Strand, Central London
The Vaults at RSA House are ideal for large standing receptions, unique celebrations and evening parties. Originally designed as river-front warehouses, these fully restored Vaults offer a striking contrast to the splendour of the rooms above. The Durham Street Auditorium is a purpose built theatre ideal for screenings, conferences and meeting. It was built on the last remaining stretch of 18th century cobbled roadway which was part of a tunnel beneath the House leading down to the Thames. The DSA can accommodate up to 70 people. The RSA is an enlightenment organisation that seeks to understand and enhance human potential located in the heart of the West End. Throughout its history, the RSA has extended a welcome to others looking for a place to discuss their ideas. This tradition continues, with the Great Room, Durham Street Auditorium and Benjamin Franklin Room and our more intimate rooms providing the perfect backdrop to dinners, conferences and workshops. Recently awarded Best Historic Venue or Livery Hall at the London Venue Awards, 2018.
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
Hoxton Docks is an incredible canal side venue for hire in London. The ex-coal storage facility is a unique blank canvas venue in London. We cater to all types of events in London including weddings, product launches, and corporate parties. Found on the regents canal in Hoxton E2 we function as a private dinner party venue and as a film and photography location venue. There is very little that we can't do as the space is so versatile. We have two rooftop venue locations on site as well as large internal and external courtyards on location.
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**
Walter & Monty is located in the heart of the city at the base of the Gherkin, a commercial area with predominantly corporate visitors. The restaurant is occupied during the day with a busy lunch service. However, the space is not occupied during the evening or on the weekend so it is flexible to make your own! Good transport links and trendy interior make it the perfect party venue.
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.
The Mess Hall is a brand new 300 cap event space in the heart of Mayfair, located inside the UKs first Immersive Theatre, IMMERSIVE | LDN Located in an ex-military building, we have a broad range of unique spaces including Gatsby's Mansion, The Mess Hall, a shooting range, gun & ammo store and The Lucky Club, our very own cocktail bar. Conveniently located just 60 seconds walk from Bond Street tube station, the venue is in a prime location for everything from product launches and corporate events to performance based shows.
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.
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.
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.
New to London in July 2017, the distinctive Nobu Hotel Shoreditch is a capitvating and unique venue in the heart of London's East End. Our dynamic events space Kaijo is located on the ground floor of the hotel, and benefits from natural daylight as well as private access from the street. The flexibility of the space offers up to 6 different room options over 178 square meters. It is ideally suited to a variety of events - from corporate meetings to private dinners and weddings - all with the iconic experience of Nobu's world-renowned cuisine. Whether you'd like to host a product launch, trade event, seminar, exhibition, theatre or music event, our versatile Kaijo space can adapt to your unique style and requirements. IDEAL FOR: Conferences Corporate dinners Drink receptions Christmas parties Wedding receptions Bar Mitzvah
The Bike Shed is Shoreditch's newest unique venue, boasting four large redeveloped Railway Arches spanning 12000sqft with a 30m private road. All arches have been renovated to the highest standard, whilst keeping original features & providing a blank canvas for private events. Available for dry hire are arches 3 & 4; each have underfloor heating, shiny concrete floors and multiple 3 phase power feeds. Perfect for product launches, shoots, private parties, music videos, fashion shows and more. Features: - J-rail Hanging system - Motorised truss system - Underfloor heating - Hot & cold water points - No corkage fee - External caterers welcome
Nestled at the back of Angel station, The Islington Metalworks is a unique venue for hire in London.The building was originally used to stable the horses that pulled the trams for London Transport. We hold a wide variety of functions including club nights,concerts, exhibitions, fashion shows, conferences,film shoots and corporate parties and is a very popular wedding venue in London. We are fully licenced with catering team and kitchen on site.
Giant Robot is our epic eating and drinking rooftopia in the heart of Canary Wharf. Sitting at the east end of London's biggest roof garden, the 700 capacity indoor venue is complete with four sensational street food traders, three brilliant bars, floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views, and a huge wraparound terrace for outdoor sunshine feasting in the summer months. Combining futuristic with retro and industrial with luxury, expect an epic spaceship engine room meets art-deco cruise liner. Our mighty mothership is the perfect space for groups small or large - sip on delicious cocktails with sunset views up on The Deck - our magnificent mezzanine - or throw a whole - venue takeover with giant cocktails, craft beers, wonderful wines and fantastic food. Whole Venue Exclusive: 700 capacity - Hire out the full venue and get exclusive access to four traders, three bars and a wrap-around terrace with panoramic views The Deck: 150 capacity - Book your own semi-exclusive section of Giant Robot with The Deck - accommodating up to 150 people. You'll get access to the outdoor terrace and a private section of our island bar Area Bookings - If you're after a smaller spot, we take online area bookings of 10 people and upwards. **Venue does not allow consumer ticketed events**
Victoria’s newest event space, 'The Studio', is a unique industrial meets luxury elegance venue located in the core of London’s most fashionable postcodes. Offers 1,700 sq. ft. of space with versatile space & ceiling height of 5 m. Newly renovated, features a large central space with the availability of additional break off areas and an abundance of natural daylight. Adaptable venue & can be configured to meet a wide range of needs including networking breakfasts, evening receptions, private dinners, product launches, music showcases, film location & press events for up to 250 guests.
Dinerama, once a former bullion truck yard is now a fantastic two-level, all-year-round, 1,000 capacity venue in the heart of Shoreditch, creating the ultimate food and drink arena. In the Summer we are an open-air playground full of multiple spaces to hire, with retractable roofs in case of summer showers. In the Winter the venue is roofed and winter-proofed so Dinerama is toasty and warm with log-burning fires. With 10 bars serving wine, champagne, brit spritzes, tequila slushies, craft beers from around world and cocktails in every colour of the rum-bow—as well as a host of London’s best street food traders—this is the ideal space to create a fantastic festival-style event, small or large.Whole Venue: 1,000 capacity - Two floors, 10 bars, 10 street food traders and one DJ - all yours. In the summer months we have a retractable roof so rain or shine we have you covered. In the Winter months we are heated roofed and winter proof creating cosy festival vibes.Whole Mezzanine: 500 capacity - Hire out the entire upstairs with exclusive access to all four bars and your own private entrance. In the summer months we have a retractable roof so rain or shine we have you covered. In the Winter months we are heated roofed and winter proof creating cosy festival vibesRum Roof Top: 200 capacity – Book out our tiki-themed rooftop bar, with a private entrance and a killer drinks menu designed around you. We also have a retractable roof so rain or shine we have you coveredChristmas Alpine Ski Lodge: 200 capacity - Book out our upstairs Alpine Lodge for log burning fires, a killer drinks menu and toasty aprés-ski vibes. With its own private entrance, this is a great option for your Christmas partyZephyr Bar: 230 capacity - Our rooftop cocktail bar available for private hire with its own private entrance perfect for up to 230 people. In the summer months we have a retractable roof so rain or shine we have it covered. In the winter we transform into a toasty 50s British cocktail lounge, heated roofed and winter proof suitable for any occasionWinerama: 70 capacity - Get cosy in our twinkly indoor wine bar. Winerama is perfect for smaller events of up to 60 people, serving the best wines from Old and New World vineyardsHouse of Bamboo: 40 capacity - Our secret Tiki drinking den is located in the heart of Dinerama and is the perfect option for intimate parties for up to 40 people. In the summer months we also have a retractable roof so rain or shine we have you covered. **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!