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.
Our First Floor Dining Room is the perfect space to enjoy any meal with us, be it a lazy group lunch, business meeting or a romantic dinner for two. You can also enjoy the ultimate alfresco dining experience on our wraparound terrace which overlooks the hustle and bustle of Granary Square & the beautiful Regent’s Canal. The First Floor is also available for exclusive hire and can accommodate up to 100 guests. With panoramic views across King’s Cross, this is a beautiful space to celebrate any special occasion.
Embodying all the elegance and grace of the Edwardian era, this period venue exhibits immense light and sophistication, creating a simply breath-taking effect for your event. The Lindley Hall is an iconic venue in central London providing the perfect setting for any occasion. The venue has capacity for up to 700 guests and is entirely flexible; perfectly suited to a truly unique event.
If you are looking for a unique, raw and beautiful venue in Central London, then look no further... We are able to offer an exciting atmospheric space in London’s fast moving South Bank and Bankside areas. A vast, untouched four-storey warehouse, the venue is a blank canvas with tremendous scope, often transformed by creatives for atmospheric exhibitions, immersive performances and interactive events. It is also a unique setting for press launches, fashion shows, staff motivation events, filming and photo shoots. The venue has a range of different spaces, each offering unique features and quirks; rooms can be used on their own or in combinations depending on event requirements. Our venue is owned by Coin Street Community Builders, a social enterprise located along on the South Bank. Coin Street has a dedicated Community Team who rely on the money raised from these commercial spaces to create a fun, safe and exciting place to work and live. Please note that the space is not suitable for weddings, private parties or large-scale music events. FULL VENUE HIRE ONLY. Please contact Sarah Witt to receive a venue brochure, installation guide, or come and see the venue for yourself!
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. The Petersham is an opulent setting for any event. Sweeping windows, Genoese chandeliers and a private terrace, perfect for a drinks reception or grand entrance. With moveable furniture and a creative team, the space is versatile and an impressive backdrop for all occasions. Take ove the full venue and enjoy drinks in the private dining space and garden, before pulling back the curtains to reveal the beautiful main dining room where long banqueting tables will be dressed for your feast. During dining, the private dining room can be transformed once more to provide the perfect space for dancing the night away. Ideal for a wedding reception to follow a choice of licensed ceremony spaces across the site or any style of celebration. Groups of 12-36 seated and 40 to stand can enjoy the beautiful private dining room, within the main restaurant. Made private by heavy curtains, your guests will be welcomed through their own terrace entrance. The room is drenched in light, with floor to ceiling windows and garden doors which open onto to Floral Court.
A new cinema in London's culturally vibrant East End. Our screens can be hired for private events from bespoke birthday parties to corporate presentations. Three of the screens in this unique venue are equipped with their own bar area, making it easy to look after your guests or clients.
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.
15 Bateman Street is the perfect venue for all types of exhibitions, events and launches, pop ups or shoots. Our classic shop front leads to a deceptively large two floor space, with a unique and stylish interior. We are located in the very heart of Soho's theatre and restaurant district. This is a space that exudes character, and is the perfect backdrop to create a story for your clients or guests. With our experience as a commercial art gallery, we are the ideal location to display your new product or line - our custom lighting system can be arranged to best display your products. Create a story for your patron within which to experience your company ethos as they move throughout the different spaces of our venue. Our space is both versatile and dramatic to create an immersive experience of your brand for your viewers.
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.
Benk + Bo is home to three floors of beautiful and multi-functional events space in the heart of Spitalfields, east London. We're just around the corner from Aldgate and Liverpool Street Station. The space includes a fully-fitted professional kitchen, cafe and bar, yoga studio, two-story events space, a meeting room and space for corporate meetings, workshops and conferences. From workshops to supper clubs, press launches, to exhibitions and private parties, our carefully curated style and attention to detail as well as our flexibility and competitive pricing means we can offer clients a truly unique and memorable place. Ground Floor The ground floor comprises a stunning cafe/bar area, with a seated lounge filled with mid-century soft furnishings, plenty of greenery and natural light. This space is ideal for drinks receptions, talks and socials and also provides the perfect welcome area for events on the other floors. Lower Ground Floor The lower ground floor is the perfect private space to host meetings, workshops and conferences for your company. It is also a beautiful events space, perfect for press launches and private dining events, with a connecting fully-fitted professional kitchen. Like the rest of the building, the space boasts Philips Hue lights which are fully customisable to any colour palette - perfect for creating a branded space or particular mood. There is also a Sonos sound system. First Floor Our first floor comprises three rooms as well as a WC shower room. Our large, bright, airy and well- equipped yoga studio is perfect for hosting wellness events as well as seated talks, workshops and also exhibitions. We also have two meeting rooms which double us as green rooms, treatment spaces, cloakrooms and workshop spaces. To learn more about the spaces we hire please see our brochure. More details on the events we have hosted in the past available at https://www.benkandbo.com
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.
A unique and flexible events space, with dramatic features thought to be the original design of Sir Christopher Wren. The space has a 200 seat events space and private dining room. Perfect for wine tastings, dinners, conferences, team building events, weddings or parties in London. Wine is made approachable, connecting maker to drinker. Wine is imported directly from sustainable, independent vineyards.
This incredible space in The Shard does a pretty good job of speaking for itself – up on the 24th floor of the tallest building in the UK, it boasts some incredible views that manage to sit just under the clouds, meaning perfect visibility out over the Thames. TOG worked really hard to give the space in The Shard a distinctly different, relaxed feel, plus it’s more versatile than you think; it has event space for up to 200 people and has hosted everything from mini golf to cocktail fountains and poker tables. In addition to this, there are 8 meeting rooms, ranging in size from 5 - 70 person.
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.
We are very excited to be able to host small events and weddings for up to 30 guests from 1st October in our Balcony Room, and we are taking enquiries now. Can’t wait until then? Visit our Bankside Bar and Restaurant for drinks, dinner or afternoon tea for a taste of what we can offer you. Looking out onto St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames and, of course, the Globe Theatre, our top floor Balcony room has a private balcony allowing your guests an exclusive space from which to take in London. If it’s a sit down affair, whether for a meeting or dinner, then 70 guests can be accommodated comfortably. If you are hosting a standing reception then 120 guests can enjoy the space. The Balcony Room overlooking the world-famous Globe theatre is one of the most romantic wedding venues in London, we are fully registered for weddings – all you have to do is find your Romeo or Juliet!
The White Collar Factory is a striking new 15-floor building near Old Street roundabout. This contemporary space makes the most of lots of natural light, with a large lounge perfect for product launches and presentations with capacity for up to 350 people. In addition to the event space, this venue has 8 meeting rooms ranging in size from 4-30 people.
If you’ve never taken a workshop before, it’s hard to know where to start! Whether this is a new venture for you, or something that you’ve been asked to do by your company, holding a workshop is a major responsibility. After all, you’ve been tasked with teaching a group of people the knowledge that you have gained from experience.
Planning is the key part to running a workshop of any type. You’ll never have much success if you just turn up on the day and expect everyone to follow what you’re saying. Having a definite plan is a must, and there’s a lot more to it than you might think at first.
What is Your Mission Statement?
Another way of asking this is ‘What is the purpose of this workshop?’ If you don’t know the answer, then neither will your participants. Having a clear knowledge of why you are conducting a workshop with this particular group and why you have been asked to plan and run this, will help you to stay focused on what the end goal is – and what the group needs to learn in order to get there. While you probably have a generic mission statement in mind for your workshop, this should be tailored for each group’s needs.
Who is This Workshop For?
A simple question to answer right? Well, maybe not. You might be approached to conduct a workshop where you just don’t think that your particular style will suit the group. If this is the case, put them in touch with someone else you think can really help them. Is your workshop for people of all levels, or just for senior management? Do you host different workshops for different groups, or is everyone in a room together? Knowing the answer to these questions is important before you start.
If you have a workshop and a group of people in mind, you’ll need the ideal venue. Perhaps you’ve been asked to host a workshop internally in your own company? If so, it’s best to get away from the office. Workshops for hire in London vary dramatically, so you’re sure to find one that is the perfect size for your group. Consider the type of activities you will be doing when deciding on the amount of space you’ll need. Some workshops need participants to be more spread out, and some favour a more intimate setting.
Create an Agenda
In order to plan a successful workshop, you need to split the day into sections, and understand what activity is going to take place. This might sound obvious but knowing how you are going to move from one section to another, and how long to give for each activity, is an important point to consider. At the end of the day, all of this should coalesce together, and the group should leave having learnt something really valuable.
How Will You Evaluate?
You’ll never know how well your workshop really went unless you have a good evaluation strategy. Have every participant complete an anonymous feedback form that asks what they liked and didn’t like about the day, as well as any suggestions that they have to improve on it. It’s also a good idea to check back in with your contact after six months, to ask whether the group are using what they learned in your workshop. If they are, this will naturally lead to recommendations, and more work for you!
So, you’ve planned all of your activities, you know what the purpose is, and you’ve tailored your workshop for the group. What now? Well the only thing left to do is run the workshop! Here are a few things to remember on the day.
Why Are They Here?
When running a workshop, the end goal should always be firmly in your mind. All of the activities should lead towards this. The participants need to know right from the very start what this goal is, and how they are going to achieve it. Having a sense of purpose from the beginning of the session will help to motivate them. In some cases, participants might have no idea why they were sent to this workshop, which is why it’s so important to define at the beginning.
Participants should talk to one another, and to you. Having activities in which they work together as teams, or where you are all brainstorming an idea as a group, will help them to work together. If the participants don’t know each other at the start, get everyone to introduce themselves and tell the room about their job. Icebreakers are much more important than you think, and they will help the conversation to continue on into the coffee and lunch breaks.
Vary the Activities
Activities should differ so that the group never feels as if it is repeating itself. Have handwritten work and presentations in-between something a little more fun and energetic. This will prevent the group from becoming lethargic and the day will go in quickly for everyone. Make sure that all activities are kept to time however, otherwise participants will feel as if they are missing out.
Drive the Group Forward
You are the one that is facilitating the workshop, so you need to be the one to encourage participants and keep an upbeat attitude throughout. Try and prevent lulls by asking questions and getting the group to engage with you and each other even more. Keep presentations interactive so that the group has no time to daydream and stays focused on the task at hand.
If you know that what you have to teach is valuable, then this is going to show through your workshop no matter what. The main thing is to keep focused on the end goal, and not get side-tracked. This will mean that all of the participants will know exactly how they can put what they have learned into practice.