A good pitch is all about making the right impression, and this is why sometimes it’s best to focus on a smaller group of individuals, where you can bring a more intimate, personal touch to the pitch, hopefully giving yourself a better chance to draw your listeners in. With that in mind, here are some venues in London ideally suited to such an occasion.
The catchy name of Behind the Lights comes from the fact that it is situated right behind the iconic Piccadilly Lights in Central London. This industrial chic space is very much on trend, featuring a raw, stripped back, urban feel that allows it to lend itself to many different occasions. Despite the deliberate ‘unfinished’ vibe, major investment has gone into ensuring that the venue is both safe and ready to host events. There is a capacity of 80 on offer, and with the building being mere seconds from Piccadilly Circus tube station, it couldn’t be easier to reach from throughout the city.
We Are Facility is a newly opened photographic studio found just off the Kingsland Road in Dalston. This flexible space has good street access and a loading bay area, making set-up a breeze. Inside the venue, there is some natural lighting, central heating, black out capabilities and catering options, meaning your guests should be comfortable throughout the event. The blank canvas style can be adapted to suit your needs, and with a capacity of 70 and good transport links nearby, this is certainly a highly practical choice for any intimate pitch.
Speaking of blank canvases, West Central Studio is a wonderful choice if you are looking for a contemporary space with a simple white finish, allowing you the creative scope to kit out the space accordingly for your pitch or event. There are both black out and daylight options available and a capacity of just 50, despite the bright, open feel of the space. With Holborn station reachable in just 3 minutes, and Covent Garden in just 5, this is a very well connected venue that will allow guests to come from the length and breadth of London with ease.
The Tardis is an exclusive residential property with innovation and design at the forefront. Completed in a New York loft style, the venue features minimalist architecture and an interesting juxtaposition of original features and high-spec, quality finishes and furnishings. Boasting an open-plan layout spread across a total of 3 floors, this is a striking, unique space that is guaranteed to make an impression. The Tardis comes complete with all the facilities you could possibly need onsite, including a professional kitchen, a home cinema, a dining room, storage, en-suite bedrooms, bespoke furniture and great Wi-Fi.
Hinde St. Studios is found within a gorgeous Georgian townhouse, just a stone’s throw from Bond Street, and though neutral enough in its finish to allow it to cater to many different needs and event styles, the traditional, elegant features ensure the space’s charm remains intact. These include high, ornate ceilings with wedgewood details, original wood flooring and a hint of Provence throughout. Bright and airy in feel, and yet with an intimate capacity of 60, this venue is a great choice for those seeking a backdrop that is both beautiful and practical.