Just because you’re planning a smaller press event, doesn’t mean that making the right impression isn’t still just as important to you. But no matter the scale of the occasion, so much of successfully doing so relies on choosing the right setting, so we’ve featured some of the best venues for a small press event below.
The 3x3m window that looks out onto Pall Mall, alongside the windows facing the 200 year old Arcade ensure that The Royal Opera Arcade Gallery is flooded with natural light, whilst benefitting from great footfall. Being in such a historic location, there are plenty of original features that add character to the space, but the white walls and wood floors keep things neutral enough to be adapted to any number of different occasions. Hire includes handy extras such as 24/7 security, fast broadband, electricity and cleaning 3 times per week. It also offers flexible hours, including at weekends.
Craft Central is comprised of various different spaces, each with its own distinct features and allure. The Gallery is a large, multi-purpose exhibition space with top quality lighting, a hanging system, natural oak flooring, dual aspect windows, a kitchenette and storage facilities. The Showcase is another exhibition space, this time overlooking the historic St John’s Square and coming complete with a foyer and professional spot lighting. The Meeting Room is a basement level space with a projector and screen available, as well as seating and tea making facilities. The Roof is ideal for intimate gatherings of up to 30 people or as a breakaway space, with excellent views of some of London’s best loved landmarks.
Found in West Hampstead, just a mere stone’s throw from the tube station of the same name, The Gallery has 2 floors which combine to offer a total capacity of 200. Exclusive hire is available for a fully private event, or you can simply make use of the basement level bar for between 40 (seated) and 80 (standing), which comes complete with its own AV equipment and DJ points, so that every eventuality is taken care of in terms of production or entertainment needs that you may have. The extensive exposed brickwork and sumptuous, comfortable seating bring a warm and welcoming edge to the venue.
Normally if you were planning on a budget, you may think it wise to steer clear of Mayfair, what with its reputation for luxury and high-end finish. Well, with Mews of Mayfair, you still get exactly that, along with an entirely bespoke, top quality level of service, but for much more affordable prices. There are various spaces to be found here, spread across 4 floors in all, with each one featuring striking, stylish design. With maximum capacities of just 40, bringing that personal touch and having each of your guests feel valued and involved becomes that much easier.
Boasting ultra-modern styling and custom furnishings throughout, The London EDITION Penthouse is a beautifully appointed luxury apartment, complete with its own dining room, kitchen and living room; ideal for a truly private gathering. Perhaps its single biggest selling point however is the landscaped wraparound terrace, which allows you to step out for some fresh air and take in stunning panoramic views of London’s iconic skyline. Both Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road stations are within easy walking distance, to make getting there a breeze as well.
Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, Roz Barr Loft sits just a few minutes from Farringdon tube station, with Chancery Lane and Old Street also close by, meaning it is well connected to all corners of the city. This first floor space is ideal for private events and exhibitions, with the white painted reclaimed floor and steel column structure meaning it combines the best of modern blank canvas and industrial chic, making it is bang on trend in all senses, and flexible in its use. Good sized windows let in plenty of natural light, whilst the capacity of 50 means it’s perfect for a small press event.