The Hellenic Centre - a Central London venue is situated in one of the most charming areas of London, just off the fashionable Marylebone High Street. Housed within an impressive red brick and Portland stone facade are a variety of meeting rooms and event spaces suitable for a range of professional and private needs, from fashion shows, product launches and weddings to smaller meetings and presentations. Conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from Baker Street station this is a perfect location for your event. At the heart, The Great Hall - A blank canvas space with high ceilings and natural daylight, can be easily transformed to reflect any brand or personality creating a totally distinctive and unique London venue each time. This space is easily adapted and ideal for all events including award dinners, product launches and fashion shows, to high-end conferences, AGMs and film screenings to themed parties and exclusive press shows. Situated on the ground floor the Friends and Members Rooms is a grand space with high ceilings and natural daylight. It can be used as one large space or separated into two using the bi-folding doors making it ideal for business meetings, to pop-up shops and press events, as well as receptions, private dinners, wine tastings or a perfect backdrop for your filming, photography, TV/Magazine interviews, or readings. When hired together with the Great Hall, this space works well as a green room, VIP area, breakout space or wardrobe. The Hellenic Centre also has a number of smaller rooms that can be hired with our other spaces including the Boardroom; this elegant, first floor room with large soundproofed windows overlooking Paddington Gardens is filled with natural daylight provides space for meetings, conferences and lectures for up to 50. The Library, situated on the second floor, provides a space for meetings, and small conferences and workshops. On the third floor are the Print room and Glass room both of these rooms are ideal for small meetings (up to 12 people) and training sessions. This rooms up in the attic are filled with natural daylight. The Map room our smallest meeting room is a lovely spaces ideal for one-to-one meetings, interviews, meditation and training sessions. When available the Bar area on the ground floor, is offered as a lunch space to clients hiring the smaller meeting rooms who have pre-booked lunch via our in-house catering service.
Unit 10 is a monolithic industrial space situated three minutes walk from Tottenham station.
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Situated between number 10 Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace, locations don’t come more iconic: the Institute of Contemporary Arts is a legendary venue with views over The Mall, Big Ben, the London Eye and St. James’s Park. The ICA has two Regency rooms, a fully equipped theatre, studio, bar and two classic cinema spaces available to hire. Event organisation and catering is provided exclusively by world-renown caterers Arnold & Henderson, who run the highly acclaimed Rochelle Canteen, based in Shoreditch’s Rochelle School, now also at the ICA. Melanie Arnold & Margot Henderson have been organising and catering celebrations for over 25 years and no brief is too big or too small for their in-house team to organise from start to finish, including menus, drinks, staffing, flowers, lighting, music and entertainment.
Gallery on 5 is a unique private lounge and terrace located in the heart of London's Design District Clerkenwell. This truly bespoke top floor event space with a lovely view of the city comes fully furnished, with a full AV set up, attached meeting room with screen (additional meeting rooms available if required), feature piece bar and beautiful terrace included in the hire. It is the perfect space for conferences, away days, networking events and workshops.
Starting from £700 per hourIdeal for Corporate events, Launches, Corporate Parties and Dinners.Our flagship site, Spiritland Royal Festival Hall is a 180-seat bar and restaurant – an early-morning to late-night celebration of food, drink and music at the ground floor of Royal Festival Hall, within Europe’s largest centre for the arts.From an open kitchen with imposing grill, the team serve a bold, international menu of entrees,sharing plates and classic favourites, complemented by a 110-strong wine list and ever-changing cocktail menu. Bespoke velvet curtains, marble bar and rounded booths upholstered in leather all enhance the world-class offering of food, drink and music across genres on the unique Spiritland sound system. Our team are capable of overseeing your event from start to finish. We can supply menus, drinks of all varieties, artistic talent and much more. Our technical team can record and film talks, stream podcasts or handle anything else you can imagine. From relaxed dining to hedonistic dancing, we can ensure your guests are thoroughly welcomed at our venues. WHAT WE DO • AFTER PARTIES • LISTENING PARTIES • ALBUM PLAYBACK • PRIVATE SCREENINGS • INDUSTRY LAUNCHES • RADIO RECORDING / BROADCAST • PODCAST RECORDING / BROADCAST • FILM / VIDEO SHOOTS BROADCAST • Q&A SETUP • AFTER SHOW PARTIES • CHRISTMAS PARTIES • PRODUCT LAUNCHES SHOWCASES • FILMING • PHOTO SHOOTS • TEAM NIGHTS OUT
With exposed brickwork and concrete floors this venue offers a diverse blank canvas space filled with character and industrial features. Featuring a main event spaces, a kitchen area, a small storage room and an outside smoking area the space is located on a tranquil, picturesque street, just a short walk from Old Street Station. The space can accommodate up to 200 standing guests.
We create amazing events in luxe environments that are warm, inviting and stimulating. Our beautifully designed spaces are the perfect location to host your next launching events, off-site session, hands-on workshop, guest lecture, panel event, or casual meetup.A boutique coworking and event space with 28 locations around the world. We are all about supporting communities and allowing our members and people we work with to grow organically. We love networking and sharing knowledge through meetups, networking drinks, panels and more.Our quirky spaces allow us to create amazing events in luxe environments that are warm, inviting and stimulating. Our beautifully designed lounges in Shoreditch can accommodate up to 200 guests after office hours on business days, or full days during weekends. Therefore, if you are looking for the perfect location to host your next launching events, off-site session, hands-on workshop, guest lecture, panel event, or casual meetup do not hesitate to reach out to us.
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)
A sought after garden venue in central London, a minute from Piccadilly Circus. St James's Southwood Garden is a hidden oasis of calm and tranquility. Shaded by tall trees, with the Sir Christopher Wren church of St James and Jermyn Street buildings offering an impressive historic back drop. This unique venue is ideal for summer parties, drinks receptions, sculpture exhibitions, fashion shows, and stills photographic shoots. Suitable for up to 150 guests, with a well appointed professional kitchen on site.
What was once a long abandoned building is now a luxury innovation & creativity hub in the heart of London’s technology cluster. The Trampery Old Street, has meeting spaces for every occasion, from meetings for four to functions for 200. Our expertise in design has created this sumptuous new space with high performance event facilities, and our expertise in the sociology of innovation enables it to bring people together in ways that positively reinforce the development of new ideas. Additional Space: Library (Last 3 Images) Capacity: 20 boardroom / 35 theatre / 40 standing AV: 50” plasma screen / Sound system Prices: £600 plus VAT - half day / £850 plus VAT - full day The Library is ideal for workshops, larger board meetings and presentations. With plenty of natural daylight and an eclectic mix of vintage furniture the room lends itself to innovation workshops during the day, and investor networking events in the evening.
Positioned between The Green Room restaurant and BFI IMAX, Green Space is a blank canvas, dry hire opportunity that offers a secluded garden type venue perfect for corporate outdoor events, large installations, busses and large vehicles, outdoor press launches and company team building. Situated two minutes walk from Waterloo station and visible from Waterloo Bridge, it’s an enclosed, adaptable and over 850m² grassy canvas in a highly desirable central London location - making it ideal for destination or ticketed events.
A unique, modern venue in the heart of Dalston, East London. Offering immense flexibility for creative events, pop-up shops and workshops, the event space features industrial/minimal design, floor to ceiling windows, mezzanine storage, adjustable spotlights, and colour-changing RGB Lights. Additionally available on request are audio/video equipment and furniture. Space for loading is also available. There are multiple options for hire within the event space itself ranging from 335 sq ft, to a total of 1800 sq ft for a full hire. The spaces are situated in a unique, multi-purpose commercial venue featuring various independent shops and studios.
Hatch based next to Homerton Overground is a multipurpose space. It's regular activities include a cafe, a bar, work spaces, antique furniture sales and various pop up businesses. It is a unique design with an incredible frontage and can be used for a host of different events including product launches, press days, meetings, away days and workshops. Open until 5:30pm everyday to the public, however events can run till late when agreed.
Pop Box Pop Box is Pop Brixton’s largest venue space, located in the main square. Built from recycled shipping containers with triple height ceilings and large double doors, Pop Box can function as an indoor or outdoor venue. This unique space offers endless opportunities to host memorable corporate or private events whether it be a conference, staff away day, product launch, engagement or birthday celebrations. Functioning as a 200 capacity space on most occasions, Pop Box also can extend out onto The Main Square, increasing the capacity to 250 subject to requirements. The space offers extensive technical equipment, including PA System, Audio, Backline and DJ, Projector and Lighting and a number of breakout options. Catering You will be able to select from all of our street food stalls ranging from Indian-influenced burgers, to Sushi, to Churros, to award-winning pizza. So along with the venue usage, you would also be getting Foodism Awards’ ‘Best Food Market’!
Located in the centre of Shoreditch, this venue couples the grandeur of a Grade II listed Baroque styled building, with a laid-back personalised service, forming the perfect alchemy. 436 square meters of event space which can accommodate any size event from intimate boardroom meetings to large, upscale events or dinners in the ballroom with a private entrance. Our event spaces include... Upper 5th Shoreditch, with a panoramic view overlooking the City of London skyline Jailhouse Bar, including the original former prison holding cells Screening Room, which can seat up to 176 people 2 lane Bowling Alley & Playroom Chambers Suite, which can be partitioned into 5 individual spaces Judge & Jury Restaurant, set in the former courtroom within Old Street Magistrate’s Court Private Dining Room
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VENUE DOES NOT ACCEPT PRIVATE PARTIES Hinde St. Studios is located a stone's throw away from Bond Street, in a beautiful, atmospheric Georgian townhouse. The studio offers a flexible event space serving as a blank canvas, ideally suited for your press days, product launch or pop up. It's traditional and elegant elements are highlighted in an abundance of natural daylight. The high ceilings ornate with Wedgwood details, original wood floors and a hint of Provence, provide the perfect setting for your event. This is a dry venue so you have complete flexibility for your catering arrangements.
A research symposium has a certain amount of gravitas associated with it, but they can be fun as well, it all comes down to how it’s planned. Making sure that the topic is interesting and that there are plenty of oppourtunities for everyone to network will see your event talked about as a resounding success.
Decide on Your Topic
If you’re planning a research symposium, you’ve likely already got a topic in mind. What you are looking for is to bring a group of like-minded people together to discuss various ideas. When we say like-minded, we mean that they all have a certain amount of interest in a particular field. Healthy debate is always encouraged! When naming your symposium, it’s best to keep it as general as possible so that you can accommodate panels at all ends of the spectrum. Now is the time to think about the items that you really want to see there and to make sure that it’s included when you put out the call for papers.
Put Together a Team
If you are the academic organiser behind the symposium, you’ll have a lot of work to do when it comes to choosing speakers and panellists from those who have submitted papers. This is why it’s so important that you don’t get overwhelmed and forget about the organisation of the actual event. Getting a good administrative team behind you will help to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day. They will likely have organised different events before, and communications can be kept to only what is important and be done through progress meetings.
You might not think that a symposium costs a lot of money, after all, it’s just a group of people in a room presenting their research, but you might find yourself surprised. For one thing, the best symposiums have a venue that works really well for presentations and with plenty of room. These aren’t always cheap to hire which is why you’ll need to start searching early. There is also the catering to consider. Academics still need fed at some point, and preferably hot food if the symposium is to last all day or over the course of multiple days. Having a budget in place is essential and getting cost estimates in advance can help you to understand how much you are likely to spend.
Pick a Venue
Your venue is arguably the most important decision you’ll have to make regarding your symposium. You’ll need to think of the type of room that you require, or if you are looking a venue where multiple talks can happen concurrently. What type of stage and technology will your researchers need to present? There are a number of private screening venues for hire in London that make great symposium venues as they are all set up to be able to project onto screens. The layouts of these venues are designed to accommodate this type of an audience.
Decide on Keynote Speakers
Sometimes the biggest draw to a research symposium is the keynote speakers, so make sure that you take your time and choose them carefully. Their topic must be a central part of your theme or your audience will be left disappointed. You will need someone who is well known in your area but also an engaging speaker. Once you have secured your keynote, you should promote this fact as soon as possible. It will start to build up interest in the symposium as a whole and other academics are more likely to submit papers.
Have a Section For Young Researchers
A symposium is a great chance for young academics to shine, and so ensuring that they have a chance to will be well received, A good idea outside of panel discussions is to have a poster competition. Students and early career researchers can practise talking about their research and presenting their work to an audience. A symposium can also be a great ‘trial run’ for other conferences that they wish to submit to. Many of these will require a poster so this will be a great opportunity for all involved. Make sure that the winner is announced to the audience at the end of the day and that they are available to come and collect their prize.
Have a Schedule That Everyone Knows About
Having a schedule for the event with times clearly printed is an absolute must. This means that the audience won’t miss their favourite speakers, and they’ll know exactly when and where lunch is being served. You should email a copy of this out a week in advance but also make sure that there are plenty of hard copies available on the day. All speakers should be emailed personally with a copy of the schedule so that there’s no confusion over when they are speaking or how long for. You will need people there on the day working to ensure everyone sticks to their time. Most will when given a limit, but there are always a few that try to push the boundaries of this.
To get people to attend your symposium, they are going to have to know that it’s happening. Designing a well-thought out poster is the first step in advertising for this type of event. You will then need to email round all of your contacts asking them to share with anyone who they think may be interested. Social media and your website will also be useful but contacting people through your network and LinkedIn is generally much more successful for a research event.
A research symposium isn’t like any other type of event but there are some similarities when it comes to organising one. Making sure that you have a plan and that everyone knows where they need to be and when is one of the keys to running a successful symposium.