If you’re planning a tech conference but haven’t quite managed to find the right venue yet, then the following unique choices are all well worth considering.
Studio Spaces E1 has a very distinct contemporary feel, which is why it would lend itself so well to a tech related conference. Leading off from a central kitchen/lounge, there are 3 rooms available in all – The White Studio, The Black Studio and The Warehouse – which can either be hired separately or used together, depending on the amount of space you require. All 3 are spacious and bright, and come as a black canvas, allowing you to tailor-make the ideal backdrop for your event. Nearby transport links at your convenience include Tower Hill and Shadwell.
Proud Camden is a great choice if you have a rather extensive guest list, with ample space to accommodate up to 1000 guests. Deliberately designed to be as flexible in its use as possible, this multi-purpose venue boasts an impressively spacious Main Gallery which leads off to 7 horse stables which have been converted into unique areas. Meanwhile, the South Gallery offers the vibe of a traditional speakeasy, capturing the essence of a bygone era, with all sorts of catering and entertainment options at your disposal. This highly adaptable venue sits just 7 minutes each from Chalk Farm and Camden Town stations.
BL-NK is another versatile option, able to play host to all sorts of different corporate and private events. Spread across a total of 3 floors, the event space here has an urban feel, which is very much on trend and perfect for a modern tech conference. There is an onsite café and food team, who can handle any catering needs, as well as a 1st floor bar with a roof terrace, perfect for stepping out for a drinks receptions once all the hard work is taken care of. The maximum capacity is around 500 and there are plenty of options when it comes to nearby transport links.
4th floor studios strikes the balance between a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with all the practicalities for a smoothly run, professional event. This is due largely in thanks to the New York loft style interior, complete with wooden floors, white brick walls, characterful touches and quirky props and furnishings. With more than 3000 square feet in all, the space is split between two spacious, adjoining studios; one a daylight studio and the other with blackout potential. For those coming from throughout the city, the nearest tube stop is Whitechapel, just a 6 minute walk away.
Found in the heart of Clerkenwell, just 13 minutes each from both Angel and Farringdon tube stations, Body & Soul is a nicely situated venue with a whole range of uses. The main space comes complete with high vaulted ceilings and generous windows which ensure that the rooms feels bright, airy and spacious. The training room has been kept deliberately neutral, allowing the space to be kitted out appropriately for each event, whilst the lower ground has a lively fun feel. All-in-all, there is a maximum capacity of 125, making it good for slightly smaller scale events with a more intimate, involved feel.