Best Unusual or Unique Venue – under 500 attendees 2018
All Star Lanes
Craving some of that Miami heat and style, but lost in the urban jungle of London All Star Lanes have come through to bridge the gap with their luxurious new venue in Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush With lush fixtures and fittings, guests would be forgiven to forget their location as they indulge in some classic tastes of Americana, with an All Star twist With a new deluxe private room, karaoke booths, 10 sleek, state-of-the-art bowling lanes, and an outdoor heated terrace, this is not just another average bowling alley Even the menu has been given a Miami face-lift Featuring light bites and mouth-watering mains including Philly cheese steak, soft shell crab burgers, king scallops and blackened salmon, of course in addition to staple favourites such as homemade beef burgers cooked medium (pink) as standard, crispy buttermilk chicken and tasty vegan options Cheese lovers will also be delighted to know that Halloumi fries have a place on the menu So come along and catch some rays in Shepherd’s Bush’ answer to Miami; Kick back and sip on an innovative cocktail, try your luck bowling, sing your heart out in the karaoke rooms, pull your wackiest face in the photo booth.
Big Chill is a group of established urban venues, centred on the music, the people and the good times.
Throughout January 2018, Big Chill Kings Cross underwent its biggest transformation to date, an extensive ground floor refurbishment to the 9,500 sq. ft. space. For the new look and feel we hired Finch Interiors, and the bold result now comprises a daring floor-to-ceiling red dance floor, instagrammable private hire spaces and a stunning glass and exposed brick wall.
Big Chill Kings Cross is a unique, colourful and ambient event space, attractive to clients for numerous reasons: friendly and knowledgeable staff, it’s easily accessible, our history and festival roots, the high quality products we offer, our individuality and customers know that we will always provide the good times. What sets us aside from competitors is that we are a collection of characterful spaces, our customers have the choice of escaping to numerous rooms and areas to socialise and enjoy good music, drink and food within.
Since launching 12 years ago, Big Chill Kings Cross has become part of the landscape of London’s nightlife with its diverse music offering, alongside craft drink, high quality food and private hire spaces.
A bold step away from cookie-cutter minimalism, Haymarket Hotel fuses contemporary and classical references in an ultra-central London location.
More bar than spa, The Pool is surrounded by acres of grey oak and has a ceiling covered in hundreds of fibre-optic lights, a pewter bar, a spectacular lighting scheme that uses strong contrasts of light and shadow and an ever-changing colourful light installation.
At its simplest, a beautiful ballroom for a drinks reception complete with floating lilypad candles under twinkling starlights. Year round it is an unforgettable venue for events ranging from swimwear launches to Christmas parties, film premieres to weddings, and award ceremonies to aqua yoga. For clients who desire more in the way of dry land, at the click of a finger the pool can be ½, ¾ or fully covered to create a fabulous dance floor, dining room or a large networking space.
The Pool is a true embodiment of owners Tim and Kit Kemp’s mantra that “hotels should be living things not stuffy institutions”. The high standards of excellence combined with one-of-its-kind design and state of the art features make The Pool as impressive in it’s experience as it is in design.
Perseverance Works JJ Media
Perseverance Lounge is situated in the heart of Shoreditch, fully fitted with an espresso bar and super fast wifi serving coffee. The break out areas are carefully designed for our clients to relax and work freely throughout the day, feeling like they have an escape from studio life. With 11 areas to choose from, the space can be suited to any and every event requirement. Our dedicated team are on-hand to offer consultation, advice and their years of experience in offering 360 event planning support.
Located in the heart of London’s West End, Sanderson offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city into a world of fantasy and well-being The grade II landmarked 1950s building, which was reopened by Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell in 2000, has been has been transformed by Philippe Starck into a surreal Cocteau-like dream world, epitomising a new luxury that is smart, pared-down and tempered with a healthy dose of wit and irony Redesigned by Tim Andreas of Banjo in 2014, the striking venues and event spaces imaginatively blur the line between baroque and modern, extravagance and simplicity Whilst maintaining their sense of whimsy, offering state of the art details and luxurious touches at every turn Sanderson’s clientele predominantly consists of an array of Fashion and Retail brands, as well as various other companies within the Creative and Entertainment industries With their captivating and innovative venues such as the Courtyard Garden – an open-air oasis in the midst of the city, enchanting décor and intriguing heritage, Sanderson never fails to entice their guests, giving them the very best experience that London has to offer Looking for the very best, eccentric, unconventional wedding venue Well, look no further.
The Postal Museum & Mail Rail
The Postal Museum and Mail Rail are a new museum and heritage attraction based in Clerkenwell which opened in September 2017. Spread across two sites, a renovated 1920s print works building is the home of The Postal Museum, whilst across the road is Mail Rail which was the all-but-forgotten postal railway network.
Mail Rail is an immersive subterranean venue which has maintained many of its original fixtures including exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings, archways and authentic railway features. This industrial event space also contains a mini exhibition gallery with numerous interactive displays for guests to experience during their event.
This adaptable, blank canvas event space has a capacity for 275 standing, 150 seated and 250 theatre style. Available to hire exclusively from 5pm-12am seven days a week, it is used for dinners, receptions, private celebrations, product launches, award ceremonies and presentations.
The highlight of this unique event space is the bespoke designed miniature Mail Rail trains that can be hired exclusively for corporate events to enhance an event experience. For the first time in Mail Rail’s 100 year old history, the trains carry guests on a 15 minute immersive journey through a 1km section of stalactite-filled tunnels and original deserted platforms.
The Steel Yard
With over 3000 SQFT of blank canvas event space, The Steel Yard offers an exciting experience to the corporate market Located in the heart of London, underneath Cannon Bridge Station This undiscovered London venue comprises of two beautifully restored Victorian railway arches and has been fitted with extensive lighting and production It is a versatile event venue The venue and the adjoining City Bar have had extensive work done in January 2018, to enhance the look and feel of the space and is now one of the few venues in London that serves Staropramen fresh from un-pasteurised tanks, from copper tanks through copper pipes Oxygen Event Services, a technical production company, handle all corporate venue enquiries and the bespoke event management of the Steel Yard Drawing on our experience of event delivery, our team at Oxygen Event Services are challenging the norm to create a fresh new vision for our client’s events in The Steel Yard We are passionate about building relationships and will challenge and innovate to make our clients events possible The Steel Yard boats a variety of in house production, including a unique lighting system in the venue, which include 18 moving headlights and 40 LED down.
Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, we create opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art. WC is part of Wellcome Trust, an independent global charitable foundation, which aims to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive, all profits from events held are gift aided back to Wellcome Trust.
WC houses a selection of flexible event spaces including a tiered auditorium and four seminar rooms. In addition to this there are four public exhibition galleries, two of which can be used for private drinks receptions, Library, café, restaurant, with a private dining room and shop. The event spaces offer beautifully, light modern areas with art from the collections inspiring delegates no matter what the event.
WC offers additional activities on request, for example private tours and object handling of its permanent and temporary exhibitions offering delegates an added value to their experience. In addition, senior members of Wellcome can give short introductory talks to supplement an event and bring the work that Wellcome does to the audience.