Ladbroke Grove, Little Venice
The Molly Anna is an exquisitely maintained 58' wide-beam canal boat with full-length stage, licensed and insured for musical or theatrical performance, product launches, cozy work retreats, events and parties. The Molly Anna is available for canal-side events at a variety of locations along the Grand Union Canal, in West, Central or East London. On a rainy day, 8-10 people comfortably fit inside around our roaring stove. Two-to-three times that many people can lounge above board on a sunny day. We frequently partner with canal-side pubs and other businesses to accommodate larger crowds, allowing people to circulate on and off the boat. In addition to offering a place to perform their work, Bards on Boats employs actors as hosts and tour guides. Contact us to discuss if and how actors' services can complement your event, or if you'd prefer to go with a skipper, whose services are included in the boat rental.
Electric is an iconic, theatrical structure, a venue that is characterful with a contemporary twist. The huge ground floor Main Room and stage are overlooked by a beautiful mezzanine – the Circle Bar, and ideal for live shows with a 1500 capacity and standing receptions of 1700. Electric an ideal setting not only for corporate parties, but also conferences, award ceremonies, dinners, product launches, away days, wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs, filming and much more. Electrics Main Room can accommodate 320 guests seated cabaret style for awards or gala evenings and 180 dining, whilst it also lends itself to smaller numbers of 250 – 800 when the mezzanine isn't in use. We use only the best caterers around for all of our events. We work closely with a number of preferred caterers who all offer fresh, modern and creative catering whilst upholding traditional service values. The entire team are all self-confessed foodies and continuously provide superb food made only from the finest sustainably sourced ingredients. Our contemporary menus suitable for anything from exquisite canapés and formal dinners through to themed bowl food and innovative conference options are sure to tantalise the taste buds and leave your guests coming back for more. As well as exceptional food, we also provide both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages alongside a beautiful array of wonderful cocktails. With ideas from classic favourites through to ingenious mocktails, they’re sure to add the finishing touch to your event. FAQ's Does Electric host birthday parties? No, Electric will not host a birthday party for any age. Can we hire Electric at the weekend? Daytime hire at the weekend is limited due to regular live and club events in the evening, but always ask and we will try and accommodate. Night-time hire is reviewed case by case and always worth asking. Does Electric have preferred suppliers? Yes, although we will always work with the client to ensure the event works best for their needs if they wish to consider outside suppliers. Is parking available? Pay and Display bays are available behind the venue on Buckner Road. They are free after 5.30pm. Is loading access easy? Please direct all deliveries to Buckner Road, for our rear entrance. Flat access to both stage and the main floor. Does Electric provide furniture for events? We do not own any tables or chairs - these must always be hired. Is internet provided at the venue? Internet access is available throughout the venue. Virtual tour (you can use the numbered buttons at the side of the screen to jump between the floors)
Every night, 2 piano vocalists and accompanying musicians form up to a 6-piece band playing a non-stop repertoire of live music requested only by you, the audience. Write your song requests on the slips provided for the musicians to perform as their set list for the night. Whether you want to Brunch to the beat at London’s loudest brunch, celebrate special occasions with dinner and bottomless prosecco or join us for drinks until the early hours with live music until 1am Monday to Wednesday and 3am Thursday to Saturday, we've got you covered. Semi exclusive and private hire available.
The private dining room can accommodate up to 55 seated guests (75 for standing receptions) and has its own bar with a DJ available on request. This elegant room contains a sense of mood and elegance which many of London’s restaurants lack with its specially commissioned bespoke furnishing inspired by designs found throughout South East Asia. The private room is located in a secluded area within the venue and is entered via a sliding door with two large keyaki (zelcova) pots and stark bamboo vines flanking the entrance from floor to the ceiling. Capacity of up to 55 guests – furniture is removable to accommodate up to 75 maximum Combination of tables and chairs with seating for 30, and plenty of standing and dancing space Designated full management team & waiters & Bartender for your event Entertainment available upon request Play your own music in the room if required
Dingwalls is an iconic Camden Town landmark located inside the market. Its colourful heritage can be traced all the way back to June 1973 when Dingwalls Dance Hall was officially opened and its legacy lives on today as one of London’s most famous live music venues. Dingwalls is the complete venue in one, offering three unique spaces, with entertainment, in the Markets most favourable spot looking over the lock. Dingwalls is the perfect spot for mixed party packages and groups who want to enjoy exclusive spaces from 50-500 persons dinner & Lunch options, Comedy, Live Music, DJ’s & Dancing. Take your corporate party to the next level this year in the heart of Camden.
Make any occasion unforgettable with Private Dining by Roux, a unique dining concept within the sumptuous settings of The Langham, London. Private Dining by Roux offers the Chez Roux hallmarks of classic French cuisine interpreted with a modern twist, with the same level of service experienced in fine dining as at Roux at The Landau restaurant. Postillion, our beautiful private dining space, was designed by David Collins Studio and is flooded with natural daylight, with its floor to ceiling windows overlooking the charming Georgian architecture of All Souls Church.
The Pickle Factory offers 255 sqm in a slightly askew rectangular shape, with white walls throughout. Steel beams across the ceiling facilitate rigging equipment overhead and the frosted skylights allow natural daylight to pour through: this is your ideal intimate blank canvas, ready for dressing & transforming by the imaginative minds of location managers, wedding planners, pop-up stores or restaurant operators - and anyone in need of an intimate reception space.
The Mezzanine is the perfect venue to host smaller events like birthday parties, hen parties, family dinners and events of up to 80 guests seating or 100 standing. Private bar is included in this space and DJ is also available upon request.
The venue composes of a purpose built ground floor event space for up to 180 theatre. Meeting rooms on the sixth floor of the building for up to 25 boardroom and great views. Along with an exclusive Lounge and Balcony with stunning views over London’s skyline that can work for up to 75 for a drinks reception. A unique venue with spaces that are flexible for holding corporate conferences or for private hire, weddings and exclusive riverside evening parties. 58VE is easily accessible via tube, rail, bike or river with Blackfriars only a 3 minute walk away.
Situated in the heart of the City, a short walk from Bank, underneath Cannon Bridge Station has been extensively refurbished and offers a new experience to the corporate market. This unique, undiscovered venue comprises of beautifully restored Victorian Railway Arches and exposed brick work adding character. As well as an experienced venue team at the helm, the venue offers a comprehensive selection of event services including: Exclusive hire Comprehensive in house catering Licenced for events until 1am A staffed bar Theming and decoration Essential entertainment Full technical production support Front of house cloakroom facilities Venue security Availability: Monday - Thursday
The East Quarter on Level Three is our largest purpose-built event space. It can be customised to accommodate all varieties of events, from conferences and awards dinners to product launches. The space can be used with a capacity of 500 guests for dining, 800 for a theatre style event, and 1,200 for a reception.
Located in the heart of the capitals fashion and nightlife district, Chinawhite is London's most prestigious luxury nightclub. Long considered a pioneer in its field, Chinawhite combines formidable heritage with a distinct, progressive and modern approach. The international nightlife brand has long history of producing events to inspire and amaze guests for a host of prestigious clients. The venue is comprised of four distinctive and versatile spaces accommodating a total of 575 guests. Our 50ft video screen, projectors and LED disco ball make the space easy to personalise with branding, images and video. State of the art LED lighting and an F1 sound system creates an atmospheric back drop whilst special features such as confetti and CO2 cannons add an unexpected touch. Chinawhite's expert team are on hand top assist with all areas of event planning to ensure you and your guests enjoy and unforgettable occasion, taking a bespoke approach to create your perfect event!
London isn’t short of event spaces, that’s for sure. But not all event spaces were created equal. Or tall. Or with incredible views. This one is. Welcome to rooftop bar at citizenM Tower of London – where the cocktails make you talkative, but the views leave you speechless. Spacious, airy, sparkling and filled with art and books, this is the place where you bring people you want to reward, impress or entertain. Here, the Queen is always available for selfies, and London looks extra photogenic, rain or shine. Choose one or both spaces and let us entertain you.
The Cooks’ Room at Hawksmoor Borough is a unique private dining room with its own open plan kitchen. The kitchen has copper counters, and the walls are covered in reclaimed tube tiles and an impressive collection of cook books from our favourite chefs and restaurants lines the kitchen shelves. A large rectangular table made of wood and copper accommodates up to 18 people, there are four additional counter seats which overlook the kitchen bringing maximum capacity to 22. Charged with imagining what the ultimate Hawksmoor meal would look like, our Executive Chef Team have created a unique Beef Feasting menu which is only available in The Cooks’ Room where the chefs will be cooking in front of you as you dine and will talk about dishes as they are served. Alternatively, if you and your guests would prefer the room to yourself and want to enjoy the ultimate menu of classic Hawksmoor dishes, we have three sharing menus also available. Cocktail receptions are available on arrival, and our team can also suggest wine pairings that are tailored to your choice of menu. In addition to private dining we host a variety of events and supper clubs throughout the year, tickets to these events are sold through thehawksmoor.com
This stunning 3300 sq ft converted bank complete with period feature ceilings, situated in the heart of Mayfair, is complete with original ornamental ceiling features combined with industrial exposed pipework creating a remarkable contemporary interior. Located in the heart of Mayfair, and a six-minute walk from both Green Park and Oxford Circus, this is a prime location in one of London’s busiest luxury shopping districts. Situated next door to some of the city’s most renowned locations and the most elite brands in the world on New Bond Street and Berkley Square. The gallery provides a unique atmosphere for those looking to host a premium event. The pristine interior of a white space gallery makes it the ideal venue for press and brand launches, conferences, private dining, fashion shows, exclusive parties and memorable functions. The gallery is complete with grey polished concrete floors, white walls and adjustable lighting throughout the space. This venue is well-equipped for your events with a street-level entrance, kitchen area and large professional LED screen.
Located at the top of the tallest building in London, The View from The Shard is an unparalleled event space sitting 244m above the capital that justifies excellence; Renzo Piano designed The Shard to provide guests with a 40 mile view in all directions- on a really clear day guests can see the coast at Southend-on-Sea! The View from The Shard has 2 viewing platforms; level 69 hosts up to 300 guests in its spacious 2,592 square footage area or 90 guests seated for dinner and the open- air deck on level 72 has a further capacity giving a total events space hosting up to 400 standing for a reception within its 2,864 square feet. With a 24 hour events licence anything is possible- whether you are looking to host your guests in the highest event space in Western Europe for breakfast meetings, semi- exclusive drinks receptions or networking events or looking to host a Christmas party or evening function, The View from The Shard offers a unique space with breath-taking views. We understand that each event is as unique as the person who is organising it, therefore we like to provide a bespoke proposal for you, looking at your specific requirements to see what we can best offer you. Send us a message and let's see how your event could look in the highest events space within Western Europe; we look forward to hearing from you.
Everyone loves a chance to celebrate, and when it comes to a staff party, the celebrations (whatever time of year) often make all that hard work worthwhile. Whether it’s your yearly Christmas party or summer party, a special company anniversary, or just a party to celebrate that new client, you’ll undoubtedly want to celebrate in style.
You want to go about planning something that you and your colleagues will enjoy and talk about for a long time, don’t you? That may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s work through this:
So, first things first, what’s the occasion?
There are a few parties that the HR team or the events team will be thinking about throughout the year. Any excuse for a party, right?
· Christmas party
· Summer party
· Work anniversary
· New deal party
Next up, what kind of event are you planning?
If you’re organising a staff party in London, you’re actually spoilt for choice when it comes to work party ideas. The venue you choose will have an impact on this, but if you’re not sure what kind of venue to go for yet, here are some office party ideas:
· Drinks reception
· Pub quiz
· Activity bars (who doesn’t love a bit of competition)
· Away days outside of London
· Private dining or sit-down dinner
All these party ideas would work for any occasion, it depends more on the number of guests and the type of venue you book, as we said before.
If you’ve got a larger company but separate teams, the competitive element of activity bars or pub quizzes is a great idea. They are a great way to kick off a night of celebrations, as well as an awesome team-bonding experience.
For those looking for something more corporate and formal, a drinks reception in a grand or unique venue in London is one way to impress your guests. Depending on numbers, you can go for something traditional or something a little more quirky depending on the theme you’re going for.
Unusual work Christmas party ideas
Christmas parties tend to be the biggest events of the year for most companies. Year on year, it’s something that everyone looks forward to. It’s one way to celebrate the year that’s gone, and let your hair down before the new year kicks in.
Because Christmas parties are (or should always be, in our humble opinion) yearly, your challenge is topping the previous party. That means coming up with quirky Christmas party ideas and cool Christmas party venues – things which are, luckily, our speciality.