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Whether it's meeting rooms or reception spaces you are in search of, we have spaces that offer full private venue hire, granting you exclusive use of the facilities, as well as those which offer partial hire for smaller events which are being planned on a strict budget. We also have venues that come both up-and-running, complete with all the necessary technical equipment, or as a blank canvas, where you can out-source décor and facilities on your own. Truly, the choices are endless, so take a look and see what works for you.
Unlike any other venue in London. Whether you're organising a team-building day, looking for a complete hire for your unique event, celebrating, or anything in between, OTHERWORLD is perfect for a wide range of events. Our modern and futuristic-looking venue offers space for up to 80 guests, with bench seating, a more intimate VIP lounge, access to immersive VR tech for an unforgettable time, and a full-service bar. Our drinks menu features some of the best up-and-coming drinks brands - we have a bespoke cocktail menu, and a full low-ABV / alcohol-free range as well as catering options. Use our ground breaking Immersion Pod technology: 14 rooms kitted out with Virtual Reality gear and each featuring wind, heat and rumble to fully immerse you in your environment. You will have access to 16 different VR games and experiences, and our virtual island. During the experience everyone is connected over voice-chat and sees each other as virtual avatars; that and our 4D effects make it a highly memorable multi-sensory experience. It is perfect for team-building activities, simply having fun, or promotional purposes, as we can display your own branding in our virtual world or even showcase your virtual content (with enough notice) Want to showcase your own third-party content in our VR rooms or feature your own branding in our physical venue and virtual world? Get in touch!
Based in an iconic building with a rich history, Battersea Arts Centre is a unique venue with a number of flexible spaces for events of all sizes. With an eclectic mix of historical architecture and theatrical flair, the venue provides everything you need to make your event last long in the memory. Battersea Arts Centre hosts a wide variety of events; from weddings, award ceremonies, brand launches, location filming and conferences. Capacities of largest rooms in the venue (multiple spaces available): Grand Hall: Event Seating: 600 Cabaret: 500 Dining: 350 Standing: 800 Council Chamber: Event Seating: 160 Cabaret: 150 Dining: 120 Standing: 200 Boardroom: 40
Shoreditch Electric Light Station is a unique facility offering highly adaptable, fully accessible & completely dry hireable spaces. Retaining the features and character of an imposing industrial space, the building began life as an electricity generating station in 1896. The magnificent Combustion and Generating Chambers, numerous smaller studios & an impressive outdoor Courtyard space, are available to hire throughout the year and have been used for events as diverse as product launches, galas, film/broadcast industry showcases, technology events and award ceremonies. We are also home to the National Centre for Circus Arts, a charity offering circus arts education through a rolling programme of courses and classes, including a BA degree in Circus Arts, youth and adult classes, team-building workshops and experience days. We also offer space for professional artists to train and create. All revenue from our commercial venue hire goes straight back into the running of the Centre.
Kings Cross & Angel
A homely cafe/cocktail bar in Angel Islington which comes with a truly unique & magical hidden roof terrace that transports you to the Mediterranean in the summer & a winter wonderland in colder months. It is on their roof terrace where some of London's best events take place. The rooftop hot spot is charming, intimate and cosy. It comes with a fully retractable roof & heaters, ideal for the unpredictable British weather, and is west facing so views of the evening sunset are truly magical. There is room for up to 100 guests to relax with a fresh and fruity cocktail in hand. With fully customisable catering options available, it lends itself to the perfect private event venue in zone 1 With a high tech audio system, guests are able to choose from multiple entertainment options ranging from live bands right through to top London DJ's and performers to set the beat of the evening. We can even offer fully bespoke options, whereby you can have your own branding on our bar front, cocktail cups & projectors on the walls.
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has a range of multi-art facilities and entertaining and conference spaces to meet the needs of businesses, communities, individuals and families, with a mix of traditional and modern spaces. We are not your average event venue – we have a Victorian Frank Matcham theatre at our core, our own bar and restaurant space and a modern extension, the Reuben Foundation wing, which was opened in 2015 and houses two floors of facilities including a dance studio, cinema, recording studio, film & tv studio, music rooms and numerous rehearsal and meeting spaces. We regularly host conferences, meetings, office parties, rooftop socials, rehearsals, filming and recording sessions and community events, so get in touch with our Hires & Events team who will help facilitate your activity.
The Little Scarlet Door is the Flatmate’s latest home. Split across two storeys; a New York loft-style space meets London’s quirkiest flat-share, located in the beating heart of Soho; the melting pot of London night life. Check out our spaces below: A WALK AROUND OUR FLAT: The Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen - For up to 60 people standing - Our vibrant bar and restaurant sits on our ground floor with gorgeous velvet sofas and a beautiful kitchen bar where guests can enjoy cocktails surrounded by colourful works of art. This is the ideal spot for laidback dining and drinking. Basement Studio - For up to 130 standing - Where our ultimate house parties take place! With its industrial exposed pillars, denim washed walls and its open-plan living, it creates the perfect space to host the house party you’ve always wanted. Whether it’s diving into our eclectic fancy dress box or playing the classic Nintendo 64, cosying up by our beautiful fireplace or dancing the night away to our resident DJs, Wednesday - Saturday, there’s space for everyone to join in on the fun and revelry! The Vault - For up to 14 seated - Paying homage to Warhol’s factory, the aluminium walls have made their way to our Vault at The Little Scarlet Door. Hidden away from the rest of the venue behind the laundry room, this spot is the ideal intimate setting for cocktails and conversation. The Courtyard - For up to 26 seated - Nestled just behind Greek Street, our courtyard is ideal for alfresco dining. Surrounded by beautiful blue tiling and plants, you will be whisked away from the hustle and bustle of central London.
With an industrial yet modern look, in Shoreditch offers a tech-themed venue with a double-height ceiling and lots of natural light. Panels, pitch events, networking meet-ups and presentations are supported by high spec AV throughout, including wired and wireless casting options, 6 microphones, catch-box, record out capability and a SONOS system you can control. Half day and full day bookings available.
In the centre of Canary Wharf, a modern, stylish and unique venue in London.This 27m-high domed glass space, designed by Cesar Pelli, hosts conferences, gala dinners, receptions, product launches, weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. The Gallery above the main floor, can be hired separately for press releases, wedding ceremonies and private drinks receptions. In addition, the Promenade Room is perfectly suited to boardroom meetings, press conferences or a VIP/artist green room.
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. ***
Here at The Montague, we are lucky to have a wonderful outside area overlooking peaceful gardens. If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate you summer party or make the most of the festive season in London then our themed Ski Lodge or Beach Bar is the place to be! From mid-November, our famous Ski Lodge transforms into a winter wonderland complete with everything you need to get into the festive spirit. In the summer, join us on the Wood Deck at our incredible pop-up Beach Bar, complete with real sand, summertime cocktails and delicious BBQ food. This space is perfect for large parties and tailored to your requirements - call us and let us create an experience that you and your guests will always remember.
Situated in the heart of West London, just 5 minutes from Earl’s Court station, Refettorio Felix at St Cuthbert’s is a charming and elegant space to hold your special event. Following a lovingly completed renovation by award-winning interior designer Ilse Crawford, Refettorio Felix offers a warming and inviting ambiance, ideal for a wide range of different functions. The hall, with its enchanting pendant lights, high ceilings and calming décor acts as a blank canvas for you to build your plans from. The raised stage and excellent acoustics lend themselves wonderfully to host performances, speeches and panel discussions, and Refettorio Felix invites you to inhabit the space creatively. With space for up to a maximum 100 seated guests in the main hall, this is a delightfully informal atmosphere encouraging you and your guests to enjoy themselves and relax. The fully-eqipped, professional-standard kitchen can support a variety of catering needs, from a simple drinks reception to a plated service dinner, and the venue has had great experience hosting some delicious and exciting supper clubs. Booking your wedding with Refettorio Felix would not only bring joy to your special event but also be doing good for the local community. With all fees supporting their community dining project and charity, your event would help give back to those less fortunate, including rough sleepers and vulnerable people. For more information on the kinds of events Refettorio Felix at St Cuthbert’s can host, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The London EDITION offers a range of luxurious contemporary event spaces that are the ideal stage for high-end corporate and private events - from anniversary dinners and product launches to board meetings and investors’ dinners. Studio 2 is extremely versatile and can accommodate a variety of set-ups tailored specifically for each individual event. With a maximal capacity of 80 standing guests, you can hire the space for unforgettable standing receptions, parties, formal dinners and presentations. A boardroom set up, Studio 1 is perfect for meetings, private lunches and intimate dinners up to 12 guests.
Built in 1826 on its own ‘island’ in the heart of the capital, One Marylebone opened its doors in 2008 and quickly rose to become one of the leading event spaces in the Capital. The Soane Hall is the jewel in the crown of One Marylebone; at over 27 feet in height, the prestigious space is both impressive in size and beauty. Opulent mosaics and stained glass windows evoke everlasting elegance. The first floor contemporary and light Galleries are the perfect setting for pre-dinner drinks or can be used on their own for a multitude of events. Able to host standing receptions for 800 and sit down dinners for 350 or more intimate parties for under 100, One Marylebone is one of London’s most flexible and unique venues
Our venue boasts an exposed brick backdrop, an abundance of natural light and a stunning hanging garden of tropical plants. The spacious layout includes a cocktail bar, lounge area and separate dining space, as well as a covered summer terrace. The building started life over 150 years ago as a brewery and later as a mechanic's workshop. We've lovingly restored it back to its full potential, keeping many of the original period features. These details, along with the beautiful natural light, offer a stunning backdrop for photographs. It's a place so full of character that you'll never forget it. From birthdays to weddings to product launches, our beautiful period backdrop, green foliage and banging cocktails will help bring your event to life.
A beautiful former billiard hall in the heart of King's Cross. Our newly-refurbished first-floor events space contains a 200-seat flexible auditorium, with kitchen, full PA/AV, and is fully equipped for HD live streaming and hybrid events. The ground floor of the building provides a cafe space and a home for community activities supporting people from all walks of life, including a debt centre, therapy clinic for those with additional needs, family support & help for those within the criminal justice system. Every booking fuels this ongoing story of new life.
Just a short walk from Liverpool Street Station, this versatile event space makes a big first impression. A striking, curved skylight welcomes a glorious natural light with plentiful planting, the space becomes an inviting oasis for all those who experience it. Generous open space encourages people to circulate and socialise, along with tiered seating that accommodates up to 100 people.
Even though the decision maker might be reluctant, the first crucial piece of information you’ll need is what your budget is. Your corporate event budget will define how big the event will be, how many people you’ll invite, and even what the style or feel will be.
If your budget is looking a little on the small side, it doesn’t mean your event has to be a flop. Here are our top tips for planning a corporate event in London:
The best place to start is to think about why you’re organising an event in the first place. Maybe it’s a meeting, and the team feel it will be more productive and creative off-site. Or you’re organising an elaborate reception to welcome a new CEO or launch an innovative product. Throughout your event planning, keep in mind why the event is happening.
So who’s on the guest list? It’s not always easy to pick who to invite, especially if your event has a small budget. Go back to your purpose - is there anyone who is crucial to achieving the purpose of the event? They should be at the top of your list, and it might be a good idea to check their calendars before you set the date. For catering and capacity considerations it’s good to get a number early on, even if it’s approximate. When you’re organising a larger event such as an all-company christmas party, charity dinner or conference, it’s safe to assume that 10% of your guests won’t be able to make it - but you’ll need to be able to fit them in if they do!
You’ll need to pick a date and a time, and that will depend entirely on the event you’re organising. For meetings - whether in a traditional boardroom or a cool meeting space - it’s likely to be during the work day. For grander events - such as a corporate reception or gala - you’ll be looking at an evening slot. Weekend corporate events are still fairly unusual, but if you’re planning an away-day or team-building activity the weekend could be ideal.
Corporate events come in all shapes and sizes, so before choosing your venue it is a good idea to know as much as you can about your upcoming event. How many people would you like to invite? What area of London would you like the party to be in? Will you be offering food and drinks, and will that be a sit-down meal, a buffet or on platters? What is the likely date of your event and how much budget do you have? Once you’ve got the big details sorted, you’ll be able to find the best venue to suit the event that you want to host on Canvas.
Using the advanced search function on Canvas is the best way to find the venue that’s right for you. Whether you need high-speed WiFi, onsite catering, or technical staff, you can search for venues that will have all the amenities and facilities you need. Once you’ve run your initial corporate hire search on Canvas, you can filter your results using the tabs at the top of the search page. If you find multiple venues that are right for you, use the Wishlist function to save the best spaces and send them a message all at once. It will save you time and stress, and the answers will come straight to your inbox, so you won’t need to keep a hundred tabs open in your browser while you’re waiting for replies!
Costs for corporate hire venues vary a lot, so it’s good to have a rough figure of how much you’d like to spend and work from there. Most corporate events cover the cost of food and drink, so that is what your guests will be expecting. Depending on your guest list it can easily be the most expensive part of hosting an event, so making the event invite-only and offering a buffet rather than a sit-down meal can keep the costs down. If you’re unable to offer an open bar, you can offer drinks vouchers for their first drinks and then guests will be able to pay for their own if they’d like more.
Booking a hall for corporate hire in London is really easy when you use Canvas. From small church halls to elaborate ballrooms, we’ve got the best spaces in London for your next event. If you’re looking for a hall, just hit the “Style” button once you’ve started your search and select “hall”. You’ll find more than 50 beautiful venues to choose from, so make sure to use the other search filters to narrow those options down to the spaces that will be perfect for you.