Having previously housed The Wapping Project arts programing, the venue had a 4 million pound investment before being left dorment for several years. Boasting much of the original hydraulic equipment and machinery, the space is bathed in atmospheric pools of natural light, pressure pipes, rusty chains, huge hooks, valves and bare brick walls. The venue is a fantastic space for just about any style of events; Dinners, press days, workshops, car launches, private and corporate parties, the site is ideal for anyone looking for a venue with the added wow factor.
The Lighthouse is one of London’s newly refurbished venues, situated at the heart of Camberwell on Camberwell Road. First opened as The Regal Cinemas in 1940, changed to the ABC Cinemas in 1961 then later bought and managed by Gala Bingo, the venue has played host to a number of events and shows such as “Billy the Kid” and “Wicked, Wicked”. Following on from its recent refurbishment by its new owners, the Grade II Listed Building now boasts of a splendid and classy, yet modern Art Deco, which is suitable for the use of most events and even community functions. This venue is one that has started creating a huge buzz in London’s Venues sector, with modern and state of art facilities to host a huge array of events, shows and functions.
The Grade I listed building is nearly 200 years old and a true icon of the capital. With twenty two different event spaces that include both contemporary and historic event venues, available for daytime and evening events, as well as options for outdoor and indoor entertaining, the venue offers an unparalleled amount of choice for corporate events, private parties and wedding receptions for between 2 and 1200 guests. With beautiful picture galleries, a dedicated conference suite and options for late night dancing until 2am, this is a breath taking venue for all occasions, located at the very heart of London just off Trafalgar Square.
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.
The HAC is an exceptional and thoroughly unexpected venue; a historic 18th century mansion set in a six-acre garden yet located just a stone's throw from Moorgate in the heart of the City of London. Inside Armoury House, several of the elegant rooms are available for hire, including the atmospheric oak-panelled Long Room, which is one of London's most stunning venues for a meeting, dinner, reception or party. The Prince Consort Rooms offer a contemporary space inside a historic and prestigious venue with a dedicated entrance designed for you and your guest's privacy. The neutral decor means this room can be transformed into any themed or styled event you envision.
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.
Hawker House is our huge indoor food and drink warehouse in Canada Water. It can fit up to 2,000 people indoors, with an additional 1,000 capacity space in the summer months when we open our huge outside area, aka the Land of Bamboo - our own tropical tiki paradise. Hawker House is the perfect versatile event space for conferences, exhibitions, awards ceremonies, product launches, parties and LOADS more. The venue is split across two rooms, meaning you can hire one side of Hawker House for smaller groups of 200 up to much larger whole-venue takeovers. Hawker House is the perfect alternative space for large scale conferences. With 1500 square metres of transformable space and a capacity of up to 550 theatre style with an additional further 4 breakout rooms, our brilliant Canada Water warehouse provides a unique urban backdrop, with an unbeatable operations team delivering slick service and catering for all your needs. We believe in work hard, play hard and can offer fantastic after parties to round off your conference, complete with DJs and delicious cocktails. Expect world beating street food and service in a memorable venue. The incredible warehouse space has nine brilliant bars, ten world beating street food traders and loads of extra room for you to play around with, including optional pool and beer pong tables. Hawker House is a short walk away from Canada Water Overground and Underground Station, and is only a short distance from London Bridge, Borough and Canary Wharf. **Venue does not allow consumer ticketed events**
Consisting of 2,000 square feet open plan space with large, bright windows overlooking the quirky, industrial looking buildings and architecture in Clerkenwell, Farringdon. The studio offers the perfect location for inspiring workshops, corporate functions, conferences, meetings and many many more. We offer catering but feel free to provide your own. We are flexible with budgets.
A sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden offers a unique lifestyle destination in the heart of central London. Two restaurants, a delicatessen, florist and lifestyle shop are all united by Floral Court, offering a variety of opportunities to suit any occasion. La Goccia is a vibrant restaurant with an open kitchen, wood fired oven, large grill and dining bar. A section of the restaurant offers semi-private dining for up to 30 guests. This space sits under the kitchen, which keeps the atmosphere vibrant and the backdrop exciting. Guests are invited to choose from one of our set menus. La Goccia Bar which features a hand made iron bar is the perfect venue for a standing reception. The short end of the L Shaped space provides a cosy sofa section which can hold up to 30-35 guests standing. Tucked away from the length of the bar, your guests will be invited to use the bar garden entrance exclusively, so the space feels intimate. For larger parties, full hire of the bar can home a maximum of 70 guests. The bar allows for casual seating, lounging and dancing if desired. We have a wonderful in-house Dj that can play for your party, just let us know and we will put you in touch. Your standing party are invited to dine from our canape menu. La Goccia Bar is adjoining to The Shop, which offers seated dining for up to 70 guests or provides an extension to your standing party. Please see our profile for full details.
Number 90 Bar and Kitchen is a unique and stunning venue for hire in London, a converted warehouse in Hackney Wick. This multi purpose venue compromises of a restaurant and a bar in addition to a spacious canal side terrace. A perfect venue for catering the followings occasions; weddings, conferences, corporate events, art exhibitions, gigs and private parties in East London. Number 90 is a very spacious venue, with high ceilings and a lot of character through its hand-crafted wooden decor. WEDDING PACKAGE STARTING PRICE - £25K MONDAY TO THURSDAY AVAILABILITY FOR CORPORATE FUNCTIONS
Vout-O-Reenee's is a unique hand painted and designed venue in London, a surreal space. Venue for hire in London, Tower Bridge. Vout-O-Reenee's is a hidden gem for a launch or party, small or large. A full cocktail bar . 2 record decks, projector, microphone, performance area, piano, 2 music systems. Vout-O-Reenee's is a Private Members Arts club + gallery with full facilities. An outdoor terrace/smoking area. Free parking weekdays after 5.30/6.30 in the area and all day weekends. In the Crypt of a Pugin designed listed Church.
The Mayfair Gallery is a great clean and modern space for a variety of events, like product launches, press days, corporate dinners, and many more. This gallery provides the perfect blank canvas space, ideal to build your own brand and personality. The venue is located in a great centrally located area close to Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street with easy access all year round.
If you are looking for a unique, raw and beautiful venue in Central London, then look no further... We are able to offer an exciting atmospheric space in London’s fast moving South Bank and Bankside areas. A vast, untouched four-storey warehouse, the venue is a blank canvas with tremendous scope, often transformed by creatives for atmospheric exhibitions, immersive performances and interactive events. It is also a unique setting for press launches, fashion shows, staff motivation events, filming and photo shoots. The venue has a range of different spaces, each offering unique features and quirks; rooms can be used on their own or in combinations depending on event requirements. Our venue is owned by Coin Street Community Builders, a social enterprise located along on the South Bank. Coin Street has a dedicated Community Team who rely on the money raised from these commercial spaces to create a fun, safe and exciting place to work and live. Please note that the space is not suitable for weddings, private parties or large-scale music events. FULL VENUE HIRE ONLY. Please contact Sarah Witt to receive a venue brochure, installation guide, or come and see the venue for yourself!
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, BBQs, conferences, and meetings. Unique and unusual, this venue is perfect for those looking for a quirky and beautiful venue in a central London location.
Paddington, Edgware Road
Overlooking Paddington's Grand Union Canal, Lockhouse is an all-day hangout that specialises in craft beer, artisan cocktails, classic burgers, Louisana-style po'boys, fresh salads and a delectable brunch and coffee menu. Lockhouse can cater for: *Private Events for up to 300 standing *Meetings, Training Day, Private Parties on the Mezzanine with Flat Screen *Masterclasses in Cocktails, Beer, Spirits and Food Pairing *Weddings & other occasions *Corporate Bookings *Tour Groups *Breakfast Meetings *Wrap Parties *Filming and Photoshoots
Tucked away on the first floor of iconic south London local, the Landor Pub, you'll find a stylish, versatile venue-for-hire. Conveniently located in Clapham North, Landor Space is a modern, flexible function area perfect for businesses and organisations in need of a bit of extra space - day or night. Our multi-purpose theatre and studio space can accommodate all sorts of events: - Corporate events: workshops, brainstorming, team building, Private events: small weddings, birthday etc.. intimate music, cabaret, theatre, movie screenings venue Oh, and just in case, we've also included a bar…
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.