Of all the cities of the Western world, London is probably one of the most well known. With history stretching back through the centuries it is one of the world’s most visited cities. London boasts six airports, Heathrow being London’s and Europe’s busiest, an efficient underground metro network, black taxis, and red buses. All of these make London one of the world’s most accessible capital cities. London’s glittering nightlife, mix of cultures and cuisines lends itself to private events in unique venues that will tempt guests to break out of the boardroom and the hotel bar. Business spaces around the world continue to change as companies move away from the traditional cubicle office in favour of more collaborative open spaces and as this informal business culture grows, the demand for unique venues increases.
The Middle Temple
Seeped in history, The Middle Temple in the heart of London, offers an impressive mystical setting for group dinners for up to 300 guests and up to 500 for receptions. It was built between 1562 and 1573, survived the Great Fire of London in 1666 and both World Wars. The venue boasts magnificent features such as carved oak beam ceilings and stained-glass windows. The Middle Temple’s historic surroundings have appeared in films such as the Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holms and The Da Vinci Code which is sure to be a talking point for guests.
The Postal Museum
Available for exclusive hire, The Mail Rail Room at the Postal Museum has exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings and authentic railway features which are perfect for holding modern industrial style events. The 275-capacity venue is highly adaptable allowing companies to put their own stamp on the space. The Postal Museum offers the opportunity for delegates to experience an exclusive train ride through the secret 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels. The leafy courtyard at the Postal Museum provides the ideal summer backdrop to drinks receptions, corporate BBQs or networking events.
Above the iconic Camden Market, Camden House is the newest unique venue in London and takes advantage of the area’s rich creative energy. The modern space which offers a restaurant and cocktail bar for up to 400 guests, can cater for variety of events including product launches, corporate away days and kick-off meetings. Nestled within the colourful streets of Camden, one of London’s top tourist destinations, Camden House is an ideal location for corporate events that get delegates out of stuffy hotels and boardrooms.
In the heart of the financial district, the 500ft building, referred to fondly as ‘The Cheese Grater’ by locals, boasts panoramic views across London city. The building has a sophisticated feel with a touch of industrial ‘rough and ready’ vibe and is the highest dedicated event space in London. The venue has capacity for 300 people for a reception, 220 for dining or 200 for a theatre style presentation. Design and engineering elements have been deliberately chosen to make efficient use of energy and resources.
The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street is a unique public space that spans three storeys and offers 360-degree uninterrupted views across the City of London. Visitors can wander around the exquisitely landscaped gardens, observation decks and an open-air terrace of what is London’s highest public garden. The Sky Garden has been designed to create an open and vibrant place of leisure, offering visitors a rare chance to experience London from a different viewpoint. In the heart of the city, this unique London event venue with unparalleled views is the most unique private or corporate event setting with two event spaces for hire.
Bluebird Chelsea is a London landmark, a gleaming Art Deco icon right on the King’s Road. Made up of a chilled-out Café & Courtyard on the ground floor and a more refined Restaurant & Bar on the first floor, it comes complete with its own Wine Cellar and Food Store too! The Restaurant & Bar underwent a complete refurbishment in 2016, at the hands of Sagrada, designers of Sartoria and The Arts Club, who brought in mature trees and bespoke Celia Birtwell textiles. This venue can accommodate for up to 200 reception style and 110pax seated dinner set-up
Where you hold your events reflect on your company’s culture. One of a kind experiences can make your company stand out, improve employee retention and attract new talent. Leaving a lasting impression on guests can be difficult to achieve. Our innovative professional venue sourcing executives can propose unique venues in London, and worldwide to offer delegates a refreshing change of pace. Get in touch today for a unique, customised event proposal.