Canning Town & Star Lane
Only available for midweek hire. A new institution for the arts based in the heart of East London's, Canning Town. Home to music and creative studios and a 550 capacity state-of-the-art performance space. https://www.instagram.com/fold.ldn/?hl=en
Treat your guests to a birthday party to remember in The Postal Museum play space - Sorted! There's sackloads of fun to be had in our indoor play area, specially for children aged 8 and under! Discover an immersive mini-town with streets, buildings, trolleys, pulleys, slides and chutes, everything to keep the little ones happily occupied at London’s newest indoor play area. Once the children have organised parcels in the miniature post office, and delivered the letters in our large wooden post vans - continue the party in our private party space.
Gabeto is The Cuban Spirit of Camden Market. This recently refurbished restaurant and bar combines class and cool with amazing interior design that’s perfect for Instagram! From high-level dining booths to eclectic retro furniture fused with naturally elegant period features and funky, local inspired art – Gabeto is Camden’s trendiest events venue. Set over 2 floors with outdoor terrace space ,Gabeto is one of the most flexible and highly sought after events spaces in the market. From product and car launches to fashion shows and intimate high-end dinners, our expert team can create your bespoke event and be on hand to make sure it goes exactly to plan.
A stylish and contemporary bar in the heart of Belgravia, Eaton Square Bar & Kitchen serves up some of the best cocktails in the capital. You’ll also find a knockout wine list, great food, live music during the week, and DJs gracing the wheels of steel at the weekend. Available for private hire, whether it be a corporate event, a birthday party, a wedding, a meal, or just a massive get together with friends.
A unique private lounge and terrace located in the heart of London's Design District Clerkenwell. This truly bespoke top floor event space with a lovely view of the city comes fully furnished, with a full AV set up, attached meeting room with screen (additional meeting rooms available if required), feature piece bar and beautiful terrace included in the hire. It is the perfect space for conferences, away days, networking events and workshops. 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!
An immersive 5,000-square-foot club-bar and street food diner concept, that offers a variety of environments including private rooms and a karaoke lounge. The venue has the capacity to accomodate up to 360 guests, so more than ideal to organize any type of private event.
Central London's most versatile, multi-faceted venue, supporting Grassroots music. 229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which hosts gigs, club nights, awards ceremonies, comedy and fashion events, gala dinners and weekend festivals. The venue includes 2 event spaces and a Green Room. Some of the acts to have played at 229 include Kings of Leon, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys, Florence and the Machine, Biffy Clyro, Seasick Steve and Foals to name but a few. Managed under the umbrella of the charity, International Students House (ISH), 100% of the profit made by 229 goes directly back support our mission. We believe every young person should have the opportunity to succeed whatever their background. Together with our university partners and supporters, we provide scholarships opportunities, a home and a social programme to enable students to succeed while giving them a place to belong.
**Situated in the Heart of Covent Garden and a stone's throw from the Seven Dials, The Stables is a purpose-built Event venue/gallery, spanning 2 floors and enclosed Courtyard** The Stables has 2 frontages; on Earlham Street and Shelton Street so your visitors will have superb visibility and access. The venue itself is 4,500Sq/Ft over two floors with an outside Courtyard (versatile space away from the hustle and bustle) but also allows delivery access for easy loading in and out with a total capacity of 380pax. With a blank canvas feel you can create any event around your brief, whether it is for a launch party or corporate event or exhibition it will be a space that can be transformed to wow your guests. The venue boasts in house, top of the range AV equipment, F&B facilities and parking/ loading bays.
This unique venue in London is a heritage building nestled in the trendy central neighbourhood of Hoxton, making it ideal as a wedding venue, corporate and conference venue, as well as host to drinks receptions, brand engagement, away days, private dining, workshops, cinema and festivals. The Geffrye's expansive front lawns offer a blank-canvas outdoor venue, and an incredibly rare green space so close to the City. Shaded by impressive London Plane trees and set against the backdrop of Grade I listed almshouses, this is a unique space with which to make a real impression.
15 Bateman Street is the perfect venue for all types of exhibitions, events and launches, pop ups or shoots. Our classic shop front leads to a deceptively large two floor space, with a unique and stylish interior. We are located in the very heart of Soho's theatre and restaurant district. This is a space that exudes character, and is the perfect backdrop to create a story for your clients or guests. With our experience as a commercial art gallery, we are the ideal location to display your new product or line - our custom lighting system can be arranged to best display your products. Create a story for your patron within which to experience your company ethos as they move throughout the different spaces of our venue. Our space is both versatile and dramatic to create an immersive experience of your brand for your viewers.
Hawker House is our huge indoor food and drink warehouse in Canada Water. It can fit up to 2,000 people indoors, with an additional 1,000 capacity space in the summer months when we open our huge outside area, aka the Land of Bamboo - our own tropical tiki paradise. Hawker House is the perfect versatile event space for conferences, exhibitions, awards ceremonies, product launches, parties and LOADS more. The venue is split across two rooms, meaning you can hire one side of Hawker House for smaller groups of 200 up to much larger whole-venue takeovers. Hawker House is the perfect alternative space for large scale conferences. With 1500 square metres of transformable space and a capacity of up to 550 theatre style with an additional further 4 breakout rooms, our brilliant Canada Water warehouse provides a unique urban backdrop, with an unbeatable operations team delivering slick service and catering for all your needs. We believe in work hard, play hard and can offer fantastic after parties to round off your conference, complete with DJs and delicious cocktails. Expect world beating street food and service in a memorable venue. The incredible warehouse space has nine brilliant bars, ten world beating street food traders and loads of extra room for you to play around with, including optional pool and beer pong tables. Hawker House is a short walk away from Canada Water Overground and Underground Station, and is only a short distance from London Bridge, Borough and Canary Wharf. **Venue does not allow consumer ticketed events**
We are very excited to be able to host small events and weddings for up to 30 guests from 1st October in our Balcony Room, and we are taking enquiries now. Can’t wait until then? Visit our Bankside Bar and Restaurant for drinks, dinner or afternoon tea for a taste of what we can offer you. Looking out onto St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames and, of course, the Globe Theatre, our top floor Balcony room has a private balcony allowing your guests an exclusive space from which to take in London. If it’s a sit down affair, whether for a meeting or dinner, then 70 guests can be accommodated comfortably. If you are hosting a standing reception then 120 guests can enjoy the space. The Balcony Room overlooking the world-famous Globe theatre is one of the most romantic wedding venues in London, we are fully registered for weddings – all you have to do is find your Romeo or Juliet!
Astroturfed throughout and sporting a modern geometric graphic design - the Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden is the perfect setting for some afternoon lunch or post work drinks. Having recently been extended the garden now boasts double the original floor space allowing for a more spread out and relaxing atmosphere for attendees. A wide selection of international street food stalls includes French, Mexican, Greek, Chinese, burgers and more alongside 2 brand new & extended bars serving everything from your favourite draft beer, refreshing cocktails and wine. The garden boasts its own app which allows customers to order and receive food and drink from the comfort of their own table. Entertainment comes in the form of the Vauxhall Sports Garden and Vauxhall Comedy Club. 3 huge LED screens have been erected up and down the garden showing all major live sport including Premier League & European Football, World Championship Boxing & UFC. The Vauxhall Comedy Club provides world class comedy tucked inside the intimate surroundings of the Vauxhall train arches. Previous guests include Jack Whitehall, Kae Kurd and more. For those wanting their own space private booking is available for all occasions. Birthday’s, work socials, large scale corporate events - the venue caters for all occasions and party sizes.
An outstanding versatile event space which is carefully spaced in compliance with government social distancing guidelines. The venue as a whole consists of; The largest covered terrace in the heart of Hackney Central alongside a beautiful garden, 10 m cocktail bar and full fitted kitchen with a 150 seated capacity. A blank canvas space under the arch, equipped with a Funktion One Sound System, ambient lighting and a 10 m cocktail bar. (Due to Government restrictions currently not available for hire until further notice.) Our venue makes for an extraordinary and unique space, perfect for: Drink receptions, Wedding celebrations, Summer & Christmas parties, Corporate celebrations, Networking events, Brand activations & product launches, Talks & presentations, Theater & comedy, Live music, Creative, Film & photo shoots
Are you planning a themed party? Whether it’s for a birthday or as part of a promotion, a lot of work goes into making this type of event look just right. The most important thing is getting your guests interested and excited to be involved! Once you have that sorted, the rest of the party should all fall into place.
Don’t Wait too Long to Choose Your Theme
Picking out what you want your theme to be is the most important part of planning this type of party, so there’s no use putting it off until the last minute. Discuss possible themes as a group – whether it’s part of a committee or just your group of friends. You’re looking for a theme that everyone will enjoy and be enthusiastic about. As well as this, you need to choose a theme that will be easy for you to organise and decorate for. There’s no point in choosing something that’s too out there, as people always expect big things at themed parties, so you don’t want to leave them disappointed.
Do Send Invites
If you are looking people to go to your themed party, the best way to do this is through personalised invites. Ditch the WhatsApp group message – we all know how easy it is to ignore these. You want to be able to post or hand-deliver a physical invite that’s related to your theme. Something that your friends can stick to their fridge and enter into their calendars straight away. Even sending a personalised email in the form of a card is better than the generic social media invite. Something that specifically names the person invited will always get a better reception.
Don’t Underestimate the Need for a Good Venue
While you might be busy planning the ins and outs of how to really make your theme come alive, it can be easy to overlook the need for a great venue to facilitate all of this. If you are having a party that you can’t accommodate in your own home, then you are going to need a venue that you can transform into a room that encapsulates your theme. Think about how you can use the architecture of a venue to your advantage and use that to help you narrow down your search. There are loads of great themed venues for hire in London that will suit a range of different party ideas.
Do Encourage Costumes
If you are having a themed event, with all of the bells and whistles, then it just won’t be the same if all of your guests turn up in their usual party gear. Make wearing a costume mandatory to attendance. This will actually encourage many people to become even more excited about the event. After all, who doesn’t love dressing up? It gives a chance for everyone to use their imagination, and if you promise prizes for a few of your favourite costumes, then you’re sure to tap into people’s competitive spirit as well.
Don’t Forget about Décor
If you want your themed party to be the talk of the town then you’re going to have to get the décor right. Any time something has a definite theme, you can never do too much when décor is involved. This doesn’t mean that you have to cover every available surface however. By going big on décor, we mean big on detail, not necessarily quantity. If you can show that you’ve really thought out how to transform your venue into the perfect space for a themed party, then this will show. It’s the little details that guests will be most entranced with and that they will remember long after the party is over.
Do Have Party Bags
The best parties are the ones where you get a gift just for turning up. Having party bags gives your guests something that immediately gets their attention and starts the night off on a good note. When they are all kept to theme, this will cause hilarity and help everyone get in the mood. Have a mixture of items that can be brought home as mementos and ones that are going to add to the party and be instantly entertaining. For example, if it’s a disco theme then glowsticks are a must and novelty bandanas can be used for a variety of different themes.
Don’t Overdo the Party Games
Everyone loves a good party game, and they can be amazing icebreakers for a group of people that don’t know each other and are just trying to get into the party mood. However, it’s important that these are scheduled and good times throughout the night when people are going to be ready for a bit of added entertainment. All of your guests will also need time to mingle amongst themselves and get chatting to each other, so games shouldn’t go on for too long or be scheduled back to back – people will easily get bored in this case and wander off to do their own thing. Remember, there is such a thing as too many activities, so keep them sparing!
Do Take Loads of Pictures
In order to make sure that everyone has brilliant memories of your themed party, having a professional photographer there to take loads of snaps is a must. Another great idea is to install a photobooth at the venue so that others can take their own pictures with all of their friends. Making sure that the photos are available as soon as possible after the event on social media is important if you want everyone to get tagging and chatting about the party afterwards. If you’ve got some really good pictures, why not send out some high-res copies of them for people to print and enjoy?
Once you have your theme sorted, the rest of you party planning should be a breeze. Just remember that attention to detail is important and to give your guests some breathing room in between activities to simply dance and have a good time!