If you’re looking to organise a pop up event sometime in 2016 but just haven’t quite managed to find the right venue yet, don’t worry. The following list of top picks are all perfectly suited to such an occasion and are all available for hire, so why not take a look and see what London has to offer.
The reason why Hinde St. Studios would be so well suited to a pop up event is that it is at its core a blank canvas, meaning it can easily be tailored to suit your particular needs and style. That said however, it does still offer up its own charm, with traditional and elegant touches such as the high ornate ceiling with wedgewood details, original wood flooring and hint of Provence making a beautiful backdrop for almost any occasion. Although, being that it is a Georgian townhouse, you would no doubt expect nothing less than the fantastic character and atmosphere you find here.
Another of London’s wonderful townhouses – this time from the Victorian era – Gallery House Soho boasts no less than 6 different floors made up of various intimate spaces. These add up to a total capacity of 80 and can either be hired on an individual basis or combined, giving you access to the building’s entirety. Known for its association to the creative worlds of art, design, fashion, food and music, a pop up in this area would be particularly well suited to the venue, with past clients including big names like John Lewis, Dyptique and Wallpaper magazine. In terms of transport links, nearby options include Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square.
Boxville is a relatively new offering on the London events scene but it will undoubtedly flourish, not least because its raw, industrial, stripped-back vibe is very much on trend right now, as it lends itself so well to so many different occasions. With double height ceilings, large unobstructed areas and a total of 51,000 square feet of floor space on offer, this is a very spacious venue that can suit a whole plethora of different event styles. Having once been an abandoned sporting venue, it’s great to see such a charismatic building being given a whole new lease of life by being put to good use once again.
133 Shoreditch is a double-front retail space that is another prime example of the rise in popularity for the raw brickwork, exposed steel beams and concrete floors that are synonymous with urban style, industrial venues. Its excellent location looks out onto a busy street close to several shopping and tourism hotspots; this makes it ideal for drawing in a good footfall and passing trade at a pop up event, when capitalising on the day is key. This handy location also puts you close to several tube stations, including Bethnal Green, Liverpool Street and Aldgate East, making it easily reached from throughout London.
Startsans is another venue that is well connected to the rest of the city, with popular tube stations such as Covent Garden, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square all reached comfortably on foot in under 10 minutes. The space itself is a fantastic 1300 square foot blank canvas that can be completely transformed into your ideal venue, situated within the heart of the West End’s theatre and fashion district – something that is perhaps worth keeping in mind when deciding the theme for your pop up. It’s also glass fronted and has a capacity of 200, meaning there’s plenty of scope to draw customers in.