People do not always make decisions just based on facts – emotion is often the driving factor, according to a substantial body of research by psychologists. So, creating a positive atmosphere is just as vital as your ideas and expertise.
There are plenty of ways to create positivity, but your surroundings are among the most important and hardest to change. Setting the tone of your meeting by holding it in a spectacular room with an uplifting view of London will give your chances of success a massive boost.
At LEO, we have meeting rooms that tick all the right boxes. Our clients can hold their meetings with views overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, looking out onto the Bank of England, or along the historic Old Bailey. Many of them are in Grade 2 listed properties with traditional oak panelling, steeped in heritage, while others are in state-of-the-art modern buildings like Octagon Point equipped with all the latest technology.
Meeting rooms in historic locations in London
The Square Mile has been a hub for financial services for hundreds of years and many of the roads provide a clue about how business has been done through the ages. Cheapside, which runs along St Paul’s Cathedral, was once the main market place in London – ‘cheap’ meant market in old English – and kings and queens proceeded up the street on important occasions. Old Bailey is more famous as the location of the central criminal court, because a medieval jail was built on the city wall, or bailey, but the street is just around the corner from the Bank of England, ‘the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’, and the London Stock Exchange.
In Mayfair, St James’s Square has been a hub of international business since the days of the East India Company, and has the headquarters of some major global corporations and think tanks. The leafy garden in the centre of the square offers the perfect place to retreat for a few minutes and enjoy a spot of tranquillity in the heart of London.
Inside fully-equipped meeting rooms
Meetings come in all shapes and sizes, from pitches and presentations to board meetings and informal events. The size of the space matters, and there are many options available at all the different offices from large rooms with space for dozens, down to a private space for two or three people to have a confidential conversation.
The Great Room at Central Court has space for 32 people, with its vaulted roof and grand, panelled doors providing an impressive option for anyone needing to speak to a large group. The Wellington Room at Octagon Point is its modern equivalent, with full-length windows and high-tech feel matched by the equipment available.
Shedding natural light on boardrooms and corporate meeting rooms
There’s also an emphasis on natural light, with our meeting rooms bathed in sunlight at all times of day. Having good light can make a major difference to productivity levels – take a look at our previous blog post on the subject How natural light can make your meetings and conferences more efficient and don’t forget to check out the gallery.
33 St James's Square
Location: 33 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4JS
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus, Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines
If you’re interested in finding out more about what is on offer at our meeting rooms, then please get in touch with our team. They’ll be delighted to give you everything you need to know – just call 020 3008 8888.