The Wellington Hotel’s two striking meeting and event spaces combine state of the art technology with classic architectural charm to host memorable events from the extravagant to the quietly impressive. Both spaces, together with a stylish restaurant, contemporary bar and Blue Orchid hotels’ professional events team provides a wealth of event options to satisfy the widest range of demands and tastes.
Bat & Ball is the largest bar in Westfield Stratford - boasting two fully stocked bars, 5 championship sized ping pong tables, 2 pool tables, 2 darts oches, a karaoke room with over 25,000 songs and 26 HD TV screens showing all the best sporting action. Bat & Ball serves the best Neopolitan-style pizzas to fuel you for your day of pinging and ponging, as well as burgers, wings and ribs to satisfy your match day cravings. Both bars are fully stocked with craft beers, a handpicked selection of wines and an expansive cocktail menu perfect for any occasion. The venue is split into two floors with the expansive First Floor The Arena housing 5 full sized ping pong tables and 2 pool tables. This spot is perfect for large groups looking for a party with a twist and our Games Masters are on hand to host beer pong, competitions or training sessions. Upstairs has its very own bar and is open day to day for casual ping pong play. Downstairs has a separate mezzanine hosting our darts oches and karaoke room. Our seating area wraps around the spacious bar and offers the perfect spot to relax after a days shopping or sporting event.
White Space 3 - 1600 SQFT Great venue for the following events- -Art gallery -Exhibitions -Launches -Screenings -Presentations -Cinema -Conferences -Pop up shop -Workshops -Celebrations -Meetings -Networking -Dining -Various Events -Select live music -Streaming -Select entertainment events -Children Parties -Baby Shower -Any other just get in touch -Great for sound recording -Air Con Unit -On site pop up bar -Nearby parking options -Outside free loading parking bay -Nearby beer and wine store -Nearby food vendors -Nearby daytime cafe -Nearby off license and Co-op -Ultra fast Wifi access -Toilets -Wheel chair accessible -Outdoor seating -Outdoor smoking area -Photographer/Videographer available -Nearby hackney wick station -Close bus routes 276,339,488 -Covid Secure Venue ** venue with large day light windows with good air ventilation with built in air con unit & Daylight + Blackout controllable options . -Next door changing room/ shower Located in Trendy Hackney wick -East London. We can fit prices as close as we can to your budgets , just ask! crew available upon request with some lighting equipment inc. 7 days a week Self access available for bookings with access to lobby area and storage facilities for equipment being delivered. On site FOOD/DRINKS/GIFTS stores for guests with 13% off all purchases when booking with us (discount coming soon). Studios near victoria park and stratford Olympic park and center. Large communal outdoor areas. Studio spaces are versatile to meet your requirements. We #strive4greatness to fulfill your event's potential, with our full onsite production team.
Sizona Location, is a 2,000 square feet spacious Architect designed minimalist apartment in the heart of London EC1, located near Old Street, Angel and Clerkenwell. Ground floor courtyard garden and design conscious interior. Set over 2 levels, this popular converted warehouse has a contemporary and loft appeal, with interior and exterior patio slab paving stones, exposed brick walls and a mix of modern and retro interiors.The building exterior has a classic London warehouse look with easy access. Together with the fully opening glass doors leading to a patio area, this exciting location is suitable for product launches, filming and photo shoots plus dinners, corporate events, cocktail parties, workshops and screenings. Feel free to inquire 8 am - 9 pm Mon - Sun Tel: + 44 7956 279338 Prices start from £400.00 for a 4 hour session with £500 weekday minimum. £100 per hour 1 - 5 attendees £150 per hour 6 - 12 attendees £175 per hour 13 - 20 attendees Please contact us so we can individually tailor the pricing for your enquiry.
Asia House is a beautiful Grade II* listed Georgian Town House in central London. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Regent Street, our venue is highly flexible and can accommodate a wide range of events from 2 to 250 guests. The building offers three Fine Rooms in the Regency style of architecture with high decorative ceilings, and marble fireplaces on the 1st floor, two smaller meeting rooms on the ground floor, a 10-12 seat boardroom with plasma screen, and one unique purpose-built exhibition spaces.
The 2000 sq. ft. space boasts a 13ft x 7ft skylight and picturesque crittal windows that bring 10+ hours of natural light into the studio, making it a uniquely bright and spacious environment for a wide range of events and projects. *We offer the space in complete blackout if your project requires it* Exposed period brick and a 25 ft ceiling gives Vittoria Wharf Studio its open and airy feeling and allows the possibility of working with large studio backdrops and other bulky items. We have a beautiful professional bar in the space with 5 Taps fed from our ICE COLD Keg system. We offer a selection of Beers from CRATE brewery as well as a selection of wines and cocktails on tap. Give us a shout to hear about our drink packages. In addition to the studio space itself you will have access to a 200 sq ft. balcony surrounded by a steel bannister that looks directly onto the River Lea Navigation Canal and the London Olympic Stadium. We host photoshoots, wedding receptions, concerts, performance workshops, corporate functions and more. We would love to talk with you about offering the ideal environment for your creative project or private event. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! The Space has several key features, including: This space is 13m x 14m. Professional Bar featuring 5 Taps fed from our ICE COLD Beer and Wine keg system 3 private loos with sink within each loo 1 Urinal Trough 5 Bathroom sinks 1 Shower 1 Large Kitchen Sink 2 Tea Kettle Water Boilers 6 Glass Front Bar Fridges Moveable Banquet tables/ Bars 30 Foldable Chairs Seating for 90 Large Storage Closet for your event 4 High powered electric space heaters 63A 3 Phase Power Available Rubber Box Distribution Box Plenty of Extensions for Distro Power
A global food and drink destination. We house nine open kitchens, a standalone bar and a mezzanine restaurant overlooking the food hall. Travel the world with us, from regional Thai curries to US-style smashed burgers and Middle Eastern shawarma, inspired by the street markets where they were born. Arcade's lively atmosphere & music sets an energetic vibe throughout the venue. We have a multitude of spaces and dining options on hand. Arcade is available for hire for up to 400 people. A perfect venue to host large events.
A much-loved museum in the London Borough of Southwark, celebrating the story of the building of the Thames Tunnel – the first tunnel under a navigable river anywhere in the world. The Museum displays are housed within the engine house, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The adjacent 15-meter deep tunnel shaft is Grade II* listed and is available for fashion shows, film shoots and commercials. Make your Event an unforgettable experience with fire pits and artisan drinks in our beautiful Rooftop Garden! We have worked with Midnight Apothecary to create some catering packages, please get in touch for prices. The drinks menu is seasonal and constantly evolving. Inspired by and created from plants grown in our garden or foraged close by, the house-made infusions create an aromatic and bitter forward menu high on organic and local, low on refined sugar.
A party on the banks of the River Thames – what could be more perfect? An award winning pub proudly boasting the National Pub & Bar Awards 2022 for Best Pub in the City of London and the Best Pub Chef at the Great British Pub Awards 2022. With an abundance of bookable spaces, dog-friendly garden and panoramic sun drenched views across the river Thames, it’s the perfect venue to retreat to for a glass of something special. Just a stone’s throw from Monument, Bank and London Bridge stations, situated on the north bank of the river – The Oyster Shed is home to some of the freshest food, finest wines, quality cask ales and a selection of cracking beers whilst boasting stunning views of The Tower of London and the iconic Shard. We offer various packages from light bites and lavish canapes to a delicious three-course sit down meals. We can also offer other options including hot and cold buffets, pop up stations etc. so if you have something specific in mind just ask!
The Halley is a unique and modern creative hub in East London that overlooks the Regents Canal. Facilities include a bright multi-purpose events space for conferences, workshops, and seminars, on-site restaurant Cafe Route serving up delicious Mediterranean food, and 5 creative studios for podcasts, music production, and content creation.
No. 4 Hamilton Place is an Edwardian townhouse in London’s Mayfair, available for hire for weddings, conferences, private dining, drinks receptions and parties. The venue is a Grade II listed building featuring nine versatile event spaces and an attractive outdoor terrace with views over Hyde Park. Once home to the Duke of Wellington, No. 4 Hamilton Place is an impressive, luxurious building with regal décor and traditional Edwardian features including a grand sweeping staircase. Our conference room is well-equipped with full audio-visual facilities and capacity for up to 250 delegates in theatre style, convenient travel links in, out and around the city and renowned high-quality catering provided by our exclusive partner, Blue Strawberry. We have a range of meeting rooms available for hire for groups of differing sizes whether you’re hosting an AGM or a small training session. Each is filled with natural light to keep your guests feeling awake and productive, with a team on-hand to provide any A/V support or refreshments. No. 4 Hamilton Place is also a popular venue for weddings and private events with a license for civil ceremonies and elegant range of ornate rooms suitable for celebrations of all size.
River Room boat by Bateaux London is a newly refurbished contemporary venue space with the largest rooftop garden terrace on the Thames. This highly versatile vessel is an incredible blank canvas on which you can truly tailor your vision, whether you are planning a corporate party, a launch event, a wedding or just want a memorable event with a wow factor we have dedicated event planners on hand to realise your vision with you. Offering ever changing views of the city from the rooftop the River Room is a modern, spacious and unique vessel. With flexibility to pick up from multiple locations such as Tower Bridge Quay, North Greenwich & Excel we are a venue that can come to you. Additionally, our captains will greet you upon arrival in their white shirts and epaulettes to guarantee the full nautical experience.
A breathtakingly beautiful and unique loft space; and one of the most instagrammable venues in Shoreditch. With not one, but two swings. This hidden Urban Garden is within walking distance from Old St, Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street Stations. Filled with lots of magical fairy lights, large plants, high wooden ceilings and 12 large sash windows, which allow floods of natural light into the venue all day. The venue is extremely versatile, with the flexibility to move the furniture around to best suit your needs, allowing guests to run a wide range of events, including: - Board meetings / Team meetings - Offsite days / Workshops - Seminars / Conferences - Networking events - Product launches - Photoshoots - Filming - Intimate concerts and Supper clubs. Prices start from £200 per hour. (we do not host parties in the venue)
Discover Paddington East, an exclusive event space on the water that is perfect for private hire. It is a unique and stunning venue that is ideal for hosting a range of events, such as supper clubs, brunches, meetings, product launches, and film screenings. This elegant boat can seat up to 30 guests comfortably, making it perfect for both intimate and larger gatherings. Additionally, we offer bespoke catering services that are tailored to your specific event requirements. Whether you're looking for a lunch feast, canapés, or a 5-course private dining menu, our experienced team can create the perfect culinary experience for your guests. Our range of drinks is also available for you to choose from, or you can bring your own drinks for a corkage cost of £16 per person. If you're looking for a unique experience, we also offer a self-driven picnic boat that can accommodate up to 8 people. You can take a leisurely cruise towards Little Venice and Regents Park, taking in the stunning sights and sounds of London. Once back on board The Boathouse London, you can enjoy a delicious dinner and the perfect end to your day. Whether you're planning a corporate event, a special celebration, or simply a day out on the water, Paddington East offers a unique and unforgettable experience that will leave you and your guests with lasting memories. Contact us today to book your event or to find out more about our services.
Boasting stunning expansive views across London's iconic skyline, including the renowned world heritage site, the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge and River Thames, The Tower Rooftop is one of London's finest rooftop venues. Whether holding a prestigious awards ceremony, Christmas party, summer BBQ or a wedding reception, make sure your event leaves a lasting impression with The Tower Rooftop's spectacular and unrivalled views. Suitable for all occasions, expect a personal and discreet service with the aid of the dedicated events team who deliver events that leave a positive impression every time.
Seafood restaurant located in the heart of Soho, on Dean Street, in a listed Georgian townhouse. The basement floor is a mixture of exposed bricks and white walls. It's features include a fully functioning marble bar with bar seating, an open kitchen, and three private caves. The Seafood Bar is a modern seafood restaurant that offers a wide variety of the highest quality seafood. We're proud to have received tens of thousands of five star reviews across the various platforms. Feel free to check for yourself! Hires will include the full use of the basement, or one of our private caves and a coordinator to ensure your event runs seamlessly, a fully stocked bar and the option of canapes, bowl food or sit down meal. There is also a PA system. Message us through Canvas to book a date.
Baby showers were virtually unheard of in the UK 15 years ago, but now the American trend has caught on and it’s safe to say that just like Elf on a Shelf, it is here to stay. Many people are still a little bit confused about what exactly is supposed to happen at a baby shower however, so if you’ve been tasked with organising one for your best friend or colleague, it’s a good idea to know exactly what’s expected of you.
What is a Baby Shower?
A baby shower is a party that usually happens before the birth of a child were guests ‘shower’ the expectant mum with gifts. While in the UK it has always been traditional to wait until after the birth before giving gifts, the baby shower trend has taken over from this. Yet you can still have it after the birth. There are pros and cons to both of these, so it’s best to talk to the mum-to-be herself or to her family before you start organising.
Before the Birth
This is the tradition that has come to us from the States, and it does have its benefits. For one, an expectant mum can put together a small gift registry of items that she needs before the baby gets here. She can then have the nursey set-up and any additional items bought in preparation. While all gifts are welcome, sometimes buying from a registry instead of the usual cuddly toys and clothes that tend to appear after the birth, can really help a new family out. It also gives the new parents an excuse to not see visitors for a time after the birth, as no one will be bringing round presents and interrupting while they try and get into a new routine. Not only that, but it’s something for mum to look forward too as her pregnancy progresses.
After the Birth
Some expectant mothers would rather wait until they have had a healthy child, and everyone is back home and doing well before celebrating. Call this superstition, but many in the UK don’t like the new baby shower tradition for exactly this reason. If you are hosting a party after the birth, it can also double as a naming day. Everyone will know baby’s name and gender and can buy gifts accordingly. This way, the new parents can get all of the visitors over in one day, and it brings a sense of normalcy with it after the birth.
Pick a Date
It’s important that the date works with the majority, if not all, of the people invited. If it is happening before the birth, it’s usually in the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy. If after, it’s going to be more likely to change, but normally it is at least 8 weeks after the birth.
A baby shower doesn’t always have to happen at someone’s house. To get away from the pressures of hosting in your own space, consider hiring a chilled-out venue where everyone can gather. Afternoon tea is popular for baby showers, after all, the mum can’t drink! Yet there are so many unique baby shower venues for hire in London, that you’re sure to find something to suit everyone tastes.
Decide who’s invited
As a baby shower is a more modern tradition, everything about it is flexible. Most often, it is the mum-to-be’s closest female relatives and friends, but if the boys want to get involved, then there’s no reason why they shouldn’t! Having dad there as well can add a lot of fun to the party and will provide you with even more ideas for entertainment.
Some decorations are essential for any baby shower, and there are a number of themes that work really well. As baby showers have grown more popular, decorations have popped up in loads of shops, and of course there is always a whole range of items available online. A cake is traditional and can decorated to match your theme.
Games at a baby shower are essential. There are a whole range to choose from as well, that start at the sweet and innocent and go all the way into ‘diaper’ humour. If the mum to be doesn’t know the gender, having everyone guess is fun, and games are a great way to break the ice between people who might not know each other too well.
While the expectant mother can’t have any alcohol, having a few mimosas or something similar aren’t out of place at a baby shower, just forego the shots!
Food is always essential. Having cakes and sweet treats is good, but savoury nibbles should also be included.
Let everyone know the final date in plenty of time and send out invites. If there is a gift registry, make sure the guests know about it.
Keep birth and pregnancy horror stories to a minimum. If someone tries to talk about anything too gross, change the subject. A baby shower is not the place.
Stick to the ending time. No one likes guests that stay past their welcome, and particularly not If you’re heavily pregnant. Take the reins and make sure everyone leaves on time.
A baby shower is a time for the ultimate celebration of bringing a new life into the world. It should be relaxed, carefree, and above all, good fun. Your friend or colleague is sure to remember the party your throw for them for years to come, and it will be a welcome break for them as they reach the end of their pregnancy or are still adjusting to life with a new-born.
London has so many venues to offer party planners and event planners, including some of the best venues for a baby shower. With Canvas, you can find your perfect baby shower venue by using our search function. Our venues specify if they can host a baby shower, and then you can narrow down your results with our search filters.
When planning any kind of event, you should always consider the same things: type of venue, venue location, number of guests, necessary facilities and amenities, and food and drink. Depending on the type of baby shower you want to host, you should choose a venue that meets all your requirements. With the help of our search filters, you can narrow down your results to baby shower venues that suit your event planning.
What happens at a baby shower is entirely up to you. It's a time for family, friends and colleagues of the parents-to-be to celebrate the baby's upcoming arrival - so it's always fun! The typical baby shower will have an afternoon tea style party, with tables full of cakes and baked goods. The guests will bring along their own yummy contributions as well as gifts for the baby-to-be. There tends to be lots of games for the parents-to-be and the guests to play too.
If you're planning the baby shower for the parents-to-be, you will no doubt want to make it a unique event. Whether you're doing it at home or hiring out a venue to celebrate, use baby shower decor to boost the theme of the day and make it extra special. It's a super special and personal occasion, so make it a personal event! Incorporate the personalities, styles and hobbies of the parents-to-be into the different factors of the baby shower party.
On the hunt for a venue with afternoon tea for a baby shower? No problem. With Canvas, you can search through our selection of London's favourite venues and make the most of our search filters or our specific Baby Shower venue category page. Use the filters to let us know how many guests you need to cater for and the facilities you'll need to make this event extra special. If there are a few venues for a baby shower that catch your eye, make sure you use our Wishlist feature and get in touch with several venues at the same time.