MOST VERSATILE LONDON VENUE – 900+ ATTENDEES RECEPTION STYLE
The last 12 months have seen Alexandra Palace host new, transformative outdoor events, as well as adapting indoor spaces ranging from 200 to 10,000 capacity to host seminal live music performances, world class sport, theatre, festivals, corporate events and exhibitions. Working with global brands, royalty, rock royalty, icons of stage and screen as well as young creatives and the local community, ‘the People’s Palace’ has written a new chapter in its 150-year history of versatility and innovation. Set against a backdrop of covid restrictions and rising costs, the team at Ally Pally has set itself new standards in resourcefulness, becoming an industry leader during the most pressurised of times for the live entertainment industry. It’s been a year of not only recovery, but of excellence, embracing the new and taking on the seemingly impossible. This has been one of the busiest, most exciting times in the long history of the Palace, a time of delivering ground-breaking, life-affirming events, that will stay with both visitors and clients, forever.
As with all venues, 2021 will go down as one of the most unprecedented and challenging that ExCeL London has ever faced.
At the start of the year, the venue was a far cry from its usual hustle and bustle as, once again, it supported the Government’s pandemic efforts as one of six mass vaccination centres, inoculating more than 130,000 people. Just a few months prior it had been transformed in just nine days into the UK’s largest temporary hospital.
Then in July it was able to spark back into life, transforming once again, into the world’s first indoor/outdoor race track for Formula E. This kickstarted a run of 90 events in just five months, ending with another debutant in the London Horse Show – again completely transforming the venue to welcome a rather more traditional type of horsepower.
In a year where flexibility was key, our venue offers exactly that, a blank canvas where we can effortlessly change from a mass vaccination centre to a world class race track, through to a bespoke fire training course for 15 people.
Ministry Venues – Elephant & Castle
Ministry Venues – Elephant & Castle is part of the globally renowned Ministry events production space. This internationally renowned and versatile 1600 standing capacity venue features world class production including an LED wall, rigging points, award winning AV and 283 m² floor space. 40ft industrial style bar and double height ceilings creating an impressive and iconic space.
Novotel London West
Novotel London West is known as one of the most flexible venues in London offering 33 event spaces that cater for up to 3,200 delegates simultaneously. With 630 spacious bedrooms and three F&B outlets, the venue offers an onsite secure car park and experienced in-house IT support to provide their clients with a “One Stop Shop” service.
The MICE facilities cover nearly 5,000 sqm’s with the plenary 1,726 sqm in size splitting into seven individual spaces , accommodating up to 1000 delegates in a pillar-less and flexible layout. The venue also has a dedicated exhibition hall, 1,360sqm, and 25 additional meeting rooms to support their client’s needs.
Diversifying their business has seen them become healthcare assessed in recent years and by building sustainable relationships it has meant high customer retention with 70% of their MICE business from repeat clients. Sustainability not only in relationships but action is at the forefront and they can now offer clients an innovative solution to offset the carbon footprint of their event.
They are proud to have been part of the effort to help fight Covid 19 by adapting their exhibition hall last year into a mass vaccination centre where 113,000 jabs were administered.
The Roundhouse is London’s most thrilling venue; whose walls have embraced incredible moments in history, from its foundation in the industrial revolution to being born into the world of art and events with Pink Floyd 56 years ago.
This cultural icon on the north London landscape has been shapeshifting beyond most venues’ wildest dreams. Centre 42 – as it was known when it launched in the sixties – championed ground-breaking music, theatre, art and dance as it does to this day.
Today, with the vision of Torquil Norman and Marcus Davey, the Roundhouse has evolved to be one of London’s most successful and exciting versatile venues.
Run as a charity, it gives back to the community by encouraging the creativity of 10K young people through the Roundhouse Studios. A sophisticated and well-equipped organisation that provides mentoring and nurturing of raw talent in house and through schools and colleges.
Four Roundhouse galas have raised £3.9 Million enabling these young creatives to realise their potential and encourage their careers.
The ground floor and balcony bear witness to the entertainment of thousands of people with a wealth of different events that excite, delight, provoke and educate in equal measure.