This unique venue in London is a heritage building nestled in the trendy central neighbourhood of Hoxton, making it ideal as a wedding venue, corporate and conference venue, as well as host to drinks receptions, brand engagement, away days, private dining, workshops, cinema and festivals. The Geffrye's expansive front lawns offer a blank-canvas outdoor venue, and an incredibly rare green space so close to the City. Shaded by impressive London Plane trees and set against the backdrop of Grade I listed almshouses, this is a unique space with which to make a real impression.
Situated in the heart of Soho, Sophie's and Jack Solomons in an incredibly versatile and adaptable space to host your next event. We have extensive experience hosting product launches, brand takeovers, album launches, after show parties, premiers, private functions and celebrations. With a private speakeasy, outdoor terrace, an extensive bar, kiosk, private dining room and restaurant, we are adept at accommodating any kind of event. We work closely with clients to create bespoke, memorable and exclusive experience and one which guests won't forget in a hurry.
South West London
Tara Theatre is an awarding-winning gem available for venue hire in London. Just 10 minutes by Rail from Waterloo. Step through the Indian front door of our Edwardian terrace into a world of elegant fusion, providing a unique setting for any event. Theatre – plush seats, soaring ceilings and exposed brickwork combined with state-of-the-art technical facilities, perfect for private parties, launch events, conferences, weddings and receptions. Studio – an abundance of natural light and smooth oakwood floors, ideal for meetings, workshops, rehearsals, seminars and more. Foyer & Patio-Garden –a charming haven for parties and events with a café/bar.
A Central London venue 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 we have a variety of event spaces we have hosted a range of professional and private events, from fashion shows, product launches and weddings to smaller meetings and presentations. All of our spaces are filled with natural daylight and come with high speed Wi-Fi. At the heart, The Great Hall - A blank canvas space that can be transformed easily to reflect any brand or personality creating a totally distinctive and unique event 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. With the mezzanine level balcony included in the hire of this space use it as one of your break out spaces, or give guests a glimpse of what is happening below opening the balcony onto the Bar, which can be hired exclusively with the Great Hall. Situated on the ground floor the Friends and Members Rooms is a grand space with high ceilings, 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 as 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. Used during LFW as a dressing room and make up room for the Kiko Kostadinov womenswear fashion show Our smaller rooms that can be hired individually or with our other spaces include the Boardroom; an elegant, first floor room with large soundproofed windows overlooking Paddington Gardens provides space for meetings, conferences and lectures for up to 50. The Library, on the second floor, provides a space for meetings, and small conferences and workshops for up to 25. On the third floor the Print Room and Glass Room are both ideal for smaller meetings and training sessions (up to 12 people). The Map Room is a lovely space ideal for one-to-one meetings, interviews, meditation and training sessions up to 4 people. 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.
Fantastic gallery space in the heart of London Showcasing the best photography, contemporary design, architecture and issue-based art exhibitions, drawing large audiences along London's South Bank. We primarily hire for public exhibitions but can consider private/daily events where availability and suitability allow. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the River Thames, our gallery is a bright, airy, open space, and highly visible to visitors on London’s prime cultural trail between Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern. We are friendly, accessible and want to offer an open space to raise awareness for key social issues, showcase the work of both established and emerging artists, as well as highlight that art is for everyone to enjoy! Please contact Sarah Witt to come and view the gallery or discuss your exhibition in more detail. See our complete exhibition brochure in the Documents section.
Tottenham Court Road
The Painting Rooms established in 1904 is a Grade I listed building just off Tottenham Court Road. It is a great venue for photo shoots/press days/talks/dinners and other fashion events. Booking this unique space will give you three rooms over two floors, as well as the use of a small kitchen and two bathrooms.
Oui 2 Rooms is a multi-award winning blank canvas showroom event space venue, available for dry hire and situated in the heart of Central London W1 - 3 minutes from Oxford Circus Underground Station. The Venue is ideal for Press Shows, Product Launches, Photography Shoots, Sample Sales & Business Seminars/Meetings. Oui 2 Rooms has ground floor access, ideal for loading and unloading.
Hawker House is our huge indoor food and drink warehouse in Canada Water. It can fit up to 2,000 people indoors, with an additional 1,000 capacity space in the summer months when we open our huge outside area, aka the Land of Bamboo - our own tropical tiki paradise. Hawker House is the perfect versatile event space for conferences, exhibitions, awards ceremonies, product launches, parties and LOADS more. The venue is split across two rooms, meaning you can hire one side of Hawker House for smaller groups of 200 up to much larger whole-venue takeovers. Hawker House is the perfect alternative space for large scale conferences. With 1500 square metres of transformable space and a capacity of up to 550 theatre style with an additional further 4 breakout rooms, our brilliant Canada Water warehouse provides a unique urban backdrop, with an unbeatable operations team delivering slick service and catering for all your needs. We believe in work hard, play hard and can offer fantastic after parties to round off your conference, complete with DJs and delicious cocktails. Expect world beating street food and service in a memorable venue. The incredible warehouse space has nine brilliant bars, ten world beating street food traders and loads of extra room for you to play around with, including optional pool and beer pong tables. Hawker House is a short walk away from Canada Water Overground and Underground Station, and is only a short distance from London Bridge, Borough and Canary Wharf. **Venue does not allow consumer ticketed events**
Two railway arches with a 850 capacity venue in the heart of Hackney. An outstanding versatile event space. The venue as a whole consists of; The largest covered terrace in Hackney Central alongside a beautiful garden, 10 m cocktail bar and full fitted kitchen with a 450 capacity. A blank canvas space under the arch, equipped with a Funktion One Sound System, ambient lighting and a 10 m cocktail bar. Our venue makes for an extraordinary and unique space, perfect for: Drink receptions, Wedding celebrations, Summer & Christmas parties, Corporate celebrations, Networking events, Brand activations & product launches, Talks & presentations, Theater & comedy, Live music, Creative, Film & photo shoots
Maslow's Mortimer House is devoted to exceptional hospitality. Born of a desire to fulfil the modern need for synergy between the personal and professional, we create highly considered, all encompassing environments for a discerning community that wishes to both work and unwind in elevated, yet unpretentious style. Mortimer House is a full-service hybrid hospitality proposition in the heart of London that offers workspaces, member’s lounges, private offices, a public restaurant, event spaces, meeting rooms, a gym, yoga studio and a meditation room. The penthouse-style Loft & Gallery is on the sixth floor at Mortimer House, it’s a vibrant and flexible event space with natural light flooding in from large Crittall windows and comes fully equipped with a screen, projector and PA system. The Loft & Gallery can accommodate a maximum of 120 people for a standing reception and up to 50 guests for a sit-down breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can also accommodate up to 60 theatre style for a panel discussion. The capacity may vary according to set up requirements. This distinctive space features a private balcony with beautiful views across London. The Conservatory can accommodate up to 20 guests on one long table and is located just off from the main restaurant dining area (Mortimer House Kitchen) and separated by décor curtains to make this beautiful space exclusive for your guests.
The Green Room is a self-contained space within Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen available exclusively for private hire all week. Start your party with a cocktail on the heated and covered terrace opposite Hoxton Square before delving into Orange Buffalo’s amazing selection of sharing menus. As well as its very own seperate entrance and bar, The Green Room comes with hire of our PA and DJ equipment so you can finish off your party by dancing under the multi-coloured festoon lights and disco ball. Suitable for 60 – 120 guests. It is also an ideal space for a breakfast meeting or an away day with plenty of natural light and a wonderful selection of breakfast and lunch menus. Looking for a space for a Summer Party? Pack your beach-side essentials, we’re off to Hawaii this summer. From the end of May 2019, The Green Room will be transformed into an al-fresco Luau Party. Start your party off with a Tiki Rum Punch before enjoying a sizzling BBQ courtesy of The Orange Buffalo, and finish it all off with a refreshing Boozy Cocktail Ice Pop. Play Ping Pong, enjoy the Photobooth and the Green, Leafy Square directly opposite the venue; then dance the night away with our resident DJs. Photobooth Tokens Available Heated & Covered Outdoor Terrace for 40 French Doors DJ Equipment with full PA Cloakroom Access Themed Summer BBQ & Cocktail Menu
If you’re looking for space in Shoreditch it doesn’t get much more centrally placed than this. Just North of Shoreditch High Street you’ll find our multi-purpose warehouse. There's 3,450 sq ft in total available: with four rooms to act as a perfect blank backdrop to your event Studio One Studio One is a cafe between 8:30am -5pm. Protein Studios has unlimited access to Studio One during the evening. Already set up in a restaurant style, Studio One is the perfect setting for everything from a pop-up restaurant to an impressive main entrance and bar for nighttime events. Upon request, Studio One is available to hire during the day. The buyout fee ranges from £1,000 during the week to £1,500 on a weekend. Up to 75% of the hire fee can be used towards daytime catering and refreshments. Studio Two White uninterrupted base for any event. The space includes drive-in ground floor roller shutter access for set-up. The open-front studio is located on the cut-through between Great Eastern and Shoreditch High Street and guarantees a steady natural footfall. Studio Three Studio Three connects Studios Two and Four. It can work as a backstage private area and works as an extension of studio Four and Studio Two. Studio Four This self-contained space is perfect for pop-up retail and small-scale events. Accessible via a glass shop front.
Situated in the heart of Borough, we have converted a Victorian diary factory into a range of cutting-edge event spaces. 79 Borough Road forms part of Ministry Venues and is modern in design but retains the industrial character of the original building. Featuring This versatile venue features a host of spaces that can be booked exclusively or independently giving the flexibility to accommodate a plethora of events. Blank canvas events space Luxury cinema State-of-the-art meeting room suite Private studio Stunning bar and garden
Canning Town & Star Lane
Only available for midweek hire. A new institution for the arts based in the heart of East London's, Canning Town. Home to music and creative studios and a 550 capacity state-of-the-art performance space. https://www.instagram.com/fold.ldn/?hl=en
The Mayfair Gallery is a great clean and modern space for a variety of events, like product launches, press days, corporate dinners, and many more. This gallery provides the perfect blank canvas space, ideal to build your own brand and personality. The venue is located in a great centrally located area close to Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street with easy access all year round.
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.
If you’ve been in business for a while, whether it’s fashion, accessories or another product, you’re sure to have loads of samples hiding in cupboards. Items such as wedding dresses have a sample sale every year to make room for new stock, and the samples are the dresses that customers have come in to try on, before ordering their size. Other items may be jewellery designs that you wanted to try out but never finished or perfected later on. When the discount’s right, customers will flock to buy these. A sample sale is a great way of clearing out your clutter, while still recouping you some costs.
Without adequate branding, your sample sale is going nowhere. It takes a lot to get customers travelling just for a sample sale, and so you’ll need to be advertising every day in the run-up to your event. Make sure that your adverts are clear. What day it’s on, where it’s being held, and what customers should expect. Putting up pieces for people to see and even reserve online is a great marketing tool, but make sure that they have to collect it in-store on the day! This means that they are much more likely to stay around and buy something more. You need to make sure all of your branding has a consistent look to it, as this will make your customers take you much more seriously. Try and avoid the red and white ‘SALE!’ signs and go for something a little more stylish instead.
Customers aren’t going to get excited about your sample sale unless you are promising them big discounts. A sample sale isn’t about making a profit but recouping the costs of the materials and some of the manufacturing costs. It’s also about simply making more room for new stock, and that means selling items. It also means that you should be selling items at wholesale prices or below. Your customers are going to want to see an advert for ‘up to 75% off’ as this is something that they are going to be willing to travel for.
Discounts for Bulk Buys
To increase sales even more, it’s a good idea to add on an extra discount for those buying more items. For example, an extra 25% off if 10 items are bought or ‘buy 4 get a 5th free’. This will help to encourage the customers to buy more, even if initially they weren’t going to. After all, you want this stock gone by the end of the sample sale. Make sure that all of your items are clearly labelled with the before and after price as people love to know exactly how much they are saving. The same goes for any bulk deals you have, make sure that there are signs around the shop clearly stating this.
Do you have a few dozen items that are partially complete that are just lying around? Projects that you started but never got around to finishing, or that you decided to go in another direction with? For products such as clothes and accessories, now is the time to finish these items with the materials you have and to sell them at wholesale prices. If not, these pieces will either continue to languish in your workshop or they will be put in the bin. If you can make something that is sellable from them, then now is the perfect opportunity to do it.
Choose a Suitable Venue
Once you have all your products ready for a sample sale, all you need is to find the perfect venue. Due to the number of items you could be left with in your warehouse, you might want to rent out a venue for your sample sale that allows people a good area to browse around and that won’t seem too cluttered. There are a wide variety of sample sale venues for hire in London, so finding one shouldn’t be too difficult to do. Make sure that it is easily accessible to your customer base, as no one will want to have to travel too far if they can help it. It will also need to be signed correctly. If you’ve never held anything here before, then people are going to need reassurance that they’ve arrived at the right place. Make sure that you give out detailed directions along with pictures on social media and to your email list so that they know exactly where to go.
Have an Online Sale
While you’re sure to sell loads during your sample sale, there’s still bound to be a few items left that weren’t snapped up. This is the time to let your customers from further afield get in on the action! Putting the remaining items on your online shop and sending it to your email list with an extra special discount code is a great way to wrap up the last of your items – and those that couldn’t make it on the day are sure to be grateful! Make sure you advertise that you might be doing this in advance so that your customers are keeping their eyes peeled for all those discount buys! Don’t keep the items online or too long – making sure that everyone knows that there is a firm end date to the online sale will encourage them to get buying straight away.
A sample sale is a stressful event to organise, but it’s ultimately really rewarding. While it only happens once or twice a year, there’s a lot of work that goes into it – so you need to ensure that you market it well so that you see the benefit of it and your customers leave with some great bargains. Don’t forget to take some time to yourself afterwards to relax before you start the job of restocking your shelves with new items again.