East London is famous for its brilliant atmosphere, and that makes it ideal to host a wrap party of any kind. Here is a selection of some of the more unique venues out there that will help yours to stand out as one of the best.
The Brew-Shed is a converted warehouse, fast growing in notoriety as part of CRATE. Being just a stone’s throw from their bar and pizzeria, it has already played host to events as varied as live sports screenings, Halloween parties and beer tastings; testament to how flexible they can be. The raw brickwork and shiny brew tanks form a striking and unique backdrop that is sure to be a talking point, whilst the onsite commercial kitchen means that guests certainly won’t leave feeling hungry.
Once a sausage factory, Grow Hackney has been given a whole new lease of life as a bar, kitchen and creative event space. Established by a small local team, they operate with ethical and sustainable business in mind, offering guests use of both indoor and outdoor space that backs onto the canal in Hackney Wick, just a few minutes from the station which shares its name. With a fun, rustic interior, it’s a perfect space for a less formal, chilled gathering.
The wooden flooring and white brick walls throughout the two spacious, adjoining studios at this unique venue give it a distinct New York loft vibe, which is very much on trend. Quirky props and furniture bring extra character to the spaces – one of which is daylight and the other of which has blackout options. In addition to the indoor space, there is a bamboo rooftop terrace which is ideally suited to more intimate parties and BBQs. The nearest rail links include Whitechapel and Shadwell.
Right in the heart of the East End and fully embracing the trendy vibes of the surrounding area, Beach Blanket Babylon has 3 distinct floors on offer, each with its own particular allure, depending on the vibe and scale you were going for, with the total capacity adding up to allow for a very generous 650 guests. Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street stations are your best bet for getting there via public transport, as both are within a comfortable walking distance.
Flight Club is a totally unique venue centred around darts but with showcase areas that have been used for everything from product launches to birthday parties. The rich and sumptuous feel of the décor brings an immersive touch, but for all its characterful charm, it also benefits from the latest technology for maximum practicality. The total capacity is 390, and these many guests will no doubt make good use of the close proximity to Moorgate, Old Street and Liverpool Street stations.