A magnificent Georgian mansion, a unique venue for hire in London. Brunswick House is a wedding venue in central London which also caters for private dining and corporate events. Inside its lofty interior are magnificent chimney pieces and sparkling chandeliers. Vintage paraphernalia jostle with an eclectic display of fascinating antiques in each room. A picturesque profusion in the patio gardens of old street signs, statuary, fountains, lanterns and lamp posts. Everything is for sale! Catering is provided in-house by the highly acclaimed chefs of the Brunswick House Restaurant.
Located in the heart of trendy Portobello Rd Market, Westbank Space is the last blank canvas space the area has to offer only minutes walk from Ladbroke Grove tube station. Boasting beautiful botanical views and a lovely balcony over looking the market, this location offers both indoor and outdoor space for hire. Westbank Space prides itself in it's flexibility and ability to cater for any needs whether hosting a celebration or a corporate event.
The Garden Museum, located on the banks of the River Thames, opposite Westminster and the Houses of Parliament is a stunning and unique venue in London that can cater for private dinners, weddings, corporate drinks receptions, corporate dinners, fashion shows, exhibitions and product launches. Dedicated to the art, history and design of gardens, the Garden Museum offers a traditional church space with soaring pillars and beautiful vaulted ceilings alongside the brand-new, contemporary Sackler Garden, offering sought-after outdoor space and providing an oasis from the bustle of city life.
The Hoxton Basement is a multi-purpose venue available for hire in the heart of London's East End. The decor throughout is minimal yet tasteful - really allowing for the identity of the events we host to breathe.
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is a 1,800sq ft West London exhibition space and event venue available for exclusive hire. With white walls, wrap-around window frontage flooded with natural light and benefiting from its own exclusive entrance at street level, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is a blank canvas ideally suited for your next event. We are located Near Latimer Rd. In close proximity to Holland Park/Kensington as well as White City. We are the ideal venue for a wide range of events, including: Pop Up Shop / Product Launches/ Talks / Fashion Events / Drink Reception / Photo Shoots / Book Launch / Product Launch / Sample Sales / Corporate Event / Private Events / Conferences. We can accommodate the following capacity (Estimates based on 1,800 square footage ): Cocktail party standing: approx. 200/250 Cocktail party standing and seated: approx. 150-200 Banquet/ Cabaret style: approx. 90-130 Theatre/ Auditorium style: approx. 150- Conference style: approx. 40/50 Classroom style: approx. 70-85 Receptions style: approx. 130-140 Equipment & Facilities: 1800square meter/ open-plan space *Upstairs Studios and Exterior for marquee and parking by separate negotiation Approx 40 meters of wall hanging space Exclusive street level entrance Wi-Fi Internet Guzzini LED track lighting system On-site storage facilities Kitchenette Private gated parking space for 1 vehicle (for additional costs)
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/
The Pickled Hen is a modern take on the great British gastro pub, serving locally sourced honest food. Join us for an exclusively unique experience in our gastro pub for drinks, dinner and more. Book exclusively the pub or our private dining section, The Den, for your drink’s reception and private events. Our team will tailor a bespoke experience you’re sure to love.
The LaLiT London Hotel conveys indulgence, consisting of modern, luxury and multi-purposed spaces. The hotel contains two unique restaurants; Baluchi, titled by the British Curry Awards as the "Best Indian Restaurant in London and City Suburbs" as well as for the "Best Dining Experience in the UK and Ireland" by Condé Nast Johansen's, along with The Terrace, offering an outdoors dining experience. On a mezzanine level, The Gallery, which displays a view of the glorious Great Hall, along with two more bars; the Teacher’s Room and the Headmaster’s Room, the LaLiT London serves versatility that can accommodate your purpose and needs by exceeding your expectations.
Located in the heart of Shoreditch, Close-Up is the ideal venue for all your screening needs, whether you wish to host a press screening, corporate event, presentation, conference, cast and crew preview, Christmas or birthday party. Our state-of-the-art cinema is available to hire on an hourly basis, either as a stand-alone screening room or as a full venue hire. Our adjoined café and bar is fully licensed and offers a convivial atmosphere for drinks receptions or informal post-screening discussion. The 40-seat cinema is fully equipped with a 2K NEC D-cinema, 2 x Kinoton FP30-D 35mm and EX 6000 16mm projectors and Dolby 5.1 surround.
Buddha-Bar Restaurant London excels and breathes a beauty that Buddha-Bar restaurants have become renowned for. You are immediately captured by stunning crystal Chinese dragons, art installations and interiors fusing a colonial and baroque style. Set over two floors, the restaurant and lounge bar offers a comprehensive premise that is available for exclusive events tailored to our clients’ requirements, allowing a generous capacity.
The venue composes of a purpose built ground floor event space for up to 180 theatre. Meeting rooms on the sixth floor of the building for up to 25 boardroom and great views. Along with an exclusive Lounge and Balcony with stunning views over London’s skyline that can work for up to 75 for a drinks reception. A unique venue with spaces that are flexible for holding corporate conferences or for private hire, weddings and exclusive riverside evening parties. 58VE is easily accessible via tube, rail, bike or river with Blackfriars only a 3 minute walk away.
City Liverpool Street
Where banking and big business meets artisans and start-ups, We offer space in every sense - a welcome clearing in the corporate jungle, and now a collection of cutting edge spaces for clearer thinking and more memorable meetings. Four stylishly designed rooms and an expansive event space for up to 300 people, intelligently equipped with everything you need to inspire, innovate or impress in the heart of the city.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VENUE DOES NOT ACCEPT PRIVATE PARTIES Hinde St. Studios is located a stone's throw away from Bond Street, in a beautiful, atmospheric Georgian townhouse. The studio offers a flexible event space serving as a blank canvas, ideally suited for your press days, product launch or pop up. It's traditional and elegant elements are highlighted in an abundance of natural daylight. The high ceilings ornate with Wedgwood details, original wood floors and a hint of Provence, provide the perfect setting for your event. This is a dry venue so you have complete flexibility for your catering arrangements.
St James's Terrace is a hidden gem venue in the heart of St Jame's Park. With stunning unique views of Buckingham Palace and West End skyline, the roof terrace is a versatile venue that can host 50-200 standing for memorable corporate parties and celebrations, away days, BBQs, gatherings and special occasions. Please note that alcohol can be served only until 10.30pm.
Grade II listed Georgian riverside venue that stands on the North Bank of the River Thames between Hammersmith and Chiswick. The House is equally adept at hosting business meetings in West London or offering a stunning riverside weddings venue in London with its enviable position overlooking a broad sweep of the Thames. What gives the venue its unique character is its Grade 11 listed architecture. This creates a more private atmosphere which is perfect for business meetings where people need to get away from the office. Meeting rooms in West London rarely offer such scope of flexibility and distinctive charm. It is also a great venue for regular club meetings, and we regularly host talks with outside speakers. The same can also be said of how the venue operates as a Riverside Weddings Venue in West London. The Georgian façade and dramatic river views are a wedding photographer’s dream location. We host all sorts of social functions including parties, celebrations, anniversaries as well as post funeral receptions. And our range of business meetings embraces conferences, workshops and training days. We’ve even been known to host the occasional film crew who have been seduced by the architecture and stunning river views. The venue has various rooms to fit your number of guests/colleagues to suit the occasion.
Follow the big neon sign and enter an underground labyrinth. You’ll first come to the main bar area. Kitsch, cool and funky with a large leather sofa, vintage pinball machine, torn wallpaper and a back bar with old fridge doors. Adjacent to this is the dining room with hand cut crystal lights, tiled-top tables, book shelves and retro knick-knacks. Tables and chairs could be rearranged to accommodate more people seated or removed for extra standing space. There are several banquettes to maximise seating. There’s a fully equipped DJ booth and a projector and screen. Hidden behind a stickered fridge door is the private lounge. With it’s own bar, state of the art sound system, projector and screen it is the ultimate party space hosting up to 30 seated and 50 standing. Specific areas or the whole venue could be hired out for product launches, fashion events, filming and private events Capacities Venue total 60 square meters / Height 2.5m Seated capacity Lounge 35, Main dining room 65 / Standing Lounge 50, Main dining room 120 / Theatre style seating Lounge 25, Main dining room 35 / Horseshoe seating Lounge 25, Main dining room 40 / Seated in Bar 20, standing 40
Networking is all about meeting people, sharing who you are, what you do and what value you can have to others. Simply turning up, eating a couple of canapes in the corner and laughing at a few jokes isn’t going to quite cut it at a networking event. Their entire purpose for being is to get you to connect with others in your field, make valuable connections for your business and for your own personal growth.
Networking events can be a little boring for some, but they’re incredible opportunities… when they’re done right.
You really don’t want to do this by halves – a perfectly planned and executed networking event in London can place you at the forefront of your industry. And who doesn’t want to be considered an industry leader? So, get it right and check out some of the best networking venues in London above!
Planning a networking event can be a little different to just planning Janice’s leaving party. It takes some fine tuning and careful consideration to get it right. Don’t panic though, we’re here to guide you through the process with our simple steps.
Step 1: Define your purpose
Networking events happen for a whole host of reasons, but the best ones are usually quite focused in a niche area. You’ll need to consider who and what your networking event is for. Is it for a specific industry, maybe even a specific section of a specific industry? Is it for high-level executives or middle management… or maybe both? Knowing what the focus is and who will be there helps you to plan the event seamlessly.
Step 2: What will you do?
Networking is so much more than just sticking people in a room and letting them get on with it, and there are many different forms it can be moulded into. You can have a structured, formal event or something a little bit more casual. This is where the first step should help – if you know who you’re catering for, you should be able to figure out what will work best.
Step 3: Budget
Yep, it’s the dreaded budget again. It’s so important though – really, it is. You don’t want to start planning venues or anything until you know how much money there is in the kitty for it. If you do, you maybe just end up disappointed that your dream venue is actually out of your price range. Networking events can be done on pretty much any budget – lower budgets would mean kissing goodbye to any formally catered sit-down meals (unless you had your guests pay for themselves, which is always an option).
Step 4: Venue
We always think finding the right venue is super important, and we admit we might be a little biased on that one, but for networking events it really does matter. The venue needs to fit with the purpose, format and people that will be there. Renting a great big hall for a bar social doesn’t really work, does it? So, take our advice and choose your venue carefully. Our great selection of networking venues for hire should give you some inspiration if you’re stuck.
Step 5: The date
We know what you’re thinking: you’re thinking the weekend is the best time, right? Nope, sorry to disappoint you but your dreams of not cutting into work time might not work out. It’s actually better to have an event midweek. Whilst we all love our jobs, employers can’t assume that people will be willing to give up their weekend for them. Oh, and it’s best to avoid the high season for your industry because, of course, this is when people will be super busy. One more thing: maybe avoid the summer months too when lots of people are likely to be on annual leave.
Step 6: Promote
Networking events can be a little different to other events, mostly because you might not have a set guest list. Having people register to attend is much more common with these types of things, so you’ll need to promote your event online and via email to the relevant companies and individuals that you want to attend.
Step 7: Meet and greet
We wouldn’t blame you for assuming that organising a killer event plus your killer invite list would lead to the magical sparks of friendship all by itself, but the reality is that you’ll need to keep things on track. Have a plan about how you’ll mingle with the guests and keep them talking. You can even have a few games so you can all get to know each other.
Informal but not too informal, cocktail parties are a classic networking format because they get people circulating easily. Add in a few canapes and nibbles, and job’s a good’un.
Down the pub
It’s not a standard networking venue, but there are so many bar social networking venues London-wide so it would almost be rude not to. If your guests are already familiar with each other, a bar social might be a bit more appropriate. An informal networking event, you can get a bar or pub venue and have everyone sit, chat, and eat nibbles.
Talking over a fancy dinner, complete with a bit of wine and a yummy chocolate dessert, might work well for your networking event. You can go for the formal wedding breakfast-style seating or check out some of our more casual dining venues with traditional wooden tables and a cosy feel. Either way, food, drinks and laughter are always a good mix at a social event.