Networking is great for meeting new people in your industry, so setting the right tone for the event is crucial. We’ve picked out some of London’s coolest networking spaces that are guaranteed to attract the right crowd:
Capacity: 200 standing, 120 seated
Check it out here: Nobu Hotel Shoreditch
Newly launched in London’s East End, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch is home to Kaijo, a dynamic and contemporary ground-floor event space that boasts great natural daylight, private street access and a range of options when it comes to configuring the layout.
Capacity: 600 standing, 100 seated
Check it out here: The Old Brewery
This one-of-a-kind, vibrant and quirky dining room and brewery is housed within a UNESCO Heritage Site; a brilliant hidden gem with a fantastic outside terrace that overlooks the iconic Cutty Sark.
Capacity: 150 standing, 90 seated
Check it out here: NEO Barbican
Though NEO Barbican is a relative newcomer to the London events scene, it has already carved a niche for itself as an ideal place for top firms to host all manner of events and parties. Stylishly appointed, it has a flexible floorplan and a number of handy, built-in extras.
Location: Leadenhall Street
Capacity: 300 standing, 220 seated
Check it out here: Landing Forty-Two
Landing Forty-Two is London’s highest dedicated event space, found on the 42nd floor of the Leadenhall Building, some 500ft above the city. As such, this award-winning venue offers incredible panoramic views out across the capital that are virtually unrivalled. The interior itself is highly adaptable, suiting a range of needs.
Location: Old Street
Capacity: 60 standing, 40 seated
Check it out here: Sizona
Sizona is a spacious, minimalist loft apartment found near Old Street, less than 5 minutes from the station of the same name. Set over 2 floors, this converted warehouse retains some characterful touches, though is finished in a strikingly modern style.
Capacity: 45 standing, 45 seated
Check it out here: Tropical Library
Tropical Library has many a feature to help set a calming atmosphere. These include brick walls, wood floors, luxurious furniture, green palms, banana trees and wildlife prints – not to mention a wide selection of books. With a capacity of just 45, it’s ideally suited to smaller networking events with VIPs that you really want to impress.
Location: St James’s
Capacity: 100 standing
Check it out here: Bowman Sculpture
Make your networking event stand out from the crowd by hosting it in this artsy venue. Ideal for small parties, client entertainment, and the likes, Bowman Sculpture is a bright and open space that is filled with interesting art from the 19th and 20th century.