Whatever the nature of your corporate evening event, be it an after-hours meeting, a product launch, a networking party or anything else in between, we think the following venues are all well worth considering.
The Forge has a relaxed and welcoming feel, with quirky touches to the dÃ©cor courtesy of colourful furnishings and bold artwork. The space itself is very flexible, having hosted all manner of corporate occasions including workshops, conferences, meetings, expos, screenings, training sessions and dinners. Speaking of the latter, there is an onsite kitchen and bar which can take care of any catering needs and provide refreshments throughout the event. Found in Camden Town, the tube station of the same name is just a few minutes away.
For something totally different and a little more intimate in nature, The Den is a cigar boutique and lounge, with its own walk-in humidor and resident cigar sommelier. Alongside a selection of the finest cigars you can sample rare exclusive whiskies and rums, as well as an extensive choice of cocktails. The dÃ©cor has a stylish feel, combining the best of modern sophistication with an old-school drinking den. Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road are all within comfortable walking distance.
Thought to be the original design of none other than Sir Christopher Wren, this unique and flexible event space boasts a number of dramatic features, including striking arches, pillars and brickwork. Sourcing wine from independent, sustainable vineyards, it is a particularly great choice for lovers of a good tipple, but having also played host to the likes of team building events, rest assured they can still accommodate a more formal corporate event should that be what you had in mind.
Housed beneath a sensitively refurbished railway arch in Haggerston, a mere minuteâ€™s walk from the station which shares the areaâ€™s name, Dalston Fish Tank is surely one of the cityâ€™s most unique offerings. Alongside the characteristically Victorian architecture in this Hackney based venue, complete with curved ceiling and heavy use of exposed brickwork, the space has been accented by beautiful marine tanks which form a clear talking point and a captivating backdrop for any occasion.
Steam & Rye is something of a relative newcomer on the London events scene, having opened in November 2013, but they have quickly made a name for themselves as a go-to venue for all kinds of fun-filled events. Their Unlimited Ribs and Shrimp Night is now famous, as is their genuine Rodeo Bull. With live music, dance performances, DJs and delicious cocktails all also on the menu, this is certainly one worth considering if you want your next corporate party to really make an impression.