Located in the heart of London’s West End, The Photographers’ Gallery offers an impressive, stimulating and contemporary environment to host a variety of events. We have a range of flexible packages and spaces available for hire, including three state-of-the art galleries with a programme of internationally acclaimed exhibitions. Our versatile audio-visual equipped studio is ideally suited to daytime meetings, presentations, product launches, and corporate events. The Photographers’ Gallery is also available for exclusive evening hire. Its bold design, unique exhibitions and tailored hospitality ensure an exceptional guest experience. Standing capacity is 100 per floor (depending on exhibition layout) - maximum standing capacity is 350 for a full building hire. Studio Day Hire: Monday - Friday. Gallery, Studio, Cafe Evening Hire: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Studio & Cafe from £500 +VAT. Galleries from £1000 +VAT. The Photographers' Gallery is not available for exhibitions, parties, fundraising activities or publicly promoted events.
A basement venue that has hosted some of the best live music events and club nights London has had to offer. Perfectly suited in size, location and decoration for any private hire.
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.
Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Crypt on the Green offers a magnificent venue for exhibitions, wedding receptions, wine tastings, conferences, live performances and much more. With vaulted arches, exposed brickwork and parquet flooring, this unique and versatile space is bound to help make your event unforgettable. We have 4 spaces available to hire, so whether you're looking for a party location for 300 guests or a small meeting space for 10, we've got something on offer for you. This unique venue is located at the heart of Clerkenwell, one of London's most attractive, historic & accessible areas, and is situated within walking distance of Farringdon and Angel tube stations. Please note, the Crypt on the Green is not available on Sundays!
Bishopsgate Institute has been awarded the "Good to Go" accreditation from Visit England, meaning our venue is Covid-secure. Contact us to learn more about our safety measures. 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.
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.
Our Underglobe space is situated directly beneath the Globe Theatre – right in the belly of the beast. By day it houses Globe’s Shakespeare exhibition, but at night it comes alive as one of London’s exclusive hidden events spaces. With a sweeping staircase, private mezzanine and secret river-side entrance we can happily host up to 350 guests seated and 450 standing for exclusive Gala dinners, award ceremonies or decadent wedding parties. Complete with a full-sized model oak tree and full sound, lighting and projection systems, the Underglobe has everything your event needs to go off with a bang. Our Underglobe becomes an even more magical space during Christmas, with a new theme every year, this 2020 our guests are immersed in a secret underground forest lay covered in snow. Welcome to a magical evening of feasts, fairy tales and enchantments! With lunchtime packages starting from £75+VAT per person, and evenings from £110+VAT, our festive packages include everything you need for your party. Please note that the Underglobe is only available for evening events.
This unique venue in London is a heritage building nestled in the trendy central neighbourhood of Hoxton, making it ideal for weddings, corporate and conference events, as well as host to drinks receptions, brand engagement, away days, private dining, workshops, cinema and festivals. Following a multimillion pound redevelopment project, the Museum has two brand new studio spaces for hire, as well as technically and aesthetically enhanced heritage spaces. The museum’s expansive green spaces, rare in zone 1, are ideal for outdoor teambuilding and spring networking receptions.
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.
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.
TT Liquor is a multi-faceted establishment, fronted by a carefully curated liquor store, and featuring a range of flexible spaces throughout, available for a variety of events & meetings. Entering via the store front, head straight to the ground floor Lounge, with it's own bar. This area leads to our 52 seat Cinema which has played host to a wide variety of events from music video premieres to after-work talks. From the Lounge, descend into our subterranean Cellar Bar with a maximum capacity of 120, complete with a bespoke bar menu, banquette seats, a DJ booth, and featuring 4 historic vaults converted into intimate leather booths. The first floor has 3 studios, ranging in size from 250-1000 sqft, which are used most often as classrooms for our cocktail making workshops, although these spaces are noted for their versatility and can be deployed for a wide range of purposes and a variety of events, or for business meetings and workshops. They share the floor with a well-equipped kitchen, perfect for bespoke events, supper clubs, and set menu dining. At the very top of the building, you will find our permanent office and dedicated event organisers. Conveniently placed on-site, they are an experienced team and will happily answer any queries or questions you may have on the day or otherwise – about anything from drinks consultancy to logistical arrangements, to last-minute changes.
A beautifully distressed chapel, Asylum is a grade II listed building built in 1826, bombed in WWII. The present use of the chapel is as a flexible space which can be hired for photographic and film shoots, exhibitions, theater, weddings and funerals. A unique venue in South East London for weddings, corporate events, press shows and private dinner parties.
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The Oyster Shed is one of the City’s finest venues. With an abundance of bookable space during the week and panoramic sun drenched views across the Thames - it is ideal for any event. Offering exclusive hire at weekends, you can happily let all your dreams come true in this beautiful space.
Last minute availability: We are pleased to inform you that our Main Auditorium has become available for hire week commencing 6th September 2021. Please contact the team for further details regarding hire option and offers. Sadler’s Wells is a world-renowned dance, performance and events venue. Sadler’s Wells provides a contemporary, vibrant and inspiring venue for conferences, workshops and performances. The venue can hold private and corporate events from 12-1500 guests in rooms including the main auditorium, a studio theatre and various meeting/conference suites. This smart and modern venue has natural daylight, fully integrated state of the art AV with in-house technical staff, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi internet throughout. Our experienced Events team provides dedicated event management ensuring smooth delivery and success. Clients also benefit from in-house catering providing a wide range of fresh, seasonal menus for a variety of occasions. Sadler's Wells has played host to prestigious companies including Sony Music, KPMG, The Guardian, TEDx and many others. We would be delighted to host your event at Sadler's Wells.
The Kool Hub is a versatile and flexible space, perfect to host hybrid and virtual brand experiences and events. We have joined forces with Blue I Technology and Oreka Interactive to create a unique broadcasting studio in our Hackney Wick showroom. We have designed the space to be as flexible as possible, combining technology, creativity, and high production values to deliver engaging virtual experiences. With more than 100 sqm, we have installed a fixed graphic support that has a green screen but that can also be used for branding or projection purposes. The studio can host fully immersive Virtual events and pre-recordings, with top-quality technical equipment and reliable bandwidth.
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.
Sometimes, it’s easy for us to forget that every product we have in our household or handbag was just an idea once, and those ideas are still happening. Months or years of hard work goes into every light bulb moment, from research to development to testing, and it all culminates in a glorious celebration - the product launch.
You want to show your new product to the world and gain recognition for all that hard work, and we don’t blame you. In fact, we want to help you find the perfect venue for your product launch event, to give it the best start in life, and to give you and your team the pat on the back you deserve.
The birth of your product is a momentous occasion, and we want it to go off without a hitch. That’s why we have countless venues perfect for your London product launch, so celebrate in style and check out our product launch venues.
No matter what your product, we’ve got the perfect collection of venues for product launches to choose from. But, if you’re struggling to think up the perfect venue for product launches in central London for your product, then we’re here to lend a helping hand.
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Technology product launches are wonderful affairs. Giving a feel of innovation and just…’bigness’. It sounds like a lot of work, right? Don’t despair, we have a compilation of the best product launch venues London-wide for your technology product. Go for something big with a stage for a showstopping presentation, and plenty of room for a sit-down dinner.
When we think of product launches, we usually think of big corporations throwing bundles of money around, but that’s not always the case. Smaller, independent businesses with a new product can host more intimate product launches. These launches have a personalised feeling to them rather than just nameless dancing around for profit, and can be hosted in several smaller, more ‘comfy’ spaces.
Planning a launch party isn’t all that different from planning any other party. The hard part of transforming your product into reality is already done, so all that’s left is to ensure people know about your new innovation. Follow our 10 easy steps to ensure your launch goes off without a hitch.
Step 1: Set a date
Well, you can’t plan an event if you don’t know when it’s happening! Break out that diary and find the perfect date for your product launch. Make sure you avoid any other key dates for your industry, including any other known product launches, conferences or anything else that might impact on the turnout.
Step 2. Determine a budget
We know that a product launch is an investment in exposure, but we also know that money doesn’t grow on trees. So, find out how much is in the kitty for your product launch and break it down into how much you think you’ll need to spend on each component.
Step 3: Find the perfect venue
Now, this is where we come in! You’ll need at least a vague idea about what you’ll want the launch party to be at this stage. You can use your requirements, such as space and facilities to serve food, drinks, be accessible for wheelchairs, etc to filter out the venues that aren’t suitable and find the perfect product launch venue for you.
Step 4: Arrange drinks and food
No launch party is complete without that all-important sustenance. We all know people are happier when they’re fed, and possibly after a few glasses of Prosecco (unless that’s just us). Decide whether you’ll be having a sit-down dinner, a buffet or just some hors d’oeuvres and get the catering arranged. You’ll also need to decide if you’ll be having an open bar or circulating drinks around the venue.
Step 5: Staffing
Your tasty treats and social lubricant are as good as useless if there’s no one to give them to your guests, right? So, you’ll need some happy helpers. Your venue of choice may very well help you with this, and your caterers might also be able to offer staffing, but not all will so make sure you ask.
Step 6: Put together a guest list
Your guest list is important, but you already knew that. You’ll need a good mix of industry experts, high-level staff members from your own company and even some press to cover the event. Once you’ve decided on a guest list, get those invites sent out ASAP and wait for the RSVPs to come rolling in.
Step 7: Social media
We’re fully aware that social media has basically taken over the world at this point, and it’s a great tool to market your event while it’s happening (and after, of course). Have your social media team on board for the evening, taking photos and posting tweets so the world can know about your success!
Step 8: Speeches and presentations
We all love a bit of show-and-tell, even if it does take us back to our school days, and most product launches involve some aspect of this. How else will people learn about the product? Your guests should be socially lubricated with a glass or two of the good stuff, and preferable have a full belly, so they can be fully immersed in your presentation.
Step 9: Enjoy the event
Networking, presentations and the all-important catering are incredibly important aspects of a product launch, but don’t forget to enjoy yourself!
Step 10: The PR aftermath
The product launch party is only the beginning of a new chapter in the life of your product, and after the event you’ll want to circulate press releases and other marketing materials to get the word out to the masses.
he most important element of your event will be showcasing your new product, so whatever happens at your event you need to make sure it’s geared to whatever you’re promoting. Creating a memorable product launch event will help make your product memorable to your guests, so have a think about how you can personalise the event for your guests. Providing examples of the product for your guests to take home and other memorabilia can be really effective, so make sure you factor those costs into your product launch party budget.
When you’re organising a product launch, you’ll definitely want a venue that complements your brand or product; a space that sets the atmosphere for the party, as well as your company. Some London venues are blank canvases that you can easily add your branding and decor to, and some venues already have their own atmosphere and identity that matches your product perfectly. Knowing your budget and intended audience is important before looking for your product launch venue, so it’s always worth doing a bit of homework beforehand!
The best place to start with a product launch is to consider why you’re organising the event - to introduce your new product to the market - and how best you can achieve your outcomes. Depending on the type of product, most press members and product launch guests will expect the event to be fairly lavish, so it’s a good idea to have an open bar and plenty of snacks and food to go round. If you don’t have a big budget, consider restricting the number of guests, so you can show a really good time to a small number of people.
The first element you’ll need to organise for your product launch event in London is the venue. Having the right venue can make or break an event, so it’s important to get the right space locked down as quickly as possible. Once you have found a space that caters to your technical requirements, has the correct capacity for your guest list to socially distance and is in the right location, then you can move onto planning your food and drinks, party favours, entertainment and presentations.
Launch events can vary greatly depending on the product or service that is being introduced to the market. Making the event memorable can encourage members of the press to write positively about your upcoming product, and also makes your guests want to share their experience (and therefore your company) on social media platforms. Having a specific hashtag can help spread the word, so prepare how you’ll share the event on social media in advance and make sure there are plenty of instagrammable moments!