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Standing out – 4 unique conference venues in The Square Mile

When hosting your event, whether it is corporate, private, or a special birthday party for friends and family, choosing the perfect venue is essential. You can perfect every other detail of the party, but if the venue isn’t quite up to scratch it will certainly put a downer on the rest of the event for all parties involved. You’ll need to do a lot of research into the best type of venue for your event, whether or not it has all the amenities you need, whether it is easily accessible and has the facilities needed for the guest list, and so on. However, you also want to make sure that the venue is dressed to impress and that it leaves the right impression on your guests from the moment they arrive to the minute they leave.

Throughout the UK there are rural venues, urban venues, elaborate venues, and minimalist venues but London has a huge range of venues suitable for all occasions, for all ages, just waiting at your fingertips. Some venues you’d be surprised that you can hire and other conference rooms will be places you’ve never even thought to look at, but London has it all; depending on what you need.

Here, advise on four unique conference venues throughout the city of London, venues that offer excellent facilities to suit all events and then some.

The Prince Regent Floating Boater

A beautiful boat following an Edwardian design, the Prince Regent is ideal for formal dinner parties and corporate events. It was built in 1990 and can hold anywhere between 12 and 80 guests depending on your preferences.

The Prince Regent also has an original bar from the Edwardian period, with a spacious saloon and beautiful foredeck where guests can mingle and relax. The boat is available for use throughout the year and is luxuriously equipped with central heating, whether you are looking for a Christmas get-together venue or a summer boat party on the themes.

Atlantic Cove at Sea Life London Aquarium

A rather unlikely venue for corporate events, the Atlantic cove has recently undergone a refurbishment that sees it fitted out with integrated audio, furniture, and lighting effects much to the satisfaction of all guests. The space is ideal for networking events and makes a great impression upon first entering the venue.

You will be spending time among sharks and stingrays, combined with atmospheric lighting and sound that is sure to make it a truly memorable event. A professional kitchen, under-the-sea atmosphere lighting effects, and Wifi are available. The venue sits 200 guests dining with 500 guests standing.


For a really ‘cool’ venue try out the Icebar, where the entire venue is kept at a permanent minus five degrees below zero. The Icebar is available to rent out for product launches, dinners, evening receptions, team building, and even away days for a wide range of different groups from 25 to 270 people. The venue comes with a professional in-house team who will help you plan your ideal event from start to finish.

This venue has seen a number of unique product launches including an official Disney’s Frozen hosted the event, Cadburys Marvellous Creations range of ice creams, and a new product launch with Nikon.

The Lookout

A beautiful summery alternative to interior venues, the Lookout is located in Hyde Park, hidden away from the rest of the world, and promises stunning private views for a range of different events, including corporate meetings, sponsored events, and product launches. It has a 300-guest capacity with securely enclosed premises, surrounded by beautiful gardens and a modern inside and outside space for guests. A number of extra features are also available for hire including a PA System, stretch tents and a tipi, fire pits, and a wood-burning pizza oven for a step away from more traditional events.

Whatever the reason for the conference, whether it is a product launch, a promotional event, or simply a corporate meeting with some sponsors, choosing the perfect venue could make all the difference if you are trying to close a difficult sale. Do your research and read up on reviews to check out the venue beforehand, or you can always phone up the venue if you have any questions regarding special services. There is no harm in being over-prepared.