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.
About Us Located in the heart of Homerton (East London), Hatch is a truly unique venue. The 1950's building was once a print factory loading bay, now converted into an industrial-style event space. With its rich history as a clothes market, illegal nightclub, and boxing gym, Hatch is a characterful hidden gem renowned for its homely feel. As part of East London’s scene, we are a sustainable and independently run space. Facilities & Capacity The venue features an impressive entrance constructed from mismatched salvaged windows and doors, full ceiling height of over 5.5m, two mezzanine areas, a bar and kitchen. The warehouse-style space is decorated with a mix of vintage and mid-century furniture that contributes to its retro-charm. While there is ample space for a seated meal (50-52 ppl approx.), the venue maintains an intimate feel (standing capacity of approx. 60 ppl). The abundant plant life contrasts perfectly against the white painted brick walls, adding to Hatch´s quirky atmosphere. Located right next to Homerton Station, Hatch hosts beautiful day/evening weddings, product launches, pop-up dinners, birthday parties, film and photo shoots, networking events, live music, and more. – Equipped with microphones, a projector, vinyl decks, and a sound system, our versatile venue can accommodate it all! Services offered Our dedicated team at Hatch would love to help bring your vision to life. We offer a variety of flexible options around dry/wet hire, and food catering. We have partnered with some amazing professionals such as Laura Paine, Cocotte Catering, Millfield Store, whose food is an experience on its own right; a local florist - My Posy Neighbour, known for their eye-catchy decors focused on sustainability. Interested in booking? Drop us a message!
Nestled in the heart of Borough, London, our venue's rich history as a Victorian diary factory blends seamlessly with modern design elements, creating a one-of-a-kind space perfect for any event. From corporate gatherings to private celebrations and weddings, we've got you covered with a diverse range of spaces available for exclusive or independent bookings. Each area has been meticulously designed to cater to various needs and requirements, ensuring a seamless event experience. With a total of 12 event spaces across the venue and a maximum capacity of 400 guests, the venue benefits from plenty of natural daylight, top-of-the-range AV, industrial charm and outdoor spaces.
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.
Situated in the Railway Arches of Bethnal Green, our unique Restaurant on Paradise Row consists of a Terrace, Restaurant and Mezzanine Private Dining Room, making it the perfect space for every event. You can choose from Dinner in our Private Dining Room to a drinks reception on the Terrace in the sunshine or a full venue exclusive. Located minutes from Bethnal Green tube station makes it the ideal location in the heart of East London
Night Tales is home to East London's largest weatherproof 10 000sq ft Terrace, located under 3 epic Victorian railway arches - all just a stone's throw away from Hackney Central. Boasting a 650 capacity venue, Night Tales is comprised of 3 multifunctional event spaces ready to be discovered for those who are looking to create a memorable event. Night Tales consists of a 6000sq ft all-weather Terrace, an indoor Tropical Bar featuring a giant LED palm tree and a separate Club room packed with state of the art lighting and sound equipment ready to create a multisensory experience. Taking inspiration from Japanese night markets, the founders brought to life this neon filled jungle featuring colourful festoon and ambient globe lighting surrounded by tropical palm foliage. All providing a canopy to numerous seating areas including raised daybeds, sofas and trestle style tables. Guests enjoy watching Tommy from Sons of Slice, their in house pizzeria, create fresh pizzas from scratch with authentic Italian ingredients. Their food offering is complimented by the carefully selected seasonal cocktail offering served from up to 4 bars located conveniently across each space. Night Tales is primarily available for those wanting a unique setting for their Corporate Summer/Christmas Party, Product Launch or Networking Event as well as Brand Activation.
Housed in a majestic eight-floor Art Deco building in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, Mortimer House is a destination for those who wish to create, work and unwind. Founded upon a philosophy of providing holistic balance in work and life, it is intended to satisfy the needs of both the head and the heart. Intuitively designed meeting rooms, terraces, event spaces and a Rooftop Bar effortlessly meld mid-century design touches with the classicism of the original building.
You can expect a diverse range of event offerings. The venue caters to an extensive array of occasions, ensuring that there is something suitable for every event type and style. Whether you are planning a wedding, private dinner, film screening, launch party, meeting or networking event, the venue has the facilities and expertise to make it a success.
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.
**Situated in the Heart of Covent Garden and a stone's throw from the Seven Dials, The Stables is a purpose-built Event venue/gallery, spanning 2 floors and enclosed Courtyard** The Stables has 2 frontages; on Earlham Street and Shelton Street so your visitors will have superb visibility and access. The venue itself is 4,500Sq/Ft over two floors with an outside Courtyard (versatile space away from the hustle and bustle) but also allows delivery access for easy loading in and out with a total capacity of 380pax. With a blank canvas feel you can create any event around your brief, whether it is for a launch party or corporate event or exhibition it will be a space that can be transformed to wow your guests. The venue boasts in house, top of the range AV equipment, F&B facilities and parking/ loading bays.
Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Crypt on the Green offers a magnificent venue for exhibitions, wedding receptions, wine tastings, conferences, live performances and much more. With vaulted arches, exposed brickwork and parquet flooring, this unique and versatile space is bound to help make your event unforgettable. We have 4 spaces available to hire, so whether you're looking for a party location for 300 guests or a small meeting space for 10, we've got something on offer for you. This unique venue is located at the heart of Clerkenwell, one of London's most attractive, historic & accessible areas, and is situated within walking distance of Farringdon and Angel tube stations. Please note, the Crypt on the Green is not available on Sundays!
Boasting a fantastically central location right opposite the Royal Opera House in the heart of ‘Theatreland’, this iconic Covent Garden pub dates from 1763 and, through its original link with Bow Street Magistrates Court, was witness to the formation of the Bow Street Runners, widely acknowledged to be Britain’s first police force. The pub was almost certainly used by them and has a cell in the basement that was used to house prisoners! Decorated throughout with fascinating historical artefacts, the Bow Street Tavern’s five floors offer a choice of spaces for any social gathering or event. if you’re in the mood to party, choose from one of our five unique party spaces (including the Rooftop Terrace) and put our events team to work to plan the perfect event.
Gently rising and falling with the tide, the restaurant at dock-level is joined by waterside bar, The Lowback. The Lowback bar is Hawksmoor’s most ambitious bar; with a nine-metre-long bar, dark green marble floor, polished timber ceiling and velvet booths, the water-level bar will be the ideal spot for a glamorous night out in a great bar that doesn’t take itself too seriously. With a capacity of up to 230 guests standing, the bar can play host to a variety of larger and more informal shindigs – from company socials, winter and summer parties, birthdays festivities – you can either hire a semi-private area or go all out and hire the whole bar and summer terrace for sun-drenched celebrations.
Selgars Mill is a beautiful converted 19th Century mill house with cottages, set in eight acres of secluded grounds in the Culm Valley in Mid Devon. We like to keep things simple and create a cosy and relaxed environment so that our guests can feel at home. You can reach Selgars in just two hour by train from Paddington. It's a perfect location for team building retreats and remote working. We have indoor overnight accommodation for up to 30 guests and seasonal (Mar-Nov) outdoor glamping accommodation for up to 60 guests. We also have the capacity to host nature conferences and community gatherings for up to 300 participants with the use of neighbouring camping fields for DIY camping. We host team building retreats, corporate offsites, workations, slow coliving, weddings, wellness retreats, nature immersions, educational and leadership programmes, families, school groups, local events, holiday rentals and our very own re:build and enchanted village gatherings. Our estate is small in size, but it is overflowing with big dreams and creative energy. Selgars is a place for both work and play. During the holidays we host 'Life at Selgars' coliving residencies, weddings and celebrations; we want Selgars to grow into 'a home away from home' where lifelong memories are made. When we all go back to school or work, Selgars is an ideal venue for hosting nature conferences, strategic offsites and team retreats. Selgars is perfect nature location to go to do deep work as a team and build the connection, trust, psychological safety and shared identity that is required for true collaboration and teamwork to take place. ?As much as possible we aim to place creativity & regeneration at the heart of all we do. We have an edible garden on site and seek to source our food from delicious local producers. When it comes to hospitality, we believe in simplicity and participation. When something needs to be done, we all do it together. This is what builds community. This is what makes Selgars special. If this is the culture and spirit of the event you wish to host, then please don't hesitate to get in touch. Visit www.selgars.org for more info. We also have an East London venue called House of Transformation - visit - www.hotspaces.org
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.
Step through a hidden doorway into a uniquely-designed party space. Vout-O-Reenee's is an exceptional venue, perfect for any event for up to 100 people. A rare opportunity to celebrate at one of London's most intriguing and unusual members' clubs. Classic cocktails, chilled champagne, excellent selection of wine, beers and spirits • Outdoor private terrace with smoking area • Decks, projector, PA/AV and multi-music systems, performance area • Piano and possibilities for live entertainment • Free parking nearby 17:30-08:30 weekdays, 24-hours Sat-Sun
Bridal showers are still relatively new to the UK. Less common even than the baby shower, they rarely occur in families unless it is as an alternative to a hen do (bachelorette). One instance where the bridal shower is definitely a good idea is when it comes to a work colleague. You might all be good friends outside of the office, but there’s no guarantee that everyone will get a hen party invite or even an invite to the wedding. After all, weddings are expensive, and every extra person adds to this. If you want to give your work bestie an amazing send off into the married world, then a bridal shower is the way to go. You can give gifts, celebrate, and discuss the upcoming nuptials. Your co-worker is sure to love it, and it gives everyone in the office the chance to congratulate her.
Bridal showers are actually a much older tradition than you might think. Dating from Victorian times, gifts were generally presented in a lady’s parasol, which is where the idea of ‘showering’ the bride-to-be comes from. It could be argued that this type of celebration is even older, with women who didn’t have a dowry being given gifts by friends, family, and neighbours to help her set up her new home. Nowadays, we mostly associate the bridal shower with our friends in the US, although in fact there are many countries who have this tradition. It is generally either the Maid of Honour, or the bride’s family that hosts a bridal shower, although brides can have more than one, with different groups of people, including one for work friends.
Are Men Allowed?
Usually, it’s only the girls than get involved in a bridal shower, but when it comes to organising something for a work colleague, who’s to say that the men have to be left out? It’s something that you should discuss with the bride if she knows you’re organising it, as well as with the men you work with. Some might want the opportunity to celebrate with the bride-to-be and give their own gifts.
The whole point of a bridal shower was traditionally to give gifts to the bride. When it’s a work colleague, you’ll have to decide what you are doing as a group. Perhaps everyone will go in together to buy a big-ticket item from the gift registry, or each buy your own individual gifts for her. A cash gift has become more and more common – this can go towards the happy couple’s honeymoon It is particularly appropriate when the couple already lives together and don’t need any of the traditional household items usually bought.
The venue you choose will decide the whole feel of the bridal shower. Of course, you can have it in the office, but it might be nice to hire a space away from work to really allow the bride to relax. There are loads of reasonably priced bridal shower venues for hire in London, so you’re sure to find one that doesn’t break the bank. It means that you can have it after work or on a Saturday instead of squeezing it into a lunch break or limiting the number of people that can actually attend. You can even go somewhere that does afternoon tea for a relaxed vibe that’s fully catered for.
Decoration for a bridal shower can be as much or as little as you desire. Think about what type of person the bride is and stick to that. For example, a floral theme or completely pink might be exactly what she’ll love, but others would want a more subdued look. Think about who the party is for, not just what you’d like. A major décor centrepiece can be a cake or cupcake stand. Adding this to your venue is always a great addition and your bride is sure to love it. Depending on your venue, you might be allowed as many decorations as you like, or they might ask you to keep it to a minimum. Make sure that you check with them before sticking anything to the walls!
Whether you go for a cake of not, having some form of food at the shower is a must. Consider the time of day that you’re having it at and research into reliable catering companies in the area. You don’t need to have a sit-down meal, but some form of buffet will keep hungry guests happy. Unlike a hen do, a bridal shower is a bit more subdued. While alcohol is perfectly acceptable, it’s not going to be a major focus of the event. Think mimosas or a glass of wine.
Games aren’t a must either, but a sometimes a good idea if you want to break the tension and get everyone relaxed. They should be light-hearted and fun like Mr and Mrs. It’s also a great excuse to ‘shower’ the bride with even more surprise gifts but also to give gifts to the winners of other games. This is a particularly good idea if your colleague is someone who doesn’t like to be constantly the centre of attention.
Having a bridal shower as a send-off to a favourite colleague is a great way for everyone you work with to get together and celebrate the upcoming nuptials. Whether the bride-to-be knows about the party of not, she’s sure to be grateful that she has such good work friends around her. Everyone will appreciate you throwing a party in her honour and an opportunity to give her gifts for her new married life.
Traditionally the mother of the bride or the maid of honour will organise the bridal shower. But if the bride’s family aren’t local and she’d like to have a London shower as well as one in her hometown, the job might be up to you. Check in with the maid of honour first as she’s the most likely to know what’s on the plan, and you don’t want to tread on her toes. Having multiple showers can help the bride enjoy her engagement period as much as possible, especially if her friends and family are widespread and can’t all come to the same event.
Depending on the scope of the event, venues will likely offer different options or packages to suit your needs. Top venues will be all-inclusive and should cover things like catering and drinks. If you hire a private space you’ll be able to decorate the venue as well and bring games to play. Some venues may have preferred suppliers for decorations, so make sure they’ll be able to provide the photobooth, flower arch or whatever the bride-to-be has her heart set on
Wedding budgets were traditionally covered by the bride’s family, but that isn’t necessarily the case anymore. If the shower is a surprise, it may be expected that the organiser will be footing the bill. So if it’s your job, you might want to check in with the groom (don’t ruin the surprise by asking the bride!) to confirm whether there are funds allocated in their wedding budget for the shower before expecting the couple to cover it. Depending on the event, the guests may be expected to pay for their own drinks and food so its always good to discuss options with them as well if it looks like it might be expensive.
When we think of bridal showers, we often picture high tea in a beautiful setting and everyone is wearing a dress – but that doesn’t have to be the case! At the end of the day, the bride will want everyone to be comfortable, and if it’s a less formal affair your best jeans will be absolutely fine. If you’re in doubt, check with the organiser who may have other suggestions if jeans aren’t suitable.
Speaking to the other guests should give a good idea whether or not you’ll be expected to bring a gift, but it’s always safe to assume “yes” if you’re not sure. Have a little think about practicality – will she be coming by public transport to her London bridal shower venue? If so, you might want to give her something small, like a gift card. Ask some of the other guests if they’d like to club together to make your money go further and get her something special like a spa day or a nice lunch. If you’re not very familiar with the bride, a beautiful bunch of flowers or bottle of wine always goes down well!