Vauxhall Arches is a collection of 10 railway arches close to the River Thames. Only 20 yards from Vauxhall Underground, Rail and 24-hour Bus Station, the venue is well known and easily accessible. Close to the banks of the River Thames under Vauxhalls railway arches possibility can flow freely and spontaneity has more than enough room to dance.Vauxhall Arches are available for external hire throughout the year. Now regarded as one of London's leading clubbing destinations, we offer a multi-functional and flexible interlocking rooms. The venue is made up of Fire, Lightbox and Protocol, 3 separate rooms can be hired in a variety of combinations to suit the size of your event. The main room and lounge can be used together to create a 1000 capacity event which can be increased through the use of an additional small, adaptable room.The 2nd Arch can be hired for a 1 room event to hold 450/500 people and finally all 3 rooms can be hired together to host a larger scale event.
Down in leafy suburbia, set in the heart of a quaint inner city village, lies the first purpose built public art gallery just a stones throw away from central London. A Grade II listed building, the Gallery is adorned with a fusion of baroque and modern interiors, providing the perfect artistic back drop to any occasion. The landscape gardens create a spectacular atmospheric setting for larger events in the warmer months. A vibrant cultural hub, the the world’s first purpose-built public gallery boasts a variety of spaces fit for the grand or more basic affair. Whether you are looking to take your vows in front of a Gainsborough, or host that corporate reception or private family party, DPG is a welcome venue to all.
Pop Box Pop Box is Pop Brixton’s largest venue space, located in the main square. Built from recycled shipping containers with triple height ceilings and large double doors, Pop Box can function as an indoor or outdoor venue. This unique space offers endless opportunities to host memorable corporate or private events whether it be a conference, staff away day, product launch, engagement or birthday celebrations. Functioning as a 200 capacity space on most occasions, Pop Box also can extend out onto The Main Square, increasing the capacity to 250 subject to requirements. The space offers extensive technical equipment, including PA System, Audio, Backline and DJ, Projector and Lighting and a number of breakout options. Catering 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’!
Vout-O-Reenee's is a unique hand painted and designed venue in London, a surreal space. Venue for hire in London, Tower Bridge. Vout-O-Reenee's is a hidden gem for a launch or party, small or large. A full cocktail bar . 2 record decks, projector, microphone, performance area, piano, 2 music systems. Vout-O-Reenee's is a Private Members Arts club + gallery with full facilities. An outdoor terrace/smoking area. Free parking weekdays after 5.30/6.30 in the area and all day weekends. In the Crypt of a Pugin designed listed Church.
at Fora. A space to be brilliant. Our fabulous Forum space consists of a tiered seating area with a connected break out events space, next to our beautiful Palatino Bar. State of the art silent disco technology, as well as HD projection screen, so guests can sit and watch screenings / discussions / presentations. The event space is openly connected to this seating so is perfect for anyone looking for a presentation space with another area to move onto drinks and networking. . The event space is openly connected to this seating so is perfect for anyone looking for a presentation space with another area to move onto drinks and networking. Check out it out: https://www.foraspace.com/blog/the-tech-disruption-series-healthtech/
BMA House – modern events with heritage, placing sustainability at the heart of everything we do. Proud owners of three prestigious sustainability awards, our team works with an expert nutritionist to create menus centred around responsibly sourced ingredients; encouraging delegates to eat nourishing foods which sustain energy levels and promote healthy eating. To support wellbeing and work-life balance, visit our Mindful Garden; a peaceful haven which can be accessed all year round, plus our large Courtyard, which provides a breath of fresh air to unwind in between breaks. Our magnificent grade II listed venue boasts 21 unique and versatile spaces for up to 320. All events are supported by a dedicated AV technician, and our caring planners are always on hand to assist. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury just a stone’s throw away from mainline stations Euston, Kings Cross and Russell Square tube, our superb location suits both national and international conferences.
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.
A unique, modern venue in the heart of Dalston, East London. Offering immense flexibility for creative events, pop-up shops and workshops, the event space features industrial/minimal design, floor to ceiling windows, mezzanine storage, adjustable spotlights, and colour-changing RGB Lights. Additionally available on request are audio/video equipment and furniture. Space for loading is also available. There are multiple options for hire within the event space itself ranging from 335 sq ft, to a total of 1800 sq ft for a full hire. The spaces are situated in a unique, multi-purpose commercial venue featuring various independent shops and studios.
The Bike Shed is Shoreditch's newest unique venue, boasting four large redeveloped Railway Arches spanning 12000sqft with a 30m private road. All arches have been renovated to the highest standard, whilst keeping original features & providing a blank canvas for private events. Available for dry hire are arches 3 & 4; each have underfloor heating, shiny concrete floors and multiple 3 phase power feeds. Perfect for product launches, shoots, private parties, music videos, fashion shows and more. Features: - J-rail Hanging system - Motorised truss system - Underfloor heating - Hot & cold water points - No corkage fee - External caterers welcome
Housed in a pretty Camden warehouse that backs on to the Regent's canal, this space is currently used as a multi-label fashion agency. Featuring two floors of light filled, whitewashed open plan rooms inside, the space also benefits from a lovely outside decking area and small garden on the waterfront. This large showroom is available to hire for events, exhibitions, staff training, break away days, gallery space, photoshoots, sample sales and product launches. The venue benefits from being in close proximity to both Camden Road station, which is less than five minutes’ walk away, as well as Camden Town underground station is ten minutes’ walk. The building is set back from the street with a secluded courtyard to the front with parking for two cars and easy loading access. The hub of Camden is five minutes away.
We create amazing events in luxe environments that are warm, inviting and stimulating. Our beautifully designed spaces are the perfect location to host your next launching events, off-site session, hands-on workshop, guest lecture, panel event, or casual meetup.A boutique coworking and event space with 28 locations around the world. We are all about supporting communities and allowing our members and people we work with to grow organically. We love networking and sharing knowledge through meetups, networking drinks, panels and more.Our quirky spaces allow us to create amazing events in luxe environments that are warm, inviting and stimulating. Our beautifully designed lounges in Shoreditch can accommodate up to 200 guests after office hours on business days, or full days during weekends. Therefore, if you are looking for the perfect location to host your next launching events, off-site session, hands-on workshop, guest lecture, panel event, or casual meetup do not hesitate to reach out to us.
The second largest arena in London and is known best for being a live entertainment venue. It is London's best connected arena, with travel links like no other venue in the south of England, bringing us within easy reach for up to 16.5 million customers each year. Having been at the forefront of the music and live entertainment world for 80 years, this renowned Grade II listed building also has the ability to cater for all types of corporate events for up to 12,000 guests. With 2655 square metres of uninterrupted floor space, it provides great flexibility for your imagination to run away with! This versatile space can be used as a full auditorium for large scale events or as a draped short hall with the use of our in house draping system, allowing to create a blank canvas ballroom. The various layouts can accommodate huge conferences from 1,000 - 12,000 delegates in a theatre style layout, 1,400 for a corporate dinner dance or awards ceremony in a banquet set up and anything from a product launch, to an exhibition or a production heavy fashion show. The arena floor and ceilings have adequate loading limits, along with a mother grid and catwalks for rigging equipment so you can be as creative as you want! With our team of experts on hand to help you make your ideas become a reality, the possibilities are endless. For those looking for a space much smaller, we have some great lounges which are perfect for hosting conferences for up to 200 delegates - Please do have a look at our downloadable documents for further information.
Store Street Gallery is an antidote to traditional conferencing and presentation facilities. This unique venue in the West End of London, is situated in an easy to access location just off Tottenham Court Road. The nearest tube stations are Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street and Holborn. The room has wifi, a large screen, flip charts, tea, coffee, access to the restaurant and bar area making this a great venue for any event. The large, light open space offers a open lounge feel and soft, modern furnishings which make it the ideal gallery space. The large windows and picturesque view of trees add to the vibrancy, looking out to the well-connected West End’s urban forest. It is the breathable layout and open space that makes this a versatile hub for product launches, networking parties and presentations.
Battersea Arts Centre is a unique London venue with an eclectic mix of historical architecture and theatrical flair make our building ideal for those looking for something a little different. We host a wide variety of events; from beautiful weddings and fun parties to location filming and conferences. Capacities of largest rooms in the venue (multiple spaces available): Grand Hall: Theatre: 600 Cabaret: 600 Dining: 350 Standing: 800 Council Chamber: Theatre: 160 Cabaret: 150 Dining: 130 Standing: 200 Boardroom: 40
Awaken your creativity, sharpen your focus and spend time doing what matters in stylish boardrooms, quirky meeting rooms, and fully equipped bar and restaurant spaces at our Canary Wharf building. ----- The Assembly - 30 pax standing / 18 pax boardroom - meetings, training days, away days, workshops, private dining The Study - 50 pax standing / 30 pax theatre / 12 pax boardroom - meetings, training days, away days, workshops, drinks receptions The Den - 60 pax standing - drinks receptions, networking events, product launches Small Screening Room - 8 pax boardroom - meetings Big Screening Room - 21 pax theatre - informal presentations, screenings Playroom - 100 pax standing / 52 pax theatre / 34 pax baordroom / 24 pax cabaret - small conferences, panel discussions, training days, away days, workshops, drinks receptions, christmas parties MAE Cafe - 150 pax standing - large gatherings, drinks receptions MTHR Restaurant - 250 pax standing / 100 pax dinner. Available for exclusive or partial hire, this 20th floor restaurant offers incredible city views and a casual yet refined place to unwind. Watch the sky transform from day to night over cocktails, fine wine and choice nibbles with parties from 20 onwards.
Country Club Trent Park is a multi purpose venue that caters for events in our large event space, The Crystal Room, along with our bar & lounge. Our event space can be utilised in different ways, from conferences for 40 people to seated dinners for 200 guests and standing receptions for 350 attendees. The catering division at Country Club Trent Park offer a variety of menus to suit your required service style, and our event space comes with its own private terrace and sweeping country views, making it perfect for your guests to enjoy drinks in the summer sun. Conferences can be accommodated in either a round table setting or theatre style seating, with a break out space for those all important refreshments throughout the day. We have an 18 hole golf course, football facilities which offer 'Bubble Football' and 'Footpool', making us the perfect away day for your team. Our events departments are on hand to guide through your event planning, execution on the day and post event, utilising their extensive industry knowledge. Be it a small, private party or a wedding dinner, Country Club Trent Park is the perfect venue for your event needs. We will soon be launching 'Lily's Lounge', a space to enjoy a variety of drinks and food that touch across different global cuisine in a luxurious environment.
Organising an exhibition is a mammoth task.
A lot goes into the planning, and with so many people involved, the whole thing
can become overwhelming very quickly. Having a management plan – together with
a massive To Do list, is essential for something like this.
Decide on What You Want to Show
You’ll already know the topic of the exhibition – maybe it’s something that happens every year. At the same time, it’s best to have a solid theme and to stick with it. While there may be a few unusual stalls that are skirting the boundaries of the show topic, try and keep everything as cohesive as possible.
Get Together A List of Sellers That You Love
This is your exhibition, so come up with a list of stalls that you really want to see there. Stands that you think will draw the crowds and really encompass what the exhibition is all about. You can personally invite these sellers and even offer them a discount and extra promotion leading up to your event. After all, they’ll be promoting to their customers, and big companies will bring the crowds.
What Need Are You Fulfilling?
Why are you having this exhibition? Maybe there is nothing else like it in your city, or maybe there has been a higher demand for certain goods and you want to let people know about all of the awesome companies there are out there. Maybe your exhibition isn’t about selling at all, but about informing others. It could even be a career fair. Whatever it is, you need to know exactly why you’re doing this and what it is you hope to achieve. Having an objective in mind will help you stay on course.
Choose Your Venue
The type of exhibition you are hosting will have a major impact on the venue you choose, so consider the feel you are looking for the day. You’ll also need a rough idea of how many stands you are looking, and the number of people you are expecting to attend. Location is always key, as you don’t want to be far away from where you expect the majority of your crowd to come from. Luckily, there are loads of exhibition spaces to hire in London, so you can have your pick. Make sure that there are plenty of parking spaces and easy access for stall holders to set up.
What Set Up Are You Using?
A shell scheme is where all of the spaces are enclosed. They have a walled area at the back and names are on boards about each shell. This set-up is good if stallholders don’t need too much room and they offer a little more privacy.
Keeping it open is more popular for more creative exhibitions, as it allows the crowds to see everything easier. The stallholders can set up however they want to within the space that’s been allocated.
Fill all of the available spaces at your venue. If you have spaces free, then you are not making the most out of your location. Think carefully about what you are offering and how much you are charging sellers per space. If this is a brand-new exhibition, it’s best to keep prices a little lower to encourage people to sign up.
The same goes for ticket prices. You need to price competitively in order to draw in the crowds. Think about the different types of competitions you can hold for free tickets to the event – this will help you to promote it. Open tickets to public as soon as possible so you can capitalise on the amount of time you have.
Promote yourself online
Without an online presence, your exhibition may fall flat. This is how the majority of people hear about events now, so while getting flyers out is important, don’t neglect social media. Have a firm marketing plan in place and don’t fall behind on it – this will help pave the road to a great exhibition!
Leading up to the opening, there’s a lot for you to think about. Here’s some top tips to follow for when it gets to crunch time.
Choose Your Staff Carefully
It’s best to have some pros on the front lines who can deal with people wanting to buy tickets on the door. They should be able to answer questions about the exhibition and direct people to where they want to go.
Early Bird Tickets
For those that book early, having an early bird price is a good reward, as well as an incentive for others to buy. This will also save queues on the day if people have already purchased tickets.
Goody Bags on Arrival
This is a great idea to make everyone feel welcome. You can advertise some of the stalls, as well as promote your sponsors. Include a map of the exhibition and a few treats and everyone will have a bag to hold their shopping and any leaflets they get!
Have A Crowd Control System
Certain times of the day are going to be busy, so you’ll need to know what to do with the crowds. Have separate doors for entrance and exit and employ a one-way system if it gets too bad.
Don’t Forget About Seats
Everyone needs a sit down once in a while, and after doing a lap of an exhibition it’s a must! Make sure you have adequate seating, so people can have a rest.
Food and Drink
If there’s no food or drink area, people will leave, so it’s important that they are catered to. Exhibition halls can get warm so keep an eye on the AC and provide free water if it’s a particularly warm day.
Running an exhibition is a big ask for anyone, but with the right support behind you and a rock-solid plan, you’re sure to get it right. The satisfaction you’ll feel when you see what a success it’s been is second to none, so make sure you take some time to savour your achievement!