The Function Room at Jones & Sons is an amazing 1100 sq ft space with its own bar, Dj system and AV set up. We seat up to 80 people and hold 150 standing, the venue is perfect for weddings, birthdays or celebrations of all types.
Our state-of-the-art new home in London City Island opens up multiple opportunities for creation, collaboration, commercial activity and engagement. With four large rehearsal studios, our full height fly-tower Production Studio, social spaces and meeting rooms, English National Ballet has a home to be proud of and to grow in. Our home is the cultural anchor in London’s newest neighbourhood, London City Island. A space where we can share practice, generate ideas and create extraordinary experiences for our audiences and partners. We have excellent transport links, served by the Jubilee and DLR lines at Canning Town – 20 minutes from central London and only five minutes from Stratford, where the new Sadler’s Wells, V&A and London College of Fashion are opening. Once Crossrail opens in late 2019 there will be another fast link to Canary Wharf and Stratford. Our new home has been designed by award-winning architects Glenn Howells Architects. At 93,000 square feet, it is four times the size of our previous buildings. These world class facilities will not only fulfil our needs now, but for generations to come, inspiring and developing the dancers, choreographers, costume-makers, musicians, participants and audiences of the future. The Production Studio Capacity: 500 standing 500 theatre 350 dining 250 cabaret The Production Studio is a blank canvas and can be a productive technical theatre space, an engaging conference or training space, and can transform into a magical hospitality space. With a full height fly tower and a stage space to match London's largest theatres, the Production studio offers a technical space in which to rehearse and produce performances. It is incredibly versatile and can also be used as a dining space, presentation and training venue and for showcasing brands and organisations. The Rehearsal Studios Capacity: 200 standing 100 seated We have four large rehearsal studios, 15 x 15 x 5.5m in size, acoustically treated and featuring state of the art harlequin flooring. Our studios are not only world-class rehearsal spaces but also make the perfect space for a variety of events. Highly suitable for workshops, training sessions, a drinks reception, castings, film and photography and a whole range of other hospitality events. Our studios feature dance mirrors and ballet barres on 3-4 walls (which can be covered if requested) speakers, a 55" screen, a piano which is included within the hire, and lots of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. The Mezzanine Capacity: 175 standing 100 classroom 75 seated 70 cabaret The Mezzanine is a bright, welcoming space situated on the first floor of the English National Ballet's new home on London City Island. The iconic floor to ceiling shuttered windows gives the area lots of natural light throughout the day whilst also remaining a private space. It is highly suitable for workshops, training sessions and can be used together with the Bickle room to bring the capacity up to 200 standing. This Mezzanine also makes a wonderful setting for a drinks reception and is a highly versatile space for a range of hospitality events. The Bickle Room Capacity: 60 standing 30 seated The Bickle Room is a welcoming space situated on the first floor of the English National Ballet's new home on London City Island. This room makes a great breakout space when hired together with the Mezzanine but can also be used on its own for workshops, training sessions and meetings.
If you are looking to impress, Morton Society certainly fits the bill. With stunning original decor and impeccable service we have everything on hand to make yours an unforgettable night. The Booze Lab brings you in off the street, from where you are invited down the stairs to discover the dazzling venue below. Friends or family, guests or delegates, clients or suppliers, you can count on us to send them home well-fed, watered and happy.
Asia House has a stunning exhibition space available for private hire and public exhibitions. We have worked with curators and artists from all over the world to present their work in our central London location for visitors to enjoy. The Gallery is a purpose built exhibition space that provides excellent facilities for displaying classical and contemporary works. The grand Fine Rooms of Asia House provide a beautiful location for preview receptions and closing night celebrations. They also serve well as a space for a lecture or discussion to enhance the understanding or interpretation of your show. Asia House has an enviable reputation as a centre of expertise on Asian arts and culture. We have a vibrant community of supporters and regular visitors who are passionate consumers of art and culture. Showing work in our Gallery can create an opportunity to associate your exhibition with our high quality arts programming and activity. The Gallery offers a range of facilities including: film projection, multiple electrical sockets throughout the flooring, and movable ceiling lights on tracks (with adjustable lighting intensity).
Located at city of London, Cocoon provides multifunctional event spaces for business/corporate events. With advanced AV equipment installed, our event space is ideal for hosting conference, workshop, demo day, exhibition, cocktail reception, fashion catwalk, party, etc. The space can be separated into 2 rooms and accommodate events ranging from 40 to 300 people.
A venue with a fascinating history that dates all the way back to 1719. Originally built as a small Huguenot chapel, it has accommodated many different East London congregations over the years eventually becoming part of Christ Church in 1887. Charles Dickens was a regular visitor in the 1800s using the building for public readings of his works and in 1888 the Match Girls held their famous strike meetings here as they prepared to protest against working conditions at the nearby Bryant and May factory. Magnificently renovated into a diverse venue space; it boasts high ceilings and windows to bathe the room with natural daylight. A recent restoration and makeover has seamlessly combined the contemporary Spitalfields style with the heart of a national heritage building.
Asia House is a beautiful Grade II* listed Georgian Town House in central London. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Regent Street, our venue is highly flexible and can accommodate a wide range of events from 2 to 250 guests. The building offers three Fine Rooms in the Regency style of architecture with high decorative ceilings, and marble fireplaces on the 1st floor, two smaller meeting rooms on the ground floor, a 10-12 seat boardroom with plasma screen, and one unique purpose-built exhibition spaces.
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.
ONLY TAKING BOOKINGS FROM OCTOBER 2020 ONWARDS*VENUE CLOSES AT 11PM* Look for the secret door behind a bookcase. Find it, and you’ve found the way to The Drawing Room – an intimate cocktail bar available for private hire. It was recently listed as one of the Top Ten Library Bars in London. The perfect setting to savour one of our signature cocktails. Great for private dinners, meetings or corporate parties.
Our venue for hire in London is located in on the Kings Road, Chelsea & is ideal for event organisers looking to host the perfect business event in a unique venue in London. With several versatile spaces & a range of facilities, Beaufort House Chelsea is the perfect corporate & conference venue in London. We are also a popular private dinner party venue with 3 stylish rooms to choose from. Finally Beaufort House Chelsea is a renowned Wedding Venue in London, close to Chelsea Old Town Hall.
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The Dolls House Islington is an impressive 3 story Victorian town house, the perfect setting for Weddings, Birthdays, Engagement parties, Hen and Stag do's or Corporate events. As well as large scale events this Unique venue with 3 private rooms can host intimate gatherings of friends, or candlelit private dinner parties.
Located at the historic Royal Victoria Dock, the floating 8-million-kilo Good Hotel London boasts 148 rooms, 4 suites, a restaurant, private and communal meeting spaces, and a stunning Rooftop Bar overlooking the water, offering striking views of the London skyline. It is a fantastic option for an impressive Summer Party. Imagine soaking up the tranquil waterside views or watching the sunset over the City, as you sip cocktails and enjoy our gourmet hand-made canapes. Also available BBQ Buffet and Street food style Menu with vegan options. Great choice for a team away day with exciting activities including but not limited to Emirates Cable Car, Climbing at the O2, Wake up Docklands with Paddleboard team building exercises, Yoga and Pilates, Mini Golf, speed boats on the River Thames or private boat Thames Clipper from any central London pier. We make for an excellent sustainable option, with our profits going to charitable causes and having numerous conscious partners and suppliers to help make your event go a long way. The way we do business helps to provide a really positive environment - one complimentary to creativity, conversation, networking and GOOD vibes!
Tucked away on the first floor of iconic south London local, the Landor Pub, you'll find a stylish, versatile venue-for-hire. Conveniently located in Clapham North, Landor Space is a modern, flexible function area perfect for businesses and organisations in need of a bit of extra space - day or night. Our multi-purpose theatre and studio space can accommodate all sorts of events: - Corporate events: workshops, brainstorming, team building - Private events: small weddings, birthday etc.. - intimate music, cabaret, theatre, movie screenings venue Oh, and just in case, we've also included a bar…
Park Village Studios, also known as the Old Riding School, was built in 1892 as an indoor riding arena to serve the residents of the Nash Houses of Regent’s Park. Protected by English Heritage, its eclectic history includes housing elephants, giraffes and a brown bear named ‘Spitfire’, when nearby London Zoo was bombed in WW2. Park Village Studios is situated metres from the Gloucester Gate entrance to Regent's Park. Offering 7,000 sq ft of flexible event space over three distinctive areas, the studios have been converted to provide a stunning setting for film, photography and a wide array of events - from workshops, weddings and product launches to film screenings, large scale conferences and brand events, complete with break-out rooms and state-of-the-art AV and production. STUDIO 1: Studio 1 is the centrepiece of Park Village, a 2,700 sq ft double-height converted Victorian riding arena. At one end, a beautiful cast-iron spiral staircase leads to the original decorative viewing gallery and The Stables. At the other, a J-shaped infinity cove provides an eye-catching backdrop for 3D mapping, projections and set-dressing possibilities. Studio 1 has full blackout and daylight options, as well as flexible lighting set-ups from the steel rigging. Perfect for large numbers and big production builds. STUDIO 2: Studio 2 is a more contemporary space used for product launches, presentations, as a gallery, a break-out area or catering set-up for larger events when exclusively hiring the building. With drive-in vehicle access, an open kitchen and its own Styling Suite, Studio 2 is an ultra-flexible events space. The mezzanine area above Studio 2 comes as part of the rental of this space. STUDIO 3 (THE STABLES): With its high-vaulted wooden beamed ceiling and elegant tiles, Studio 3 (The Stables) offers a pleasing contrast to the other studio spaces. At 1,300 sq ft it benefits from excellent natural light, with the option of full blackout. The space includes a large entrance lobby, accessible via an industrial staircase built over the original horse ramp. It can be hired individually for drinks receptions, workshops, screenings and conferences or used as a breakout room when exclusively hiring the building. FEATURES, FACILITIES & SPECS: Features: - Former Victorian riding school - English Heritage protected - Vaulted ceilings - Vintage tiling - Reception area - Drive-in access - Four separate entrance options - Natural light / black out options - Outdoor garden / smoking area Facilities: - Full-service commercial kitchen - preferred caterers list available - Three parking spaces - Two separate make-up rooms, with classic styling stations - Can provide chairs, tables, flipcharts and other conference equipment - Flatscreen TV Specs: - State of the art audio and PA system - Full HD projector (6K Lumens) - Lecterns, screens and wireless microphones - 1 Gig Ultra-fast wifi throughout the building - 3 phase power CAPACITIES: Studio 1: Standing - 300 Theatre - 225 Banquet - 175 Cabaret - 140 Studio 2: Standing - 100 (140 with mezzanine) Theatre - 80 Banquet - 75 Cabaret - 75 Studio 3 (The Stables): Standing - 100 Theatre - 100 Banquet - 100 Cabaret - 80
Affordable venue hire in Islington A short 10-minute walk from Angel station. Our 3000sqft internal space is divided into a workshop space, main event hall ad a kitchen. We have been home to personal development workshops, coaching conferences, R&D sessions for theatremakers and yoga teacher training. All rooms benefit from floor to ceiling windows, giving plenty of natural light. We're a social enterprise. All bookings fund our community work in Islington. Our spaces: Main Hall, £60p/h: Projector, large screen, surround sound speakers. Capacity: 100. Our light and airy main hall is the ideal venue for your next conference, away day, workshop, private function or corporate event. It’s an affordable space with a projector, large screen and surround speakers. Full use of the kitchen is available for an extra charge. Kitchen, £25p/h: Why not have your next supper club at Arc? Fully fitted kitchen. Two ovens, two hobs/cookers, two fridges, dishwasher. Suitable for cookery classes, food workshops, catering, food preparation. Flexible Workshop Space, £40p/h: Floor to ceiling windows, projector, sound system. Capacity: 30 Flexible seating/table arrangement. This small venue can be used as a meeting room, training room, workshop room or conference room. Floor to ceiling windows give the room refreshing natural light, and the room has a projector is for pitches, presentations and training days. Meeting Room, £15p/h Capacity: 4 Private and safe. Suitable for meetings and interviews or use as a box office, cloakroom, or green room when you hire the Community Hall. Whole venue: You can rent the whole venue: the meeting room, kitchen, workshop space and community hall. Price on request. Additional Extras: You get high speed WiFi and tables and chairs for up to 100 guests for free, but we also offer catering, hospitality packs, full PA system, stage, lighting, event marketing, photography, videography and more. Flip Chart £10 Projector and screen £25 Laptop £10 Portable speakers £10 PA system and microphones £25 Teas and coffees £3 each Stage £100 Discounts available for charities & Packington residents. By hiring our venue you directly support our community work.
Looking for the perfect, intimate venue in the heart of central London to hold your next high-end event? Look no further than London’s most prestigious townhouse. Featuring stunning and luxurious interiors, this is the ideal choice for those wishing to run an event in a venue which oozes class, elegance and atmosphere! Our expert events team can help you create your bespoke event. From intimate dinners to small meetings, receptions and talent after parties, the team are on hand to help make your event a true success.
As much as some of us would like to, learning doesn’t up when we leave school. It’s a fast-paced world we live in, with growing technology and corporate changes that give companies the edge that they need to survive and thrive. Stagnation isn’t a good look on anyone, especially companies, which is why many companies have training days.
From IT and new system training to policy, management, customer service and even loss prevention – there’s an endless list of potential training. But, where do you host these training days?
Luckily for you, we’ve got a selection of some of the best training day venues in London, just waiting to be snatched up and used to instil knowledge and growth in your company. Check out our training venues to see what we can offer.
From putting together training materials to finding the best training rooms in London, or even a meeting room for a day for shorter, smaller events, we’re here to help you plan your training day to perfection (starting with showing you the best training rooms available in London).
Step 1: Outline your goals
It goes without saying that the first thing you should do is figure out why you’re having a training day in the first place. What do you want your staff to learn? You wouldn’t want them just aimlessly wandering around like lost puppies, so make sure your goals are clear. Write a list, everyone loves lists.
Step 2: Consider your audience
Once you know the ‘why’, it’s time to move on to the ‘who’. Who is the training session aimed at? Yes, we know… your staff. But delve deeper than that if you can. Are these management types or creative types, retail heroes or even medical staff? What makes them tick, and how will they best learn what you want them to?
Step 3: Put together your materials
Okay, so the ‘what’ and ‘who’ have been ticked off the list, so now you need to put together the ‘what’. Using the goals, purpose and audience, you’ll be able to put together a proper plan of action. Just ‘winging it’ probably isn’t going to cut it, so get together an ironclad plan of action with supporting documents, presentations and anything else you’ll need.
Step 4: Location, location, location
We always love this part… maybe because it’s our forte – we’re talking about the ‘where’ now. Where you host your training day can make all the difference. Not everyone enjoys drab boardrooms with Powerpoint presentations and one person at the front with a pointer. In fact, not many people enjoy that at all. With a good location for a training day, you can engage and inspire those attending so much more. Funky boardrooms, dinner halls and auditoriums are all up for grabs, and we’ve got the very best training rooms in London to suit all different budgets. Our listed London training rooms come in all shapes and sizes – finding the perfect one for you has never been easier.
Step 5: Feed the masses
No one learns well on an empty stomach, and if that isn’t a scientific fact then it definitely should be. Training days can go on for a while, so schedule in regular (and food-fuelled) breaks. From coffee and tea to lunches filled with brain-boosting foods, refreshments are important to keeping people focused and engaged.
Step 6: Train away!
Once all the pieces of the puzzle are in place, and you’ve sorted out who’s coming and who’s leading, you’re all good to go. Enjoy the experience, and get some great reviews in too!
In case you didn’t know, a lot of people find learning quite boring. Keeping it interactive, and maybe a little bit competitive too, can help to engage the brain more. The more someone pays attention, the more information they will retain. Facts. Incorporate some fun games into your training day to keep things active and avoid anyone dozing off.
Don’t drone on
No matter how much you want to get all that information into one neatly wrapped package, information overload will seriously hinder your success. Break it down into bitesize chunks with plenty of breaks for caffeine and cookies (essential). You can always split it into two days too if you need to.
Invite industry leaders
The best way to inspire people is to, well… inspire them. Get some industry leaders involved in your training day so people can really understand what’s going on and engage with the materials. Better yet, use your peers. So many training days are run by upper management, but people might be more inclined to related to and listen to someone who is more their peer.
Similar to the games idea, you can invite a somewhat competitive element into the mix and offer rewards or prizes to those who excel. Honestly, just a lunch, dinner or extensive buffet an be enough to incentivise some people. Another idea could be an away day following the training, or even something as simple as gift vouchers or extra holiday days for those who perform the best.
Tell a story
If you really want to hold someone’s attention, you need to relate the material to their everyday life. There isn’t really much more to say about this one – it really is that simple!
One idea, and probably one of the most common, is a conference-style theatre layout venue. With screens or a stage at the front and a hall of chairs arranged to view the screen. This is a tried and tested format, but let’s admit, it’s not very unique and possibly not as engaging as it could be.
By dinner hall, we don’t necessarily mean for you to have dinner, we just mean a table layout really. Circular tables so everyone can engage with each other easily. This is a great one if you want your staff to play games, do quizzes or just generally interact with each other.
We have many unique and unusual venues to give your training day something a little different. Why not break from norms and give the staff a more engaging, interesting setting in which to learn? Think out the box, your staff will thank you for it.