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The Riverside Rooms

Experience The Riverside Rooms: A Blend of Elegance, Flexibility, and breath-taking Thames-side Vistas for your Event on the South Bank.

Multi-purpose venues in the heart of London that combine elegance with flexibility

If you’re looking for a venue to hire in central London, with a traditional feel, fabulous views and a flexible layout, then the Riverside Rooms at County Hall might just be the space for you. Whether you’re hosting a conference, charity gala dinner or a special occasion meal with entertainment and dancing, our beautiful venue will work perfectly for your event. The venue has 2 main rooms for hire, joined by a cosy lounge which serves as a fabulous reception space.  

The Riverside Rooms can host drinks parties for up to 350 guests, sit-down gala dinners for 150 and conferences for up to 200 delegates. We find the space is particularly popular for clients looking for venue hire in central London to hold private, celebration dinners. Whether you’re planning a private dining event, cocktail party or conference, the oak-panelled Riverside Rooms offer a versatile solution for both daytime and evening events from only £82pp+VAT.  

Experience the beauty of the Riverside Rooms – the perfect venue for conferences or any corporate event on the South Bank 

London’s South Bank is one of the capital’s most desired locations for corporate and private entertaining. This is, in part, down to the three iconic Merlin Venue attractions housed alongside Riverside Rooms in County Hall, namely; Shrek’s Adventure!, The London Dungeon and SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Visitors flock from all over the world to enjoy the entertainment on offer along this action-packed stretch of the river, so we’re delighted to be able to offer our South Bank venue hire clients exclusive access when all the tourists have gone home.  

Our corporate clients have the option of using the more traditional setting of Riverside Rooms for their main, day-time event, and then moving their guests through, into one of the attractions for their evening dinner, drinks and dancing.  

Breath-taking vistas of Westminster and the Thames to give your meeting venue the gravitas it deserves 

Set within the grandeur of County Hall on the South Bank, the Riverside Rooms offer impressive views of the Thames, Houses of Parliament, and the Lastminute.com London Eye through sweeping windows. As you’d expect for a Westminster meeting venue, our building is easy to access via public transport. Waterloo Station is just a five-minutes’ walk away which connects visitors to overground and tube lines, and Embankment, Westminster and Charing Cross stations are also very nearby.  

Many of our clients tell us that being positioned near the Houses of Parliament helps give their events a sense of gravitas and occasion. Our location also means your out-of-town guests will have a range of hotels to choose from and ample options for shopping and entertainment before and after your event.  

Our in-house catering and charitable initiatives allows for a sustainable and beautiful private dining experience 

If you’re looking for a sustainable event venue in central London, you can be sure that booking the Riverside Rooms is a sure-fire way to make an ethical choice. As part of our new CSR initiative, every guest booked at the Riverside Rooms contributes directly to global conservation and community efforts. With each booking, we pledge to donate one pound per delegate to either the SEA LIFE Trust or Merlin’s Magic Wand. Now, hosting your event at our venue means more than just an unforgettable gathering—it becomes a part of our shared journey towards creating a more sustainable and inclusive world. If you’re holding a charity event, our venue’s CSR will align well with your gala or drinks party and we’d be proud to share the details of our sustainability initiatives with your guests.  

We take great pride in hiring staff who share our values and we’re confident that every member of the team you encounter – be it our technical support, waiting or event staff – you’ll feel welcomed and well looked after. We’re also sure to partner with catering, entertainment and audio visual companies with whom share our high standards. So, if you’re keen to start your planning journey today, give our Event Team a call today to discuss your preferred dates and requirements by calling 020 7487 0224 or fill in the form below.  

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    "The perfect venue for our launch event, a great location and great event team. They were professional and approachable, going above and beyond to ensure the event was a huge success."

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    "Caitlin and Zoe were both really responsive and helpful. They always answered our questions and were patient whilst we awaited confirmation on certain things from key stakeholders. The location is amazing - it gives amazing views and makes it really convenient to get to for our guests."

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