If you find yourself in need of a conference space in East London, fear not. We’ve done the leg work and compiled a list of the very best on offer.
If you want to get away from the humdrum of typical office spaces and would rather host a business event with a real sense of occasion, then you wouldn’t go far wrong with choosing to hold it at Village Underground. This turn-of-the-century warehouse space has been adapted into a multi-purpose, highly adaptable event venue, complete with a generous capacity and an industrial and raw yet spacious feel courtesy of the exposed brickwork and arched ceiling. It’s in easy walking distance from several transport links as well, so guests can travel from further afield.
Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch is spread across a total of 3 floors, with each offering its own distinctly unique sense of charm and appeal. This abundance of space makes it a very versatile choice, with the various interior spaces able to accommodate a whole range of event types. Right in the heart of the East End’s trendy scene, it manages to straddle the much desired line between being removed from the constant bustle of the city centre, but still close enough to the action to be well connected to the rest of London – with Shoreditch High Street station mere minutes away.
Despite being something of a blank canvas that you can put your own stamp on, The Brew is certainly not lacking in its own character. The high ceilings, exposed steel and pipework and stripped white paint combine to create an ambience of industrial chic – a finish that is bang on trend. Found by Old Street, just 4 minutes from the tube station of the same name and 20 minutes from Liverpool Street Station, it is another highly adaptable space with a 150 person capacity and a 1920s Shoreditch style, ensuring that it feels right at home in the East of London.
Set within the beautiful and calming Mile End Park, The Arts and Ecology Pavilions are contemporary spaces that are suitable for a whole plethora of different occasions, not least as a stunning backdrop for a modern conference that is guaranteed to make an impression on your guests. Its tranquil surroundings belie its reachability, with a tube station just 5 minutes away and parking facilities on-site making it easy for those who need to travel. Best of all, the striking spaces come as a blank canvas, allowing you to tailor the event to your own specifications.
On the top floor of a former cardboard box factory, you will find Dalston Heights – 7200 square feet of charmingly rustic, urban-style event space. The skylights throughout fill the two spaces on offer here with lots of natural light, while the vast selection of quirky props and eclectic furnishings create a sense of fun and a wholly unique atmosphere. The venue has its own kitchen facilities, should you require catering, and being located right next to Hackney Downs train station, there should be no problems for those attending from outside the city.