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.
Tower Suites is the most scenic five-star hotel in London, boasting unrivalled views over London’s iconic landmarks. Conveniently located next to some of the city’s best-connected stations, Tower Suites' event spaces, neighbouring the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, are just a short distance from the financial heart of London. Each of the ten event spaces boasts state-of-the-art technology, including wireless connectivity and video conferencing suitable for virtual and hybrid events, ensuring a seamless experience every time. Guests can enjoy the 273 elegant suites with fully equipped private kitchens and lounges and the myriad services of a five-star hotel: a luxury spa; sophisticated cocktail and lounge bars perfect for pre and post event drinks; a grab-and-go bar; an authentic Italian restaurant; a co-working space and a 24-hour Fitness Centre.
This exclusive venue with a large decked area overhanging the Thames is only a few hundred yards from the Tower Bridge. HMS President is the perfect venue for a variety of functions - corporate events, conferences, Christmas parties, weddings, exhibitions, receptions, banquets and can cater for private dinner parties. The hall (Drill Deck) with its regal arches and the Wardroom with its stunning views over the Thames both provide elegant settings for a variety of functions for up to 120 people. The large decked area overhanging the Thames is only a few hundred yards from the iconic Tower Bridge. It is the most tranquil location for a drinks party. The interconnecting classrooms on the mezzanine can be partitioned for a lecture or opened up for a conference up to 80 delegates.
Big Penny Social in Blackhorse Lane incorporates the UK’s largest beer hall, flexible event space, and a huge sunny beer garden with a total capacity of over 1,400 people. We are an incredibly versatile space and are well suited to many event types, from conferences and exhibitions, to summer or Christmas parties and away days to filming, markets, pop-up shops, product launches, press launches, gigs, weddings and everything in between! We are a collaborative team here and work with each of our clients to create tailored and memorable events. Situated a 5 minute walk from Blackhorse Road Station on the Victoria line and Overground, Big Penny Social is easily reachable from central London. Not only are we just 20 minutes from Kings Cross, we are also one train from London Liverpool Street, which goes directly to nearby St James Street Station, passing through Bethnal Green and Hackney. We are also well connected by bus, being on the routes to Stratford, Wood Green and Chingford. We are also a fully accessible venue, with step free access across all three of our public spaces. We also have brilliant tech and AV equipment included within the hire of our spaces, from radio mics to our 16ft projector or LED screen.
In the heart of bustling Soho, this versatile, subterranean space can flex to accommodate up to 220 guests making it the perfect spot for a good, old fashioned knees up. Cocktail on arrival? Guests are welcomed down to the bar area for a tipple; the perfect place to gather. Our experienced events management team is there to help you curate the perfect event, from customising our versatile spaces; to catering, hybrid-technology and cleaning. Whichever way you choose to gather, Fora makes room for the extraordinary. For a more traditional occasion, the space comes fully kitted out with AV technology, including a video wall, so the world’s your [Soho-based] oyster
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.
Introducing Paddington East, a distinctive event space afloat, exclusively available for private hire. Nestled on the water, this stunning venue is tailor-made for an array of occasions, including supper clubs, brunches, meetings, product launches, and film screenings. Immerse yourself in elegance aboard our boat, accommodating up to 30 guests comfortably, catering to both intimate gatherings and larger events. Our bespoke catering services are designed to match the unique requirements of your event, whether it's a lavish lunch, delectable canapés, or a refined 5-course private dining experience—our seasoned team ensures culinary perfection. Explore our diverse range of beverages or opt for the flexibility to bring your own drinks, with a corkage cost of £16 per person. For those seeking an extraordinary experience, embark on a self-driven adventure aboard our picnic boat, accommodating up to 8 people. Cruise leisurely towards Little Venice and Regents Park, absorbing the picturesque views and sounds of London. Return to The Boathouse London for a delightful dinner, culminating in the perfect day. Whether planning a corporate event, a special celebration, or a leisurely day on the water, Paddington East promises a unique and unforgettable experience that will leave indelible memories. Connect with us today to secure your booking or to learn more about our exceptional services.
Mu is a bar, restaurant, and live music venue from the team behind Brilliant Corners and Giant Steps. The venue’s aim is to present great sound in an intimate atmosphere and it regularly hosts a range of artists including established Afro-beat legends such as Dele Sosimi, as well as up and coming artists like including Saya Gray and Kokoroko’s Yohan Kebede. A 10-minute walk from Dalston Junction, the venue is perfectly set up for album launches, corporate event events and private celebrations for up to 120 guests. The events team includes professional sound engineers, acclaimed chefs serving Japanese cuisine from a robata grill, as well as a knowledgeable bar team that present an extensive selection of natural wine, plus classic and seasonal cocktails.
The Den - 300 pax standing / 120 pax theater / 60 pax cabaret - conferences, breakfast meetings, drinks reception, corporate parties, product launch, screenings, Summer & Christmas parties The Boardroom - Stylish 16 pax meeting room The Black room - 8 pax meeting room
A beautiful contradiction: an historic building full of charm yet complemented with a blank canvas feel and the latest AV and tech capabilities. A world away from soulless, stark or consistently corporate, Glaziers Hall is an eclectic mix of spaces that come seamlessly together to offer an event experience like no other. The Great Hall, River View, Court Suite, Library, The Bridge, Thames Balcony and London Bridge Arches each have their own unique character and charm. In the same way, they are all wonderfully versatile and can be used for a range of corporate functions. Whether it’s a simple meeting room or an Awards ceremony with pre-drinks reception, three-course-meal and after-dinner entertainment, our team of events professionals provide the support you need every step of the way. With a network of suppliers to meet with even the most demanding of briefs, we work with you to make your corporate function a success. Conferences, symposia and congress events, AGMs, networking and training sessions all benefit from a 1 gigabit fibre-optic internet link, along with 4G backup and WIFI mesh network to WIFI 6 standards. Providing connectivity for increasingly complex events that require online and in person attendance, more than 500 people can simultaneously access the system. Making sure your event meets and exceeds expectations, our team of experts will recommend the catering and drinks, the table centre pieces and decorations, colour themes and lighting. Whatever support you need, our team will be on-hand to help. With breathtaking views of the River Thames and a panoramic vista across to the City of London, Glaziers Hall is the only Livery building to be located on the South side of the River Thames. Although initially intended for use by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, the Hall is supported by a shareholding of three Companies: The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers and The Worshipful Company of Launderers. The crests of all three Livery Companies can be found throughout the Hall and are displayed prominently on the walls and chairs within the Court Room, which is still used for official business by the Liveries to this day.
PLEASE NOTE:WE WILL NOT HIRE OUT THE VENUE FOR PARTIES.THIS IS A CORPORATE EVENT VENUETHIS VENUE HAS NOISE RESTRICTIONS SO NO MUSIC EVENTS OR PARTIES.MC Motors is a 6,000 sq/ft East London warehouse available for events. The industrial location oozes character and natural charm with the skylighted roof providing an abundance of natural light. The warehouse has a chequered history with the largest room originally being part of the adjacent school whilst the rest was split into smaller industrial units. After the area was heavily bombed during the war, the whole space was adjoined by the skylighted roof, hence the untouched Victorian street running through the middle. Since then, the building has been occupied by a boiler maintenance depot, the Metropolitan Waterboard and, most recently, a car mechanics. The venue is perfect for product launches, press events, corporate events and weddings.
**Situated in the Heart of Covent Garden and a stone's throw from the Seven Dials, The Stables is a purpose-built Event venue/gallery, spanning 2 floors and enclosed Courtyard** The Stables has 2 frontages; on Earlham Street and Shelton Street so your visitors will have superb visibility and access. The venue itself is 4,500Sq/Ft over two floors with an outside Courtyard (versatile space away from the hustle and bustle) but also allows delivery access for easy loading in and out with a total capacity of 380pax. With a blank canvas feel you can create any event around your brief, whether it is for a launch party or corporate event or exhibition it will be a space that can be transformed to wow your guests. The venue boasts in house, top of the range AV equipment, F&B facilities and parking/ loading bays.
GOT A CONCEPT? BRING IT TO LIFE! Right in the heart of Shoreditch on Great Eastern Street, Iron Bloom shows signs of its former life as an ironworks in its industrial styling, cast iron pillars, high ceilings and old industrial lift shaft, converted into a suspended DJ booth. Equipped with a cocktail bar, commercial kitchen with a charcoal oven, and a full sound system, this three-tiered space makes for a versatile venue for top notch events that blend historic rusticity with a warm, modern feel in a relaxed ambience. KEY OFFERINGS: Industrial interior design Astounding sound system Fully licensed commercial bar & kitchen Exterior & Interior Branding SPECIALISING IN: Brand Activations Product Launches Pop up restaurants / Supper clubs Parties, Events & Meetings
The Harvey Nichols historic flagship store in Knightsbridge has several different locations available for private hire including the iconic Fifth Floor Bar and the beautiful Fifth Floor Rooftop Terrace. Let our expert team of talented bar tenders, waiters and chefs take care of any event from conferences, drinks receptions to cocktail masterclasses.
The Wellington Hotel’s two striking meeting and event spaces combine state of the art technology with classic architectural charm to host memorable events from the extravagant to the quietly impressive. Both spaces, together with a stylish restaurant, contemporary bar and Blue Orchid hotels’ professional events team provides a wealth of event options to satisfy the widest range of demands and tastes.
The Royal Foundation of St Katharine is a unique venue located in East London, in walking distance from Canary Wharf and with great transport links to the City of London financial centre. We have a range of facilities, which includes 9 beautiful meeting rooms for groups from 2 – 70 in number and the Yurt Cafe in our Precinct. Our meeting rooms vary in style from the listed Georgian house, to the modern and contemporary rooms refurbished in 2019. Many of our meeting rooms have natural light, and look onto our beautiful garden. High speed unlimited WiFi is available free of charge throughout and we provide complimentary AV equipment to suit each groups conference or meeting requirements. We can organise and host celebration dinners and special events such as wedding receptions, birthdays and garden parties. With such unusual and beautiful buildings and grounds we are an ideal filming location for productions of any size. Home cooked and freshly prepared every day, all of our food is made on site. We provide appetising and wholesome food for all our meeting and conference guests, with every effort to provide fair trade produce where possible. THE YURT CAFE Run by The Royal Foundation of St Katharine our Yurt is a beautiful and unique space for receptions, parties, dinners, networking events, talks & seminars within 5 minutes of Bank and Canary Wharf. We have a expert team of chefs who can provide catering for all occasions. Available for hire in the evenings from 6pm.
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.
Workshop venues in London are extremely popular due to their incredible versatility. A workshop venue space provides the perfect setting to host a catalogue of different events, from innovation workshops and training workshops, through to seminars or training days. Providing a functional and practical space to run a variety of different events that require a specific setting, there is a wide variety of different workshop venues in London that have been designed to cater to every requirement.
A workshop is an intensive informative program that is generally organised around a particular subject area or focused on getting a certain outcome. Within a workshop, you can discuss different topics, learn new skills and put them into practice as well as make decisions or strengthen your team spirit. The vast majority of workshops generally last between half a day and two days and there is usually a workshop leader or coach present to facilitate all proceedings.
One of the main benefits of hiring a workshop in London is that they are incredibly versatile when it comes to providing the perfect venue for a wide range of events. But what type of events can you host at a workshop? • Workshops • Seminars • Training days • Coaching workshops • Goal setting workshops • Personal development workshops • Professional development workshops
The vast majority of workshop spaces to hire in London come complete with their own equipment, meaning you can enjoy a multi-purpose event space that meets your needs. You will find that most workshop venues in London come complete with their own AV equipment, technical facilities and planning assistance, which is all ready to use.
Creative workshop venues are incredibly popular, particularly if you’re looking for a venue to host a workshop, training day, or corporate day. A creative workshop venue is a space that inspires you to unleash your creativity and spark your creative thoughts. A creative working space is perfect for hosting events such as: – Art /design workshops – Photography workshops – Writing workshops – Coaching workshops – Goal setting workshops – Personal development workshops – Professional development workshops – Networking events