Confident that we can cater to your every whim, we have venues to suit any budget or capacity and a great mix of both up-and-running, fuss free options and blank canvases that allow a hands on, DIY approach with regards to the style, décor and overall feel you want to create for your event. So regardless of the occasion, be it for business or pleasure, take a look through our event spaces and know you are getting the best of the best.
Elephant & castle
Not available: Friday & Saturday evening Situated just a stones throw from London Bridge in the trendy Elephant and Castle area, 103 Gaunt Street is one venue, six unique spaces. The venue benefits from a 24 hour license, outdoor space, award winning AV systems and full event management solutions. The venue features six unique spaces that all have their own identity: The Courtyard – 331m2 heated courtyard with outside bar, tables & chairs The 103 – Double height reception space with aerial walkway, LED screen & projection options The Box – Production heavy featuring, six towering speaker stacks, 4K HD plasma Projectors and screen & an extensive lighting rig The Lounge – opulent seating area overlooking The 103 with own bar and facilities Two other exciting spaces. The venue is hired exclusively as one unit on a 24 hour period hire and our events team is on hand to put together your bespoke package for you.
Our stunning new cookery school, Sauce by The Langham provides the perfect way for friends, family or colleagues to have a fun day together. The cooking classes offer a great team building opportunity and we are able to accommodate large groups in our brand new venue, The Conservatory. Pick from hands-on individual tuition for up to 12 guests or an interactive demonstration for up to 24. Your private class could be a 'building block' course where you can master the basics such as perfecting your pasta or sharpening your knife skills, or a masterclass when you can ramp up your cookery skills and learn some of the trade secrets of the Langham's brigade of chefs. Alternatively we can create bespoke classes to suit different interests or levels of expertise. Whichever suits you, you can be sure of a fun and memorable experience, with great food and wine!
ONLY TAKING BOOKINGS FROM OCTOBER 2020 ONWARDSA hidden gem in the heart of the city, and a 3 minute walk from Barbican tube and St Pauls tubes. The Lounge can host up to 80 guests for drinks and canopies, with an outside terrace, ideal for summer parties! This whole venue is available for exclusive hire for up to 220 people.. with a long bar, roomy dance floor and a stunning outside terrace. Ideal for corporate and private parties, press events, product launches, breakfast meetings, presentations, and wedding receptions.
Hawker House is our huge indoor food and drink warehouse in Canada Water. It can fit up to 2,000 people indoors, with an additional 1,000 capacity space in the summer months when we open our huge outside area, aka the Land of Bamboo - our own tropical tiki paradise. Hawker House is the perfect versatile event space for conferences, exhibitions, awards ceremonies, product launches, parties and LOADS more. The venue is split across two rooms, meaning you can hire one side of Hawker House for smaller groups of 200 up to much larger whole-venue takeovers. Hawker House is the perfect alternative space for large scale conferences. With 1500 square metres of transformable space and a capacity of up to 550 theatre style with an additional further 4 breakout rooms, our brilliant Canada Water warehouse provides a unique urban backdrop, with an unbeatable operations team delivering slick service and catering for all your needs. We believe in work hard, play hard and can offer fantastic after parties to round off your conference, complete with DJs and delicious cocktails. Expect world beating street food and service in a memorable venue. The incredible warehouse space has nine brilliant bars, ten world beating street food traders and loads of extra room for you to play around with, including optional pool and beer pong tables. Hawker House is a short walk away from Canada Water Overground and Underground Station, and is only a short distance from London Bridge, Borough and Canary Wharf. **Venue does not allow consumer ticketed events**
Positioned between The Green Room restaurant and BFI IMAX, Green Space is a blank canvas, dry hire opportunity that offers a secluded garden type venue perfect for corporate outdoor events, large installations, busses and large vehicles, outdoor press launches and company team building. Situated two minutes walk from Waterloo station and visible from Waterloo Bridge, it’s an enclosed, adaptable and over 850m² grassy canvas in a highly desirable central London location - making it ideal for destination or ticketed events.
Built in 1929 and now Grade II listed, Conway Hall is a landmark of London’s independent intellectual, political and cultural life. We play host to a wide variety of events from conferences and lectures to concerts, dance classes, drama, festivals, film screenings, charity fund raisers, filming location and more. With a capacity of 400 spread over balcony and floor seating, our Main Hall retains its period features and is internationally renowned for its excellent acoustics.
A bright and airy creative space located on the canal, in central Hackney Wick and alongside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. White Post Cafe is a contemporary, multi-use space. It has a large Atrium venue adjoining. The interior is totally unique and captures the rich artistic live/work vibe in Hackney Wick. We are an ideal venue for product launches, corporate events, party bookings, wedding receptions, music gigs, and late night events. The venue can either be hired or space reserved. Available for wet/dry hires. Weekend - wet hires upwards of £3500 (100 plus people) Photo shoots Film shoots Talks Gatherings Business parties/celebrations Live music gigs and DJ club nights Creative meetings
Located in the heart of London's Soho, Chotto-Matte is the flagship site in the internationally acclaimed collection of powerhouse event venues. Packed full of vibrancy and colour, Chotto-Matte brings the energy of underground Tokyo to the streets of Soho and delivers an unrivalled culinary experience to guests, serving up high quality Nikkei cuisine and award-winning cocktails. Chotto-Matte has played host to some of London's most exclusive parties, from car launches to wrap parties and screenings. Offering uncompromising versatility across two spacious floors and accommodating between 50 and 400 guests. Semi Private Parties on the Ground Floor available for up 50 seated & 70 standing. Private Hire of Chotto-Matte's 1st Floor available for up to 160 seated & 250 standing.
South West London
Tara Theatre is an awarding-winning gem available for venue hire in London. Just 10 minutes by Rail from Waterloo. Step through the Indian front door of our Edwardian terrace into a world of elegant fusion, providing a unique setting for any event. Theatre – plush seats, soaring ceilings and exposed brickwork combined with state-of-the-art technical facilities, perfect for private parties, launch events, conferences, weddings and receptions. Studio – an abundance of natural light and smooth oakwood floors, ideal for meetings, workshops, rehearsals, seminars and more. Foyer & Patio-Garden –a charming haven for parties and events with a café/bar.
Swingers West End takes crazy golf back to its seaside roots in a venue that reimagines the faded glamour of the 1920s English Riviera. Located just off Oxford Circus, step out of the hustle and bustle of London's busiest streets and into a quintessential British seaside setting of goof, drinks and fun, where the sun is always shinning. The venue boasts two 9-hole crazy golf courses, four stunning cocktail bars, four of London's best street food vendors and an incredible 3D photo podium. Swingers also have a selection of private hire spaces perfect for corporate parties, birthdays, and Christmas celebrations.
In the heart of London’s vibrant East End, an inspiring destination for private, corporate and charity events. A truly unique venue, Hawkmoor’s beautifully restored Baroque masterpiece, offers a magnificent backdrop with several versatile spaces. Impress your guests with our 300-year-old Nave, with its soaring Tuscan columns it's the perfect space for up to 600 guests, while our vaulted Crypt is perfect for those more intimate events for up to 250 guests. Within easy reach of Liverpool Street and Aldgate East Station, This is a memorable setting for drink receptions, banquets, meetings, dinners, conferences and exhibitions, concerts, filming and other events for between 10 and 600 guests.
The Nelson Room can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated dinner, 350 for standing reception and is licensed as a venue for civil weddings. The entire first floor of the Trafalgar Tavern can be hired exclusively for your event.
Located right behind the Tate, this space is now the relocation of the previous Gallery. Ever wondered what it might feel like to be in a creative New York Loft. Well wait no longer, and come and experience it right from London.
We are delighted to offer the opportunity to hire Elder Street. Previously, the space has been used for client workshops, networking events, product launches and parties, conferences and private dining. The spaces available for hire include our beautiful vertical garden and courtyard, The Undercroft, The Workshop, Upper Lobby, Canteen and Kitchen.
BMA House – modern events with heritage, placing sustainability at the heart of everything we do. A beautifully bright and spacious Grade II listed building designed in 1911, our magnificent venue boasts 22 unique and versatile spaces, all fitted with cutting edge AV technology. A strong balance between the old and new is at the heart of our offer. New technology, new thinking on nutrition and new ideas about what an event space can be merge with real heritage and a proven track record to create the story of BMA House today. From small meeting rooms to full conferencing spaces for up to 320, it is a favourite for Conferences, Meetings, Award Ceremonies, Summer, Parties and Weddings. We’re incredibly passionate about our food. Healthy meetings being our ethos with delegates’ wellbeing at the forefront of all menus, our talented chefs have created mindfully nutritious menus which focus on sustaining concentration and nourishing delegates with wholesome food. We are also fully stocked on ideas for any event or individual requiring vegan or vegetarian dishes. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury just a stone’s throw away from mainline stations Euston and Kings Cross, our superb location suits both national and international conferences.
PLEASE NOTE THIS VENUE DOES NOT CATER FOR PRIVATE CELEBRATIONS An exclusive residential property a few minutes from waterloo station. The space is fit out to the highest spec, with high end interior touches, combining original features and minimalist architecture. The space beams innovation and design, perfect for luxury brands, high end technology products, home, fashion and food. This converted New York influenced loft style property will not fail to wow event producers and guests alike. The open plan layout presents a spacious composition with a sense of intimacy across three levels. Natural daylight falls across the property with the option to have mood lighting in the evenings. The sheer ease of style, space and acute attention to detail effortlessly adds quality to your event. The venue is a truly unique and rare venue that is both an extremely high-spec, design conscious residential property and a discrete and well considered event space. Onsite there is a fully functioning professional kitchen suited to the finest caterers with a large dining room, a walk-in cold store, interior ‘garden’, home cinema, bespoke and purposely designed furniture to breakdown with ease, concealed onsite storage, en-suites within all bedrooms, 3 phase power, and great Wi-Fi. Ideal for all types of corporate events, product launches and private dinners. The venue is residential and not suited to live performance or events after midnight.
No matter what event you are running, planning it is a major task. Even if you’ve organised events before, a new one always comes with its own unique challenges. It’s difficult to know what exactly it is that makes an event a successful one. Here are our top 8 tips for you to follow that we think are truly important when event planning.
Set Your Objectives
Knowing what you want to get out of an event is a key thing to know before you start planning. How will you be able to tell if the event is successful? What is it that this event is supposed to achieve? While it may seem like a silly exercise, it’s important to really sit down and think about it. Having your objectives at the top of your planning document can help you to focus your planning around these. When you need to make an important decision, think whether it is going to help you reach your objectives, and how. You might find yourself saving money on things that weren’t necessary.
Choose A Good Team
An event can’t be planned single-handedly, it takes a team. Choosing your team early and wisely can be the key to a successful event. Play on people’s strengths and don’t be afraid to delegate out major tasks. This leaves you free to manage other things and all of the items on your agenda will get completed to a much higher standard than they would have been otherwise. Make sure that all of the members of your team actually want to be involved. There’s nothing worse than someone who has been forced to be a part of a planning committee.
Money matters. If you don’t have the budget for something, you simply won’t be able to do it. Too many events spend too much and when ticket sales and all income is tallied up, it turns out that they’ve lost money from hosting their event. Perhaps you’ve been given a large budget, and your event doesn’t need to make any profit, that’s great. You still need a detailed budget however. This includes estimated incomings and outgoings, and an up to date cashflow. This needs to be referred back to at every stage of the planning process.
Choose the Right Venue
Choosing the right venue will decide on the mood of your whole event. It’s wise to take your time viewing different locations and talking to the owners. Don’t be afraid to come at them with a list of questions for them to answer, they’ll be more than used to it. Of course, it all needs to stay within budget as well. With so many types of event space for hire in London, you really can go as upmarket as you want, but this all needs to be within your allocated spending. Think about the type of event you’re holding, and the theme that surrounds it. This should help you to choose a truly unique venue.
You need to make sure that you have a project management document that is constantly updated by you and the rest of your team. Have a timeline with action points and regular progress meetings. Many events fail for the simple reason that they haven’t kept organised throughout. While it can be easy to get waylaid while you get busier, keeping all of your notes and paperwork up to date really is key. Without an accurate timeline, no one will know what comes next and you can find yourselves in a last-minute panic to organise items that you’ve forgotten about.
Get High Quality Sponsors
Sponsors can help with budget constraints and encourage people to attend your event through a well-known brand name. If you have sponsors advertising on your behalf, you are going to get a much bigger audience than if it was through your contacts alone. You need to look for quality sponsors early in the process, as getting them can completely change the whole feel and even theme of your event if they ask you to focus in a certain direction.
Without good advertising, no one Is going to turn up to your event. You need to ensure that you have a strong marketing plan, and that it’s implemented at an early stage. This can be everything from cold calling to marketing emails promoting your event. If you have something important that you want people to hear, then you need to make sure that you’re saying it loud enough. Social media of course should never be forgotten, as it is one of the most important advertising tools out there. You just need to ensure that you are using it wisely, and in a way that will generate the ticket sales that you’re after.
Survey the Audience
After your event is over, you might be tempted to just sit back and relax. It is directly after your event however that the most important part of marketing happens. Surveying the audience. In order to make future events a success, you need to know what worked and what didn’t this time around. While you might have your own ideas, sending out a survey to everyone who attended is a great way to gauge the response of the audience. Some of the answers might really surprise you. Once you’ve done this, you should compile a report so it’s ready for the next event you plan.
Planning an event can be lots of fun, but it’s never an easy thing to do. With so much pressure on you to get results, it’s easy to panic and forget crucial items. That’s why having a good team around you, as well as a plan and budget that are constantly updated is so important to ensuring that your event is a successful one.