The Depository is a 6,500 sq/ft industrial warehouse based in Stoke Newington and the birthplace of the original 'Dragons Den'. The location is set over four floors with a variety of textured walls and different floors, as well as large windows offering a great natural daylight. The ground floor originally housed horse stables, and is dark and atmospheric with a spiral staircase and original lift shaft. The first floor has a mezzanine floor and dilapidated, peeling walls, while the second and third levels have more of a loft feel with original polished oak floorboards and a mixture of glazed and texture brick walls. The warehouse provides the perfect setting for corporate away-days, and there is also the chance to combine is with use of The House Next Door (on enquiry) which is, funnily enough, situated next door! The location is always decorated with an array of ever-changing, unique props and we also have colorama stands available at your convenience. The industrial lift is in full working order and there is also the facility to black out the whole location. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NOT HIRE THE VENUE FOR 18TH OR 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTIES. THIS IS A CORPORATE EVENT AND WEDDING VENUE. THIS VENUE HAS NOISE RESTRICTIONS SO NO MUSIC EVENTS OR PARTIES.
Lumiere London has opened its latest venue – on the prestigious Grosvenor Place in Belgravia, walking distance from Hyde Park Corner and Victoria Station. The space has been fully refurbished to make it ideal for meetings, workshops and product launches that need a touch of extra flair. Further assets include the Palladio Meeting Room and an exhibition space in the former bank vaults. Luscious fabrics, discrete lighting and designer pieces transfer the original vault rooms on the lower ground floor into a unique break-out area, ideal for smaller groups and in the future intended for art exhibitions. Established in the actual bank vault, the Palladio Room offers the perfect space for private meetings and conference calls, its beautiful wallpaper, fabulous mirrors and the print of the original Buckingham Palace making this a one of its kind experience.
Strand, Central London
The Vaults at RSA House are ideal for large standing receptions, unique celebrations and evening parties. Originally designed as river-front warehouses, these fully restored Vaults offer a striking contrast to the splendour of the rooms above. The Durham Street Auditorium is a purpose built theatre ideal for screenings, conferences and meeting. It was built on the last remaining stretch of 18th century cobbled roadway which was part of a tunnel beneath the House leading down to the Thames. The DSA can accommodate up to 70 people. The RSA is an enlightenment organisation that seeks to understand and enhance human potential located in the heart of the West End. Throughout its history, the RSA has extended a welcome to others looking for a place to discuss their ideas. This tradition continues, with the Great Room, Durham Street Auditorium and Benjamin Franklin Room and our more intimate rooms providing the perfect backdrop to dinners, conferences and workshops. Recently awarded Best Historic Venue or Livery Hall at the London Venue Awards, 2018.
The Science Museum is an amazing exhibition space, with astounding galleries and creative blank canvas spaces, combined to make a unique and inspiring London venue for corporate or private hire. Take advantage of a diverse range of spaces and unparalleled opportunities for accessible, exciting event experiences in the cultural heart of the capital. You can hire: One or more of our ten uniquely themed galleries or brand-new suite of Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries for evening hire, Our 400-seat IMAX Theatre, available for daytime and evening hire and ideal for product launches and presentations. Our new dedicated events space Illuminate, available for day-time and evening hire perfect for meetings and conferences of up to 400 individuals as well as unique evening receptions and dinners. Our recently refurbished Smith Centre which contains a large salon, boardroom, large meeting room and courtyard area. Available for daytime and evening hire.
Built in 1826 on its own ‘island’ in the heart of the capital, One Marylebone opened its doors in 2008 and quickly rose to become one of the leading event spaces in the Capital. The Soane Hall is the jewel in the crown of One Marylebone; at over 27 feet in height, the prestigious space is both impressive in size and beauty. Opulent mosaics and stained glass windows evoke everlasting elegance. The first floor contemporary and light Galleries are the perfect setting for pre-dinner drinks or can be used on their own for a multitude of events. Able to host standing receptions for 800 and sit down dinners for 350 or more intimate parties for under 100, One Marylebone is one of London’s most flexible and unique venues
Refettorio Felix is a large dining and supper club venue located in the St Cuthbert's Centre in Earl's Court. Newly refurbished by designer Studio Ilse, it boasts a fully-equipped professional kitchen, stage area and soft seating area. It is available for corporate events, as a wedding venue and private dining space and lends well to cookery classes, talks and workshops. All proceeds raised from private functions help the registered charity offer a free and supplemented lunch service to vulnerable members of the community including rough sleepers and those with mental health issues.
Highbury and Islington
COVID-19 update: In light of recent government recommendations, it's with huge sadness however that we'll be temporarily closing our London venues (Soho, Holborn and Islington) with immediate effect. We feel this is the best decision for all our colleagues, their families, and every one of you - our fantastic customers that we're lucky enough to welcome through our doors and into our private karaoke rooms. If you have an existing booking, our team will be in touch. If you want to ask us anything in the meantime, please don't hesitate to get in contact via We'll be monitoring developments closely to keep you informed of any changes, but for now we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during this troubling time. We're lucky enough to be able to offer home entertainment alongside our bars. So if you're stuck in the house and looking for something to do, then maybe try turn cabin fever to disco fever. For a month's free subscription to our online karaoke service, head to our online karaoke player at https://www.luckyvoicekaraoke.com/ and enter code LUCKY20 And if you want to get some serious practice in for when our private karaoke rooms are back open, then check out all our home karaoke kits here https://shop.luckyvoice.com/. You can get a further £5 off using discount code SINGSAFE ----------------- Lucky Voice is not just another karaoke bar, it's a place to cut loose, be yourself, and sing from the heart - let yourself embrace the true meaning of karaoke! With 9,000+ songs waiting for you in our private karaoke rooms, it’s time for you to take the stage and show us what you’re made of! There's even a 'Thirsty' button meaning no queuing at the bar, all food and drinks will be delivered straight to the room. You can also add on one of our many food and drink packages to add that extra spark to your night. also has a large bar area separate from our private karaoke rooms which can be used for your event.
Astroturfed throughout and sporting a modern geometric graphic design - the Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden is the perfect setting for some afternoon lunch or post work drinks. Having recently been extended the garden now boasts double the original floor space allowing for a more spread out and relaxing atmosphere for attendees. A wide selection of international street food stalls includes French, Mexican, Greek, Chinese, burgers and more alongside 2 brand new & extended bars serving everything from your favourite draft beer, refreshing cocktails and wine. The garden boasts its own app which allows customers to order and receive food and drink from the comfort of their own table. Entertainment comes in the form of the Vauxhall Sports Garden and Vauxhall Comedy Club. 3 huge LED screens have been erected up and down the garden showing all major live sport including Premier League & European Football, World Championship Boxing & UFC. The Vauxhall Comedy Club provides world class comedy tucked inside the intimate surroundings of the Vauxhall train arches. Previous guests include Jack Whitehall, Kae Kurd and more. For those wanting their own space private booking is available for all occasions. Birthday’s, work socials, large scale corporate events - the venue caters for all occasions and party sizes.
Noho Studios is the West End’s most versatile blank canvas events and exhibition space. Perfect for product launches, pop ups, photo shoots, dinners, exhibitions, screenings, receptions and presentations. Only a two minute walk from Oxford Circus, Noho Studios offers a shop window space and fully brandable frontage with direct access into 2,800 sq/ft of event space with high ceilings, characterful white brick arches and white walls that can be tailored to suit any type of function or event.
We are delighted to offer the opportunity to hire Elder Street. Previously, the space has been used for client workshops, networking events, product launches and parties, conferences and private dining. The spaces available for hire include our beautiful vertical garden and courtyard, The Undercroft, The Workshop, Upper Lobby, Canteen and Kitchen.
Vauxhall Arches is a collection of 10 railway arches close to the River Thames. Only 20 yards from Vauxhall Underground, Rail and 24-hour Bus Station, the venue is well known and easily accessible. Close to the banks of the River Thames under Vauxhalls railway arches possibility can flow freely and spontaneity has more than enough room to dance.Vauxhall Arches are available for external hire throughout the year. Now regarded as one of London's leading clubbing destinations, we offer a multi-functional and flexible interlocking rooms. The venue is made up of Fire, Lightbox and Protocol, 3 separate rooms can be hired in a variety of combinations to suit the size of your event. The main room and lounge can be used together to create a 1000 capacity event which can be increased through the use of an additional small, adaptable room. The 2nd Arch can be hired for a 1 room event to hold 450/500 people and finally all 3 rooms can be hired together to host a larger scale event.
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, weddings, 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
Venue Video Profile Banking Hall is a venue that has been designed to impress. Surrounded by towering marble columns and stunning Art Deco décor, you can host your event with a touch of glamour in an excellent location. Banking Hall straddles Cornhill and Lombard Street, overlooking the Bank of England. The space is flexible and can be adapted to accommodate your needs – whether for a dinner, standing reception, wedding banquet, conference or exhibition for up to 800 guests.
Located in central London directly opposite Borough station, this beautiful event space boasts double heighted ceilings, stunning feature piece bar, 'bookcase' wall features decorated with books, ornaments and coloured tiled floor. The unique terrace triangulated between some the most iconic landmarks London has to offer features panoramic views of the Shard, St Pauls and the Tate Modern. It also includes full tech set up, an additional break out room on a mezzanine area, prep kitchen, tea/coffees and option of additional 16 person boardrooms if needed. Perfect for any occasion with a full concierge team at hand with on site catering available too. This venue can also provide bespoke packaged live streaming services, allowing for your event to reach thousands across the globe.
Gabeto is The Cuban Spirit of Camden Market. This recently refurbished restaurant and bar combines class and cool with amazing interior design that’s perfect for Instagram! From high-level dining booths to eclectic retro furniture fused with naturally elegant period features and funky, local inspired art – Gabeto is Camden’s trendiest events venue. Set over 2 floors with outdoor terrace space ,Gabeto is one of the most flexible and highly sought after events spaces in the market. From product and car launches to fashion shows and intimate high-end dinners, our expert team can create your bespoke event and be on hand to make sure it goes exactly to plan.
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.
Hiring a private screening room is the perfect way to celebrate your upcoming feature length or short film project. Whether you’re organising a bash for industry professionals, a modest screening for close associates or you need some cinema equipment for a private party, there will be a perfect private screening room in London to suit your needs. Private screening venues normally come with all the equipment you’ll need, so just bring your film or presentation and let the venue do the rest! Make sure to check with your venue manager that the cost of technical staff is covered in your hire fee, otherwise you may need to provide your own.
Once you’ve got your film ready to share, it’s time to organise a private film screening! When you’re looking for venues, have a think about what kind of event you’re intending to host, how many people you’d like to invite and what area of London will be most convenient for your guests. Having this information upfront can make searching for a venue quick and easy, especially when you use Canvas’ advanced search function. You can even narrow down your search with technical and AV hire included, so make sure to expand the “Venue Specs” tab when you’re making your search.
Most private screening venues will have the basic equipment required to host your event, so just make sure to check what they have and ensure it’s available for your date when you confirm your booking with the venue manager. You’ll need to make sure you have a screen, projection equipment and speakers at the very minimum, but depending on the size of your event you may also want microphones available to talk to your guests.
Absolutely! Private screening spaces are perfect for all kinds of presentations, as they’re normally set up with all the equipment you’ll need. Most are organised with theatre style seating, so if you’d prefer your guests to be sitting at tables you’ll need to let the venue manager know.