We think the City of London is one of the best destinations in the world to hold a large event. Its attributes are numerous but we don’t have the time or space to list all of them, so we’ve pulled together some of the most compelling reasons to give you an overview of its selling points.
For local, national and international visitors, the City is easy to get to - and around. Seven tube lines servicing 11 tube stations, nine train stations, St Pancras for the Eurostar and Gatwick and Luton airports make the Square Mile a pleasure to visit and explore. Not forgetting, of course, the various water-borne modes of transport available on the River Thames which skirts the southern border of the City.
Eating and drinking
The City is famously home to a huge number of businesses and its restaurants and bars are of the quality you would expect from establishments used to serving discerning, international clientele. This means you can be sure your guests’ needs will be superbly catered for before, during and after your event.
From contemporary skyscrapers to historic churches and monuments, the City’s streets are dynamic and varied. Your guests will fall in love with the buildings and their stories. Some highlights to recommend to first-timers include St Paul’s Cathedral, CityPoint tower, The Monument to the Great Fire of London and the Royal Exchange.
Despite being a densely built-upon part of London, the City is full of small gardens and parks, plus a rather surprising, six-acre plot of lawns which is available for private hire. Our Artillery Garden, situated in the grounds of Armoury House, gives events held at The HAC a unique feel of the countryside with a backdrop of contemporary glass and steel.
Hotels and suppliers
The City of London regularly hosts business leaders from around the globe and therefore is more than equipped to deal with the accommodation demands such VIPs would expect. The same can be said for all the other industry suppliers – florists, musicians, caterers… organisers and guests can rest assured that every element of their event will be second-to-none.
There is a plethora of amazing buildings and spaces available for private hire in the City. Whatever type of event you’re holding, or however many guests you want to invite, there will somewhere perfectly suited to your requirements. The HAC has seven fabulous rooms, including the historic Long Room and the ultra-modern Prince Consort Rooms and a stunning garden and sun terrace. The venue can cater for up to 800 party guests and makes a brilliant choice for a conference that needs spreading out over a few days. If you have any questions about our facilities, don’t hesitate to give our Events Team a call on 020 7382 1533.