Tottenham Court Road
Set within an award-winning modernist building in London’s West End, Congress Centre offers exceptional value. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider the venue for your next event: 1. An unbeatable central location Two minutes’ walk from Tottenham Court Road Underground and a short walk from Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Soho. 2. Great value for money Say no more! 3. Flexibility A choice of 16 different air conditioned conference, meeting and event spaces of varying sizes, most with natural light, ideal for large conferences (up to 500 seated), receptions (850 standing), launches, exhibitions, fashion shows, receptions, dinners and awards ceremonies, as well as smaller meetings and events. 4. Quirkiness The venue is set within an architecturally renowned 1950s’ modernist building which provides a striking backdrop for any event. 5. Hi-tech facilities State-of-the-art AV equipment, plus experienced technicians if required. 6. Fabulous food & outstanding service Repeat bookings are a high proportion of the venue’s business thanks to terrific in-house catering and a dedicated events team. 7. You’re in good company This gem of a venue has hosted events for a large number of corporate clients including Apple, Barclays, Coca Cola, John Lewis, Microsoft and Yahoo!, as well as public sector organisations such as the NHS. Day delegate rates from £49 + VAT per person Room hire rates from £300 + VAT
Brand new to the events market in 2017, Tropicana Beach Club promises to leave a lasting impression with guests experiencing this fun-filled tropical haven in the heart of Covent Garden. Tropicana Beach Club is ideal of you are looking for a different or inspiring venue to get the creative juices flowing! Forget stuffy boardrooms or conference spaces - our tropical paradise will have everyone engaged from the moment they arrive. Up to 180 for a seated dinner and 160 theatre style, this still leaves plenty of space for a drink receptions or refreshment and break out areas. Fully air conditioned and with the facility to project and brand the space. Full use of our light and sound rigging is included along with 2 bars, staging and several projector branding opportunities through the venue for your event. Capacity: 50-600 Standing reception 160 Theatre style 60-180 Seated dinner Types of events: Drinks Receptions Seated Dinners Award Ceremony Summer Party Christmas Party Conference Fashion ShowProduct Launch Bah and Bat Mitzvah Engagement and Birthday Parties Tickets events Rates: All are rates are seasonal Sunday-Wednesday – from Minimum spend of £5,000 plus VAT Thursday – from Minimum spend of £12,000 plus VAT Friday – from Minimum spend of £30,000 plus VAT Saturday – from Minimum spend of £50,000 plus VAT
Echoing the retro-chic look of NYC’s most urban and artistic boroughs, each Dirty Bones features unique, NYC apartment-inspired design details, a relaxed atmosphere of good vibes and the best old-school beats this side of Brooklyn.
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**
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.
Grow is carved out of an old sausage factory and transformed into a unique bar, kitchen and creative event space. Located in a yard in the heart of Hackney Wick and backing onto the canal, it was built by a small local team and is operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business. We can host birthdays, Christmas parties, workshops, pop-ups, team building, art/music/magazine/PR launches and community events. We have outdoor space/indoor space, stage, projector and bar and kitchen.
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
We are delighted to offer the opportunity to hire Elder Street. Previously, the space has been used for client workshops, networking events, product launches and parties, conferences and private dining. The spaces available for hire include our beautiful vertical garden and courtyard, The Undercroft, The Workshop, Upper Lobby, Canteen and Kitchen.
Echoing the retro-chic look of NYC’s most urban and artistic boroughs, each Dirty Bones features unique, NYC apartment-inspired design details, a relaxed atmosphere of good vibes and the best old-school beats this side of Brooklyn.
Located in the heart of the capitals fashion and nightlife district, Chinawhite is London's most prestigious luxury nightclub. Long considered a pioneer in its field, Chinawhite combines formidable heritage with a distinct, progressive and modern approach. The international nightlife brand has long history of producing events to inspire and amaze guests for a host of prestigious clients. The venue is comprised of four distinctive and versatile spaces accommodating a total of 575 guests. Our 50ft video screen, projectors and LED disco ball make the space easy to personalise with branding, images and video. State of the art LED lighting and an F1 sound system creates an atmospheric back drop whilst special features such as confetti and CO2 cannons add an unexpected touch. Chinawhite's expert team are on hand top assist with all areas of event planning to ensure you and your guests enjoy and unforgettable occasion, taking a bespoke approach to create your perfect event!
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.
We create amazing events in luxe environments that are warm, inviting and stimulating. Our beautifully designed spaces are the perfect location to host your next launching events, off-site session, hands-on workshop, guest lecture, panel event, or casual meetup.A boutique coworking and event space with 28 locations around the world. We are all about supporting communities and allowing our members and people we work with to grow organically. We love networking and sharing knowledge through meetups, networking drinks, panels and more.Our quirky spaces allow us to create amazing events in luxe environments that are warm, inviting and stimulating. Our beautifully designed lounges in Shoreditch can accommodate up to 200 guests after office hours on business days, or full days during weekends. Therefore, if you are looking for the perfect location to host your next launching events, off-site session, hands-on workshop, guest lecture, panel event, or casual meetup do not hesitate to reach out to us.
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.
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.
Three floors of fun... Welcome to Benk+Bo, a stunning brutalist building which is host to three floors of beautiful, creative, inspiring and multi-functional events spaces in the heart of Spitalfields, east London. From a fully-fitted professional kitchen, cafe and bar, yoga studio, two-story events space, a meeting room and a piano room all in the signature Benk + Bo aesthetic, we are perfectly equipped to host a whole range of events. From workshops to Supper-clubs, press launches, to exhibitions and private parties, our carefully curated style and attention to detail as well as the flexibility, functionality and competitive pricing of our event spaces means we can offer our clients a truly unique and memorable place to host your event and wow your guests. Ground Floor The ground floor comprises a stunning cafe/ bar area with seated lounge filled with mid-century soft furnishings and plenty of greenery and bathed in natural light. This space is ideal for drinks receptions, talks and socials and also provides the perfect welcome area for a food/ wellness event on the other floors. Lower Ground Floor The lower ground floor comprises our large, fully-fitted professional kitchen (please see our brochure for full specs) and beautiful dedicated events space. This area lends itself perfectly for private dining events, talks and exhibitions as well as press launches and brand activations. The furniture and layouts are extremely flexible and the space provides a stunning blank canvas on which to create a personalised setting for your event. Like the rest of the building, the space boasts eight Philips Hue lights which are fully customisable to any imaginable colour palette- perfect for creating a branded space or particular mood. First Floor Our first floor comprises three rooms as well as WC shower room. Our large, bright, airy and well- equipped yoga studio is perfect for hosting wellness events as well as seated talks, workshops and also exhibitions. In addition to this we have two meeting rooms which also double us as green rooms, treatment spaces, cloakrooms and workshop spaces. To learn more about the spaces we hire please see ur brochure. More details on the events we have hosted in the past available at https://www.benkandbo.com/hireourspace
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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!