Who says a boardroom meeting has to take place in a tired old office block? Why not get out and about, making the most of what London has to offer, impressing your guests and making the occasion an altogether more enjoyable one for everyone involved.
Dirty Bones is certainly a world away from your typical meeting space, being a labyrinth of cool, funky spaces. The main bar features the likes of a vintage pinball machine, leather sofa seating, torn wallpaper and kitsch styling. Adjacent to this is the dining room, complete with hand-cut crystal lights, book shelves, quirky retro knickknacks and tiled-top tables. The fully equipped DJ booth, projector and screen should take care of any production needs you may have, and there is even the option of a private lounge, which boasts its own bar, sound system, screen and projector, accommodating up to 30 seated guests.
The drinks may take precedence over the food at this venue, with 68 being a wine bar, and Boston being the cocktail bar found above it. The two combine to give the venue its name and to make it a very hotly sought after event space. Private and semi-private areas are available, as is full exclusive hire, meaning that anywhere from 2 to 260 guests can attend a gathering here. The style is warm and welcoming, yet stylish, whilst the building itself sits in the ever popular West End, just steps from Soho Square, meaning your nearest transport option is Tottenham Court Road.
The Den’s name feels very apt, as it has exactly the kind of intimate, exclusive feel that it brings to mind. The highly modern design of the interior sits in very effective contrast with the nature of the venue, being an old school drinking den and cigar boutique, complete with its own walk-in humidor and cigar sommelier. Alongside the best of the best when it comes to cigars, you can choose from a great selection of whiskies, rums and delicious cocktails. Also found in the Soho area, Piccadilly Circus station can be reached in around 5 minutes or so on foot.
The Bootlegger – found on Lime Street in Central London – is a wonderful themed offering, having been styled to feel like an authentic 1920s speakeasy. Step back into the prohibition era, immersing yourself in the rich surroundings complete with exposed brickwork, an old piano, live jazz performances and Charleston dancing, which all combine to perfectly capture the atmosphere of the bygone era they pay homage to. From poker nights to corporate parties, they can host them all here, with the maximum capacity allowing for up to 200 guests.
Utilising the very best seasonal produce, Toms Kitchen serves up delicious hearty British fare, with influences from Italian, French and American cuisine. Multi award-winning chef Tom Aikens is the man behind it all – hence the venue’s name – so you can rest assured that your guests will be suitably impressed and delighted by the food. There are 3 floors available in all, all of which offer fantastic intimate spaces for private dining, with the seated capacities being 60, 40 and 22 respectively. South Kensington and Sloane Square stations are within comfortable walking distance, meaning it’s also well connected to the rest of London.