Having previously housed The Wapping Project arts programing, the venue had a 4 million pound investment before being left dorment for several years. Boasting much of the original hydraulic equipment and machinery, the space is bathed in atmospheric pools of natural light, pressure pipes, rusty chains, huge hooks, valves and bare brick walls. The venue is a fantastic space for just about any style of events; Dinners, press days, workshops, car launches, private and corporate parties, the site is ideal for anyone looking for a venue with the added wow factor.
Boasting stunning expansive views across London's iconic skyline, including the renowned world heritage site, the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge and River Thames, The Tower Rooftop is one of London's finest rooftop venues. Whether holding a prestigious awards ceremony, Christmas party, summer BBQ or a wedding reception, make sure your event leaves a lasting impression with The Tower Rooftop's spectacular and unrivalled views. Suitable for all occasions, expect a personal and discreet service with the aid of the dedicated events team who deliver events that leave a positive impression every time.
With over 3000 SQFT of event space and capacity for up to 250 guests this unique venue provides a versatile backdrop for almost any kind of event. Exposed industrial architecture and panoramic glass ceiling, provides a unique backdrop. This space is perfect for a wide range of hires from experiential events, dinners, cocktail receptions, meetings, conferences, exhibitions, workshops, and product launches. Located on the doorstep of Broadway Market, the building is conveniently situated in the hustle and bustle of one of London’s most sought-after districts.
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.
Located on the corner of Worship Street and Curtain Road in Shoreditch, Hijingo is a multi-sensory bingo experience combining mind-blowing video and motion graphics, stadium-grade lighting and a killer soundtrack – it will have you on the edge of your seat as you are fully immersed in the show in the 185 seater Hijingo room. The world’s first ever hostless bingo show, numbers are called out by a voice of God and guests are assisted by our in-house robot dancers – the Hijingobots. Not only is the game out of this world, but it’s got food and drink to match! An incredible Asian-inspired street food menu and some of London’s best mixologists bringing you an insanely good cocktail list. We’re living in the future here; this is bingo with a pulse. Each game is a new opportunity for you to win epic prizes… Will you be the chosen one? This is a glimpse into the future of Bingo and you don’t want to miss it. Looking to upgrade your next team away day, awards evening or Christmas party? Or is it a venue for a video/photo shoot or filming you are after? We’ve got it covered. With unlimited bingo shows, DJ and dancefloor, access to two bars, Hijingo game prizes and an award winning Asian-inspired street food menu, this is the ultimate in exclusive venue hires. For groups of up to 185.
Dockside Vaults is an exclusive location situated within the historic vaulted cellars of the Grade II listed Ivory House at St Katharine Docks. The 200 year old historic structure exudes charm and individuality, perfect for a bespoke event unique to your company. Nestled between the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and having just undergone an extensive refurbishment, the venue is now available again to hire for a variety of events from corporate parties to immersive events, brand activations and many more. With a new team of event management and production specialists, they can make your event vision a reality. The head chef was trained in a Michelin-starred restaurant so food options are fantastic and can be catered to individual requirements.
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.
Coopers' Hall is a stunning event venue located in the heart of London's financial district. This historic building dates back to the 13th century and has been beautifully restored to offer a unique space for corporate events and dinners, private parties and anything in-between. With a capacity of up to 85 guests within the whole hall, Coopers' Hall is perfect for smaller intimate events. The venue features a beautiful court room which is perfect for meetings, talks, product launches and roadshows as well as The Dining Rooms for more personal intimate gatherings, The Dining Room can seat up to 24 boardroom style which is perfect for fine dining and The Court Room can seat up to 20 with AV . The space is also fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, making it ideal for presentations meetings and pitches. Coopers' Hall is renowned for its exceptional service and attention to detail. The experienced team of event planners will work closely with you to create a bespoke event that perfectly suits your needs. From menu planning to floral arrangements, the team will ensure that every aspect of your event is flawless. Whether you're looking to host reception drinks, corporate dinners, or private party, Coopers' Hall is the perfect venue.
A two-minute walk from the Victoria station it’s the ideal location for your event, be it team-building, a birthday party, a product launch, or anything in between. There’s space for a party of up to 50 people with lounge-style seating, and access to state-of-the-art Virtual Reality technology. The bar offers beers, ciders and cocktails from some of the best drinks brands you can serve yourself. What makes us different? 10 Immersion Pods with dynamic heat, wind and rumble effects. Pour your own drinks at our 10-tap self-service bar, with a choice of beers and cocktails. See and hear your group as you explore a virtual island paradise. Enjoy a curated list of the world’s best VR games & experiences. Earn points as you play - then swap those points for money off your drinks at the bar! Branding Options Include: Physical Venue Takeover — Decorate the venue with your own branding. Use of VR — Have your own VR content? Showcase it using our equipment. Virtual World Takeover — Have a bit more time and budget? Speak to our team about modifying the virtual world for your guests. Trusted by: Timberland, Raeburn, KPMG, Big Indie Records, PWC, Zaha Hadid Architects, Facebook, Google, Deloitte, P&G, Network Rail, Waitrose, HSBC, Twitch, John Lewis, Ernst & Young, Brew Dog, Grind, Shell + thousands more!
Multi-level Hire Full takeover benefits from use of the stylishly retro Upstairs Bar as well as the Basement space for live performances and dancing. High Spec Sound System Central Londons' last outpost of music counter culture. The Basement can host live bands or DJ with ease and the is team on hand to assist with booking your entertainment. Private Bar Whether it's a networking soiree, a drinks reception or a birthday party our drink offerings are tailored to your preferences. Cultural Legacy Be a part of the party legacy of The Social which has been offering a rich heritage of entertainment experience for over 20 years Versatile Space Downstairs is a newly redesigned event space that’s just as likely to host frenetic live shows as literary events, packed out DJ gigs, private parties and corporate events. Ideally Located Situated in the heart of central London, The Social is easily accessible from public transport and offers a prime location for your event.
The Painting Rooms established in 1904 is a Grade I listed building just off Tottenham Court Road. It is a great venue for photo shoots/press days/talks/dinners and other fashion events. Booking this unique space will give you three rooms over two floors, as well as the use of a small kitchen and two bathrooms.
Located on Greek Street, in the heart of Soho, Martinez is a flexible & effortlessly stylish Members’ Cocktail Lounge and private events space. Through a discreet door, located on the 1st floor, Martinez has an airy loft-style feel, with sleek green tiled walls contrasting exposed brick and distressed walls. From bursting with artwork with a carefully curated selection of artists, whose works provide a sophisticated backdrop to any event. Martinez is a versatile space that can accommodate a range of different events from photoshoot hire, pop-up shops, live music events, fashion shows, charity events, and more! We are a community of cocktail connoisseurs, alongside those with a newfound interest in the subtleties, and the exuberant elements, of the cocktail experience.
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is a 1,800sq ft West London exhibition space and event venue available for exclusive hire. With white walls, wrap-around window frontage flooded with natural light and benefiting from its own exclusive entrance at street level, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is a blank canvas ideally suited for your next event. We are located Near Latimer Rd. In close proximity to Holland Park/Kensington as well as White City. We are the ideal venue for a wide range of events, including: Pop Up Shop / Product Launches/ Talks / Fashion Events / Drink Reception / Photo Shoots / Book Launch / Product Launch / Sample Sales / Corporate Event / Private Events / Conferences. We can accommodate the following capacity (Estimates based on 1,800 square footage ): Cocktail party standing: approx. 200/250 Cocktail party standing and seated: approx. 150-200 Banquet/ Cabaret style: approx. 90-130 Theatre/ Auditorium style: approx. 150- Conference style: approx. 40/50 Classroom style: approx. 70-85 Receptions style: approx. 130-140 Equipment & Facilities: 1800square meter/ open-plan space *Upstairs Studios and Exterior for marquee and parking by separate negotiation Approx 40 meters of wall hanging space Exclusive street level entrance Wi-Fi Internet Guzzini LED track lighting system On-site storage facilities Kitchenette Private gated parking space for 1 vehicle (for additional costs)
A much-loved museum in the London Borough of Southwark, celebrating the story of the building of the Thames Tunnel – the first tunnel under a navigable river anywhere in the world. The Museum displays are housed within the engine house, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The adjacent 15-meter deep tunnel shaft is Grade II* listed and is available for fashion shows, film shoots and commercials. Make your Event an unforgettable experience with fire pits and artisan drinks in our beautiful Rooftop Garden! We have worked with Midnight Apothecary to create some catering packages, please get in touch for prices. The drinks menu is seasonal and constantly evolving. Inspired by and created from plants grown in our garden or foraged close by, the house-made infusions create an aromatic and bitter forward menu high on organic and local, low on refined sugar.
Pop Brixton Pop Brixton transformed a disused plot of land into a pioneering space that showcases the most exciting independent businesses from Brixton and Lambeth. From vintage shopping to community gardening, including kids' activities, yoga workshops, broadcasting major sport events, and with a thrilling DJ line up, the everchanging program at Pop Brixton is designed to cater for all tastes. Pop Brixton, with its trendy bars and cosmopolitan eateries, is also home to an event space, "Pop Box" and a pumping night life. Catering As we are a community-based project, we kindly ask you to choose your catering from one of our on-site food members. You will be able to select from all of our street food stalls ranging from Indian-influenced burgers, to Sushi, to Churros, to award-winning pizza. So along with the venue usage, you would also be getting Foodism Awards’ ‘Best Food Market’!
Just like us, creative spaces some in all different shapes and sizes. While they are normally designed to encourage creative thinking, anywhere that isn’t your usual office can be called a creative space. Some are designed to be open plan, others for brainstorming projects. After all, what’s creative to you might not be creative to someone else, and vice versa. They can be used for a whole host of different events and activities, and for good reason. Whatever it looks like, getting away from the expected is proven to increase creative thinking.
Why Use A Creative Space?
It might seem like a risk to host something in a more creative space than people are used to, be it a meeting or an event. However, there are a lot of benefits to it. Look at the rising trend for coworking spaces in London. These are all creative spaces, because they are designed to get your brain to peak productivity! So, what are all of these benefits?
The main reason that people choose to hire these venues is because the space that you are in can either dampen or boost your creativity levels. By choosing to go somewhere outside of the norm, you’re getting a totally unique experience that you couldn’t replicate anywhere else. This will encourage creative thinking, and many spaces are designed to aid this, with open spaces and different working zones. As there is such a variety of different spaces available, you’ll be able to find one tailored to the type of creativity you need for your event.
If you have a team with people who don’t know each other that well, or your team has never worked collaboratively before, getting them into a space that encourages this will help them to get into the best mindset possible. Some venues are what’s known as blank canvas, meaning that you can set them up in the way that works best for you. If you have an outside facilitator or contractor coming to meet and discuss with you, doing this in a setting outside of your usual office is best. They’ll be used to managing projects and teams like yours and will appreciate the creative space.
With a new venue, comes new focus. Everyone suffers from burn-out after sitting at the same desk day-in day-out, so if there is a new project to get working on or an important board meeting, hosting it in a more creative place will ensure it keeps ultimate focus for much longer than it would in the usual setting.
What Are Creative Spaces Used For?
We’ve looked a little at the benefits of using a space that is outside of the norm, and that might give you some idea of the range of options these spaces give you. You can really host anything in a space like this, as they are so versatile that you’re sure to find one suited to your theme. So, what exactly are creative venue spaces in London used for?
Need to brainstorm a new website design? Maybe your graphic design company has just gotten a major new project? Sometimes getting together as a team to focus for a few days on something new can really get the creativity flowing. As it’s a new venue, and knowing most creative spaces, it might be a little quirky, it’s the perfect place to start thinking outside of the box. You can use this opportunity to try out new brainstorming techniques that you wouldn’t usually consider. It might spark something great!
If your business has an Annual General Meeting, what better type of space is there? You can hire a space that is the right size, so that people don’t have to squeeze into company headquarters. A creative space is somewhere that ideas can be discussed, and everyone will be more at ease with a venue space outside of the board room. You can have presentations on how the company is doing, plans for next year, and then have time for everyone to gather and chat once the formalities are out of the way.
Having a creative space for a product launch seems like a match made in heaven. You are free to pick a place that suits your company’s aesthetic, where the press can meet and take pictures, and where you can launch your product into the wider world. Having it in an unusual space will mean that people will be intrigued and want to attend to learn more about your product, and you’ll be able to host it with the theme that works best for you. This could be during the day and casual, in the evening and more formal, or something different entirely.
Having an art exhibition outside of a main gallery might sound a little odd, but it’s not that strange at all. A separate creative space will give a different type of lighting and atmosphere than you could get anywhere else. Guests can mingle and get a drink while walking around an unusual space, and it can feel a lot more welcoming than some art galleries do.
Whatever you choose to use a creative space for, it’s difficult to think of a better option for a truly unique event. Whether it’s a brainstorming session to get those creative juices flowing, or as a quirky venue for an AGM, you can use these venues to show off your style!
Creative spaces can be all sorts of different styles and size of venue, so they’re generally really flexible and can host whatever event you have in mind! From exhibitions to meetings, conferences to birthday parties, and product launches to team-building days. If you’re looking to hire a venue in London that is unique, interesting and cool, look no further than our favourite creative spaces.
There are amazing creative spaces all over London that will be perfect for your next event. Some areas - Soho, Mayfair and Camden – tend to have the best selection of creative spaces, but you can find unique and interesting venues all over London. If you have a particular area of London in mind, you can filter your search by area on Canvas and use the map function to find the perfect venue in just the right spot.
London is a constant hive of activity and is recognised as one of the UK’s most dominant and thriving creative hubs. After all, you only need to take a look at London’s avant garde landscape to realise why this is true. And the capital is jam packed with creative spaces which encompass a wide range of different venue types, from unique meeting rooms to creative desk space, blank canvases to charming gems, historic buildings to contemporary designs.
Creative spaces provide the perfect setting to facilitate creativity and encourage like-minded people to connect and engage in a welcoming environment. Situated across the city, but especially in London’s coolest and trendiest areas, such as Shoreditch and Soho, the capital is certainly not shore of spacious, unique and interesting creative spaces that can cater for almost every type of event and budget.
Using a create space, away from the loud noises of everyday life can really help to spark your creativity and focus your mind on achieving great things. People use creative spaces for a wide range of different reasons including: • It provides a dedicated space to think and be creative • Allows for project team collaboration • Access to the necessary tools and technology needed for your project • Inspiring surroundings help the creative process • Creative spaces bring a sense of joy and happiness • Engage attendees • Enhance creative projects • Add a unique dimension to an event
A significant amount of research has proven that, when a space is designed with collaboration in mind, it can optimise people’s thought processes, help ideas to evolve, and help people to solve complex problems. Perfect for collaborating, brainstorming, solo thinking or escaping the same four walls of the office, creative spaces are highly beneficial to any creative project.