From royal palaces and world-class museums to high tech venues and outdoor spaces, London is home to a diverse range of over 1,000+ venues, 20,000+ restaurants and 1,600 hotels – so the UK’s capital could be the perfect location for your next business meeting.
There’s something to suit the needs and budgets of all our corporate clients in London – so get in touch and we’ll help you organise a business meeting or corporate event in the city. But If you’re in need of some inspiration, here’s an update on the latest hotels, venues and restaurants set to open in London over the next few years:
Edwardian Hotels London is transforming the London hospitality sector with the opening of the world’s first “Super Boutique” hotel, The Londoner, in spring 2020. The property will boast 350 luxury bedrooms, concept eateries and a variety of bespoke event and meeting spaces - including a state-of-the-art ballroom accommodating up to 864 guests - alongside an urban spa and two Odeon cinemas available for private hire.
Rosewood will open its second London property in the former US Embassy, situated in Mayfair, in 2023. The hotel is expected to be ultra-luxurious and will feature 137 guest rooms and suites, as well as five restaurants. The property will also include a spa and several retail spaces, and a ballroom capable of accommodating up to 1,000 guests. British architect Sir David Chipperfield will oversee the renovation project.
Hard Rock Hotel London
Previously The Cumberland hotel, the new Hard Rock Hotel London is built in one of London’s most iconic locations – on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane. Already open and hosting events, parties and meetings, it’s a musical haven catering to the needs of both business and leisure travellers. Boasting 900 stylish rooms and suites (soon to 1,000), together with two vibrant bars and a lively Hard Rock Cafe®, it could be the ideal venue for a board meeting that’s a little less boring. You can even book the suite where Jimi Hendrix allegedly used to live.
Magazine, a new 3,000 capacity venue from the group behind the club Printworks, will open on the Greenwich Peninsula this summer. It will be a multi-purpose space, suitable for hosting concerts, conferences, exhibitions and more. An outdoor space, The Showground, will accompany the venue, adding the option of a further 7,000 capacity and offering panoramic views of the Canary Wharf skyline, as well as opening up the possibility of festival-style events.
Battersea Power Station
This iconic Grade II listed building and its surrounding area are being brought back to life as one of the most exciting developments in London. The new complex, which has already welcomed a number of openings, features a mix of residential spaces, shops, restaurants and bars. London’s first art’otel is expected to open in the Station in 2022. Battersea Power Station will also benefit from two new Tube stations in the Nine Elms area, which are due to open in 2020. The Station offers several spaces for hire, including The Venue at Battersea Power Station which boasts 50,000 sq ft of flexible space.
Bob Bob Cité
If you’re looking for something a little quirky and memorable for your stay, venture to Bob Bob Cité, the follow-up to cult Soho restaurant Bob Bob Ricard, famed for its ‘press for champagne’ buttons on the tables and lavish interior. A glamorous, yet fun addition to a business trip.
Opening Monday 1 July, ARBORETUM is an independent members’ club like no other. Focused on sustainable development, social wellbeing and environmental stewardship, it is designed to foster the growth of ideas and collaboration. The club will feature two spacious main lounges, a work and playroom, five meeting rooms and conference facilities, all with state-of-the art equipment, plus serviced offices and owned desks available for an additional fee.
From board meetings for 10 people to 3000-person conferences, from product launches to incentives, we create experiences that engage and inspire. Get in touch with Corporate Traveller to find out how we can help organise your next business meeting in the Big Smoke.