The pop up retail business model is one of the hottest marketing things going on across cool venues around the event space world, with new designs by fashion groups and displays of product units even on show with for hire and lend lease agents. It’s a funky new way to promote the latest in trends without needing the long-term overhead of a traditional retail store. As everyone knows, opening week is often the highest turnover period for sales. By taking advantage of the great spaces below you can turn your next big pop up idea into a profitable, fun and exciting reality almost overnight.
This cool Kensington venue is ideal for a retail pop-up or event pop-up space. With indoor and outdoor areas to use, it’s a flexible space that can be adapted to suit your event completely. With the combination of a full-wall window, white walls and high ceilings, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop provides a bright and open area for you to present your work or products in the very best way possible. It’s available for both private and corporate hire too, and it certainly isn’t limited to pop-up events. It works well as a venue for all sorts of events, from exhibitions and workshops to private dinner parties or work meetings.
If you’re looking for a central location to host your pop-up event, this quirky venue in Leicester Square might just be the one you’re looking for. It’s called White Space, and it actually has two individual spaces up for grabs. With state-of-the-art integrated lighting and a PA system, as well as a bar area, White Space has been able to host a whole range of event types. It’s got 1500 square foot for you to play with – the only limit is your imagination (and maybe your event budget).
Set in a Georgian building designed by Robert Adam, the Fitzroy Square Gallery is a fantastically unique venue to hold an event. You’ll find the space to be both bright and beautiful, as well as practical. From it’s central and easy-to-reach location of Fitzrovia, as well as its kitchen facilities and storage space, this gallery is a great option for your pop-up plans, whether it’s a retail pop-up, a specific event, or just a product launch of some type. They’ve hosted an array of events and celebrations, including pop-ups but also yoga workshops, lectures and private dinner parties too.
For those planning something a little bit different for their pop-up event, The Ditch in Shoreditch provides a cool and alternative venue space. It’s got that classic Shoreditch-edge with its exposed brick walls and run-down feel – one that can really bring a great atmosphere and vibe to an event. This untouched basement is different to the bright and open galleries we’ve already looked at, but fit it with some fairy lights and the right decor and you can transform it from a dingy cellar into an impressive setting for memorable product launches or pop-up events.
A Victorian era warehouse that’s been modernized, Swan Wharf has a lot to offer and is in a very cool location, just off one of the River Lea’s locks. It spans an enormous 25,000 square feet of multi-use indoor and outdoor space, and looks out on Olympic Park, offering some stunning views and backdrops. Whether you want river views to display your new newest offerings in, or prefer the exposed brickwork found both in and out of the warehouse space, you’ll not be left wanting. The venue has one of the widest rages of possible display backgrounds available. It’s also in Hackney Wick, one of the best locations for anything and everything creative.
Old school industrial brings the most amazing sorts ideas to life in this old Victorian era warehouse. In fact, 47/49 Tanner street does more than just bring ideas to life. It embraces them in a way few other venues do, spanning three unique floors, with a range of interesting features throughout. Exposed brickwork is visible everywhere, and allows for a wide range of decorations and themes to be easily set up without fussing over the concerns you’d have in more finished and refined locations. It’s been used for photo sessions, film shoots, and a wide range of private parties and corporate events as well. You’ll love the cool feel of the place, and the way it welcomes any sort of style and design.
More of a cool club that caters to your every need than any traditional gallery, the Gallery on Endell Street is a venue that provides access to intimate space, with unparalleled versatility. Featuring a number of full service offerings, including lounges, a complete restaurant with a wide range of menu items, and a great bar, there is little your guest will want in terms of social space or drinks and food. However, it’s also got a great mix of spaces that will let you showcase every sort of retail offering, letting you manage the most interesting and up to date pop up events. You can showcase your products to a wide range of visitors, and the open areas are great for decorating in any style that suits your mood or needs