MOST VERSATILE LONDON VENUE 2021
Alexandra Palace was opened in 1873 as the ‘People’s Palace’ to offer the population of London a place of leisure and entertainment that was accessible to all. These principles continue to this day with the venue offering a diverse programme of live music, world class sports events, theatre, comedy, festivals, corporate events and a creative learning programme that supports families, children and vulnerable people.
Our venue is particularly attractive for clients because of the variety of space and experiences we offer. The venue offers a total of 9 interlinking indoor spaces as well as 196 acres of parkland for our clients to create some really special events.
This variety is supported by the technical expertise of our experienced team who on any given day could be welcoming 50,000 people to the site for a fireworks festival, delivering live music events with capacities ranging from 1,000 to 10,000, running exhibitions, fashion shows or corporate events for up to 7,000 people.
Copper Box Arena
The Copper Box Arena is based in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
In 2013 the venue opened its doors to the public having gone through a period of transformation and is now the third largest arena in London, with a 7,500 total capacity.
The Copper Box Arena is managed by GLL, a Charitable Social Enterprise on behalf of the London Legacy Development Corporation. As the UK’s largest charitable social enterprise, GLL’s mission to make services and spaces better for everyone aligned well with the legacy objectives of the venue.
The venue has worked with a variety of organisations, agencies and promoters helping to successfully develop and deliver a diverse calendar of events ranging from International sporting events, conferences, exhibitions, product launches and entertainment shows helping to make the Copper Box Arena one of the most popular Arenas in London.
It’s the unique versatility and flexibility of the 2,712m2 of pillar-free floor area that really appeals to clients whilst back of house there is a host of production and ancillary areas to facilitate the most complex of event requirements.
ILEC Conference Centre
Amongst London’s top largest and most versatile event hall, fitted with state of the art equipment, stunning design and one of the best secret to keep budget in line. Our stunning London Suite is fitted with stylish contemporary décor and built-in LED lighting system, perfect to suit the ambience of any event. Designed with flexibility in mind; a clever partition system enables to part the suite into nine modules of various sizes, creating multiple configurations for up to 1200 guests. The venue is also well fitted with state of the art technologies such as 1GB fibre optic Wi-Fi. Besides featuring one of London’s most flexible event space, the venue is also the only one to host on-site 3* hotel. This means we can provide event planner with stunning facilities and competitive packages. Both venue and hotel benefit from a brilliant location in the heart of West London, with excellent travel links to major airports, train stations, city landmarks and business districts. We @ ILEC breathe and live customer satisfaction. Working with large a large numbers of clients and customers we are very proud of the outstanding feedback that we get from our customers. #WELOVEEVENTS
Ministry Venues – 103 Gaunt Street
Located in bustling Elephant and Castle, a collective of six adjoining warehouse spaces with world class production. The versatility of the iconic 103 Gaunt Street puts your events on a global stage.
Ministry Venues has expanded into four state of the art spaces, all within walking distance of our original building, 103 Gaunt Street.
We work with the world’s leading brands, creative businesses and event production companies to produce events across all our spaces. Attention to detail and a focus on excellence ensures we are an award winning team.
The QEII Centre is a highly-versatile venue, both in the space and in the service it offers to its clients. Each year it hosts 450 national and international events, which range widely in style and size – from fashion shows and TV shoots to business conferences and government summits.
Its 32 spaces over seven floors are flexible and innovative in themselves. Moveable walls exist throughout the venue, allowing the centre to create unique spaces within a space and it adapts its footprint to suit its clients’ exacting needs. Clients are also given the opportunity to hire part of its forecourt and/or its lawn, if outside space is required.
The venue’s high client retention rate of 70% is testament to its team’s flexible and innovative approach to every event and high levels of customer service.
Together with in-house award-winning AV and catering teams QEII Live and QEII Taste, QEII delivers bespoke offerings and its team goes out of its way to prove that it is more than a conference venue, they are an ‘events’ space and will find ways to ensure each client booking is an experience.
RIBA at 66 Portland Place
The RIBA’s headquarters – 66 Portland Place – is a grade II listed Art Deco building with a long history of hosting events to entertain, celebrate and network.
Befitting its role as a global architectural professional body, 66 Portland Place offers some of the finest facilities for conferences, meetings, product launches, awards ceremonies, private/ corporate dinners, fashion shows and filming.
66 Portland Place successfully blends its historic and architectural roots and stunning Art Deco design with technical innovation and exceptional service, attracting clients from industries including charities, business, film and media. Repeat business stands at 30%, with longstanding client Footprint Media hosting its annual awards at RIBA since 2013.
With three outside terraces, daylight flooded rooms, contemporary and traditional styles and stunning views over London, the venue regularly and successfully hosts a variety of different events. From fashion shows for Jasper Conran and Victoria Beckham, regular meetings, conferences and awards ceremonies for repeat clients to corporate and private dinners, photoshoots and high profile filming, 66 Portland Place’s versatility really does speak for itself.
RSA House is an amalgamation of five Georgian Townhouses with history dating back to 1774. The venue has undergone vast refurbishment, remodelling the interior to make it more customer focused, with the introduction of a Coffeehouse, new banqueting kitchens and a refurbishment of seven event spaces, featuring sustainable carpet made from fishing net and dimmable LED lights controlled via an app.
Throughout the pandemic the venue heavily invested in advanced digital technology and hybrid capabilities, to enhance the event experience and to ensure the venue has market leading facilities for the return to live events.
Catering by CH&CO is not short of creativity, from signature masterpieces including a showstopper interactive dessert table that is built by chefs in front of your eyes, adding a theatrical and dramatic twist to any event, to themed market stalls and innovative, healthy and energising daytime menus to suit all budgets.
Service is warm, relaxed and always personalised meaning high client retention and consistent positive feedback.
The venue boasts three styles of venue under one roof with 11 versatile spaces across three floors of event space, including the subterranean Vaults, exposed brick Auditorium, the beautiful Great Room with surrounding painting and seven contemporary meeting rooms.
The Steel Yard
The Steel Yard brings London’s Victorian industrial revolution to today’s digital revolution, providing versatility, high spec AV, Lighting and high speed internet.
Ideally located in the City of London, underneath Cannon Street railway, we have major tube and rail stations just a stone through away.
This venue comprises of two beautifully restored Victorian railway arches, has stunning exposed brick work with a ceiling height of 7m. The VIP mezzanine overlooking the reception area is the perfect multifunctional breakout space with an impressive antique wooden back bar.
With over 3,000 square feet of raw blank canvas space, next to no restrictions, ultimate flexibility in all areas, and managed by event and production experts, this is the perfect venue for those clients looking for a versatile, innovative venue where the possibilities are endless.