Kachette prefers to stay hidden in plan sight. Located on busting Old Street in Shoreditch, its the kind of venue you have to hear about and its likely you have walked past in countless times wondering what's going on inside. Kachette is a popular space for corporate parties, fashion events, press launches, pop-ups, warehouse club inspired birthday parties (for those with the budget) and informal weddings. Kachette main room Arch 1 dry hire from £3,500 (+VAT) or whole venue dry hire from £5,000 (+VAT). Arch 1 can be hired exclusively or hire the whole venue for larger two room events. Corporate events: Hire for award ceremonies, brand launches, Christmas parties, conferences, corporate receptions, drinks receptions, experiential events, fashion shows, product launches, networking events, pop-ups and more. Clients include: Adidas, Coca Cola, FIFA, Google, Hendrick's Gin, Instagram, Kanye West, London Fashion Week, Nike, Playstation, Spotify, Supreme, Tesco and Vice. Private events: Hire for birthday parties, bar & bat mitzvahs, Christmas parties and weddings. Included in venue hire fee: Venue hire from 10am until midnight (late license / TENS available for an additional fee) Arch 1, a 1,600 sq ft studio Arch 2, a 1,400 sq ft studio Duty manager PA System in Arch 1 & 2 100Mb dedicated fibre internet service (symmetrical) Air Conditioning Basic lighting Cloakroom facilities Production office Post event cleaning Get in touch to hire Kachette for your event. *NO CLUB NIGHTS*
We've had the pleasure of hosting all kinds of special events at Regent Street Cinema: from exclusive film premieres to prestigious award ceremonies, corporate meet-ups and impactful product launches. Nestled in the heart of London, we offer a blend of history, state-of-the-art technology, and sophistication for your event. Our iconic 185-seat vintage art deco auditorium, paired with exclusive access to our stylish foyer and fully licensed bar area, provides the perfect canvas to create unforgettable moments. We’ve worked with some of the biggest names across the film, entertainment and consumer industries including: Disney, Marks and Spencer, Levis, Space NK, Premiere PR, Netflix, Vogue, Savills and many more. Our venue boasts poster cases, digital screens throughout, and an eye-catching readograph at the entrance, offering ample space for branding and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities for your guests. Conveniently located just a brief two-minute stroll north of Oxford Circus tube station, it’s easy for your guests to find us in the heart of Central London.
Situated on London’s dynamic South Bank, the Coin Street Conference Centre is operated by social enterprise and development trust Coin Street Community Builders. Venue: With a range of contemporary, purpose-built meeting and event spaces, Coin Street is the perfect venue for your next seminar, training event, board meeting, conference or reception. The versatility of the rooms allows for a range of configurations and an experienced events team will ensure your event runs smoothly. With enviable views over the capital’s iconic skyline, an exclusive hire of the Third Floor Suite includes a large well-equipped conference room for up to 170 delegates theatre style, alongside two ideally placed smaller rooms suitable for use as syndicate spaces, or as refreshment areas. The main meeting room, Max Nasatyr, has 2 high-definition hybrid capable cameras allowing for your event to be streamed from different angles and the ability to live stream to YouTube. With both syndicate rooms also having screens, high definition room cameras and hybrid meeting capabilities, this whole Third Floor Suite is a great option for both in-person and remote attendees. Purpose-built contemporary meeting spaces, the South Bank Rooms have been designed to offer flexible solutions for small workshops through to large conferences. Situated at lower-ground level, clients can take advantage of their own spacious foyer complete with original artwork, perfect for your cloakroom and refreshment areas. The South Bank Suite has dual 1080p projectors, PA system including up to 6 microphones and 4-high-definition hybrid capable cameras – making it the perfect space to hold your in person or hybrid meeting. The Neighbourhood Room is situated at ground level - a spacious and versatile room capable of hosting a range of events. With natural daylight and residential garden views, the Neighbourhood Room can host events up to 250 people reception style. In addition to the meeting rooms, Coin Street are proud to offer a spacious roof terrace with brilliant views across the capital. During the summer months the terrace works well as an outdoor breakout space, lunchtime barbecue, or post-meeting drinks reception. Social Enterprise: All profits from the conference centre are invested back into the local community as part of their social enterprise principles. By choosing Coin Street Conference Centre for your event you are investing in the future of the South Bank and Bankside neighbourhood. Sustainability: The sustainable features of the conference centre form an integral part of their daily operations. Some of the features are: solar chimneys ventilate the building naturally, energy efficient lighting that turns off automatically when an area is not being used, sustainable caterers, and recycling facilities. It is a fully accessible venue, with all lifts wide enough for motorised wheelchair users and hearing loops available in the meeting and conference rooms.
After the success of Brat x Climpson’s Arch, we are delighted to extend our summer residency and now have a permanent spot at Climpson’s Arch. Sister to Brat Shoreditch which holds a Michelin star, Brat x Climpson’s was voted in the top 50 best restaurants in the world. We are a wood fired restaurant located under an arch next to London Fields. Along with our large, covered courtyard we have an inside dining space and a long bar area. The Courtyard is covered with a marquee structure which provides a roof and insulation for the unpredictable British weather with open kitchens in both the outside area and inside dining room. Private hire hours... Monday-Friday: Lunch time hire Monday-Tuesday: Dinner hire Large party (max 20 guests)... Wednesday-Friday: 5pm, 6pm, 9pm Saturday/Sunday: 12pm, 6pm
Conway Hall opened in 1929 and named in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway, anti-slavery advocate, outspoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine. The venue is Grade 2 listed and offers hirers various event spaces, especially the Main Hall with its highly-regarded acoustics. The venue is unique for providing a central London location and a building with character, steeped in history, combined with cutting-edge AV facilities. Owned by Conway Hall Ethical Society, a charity, the building is famous for being the birthplace of humanism, as well as hosting the longest run of classical concerts in the UK (which started in 1880 at the Society’s previous site), jazz concerts in the 1930s, a rare UK appearance from Muddy Waters and gigs by Crass and The Cure in 1970s, as well as many other concerts, including James Blake and La Roux, and events of all kinds since. Today, Conway Hall is a popular, accessible, venue for location filming, conferences, presentations, concerts, talks, fashion shows, awards ceremonies and brand activations. Previous clients include: BBC • Yamaha • Netflix • Evening Standard • Snowline Media • Ted Baker Penguin Books • Bloomsbury Festival • Guardian Live • Tate • EMAP
Situated under an old railway arch in Battersea, and a stone's throw away from the iconic Battersea Park, Archway brings guest a relaxed and intimate dining experience to the heart of Battersea's community. Our head chef, Alex Owens, previously from the River Cafe, serves a small menu celebrating the best ingredients available to us, delivering a unique connection between land and our table. Archway’s wine list has been carefully curated to complement the food offering with a range of ever changing high quality wines including old and new world wines. For private hire the restaurant can host up to 50 people seated and is open to guest for dinner and drinks service. Dinner service includes a three course meal from a set menu costing £65pp with a £5k minimum spend. Menu and drink choices and will need to be confirmed at least 14 days prior to the event.
Swingers City, our flagship site, offers two 9-hole crazy golf courses with four incredible street food vendors, five cocktail drenched bars and a two-story clubhouse. Swingers is totally unique and outrageously fun, making it the ideal venue for a host of occasions ranging from birthday parties, your team Christmas party, team building, client entertaining or simply a night out for a group of friends. Swingers City is based on a 1920's golf-club set in the bucolic English countryside. Step into the secret world of our old-school clubhouse, rolling greens, lush foliage and unparalleled hospitality. The venue is a stone's throw away from the Gherkin in the heart of London.
Lending itself to an extraordinary range of experiences, adapting to suit the tone of any social setting. This versatile event space provides the perfect backdrop, requiring little-to-no dressing to set the scene. The historic fish hall exudes character and authenticity. A sky light floods the space with natural light and ornate, period detail curates a unique, memorable backdrop for any gathering.
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.
Mu is a bar, restaurant, and live music venue from the team behind Brilliant Corners and Giant Steps. The venue’s aim is to present great sound in an intimate atmosphere and it regularly hosts a range of artists including established Afro-beat legends such as Dele Sosimi, as well as up and coming artists like including Saya Gray and Kokoroko’s Yohan Kebede. A 10-minute walk from Dalston Junction, the venue is perfectly set up for album launches, corporate event events and private celebrations for up to 120 guests. The events team includes professional sound engineers, acclaimed chefs serving Japanese cuisine from a robata grill, as well as a knowledgeable bar team that present an extensive selection of natural wine, plus classic and seasonal cocktails.
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.
A 1930s steel barge which has been converted into a modern boathouse, moored at St Katharine Docks Marina in East London. Set across 2 decks, the vessel offers 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2 reception areas, a kitchen, a dining area, a study and a furnished winter garden. This boathouse (the largest in the UK!) is the perfect location for corporate and artistic events (dinners, networking drinks, gatherings, workshops, meetings, conferences,Photo Shooting, film production, etc.) UPPER DECK The open-plan living area is spacious and airy, with stunning views of St Katharine Docks Marina. The reception area is furnished with a large L-shaped sofa and a coffee table. The modern kitchen is fully-equipped and includes a coffee machine, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster, a dishwasher, an oven and induction hobs. The adjacent dining area can seat up to 10 guests. The winter garden is at the foredeck and is equipped with outdoor furniture, perfect for alfresco dining or conferences and gatherings. The study is located at the rear of the boat, offering stunning views of Tower Bridge. There is a guest toilet at your disposal. A central atrium stairway leads down to the lower deck. LOWER DECK The second reception area offers stunning views of the River Thames and is furnished with a large L-shaped sofa, alongside a decorative fireplace. Down the corridor, the first bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and offers an en-suite shower room equipped with a sauna. The second bedroom is also furnished with a king-size bed and offers an en-suite shower room. The third bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed and offers an en-suite shower room with a separate bathtub. The fourth bedroom is furnished with a double bed, while the fifth bedroom is furnished with 2 single beds. These rooms offer a shared en-suite shower room. Transport Tower Hill Underground Station is a 10-minute walk away, servicing the Circle and District lines. The nearest bus stop is St Katharine Docks (Stop TN). If you're travelling by car, the A100 Tower Bridge Road is just around the corner and there is pay-and-display parking nearby.
This exclusive venue with a large decked area overhanging the Thames is only a few hundred yards from the Tower Bridge. HMS President is the perfect venue for a variety of functions - corporate events, conferences, Christmas parties, weddings, exhibitions, receptions, banquets and can cater for private dinner parties. The hall (Drill Deck) with its regal arches and the Wardroom with its stunning views over the Thames both provide elegant settings for a variety of functions for up to 120 people. The large decked area overhanging the Thames is only a few hundred yards from the iconic Tower Bridge. It is the most tranquil location for a drinks party. The interconnecting classrooms on the mezzanine can be partitioned for a lecture or opened up for a conference up to 80 delegates.
A homely 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.
Westminster’s all day pub is situated conveniently in the heart of Trafalgar Square and on Whitehall, with various transport links. It provides a vibrant and fresh social hub, which blends the old and new seamlessly. Walkers of Whitehall retains its character by integrating the original vaulted basement ceilings from its former life as a bank marrying them into a modern offering of elegant banquette seating, open theatre-style kitchen and impressive lighting & decor. Choose from the main bar area, the Trafalgar room and the old bank vault for your event.
A unique venue in London perfect for product launches, conferences, fashion shows and dinners. As an arts venue with a programme of non-traditional theatre, it has established itself as a key part of the east London cultural landscape. With eight stunning spaces, hireable in a number of configurations, clients can create events that are completely unique, guaranteeing a creative and innovative brand experience for guests, just five minutes’ walk from the City of London. Once one of the grandest civic buildings in London, is a magnificent Grade II listed building in the heart of one of the most vibrant areas of the capital. Now a flagship arts, community and live events venue, the space boasts a number of stunning and unique spaces perfect for a range of events. The Assembly Hall is an ideal location for corporate dinners, product launches, talks and other events. The high ceilings, Italian marble panelled walls, Matcham style balcony and glorious architectural features give the Assembly Hall a distinctive feeling of grandeur and elegance. Once the original Vestry Hall, the Council Chamber is the most architecturally significant space, featuring an original highly ornate moulded ceiling, floor to ceiling columns and stained glass windows. Located on the ground floor, the Council Chamber is a flexible space ideal for parties and receptions, conferences, launches and talks and can be hired as a singular room, breakout, or complemented by the Mayor's Parlour, the adjacent space. The Committee Rooms, with their distinctive period features, Edwardian fireplaces and an elegant buttressed ceiling and located on their own corridor are ideal for private parties, networking drinks, receptions, meetings and breakout spaces. Learn more about all of our spaces for hire, for a bespoke quote or to arrange a site visit, please get in touch with a member of our dedicated events team.
?First time organising a big meeting? No matter what tips you get from you co-workers, if you’ve been tasked with it, then it’s all down to you. Whether it’s a team get-together, an AGM, or a meeting with Directors form different countries, the basic structure and to-do list will be the same. Use these tips as your basis and relax, we know you’ve got this covered.
Understand the Purpose
Why is this meeting happening? Is it something regular that happens every few weeks or every year? Has it been spontaneously called to discuss a certain issue? Is it a planning meeting? A review meeting?
Understanding exactly what the meeting is for, and the objectives that are to be met by the end of it, is the first step in organising a meeting that will be successful – and not something that will just lead to more meetings. It will also help you to know exactly who it is relevant to invite.
Is Now the Right Time?
Does the schedule for the meeting make sense? If you know that crucial documents will be missing, or a certain member of the company will be out all of that week, consider delaying the date. While many will think that sooner is better, there is no use in having a meeting what doesn’t fulfil its purpose. If you have to organise another meeting for two weeks later, then everyone’s time – including yours – will be wasted.
If this is a new meeting, that doesn’t have a standard agenda, discuss it with the attendees in advance. What do they believe it’s about? What are the key things that they are looking to achieve from it? Is there an important issue that they believe should be added to the agenda, or notes that should be circulated? The more prepared everyone is, the smoother the meeting will be.
Find a Venue
Finding an appropriate venue for your meeting is important. You should think carefully about the location, as no one will want to have to travel very far to attend if they can avoid it. Luckily, there are loads of meeting rooms for hire in London, so finding one won’t be an issue. Preferably, you are looking for somewhere with a lot of natural light, and with enough room that people don’t feel cramped in around a table. If your meeting is going to be a long one, consider a more casual setting where members can be relaxed while they sit and discuss the important matters that have brought them together. This is particularly true if it is a planning meeting, as attendees will benefit from a more creative space to brainstorm ideas.
If you have a detailed agenda, then you’re meeting is much more likely to run smoothly and on time. Preparing a draft of this in advance and collaborating with those attending in case they have anything to add is a good way to start. Having times beside each point, as well as references to documents that are to be reviewed, will keep everyone on track. Send the agenda, and all relevant documents, out a week beforehand. A reminder should be sent the day before as well. Bringing a few paper copies of the relevant documents to any meeting will always be useful, as many people still prefer to annotate by hand.
Appoint a Chair
Having someone chairing the meeting is crucial to ensure that it doesn’t get out of hand. With a chairperson finalising all of the decisions made by the group, as well as moving on the next section of the agenda when appropriate, the meeting will run like clockwork. A Chair makes it more likely that things will keep to time, and any tangents curtailed when not relevant.
The Chair usually has extra notes on their agenda, such as who will be speaking about a certain point, notes to mention certain issues. As well as this, there should be an explanation on what the purpose and objectives are for each part – and what actions need to be decided upon.
If there are no minutes recorded at the meeting, then the meeting never happened. A written record of all decisions taken is vitally important – and will show members what needs to be actioned and for when. The person taking the minutes is generally not a part of the meeting in any other way, but they shouldn’t be afraid to speak up if they require clarification on anything!
Minutes should be circulated to everyone within a week of the meeting for approval, with Points of Action in bold so that everyone knows what they are to do as a result of the discussion.
If the meeting is likely to be a few long one, allowing the attendees to relax is important. Have an organised lunch break, plenty of tea and coffee, and even an evening reception afterwards for everyone to wind down. This is particularly useful if some attendees have travelled from far away to be there. It also provides a great networking opportunity for everyone.
Once everything is organised, there’s nothing more for you to do but relax. You have done all that you can to ensure a successful meeting, and now it’s up to the other members to put your hard work to good use.
Purpose is everything in a meeting, so once you know it, organising will be a breeze. Using these top tips will help you to ask the right questions, and to find the right venue that suits the style of your meeting. Once you’ve done it once, the next time will be easy!
You’d be really surprised how affordable it can be to hire a meeting room in London, even on a regular basis. As workforces are becoming less centralised, many working spaces are offering flexible rates for different meeting requirements and frequencies. If you are considering making a regular booking, it’s worth asking the venue manager whether you can get a repeat discount.
The best location is always going to be the one that’s most convenient for your job. It can be tempting to book in a traditional space in Canary Wharf, but it’s not always logical to get your colleagues to trek across London if you’re normally based in West or North London. Most areas of the city have multiple options for meeting spaces, so try using Canvas to look around your local area, and only broaden your search if you can’t find what you need.
Each venue will offer different rates, amenities, and facilities, so it’s always good check in with the venue manager to ask what will be included. The best venues will include all the furniture and set-up, fast WiFi and AV equipment. If you would like to host a catered meeting, they may be able to offer that for you or have recommendations for local places to get food delivered
Canvas is the perfect place to find your next meeting room hire in London. We have the most advanced filter when it comes to finding a venue, so you know the options you’re seeing will be perfect for you. All of our venues are handpicked, and we have curated shortlists of some of our favourite spaces on the blog if you’d like some inspiration.
We have more than 20 beautiful hotels with us on Canvas that also offer meeting facilities, so it’s best to start there. All you need to do is search for meeting spaces, then select “Style” on the search results page and choose “Hotels”. When you make an enquiry, remember to mention that you’re also looking for accommodation, and if possible provide a rough estimate of the number of guests you’re expecting.