Old Street's bespoke venue; Interior design, bright, exposed brick, big windows, high quality sound system, central, breakout rooms, commando sockets for photography, high speed internet. As well as dry hire, we can also create a fully bespoke service for your event - everything can be arranged internally such as catering, barista coffee, professional photographer, event staff, sound technician, etc on request. About the venue: We have currently 3 available studios and a smaller library room, 2000sq ft in total. All studios can be booked individually or if necessity arises as a package as they are all situated in the same building floor. Our vision for was to create a beautiful, well-designed space. A perfect blank canvas for any project, creativity expression or meeting. The spaces are used for meetings, workshops, content creation, co-working, photo and video shoots. All of our studios are self-contained (WC and kitchen available) with door code access to facilitate the client's use and autonomy. At Chocolate Studios we believe in inclusivity so we made sure at least one of our studios can welcome anyone with a mobility disability. The white studio is fully accessible, we have ramps and an accessible bathroom. Please note we do not host private events, parties or celebrations due to the fact we are situated within a residential building.
Central London's most versatile, multi-faceted venue, supporting Grassroots music. 229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which hosts gigs, club nights, awards ceremonies, comedy and fashion events, gala dinners and weekend festivals. The venue includes 2 event spaces and a Green Room. Some of the acts to have played at 229 include Kings of Leon, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys, Florence and the Machine, Biffy Clyro, Seasick Steve and Foals to name but a few. Managed under the umbrella of the charity, International Students House (ISH), 100% of the profit made by 229 goes directly back support our mission. We believe every young person should have the opportunity to succeed whatever their background. Together with our university partners and supporters, we provide scholarships opportunities, a home and a social programme to enable students to succeed while giving them a place to belong.
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 at 62–64 Southampton Row HELLO LOVE is a contemporary retail experience and changeable story space that gives artists and brands a place to co-create and present. The venue is spread between a ground floor and basement and is ideal for Pop-Ups, Product Launches, Sample Sales and Press Days Large floor to ceiling windows present an immersive experience to the steady flow of traffic between Holborn, Russell Sq. and the British Museum.
A global food and drink destination. We house nine open kitchens, a standalone bar and a mezzanine restaurant overlooking the food hall. Travel the world with us, from regional Thai curries to US-style smashed burgers and Middle Eastern shawarma, inspired by the street markets where they were born. Arcade's lively atmosphere & music sets an energetic vibe throughout the venue. We have a multitude of spaces and dining options on hand. Arcade is available for hire for up to 400 people. A perfect venue to host large events.
Available for private and corporate hire, our versatile spaces offer a stimulating and inspiring environment to host exclusive events all year round. Our third floor studio is our most versatile space, able to accommodate a wide range of events including meetings, presentations, screenings and press launches, while our state of the art galleries feature an acclaimed programme of exhibitions from international photographers and offer a stylish backdrop for evening events. The ground floor Cafe/Bar is an ideal location for after-work evening events right in the centre of London. From breakfast views to evening drinks receptions and private dinners, our dedicated events manager will help you create a truly unique and tailored experience for you and your guests. Please do request a site visit if you would like to see the spaces and discuss your requirements. We regret our spaces are not available to hire for exhibitions, filming, parties, weddings, fundraising activities or publicly promoted events.
Light and airy venue situated in a railway arch in the heart of Deptford and 6mins by train from London Bridge. Flexible space with natural decor and removable furniture upon request. Accommodates 38 seated guests (including 8 bar stools) and approximately 80 standing. 65in TV and 85in projector available upon request.
Looking for a space to host a fashion show? Building a brand activation to blow people’s minds? Selling a self-published zine in a petite pop-up? The Studios has got you covered. The Studios covers a total of 13,000 sq.ft across five adjoining studios, with hire package options to suit everything from pint-sized pop-ups to full-scale brand activations. The Studios have worked with some incredible clients over the years—Spotify, Malfy Gin, Sky News, Puma and Evian to name a few—and have established relationships with lovely local suppliers and trusted tradesfolk to help bring your boldest ideas to life. If you’re looking for a central Shoreditch location, it doesn't get better than this! Situated between busy Shoreditch High Street and Curtain Road, you have guaranteed exposure and amazing footfall. The studios have recently undergone a refurbishment and are in a pristine condition with polished concrete floors, white washed walls, 5m- 8.5m high ceiling and large windows throughout which give you bundles of natural light. The Studios has five interconnected spaces with multiple hire options available. Studio 1 - Bar area and restaurant setup, perfect as an entrance to your event. Studio 2 - A self-contained unit that does it all, from pop-ups to car launches, with shutter access directly onto New Inn Yard. Studio 3 - The smallest studio in the space, this space works as an extension of Studio 2 and Studio 4. Studio 4 - The largest studio in the space, with its own production office and shop front access. Studio 5 - Located alongside studio 4, perfect for small brand activations and showrooms.
Set in the beautiful Zaha Hadid extension of Serpentine North Gallery, The Magazine is an inspiring and contemporary work of art. The venue lends itself well to Private Dining, Corporate Receptions, Product Launches and Premieres. The Serpentine North Gallery, a former 1805 Grade II listed gunpowder store, opened in 2013, returning it to public use for the first time in its 208-year history.
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.
The Old Baths of Hackney Wick were built in 1934 to provide washing facilities, laundry and community space to the poor population living in the area. Now under the name The Bath House, the space runs as a non for profit community building with artist studios, event spaces, gallery and cafe. With many spaces inside, we can cator to so many different types of events. Below is a list of the rooms and how they can be used: The Hall: 300cap Music Events Workshops Weddings Birthday Party's Yoga Movement Classes Exhibitions Cinema Screenings Audio Visual displays The Cafe/Lounge: Music jams Smaller workshops A place to eat and drink Relax Civic Classroom: 50cap Workshops Movement Classes Educational Classes Screenings Yoga Sound Baths Birthday Party's Art classes Acting as a hub for the surrounding community and beyond, The Baths is open to all personal and creative endeavors that will ultimately bring the community together. If you'd like to hold an event with us, we'd love to have you! -----
Folklore is a superb live music location split into two sparkly sections- Live stage/ 100 cap dancefloor in the secret back space & chill/breakout bar (40 cap) at the front! The vibrant beating heart of Hoxton, Shoreditch-An incredibly VIBESY corner spot minutes away from Columbia road, Brick lane, 3 mins to Hoxton overground and super close to Old st, Liverpool st, bethnal green and 24 hour night buses! Gorgeous raw brick walls, rustic up-cycled bar & candle/fairy-lit interior will have you fall head over heels in glittery love with the space... Events are our pride and joy - our uniquely personable, warm & experienced approach to private and promoted parties brings us repeat custom time and time again! Film shoots, music videos, private parties, product launches, club nights, live music promotions, brand awareness, fashion shows, showcases, film screenings, or just an old fashioned knees-up - we can handle everything! We have secure storage with separate entrance if required; internal and external catering can be provided and our beautiful venue is licensed until 1/3 a.m. We also have a 1 bed flat above the venue for hire if you need too! We're always looking for new ideas and connections - get in touch!
In the heart of Covent Garden and set in London’s original flower market, London Transport Museum has three unique event spaces available for hire. The interactive Museum Galleries can be hired before public opening for naturally lit breakfasts under the Victorian glass roof, and after hours for memorable evening events. Guests enter through the immersive World City Walkway and then have exclusive access to two floors of London’s rich transport history. Highlights include an iconic collection of red Routemaster buses, early Tube carriages and an Elizabeth Line driving experience. The quintessential backdrop is complimented by integrated branding opportunities and bespoke menus delivered by some of London’s finest caterers, carefully selected due to their excellence. The Galleries can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated dinner, 500 guests for standing receptions and 200 guests for seated breakfast events. The Cubic Theatre is a purpose-built auditorium featuring 121 distinctive moquette seats, perfect for conferences, training sessions and film screenings. A high-spec short throw projector ensures slick presentations, whilst a DCI/DCP projector and Dolby Digital surround sound offers a full cinema experience. The adjoining Foyer can be used for registration, catering and breakouts with great branding opportunities. All guests are welcomed to visit the Galleries, making for inspiring break times. Smaller celebrations are welcomed to Canteen. Situated at the front of the Museum, Canteen has views over Covent Garden piazza and is flooded with natural daylight. Featuring decommissioned furniture from the London Underground network and the Museum’s vintage poster collection, Canteen is perfect for informal gatherings, small cocktail receptions and networking events.
A homely cocktail bar in Angel Islington which comes with a truly unique & magical hidden roof terrace that transports you to the Mediterranean in the summer & a winter wonderland in colder months. It is on their roof terrace where some of London's best events take place. The rooftop hot spot is charming, intimate and cosy. It comes with a fully retractable roof & heaters, ideal for the unpredictable British weather, and is west facing so views of the evening sunset are truly magical. There is room for up to 100 guests to relax with a fresh and fruity cocktail in hand. With fully customisable catering options available, it lends itself to the perfect private event venue in zone 1 With a high tech audio system, guests are able to choose from multiple entertainment options ranging from live bands right through to top London DJ's and performers to set the beat of the evening. We can even offer fully bespoke options, whereby you can have your own branding on our bar front, cocktail cups & projectors on the walls.
Nestled in the heart of Borough, London, our venue's rich history as a Victorian diary factory blends seamlessly with modern design elements, creating a one-of-a-kind space perfect for any event. From corporate gatherings to private celebrations and weddings, we've got you covered with a diverse range of spaces available for exclusive or independent bookings. Each area has been meticulously designed to cater to various needs and requirements, ensuring a seamless event experience. With a total of 12 event spaces across the venue and a maximum capacity of 400 guests, the venue benefits from plenty of natural daylight, top-of-the-range AV, industrial charm and outdoor spaces.
Peckham Levels has uniquely repurposed this once abandoned multi-story car park - transforming all areas, existing to showcase creative diversity and authenticity that dwells within Southwark. Building affordable workspaces for artists and entrepreneurs, Peckham Levels is home to almost 100 creatives, spanning over 15 sectors. With an amazing view of the city skyline, a full level take-over would offer your guests a truly unique, memorable experience in one of South London's most distinctive venues. Our event managers will assist you with all queries and offer extensive support in planning your event.
Need a venue for something a little bit alternative? Look no further. A café might be just what you need. If you don’t want to have to hire out a large venue or head to the pub again, why not go to the calming surroundings of your local coffee house? There’s much more to them than meets the eye.
Not all cafés are made the same. There is the retro, the modern, the minimalist and the art-deco. Because of this, there really is a café for every mood, or every event. You might be thinking that a café is a public place and so having your event there won’t really work when you’re surrounded by the public. Yet many cafés can actually be completely hired out, or small sections of them to accommodate your group. This is particularly popular in the evening time, when most cafés are either much quieter, or shut completely. With so much variety in the cafés for hire in London, you’ll definitely be able to find just the spot that you are looking for.
Choosing the Right Café
Every café is different, so it’s important that you pick the right one for your group. Do you want to hold a team building event there, or maybe something more casual? The first thing you need to look at is the actual size of the space. There’s no point in hiring out somewhere that’s either too big or too small. We’ve already mentioned theme as well. Every café has a unique ambience, so it’s best to visit them and see if you think it has the right feel for what you need. Location is also essential however. It might be the best place that you’ve ever set eyes upon, but if it’s located on the other side of town, and is difficult to get to, no one if going to want to attend your event.
What Type of Alternative Events Take Place in a Café?
Café’s are much more accommodating than you might think. When you hire out a space, you can generally use it for whatever you want, and cafés are popular spots for a range of activities where people want to sit down over a warm drink instead of an alcoholic one. That’s not to say that alcohol is never allowed. There are many cafés in the city that allow you to bring your own booze for special events.
A café if the perfect venue to host a weekly or monthly writing group. Whether you get together to read each other’s work and discuss it as a group, or to get some solid writing time in, cafés have been beloved by writers for years. For a special showcase event, you can hire out the full space so that you can all present your different writing to an audience.
If you have a hen do or birthday party that needs something a little bit different, many cafés will offer a truly bespoke afternoon tea experience. In fact, you can hire out the venue for the full event, so you can decorate it in whatever way you want, have games, and your own music playing so it’s completely your space. At that stage, having the afternoon tea is just a bonus!
Board Game Meet-up
It can be hard to find a space that can host a large board game meetup, which is why cafés are ideal. Not only can you hire them out for all of the hours required, you can also put as many tables together as you’re going to need to get going. Multiple games can happen at one time in a large café, so whether you want to play D&D or Monopoly there’s sure to be room for everyone.
Open-mic nights are always popular. Where anyone can get up and sing a few songs in an effort to make it big, or just to have some fun. While they are commonly held in pubs, cafés have recently seen a surge in music nights, or even afternoons. What could be better than sipping hot chocolate in the winter time and listening to a range of singers and songwriters trying out their new work? If you are thinking of hosting your own music night, perhaps it’s a good idea to check out a café as an alternate venue.
Similar to the open-mic nights, improv nights have seen a surge in popularity around cafés. They are small enough that people don’t feel quite as intimidated and are a safe place where they can get critique without all of the heckling. The same goes for poetry slams. These need to happen in a fairly quiet venue, and many bars just don’t have the rooms available to accommodate this type of performance.
This one is self-explanatory. If you are looking an exciting afternoon event for team building or a birthday party, then a specially organised coffee tasting at one of London’s top cafés is a great alternative idea to try out. These coffee virtuosos really know their stuff, so even if you’ve never really been able to tell the difference in the beans before, you’re sure to know it after a session with them.
Speed dating nights are tons of fun, and you never know, you might meet the person of your dreams! Instead of hosting it in a noisy bar where everyone is already a little bit drunk and can’t hear each other, why not have it in a more sophisticated setting such as a café? This way, real connections are much more likely to happen.
If you are planning an alternative event, a café might be just the venue that you’ve been looking for. With so many different styles out there, there’s definitely going to be one that will suit your group. The owners are sure to want to help you in any way that they can, and pretty soon you’ll be wondering why you ever considered another venue at all.
Cafe's are a great place to meet for lots of different reasons including the following; • A great meeting point • Life long connections are made • Make new friends • Enjoy great coffee • Shop for coffee • Equipped with technology to enhance your meeting • USB ports and charging points are now available for use in most coffee shops • Share new ideas • A respite from the office environment • Trigger creativity • Enjoy artisan coffee culture Ultimately, a cafe is a relaxed social space that offers a calm atmosphere that everyone feels comfortable in.
The vast majority of cafe's in London are considered as being at the heart of the community and as a result, bring together people of all ages, backgrounds and gender. But what type of events can you host in a cafe? As well as providing a great meeting spot for business or pleasure purposes, cafe's can also be used to host a whole host of other unique events including: • Boardgame nights • Quiz nights • Latte art competitions • Pop up events • Creative workshops • Open mic performances London is literally brimming with so many trendy cafes, so you’re sure to find a venue that is suitable for hosting your event.
One of the primary reasons why café’s have become so popular over the last decade is that they offer the ultimate escape from the demands that come hand in hand with everyday life. Providing a feeling of comfort and relaxation that is difficult to replicate in any other meeting setting such as restaurants, pubs and fast-food chains, coffee shops are continuing to increase in popularity.
Pop up cafes are incredibly popular and are super adaptable. Perfect for adding excitement to new product ranges, pop cafes are temporary fixtures which literally pop for a short period of time. You can lay out your space and decorate in a creative way which fits in with seasonal or themed coffees. You can also experiment with fun, novelty coffees, push the boundaries when it comes to décor or simply make your pop up café different and memorable.
London is jam packed with unique and unusual Cafe venues that provide the perfect setting to chill with a cuppa, meet up with friends and family, have a business meeting or even try a new activity. Located in a city that is constantly alive with activity, London’s array of coffee shops epitomises the city’s coffee shop culture. But what is coffee shop culture? The term refers to a growing trend that has seen many people organising social gatherings in coffee shops, whether it’s for business or pleasure. And in response to this demand, coffee shops have created comfortable, stylish, well stocked spaces that provide the ultimate setting for customers to enjoy great coffee and even better conversations.