Loft Studios offer West London’s premier event spaces Our refurbished Victorian foundry with 5 interlinking spaces and 2 large secluded courtyards are available for all occasions. Featuring natural brickwork, high ceilings with exposed beams, wooden floors, large windows and skylights that allow for abundant daylight. While retaining its original features, this location also benefits from all the modern components to create the perfect event. Studio 1: 200 standing / 130 theatre / 100 seated Studio 2: 220 standing / 140 theatre / 120 seated Studio 3: 150 standing / 50 theatre / 60 seated Studio 4: 450 standing / 300 theatre / 220 seated Studio 5: 450 standing / 300 theatre / 220 seated Courtyard 1: 200 standing Courtyard 2: 200 standing / 70 seated
Consisting of 2,000 square feet open plan space with large, bright windows overlooking the quirky, industrial looking buildings and architecture in Clerkenwell, Farringdon. The studio offers the perfect location for inspiring workshops, corporate functions, conferences, meetings and many many more. We offer catering but feel free to provide your own. We are flexible with budgets.
Barbican, Old Street
FARE is located in the Moorelands building, an old turn of the century textile factory, in the heart of Clerkenwell. It is situated on the junction between Old Street and Goswell Road, just a 5 min walk away from the Barbican and 10 min walk away from the Old Street roundabout. FARE is split across two floors, with both levels having a unique character and design. The upstairs level has high ceilings and benefits from large crittal windows on either side that flood the space with natural light. The industrial aesthetic gives the space a modern, relaxed, vibe. The upstairs restaurant hosts an Italian restaurant and cafe, that focuses on pizzas, pasta, all day coffee and aperitivo cocktails. Upstairs also benefits from a large courtyard area that is very busy during the summer months and can also be used for events. Other features included are a large marble topped horseshoe bar and pizza oven. We can accommodate a total of 75 standing and 42 seated not including use of the courtyard. The industrial aesthetic continues into the large, downstairs events space. The white washed walls are adorned hanging plants and the pavements allow for a good amount of natural light. The space also benefits from it’s own bar area and wine cellar, ideal for parties. The space is intended for multi-functional use; anything from board meeting, brand activation to weddings. The space has an open window into the large kitchen, making it ideal for private dining. The space also contains a large and well lit Wine Cellar along with a fully functional cocktail bar at the further end of the space, which is ideal for arrival and/or after dinner drinks. We can hire in AV equipment and all furniture is fully moveable. We can accommodate 85 people standing and 80 people seated including use of the Cocktail bar area. With all types of catering available from coffee and tea service with pastries to canapé and bowl food and 4 course set menus, FARE is the ideal venue for every event. We have already worked with a number of companies including Instagram, KeepCup and Pernod Ricard. So get in touch and see what we can do for you.
Waterloo, Southbank, Southwark
Aures London is an exciting new event space under Waterloo Station set within a beautifully restored 2,000 sq ft exposed brick arch. Situated in a beautifully restored exposed-brick arch, the venue is a heady mix of urban graffiti culture and futuristic immersive technology . It is the perfect blank canvas venue for innovative events, Christmas parties, screenings, product launches, conferences or corporate parties. Included in your venue hire: Exclusive use of the whole venue Available access 7 days a week, licensed until 2am on weekends Use of audio – Full 54 speaker surround system and DJ Booth with Pioneer Pro DJ equipment Use of venue lighting system High-speed Wi-Fi 3 phase power Ground floor, street level access and loading Additional requirements: Security staff Venue technician Post-event professional cleaning Additional services available: Furniture hire Additional breakout areas HD projectors and screens DJs and entertainment Team building activities – graffiti workshop Videography and photography Bespoke branding opportunities, including print and original graffiti artwork Full bar set-up with a range of drinks packages Catering
With an industrial yet modern look, in Shoreditch offers a tech-themed venue with a double-height ceiling and lots of natural light. Panels, pitch events, networking meet-ups and presentations are supported by high spec AV throughout, including wired and wireless casting options, 6 microphones, catch-box, record out capability and a SONOS system you can control. Half day and full day bookings available.
Village Underground's renovated turn-of-the-century warehouse is a versatile space which can adapt to accommodate a wide range of creative events. To date, we’ve hosted photographic exhibitions, concerts, theatre performances, club nights, social projects, private functions and eclectic commercial events.
Simple yet stand-out, Restaurant Ours brings the outside in, to create an unexpected space hidden in the heart of Knightsbridge. Unpretentious, effortless and elegant with a nod to retro chic. An internationally inspired sharing menu that focuses on seasonal, fresh ingredients and flavour. Accompanied by eclectic cocktails and a range of carefully selected wines
The Science Museum is an amazing exhibition space, with astounding galleries and creative blank canvas spaces, combined to make a unique and inspiring London venue for corporate or private hire. Take advantage of a diverse range of spaces and unparalleled opportunities for accessible, exciting event experiences in the cultural heart of the capital. You can hire: One or more of our ten uniquely themed galleries or brand-new suite of Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries for evening hire, Our 400-seat IMAX Theatre, available for daytime and evening hire and ideal for product launches and presentations. Our new dedicated events space Illuminate, available for day-time and evening hire perfect for meetings and conferences of up to 400 individuals as well as unique evening receptions and dinners. Our recently refurbished Smith Centre which contains a large salon, boardroom, large meeting room and courtyard area. Available for daytime and evening hire.
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.
is the latest project by the team behind two of London’s foremost cultural institutions, Oval Space and The Pickle Factory. This space has been designed as a blank canvas, set in an industrial but polished setting. The venue comprises of 3 unique areas, a sprawling, blank canvas main room, a roof terrace with breakout containers, and a brandable cocktail bar event space. The venue also features breakout rooms on the 1st floor. The versatility and multi-faceted nature of is bound to whet the appetite of any ambitious event producer, whether they’re planning a product launch, conference or live music gig. Moreover, the venue can boast to be one of the most environmentally sustainable in the country, with a ban on single-use plastics the first step in ‘Oval Green’ a cross-venue initiative to create spaces that deliver unforgettable experiences minus the carbon emissions. All hires include a projector and screen, sound and lighting packages, chairs, staging, lectern and a dedicated event manager.
A unique, modern venue in the heart of Dalston, East London. Offering immense flexibility for creative events, pop-up shops and workshops, the event space features industrial/minimal design, floor to ceiling windows, mezzanine storage, adjustable spotlights, and colour-changing RGB Lights. Additionally available on request are audio/video equipment and furniture. Space for loading is also available. There are multiple options for hire within the event space itself ranging from 335 sq ft, to a total of 1800 sq ft for a full hire. The spaces are situated in a unique, multi-purpose commercial venue featuring various independent shops and studios.
The Old Baths of Hackney Wick were built in 1934 to provide washing facilities, laundry and community space to the poor population that was leaving in the area. Now The Old Baths, a listed building as a rare example of combination of Modernist and Art Deco architectural styles, is the heart of the Hackney Wick creative Community. At the entrance, a plant based Cafe - Restaurant serving Greek - Mediterranean food. Further in, a cozy lounge with comfy sofas, piano and a lot of character, serving as a multi use space, reception, screening room, private dinning, gatherings, presentations. Down the steps there is the main hall, a blank Canvas of 2.400 sq feet floor space and 7 meters height, with an infinity wall built in -ideal for photo-shoots and useful as a stage or projection surface. Two main exits lead to the garden area with Bar and seating. In the building there are two more spaces available for hire, as photographic studios, gallery spaces, workshop or class rooms, dressing and make up... One of them has an original skyline roof going across the room allowing wonderful light to fill the room.
Two railway arches with a 850 capacity venue in the heart of Hackney. An outstanding versatile event space. The venue as a whole consists of; The largest covered terrace in Hackney Central alongside a beautiful garden, 10 m cocktail bar and full fitted kitchen with a 450 capacity. A blank canvas space under the arch, equipped with a Funktion One Sound System, ambient lighting and a 10 m cocktail bar. Our venue makes for an extraordinary and unique space, perfect for: Drink receptions, Wedding celebrations, Summer & Christmas parties, Corporate celebrations, Networking events, Brand activations & product launches, Talks & presentations, Theater & comedy, Live music, Creative, Film & photo shoots
A beautifully bright and rustic warehouse space near Finsbury Park with fully working kitchen. The space is great for cooking demonstrations, supper clubs or workshops and corporate events. This unique London venue is perfect for private dinner parties.
If you are looking to impress, Morton Society certainly fits the bill. With stunning original decor and impeccable service we have everything on hand to make yours an unforgettable night. The Booze Lab brings you in off the street, from where you are invited down the stairs to discover the dazzling venue below. Friends or family, guests or delegates, clients or suppliers, you can count on us to send them home well-fed, watered and happy.
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**
?If you're a filmmaker who dreams of making it big, the best way to do that is by producing a movie. Independent films are popular, and the rise of festivals that show them mean that if yours is produced to a high quality, there’s no reason why it won’t be the first step to something bigger. Not everyone has a large budget to spend however, so if you’re looking to shoot a movie and have a festival that you want to submit it to, you’ll need to keep some budget friendly tips in mind.
Know What Your Budget Is
You won’t be able to film anything to a budget if you don’t know what you have to spend. You need to have a detailed budget plan that includes everything you have available to you, and the limit that your spending will reach on certain things. There are loads of films out there that are produced for practically nothing, but when you do have a budget, you need to spend it wisely. Even the smallest amount of money, used wisely, can really change what the final product looks like. Just don’t blow it all on one thing, plan carefully before any cameras start rolling. The majority of independent films don’t have the same money to burn as a Hollywood blockbuster, but you should still have enough to create a great film.
Have a Budget-Friendly Script
The script for a film really is everything. It’s the story that you’re trying to tell, and it’s your job to do it justice. That being said, if you have a limited budget, you’re going to be limited on what script you use. You’re not going to be able to produce and eight-way gunfights or anything that involves too many fancy costumes. There won’t be any stunt doubles or special effects, so you’ll need to choose a clean script that works well alongside your budget constraints instead of fighting them at every turn. If there are any areas of worry, sit down with your team, and the writer, in advance. You can discuss how you might either produce it in a way that does the scene justice or can change it to something that has the same affect on the audience, but it less challenging to produce.
Think Carefully About Venue
Where you’re actually shooting your film will have a big impact on your budget. While it’s always best to have some variety, there’s no reason why a large part of your film can’t be set in the same place. This can create a really great atmosphere the draws the reader in. The versatility of some venues means that if you get the correct space, it can seem as if you are in two or more different settings without moving location at all. One way of doing this is by hiring out an industrial location. There is a huge variety of industrial spaces for hire in London so finding one that fits the bill shouldn’t be a problem. These spaces are hugely popular because of their versatility, which makes them the ideal filming location.
Get an Experienced Cast
Hiring the friend of a friend who once took a drama class is definitely not the way to save on budget. You should still have a casting director who can help you to find the perfect actors and actresses for your various roles. They should be experienced and know what they’re doing on set to enable everything to go as smoothly as possible. Try and get names that are known as this will help you enormously when it comes to selling your film and for publicity purposes. Your cast should also be used to working on films with a lower budget. When they know what to expect from the set, they’re going to be relaxed, and can share their experience of other movies they’ve starred in with similar constraints.
Make Sure it Looks Good
This might seem a bit obvious, but a low-budget is no excuse for a film to look low-budget anymore. The cheapest cameras now are still amazing, and so if you’re film comes out looking like it was shot by someone who’d never been to a cinema before, you’re not going to get it accepted to any festivals. Yes, the editing and post-production will take a lot of time, longer even than you might think at first, but it needs to happen to make sure that your film is big-screen ready. Work with your camera men and women to get the best shots possible and be patient. With independent films, there’s no longer any leeway when it comes to quality, so you need to make sure that yours hits the mark.
Don’t Forget About Marketing
It’s always a good idea to leave some money aside for marketing purposes. Sending your completed film to a festival isn’t free either, so if that’s your end goal, then you need to make sure that you have the funds to do it. While you might think that marketing isn’t important for an independent movie, you’ll be surprised by what a little budget in this area can do. Organise a film premiere for your cast and crew, advertise its release well, and you might even get your movie shown in your local theatre for a few days. Your work isn’t done when the final edits are made, and no one will hear about the film you’ve created unless you market it to them.
Creating an independent film is a long and difficult process, but it can also be massively rewarding. Whether you want to submit it to a film festival or just have a local release, it is absolutely possible to do so under budget constrains so long as you plan out everything carefully and hire the correct venue. Next stop, Hollywood!