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The 7 Best Venues in London For A Cocktail Party

When it comes to truly memorable cocktail parties, it’s hard to think of a better city on earth than London. Cocktail party events in London are genuinely special and exciting affairs; you’ve got the buzz of the big city all around you, a wealth of amazing venues to choose from, and some of the best mixologists, movers and shakers, and cocktail wizards in the world at your disposal.

Whether you’re planning an elegant and sophisticated evening of cocktail party fun, or fancy something a bit wilder and more on the cutting edge of fashion, Venueseeker has the perfect London cocktail party venue for you.

We simply adore looking for events spaces which are perfect for drinks nights, and not least because London’s nightlife scene right now is in fantastic health, with new venues popping up all the time, each of which are maintaining the dynamic vibe our capital is famed for across the globe.

As always, we’ve put in the hard work so you don’t have to, and have sourced some utterly brilliant cocktail party London venues for you to check out. We’ve gone for the unusual, the outlandish, the decadent, and the grandiose… because when it comes to cocktail evenings, too much is rarely enough!

Check out this list of awe-inspiring events spaces, and find something totally memorable and unique for your next big night!

Alcotraz

Capacity: up to 60 guests

Best for: Truly unusual and theatrical cocktail parties

What makes it unique: They don’t come much more unusual than Alcotraz. This prison-themed cocktail bar puts you in an immersive theatrical experience, which is quite unlike anything you will have come across before!

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Inspired by Hollywood movies and the world-famous island prison in San Francisco Bay, Alcotraz is the latest example of a genuinely exciting new trend in London nightlife and events venues: a theatrical experience which doubles as a cocktail bar and events space.

Entering Alcotraz is to leave the ordinary world behind, and walk into an immersive realm where anything seems possible! From orange jumpsuits to themed ‘cells’, this bar really takes its theme to new and epic heights, and there’s little doubt that an evening spent in this weird-and-wonderful place is sure to stay in your guests’ memories forever!

Archer Street

Capacity: up to 220 guests

Best for: Elegant, decadent cocktail parties with an Alpine, apres-ski twist

What makes it unique: Archer Street is one of the coolest new venues in Soho, which combines Alpine chic with a decidedly decadent vibe. Perfect for cocktail parties which combine the retro with the contemporary, and the vintage with the avant-garde.Archer Street - cocktail party

There’s little doubt that Archer Street has been one of the success stories of the past couple of years in Soho. The work which the proprietors put into their project has more than paid off, and it’s clear that with its blend of seductive, modern nightclub style, and cosy après-ski vibes, it offers something truly unique and special for central London.

As for cocktail parties, any evening spent in Archer Street is sure to be filled with fun and wonder, as it treads the ideal line between sophistication and silliness, and brings a real sense of retro charm to any event.

Savage Garden

Capacity: n/a

Best for: Large scale parties with a breathtaking view

What makes it unique: If you’re looking for cocktail party venues in London which are bound to leave your guests breathless with wonder, then the stunning views from Savage Garden tick that box very nicely indeed. At twelve storeys above street level, you really feel on top of the world as you settle down among dazzlingly modern furnishings!

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This venue has quickly become one of the most sought-after in London when it comes to quality cocktail parties, and it isn’t difficult to see why. With its panoramic views of the iconic London skyline, and 360° vistas which take in the Tower of London, The Shard, The Gherkin, and St. Pauls, this venue is the perfect spot from which to watch the sun set over London, and take in the majesty of the capital.

It’s not all about the view, though – Savage Garden boasts a pair of beautiful terraces, private dining areas, and even a retractable roof in case the weather’s not on your side. Perfect!

 Mr. Fogg’s Tavern

Capacity: up to 130 guests

Best for: Unusual, avant-garde cocktail parties with a steampunk vibe

What makes it unique: Mr. Fogg’s tavern is a truly bizarre yet wonderful addition to the London cocktail bar scene, and one which certainly won’t be forgotten in a hurry. With its ‘upstairs, downstairs’ theme, and long list of strange and fantastical details, it’s a real delight to explore. Mr Fogg's Tavern - cocktail party

This Victorian-inspired bar and events space is a joy to wander around, as it’s absolutely packed with curiosa and period details. Tapping into the highly trendy ‘steampunk’ vibe, it’s a cabinet of wonders which offers plenty of surprises and sensory delights.

With a vintage tavern on the ground floor, and a decadent gin parlour upstairs, it’s a venue of two distinct halves, meaning your cocktail party can opt for either elegant slumming, old school sophistication… or a brilliantly contradictory combination of the two.

Six Storeys

Capacity: up to 300 guests

Best for: Stylish and bohemian central London cocktail parties

What makes it unique: Colourful, elegant, and more than a little bohemian, your guests will be wowed by this stunning townhouse setting. Featuring incredible furnishings and a atmosphere that’s perfect for laid-back, impressive, and unforgettable cocktail events.

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With its dandyish charm and air of utter sophistication, it’s hard to think of a better London venue for drinking some classic English cocktails than Six Storeys. Based in the beating heart of Soho Square, this gorgeously laid out six-storey London townhouse is sure to make a massive impact.

Featuring interiors designed by the prestigious Russell Sage Studios, every inch of this venue is a treat for all the senses, and it’s a gem of a location for all your cocktail party needs.

 All Star Lanes Brick Lane

Capacity: up to 130 guests

Best for: Laid back, relaxed, and US-themed cocktail parties

What makes it unique: Ever tried bowling while at a cocktail party? All Star Lanes makes this possible, and much, much more besides. With its Hollywood-inspired sense of glamour, and cool, retro, laid back vibe, it’s one of the capital’s most unique and enjoyable venues for a chilled cocktail party. All Star Lanes Brick Lane

All Star Lanes Brick Lane is the perfect venue for anyone who wants to add a bit of a twist to their cocktail parties. There’s something gloriously retro and Americana about bowling – it puts us in mind of everything from Elvis movies to The Big Lebowski – and having the option to score a few strikes while sipping a perfectly mixed White Russian is more than we can resist.

Be transported to decades gone by with the amazing decor of this unique venue, and enjoy yourself in a venue which offers a truly fun, light-hearted, rock ‘n’ roll, immersive experience.

The Dead Doll’s House

Capacity: up to 250 guests

Best for: Quirky, elegant, vintage cocktail parties

What makes it unique: Situated in the heart of Islington, the Dead Doll’s House is a quirky, fun, yet elegant venue perfect for vintage-style cocktail parties.

The Dead Dolls House

With its gothic-inspired furnishings and vintage sense of style, this venue sits somewhere between classic London chic and a Tim Burton movie. That’s by no means a criticism – this gorgeous three-storey Victorian townhouse is an absolute joy to explore, and makes for a fantastically unique venue in which to hold a truly memorable cocktail party.

Cocktail Parties London: The Perfect Venues for Truly Special Evenings

As we’ve seen, there’s no shortage of brilliantly inventive and unusual venues in London at which to hold a memorable cocktail evening, and plenty of classically sophisticated ones to choose from, too. At Venueseeker, we’re never less than impressed by the imagination and creative design of London’s events spaces, and each year seems to bring new treats to explore and enjoy.

 With a massive range of beautiful, stylish, and unique venues to choose from, we take great pride in helping our clients finding absolute perfection when it comes to event spaces. If you’re seeking something special for your next big night, why not give us a call? We’re confident we can find you your perfect match!

 

 

Unusual but great venues for conferences

5 unusual venues for your next conference – a guide by Venueseeker

Looking for an extraordinary venue for your next conference with Venueseeker? Then here are five fantastic spaces in London!

Victorian Bath House

This stunning parlour, designed by the talented Russel Sage Studios, is an opulent geometric styled gem, hidden within the central city. The Grade II listed Victorian characteristics of the original building combined with old Turkish motifs, add to the exclusivity of this unique and unusual venue. It is novel, yet totally customisable to cater to any event brief, including being an interesting choice as a London conference venue. It has the capacity to host 150 standing and 90 seated, and is equipped with cutting-edge technology for all your presentation requirements.

The Joe Macari Showroom

This huge 27,000 square foot showroom in Southfields near Wandsworth is a car lover’s paradise, with a showroom, three events spaces, a boardroom and a mezzanine. This flexible London conference venue can house up to 500 guests, and is home to dozens of luxurious classic and performance cars which can be positioned as you wish. This venue has made it on to our unusual conference venues list because it is sure to give your conference a bit of edge.

Westminster Boating Base

Try something different by hiring a luxury boat on the Thames as your unusual conference venue in London. The Westminster Boating Base, with excellent views of Battersea Power Station, has a full-length covered balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows for maximum natural light. This venue can house up to 150 seated guests, so it’s well suited to smaller conferences.

The Magic Circle

Take your guests to the mysterious and unusual Magic Circle near London Euston station and prepare to be amazed. See the incredible ‘floating staircase’, and watch sensational magic shows from some of the world’s most distinguished magicians. The Magic Circle includes four spectacular rooms with magical exhibits and enough space to accommodate between 40 and 80 guests for a seated reception.

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White loft at Lumiere London

Contemporary and unusual, White Loft at the Lumiere London is a blank canvas, making it an ideal London conference venue. The a-frame roof and industrial style architecture combined with the bright and light interior make this venue flexible and unique. The space itself has the capacity to host 100 standing and 80 seated guests.

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Then please get in touch with Venueseeker today by email or phone or fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Pennyhill Park

Pennyhill Park  is an elegant hotel and spa situated outside of Ascot, just a 20 minute drive from Windsor and an hour from London.

About Pennyhill Park

The hotel itself is nestled down a long drive in the picturesque woodlands of Surrey, making it a popular choice to host weddings. The venue boasts 123 acres of parkland, a Michelin starred restaurant and brasserie, a spa – featuring 8 indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, a tennis court and a 9-hole golf course.

The History 

The hotel was formerly a manor house which dates back to the 1800s. The ivy-clad external walls tower over the outdoor spa facilities which includes a swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The inside of the hotel is a maze of nooks and crannies adding to the rustic feel of the former manor.

The Interior 

Another interesting design aspect of the hotel is that no two rooms are the same. This element further highlights the exclusivity of the hotel, as each experience is unique. The rooms and suites exude charm and elegance, with a mixture of traditional, contemporary and unique styling themes.

Best For 

Pennyhill Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The exquisite country setting offers the serenity of sheer indulgence and relaxation. The retreat is so renowned that even English Rugby team live and train on-site during the season. From the stylish décor, outstanding facilities, to the impeccable service, Pennyhill Park is an incredible place to stay.

Amber’s Experience 

After being escorted to our rooms, we were able to take a look around the stunning 123 acre hotel and its grounds. Before dinner, we sat on the terrace enjoying their finest cocktails. Their long list of cocktails provided us with thrilling choices. My favourite was the ‘Millionaires Mojito’ which had Elements 8 Gold Rum, fresh lime, simple syrup, mint leaves finished with Rose Champagne – absolutely delicious!

We then moved on to dine in the hotels stylish and vibrant Brasserie, which has been awarded two AA Rosettes. We were served an exquisite three course meal, a few options included smoked mackerel pate, fillet of beef carpaccio, stuffed pork lion and seared tuna loin.

Although we were extremely lucky with the 25 degrees weather, we had, without a doubt, an extremely pleasurable and relaxing experience – I would highly recommend Pennyhill Park to anyone looking for a luxurious and serene break!

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Our Favourite ‘Secret Bars’ in London for the Perfect Speakeasy Vibe

Whether you’re looking for a cool and sophisticated party venue, somewhere to hold an exclusive underground launch event, or a bar in which to hold the kind of meetings that make a real impact, our secret bars in London are going to tick every single box.

Over the past decade or so, there’s been an exciting new trend arising in the capital: the emergence (or re-emergence, perhaps) of the speakeasy bar. These secretive, shadowy venues conjure up images of hazy 1920’s prohibition era drinking holes, and pack in more character and effortless cool than you can shake a stick at.

With their quirky decor, amazing array of drinks and snacks, and unique, underground vibe, these secret bars in London are so much more than just a fad – they’re genuine treats that, once experienced, are never forgotten.

Here at Venueseeker, we try to stay on top of every new trend that comes along… and it’s fair to say that the speakeasy secret bar has got to be one of our favourites.

As always, we’ve sought out some of the most outstanding venues for you to consider for your next event. With their amazing atmosphere and chic urbane layouts, we’re sure that you’re going to fall in love with these secret bars in London.

Read on to check out our selection!

The New Speakeasy

When it comes to bars which really capture that mysterious atmosphere and prohibition-era vibe, this London venue really does hit the right spot. With its exposed brickwork, vintage-style drinks area, and mish-mash of vintage styles, it’s the perfect place to spend an evening entertaining, or just soaking up the impeccable ambience.

In true speakeasy fashion, you won’t find any signs above the door at this venue – it’s tucked away between a chicken restaurant and a drycleaners, and to the casual observer, it’s more or less completely unnoticeable.

Head down the staircase into the dimly lit underground area, however, and you’ll find plenty of period features, black and white photographs, and candlelight. A real hidden gem, and one which definitely makes you feel like you’re in the know.

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  • Capacity: Up to 80 guests
  • Best For:Sophisticated meetings, private parties, afterparties
  • What makes it unique:The hidden nature of this bar and its incredible vintage decor definitely ramp up the atmosphere. What’s more, the cocktails served here are utterly to die for!

All Star Lanes Brick Lane

Situated in the heart of London’s coolest district, this incredible venue transports you to bygone decades of Americana with its stunning period furnishings and retro vibe. The vintage US theme is ramped up with its striking cocktail bar and bowling lane, which is ideal for laid-back parties with colleagues or for an alternative twist on the classic reception venue.

Head up to the penthouse, however, and you’re in for a real treat: here, you’ll find private rooms, secret corners and exclusive areas, where you can sip on flawlessly mixed cocktails and listen to all your golden oldie favourites in absolute style.

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  • Capacity: up to 130 guests
  • Best for: Quirky, alternative receptions, meetings, and parties
  • What makes it unique:It may be close to the centre of London, but stepping to All Star Lanes Brick Lane is like stepping into a different world entirely. No detail has been left out – the designers clearly put a huge amount of love and passion into this bar, and it really does show.

East London Secret

Want a bit of Victorian and Edwardian eccentric glamour for your next event or party? This top secret bar in London really ramps up the oddities and charming period features, from stuffed polar bears (yes, really) to luxurious chesterfield sofas, and pretty much everything in between.

A restaurant, a bar, a hidden nightclub, and even a whole floor of sumptuously decorated private rooms await those who step the hidden door, cleverly concealed behind the facade of a derelict East London pub. Truly spectacular!

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  • Capacity: n/a
  • Best for: Quirky and secretive events with a vintage feel
  • What makes it unique: What doesn’t make this venue unique? It’s almost like a museum to vintage curios, and a venue in which it is simply impossible to grow bored.

The Drury Club

If you’re on the lookout for a secret bar in London which balances the hidden, underground speakeasy vibe that’s so hot right now with a larger capacity, and the ability to host grander events, then The Drury Club is the one for you. Situated in the heart of Theatreland, The Drury Club manages to maintain its underground credentials thanks to its hidden entrance behind a medieval door.

Once you’re inside, it’s not unusual for guests to find themselves walking around open-mouthed – this place is seriously impressive in every sense of the word.

Everywhere you look inside this large underground venue, you’ll find New York speakeasy motifs and designs, amazing ambient lighting, a fully equipped stage for live music, decadent seating… and much, much more.

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  • Capacity: up to 300 guests
  • Best for: Larger-scale parties and events, product launches
  • What makes it unique:With its incredible location and utterly stunning decor, The Drury Club sits somewhere between being a cool Parisian hideaway and a classic New York speakeasy. With live music, a series of cocktail bars, an amazing wine list and some seriously beautiful rooms in which to relax, it’s an unforgettable secret bar in London you’ll doubtlessly fall in love with.

Beat

Want to enjoy your evening in one of London’s most iconic underground secret venues? Beat walks the fine line between being a truly legendary bar, and an underground club known and loved only by those who seek it out.

Over the years, a veritable who’s who of London alternative legends have drank and played in here (although back then it was called the Speakeasy Club) – the Sex Pistols, Deep Purple, Hawkwind, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, David Bowie… the list goes on and on.

Their spirit still can be felt in the unique vibe of this stunningly cool and hip venue, making it the perfect place for any music-oriented event you have in mind.

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  • Capacity:up to 250 guests
  • Best for: Music and arts based events, parties
  • What makes it unique:Beat manages to keep the London punk flame alive, thanks to its rough ‘n’ ready decor and sense of urban cool. However, it’s also the kind of place you can chill out, relax, and enjoy some well-made drinks and top music, too.

Dirty Bones

Step through the secret door (humorously disguised as a hot dog stand), and you’ll be able to enter Kensington’s coolest underground bar and eatery. Dirty Bones has gained a formidable reputation on the events scene as a result of its unique atmosphere and legendary catering, and it’s a stylish, quirky underground den that’s sure to put a smile on your guests’ faces.

Dirty Bones - secret bars London

  • Capacity:up to 200 guests
  • Best for: Youthful, fun, and laid back dinners
  • What makes it unique: Whether you’re looking for a venue for a dinner, somewhere to dance to retro tunes, or somewhere to hold a meeting or party, Dirty Bones is sure to impress. Versatile, fascinating, and buckets of fun, it’s a secret bar in London you can’t fail to adore.

Pelicans and Parrots

A secret underground bar designed to resemble a Caribbean rum store? We’ll have some of that, thank you very much! This hip and happening bar in one of London’s coolest districts is creating some real buzz right now, although thankfully the masses haven’t discovered it quite yet.

Accessible via a secret door in an art gallery, this venue transports you from the grey skies of London to the blue ones of Jamaica, and offers a whole lot of fun in the process.

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  • Capacity: n/a
  • Best for: Laid back, artsy events, launches
  • What makes it unique:This venue has a shop upstairs which is often transformed into an events space, and there’s no shortage of things to look at and fascinate once inside. A treasure trove of Caribbean treats, great lighting, a thumping sound system… it really has it all!

Secret London Bars To Take Your Breath Away

As mentioned, we’re in love with this new trend for modern urban speakeasies. It really captures the independent spirit of London so very well, and ensures that an event in any of these venues really offers something quite unforgettable.

Venueseeker never stops seeking out the coolest and most interesting venues in London and elsewhere around the UK, and takes pride in organising the kind of events that put London on the map. As a top-notch venue manager and events company, we know how to make your next event go with a bang. Get in touch to find out more – we’re waiting to hear from you!

Three reasons why The Conservatory at Painshill is the perfect site for your next event

Choosing The Conservatory at Painshill for your next event with Venueseeker

Planning an event and looking to hire an event venue away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Then here’s why you should choose the Conservatory at Painshill for your next event. 

1 – A quiet and picturesque alternative to central London

The Conservatory at Painshill is set in the idyllic grounds of Painshill Park in Surrey, which was designed by one of the leading landscapers of the 18th century, Charles Hamilton. The Grade II-Listed park was sold after the Second World War and later restored by local government, after which it was acquired by the Painshill Park Trust to bring it back to its former glory.

2 – A stunning purpose-built conservatory with beautiful garden views

This bright conservatory can be hired for 70-320 guests for seated dinners, buffets with occasional seating or theatre-style events. Therefore, this is the perfect choice if you’re looking for flexible event venues for hire for a small- or medium-sized gathering.

In the warmer months you can also hire Painshill’s spacious Walled Garden, which is well suited to summer parties or corporate away days and team-building activities.

3 – Served by top suppliers

Because the Conservatory at Painshill is owned by the Concerto Group, it is served by some of the leading events management brands around. This ranges from our award-winning catering partner Create to the renowned corporate team-building brand Eventwise.

Better still, because the Concerto Group consists of 16 brands, it has excellent economies of scale, which means you can benefit from significant savings to make your budget go even further. So, whether you’re planning a conference or a charity gala, look forward to a showstopping event than will run smoothly from start to finish.

How to get to the Conservatory at Painshill

By public transport, you can reach this venue by taking a train to Cobham and Stoke d-Abernon station (39 minutes from London Waterloo) and a two-mile taxi journey to the park entrance.

Want to find out more? Contact us to book a viewing

Call or e-mail us to learn more about Painshill or find out about other event venues for hire in and around London. You can also fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Why you should book Plaisterers’ Hall

Looking for the perfect London events venue for your next conference, dinner or another special occasion? Then here’s why you should choose Plaisterers’ Hall.

Four reasons why you should book your next event at Plaisterers’ Hall:

1 – One of London’s most iconic Livery Halls

The original Plaisterers’ Hall was established in the 16th century but was destroyed during the Great Fire of London of 1666, after which it was replaced by another impressive hall that was also sadly destroyed by another blaze in 1882.

However, the current Plaisterers’ Hall was opened in the 1970s and emulates the grandeur of the Neo-Classical era. The charismatic interior décor is a spectacular reproduction of the work of Robert Adam, a prominent Scottish architect who designed many other famous landmarks in the late 18th century, from Drury Lane’s Theatre Royal to the Royal Exchange in Edinburgh. Since its refurbishment in 2004, the hall has become one of the most sought-after London event venues for conferences, wedding receptions, birthdays and other major events.

2 – Near the heart of the City

Plaisterers’ Hall is moments from the Museum of London and the site of the Roman London Wall. It’s also just a short walk from St Paul’s underground (Central) and Barbican underground (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan), so it’ easily accessible from the rest of the capital.

3 – A flexible, purpose-built events venue

The Great Hall has beautiful corniced ceilings and golden chandeliers and can host 200-600 guests for standing events or 100-360 for seated dinners. Plaisterers’ Hall is also home to an elegant Livery Hall, which is also ideal for receptions and theatre-style events and can house 150-220 guests for standing events or up to 70 for dinners.

4 – Enjoy wonderful cuisine from Create

Like other venues managed by the Concerto Group, Plaisterers’ Hall is served by one of London’s leading caterers, Create. For over 30 years, this trusted brand has been delivering bespoke dishes to luxury venues all across London. It puts great emphasis on ‘best of British’ cuisine, using bold, carefully selected ingredients, sourced in the UK wherever possible.

Book a tailored drinks reception with incredible cocktails, followed by a mouthwatering seated dinner or a more informal canapé reception or bowl food – whatever you prefer.

Get in touch to learn more about this luxury London event venue

If you’re interested in booking Plaisterers’ Hall for your next event, please get in touch with Venueseeker today so we can arrange a viewing. Alternatively, please fill in online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

The Beautiful Garden Room at Syon Park

Planning your next event and looking for some inspiration? Well, here’s why you should pick the Garden Room at Syon Park, one of our most popular event venues in London.

What makes the Garden Room at the Syon Park the perfect events space?

1 – It’s a stunning oasis in West London

The Garden Room at Syon Park almost feels like the heart of the English countryside, yet it’s only 10 miles from the centre of London. This wonderful marquee overlooks 50 acres of attractive grounds and can be hired for private events from May to September.

Guests here can enjoy mouthwatering cuisine from our trusted catering partner Create, state-of-the-art sound, lighting and technology, and more luxury event services from other brands of the Concerto Group.

2- It’s next to one of London’s finest mansions

The Garden Room is overlooked by Syon House, a former medieval abbey that was transformed into a majestic Renaissance-themed house in the 16th century and became the home of the 9th Earl of Northumberland. Today, this London event venue is still owned by the same family, and is regularly hired for special occasions ranging from weddings to conferences.

3- It can accommodate up to 600 guests

The Garden Room can be hired for 150 to 600 guests for buffets with occasional seating, seated dinners or theatre-style ceremonies. This purpose-built venue is also a blank canvas space, which means it can be adapted to a wide variety of themes. It includes two separate spaces and a private outdoor area that is perfect for summer parties and barbecues, as well as corporate fun days and team-building events.

4- Getting to the Garden Room at Syon Park

By car, this venue can be reached via the M4, A4, the A315 from Kew Bridge or the A316 from Richmond. Alternatively, you can get here by taking a train from Waterloo to Kew Bridge then buses 237 or 267 to the Brentlea Gate bus stop. By tube, you can take the District Line to Gunnersbury and the same buses as mentioned.

Interested in making a booking? Then get in touch with us today!

Whether you’d like to hire this London event venue for a summer party, conference, seated dinner or another special occasion, call or e-mail us today so we can arrange a viewing. Alternatively, send us an enquiry via our online form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

The Giant Orb

Designed by architects Populous, the giant orb will be inspired by the science fiction book ‘The Veldt’, and will be similar in size and shape to another music venue set to open in Las Vegas. Populous was also responsible for designing the London Olympic Stadium.

An immersive experience

This futuristic venue will include a spectacular vaulted roof with a huge screen that will make visitors feel like they’re in a forest or underwater.

If approved, the giant orb would become a recognisable symbol of the London skyline, rising to a height of 130 metres – higher than St Paul’s Cathedral – and creating up to 3,200 jobs. In fact, this venue would have enough space to accommodate up to 18,000 seated guests and 5,000 standing.

Planned by one of the world’s biggest holding companies

The project has been launched by the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), which is headquartered in New York and owns some of America’s most prestigious event venues, from the Madison Square Garden Complex to the Chicago Theatre.

The company already owns the five-acre east London site that has been earmarked for the giant orb development. It would be built next to Westfield Stratford City, which is one of Europe’s biggest shopping centres, welcoming nearly 50 million visitors during the Olympic year in 2012.

A spectacular new music venue to reinvigorate London’s music scene?

Although a planning application has yet to be submitted for the giant orb, the project has already won support from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. He said the new world-class venue would help boost London’s night-time economy and confirm the city’s status as a music powerhouse.

This comes at a time when record numbers of music venues in the city have either closed or face the threat of closure.

Interested in booking your own event soon?

Then please get in touch with Venueseeker and tell us which event venue in London you’d like to hire (or elsewhere). Call or e-mail us, or feel free to fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

 

Booking your next event at OXO2

Renowned for its panoramic views of the City skyline, OXO2 on the vibrant South Bank is one of our most flexible London event venues. Here’s why you should book it!

Four reasons to book OXO2 for your event:

1 – A luxury blank canvas venue

On Level Two of the famous OXO Tower, the OXO2’s gallery-style rooms can be easily adapted to different event themes, from fashion shows to conferences. The elegant contemporary space has a neutral colour theme and can accommodate between 100 and 400 guests for standing buffets/receptions, 180 to 220 for seated dinners, or 50-150 for conferences. Therefore, it’s well suited to small- or medium-sized events all year round.

The OXO Tower dates to the 19th century and was acquired by the Oxo stock cubes company in later years before it was acquired by the Greater London Council in the late 20th century. Today, the venue is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, conference facilities, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and big windows for maximum natural light.

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2 – A spectacular view

Probably the main attraction of this London event venue is the unspoilt view of St Paul’s Cathedral and iconic 21st -century landmarks like The Gherkin and the Walkie Talkie (or Cheesegrater, whichever you prefer!). Arguably the best time to come here is on a calm sunny evening or just after dark when the City is lit up.

3 – Incredible catering

When you book your event at the OXO2, you’ll benefit from stunning bespoke cuisine from our long-established catering partner Create. Serving luxury event venues in London for well over three decades, Create was the proud winner of the Caterer of the Year at The Event Awards in 2017. It’s passionate about delivering bold, beautifully presented dishes with seasonal, carefully selected ingredients, sourced from the UK wherever possible.

4 – Excellent transport links

The OXO2 is just moments from Blackfriars station (Circle, District, rail) and is within walking distance of the City and Waterloo. Therefore, it’s easily accessible from the rest of London and the national railway network.

Interested in learning more? Why not contact us to book a viewing?

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All About Printworks

A busy printing office until 2013, Printworks became derelict for a few years before being resurrected and transformed into a thriving new entertainment hub in 2017. In fact, old pieces of printing machinery remain in this venue today, giving it an edgy vibe that’s far removed from the contemporary style of many other music venues in London. This huge multi-purpose space is also frequently used for film screenings, art exhibitions, fashion shows and other major events throughout the year.

Launched by an award-winning festival company

This project has been launched by Broadwick Live, which has a proud track record of creating award-winning music festivals, from the Hideout electronic-music festival in Croatia to the Snowbombing multi-genre festival in the Austrian Alps. The company set up the Printworks to shake up the London music scene and introduce a wider variety of daytime and night-time entertainment – from raves to alternative culture.

Printworks’ latest new space

Although Printworks opened in Canada Water last year, the venue also opened a new 3,000-capacity room for live music and arts events last month. This is comparable to the capacity to the Roundhouse in Camden, a popular Grade II-Listed London event venue which can house up to 3,300 standing guests and is used for everything from concerts to corporate functions.

Printworks’ new room will include live music events throughout the week, as well as spectacular electronic-music nights on the weekend. It’s right next to the amazing Press Halls, which is known for its unique industrial design and has welcomed many leading electronic-music artists in the past year.

In total, Printworks can accommodate up to 6,000 guests across just over 119,000 square feet of space. As a comparison, it’s about 20 times the size of Fabric, arguably London’s most famous nightclub.

How to get to Printworks

Printworks is a short walk from Canada Water station (Overground, Jubilee) and Surrey Quays (rail), which means it’s easily accessible from London Bridge, the City and the West End.

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