A blank canvas venue allows you the creative scope to transform the space to suit your own needs, be it in terms of décor, branding, furnishing, etc. This is why they lend themselves so well to a press day, when setting the scene and making the right impression is key. With that in mind, here are some of our top picks.
19 Greek Street is a Victorian townhouse that offers a total of 300 square feet of space spread across six floors, making it a very flexible offering in terms of its layout. Nestled amongst the trendy cafes, bars, shops and private members’ clubs of Soho, it has attracted a number of high profile clients in the past, including the likes of GQ, Manolo Blahnik, Levis and Rémy Martin; a clear indication as to the level of quality you can expect to find. The architecture of the building means it often particularly appeals to events with a creative flair.
With a brilliant location in the middle of The Strand, Nine Adam Street is within comfortable walking distance of great local transport links, including Charing Cross, Embankment and Temple. It’s a newly opened, exclusive event space finished to the highest standard, with a strikingly contemporary feel. With a total capacity of 250 in all, spaces include two arches, two breakout areas, a VIP area, a reception area and a kitchen space – handy should you wish to organise any catering for your guests.
One of the newest blank canvas offerings in the much sought-after West End, Noho Studios benefits from fully brandable frontage and shop window space, allowing you to really make your mark right from the off. The event space itself is spacious and feels bright and airy thanks to the high ceilings and white walls, whilst brick arches bring a touch of character to ensure that, though highly adaptable, the venue still has its own sense of unique charm and identity.
A beautiful Georgian townhouse that is rich in atmosphere, Hinde St Studios is found in Marylebone, close to Bond Street, Oxford Circus and Marble Arch tube stations for easy access from across London. Though indeed a blank canvas, it retains wonderful elements of its traditional, elegant heritage, guaranteeing that it has plenty of charisma. Highlights include high ceilings with ornate detailing, original wood floors, large windows for plenty of natural light and a general flavour of Provence.
White Space is situated in Leicester Square, just stumbling distance from the station that shares its name. It boasts two individual spaces which come complete with high-spec features such as a quality PA system and state-of-the-art integrated lighting. There is also a designated bar area, a back of house technical area and an experienced team at the helm. Be quick if you’re interested though, as Canvas is able to offer an exclusive deal where bookings confirmed before March 2017 will receive a 20% discount and a free glass of bubbly!