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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.
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.
An monolithic, industrial style space situated in the heart of Tottenham, the Archives offers a range of hire options in a unique setting. Perfect for filming, activations, dry / wet hire, community and corporate events, this historic building has something for all occasions. The Warehouse / Ground Floor @ The Archives The Warehouse offers 15,000 square feet of hire space with 4.5 metre ceiling heights, perfect for set builds and large-scale events and productions. A blank-canvas venue, with vehicle access and load in / out capacity, its heavy industrial aesthetic lends itself well to filming, activations and installations. The Falconry / Fifth Floor @ The Archives Situated on the fifth floor of The Archives, the Falconry offers panoramic views of the area in a one-of-a-kind industrial setting. With 4.5 metre ceiling heights, service lifts, red brick walls and huge amounts of natural light, the space can accommodate everything from pr
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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.
COVID-19 certification Harrow School Events is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 certification. This is a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure customers that our business adheres to Government and public health guidance. The Alex Fitch Room is the most enchanting room at Harrow School. As part of a War Memorial building, the entire contents of this room were donated by the Fitch family in memory of their son. This unique space can host 20 guests for an intimate private or corporate dinner, with a superb wood clad backdrop. Alex’s portrait is hung above the fireplace, the light above it is never put out in respect for the fallen. All proceeds from the hire of this room go towards a bursary for a Harrow boy. Related Venue: Speech Room
Experience a little taste of Ireland in the heart of Fulham, London at McGettigan’s. Located at No. 1 Fulham Broadway, McGettigan's is a go-to spot for every occasion, you’ll always feel welcome with us. McGettigan's is a unique venue for celebrating your corporate or social events in London. With delicious Irish food and drink on the menu, coverage of top quality sporting events on show and the best in Irish entertainment, you’re guaranteed a good time at McGettigan's Fulham. Book your next private dinner party, networking event or social celebration with us.
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!
Gabeto is The Cuban Spirit of Camden Market. This recently refurbished restaurant and bar combines class and cool with amazing interior design that’s perfect for Instagram! From high-level dining booths to eclectic retro furniture fused with naturally elegant period features and funky, local inspired art – Gabeto is Camden’s trendiest events venue. Set over 2 floors with outdoor terrace space ,Gabeto is one of the most flexible and highly sought after events spaces in the market. From product and car launches to fashion shows and intimate high-end dinners, our expert team can create your bespoke event and be on hand to make sure it goes exactly to plan.
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, BBQs, conferences, and meetings. Unique and unusual, this venue is perfect for those looking for a quirky and beautiful venue in a central London location.
Venue for hire in London, Green Rooms is the UK's first social enterprise arts Hotel. Offering accommodation and event space it has multi-function spaces. Green rooms is a unique venue in London. With un-covered beautiful original 1930s art-deco features. Original wood floors, art-deco mosaic staircases and a beautiful feature skylight have all be re-discovered and restored make it an ideal wedding venue in London. Set in Wood Green, Green Rooms is easily located 20 mins from central London.
A unique ground floor, blank canvas showroom event space based in Central London, W1, 3 mins walk from Tottenham Court Road Underground Station. Available for dry hire and ideal for Press Shows, Product Launches, Photography Shoot, Samples Sales, Business Seminars & Presentations. The venue ground floor access, ideal for loading and unloading.
The London EDITION offers a range of luxurious contemporary event spaces that are the ideal stage for high-end corporate and private events - from film premieres 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.
Fantastic gallery space in the heart of London Showcasing the best photography, contemporary design, architecture and issue-based art exhibitions, drawing large audiences along London's South Bank. We primarily hire for public exhibitions but can consider private/daily events where availability and suitability allow. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the River Thames, our gallery is a bright, airy, open space, and highly visible to visitors on London’s prime cultural trail between Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern. We are friendly, accessible and want to offer an open space to raise awareness for key social issues, showcase the work of both established and emerging artists, as well as highlight that art is for everyone to enjoy! Please contact Sarah Witt to come and view the gallery or discuss your exhibition in more detail. See our complete exhibition brochure in the Documents section.
Studio Spaces is rapidly becoming one of London’s finest Warehouse events venues. Comprised of three unique, contemporary film and photographic studios. This former factory retains its industrial charm. High specification finishes and stunning architectural features bring the character while 8000 sq ft of space brings the flexibility. Live shows, launches, on-trend conferences, parties and weddings – Studio Spaces has played host to them all, either in one studio or all three. With several client parking spaces, loading access on the ground floor and The Warehouse boasts a drive-in entrance. Capacities: Entire Venue: Reception: 1650 / Sit Down: 506 / Theatre: 725 / Area in m2: 790 Black Studio: Reception: 450 / Sit Down: 144 / Theatre: 180 / Area in m2: 250 White Studio: Reception: 200 / Sit Down: 80 / Theatre: 120 / Area in m2: 140 Warehouse Studio: Reception: 700 / Sit Down: 278 / Theatre: 455 / Area in m2: 370
Oval Space is an amazing warehouse-style venue finished to a very high standard that offers 5,000 square feet of unobstructed event space, with the iconic backdrop of the Bethnal Green Gas Holders. Two terraces frame the venue on the West and South side, providing a summer reception space and / or BBQ garden with a striking view. Although it is full of unique features, Oval Space offers a fantastic blank canvas, making it a venue of choice for an extraordinarily wide range of events.
Our pub boasts an original listed bar, bustling outside area, real wood fireplaces, British seasonal menu, chock-full of classics you know and love with our own little twists. We’re also host to some stunning versatile private hire club rooms for all occasions, whether it be a meeting, birthday, wedding, or just a catch up. With a wide selection of local craft beer, gin-spiring grand Gins, exquisite wines & with irresistible cocktails you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Shaka Zulu, London's largest South African restaurant, opened its doors in August 2010 with a special royal blessing from the Zulu King, HRH Goodwill Zwelithini. Set over a ground breaking 27,000 sq ft, this spectacular two floor restaurant, bar and club offers amazing food, drinks, live music, dancing and is one of Camden’s premier events spaces. The lower floor of this stunning venue is complemented by a display of 20ft high warrior statues and the Mezzanine level offers a champagne bar and cocktail lounge overlooking the stunning restaurant. Carved wooden murals cover every inch of Shaka Zulu's walls making it a popular and alternative venue for your event. From bah mitzvah’s to a high end party to large dinners and exclusive hire, Shaka Zulu boasts 4 separate event spaces that can host up to 850 people – including our amazing Kings Clubs.
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.