Be it for business or simply a coming together of people with a mutual interest, networking events are a fantastic ice-breaker and an often crucial first step in forming lasting professional relationships. With that in mind, making a good first impression is key, and choosing the right venue to host the occasion is an ideal way to do just that.
Harrild and Sons is housed within a former printing press factory which now has Grade II listed status, meaning there are many characterful touches including exposed brickwork and an industrial flair throughout which lend instant atmosphere to any event. Good natural lighting and an outdoor patio area keep things feeling bright and airy, whilst the award-winning bartenders and chefs are sure to keep all your guests refreshed and satisfied when it comes to the hospitality.
Graphic Bar is very flexible in terms of the scale of your gathering, with the option of hiring specific areas for as few as 20 people, or the whole venue for as many as 220. Canapes and bowl foods will keep hunger at bay, but it’s the gin menu that is likely to get people most excited, with an incredible selection of more than 300 different varieties to choose from. DJs and a late licence are also on hand to ensure this is a lively networking event where people can let loose, have fun and really get to know each other.
Behind the Bike Shed is one of Shoreditch’s newest offerings on the events scene. Comprised of 4 railway arches, the spaces have been sensitively refurbished to ensure they meet the highest standards without sacrificing any of the character and charm that is so synonymous with the Victorian brickwork and ached ceilings abundant in such venues. Despite these features, the 12,000 square feet of floor space functions as a highly adaptable blank canvas. Other highlights include shiny concrete floors and underfloor heating.
The modern feel at Eclipse Chelsea gives it a stylish touch, yet an almost calming quality. This unique atmosphere means it can cater to everything from a relaxing drink after work to a dynamic night out. This world class cocktail bar is available for private hire for up to 150 guests, and is surrounded by some of Chelsea’s finest boutiques and restaurants, meaning it attracts many locals – a sure sign of a reliable venue. For those travelling from a little further, South Kensington station can be reached in just over 5 minutes.