If you are looking to organise a hackathon then you’ll need the right venue. We’ve compiled a list of some of the very best London has to offer, all of which would be suitable for such an occasion.
As an incredible warehouse space, Oval Space is a very versatile venue, with lots of space (5,000 square foot of it to be precise!) to fill for whatever type of event. It’s located in Bethnal Green, well known as a trendy area, with a backdrop of the Bethnal Green Gas Holders too. This cool blank canvas venue would be perfect for hosting a hackathon, thanks to its open space and great location, but also to its handy breakout areas. The venue is lucky enough to have two terraces on the South and West side of the building, making for a perfect reception area or similar.
Based in the Bermondsey Street area of London Bridge, just 5 minutes from both the tube and train stations of the same name, you will find The Underdog Gallery. This contemporary event space has been utilised for all sorts of different occasions in thanks to its adaptable yet characterful interior; suitable for everything from conferences to weddings, and art exhibitions to live gigs. There’s a good capacity of 250 and handy in-house extras that come with hire include a full PA/sound system, a fully stocked and staffed bar, and catering options should you desire them.
With more than 5000 opportunities created each year, Arcola Theatre pride themselves on being actively engaged within the local community, whilst retaining an inclusive, international mind-set. The bright, airy spaces on offer here can accommodate up to 100 guests, with large windows flooding the space with natural light, whilst the brickwork and wooden flooring bring warmth and charm. The venue sits nestled between Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction stations, just a stone’s throw from each and therefore easily reached from across London.
Perfectly encapsulating the elegance and grace associated with the Edwardian era, The Royal Horticultural Halls is a period venue that offers a vast, impressive space with an eye-catching arched ceiling and several characterful touches throughout. With a large, highly flexible open space and a very generous maximum capacity of 700 available, The Lindley Hall is great for large scale hackathons, whilst nearby transport links including Victoria train station, and Pimlico and St James Park tube stations keep it well connected to the rest of London and further afield.