The event location and choice of venue for a press launch is an important consideration, as big productions sometimes attract dignitaries and celebrities in addition to all of the news and media companies, but the ideas and themes behind these events is almost as important as where they are hosted. This is because the location is more than just a place to hang decorations. Rather, it’s a reflection of your press event, and something that can be used to enhance and build up the buzz around the news you’ll be sharing with the world.
One New Ludgate is one of the city’s newest and most exciting venues, specialising in corporate events. Ultra-modern in feel, there are several vacant floors available for hire that boast not only impressive and adaptable open space but quite simply stunning views of St Paul’s Cathedral and London’s iconic skyline, making for a dramatic and eye-catching backdrop that is sure to impress both locals and first time visitors to the city alike. With a good capacity of 400 and fantastic local transport links, including City Thameslink, Blackfriars and Mansion House, this is a highly practical choice for a press launch.
Studio 338 is a very well situated venue found in the Greenwich peninsula, within comfortable walking distance of the 02 Centre, Canary Wharf and North Greenwich tube station. The maximum capacity if a very generous 3000, with available spaces including the main heated and covered terrace, as well as a self-contained bar area in the upstairs gallery. The popularity of this venue for both private and public events is reflected in how in-demand it is, so if you want to secure it for your next press launch, you’ll want to get in early to snap up a booking.
Situated in the Duke of York’s HQ building, there is perhaps no more prestigious or stunning venue for a press launch in all of London than Saatchi. It covers 70,000 square feet of space, spread across three interlinked floors and has room to comfortably accommodate up to 1,500 guests. Each of these areas is referred to as a Gallery, and with good reason, as they are brilliantly finished and richly appointed. You’ll find a blend of the most interesting furnishings in town, complimented by meticulously finished wood floors and high ceilings throughout. There are modern but discreet professional light riggings tucked into the recesses and in place artworks that are sure to impress.
One of the coolest event venues in London’s Kings Cross area, the Egg LDN is as unique and funky as they come. It spans four different areas, each with an interesting theme and twist, and includes an additional four separate outdoor spaces that can be decorated to suit the needs of any press launch. There’s a full stage on site in one of the rooms, where speakers can deliver the news, or themes and entertainment can be arranged. The rooftop balcony is floored and finished in waterproofed hardwood, sitting adjacent to the vaulted top level room, which features floor to ceiling windows and finished wood beams. Professional light riggings are in place throughout each of the interior spaces, and there are modern PA systems in place as well.
A brilliant study in the stately manor of London’s most well known banking buildings, the Banking Hall is a venue like few others. It features a historic old world banking clock, which hangs beneath a lovely chandelier, flanked by towering columns around the main floor. Guests will have ample room to be seated, and speakers will be able to stand on the high podium, looking down on the audience and delivering an unforgettable press launch speech. Other areas of this great space include the marble halls and split entry staircase, which lead to the upper recesses, accommodating up to 800 attendees. An amazing art deco venue straddling Cornhill and Lombard streets, it looks out on the Bank of England and will impress even the most discerning of guests and dignitaries.
A very unique venue unlike anything else in London, MODE is themed in a rare style known as Future Vintage. This is a style that draws its inspiration from the industrial revolution, and is the very embodiment of funky and cool. Guests will be thoroughly impressed with the ground floor, which is looked down on from the mezzanine level above. Often used by up and coming and sometimes even famous artists for live performances, it’s a place with a rich character and history. The old fighter prop hanging from the ceiling just adds to the appeal of the space. It’s just down from Portobello Road, and easily walkable from the Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove tube stations. Guests will be impressed with the wild and interesting styles throughout, and you’ll find no shortage of places to present your press launch from.