London’s Luxury venues
Top 10 luxury venues in London
Updated: Friday 31st January 2020
Our capital is filled with some of the best venues in the world – so many in fact, it can be tough to choose. To help you find the perfect canvas for your events, starting from the 1st January 2020, we launched THE SEARCH for London’s best venues to share with those of you organising events in and around this city.
In January, we were looking for London’s most luxurious venue for your event. These are the classy and exclusive high-end venues that make a statement like no other.
Top 10 Luxury Venues in London
1. The Ritz
Upholding the finest of British traditions
Everyone has heard of The Ritz and how iconically British it is and that’s what makes it such an incredible destination for any event – that and it will be easy for your guests to find! Enter the five-star hotel’s lobby through the revolving doors and you’ll be in a world of plush carpets and classic English style. Meetings can be held in one of six stunning private rooms with period-inspired interiors, or for larger events, there are several function rooms, each lavish and regal, perfect for dinners and award showcases.
2. The Savoy
Follow in the footsteps of the stars
The Savoy is steeped in glitz and glamour with the history from Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe to British Prime Ministers. The hotel is all about making a statement and make one it does – with the legendary American Bar and the Gordon Ramsay restaurant. The Savoy is the only luxury hotel on the River Thames, it is truly a stunning venue. Each meeting room differs in size and design from classic oak board room to stunning traditional British decor.
3. The Dorchester
Elegantly stunning five-star Hotel
Walking up to The Dorchester you know you’ve found luxury from the beautiful front gardens and the even more impressive lobby. Located along the east side of Hyde Park, it’s an inspiring five-star hotel offering elegant spaces in the grandest of settings. The ballroom is a truly spectacular space with 1930s classic Art Deco interiors that are sure to wow guests. Across this space and all the other equally stunning options throughout, The Dorchester is insistent on offering seamless delivery in keeping with its tradition
4. Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park
Timeless heritage and contemporary flair
Prepare to be blown away by the Mandarin Oriental which is a personal favourite of ours for the breathtaking marble lobby, grand staircase and gorgeous exterior. It’s an Edwardian hotel overlooking Hyde Park that is restored to combine timeless class with no shortage of contemporary touches. Follow in the footstep of royalty by holding your larger events in The Ballroom with extravagant 24-carat gold gilding and bright floor-to-ceiling windows, or hire the outdoor space for the only 5-star spot with panoramic park views.
5. The Connaught
World famous service and distinctive style
The elegant Connaught Hotel is known for its nothing-is-too-much-trouble attitude and world-famous service as your every whim is met with a smile. Replicated by Ralph Lauren himself, as you step inside the lobby, you’re greeted by a beautiful solid mahogany staircase, gilded with gold leaf. It’s a hotel dedicated to fine art with original artwork adorning the walls and undeniably classy spaces available for your events, all breathtaking and flexible with unparalleled service and catering. To tempt your guests further, it’s home to one of the most highly sought-after martini trolleys in the city.
6. The Four Seasons
Priceless arts and priceless views
Located in one of London’s most established postcodes at the heart of stunning greenery and gardens, Park Lane’s The Four Seasons is an urban city oasis. The luxury hotel seamlessly blends award-winning design with retro styling and unique points definitely worth talking about. For your events, there are a total of three different ballrooms and plenty of other equally versatile spaces, making it an extra spacious option. Plus, being next to Hyde Park and having its own terrace, it’s ideal for summer events in the sun.
7. The National Gallery
Priceless arts and priceless views
Since 1824, the National Gallery has been a place to inspire creativity with its collection reaching over 2,300 paintings. For a unique, unforgettable venue, The National Gallery truly stands out with a chance to enjoy priceless art and priceless views as you talk business. The classic museum venue is home to a surprisingly huge number of spaces, from luxury, extravagant halls and dining rooms to blank canvas spaces and conference rooms. There really is a space for any event here, including small outdoor gatherings, thanks to the terrace overlooking Trafalgar Square.
8. The Corinthia London
Attractive venue with contemporary features
The Corinthia London is one of the most impressive five-star hotels in London, sitting in all its grandeur on a corner in Westminster. The landmark building has taken inspiration from world-class designers from its contemporary flair, high ceilings and beautiful lobbies to its extravagantly comfortable dining rooms and elegant function rooms. With flexible spaces and the latest technology, you’ll find the right space for your event, and if it’s a larger one you’re looking for, there’s the Victorian Ballroom and al fresco Garden Lounge which are as beautiful as you’d expect.
9. Sheraton Grand
Exquisite beauty and elegance
Experience an exquisite selection of event spaces at the stylish Sheraton Grand in Mayfair. The glamorous hotel will take you back to the timeless elegance and charm of the 1920s, showcasing the sheer beauty of its art deco design. There are five flexible meeting spaces, including the iconic ballroom, each equally enchanting. Add the wow-factor to your corporate dinners and team socials with tickets to the hotel’s exclusive magic show – The Magic Hour to witness an intimate show reminiscent of the Golden Age of Magic.
10. The Marylebone
Infectious energy and style in west London
As a statement of modern luxury, The Marylebone Hotel definitely earns its place high on our list for venues designed to impress. The Irish family-owned hotel is one of London’s most charming, with a collection of contemporary indoor and outdoor event spaces beautifully designed by an award-winning architect. It’s the ideal backdrop for virtually any theme, with stylishly funky furniture and ever-changing modern artwork which will undoubtedly bring life and energy into social events, meetings, conferences and so much more.
Who voted for the best venues?
Every month, a panel of over 1000 Londoners (and also you – visitors to our website) vote for their favourite venues in London. Congratulations to every venue on the list, they are all special and unique in their own right.
Who selected the top 10 luxury venues?
Matthew Cairns – Event Manager at John Cabot
Matt is one of the event organisers here at John Cabot. In the last two months alone he has conducted over 80 site visits in venues across London. We thought Matt would be the perfect judge for this category – before working at John Cabot, Matt was an Assistant Cruise Director on luxury cruise line Viking and worked on the 6* luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas before that.