If you’re planning an event with a creative flair and you want a setting that reflects that, providing stimulus and inspiration or merely an appealing backdrop to set the right tone, we think the following choices are all well worth consideration.
Beautifully furnished event spaces combine with a striking rooftop terrace with views out onto the city to provide a flexible, stylish venue at Aware Hackney. Modern in finish yet accented by characterful touches in the way of wooden beams, it is suitable for a whole host of different occasions and can accommodate up to 100 guests. When it comes to getting there, the nearest transport options include London Fields, Cambridge Heath and Hackney Central.
Located in the heart of Shoreditch in East London, CNB is a truly unique venue in London. It is the perfect venue to get your creative juices flowing as it is based within a former East End tram-generator building and it features an installation by Damien Hirst. The venue’s standing capacity is 250, and its seated capacity is maximum 60 people.
Union Club Studios, having acquired four floors of the adjoining building, now offers several different spaces for a total capacity of up to 150. These spaces have been stripped back to their bare walls and beams, capitalising on the popular trend for venues with an industrial flair and a raw finish whilst also making the most of the building’s natural beauty and character by embracing the feel of a turn-of-the-century warehouse. Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square tube stops cab both be reached within just five minutes.
A deep, double-front retail space available for hire, 133 Shoreditch is another offering ideal for those in search of a raw, industrial influenced venue, as it comes complete with extensive exposed brickwork, steel beams and concrete flooring. Facing onto a busy high street close to the trendy and ever-popular Brick Lane, it’s well situated to attract good footfall and passing trade, whilst its close proximity to Shoreditch High Street station ensures that it is easy to reach from throughout the rest of the city as well.
Born Basement, found just five minutes or so from Angel tube station, operates as a photography studio and agency by day, but can be transformed to suit many a different occasion by night, having played host to everything from art exhibitions and talks to parties and demonstrations. Onsite parking outside of the congestion zone comes as a very welcome bonus, as does the street-level loading bay with access to a lift for maximum convenience when it comes to setting up.