Raffles at OWO
London, United Kingdom
Raffles London at The OWO offers the most historic of addresses for corporate events of all kinds – intimate or grand. Formerly Britain’s historic Old War Office, the iconic Whitehall building has been transformed into Raffles first London hotel.
The Raffles name has been associated with the highest level of hospitality and glamour for over 130 years. Times may change, but Raffles sees the ambition of delivering perfect service – and exquisite hospitality – as its’ cherished goal.
So, from glamorous receptions and history-making state dinners to larger-than-life business events and launches, Raffles London is the most exciting premier destination for the city’s most important occasions.
Black Tie Events
Named after its historic Whitehall address, this spectacular 678 square metre ballroom is double height with seven metre high ceilings allowing for dramatic staging and set design for the most creative of events.
Secure riggings points are built-in for advanced lighting and sound event production, so that the space can be used for everything from immersive meetings to artistic productions at West End theatre-level standards.
Designed by acclaimed architect and interior designer Thierry W Despont, versatility of the event space is a key feature as the ballroom can be split into one third and two thirds.
Accommodates: 600pax dining, 700pax reception
The Lawrence, named after Lt. T.E. Lawrence (who found fame as Lawrence of Arabia) is accessed from the majestic main staircase. A grand and awe-inspiring sense of arrival into a very special place is palpable on descent from the stairs. Host a glamorous cocktail reception or a stylish lunch in this foyer and create a fun and immersive theme, fit for this impressive room. Or welcome your guests for a spectacular pre-reception to remember and benefit from this magnificent contrasting space to the Whitehall Ballroom.
Accommodates: 320pax standing reception
Morse Code was widely used as a means of communication when the building operated as The Old War Office in the 20th Century. Today the two meeting rooms are named as a tribute to this vital codified communication method.
These versatile rooms can be configured into many different formats and are divisible into six separate rooms. Each room has a built- in wall mounted 55” LED flat screen while discreet drop-down projection facilities are available in some rooms.
A separate and private ante room is available for catering, so that events in these meeting rooms are completely separate from events in The Whitehall Ballroom.
Accommodates: 6 rooms with 8 configurations from 10 – 50pax