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.
Doña is a passion project born of friendship & a shared love for high-quality, magical Mezcal, community living & music. Designed to promote the core ethos of empowered feminine energy and independent creativity, the space is a Lynchian wonderland, complete with roses, soft lighting and gorgeous velvet interiors. Serving delectable cocktails, wine and spirits, as well as amazing tacos from Tigre Tacos upstairs, this is the perfect venue for any kind of celebration, unique gathering, product launch or dinner party with a difference.
White Space 3 - 1600 SQFT Great venue for the following events- -Art gallery -Exhibitions -Launches -Screenings -Presentations -Cinema -Conferences -Pop up shop -Workshops -Celebrations -Meetings -Networking -Dining -Various Events -Select live music -Streaming -Select entertainment events -Children Parties -Baby Shower -Any other just get in touch -Great for sound recording -Air Con Unit -On site pop up bar -Nearby parking options -Outside free loading parking bay -Nearby beer and wine store -Nearby food vendors -Nearby daytime cafe -Nearby off license and Co-op -Ultra fast Wifi access -Toilets -Wheel chair accessible -Outdoor seating -Outdoor smoking area -Photographer/Videographer available -Nearby hackney wick station -Close bus routes 276,339,488 -Covid Secure Venue ** venue with large day light windows with good air ventilation with built in air con unit & Daylight + Blackout controllable options . -Next door changing room/ shower Located in Trendy Hackney wick -East London. We can fit prices as close as we can to your budgets , just ask! crew available upon request with some lighting equipment inc. 7 days a week Self access available for bookings with access to lobby area and storage facilities for equipment being delivered. On site FOOD/DRINKS/GIFTS stores for guests with 13% off all purchases when booking with us (discount coming soon). Studios near victoria park and stratford Olympic park and center. Large communal outdoor areas. Studio spaces are versatile to meet your requirements. We #strive4greatness to fulfill your event's potential, with our full onsite production team.
QUEENS is a versatile events space. Based on the lower ground, we boast a main bowling alley, featuring 12 lanes, a private bowling alley with five lanes and a secluded bar space, as well as an ice rink with a capacity of 300. MEATliquor & QUEENS joined forces in 2017 and we have been having a blast ever since. The venue is home to the the main restaurant, the main bar and our completely private (also available for semi exclusive hire) is our SINbin.
This show stopping event space is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. With double height ceilings, beautiful natural light, a bar, interconnected roof garden and cosy mezzanine reading room, you’re equipped for every requirement. It’s a must see, so book a tour and prepared to be wowed The space comes fully kitted out with more tech/AV than you can shake your microphone at. Whether you’re planning drinks, a conference, an away day or gala, you’ll have everything you need to host an event that people will remember.
Swingers West End takes crazy golf back to its seaside roots in a venue that re-imagines the faded glamour of the 1920s English Riviera. Located just off Oxford Circus, step out of the hustle and bustle of London's busiest streets and into a quintessential British seaside setting of goof, drinks and fun, where the sun is always shinning. The venue boasts three 9-hole crazy golf courses, five stunning cocktail bars, five of London's best street food vendors, a nightly resident DJ and an incredible 3D photo podium.
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 90 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
Oche (pronounced ‘oc-key’) named for the line that players stand behind when throwing darts,is a unique competitive socialising experience combining classic darts with state-of-the-art technology and innovative games. Whether you're planning a workshop, team building, a business meeting or just a social gathering; our team are on hand to help create an unforgettable event. Based in the West End located 5 minutes walk from both Charing Cross and Covent Garden station Oche can host up to 330 guests, offering 15 gaming booths, or “Oche's” as we like to call them, 1 private VIP room and a 55 capacity seated restaurant. Oche is unrivaled gastro gaming experience, offering an indulgent menu with global influence and cocktails to suit all tastebuds.
Please note, we do not hire out this venue for private parties. Available for product launch, corporate meetings, corporate events, photo shoots and filming, the space features plush soft furnishings, a cornucopia of plants and period details, and large sash windows. The space will be a talking point for your guests and provides the perfect backdrop for product launches, company away days, photoshoots and all corporate small events. A few minutes' walk from London Bridge station this is an ideal central London location set within a stunning Listed Warehouse on Southwark Street. The Menier Lounge is a unique and unusual space with its own garden, providing ideal breakout space for your spring and summer events: with a covered terrace and large decking area. Please note exclusive use of the garden comes at an additional charge and use of the garden must be agreed in advance. The Menier Lounge is one 1500sqft space furnished with soft seating, an industrial style 14 seat table for business meetings and lunches, a small kitchen and 3 toilets. Based in the heart of London Bridge, a stone’s throw from Borough Market, Menier Venues is a versatile collection of venues and meetings and event spaces - beautifully designed with spectacular views that are set to impress for any occasion.
Our collection takes visitors on a nostalgic journey through 200 years of social change, culture and lifestyle. It is an exciting new way of looking at history through the things that generations of families have thrown away. It’s a journey back through the memories of your childhood, all brought back to life again by our Time Tunnel – a fascinating insight into how we have lived since Victorian times. As the world’s only museum dedicated to consumer culture, marketing and design, we are a unique and inspiring events venue. From clients’ parties with drinks and canapés in our renowned Time Tunnel, to seated dinner surrounded by brands in our Exhibition Hall or an indoor/outdoor brand activation, we provide the perfect setting for a range of corporate and social events. We work with some of London’s best caterers and suppliers, but we can also offer our venue on a dry hire basis.
Burlock is a 1920's themed Caribbean Rum Bar based opposite Selfridges. We have a delicious range of South American and Caribbean themed small plates available to order as well as the most delicious of cocktails and over 200 different brands of Rum from all over the World. As a venue and a team, we are able to take your mind away to those blue shores and white sandy beaches whilst you sip on something cool and tasty. Our homage to the Caribbean features vintage prints, a sipping salon with authentic retro hairdryers and a grand house veranda where you can enjoy the view and watch your fellow rum lovers dance the night away beneath the lively streets of Mayfair.
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.
It is the outrageous fun of Ping Pong, combined with state of the art facilities and reputation for hosting the most well executed events that sets Bounce apart as the ultimate conference and corporate party destination in London. Located just 3 minutes walk from Farringdon station, Bounce offers flexible layout options ranging from up to 200 guests theatre set up through to 400-capacity standing events. Situated on the verified site that Ping Pong was first invented by Jaques and Son in 1901, the venue features a restaurant, bar, private room and conferencing and meeting facilities up there with the best. It fast became a Holborn favourite with the Ping Pong tables supplementing excellent cocktails and wood-fired pizzas, not to mention a great excuse for a team away day. A perfect place for all events: Conferencing Team building Private parties Networking Award nights Hybrid events Meetings Away days Product launches Christmas parties Our expansive spaces can be utilised for breakout areas, syndicate sessions, team building activities and drink reception. The Jaques Room is a one-of-a-kind private room at Bounce for up to 90 guests, offering the perfect balance of suave and edge! Ideal for smaller conferences, meetings and social events this versatile space can also be set up theater, cabaret or boardroom style. Hiring the room for up to six hours includes: Three Ping Pong tables and a Beer Pong table Private cocktail bar, mixologist & bar seating Selfie mirror and karaoke system In-house music of your own choice UV lighting and iridescent artwork 40” LCD screen & 7ft projector Exclusive areas at Bounce include a variety of opportunities for you and your group to enjoy everything we have to offer for a longer period of time in your own dedicated space, while still being able to soak in the electric atmosphere from our main bar. Perfect for groups of 30-60 guests.
Discover an extraordinary urban garden oasis nestled in the heart of London. Step into a breathtaking glasshouse event venue surrounded by an expansive, enchanting wild garden, offering you the opportunity to craft unforgettable and personalised experiences that seamlessly blend with nature. Whether it's a corporate gathering, a dreamy wedding celebration, an inspiring away-day, a captivating brand product launch, an influencer affair, an exclusive soirée, or an intimate private dinner, our venue is the perfect canvas. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our surroundings, boasting a thriving kitchen garden, a vibrant wildflower meadow, tranquil ponds, a lush grass lawn, and meandering paths that wind through the entire site. Prepare to embark on a remarkable journey where nature's wonders harmonise with your event's vision, creating a truly extraordinary ambiance for you and your guests. --- We can also provide everything in-house for your convenience. This includes staffing, furniture, table linens (tablecloths and napkins), florals, printed menus and guest placement cards, candles, and a bespoke music playlist. Our team will work closely with you to understand your vision, preferences, and budget, and use our expertise to pull the event design together for you. We can also provide live entertainment, photography, videography, AV and lighting. Please note that we are not a licensed venue for wedding ceremonies. Ceremonies held on-site at OmVed Gardens are commitment ceremonies, which means the couple needs to be officially married elsewhere. For catering, we have a list of accredited suppliers for you to choose from. Please note that we are a vegetarian venue, and kindly request that all catering complies with our vegetarian policy.
The award-winning Beach Bar at The Montague on the Gardens is an unforgettable summer party venue. Complete with real sand, a beach-hut style thatched roof, delicious cocktails, palm trees, and a backdrop of a beautiful beach, you'll feel like you're basking in the Bahamas rather than in the heart of Central London.The Beach Bar is open from the 17th of May to the 15th of September 2023 with daytime slots – 12 pm - 5 pm and evening slots – 6 pm - 10 pm. Corporate bookings are welcome throughout the week as are shared parties at weekends. The Beach Bar makes an ideal location to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, engagement, or to host a hen/ stag party. A minimum group size of 10 people is required to book the Beach Bar. Exclusive use of The Beach Bar and large conservatory for the duration of your eventFloral leis on arrival‘The Montague Rum Punch’ or 'Summer Punch (non-alcoholic)' served in a coconut10-item summer-inspired floating buffet, featuring a selection of meat, fish, vegetarian, and dessert options (vegan/gluten-free/dietary options available)Three-hour unlimited hotel selection of rose, red and white wine, bottled beer, dark fruit cider and soft drinks (0% alcohol and gluten-free beer options available)After party with DJ (£12,500 minimum spend applies)Personalised event signage/reader boardFull event management from a dedicated coordinatorCloakroom facilitiesSummer-themed background musicAdditional food and beverage optionsSpirits for three hours for £45 per personProsecco for three hours for £30 per personSlushy frozen gin for three hours for £30 per personAdd an iced coffee machine with your favourite flavour for the duration of your event for £5.00 per personLuxury seafood display (maximum 50 guests) for £500.00 (2 hours maximum)Event snacks: nacho display with salsa, guac, and sour cream for £5.00 per person Additional entertainment options Black tie event? Our staff will be dressed in lifeguard-themed uniforms (white shirts & red shorts) however, if this does not suit the theme of your event, we will be more than happy to wear waistcoats/suits at no extra charge. Photobooth with unlimited online prints (£300)Personalised photo booth with unlimited online prints (£450)Glitter artist x Magician x Caricaturist x AcousticWant to play your own music? No problem! You need to bring this on a compatible device and adapterComplimentary DJ in The Great Russell Suite for your After Party; 10pm-12am (£15,000+ minimum spend on food and beverage applies to receive this offer)DJ with After Party in the Great Russell Suite: 10pm-12am for £1,500 (room hire and DJ if your minimum spend is under £15,000)We have three meeting rooms on the lower ground floor available for your pre-event event conference with capacities for 2 guests -120 guests (theatre style), ask us for more information!Preferred accommodation rates (10 bedrooms or more)
Located on the corner of Worship Street and Curtain Road in Shoreditch, Hijingo is a multi-sensory bingo experience combining mind-blowing video and motion graphics, stadium-grade lighting and a killer soundtrack – it will have you on the edge of your seat as you are fully immersed in the show in the 185 seater Hijingo room. The world’s first ever hostless bingo show, numbers are called out by a voice of God and guests are assisted by our in-house robot dancers – the Hijingobots. Not only is the game out of this world, but it’s got food and drink to match! An incredible Asian-inspired street food menu and some of London’s best mixologists bringing you an insanely good cocktail list. We’re living in the future here; this is bingo with a pulse. Each game is a new opportunity for you to win epic prizes… Will you be the chosen one? This is a glimpse into the future of Bingo and you don’t want to miss it. Looking to upgrade your next team away day, awards evening or Christmas party? Or is it a venue for a video/photo shoot or filming you are after? We’ve got it covered. With unlimited bingo shows, DJ and dancefloor, access to two bars, Hijingo game prizes and an award winning Asian-inspired street food menu, this is the ultimate in exclusive venue hires. For groups of up to 185.
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!
Everybody loves a themed event! Offering an unusual experience, new things to try, memorable entertainment or even the opportunity to dress up, themed events in London are always incredibly popular. And, there are a whole host of unique venues dotted in and around the capital that are perfect for hosting a themed event to remember, including activity and adventure venues, elaborate bars and restaurants, quirky pubs, exciting museums, and stately homes and town houses. Whatever theme you are planning, whether that’s a winter wonderland theme, a masquerade ball, a 90s rave, a Hollywood theme party or fancy-dress party, your guests are sure to have a ball!
The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to exploring the different themed options for your event. Some of the most popular themed events in London include: • Halloween Party • Heroes vs Villains • Superhero’s • Zombie Party • 15 Minutes of Fame • Pirate Party • Hollywood • Fancy Dress • Gangsters and Flappers • Angels and Devils • Wild West • Under the Sea • Famous Dead People • Animal Kingdom • Ghosts and Ghouls However, the vast range of venues in London are more than happy to accommodate any theme, even those that push boundaries and prove that anything goes in the world of party planning. For example, people have hosted Keeping Up with the Kardashian themed parties, Oscar parties, Medieval parties, Harry Potter themed parties and so much more.
There’s an awful lot of planning that goes into hosting a themed party and it’s important that you plan each stage of your party with meticulous attention to detail. Here are some simple tips for organising a themed party: • Set the scene with a themed invitation that instantly gives your event the wow factor • Choose a venue that is equipped to accommodate your needs • Choose a venue that people can get to easily – has it got good transport links nearby? • Make sure the space is big enough • Immerse the guests in the theme before the event • Build momentum using your social media platforms • Ensure that your guests have all the information they need prior to your event. Remember to get your guests to RSVP to your event straight away so that you have a clear idea of how many people you are accommodating.
London is home to some of the world’s coolest, quirkiest, and most creatively themed venues in the UK. With this in mind, London provides the perfect setting to host a themed event to remember, with many venues perfectly capable of accommodating your every need. At the same time, London also has a fierce reputation for hosting weird and wonderful events, making what seems like the impossible happen.
Of course! Themed cocktail parties are an incredibly popular option for lots of different events and special occasions including birthdays, hens and stags, corporate parties and much more. In fact, themed mixology events are continuing to increase in popularity, with themes such as 1920s, James Bond, Casino Royale and beach party themes all working well with a cocktail themed party in London.