The Depository is a 6,500 sq/ft industrial warehouse based in Stoke Newington and the birthplace of the original 'Dragons Den'. The location is set over four floors with a variety of textured walls and different floors, as well as large windows offering a great natural daylight. The ground floor originally housed horse stables, and is dark and atmospheric with a spiral staircase and original lift shaft. The first floor has a mezzanine floor and dilapidated, peeling walls, while the second and third levels have more of a loft feel with original polished oak floorboards and a mixture of glazed and texture brick walls. The warehouse provides the perfect setting for corporate away-days, and there is also the chance to combine is with use of The House Next Door (on enquiry) which is, funnily enough, situated next door! The location is always decorated with an array of ever-changing, unique props and we also have colorama stands available at your convenience. The industrial lift is in full working order and there is also the facility to black out the whole location. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NOT HIRE 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 Hope and Anchor is perfectly situated between Brixton and Clapham and is the perfect unique venue in London for any event or party. With two floors including a private room and our enchanting garden, we offer individual heated outdoor huts, two outdoor bars and have ample space to accommodate all needs. We have space for private drinks parties, meetings, work gatherings or as event space for hire. With a focus on cocktails, burgers and finger food we can tailor bespoke packages and offer personalised service for any event all in our exiting, fun bar complete with DJs and late night drinks.
Please note: the space is available for private hire Sunday-Thursday (any time) and Friday-Saturday (daytime-9:30pm). If you’re looking for a hidden gem in the heart of London Bridge then look no further than Omeara Cantina Terrace & Mezzanine. Guests can enjoy our late license out on the terrace fully equipped with heated booths, Sonos system and cocktail bar topped off with a pretty special view of The Shard. Inside is a spacious mezzanine area with additional cocktail bar and seating area.
Paddington, Edgware Road
Overlooking Paddington's Grand Union Canal, Lockhouse is an all-day hangout that specialises in craft beer, artisan cocktails, classic burgers, Louisana-style po'boys, fresh salads and a delectable brunch and coffee menu. Lockhouse can cater for: *Private Events for up to 300 standing *Meetings, Training Day, Private Parties on the Mezzanine with Flat Screen *Masterclasses in Cocktails, Beer, Spirits and Food Pairing *Weddings & other occasions *Corporate Bookings *Tour Groups *Breakfast Meetings *Wrap Parties *Filming and Photoshoots
Our venue boasts an exposed brick backdrop, an abundance of natural light and a stunning hanging garden of tropical plants. The spacious layout includes a cocktail bar, lounge area and separate dining space, as well as a covered summer terrace. The building started life over 150 years ago as a brewery and later as a mechanic's workshop. We've lovingly restored it back to its full potential, keeping many of the original period features. These details, along with the beautiful natural light, offer a stunning backdrop for photographs. It's a place so full of character that you'll never forget it. From birthdays to weddings to product launches, our beautiful period backdrop, green foliage and banging cocktails will help bring your event to life.
If you're looking for a unique space to host a sophisticated event, look no further than our Canary Wharf jazz bar boat. With its modern facilities and stylish décor, this boat is the perfect venue for birthday celebrations, corporate functions, and other high-end events, also making it the perfect place to have live musicians perform. Guests will enjoy the intimate setting and breathtaking views of the cityscape from the deck. Located on the water in London’s Docklands, Canary Wharf is a luxury events space that offers a breathtaking setting for any special occasion.
Swingers City, our flagship site, offers two 9-hole crazy golf courses with four incredible street food vendors, five cocktail drenched bars and a two-story 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.
KITCHEN TABLE The Kitchen Table is a home-inspired kitchen for those round-table meetings that require some hearty, home-cooked food delivered from our restaurant, or created bespoke by a dedicated on-hand chef. Capacity: 10 PRIVATE DINING ROOM The Private Dining Room on the fifth floor is a multi-purpose space with a mid-century finish that is perfect for intimate meetings and exclusive lunches & dinners. Capacity: 8 DRAWING ROOM The Drawing Room on the third floor is an understated lounge-inspired environment with a homely feel that is designed for those meetings where inspiration flows from relaxation. Capacity: 10 BOARDROOMS The spacious, more traditional boardrooms at Mortimer House combine a luxurious interior design and are equipped with all the high-tech amenities you would need for your meeting. Capacity: 8
This venue is a beautiful 5000sqft blank canvas in the heart of Shoreditch. A former Victorian warehouse, it has many inspiring architectural features - from the elegance of the main atrium to the fabulous bare brickwork of the 19th-century vaults. Powered 100% by green energy, we have moved a long way from the coal storage facility that our venue once was. To date, we’ve hosted photographic exhibitions, concerts, theatre performances, club nights, social projects, private functions and eclectic commercial events.
4th Floor Studios is a space for hire like no other in East London, upon arrival your guests will enter via an unassuming doorway and be wowed by our large studios offering unique character, complete with props, seating and mirrors. Over 2 floors we have 3 large studio spaces available, which can be booked individually or as a whole. Outside space with bamboo roof terrace and a huge roof top with view of East London skylines With 3000 sq ft on top floor (two adjoining rooms) and 1800 sq ft on 1st floor, we are the perfect venue for events, dinners, conferences, launches, parties, receptions, away days and are fully set up to provide full AV capability, tables, chairs, conference facilities, studio lighting and accessories, backdrops, props, musical instruments, PA system, backline and Wifi. With options for both naturally lit open spaces or a more blacked out atmospheric feel we can cater the space to meet your particular events needs. We are fully licensed to sell alcohol and have an in house chef happy to discuss menus if needed, we are equally happy if you want to use outside catering. Call us today to arrange a viewing and to discuss how we can make your event or shoot happen for you!
Occupying one of London’s best addresses, the attractive historic building is surrounded by some of London’s finest restaurants, galleries and designer shops. Excellent transport links with Bond Street tube just 3 minutes walk away, Green Park and Oxford Circus stations 7 minutes walk. • Ideal for product launches, corporate and private social events, team meetings, small conferences, workshops, castings, rehearsals, talks, demonstrations and for filming and photo shoots • Multi purpose use and blank canvas operating opportunities • Shop window / Gallery space • Two balconies ideal for alfresco drinks and people watching Very flexible terms and multi rental discounts, with all proceeds directly benefit Arts Charity Illuminate Productions Enrichment.
The Little Scarlet Door is the Flatmate’s latest home. Split across two storeys; a New York loft-style space meets London’s quirkiest flat-share, located in the beating heart of Soho; the melting pot of London night life. Check out our spaces below: A WALK AROUND OUR FLAT: The Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen - For up to 60 people standing - Our vibrant bar and restaurant sits on our ground floor with gorgeous velvet sofas and a beautiful kitchen bar where guests can enjoy cocktails surrounded by colourful works of art. This is the ideal spot for laidback dining and drinking. Basement Studio - For up to 130 standing - Where our ultimate house parties take place! With its industrial exposed pillars, denim washed walls and its open-plan living, it creates the perfect space to host the house party you’ve always wanted. Whether it’s diving into our eclectic fancy dress box or playing the classic Nintendo 64, cosying up by our beautiful fireplace or dancing the night away to our resident DJs, Wednesday - Saturday, there’s space for everyone to join in on the fun and revelry! The Vault - For up to 14 seated - Paying homage to Warhol’s factory, the aluminium walls have made their way to our Vault at The Little Scarlet Door. Hidden away from the rest of the venue behind the laundry room, this spot is the ideal intimate setting for cocktails and conversation. The Courtyard - For up to 26 seated - Nestled just behind Greek Street, our courtyard is ideal for alfresco dining. Surrounded by beautiful blue tiling and plants, you will be whisked away from the hustle and bustle of central London.
Built in 1826 on its own ‘island’ in the heart of the capital, One Marylebone opened its doors in 2008 and quickly rose to become one of the leading event spaces in the Capital. The Soane Hall is the jewel in the crown of One Marylebone; at over 27 feet in height, the prestigious space is both impressive in size and beauty. Opulent mosaics and stained glass windows evoke everlasting elegance. The first floor contemporary and light Galleries are the perfect setting for pre-dinner drinks or can be used on their own for a multitude of events. Able to host standing receptions for 800 and sit down dinners for 350 or more intimate parties for under 100, One Marylebone is one of London’s most flexible and unique venues
Ideal for either sit down or stand up events - such as private parties, drinks receptions and networking events. The 1st floor room is a private space with it's own bar and separate entrance. It can do up to 45 for a meal and up to 90 standing. The whole pub can also be hired exclusively, with double the capacities. With different menus available and a great selection of draft and bottled beers, wine, cocktails and softs, we're confident we can tailor the event to your needs.
This show stopping event space is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. With double height ceilings, beautiful natural light, a bar, interconnected roof garden and cosy mezzanine reading room, you’re equipped for every requirement. It’s a must see, so book a tour and prepared to be wowed The space comes fully kitted out with more tech/AV than you can shake your microphone at. Whether you’re planning drinks, a conference, an away day or gala, you’ll have everything you need to host an event that people will remember.
Room hire from £1,500 with a minimum spend of £5,000 in Food and Beverage No private birthday parties under the age of 25 This eclectic venue features custom lighting by Patrick Woodroffe, a full bar and state-of-the-art sound system, making it ideal for receptions, film screenings, high end dinners, drinks receptions, corporate meetings, fashion shows, product launches and play backs.
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!
Looking for a modern event venue in London that will wow and excite? You’ve certainly landed in the right place! London is home to a whole host of exciting, modern, high tech venues that epitomise contemporary spaces. Featuring all of the components that you would expect to find in a modern space, including minimalist design features, light airy spaces, and simple yet impactful aesthetics, modern event venues in London provide the perfect setting for a wide range of events.
Of course! If you’re planning your engagement party, there are a whole host of modern venues that will allow you and your guests to celebrate in style. Contemporary engagement party venues in London come in all different shapes and sizes, and can accommodate a diverse range of budgets. Whether you choose a modern hotel, chic city centre modern venue, a modern marquee or a contemporary gallery, manor or barn, you’re sure to find a venue in the capital that’s perfect for your engagement party.
Modern venues are incredibly diverse and are perfect for hosting a wealth of different events, including the following: • Weddings • Birthdays • Drinks receptions • Award ceremonies • Networking sessions • Conferences • Blank canvas events • Workshops and classes • Trade shows • VIP experiences • Product launch events.
If you choose a modern event venue space in London, there are lots of ways that you can maximise the space you’re working with, including: • Always choose open floor plans • Use round tables • Ensure the lighting creates a feeling of space • Avoid ceiling decor • Embrace the ambiance • Keep wall decor minimalist • Focus on clean lines
If you’re on the hunt for a modern conference venue in London, you won’t be disappointed by the choice on offer. With so many innovative and contemporary spaces available to hire throughout the city, you’re sure to find the perfect backdrop to your conference or event