If you are looking to organise a hackathon then you’ll need the right venue. We’ve compiled a list of some of the very best London has to offer, all of which would be suitable for such an occasion.
Ministry of Sound would lend itself so well to a hackathon because of their unrivalled in-house production facilities. With a solid reputation as one of the best venues in London for private events – particularly those within the music and tech world – it is a safe bet if you want the event to be as hassle free as possible. The maximum capacity is a whopping 1600, ensuring there is ample space for everyone to get involved, whilst its close proximity to Elephant & Castle tube station – just a 7 minute walk away – means it is easily reached from throughout the city.
Based in the Bermondsey Street area of London Bridge, just 5 minutes from both the tube and train stations of the same name, you will find The Underdog Gallery. This contemporary event space has been utilised for all sorts of different occasions in thanks to its adaptable yet characterful interior; suitable for everything from conferences to weddings, and art exhibitions to live gigs. There’s a good capacity of 250 and handy in-house extras that come with hire include a full PA/sound system, a fully stocked and staffed bar, and catering options should you desire them.
With more than 5000 opportunities created each year, Arcola Theatre pride themselves on being actively engaged within the local community, whilst retaining an inclusive, international mind-set. The bright, airy spaces on offer here can accommodate up to 100 guests, with large windows flooding the space with natural light, whilst the brickwork and wooden flooring bring warmth and charm. The venue sits nestled between Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction stations, just a stone’s throw from each and therefore easily reached from across London.
Perfectly encapsulating the elegance and grace associated with the Edwardian era, The Royal Horticultural Halls is a period venue that offers a vast, impressive space with an eye-catching arched ceiling and several characterful touches throughout. With a large, highly flexible open space and a very generous maximum capacity of 700 available, The Lindley Hall is great for large scale hackathons, whilst nearby transport links including Victoria train station, and Pimlico and St James Park tube stations keep it well connected to the rest of London and further afield.