Gently rising and falling with the tide, the restaurant at dock-level is joined by waterside bar, The Lowback. The Lowback bar is Hawksmoor’s most ambitious bar; with a nine-metre-long bar, dark green marble floor, polished timber ceiling and velvet booths, the water-level bar will be the ideal spot for a glamorous night out in a great bar that doesn’t take itself too seriously. With a capacity of up to 230 guests standing, the bar can play host to a variety of larger and more informal shindigs – from company socials, winter and summer parties, birthdays festivities – you can either hire a semi-private area or go all out and hire the whole bar and summer terrace for sun-drenched celebrations.
Greenwich Yacht Club boasts 2 unique venues in London with Thames river views. Situated close to North Greenwich tube and the O2 arena this is a great venue for hire in London. It is also a wedding venue in London with a wedding license. It is a popular corporate and conference venue in London and has the ability to cater for Private dinner parties
Recent RIBA Architecture Award-winning Woolwich Works is the perfect marriage of heritage and modern design. With stunning views over the river, a bright, airy atmosphere throughout, and the ability to combine indoor and outdoor space, the venue’s flexible spaces are perfect for summer parties, conferences, trade shows, away days, wedding receptions, parties and much more. Conveniently located on the Thames, our riverside location is served by Woolwich Arsenal pier, the Elizabeth Line and Woolwich Arsenal station are a five-minute walk from our doors, and London City Airport is minutes away by DLR. As an arts charity, the words 'each for all and all for each' are part of our history and inspire everything we do. Embrace our site and our ethos and create an extraordinary event in our inspiring buildings.
Hackney Bridge is a multi-use, canalside venue that is home to creative coworking studios, independent retail stores and a dedicated events spaces. The street food kitchen features an array of cuisines and, alongside the Hangar Bar, is a destination for food and drink enthusiasts. A sprawling site, the venue boasts interesting interior and exterior spaces that are available for hire, including, but not limited to, a large blank canvas event space and outdoor gardens that capture the sun all day through to the evening. The venue's event spaces can host virtually any event: conferences, live performances, exhibitions, awards, dinners, screenings, private parties and more.
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!
A 1930s steel barge which has been converted into a modern boathouse, moored at St Katharine Docks Marina in East London. Set across 2 decks, the vessel offers 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2 reception areas, a kitchen, a dining area, a study and a furnished winter garden. This boathouse (the largest in the UK!) is the perfect location for corporate and artistic events (dinners, networking drinks, gatherings, workshops, meetings, conferences,Photo Shooting, film production, etc.) UPPER DECK The open-plan living area is spacious and airy, with stunning views of St Katharine Docks Marina. The reception area is furnished with a large L-shaped sofa and a coffee table. The modern kitchen is fully-equipped and includes a coffee machine, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster, a dishwasher, an oven and induction hobs. The adjacent dining area can seat up to 10 guests. The winter garden is at the foredeck and is equipped with outdoor furniture, perfect for alfresco dining or conferences and gatherings. The study is located at the rear of the boat, offering stunning views of Tower Bridge. There is a guest toilet at your disposal. A central atrium stairway leads down to the lower deck. LOWER DECK The second reception area offers stunning views of the River Thames and is furnished with a large L-shaped sofa, alongside a decorative fireplace. Down the corridor, the first bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and offers an en-suite shower room equipped with a sauna. The second bedroom is also furnished with a king-size bed and offers an en-suite shower room. The third bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed and offers an en-suite shower room with a separate bathtub. The fourth bedroom is furnished with a double bed, while the fifth bedroom is furnished with 2 single beds. These rooms offer a shared en-suite shower room. Transport Tower Hill Underground Station is a 10-minute walk away, servicing the Circle and District lines. The nearest bus stop is St Katharine Docks (Stop TN). If you're travelling by car, the A100 Tower Bridge Road is just around the corner and there is pay-and-display parking nearby.
The Art and Ecology Pavilions are two stunning contemporary green roofed venues. Set within the natural surroundings of Mile End Park, they are unique and flexible spaces in an unspoiled tranquil setting. Just a five minute walk from Mile End tube station, they are an oasis in the heart of east London. Perfect for exclusive events for staff and clients. The Pavilions have facilities for auditorium format presentations. They are ideal for conferences, Exhibitions, networking, and professional development events. Both Pavilions are dry hire venues and can be personalised for your bespoke events. We can work with your own choice caterers and do not charge corkage. The Art and Ecology Pavilions are also fully licensed for wedding ceremonies. They can be configured for a range of events including corporate events, product launches and gala dinners. Perfect for private family celebrations, including wedding ceremonies, receptions and memorial events. The Pavilions host public access events such as live performances, makers markets and art exhibitions. Large, light, and airy, The Art Pavilion is a flagship gallery space. It offers exhibitors flexibility for installation of work in a variety of media. The gallery can accommodate an event and workshop programme alongside your exhibition. The pavilions overlook lakes and have direct access to Mile End Park. They can both accommodate mobile catering vans for a street food vibe. The Art Pavilion offers reception and catering space on a private island. The Pavilions are fully accessible and have step free access to all areas and outside spaces. An induction loop is available. Both venues have loading and unloading areas. There is no guest parking at The Ecology Pavilion with limited spaces at the Art Pavilion. Due to The Pavilions proximity to good transport links we encourage guest to use public transport, arrive on foot or by bicycle. The Pavilions are a short walk from Mile End underground station on the Central, District and Hammersmith and City Line. Several bus routes stop on Grove Road and Mile End Road.
The Stanley Building in Kings Cross is a truly unique space that blends architecture from 1800s with a sophisticated modern-day development. Originally built in the 1800s as the first example of social housing, the original building is a characterful brick building that now sits inside TOG’s workspace, giving a one-of-a-kind aesthetic and an industrial feel. The ground floor offers space for 300 people within pared-back, relaxed surroundings, while the incredible roof terrace, dotted with original chimney pots and brickwork, offers incredible views and space for 40 people. In addition to the large event space, this building has 9 meeting rooms ranging in size from 4 person to 100 person.
Two beautiful and spacious hire galleries, in a creative venue housing print studios, meeting room for hire, coworking desks and studio space. Our spaces run on a proposal basis and are available to hire by the week for exhibitions, graduation and MA showcases, and private installations. It is possible to book both spaces jointly for larger events and exhibitions. The hire rate for each space is £3000 / week. Managed by arts charity Artists' Studio Company, The Handbag Factory is ideal for creative events, exhibitions and showcases, plus talks, conferences, workshops, publication launches and more. With high ceilings and large windows throughout, this bright and large venue is perfect for a range of events. The spaces can be booked separately or as a whole to amplify your creative event. Fully equipped with dedicated reception and high-speed internet, the event hire spaces can accommodate between 300 and 400 people each, with access to a private garden and a breakout space for your guests. Together, the spaces accommodate up to 800 guests with combined access to breakout areas including a connecting corridor, additional gallery, and outside area. Our venue boasts plenty of natural light and is easily transformed to suit your event needs. We offer furniture upon request, as well as invigilation and technical support. The space is ideal for bookings of one week or longer. However if you have an idea for a shorter day or weekend event, get in touch and we can discuss your plans! Bookings of one week or longer include a private view on a Thursday or Friday evening, with additional events and services available at an extra cost.
You can expect a diverse range of event offerings. The venue caters to an extensive array of occasions, ensuring that there is something suitable for every event type and style. Whether you are planning a wedding, private dinner, film screening, launch party, meeting or networking event, the venue has the facilities and expertise to make it a success.
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. 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 in Southwark, London, The Africa Centre is situated in a convenient location close to both Borough and Southwark underground stations. This newly refurbished site offers flexible spaces for a wide range of activities from art exhibitions to pop up and networking events. Supported by a restaurant and bar space on the ground and first floors our spaces offer your guests a comfortable and creative space to meet for work or social occasions.
Swingers City, our flagship site, offers two 9-hole crazy golf courses with four incredible street food vendors, five cocktail drenched bars and a two-story clubhouse. Swingers is totally unique and outrageously fun, making it the ideal venue for a host of occasions ranging from birthday parties, your team Christmas party, team building, client entertaining or simply a night out for a group of friends. Swingers City is based on a 1920's golf-club set in the bucolic English countryside. Step into the secret world of our old-school clubhouse, rolling greens, lush foliage and unparalleled hospitality. The venue is a stone's throw away from the Gherkin in the heart of London.
Our new state-of-the-art Storey Club at 100 Liverpool Street has been designed to the highest sustainability and connectivity standards, including touch free journeys through the building. SMART technology is in-built to enhance user experience and functionality across meeting rooms and event spaces. A choice of five smart-enabled, stylish meeting rooms and two event spaces, including a 180-seat auditorium. All meeting rooms feature a large 75” 4K display, along with a powerful PTZ camera allowing for maximum user flexibility. This is complemented with discreet ceiling microphones ensuring the best audio experience for video conferencing. Everything you need to have a successful meeting.
The Little Orange Door is Clapham's quirkiest late night bar and restaurant, located in the heart of South West London on Clapham Common. Located just a stone's throw away from Clapham Common station, the venue is elegantly designed to feel exactly like being round at someone's house, with a variety of rooms available for private hire to create the ultimate house party experience - where you don't have to clean up afterwards! Let us show you around our flat: THE LIVING ROOM Where all the best house parties happen. Sip cocktails by the fireplace, have midnight chats by the SMEG fridge or boogie the night away on the dance floor, our Living Room is the perfect party hangout for sit down dinners of 60 to parties of 120 standing. This area can only be hired privately until 9.30pm, or with a full venue private hire. We cannot guarantee full exclusivity as it is the main thoroughfare of the venue. THE CONSERVATORY Our botanically inspired Conservatory is the ultimate private hire spot, perfect for sit down dinners for 30 or standing canapé and cocktail parties for 45 people. Complete with its own private entrance, plenty of seating, hanging pot plants, candle lit garden wall and your very own bar, this is the ultimate party spot for smaller to mid-sized groups, whatever the occasion. THE BLUE ROOM Feeling Nostalgic? The perfect setting for a smaller group, the Blue Room is our quirky little hideaway for sit down dinners of 20 or standing groups of up to 30. We’ve got all sorts of fun and games available to play throughout the evening - from board games to retro consoles and even a fancy dress box! FULL VENUE For a full blown house party takeover, there is also the option to privately hire the entire venue for groups of up to 180. Our elegant and colourfully designed venue also makes it the perfect spot for filming and photoshoots. With favourable day rates and a variety of rooms to choose from, we cater for all forms of event and private hire. Just get in touch for more information!
Curve Club is the most exciting new luxury events space on the block, in Shoreditch. Famous old Jamie Oliver Fifteen building, just north of Old Street roundabout in London, steeped in history and charm. Housed within a 200-year-old fire station, this venue proudly retains its original features, including functioning fireplaces, rustic wooden flooring, and timeless brickwork. Boasting a luxurious ambiance, it's a space thoughtfully curated for unforgettable events, lively parties, and intimate dinners alike. With a flexible capacity of up to 100 guests for standing receptions and a maximum of 60 for seated dinners, it adapts effortlessly to your gathering's needs. For further details and inquiries, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to helping you create a memorable event in this exceptional setting. Option 1: Full day hire (9am - 12am) Venue hire fee - £1,500 + VAT Minimum spend - £4,000 + VAT Option 2: Evening hire (6pm - 12am) Venue hire: £500 + VAT Minimum spend: £1,000 + VAT Option 3: Partial hire between the above hours. Please get in touch to discuss pricing for more specific hours. Venue deck here - https://docsend.com/view/28darqrj9xnxfhwt
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.
A training room venue is basically a space where people meet to collaborate, share ideas, learn, network, and brainstorm. And, as London is renowned for its thriving business communities and many multi-national companies, there are lots of training room venues dotted in and around the city, many of which are available to hire.
Training room venues can serve many purposes and are equipped with all of the equipment, furniture and facilities you need to host a successful training event, as well as other types of events such as: • Team-building exercises • Creative learning • Problem solving exercises • Computer and IT-based training • Boardroom discussions • Classroom learning • Business meetings • 121s • Interviews Training room venues are a critical part of any business’ operations and, if you’re hiring one, it’s important to get it right. After all, the correct choice of venue for your training day, meeting or conference will play a crucial role in its success. Canvas offers a wide selection of training venues in London, from quirky meeting rooms, classrooms or boardrooms, the right venue for your training event is here.
When it comes to determining how much it actually costs to hire a training room in London, it’s not a case of one size fits all. After all, with such a vast offering, there are lots of different spaces that come in all different shapes and sizes. With this in mind, you should always contact the venue you are thinking about hiring first to discuss your requirements.
There are a whole host of benefits that come hand in hand with hiring a training room, including: • Take advantage of a prestigious location • Increase your credibility • Enjoy optimum privacy • Enjoy state of the art facilities • Expert support services • Lots of space • No distractions • Optimum productivity
Companies operating across a diverse range of sectors hire training rooms to assist with the running of their business. From manufacturing, transport and hospitality sectors through to telecoms, IT and construction industries, the majority of businesses hire a training room at some point.