is the latest project by the team behind two of London’s foremost cultural institutions, Oval Space and The Pickle Factory. This space has been designed as a blank canvas, set in an industrial but polished setting. The venue comprises of 3 unique areas, a sprawling, blank canvas main room, a roof terrace with breakout containers, and a brandable cocktail bar event space. The venue also features breakout rooms on the 1st floor. The versatility and multi-faceted nature of is bound to whet the appetite of any ambitious event producer, whether they’re planning a product launch, conference or live music gig. Moreover, the venue can boast to be one of the most environmentally sustainable in the country, with a ban on single-use plastics the first step in ‘Oval Green’ a cross-venue initiative to create spaces that deliver unforgettable experiences minus the carbon emissions. All hires include a projector and screen, sound and lighting packages, chairs, staging, lectern and a dedicated event manager.
QUEENS is a versatile events space. Based on the lower ground, we boast a main bowling alley, featuring 12 lanes, a private bowling alley with five lanes and a secluded bar space, as well as an ice rink with a capacity of 300. MEATliquor & QUEENS joined forces in 2017 and we have been having a blast ever since. The venue is home to the the main restaurant, the main bar and our completely private (also available for semi exclusive hire) is our SINbin.
North West London
We combine the best eat drink play experiences to cater for any type of private event. The team are on hand every step to plan an amazing event in our unique spaces. From drinks receptions, conferences, meetings to experiential brand activations and full venue takeovers for up to 2500. Along side our exclusive drinks you a can choose from any of our curated street food inspired vendors covering cuisines spanning the world to cater for you and your guests. Full venue takeovers also include exclusive use of a VR experience and Axe throwing, great for an experience within your event.
ROSEBERY LOFT SPACE 3,000 open plan industrial loft space and is located in the heart of Clerkenwell and adjacent to Exmouth Market, which is a daily pedestrianized street with an open-air street food market. Furthermore the immediate surrounds are home to a plethora of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs providing an exciting and urban district for creative businesses to thrive. The property is situated within a short walking distance of Farringdon, Kings Cross, Chancery Lane and Angel Stations.
West London’s premier event spaces Our refurbished Victorian foundry with 5 interlinking spaces and 2 large secluded courtyards are available for all occasions. Featuring natural brickwork, high ceilings with exposed beams, wooden floors, large windows and skylights that allow for abundant daylight. While retaining its original features, this location also benefits from all the modern components to create the perfect event. Studio 1: 130 theatre / Ceremony only Studio 2: 180 standing / 140 theatre / 90 seated Studio 4: 250 standing / 300 theatre / 225 seated Studio 5: 250 standing / 280 theatre / 180 seated Courtyard 1: 200 standing Courtyard 2: 200 standing
Pop Brixton Pop Brixton transformed a disused plot of land into a pioneering space that showcases the most exciting independent businesses from Brixton and Lambeth. From vintage shopping to community gardening, including kids' activities, yoga workshops, broadcasting major sport events, and with a thrilling DJ line up, the everchanging program at Pop Brixton is designed to cater for all tastes. Pop Brixton, with its trendy bars and cosmopolitan eateries, is also home to an event space, "Pop Box" and a pumping night life. Catering As we are a community-based project, we kindly ask you to choose your catering from one of our on-site food members. You will be able to select from all of our street food stalls ranging from Indian-influenced burgers, to Sushi, to Churros, to award-winning pizza. So along with the venue usage, you would also be getting Foodism Awards’ ‘Best Food Market’!
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.
Central London Rooftop with cocktail bar, a fantastic location for filming and corporate events. The rooftop has a indoor restaurant that can accommodate 100 guests seated as well as 6 heated cabins, each can be hired exclusively for a meeting or dinner for 6-8 guests. A fantastic space for corporate summer parties, the space can host up to 200 guests in total and benefits from an in-house PA system. Seasonal installation of our winter pods, offering private meeting and dining space for 8-10 guests.
A unique and flexible events space, with dramatic features thought to be the original design of Sir Christopher Wren. The space has a 200 seat events space and private dining room. Perfect for wine tastings, dinners, conferences, team building events, weddings or parties in London. Wine is made approachable, connecting maker to drinker. Wine is imported directly from sustainable, independent vineyards.
Brewery, distillery, bar & restaurant, stretched over two floors offering the highest quality drinks and food in north London. The perfect space for your wedding reception, birthday, corporate event or party of any kind. Tank-fresh craft beer, sustainable urban gin distilling and gourmet kebabs all under one roof in Dalston's latest brewpub, bar & restaurant.Enjoy two floors with plenty of seating & standing areas, ready to go DJ setup, craft beer, cocktails, modern fusion cuisine and pink whales (!)
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
A space for artists and communities with two studios available for hire. Each space features a flexible configuration and can be used for rehearsals, filming, photo shoots, meetings, presentations, conferences, workshops, community classes, performances, R&Ds as well as private events. Big Space – Up to 50 seated, up to 60 standing, recommended up to 30 for workshops and classes. Dimensions: L 12.3m x W 7.3m x H 2.9M Studio – Up to 20 seated, up to 25 standing, recommended 12-15 for workshops and classes. Dimensions: L 7.52m x W 6.55m x H 2.9M
Positioned between The Green Room restaurant and BFI IMAX, Green Space is a blank canvas, dry hire opportunity that offers a secluded garden type venue perfect for corporate outdoor events, large installations, busses and large vehicles, outdoor press launches and company team building. Situated two minutes walk from Waterloo station and visible from Waterloo Bridge, it’s an enclosed, adaptable and over 850m² grassy canvas in a highly desirable central London location - making it ideal for destination or ticketed events.
Our PDR is the perfect place for your meeting. We can also offer you our Semi-Private Events Space & if you are thinking bigger & bolder you can hire the whole venue and make it a night to remember. We don't just know great wine, we know great hospitality too. Canary Wharf can be non-stop but rest assured we can keep up the pace. No need for you to worry anymore, we've got this.
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.
Located at 62–64 Southampton Row HELLO LOVE is a contemporary retail experience and changeable story space that gives artists and brands a place to co-create and present. The venue is spread between a ground floor and basement and is ideal for Pop-Ups, Product Launches, Sample Sales and Press Days Large floor to ceiling windows present an immersive experience to the steady flow of traffic between Holborn, Russell Sq. and the British Museum.
It’s that time of year yet again, the corporate party. Whether it’s to celebrate the holidays or for no other reason than that you all deserve it, navigating a party where your bosses are all present isn’t always easy. While most of it should be common sense (best not to show off your break-dancing skills), there are probably a few dos and don’ts that you haven’t thought of before.
Do Dress Professionally
While a corporate party is a great chance to have a laugh with your colleagues and let off some steam, it’s still corporate. While you don’t need to look like you came straight from the office, the dress code is still generally business casual. This means no neon, body glitter, or glow sticks. I know, it’s unfair right? Best keep it for the work nights out that your boss doesn’t know about…
Don’t Be a No-Show
If you’ve said you’re going to be there, and RSVP’d, then you need to turn up unless you have a really good excuse. The thought of a corporate party isn’t for everyone, but they are never as bad as your brain makes them out to be, and you’re bound to have a good time with the rest of your colleagues. Even if you’re not really feeling it, it’s important that you are seen to go to these events.
Do Keep an Eye on What You Drink
When the boss is getting the rounds in, it can be easy to over indulge. No one wants to be the drunk person at the work party however, no matter how close you all are. Keep to within your limits, even if it does mean you’re the only one not doing shots. You will thank yourself for it the next day, especially when the videos of the dance floor are revealed.
Don’t Talk about Work
While it’s a corporate party, no one there actually wants to talk about anything to do with work. Take this chance to get to know some of your colleagues that you don’t work closely with and ask them about their lives. Everyone is there to try and let off a little steam and network with the rest of the company, so keep the work chat to a minimum unless you’re asked a question.
Do Enjoy Yourself
Don’t just sit in a corner all night, enjoy yourself. It is a party after all, and everyone wants you to have a good time. Get on the dance floor and show off your moves, join in with karaoke and get chatting to as many people as possible, don’t just stick with the few people that you know. A corporate party is a place to let your hair down and forget about the stresses of work – everyone else is there for the exact same reason.
While a party is the perfect place to catch up with colleagues, don’t engage in any gossip about co-workers. Not only is it definitely not the place, but it’s unprofessional. We all know that half of the rumours that circulate a company are only half true, and the rest are just outright false. A corporate party is not the time or the place to get caught spreading rumours by the wrong person, so the best thing to do is to not engage.
Do Know How You’re Getting Home
There are loads of corporate venues for hire in London, but getting home isn’t always easy. Make sure that you know in advance if your company is ordering taxis, or if you’re all to make your own way back. Do you have a colleague that lives nearby? If so, share a cab with them or find a designated driver. No one wants to be stuck outside at the end of the night.
Don’t Overstay Your Welcome
While there may be some who are up for partying until the sun comes up, it’s best if you’re not one of them. Leave at a sensible time when things seem to be winding down, and make sure that you say your goodbyes to everyone that matters. Don’t leave too early either unless you have a good reason to. If you do have to go, make sure you apologise and give an explanation.
Do Turn Up the Next Day
While you might not be fresh, if you haven’t over-indulged, you should still be fine for work the next day. It might have been a late night, calling in sick the morning after a corporate party is always a bad move, so get out of bed, head for the shower, and put on your best smile.
Don’t Forget to Thank the Organisers
It’s always best to do this the night of the party, but if you don’t get the chance, seek them out the next day. A lot of effort goes in to organising a corporate party, from hiring the venue to sending out the invites, and so a thank you will go a long way. Show the organisers that you appreciate them and let them know that they did a good job.
It’s time to dress up and head out to party. Keep it professional, have fun, don’t lose your head, and you’ll be fine. Even if the CEO does line up the tequilas, best not to join them unless you’re sure you know what you’re doing. Follow our list of Dos and Don’ts, and you’ll soon be known as the life and soul of the party, without ruining your corporate reputation in the process.
There are lots of reasons for hosting a corporate party at a venue in London, whether that’s the annual office Christmas party, an anniversary party to celebrate a milestone, or a client function to show off your latest product. When you’re organising your next corporate party, have a think about what outcome you’d like to get out of the event. A party for your employees to let their hair down will be very different to a product launch, so make sure you know why you’re throwing the party before you start booking suppliers.
Everyone wants to throw a party to remember, and it’s tempting to start thinking of more extravagant and unique ideas. But making sure the party runs as smoothly as possible is often the best way to ensure your guests have a good time. Rather than putting your money and energy into stilt walkers, photobooths and gift bags, why not have an open bar and a free cloakroom? A simple, luxury event is always going to go down well.
The best way to plan a corporate party is to start with the budget. How much you’ve got to spend can dictate how many guests you can invite, the style of venue you can hire and how much you can put into the open bar! If you haven’t got a set figure to work with, try getting some estimates together for three different event scenarios – affordable, standard and luxury – then present them to whoever is setting the budget so they know what they’ll be getting for different prices.
For most business events, it’s useful to have access to a large space that is close to public transport links. But depending on the style of corporate party in London that you’re hosting, you’ll have specific requirements that your venue will need to cater for. Before you start looking for your perfect venue, have a think about the amenities you’ll need. Will you need high-speed open access WiFi? Will you need parking? What about wheelchair access and hearing loops? It’s good to have a list of definite requirements and nice-to-haves before you start contacting venues, so you can quickly and easily ascertain which venues have everything you need.
When you’re organising a corporate party in London, the more information you have about your party the better. Venue managers love details, and it’s good to make sure everyone is on the same page as soon as possible to avoid miscommunication further down the line. The basics that you’ll need to know are: how many people you’re inviting, what style of catering and drinks you’re opting for, what your budget is and whether your date is flexible. Most venue managers will be able to give you a good idea of whether their venue is suitable for your London corporate party with that information.