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Meetings and Events at Lancaster London
For four years in succession the Lancaster London has been voted Best UK Hotel in the ‘Meetings’ category by the readers of ‘Meetings and Incentive Travel’ magazine. If you’ve already visited Lancaster London, you probably won’t be surprised.
Our ability to cater for meetings of just 8, or banquets and events of up to 3000, certainly makes us one of Europe’s foremost and flexible venues, while the professionalism of our meetings and events team has set the benchmark in the conference and banquet industry.
As for the cuisine created in our dedicated banqueting kitchens, it’s in a class of its own. The banquet cuisine, meeting space flexibility and spacious guestroom accommodations are especially suited to host large residential seminars and expos. Add to this our central London location – just five minutes stroll from the West End’s shopping and within easy reach of the City and Heathrow Airport – and you have all the ingredients to make your meeting or event truly memorable.
Nine King Suite
The Nine Kings Suite at Lancaster London is widely acknowledged as Europe’s ultimate venue for product launches, conventions, awards events and exhibitions. Your guests approach the Suite via its own street entrance that leads into a reception foyer with space for 600. Alternatively, we can partition the foyer into three sections for breakout rooms, VIP drinks areas – whatever your reception and event requirements.
The main suite is directly adjacent and, with a truly dramatic flourish, can be revealed by raising the dividing partition walls electronically. Within this vast, classically proportioned room – entirely without pillars, with daylight or full blackout – you can accommodate up to 1,000 meeting or banquet attendees. It’s a highly flexible room: we can easily change it from a banqueting to a conference space (the Italian chandeliers retract), or divide it into four separate conference spaces with acoustically dampened partitioning.
The Nine Kings Suite also benefits from a central control room equipped with up-to-date audio-visual technology encompassing sound, lighting and data, complete with maintained tie-lines to keep setup times to a minimum and unsightly cable runs at bay. For events of up to 1,000 people where a variety of setups are required,
Huge but highly flexible, the Westbourne Suite at Lancaster London is ideal for events incorporating elaborate technical presentations. It accommodates up to 1,200 or, for private conference syndicates or more intimate receptions, we can use our sound-proofed partitioning to divide the room into four areas, each with its own corridor and separate access.
The dedicated entrance guarantees your guests a warm welcome, while the large off-street access makes it easy to deliver equipment directly into the suite.
Like the Nine Kings Suite, the Westbourne Suite's integral technical facilities such as load-bearing hanging bars recessed within the ceiling, and 63 amp three-phase power supplies located in every section of the banquet space make life as easy as possible for production companies transforming our space into your dream venue.
Highly flexible meeting and banquet space coupled with the hotel’s spacious and comfortable guestroom accommodations, the Lancaster London is ideal for discerning meeting planners and exhibition organisers.
Launched in 2005, the Forest Suite at Lancaster London is a collection of thirteen cool contemporary spaces for meetings or functions for eight to 200 guests. Many have stunning views over Hyde Park and the surrounding townscape, and all have natural or secondary daylight.
These meeting rooms are equipped with sophisticated lighting and cutting-edge communication technologies, including audio/visual links to the Nine Kings and Westbourne Suites , certainly ideal for breakout sessions or Board Meetings. Stylishly furnished using natural woods and fabrics, they are individually designed to be inviting, calm and businesslike.
Beech is the largest conference room in the Forest Suite and can be used as either a single meeting room for up to 200, or can be partitioned into three separate linked rooms. Second largest is Oak, with its magnificent picture windows. This can accommodate 150 people as a single meeting space, or can be partitioned into three rooms. Willow, by contrast, is three function rooms, with space for 20 in each. Cedar is two rooms, with combined accommodation for up to 20. The Boardroom, with its floor to ceiling windows and specially commissioned boardroom table can seat up to 16. The Park Room is our exclusive lunch venue for Forest Suite guests which can also be used for private dining and receptions of up to 120. Last, but not least The Serpentine Room brings an additional unique dimension to the spectacular set of meeting rooms. With a stylish yet simple interior, the room's fresh contemporary style, with Art Deco overtones, decorated with sophisticated fabric and stone panelling in warm tones of beige, cream and chocolate, offers clients an excellent, distinguished event facility. Whether it's for a theatre style presentation, a boardroom or conference meeting or a space for private dining - the versatile room design can be transformed to suit all requirements.
Wedded bliss at Lancaster London
Boasting some of the most spectacular and romantic views across the city skyline and adjacent Hyde Park, and superbly located in the very epicenter of the capital with award-winning event facilities and cuisine, the Lancaster London has all the right ingredients for the perfect wedding mix.
Housing some of the largest banqueting rooms in the capital, the vast Nine Kings and Westbourne Suites are both ideal for wedding events incorporating elaborate lighting with dining for over 1,000 guests. For smaller more intimate wedding parties, choose from our selection of contemporary Forest Suites - which offer a range of different entertaining spaces with sophisticated lighting and cutting-edge communication technology – for parties for up to 8-200 people. In particular, The Park Room, with its stunning floor to ceiling windows, showcasing a spectacular vista of Hyde Park, provides one of the most unique event settings in London. Completely self-contained with its own welcome area, coat check and state-of-the-art music system, the Park Room can cater for wedding cocktail parties for up to 200 people, or a buffet or banquet for up to 120 people and, with its integral dance floor, wedding dinner dances for up to 90 people.
Our two award-winning restaurants, the Modern British, Island (85 cover capacity) and the oriental gem, Nipa Thai (60 cover capacity), can also accommodate your wedding parties. Our award-winning events team, with their impeccable taste, ability to understand your vision and highest professionalism, will ensure that your celebrations run effortlessly. From invitations, flowers, music to photography, our event team can also source your most detailed requirements. While our dedicated banqueting kitchen, under the auspices of Head Chef, Eibhear Coyle, is renowned for its outstanding cuisine and originality.
Restaurants & Bars
The Lancaster London Hotel is more than London’s finest events and meetings venue. We also offer you all the facilities you would expect from one of the capital’s premier hotels.
This includes two outstanding restaurants: Nipa, our Thai restaurant, and Island Restaurant & Bar, a stylish contemporary split-level space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Hyde Park.
For traditional afternoon tea, light snacks and drinks, feel free to enjoy the comfort of our comfortable Lounge and Lounge Bar. 24-hour Room Service has a wide selection of offers and meals available to hotel guests.
"'Who would guess that... Lancaster London conceals this serene, authentic gem of a Thai restaurant? You'll quickly forget... the traffic below as you gaze over verdant Hyde Park from the compact, wood-panelled, flower adorned dining room. Head chef (Ms) Nongyao Thoopchoi produces a first-rate menu that incorporates... Thai delicacies alongside all the familiar staples that are... precisely cooked... with super-fresh ingredients. The long menu gives you plenty of excuses for repeat visits. Service is typically Thai and perfectly dignified."
Island Restaurant & Bar
'With a kitchen visible through a wide hatch, and large floor-to-ceiling windows, it's all very contemporary. The bar area of the large open plan space does good cocktails and the menu sports a broad range of British and European-inspired ideas. It can be as classic as caesar salad, and fish and chips with tartare sauce, or as ambitious as steamed fillet of bream (nicely timed) with brown shrimp risotto with spring onions and dill... Service is friendly and enthusiastic.''
An ice-cold beer, an exotic cocktail, quick comfort food or a fabulous three-course feast? With its stylish, contemporary interior and superb views across neighbouring Hyde Park, Island Restaurant & Bar offers it all with an excellent selection of Modern European dishes, cocktails and wines to suit every taste and appetite.
The all-day menu ranges from Brit classics such as brilliant homemade prime Scotch beef burgers and beer battered haddock with chunky chips and Grain-fed Casterbridge steaks and grills, to more cosmopolitan choices such as: pan-fried fillet of red mullet with shellfish risotto; rump of lamb with olive oil mash and nicoise jus and a tasty selection of risottos and pasta. Puddings include: a warm chocolate pudding with praline parfait; cherry and almond tart with clotted cream and a stunning rhubarb cheesecake with orange ice-cream.
An impressive list of cocktails and wines from the New and Old World complete the feast - and with its uncompromising attention to detail, friendly staff and atmospheric interior, Island is the perfect choice for those who just want a quick snack or something a little bit more.
Peter Pan Afternoon Tea
Located just a few moments away from Kensington Gardens and the famous Peter Pan statue, Lancaster London is the perfect venue to relive the enchanting never-ending story.
The Peter Pan Afternoon Tea includes a selection of fine teas, Lost Boy’s Sandwiches, Mrs Darling’s Scones, and an assortment of Peter Pan and Wendy’s favourite treats:
Lost Boy’s Sandwiches
Smoked salmon and cream cheese scones with chives
Peanut butter and banana sandwiches on white bread
Smoked chicken with spring onions and mayonnaise on walnut bread
Cheese and caraway scones with honey roast ham and mustard
Egg mayonnaise and cress sandwiches on herb bread
Mrs Darling’s Scones
Served with strawberry jam or honey and clotted cream
Passion fruit crème bruleé
Fresh fruit tartlets
Rich dark chocolate mousse
Yoghurt & pecan tart
Mini Viennese biscuits
Home-made raspberry macaroon with raspberries, dark chocolate & mint ganache
Each afternoon tea is served with a map to direct guests to the Peter Pan statue in Hyde Park, and a fairy dust pouch filled with breadcrumbs to feed the ducks when they arrive in the park.