Located on a peaceful canal side setting, The Collective Bar & Kitchen offers global comfort food with a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. The space can be exclusively hired - both indoor & outdoor, for up to 600 guests. A perfect spot for a Summer party.
In the heart of East London, a 10,000 sq ft blank canvas for holding events, and photography and film shoots. The site is right next to Haggerston station, and a short walk to Shoreditch, Liverpool Street and Old Street. We have two 3500 sq ft studio spaces, an outside courtyard, and separate bar & café, all available for hire. The studios are situated in two big railway arches, featuring lovely brick work and concrete, giving an industrial feel, the perfect backdrop for any event.
Market Hall Fulham is located in the heart of Fulham Broadway in a beautiful, converted London Underground ticket hall. We have two spectacular spaces available for private hire. Firstly, our downstairs, communal dining area is available to be hired exclusively and offers a unique and very impressive space for larger groups. It is 10,000 feet in size, with room for over 250 seated and 400 standing. When it comes to food and drink, we have something for everyone. We have seven kitchens, a coffee shop and a fully-stocked bar, all offering quality food and drink from local and independent producers.
With its grand entrance, floor to ceiling windows, huge majestic staircase, leading to its fabulous ballroom, Ognisko is an impressive venue. Just a few minutes walk from South Kensington tube, the imposing Victorian building offers a charming setting ideal for that special day. Our cuisine is critically acclaimed and menus can be created to fit with individual preference. Whether you envision a luxurious wedding reception or a more secluded event, Ognisko provides an unforgettable experience.
The Fellow is a discreetly stylish hidden gem of a pub just around the corner from the grandeur of the new Kings Cross station. With a focus on the finer things and some wonderful spaces to enjoy them in, The Fellow is the ideal place to gather your gang together to celebrate an engagement, a birthday or a Friday!
Icetank is a hidden gem in the heart of Covent Garden, situated on a quiet street off Shaftesbury Avenue. With fantastic transport links, this unique blank canvas is ideal for press events, product launches, photo shoots, meetings or private parties. The venue is 171 sq. meters spread over two floors with wide street-level access doors into the main area of the studio. Amenities include wi-fi, stereo, system, two plasma screens, an HD projector, and a gas lit fireplace. The ground floor has a purpose built luxury kitchen with a gigantic skylight and modern appliances. It also has large wall-to-floor glass windows for ample natural lighting; this offers an uncompromising daylight that illuminates the entire space. There is also an acoustic glass in all windows for complete soundproofing with blackout electric blinds. Icetank is a completely transformable venue, with endless possibilities for your events.
Echoing the retro-chic look of NYC’s most urban and artistic boroughs, each Dirty Bones features unique, NYC apartment-inspired design details, a relaxed atmosphere of good vibes and the best old-school beats this side of Brooklyn.
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. We can host birthdays, Christmas parties, workshops, pop-ups, team building, art/music/magazine/PR launches and community events. We have outdoor space/indoor space, stage, projector and bar and kitchen.
Hatch based next to Homerton Overground is a multipurpose space. It's regular activities include a cafe, a bar, work spaces, antique furniture sales and various pop up businesses. It is a unique design with an incredible frontage and can be used for a host of different events including product launches, press days, meetings, away days and workshops. Open until 5:30pm everyday to the public, however events can run till late when agreed.
Located in the Brunswick just off Russell Square, the historic cinema was recently refurbished to the highest technology and design specs. All screening rooms have Sony 4K projectors, making it the ideal venue for hire in London for film premieres and galas. The largest theatre-style auditorium (Renoir) seats up to 147 and includes a separate VIP balcony. We also have intimate screening rooms seating up to 30. There are bars on all three levels of this unique venue in London. The entire ground-floor can be used for premiers and drinks receptions hosting up to 150 people.
The venue stands proudly in the heart of Wimbledon Village and is the perfect place for your next function. Whether it’s a small intimate wedding, corporate awards night or anything in between, this neutral purpose-built space can be made your own. With 28 exquisite bedrooms above the venue including a beautiful bridal suite and terrace. An all-year-round venue in a beautiful setting for both winter and summer with British seasonal menus, an extensive wine list and little extras to bespoke your day and night. Benefiting also from 28 bespoke boutique bedrooms, and ideally positioned just a 10-minute walk to Wimbledon train station and around the corner from the beautiful Wimbledon common, the venue is the perfect place to hold your wedding. For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch today!
Bellavita Academy is a bright gallery and a spacious 100sq meters venue, that combines modern art with light and space. Located only 5 minutes away from Tower hill, the space is ideal for corporate conferences, meetings and training sessions. The venue is fully equipped with a brand new kitchen, perfect for team building activities, cooking classes, wine tastings & supper clubs events. Whether you need an entertaining and dynamic team building or a venue for a product's launch or private celebrations, we will host your event properly. We provide additional services that add the extra touch: from breakfast meetings to all-day events, our quality food & drinks will transform your corporate or private receptions into unforgettable events. Our chefs can prepare the best tailor-made solutions, our fine selection of wines spoils you by choice, our sommeliers can support your delegates thoroughly. Enjoy booking with us: throughout the entire process we will provide a single point of contact delivering our highest standard of services.
AMP Studios are situated on the Old Kent Road in 2 railway arches with a spacious courtyard and pavilion which are just an 8 minute walk from Asylum Chapel and a 10 minute walk from Queens Road Station. They are an ideal location for moving image and stills shoots, as well as private parties and events. The arches also provide the perfect sister wedding reception venue for ceremonies at Asylum as they are a blank canvas venue in which you can decide your own food and drink, and decorate them to match your personal style.
We create amazing events in luxe environments that are warm, inviting and stimulating. Our beautifully designed spaces are the perfect location to host your next launching events, off-site session, hands-on workshop, guest lecture, panel event, or casual meetup.A boutique coworking and event space with 28 locations around the world. We are all about supporting communities and allowing our members and people we work with to grow organically. We love networking and sharing knowledge through meetups, networking drinks, panels and more.Our quirky spaces allow us to create amazing events in luxe environments that are warm, inviting and stimulating. Our beautifully designed lounges in Shoreditch can accommodate up to 200 guests after office hours on business days, or full days during weekends. Therefore, if you are looking for the perfect location to host your next launching events, off-site session, hands-on workshop, guest lecture, panel event, or casual meetup do not hesitate to reach out to us.
We are a bar and restaurant based on a flat-share concept, designed to look and feel exactly like being round at somebody's home, located in the heart of Notting Hill off the iconic Portobello Road. Our quirky, homely and vibrant flat is a fully licensed venue with award winning food and drinks on offer alongside a variety of spaces perfect for private and dry hire including birthday parties, dinner parties, corporate parties and team away days, filmings and photoshoots and most other private hire formats! It has two floors available for hire, The Living Room and The Flatmates Den, which can be rented together for full private or dry hire based on your group size and requirements at favourable rates. Based on the award winning pop-up of the same name on Notting Hill Gate which opened 4 years ago, has already hosted the likes of Boy George, Wretch 32. The Fratellis, Duran Duran and many more filming crews, fashion brands and PR agencies for all forms of pop-ups and venue hire events. Looking for something more personal? We've hosted hundreds of wedding receptions, birthday parties, dinner parties, private house parties and just about any other gathering you can think of! Get in touch and we'll be able to provide you with a bespoke quote for your event. *** Please note our venue is not available for Private Hire on Fridays and Saturdays during operating hours unless you have a substantial budget as these are our peak operating hours. On Fridays and Saturdays we usually operate on a minimum spend bases for non-exclusive area bookings. ***
Ladbroke Grove, Little Venice
The Molly Anna is an exquisitely maintained 58' wide-beam canal boat with full-length stage, licensed and insured for musical or theatrical performance, product launches, cozy work retreats, events and parties. The Molly Anna is available for canal-side events at a variety of locations along the Grand Union Canal, in West, Central or East London. On a rainy day, 8-10 people comfortably fit inside around our roaring stove. Two-to-three times that many people can lounge above board on a sunny day. We frequently partner with canal-side pubs and other businesses to accommodate larger crowds, allowing people to circulate on and off the boat. In addition to offering a place to perform their work, Bards on Boats employs actors as hosts and tour guides. Contact us to discuss if and how actors' services can complement your event, or if you'd prefer to go with a skipper, whose services are included in the boat rental.
?So, it’s someone’s special birthday, and you’ve decided that this is the year that they get the surprise of their life. Hosting a surprise birthday party is harder than it looks, what with all the secret WhatsApp messages and hiding the decorations! Particularly when you can’t ask the person their preference on anything, you have to go solely by what you know of them. We have 6 top tips for you to consider that will help you make the important decisions.
Keep it Appropriate
The age of the birthday boy or girl can decide your whole event. If they are turning 21, then there is likely to be a lot of loud music, and questionable drinking choices. For 30, perhaps a karaoke bar is the place to be. 50, and maybe this is they first time they have been out all year. 80, and maybe they want something more low-key. That being said, it all depends on someone’s personality. There are plenty of 18-year-olds who want nothing more than board games and pizza. Just like there are 40-year-olds who want to get dressed up and hit the town. Knowing the person that you are throwing the party for is going to decide what you do, so make sure you choose something that fits with their personality, not yours.
Do They Like Surprises?
Linked to this is knowing if a surprise party is actually best for them. Do you know the best people to invite, or can you get a group of people together who will know? If they have a lot of people in your life that you don’t know, or won’t be able to contact, then it might be a good idea to tell them that you are going to host a party and ask them for a list. Some people just really, really, don’t like surprises, and won’t appreciate something as big as a party being dropped on them. Not every party has to be a surprise one, they might be happy if you do all of the organising, so long as they know it’s happening.
Picking the venue is one of the most important things to get right when planning a surprise party, as it will set the tone for the whole evening. Are you looking a club? A VIP bar? Maybe something more casual so that you can really go to town on when it comes to decorating. It has to be accessible for all of the guests, and there also has to be a plausible excuse in place for why the birthday girl or boy is turning up there. There is a full array of birthday party venues for hire in London, from small rooms to truly unique and bespoke private areas that can fit all close friends and family. If you are having a theme, this will help you narrow the selection down a lot, but don’t pick somewhere that is out of sorts with the rest of the night.
Make Sure They’re the Last to Arrive
There is nothing worse than a surprise being ruined by someone turning up too late and meeting the person the party is being held for – before their grand entrance. No one is still going to be surprised at this stage. When sending everyone the information about when to be there, make sure that it is a minimum of half an hour before the scheduled surprise. Be strict about the time, as it’s the one thing that could ruin all of your careful planning. If anyone is running late, ensure that they text ahead so they know if it’s safe to come in or not. Make sure that you know how far away the birthday person is at all times, so that you can prepare everyone for their arrival.
Have A Theme
A theme is something fun to do that will add even more to the surprise. Getting everyone to dress up and decorating the venue can really add a sense of fun to your party. Having props for them to wear and hold when they arrive will mean that the party is instantly started, and all of the snacks, nibbles and drinks can be around a set theme as well. It even opens up lots of avenues to have party games. Make sure you know that it’s something your friend or relative will like and get enthusiastic about, and that all of the other guests are on board with being a little bit silly. If you’re not having a theme, make sure that you at least have a dress code similar to what the ‘surprisee’ will be wearing. This means that they won’t look completely out of place when they arrive to their own party.
Keep the Surprises Coming
To make it a night to really remember, keep the surprises coming. Maybe have a friend fly in from overseas to add some more shock value. You can also have surprise gifts and even a ‘surprise’ cake. This is a cake that seems plain on the outside but has a themed centre. The more the birthday person is kept on their toes, the better. Make sure that the surprises do stop at some point however, otherwise they’re likely to become too overwhelmed. They’ll also want time to actually mingle and chat with all of the friends that you have invited to celebrate with them.
A well-planned surprise party can be one of the best nights you’ve ever had. Not only will the person have no idea, but other people have gone to the bother of planning it all for them. It’s a really sweet and caring thing to do for someone special in your life, and they are sure to be thanking you for years to come. You’ll also have lots of other people looking to get on board and help out, so you’ll never need to do all of the planning by yourself.