The Depository is a 6,500 sq/ft industrial warehouse based in Stoke Newington and the birthplace of the original 'Dragons Den'. The location is set over four floors with a variety of textured walls and different floors, as well as large windows offering a great natural daylight. The ground floor originally housed horse stables, and is dark and atmospheric with a spiral staircase and original lift shaft. The first floor has a mezzanine floor and dilapidated, peeling walls, while the second and third levels have more of a loft feel with original polished oak floorboards and a mixture of glazed and texture brick walls. The warehouse provides the perfect setting for corporate away-days, and there is also the chance to combine is with use of The House Next Door (on enquiry) which is, funnily enough, situated next door! The location is always decorated with an array of ever-changing, unique props and we also have colorama stands available at your convenience. The industrial lift is in full working order and there is also the facility to black out the whole location. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NOT HIRE THE VENUE FOR 18TH OR 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTIES. THIS IS A CORPORATE EVENT AND WEDDING VENUE. THIS VENUE HAS NOISE RESTRICTIONS SO NO MUSIC EVENTS OR PARTIES.
Bayswater - Paddington
Ma Dame is an intimate, French- inspired, live music night club & late-night dancing venue in the heart of west London, close to Royal Oak and moments from Hyde Park. With our boutique style furnishings and superb cocktails, customers enjoy a unique ad intimate experience, late into the night! We pride ourselves in offering great service and bespoke packages, tailored for private parties, intimate gigs, corporate VIP after parties, VIP birthdays, engagement parties and much more! We want to create a movement that incorporates fashion, music and art with product launches and branded parties.
The Grade I listed building is nearly 200 years old and a true icon of the capital. With twenty two different event spaces that include both contemporary and historic event venues, available for daytime and evening events, as well as options for outdoor and indoor entertaining, the venue offers an unparalleled amount of choice for corporate events, private parties and wedding receptions for between 2 and 1200 guests. With beautiful picture galleries, a dedicated conference suite and options for late night dancing until 2am, this is a breath taking venue for all occasions, located at the very heart of London just off Trafalgar Square.
We are a 150 capacity, multifunctional events space situated in the heart of London, Europe’s largest creative hub. Our community is comprised of the best in the Music, Film & TV, Tech & Fashion industries and we service them along with a multitude of external clients. We’re designed to be highly versatile to cater for the niche requirements of the top tier in both the creative and corporate industries. Some of our regular clients include Apple, Amazon, Sony Music, BBC, Channel 4, Beats 1 Radio and The British Heart Foundation amongst many others. We’re here for music events, artist showcases, panel discussions, art exhibitions, community workshops, presentations, private parties, Q&A’s and corporate away days. Our events are a platform for both the top tier and the underground. We have personalities, visionaries, legends, next big things, ideas, inspiration, diversity and substance all rolled into a calendar of events that are designed to engage, entertain and inspire. We have a fully licensed bar and bespoke catering facilities, and a dedicated event team to guide your event from conception to completion.
An immersive 5,000-square-foot club-bar and street food diner concept, that offers a variety of environments including private rooms and a karaoke lounge. The venue has the capacity to accomodate up to 360 guests, so more than ideal to organize any type of private event.
Studio Spaces is rapidly becoming one of London’s finest Warehouse events venues. Comprised of three unique, contemporary film and photographic studios. This former factory retains its industrial charm. High specification finishes and stunning architectural features bring the character while 8000 sq ft of space brings the flexibility. Live shows, launches, on-trend conferences, parties and weddings – Studio Spaces has played host to them all, either in one studio or all three. With several client parking spaces, loading access on the ground floor and The Warehouse boasts a drive-in entrance. Capacities: Entire Venue: Reception: 1650 / Sit Down: 506 / Theatre: 725 / Area in m2: 790 Black Studio: Reception: 450 / Sit Down: 144 / Theatre: 180 / Area in m2: 250 White Studio: Reception: 200 / Sit Down: 80 / Theatre: 120 / Area in m2: 140 Warehouse Studio: Reception: 700 / Sit Down: 278 / Theatre: 455 / Area in m2: 370
Consisting of 2,000 square feet open plan space with large, bright windows overlooking the quirky, industrial looking buildings and architecture in Clerkenwell, Farringdon. The studio offers the perfect location for inspiring workshops, corporate functions, conferences, meetings and many many more. We offer catering but feel free to provide your own. We are flexible with budgets.
Oui 2 Rooms is a multi-award winning blank canvas showroom event space venue, available for dry hire and situated in the heart of Central London W1 - 3 minutes from Oxford Circus Underground Station. The Venue is ideal for Press Shows, Product Launches, Photography Shoots, Sample Sales & Business Seminars/Meetings. Oui 2 Rooms has ground floor access, ideal for loading and unloading.
Amber Lakes is a new and unique London events venue based in Wraysbury, close to Old Windsor and Heathrow and only 45 minutes from Central London. It is a year-round events venue perfect for conferences for up to 120 guests, summer parties and team building for up to 500 guests, Christmas parties for up to 120 guests and any other number of events including dinner parties and product launches.
6 Fitzroy Square is a venue for hire in London, a magnificent space centrally located in Fitzrovia. This unique venue in London is set in a Georgian building designed by Robert Adam, offering two grand Georgian rooms with vast Georgian windows overlooking Fitzroy Square. The venue also has a small kitchen and store room available with special request. This is an appropriate private dinner party venue, venue for pop ups, lectures, small theatre groups, dance & yoga workshops and more.
The Orangery is well known as a hidden gem in one of London’s most beautiful settings. A glass and stone palace built for Lord & Lady Holland’s soirees, it provides a blank canvas space that is both elegant and charming. The Orangery comfortably caters for 80 seated guests and a marquee may be added on the lawn to accommodate larger parties. This is a really unique wedding venue set in one of London’s prettiest parks just a short walk from High Street Kensington. The venue is licenced for wedding ceremonies as well as hosting wedding receptions.
Located right behind the Tate, this space is now the relocation of the previous Gallery. Ever wondered what it might feel like to be in a creative New York Loft. Well wait no longer, and come and experience it right from London.
Tottenham Court Road
The Painting Rooms established in 1904 is a Grade I listed building just off Tottenham Court Road. It is a great venue for photo shoots/press days/talks/dinners and other fashion events. Booking this unique space will give you three rooms over two floors, as well as the use of a small kitchen and two bathrooms.
London's opulent Art Deco event space, located on the stunning Bloomsbury Square, this venue is in the Georgian inspired Victoria House. With 10,500 square ft of events space, we offer a complete serviced venue and with 3 beautifully restored areas. We can accommodate up to 700 standing, 280 for dinner or 500 for conferences. With full air conditioning, Wifi, parking, disabled access, sound and lighting system, event management service, exclusive 24 hour hire periods to meet all of your requirements.
Newly opened flexible and inspirational state of the art conferencing and event space. We can cater for all types of conferences, meetings and more. From a small space for interviews, therapy sessions and similar to conferences for 220 people or exclusive venue hire for up to 500 people and many combinations in between. Our onsite catering team can provide sit down intimate private dining, large scale buffets and bespoke menus or choose from our range of menus for elegant simplicity.
Landing just off City Road at the start of 2020, the brand new hotel is an inspiring venue in the heart of East London. Organising meetings is in our DNA. From small meetings to larger conferences or workshops we have the space for you. We have a collection of three inspiring laboratories each designed with their own theme, and all providing the perfect space for meetings, conferences, presentations and more for up to 70 people. On the ground floor right at the heart of the hotel is the open plan lobby, where an amalgamation of funky furniture, eye catching artwork, a modern bar and unique spaces combine to create an impressive venue. With space for up to 150 guests and the flexibility to create private lounges or one big space, it is ideally suited to a variety of events. Our in house team of chefs would also be delighted to create a delicious menu for your event, from canapes and bowl food to indulgent sit down meals. Whether you'd like to host a birthday celebration, trade event, wedding reception or cocktail masterclass, our versatile lobby can adapt to your needs.
?If you are organising a fashion show – whether it’s to showcase your own work, for the shop you work for, or for charity – it can be difficult to know where to start. With so many people naturally involved, it means that you have to rely on others to turn up and take to the catwalk. In order to make it all go as smoothly as possible, we’ve broken everything you need to do into these six easy steps.
Step 1: Venue
There’s no show without a venue, so this should be the first thing that you tick off of your list. The great thing about a fashion show is that they can really happen anywhere that has the space. If you’re hosting it for a charity event and don’t have a large budget, a bar or town hall will work just as well as anywhere else. If your fashion show needs to be a bit more upmarket, say if it is for wedding dresses or your own brand-new collection as a designer, then there are loads of fashion show venues for hire in London. Any space can be turned into a catwalk, so now is the time to let your imagination run wild. After all, a fashion show is the ideal place to let your personality shine.
Step 2: Theme
If you’ve designed your own collection, you’ll already probably have a theme in mind, but this is essential when viewing different venues and when it comes to styling your models. Your theme will decide what your whole event looks like. If you own a boutique store or are hosting a charity event, you need to come up with a theme that really represents what it is that you’re trying to achieve. Remember, this is a fashion show, so if you want to go a bit out there, you can! Just make sure that you have the budget, and that the venue you have in mind both fits with the theme and can be decorated further to match.
Step 3: Get the Models
You won’t have a fashion show if you don’t have models, so sorting them out for the date is essential. Remember that they will also need to be free for fittings beforehand, and maybe even a hair and make-up trial. If they are just going to turn up on the night, then the outfits are unlikely to fit correctly. When it comes to a fundraising event, you’ll need to put the call-out early that you are looking for volunteers. It’s important to stress that if they do agree to model that they follow through, as last-minute models that fit the same clothes can be hard to find! For paid models, consider the look that you’re going for when choosing, and the type of clothes they’ll be wearing. The more previous experience they have, the better.
Step 4: Organise the Clothes
It’s time to get the clothes for the fashion show ready. If you are the designer, getting your models in early for a fitting is absolutely essential. If you are choosing the clothes from various designers, be careful that they fit with the theme that you have. While you might love the look of something, a fashion show should all be supported by the theme. This shows that care has gone into choosing the individual looks. Sometimes, a fashion show is used as a platform to showcase multiple designers. If this is the case, theme is less important as each will be different. However, there should still be something that holds them together. For example, your overarching theme could be occasion wear, or summer wear. This will give you a lot of scope without anything looking too out of place.
Step 5: Hire Hair and Make-up Artists
Second only to the clothes is what the hair and makeup looks like on your models. This can easily change the look of the whole event, and so it’s important that you hire someone with the skills to bring your vision to life. If your budget is tight, look into hiring some people from a local hair and make-up academy. They’ll still be able to do fantastic work, but at lower prices. Allow them to take pictures for their portfolios as well! Having a trial with a couple of the models is key to really see how the full look will come together. It’s best for all the models to have the same type of hair and make-up as much as possible, although of course this will differ if there are different designers involved.
Step 6: Promote Your Event
If there’s no one watching, there’s no fashion show. That’s why it’s so important to start promoting your event early. To begin with, announce the date on all of your social media channels, before releasing more and more exciting information! While social media and emails are key, don’t forget about printed flyers. Post these around the city and you’re sure to get some people interested. It’s important that you make tickets for the event easy to get a hold of, particularly online. You will have to pick a fair price for them. Consider having an early bird discount for those that are really keen to attend. This will encourage people to buy as it will only stay at the lower price for a short amount of time.
Whether you’re showcasing top designers or trying to raise a bit of money for a local charity, a fashion show is always a fun and exciting event to attend. Making sure that you get the correct venue in London is key as well as choosing a theme that your audience is going to fall in love with. Plan it carefully, and you’ll have a fashion show where everyone feels like a star.
Fashion shows are often held in unusual and unique spaces, but the venue should reflect the aesthetic of the show so it’s good to know what pieces will be on the runway before you start looking for the right space. Some brands prefer working with venues that haven’t been used for a fashion show before, so the first thing you need to ask the venue manager is whether this is their first! Consider looking at old warehouses, empty offices and private car parks as they’re often popular choices.
When you’re organising a fashion show it can be tempting to think you’ll just need space for the runway and seating, but delve a little deeper and you’ll quickly realise you’ll need a lot of space! Have a think about how much storage you need for the clothes, as well as dressing rooms with space for hair and make-up for the models. If it’s a ticketed event you may need a foyer and a cloakroom, and if you’d like your guests to mingle afterwards, you’ll probably want to provide refreshments too.
Fashion show venues may need a lot of space, but they may not need too many facilities. You are likely to need audio-visual equipment, so make sure you have somewhere to plug in your lights, or a space to house a generator. You may also want to check whether you can drive up to a loading bay to make the set-up and get out as quick and easy as possible.
Whether you work for a large fashion house or are looking to start your own, organising this kind of event is a fun and creative experience. Consider what you’d like the outcome to be: is it to showcase the clothes, raise money for charity, or just for fun? Knowing why you’re organising a fashion show will help you plan what you need to do next.