With St. George’s Day just passed on Saturday, we are celebrating the national day for England by having a look at our favourite English venues.
Hosting guests for over 130 years, The Savoy is the only luxury hotel on the River Thames. The hotel offers 267 gorgeous rooms in Edwardian or Art Deco style, with many rooms looking over iconic London landmarks. Rooms feature a minibar and flat-screen TVs. Within the hotel’s famous entrance sit some of London’s top restaurants, including the Savoy Grill by Gordon Ramsay.
The Savoy is great for meetings and events, with event spaces including the Lancaster Ballroom and the River Room. Both are perfect for large social celebrations and corporate events.
The Yorkshire Events Centre is an award-winning event venue found just outside of Harrogate. The venue has a focus on sustainability which sets them apart from most. They use solar panel heating, and LED lights, none of their waste goes to landfills and they use recycled plastic in the building. The centre is easy to get to, as it is only two miles from the nearest train station and 14 miles from the airport. They also have thousands of free parking spaces for delegates travelling by car. The Yorkshire Events Centre has won a Green Tourism, Excellence in Business, and White Rose award.
Twickenham Stadium is the Official Home of English Rugby. It is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world, with seats for up to a whopping 82,000 people.
Alongside the stadium there is the World Rugby Museum, showcasing infamous memorabilia including the world’s oldest international football jersey. Along with the museum, guests can take a tour of the stadium where they learn about match-day preparations and routines of international rugby players.
Originally opened in 1879, the Grand Hotel Birmingham has welcomed many a star from royalty to musicians. It recently underwent a restoration having been closed for 20 years. The hotel now offers 185 beautiful bedrooms in a mix of old and new styles. The hotel offers a luxurious Afternoon Tea every Sunday.
The Grand Hotel’s Grand Ballroom has reopened, and it is as glamorous as ever. The Grand Ballroom can host up to 300 guests and is lit up by natural daylight through the double-height windows. The hotel has nine additional meeting and event spaces equipped with the latest technology. Catering for events is available as the hotel’s team of chefs can meet the event’s needs.
Brooklands Hotel is a 4 star venue with art-deco inspired décor. Each room has a huge 6-foot king size bed and a walk-in rain shower for guests to enjoy. The hotel is home to the award-winning 1907 Restaurant and Bar, serving the freshest local and seasonal produce.
This hotel has a real focus on sustainable development. Brooklands Hotel have an app (ALICE) for their conference guests which means they don’t have to print menus, itineraries and documents for conferences and meetings. The venue makes use of renewable electricity, has a zero waste to landfill policy, and has 2 BP Pulse EV charging points on site.
Located in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw away from major transport links, thestudio in Leeds sits on the 7th and 8th floor offering 11 vibrant event spaces and stunning panoramic views of the city and countryside beyond. Guests also have access to a balcony where look over a fantastic view whilst enjoying some fresh Yorkshire air.
Studio Venues have a great corporate social responsibility scheme and community outreach scheme. The venue was also the first venue with an action plan to start removing products containing palm oil. There is also studio venues in Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. All of which are centrally located and equipped with up-to-date AV technology and superfast Wi-Fi.
With so many fantastic and unique venues in England, it’s hard to select a few. So if you want to find out any more about these venues or any others England has to offer, get in touch with the team.