Kachette prefers to stay hidden in plan sight. Located on busting Old Street in Shoreditch, its the kind of venue you have to hear about and its likely you have walked past in countless times wondering what's going on inside. Kachette is a popular space for corporate parties, fashion events, press launches, pop-ups, warehouse club inspired birthday parties (for those with the budget) and informal weddings. Kachette main room Arch 1 dry hire from £3,500 (+VAT) or whole venue dry hire from £5,000 (+VAT). Arch 1 can be hired exclusively or hire the whole venue for larger two room events. Corporate events: Hire for award ceremonies, brand launches, Christmas parties, conferences, corporate receptions, drinks receptions, experiential events, fashion shows, product launches, networking events, pop-ups and more. Clients include: Adidas, Coca Cola, FIFA, Google, Hendrick's Gin, Instagram, Kanye West, London Fashion Week, Nike, Playstation, Spotify, Supreme, Tesco and Vice. Private events: Hire for birthday parties, bar & bat mitzvahs, Christmas parties and weddings. Included in venue hire fee: Venue hire from 10am until midnight (late license / TENS available for an additional fee) Arch 1, a 1,600 sq ft studio Arch 2, a 1,400 sq ft studio Duty manager PA System in Arch 1 & 2 100Mb dedicated fibre internet service (symmetrical) Air Conditioning Basic lighting Cloakroom facilities Production office Post event cleaning Get in touch to hire Kachette for your event. *NO CLUB NIGHTS*
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.
Light and airy venue situated in a railway arch in the heart of Deptford and 6mins by train from London Bridge. Flexible space with natural decor and removable furniture upon request. Accommodates 38 seated guests (including 8 bar stools) and approximately 80 standing. 65in TV and 85in projector available upon request.
The London Coliseum was designed by Frank Matcham in the early 20th Century with the ambition of being the largest and finest “people’s palace of entertainment”. As a charity our mission is to change lives through opera, from free tickets for under 21s, to work with schools and community hubs, to working with the NHS to help patients suffering from Long Covid. Next to Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross, we are ideally located for corporate and private events in the heart of London’s West End. We can host all manner of events, from away days, parties, conferences, hospitality around our brilliant on-stage shows, and more.
Situated right next door to Camden Roundhouse, we are a multi purpose building hosting a range of creative disciplines. We have 3 very different events spaces; The Gallery which is ideal for exhibitions, fashion shows, sample sales and large scale events and shoots. The Lecture Hall which is used as a cinema, a dance studio and a great space for presentations. The Venue which is set as a lounge with a bar and perfect for music events, product launches and parties. We have 10 parking bays with a further 4 covered. Access can be granted 24/7. Please enquire for more information.
Merging design, technology and wellness to provide your business with the perfect home from which to grow. Combined with their inspirational cultural program, your company will benefit from both the space and the knowledge of being a part of a community that understands the link between planet, people and profit. These businesses build better relationships with clients, suppliers and most importantly their employees. #Modern #Creative #Co-Working
Multi-level Hire Full takeover benefits from use of the stylishly retro Upstairs Bar as well as the Basement space for live performances and dancing. High Spec Sound System Central Londons' last outpost of music counter culture. The Basement can host live bands or DJ with ease and the is team on hand to assist with booking your entertainment. Private Bar Whether it's a networking soiree, a drinks reception or a birthday party our drink offerings are tailored to your preferences. Cultural Legacy Be a part of the party legacy of The Social which has been offering a rich heritage of entertainment experience for over 20 years Versatile Space Downstairs is a newly redesigned event space that’s just as likely to host frenetic live shows as literary events, packed out DJ gigs, private parties and corporate events. Ideally Located Situated in the heart of central London, The Social is easily accessible from public transport and offers a prime location for your event.
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 a stone's throw away from Oxford Street, this 600 capacity venue boasts 2 huge bars and 9 street food traders serving up delicious dishes from across the world. We've got options for every event; from full venue hire to intimate private events in our amazing private room overlooking Cavendish Square; equipped with DJ ports, it's own bar and TV screens. Come together with your guests in this dynamic space. Drink, dine, relax and play all under one roof in our 600 capacity venue.
Boasting stunning expansive views across London's iconic skyline, including the renowned world heritage site, the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge and River Thames, The Tower Rooftop is one of London's finest rooftop venues. Whether holding a prestigious awards ceremony, Christmas party, summer BBQ or a wedding reception, make sure your event leaves a lasting impression with The Tower Rooftop's spectacular and unrivalled views. Suitable for all occasions, expect a personal and discreet service with the aid of the dedicated events team who deliver events that leave a positive impression every time.
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.
The Groucho Club, located in the heart of bohemian Soho, has several event spaces available for private hire by both members and non-members alike. It is in the ideal location for private parties, private dinner party, birthdays, weddings, drinks receptions, conferences, and meetings. Unique and unusual, this venue is perfect for those looking for a quirky and beautiful venue in a central London location.
This charming and purpose-built studio is the ideal conduit for creative encounters, just a stone’s throw from the Broadway Market. This former warehouse has been completely transformed into a quirky and colourful hub, whilst maintaining a core of original features such as its exposed brick walls, industrial windows and unexpected canal side terrace. Situated in the heart of East London, the studio is a great location for building relationships and gaining inspiration from workshops and brainstorms. The various meeting and lounge areas allow organisers to adapt the space in many different ways, making it the ideal for product launches, PR events, networking and parties.
A breathtakingly beautiful and unique loft space; and one of the most instagrammable venues in Shoreditch. With not one, but two swings. This hidden Urban Garden is within walking distance from Old St, Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street Stations. Filled with lots of magical fairy lights, large plants, high wooden ceilings and 12 large sash windows, which allow floods of natural light into the venue all day. The venue is extremely versatile, with the flexibility to move the furniture around to best suit your needs, allowing guests to run a wide range of events, including: - Board meetings / Team meetings - Offsite days / Workshops - Seminars / Conferences - Networking events - Product launches - Photoshoots - Filming - Intimate concerts and Supper clubs. Prices start from £200 per hour. (we do not host parties in the venue)
Based in an iconic building with a rich history, Battersea Arts Centre is a unique venue with a number of flexible spaces for events of all sizes. With an eclectic mix of historical architecture and theatrical flair, the venue provides everything you need to make your event last long in the memory. Battersea Arts Centre hosts a wide variety of events; from weddings, award ceremonies, brand launches, location filming and conferences. Capacities of largest rooms in the venue (multiple spaces available): Grand Hall: Event Seating: 600 Cabaret: 500 Dining: 350 Standing: 800 Council Chamber: Event Seating: 160 Cabaret: 150 Dining: 120 Standing: 200 Boardroom: 40
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.