With hundreds of events taking place across the capital city each day it’s a little overwhelming when you consider how everyone is able to find their own space!
However, that’s the beauty of this city, there is enough for everyone, you just need to know where to look.
London truly is a playground for event planners. Whether you are looking for a canal-side warehouse for a disruptive product launch, on the hunt for an art deco ballroom for a memorable Christmas party to celebrate your team’s hard work, or searching for a Conference centre that is a little less traditional to leave everyone feeling inspired, everyone is looking for something different and London can offer just that.
Whether you know exactly what you are looking for or not, let the city show you everything it has to offer. Traditional wood panelled meeting rooms, quirky nightclubs, exclusive private dining rooms, unique floating venues on the canal, and the list continues.
London is known for being a huge city made up of lots of small villages and the right village for your event can depend on lots of different requirements, including; the overall style of your event, proximity to main Underground, Overground or National Rail stations, whether you are looking for more outdoor space or if you would like to be near the River Thames or one of the cities canals.
Londoners will often be ready to tell you which neighbourhood of their city is best but we know that there are venue gems on every road, highstreet and towpath in the North, South, East and West.
Often considered the most exclusive neighbourhood in London West London includes the boroughs of Hammersmith, Kensington & Chelsea and Ealing and is also home to Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and some of Britain’s most famous museums and exclusive hotels. Additionally, with unbeatable connections to Heathrow airport from the West side of the city, it is a prime location for events where you are hosting international guests.
Heading North, you will find the industrial spaces of Kings Cross and Granary Square. Boasting plenty of unique restaurants, this area is perfect for private dining and team events. Furthermore, with proximity to both Kings Cross, St.Pancras and Euston stations you will be perfectly located for any guests travelling from all across the country and beyond. If you are looking for something a little quieter, then Stoke Newington or Hampstead could be the perfect option, offering open green spaces away from the hustle and bustle.
Crossing any number of the bridges that connect the capital across the River Thames, you will arrive in South London. With Waterloo and Clapham Junction providing fantastic transport links out of the city, the area offers an abundance of options for lively Christmas parties, intimate dinner events and workshops. From a beautifully renovated theatre in Battersea to a converted furniture factory in Brixton, the neighbourhoods of South London certainly pack a punch.
Known for being the trendiest corner of the capital, East London is home to some of London’s quirkiest venues. From Liverpool Street, through Shoreditch and beyond, to the ever developing Stratford, there are spaces to be found in all areas. Choose from dry-hire railway arches where you can truly make your mark, to converted Dutch barges and independent cinema spaces. East London will continue to surprise you with everything it has to offer.
Most cities across the world struggle to rival London as a conference destination. Award winning conference centres offer versatility and capacities for between 50 to over 3000 guests. Many of London’s beautiful and historic buildings are increasingly popular venues for seminars, able to provide an elegant setting with all of the contemporary facilities needed for a seamless event. On the other hand, more frequently, event planners are looking to hire quirky spaces that offer something a little bit unusual, perhaps a stylish space with incredible panoramic views of the iconic London sky-line.
It is well regarded that you can’t beat a good British pub but many would argue that you definitely can’t beat a good London pub. Cosy in the winter months and lively during the summer spilling out into the beer gardens, terraces and even in some cases, the street. London pubs have more to offer than the perfect pint and a packet of pork scratchings. Many of them also have cool private event spaces which can be adapted to suit any type of event whether it be a dinner party, corporate networking event or workshop. Furthermore, if you are looking for something a little different for the team to let off a little steam with a fun activity at the end of a productive meeting, plenty of pubs across the city have cool and unusual activities including in-house cinema screens, mini-golf and ping-pong. If none of those sound quite right then of course there is nothing wrong with a good old fashioned pub quiz.
Dry hire venues can offer true flexibility when planning any type of event. They are the perfect choice if you have a strong vision of how you want the event to look and can’t quite find the right space. Additionally, there aren’t any restrictions if you are looking to arrange your own catering or set up your own sound and lighting equipment. Dry hire venues are always dedicated to making each event individual and authentic.
There are undoubtedly plenty of things to consider when planning an event in London but booking the right venue that best represents you, your team and your brand is usually one of the first items on the list. By working alongside Event Inc, we can help give you your time back. We will make sure that we fully understand your event brief, curate a list of venues that we know will work perfectly for you event and will ensure you receive the best prices. With more venues joining the Event Inc portfolio every day, there is no better place to start your venue search.