Centrally located, at the top of floor of the well known store on Charing Cross Road London, Level 6 at Foyles is a unique and versatile venue space. Have a perfect event above decades of knowledge and literature while enjoying your bespoke menu from Leafi, our in-house caterers. The space is a contemporary blank canvas, within walking distance from all West End tube stations with a fresh and bright atmosphere.
Our Top Floor private event space is available for private functions and parties. The space is modern and versatile, with a capacity of 50 seated and 80 standing. It has access to our food and drink offer downstairs as well as its own bar, which can be stocked and staffed however you would like. The space is perfect for parties and events, including birthdays, office parties, Christmas parties, engagements, receptions and more. Our team will work with you to ensure the space best fits your occasion and requirements. The Top Floor is a modern, photogenic space, with exclusive access to a 60 person roof terrace. We’re happy to flex the room lay-out to best suit your event, adapting it and using our furniture to create seating areas, a dance floor, a photo booth, DJ or any other extras.
Starting from £700 per hourIdeal for Corporate events, Launches, Corporate Parties and Dinners.Our flagship site, Spiritland Royal Festival Hall is a 180-seat bar and restaurant – an early-morning to late-night celebration of food, drink and music at the ground floor of Royal Festival Hall, within Europe’s largest centre for the arts.From an open kitchen with imposing grill, the team serve a bold, international menu of entrees,sharing plates and classic favourites, complemented by a 110-strong wine list and ever-changing cocktail menu. Bespoke velvet curtains, marble bar and rounded booths upholstered in leather all enhance the world-class offering of food, drink and music across genres on the unique Spiritland sound system. Our team are capable of overseeing your event from start to finish. We can supply menus, drinks of all varieties, artistic talent and much more. Our technical team can record and film talks, stream podcasts or handle anything else you can imagine. From relaxed dining to hedonistic dancing, we can ensure your guests are thoroughly welcomed at our venues. WHAT WE DO • AFTER PARTIES • LISTENING PARTIES • ALBUM PLAYBACK • PRIVATE SCREENINGS • INDUSTRY LAUNCHES • RADIO RECORDING / BROADCAST • PODCAST RECORDING / BROADCAST • FILM / VIDEO SHOOTS BROADCAST • Q&A SETUP • AFTER SHOW PARTIES • CHRISTMAS PARTIES • PRODUCT LAUNCHES SHOWCASES • FILMING • PHOTO SHOOTS • TEAM NIGHTS OUT
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
BMA House – modern events with heritage, placing sustainability at the heart of everything we do. Proud owners of three prestigious sustainability awards, our team works with an expert nutritionist to create menus centred around responsibly sourced ingredients; encouraging delegates to eat nourishing foods which sustain energy levels and promote healthy eating. To support wellbeing and work-life balance, visit our Mindful Garden; a peaceful haven which can be accessed all year round, plus our large Courtyard, which provides a breath of fresh air to unwind in between breaks. Our magnificent grade II listed venue boasts 21 unique and versatile spaces for up to 320. All events are supported by a dedicated AV technician, and our caring planners are always on hand to assist. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury just a stone’s throw away from mainline stations Euston, Kings Cross and Russell Square tube, our superb location suits both national and international conferences.
**NEW TO MARKET RIVER THAMES TERRACE EVENT VENUE** Riverfront Terrace is a brand new, hidden gem venue on the Southbank.. A 3 minutes walk from Waterloo and with unique views of London on our custom built terrace overlooking the Thames.. The perfect venue for summer parties, press events, product launches, as well wedding receptions and private events. The setting cannot be bettered, especially on a sunny day when the light plays on the Thames and the crowds pass by on the embankment.. Book to impress and improve your life NOW! x
*CORPORATE / COMPANY HIRE ONLY* A hidden gem in an incredible central location 30 seconds from Oxford Circus. Hanover Street Basement is a new to market event venue, ideal for away days, meetings and client showcase events close to the office. Our spacious, industrial-styled downstairs area is ideal for a corporate reception, company parties, press events, product launches or fashion shows.
The Pickle Factory offers 255 sqm in a slightly askew rectangular shape, with white walls throughout. Steel beams across the ceiling facilitate rigging equipment overhead and the frosted skylights allow natural daylight to pour through: this is your ideal intimate blank canvas, ready for dressing & transforming by the imaginative minds of location managers, wedding planners, pop-up stores or restaurant operators - and anyone in need of an intimate reception space.
Our Members club is the perfect space for more intimate live performances and smaller events. This unique venue is styled in a speakeasy fashion and soaked in music heritage provided by resident curator Oliver Twitchett. From the moment you step in, this space provides a rare home away from home.
A new cinema in London's culturally vibrant East End. Our screens can be hired for private events from bespoke birthday parties to corporate presentations. Three of the screens in this unique venue are equipped with their own bar area, making it easy to look after your guests or clients.
Set in the heart of the West End, Noho Showrooms is Central London’s newest blank canvas event and exhibition space, perfect to use as a pop up showroom and for product launches, press shows, pop ups, photo shoots, art exhibitions and sample sales etc. Only a three minute walk from Oxford Circus, Noho Showrooms offers a 850 sqft ground floor gallery space with very high ceilings and bags of natural lighting, with the benefit of an additional 850 sqft of showroom space on the lower ground floor. The capacity of the venue is x80 guests. However, when used in conjunction with Noho Studios the venues together can hold x240 guests between them.
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The Vaults at RSA House are ideal for large standing receptions, unique celebrations and evening parties. Originally designed as river-front warehouses, these fully restored Vaults offer a striking contrast to the splendour of the rooms above. The Durham Street Auditorium is a purpose built theatre ideal for screenings, conferences and meeting. It was built on the last remaining stretch of 18th century cobbled roadway which was part of a tunnel beneath the House leading down to the Thames. The DSA can accommodate up to 70 people. The RSA is an enlightenment organisation that seeks to understand and enhance human potential located in the heart of the West End. Throughout its history, the RSA has extended a welcome to others looking for a place to discuss their ideas. This tradition continues, with the Great Room, Durham Street Auditorium and Benjamin Franklin Room and our more intimate rooms providing the perfect backdrop to dinners, conferences and workshops. Recently awarded Best Historic Venue or Livery Hall at the London Venue Awards, 2018.
A stylish and contemporary bar in the heart of Belgravia, Eaton Square Bar & Kitchen serves up some of the best cocktails in the capital. You’ll also find a knockout wine list, great food, live music during the week, and DJs gracing the wheels of steel at the weekend. Available for private hire, whether it be a corporate event, a birthday party, a wedding, a meal, or just a massive get together with friends.
Our charming pub can be exclusively yours on a Saturday or Sunday for up to 70 seated and 180 standing.The newly refurbished terrace overlooking the busy Square is a perfect spot for dining al fresco or simply enjoying some rays in the summer. With heaters on and cozy blankets up for grabs it turns into a magnificent Winter Wonder Lounge, come cold season!
Painters' Hall is located in the heart of the City of London on Little Trinity Lane, EC4V 2AD. With three diverse rooms, it is the ideal venue for hire in London. It can accommodate up to 200 delegates for a conference venue and 180 as a private dinner venue. Looking to host a reception in an unique venue in London then Painters' Hall can host 250 guests. As a wedding venue in London, you have exclusive use of Painters' Hall for you and your guests on your special day.
Tape London has hosted everything from live performances, screenings, brand launches and extraordinary private parties. The space features a world class D&B sound system and 3 large LED media screens. Along with fully customisable lighting design, runway, full-sized stage and 2 DJ Booths. All venue furniture is modular, allowing for complete flexibility. There are endless possibilities, to guarantee a unique event experience.
Your media launch is one of the biggest events that your company will ever have to host, and so it’s important that you get it right. One of the only times that you’ll be able to garner free media, a press event can mean the difference between success and failure. Yet it doesn’t have to be nerve-racking! With good planning, any press event can end in triumph.
The venue is one of the most important aspects to consider when organising a press event. When you send out your invites to the media to attend your day, the first thing they’ll do is look up where it’s being held. Press event venues can have a major influence on how the day goes. Even though they may love your brand or what you do, if the venue doesn’t impress them, journalists might give it a miss. Looking for unique London venues is one way that you can get the media begging you to attend.
Think About Your Style
Searching for the perfect press day venues can be a challenge, but it all comes down to one thing – your company. Think about the reason why you are having a media launch. Is it to announce a new product? A festival brochure? A new CEO? This will impact the type of venue that you’ll consider hiring. For example, you wouldn’t launch an arts festival in a conference room, would you? It just doesn’t make sense. The photographs will look too corporate and the media won’t get the right vibe from you. Searching for ‘event spaces London’ will give you a good idea of the vast range of options that are out there so you can set the right tone.
While you may have found the perfect spot for your press event, there is one important thing to consider, and that’s how far away it is. If the distance that the media has to travel is too great, it doesn’t matter what you’re offering them, no one is going to battle through London traffic for it. While you might have a vision in mind, it’s important to stay realistic.
Book in Advance
Venue hire can be difficult for another reason as well, timing. If you don’t have your venue booked beforehand, then the perfect place may slip from your fingers. Like anything in the city, these things book up far in advance. You’ll need to pick your date and stick to it. This will also mean that you’ll be able to inform the media of the date right from the start.
Top Tips for the Perfect Press Event
No one really knows how a press day will go before it happens, but there are some things that you can do to ensure that it runs smoothly, and allow the media to enjoy themselves.
The perfectly crafted press release can drum up a lot of interest from the media about your press event. Make sure it’s out at least 3 days before the event; invites to the press should have gone out as much as a month before this and the press release is one of the last things they should receive. It summarises what they are to expect from the event, and all of the important details such as the time and place. Remember, the press won’t want to see a sales letter – a press release is designed to give them the information that they need, and a brief summary.
The time of day that your event takes place can impact what news coverage you get. While this will differ depending on what industry you’re in, it’s an important fact to consider. Apartments in London for parties might work for the film industry, but a press event is usually quite a quick affair of no more than an hour. It generally happens during the day so that there is still time for it to be in the newspapers the next day. Everything in the media is done by deadline, and so if you need media coverage by a certain date then the timing of your event is crucial.
Who to Contact
The people that you invite to your launch might have some follow-up questions, and so they need to know who to contact. Having a dedicated media manager is important in the days surrounding a press event, and so is ensuring that they are always available to answer calls, emails, and social media comments. Having one person covering this means that your brand voice will stay the same throughout all of the media that you do. Make sure that everyone involved has their contact details.
Have a Press Kit
The press kit is one of the most important tools that you have at your disposal. It’s something that all of the journalists will expect, and something that they can refer back to as they complete the write up of your event. It should have:
Don’t Ignore Anyone
Sometimes, journalists simply can’t make the event. That’s why it’s important that you post them out a press pack afterwards and that they have a digital copy of the press release. Having some photos available to them after the event may encourage them to still do a write up on your launch. As for those that are there, make them feel welcome and do everything you can to help them. They are the ones that have made the effort to be there, so you want to make it worth their while.
No matter how much you organise, you can’t control everything, and there’s nothing the media hate more than someone who tries to choreograph every part of their day. When the time comes, just relax and enjoy it. Let the press take whatever photos they want outside of the set phot opportunities – they don’t want the same picture as all of their colleagues. If you’re relaxed, the rest of the people there will relax as well, and your press event will be one to remember.