If you are looking for the perfect creative space to put you in the right frame of mind for your conference then look no further; we’ve compiled some of the best London has to offer.
Dalston Heights is a venue rich in an urban style, perfectly encapsulating the shabby-chic vibe with rustic finishes that offer lots of layers and texture. The two large event spaces are both filled with a wide selection of quirky props that can be arranged as you like, providing visual stimulus and inspiration. Skylights let in plenty of natural light, whilst handy additional spaces include a good sized make-up & styling room and a separate kitchen. Dalston Heights is found on the top floor of a former cardboard box factory, right next to Hackney Downs train station, ideal for those coming from outside the city.
Kachette sits beneath two railway arches which were once part of the now defunct Shoreditch station. This space sat unused for 25 years before being revitalised and given a whole new lease of life as a multi-purpose event space. Having been built by Victorian architects in 1860, it has a rich, historical vibe courtesy of the exposed brickwork which brings atmosphere to any occasion. The team at Kachette are able to work with their clients to create bespoke events, assisting with everything from selecting décor to organising catering and sourcing production equipment.
Number 90 is a former warehouse that has been converted into a bar and kitchen that now serves as a diverse event space. The interior is spacious, with high ceilings creating a bright and airy feel, whilst the hand-crafted wooden décor adds charm and character aplenty. If you prefer to have the option of stepping out into the fresh air, there is also a good sized terrace on the edge of the canal, which would make for a lovely breakaway space. Found in the east of London in the popular Hackney Wick area, it sits just 2 minutes from the station of the same name.
The various interlinking areas across the 3 floors at Saatchi add up to a total of 70,000 square feet of event space. Each of the galleries on offer boasts high ceilings, stunning wood flooring and Barasol lighting, which cleverly simulates natural daylight, ensuring that each of the spaces always feels bright, airy and contemporary. The minimalistic, blank canvas approach keeps things neutral and professional, allowing you the chance to utilise the space as you see fit. It takes less than 20 minutes to reach Victoria Station, with the nearest tube stop just 4 minutes away.
Another Victorian style arched space, Geffrye Street Studio also benefits from the charm brought on by the exposed brickwork and distinctive curved ceiling. This characterful space can be utilised for almost any corporate event, easily helping them to leave a lasting impression. Perfect for more intimate occasions, the maximum capacity is just 60, with a separate lounge on offer alongside the event space itself. Found just a stone’s throw from Hoxton station in the East End, the venue is also easily reached from popular London areas such as Liverpool Street and Shoreditch.
You may recognise The Depository and that’s because it found fame as the original home and filming location for the hit BBC business show, Dragons Den. It’s easy to see why they picked it, with various richly atmospheric spaces spread across the 4 floors, complete with a variety of textured walls and floors. With an array of unique props always on hand to add a fun edge and get the creative juices flowing, and an industrial lift which is in full working order, The Depository is still very much a practical choice as much as it is an exciting opportunity to see where so many business ideas were born.