If you are looking to host a creative session in London, where people can come together to brain storm ideas or simply let their own creativity run free, then rest assured that any of the following venues would make a perfectly suitable setting.
Gee Street Penthouse sits within the well-known creative area of Old Street, just a few minutes’ walk from the station of the same name, making it both convenient and highly appropriate for a creative session. The interior is open plan, multi-level and highly contemporary in design, making for a bright and airy space with a sleek finish. There’s an abundance of natural light on offer, as well as a generous roof terrace that boasts wonderful views of London, so that inspiration should certainly not be in short supply. With a capacity of 40, it’s well suited to somewhat intimate gatherings.
Craft Central is a collection of several different spaces that each offer their own individual merits depending on what facilities you desired for your particular event. There is The Gallery, which includes a top quality lighting system, white walls, oak flooring, a hanging system, exhibition props, a kitchenette and dual aspect windows. Other spaces include The Showcase, The Meeting Room and the roof, from which you can view iconic London landmarks including St Paul’s, The Shard and The Gherkin. It’s well connected to the rest of the city, being easily reached from Farringdon, Barbican and Chancery Lane.
Coate Studios is a flexible loft conversion found just off the popular Hackney Road in East London, known for being a creative, trendy part of the city. Ideally suited to pop ups, exhibitions and workshops, it has a wonderful feeling of old-meets-new in thanks to its bright spacious interior accented with characterful touches, including the use of wooden beams. There is a good capacity that allows for more than 100 guests per event, and good local transport links in the surrounding area, including Cambridge Heath, Hoxton and Bethnal Green stations.
Clerkenwell London is one of the city’s newer offerings within the events scene, and is one that is specifically dedicated to creatives and artisans. A stimulating, creative and inspired interior is sure to appeal to its target audience, with the venue serving as a space for curated experiences, a retail sphere showcasing brilliant designers, a space to relax and unwind, and even as a restaurant and bar, meaning it is truly an adaptable space that can be utilised for many different occasions. The nearest tube stop is Farringdon Underground, which sits just 8 minutes away.
Found just off the vibrant and bustling Brick Lane in East London is The Canvas Café, a unique and multi-purpose 70-capacity venue that includes a bright and airy ground floor space with a bar, a large basement area with access to a fully kitted-out kitchen, as well as a New York style garden. The venue comes fully licenced should you wish to organise refreshments for your guests, and they also should not have any problem reaching the event, given the close proximity of Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street and Whitechapel stations.
Trapeze is another incredibly adaptable venue that has quite possible one of the quirkiest, most interesting interiors you are likely to find, complete with all sorts of eye-catching details and bold colours and patterns, making for a space that is perfect for creating a fun, informal feel. Exclusive hire is available on weekdays, with private areas for up to 60 people on offer on Friday and Saturday evenings. Trapeze can be found right in the heart of Shoreditch, within comfortable walking distance of Old Street, Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street stations.