One of the most crucial aspects of any press event is making the right impression, and this starts by making sure you select the best and most suitable venue to form the backdrop for the occasion. With that in mind, any of the following top picks would all be worth considering.
Also found close to Hoxton train station – just a 1 minute walk away in fact – you will find The Geffrye Museum, a beautiful Grade I listed building that dates right back to the 18th century. Complete with its own front lawns and period gardens, these outside spaces are also available for hire during the summer months, making this a lovely, versatile choice. Inside, there are many striking features found throughout to attract the eye, but the blank canvas exhibition space and 250 person maximum capacity ensure that it is as much a practical venue as it is an attractive one.
Hackney House is an adaptable venue that is spread across three different floors. The spaces throughout have an edgy, urban feel, perfect for creating ambience and atmosphere for your event. There is an in-house café and food team who can take care of all necessary catering arrangements for you, as well as a bar and roof terrace, ideal for stepping away from the main event to catch up over a couple of drinks. Being located in Shoreditch, it is very well connected to the rest of London, with Liverpool Street, Old Street and Shoreditch High Street stations all within an easy walking distance.
Also found in Shoreditch, just 4 minutes from Old Street tube station, is The Brew, another great venue should you be looking for that much desired urban vibe, with the exposed pipes and steel, feature wall and stripped paintwork creating a sense of industrial chic, with texture and characterful charm throughout. This raw, 1920s atmosphere is all the rage right now, making this a go to venue for events on the cusp of cutting edge style. Spacious and bright however, it can still easily accommodate up to 150 guests per reception. For those travelling from outside the capital, Liverpool Street train station is around 20 minutes away.
For those who prefer the Art-Deco style instead, Hackney Town Hall could be exactly what you need. This beautiful building has been lovingly restored, making it functional without sacrificing any of the wonderful original features, including the 1930s chandeliers, the sprung dancefloor and the floor-to-ceiling partitions. Dark wood, marble fixtures and various other touches give the interior a grand and imposing feel that is sure to leave a lasting impression on everyone in attendance, and with a generous 550 person capacity, there can certainly be plenty of people in attendance.
Found in the very heart of East London’s popular area of Shoreditch, you will find White Rabbit, a converted Victorian archways that offers a real sense of presence. This is in thanks to the curved ceiling and rustic feel that create their own distinct charm and character in abundance. With a whopping 7000 square feet of event space, this highly versatile venue can accommodate up to 500 people, who will no doubt make use of the close proximity to both Shoreditch High Street and Old Street tube stations, reached in just 5 and 8 minutes on foot respectively.