So whether you are looking for a sports hall for hire or a totally unique space you can make your own, why not take a look and start planning now.
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.
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.
North West London
Pelham's is Lord's new events space boasting spectacular views of the hallowed turf below. Named after one of the great figures of Lord’s, Sir ‘Plum’ Warner, who captained MCC on its inaugural tour to Australia in 1903-1904, the room is an ideal space for a drinks reception, conference, product launch, meetings and dinners. With natural light and excellent facilities, this space is something truly unique for your event.
The velodrome, with its iconic sweeping roof and the fastest track on the planet made sporting history during London 2012 but this special venue offers more than just cycling. Sure to inspire and impress, it’s also a show stopping base for your next conference, exhibition or meeting.
Swingers City offers two 9-hole crazy golf courses with three incredible street food vendors, five cocktail drenched bars and a two-storey clubhouse. Swingers is totally unique and outrageously fun, making it the ideal venue for a host of occasions ranging from birthday parties, your team Christmas party, team building, client entertaining or simply a night out for a group of friends. Swingers City is based on a 1920's golf-club set in the bucolic English countryside. Step into the secret world of our old-school clubhouse, rolling greens, lush foliage and unparalleled hospitality. The venue is a stone's throw away from the Gherkin in the heart of London. Here is our other site: West End
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.
North West London
Experience the year-round magic of Lord’s; from the elegance of the Pavilion to the unique J.P. Morgan Media Centre and the modernity of the newly-built Pelham's. Conveniently located in the heart of London and offering stunning vistas of the Ground, Lord’s is an exceptional venue boasting 14 different spaces perfect for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and dining events for between 10 – 300 people. Long Room Lunch/Dinner – 200 Standing - 300 Long Oval table – 82 Writing Room Lunch/Dinner – 60 Standing – 70 Long Oval table – 24 Theatre style – 45 Cabaret – 32 Boardroom – 18 Pelham’s Lunch/Dinner- 136 Standing - 169 Long Oval table – 60 Theatre style – 136 Cabaret – 88 Boardroom – 66 Thomas Lord Suite Lunch/Dinner without reception area – 400 Lunch/Dinner with reception area - 250 Dinner Dance – 200 Standing – 500 Cabaret – 160 Theatre style – 300 Boardroom – 58 Classroom – 126 Pavilion Roof Terrace Standing – 250 Mound Stand Terrace Standing – 350 Tavern Boxes Theatre – 30 Boardroom – 18
An monolithic, industrial style space situated in the heart of Tottenham, the Archives offers a range of hire options in a unique setting. Perfect for filming, activations, dry / wet hire, community and corporate events, this historic building has something for all occasions. The Warehouse / Ground Floor @ The Archives The Warehouse offers 15,000 square feet of hire space with 4.5 metre ceiling heights, perfect for set builds and large-scale events and productions. A blank-canvas venue, with vehicle access and load in / out capacity, its heavy industrial aesthetic lends itself well to filming, activations and installations. The Falconry / Fifth Floor @ The Archives Situated on the fifth floor of The Archives, the Falconry offers panoramic views of the area in a one-of-a-kind industrial setting. With 4.5 metre ceiling heights, service lifts, red brick walls and huge amounts of natural light, the space can accommodate everything from pr
There’s nothing quite like a sporting event to bring people together. Not only is it an amazing way to show off our skill as human beings, it’s also competitive. An audience at a sporting event loves to have a good view of all of the action and will go to any lengths to support their favourite team or individual. Organising an indoor sporting event takes its own particular kind of sportsmanship. From managing the athletes, to arranging where the fans will be seated, there are a lot of elements needed to ensure that everything comes together. We have our own step by step guide to help see you through the first stages in the planning process.
Step 1: Back to Basics
Before you get into the nitty gritty of planning a sporting event, it’s always best to start with a simple list of what you need to make your event a success. Think about what type of venue you need, the budget you have or will need to get from sponsors in order for the event to be successful, as well as any other practicalities that go alongside this. Having everything written down is the first step to having a clear understanding of how to plan your event.
Step 2: Your Goals
What is the purpose of this sporting event? Is it a one-off, or part of a larger tournament or series of events? What do you want to gain out of hosting this? Obviously, you will want all of the sportspeople to have a good time, but what else are you hoping for? Do you want to develop an opportunity for future sponsorship? Or are you hoping that you or your company will be asked to plan and host further sporting events? Whatever your objectives, you need to have these written down as well, as it will help you to focus your efforts.
Step 3: Choose Your Venue
One of the important things that your venue needs is all of the permissions that are required when hosting any type of sporting event. Most of this will be down to you filing the correct paperwork on time, as many venues are already set up to deal with sports events. That aside, you’ll need to look into capacity for all of the attendees as well as how conveniently located it is. There are a whole host of indoor sporting venues for hire in London, so you just need to find one that is ticking all of the boxes for you when it comes to requirements. It should be easy to get to and have good parking facilities for all of the competitors and their fans. Check to see what you are getting when you hire out a venue. For example, will they provide any staff on the day? Is the cleaning of the venue included or is this an extra charge? Getting everything costed upfront will help you to price out the different venue options fairly before making your final decision.
Step 4: Think About Health and Safety
As it’s a sporting event, health and safety is even more important than usual. You’ll need to conduct your own research on this, liaise with your venue, and make sure that everyone involved is fully briefed on health and safety in the building. What do they do in case of an injury and what do you need to inform the general public about? A doctor or first aid team will need to be on standby in case of any injuries that occur while competing. You will also, of course, need to be fully covered by your insurance. This is a step that it’s important not to forget. While you hope that everything goes as straightforward as possible, accidents do occur in the sporting world, so it’s important that you prepare for them in any way you can.
Step 5: Organise Staff and Volunteers
Every large sporting event has a team that helps out on the day. This consists not only of paid staff but a host of volunteers. Put the call out early for volunteers. University students and in particular will value the experience. Volunteers who have first aid experience will be particularly valuable to you. You will need far more help than you might first anticipate so make sure that there are some hired staff as well to organise the volunteers throughout the day. Security will also be important. This helps keep the entire event calm, but they will be there to step in if it’s ever necessary. If some of the athletes attending are high profile, they will want to ensure that there is a security presence at the venue.
Step 6: Don’t Forget to Promote
Promoting your event is just as big of a task as organising it in the first place, and it should be started as quickly as possible. Having someone in charge of marketing is the best way to do this as they can completely focus on selling tickets, getting more sponsors, and garnering interest from the media. Don’t be afraid to do interviews for the local press and to buy advertisements both on social media and in print. Having a well thought out poster design will also give your event an eye-catching appeal to everyone. Price your tickets fairly but competitively – look at what other events in the area have sold for and conduct some market research before setting your price.
An indoor sporting event, whether it is individual or team, a heat or a final, always brings with it a unique set of organisational dilemmas. You won’t encounter these with any other type of event management. Knowing what they are, and what you need to do to organise your event in a way that is both enjoyable and safe for everyone, is the first key step to making any sporting event a success.