It is the outrageous fun of Ping Pong, combined with state of the art facilities and reputation for hosting well executed events that sets Bounce apart as the ultimate conference and corporate party destination in London. Located just 3 minutes walk from Old Street station, the vast space offers flexible layout options ranging from 100 capacity theatre style set up through to 400 capacity standing reception events. A perfect place for all events: Conferencing - Team building - Private parties - Networking - Award nights - Hybrid events - Meetings - Away days - Product launches - Christmas parties Day Delegate Packages start at just £40 + VAT. The venue also features a luxurious private room, available for exclusive hire. It is an ideal setting for groups of 50-90 standing. Perfect for smaller conferences, meetings and social events this versatile space can also be set up theater, cabaret or boardroom style. Hiring the room for up to six hours includes: Three Ping Pong tables and a Beer Pong table - Private cocktail bar, mixologist & bar seating - In-house music of your own choice - UV lighting and iridescent artwork - 40” LCD screen & 7ft projector Exclusive areas at Bounce include a variety of opportunities for you and your group to enjoy everything we have to offer for a longer period of time in your own dedicated space, while still being able to soak in the electric atmosphere from our main bar. Perfect for groups of 30-60 guests.
Whether you are looking for your annual Christmas office party or an after party following on from a viewing in one of The BFI’s cinema screens, we have a wide range of options whatever your requirements. The Drawing Room Nestled behind a moveable bookcase, The Drawing Room is our secret location. A small and cosy cocktail bar, where a library décor sees conversation and drinks flowing. Suitable for 20 guests seated for lunch/dinner or for 40 guests for standing receptions. The Balcony Bar With large views of the Southbank and the River Thames, the Balcony Bar is the perfect space to host your event for a reception for up to 120 standing guests. The Balcony Bar is light, airy and classically decorated. The space also benefits from having your very own private bar & toilets and there is also a lift should anyone in your group require access. Our fantastic chef's produce seasonal menus and source fresh ingredients from great producers.
One side pitched and the other filled with skylights, Studio Jones is a unique and beautiful urban space. Sitting on the top floor of a former doily factory it's rich with texture and photographic backdrops a plenty. The total floor area is 7200sq ft split into two huge spaces, an on-site kitchen and large make up and styling rooms. The space is yours to do with as you please, dress, paint, set build, we give you total freedom so long as you restore the space to its original decor. With in-house catering from our sister restaurant and production catering company Jones & Sons we can take care of everything for you.
Located just a short walk from Holborn station, The View was fully reimagined and modernised for events in 2021, with a focus on sustainability, innovation and sustainability. Famed for its world-leading research and scientific endeavours, the venue is headquarters to The Royal College of Surgeons of England and The Faculty of Dental Surgery, and boasts a large terrace overlooking London’s largest public square, Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The View is managed by the UK’s longest-established events caterer and restaurateur, Searcys, serving extraordinary seasonal British food and fine wines. The View on the 6th floor of The Royal College of Surgeons, has two main rooms, The Conference Suite which can hold up to 300 guests in theatre style and 180 guests on rounds for dinner, and The Park View for your catering or evening reception. The Park View space with access to the terrace looks out onto the historic Lincoln Inn Fields, and wider London beyond. There are also two smaller rooms, The Linder Boardroom and Newman which are perfect for a small breakout room.
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.
Situated in the Railway Arches of Bethnal Green, our unique Restaurant on Paradise Row consists of a Terrace, Restaurant and Mezzanine Private Dining Room, making it the perfect space for every event. You can choose from Dinner in our Private Dining Room to a drinks reception on the Terrace in the sunshine or a full venue exclusive. Located minutes from Bethnal Green tube station makes it the ideal location in the heart of East London
We are delighted to be able to bring this landmark event venue back, after being closed in 2018. Located at 9 Grosvenor Place, the building has been at the forefront of the Capital’s event scene when previously known as Il Bottaccio and subsequently One Belgravia. The Belgravia is perfect for a range of private events. From weddings and celebrations to press days and conferences, all set in a majestic French renaissance style building, overlooking the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
A unique and flexible events space, with dramatic features thought to be the original design of Sir Christopher Wren. The space has a 200 seat events space and private dining room. Perfect for wine tastings, dinners, conferences, team building events, weddings or parties in London. Wine is made approachable, connecting maker to drinker. Wine is imported directly from sustainable, independent vineyards.
Located in London’s Luxurious Knightsbridge neighbourhood, our exclusive venue offers a unique blend of sophistication, culinary excellence, and vibrant nightlife. As you enter, you’ll be greeted with three floors offering a luxury restaurant, bar and club. Our unique essence is inspired by the exquisite beauty of Japanese culture blended with the timeless magic of Italian tradition. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to this bustling city, Sumosan Twiga in London offers an unforgettable experience. Sumosan is a highly acclaimed contemporary Japanese restaurant founded in 1997, that has garnered numerous awards and international critical praise for its exceptional standard of cuisine. The food is an elegant modernization of traditional Japanese cuisine, combining high quality ingredients with bold, intense flavours. Dishes are authentic yet innovative, designed to be shared at the table. Sumosan’s commitment to excellence through outstanding food, exceptional service and genuine passion for hospitality has earned a loyal following over the years and positioned the family-owned brand amongst the best within the industry
Bringing together stunning event spaces, creative gastronomy, and exclusive access to world-class art, Tate Events is uniquely placed to offer an immersive event experience. From small, intimate gatherings to large scale corporate events, Tate Events can cater to any event. Our world–renowned venue offers unrivalled options to host your guests, from Tate Britain’s iconic Duveens galleries, to our stunning Gallery 9 where you can dine surrounded by masterpieces by British artists. The Tate Events team has a wealth of expertise, offering a complete package from venue hire to exquisite food and beverage. All profits from our events are donated to Tate, securing the future of art for all. Make your event one to remember!
In the heart of Covent Garden and set in London’s original flower market, London Transport Museum 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 break times. 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.
Discover an incredibly unique Central London Venue, where historic architecture meets grand opulence. This Livery Hall offers a blend of tradition and modernity, featuring versatile event spaces and a stunning roof garden. With top-class facilities, state-of-the-art AV systems, and a dedicated fibre optic broadband line, we ensure seamless connectivity. You'll experience renowned service and hospitality from Life's Kitchen Ltd, surrounded by the history and tradition of a City of London Livery Hall. Our Spaces: The Ground Floor The Great Hall The Mezzanine The Court Rooms The Roof Top Garden Each space has been thoughtfully designed to preserve the venue's historic essence while incorporating modern touches. Whether it's meetings, private dinners, weddings, conferences, award ceremonies, product launches, or other events, our spaces cater to your needs. Our in-house catering offers delicious menus, and our dedicated event planners are here to assist you. Whether you're new to hiring a Livery Hall or seeking a venue that stands out, our knowledgeable team is ready to showcase the versatility of our spaces. We look forward to welcoming you and ensuring your event is truly exceptional.
Located on the fashionable King’s Road, the award-winning Chelsea Old Town Hall is a short distance from Sloane Square and South Kensington Underground Stations. Chelsea Old Town Hall is a Grade-II listed Victorian building which has been thoughtfully restored to its former glory, providing a beautiful, memorable and photogenic backdrop for a variety of events from conferences, exhibitions and art shows to weddings and other celebrations! With 2 large event spaces, the Main Hall and Small Hall, plus the supporting room the Cadogan Suite, Chelsea Old Town Hall is an adaptable space. The majestic Main Hall with with neo-classical architecture, featuring ceiling, ornate cherub-clad covings, benefits from a stage and sprung dance floor. It can seat up to 340 delegates for a conference or host up to 180 for a dinner and 400 for standing reception. The main floor space is 260 metres squared, providing a large space for arts shows, antique fairs and exhibitons. The stunning Cadogan Suite is hired alongside the Main Hall and is the perfect setting for breakout sessions and drinks receptions. The Small Hall is full of natural light with a marble fire place, coved ceiling and Minstrels gallery, making it an elegant back drop for events. It can seat up to 140 delegates for a conference, 140 guests for a wedding ceremony and 180 guests for a standing reception. The main floor space is 158 metres squared, ideal for small exhibitions, fairs and sample sales. Presentation and PA facilities are available and there is complimentary wifi through out the venue. You have the opportunity to hire the whole venue exclusively or can hire the Small Hall and Main Hall as stand alone spaces.
Nestled in the heart of the lively London Bridge area, Southwark Cathedral is a captivating haven of history, boasting one of the oldest examples of Gothic Architecture in London. The Cathedral offers two versatile indoor spaces and two expansive outdoor areas. The Nave and Retro Choir present a breathtaking venue for diverse events, both day and night. With its awe-inspiring architecture and soaring ceilings, The Nave offers a grand, expansive space, accommodating up to 800 guests. Adjacent to The Nave, the Retro Choir offers an intimate setting ideal for smaller gatherings or as an additional breakout area. This combination of spaces provides unparalleled versatility for hosting events ranging from large-scale conferences and exhibitions to elegant receptions and performances. Both areas feature state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, ensuring seamless presentations and performances. Surrounded by centuries of history and adorned with stunning architectural details, The Nave and Retro Choir offer an extraordinary backdrop for unforgettable events, combining historic grandeur with modern functionality. Our experienced events team offer a personalised service, working with you and our range of accomplished suppliers to deliver events of all shapes and sizes including receptions and dinners, meetings and conferences,concerts fashion shows and more.
Conway Hall opened in 1929 and named in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway, anti-slavery advocate, outspoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine. The venue is Grade 2 listed and offers hirers various event spaces, especially the Main Hall with its highly-regarded acoustics. The venue is unique for providing a central London location and a building with character, steeped in history, combined with cutting-edge AV facilities. Owned by Conway Hall Ethical Society, a charity, the building is famous for being the birthplace of humanism, as well as hosting the longest run of classical concerts in the UK (which started in 1880 at the Society’s previous site), jazz concerts in the 1930s, a rare UK appearance from Muddy Waters and gigs by Crass and The Cure in 1970s, as well as many other concerts, including James Blake and La Roux, and events of all kinds since. Today, Conway Hall is a popular, accessible, venue for location filming, conferences, presentations, concerts, talks, fashion shows, awards ceremonies and brand activations. Previous clients include: BBC • Yamaha • Netflix • Evening Standard • Snowline Media • Ted Baker Penguin Books • Bloomsbury Festival • Guardian Live • Tate • EMAP
Our Grade II* listed building is a haven in the city, where culture, heritage and learning meet. Renowned as a central hub for public events for 125 years, Bishopsgate Institute is also a remarkably atmospheric location for private and corporate events. From the moment you step across the threshold, the originality of the building is clear. Our venue combines elements from the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements, along with typically Victorian motifs. Every one of our rooms is full of individual character and steeped in history. Our spaces are suited to any event you might have in mind, and our flexible rooms have capacity for between 4 to 500 people. Set on the edge of the City of London, you can find us just two minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street Station.
Have you been tasked with organising someone’s big birthday
event? Knowing where to even start with such an important party can be tough,
especially when all of the responsibility rests on your shoulders. Never fear
however, there are a few key things that you’ll need to consider when planning,
and we’ve got them all outlined here.
Have a Budget
When planning a birthday party for one of your nearest and dearest, sometimes budget isn’t really the first thing that pops into your mind. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not important. While you might want to spoil the person who’s turning 50, this shouldn’t cause you any financial worry. Plan out how much you have to spend, what others have said they would contribute, as well as cost estimates for the different aspects of the party that you are planning. You’ll need to think about the cost of venue hire and catering in particular, and don’t forget a cake and present!
Find the Perfect Venue
The type of venue that you go for will all depend on the type of birthday party that you are planning to host. Are you hoping to have a sit-down dinner? If so, then consider one of the many private dining venues for hire in London. There are so many different styles, that you can be sure to find one that will suit the personality of the birthday boy or girl. Themed parties are also always a good option, and private dining venues will be more than happy to accommodate you with this. Make sure that your venue isn’t too out of the way for all of your guests to travel to, as you want as many people tuning up to celebrate as possible.
Pick a Time and Date
Once you have a venue in mind, you’ll need to set a time and date for your party. Of course, it’s good for it to be as close to the birthday date as possible, but if this falls on a Monday, then having a big celebration isn’t always going to work out. Choose a date that works for the majority of the guests so that you can get as many people there as possible. The time will also depend on the type of party it is, and the personality of the birthday boy/girl. Generally, parties start in the late evening, but it’s not unheard of to have one that starts early in the afternoon and then finishes a bit earlier as well.
Private Dining – The Menu
If you decide to go for a private dining venue for the party, then the next important thing that you’ll need to consider is the menu. Of course, one good thing about private dining venues is that you should be able to either partially hire them or hire the venue in full. Either way, they’ll be able to focus a lot of their attention on your group. They’ll also be used to catering for large parties, and so can give you advice on their best dishes and a menu that will keep all of the guests happy. Think about the foods that you know the birthday person really enjoys; this is always a good way to go when hosting a party for someone else.
Guest List and Invite
You’ll need to consider carefully who you want to invite to a party like this. If you are having a sit-down meal, then places for it may be limited, and you might have to split your invites between those invited for the meal, and those invited to join you afterwards. One of the most vital things to remember about a 50th birthday party is that it’s important not to just invite current friends, or the ones seen most often. To make the birthday party really special, see if you can dig up some people that live a bit further afield to attend. Old friends and new are what make a birthday shine, Of course, you’ll need to invite everyone with plenty of notice so that they can plan in advance!
Décor and Favours
Unless you’ve decided to go for a themed birthday party, then you don’t need to do too much when it comes to décor. It’s always really nice to have some photos of the birthday person through the decades so that they can look back, laugh, and reminisce. Apart from that, stick to the style that suits your venue the best. If that’s balloons and streamers, then go for it. If it’s more subdued, then stick to a classical look and maybe invest in some nice centrepieces for the table. Giving out party favours to the guests in attendance is a great memento for them to remember the evening by. Everyone likes being given a little something, whether it’s chocolates or something more unusual, and you can be sure that everyone involved will really appreciate the gesture.
Entertainment is a major factor when organising a 50th birthday party. Whilst everyone will be chatting during the meal, you’re unlikely to want the fun to stop there. Luckily, there are lots of different things you can do at this type of party to make sure that everyone is entertained. For one, a slideshow of photographs and different memories, with guests telling stories about the birthday boy/girl is sure to go down a treat. If you are looking to hire someone, then consider whether your venue can accommodate a live band or a comedian to provide something a little bit extra to your night. Party games can also be great fun, particularly if there are a lot of guests who don’t know one another that well.
Turning 50 is one of those special birthdays that the majority of people will want to celebrate. Once you have the venue and the guestlist sorted, planning a birthday bash for your friend or family member won’t seem too bad at all. Everyone will be more than willing to chip in and make this event extra special.
Private dining rooms can seem expensive when you compare the cost to a table for two, but it’s important to remember you’re really paying for the experience, the personal attention and the privacy. Whether you’re hoping to win over an important client, or you’re celebrating a special milestone, hiring a private dining room can help make it an event to remember. Venues will normally require a fee for the space on top of your food and drink costs, but some spaces are able to offer a minimum spend even for private rooms. It’s always worth asking your favourite venues what packages and payment options they have available, and the venue manager will be able to make suggestions that will suit your budget.
Prices will vary between venues, and will sometimes include some food and drinks expenses but often will not, so it’s really important to check in with the venue manager to get a run down of what is included in the price. Some spaces will offer specific packages or set menus to accompany their private dining spaces which can offset some of the cost of hiring the room. It’s important to remember that the main element you’re paying for is privacy, which can totally change the atmosphere and experience of an event.
Finding the right private dining room to hire in London can be a daunting task. There are charming and exclusive restaurants in every area of London to suit every budget, so narrowing down to the right one can take a long time. We’re here to help - we’ve built an advanced search function so you can get really specific about what you’re looking for. Whether you need to choose a venue based on access requirements, available technical equipment or parking facilities, you’ll be able to find the perfect space for your next private dining event on Canvas.
When you’re looking for an event space with a view in London, there are two tricks that top event planners use to find the right space: look for a venue at the top of a building, or look for a venue by the river. Once you’ve found some venues that are in the right area, make sure to ask the venue manager whether the specific room you’ll be allocated also has a good view. Some private dining rooms don’t have windows for privacy reasons, so it’s always important to check your requirements off with the venue manager before you complete your booking.
Most private dining rooms are seated banquet style, with the guests all seated around one large table. However, depending on the event you’re hiring the private dining room for, the venue manager may be able to offer theatre, cabaret or standing. Be sure to specify when you’re making the booking to give the event space enough time to prepare, and hosting different styles of seating can increase or decrease the capacity of the space, which may also impact the price.