Situated in the heart of Borough, we have converted a Victorian diary factory into a range of cutting-edge event spaces. 79 Borough Road forms part of Ministry Venues and is modern in design but retains the industrial character of the original building. Featuring This versatile venue features a host of spaces that can be booked exclusively or independently giving the flexibility to accommodate a plethora of events. Blank canvas events space Luxury cinema State-of-the-art meeting room suite Private studio Stunning bar and garden
COVID-19 update: In light of recent government recommendations, it's with huge sadness however that we'll be temporarily closing our London venues (Soho, Holborn and Islington) with immediate effect. We feel this is the best decision for all our colleagues, their families, and every one of you - our fantastic customers that we're lucky enough to welcome through our doors and into our private karaoke rooms. If you have an existing booking, our team will be in touch. If you want to ask us anything in the meantime, please don't hesitate to get in contact via We'll be monitoring developments closely to keep you informed of any changes, but for now we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during this troubling time. We're lucky enough to be able to offer home entertainment alongside our bars. So if you're stuck in the house and looking for something to do, then maybe try turn cabin fever to disco fever. For a month's free subscription to our online karaoke service, head to our online karaoke player at https://www.luckyvoicekaraoke.com/ and enter code LUCKY20 And if you want to get some serious practice in for when our private karaoke rooms are back open, then check out all our home karaoke kits here https://shop.luckyvoice.com/. You can get a further £5 off using discount code SINGSAFE ------------------- The latest addition to the Lucky Voice Family, our Holborn venue is the largest in LV history – along with 10 state of the art private rooms that can fit up to 140 happy singers, there’s also a large bar area designed in stunning lux pop aesthetic, as well as a sizeable dance floor with space and equipment for a live DJ.
Located in central London directly opposite Borough station, this beautiful event space boasts double heighted ceilings, stunning feature piece bar, 'bookcase' wall features decorated with books, ornaments and coloured tiled floor. The unique terrace triangulated between some the most iconic landmarks London has to offer features panoramic views of the Shard, St Pauls and the Tate Modern. It also includes full tech set up, an additional break out room on a mezzanine area, prep kitchen, tea/coffees and option of additional 16 person boardrooms if needed. Perfect for any occasion with a full concierge team at hand with on site catering available too. This venue can also provide bespoke packaged live streaming services, allowing for your event to reach thousands across the globe.
Our stunning new cookery school, Sauce by The Langham provides the perfect way for friends, family or colleagues to have a fun day together. The cooking classes offer a great team building opportunity and we are able to accommodate large groups in our brand new venue, The Conservatory. Pick from hands-on individual tuition for up to 12 guests or an interactive demonstration for up to 24. Your private class could be a 'building block' course where you can master the basics such as perfecting your pasta or sharpening your knife skills, or a masterclass when you can ramp up your cookery skills and learn some of the trade secrets of the Langham's brigade of chefs. Alternatively we can create bespoke classes to suit different interests or levels of expertise. Whichever suits you, you can be sure of a fun and memorable experience, with great food and wine!
A sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden offers a unique lifestyle destination in the heart of central London. Two restaurants, a delicatessen, florist and lifestyle shop are all united by Floral Court, offering a variety of opportunities to suit any occasion. The Petersham is an opulent setting for any event. Sweeping windows, Genoese chandeliers and a private terrace, perfect for a drinks reception or grand entrance. With moveable furniture and a creative team, the space is versatile and an impressive backdrop for all occasions. Take ove the full venue and enjoy drinks in the private dining space and garden, before pulling back the curtains to reveal the beautiful main dining room where long banqueting tables will be dressed for your feast. During dining, the private dining room can be transformed once more to provide the perfect space for dancing the night away. Ideal for a wedding reception to follow a choice of licensed ceremony spaces across the site or any style of celebration. Groups of 12-36 seated and 40 to stand can enjoy the beautiful private dining room, within the main restaurant. Made private by heavy curtains, your guests will be welcomed through their own terrace entrance. The room is drenched in light, with floor to ceiling windows and garden doors which open onto to Floral Court.
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.
Stratford, East London
Introducing Pitch Stratford: a lush outdoor terrace coming to East London This summer will see the return of the alfresco drinking, dining and event space Pitch Stratford, which will officially open its doors on 8th April 2020. Located at Bridge Street, the space has been transformed into a lush jungle backdrop, with street-food vendors, a drinks menu curated by The Umbrella Project, alongside an exciting schedule of music events, cinema screenings and supper-clubs throughout the summer months. A short walk from Stratford International Station, Pitch Stratford will have a stripped-back design - mosaic lanterns, woven cushions and lush greenery will punctuate the space. There will be wooden Moroccan-inspired dining booths; designed for group bookings, along with a green for outdoor games, and a 196” HD screen for cinema and sport screenings. At the heart of Pitch Stratford will be the drinks. Curated by The Umbrella Project, the East London team behind renowned Discount Suit Company in Spitalfields, award winning Irish whiskey specialist The Sun Tavern in Bethnal Green and alternative brewery Umbrella Brewing. Cocktails will be based around the concept of alternative Tiki, using influences from around the world to give a new twist on some of the most popular and delicious classic serves. Beer will be from local East London brewery Signature Brewing and of course cider and alcoholic ginger beer from Umbrella Brewing An exciting variety of dining options will be available from a stellar line up of some of London’s best quality and emerging street-food vendors, handpicked by At The Table. Three permanent street food options will be offered, with one rotating guest street food truck announced via the venue’s social media channels. The street food partners will also work with Pitch to provide a programme of compelling supper-club experiences. The full line up will be announced nearer the time. During the week (Wednesdays to Fridays) resident DJs and house bands will share the stage, providing a playlist tailored to the East London audience. Outdoor cinema sessions and live sports events will be screened together with specially tailored food and drink experiences. At the weekends, Pitch will host ticketed “Pitch Presents...” music nights, including headline sets from acts including Norman Jay MBE, Jazzy B and Krept and Konan With capacity for 400, the space is also available for exclusive hire, making it the perfect location for summer parties with extra games and activities available on request. The Euros returns this year, harnessing the 196-inch HD screen, Pitch will be showing all of the FIFA World Cup games between 12th June and 12th July. Extended opening hours will help pack all the matches in over the summer making it an ideal location away from the overcrowded venues closer to the centre of London. Location: Located deep in East London, and London’s most rapidly changing borough, the venue is close to transport links, so you don’t have to worry about how to get there. Westfield shopping center is just a walk away. And you won’t need to worry about getting home, either - within a stone’s throw of Stratford High Street station, Pitch offers Londoners an exciting new drinking space less than 20 minutes from London Bridge, Canary Wharf, Bank, Camden or Shoreditch. Pitch is a 4-minute walk from Stratford station.
Set in a modern, glass-fronted building, the Paternoster sits right next to St Paul's Cathedral, providing the perfect metaphor for London today: the modern juxtaposed against the traditional. This theme continues inside, the Paternoster is set in a bright, airy, open plan space, but still retains the traditional values that encapsulate the British pub.
The Garden Museum, located on the banks of the River Thames, opposite Westminster and the Houses of Parliament is a stunning and unique venue in London that can cater for private dinners, weddings, corporate drinks receptions, corporate dinners, fashion shows, exhibitions and product launches. Dedicated to the art, history and design of gardens, the Garden Museum offers a traditional church space with soaring pillars and beautiful vaulted ceilings alongside the brand-new, contemporary Sackler Garden, offering sought-after outdoor space and providing an oasis from the bustle of city life.
The Old Parish Hall is a large, blank canvas space perfect for your next event, whether it’s for a photo shoot, a wedding, corporate event, private party or gallery showing. Re-launched in August 2017, this former Edwardian parish hall has been restored to its former beauty and character. Located in Hackney in East London it is a unique venue in London. * Huge 220 sq metre event space * 6m high barrel-vaulted ceiling with excellent natural light * Supporting reception area with professional kitchen * Wheelchair accessible with lift and ramp * Available for day & evening hire We are a charitable initiative whose aim is to make osteopathy accessible to all. We provide osteopathy on a pay-what-you-can basis, to help those that cannot. We also offer our patients low-cost wellness classes as part of our bid to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. All other activities within, such as weddings, photo shoots and event hire, help to fund our charity.
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.
Old Street's bespoke venue; Interior design, bright, exposed brick, big windows, high quality sound system, central, breakout rooms, commando sockets for photography. As well as dry hire, we can also create a fully bespoke service for your event - everything can be arranged internally such as catering, barista coffee, professional photographer, event staff, sound technician, etc on request. About the venue: Set up by Damien Brown, an embodiment facilitator and interior designer, to address the lack of properly equipped affordable studio and workshop spaces for wellness and personal development professionals. The spaces are used by a wide network of wellness and personal growth practitioners including yoga teachers, coaches and massage therapists. Our studio space, workshop spaces and treatment rooms have been hired by women’s circles, men’s work coaching, entrepreneurship sessions, meditation classes and Yoga Teacher Training. We’re proud to give 10% of profits to our sister venue The Arc Centre in Islington which is a local community project. Our vision for was to create a beautiful, well-designed space that would be a home for personal growth and development. One of our recent clients described it as ‘the third facilitator’ in her workshop and we hope that you will feel that way too.
Located right behind the Tate, this space is now the relocation of the previous Gallery. Ever wondered what it might feel like to be in a creative New York Loft. Well wait no longer, and come and experience it right from London.
A place to have fun in what you do and who you do it with. The venues has perfect place for a party of up to 70 guests; MAMA has celebrated engagements, baby showers, Christmas parties, birthday parties, album launches and podcasts. This is the place to see and be seen; a private space at the heart of MAMA with your own secret garden cocktail bar and retractable glass roof for when the summer is at its peak. With food and drink sourced locally and made fresh with love by our award winning chefs, MAMAs is the place for the best boujie event. Located on the Hackney Road in zone 2 a ten minute walk from Bethnal Green underground on the Central Line, a short stroll from Shoreditch and well connected to the routes crossing central London. The place where everyone in London can pass through and feel taken care of by their own MAMA
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!