A popular choice undoubtedly for entertainment and sporting purposes, sporting venues also make for a brilliant setting for an alternative business gathering, a world away from the stagnant office-block, be it a team-building exercise, away day or corporate party. So no matter the occasion, we’ve got you covered with a top London venue.
Gillett Square Dalston Hackney. A large outdoor public event space suited to music or theatre performances, screenings and experiential marketing events. Located in the heart of Dalston town centre, a thriving night time location, off road, with nearby parking.
The HAC is an exceptional and thoroughly unexpected venue; a historic 18th century mansion set in a six-acre garden yet located just a stone's throw from Moorgate in the heart of the City of London. Inside Armoury House, several of the elegant rooms are available for hire, including the atmospheric oak-panelled Long Room, which is one of London's most stunning venues for a meeting, dinner, reception or party. The Prince Consort Rooms offer a contemporary space inside a historic and prestigious venue with a dedicated entrance designed for you and your guest's privacy. The neutral decor means this room can be transformed into any themed or styled event you envision.
North West London
Experience the year-round magic of Lord’s; from the elegance of the Pavilion to the unique J.P. Morgan Media Centre and the modernity of the newly-built Pelham's. Conveniently located in the heart of London and offering stunning vistas of the Ground, Lord’s is an exceptional venue boasting 14 different spaces perfect for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and dining events for between 10 – 300 people. Long Room Lunch/Dinner – 200 Standing - 300 Long Oval table – 82 Writing Room Lunch/Dinner – 60 Standing – 70 Long Oval table – 24 Theatre style – 45 Cabaret – 32 Boardroom – 18 Pelham’s Lunch/Dinner- 136 Standing - 169 Long Oval table – 60 Theatre style – 136 Cabaret – 88 Boardroom – 66 Thomas Lord Suite Lunch/Dinner without reception area – 400 Lunch/Dinner with reception area - 250 Dinner Dance – 200 Standing – 500 Cabaret – 160 Theatre style – 300 Boardroom – 58 Classroom – 126 Pavilion Roof Terrace Standing – 250 Mound Stand Terrace Standing – 350 Tavern Boxes Theatre – 30 Boardroom – 18
An outdoor venue suited to bigger parties with a more relaxed vibe. It’s a large green area which you can theme any which way you’d like, with a large structure put up on the green & with plenty of room for garden games! A popular option for this space is to get in food trucks or have a BBQ and with stunning views of Battersea Power Station in the background, it’s a very iconic space! We are a dry hire venue & carefully selected list of caterers, mixologists and other suppliers who we will be happy to discuss further with you. Alternatively you can bring in your own suppliers, subject to relevant paperwork. Our onsite Event Manager will be on hand to help you ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. Events must be finished by 1am & additional charges apply for security and waste collection.
The London Shuffle Club is the UK's first Shuffleboard club set in the heart of Shoreditch. Come and try your hand at the UK's latest gaming craze, with a slice of delicious pizza and a crafty cocktail on the side. With both indoor and outdoor lanes, an Airstream cocktail bar and a fun new game to master, we're the perfect choice for all your event needs - be it a small team-building event, a product launch or a company do for up to 300 people. Shuffle along now and get those competitive juices flowing!
A sought after garden venue in central London, a minute from Piccadilly Circus. St James's Southwood Garden is a hidden oasis of calm and tranquility. Shaded by tall trees, with the Sir Christopher Wren church of St James and Jermyn Street buildings offering an impressive historic back drop. This unique venue is ideal for summer parties, drinks receptions, sculpture exhibitions, fashion shows, and stills photographic shoots. Suitable for up to 150 guests, with a well appointed professional kitchen on site.
London isn’t short of event spaces, that’s for sure. But not all event spaces were created equal. Or tall. Or with incredible views. This one is. Welcome to rooftop bar at citizenM Tower of London – where the cocktails make you talkative, but the views leave you speechless. Spacious, airy, sparkling and filled with art and books, this is the place where you bring people you want to reward, impress or entertain. Here, the Queen is always available for selfies, and London looks extra photogenic, rain or shine. Choose one or both spaces and let us entertain you.
Located on a peaceful canal side setting, The Collective Bar & Kitchen offers global comfort food with a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. The space can be exclusively hired - both indoor & outdoor, for up to 600 guests. A perfect spot for a Summer party.
The velodrome, with its iconic sweeping roof and the fastest track on the planet made sporting history during London 2012 but this special venue offers more than just cycling. Sure to inspire and impress, it’s also a show stopping base for your next conference, exhibition or meeting.
Everyone likes a sports event, and whether it’s indoors or outdoors, you’re sure to get a good crowd of people attending to cheer on their favourites. When you are organising something that’s to be outside however, it always comes with its own unique set of issues that simply aren’t a problem if everyone is indoors. It’s all good fun however, and really, what’s a football match without a bit of rain anyway? Here we have a few tips to help you get started with organising your next outdoor sports event:
Step 1: Find a Venue
The local park really isn’t an option if you are hosting an official competition or sporting event. You’re going to need a space that has all of the right certifications, the right amount of space, and also has access to everything else a stadium provides. This includes things like good changing rooms, seats for fans, and even a place for everyone to go and enjoy a catered dinner afterwards. Outdoor sports event venues for hire in London are popular choices for a whole rage of different activities, particularly things such as music concerts. So, if you’re looking to hire one for an actual sporting event, it should really be a walk in the park.
Step 2: Have a Rain Plan
No one likes to think about it, but if you are organising a sports event outdoors, then you need to have a rain plan. Of course, most sports can carry on to a certain extent in the wet weather, if anything it’s somethings the default for training in. Yet there still comes a time when things need to be called off. Knowing when this is, who will be calling the shots, and having a plan for if this does happen are all essential. A good course of action is to get everyone in the dry and see if things clear up after a time. If not, have another date already booked provisionally in the calendar in case the whole thing has to be cancelled. No one likes to travel for a cancelled event, so make sure and still feed everyone if that was the original plan. The weather can’t be helped, so everyone will understand.
Step 3: Look for Sponsors
If order to afford everything that a large outdoor sporting event needs, you’re going to need some sponsors under your belt. They will help you to advertise your event, sell tickets, and provide you with the much-needed cash required for branding and venue hire. Sponsors from the local community are great for helping to foster relationships, and they will already be well known by those attending. While you’ll have to adhere to their sponsorship conditions, this shouldn’t be too difficult. What is difficult is trying to organise an event like this without a sponsor helping you out.
Step 4: Hire Your Staff
You’ll need a lot of staff for an outdoor sporting event, so it’s advised to get on the ball early when it comes to getting them all organised and ready. You’ll need security at the entrance to check bags, staff to take tickets and usher people to seats, help with the different teams and competitors around, and much more. Volunteers are a great resource that you should utilise to its fullest extent, but don’t forget that you need people in charge of them and to train them in what they need to do. First aid personnel will also need to be hired as well as administrators to keep everything running. After all, while you might be the main organiser, you can’t be expected to do everything on your own. Finally, you’ll need officials and referees for the day. Without these, your whole sporting event won’t be counted as official by anyone.
Step 5: Marketing
Once you have the basics covered, it’s time to get marketing. Reach out to all the local sports clubs and venues and ask them to display your poster or share your event on social media. Getting schools involved is also great for promoting purposes as well. You need to start marketing early and with fervour in order to get the word spread far and wide. Social media is of course your friend here and having a competition where people can win tickets will help the promotion train along nicely. Don’t, however, disregard the local media. Newspapers and radio are great at promoting events, and more people still read their local paper than you might think. Promoting something like a sports event happening locally is sure to be something they’ll want to get involved in.
Step 6: Prizes
It’s not a competition without prizes, so you’ll need to ensure that you have medals for everyone competing as well as something special for the top spots. It’s a great idea to be able to give out a goody bag of branded material to everyone involved and your sponsor should be able to help you to do that. Everyone loves some freebies and it’s important that those who have come along are made to feel welcomed and special. It’s also a good idea to make sure that you have a photographer on board to take action shots as well as pictures of everyone together. Not only will this be something that participants can look back on, it will also be great post-event marketing material to use.
Hosting an outdoor sports event is a big ask for anyone, which is why you’ll need a team of people behind you. Of course, the rewards speak for themselves, being able to get an audience in to celebrate human achievement at any level is good for the participants and fans alike. While there might be a lot to do, once you’ve found the perfect outdoor sporting venue, you’ll be halfway to a successful event before you know it.