Writing a book can be a long and arduous process, and so when the time comes to finally send it out into the big, bad world, it’s only right you do so in style with a launch party to remember. To do so, you’ll want to make sure you pick the perfect venue, such as any of the following choices.
St Martin in the Fields offers a wonderfully unique blend of both old and new architecture and design, meaning there is something for everyone here. Its fantastic location in the ever popular Trafalgar Square puts it right in the heart of the city’s action while keeping it well connected to the wider area, with Charing Cross train station, as well as Leicester Square and Embankment tube stations all just a stone’s throw away. With delicious menus, a late licence and DJ on offer as well, there are lots of options should you wish to organise catering or entertainment to keep your guests amused.
The Woolff Gallery is a fantastic venue situated in Fitzrovia, ideal for a book launch. The 2-floor gallery has an airy feel on the ground floor, with an influx of natural light from the large, street-level windows, and a large basement/lower ground floor which provides a beautiful background to an event where you want the product to be the star.
There are two dining rooms and two bars found throughout the three floors available at Ape & Bird. From the elegance of the Soho Room to the grungy Dive Bar in the basement, there’s a space to suit all size book launches, with the separate areas available for hire on an individual bases for smaller events, and full hire on offer for parties of up to 350. The rustic charm of the aesthetic gives it a warmth that is sure to make your guest feel welcome, whilst the selection of nearby tube stops means they should also reach you with ease.
The second Hakkasan restaurant to open in London, this Mayfair branch continues to serve the delicious modern Cantonese cuisine that helped make the first one so popular. The beautifully appointed dining spaces across the two floors offer a total capacity of 300. Less than a year after it opened in 2010, it was awarded a Michelin star, an honour it has retained ever since, meaning you can rest assured that the quality of the food and the service is amongst the very best.
As well as the main restaurant space, Jones & Sons has an additional function room, ideal for holding a book launch, with 1100 square feet of open-plan space at your disposal. It comes complete with a movable bar, full audio and visual capabilities should you have any production needs, and an extensive range of options when it comes to the food ensuring that every taste is catered for.