Shoreditch / Hoxton
MOTEL blends Mid Century design, Victorian Architecture and 21st Century technology to deliver the perfect East London venue for your event. A hidden gem in the heart of the evolving landscape of Shoreditch, our generous and open spaces have hosted a diverse range of clients and brands including ADIDAS, LVMH, NORTH FACE, KAPPA, BATHSTORE, NIKE, BURBERRY and many more. With over 4300 sq ft of ground floor space, let MOTEL bring your project home in style. KEY POINTS: 100MB WI-FI, LIVE STREAM POSSIBLE, DRIVE IN ACCESS, LIMITED PARKING AVAILABLE, BLANK CANVAS
City of London
Located in the City of London, in a magnificent refurbished Victorian building, our rooms are a rare find in this part of London. There is a variety on offer, from large auditoriums (220 & 70 seats), 3 dance studios and training rooms, to a fully equipped gym. We offer quick, reliable service, with a flexibility to meet your needs. There is a small in-house canteen that can provide refreshments and snacks or we are happy to commission outside caterers, if you prefer. The venue is within 5 minutes’ walk from the stations of Aldgate, Tower Hill, Tower Gateway and Fenchurch St, so you have access to the major underground lines of District, Central, Metropolitan, DLR, as well as the Overground line. For those coming from outside London, Liverpool Street Station is 10 minutes’ walk away or one stop on the Underground
A centre of hospitality and welcome since it’s origins as a priory in 1106.Conveniently located in on the South Bank in vibrant London Bridge, the Cathedral is a historical masterpiece boasting the oldest example of gothic architecture in Central London. The Parish has been home to many notable historical figures including William Shakespeare, John Harvard and Charles Dickens. Today, the Cathedral’s doors are open to all. With eight versatile spaces to hire and two spacious outdoor areas, offers clients a unique opportunity to hold events from intimate to spectacular from 6 to 800 guests. Our experienced events team offer a personalised service, working with you and our range of accomplished suppliers to deliver events of all shapes and sizes including receptions and dinners, meetings and conferences,concerts fashion shows and more.
North West London
We combine the best eat drink play experiences to cater for any type of private event. The team are on hand every step to plan an amazing event in our unique spaces. From drinks receptions, conferences, meetings to experiential brand activations and full venue takeovers for up to 2500. Along side our exclusive drinks you a can choose from any of our curated street food inspired vendors covering cuisines spanning the world to cater for you and your guests. Full venue takeovers also include exclusive use of a VR experience and Axe throwing, great for an experience within your event.
Grade II listed Georgian riverside venue that stands on the North Bank of the River Thames between Hammersmith and Chiswick. The House is equally adept at hosting business meetings in West London or offering a stunning riverside weddings venue in London with its enviable position overlooking a broad sweep of the Thames. What gives the venue its unique character is its Grade 11 listed architecture. This creates a more private atmosphere which is perfect for business meetings where people need to get away from the office. Meeting rooms in West London rarely offer such scope of flexibility and distinctive charm. It is also a great venue for regular club meetings, and we regularly host talks with outside speakers. The same can also be said of how the venue operates as a Riverside Weddings Venue in West London. The Georgian façade and dramatic river views are a wedding photographer’s dream location. We host all sorts of social functions including parties, celebrations, anniversaries as well as post funeral receptions. And our range of business meetings embraces conferences, workshops and training days. We’ve even been known to host the occasional film crew who have been seduced by the architecture and stunning river views. The venue has various rooms to fit your number of guests/colleagues to suit the occasion.
h Club's Gallery is the perfect blank canvas for your event. The Gallery boasts two conjoining spaces which offers the flexibility to host an array of events. From press launches and conferences through to fashion shows and parties, the Gallery combines style and originality to create a unique experience for you and your guests. The Gallery is perfect for large production builds as we have wide access doors - we can even drive a car into the space! With direct street access along with entrance through our Club reception, you can dictate the flow of guests to your event, creating a seamless impression Featuring RGB/LED lighting system, there are now more options than ever before when it comes to creating bespoke lighting effects and styling the space specifically for your event. The Gallery is licensed for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies.
The Gillian Lynne Theatre’s auditorium is available for daytime hire from 9 am-11 pm on Tuesdays and 9 am to 1 pm all other days. This sizeable auditorium makes a perfect venue for many events that require a captive audience; from a conference to award ceremonies, company announcements and product launches, your AGM or a press launch. Graduation ceremonies are well suited to this space as well as educational seminars. It benefits from front of house areas which work well for break out options too. With new seating, the modern auditorium is practical and comfortable. There are 1,071 seats across 2 levels in the Stalls and Dress Circle.
The Kool Hub is a versatile and flexible space, perfect for holding the best retail events and brand experiences in the heart of the London Fashion District. 100 sqm with a wide flexibility of formats suitable for all kinds of activations. All the look and feel can be customisable for your brand and we offer a event production services to support you with areas like catering, furniture and hospitality. Thanks to our partnership with the Beer Merchant Tap, we can accommodate in the same building reception drinks, outdoor seating catering, beer tastings, post event party... During the COVIP-19 H&S requirements dictated by the Local Authorities, the capacity of the showroom would be 20 pax.
Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (BGV) is a unique and atmospheric venue housed in the former Lambeth Ragged School opened in 1851. Built on Victorian philanthropy, the school has been transformed into a stunning contemporary art gallery and versatile blank canvas event space. BGV has three very individual event spaces and a courtyard garden that capture the best of London design. Our distinct spaces can be hired out separately, in combination or as a whole. We are available to hire for corporate events, photo-shoots, filming, conferences, wedding receptions and private parties. Located in Central London we are situated close to excellent transport links and have several on-site parking spaces for clients. The Upper Space With its 7 metre high white walls, original stepped wooden floor and large arched windows, the Upper Space is a spectacular room full of natural light. This large, impressive space is ideal for ceremonies, conferences, product launches and corporate hospitality. Facilities include a lighting rig with spots, up lighting and a projection balcony with broadband capability. The whole space is fitted with underfloor heating and has single and 3 phase electricity. Capacity: Standing:150 / Seated:100 / Area:1600 sq ft The Lower Space Perfect for smaller and more intimate events such as dinners, meetings and workshops. The Lower Space has white walls, an original Yorkstone floor, cast iron pillars and large windows providing excellent natural light. The Lower Space can be hired on its own but is included in any hire as this is where the toilets are located: x2 Gents, x2 Ladies and x1 Wheelchair access. Facilities include down-light spotlights with dimmers and 6 double sockets. Capacity: Standing:150 / Seated:100 / Area:1300 sq ft The Arch Space An atmospheric space suitable for large events, the Arch Space has exposed brick walls, a state-of-the-art invisible infrared heating system and sprung wooden floor (painted grey). Its urban aesthetic complements the period features of the Upper and Lower Spaces and its stunning, cavernous capacity makes it ideal for product launches, fashion shows, distinctive sit-down dinners and film shoots. Facilities include single and 3 phase electricity. Capacity: Standing:500 / Seated:400 / Area:3150 sq ft The Courtyard Garden The secluded, plant-filled Courtyard Garden is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area. Ideal for summer parties, receptions and al-fresco events, this tranquil space is available to hire in conjunction with any of the 3 spaces. Along with benches we have a large retractable all-weather canopy. It is possible to erect a marquee or park food trucks in this space.
Converted Victorian railway in East London. The space covers 2400 sq ft Used at night as a nightclub (evenings) and live streaming video production studio (day time). As a music venue we work with London promoters like Bodyhammer, Sisu, EatYourOwnEars, BabaYagasHut, ThirtyThreeThirtyThree, Serious, Parallel Lines and Upset The Rhythm. We've hosted everything from James Blake's private party to The London Jazz Festival and H&M corporate parties. If you want a raw, intimate experience in East London without compromising on sound and production then this is the spot for you. The space is setup for broadcast quality live streaming. Fully equipped with pro broadcast equipment, studio lighting, moving heads, smoke machine, sound desk, pioneer CDJ's, 1210 turntables, range of studio and live mics. See separate 'room' below for more details and photos on this service.
Uniquely located between London’s Angel, Kings Cross, Clerkenwell & Old Street, Anomalous Space is an Art Deco showroom turned studio and event venue. Situated within a Georgian townhouse it provides a charming and homely alternative to modern spaces. With three distinct rooms available there are options for a wide range of business events, social gatherings and work focused meetings. A_SPACE is a large open plan ground floor event room, set back from the road with accessible entrance, facilities and off street loading, while B_SPACE is a smaller first floor meeting and presentation room. A & B SPACE can be hired separately or combined to enhance the offering and adaptability of events. Additionally there is also C_SPACE, a co-working office with opportunities for short and long term desk hire. Powered by renewable green energy all spaces have a range of seating options, plenty of natural light, super fast broadband ideal for hybrid events and live streaming, integrated audio visual equipment and airplay connectivity throughout. Due to its flexible nature Anomalous Space is perfectly suited to a wide range of events. From workshops, meetings, presentations, training sessions, team building activities and focus groups through to pop up events, product launches, games nights, live broadcasts, photo/video shoots, castings or even for use as a film location or central London production base. The venue’s homely feel makes it the perfect environment for collaboration and creativity. Our experienced studio team is always ready to help in making sure the space matches your requirements, ensuring safety and suitability.
A versatile and modern venue for any special event from 5 to 500 guests. Our onsite catering and events specialists, Sliced Events, can cater for your personal requirements from stylish weddings, intimate dinners, private parties, corporate functions, conferences, examinations and more. We have four newly refurbished event spaces available for hire.
Fantastic gallery space in the heart of London Showcasing the best photography, contemporary design, architecture and issue-based art exhibitions, drawing large audiences along London's South Bank. We primarily hire for public exhibitions but can consider private/daily events where availability and suitability allow. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the River Thames, our gallery is a bright, airy, open space, and highly visible to visitors on London’s prime cultural trail between Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern. We are friendly, accessible and want to offer an open space to raise awareness for key social issues, showcase the work of both established and emerging artists, as well as highlight that art is for everyone to enjoy! Please contact Sarah Witt to come and view the gallery or discuss your exhibition in more detail. See our complete exhibition brochure in the Documents section.
SouthBank, Waterloo, London
Situated on London’s dynamic South Bank, the Coin Street Conference Centre is operated by social enterprise and development trust Coin Street Community Builders. Venue: With a range of contemporary, purpose-built meeting and event spaces, Coin Street is the perfect venue for your next seminar, training event, board meeting, conference or reception. The versatility of the rooms allows for a range of configurations and an experienced events team will ensure your event runs smoothly. With enviable views over the capital’s iconic skyline, an exclusive hire of the Third Floor Suite includes a large well-equipped conference room for up to 170 delegates theatre style, alongside two ideally placed smaller rooms suitable for use as syndicate spaces, or as refreshment areas. Purpose-built contemporary meeting spaces, the South Bank Rooms have been designed to offer flexible solutions for small workshops through to large conferences. Situated at lower-ground level, clients can take advantage of their own spacious foyer complete with original artwork, perfect for your cloakroom and refreshment areas. The Neighbourhood Room is situated at ground level - a spacious and versatile room capable of hosting a range of events. With natural daylight and residential garden views, the Neighbourhood Room can host events up to 250 people reception style. In addition to the meeting rooms, Coin Street are proud to offer a spacious roof terrace with brilliant views across the capital. During the summer months the terrace works well as an outdoor breakout space, lunchtime barbecue, or post-meeting drinks reception. Social Enterprise: All profits from the conference centre are invested back into the local community as part of their social enterprise principles. By choosing Coin Street Conference Centre for your event you are investing in the future of the South Bank and Bankside neighbourhood. Sustainability: The sustainable features of the conference centre form an integral part of their daily operations. Some of the features are: solar chimneys ventilate the building naturally, energy efficient lighting that turns off automatically when an area is not being used, sustainable caterers, and recycling facilities. It is a fully accessible venue, with all lifts wide enough for motorised wheelchair users and hearing loops available in the meeting and conference rooms.
Consisting of 2,000 square feet open plan space with large, bright windows overlooking the quirky, industrial looking buildings and architecture in Clerkenwell, Farringdon. The studio offers the perfect location for inspiring workshops, corporate functions, conferences, meetings and many many more. We offer catering but feel free to provide your own. We are flexible with budgets.
Newly opened flexible and inspirational state of the art conferencing and event space. We can cater for all types of conferences, meetings and more. From a small space for interviews, therapy sessions and similar to conferences for 220 people or exclusive venue hire for up to 500 people and many combinations in between. Our onsite catering team can provide sit down intimate private dining, large scale buffets and bespoke menus or choose from our range of menus for elegant simplicity.
If you are conducting a choir towards their next big performance, then you’ll know how difficult rehearsals can be. When a large group of people get together, it can be tough to get everyone organised and focused on the task at hand. We’ve got 9 top tips for you to help you make the most of that all-important rehearsal time.
Plan the Rehearsal
Like most things, choir rehearsals will go much better if you plan out what you want to do in advance. There’s no use having a vague idea in your head. If you have a certain number of songs that your choir has to get right before a big event, then knowing how you are going to teach them and having a detailed lesson plan for each rehearsal is essential. This can help prevent you from getting waylaid and keep you on track. Knowing that you have a certain amount to get through in each rehearsal means that you – and therefor your choir – will stay much more focused.
Have a Good Rehearsal Space
The space where you rehearse has a great effect on how each practice goes. For one, you need a space that has plenty of room for your full choir and somewhere with good acoustics so you can hear clearly what everyone sounds like. It should also take advantage of as much natural light as possible. No one likes singing in a gloomy room, and this will affect everyone’s mood when they arrive to rehearse. Luckily, there are a good number of rehearsal space venues for hire in London, so you should be able to find one in your area that will suit the needs of your group.
Don’t Forget to Praise Your Choir
While your choir is going to need plenty of constructive criticism while they learn new songs, it’s also important that you give them praise when they are doing something right. Don’t be afraid to single someone out who has been improving in certain aspects either. Giving praise not only boosts the morale of the group, it lets them know that you believe in them and their abilities, encouraging everyone to put their all into every rehearsal.
Explain Why (Be Specific)
To keep your choir practice on the right track, it helps if you explain your requests. If you just ask everyone to sing again, after they’ve already sang the same section five times in a row, you’re much more likely to be met by annoyance. If, however, you let your choir know what it is that you are looking for, and what part of their performance you want to see improve, then you will be greeted with much more enthusiasm. Explaining what you want to hear, the mood that you want to inject into everyone’s singing, and why, helps to involve the choir in your vision.
At the same time, don’t take too long explaining the ins and outs of every song. After all, you’ll have a lot to get through in each rehearsal, so it’s best to spend as much of that time actually singing as possible. Make sure that your choir quickly understands what you mean by your different hand movements, and that they are expressive of the majority of what you want to say to them. This cuts down in digressions and will be something that they can easily follow when you take to the stage.
Take Your Choir Out
One of the best ways to improve your rehearsals is by taking your choir out on a trip to see other choirs performing. By sitting in the audience and viewing them from that perspective, they’ll be able to take in and understand all of the hard work that must have gone into the rehearsing the performance – and are much more likely to come back to their own rehearsal space feeling renewed and energised.
If you conduct a choir, then you’ll know how important a good warm-up is for the vocal cords. This part of the rehearsal needs to be taken just as seriously as the rest of it. Not only will it prevent people from chatting and eating into the limited time that you have for each rehearsal, it will also ensure that no one is liable to cause any damage to their voice. Starting the rehearsal off on a serious note will help this mood to be carried through to the rest of the time that you have together.
Keep Announcements to The End
Just like with the warmup, this it to prevent unnecessary chatter eating into your rehearsal time. If you give all of the announcements that you have at the beginning of the session, then you are likely to be bombarded with questions and have less time to actually get into the business of practicing. Keep your announcements short and sweet and at the very end of the session – these can always be followed up with an email afterwards if anyone does have any questions for you.
Finish with a Flourish
While it’s all seriousness to make the most out of the time you have, its always good to finish off a rehearsal session with a song that your choir knows, loves, and is good at. Letting them really go for it at the end means that everyone leaves on a high note and it reminds them why they joined the choir in the first place. Learning new songs can be intense, so finishing your day off with something that can really be belted out allows everyone to blow off some steam and reminds the choir of just how good they are when they have a song nailed down.
Once you find the perfect rehearsal space for your choir, it all comes down to organisation and discipline to ensure you get what you need out of each rehearsal. It’s always good to inject a little fun as well of course, so that everyone is relaxed come opening night.