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.
One of the most architecturally astounding and unique spaces in London, the Main Space is the beating heart of the Roundhouse and is the perfect setting for large scale dinners, tech conferences, product launches and awards ceremonies. An impressive blank canvas, the iconic Main Space includes a lighting rig, sound system and staging if required. What our clients think; ITV - "Stunning - the perfect backdrop for hospitality" Q Awards - "The Roundhouse team were an absolute pleasure to work with" A fully versatile space with incredible lighting and AV provision as standard with flexible loading options suitable for the automotive industry. Our iconic main space is available for corporate hire for twenty-four hour periods running from 10am to 10am for a dry-hire fee, price on application, including the following equipment and services: - Main Space hire including Circle Balcony (fits up to 850 on round tables) - Full use of Torquil’s Bar and Terrace and Circle Bar - 24 hour housekeeping - 4 x Dressing Rooms and Production Office - Lighting Package and Sound Package (equivalent value in excess of £20k) - Technical support from our highly experienced in-house production team - Water and power supply - Service yard with ground level loading bay - Dedicated In-House Event Manager - Duty Manager during event hours - Medic during event hours - Marquee Kitchen Facilities Other costs to consider are: Catering, Bar, Production and Staffing.
The double-height space and tiered seating make for the perfect setting when bringing in a crowd. The Theatre spills out to the spacious outdoor terrace, where your guests can enjoy summer cocktails with a spectacular view. This versatile event space provides the perfect backdrop, requiring little-to-no dressing to set the scene
Situated in the City of Westminster, Porchester Hall’s Grade II listed classic art deco design and understated elegance make it a sought-after venue for a variety of events. The grand entrance to the Hall is ideal for reception drinks and leads guests up the elegant staircase with its ornamental bronze and wrought iron banisters, striking marble walls and crystal chandelier. From the stairway, guests are led through to the Main Hall, which is the very essence of grandeur and opulence. Porchester Hall is ideal for weddings, charity galas, conferences, fashion shows, filming, boxing, banquets, exams, private parties, concerts and much more. The main hall’s grandeur and versatility have seen it play host to concerts from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, Kylie Minogue and Pink Floyd; broadcasts such as Beyoncé‘s ‘Black Is King’ and Monty Python’s ‘The meaning of Life’; as well as countless legendary parties. The Small Hall, Duchess of York Suite and the Blue Room are all ideal for smaller events, or as extensions and ancillaries to the Main Hall. Catering We work with a carefully selected group of caterers to provide you with a wonderful selection of menu choices to suit all cultures, tastes and budgets. For flexibility, we also offer a dry-hire option, along with corkage and cash bars. Suppliers We have a network of fantastic recommended partners, including photographers, DJs, entertainers, florists and AV, however our clients are welcome to use their own suppliers if preferred.
Recent RIBA Architecture Award-winning Woolwich Works is the perfect marriage of heritage and modern design. With stunning views over the river, a bright, airy atmosphere throughout, and the ability to combine indoor and outdoor space, the venue’s flexible spaces are perfect for summer parties, conferences, trade shows, away days, wedding receptions, parties and much more. Conveniently located on the Thames, our riverside location is served by Woolwich Arsenal pier, the Elizabeth Line and Woolwich Arsenal station are a five-minute walk from our doors, and London City Airport is minutes away by DLR. As an arts charity, the words 'each for all and all for each' are part of our history and inspire everything we do. Embrace our site and our ethos and create an extraordinary event in our inspiring buildings.
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
Located in the heart of Mayfair, Quaglino’s is an ideal venue to accommodate any event with a wow factor. A modern interior redesign by Russell Sage Studio has seen the signature sweeping staircase, balcony bar, main restaurant and mezzanine private dining rooms elegantly restored, along with the addition of a glamorous central cocktail bar and a stage for intimate live music performances.
This exclusive venue with a large decked area overhanging the Thames is only a few hundred yards from the Tower Bridge. HMS President is the perfect venue for a variety of functions - corporate events, conferences, Christmas parties, weddings, exhibitions, receptions, banquets and can cater for private dinner parties. The hall (Drill Deck) with its regal arches and the Wardroom with its stunning views over the Thames both provide elegant settings for a variety of functions for up to 120 people. The large decked area overhanging the Thames is only a few hundred yards from the iconic Tower Bridge. It is the most tranquil location for a drinks party. The interconnecting classrooms on the mezzanine can be partitioned for a lecture or opened up for a conference up to 80 delegates.
Dockside 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 and having just undergone an extensive refurbishment, the venue is now available again to hire for a variety of events from corporate parties to immersive events, brand activations and many more. With a new team of event management and production specialists, they can make your event vision a reality. The head chef was trained in a Michelin-starred restaurant so food options are fantastic and can be catered to individual requirements.
With over 3000 SQFT of event space and capacity for up to 250 guests this unique venue provides a versatile backdrop for almost any kind of event. Exposed industrial architecture and panoramic glass ceiling, provides a unique backdrop. This space is perfect for a wide range of hires from experiential events, dinners, cocktail receptions, meetings, conferences, exhibitions, workshops, and product launches. Located on the doorstep of Broadway Market, the building is conveniently situated in the hustle and bustle of one of London’s most sought-after districts.
Sitting with ME London 5* luxury lifestyle hotel on the Strand is our ME Studios. Dedicated purpose built event, meeting and party venue with 4 meter ceilings and the ability to host from 10 to 250 guests, it is perfect for large-scale conferences, gala dinners and product launches. The ME studios can separate into 8 unique spaces or open up to 1 ballroom style space, and with lift access to all other areas of the hotel including bedrooms & the famous Radio rooftop it is one to be experienced. Catering is expertly provided by our five-star banqueting team, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish. Each meeting room rental includes an event planner, tables, chairs, catering stations, projector & screen or plasma TV, whiteboard, flipchart, Wi-Fi, still and sparkling water, and eco-stationary, allowing you to focus on your event's success without logistical worries. Our in-house AV team can enhance your event with upgraded sound, staging, and lighting, the options are endless. Book in your site inspection today! Please find a link for our 3D tour of the events floor: https://me-london.firstview.us/en/me-room ME Room & All Studios offers complete private hire of our lower ground floor, with an arrival area for your groups registration or welcome drinks, your guests can walk through the tall doors into your planned oasis. Flexible and adaptable, the ME studios are suitable for a diverse range of events with a total space of 444.56 square meters and accommodating a maximum of 250 guests. Each meeting room rental includes an event planner, tables, chairs, catering stations, projector, screen, whiteboard, flipchart, Wi-Fi, still and sparkling water, and eco-stationary, allowing you to focus on your event's success without logistical worries. Our in-house AV team can enhance your event with upgraded sound, staging, and lighting. Please find a link for our 3D tour of the events floor: https://me-london.firstview.us/en/me-room
GOT A CONCEPT? BRING IT TO LIFE! Right in the heart of Shoreditch on Great Eastern Street, Iron Bloom shows signs of its former life as an ironworks in its industrial styling, cast iron pillars, high ceilings and old industrial lift shaft, converted into a suspended DJ booth. Equipped with a cocktail bar, commercial kitchen with a charcoal oven, and a full sound system, this three-tiered space makes for a versatile venue for top notch events that blend historic rusticity with a warm, modern feel in a relaxed ambience. KEY OFFERINGS: Industrial interior design Astounding sound system Fully licensed commercial bar & kitchen Exterior & Interior Branding SPECIALISING IN: Brand Activations Product Launches Pop up restaurants / Supper clubs Parties, Events & Meetings
Kachette prefers to stay hidden in plan sight. Located on busting Old Street in Shoreditch, its the kind of venue you have to hear about and its likely you have walked past in countless times wondering what's going on inside. Kachette is a popular space for corporate parties, fashion events, press launches, pop-ups, warehouse club inspired birthday parties (for those with the budget) and informal weddings. Kachette main room Arch 1 dry hire from £3,500 (+VAT) or whole venue dry hire from £5,000 (+VAT). Arch 1 can be hired exclusively or hire the whole venue for larger two room events. Corporate events: Hire for award ceremonies, brand launches, Christmas parties, conferences, corporate receptions, drinks receptions, experiential events, fashion shows, product launches, networking events, pop-ups and more. Clients include: Adidas, Coca Cola, FIFA, Google, Hendrick's Gin, Instagram, Kanye West, London Fashion Week, Nike, Playstation, Spotify, Supreme, Tesco and Vice. Private events: Hire for birthday parties, bar & bat mitzvahs, Christmas parties and weddings. Included in venue hire fee: Venue hire from 10am until midnight (late license / TENS available for an additional fee) Arch 1, a 1,600 sq ft studio Arch 2, a 1,400 sq ft studio Duty manager PA System in Arch 1 & 2 100Mb dedicated fibre internet service (symmetrical) Air Conditioning Basic lighting Cloakroom facilities Production office Post event cleaning Get in touch to hire Kachette for your event. *NO CLUB NIGHTS*
An iconic Grade II Listed deconsecrated chapel in the heart of London’s West End, Stone Nest is an atmospheric and exclusive venue in a prestigious location. The building benefits from a 2am licence and is highly adaptable for a range of cultural and corporate activities including rehearsal, filming, private events, dinners, fashion shows, exhibitions, celebrations, ceremonies and launches. The 19th century Norman Style Welsh Chapel (1888) is composed of a galleried central space with an umbrella dome, a large basement bar, and attached manse. After many years at the heart of the London Welsh community, the chapel closed for worship in 1982. In 1985 it was transformed into the legendary Limelight nightclub. Our clients have included Alexander McQueen, Chapman Brothers, BFI, BBC, Netflix, Isabel Marant, Agi & Sam, Nike, Alexandra Moura, Champion, Grey Goose, Famous Grouse, Viktor & Rolf, Midnight Madness, Annabel Dining, Disney, London College of Fashion, Sophia Webster, MO Film, Central St Martins, Heist Gallery, Bourne & Hollingsworth, Nokia, Brown’s Fashion, Kitbag, Tomb Raider, Johnnie Walker, Wingstop, Creative Review and many more.
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.
Hackney Bridge is a multi-use, canalside venue that is home to creative coworking studios, independent retail stores and a dedicated events spaces. The street food kitchen features an array of cuisines and, alongside the Hangar Bar, is a destination for food and drink enthusiasts. A sprawling site, the venue boasts interesting interior and exterior spaces that are available for hire, including, but not limited to, a large blank canvas event space and outdoor gardens that capture the sun all day through to the evening. The venue's event spaces can host virtually any event: conferences, live performances, exhibitions, awards, dinners, screenings, private parties and more.
This charming and purpose-built studio is the ideal conduit for creative encounters, just a stone’s throw from the Broadway Market. This former warehouse has been completely transformed into a quirky and colourful hub, whilst maintaining a core of original features such as its exposed brick walls, industrial windows and unexpected canal side terrace. Situated in the heart of East London, the studio is a great location for building relationships and gaining inspiration from workshops and brainstorms. The various meeting and lounge areas allow organisers to adapt the space in many different ways, making it the ideal for product launches, PR events, networking and parties.
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.
A vacant space is an available space that can be used for hosting a whole host of different events. As these spaces do not have a fixed, long term occupant, they are incredibly versatile and are particularly a great solution for providing short-term affordable spaces for art projects, workspaces, rehearsals, events and community projects.
London has lots of vacant spaces that are available for hire in London, including ultra-modern galleries, studio spaces, industrial converted warehouses, grand halls in historic buildings and outdoor vacant spaces available to hire. Whether you’re looking for an open-plan layout for a small scale or large-scale gathering, there’s plenty of options available.
Vacant space venues are ideal for putting your own stamp on your event and ensuring that you always stand out from the crowd. As empty shells, vacant space venues give you complete freedom make a space your own, add your own personal touches and ensure that it caters for your own unique theme, vision and the style of event you are going for.
The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to making use of a vacant space for a wealth of different events, including: • Pop-up events • Product launches • Large parties • Weddings • Art exhibitions • Music events • Team building days • Dance lessons • Birthday parties • Engagement parties With so many unique and versatile event spaces, all of which are available for competitive prices, London won’t let you down when it comes to opening your eyes to the possibilities that come hand in hand with a vacant space.
When looking for a suitable vacant space for your event in London, you should take into account all of the factors you generally would when looking at other venue options including the following: • Space available • Capacity • Location • What’s included? • Parking • Accessibility • Atmosphere • Amenities ?