Blank canvas, modern, great daylight, ground floor.Available all week, and offer day hire also. Perfect for fashion brands, PR events, meetings, conferences, product launches, photographic shoots.
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.
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**
Looking for the perfect, intimate venue in the heart of central London to hold your next high-end event? Look no further than London’s most prestigious townhouse. Featuring stunning and luxurious interiors, this is the ideal choice for those wishing to run an event in a venue which oozes class, elegance and atmosphere! Our expert events team can help you create your bespoke event. From intimate dinners to small meetings, receptions and talent after parties, the team are on hand to help make your event a true success.
Central London Soho
Discreetly hidden behind a door on Shaftesbury Avenue is Century private member’s club, a hidden gem in the heart of Soho. The club boasts five floors including a cocktail lounge, a restaurant, a screening room, a small meeting room and Soho’s largest roof terrace. We can host product launches, private dinner parties and corporate meetings and Conferences. Century is also a unique venue for Weddings and we can accommodate up to 200 guests for a reception. Roof Terrace Century Club boasts one of Soho’s largest roof terraces, complete with a fully retractable glass roof, perfect for the unpredictable British weather. A truly fantastic space, complete with a large bar, the Roof Terrace is perfect for drinking, dining or dancing. Or you can ascend the steps to the balcony and take in the panoramic views as you sip a glass of Champagne. The Roof Terrace is available on special request. Please speak to our events team for more information. 180 Reception Features: Drinks receptions, parties etc. Panoramic views over Soho and the West End Large bar Built in speaker system All weather retractable glass roof One of the largest roof terraces in Soho Outside smoking terrace Green Room The Green Room is the Club’s main event space; as such it’s one of our largest and most versatile rooms. Fully equipped with AV and lighting, the Green Room is a blank canvas for any and all events, such as: music showcases, talks & seminars, networking, comedy nights, parties, dinners, weddings, etc. The most striking feature of the room is the arched roof, designed with precision to achieve the perfect acoustic balance. 150 – Reception 50 – Cabaret 90 – Theatre Style 40 – Boardroom/Dining 100 – Dining Rounds Features: Sound system Lighting system installed Domed roof for acoustics Wooden floor Feature ceiling Full In AV Built in speaker system WIFI Access to semi private smoking terrace Cocktail Lounge The Cocktail Lounge is one of our most popular spaces; it’s versatile and spacious with a large bar, spectacular metal ceiling and beautiful exposed brick. Don’t be deceived by the name, our Cocktail Lounge is also the perfect setting for a board meeting, networking talk, live performances and private dining 90 - Reception 40 - Theatre Style 30 - Boardroom/Dining 40 - Dining Rounds Features: Large bar Exposed brickwork Wooden floor Park & Shaftsbury Avenue View Feature ceiling Built in speaker system WIFI Club Room As a lounge space, the Club Room is one of our most popular spaces. Ideal for a morning coffee, lunch with a side of business, or a quiet evening cocktail. The room also hosts several events, from talks and seminars through to lounge music sessions and parties. The Club Room is available on special request. Please speak to our events team for more information. 100 - Reception 70 - Theatre Style 30 - Boardroom/Dining 80 - Dining Rounds Features: Dark wooded/slate walls Eclectic comfy furniture Built in speaker system WIFI Park & Shaftesbury Avenue Views The Park Room The Park Room is a stylish and welcoming meeting space. It boasts double aspect windows with views of St Anne’s Church Yard, as well as the vibrant lights of Soho. The Park room is a combination of deep greens and vibrant copper, tied together to create a truly unique and creative atmosphere, perfect for dinning, creative brainstorming, meetings designed to impress. 10 – Boardroom/Dining Features: Wall mounted plasma screen AV connectors Built in speaker system WIFI Pads & Pens Fully serviced Park views Access to semi private smoking terrace The Avenue Room The Aptly named Avenue Room faces on to one of London’s most famous streets, Shaftesbury Avenue. A bright and airy room with ample space and large table make it the perfect room for small networking events, dinners and meetings. 16 – Boardroom/Dining Features: Large table Break out area Free standing plasma screen AV connectors Built in speaker system WIFI Pads & pens Fully serviced Views over Shaftesbury Avenue Access to semi private smoking terrace
A stylish and contemporary bar in the heart of Belgravia, Eaton Square Bar & Kitchen serves up some of the best cocktails in the capital. You’ll also find a knockout wine list, great food, live music during the week, and DJs gracing the wheels of steel at the weekend. Available for private hire, whether it be a corporate event, a birthday party, a wedding, a meal, or just a massive get together with friends.
SouthBank, Waterloo, London
Situated on London’s dynamic South Bank, the Coin Street Conference Centre is operated by social enterprise and development trust Coin Street Community Builders. Venue: With a range of contemporary, purpose-built meeting and event spaces, Coin Street is the perfect venue for your next seminar, training event, board meeting, conference or reception. The versatility of the rooms allows for a range of configurations and an experienced events team will ensure your event runs smoothly. With enviable views over the capital’s iconic skyline, an exclusive hire of the Third Floor Suite includes a large well-equipped conference room for up to 170 delegates theatre style, alongside two ideally placed smaller rooms suitable for use as syndicate spaces, or as refreshment areas. Purpose-built contemporary meeting spaces, the South Bank Rooms have been designed to offer flexible solutions for small workshops through to large conferences. Situated at lower-ground level, clients can take advantage of their own spacious foyer complete with original artwork, perfect for your cloakroom and refreshment areas. The Neighbourhood Room is situated at ground level - a spacious and versatile room capable of hosting a range of events. With natural daylight and residential garden views, the Neighbourhood Room can host events up to 250 people reception style. In addition to the meeting rooms, Coin Street are proud to offer a spacious roof terrace with brilliant views across the capital. During the summer months the terrace works well as an outdoor breakout space, lunchtime barbecue, or post-meeting drinks reception. Social Enterprise: All profits from the conference centre are invested back into the local community as part of their social enterprise principles. By choosing Coin Street Conference Centre for your event you are investing in the future of the South Bank and Bankside neighbourhood. Sustainability: The sustainable features of the conference centre form an integral part of their daily operations. Some of the features are: solar chimneys ventilate the building naturally, energy efficient lighting that turns off automatically when an area is not being used, sustainable caterers, and recycling facilities. It is a fully accessible venue, with all lifts wide enough for motorised wheelchair users and hearing loops available in the meeting and conference rooms.
Dedicated purpose built event, meeting and party venue with seven multi-function rooms, from 8 to 300 guests… Whether it is for business or pleasure, time to relax or time for an adventure: Events at ME London is the right choice for a wonderful experience. As our guest, you can enjoy all the conveniences of a modern hotel: from comfortable well-equipped rooms to our attentive service team who are always on call to look after your every need.
Centrally located, IET London: Savoy Place offers state-of-the-art AV facilities, innovative catering and spectacular views over the River Thames. An unrivalled roof terrace with 180° views across the iconic London skyline is just one of Savoy Place’s 18 versatile event spaces. All spaces are geared up to support technology-driven events, with advanced digital fibre-optic and Ethernet embedded throughout the building. Savoy Place is well placed to meet any tech requirements; including being able to stream content from any room to any other room in the building, live broadcasts, worldwide streaming and much more. With a 500 MB bandwidth, Savoy Place has no problem supporting multiple devices simultaneously to the Wi-Fi during an event, offering up to 2 GB capacity to delegates. Savoy Place's state-of-the-art technology does not stop there. The latest addition is a 7-metre ultra-wide Infinity Gain screen in the main lecture theatre, boasting 5.1 surround-sound – the equivalent to being in a cinema! Live streaming from events, an increased lecture theatre capacity by linking the two auditoriums together, and the dedicated, in-house technicians are amongst the list of things that make Savoy Place such a tech-friendly venue, allowing you to add that WOW factor to your events.
SUMMER OFFER Bounce want to ensure your summer meetings don’t end on a low. To ensure it doesn’t, were throwing in a complimentary Ping Pong session with every Daytime Event booking. Whether you book a Half day delegate rate or a full you’ll ensure your whole group has enough paddles and balls to finish your event with a smash. *Subject to availability If you’re more included for an evening Event booking then why not book our Private Room for the evening, your own Private bar, 3 bespoke butterfly ping pong tables and exclusive use from 6pm – close and a complimentary Games Guru Experience. We handle the Organising, entertainment and awards for the night, leaving you more time to worry about Ping Pong and enjoying yourselves, all at no extra cost. Considered a must have for all private bookings, our unique experience will ensure your event is remembered for months to come. Old Street: Bounce is the UK’s leading social entertainment concept, delivering an all-inclusive social experience, combining three elements of hospitality: stunning bar, high quality restaurant and high energy entertainment activity, Ping Pong - all set against award winning design and the highest standard of finishes. Our primary function is to host events of all kinds, from 6 guests to 500 guests, and everything in-between. Our primary function is to host events of all kinds, from 6 guests to 500 guests, and everything in-between. Conferencing - Team building - Private parties – Networking – Away days - Boardroom -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conferencing and meetings: Each Bounce has been designed specifically with conferences in mind, boasting a spacious area in the main hall with a 10ft wide cinematic screen, HD projector and state of the art presentation system. These expansive spaces can be utilised for breakout areas, syndicate sessions, brainstorming and teambuilding activity options. Conference facilities can cater for up to 150 guests. Theatre Style – 80 Private Room or 150 Main Space Board Room – 28 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Private room The luxurious & exclusive private Play Room is an ideal setting for groups of up to 120 guests The private room includes: 3 bespoke designed Butterfly Ping Pong tables A cocktail bar with a dedicated bartender Your very own ball collectors, no need to chase your balls State of the art presentation system & Function One sound system UV Ping Pong – with iridescent artwork occupying the entire landscape Plug and play iPod and DJ connection Photo Pod Option to upgrade to a Premium Booking - let a Bounce Games Guru ensure every guest (even the quietest) gets involved and enjoys the event, regardless of ability… your guests will be talking about your event for weeks to come! Located at 239 Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY, Bounce Shoreditch is a three minute walk from Old Street Station, Exit 2. Christmas at Bounce? You know it makes Frankincense. Bounce combines an outrageously fun activity, Ping Pong, with mind-blowingly great music, food and drinks. Plenty. Of. Drinks. All this and myrrh. The luxurious & exclusive private rooms ‘Jaques Room’ in Farringdon & ‘Play Room’ in Old Street, are ideal settings for groups of up to 120 guests. • Unlimited drinks packages available from £59.50pp • Canapé & Speciality Pizza menu available from £25pp • Dedicated Games Guru to get everyone involved & entertained, available from £5.50pp
The Green Room is a self-contained space within Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen available exclusively for private hire all week. Start your party with a cocktail on the heated and covered terrace opposite Hoxton Square before delving into Orange Buffalo’s amazing selection of sharing menus. As well as its very own seperate entrance and bar, The Green Room comes with hire of our PA and DJ equipment so you can finish off your party by dancing under the multi-coloured festoon lights and disco ball. Suitable for 60 – 120 guests. It is also an ideal space for a breakfast meeting or an away day with plenty of natural light and a wonderful selection of breakfast and lunch menus. Looking for a space for a Summer Party? Pack your beach-side essentials, we’re off to Hawaii this summer. From the end of May 2019, The Green Room will be transformed into an al-fresco Luau Party. Start your party off with a Tiki Rum Punch before enjoying a sizzling BBQ courtesy of The Orange Buffalo, and finish it all off with a refreshing Boozy Cocktail Ice Pop. Play Ping Pong, enjoy the Photobooth and the Green, Leafy Square directly opposite the venue; then dance the night away with our resident DJs. Photobooth Tokens Available Heated & Covered Outdoor Terrace for 40 French Doors DJ Equipment with full PA Cloakroom Access Themed Summer BBQ & Cocktail Menu
MC Motors is a 6,000 sq/ft East London warehouse available for events. The industrial location oozes character and natural charm with the skylighted roof providing an abundance of natural light. The warehouse has a chequered history with the largest room originally being part of the adjacent school whilst the rest was split into smaller industrial units. After the area was heavily bombed during the war, the whole space was adjoined by the skylighted roof, hence the untouched Victorian street running through the middle. Since then, the building has been occupied by a boiler maintenance depot, the Metropolitan Waterboard and, most recently, a car mechanics. The venue is perfect for product launches, press events, corporate events and weddings. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NOT HIRE OUT THE VENUE FOR 18TH OR 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTIES. THIS IS A CORPORATE EVENT AND WEDDING VENUE. THIS VENUE HAS NOISE RESTRICTIONS SO NO MUSIC EVENTS OR PARTIES.
The Stanley Building in Kings Cross is a truly unique space that blends architecture from 1800s with a sophisticated modern-day development. Originally built in the 1800s as the first example of social housing, the original Stanley Building is a characterful brick building that now sits inside TOG’s workspace, giving a one-of-a-kind aesthetic and an industrial feel. The ground floor offers space for 300 people within pared-back, relaxed surroundings, while the incredible roof terrace, dotted with original chimney pots and brickwork, offers incredible views and space for 40 people. In addition to the large event space, this building has 9 meeting rooms ranging in size from 4 person to 100 person.
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
Located in the heart of trendy Portobello Rd Market, Westbank Space is the last blank canvas space the area has to offer only minutes walk from Ladbroke Grove tube station. Boasting beautiful botanical views and a lovely balcony over looking the market, this location offers both indoor and outdoor space for hire. Westbank Space prides itself in it's flexibility and ability to cater for any needs whether hosting a celebration or a corporate event.
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.
So, you need to organise a tech conference, easy right? Well… not always. Like any big event, there’s a lot of work involved so you’ll need to have a firm plan in place. We’ve put together these 10 steps to help you get the ball rolling!
All too often, planning for a conference is started too late in the game. This means that there’s a rush to organise a keynote and venue, as well as a rush to advertise in time for people to actually show up. What then happens, is that you will be left with an event that doesn’t flow well. Instead of a seamless transition between events, there may be gaps that are too long, and the theme won’t be as cohesive as you’ve had to scramble to get speakers together. If your call for proposals goes out too late, you won’t be able to have the all-important discussions with those interested, and the speakers that are accepted will be left confused as to what they are actually doing on the day.
Pick the Right Team
The organising team for the conference should be made up of a group of people who are excited to get involved. This will take up more of their time than even they will have anticipated, so make sure that they are aware of the commitment. A good mix of new and old staff will merge the advice from past conferences with the enthusiasm new team members bring with them. Remember to diversify the group as well, and have the gender split as close to 50/50 as you can.
Know what your budget is before you start making any grand plans. Tech conferences can eat away a budget really quickly, so you’ll need to be aware of this. If you’ve had previous events, this will be a good basis to start from. Keep an accurate working budget, so you don’t find that you’ve overspent, and can keep tickets in the reasonable price range. Sponsors are crucial to any tech event, so it’s important to get them on board as soon as possible. Show clearly what your event can offer them.
Theme is everything at a modern tech conference. It draws people in and makes them buy the tickets. Create an agenda as soon as you are able so that attendees know what to expect. Keep it as narrow and on-theme as possible. While there will of course be many diverse stands, now is the time to bring these into focus. Make the theme your own, relevant to your company, and with a clear call to action.
The venue might be the single most important aspect of any tech conference. If it’s being held in a stuffy hall, no one is going to want to go, and it will give the impression that the event will be boring. You’ll be looking for modern conference venues in London, something that fits with your theme, with the speaker’s ideas, and will facilitate break-outs and networking. VR will also be important, so ensure that your venue has the right technological capabilities for what you need.
The keynote speaker will be one of the biggest draws to the event, so think outside of the box. Contact people who the audience might not have seen before and contact them early. Schedules fill up fast, and once you have your theme, getting the keynote needs to be next on the list. Always treat them with the utmost respect, and answer all of their questions. The more information that you can give them, the better. Once you’ve found someone you want, let them know as soon as possible and start advertising it – although get their approval of the wording you’re going to use.
This has already been mentioned, but have a plan for the day, and think about your attendees. They are going to be looking for something that they can participate in. No matter how good your speakers are, there should also be something more interactive. Breakouts, and panels with content relevant to the theme will allow the audience to engage further. You’ll need to provide ample time for networking, as a conference like this is an amazing opportunity for everyone.
Offer Food and Drink
A crucial part of any conference is what people eat and drink. If you’re not providing it yourself, people will drift away on their own, and either come back late, or not at all. Meal times are a great opportunity to network and having coffee or even beer on standby will help everyone relax. Make sure that you have a few options for dietary requirements. Having some nut-free, vegetarian, and gluten-free food is always a bonus
Update Your Website
Remember that it’s a tech conference you are organising, and so attendees will expect all of the information to be available online, an online booking system, promotional videos, the works. Advertise your sponsors as well so that they are getting what you promised. Keep all of your social media accounts up to date as well, and have a strong marketing plan and call to action for people to respond to.
After the event is just as crucial as the lead up to it. Continue to engage with attendees, ask them to complete a feedback survey, analyse the data from this and send it back to them. Keep the conversation going. Remember to thank all of the speakers, sponsors and the keynote – sending gifts is appropriate as well. If you have another conference the next year, invite them to attend. If not to speak again, at least a free ticket to participate. The most popular speakers could head a panel, but you need to keep in contact with them, and not just forget about them.
There are a lot of moving pieces when it comes to organising a tech conference, but with a good team behind you and adequate planning, it will all come together. Don’t get stressed and you might have more fun organising than you first thought!