The Isle of Dogs makes the most of its trendy East End of London location, with more than a few great venues to its name. Below you will find some of the more unique offerings found within the area, suited to a whole host of different occasions and styles. So, take a look and see what grabs your eye then get planning for your next big event.
The Isle of Dogs is in fact surrounded by one of the biggest meanders in the River Thames, and Off Quay is a venue that really makes the most of it, with the large windows offering a great view out onto the water and the cityscape beyond, whilst also serving to flood the interior with natural light. Amongst the range of spaces on offer are an open-plan event room, a photography studio, rehearsal rooms, a screening room and a café. These can be hired either individually or as a package deal, depending on your needs, with technical AV support also available if needed.
The AMS Penthouse’s biggest draw and most distinguishing feature is surely its vast rooftop terrace, which offers an amazing perspective over Canary Wharf, and makes it a particularly great space in which to hold a summer soiree. Enjoy top quality service and the creative freedom to make the venue feel like your own, with ample space on offer to accommodate as many as 200 guests. Back at ground level, the nearest rail links include Crossharbour and South Quay, keeping you well connected to the rest of the city.
Situated right on the waterfront, just a 5-minute walk from Canary Wharf station in the sleek Crossrail Place development, Everyman Cinema offers use of 3 screening rooms. They have become famous for their stylish, comfortable and colourful seating, as well as the venue’s statement bar. Each of the auditoria benefits from the highest picture quality and the very latest in digital projection technology. The in-house team are more than happy to create bespoke events, having hosted everything from conferences and product launches to social events and celebrations.
28 West is a stylish lounge bar and multi-purpose space, accommodating everything from casual gatherings of friends to corporate meetings and events. It’s the laid-back, welcoming nature of both the atmosphere and the décor that lends it this level of versatility, with the likes of comfortable sofa seating and exposed brickwork complimented by pinball machines and table football. Other highlights include a generous 350-person capacity and great views onto the River Thames.
Wilberforce and Quayside is housed within The Museum of London Docklands, a Grade I listed Georgian warehouse with an 800-person capacity, built way back in 1802. The history of the building, which keeps its roots firmly in the area’s rich past, is contrasted to great effect with the ultra-modern skyline of Canary Wharf which lies beyond. Continuing this theme of old-meets-new in the interior, characterful features like the original pine columns and floors sit alongside contemporary fittings.