For all its buzz, conveniences and connections, Oxford Circus is an ideal area to base a corporate related event, not least a party. Here is a selection of some of our favourite venues to get you ahead of the game when it comes to the planning process.
Whether you are visiting the city specifically for the occasion or are a local Londoner, you can’t really fail to be impressed by a striking view of its iconic skyline. At 23 Orchard Street, you can enjoy it in all its glory thanks to the 2 stunning terraces that form part of this multi-level rooftop event space. With a bold, modern interior that can accommodate up to 130 guests, the venue is suited to a whole range of events, whilst the late licence – in effect until 3am – ensures that the celebrations can continue well into the wee small hours. Both reached in just 6 minutes on foot, Marble Arch and Bond Street are the nearest tube stations.
If it was a blank canvas you were after instead – a space that would allow you the creative freedom to really put your own stamp on it – then Mortimer Street Gallery could be just the venue for you. Split between the main, open space at the entrance and a smaller space through the back, you get 968 square feet to play with in all. This provides you the scope to host receptions for up to 150 people. Easy walking distance from stations like Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus itself, handy onsite extras include a kitchenette, tea making facilities, toilet and Wi-Fi.
With a large photography studio and a spacious reception area, Vanity Studios has become known for its great level of flexibility when it comes to hosting events both corporate and creative alike, making it the ideal setting for a gathering of business associates. With a very generous maximum capacity of 900, there’s no need to leave anyone off the guest list, whilst the bright, airy and modern aesthetic ensures that things won’t feel cramped. Large windows flood the space with an abundance of natural light, which combines with the wooden flooring to enhance the contemporary feel.
As one of the top cabaret clubs in all of London, Rah Rah Room knows a thing or two about hosting a great event. With a huge stage and all the production facilities and equipment you could possibly need for a great live gig or performance, this is a wonderful choice if you want the entertainment to form the heart and soul of the party. The period glamour style throughout brings a decadence to proceedings that immediately sets the tone for a memorable night. Piccadilly Circus station is just a stone’s throw away, and you can also easily reach it from popular areas such as Soho, Mayfair and St James.
If you like the idea of the freedom that comes with a blank canvas but you still want the space to have a touch of character and charm of its own, then Noho Studios is the ideal compromise between the two. This West End based venue has a simple, minimalistic white finish throughout which keeps the space flexible in terms of the style, but the brick arches and overhead pipes ensure there is still plenty of charisma to be found. The high ceilings and impressive 2000 square feet of space make this a generous offering that feels at once both spacious and yet intimate.