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.
The Tab Centre is a historic building situated in the heart of London’s fashionable Shoreditch, on the edge of the Square Mile. Its ivory-coloured grand hall is graced with elegant pilasters and a wrought-iron balustraded gallery. Hiring the Tab Centre for your event will also help good causes, as all the venue’s profits go to running the centre’s community projects. The hall in the Tab Centre venue can accommodate up to 140 guests theatre style or 200 guests reception style. The mezzanine that overlooks the Lecture Hall can hold an additional 40-50 guest. The overflow room connects to our catering kitchen and accommodates 50-70 guests. There are also two breakout rooms and a kitchenette on the second floor to meet all your production needs. There is good wheelchair access throughout the building. The Tab Centre can be hired for £3600/day (incl. VAT). Prices for short or small bookings, or for multi-day bookings, can be negotiated. We do not accommodate private parties or weddings.
A sophisticated event space recently built in a contemporary style inspired by industrial structures. The building is an urban sustainable venue that covers 16,500 sq ft of space, over the ground and lower ground floors and is an ideal for a variety of events. Set between King’s Cross and Old Street, it is ideally positioned close to Angel Underground Station.
Located on the site of the iconic Marquee Club, Conran's Mezzo and Cuban favourite Floridita, 100 Wardour St. draws inspiration from its edgy Soho location. Renamed 100 Wardour St with innovative décor and a playful feel, suited -to the south bohemian local crowd. Soho, the original Shoreditch, is the heart of London’s film, music and entertainment district and 100 Wardour St plays to the lifestyle of its creative clientele around the clock.
The Royal Foundation of St Katharine is a unique venue located in East London, in walking distance from Canary Wharf and with great transport links to the City of London financial centre. We have a range of facilities, which includes 9 beautiful meeting rooms for groups from 2 – 70 in number and the Yurt Cafe in our Precinct. Our meeting rooms vary in style from the listed Georgian house, to the modern and contemporary rooms refurbished in 2019. Many of our meeting rooms have natural light, and look onto our beautiful garden. High speed unlimited WiFi is available free of charge throughout and we provide complimentary AV equipment to suit each groups conference or meeting requirements. We can organise and host celebration dinners and special events such as wedding receptions, birthdays and garden parties. With such unusual and beautiful buildings and grounds we are an ideal filming location for productions of any size. Home cooked and freshly prepared every day, all of our food is made on site. We provide appetising and wholesome food for all our meeting and conference guests, with every effort to provide fair trade produce where possible. THE YURT CAFE Run by The Royal Foundation of St Katharine our Yurt is a beautiful and unique space for receptions, parties, dinners, networking events, talks & seminars within 5 minutes of Bank and Canary Wharf. We have a expert team of chefs who can provide catering for all occasions. Available for hire in the evenings from 6pm.
The Grubstreet Author is a collection of luxurious new event spaces created and operated by the team behind London¹s leading event venue The Brewery. The venue is situated on what was once the notorious Grubstreet, an area renowned for bohemian writers and industrial print houses.This colourful history has provided the inspiration for the venue, offering a setting that is full of character, rich in history whilst still catering to the needs of a modern event. The assortment of spaces allows Grubstreet to host a range of events for 20 to over 100 attendees in an environment that sparks imagination and excitement. Dining at The Grubstreet Author is an experience all to itself with inspired cooking that thrills with robust flavours and intriguing ingredients. The passion for food is in harmony with the wine, seeing distinctive bottles paired alongside individual dishes. As the choice for corporate events, conferences, product launches, meetings, birthday parties, weddings or private dining there is no alternative to The Grubstreet Author that can offer such exacting levels of quality and service in a truly jaw dropping surrounding.
Located in the Brunswick just off Russell Square, the historic cinema was recently refurbished to the highest technology and design specs. All screening rooms have Sony 4K projectors, making it the ideal venue for hire in London for film premieres and galas. The largest theatre-style auditorium (Renoir) seats up to 147 and includes a separate VIP balcony. We also have intimate screening rooms seating up to 30. There are bars on all three levels of this unique venue in London. The entire ground-floor can be used for premiers and drinks receptions hosting up to 150 people.
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.
Rich history, baroque architecture, and blank canvas event spaces; Christ Church Spitalfields offers all ingredients for a high-profile event at an iconic London landmark. Completed in 1729 and designed by leading architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, this magnificently restored baroque masterpiece offers you the best of both worlds - historic architecture and grand interiors, with modern facilities and production capabilities. Both our spaces come with in-house AV and have wheelchair access. THE NAVE As the central part of the church, the magnificent Nave is a versatile event space that exudes grandeur with clerestory windows, mezzanine galleries and a main hall accented with Tuscan columns. Given its spectacular beauty and central London location, Christ Church is perfect for dinners, concerts, filming locations and receptions. Ideal for: Dinners, weddings, Christmas, large drinks receptions, conferences 250 seated 600 standing THE CRYPT A cornerstone of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s architectural gem, the lower-level Crypt was built along with the church in 1729. Contrary to what the name might suggest, this surprisingly light and airy space has been recently re-designed to incorporate the historic stone foundations of the original structure with modern light oak panelling and heating. With soundproof folding walls, it can be used as one large reception space or split into two compact conference rooms. Ideal for: in conjunction with the Nave for after dinner DJ and dancing, after-dinner receptions, meetings. 60 seated 300 standing CATERING Our exclusive catering partner… Jimmy Garcia Catering are luxury creative caterers delivering incredible food experiences at some of the world’s finest private parties, events and weddings. They serve dishes that taste so good, they stop you in your tracks. Life’s events taste better with their food. The Jimmy Garcia team conjures up everything from extraordinary banquets, to game-changing small plates, bowl food and canapés for events and weddings. All featuring the finest, freshest ingredients for any dishes you could imagine and with a strong sustainable focus. Delivering unparalleled experiences that always guarantee a real wow factor! They work closely with trusted suppliers who grow, catch, farm and harvest all their food to ensure they’re always working with what’s in season and as closely to the source as possible, priding themselves on using only the freshest ingredients as the bedrock of their menus. Jimmy Garcia Catering has an enviable reputation with their corporate clients. They serve delicious food that enhances corporate values and brand messages through flexible and highly professional hospitality. They have worked with major brands from Google, Meta and Instagram to Netflix, Vogue and Spotify and they have helped bring hundreds of love stories to life through food as creative wedding caterers. With all their work, they always push past traditional hospitality models by offering delicious and highly creative, immersive dining experiences. Every aspect of each event is designed with the goal of transporting guests through food resulting in unforgettable events.
Discover The Star of Kings in Kings Cross. Its central location, combined with its exceptional amenities and delicious catering options, make it the ideal choice for a wide range of occasions. Boasting three floors, the venue proudly presents its exceptional event spaces. It offers a private function room capable of accommodating up to 50 people, providing an intimate and exclusive setting for your event. Additionally, there is a sub-level basement function room that can comfortably accommodate up to 120 people, offering a spacious and versatile option for larger gatherings. With these flexible spaces at your disposal, The Star of Kings ensures that your event can be tailored to suit your specific needs, whether you're hosting a small corporate gathering or a grand celebration. Indulge your taste buds with mouthwatering Mexican cuisine by Breddos Tacos, adding a delicious twist to your event. Their culinary expertise will leave your guests craving for more. With their catering packages, you can elevate your event and provide a memorable dining experience for everyone. Additionally, The Star of Kings offers a unique feature that sets it apart—a private karaoke room right on-site. Take your event to the next level by treating your guests to an unforgettable karaoke experience. Whether you want to unleash your inner rock star or have a fun-filled sing-along session, this private karaoke room is the perfect addition to your event. Sing your heart out and create lasting memories in an exclusive and entertaining environment at The Star of Kings.
A much-loved museum in the London Borough of Southwark, celebrating the story of the building of the Thames Tunnel – the first tunnel under a navigable river anywhere in the world. The Museum displays are housed within the engine house, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The adjacent 15-meter deep tunnel shaft is Grade II* listed and is available for fashion shows, film shoots and commercials. Make your Event an unforgettable experience with fire pits and artisan drinks in our beautiful Rooftop Garden! We have worked with Midnight Apothecary to create some catering packages, please get in touch for prices. The drinks menu is seasonal and constantly evolving. Inspired by and created from plants grown in our garden or foraged close by, the house-made infusions create an aromatic and bitter forward menu high on organic and local, low on refined sugar.
Across four stunning floors, ‘Smiths’ of Smithfield is the perfect City destination to host any event. With an abundance of bookable spaces, areas, private rooms and a Rooftop bar and outside heated terrace – you can really let your imagination run wild when planning your next corporate event, birthday or celebration in Central London. Just minutes from both Farringdon and Blackfriars stations and a short walk from Chancery Lane, ‘Smiths’ of Smithfield is the ideal place. If you are looking for a venue to impress Smiths of Smithfield is the place for you.
HERE at Outernet is a feat of modern engineering, carefully crafted over a three year construction period. Every detail has been thought out. From the custom acoustic treatment, to the length and utility of the bars, everything has been designed with quality of experience in mind. At 25,000 square feet as a district, and over 10,000 square feet HERE at Outernet, we are a blank canvas suitable for a broad spectrum of concepts. Our venue features unparalleled in-house technical equipment, from our 13.5 meter wide 6k upstage screen to our pioneering, bespoke sound system. All this, situated right at the heart of Central London. HERE at Outernet is accessible from Tottenham Court Road station, less than 30 seconds walk to our front doors
One of the best options for workshop venue hire London has to offer! VOTED No.1 MEETING SPACE IN LONDON 2023. (Peerspace Open Door Awards 2023) The lifestyle studios are perfect for: • Workshops and Away Days • Events • Private Screenings • Meetings and Corporate Training • Photo and Film Shoots Includes 65″ (unit 11) and 77″ (unit 10) Smart OLED TV, Whiteboard and 500gb Wifi. OWL videoconferencing system available on request. The studios can be arranged with tables and chairs, cabaret or classroom style, and we also have a breakout area with comfortable seating, kitchen facilities, and in unit 10 – ping pong. And we have great natural light! We are on Regents Canal, with access to a tranquil outside area on the canalside. You can also use our fully equipped kitchen and help yourselves to water, tea and coffee all day. We also provide oat and/or soya milk for your refreshments. The studios are just 10 mins walk from Old Street and Angel tubes, and the nightlife of Shoreditch and Islington. If you want to chat about your event, or arrange a recce, just let us know, we are here to help.
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.
This incredible space in The Shard does a pretty good job of speaking for itself – up on the 24th floor of the tallest building in the UK, it boasts some incredible views that manage to sit just under the clouds, meaning perfect visibility out over the Thames. TOG worked really hard to give the space in The Shard a distinctly different, relaxed feel, plus it’s more versatile than you think; it has event space for up to 200 people and has hosted everything from mini golf to cocktail fountains and poker tables. In addition to this, there are 8 meeting rooms, ranging in size from 5 - 70 person.
Presenting to an audience might be something that you love doing – or it might fill you with nerves. Either way, it’s not easy to keep your audience engaged, no matter how good of a speaker you are. However, by following a few simple tips, you can make the whole experience a breeze.
Writing Your Presentation
First things first: you have to write your presentation. It might be tempting to just turn up on the day and talk naturally, but very few people can do this well in the amount of time that they’re given. We’ve got 5 top tips for you to follow:
We’ve all sat through ‘death by slide deck’ presentations before, but there’s one simple way for you to avoid this. Planning. Before opening a single slide, plan out exactly what it is you want to do, and get all of your main points down on paper or in a text document. A great way to do this is by making a mind map of the main points to show how they are all linked together. Only then should you start on your slides.
Rule of Three
The rule of three indicates that an audience will only remember three things from your presentation, so know what you want these to be from the very start. While it’s tempting to show off your range of knowledge, it’s just not possible for people to take it all in while remembering the most important facts.
Tell a Story
No matter how factual the topic of your presentation may be, an audience is always engaged more by a good story. Incorporating personal anecdotes can not only keep you more relaxed, but it will give your audience the chance to really engage with you and what you’re trying to tell them. A story is something that they’re much more likely to remember after they’ve gone home, so make sure that it leads back to a major point in your presentation.
Images are much more important in a presentation than text, so make sure that yours are really relevant to what you’re saying. If you are using infographics, make sure that they are large enough and clear enough that your audience will be able to make out all of the important details. Building your slides around the images you’re using is a great way to ensure it’s not text-heavy.
Particularly if you get nervous when talking to a crowd, or it is your first time presenting, it’s always a good idea if you learn what you are going to say. Don’t just rely on your slides to guide you. Writing it out and learning your presentation will allow you to speak in a more relaxed voice, give you the opportunity to walk around the stage a little instead of being locked to a podium, and will ensure that you look and sound confident – even if you don’t feel it.
On The Day
Once you’ve got what you’re going to say sorted, it’s time to actually present it. However, writing it isn’t the only thing that you have to think about. What you do on the day can decide whether your presentation is a success or not.
Get There Early
Leave yourself lots of time to get there and get set up. This will calm your nerves and let you get comfortable with the layout of the room. There are a wide variety of seminar venues in London and some are really unique! Even if you’ve been in the venue before, the room can look vastly different when set-up for a conference or special event. This will also give you time to test out microphones and ensure that the tech part is working well. Some systems work differently than others so extra time to get everything sorted is always appreciated by technicians.
Know your Tech
One of the worst things that can happen at a presentation is a technology malfunction. That’s why it’s so important to know exactly what will be supported at the event before you attend. If you have a video that you want to play, or a website that you need to access, but there’s no wifi connection, you’ll look like the one that’s made the mistake. Make sure that you have multiple backups of your presentation and anything else you may need, just in case!
Keep to Time
If you’ve been given a time limit, stick to it. You want to leave your audience wanting to know more, not looking at their watch. This will also encourage questions if they are allowed at the end, giving you a chance to engage directly. If you are presenting at a large conference where dinner is served after you present, keep that in mind and try to wrap up quickly.
While you have a time limit, this doesn’t mean that you need to talk fast and flick through your slides at lightning speed. Your pace should be relaxed, and every slide should have something of value that you want your audience to absorb. Speaking too quickly will make you difficult to understand, and while nerves can affect this, practice can beat it. Practise your timing, and you’ll be able to keep your pacing under control.
Easier said than done, but the more relaxed you are, the more relaxed your audience will be. Remember that you are presenting for a reason, so someone thinks that you have something important to say. The audience are all here to see you after all, so speak to them like you would a colleague or a friend. Your time on the stage is over faster than you might think, so instead of succumbing to nerves, focus on savouring the moment.
Whether you’re a presenting pro or a bit of a newbie, there’s always something new that you can learn about engaging your audience in the best way possible. With so many different presentation venues in London, you never know where you might end up, so following this advice might be the key to success!
We love helping event organisers find their perfect venue on Canva, so we built the most advanced search function on the market to make it as quick and easy as possible. London has lots of venues that are able to host presentations, whether it’s for an intimate group, a hybrid event or a conference. Using Canvas will save you time, and you’ll be able to talk directly to venue managers via your email inbox or on the phone.
Whether you’re looking to present to your colleagues or for a ticketed event, there’s some technology that will always come in handy. It’s good to check with your chosen venue whether you’ll need to provide your own laptop, or if they have a computer that is already linked to their presentation screen. If you need to provide your own laptop, it’s good to bring your own cables so you’ll know they’ll be compatible to your technology. If you’re talking to a larger group, you’ll also probably need a sound or PA system - unless you’re very good at projecting!
Definitely! Even though some of your guests may be remote, there are plenty of presentation venues in London that can accomodate hybrid and live streaming events. Hiring a venue can ensure there are no noisy interruptions (i.e children and dogs!) and you’ll be able to rely on a speedy internet connection. Your venue manager will also be able to advise on the right technology and equipment to help your event go smoothly.
Venue costs can vary vastly across London, so it’s good to have an idea of your budget before you start looking. Simple things like equipment costs, location and venue size can impact the cost for hire, so once you know what your budget is you’ll find it easier to make a decision about what amenities and facilities you’ll be able to afford.