Impress your guests by hosting your event in a UNESCO world heritage site. The Old Brewery is a south east London private hire hidden gem. With stunning copper features influenced by our Naval and brewing heritage, our dining room and outside terrace offer a unique experience for your party needs. With views of the Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark and Canary Wharf outer-terrace is perfect for celebratory drinks and canapes, plus our dining rooms elegance and grandeur allows the perfect backdrop to dance the night away.
With an interior lovingly crafted by set designer Dick Bird (Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet) Omeara Live is a truly magical discovery nestled beneath a railway arch just minutes away from London Bridge Station. As a Live Music venue the space is 320 capacity and boasts a high spec PA and lighting rig. For a standing drinks reception/party capacity is 250 and theater style presentation/screening up to 90 capacity. The space has an impressive late license and an array street food vendors on site who can supply amazing events catering. Additional spaces can be added to Omeara for larger capacity events including Omeara Cantina Terrace & Mezzanine (100 capacity), an adjoining stand alone private event space, The Siding (150 capacity) or Omeara Cantina including the terrace (250 capacity).
Located in a refurbished railway arch in quirky Union Yard, Southwark, Arch 28 is a self-sustained dry hire space suitable for a range of events: Corporate Events - training, meetings and team days Speaking Events Screenings Pop-Up Retail Product Launches A secure film/ production base Live Performances Community & Private Events Whilst not a traditional exhibitions space previous users have created displays through partitioning, hanging displays in the Arch 29 windows. It's a space that welcomes creativity and offers the flexibility to create unique experiences for visitors. Arch 29 has its own direct access, kitchenette area and toilets and is split over two floors. The ground floor is 14m x 8.5m (1,205 sq.feet) and the mezzanine level is 8.5m x 10.5m (1,044 sq. feet) with a capacity of 100 people across both floors. Arch 29 can be hired by the hour or day ans is only a 5 minute walk from Southwark underground station. It is a COVID secure space with on-site sanitisers, ventilation, access to track and trace check-ins and regular cleaning. Evening events must conclude by 11pm Monday -Saturday and by 10pm on Sundays due to residential properties in the vicinity
Room hire from £1,500 with a minimum spend of £5,000 in Food and Beverage No private birthday parties under the age of 25 This eclectic venue features custom lighting by Patrick Woodroffe, a full bar and state-of-the-art sound system, making it ideal for receptions, film screenings, high end dinners, drinks receptions, corporate meetings, fashion shows, product launches and play backs.
The City Thames
The Oyster Shed is one of the City’s finest venues. With an abundance of bookable space during the week and panoramic sun drenched views across the Thames - it is ideal for any event. Offering exclusive hire at weekends, you can happily let all your dreams come true in this beautiful space.
Located on Kensington High Street is a stunning listed Art Deco building. The ground floor is a social retail space, offering a range of high quality Japanese goods and a coffee stand; on the first floor, there is a Japanese restaurant and a Tatami Room; and on the lower ground floor, a Gallery, a Hall and a Library. We provide a unique and prestigious backdrop for a variety of events, with an interior that has been transformed into a stunning contemporary space offering an ideal canvas to engage with clients and activate brands in an iconic setting. With a busy programme of exhibitions created in Japan that focuses on art , technology and design, which can be hired exclusively to enhance any event. The spaces available for hire are suitable for a variety of events, ranging from drinks receptions for 170 guests, conferences for 140 or dinner for 100, to small boardroom meetings for 12 guests. Our diverse rooms are available for hire to organisations, bodies and companies whose activities support and promote Japanese culture, society and business. The Tatami Room has a maximum capacity of eight guests for meetings. As per Japanese custom, shoes are to be removed before taking a seat in this room. The Library has a maximum capacity of 12 guests for boardroom style meetings. The Hall has a maximum capacity of 180 guests for a standing drinks reception. The Hall and Library are fully equipped with Ultra HD screens/projector - perfect for screenings, presentations and branding opportunities. All catering is externally provided – please ask us about our list of preferred suppliers.
Benk + Bo is home to three floors of beautiful and multi-functional events space in the heart of Spitalfields, east London. We're just around the corner from Aldgate and Liverpool Street Station. The space includes a fully-fitted professional kitchen, cafe and bar, yoga studio, two-story events space, a meeting room and space for corporate meetings, workshops and conferences. From workshops to supper clubs, press launches, to exhibitions and private parties, our carefully curated style and attention to detail as well as our flexibility and competitive pricing means we can offer clients a truly unique and memorable place. Ground Floor The ground floor comprises a stunning cafe/bar area, with a seated lounge filled with mid-century soft furnishings, plenty of greenery and natural light. This space is ideal for drinks receptions, talks and socials and also provides the perfect welcome area for events on the other floors. Lower Ground Floor The lower ground floor is the perfect private space to host meetings, workshops and conferences for your company. It is also a beautiful events space, perfect for press launches and private dining events, with a connecting fully-fitted professional kitchen. Like the rest of the building, the space boasts Philips Hue lights which are fully customisable to any colour palette - perfect for creating a branded space or particular mood. There is also a Sonos sound system. First Floor Our first floor comprises three rooms as well as a WC shower room. Our large, bright, airy and well- equipped yoga studio is perfect for hosting wellness events as well as seated talks, workshops and also exhibitions. We also have two meeting rooms which double us as green rooms, treatment spaces, cloakrooms and workshop spaces. To learn more about the spaces we hire please see our brochure. More details on the events we have hosted in the past available at https://www.benkandbo.com
We are a 150 capacity, multifunctional events space situated in the heart of London, Europe’s largest creative hub. Our community is comprised of the best in the Music, Film & TV, Tech & Fashion industries and we service them along with a multitude of external clients. We’re designed to be highly versatile to cater for the niche requirements of the top tier in both the creative and corporate industries. Some of our regular clients include Apple, Amazon, Sony Music, BBC, Channel 4, Beats 1 Radio and The British Heart Foundation amongst many others. We’re here for music events, artist showcases, panel discussions, art exhibitions, community workshops, presentations, private parties, Q&A’s and corporate away days. Our events are a platform for both the top tier and the underground. We have personalities, visionaries, legends, next big things, ideas, inspiration, diversity and substance all rolled into a calendar of events that are designed to engage, entertain and inspire. We have a fully licensed bar and bespoke catering facilities, and a dedicated event team to guide your event from conception to completion.
Grade II listed Georgian riverside venue that stands on the North Bank of the River Thames between Hammersmith and Chiswick. The House is equally adept at hosting business meetings in West London or offering a stunning riverside weddings venue in London with its enviable position overlooking a broad sweep of the Thames. What gives the venue its unique character is its Grade 11 listed architecture. This creates a more private atmosphere which is perfect for business meetings where people need to get away from the office. Meeting rooms in West London rarely offer such scope of flexibility and distinctive charm. It is also a great venue for regular club meetings, and we regularly host talks with outside speakers. The same can also be said of how the venue operates as a Riverside Weddings Venue in West London. The Georgian façade and dramatic river views are a wedding photographer’s dream location. We host all sorts of social functions including parties, celebrations, anniversaries as well as post funeral receptions. And our range of business meetings embraces conferences, workshops and training days. We’ve even been known to host the occasional film crew who have been seduced by the architecture and stunning river views. The venue has various rooms to fit your number of guests/colleagues to suit the occasion.
Barbican, Old Street
FARE is located in the Moorelands building, an old turn of the century textile factory, in the heart of Clerkenwell. It is situated on the junction between Old Street and Goswell Road, just a 5 min walk away from the Barbican and 10 min walk away from the Old Street roundabout. FARE is split across two floors, with both levels having a unique character and design. The upstairs level has high ceilings and benefits from large crittal windows on either side that flood the space with natural light. The industrial aesthetic gives the space a modern, relaxed, vibe. The upstairs restaurant hosts an Italian restaurant and cafe, that focuses on pizzas, pasta, all day coffee and aperitivo cocktails. Upstairs also benefits from a large courtyard area that is very busy during the summer months and can also be used for events. Other features included are a large marble topped horseshoe bar and pizza oven. We can accommodate a total of 75 standing and 42 seated not including use of the courtyard. The industrial aesthetic continues into the large, downstairs events space. The white washed walls are adorned hanging plants and the pavements allow for a good amount of natural light. The space also benefits from it’s own bar area and wine cellar, ideal for parties. The space is intended for multi-functional use; anything from board meeting, brand activation to weddings. The space has an open window into the large kitchen, making it ideal for private dining. The space also contains a large and well lit Wine Cellar along with a fully functional cocktail bar at the further end of the space, which is ideal for arrival and/or after dinner drinks. We can hire in AV equipment and all furniture is fully moveable. We can accommodate 85 people standing and 80 people seated including use of the Cocktail bar area. With all types of catering available from coffee and tea service with pastries to canapé and bowl food and 4 course set menus, FARE is the ideal venue for every event. We have already worked with a number of companies including Instagram, KeepCup and Pernod Ricard. So get in touch and see what we can do for you.
Omeara is an ode to the late night escapade, inspired by the undiscovered haunts of Central America. The bar serves an array of cocktails, craft beers and wine – with our unparalleled collection of tequila leading the charge. Street food vendors directly next door can provide amazing events catering and the space has a very impressive late license. Included in the hire is the main bar downstairs as well as mezzanine bar, terrace & Omeara Live (our state of the art music venue). If you're looking for more space then The Siding can be tagged on brining capacity to 750.
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 Siding is a versatile blank canvas venue located under a railway arch just a 4 minute walk from London Bridge station. The space caters perfectly for private parties, fashion exhibits, shows rooms, gallery space, photo/video shoots and product launches. We have an impressive late licence, 4 poseur tables, a cocktail and quickserve bar. We also neighbour with 10 different street food vendors who can all provide events catering. If you are looking for prime location and a truly adaptable space then The Siding is for you.
Situated at the heart of Netil House you'll find NT's, a buzzing warehouse style cocktail bar and rooftop hideaway in Hackney. NT’s is an impressive open plan space with huge windows that look out on to East London’s railway tracks and an intimate heated roof terrace with booths available to book looking out onto far reaching views of the capitals skyline. (Please note, all tables are carefully spaced in compliance with the government social distance guidelines for the venue will be operating with a new Covid 19 policy).
A versatile and modern venue for any special event from 5 to 500 guests. Our onsite catering and events specialists, Sliced Events, can cater for your personal requirements from stylish weddings, intimate dinners, private parties, corporate functions, conferences, examinations and more. We have four newly refurbished event spaces available for hire.
Maslow's Mortimer House is devoted to exceptional hospitality. Born of a desire to fulfil the modern need for synergy between the personal and professional, we create highly considered, all encompassing environments for a discerning community that wishes to both work and unwind in elevated, yet unpretentious style. Mortimer House is a full-service hybrid hospitality proposition in the heart of London that offers workspaces, member’s lounges, private offices, a public restaurant, event spaces, meeting rooms, a gym, yoga studio and a meditation room. The penthouse-style Loft & Gallery is on the sixth floor at Mortimer House, it’s a vibrant and flexible event space with natural light flooding in from large Crittall windows and comes fully equipped with a screen, projector and PA system. The Loft & Gallery can accommodate a maximum of 120 people for a standing reception and up to 50 guests for a sit-down breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can also accommodate up to 60 theatre style for a panel discussion. The capacity may vary according to set up requirements. This distinctive space features a private balcony with beautiful views across London. The Conservatory can accommodate up to 20 guests on one long table and is located just off from the main restaurant dining area (Mortimer House Kitchen) and separated by décor curtains to make this beautiful space exclusive for your guests.
Everyone loves cocktails, and they’re appropriate for any event where alcohol is permitted. From team-building away days, a birthday party, or a hen do group activity, you can almost always find the right mixologist for you. But how to you know if it’s going to work for your event? After all, there are loads of different activities out there that are suitable for a group. If you have your heart set on cocktails, consider these points before finalising your plans.
Choose Your Vibe
Before settling on the type of cocktail masterclass that you are looking for your event, you need to know what vibe your day is going to have. Is this a work event that needs to be more team focused? Then look for a class that specialises in corporate functions and team-building. If it’s a hen-do then you are probably looking something that’s a little bit cheekier and good for a few laughs. The theme of your event is all important, as it can turn what would be a fun masterclass into something that’s boring for everyone.
Pick Your Venue
Once you know what you are looking for out of the class and mixologist, it’s time to look for the perfect venue. Luckily, there are loads of cocktail masterclass venues for hire in London, so you’ll have a full array to choose from. The location matters just as much as the class itself. It needs to be somewhere that will also fit the group. After all, you don’t want to bring your work group into a bar that’s meant more for students, cocktail class or not! Most classes fit will with their venue, so by researching them, you should be able to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Think About Location
Another thing that must be considered when looking for a cocktail masterclass is where the venue is located. When alcohol is involved, you need to ensure that everyone has an easy way to get home safely. Driving isn’t an option, so take a look at public transport or arrange taxis. Your choice of class won’t be a popular one if it takes the group too long to get to or to get home from, so you’ll need to factor that in when looking for cocktail masterclasses. Having it close by will mean that everyone will relax and enjoy themselves a lot more and won’t be checking their watches if it goes on longer than expected.
What About Dinner?
After a healthy session making cocktails, most groups will have only one thing on their mind. Dinner. If you haven’t eaten beforehand then you should ensure that you have a reservation somewhere. Check to see if the place you are having your masterclass in also has a restaurant where you can all go to, and maybe even bring that last of your creations! If that doesn’t work with your plans, think about organising a meal beforehand, if your class is a little later in the evening. While a cocktail masterclass is great fun, no one will hang around for long afterwards if they are hungry.
If your masterclass is for a special event, there is always a chance for you to request particular cocktails to be made up to match. For example, one named after your company or even your boss! There are lots of things that you can play around with to make the day feel truly tailored to your group. Think about a funny take on a Mr and Mrs cocktail for a hen do or something unique for a birthday party. Everyone in attendance will love the attention to detail that has gone in to getting everything just right.
Make it a Taster
You don’t have to make full-sized cocktails for each person. If you are looking for more variety out of your event you can give everyone sample size glasses. This means that there will be less waste for those cocktails that aren’t popular, and you can make a larger variety of different mixes for the group to try. It can make the event much more involved as you’re not sitting around sipping full-sized cocktails every time you make something.
Make it a Game
A cocktail masterclass doesn’t need to be a serious affair. There are lots of games that can be played while you mix up your drinks so ask your bartender about incorporating some in if you have the time. You can have a competition between people for the best or most inventive cocktail, or they can guess the ingredients that goes into some of our favourite classic drinks. The options are endless!
Make Sure There’s Something for Everyone
Not everyone can or wants to drink alcohol, so if you’re planning a cocktail masterclass for a group, it’s important that they aren’t left out. Most cocktails can be easily altered to be non-alcoholic so long as your mixologist knows in advance, so there’s no reason why anyone should miss out on the fun! No one should have to sit on the side-lines just because they aren’t drinking, and the people running your masterclass will be used to tailoring what they do for everyone’s tastes. You’ll also need to keep in mind any allergies that the group might have to particular fruits or other items in case they appear in the menu.
A cocktail masterclass can be anything you want it to be, so don’t be afraid to be inventive! Your mixologist is sure to be helpful in making your event exactly what you have envisioned, so don’t be afraid to let them know your different ideas for the event. It’s the perfect type of class for a whole host of different occasions because it can be tailored to suit almost any theme.
Cocktail masterclasses are a popular option for a fun night out, and there’s plenty of them to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a venue that hosts its own cocktail masterclass, or a space where you can host your own, you can use the Canvas search function to find them. Just specify which area of London you’d like to search in (or leave it blank if you’re happy to be anywhere in the city) and then choose “Cocktail Masterclass” for the event type.
A hen do is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a cocktail masterclass. Whether the bride is a laid-back lass or full of energy, you can find the perfect activity for her. Some venues have specific cocktails you’ll be making, and other spaces let you choose your own or from a selection. Try and find out what the bride’s favourite cocktails or spirits are, so you know she’ll love whatever you’re making. It’s a good idea to specify to the venue what sort of hen do you’re planning – you don’t want them to lay the innuendo on thick if that’s not her style! They’re very experienced when running lots of different types events, so don’t be shy when it comes to asking for what you want.
Activity bars are venues that offer an activity alongside drinks and often food. The activities vary from cocktail masterclasses to axe throwing, from karaoke to mini golf, and from darts to escape rooms. They’re a great idea for a night out in London with friends, family or even a date night. Cocktail masterclasses are particularly popular and can be for either a large group or small, private or with others, and you can even make virgin cocktails and mocktails so no-one has to miss out on the fun.