With Autumn comes cosy knitwear and of course – conference season! We are finding more and more that this style of annual event needs a new twist to get attendees excited year on year. At Story we love to share our knowledge, so here’s just a taste of two quirky conference venues in London

Tobacco Dock

Located in the heart of East London’s thriving enterprise zone, Tobacco Dock attracts the world’s leading brands to host a variety of conference styles. A short distance from Central London, it is easily accessible by public transport.

Tobacco Dock was built in 1812 and this Grade 1 listed building still retains its charm. Offering 57 sumptuous spaces over 16,000 sqm. Previously, a bustling hub for luxury cargo, the history of this venue makes it a quirky conference location that will draw in attendees.

Dry hire options give you scope to create unique and non-formulaic events. The venue contains over 40 breakouts and large-scale conference spaces seating up to 1,500. Adaptable, stylish and award-winning catering – Tobacco Dock can fulfil the most specific briefs and demanding levels of production.

Wanting an extra special surprise for conference guests? Then look no further than their rooftop bar, Skylight.

Set against the backdrop of the city skyline it boasts spectacular views, an outstanding cocktail menu and seasonal activities. An urban lawn club in the summer months with games such as pétanque, croquet and ping pong. In the winter it is home to Europe’s only real ice rooftop ice-rink and cosy igloos. Skylight is ideal to break up a long conference experience. Keep your guests engaged with fun in built conversation starters.

Tobacco Dock, with Skylight as an added bonus, can therefore be considered one of London’s most exciting and unique venues for conferences.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

The opening of Tottenham Hotspur’s stunning new stadium marks a fresh generation of conference venues. On site Michelin star chefs and luxurious tasting tables compliment full behind the scenes tours if the stadium and new NFL changing rooms (where you can even host your event). As a result, this London landmark is an undeniable pull for any industry conference, as sport is a language universally spoken.

Based in the centre of Tottenham in north London, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is within walking distance of London Overground and Underground stations. So guests are easily connected to Central London. You are able to host a wide variety of events within their beautiful facilities. The stadium’s flexible spaces means they accommodate most event sizes, with the largest internal space holding up to 2,000 guests.

Event organisers looking for an impressive conference venue will not be disappointed. So be one of the first to hold a quirky conference in their purpose built and stunning East Quarter. Or stand in the clouds and party with panoramic views in Stratus. This conference space promotes an unconventional viewpoint; gazing directly over the football pitch.

At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, you can relax in the knowledge that a dedicated team will go that extra mile to ensure that you, and your guests, enjoy an unrivalled experience from start to finish.


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