Voxonica is an intimate railway arch meeting room and corporate event space with an exclusive 'private members club' feel. Fully equipped with projection facilities, WiFi, parquet flooring, Victorian exposed bricks, rustic reclaimed timber and glass feature wall and vintage wrought iron door. Vox has great natural light which can be draped if required for presentations and meetings. The unusual meeting and event space is also equipped with a PA, DJ booth, 22 chairs, 12 seater meeting table and custom feature wall with display shelving. Voxonica can accommodate 50 standing and up to 22 seated. We have a range of suppliers offering cheap, fresh and healthy catering, coffee and drinks packages or you are welcome to BYO catering and drinks with no buyout or corkage. Hire Vox for various events: Album Launch Birthday Party Business Meetings Creative Meetings Exhibitions Fashion Shows Gaming Events Hen Party Listening Party Meeting Networking Event Photographic Shoot + Filming Photographic or Filming Site Office or Green Room Press Launch Poetry Slam Pop-up Product Launch Retail pop-up Sample Sale Screening Tech Industry Event Workshop
Founders Hall is an elegant and versatile event space located in the heart of London, easily accessible by three different tube lines: Farringdon, Barbican, and St Pauls. The venue boasts two beautifully appointed rooms, The Livery Hall and The Parlour Room, both of which offer an exceptional backdrop for a range of events, from corporate functions to breakfasts and lunches or private parties. The Livery Hall is the larger of the two rooms and can accommodate up to 120 guests for a standing reception or 64 guests for a seated dinner. With its tall ceilings, amazing lighting that can change colour, and stunning stained-glass windows, the space exudes a sense of grandeur and sophistication, making it the perfect choice for all events. The Parlour Room, on the other hand, is a more intimate space that can accommodate up to 60 guests for a standing reception or 20 guests for a seated dinner boardroom style. Featuring a contemporary design with stylish furnishings, the room provides a more relaxed and informal atmosphere, making it ideal for smaller gatherings or networking events. Overall, Founders Hall is a unique and impressive venue space that combines historic charm with modern amenities, making it the perfect choice for a wide range of events.
A hidden gem in Soho. We have two areas. The ground floor which is a calming intimate area perfect for networking events, drinks receptions, mixers, and small scale product launches. The basement / board room we have a 4k projector and projector screen which is fully Microsoft teams enabled. This area is great for large scale meetings, workshops, training and screenings. Maximum capacity overall is up to 60.
The Little Yellow Door is one of West London’s most homely and intimate bars located in the heart of Notting Hill, off Portobello road. Our quirky home is colourfully designed to feel like walking into somebody’s beautiful and bohemian flat. Please see below for some more information on our spaces! THE OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN Our vibrant restaurant and bar on the ground floor has gorgeous velvet sofas, a cosy fireplace and a beautiful long dining table, perfect for area bookings, private lunches and smaller, non-exclusive parties of up to 60 standing. THE FLATMATES' DEN Our downstairs late-night bar comes complete with a DJ booth, long bar, fancy dress box and poker & backgammon tables. There’s even a resident Zebra! You can book out this funky space for a more private occasion for up to 100 people standing. FULL VENUE Hire all our rooms exclusively for the ultimate house party with capacity for up to 160 people standing.
Discover Paddington East, an exclusive event space on the water that is perfect for private hire. It is a unique and stunning venue that is ideal for hosting a range of events, such as supper clubs, brunches, meetings, product launches, and film screenings. This elegant boat can seat up to 30 guests comfortably, making it perfect for both intimate and larger gatherings. Additionally, we offer bespoke catering services that are tailored to your specific event requirements. Whether you're looking for a lunch feast, canapés, or a 5-course private dining menu, our experienced team can create the perfect culinary experience for your guests. Our range of drinks is also available for you to choose from, or you can bring your own drinks for a corkage cost of £16 per person. If you're looking for a unique experience, we also offer a self-driven picnic boat that can accommodate up to 8 people. You can take a leisurely cruise towards Little Venice and Regents Park, taking in the stunning sights and sounds of London. Once back on board The Boathouse London, you can enjoy a delicious dinner and the perfect end to your day. Whether you're planning a corporate event, a special celebration, or simply a day out on the water, Paddington East offers a unique and unforgettable experience that will leave you and your guests with lasting memories. Contact us today to book your event or to find out more about our services.
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 beautiful former billiard hall in the heart of King's Cross. Our newly-refurbished first-floor events space contains a 200-seat flexible auditorium, with kitchen, full PA/AV, and is fully equipped for HD live streaming and hybrid events. The ground floor of the building provides a cafe space and a home for community activities supporting people from all walks of life, including a debt centre, therapy clinic for those with additional needs, family support & help for those within the criminal justice system. Every booking fuels this ongoing story of new life.
Situated in the Railway Arches of Bethnal Green, our unique Restaurant on Paradise Row consists of a Terrace, Restaurant and Mezzanine Private Dining Room, making it the perfect space for every event. You can choose from Dinner in our Private Dining Room to a drinks reception on the Terrace in the sunshine or a full venue exclusive. Located minutes from Bethnal Green tube station makes it the ideal location in the heart of East London
Housed in a spectacular grade-II listed building – the former home of the British Linen Bank - is Piazza Italiana, the breathtakingly beautiful Italian restaurant, bar and event space. With an exquisite menu made up of classic dishes from all over Italy, a chic bar serving up wine and inventive cocktails, and three striking event spaces for the most elegant celebrations, Piazza Italiana is the place to see and be seen in the heart of the City of London. The second you step into the restaurant, you’ll be blown away by its stunning opulence – with high ornate ceilings, exquisite chandeliers, Neoclassical Corinthian columns and floor-to-ceiling arched windows, allowing natural daylight to shine in. Tucked away on the left-hand side of the restaurant is a gorgeous private dining area for 12, the centrepiece being a stunning, round marble table, ideal for intimate celebrations. Towards the back of the restaurant is a semi-private area with its own bar counter, whilst upstairs by the main bar is another private dining room with its own bar and a display showcasing rare whiskies and cognacs. Piazza Italiana is the perfect location for a soirée or corporate event of any size. Curated by Sicilian-born culinary maestro Remo Mazzucato who has over 50 years of Italian cooking experience, the menu and catering options are made up of antipasti, sharing plates, pasta, meat and fish dishes, driven by a young restaurant team offering a modern culinary touch. Wines have been hand-selected by the team, boasting unique options from across Italy, including the regions of Piedmont and Tuscany. The extensive list offers wines for every taste, with iconic producers and great vintages as well as classic and emerging producers from all over the world. The venue is perfect for larger scale award ceremonies, parties and weddings as well as smaller product launches, corporate meetings and private dinners. Wedding photos courtesy of Lex Fleming Photography.
Set in the heart of the financial district, just moments away from Lloyds Headquarters & Gherkin building, 140-144 Leadenhall is an impressive building in the perfect Central London location. Arranged over 3 floors in what was once the Midland Bank built by Sir Edward Lutyens, this historic venue is also home to one of London’s most opulent private event spaces; The Vault. This exquisite room was created from the original strong room of the old Midland Bank & is quite simply a truly unique experience All rooms & private areas of the venue are available for exclusive hire. Whether you're looking for a Christmas party, summer party, company celebration or other corporate event, we can accommodate guest numbers of up to 1000 across the full venue or smaller meetings & events in our unique private event spaces.
Passionate about delivering unique experiences, Browning Bros. have built a reputation to deliver unusual corporate events, memorable outdoor weddings, lakeside cabins and the best glamping Essex has to offer. Chalkney Water Meadows is a unique outdoor events and glamping venue just an hour from London in rural Essex. With acres of space on the edge of a tree-lined lake there are endless possibilities for activities, on-site catering, break outs and celebrations. Build your dream event with the in-house events team at Browning Bros. Dining/Conference/Activities/Party area There are three festival style giant tipis which seat up to 200 guests, acting as a beautiful undercover space for dining / conference /activities / party area overlooking the lake. Please note, the venue has the capacity to build upon with acres of meadow space for much larger events over 200. Accommodation The glamping accommodation is in the form of luxury “Nomadic” bell tents which can be made up as single and twin occupancy with double bedsteads, or multiple occupancy (max 4 person) with single mattress beds on the floor. There are two lakeside luxury cabins situated just a 2 minute walk from the venue on the edge of a beautiful lake.
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)
A beautiful, newly renovated Georgian Townhouse, located 3 minutes from Liverpool Street Station, and on a quiet cobblestone street by Spitalfields Market. The venue is perfect for beauty, hair & wellness events, but can also be stripped of salon furniture and used as a ideally located space for a corporate party, press event, drinks reception or product launch. The space has two floors, with an AV enabled meeting room, lots of natural light, large windows, unique characteristics, fresh green plants and free premium coffee, teas, fruit & pastries.
Discover an extraordinary urban garden oasis nestled in the heart of London. Step into a breathtaking glasshouse event venue surrounded by an expansive, enchanting wild garden, offering you the opportunity to craft unforgettable and personalised experiences that seamlessly blend with nature. Whether it's a corporate gathering, a dreamy wedding celebration, an inspiring away-day, a captivating brand product launch, an influencer affair, an exclusive soirée, or an intimate private dinner, our venue is the perfect canvas. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our surroundings, boasting a thriving kitchen garden, a vibrant wildflower meadow, tranquil ponds, a lush grass lawn, and meandering paths that wind through the entire site. Prepare to embark on a remarkable journey where nature's wonders harmonise with your event's vision, creating a truly extraordinary ambiance for you and your guests. --- We can also provide everything in-house for your convenience. This includes staffing, furniture, table linens (tablecloths and napkins), florals, printed menus and guest placement cards, candles, and a bespoke music playlist. Our team will work closely with you to understand your vision, preferences, and budget, and use our expertise to pull the event design together for you. We can also provide live entertainment, photography, videography, AV and lighting. Please note that we are not a licensed venue for wedding ceremonies. Ceremonies held on-site at OmVed Gardens are commitment ceremonies, which means the couple needs to be officially married elsewhere. For catering, we have a list of accredited suppliers for you to choose from. Please note that we are a vegetarian venue, and kindly request that all catering complies with our vegetarian policy.
Selgars Mill is a beautiful converted 19th Century mill house with cottages, set in eight acres of secluded grounds in the Culm Valley in Mid Devon. We like to keep things simple and create a cosy and relaxed environment so that our guests can feel at home. You can reach Selgars in just two hour by train from Paddington. It's a perfect location for team building retreats and remote working. We have indoor overnight accommodation for up to 30 guests and seasonal (Mar-Nov) outdoor glamping accommodation for up to 60 guests. We also have the capacity to host nature conferences and community gatherings for up to 300 participants with the use of neighbouring camping fields for DIY camping. We host team building retreats, corporate offsites, workations, slow coliving, weddings, wellness retreats, nature immersions, educational and leadership programmes, families, school groups, local events, holiday rentals and our very own re:build and enchanted village gatherings. Our estate is small in size, but it is overflowing with big dreams and creative energy. Selgars is a place for both work and play. During the holidays we host 'Life at Selgars' coliving residencies, weddings and celebrations; we want Selgars to grow into 'a home away from home' where lifelong memories are made. When we all go back to school or work, Selgars is an ideal venue for hosting nature conferences, strategic offsites and team retreats. Selgars is perfect nature location to go to do deep work as a team and build the connection, trust, psychological safety and shared identity that is required for true collaboration and teamwork to take place. ?As much as possible we aim to place creativity & regeneration at the heart of all we do. We have an edible garden on site and seek to source our food from delicious local producers. When it comes to hospitality, we believe in simplicity and participation. When something needs to be done, we all do it together. This is what builds community. This is what makes Selgars special. If this is the culture and spirit of the event you wish to host, then please don't hesitate to get in touch. Visit www.selgars.org for more info. We also have an East London venue called House of Transformation - visit - www.hotspaces.org
Our beautiful Canal Boat is moored just off the terrace of 9294 and Number 90. It has a seated capacity of 30 for a dinner inside the boat or up to 80 for a standing event. Weather permitted we can also have up to 60 standing on the roof. The boat comes fitted with own PA system so you are able to play your own music throughout your event at background music level. We can provide a range of menus from canapes & bowl foods to a 3 course seated dinner so can cater for any event.
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.
If you want to organise a networking event to remember, you’ll want to choose a memorable venue. Whether it’s a day-long event in a large, corporate space, or an intimate evening gathering, you’ll find the perfect space on Canvas. Have a think about how many people you would like to attend, and whether you’d like to provide drinks and catering. When you’re using the Canvas search function, you can specify the capacity you’ll need as well as other details, so you know all of the venues we’re showing you will be perfect for your event.
The first thing you need to organise a networking event is an idea, and then a date. Who is your networking event for, and in what industry? Are your guests mainly located in London, or will they be traveling from all over? These questions can help you decide what kind of venue you want, and where that venue should be. For networking events in the arts, for example, it’s great to choose a location around Soho or Fitzrovia, as many arts professionals are based there. If your guests are travelling from out of town, it’s useful to be near a large transport hub.
For the perfect networking event you’ll need the perfect mix of people. It’s useful to include guests at different stages in their careers, and in complimentary industries or companies. Depending on the style of networking event you are organising, you might want to consider making it a ticketed event to ensure your guests are relevant to your event.
There are lots of reasons to organise or attend a networking event – it might be to broaden your own contacts for future work opportunities or recruitment, or it may just be to meet other professionals in your field. Some networking events are specifically for potential clients to meet a range of businesses who may bid for their custom in the future.