Five Unusual Meeting Spaces for Hire

The mountains of sterile meeting spaces and soulless lecture theatres in London often make for less than inspiring events, with uncomfortable chairs or faulty projectors being the bane of many a manager’s presentation.

Ready to separate yourself from the pack? Well then, get out your pen and notepad as we bring you five unusual (but oh so wonderful) meeting rooms in London!

Rainforest Café

Looking for a corporate event space or meeting place with a twist? Look no further than this aptly named restaurant and club, located in Piccadilly Circus. Bringing together the sights and sounds of the Amazon, the Rainforest Café has a number of terrific spaces for hire but for that one-of-a-kind lunchtime meeting, why not book pull up a seat at the Manager’s Table?

Set on a small platform and accessed by its own entrance, this space incorporates a lovely round table, seating up to 6 guests, and offers an intimate dining experience whilst still allowing you to enjoy the unique atmosphere of this wonderful venue.

Searcys The GherkinSearcys at The Gherkin

What’s more unusual than holding your meeting on top of a gherkin?

This London landmark may possess a slightly bizarre moniker but there is nothing whacky about the magnificent service and fine dining facilities of this uber classy venue. Did we mention the view?

With 360 degree views of London from 180 metres high, it’s safe to say that this is no ordinary lunchtime meeting venue. Raise a toast to a successful business deal or treat your staff to a team building lunch that will never be forgotten.

Lord’s Cricket Ground

It may already be known the world over as “The Home of Cricket” but Lord’s Cricket Ground has also established a reputation for being one of London’s most versatile, majestic event venues. While it may seem strange at first to equate this sporting mecca with high powered business meetings and conferences, you only need to look at the spaces available for hire to see just how fantastic a destination Lord’s is – at any time of the year.

Whether it be the Writing and Committee Dining Room for smaller, more intimate lunches or the Tavern Meeting Rooms, the Sir Pelham Warner Room or the famous Long Room, the choice is yours.

The London Transport Museum

Selecting a museum for your next corporate meeting may seem a little unusual, if not inappropriate but after an extensive, two year, £22.4m refurbishment, the London Transport Museum provides the ideal venue to discuss business plans, corporate strategy and whatever else you guys talk about at these things!

The perfect space for seminars, film screenings and conferences, The Cubic Theatre is just one of several options to consider, as well as The Museum Galleries for larger events but for a state-of-the-art meeting space, look no further than The Board Room.

HMS President
HMS President 1918

When the boss says he’s looking to float some ideas at the next business meeting, you wouldn’t think he was being literal, would you? Well, when your next corporate chat takes place within a floating board room aboard the HMS President 1918, who knows what to think?

The Boardroom offers an exciting opportunity to escape the monotony of the office and enjoy one of the only floating meeting rooms in London. Full butler or waiter service is available as well as open air decks. If this kind of treatment constitutes “unusual”, then sign us up right now!

Reuben is a venue expert at Hire Space, London’s leading venue website.

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