West London has a vast range of different venues to choose from for a press event, so to make things easier, here is a list of some of the very best.
Chelsea Old Town Hall would make a backdrop that is nothing short of spectacular for almost any event type, and would certainly set the scene and make a crucially wonderful first impression at a press event. This historic Victorian building has been lovingly restored to the highest standard so that all of its original charm, beauty and splendour can shine once again. It’s no surprise that its decadence has led to it serving as a setting for many different filming and photography sessions, and with Sloane Square tube station just 5 minutes away, it’s also easily reached.
The Hari is a hotel that offers itself up as a multi-purpose, highly flexible event space. With the atmosphere and decadence of a private members club, it has that wonderful exclusive feel, perfect for commanding your audience’s attention. The clear eye for detail and high quality finish throughout are the stars of the show and with its 180 person maximum capacity and its close proximity to Victoria train station, as well as both Knightsbridge and Sloane Square tube stations, it is also a very practical and well connected option.
Having once been the studio of celebrated painter and socialite Sir John Lavery, The Lavery Room is now a stunning event space in South Kensington, just 2 minutes from the tube station of the same name and 8 minutes from Gloucester Road. Stand-out features include a marble fireplace, polished oak flooring and the 3 floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the space with natural light. Despite these period features adding character, it still has a contemporary finish, perfect for modern events that still bring a touch of charm in thanks to the building’s heritage.
Another fantastic blend of old and new, Sunbeam Studios offers a bright and highly contemporary feeling space that is accented by various period features. This Edwardian elegance with a modern vibe creates a totally unique atmosphere and aesthetic that is great if you want your event to stand out from the rest. A mezzanine and grand staircase connect the three halls and meeting rooms found here, with the 2 largest studios opening out into a private garden. As for transport links, Ladbroke Grove tube station is a mere 6 minutes away on foot.
When it comes to the décor, Mode is arguably one of London’s most unique offerings. This is due to its ‘Future Vintage’ theme, bringing together inspirations from the industrial revolution and the cultural history of Notting Hill. With a main room, a mezzanine and a cocktail bar, there is plenty of space to accommodate the generous maximum capacity of around 650, while its location just off Portobello Road, just 5 minutes each from both Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove tube stations, it is very well connected and easily reached from the rest of the city.
The Orangery is one of London’s most picturesque settings; a glass and stone palace set within its own beautiful grounds. The interior has a more intimate capacity of 80 seated guests, but a marquee can be added to the lawn should you require additional space. The elegance and beauty of the finish creates a charming and yet relaxed vibe that lends itself so well to all sorts of different occasions. Being located in Holland Park, it feels tucked away from the bustle of the city for a quieter ambience, yet it remains surprisingly well connected with the nearest tube station just 12 minutes away.