Perfect Private Dining Rooms For Board Meetings In London
Looking for a private dining room to hold a board meeting in London? Need somewhere discrete to interview someone or hold a brainstorm where the participants’ comings and goings will go unnoticed. These board room style private rooms are ideal and located all around the Capital.
If you’re in The City, head for Threadneedles. This hotel is so understated you could easily walk past it – I know I have. But located on Threadneedle Street, it’s easily accessible for most of the major City corporations and its well-equipped private rooms often host private board meetings or other events where discretion and inconspicuousness is necessary. With nods to its banking heritage the Traders Room for 8, the Capital Room for 20 and the Sterling Room for 10 are all kitted out with AV and simply decorated in mushroom colours that, whilst elegant are deliberately designed not to detract from important matters on the table. Room hire is charged for daytime events, but not for dinners and there’s a £65 per person package for venue, three course menu, coffee and mineral water.
Another great City venue is Lutyens – with four private rooms ideal for corporate meetings with a pinch of Conran flair. The room configuration is extremely versatile with plenty of ability to partition sections off, depending on numbers and breakout requirements. The Reuters Room (10), Viceroy’s House (16), Great Dixter (6) and St John the Evangelist (6) can be used severally or independently in boardroom or theatre style. LCD screens are available in some rooms for presentations. Despite being downstairs, the glass and eggshell blue walls, spotlights and natural daylight from the skylight blocks in the pavement mean all the rooms feel surprisingly light.
The Fox Club
A stone’s throw from Green Park is The Fox Club. Its two private rooms overlooking Clarges Street are ideal for board meetings of up to 25 and can be used together to provide a breakout area for longer sessions. The Drawing Room seats 10. Simply decked out with office furniture it also features some striking original Georgian features, while upstairs, the Elizabeth Armstrong Room is slightly larger, seating up to 25. Floor to ceiling windows in both rooms mean good natural daylight to help keep participants focussed and fresh. Working lunches are sent from the main club next door. Room hires start from £250 for a morning in the Board Room rising to £895 for all day hire for both meeting rooms. The club bar is also next door if any light lubrication or ‘vertical breaks’ are needed in between brainstorming.
One Queen Anne’s Gate
In Westminster, One Queen Anne’s Gate, is a listed Georgian building in the middle of seemingly endless governmental buildings. It has two rooms that are ideal for board meetings or discussion forums: the Sir Edward Grey Room for 10 guests or Queen Anne’s Room for up to 26 on one long table. They can be hired separately or combined to provide a conference meeting room and breakout area if required. The residential nature of the entrance means the venue is ideal for discrete meetings, as does the classic conference furniture and flexible in-house chef who can provide full meals or working lunches. Daily delegate rates start from £54.
For Waterloo workers, Baltic in Southwark is a real tardis. At the end of The Cut, The Baltic’s private dining room is in the eaves of the former church and overlooks the barn-like main dining room. Able to seat 30 on three long tables, it can also be configured for less as one long, a U-shape or rectangle. With modern décor of red grey and concrete, the room has its own music system and toilet. And of course, downstairs the Amber bar is perfect for hosting post-meeting drinks.
For those in East London, Liverpool Street’s Andaz has an unparalleled range of private rooms – 17 in total, ranging from 8-200 in capacity. Styles also vary from classic board room and modern conference rooms such as The Great Eastern, to the Masonic Temple with its multiple marbles for up to 30 and the signature Andaz Studio for up to 46. Definitely worth a going in for a show-round if you’re ever passing as there’s a room for every conceivable type of event!