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Ten outstanding venues for Corporate Hospitality in London

Looking for corporate hospitality option in London? Then take a look at our handy guide to some of the top venues in the capital that you can attend throughout the year.

 

 

Twickenham

Capacity – 82,000

Location – South West London

Main Events – Rugby Union & Concerts

Constructed – 1907

Twickenham and the England Rugby Team have been closely associated for generations. Located in the South-West of London, Twickenham stadium is a once in a life time experience due to the unique and captivating atmosphere generated by the thousands and thousands of passionate England rugby fans. The fans get behind the team like no other and the national anthem and adopted songs such as ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ will be belted out in an attempt to get behind the team and players. The stadium is packed with history, including hosting two World Cup finals in 1991 and 2005.

Corporate hospitality packages will start early to give time for your guests to connect and meet some famous faces, with the likes of Dylan Hartley, Chris Robshaw, Alex Goode and James Haskell often in attendance with Engage just to name a few. Expect the beers and champagne to be flowing, complimenting a premium 4 course meal before you take your seats and watch the action unfold.

England will play a selection of games at Twickenham every year including the Six Nations tournament as well as the Autumn International list. The Six Nations sees England compete against local rivals Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with France and Italy making up the 6 team competition format. The Autumn Internationals line-up will vary, but England will typically play a few home games against rugby powerhouses such as New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

If rugby isn’t for you, then Twickenham continues to expand it’s event range and major concerts and other sporting events are becoming more common. Global superstars such as Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga and Rihanna have all taken to the stage, whilst American Football fans were able to see three NFL matches including the LA Rams two seasons on the bounce.

If you’re looking for a true British sporting experience then look no further than watching England play at Twickenham.

 

Lord’s

Capacity – 31,100

Location – Central London

Main Events – Test Cricket, ODI Cricket & T20 Cricket

Constructed – 1814

If you’re looking for class, history and elegance then Lord’s cricket ground is perfect for you and your team, customers and clients.. The Marylebone CC, better known as Lord’s or the ‘Home of Cricket’ is England’s primary cricket venue. Steeped in history, this iconic stadium has seen every great and some not-so-great cricketers. From Bradman to Botham and Waugh to Warne Lord’s has been the proverbial mecca to players and fans alike.

Lord’s has been a cricketing venue venue since 1884 and has hosted over 200 England matches in it’s long and illustrious history. The achievements board at Lord’s is for many seen as the ultimate success. To be forever immortalized in writing at ‘The home of Cricket’ is a symbol that the individual has reached the pinnacle of the game.

The star attraction at Lord’s is seeing the England international teams in their prime. Test matches, ODIs and T20s are all held at Lord’s and provide a slightly different, but brilliant opportunity to connect with your party.

Engage provide a range of VIP match day corporate hospitality packages in our exclusive ICON facility. Fully glass fronted the suite is flooded with natural light and overlooks the Nursery Ground where players are known to warm up or train pre-match or during the game. Exclusive ICON hospitality includes a cooked breakfast on arrival, VIP blocked and reserved match day ticket, a complimentary bar, 4-course lunch, and afternoon tea.

England v India Lords Test 2021

 

Hampton Court Palace

Status: Grade I Listed Building

Location – South West London

Main Events – Concerts & Cultural Hospitality

Fun Fact – Henry VIII lived there!

Although sport is often the first thought for corporate hospitality options in London, there are plenty of other opportunities around to consider, including the beautiful Hampton Court Palace. One of London’s most iconic and historical areas, the Palace situated in South West London has hosted a wide variety of events including major concerts, festivals and garden based events.

Hampton Court Palace has quite the history with the first noted rebuilding plan at the palace coming in 1515. The infamous Henry VIII has a huge association with Hampton Court, spending many years there with his first wife Katharine of Aragon. From the mid 1500’s through until the mid 1700’s, the Palace stayed within the ownership of royalty, with William Shakespeare a notable famous performer.

In 1760, the King at that time George III abandoned Hampton Court Palace as a Royal residence, before Queen Victoria opened up the gardens to the public in 1838 free of charge and ever since then it’s been a spacious venue for events.

Back to 2021 and Hampton Court host two famous weeks that can be enjoyed by everyone. The Hampton Court Festival is around 8 days of music, with legends of the industry such as Lionel Richie, Tom Jones and Kylie Minogue all previous performers. As well as the fantastic music line-up, Hampton Court Palace Festival is renowned for creating a truly unforgettable VIP experience.
Indulge yourself in royal splendour, walk across the cobbles and follow in the footsteps of our infamous Kings and Queens for a unique evening to remember.

If you’re looking for an event that is a little quieter, then look no further than the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. It’s the stunning views and smells that make this corporate event the perfect opportunity to treat your clients and have those vital conversations in a beautiful setting.

 

Wembley Stadium

Capacity – 90,000

Location – North West London

Main Events – Football, Boxing, NFL, Concerts

Constructed – 2007

Synonymous with football around the world, Wembley Stadium is a globally recognised venue that hosts the major club and international football in the country. FA Cup Finals, Euro Championship Finals, Carabao Cup Finals and England matches are played regularly at Wembley and the atmosphere generated, most recently evident throughout Euro 2020 is truly unrivalled throughout the world.

The original Wembley Stadium was first built in 1922 and hosted the countries most famous ever football match, the 1966 4-2 World Cup final victory against Germany. It would have been hard to imagine the iconic venue not existing but for four seasons between 2003 and 2007, the Old Wembley was knocked down and £800million later, the New Wembley was born.

Since then, Wembley has hosted a staggering amount of memorable events. The London Olympics in 2012 saw an array of football. The 2011 and 2013 Champions League final with Barcelona and Bayern Munich the victors. More recently, the incredible Euro 2020 matches as England beat Germany as well as England losing to Italy in the final on penalties.

Then there’s the first ever NFL match outside of America in 2007, with the Dolphins losing to the Giants, followed by over 15 more matches in-front of packed out stadiums. Boxing has also played a huge part in Wembley’s recent history as Froch and Groves battled in a heated rematch, followed by two stunning victories for Anthony Joshua against Klitscho and Povetkin respectively.

The list of incredible concerts at Wembley now is ridiculous and every year the stands are packed for the world’s greatest talent. The likes of Beyoncé, The Who, Adele, Spice Girls, Fleetwood Mac, Taylor Swift, Take That and Ed Sheeran have all graced the famous stage with memorable performances for their millions of fans.

Explore our Wembley range and enjoy what the incredible stadium has to offer.

 

The O2 Arena

Capacity – 20,000

Location – South East London

Main Events – Concerts, Boxing, Tennis

Constructed – 2007

As the Millennium Dome era passed, O2 turned the Greenwich venue into a multi-complex entertainment centre, that includes the brilliant O2 Arena. The O2 Arena is now one of the biggest concert venues in the world and pre-covid, was competing with the likes of Madison Square Garden for total tickets sold and visitors. There’s big names performing at The O2 on a weekly or sometimes nightly basis and if there’s a major artist travelling to the UK, they’re highly likely to play the London venue.

There’s an endless list of performers at the O2, but 2022 is looking set to be a huge year after the challenges for artists in the last two. Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys and The Weeknd are all confirmed, as well as Simply Red, UB40 and Diana Ross.

Like Wembley, the O2 mixes up it’s hospitality range that in the past has included the Nitto ATP Finals, plenty of major boxing fights and UFC.

 

Royal Hospital Chelsea

Capacity – 30,000-35,000

Location – South West London

Main Events – RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Constructed – 1913

A permanent fixture in the UK hospitality calendar for over a hundred years, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a beautiful display of elegant and artistic gardens at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Designers from all over the world will showcase their talents on the ground, revealing new plants and concepts that we could only dream of in our own gardens!

This prestigious event is attended by over 150,000 spectators over a 5 day span, with exclusive member and themed days to ensure you can go at the perfect time. The Great Pavilion is approximately 2.90 acres of land and the Chelsea Flower Show experience gives you a full day of viewing at your own leisurely place.

You can bring what you need to make the day as comfortable as possible and with plenty of walking, eating and drinking to be had, it’s a perfect opportunity to spend time with your clients and customers and discuss the next steps professionally. Taking it to the next level with our hospitality package options is something that our regular attendee’s never miss year on year. You will be wined and dined by professional chefs with the likes of Raymond Blanc providing the menu and service with a champagne reception, full drinks package, musical entertainment and much much more.

If you’re looking to get away from the loud and electric environment of sporting venues then we truly recommend spending the day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, you will not be disappointed!

 

Stamford Bridge

Capacity – 41,837

Location – Fulham, South West London

Main Events – Football

Constructed – 1905

Stamford Bridge is the home of Chelsea Football Club in West London, one of the top Premier League Football Clubs in the 21st century. Chelsea have been a prominent and well supported club throughout the majority of football history, particularly in the early 1900’s where it had an official standing capacity of around 100,000, competing with Crystal Palace at the time.

Chelsea won their first division one title in the 1954-1955 season under Ted Drake, who has played a significant part in the club’s history and his team that included Jimmy Greaves was dubbed ‘Drake’s Ducklings’. That would be their only league title all the way until the 21st century as the team battled in the first and second tier of England football throughout the rest of the 1900’s.

In stepped Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and then manager Jose Mourinho to finally deliver the club sustained success and a regular spot battling for league titles and major honours. The West London club won their second Champions League in 2021, have added five league titles and continue to invest in their stadium, hospitality and playing squad on the pitch.

Watching this current Chelsea FC team in the flesh is a brilliant day out as superstars such as Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz will regularly start for the Blues. Currently we have availability at the majority of Chelsea FC fixtures in the 2021/22 season, so make sure you find time to spend a corporate day out at Stamford Bridge.

 

The All England Club, Wimbledon

Location – South West London

Main Event – The Championships, Wimbledon

Total Attendance at The Championships, Wimbledon – 500,000

Initial Construction – 1877

One of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, Wimbledon will always be in the conversation for the biggest global events. Young tennis player’s dream to compete and win Wimbledon and only a select few have done so in the long history of the game. For the first time in 2022, the Championships, Wimbledon will be moving to a 14 day tournament instead of a 13 day tournament with the first Sunday not changing to a rest day, so an extra day of tennis will be welcomed by all parties.

The name tennis was derived from the French word ‘Tenez!’, meaning to hold or receive, which was shouted at players before they were serving to alert their opponent to be ready. The game continued to grow rapidly in popularity before the first official tournament was held at the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club (AEC & LTC) in Wimbledon, London in 1877.

The wait for a men’s singles British Grand Slam champion in recent times was even longer with Fred Perry’s dominance in the 1930’s the last successful period to admire. Scotland’s Andy Murray made history when he finally secured the US Open title in 2012 before his memorable Wimbledon triumph in 2013 against Novak Djokovic. Both moments come under the category of the ‘where were you when…’ conversations.

Attending a day at Wimbledon is a full day’s worth of entertainment and hospitality packages at The All England Club will give you an experience like nowhere else in the world. You can expect a Champagne reception, brilliant seating at Centre Court and Court NO.1, beautiful food menus designed by Michelin star chefs and a selection of other inclusions, like strawberries and cream of course!

Wimbledon tickets and hospitality are highly sought after as thousands flock to the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club to see history being made. We offer packages in the Rosewater Pavilion, Lawn Hospitality, Skyview Suites and the new hospitality area called The Treehouse. Each hospitality package provides something different, guaranteeing you’ll find the perfect option for you when it comes to watching tennis.

If you are interested in attending Wimbledon, we always recommend that you register your interest as soon as possible for Wimbledon as popularity for the event is extremely high.

Treehouse Wimbledon

 

The Kia Oval

Capacity – 27,500

Location – Kennington

Main Events – Test Cricket, ODI Cricket & T20 Cricket

Constructed – 1845

Lord’s may be known as the home of cricket, but the Kia Oval has an incredible history and is important part of the London corporate Hospitality scene.

Cricket isn’t the only sport to be held at The Oval, with FA Cup finals and international rugby matches taking place in the late 1800’s, cementing the venues place in London sporting history. More recently however it’s only cricket that is seen at The Oval as the venue regularly hosts international and domestic cricket.

Attending an event at The Oval in our facilities ensures a brilliant balcony view so you can watch the game in an vibrant atmosphere, with food and drink supplied and ready for you at your leisure. We have two corporate hospitality options, a more formal sit down experience at one end of the OCS stand or a buffet style package at the other end, both with a full Engage themed balcony.

Join us at the Oval for the latest England international match, or a lively domestic fixture in the near future.

 

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Capacity – 62,850

Location – North London

Main Events – Football, American Football, Boxing, Concerts

Constructed – 2019

The stunning new Tottenham Hotspur stadium is an absolute must to tick off on the list of corporate hospitality venues at London. Built in 2019, the venue has been built to comfortably host a variety of sports and events, outside of the regular Spurs fixtures.

The new arena was built on the same grounds as the old White Hart Lane stadium as Spurs played at Wembley for a couple of seasons while the construction works took place. The bowl shaped stadium is perfect for maximising hospitality opportunities and the modern options available for events are remarkable for fan engagement and experience.

Not only can you catch a Tottenham Hotspur game there, watching the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son in full flow, but the stadium is already hosting some major events in the coming months and years. Anthony Joshua’s latest fight against Alexsandr Usyk is taking place in North London, whilst the whole NFL International Series will be there as well. The Miami Dolphins will play the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Atlanta Falcons will go up against the New York Jets, with brand new franchise quarterbacks showcasing their skills in London.

There’s even a historic Guns N’Roses concert taking place in June 2022 and we expect the number of amazing events to continue to be announced in the coming months.

Check out the latest events at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium and make sure you register your interest so you can be at the incredible facilities in the near future.