The East of London is known for its many trendy venues, and as such, it becomes a hive of activity during the festive season. To make sure you don’t miss out on one of the best, take a look at the following venues and snap up a booking soon.
Canvas Studios essentially aims to be as flexible as possible, offering no less than 4 different studio spaces which come as blank canvases, providing you the scope to flex your creative muscles and bring your own flair in terms of style and décor. The main space, Studio One, functions as a coffee shop by day but can be transformed into a drinks reception area or pop-up restaurant by night. Studio Two is available for full day hire, and with Studios Three and Four offering handy additional space, there are certainly plenty of options.
Fox@ExCel started out as a tobacco warehouse, but now functions as a lively bar and restaurant in the Docklands area. Another flexible offering in terms of the sheer variety of spaces it has to offer, there are no less than six different areas which you can hire, adding up to offer an impressive maximum capacity of 1200, perfect if you’ve got a large guest list to cater for. With their own designated events team able to assist you throughout the process, it’s great for fuss free celebrations.
Release your inner child at Trade Union, a late night venue that is like a playground for young adults which even has its own slide! The effortlessly cool interior brings lots of atmosphere to the occasion, and with a live DJ on hand to provide entertainment, there won’t be a dull moment to be had. With a good maximum capacity of 900 and plenty of transport links in the surrounding area, including Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street, it’s also a highly practical choice.
If it’s atmosphere you are looking for, and a distinct aesthetic style that is guaranteed to have impact and leave a lasting impression, The Woods could be exactly what you are after. This fabulous underground drinking den with its impressive selection of cocktails and craft beers has many great features, including velvet clad walls and moody lighting, but the most impressive and distinguishing amongst them is undoubtedly the tree which erupts from the ground and breaks through an old piano in the middle of the room.
The ultimate in private parties with a fun twist, The Penthouse at All Star Lanes in Shoreditch boasts 3 bowling lanes, a cocktail bar with its own mixologist, a delicious New York inspired menu and even karaoke – for the brave amongst you. With a funky and ultra-contemporary finish, this is an ideal space for those looking to encourage lots of interaction amongst your guests, as well as plenty of laughter and good times. As for getting there, Shoreditch High Street station is just a short walk away.