London Party Boats Ltd have four vessels available for private charter, carrying from 1 to 360 passengers. All vessels are available seven days a week from 7am to 1am. We can provide a full catering experience and have fully stocked bars on all our vessels. MV Sarah Lee up to 12 passengers MV London Belle up to 120 Passengers MV Jewel of London up to 240 Passengers MV Pearl of London up to 360 Passengers Corporate events can be hosted onboard for summer parties, product launches, meetings and presentations using our large TV screens. We can also provide projectors and white boards if required. Boarding through the Pearl of London’s forward doors, you will enter the middle deck, a spacious saloon with a large fully stocked bar selling all popular brands. The saloon offers seating for up to 90 passengers, with ultra-modern black leather seating booths for up to 10 passengers per booth. The seating booths wrap around the large dance floor and DJ stand with state of the art lighting and sound system. MV Pearl of London has a large basement club which can be used as an exclusive VIP area or open to all passengers for extra dance space. The basement has an ultra-modern night club feel with black leather seats wrapped around the edge of the dance floor, fitted with its own state of the art sound system and lighting. This area also has a separate bar which can be open exclusively for cocktails and champagne or as a normal bar depending on each client’s requirements. MV Pearl of London boasts one of the largest open-air decks on the River Thames. The large roof terrace can hold up to 250 passengers and is finished with artificial grass, poser tables and the only floating 360° roof terrace bar in London. Grab an ice-cold drink and enjoy the unrestricted views of London’s most iconic landmarks. This area is ideal for summer BBQ’s, team building activities and sightseeing cruises. MV Pearl of London is a wheelchair friendly vessel which has a disabled toilet with full wheelchair access and panic alarm installed.
Nearly 1,000 years of siege, ceremony, triumphs, tears, blood and even bears help create the remarkable atmosphere you will experience within these stone walls. A world heritage site in the heart of London, the Tower of London is the ideal venue for events and has a spectacular riverside location with a view of the palace and the River Thames, from Tower Bridge to the Shard.
The Courtyard in Fulham comprises of an indoor and outdoor space. The outdoor garden area changes seasonally with winter as a more enclosed and heated space, whilst the summer season is a more open and summer focused decor style and feel. Indoors is a club style atmosphere at night and a cocktail lounge by day. We cater for many types of events such as : Private parties - Birthday's - Corporate events, Canape and Cocktail Reception's - Sit down dinners (upon request) - Private space for smaller groups - Full venue hire - Half venue hire - Area hire - Table hire (anything from 2 persons all the way to 200 seated. We host bottomless brunches at the venue too if this is suitable to certain groups. Please note that The Courtyard is a quirky cocktail bar based on our favorite childhood films. Our tables are very funky, best explained as a mad hatter style party, some low some high and some are long connected tables shared between smaller groups. A very sociable and relaxed environment. The layout does not match a typical restaurant style and the food is made to suit. 90% of our outdoor area is covered and there are plenty of heated areas, so tables are booked both indoors and outdoors depending on availability. If you have a preference and have not specified - please contact a member of the team to ensure that you have a table in the area you prefer. We will do all we can to get you the desired table if they are available. Our outdoor area is currently open till 21:00 and our indoor cocktail lounge is open till late - please see our website for details. Our indoor cocktail lounge turns into a nightclub post 20:00 (except for Wednesday or Sunday unless there are events on) - so the music will get considerably louder at this point - a super fun time - we promise!
Impress your guests by hosting your event in a UNESCO world heritage site. The Old Brewery is a south east London private hire hidden gem. With stunning copper features influenced by our Naval and brewing heritage, our dining room and outside terrace offer a unique experience for your party needs. With views of the Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark and Canary Wharf outer-terrace is perfect for celebratory drinks and canapes, plus our dining rooms elegance and grandeur allows the perfect backdrop to dance the night away.
Fantastic gallery space in the heart of London Showcasing the best photography, contemporary design, architecture and issue-based art exhibitions, drawing large audiences along London's South Bank. We primarily hire for public exhibitions but can consider private/daily events where availability and suitability allow. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the River Thames, our gallery is a bright, airy, open space, and highly visible to visitors on London’s prime cultural trail between Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern. We are friendly, accessible and want to offer an open space to raise awareness for key social issues, showcase the work of both established and emerging artists, as well as highlight that art is for everyone to enjoy! Please contact Sarah Witt to come and view the gallery or discuss your exhibition in more detail. See our complete exhibition brochure in the Documents section.
Henley on Thames
Set on the banks of the River Thames, the River & Rowing Museum's idyllic location is the perfect backdrop for your event. Our contemporary Museum, was David Chipperfield's first major building within the UK, designed to mirror boat houses of old. With clean lines and wall to ceiling glass, our event spaces are filled with natural light, framing life on the river and the lush Thames valley landscape. Choose this venue, to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, while being just 45 minutes from London.
Absolute Pleasure Yacht is available for private and corporate hire. Both catered and self-catered packages available.
City, Tower Hill
The Ivory Vaults is an exclusive location situated within the historic vaulted cellars of the Grade II listed Ivory House at St Katharine Docks. The 200 year old historic structure exudes charm and individuality, perfect for a bespoke event unique to your company. Nestled between the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, this grand venue is perfectly situated for private party, corporate event, drinks reception or private dining. Private packages are designed for groups of 100 – 450 guests. The 10,000 sq ft venue is also available as a dry hire option. We have a selection of themed events to choose from, such as Masquerade Ball, Embargo, Medieval Banquet and Alice in Wonderland. If you don’t find what you are looking for we are more than happy to discuss a bespoke themed option of your choice. Our on-site events and theatrical production team are experienced in delivering interactive and memorable events to a wide range of clientele. ***** We're pleased to introduce a new and exciting edition to our themed events portfolio - Music Quiz. Our 'classic' pub quiz is a great combo of team activity and dining and is already very popular for groups of 80 - 250. During Music Quiz nights, the quizmaster uses the live band to deliver the questions. We've recently partnered with a live band to add some variety. If you'd like more details on prices and packages we offer, please contact us.
The venue composes of a purpose built ground floor event space for up to 180 theatre. Meeting rooms on the sixth floor of the building for up to 25 boardroom and great views. Along with an exclusive Lounge and Balcony with stunning views over London’s skyline that can work for up to 75 for a drinks reception. A unique venue with spaces that are flexible for holding corporate conferences or for private hire, weddings and exclusive riverside evening parties. 58VE is easily accessible via tube, rail, bike or river with Blackfriars only a 3 minute walk away.
Amber Lakes is a new and unique London events venue based in Wraysbury, close to Old Windsor and Heathrow and only 45 minutes from Central London. It is a year-round events venue perfect for conferences for up to 120 guests, summer parties and team building for up to 500 guests, Christmas parties for up to 120 guests and any other number of events including dinner parties and product launches. Amber Lakes video 1 Amber Lakes video 2
Tamesis Dock is a unique events space, live music venue and neighbourhood bar on a boat near Vauxhall. With incredible views of the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye & Battersea Power Station, Tamesis offers generous indoor and outdoor spaces with a relaxed fun and friendly personality. The lower deck, with access to the whole boat, is the most popular option to hire from wedding receptions and birthdays to music, product launches and corporate hire. Whole boat hire is also available for those looking for more exclusivity. We offer party menu’s, Bar-b-q's and a wide selection of drinks including draught beer & cocktails all at very competitive prices. Catering for groups of all sizes and budgets, hire is £0- £195 for the lower deck and £3.5k-£12k minimum spends for whole boat hire. We also offer table reservations for smaller groups.
The City Thames
Newly refurbished, The Oyster Shed is one of the City’s finest venues. With an abundance of bookable space during the week and panoramic sun drenched views across the Thames - it is ideal for any event. Offering exclusive hire at weekends, you can happily let all your dreams come true in this beautiful space.
Greenwich Yacht Club boasts 2 unique venues in London with Thames river views. Situated close to North Greenwich tube and the O2 arena this is a great venue for hire in London. It is also a wedding venue in London with a wedding license. It is a popular corporate and conference venue in London and has the ability to cater for Private dinner parties
Our Underglobe space is situated directly beneath the Globe Theatre – right in the belly of the beast. By day it houses Globe’s Shakespeare exhibition, but at night it comes alive as one of London’s exclusive hidden events spaces. With a sweeping staircase, private mezzanine and secret river-side entrance we can happily host up to 350 guests seated and 450 standing for exclusive Gala dinners, award ceremonies or decadent wedding parties. Complete with a full-sized model oak tree and full sound, lighting and projection systems, the Underglobe has everything your event needs to go off with a bang. Our Underglobe becomes an even more magical space during Christmas, with a new theme every year, this 2020 our guests are immersed in a secret underground forest lay covered in snow. Welcome to a magical evening of feasts, fairy tales and enchantments! With lunchtime packages starting from £75+VAT per person, and evenings from £110+VAT, our festive packages include everything you need for your party. Please note that the Underglobe is only available for evening events.
Looking for a unique venue in London? Then look no further than 28 West in the heart of Canary Wharf. This stylish riverside lounge bar is the ultimate private party venue, perfect for corporate events and casual gatherings alike. Hosting A+ events ranging from private dinners and exclusive VIP wrap parties, to laid back work gatherings - you name it, they've done it. Offering a stunning view of the Thames River, this East London venue guarantees a truly memorable event whatever the occasion. Available for private venue hire, large parties and table bookings.
Arundel House is owned by the International Institute for Strategic Studies and is perfecty situated just opposite Temple underground station. With great views over the river Thames, Arundel House is the perfect venue to host your conference, dinner or drinks reception. Our conference facilities have just undergone a major refurbishment in January 2013 and state of the art technology installed. The rooms are light and spacious and stylishly decorated.
You might have an amazing idea for an event, and the planning of it is all coming together smoothly. But how do you ensure that people actually turn up to enjoy it? Marketing your event is one of the most crucial parts of event management, and done wrong, can lead to the dreaded empty room. Basic marketing techniques aren’t that difficult to learn however, so if you follow these top tips that we’ve put together, you’ll soon see your sign-ups soar.
Know Your Audience
One of the most important parts of pre-event marketing is knowing what you are setting out to achieve. What is the purpose of this event, and who is it targeting specifically? If you know the demographic of your audience, then you are going to be able to market to them much more effectively. How will you know if your event is a success? Knowing what you want to measure and how, whether it be attendees at the event, impressions on social media, or sales, is equally important. You won’t know if you’re successful unless you understand how you’re going to measure it.
Start an Events Page
As soon as you have finalised the date and venue, you need to have an events page up and running. Information can be added to this as you go but the most important thing is to get it started as soon as possible. If you’ve went for one of the riverside venues for hire in London, make the most of this on your events page through pictures of the water and the interior. Your audience will already be interested at this stage, even before you’re announced any further details.
Update Your Events Page
By the time your marketing plan is in full swing, your events page should be an informative and attractive place for your audience to visit, which is why you’ll need to consistently update your site. If your event is having multiple speakers, you will need to have good pictures of each plus a short bio alongside these. Another great marketing tool for your event page is to add informative videos. Every audience loves to be able to see a video in relation to an event and this is just one way that you can boost your ticket sales. Don’t forget to add a large ‘Buy Tickets Here’ or ‘Register Now’ button that your audience can’t fail to notice.
This is a big one. If you’re a large organisation, you’re going to have an email list from previous events and from customers you’ve interacted with. Now is the time to utilise this in the correct way. If you’re struggling to come up with an attention-grabbing email, it might be time to invest in a direct mail copywriter, who will be able to produce this in a flash. Your subject line has to be engaging and inviting to ensure that the recipients open it. After that, you’ll need to show them why your event is worth going to. Having a video thumbnail can sometimes help with this, as it’s a quick way for information to be shared. You will also need to get across the benefits of signing up. If you have an early bird offer, this is the time to advertise it. If you have done similar events in the past, having some testimonials will also really boost engagement. Don’t be afraid to send out a series of follow-up email encouraging your email list to attend.
Social media can’t be ignored, but how to utilise it in the best way for your event? The answer is, by using it as much as possible. You should be on every available social media platform you can, and you need to ensure that they are kept regularly updated. Social media does bring in an audience, but you need to put a lot of work into it in order for it to be effective. Don’t shy away from investing in paid promotion, as this will help to get the word out to as many people as possible. The main advice when it comes to social media is to create a friendly persona. Run competitions to win tickets and other goodies and ask questions of your audience to get them engaged.
While you’re updating Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram left right and centre, you might be left wondering what exactly you should be putting in all of these posts. The answer is simple. Start a blog. If your company doesn’t already have one, it’s a great way to not only improve your Google ranking through SEO, but to have something fun and interesting to share through social media. This will help you to build up your audience for future events, particularly if you have an email sign-up option for interested parties. Guest bloggers from your industry can help to boost this engagement event further.
While you might be focused on getting registrations for your event, it’s important not to forget local media and news sites both far and wide. Put together an engaging press release to send out with all of the information required plus a few high-quality photographs. Invite select people from the press to attend the event and make sure that you have a full press kit ready and waiting for them. Don’t forget to send a news release around other interested companies in your industry. Many will have their own internal newsletter where they can share a snippet about your upcoming event.
Having a detailed marketing plan is essential for anyone planning a large event. Knowing your strategy, and what needs to get done and when, is one of the key ways that you can get your audience interested and keep yourself as stress-free as possible.