In the heart of London’s design district, this beautiful space is a versatile option for an event of any kind. Elegant, curved sky lights invite glorious natural light, and bi-fold doors open the space onto a sun-soaked terrace. A fully-equipped bar is there to ensure your guests are refreshed and energised for the occasion and a connected meeting room is the perfect prep space. Our experienced events management team is there to help you curate the perfect event, from customising our versatile spaces; to catering, hybrid-technology and cleaning. Whichever way you choose to gather, Fora makes room for the extraordinary The space comes fully kitted out with more tech/AV than you can shake your microphone at. Whether you’re planning drinks, a conference, an away day or gala, you’ll have everything you need to host an event that people will remember.
The Stanley Building in Kings Cross is a truly unique space that blends architecture from 1800s with a sophisticated modern-day development. Originally built in the 1800s as the first example of social housing, the original building is a characterful brick building that now sits inside TOG’s workspace, giving a one-of-a-kind aesthetic and an industrial feel. The ground floor offers space for 300 people within pared-back, relaxed surroundings, while the incredible roof terrace, dotted with original chimney pots and brickwork, offers incredible views and space for 40 people. In addition to the large event space, this building has 9 meeting rooms ranging in size from 4 person to 100 person.
The Groucho Club, located in the heart of bohemian Soho, has several event spaces available for private hire by both members and non-members alike. It is in the ideal location for private parties, private dinner party, birthdays, weddings, drinks receptions, conferences, and meetings. Unique and unusual, this venue is perfect for those looking for a quirky and beautiful venue in a central London location.
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.
Mu is a bar, restaurant, and live music venue from the team behind Brilliant Corners and Giant Steps. The venue’s aim is to present great sound in an intimate atmosphere and it regularly hosts a range of artists including established Afro-beat legends such as Dele Sosimi, as well as up and coming artists like including Saya Gray and Kokoroko’s Yohan Kebede. A 10-minute walk from Dalston Junction, the venue is perfectly set up for album launches, corporate event events and private celebrations for up to 120 guests. The events team includes professional sound engineers, acclaimed chefs serving Japanese cuisine from a robata grill, as well as a knowledgeable bar team that present an extensive selection of natural wine, plus classic and seasonal cocktails.
Located on Greek Street, in the heart of Soho, Martinez is a flexible & effortlessly stylish Members’ Cocktail Lounge and private events space. Through a discreet door, located on the 1st floor, Martinez has an airy loft-style feel, with sleek green tiled walls contrasting exposed brick and distressed walls. From bursting with artwork with a carefully curated selection of artists, whose works provide a sophisticated backdrop to any event. Martinez is a versatile space that can accommodate a range of different events from photoshoot hire, pop-up shops, live music events, fashion shows, charity events, and more! We are a community of cocktail connoisseurs, alongside those with a newfound interest in the subtleties, and the exuberant elements, of the cocktail experience.
A beautiful contradiction: an historic building full of charm yet complemented with a blank canvas feel and the latest AV and tech capabilities. A world away from soulless, stark or consistently corporate, Glaziers Hall is an eclectic mix of spaces that come seamlessly together to offer an event experience like no other. The Great Hall, River View, Court Suite, Library, The Bridge, Thames Balcony and London Bridge Arches each have their own unique character and charm. In the same way, they are all wonderfully versatile and can be used for a range of corporate functions. Whether it’s a simple meeting room or an Awards ceremony with pre-drinks reception, three-course-meal and after-dinner entertainment, our team of events professionals provide the support you need every step of the way. With a network of suppliers to meet with even the most demanding of briefs, we work with you to make your corporate function a success. Conferences, symposia and congress events, AGMs, networking and training sessions all benefit from a 1 gigabit fibre-optic internet link, along with 4G backup and WIFI mesh network to WIFI 6 standards. Providing connectivity for increasingly complex events that require online and in person attendance, more than 500 people can simultaneously access the system. Making sure your event meets and exceeds expectations, our team of experts will recommend the catering and drinks, the table centre pieces and decorations, colour themes and lighting. Whatever support you need, our team will be on-hand to help. With breathtaking views of the River Thames and a panoramic vista across to the City of London, Glaziers Hall is the only Livery building to be located on the South side of the River Thames. Although initially intended for use by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, the Hall is supported by a shareholding of three Companies: The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers and The Worshipful Company of Launderers. The crests of all three Livery Companies can be found throughout the Hall and are displayed prominently on the walls and chairs within the Court Room, which is still used for official business by the Liveries to this day.
Grow is carved out of an old sausage factory and transformed into a unique bar, kitchen and creative event space. Located in a yard in the heart of Hackney Wick and backing onto the canal, it was built by a small local team and is operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business. Step into a venue designed for the extraordinary! Whether it's a milestone birthday bash, a festive Christmas parties, an engaging workshop, a trendy pop-up, a transformative team-building session, or a grand launch for art, music, magazine, or PR — we've got the perfect backdrop. Plus, our heart is always open for community events. Let's bring your vision to life and create moments that resonate! Discover everything our venue has to offer for your next event! We proudly feature: Versatile outdoor by the canal and indoor spaces to cater to any ambiance you envision. A professional-grade stage, ready to showcase performances or presentations. A high-definition projector, ensuring clarity for visuals or slideshows. A comprehensive DJ setup, primed for unforgettable beats and music. A well-stocked bar serving an array of beverages to quench every thirst. A fully-equipped kitchen, geared to deliver culinary delights for your guests. Elevate your event to unparalleled heights with our unmatched facilities!
Rising, Phoenix-like from the site of an original Victorian pier, Woods Quay offers guests a magnificent 21st Century passage to their awaiting boat or as a place to pause, eat, drink and languish. RIBA award winning and a feat of engineering, Woods Quay sits atop the Thames, rising and falling with the tide. A long awaited home to Woods’ Silver Fleet. Cormorant Deck The dramatic entrance of the Cormorant Deck, a spacious and light-filled reception deck offering shelter and shade. A pair of large fireplaces warm the space in cooler seasons, and the refreshing river breeze flows in from the exposed edge to cool your guests in the summer. Pebble terrazzo flooring and oiled oak columns perfectly frame the views of the Southbank and private moorings beyond. East Wing Dining Room Delight your guests with the sights of our chef brigade cooking behind the immense stone and concrete counter, as your dining table overlooks the Electrolux Grand Cuisine equipped galley. Floor to ceiling glass captures the ever-changing riverscape and the illuminated arches of Waterloo Bridge, while a snug private bar and spacious outside deck await to enjoy cocktails, sample wine and take in the views across to St Paul’s Cathedral in the East. West Wing Bar Idyllically positioned to take in the panoramic water level view of Cleopatra’s Needle, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, our West Wing Bar offers a private space for you and your guests to enjoy. Vast floor to ceiling windows, wrap-around outside deck and a show-stopping bar serving your desired cocktails, wines and spirits makes the West Wing bar the perfect spot to pause before your dinner or canape reception. Exclusive hire Swing open the internal glass doors and reveal Woods Quay as a spectacular riverside venue for up to 250 guests. Flowing seamlessly out onto 160 metres of private moorings, let this exclusive riverside platform become the stage for entertainment, food stations and innovative venue styling, drawing guests out to the calm, lapping charm of the river.
Pop Brixton Pop Brixton transformed a disused plot of land into a pioneering space that showcases the most exciting independent businesses from Brixton and Lambeth. From vintage shopping to community gardening, including kids' activities, yoga workshops, broadcasting major sport events, and with a thrilling DJ line up, the everchanging program at Pop Brixton is designed to cater for all tastes. Pop Brixton, with its trendy bars and cosmopolitan eateries, is also home to an event space, "Pop Box" and a pumping night life. Catering As we are a community-based project, we kindly ask you to choose your catering from one of our on-site food members. You will be able to select from all of our street food stalls ranging from Indian-influenced burgers, to Sushi, to Churros, to award-winning pizza. So along with the venue usage, you would also be getting Foodism Awards’ ‘Best Food Market’!
The Old Parish Hall is a large, blank canvas space perfect for your next event, whether it’s for a photo shoot, a wedding, corporate event, private party or gallery showing. Re-launched in August 2017, this former Edwardian parish hall has been restored to its former beauty and character. Located in Hackney in East London it is a unique venue in London. * Huge 220 sq metre event space * 6m high barrel-vaulted ceiling with excellent natural light * Supporting reception area with professional kitchen * Wheelchair accessible with lift and ramp * Available for day & evening hire We are a charitable initiative whose aim is to make osteopathy accessible to all. We provide osteopathy on a pay-what-you-can basis, to help those that cannot. We also offer our patients low-cost wellness classes as part of our bid to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. All other activities within, such as weddings, photo shoots and event hire, help to fund our charity.
Situated in a beautifully restored 2,000 st ft exposed-brick arch under Waterloo Station, the venue is a captivating mix of urban graffiti culture and futuristic technology. It is the perfect blank canvas venue for innovative events, Christmas parties, screenings, product launches, conferences or corporate parties. Inspiring people to achieve wellbeing through art, technology and immersive experiences, this niche venue ticks all of the sensation boxes by creating therapeutic and fully immersive audio-visual displays. Combining taste, sight, touch, sound, and even scent, all of your senses are engaged. The venue is a true powerhouse which offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Included in your venue hire: Exclusive use of the whole venue Available access 7 days a week, licensed until 2am on weekends Use of audio – Full 34 speaker surround system and DJ Booth with Pioneer Pro DJ equipment Use of venue lighting system High-speed Wi-Fi 3 phase power Ground floor, street level access and loading Additional requirements: Security staff Venue technician Post-event professional cleaning Additional services available: Furniture hire Additional breakout areas HD projectors and screens DJs and entertainment Team building activities – graffiti workshop Videography and photography Bespoke branding opportunities, including print and original graffiti artwork Full bar set-up with a range of drinks packages Catering We look forward to welcoming you.
The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. A Victorian masterpiece restored… Sir John Betjeman called this Gothic treasure “too beautiful and too romantic to survive” in a world of tower block and concrete. After years of devoted restoration, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is being hailed as the city’s most romantic building. This 5-star London hotel features glorious Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings, hand-stencilled wall designs and the Grand Staircase; all are as dazzling today as when the hotel opened in 1873.
Embodying all the elegance and grace of the Edwardian era, this period venue exhibits immense light and sophistication, creating a simply breath-taking effect for your event. The Lindley Hall is an iconic venue in central London providing the perfect setting for any occasion. The venue has capacity for up to 700 guests and is entirely flexible; perfectly suited to a truly unique event. With breakout options on the mezzanine and semi private space that can be offered as a separate bar or dance floor, you can truly make this space your own.
Folklore is a superb live music location split into two sparkly sections- Live stage/ 100 cap dancefloor in the secret back space & chill/breakout bar (40 cap) at the front! The vibrant beating heart of Hoxton, Shoreditch-An incredibly VIBESY corner spot minutes away from Columbia road, Brick lane, 3 mins to Hoxton overground and super close to Old st, Liverpool st, bethnal green and 24 hour night buses! Gorgeous raw brick walls, rustic up-cycled bar & candle/fairy-lit interior will have you fall head over heels in glittery love with the space... Events are our pride and joy - our uniquely personable, warm & experienced approach to private and promoted parties brings us repeat custom time and time again! Film shoots, music videos, private parties, product launches, club nights, live music promotions, brand awareness, fashion shows, showcases, film screenings, or just an old fashioned knees-up - we can handle everything! We have secure storage with separate entrance if required; internal and external catering can be provided and our beautiful venue is licensed until 1/3 a.m. We also have a 1 bed flat above the venue for hire if you need too! We're always looking for new ideas and connections - get in touch!
Bringing together stunning event spaces, creative gastronomy, and exclusive access to world-class art, Tate Events is uniquely placed to offer an immersive event experience. From small, intimate gatherings to large scale corporate events, Tate Events can cater to any event. Our world–renowned venue offers unrivalled options to host your guests, from Tate Britain’s iconic Duveens galleries, to our stunning Gallery 9 where you can dine surrounded by masterpieces by British artists. The Tate Events team has a wealth of expertise, offering a complete package from venue hire to exquisite food and beverage. All profits from our events are donated to Tate, securing the future of art for all. Make your event one to remember!
Your child’s bar or bat mitzvah is probably something that they will have been thinking about for years. Seeing cousins celebrate theirs, friends’ older siblings, and of course hearing about it through the synagogue means that it will never be too far from their minds. After all, it is the first step on their journey into adulthood, so it’s understandably as important to them as it is to you. The parents however, are the ones that need to organise the celebrations, so it’s vital to have a list of important details on hand to help you plan.
Don’t Get Carried Away
Even if you are having a lavish party with 300 guests, it’s important that you don’t lose the meaning of the event. Your child’s bar/bat mitzvah classes are more important than what DJ you have. The same goes for their mitzvah project, and the charity that your child wants to support. It should be something that they really believe in, and it can even become a theme for the party itself. When they come of age, your child becomes a full member of the Jewish community, whether a bar/bat mitzvah is held or not, so it’s not about how much you can impress people. Make sure that you talk to your child about the section of the Torah they are to say and discuss their mitzvah project with them.
Pick a Date
You will likely know the date that the synagogue gives your child up to three years in advance, so you can preliminary book a venue with plenty of time to spare. When you have settled on a date, it’s important that you send save the dates out to everyone that is invited. This means that they can get it into their calendar early, and your date is less likely to clash with others. If someone else is thinking of the same date as you, there is always the option of changing plans to have a joint celebration with another child. This way, you can split the costs. After all, if the children are in the same friend group, they would be going to each other’s celebrations anyway.
The venue you choose can help you to really get all of your plans clear in your mind. Whether you are having a small intimate gathering, or a large celebration, a themed party, or a traditional feel, the venue can help all of this become a reality. If you’re based in the city, there is a whole variety of bar and bat mitzvah venues to hire in London. It’s recommended that you take your time and view a handful before making your decision on what one is right for you and your family. Many have their own caterers that can provide kosher and non-kosher food as well as a full children’s menu, which will be one more thing ticked off your list.
Consider a Party Planner
Some bar/bat mitzvah are likened to weddings when it comes to the detail of planning that goes into them. From a candle ceremony to catering, décor and entertainment, it’s a lot to do, and many families simply don’t have the time. Of course, you can scale back the celebrations, but if a big event is what you want, then a party planner might just save you a whole load of stress. Even for smaller parties, it is sometimes useful to have someone who is looking after it for you. Leaving you to make decisions on what you’d like, without having to contact any vendors or spend ages coordinating.
The theme for this celebration can really be anything but should reflect your child’s interests in order to make it special to them. Whether this is sports, a favourite TV show or movie or something like Hawaiian or Hollywood, make sure that you have an agreement from them. If they really don’t like your idea, then they’re not going to have a good time. It’s really important that you try and involve them in this process as much as you can, and the theme is one way that you can do that.
Have a Timeline
As with any big event, having a timeline for when everything is going to occur is essential. After all, you need to make room for a range of formalities, and if you are having horas or a candle ceremony, time needs to be made for this as well. Having a timeline will let everyone at the party know what is happening and when. It will be particularly useful for caterers and entertainers. If you have a particular time that the event needs to close at, make sure that all of the guests are aware of it and can arrange the appropriate transport home or to their hotel.
In your kids’ eyes, this might be one of the biggest factors to consider. Having a band or a DJ, or even just playing the music that they like, will mean that the dancefloor is never empty. Other ideas include a photobooth and a caricaturist to make sure that everyone is entertained the entire night. If there are also going to be a lot of younger children in attendance, ensuring that there is something for them is also essential, as it means that their parents can relax.
Your child’s bar/bat mitzvah is an event that they will remember forever, just as you will. It has so much significance in their lives, that it’s important that you try and get the balance right between spiritual meaning, and entertainment for your guests. So long as your child enjoy it and are involved in the planning to a degree, everything is sure to go smoothly, and they’ll be thanking you for organising it so well.
Like all great parties, Bar and Bat Mizvahs come in all shapes and sizes. And in a city with as many excellent venues as London, you’ll definitely find a space to suit your guest list. The most important thing to know before you start looking for your perfect Bar Mitzvah venue is how many people you want to invite – and how many might turn up even without an invitation! The closer to central London a venue is, the more expensive the larger spaces tend to be – but their venue managers are always very knowledgeable and will easily be able to help you organise the best Bar Mitzvah ever. Mazel tov!
Venue prices in London vary a lot, and it will depend on what you need your venue to provide. Do you need staging and audio-visual equipment? Do you want to have an elaborate meal or an open bar? Will you need secure storage for gifts? If you’re looking for an affordable Bar Mitzvah venue, consider spaces just outside of Central London to get the most for your money.
If you’re interested in providing your own catering, you’re likely to need to find a dry hire space. A venue that will offer dry hire will charge you a fee for using the space, and then you will need to provide everything else. This can seem like a great way to get an affordable Bar Mitzvah venue, but remember that you will need suppliers for all of your party rentals, and this can be very time consuming, expensive and a big logistical undertaking. It works well for smaller gatherings, but if you have a lot of guests we would recommend finding an all-inclusive venue or one that offers a Bar or Bat Mitzvah party package.
Bar Mitzvah venues in London range from small, intimate spaces to large, elaborate ballrooms. So whatever the length of your guest list, you’ll find the perfect space. If you’re intending to hold a ceremony and the party in two different locations, just remember to organise or provide transport for your guests so they don’t get lost en route before the rest of the event begins!
Most venues in London provide their own licenses that will be appropriate for most types of parties and gatherings. If you would like to sell alcohol yourself at a dry hire venue, you may need to get a temporary alcohol license. Or if you want the DJ to keep playing until the early hours of the morning, you may need to organise a late license. This will depend on the venue and the area of London, so the venue managers will be able to tell you what licensing you will need to apply for and how.