Camden Town is one of the city’s most vibrant and bustling areas; a real hive for business people. So, if you’re planning a conference in the area and need to choose the perfect venue, we think you can’t go far wrong with the following top picks.
DRAF Studio is a blank canvas in the sense that it is open and neutral enough to be kitted out to suit a myriad of different occasions, but it would be a major injustice to say that this means it’s bland or lacking its own sense of character. One look at the fantastic vaulted ceiling alone and you’ll know that is certainly not the case. Lots of windows let in plenty of natural light, making the space feel bright and airy, and in addition to the main area and several back-of-house areas, there is also access to an outdoor courtyard.
Park Village Studio is an incredibly versatile venue, having been utilised for everything from fashion shows and award ceremonies to dinner parties and wedding receptions, and just about everything else in between. Housed within a historic building, it retains much of its old-school charm, with exclusive hire for a 10-hour day starting at £4000. The capacity allows for up to 200 guests to attend, and the nearest rail links include Camden Town and Mornington Crescent.
Cob Studios is a white cube space that is ideal for lovers of slick, clean lines, a super-contemporary feel and the creative scope to tailor-make your own ideal setting. Unique architectural features add interest, whilst a good amount of natural light keeps the interior feeling spacious, even when at full capacity. In terms of getting there, Camden Town and Camden Road stations can both be reached comfortably in mere minutes.
Be it for as few as five or for as many as 500, The London Irish Centre has the space, facilities and expertise to host your conference, with the four main rooms having been recently refurbished. Bright, modern and functional, they are ready-to-go corporate spaces. Their in-house catering and events specialists, Sliced Events, will happily work alongside you at every step to create an entirely bespoke event that meets all the necessary requirements.
The stand-out feature at The Princess is almost certainly the beer garden, with Banksy artwork boldly adorning the walls. The venue’s other spaces are not to be overlooked however, with this warm and welcoming local having also been recently refurbished. Set across three floors in all, including an elegant dining room on the first floor and a lower-ground floor bar and garden room, this is the ideal spot for a more laid-back conference over good food and a few drinks.
The Main Gallery at Proud Camden is a vast exhibition space with bags of potential, but this leads on to a further seven spaces – old horse stables which have been completely transformed. One of them has even been turned into a soundproofed karaoke room! There are full catering and entertainment options, meaning this is another fantastic option should you want to take an alternative approach to the more standard, formal conference and opt instead for something decidedly more fun.