This stunning 3300 sq ft converted bank complete with period feature ceilings, situated in the heart of Mayfair, is complete with original ornamental ceiling features combined with industrial exposed pipework creating a remarkable contemporary interior. Located in the heart of Mayfair, and a six-minute walk from both Green Park and Oxford Circus, this is a prime location in one of London’s busiest luxury shopping districts. Situated next door to some of the city’s most renowned locations and the most elite brands in the world on New Bond Street and Berkley Square. The gallery provides a unique atmosphere for those looking to host a premium event. The pristine interior of a white space gallery makes it the ideal venue for press and brand launches, conferences, private dining, fashion shows, exclusive parties and memorable functions. The gallery is complete with grey polished concrete floors, white walls and adjustable lighting throughout the space. This venue is well-equipped for your events with a street-level entrance, kitchen area and large professional LED screen.
A flexible ground level, non-height restricted, open air space nestled between BFI IMAX, South Bank’s National Theatre and the ITV London Television Studios. Two minutes from the Riverside Walkway, this unique 5,097m2 site is ideally located in the heart of the South Bank. With seven metre gated access straight onto site from the road, Doon Street Car Park has played host to a variety of structures for launch events, parties ad theatres, including double-decker marquees and Spiegeltents. It has been temporary home to The Room on The River, smart’s Urban Stage, La Soiree and Crazy Horse, amongst others. To access our outdoor venue hire brochure please follow the link below: http://coinstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/CSCB-Outdoor-venue-hire-brochure.pdf
We create amazing events in luxe environments that are warm, inviting and stimulating. Our beautifully designed spaces are the perfect location to host your next launching events, off-site session, hands-on workshop, guest lecture, panel event, or casual meetup.A boutique coworking and event space with 28 locations around the world. We are all about supporting communities and allowing our members and people we work with to grow organically. We love networking and sharing knowledge through meetups, networking drinks, panels and more.Our quirky spaces allow us to create amazing events in luxe environments that are warm, inviting and stimulating. Our beautifully designed lounges in Shoreditch can accommodate up to 200 guests after office hours on business days, or full days during weekends. Therefore, if you are looking for the perfect location to host your next launching events, off-site session, hands-on workshop, guest lecture, panel event, or casual meetup do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Simple yet stand-out, Restaurant Ours brings the outside in, to create an unexpected space hidden in the heart of Knightsbridge. Unpretentious, effortless and elegant with a nod to retro chic. An internationally inspired sharing menu that focuses on seasonal, fresh ingredients and flavour. Accompanied by eclectic cocktails and a range of carefully selected wines
A unique and historic venue for a party in St Albans Built in 1831 and lovingly restored to its former glory, discover how this magnificent Georgian landmark could be the perfect venue for your next event. From the timeless elegance of the Georgian Assembly Room, with its ornate chandeliers and lustrous gold leaf, to the sleek, white styling of the modern basement gallery, our versatile and impressive spaces provide a stunning backdrop for any occasion – from conferences, seminars and exhibitions to fundraising dinners, parties, drinks receptions, and even weddings of over 100 guests. These breath-taking historic spaces in St Albans' former Town Hall can cater for formal and informal occasions for up to 150 people, whilst the newly created gallery spaces offer a blank canvas for stylish product launches and parties of more intimate crowds of up to 80. For a unique experience add a personalised tour of our exhibitions and even the opportunity to touch history with a selection of artefacts for your guests to handle and ask questions of our museum staff. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about your event, please email: email@example.com or call: 07407225928
The Mezzanine is the perfect venue to host smaller events like birthday parties, hen parties, family dinners and events of up to 80 guests seating or 100 standing. Private bar is included in this space and DJ is also available upon request.
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.
SMITHS’ is an iconic all-day dining concept with 4 floors in the heart of the City. We are a popular and unique Private Dining and Exclusive Hire venue with our many floors, flexible spaces and an experienced event team working with guests to organise any occasion, be it a Business Meeting, Corporate Private Dinner, Birthday or Wedding. We also offer Cocktail Making Classes and a Beef Butchery Masterclass, ensuring guests are always offered a unique and enjoyable ‘SMITHS’ experience.
Ramp is an Art Gallery and event space with is fully licensed from Mid-day to Midnight 7 days a week. The space can be hired for a whole host of events from sample sales to birthday parties and everything in between. Each floor has the capacity to hold up to 60 people, with the Gallery on the ground floor and the bar and events space in the basement.
203 Blackfriars Road Venue Hire 203 Blackfriars Road is a versatile, well equipped events venue superbly located in Southwark, central London that can be hired at a competitive rate. We are in the heart of Southwark, a popular area which benefits from excellent transport links to both the City of London and the West End. What we offer Our large, flexible rooms have a capacity of up to 90 people and are ideal for hosting a range of conferences and events. We also offer smaller rooms for more intimate meetings and seminars. All rooms are equipped with audiovisual (AV) facilities and free WIFI. Video conferencing and live streaming to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and client websites can be provided by our highly qualified AV team. Catering options are also available, including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and a wine reception. The building is wheelchair accessible. Rooms A and C combined: 90 people (cinema or theater), 40 people (roundtable and cabaret), Room A: 50 people (theater), 30 people (roundtable) Room C: 16 people (roundtable), 25 (theater) For more information and to receive a quote, including for catering and AV facilities, please contact us.
The Bike Shed is Shoreditch's newest unique venue, boasting four large redeveloped Railway Arches spanning 12000sqft with a 30m private road. All arches have been renovated to the highest standard, whilst keeping original features & providing a blank canvas for private events. Available for dry hire are arches 3 & 4; each have underfloor heating, shiny concrete floors and multiple 3 phase power feeds. Perfect for product launches, shoots, private parties, music videos, fashion shows and more. Features: - J-rail Hanging system - Motorised truss system - Underfloor heating - Hot & cold water points - No corkage fee - External caterers welcome
Juno Rooms is a brand new, lively bar & kitchen ideal for meeting colleagues, clients or friends in the heart of The City. Spread across two floors on the Square Mile, Juno Rooms is equipped to host a variety of events ranging from drinks parties, delegate days, and private dinners to birthday parties, wedding receptions and engagement celebrations. We also work with brands to create the perfect space for product launches, pop-ups and press days. Our spaces can be dry hired by production companies for filming and photography. Our main floor offers a restaurant with a delicious seasonal and vegan friendly menu, a Private Dining Room and eye-catching drinks areas, such as our Blossom Tree. Behind the bar our experienced team mix up some of London’s best cocktails and signature gin and tonics; just the place for after work drinking and dining. Our Basement Bar is the ultimate spot to unwind, with an Amazonian atmosphere it is fast becoming the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Big Chill bar, Brick Lane is a fun bar, eatery and music venue in the heart of Brick Lane, a unique place to drink, eat, listen to DJs and host parties! Our lounge is a semi-private area with direct access to the bar and dancefloor making it the ultimate party venue in London, suitable for both cooperate events and private get-togethers. It accommodates up to 100 guests and is available Monday through to Sunday. It’s dim lighting and cosy atmosphere makes it perfect for all occasions, be it birthday or anniversary celebrations, Christmas parties or after-work drinks with friends and colleagues. Guests can enjoy our delicious bar food menu and extensive drinks list. Venue facilities include 12am license Sunday – Thursday and 1am Friday and Saturday. Fully stocked and staffed bar, top DJs, terrace, projectors and free Wi-Fi. Full venue hire accommodating up to 220 guests is available Monday – Thursday by special request. Venue Hire Available: MONDAY-THURSDAY
An incredible 11,000 sqft showroom with exterior courtyard space and all the required facilities. You wont find a better finished warehouse in east London. Located in the heart of the Recently refurbished offering bright, attractive open-plan space, amenities at The Yard include, excellent floor-to-ceiling heights, character features, easy loading access and off-street parking for up to 5 cars. Shoreditch triangle and just minutes walk from Old Street, Moorgate or Liverpool Street tube stations, The Yard is an amazing 11,000 sq ft warehouse space. This stunning venue has an abundance of natural daylight, a superb outdoor private courtyard and is ideal for fashion shows, workshops and receptions.
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).
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.