Located in South West London, directly across the road from Parsons Green Underground Station, Darlings Green is a furniture showroom by day and anything you want it to be by night. The space is ideal for any event from birthday parties to corporate events, workshops to fashion shows. The venue is available from 6pm every night of the week, when the furniture is packed away to reveal an exquisite blank canvas for your event. Standard hire hours are 5pm-12am, with the hours between 12am to 4am up for discussion. Flooded with natural light and decorated according to the latest trends, the main event space is a formidable rectangular expanse with high ceilings and industrial accents. Usually, just one side is offered as it can house a substantial amount of people. However, utilising the second half of the space is possible upon discussion with the proprietors. There is no access to the mezzanine area as this is a working office. Running along the wall under the windows is a long stage area, two steps high - a natural place to house a band; a DJ; a speaking podium or indeed an exhibition area. Leading off the tiled entrance area, is a functioning kitchen and double toilet facilities. Darlings Green boasts a unique monochrome tiled bar with a classic brass top. Marble and brass shelving and a neon sign asking "What's your poison?" frame the bar area nicely and provide a terrific backdrop to any photos on the night. Perfect for the Gram! To customize the space event more, it is also possible to remove the 'Darlings of Chelsea' signage on the Scandinavian wood panelling and erect signage or props specific to your event.
The Siding is a versatile blank canvas venue located under a railway arch just a 4 minute walk from London Bridge station. The space caters perfectly for private parties, fashion exhibits, shows rooms, gallery space, photo/video shoots and product launches. We have an impressive late licence, 4 poseur tables, a cocktail and quickserve bar. We also neighbour with 10 different street food vendors who can all provide events catering. If you are looking for prime location and a truly adaptable space then The Siding is for you.
Mail Rail at The Postal Museum is an award winning venue in Farringdon, Central London. Available for exclusive unique venue hire, our inspiring venues are suitable for all corporate, experiential and private events. For more than 100 years, Mail Rail was hidden from view. Now you have the chance to experience the secret space for yourself – the ambition, dedication and ingenuity that makes it truly unique space. Mail Rail is an immersive subterranean venue which has maintained many of its original fixtures including exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings, archways and authentic railway features. This industrial event space also contains a mini exhibition gallery with numerous interactive displays for guests to experience during their event. Highly adaptable it can be hired for product launches, award ceremonies, corporate events and gala dinners. The unique 275 capacity venue also provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to enhance their event experience with an underground miniature train ride through the secret 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels
In Chelsea London, you will discover IRIS -The next generation of photographic studios. IRIS has been conceived to revolutionise the commercial studio rental industry. Our bespoke studio packages for corporate & conference venue hire are characterised by an exemplary personal service from a highly experienced, dedicated team. Venue for hire in London, Unique venue in London, & Private dinner party venue for hire. This state of the art Eco complex features two contemporary studios.
Body and Soul is a unique and creative event space located in the heart of Clerkenwell. Our main space has high vaulted ceilings and large windows flood the area with light. The room can be adapted to suit your needs, with sofas to lounge on and tables allowing for both informal group work and formal events. Our versatile training room features double-aspect sash windows, kept empty to ensure we can furnish it to suit your needs. Our lower ground is a lively, fun space with plenty of natural light and the option of indoor football, table tennis and ping pong.
Canning Town & Star Lane
Only available for midweek hire. A new institution for the arts based in the heart of East London's, Canning Town. Home to music and creative studios and a 550 capacity state-of-the-art performance space. https://www.instagram.com/fold.ldn/?hl=en
City of London
The Brewery has consistently been recognised as one of London's leading venues for over half a decade and has received prestigious awards for its service levels, planning and food and beverage offering. As the capital's ultimate event venue the Brewery has hosted events ranging from government conferences, corporate product launches, star-studded charity events and prestigious award ceremonies. The choice of six rooms, in the heart of the City, caters for 30 to 1600 people in a setting that marries 18th century architecture with cutting-edge technology and an attitude that sets the pace of the event industry. The Brewery prides itself on its unsurpassed food and beverage offering. Straight-talking menus use fresh, seasonal produce sourced from across the British Isles and Europe. Dishes are cooked simply and served elegantly; maximum taste, minimum food miles. The Brewery has worked hard to provide clients with a Corporate Social Responsibility policy that is achievable and measurable for all of their events, large and small. Just by making the smallest of changes, the Brewery can help to make a big difference in the global events sector. Testament to this is the venue has achieved the British Standard ISO 20121:2012 Event Sustainability System.
A Central London venue situated in one of the most charming areas of London, just off the fashionable Marylebone High Street. Housed within an impressive red brick and Portland stone facade we have a variety of event spaces we have hosted a range of professional and private events, from fashion shows, product launches and weddings to smaller meetings and presentations. All of our spaces are filled with natural daylight and come with high speed Wi-Fi. At the heart, The Great Hall - A blank canvas space that can be transformed easily to reflect any brand or personality creating a totally distinctive and unique event each time. This space is easily adapted and ideal for all events including award dinners, product launches and fashion shows, to high-end conferences, AGMs and film screenings to themed parties and exclusive press shows. With the mezzanine level balcony included in the hire of this space use it as one of your break out spaces, or give guests a glimpse of what is happening below opening the balcony onto the Bar, which can be hired exclusively with the Great Hall. Situated on the ground floor the Friends and Members Rooms is a grand space with high ceilings, can be used as one large space or separated into two using the bi-folding doors making it ideal for business meetings, to pop-up shops and press events, as well as receptions, private dinners, wine tastings or as a perfect backdrop for your filming, photography, TV/Magazine interviews, or readings. When hired together with the Great Hall, this space works well as a green room, VIP area, breakout space or wardrobe. Used during LFW as a dressing room and make up room for the Kiko Kostadinov womenswear fashion show Our smaller rooms that can be hired individually or with our other spaces include the Boardroom; an elegant, first floor room with large soundproofed windows overlooking Paddington Gardens provides space for meetings, conferences and lectures for up to 50. The Library, on the second floor, provides a space for meetings, and small conferences and workshops for up to 25. On the third floor the Print Room and Glass Room are both ideal for smaller meetings and training sessions (up to 12 people). The Map Room is a lovely space ideal for one-to-one meetings, interviews, meditation and training sessions up to 4 people. When available the Bar area on the ground floor, is offered as a lunch space to clients hiring the smaller meeting rooms who have pre-booked lunch via our in-house catering service.
Oval Space is an amazing warehouse-style venue finished to a very high standard that offers 5,000 square feet of unobstructed event space, with the iconic backdrop of the Bethnal Green Gas Holders. Two terraces frame the venue on the West and South side, providing a summer reception space and / or BBQ garden with a striking view. Although it is full of unique features, Oval Space offers a fantastic blank canvas, making it a venue of choice for an extraordinarily wide range of events.
This original Town Hall is located just a three minute walk from the tube station, Bethnal Green - only one stop away from the financial district. The hotel is renowned in the filming industry and extremely popular for weddings, meetings and parties. We can also cater for all types of business meetings, product launches, corporate events and private parties. With three separate events spaces this historical hotel gives you plenty to choose from. There's also 97 bedrooms with four different sizes to choose from and plenty of different styles - not one room is the same! Our rooms are popular for green rooms, photography, interviews and small boardrooms.
Tottenham Court Road
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.
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.
North West London
We combine the best eat drink play experiences to cater for any type of private event. The team are on hand every step to plan an amazing event in our unique spaces. From drinks receptions, conferences, meetings to experiential brand activations and full venue takeovers for up to 2500. Along side our exclusive drinks you a can choose from any of our curated street food inspired vendors covering cuisines spanning the world to cater for you and your guests. Full venue takeovers also include exclusive use of a VR experience and Axe throwing, great for an experience within your event.
Located on a peaceful canal side setting, The Collective Bar & Kitchen offers global comfort food with a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. The space can be exclusively hired - both indoor & outdoor, for up to 600 guests. A perfect spot for a Summer party.
City of London
The Grubstreet Author is a collection of luxurious new event spaces created and operated by the team behind London¹s leading event venue The Brewery. The venue is situated on what was once the notorious Grubstreet, an area renowned for bohemian writers and industrial print houses.This colourful history has provided the inspiration for the venue, offering a setting that is full of character, rich in history whilst still catering to the needs of a modern event. The assortment of spaces allows Grubstreet to host a range of events for 20 to over 100 attendees in an environment that sparks imagination and excitement. Dining at The Grubstreet Author is an experience all to itself with inspired cooking that thrills with robust flavours and intriguing ingredients. The passion for food is in harmony with the wine, seeing distinctive bottles paired alongside individual dishes. As the choice for corporate events, conferences, product launches, meetings, birthday parties, weddings or private dining there is no alternative to The Grubstreet Author that can offer such exacting levels of quality and service in a truly jaw dropping surrounding.
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.
A blank canvas venue, unlike many creative spaces, is normally an open space with white walls. They make ideal spaces for events where you want to add your own creative flair, like an exhibition or product launch. They are usually very experienced in organising these types of events, and may be able to help you with hanging decorations or art on the walls. Make sure you ask how long you have the venue for, as you’ll need to include set up and clean up time in your contract – otherwise your event will be less decorated than you’d like!