Prepare to unleash your competitive spirit, whether you're into modern gaming or looking for a dose of nostalgia. It's all about going all-in with your gaming skills or taking it easy, and our attentive hosts are there to ensure your experience is top-notch. With 8 semi-private video game booths, each equipped with both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5, plus an E-sports stage featuring 10 high-powered gaming PCs, you can effortlessly switch between gaming consoles with a simple touch. Our menu boasts signature cocktails, craft beer, delectable wood-fired pizzas, a wide range of soft drinks, and low-alcohol options to cater to all tastes. Perfect for corporate events, team away days, networking events, birthday parties, hen and stag dos, or just a memorable night out with friends.
PLEASE NOTE THIS VENUE ONLY ACCEPTS CORPORATE EVENTS PERFECT FOR GAMING EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS, PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND EXPERIENTIAL A totally unique, atmospheric and historic 9000 sq/ft venue, deep in the heart of Clerkenwell. Nestled within the hub of London's design and creative district, lies a prison built in the 17th Century, this 130 standing venue has a long turbulent history. It was one of the busiest prisons in Victorian times, and well known for its attempted inmate escapes, as well as being used as an air raid shelter during the Blitz. The cavernous, segmented chambers hold the infrastructure to cater to almost any type of event, offering space that it is impossible to find elsewhere in popular post codes for commercial events in London. Where else can you offer exhibitors packaged up space in individual prison cells? ---- Due to council restrictions we cannot hire the venue later than 22:00. Guests should be offsite by 21:00. The venue will not accept the following: Warehouse (rave) parties, Loud music events, late evening events or "scare"/horror-themed events NOTE: This space is partially outside and exposed to the elements. The venue has a premises licence however a TENS licence will be required to sell alcohol on-site to be arranged by the hirer. Capacity can be increased to 160 standing max, please contact us for more details.
You can expect a diverse range of event offerings. The venue caters to an extensive array of occasions, ensuring that there is something suitable for every event type and style. Whether you are planning a wedding, private dinner, film screening, launch party, meeting or networking event, the venue has the facilities and expertise to make it a success.
Arundel House is owned by the International Institute for Strategic Studies and is perfectly situated just opposite Temple underground station. With great views over the river Thames, Arundel House is the perfect venue to host your conference, dinner or drinks reception. The rooms are light and spacious and stylishly decorated.
Starting price for venue dry hire £7,200 (Including VAT) Shoreditch Studios is a 3,500 sq ft warehouse located in the heart of London’s tech hub, the Shoreditch Triangle. The venue consist of two high ceiling Victorian railway arches with exposed brickwork, open trussing and white infinity coves which are perfect for projecting videos, presentations or photo shoots. Studio 1 also features a mezzanine area which overlooks the main space. The mezzanine can be used for a VIP room, production office or press area. The venue also has a spacious outdoor courtyard, dressing rooms and a kitchenette. Corporate events: Suitable for award ceremonies, away days, Christmas parties, conferences, corporate receptions, fashion shows, product launches, networking events, pop-ups and more. Clients include: AB InBev, Adobe, BP, Beam-Suntory, Bombay Sapphire, Dove, Intel, Nike, PwC, TikTok, Toyota, Unilever, Urban Outfitters and Xbox. Private events: Suitable for birthdays, bar & bat mitzvahs, Christmas parties, engagement parties, private dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions. Shoreditch Studios is not suitable for club nights. Included in venue hire fee: Venue hire from 9:00am to midnight (late extensions available for an additional £300+VAT per hour) Studio 1, a 2,000 sq ft studio Studio 2, a 1,200 sq ft studio Duty manager PA System in Studio 1 & 2 100Mb dedicated fibre internet service (symmetrical) Lighting truss in both studios Cloakroom facilities Post event cleaning
A beautiful contradiction: an historic building full of charm yet complemented with a blank canvas feel and the latest AV and tech capabilities. A world away from soulless, stark or consistently corporate, Glaziers Hall is an eclectic mix of spaces that come seamlessly together to offer an event experience like no other. The Great Hall, River View, Court Suite, Library, The Bridge, Thames Balcony and London Bridge Arches each have their own unique character and charm. In the same way, they are all wonderfully versatile and can be used for a range of corporate functions. Whether it’s a simple meeting room or an Awards ceremony with pre-drinks reception, three-course-meal and after-dinner entertainment, our team of events professionals provide the support you need every step of the way. With a network of suppliers to meet with even the most demanding of briefs, we work with you to make your corporate function a success. Conferences, symposia and congress events, AGMs, networking and training sessions all benefit from a 1 gigabit fibre-optic internet link, along with 4G backup and WIFI mesh network to WIFI 6 standards. Providing connectivity for increasingly complex events that require online and in person attendance, more than 500 people can simultaneously access the system. Making sure your event meets and exceeds expectations, our team of experts will recommend the catering and drinks, the table centre pieces and decorations, colour themes and lighting. Whatever support you need, our team will be on-hand to help. With breathtaking views of the River Thames and a panoramic vista across to the City of London, Glaziers Hall is the only Livery building to be located on the South side of the River Thames. Although initially intended for use by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, the Hall is supported by a shareholding of three Companies: The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers and The Worshipful Company of Launderers. The crests of all three Livery Companies can be found throughout the Hall and are displayed prominently on the walls and chairs within the Court Room, which is still used for official business by the Liveries to this day.
No. 4 Hamilton Place is an Edwardian townhouse in London’s Mayfair, available for hire for weddings, conferences, private dining, drinks receptions and parties. The venue is a Grade II listed building featuring nine versatile event spaces and an attractive outdoor terrace with views over Hyde Park. Once home to the Duke of Wellington, No. 4 Hamilton Place is an impressive, luxurious building with regal décor and traditional Edwardian features including a grand sweeping staircase. Our conference room is well-equipped with full audio-visual facilities and capacity for up to 250 delegates in theatre style, convenient travel links in, out and around the city and renowned high-quality catering provided by our exclusive partner, Blue Strawberry. We have a range of meeting rooms available for hire for groups of differing sizes whether you’re hosting an AGM or a small training session. Each is filled with natural light to keep your guests feeling awake and productive, with a team on-hand to provide any A/V support or refreshments. No. 4 Hamilton Place is also a popular venue for weddings and private events with a license for civil ceremonies and elegant range of ornate rooms suitable for celebrations of all size.
Nature-inspired work and event space in East London. Ideal for photo shoots, team building, training sessions, dinners, workshops and more. 3m wide projector screen. Fully fitted kitchen. Over 30 different plants. Located by the canal on Kingsland Road in East London, our space has an estimated capacity of up to 24 people for workshops and dining and 40+ people for networking and social events. We created House of Transformation to help startups and SME's to re-imagine the way they work. Our space is specifically designed for workshops and collaborative meetings. We also host a programme of wellness events, community dinners and personal development courses. We want our space to become a cultural hub where we all support each other as if we were part of an extended family or tribe. If this sounds like your cup of tea, send us an enquiry! A unique, nature-inspired exclusive hire venue in a great East London location. Ideal for photo shoots, team building days, educational programmes, creative workshops, networking dinners, movie nights and intimate community dinners. Self service domestic kitchen with glasses, crockery & cutlery. Up to 6 break out spaces. Access to communal outdoor courtyard. Great natural light and minimal noise, which is ideal for filming. Can host up to 30 people for a team building workshop or dinners. We also run an 8 acre nature venue in Devon - www.selgars.org - ideal for team retreats and offsites in nature. We have accomodation for 30+ people.
Asia House has a stunning exhibition space available for private hire and public exhibitions. We have worked with curators and artists from all over the world to present their work in our central London location for visitors to enjoy. The Gallery is a purpose built exhibition space that provides excellent facilities for displaying classical and contemporary works. Asia House has an enviable reputation as a centre of expertise on Asian arts and culture. We have a vibrant community of supporters and regular visitors who are passionate consumers of art and culture. Showing work in our Gallery can create an opportunity to associate your exhibition with our high quality arts programming and activity. The Gallery offers a range of facilities including: film projection, multiple electrical sockets throughout the flooring, and movable ceiling lights on tracks (with adjustable lighting intensity).
Goods Way is the latest addition to London’s vast array of inspirational and adaptable event venues. Brought to you by the Venue Group who, over the past few years, have worked with some of the biggest names from Corporations to Charities, Schools to Private Party Planners to deliver iconic events time and time again. Goods Way boasts a diverse collection of spaces across a 650 capacity, 16,000 sq ft site, that can work for every occasion, from a 400-Capacity Auditorium all the way through to an intimate speakeasy, our clients have the opportunity to imagine this new destination all manner of ways. We have a designated event kitchen with in-house catering solutions and also the ability to bring in external food operators. We have 6 bars across the site stocked with an excellent and diverse drinks selection. We have a Stage with a World Class Sound and Lights system and the ability to capture and stream content. Fundamentally though, none of this would be possible without our team. Some of the World’s most experienced event professionals, production crews and a multidimensional operations team who will stop short of nothing to deliver excellence every step along the way.
Located in Central London, a short walk from Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus, Mall Galleries is an iconic venue spread over 450sqm of dedicated events and exhibition space, providing the perfect setting for any occasion. The venue is suitable for events ranging from intimate private dining, product launches, fashion shows, award ceremonies, press nights, corporate hire, special occasions, and so forth. With a capacity of 350 standing, you can either immerse your guests in a breathtaking display of curated visual art as the backdrop to your event or, we offer the opportunity to dry hire the venue, allowing you the flexibility to curate and produce an event to your own specifications. We pride ourselves on offering a friendly, efficient and supportive experience to our clients to ensure they have a successful event with us at Mall Galleries.
We are a 120 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.
Designed by award-winning architects Gensler, Storey Club Paddington blurs the boundaries between home and office. There are six bookable rooms, each with its own distinct identity inspired by the home: a boardroom-style Library, a green and leafy Garden Suite, a fully equipped Kitchen and Dining Room, a recording studio-inspired Music Room and artist studio-style Atelier. With all the tech you need ready to hand, from video screens to unbreakable Wi-Fi. Downstairs, there’s a large and flexible event space with seating for up to 200 that can be dressed or configured to suit any event – or divided into two workshop studios, perfect for training or presentations. And optional catering, by request.
Please note - private events only. All ticketed/music event enquiries should contact the venue directly through their Number90bar.co.uk website contact page. Interior This outstanding location is composed of two flexible industrial spaces with high ceilings, on site catering facilities and office / green room space ( please refer to floor plans for further information ) Exterior There is a long outdoor courtyard, street-wise decoration, outdoor area, overlooking the canal, close proximity to Olympic village, toilet facilities, and separate power outputs. The venue has a carpark and ground floor loading areas to accommodate crew parking and the loading/unloading of equipment both inside and outside of the spaces Studio 92 = 2500 sq ft + 4.5m height Studio 94 = 3000 sq ft + 4.5m height
The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. A Victorian masterpiece restored… Sir John Betjeman called this Gothic treasure “too beautiful and too romantic to survive” in a world of tower block and concrete. After years of devoted restoration, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is being hailed as the city’s most romantic building. This 5-star London hotel features glorious Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings, hand-stencilled wall designs and the Grand Staircase; all are as dazzling today as when the hotel opened in 1873.
It is the outrageous fun of Ping Pong, combined with state of the art facilities and reputation for hosting well executed events that sets Bounce apart as the ultimate conference and corporate party destination in London. Located just 3 minutes walk from Old Street station, the vast space offers flexible layout options ranging from 100 capacity theatre style set up through to 400 capacity standing reception events. A perfect place for all events: Conferencing - Team building - Private parties - Networking - Award nights - Hybrid events - Meetings - Away days - Product launches - Christmas parties Day Delegate Packages start at just £40 + VAT. The venue also features a luxurious private room, available for exclusive hire. It is an ideal setting for groups of 50-90 standing. Perfect for smaller conferences, meetings and social events this versatile space can also be set up theater, cabaret or boardroom style. Hiring the room for up to six hours includes: Three Ping Pong tables and a Beer Pong table - Private cocktail bar, mixologist & bar seating - In-house music of your own choice - UV lighting and iridescent artwork - 40” LCD screen & 7ft projector Exclusive areas at Bounce include a variety of opportunities for you and your group to enjoy everything we have to offer for a longer period of time in your own dedicated space, while still being able to soak in the electric atmosphere from our main bar. Perfect for groups of 30-60 guests.
When the UK went into lock-down in March 2020 there was only one thing you could be sure of – the events industry would be on hold for a little while. But as the lock-down was extended and virtually everyone was in quarantine, the industry had to start coming up with clever ways of interacting with their audience. Live streaming events aren’t brand new since Covid-19, but they’re becoming incredibly popular methods of getting social while maintaining social distancing. If you’re looking to organise your first live streaming event, look no further than Canvas. We’re here to help you from idea conception to choosing a venue.
Hire a venue
Some event organisers assume that hosting a live streamed event might mean they don’t have to hire a venue. This can definitely be the case for low-key events between colleagues – if you don’t require a slick and smart presentation, you can save some money hosting from your home or office. But if you’re sharing your event on social media, or if it’s ticketed, you’ll want to hire a venue and work together to create your event. Your venue manager will be experienced with the technology required, and can help you set up your live streaming event to make it as successful as possible, even if you have limited knowledge of what to do.
The other benefit of hiring a venue is that it will be a relatively controlled environment. If you’ve ever been on a conference call you’ll know how distracting it can be when one person has a lot of noise in the background. By hiring a venue you’ll be secure in the knowledge that your background will be professional, you won’t have a lot of noise in your environment, and you’ll have all the technology and support that you’ll need.
Find a purpose
What’s the purpose of your live streaming event? Loads of different event types can work really well when streamed live, so the purpose will predominantly depend on what event you’re actually organising. If it’s a virtual wedding, it’s to celebrate with any loved ones who can’t be with you on your special day. If it’s a virtual product launch, it’s to share new ideas with a large audience.
When it comes to corporate live streaming events, if you have your audience in mind, why not send them a survey to find out what they’d like to see at your live streaming event? Have a think about what outcome you’d like from the event as well. Are your goals financial or more about exposure? They’re probably both, but it’s a good idea to take some time to think about what would need to happen for you to consider your new live streaming event a success.
Choose a live streaming platform
There are lots of live streaming platforms out there, so it can be a bit overwhelming to start deciding which one is right for you. Firstly, who is your audience? Do you work together and tend to use the same video conferencing platform for every meeting? Or are you hoping to attract outside viewers? If so, it’s a good idea to choose a platform that they can download for free or better yet, that they already have on their devices. If you’re not sure what platforms are popular currently, ask your survey recipients which platform they’d prefer to use. Some are totally free and some aren’t, so make sure your budget has space for any costs you’ll need to pay.
If you’re working with a venue for your live streaming event, ask the venue manager about the live streaming platform they tend to use. In the case that you’re using their technology and staff, it’s a good idea to stick to their preferred platform as well, to avoid technical difficulties on the day.
Get your technology ready
Whether you’re accustomed to hosting live streaming events or if this is your first, there are some basic pieces of equipment you’ll need. Depending on whether you’re hosting something elaborate like a live streamed concert, or more along the lines of a virtual meeting, your requirements will be different. Working with an experienced venue is a really good way to make sure you’ll have all the right tech, so check in with your venue manager for advice on what technology will be useful. Remember if you have speakers or artists joining the live stream remotely, they’ll also need all the right equipment.
Make sure you talk to your venue manager about their wifi, as it will need to be super speedy to cope with live streaming at a high quality. There’s nothing more frustrating than watching an event online that lags or keeps cutting out, so high-speed internet is vital.
The of the amazing benefits of organising a live streaming event is it allows many people to join in the fun, including people who may not have been able to come to the event in person for accessibility reasons. Make the most of this by ensuring your live streaming event is accessible for people with varied requirements. There are several companies who can provide software that adds live captions or subtitles to live streamed events for deaf or hard of hearing guests. You can also include audio descriptions for blind and low vision attendees.
Practice, practice, practice!
Technical difficulties are the number one thing that are going to put your guests off, or encourage them to leave half-way through, so it’s always wise to do a demo or test run. Make sure you know how to work all of the equipment, and it’s good to have some back-up options if that’s possible. You’ll want to make sure the sound and video quality are both good, so have a friend join your test event on different devices to check it works across multiple technologies.
Before you host your live stream event or video, it’s a good idea to plan your content. If you’re used to hosting events it can be tempting to talk off the cuff or make it up as you go along, but the pressure of hosting an event live that will be accessible to watch later can make even the best host go blank. Make sure you know the points you want to hit and have a list of them in front of you. If you’re working off slides you could consider sharing the screen with your attendees. Once you’ve hosted your event, don’t forget to embed the video onto your website so it can be accessed in the future. Some of your guests may not have been able to make the live event (it can be tricky to juggle other commitments or different time zones) so it’s a good idea to make sure it’s available for them to watch afterwards. Alternatively, some attendees who really enjoyed your live streamed event may want to share it with their friends and co-workers, so you’ll gain a bigger audience if it’s online permanently.
Before the Coronavirus pandemic there wasn’t a big push to try lots of different types of events over video or live streaming; the most common were meetings, webinars, and live concerts. Now we’re looking to a new normal in the events industry and event organisers are trying just about every style of event over video. From virtual weddings, baby showers and hen dos, to digital conferences, expos and corporate events, to online birthday parties, award ceremonies and product launches. Once you know what kind of event you’re organising, just find the perfect venue through Canvas and they can help make your next live streaming event idea a reality.
The main benefit of hosting a live streamed event is that it is relatively easy! Although it can be tempting to get caught up in needing top of the range equipment, if you’re hosting to a small audience or to your colleagues, all you need is a smart phone and access to a social platform such as Facebook Live, YouTube Live or Instagram Live. For public events, it’s best to work with a venue or company who can help you with the technology. Live streamed videos tend to pull a larger audience than pre-recorded videos, and audiences normally watch for longer and engage more. It’s also a great way of building up your online content, as you can share the video on your social platforms and embed it into you website for subsequent viewing.
If you haven’t hosted an online or live streamed event before it can be a bit daunting, especially if you don’t know where to start. By partnering with one of Canvas’ live streaming venues, you can be sure you’ll be in the hands of an expert. Your venue manager will be familiar with live streaming for a variety of events and will be able to help with the technology requirements, creating a professional atmosphere and setting up a test run or demo.
Aside from audio-visual capabilities, the most important thing you’ll need is a super speedy and reliable internet connection. Cutting out halfway through would be a live streaming event organiser’s worst nightmare, so make sure you can rely on the WiFi to keep your video sharp and your audio clear. If you have a number of remote contributors it’s a good idea to check in with them in advance and check their internet connection is good too. Doing practice runs of your event is a great way to iron out all the creases with your technology before the big day.