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.
In the heart of Covent Garden and set in London’s original flower market, has three unique event spaces available for hire. The interactive Museum Galleries can be hired before public opening for naturally lit breakfasts under the Victorian glass roof, and after hours for memorable evening events. Guests enter through the immersive World City Walkway and then have exclusive access to two floors of London’s rich transport history. Highlights include an iconic collection of red Routemaster buses, early Tube carriages and an Elizabeth Line driving experience. The quintessential backdrop is complimented by integrated branding opportunities and bespoke menus delivered by some of London’s finest caterers, carefully selected due to their excellence. The Galleries can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated dinner, 500 guests for standing receptions and 200 guests for seated breakfast events. The Cubic Theatre is a purpose-built auditorium featuring 121 distinctive moquette seats, perfect for conferences, training sessions and film screenings. A high-spec short throw projector ensures slick presentations, whilst a DCI/DCP projector and Dolby Digital surround sound offers a full cinema experience. The adjoining Foyer can be used for registration, catering and breakouts with great branding opportunities. All guests are welcomed to visit the Galleries, making for inspiring breaktimes. Smaller celebrations are welcomed to Canteen. Situated at the front of the Museum, Canteen has views over Covent Garden piazza and is flooded with natural daylight. Featuring decommissioned furniture from the London Underground network and the Museum’s vintage poster collection, Canteen is perfect for informal gatherings, small cocktail receptions and networking events.
The building once formed part of the London Gaslight and Coke company. It was badly bomb damaged during the 1940s London Blitz and shortly after demolished and rebuilt in the early 1950s. It later became a textile factory, car park (yes, really!!) and later a theatre rehearsals studio space. It is now a location for filming, photography, launches and events. Features include: Electric blackout blinds, 3 Phase Electrics, Changing and Make up room complete with light-up mirrors, steamer and hanging rails. There are two rooms upstairs for either clients, extras or a green room. The venue has two entrances, one of which is a secret entrance for events and immersive theatre productions. Outside there is a court yard and parking space. It is an ideal place to shoot cars and furniture, with a giant shutter ensuring easy access and loading.
36N consists of 3,000 sq. feet over 2 levels; ground floor and lower ground floor. Large front windows and the double entrance (37 Rathbone Street and 36 Newman Street) grant notable visibility and accessibility. Features include: - Fully-functioning kitchen including; electric oven/stove, fridge/freezer, tea and coffee facilities, dishwasher - 1 x bathroom - Private Jasmine Garden accessed via lower ground floor level - Internal lift for Disabled access to lower ground floor - Use of 5 x white tables in gallery library area - 1 x collapsible table (180 x 76 x 74 cm) !
Absolute Pleasure Yacht is available for private and corporate hire. Both catered and self-catered packages available.
Park Village has attracted the biggest brands and the brightest stars of film, fashion, art and music from the Rolling Stones in 1969 right up to the present day. Situated on the edge of Regent's Park and Primrose Hill and offering 10,000 sq ft of flexible event space, the building provides a stunning setting for product launches and brand conferences, awards dinners, exhibitions and private parties, complete with break-out rooms, state-of-the-art AV and production support. Protected by English Heritage, the converted Victorian riding academy's eclectic history includes housing elephants, giraffes and a brown bear named ‘Spitfire’, when nearby London Zoo was bombed in WW2. THE ARENA (STUDIO 1): The Arena is the centrepiece of Park Village, a 2,700 sq ft double-height converted Victorian riding arena. At one end, a beautiful cast-iron spiral staircase leads to the original decorative viewing gallery and The Stables. At the other, a J-shaped infinity cove provides an eye-catching backdrop for 3D mapping, projections and set-dressing possibilities. The Arena has drive-in access and full blackout/daylight options, as well as flexible lighting set-ups from the steel rigging. Perfect for large numbers and big production builds. THE STALLS (STUDIO 2): The Stalls is a more contemporary space used for product launches, presentations, as a gallery, a break-out area or catering set-up for larger events when exclusively hiring the building. With drive-in vehicle access, an open kitchen and its own Styling Suite, The Stalls is an ultra-flexible events space. The mezzanine area above The Stalls comes as part of the rental of this space. THE STABLES (STUDIO 3): With its high-vaulted wooden beamed ceiling and elegant tiles, The Stables benefits from excellent natural light, with the option of full blackout. The space includes a large entrance lobby, accessible via an industrial staircase built over the original horse ramp. It can be hired individually for drinks receptions, workshops, screenings and conferences or used as a breakout room when exclusively hiring the building. FEATURES & FACILITIES: - Former Victorian riding school - English Heritage protected - Vaulted ceilings - Vintage tiling - Reception area - Drive-in access - Natural light / black out options - Four separate entrance options - Garden area - 1 GB Ultra-fast Wi-Fi - 3 phase power - Top audio and PA system - Full HD projector (6K Lumens) - Lecterns, screens and wireless microphones - 60 inch TV - Full-service commercial kitchen - preferred caterers list available - On-street parking - Two separate make-up rooms, with classic styling stations - Can provide chairs, tables, flipcharts and other conference equipment
Asia House is a beautiful Grade II* listed Georgian Town House in central London. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Regent Street, our venue is highly flexible and can accommodate a wide range of events from 2 to 250 guests. The building offers three Fine Rooms in the Regency style of architecture with high decorative ceilings, and marble fireplaces on the 1st floor, two smaller meeting rooms on the ground floor, a 10-12 seat boardroom with plasma screen, and one unique purpose-built exhibition spaces.
BMA House – modern events with heritage, placing sustainability at the heart of everything we do. A beautifully bright and spacious Grade II listed building designed in 1911, our magnificent venue boasts 22 unique and versatile spaces, all fitted with cutting edge AV technology. A strong balance between the old and new is at the heart of our offer. New technology, new thinking on nutrition and new ideas about what an event space can be merge with real heritage and a proven track record to create the story of BMA House today. From small meeting rooms to full conferencing spaces for up to 320, it is a favourite for Conferences, Meetings, Award Ceremonies, Summer, Parties and Weddings. We’re incredibly passionate about our food. Healthy meetings being our ethos with delegates’ wellbeing at the forefront of all menus, our talented chefs have created mindfully nutritious menus which focus on sustaining concentration and nourishing delegates with wholesome food. We are also fully stocked on ideas for any event or individual requiring vegan or vegetarian dishes. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury just a stone’s throw away from mainline stations Euston and Kings Cross, our superb location suits both national and international conferences. BMA House has decided to remain a COVID-conscious venue for the foreseeable future. This means we will be allowing extra space in our rooms, encouraging breaks outside and fresh air whenever possible, extra ventilation, encouraging face-coverings to be worn in meetings and enforcing face-coverings to be worn around all communal areas, and additional precautions to keep guests and staff safe such as track and trace, temperature checks and vaccine passports/proof of negative tests where applicable. Please note these may be subject to change based on the current climate and you will be notified immediately of any changes.
Tottenham Court Road
The Painting Rooms established in 1904 is a Grade I listed building just off Tottenham Court Road. It is a great venue for photo shoots/press days/talks/dinners and other fashion events. Booking this unique space will give you three rooms over two floors, as well as the use of a small kitchen and two bathrooms.
We are a 120 capacity, multifunctional events space situated in the heart of London, Europe’s largest creative hub. Our community is comprised of the best in the Music, Film & TV, Tech & Fashion industries and we service them along with a multitude of external clients. We’re designed to be highly versatile to cater for the niche requirements of the top tier in both the creative and corporate industries. Some of our regular clients include Apple, Amazon, Sony Music, BBC, Channel 4, Beats 1 Radio and The British Heart Foundation amongst many others. We’re here for music events, artist showcases, panel discussions, art exhibitions, community workshops, presentations, private parties, Q&A’s and corporate away days. Our events are a platform for both the top tier and the underground. We have personalities, visionaries, legends, next big things, ideas, inspiration, diversity and substance all rolled into a calendar of events that are designed to engage, entertain and inspire. We have a fully licensed bar and bespoke catering facilities, and a dedicated event team to guide your event from conception to completion.
Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Crypt on the Green offers a magnificent venue for exhibitions, wedding receptions, wine tastings, conferences, live performances and much more. With vaulted arches, exposed brickwork and parquet flooring, this unique and versatile space is bound to help make your event unforgettable. We have 4 spaces available to hire, so whether you're looking for a party location for 300 guests or a small meeting space for 10, we've got something on offer for you. This unique venue is located at the heart of Clerkenwell, one of London's most attractive, historic & accessible areas, and is situated within walking distance of Farringdon and Angel tube stations. Please note, the Crypt on the Green is not available on Sundays!
The Orangery is well known as a hidden gem in one of London’s most beautiful settings. A glass and stone palace built for Lord & Lady Holland’s soirees, it provides a blank canvas space that is both elegant and charming. The Orangery comfortably caters for 80 seated guests and a marquee may be added on the lawn to accommodate larger parties. This is a really unique wedding venue set in one of London’s prettiest parks just a short walk from High Street Kensington. The venue is licenced for wedding ceremonies as well as hosting wedding receptions.
Harrow School Events is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 certification. This is a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure customers that our business adheres to Government and public health guidance. The Alex Fitch Room is the most enchanting room at Harrow School. As part of a War Memorial building, the entire contents of this room were donated by the Fitch family in memory of their son. This unique space can host 20 guests for an intimate private or corporate dinner, with a superb wood clad backdrop. Alex’s portrait is hung above the fireplace, the light above it is never put out in respect for the fallen. All proceeds from the hire of this room go towards a bursary for a Harrow boy. Related Venue: Speech Room
This state-of-the-art building, home to English National Ballet, provides the perfect stage for any event, rehearsal, or filming/performing arts production, with top-end equipment, highly trained staff and easy tube and road access. Our creative facilities at the Mulryan Centre for Dance accommodate a range of different types of hire, including our versatile Holloway Production Studio (with a full fly tower), four 15m x 15m rehearsal studios with sprung floors and built-in sound systems, an acoustically treated music room, a roof terrace, as well as numerous office spaces, meeting rooms, kitchens and changing rooms. English National Ballet at London City Island is a creative hub that is secure, accessible, customisable, and serviced by leading technicians to help you get the best from the space for your needs. Our spaces are ideal for: Auditions Rehearsals Performances Meetings and conferences Training and team building Product launches Filming & photoshoots Corporate receptions and dinners Please note: English National Ballet is open to hire for public-facing events (e.g. ticketed exercise classes), but these need to be checked early on in the enquiry process to ensure no duplication or conflict of interest with the charity's own public courses and events. Please contact us to discuss your enquiry. We are also currently unable to take bookings for single evening events such as parties & dinners. Holloway Production Studio Capacity: 500 standing 250 theatre/dining/cabaret The Production Studio is a blank canvas and can be a productive technical theatre space, an engaging conference or training space, and can transform into a magical hospitality space. With a full height fly tower and a stage space to match London’s largest theatres, the Production studio offers a technical space in which to rehearse and produce performances. It is incredibly versatile and can also be used for filming, product launches/brand activations, conference and diners. Rehearsal Studios Capacity: 100 standing 50 seated This venue offers a number of large rehearsal studios, 15 x 15 x 5.5m in size, acoustically treated and featuring state of the art harlequin flooring. The studios are not only world-class rehearsal spaces but also make the perfect space for a variety of events, photo/film shoots & workshops. The studios feature dance mirrors and ballet barres on 3-4 walls (which can be covered if requested) speakers, a 55″ screen, a piano which is included within the hire, and lots of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. The Mezzanine Capacity: 175 standing 75 classroom/seated Our Wigoder Gallery is a Mezzanine is a bright, welcoming Mezzanine space situated on the first floor of the English National Ballet’s Dance Centre. The floor to ceiling shuttered windows gives the area lots of natural light throughout the day whilst also remaining a private space. This space is suitable for workshops, training sessions and can be used together with the Bickle room to bring the capacity up to 200 standing. This Mezzanine also makes a wonderful setting for a drinks reception and is a highly versatile space for a range of hospitality events. The Bickle Room Capacity: 60 standing 30 boardroom style The Bickle Room is a welcoming space situated on the first floor of the English National Ballet’s new home on London City Island. This room makes a great breakout space when hired together with the Mezzanine but can also be used on its own for workshops, training sessions and meetings.
The Trampery Old is an events venue offering a 2000sqft black canvas space along with 4 meeting rooms for events of all sizes. With a 500Mbps wifi connection and AV in every room, we can accommodate live and hybrid events alike. Only 2 minutes walk from Old Street Underground Station or a 15-minute walk from Liverpool Street Station, our venue is in the heart of Shoreditch and Tech City. Sustainability is very important to us, this is why our preferred supplier list features ethical local suppliers throughout. When you book a meeting room or event with The Trampery you are actively supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs to access workspace and business support. Since 2017, revenue from their event spaces and meeting rooms has helped provide 489 entrepreneurs with workspace and business support!
Occupying one of London’s best addresses, the attractive historic building is surrounded by some of London’s finest restaurants, galleries and designer shops. Excellent transport links with Bond Street tube just 3 minutes walk away, Green Park and Oxford Circus stations 7 minutes walk. • Ideal for product launches, corporate and private social events, team meetings, small conferences, workshops, castings, rehearsals, talks, demonstrations and for filming and photo shoots • Multi purpose use and blank canvas operating opportunities • Shop window / Gallery space • Two balconies ideal for alfresco drinks and people watching Very flexible terms and multi rental discounts, with all proceeds directly benefit Arts Charity Illuminate Productions Enrichment.
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.
Organising a press day in London can be really fun, and can also have a big impact on the future success of your product, whether it’s a new gadget, an upcoming film or a celebrity endorsement. It’s a good idea to start with your guest list, so you’ll have an idea of how many people you’ll need to accommodate and therefore what size of venue you’ll need. Don’t forget to check the local and up to date pandemic restrictions, and if you need to invite more people than you can safely accommodate, why not consider a hybrid press launch?
Different industries tend to host their press days in different areas of London, as businesses of similar types tend to be located in similar areas. So theatre and creative press days are often in Soho, financial services host their press days in Canary Wharf and film press tends to be around Leicester Square. If you’re not sure about the right location for your industry, make sure you choose a venue that is close to public transport so your guests will have an easy journey.
There’s an assumption that, when it comes to events, the best budget is a large budget. But that isn’t always the case! You can organise a successful press day in a venue in London even if you have tight pursestrings; it’s just important to be clever with your money. Have a think about what aspects of the event are critical to its success, and spend your money generously there. If it means that you can’t offer a free bar, but you can give your guests a branded goody bag, you’ll find it easier to know where to spend your budget.
Some of the most important information you need currently for press events is to be up-to-date on current Covid-19 guidelines. Once you know your event can operate safely, you’ll be able to make some easy choices about your venue. How much space do you need so your guests can social distance? Are you able to host a part of your event outside, perhaps with a marquee? Do you need a screen to showcase a product or video? Can you include remote guests as part of a hybrid or live-streaming event?
Press and launch events generally have the same outcome: to introduce a new product to the market. If your product is a new film or theatre production, it’s best to host a press event. The main focus will be on showcasing the creative works to the press, so they can start to create interest in the public before it opens. A launch event is better suited to physical products, like a new car, clothing line or technology.