In this section you can browse our extensive collection and choose from some of the most unique and versatile event spaces, all of which are available for competitive prices and can be found in fantastic locations throughout East, West and Central London for any number of different occasions.
Unit 10 is a monolithic industrial space situated three minutes walk from Tottenham station.
Unrivalled riverside exterior spaces at the centre of London's vibrant South Bank, the Riverside Walkway, Parks and Gardens is an ideal location for experiential events, consumer facing brand activations, sampling and cultural events. We have a variety of sites along the riverside offering a range of exciting locations. Our outdoor event spaces offer high footfall and diverse audiences which include local businesses, residents, Londoners enjoying dwell time and national and international South Bank visitors. To access our outdoor venue hire brochure please follow the link below: http://coinstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/CSCB-Outdoor-venue-hire-brochure.pdf
This stunning 3300 sq ft converted bank complete with period feature ceilings, situated in the heart of Mayfair, is complete with original ornamental ceiling features combined with industrial exposed pipework creating a remarkable contemporary interior. Located in the heart of Mayfair, and a six-minute walk from both Green Park and Oxford Circus, this is a prime location in one of London’s busiest luxury shopping districts. Situated next door to some of the city’s most renowned locations and the most elite brands in the world on New Bond Street and Berkley Square. The gallery provides a unique atmosphere for those looking to host a premium event. The pristine interior of a white space gallery makes it the ideal venue for press and brand launches, conferences, private dining, fashion shows, exclusive parties and memorable functions. The gallery is complete with grey polished concrete floors, white walls and adjustable lighting throughout the space. This venue is well-equipped for your events with a street-level entrance, kitchen area and large professional LED screen.
Launched late 2017 becoming the latest venue opened under the Balls Brothers brand; Adams Court is a stunning brand-new venue spread across 3 floors and nestled in a bustling courtyard just yards away from Bank station. The Copper Bar is a beautiful versatile space with natural daylight and a huge outdoor terrace, making it perfect for almost any occasion. Our Top Floor is a magnificent space to be enjoyed by all. We can cater for up to 240 people standing and 130 seated in the space. Perfect for your Corporate Event, Christmas party, private hire large sit-down meals or a night out with friends. Adams Court has fantastic facilities which can meet any event. We offer a fine range of menus to suit any event and have a delectable range of Corporate and Christmas menus to offer. A huge outdoor terrace A busy outdoor courtyard bar Multiple rooms and spaces Bar and Restaurant space Large private dining rooms for up to 130 seated and 240 standing Disabled access
Oui 2 Rooms is a multi-award winning blank canvas showroom event space venue, available for dry hire and situated in the heart of Central London W1 - 3 minutes from Oxford Circus Underground Station. The Venue is ideal for Press Shows, Product Launches, Photography Shoots, Sample Sales & Business Seminars/Meetings. Oui 2 Rooms has ground floor access, ideal for loading and unloading.
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.
The Pickle Factory offers 255 sqm in a slightly askew rectangular shape, with white walls throughout. Steel beams across the ceiling facilitate rigging equipment overhead and the frosted skylights allow natural daylight to pour through: this is your ideal intimate blank canvas, ready for dressing & transforming by the imaginative minds of location managers, wedding planners, pop-up stores or restaurant operators - and anyone in need of an intimate reception space.
A unique ground floor, blank canvas showroom event space based in Central London, W1, 3 mins walk from Tottenham Court Road Underground Station. Available for dry hire and ideal for Press Shows, Product Launches, Photography Shoot, Samples Sales, Business Seminars & Presentations. The venue ground floor access, ideal for loading and unloading.
*Please note - the venue will be going through renovations in December 2019 and January 2020 to return to a blank canvas ARCH 29 offers contemporary and innovative space for events. With 2,840 sq. feet spread across the ground and mezzanine floor, the arch is perfect for a wide range of functions such as product launch,talks, screenings, corporate events and more. The venue is available for Dry Hire and provided without any extra features – This is a great option for organisers who want a fabulous location while controlling every aspect of their event from business to catering. The Venue is centrally located with great transport links from Southwark station, Waterloo station, London bridge, Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle. Total capacity for the venue cannot exceed 150. Total capacity standing: 75 (ground floor) / 75 (mezzanine) Total capacity seated: Theatre 50 / Cabaret 40 (mezzanine) Theatre 50 / Cabaret 40 (ground floor) Late events: Evening events must conclude by 11pm Monday -Saturday and by 10pm on Sundays due to residential properties in the vicinity
A flexible ground level, non-height restricted, open air space nestled between BFI IMAX, South Bank’s National Theatre and the ITV London Television Studios. Two minutes from the Riverside Walkway, this unique 5,097m2 site is ideally located in the heart of the South Bank. With seven metre gated access straight onto site from the road, Doon Street Car Park has played host to a variety of structures for launch events, parties ad theatres, including double-decker marquees and Spiegeltents. It has been temporary home to The Room on The River, smart’s Urban Stage, La Soiree and Crazy Horse, amongst others. To access our outdoor venue hire brochure please follow the link below: http://coinstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/CSCB-Outdoor-venue-hire-brochure.pdf
The Mess Hall is a brand new 300 cap event space in the heart of Mayfair, located inside the UKs first Immersive Theatre, IMMERSIVE | LDN Located in an ex-military building, we have a broad range of unique spaces including Gatsby's Mansion, The Mess Hall, a shooting range, gun & ammo store and The Lucky Club, our very own cocktail bar. Conveniently located just 60 seconds walk from Bond Street tube station, the venue is in a prime location for everything from product launches and corporate events to performance based shows.
Studio Spaces is rapidly becoming one of London’s finest Warehouse events venues. Comprised of three unique, contemporary film and photographic studios. This former factory retains its industrial charm. High specification finishes and stunning architectural features bring the character while 8000 sq ft of space brings the flexibility. Live shows, launches, on-trend conferences, parties and weddings – Studio Spaces has played host to them all, either in one studio or all three. With several client parking spaces, loading access on the ground floor and The Warehouse boasts a drive-in entrance. Capacities: Entire Venue: Reception: 1650 / Sit Down: 506 / Theatre: 725 / Area in m2: 790 Black Studio: Reception: 450 / Sit Down: 144 / Theatre: 180 / Area in m2: 250 White Studio: Reception: 200 / Sit Down: 80 / Theatre: 120 / Area in m2: 140 Warehouse Studio: Reception: 700 / Sit Down: 278 / Theatre: 455 / Area in m2: 370
The second largest arena in London and is known best for being a live entertainment venue. It is London's best connected arena, with travel links like no other venue in the south of England, bringing us within easy reach for up to 16.5 million customers each year. Having been at the forefront of the music and live entertainment world for 80 years, this renowned Grade II listed building also has the ability to cater for all types of corporate events for up to 12,000 guests. With 2655 square metres of uninterrupted floor space, it provides great flexibility for your imagination to run away with! This versatile space can be used as a full auditorium for large scale events or as a draped short hall with the use of our in house draping system, allowing to create a blank canvas ballroom. The various layouts can accommodate huge conferences from 1,000 - 12,000 delegates in a theatre style layout, 1,400 for a corporate dinner dance or awards ceremony in a banquet set up and anything from a product launch, to an exhibition or a production heavy fashion show. The arena floor and ceilings have adequate loading limits, along with a mother grid and catwalks for rigging equipment so you can be as creative as you want! With our team of experts on hand to help you make your ideas become a reality, the possibilities are endless. For those looking for a space much smaller, we have some great lounges which are perfect for hosting conferences for up to 200 delegates - Please do have a look at our downloadable documents for further information.
Lost Society is adorned with the most instagrammable corners, art deco decorated walls and gorgeous velvet and brass accent furniture. Situated in the heart of Battersea, Lost Society offers immense versatility and is able to host a wide range of events from corporate parties, baby showers, hen/stag dos and wedding receptions. Lost Society is available for whole venue hire and can hold up to 350 guests. The main room is perfect for large sit-down dinners, launch parties, exclusive parties, corporate meetings and reception drinks. The space has it's own DJ booth and is available from as early as 11am. *This space is not available for private hire on weekends. Our second space is our beautiful botanical garden which is the perfect space for summer parties, away days, team outings. Equipped with its own bar- and capacity of 120 guests- the space is versatile and fitting for a variety of events.Come and celebrate in style whatever the occasion may be with our BBQ set-up and seasonal drinks offering. The garden is available from the price of £750 min spend/ session Our Lounge bar is a private room located between the main room and the garden. The Lounge can hold up to 80 guests and also comes complete with your own bar and bartender for the duration of your event. This room can accommodate a variety of events such as engagement drinks, standing receptions or intimate private dinners for those really special occasions. The pricing starts with £300 minimum spend per session during the week. Please get in touch so our dedicated events team can create the event you've always dreamed of!
A perfect setting where a blank page is needed to carry out your artistic vision. It is a modern studio with lots of natural light. As a blank canvas we can furnish the space to meet all your needs.
Electric is an iconic, theatrical structure, a venue that is characterful with a contemporary twist. The huge ground floor Main Room and stage are overlooked by a beautiful mezzanine – the Circle Bar, and ideal for live shows with a 1500 capacity and standing receptions of 1700. Electric an ideal setting not only for corporate parties, but also conferences, award ceremonies, dinners, product launches, away days, wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs, filming and much more. Electrics Main Room can accommodate 320 guests seated cabaret style for awards or gala evenings and 180 dining, whilst it also lends itself to smaller numbers of 250 – 800 when the mezzanine isn't in use. We use only the best caterers around for all of our events. We work closely with a number of preferred caterers who all offer fresh, modern and creative catering whilst upholding traditional service values. The entire team are all self-confessed foodies and continuously provide superb food made only from the finest sustainably sourced ingredients. Our contemporary menus suitable for anything from exquisite canapés and formal dinners through to themed bowl food and innovative conference options are sure to tantalise the taste buds and leave your guests coming back for more. As well as exceptional food, we also provide both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages alongside a beautiful array of wonderful cocktails. With ideas from classic favourites through to ingenious mocktails, they’re sure to add the finishing touch to your event. FAQ's Does Electric host birthday parties? No, Electric will not host a birthday party for any age. Can we hire Electric at the weekend? Daytime hire at the weekend is limited due to regular live and club events in the evening, but always ask and we will try and accommodate. Night-time hire is reviewed case by case and always worth asking. Does Electric have preferred suppliers? Yes, although we will always work with the client to ensure the event works best for their needs if they wish to consider outside suppliers. Is parking available? Pay and Display bays are available behind the venue on Buckner Road. They are free after 5.30pm. Is loading access easy? Please direct all deliveries to Buckner Road, for our rear entrance. Flat access to both stage and the main floor. Does Electric provide furniture for events? We do not own any tables or chairs - these must always be hired. Is internet provided at the venue? Internet access is available throughout the venue. Virtual tour (you can use the numbered buttons at the side of the screen to jump between the floors)
Showing your work is always nerve-wracking, especially if it’s a gallery opening dedicated solely to your art. It can be hard to know where to begin with something like this, which is why having a good checklist is so important.
The most work obviously comes before that actual event, but don’t be daunted! Give yourself plenty of time and you’ll have it all organised in no time.
As with any event, planning is key. Write a checklist of everything that you need to do, along with the dates that you need to get them done by. Knowing what date you want your opening to be on is the first step, but don’t advertise this until you have confirmed the venue.
Choose your Artwork
Part of the planning process for a gallery opening is knowing what paintings/ sculptures/ photographs that you are going to display. This isn’t always easy. While you might know what your best pieces are, it can be hard to choose from the rest of your work. That’s why it’s good to start from a theme. If there is one piece of art or a series that you want to be the focus, develop a theme around them. While there may be some other pieces you want to display, if they don’t fit with this theme, set them aside. Work on the name of the exhibition that you will be using on all of your promotional material. Choose artwork that will be a range of prices, so that there is something for everyone.
Where you hold the exhibition is key to the success of the opening. Make sure that it is not in an awkward location to get to, allows catering, and that there is plenty of room for both people and artwork. While cosy spaces can be intimate, you need to think about how many people might attend before you commit to a smaller space. Vacant spaces for hire in London mean that you can find something truly unique that can fit your needs and the theme of your art. If you go for a more traditional gallery space, talk to them and find what their code of conduct is and whether your ideas will be suitable. Communication with the curators will be key.
Refreshments will be expected at a gallery opening, so make sure that you can provide them. Canapes and wine are the traditional, but if that doesn’t fit with your style, then mix it up a little bit. There’s nothing wrong with craft beer can cocktail sausages, so long as it doesn’t look out of place!
Once the planning is well underway, you’ll need to start promoting the event. Now is the time to get a catalogue together and printed. Have a poster for it that you can use to advertise on social media as well as physically. Make sure that the details on your website are all up to date. No one wants to Google you only to see previous works and no mention of your opening.
Hang Your Work
Supervise the hanging and placing of your work, so that you know that everything is in the right place. Depending on the venue, you might need to get volunteers in to help you transport and move artwork for you.
Get a good night’s sleep before the opening - and try and relax! At this stage, there’s nothing more that you can do, so congratulate yourself on your organisational skills.
On the Day
It’s the day of the opening and it’s all come together wonderfully! Now you just need to get through the event and sell some artwork.
Know What to Say
You’ll be expected to make a speech of some kind, so make sure you have prepared this in advance. Even if someone else is hosting, a few words of thank you are still appropriate. You will have people asking you questions about your pieces, so make sure you know what to say. Don’t make it up on the spot but be able to delve into the technique and emotions of any of your pieces.
Talk to Reviewers
Talking to reviewers and bloggers will help to get your name out there so be polite and give them your time, answering any questions that they might have about your work and it’s meaning. Try and get their details so you can add it to your mailing list and look up their review.
It’s important that you get yourself out there on opening day and talk to as many people as possible. Get the people you know to introduce you to others and take yourself around the gallery. It will surprise you how many potential buyers there will be, and they will all want to talk to the artist.
It’s over and everything went smoothly, but you’re not done yet! While you can relax, there are still a few things to keep working on.
After the event, it’s important to email out thank yous or send cards to everyone who made it a success. Let them know that you appreciate all that they have done to make the event what it was. Send an email out to your entire mailing list thanking everyone for attending.
Keep Your Catalogue Up to Date
With any luck, you’ll have sold a few pieces straight away! It’s important to keep your online catalogue up to date, so potential buyers won’t be disappointed if they get in contact with you directly.
While the opening is over, you want to keep up interest in your work for as long as possible. Blog about the show immediately afterwards and post on social media every time you sell a piece. If you get reviews, make sure you share them to keep up the buzz.
When it’s all on you, hosting a gallery opening is hard work, but it’s worth it to see the whole thing come together. Keep calm and follow a good plan, and you’ll soon see the benefit of all of your hard work.