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Press Event Venues in London

Find and book a unique press event venue in London

Press days often come with a lot of nerves and trepidation, with making a good impression being of paramount importance. One of the best and most effective ways to do this is to set the right tone from the start, creating an atmosphere that is professional, and to do this it’s vital you select the right setting to work with. Luckily, we have a vast collection of event spaces to choose from, from unique blank canvases in Central London to commercial gallery spaces and quirky warehouse venues in east London, as well as high end private apartments and funky spaces that are rich in character and charm. This means that no matter the subject matter at hand or the desired impression you wish to make with your press or media event, we have a venue that can work for you.
  • Peckham

    AMP Studios

    Standing 300
    Theatre 100
    Dining 100
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  • Greenwich

    The Nelson Room

    Standing 350
    Theatre 200
    Dining 200
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  • Southwark

    Camino Bankside

    Standing 160
    Theatre 30
    Cabaret 30
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  • Westminster

    UK Supreme Court

    Standing 120
    Theatre 90
    Dining 60
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  • Bank

    The City Centre

    Standing 120
    Theatre 85
    Dining 30
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  • Homerton

    Hatch

    Standing 120
    Theatre 60
    Cabaret 40
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  • Clerkenwell

    Wallacespace Clerkenwell Green

    Standing 150
    Theatre 75
    Cabaret 56
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  • London Bridge

    Omeara Cantina with Terrace & Mezzanine

    Standing 300
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  • Dulwich

    Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Standing 400
    Theatre 110
    Dining 400
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  • Fitzrovia

    Beat

    Standing 315
    Theatre 220
    Dining 50
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  • Stratford

    The Curious Fox

    Standing 90
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  • Shoreditch

    Cocoon Global

    Standing 300
    Theatre 150
    Dining 80
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How to Make Your Press Event a Success

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-wracking! With good planning, any press event can end in triumph.

 

Venue


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.

 

Location

 

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.

 

1.      Press Release

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.

 

2.      Timing

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.

 

3.      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.

 

4.      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 journalists will expect, and something that they can refer back to as they complete the write up of your event. It should have:

- A list of the speakers

- A copy of the press release

- The background of your company

- Bios of the main members

- Interesting photographs and news stories

 

5.      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.

 

6.      Relax

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 photo 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.