The O2 is crowned best venue of 2011 by Event's readers

The O2 has scooped the top prize in this year's Top 20 Venues poll, as voted for by readers of Event magazine and

The 02, this year's number one venue
The 02, this year's number one venue

Now in its sixth year, the poll provides a definitive list of what you, the readers, classify as the top event spaces in the industry for 2011.

Nominations are based on a number of factors that include the number of events held at each venue in 2011; the revenue generated by events in the past 12 months; plans for 2012; facilities; staff and location.

More than 3,000 of you voted on the shortlist of 30 venues and last year's number three, The O2, was elevated to the top slot this year. The highest new entries were Church House, which came in at number three closely followed by Twickenham at number four.

The list in order is as follows:

1.The O2

2. Excel London

3. Church House

4. Twickenham

5. Altitude London

6. One Marylebone

7. East Wintergarden

8. Natural History Museum

9. Somerset House

10. ACC Liverpool

11. Royal Albert Hall

12. Lords

13. Old Spitalfields

14. Saatchi Gallery

15. The Brewery

16. Business Design Centre

17. Battersea Power Station

18. One Mayfair

19. Glaziers Hall

20. Pavilion at Tower of London

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