London cultural & heritage venues

London cultural & heritage venues


Barbican Centre  |  Central Hall Westminster  |  Tobacco Dock  |  Church House Westminster


Barbican Centre

Auditorium at Barbican Centre set up for an event

Barbican is Europe’s largest purpose-built not-for-profit arts and events venue with distinctive ‘brutalist’ architecture from the 1950s and 1960s . It is situated in the heart of the City of London business district and among famous historical landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral.

  • Barbican’s main hall has 1,943 tiered seats whilst the Barbican Theatre has 1,156 tiered seats.
  • Protected by its glass roof, the Conservatory is a lush tropical oasis, home to exotic fish and 1,800 species of tropical plants. It can accommodate up to 150 guests for a reception.
  • The Conservatory’s terrace can host 200 standing guests for a reception or be combined with the Conservatory and Garden Room to accommodate up to 650 people with direct staircase access.
  • The Frobisher Rooms are a suite of versatile conference rooms suitable for meetings of 10 to 170.


Visit the Barbican Centre website to find out more


Central Hall Westminster

Central Hall Westminster during a graduation ceremony

Located opposite Westminster Abbey, this architectural masterpiece is one of central London's largest conference venues. Built 100 years ago, it celebrates modernity in stunning historical surroundings.

  • This unique, historic venue with its iconic dome is sure to impress. The elegant entrance, marble flooring, spacious foyer areas and grand staircase compliment a 25-room portfolio.
  • The spectacular Great Hall can host over 2,100 delegates and holds Europe’s largest self-supporting domed ceiling.
  • The bright and spacious Library and Lecture Hall provide flexible space, flooded with natural light for up to 1,100.
  • Some 22 meeting rooms over four floors offer flexibility combined with natural light or blackout facilities for up to 500 delegates.
  • Central Hall Westminster offers preferential rates for four and five-star hotels in the immediate vicinity, including St Ermin’s Hotel and Crowne Plaza Westminster.


Visit the Central Hall Westminster website to find out more 


Tobacco Dock

Entrance to Tabacco Dock venue with people walking by and sunset

The Grade I-listed Tobacco Dock comprises over 40 individual spaces from 100 to 1,900 sqm / 20,451 sqft, making it ideal for large-scale receptions, conferences, product launches, award dinners, fashion shows and rooftop parties in an unmistakably industrial setting.

  • From the Great Gallery, which can seat up to 1,470 theatre-style, to the smaller, bright Quayside spaces and unique courtyards, event spaces can be hired separately or combined to create a bespoke layout to fit your event.
  • The second largest space at Tobacco Dock, the Little Gallery is a characterful space for up to 1,120 standing guests or 568 delegates theatre-style.
  • East Mall is comprised of East Mall Square and six adaptable spaces from 68 sqm / 731 sqft to 380 sqm / 4,090 sqft. It can be used for a stand-alone conference or exhibition for up to 350 people, or in combination with the Great and Little Galleries for larger events offering breakouts and networking areas.
  • Quayside One and Two are situated directly off a cobbled Quayside Walkway. Quayside One is Tobacco Dock’s third largest space can host receptions for up to 840 guests.


Visit the Tobacco Dock website to find out more



Church House Westminster

Church House Westminster

Located directly behind Westminster Abbey, Church House Westminster is Grade-II listed with an impressive political history. Now it is a multi-purpose conference and event venue, hosting over 800 events a year.

  • With 19 diverse rooms, Church House Westminster is a highly versatile venue, accommodating between two and 600 guests for a wide range of events.
  • Built in 1939, the stunning Grade II-listed Assembly Hall has a capacity for up to 600 delegates theatre-style.
  • The Harvey Goodwin Suite can host up to 250 delegates and is directly linked to the 120-capacity Robert Runcie Room, which can be used as a breakout space or catering room.
  • The 270-capacity Hoare Memorial Hall has a stately atmosphere and played host to the House of Commons for a period during the Second World War.


Visit the Church House Westminster website to find out more


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