BEST NEW OR REFURBISHED VENUE
73 Waterloo at St. John’s
Carefully restored by a £5.5 million restoration by award-winning architect Eric Parry, this magnificent Grade II* London landmark will now additionally serve as an exciting and sustainable new private hire venue on London’s iconic South Bank. The renovation added fantastic new events and meeting capacity to the community, charity, and arts activities for which St John’s is already well known. Partnering with St. Johns, renowned caterers Bovingdons who have over 35 years’ experience working in heritage, historic and restored venues across London such as Fulham Palace. The postal Museum and Museum of London Docklands – their expertise in simple yet contemporary food from locally sourced suppliers and excellent service across event sales, marketing, planning and execution means St John’s clients are in the safest of hands when booking their event.
Where Byron met his lover, Sheridan enjoyed one too many and The Queen Consort’s mother threw a ball as ‘Debutante of the Year’. Welcome to Belvedere—Holland Park’s famous Italian restaurant, with a somewhat surprising history…
HERE at Outernet
HERE at Outernet is one of the most exciting new entertainment venues in London for live shows, club nights and events. You will find our central London venue located at Tottenham Court Road within the brand-new Outernet district. At 10,000 square feet, HERE is a custom designed blank canvas space crafted to host creative and cultural events from end to end of the live events spectrum. Since opening in Autumn 2022, we have hosted a variety of events, such as; awards ceremonies, private dining, product launches, conferences, premieres, gala receptions, and fashion shows amongst many other bespoke event formats.
We work with world class brands such as Aston Martin, Prada, Amazon, Conde Nast, Snapchat, LVMH, Fenty Beauty, S.S. DALEY, EA Sports, Sky, TikTok, Netflix and more. The location, high specification, turn-key nature of the venue, easily activated touch points and cross-district opportunities and amenities have helped our ambition come to life, bringing cutting edge live events back to the heart of the West End. A focus on customer and talent experience is in our DNA, with our spaces having been built from the ground up as a hub for connectivity, technology and experience.
Purgatory Bar, established in August 2022 in Victoria, London, is an exceptional cocktail bar and escape room venue housed in a Grade II listed building. Inspired by Gaudi architecture, Purgatory Bar offers an enchanting experience with its intricate décor, otherworldly drinks, and fiendish escape room puzzles. The bar’s unique atmosphere sets the stage for unforgettable events, transporting guests to a realm of intrigue and excitement.
With a six-week renovation process involving renowned theme park set designers, Purgatory Bar boasts heavenly painted murals, fiery epoxy resin flooring, and gothic architectural treatments. The bar’s immersive design mesmerizes guests from the moment they enter, making it truly distinctive.
Purgatory Bar attracts diverse organizations seeking exceptional event venues. From local offices and charities to veterinary clinics and hotels, clients appreciate the bar’s personalized approach to event planning. The dedicated events team collaborates closely with clients, ensuring that facilities and technology seamlessly meet their needs.
Purgatory Bar’s success is driven by strategic sales and marketing initiatives. Leveraging social media, targeted advertising, and collaborations, the bar has positioned itself as a sought-after venue. Its unparalleled uniqueness and innovative offerings make it a strong contender for the Best New or Refurbished Venue.
Rose Court Events (RCE) opened for enquiries on 20th June 2022. This exclusive venue spans the top three floors of its South Bank location, boasting nine flexible event spaces with panoramic views and a showcase roof garden. The spaces have retractable walls and can be configured as one, two, three or four self-contained rooms making it a blank canvas for clients and allowing us to keep up with the demands of ever-changing event requirements. The venue was purposefully designed and styled to bring people back together, to meet and entertain, to impress and inspire; asserting London’s venue scene with a ‘brand new outlook for events.’
With the first events being held from September 2022, RCE initially opened for evening and weekend occasions, a perfect backdrop for dinners, awards, drinks receptions and seasonal celebrations. Maximum capacity is just over 700 guests, 220 for a seated dinner or up to 450 guests for a reception in a single space making it one of the largest new venues in the London events scene.
Royal College of Music
Opened in 1883, the Royal College of Music is regarded as one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians for international careers as performers, conductors, and composers, but is also a well-established event venue offering a prestigious setting for standout occasions.
Located in the heart of South Kensington, the RCM has undergone a two-and-a-half-year transformative project which saw a £40m investment into the building. The premise behind the project was to open up the Grade II-listed building to make music more accessible and further maximise its potential for event hire. Completed in 2021, the investment project transformed the campus, almost doubling the estate’s footprint.
A disused courtyard space has become a vast, light-filled conservatory, leading into the brand-new RCM Museum. Two new spaces purpose-built for performances boasting sophisticated acoustics and tech capabilities, have also been added to the RCM’S versatile event spaces.
Six Park Place
Step into the spirit and casual elegance of a boutique, heritage setting. Monday 6 December 2021, venue Six Park Place launches in the heart of St James’s. Nine event spaces including a secret garden, overlooking Green Park, boast their own distinctive style and splendour.
A two-year renovation and restoration project across the entire venue, now allows access to new event spaces and bedrooms.
1.1M sales were achieved in the first 12 months of trading, over 3,000 events have taken place, 100% customer satisfaction scores 9 or 10/10.
Collaborations with MasterChef winner Irini Tzortzoglou have elevated the culinary offering, social media engagement, and customer experience.
Campaigns including the Secret Garden Party and Tea for Two showcased event bookers the finest hospitality, innovation, secured new business and drove ROI.
The jewel in the Six Park Place crown is the talented, hand-picked team, 100% staff retention since inception.
Six Park Place is home to the Royal Over-Seas League, a not-for-profit members organisation, who champion and support young talent in classical music and visual arts. Therefore commercial rates are competitive and revenue is channelled back into our charitable arm.
The Inner Temple
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple is one of the four historic Inns of Court. Situated in the heart of London’s legal quarter, in a quiet oasis between Temple and Blackfriars stations, The Inner Temple has been providing hospitality to some of the greatest minds for over 600 year and has the second largest privately owned garden space in the city of London.
Blending the new with history, The Inner Temple also boasts a selection of versatile event spaces with state-of-the-art technology and innovation at their heart, including the 248-capacity neo-Georgian Hall with chandeliers and oak-panelled walls adorned with historic paintings and the wood-panelled Parliament Chamber with a grand piano and space for up to 200 guests.
Following an extensive refurbishment, the whole building received a makeover to all the paintings, heraldic shields, and silver plus new carpets and furnishings and the creation of two new floors. The revamp of The Inner Temple will secure a long-term future of the Inn and ensure members have the services and facilities to support a vibrant, legal profession.