Sometimes a corporate event such as a conference can benefit from a more informal air and as always, setting is key to establishing the desired mood. That said, here are some great spaces on offer in London.
Found in West London, Mode is one of the city’s most uniquely themed venues with the interior styled as ‘Future Vintage’, taking inspiration from the industrial revolution and the cultural heritage of Notting Hill. This, as you might expect, makes for a very visceral and immersive experience that will help your event to stand head and shoulders above the rest. The building itself sits just off Portobello Road, between Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park tube stations – both reachable within just 5 minutes – making it very well connected to the rest of London.
Beach Blanket Babylon – Shoreditch sits within the trendy vibe of the East End, out with the non-stop bustle of the city centre but still close enough to all necessary amenities and transport links that it is a practical and easily reached venue. In fact, it’s just a 3 minute walk from Shoreditch High Street station. Highly versatile, the event spaces are spread across 3 floors, each offering their own distinct style. With an impressive maximum capacity of 650 and a team willing and able to cater to your event’s every need, this is a worthy contender no matter the occasion.
Kachette is a wonderful choice for those who appreciate the beauty of London’s architectural history. Comprised of two railway arches, the distinct curved ceilings and exposed brickwork are very typical of the Victorian era in which the venue was first built. Having once been a railway station, the space sat unused for 25 years before being revitalised and transformed into a multi-purpose events space, where the team will more than happily work with you to create a bespoke occasion, assisting with every step of the process, from selecting décor to organising catering and everything in between.
Generator is an incredibly visual venue, with a real sense of history encapsulated by the clever implementation of reclaimed timbers, exposed brickwork and hot-rolled black steel. To contrast with this, you can feast your eyes on bold art installations and quirky graphics – not to mention the life-size London bus in the bar. Each space has been designed to stand out on its own merits yet to remain adaptable, giving the venue the ability to host all sorts of occasions. It’s well situated for those travelling from both inside London and beyond, with Russel Square tube station and King’s Cross St Pancras both within comfortable walking distance.
Beat London is a private members’ club and event space finished in an industrial chic style, which makes it the perfect blend of professional and informal. The one-of-a-kind interior boasts customisable video mapping and bespoke neon artwork that makes an eye-catching, trendy backdrop for any event. With a good capacity of up to 250, a tailor made food and drinks service on offer and even a late licence in place, Beat really is a fantastic alternative choice for a conference, where the emphasis is on having fun as much as it is the business at hand.