The Li Room offers views of St Paul’s Cathedral, Waterloo and towards the West End. This room can take up to 25 theatre style, 20 boardroom or 30 for a dinner so ideal for meetings and private dining.
The Yi Room is the smallest room and is located on the Shard’s eastern side so therefore overlooks Canary Wharf, Tower of London and Tower Bridge. The Yi is ideal for the smaller meetings or dinner for up to 12 people.
For larger evening events you can hire level 34 exclusively on a Monday through to Thursday from 6.30pm – ideal for evening receptions up to 200 or dining up to 120.
One Whitehall Place
An impressive historic building situated on the River Thames at the Embankment.
One Whitehall Place is home to the National Liberal Club which has played host to historical icons including Churchill, Gladstone and Lloyd-George.
So why not hold your event in a historic venue with high ceilings, a magnificent freestanding grand marble staircase and glittering chandeliers? Two of their event rooms have spectacular views over the River Thames and London Eye.
The Reading and Writing Room
Has some of London’s best views over the River Thames, London Eye and the adjacent Whitehall Gardens. This room lends itself to all types of events – dinners, conferences, drinks reception and parties. It can take up to 120 for a dinner, 140 cabaret and 100 theatre style.
The River Room
This room was formerly the Ladies’ Lounge of the National Liberal Club and lucky ladies as the room has floor to ceiling windows with views towards the London Eye and River Thames.
With its original oak panelling it is ideal for dinners for up to 72, drinks reception for up to 80 people and conferences for 80 theatre or 26 boardroom.
CCT Venues – Bank
Located on the top floor of a 32-storey skyscraper, this event space has floor-to-ceiling windows which take full advantage of the views across the city. The venue has 22 rooms, with the largest rooms seating up to 250 delegates. It is ideal for a range of events, from conferences to exhibitions to meetings to training events and more. They also have a large modern restaurant where you can admire the stunning views whilst you have your conference lunch!
CCT Venues have also invested heavily in their technological capabilities, and this venue also has a created state of the art, modern event studio for virtual and hybrid events.
Located just minutes away from Canary Wharf Underground Station and Heron Quays DLR Station the venue is very accessible.
IET Savoy Place
Savoy Place has been the home of the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) since 1909. We have highlighted three of the event rooms which offer views across the London skyline.
The Johnson Roof Terrace is named after Amy Johnson, Queen of the Air, an aviation pioneer and engineer, and the first female pilot to fly solo from England to Australia. The Terrace is a fabulous rooftop venue for outdoor events for up to 200 guests offering panoramic views of the River Thames and London skyline.
Of course you can never rely on the good ol’ British weather so the Riverside Room on the 3rd floor is booked alongside ‘just in case’
The Riverside Rooms itself can accommodate presentations for up to 250 theatre style, 156 cabaret style and 300 for a dinner. The room has floor to ceiling windows offering views of the River Thames and a balcony running alongside.
Although the Maxwell Library is now a modern event space there are still a large number of historical technology and engineering books on the floor to ceiling bookshelves which surrounds the main function area.. There are two private riverside balconies and large windows making the most of the city skyline and views of the river. This room is ideal for drinks reception for up to 190 and theatre style presentations for 180.