When you care about the environment, it’s good to know that the UK now has a wealth of sustainable event spaces. These venues have been independently audited, ISO 20121 is now standard. This sustainability certificate is recognised by the events industry around the world. London also has 122 hotels, venues and conference centres in the Green Tourism Scheme.
Making sustainabily our focus in events
One of the most iconic venues in London is not only available for hire, it’s also boasting a sustainability focus. With an ambitious and proactive approach to the matter, the Barbican is set out to limit its own impact on the environment to create a better future for everyone. The famous conservatory available for hire is also home to great biodiversity and endangered species. Knowing the Barbican actively works for the environment you can host your conference here with a clean conscience. This is the ideal choice when looking for sustainable venues in central London.
Welcome aboard Oceandiva London. The UK’s first revolutionary CO2-neutral events venue on the River Thames. Using the latest marine technology, Oceandiva London boasts state of the art design with the latest marine technology featuring noise-reducing electric engines, and superior soundproofing.
The ship’s architecture is designed to complement the City’s iconic skyline, connecting your guests to London’s world-renowned landmarks.
With over 2,000m2 of unimpeded events space, 86m in length and 17m in breadth, Oceandiva London is the largest floating events space on the Thames, with capacities of 560 seated and 1,500 standing. This unique venue will play host to the most glamourous drinks receptions, gala dinners, cutting edge product launches, conferences and brand activations. Docked in the heart of the City, your guests have the ability to embark and disembark from most central London piers.
This iconic London conference venue is located in the Gherkin, one of the city’s most famous skyscrapers in London. They have a sustainability pledge that they regularly update customers on. At Searcys they also focus on sourcing local ingredients and cutting down food waste. They’ve also partnered with the organisation Beyond Food. Turns out you can be at the top and still think about the environment!
Created to look like a tree with green oak frames and a brown roof, the venue blends discreetly into its unique location in Hyde Park.
Working in such an incredible space is empowering us to practice what we preach; the residents in our wormery are turning our used teabags into natural fertilizer.
Our guess is that not many venues can say that they are built on an old Victorian reservoir from which water is drawn to flush their toilets – but we can! It also displays a number of other design features to aid sustainability including:
This unique building is the perfect place to teach young people about caring for their environment. Schools can book sessions to explore sustainable living; being able to see our design features first hand before engaging with games developed to make them think about their own lives.
The LookOut has two bright airy rooms, which can open into one large space, an additional out-building and securely-enclosed grounds with beautifully landscaped gardens, wooden terraces and a pond.
This venue provides a versatile and creative space that can be used for a variety of events from private dining, media launches, meetings and conferences to large parties for up to 300 guests.
Furthermore by hiring The LookOut you will supporting our work as all proceeds go towards our charitable objectives including subsidising the environmental education programme that is run from the venue.
When looking to secure a sustainable venue look out for the following points from the venue and the catering services.
Inform your attendees about these environmental initiatives so they can learn from it