If you want to liven up your next meeting by holding it somewhere that feels decidedly more unique and interesting than a run-of-the-mill office block, these South London venues would all be well worth considering.
Based in the heart of Southwark, InSpire is an arts and community charity with a large main hall and several additional rooms on offer that would serve as useful breakaway spaces, meaning the venue is suitable for a wide range of event types. The building itself is visually striking both inside and out, with a wealth of characterful period features to its name. The capacity totals 200 and the nearest transport links include Elephant & Castle and Kennington.
The Brookmill is a function room found within The Brookmill Pub, fully soundproofed to ensure a quiet, private gathering. Beautifully appointed with large windows to let in plenty of natural light, the room also comes equipped with various facilities to ensure the smooth running of your event, including its own bar, sound system and projector. With an intimate capacity of just 70, it’s well suited to more intimate meetings, allowing you to bring a personal touch the hosting.
Hawker House is a mass-scale indoor food and drink warehouse that also serves as a multi-purpose event space, found just a couple of minutes from Canada Water tube stop. Hugely flexible when it comes to scale, layout and usage, spaces and facilities on offer include 2 huge main rooms with capacities of 800 and 600 respectively, 3 breakout areas, an outdoor summer space, 10 bars and 14 street food traders – all under one roof! All-in-all, this array of spaces adds up to offer a whopping capacity of 3000.
The Lido Café is a Grade II listed Art Deco building, credited with bringing a slice of the glamourous Côte d’Azur to London. Highlights include the palm lined heated terrace which overlooks a pool, the bright and airy, smartly designed main room with full length-windows and the award-winning restaurant which makes use of seasonal ingredients and small local producers. Other handy features worth noting include a license for live music, the 120-person capacity and the close proximity to Herne Hill station.
Available for all kinds of events year-round, Ministry of Sound has been at the beating heart of South London since it first opened its doors in 1991. As a former disused bus garage given a whole new lease of life, it has a hint of industrial chic, not to mention an impressive selection of no less than 6 event spaces, including a heated outdoor courtyard. With unrivalled creative possibilities, a top of the range sound system and exemplary service from the in-house team, you can rest assured you’d be in good hands.