Why Tower Bridge is one of the best options for a meeting room in central London
When you host a daytime conference at Tower Bridge, your guests will always have access to the exhibition around the different locations at the bridge. This is a great added value for your guests, many of whom may well not have had the chance to visit the bridge as a daytime visitor in the past. Guests can either roam the exhibition at their own leisure during breaks in the day, or a more formal tour can be arranged to take your guests around with a guide to understand more about the history and workings of the bridge.
Often it can be hard to attract your guests to attend an event, regardless of the interesting content and potential networking. Busy work schedules and hectic lives mean delegates have to be very selective about potential days out of the office. Tower Bridge offers a fantastic draw for your guests as often they are not aware that events can be hosted at the bridge, so they are always keen to see it for themselves.
Tower Bridge is not only an iconic landmark in the capital but it is also in a great location for delegates to travel to. This is important when you are looking for meeting room hire in central London to ensure everyone can get there easily. The transport links are very easy and offer Tube stations both for those travelling from the south at London Bridge which is about a 10 minute walk, and those coming from other areas of town at Tower Hill where the District and Circle lines are only a 5 minutes’ walk. Tower Bridge also has an arrangement with a local hotel to have taxi drop-offs, so it is just an easy stroll half way across the bridge to the entrance. As guests take the walk, they can take in the breathtaking views across London, both east and west.
Seasoned are the in-house caterers at Tower Bridge and produce seasonal, fresh and delicious catering for every event. Food and refreshments are often very important at meeting and conference events, as they are the time for your delegates to refresh their minds and refocus for the next session. There are some great energising options that can be include, for example, superfood blueberries in a smoothie on arrival, matcha tea with the morning tea and coffee break, and seed and fruit filled energy balls in the afternoon. Lunch also offers an occasion to treat your guests and inspire them for their afternoon session, so rather than classic sandwiches why not consider a selection of salads and finger food, bowl food selections or some interactive food stations?
The North Tower Lounge at Tower Bridge is a great intimate meeting space. The venue has just been refurbished and the room has incredibly high ceilings, plenty of natural daylight and easy access from the main entrance. The room can be set up in a variety of layouts; theatre, cabaret, classroom or boardroom style to accommodate a wide variety of events. There is a natural area for catering at the back of the room, so guests can mingle during the refreshment and lunch breaks to make the most of their time together.
The North Tower Lounge has just undergone a facelift and is very fresh and bright, which is always positive for a meeting space. Historically the room has always been painted in shades of brown as this was apparently the favourite colour of Queen Victoria and was chosen to please her in its last major refurbishment. It has now been repainted in more neutral tones including the amazing curtains specially made to fit the 5m high windows. The effect is to lift this historic venue with a bright and modern feeling, giving your guests the best of both worlds of an interesting venue and a striking design.
If you would like you can look at including some bespoke gifts from the Tower Bridge gift shop. There are lots of ways to incorporate some great items that can then be given as keepsakes to your delegates. One option could be to include a travel mug which can be used throughout the event and then taken away. This would be eco-friendly by highlighting the desire to reduce the use of single use coffee cups. There are some lovely stationary items which again can be used or mini replicas of the bridge that can simply be a memorable gift.
Tower Bridge offers a few options to further entertain delegates following their day conference. There is the option to have drinks in the North Tower Lounge, and with a delicious selection of cocktails, mocktails, wines, beers and canapés, your guests will certainly be entertained. Staying at the bridge there are another two spaces that could be hired for drinks or even a dining event. The spaces are the Engine Rooms, holding some of the fantastic engineering that once powered the bridge lifts, or the Walkways which offer your guests views all across London from 42m up, and the chance to see the other iconic sites of city.
You could look at timing your event to coincide with a bridge lift of the world famous bridge, and your guests could view it through the glass floor in the Walkways as they explore the exhibition – a really unique opportunity for your delegates to experience.
There are so many reasons why Tower Bridge is a great meeting venue in London. Simply hosting an event at the bridge engages people’s attention and then with other elements that can be included for your day, means this is a totally unique conference and meeting room experience.