Chucs Westbourne Grove is nestled in the heart of fashionable Notting Hill, just a stone's throw away from the famous Portobello Market. Having opened its doors in February 2016, Chucs has become a neighborhood stalwart - a favourite amongst the locals for a casual dinner or intimate & refined private event. The restaurant boasts a light-flooded marble bar and two impeccable dining rooms, as well as a stunning garden terrace featuring a large brick fire place - the perfect spot to entertain, even in the winter months. Chucs Westbourne Grove can be hired in its entirely, or clients can rent one floor or the garden terrace only.
Folklore is a superb live music venue and bar in the heart of Hoxton - 186 Hackney Rd. is an incredible corner spot with Shoreditch just 10mins walk, Hoxton overground less than 5 and bustling Columbia Rd. and Brick Lane a few paces away. Gorgeous raw brick walls, rustic up-cycled bar and candle-lit interior will have you instantly in love with the front bar, with a secret 100 capacity live music space in the back to keep guests dancing til late. Events are our pride and joy - our personable, friendly and experienced approach to private and promoted parties has seen hundreds of successful events take place under our roof. Birthdays, welcome homes, club nights, live music promotions, product & brand launches, fashion shows, film locations, showcases, screenings, or just an old fashioned knees-up - we can handle a lot! We have secure storage with separate entrance if required; internal and external catering can be provided and our beautiful venue is licensed until 1/3 a.m. We're always looking for new ideas and connections - get in touch!
From intimate get-togethers to lavish affairs, working lunches to birthday drinks, we have the perfect space at The White Horse to host your next celebration or event, plus our fantastic transport links make us the most accessible party venue in Central London. Our charming pub can be exclusively yours on a Saturday or Sunday for up to 70 seated and 180 standing.
A new cinema in London's culturally vibrant East End. Our screens can be hired for private events from bespoke birthday parties to corporate presentations. Three of the screens in this unique venue are equipped with their own bar area, making it easy to look after your guests or clients.
Over 3500 SQFT of blank canvas space in the City of London. Situated in the heart of the City, a short walk from Bank, underneath Cannon Bridge Station, The Steel Yard has been extensively refurbished and offers a new experience to The Corporate market. The Steel Yard comprises of two beautifully restored Victorian railway arches featuring a reception bar, main hall and mezzanine. The venue offers excellent production potential with in-house lighting, sound and AV to make your live and virtual events memorable. Importantly, it also offers one of the fastest internet speeds out of all of London’s venues, presenting opportunities in this current climate to communicate to your clients, staff and key stake holders effectively. Managed by Oxygen, the venue offers an exciting blank space supported by an expert team of production specialists to help transform the space to your exact needs, whether it be hosting dinners, award ceremonies, drinks receptions, conferences, exhibitions or fashion shows and product launches, together with Oxygen and the Steel Yard you will have a truly successful event that achieves your goals. The venue is loved by the corporate market for its flexibility to promote and raise company brands. There is a wealth of options to make the venue your own through branding on the columns, within the arches and along the bars. The venue can also provide bespoke packaged live streaming services, allowing for your event to reach thousands across the globe.
Bellavita Academy is a bright gallery and a spacious 100sq meters venue, that combines modern art with light and space. Located only 5 minutes away from Tower hill, the space is ideal for corporate conferences, meetings and training sessions. The venue is fully equipped with a brand new kitchen, perfect for team building activities, cooking classes, wine tastings & supper clubs events. Whether you need an entertaining and dynamic team building or a venue for a product's launch or private celebrations, we will host your event properly. We provide additional services that add the extra touch: from breakfast meetings to all-day events, our quality food & drinks will transform your corporate or private receptions into unforgettable events. Our chefs can prepare the best tailor-made solutions, our fine selection of wines spoils you by choice, our sommeliers can support your delegates thoroughly. Enjoy booking with us: throughout the entire process we will provide a single point of contact delivering our highest standard of services.
St Martin’s has a series of stunning spaces available for hire. With our enviable Trafalgar Square location and profits that support our charitable work, St Martin’s ticks all the venue hire boxes. Our beautiful Crypt and Gallery both have stunning 18th century architecture. Combined they can hold up to 500 guests standing. St. Martins Hall & Lightwell feature neutral, modern, architectural design and three meeting rooms full of natural daylight. Our in-house catering team offers a range of options from canapés to a full sit down meal for up to 200 guests, or canape for up to 500. Whether you are looking for a quick meeting, a full company wide AGM, a dinner or maybe considering filming in our historic venue, get in touch.
Based in the seriously cool Coal Drops Yard, a 5 minute walk from King's Cross, hicce is a restaurant by day but can transform into a unique, modern event space. With use of the flagship Wolf & Badger store, we open up the Atrium for bigger parties and can get creative when entertaining your guests, offering cocktail masterclasses, wine or whisky tastings and lots more! We have a private dining room for more intimate parties or to be used as a breakout space and the main restaurant housed at the top of the building. With a beautiful sun trap terrace which faces west, you're almost guaranteed the best sunset spot in the city.
Set in a modern, glass-fronted building, the Paternoster sits right next to St Paul's Cathedral, providing the perfect metaphor for London today: the modern juxtaposed against the traditional. This theme continues inside, the Paternoster is set in a bright, airy, open plan space, but still retains the traditional values that encapsulate the British pub.
The White Collar Factory is a striking new 15-floor building near Old Street roundabout. This contemporary space makes the most of lots of natural light, with a large lounge perfect for product launches and presentations with capacity for up to 350 people. In addition to the event space, this venue has 8 meeting rooms ranging in size from 4-30 people.
Located in central London directly opposite Borough station, this beautiful event space boasts double heighted ceilings, stunning feature piece bar, 'bookcase' wall features decorated with books, ornaments and coloured tiled floor. The unique terrace triangulated between some the most iconic landmarks London has to offer features panoramic views of the Shard, St Pauls and the Tate Modern. It also includes full tech set up, an additional break out room on a mezzanine area, prep kitchen, tea/coffees and option of additional 16 person boardrooms if needed. Perfect for any occasion with a full concierge team at hand with on site catering available too. This venue can also provide bespoke packaged live streaming services, allowing for your event to reach thousands across the globe.
A versatile and modern venue for any special event from 5 to 500 guests. Our onsite catering and events specialists, Sliced Events, can cater for your personal requirements from stylish weddings, intimate dinners, private parties, corporate functions, conferences, examinations and more. We have four newly refurbished event spaces available for hire.
BMA House – modern events with heritage, placing sustainability at the heart of everything we do. A beautifully bright and spacious Grade II listed building designed in 1911, our magnificent venue boasts 22 unique and versatile spaces, all fitted with cutting edge AV technology. A strong balance between the old and new is at the heart of our offer. New technology, new thinking on nutrition and new ideas about what an event space can be merge with real heritage and a proven track record to create the story of BMA House today. From small meeting rooms to full conferencing spaces for up to 320, it is a favourite for Conferences, Meetings, Award Ceremonies, Summer, Parties and Weddings. We’re incredibly passionate about our food. Healthy meetings being our ethos with delegates’ wellbeing at the forefront of all menus, our talented chefs have created mindfully nutritious menus which focus on sustaining concentration and nourishing delegates with wholesome food. We are also fully stocked on ideas for any event or individual requiring vegan or vegetarian dishes. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury just a stone’s throw away from mainline stations Euston and Kings Cross, our superb location suits both national and international conferences.
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has a range of multi-art facilities and entertaining and conference spaces to meet the needs of businesses, communities, individuals and families, with a mix of traditional and modern spaces. We are not your average event venue – we have a Victorian Frank Matcham theatre at our core, our own bar and restaurant space and a modern extension, the Reuben Foundation wing, which was opened in 2015 and houses two floors of facilities including a dance studio, cinema, recording studio, film & tv studio, music rooms and numerous rehearsal and meeting spaces. We regularly host conferences, meetings, office parties, rooftop socials, rehearsals, filming and recording sessions and community events, so get in touch with our Hires & Events team who will help facilitate your activity.
A stylish and contemporary bar in the heart of Belgravia, Eaton Square Bar & Kitchen serves up some of the best cocktails in the capital. You’ll also find a knockout wine list, great food, live music during the week, and DJs gracing the wheels of steel at the weekend. Available for private hire, whether it be a corporate event, a birthday party, a wedding, a meal, or just a massive get together with friends.
The County Arms is a unique venue for hire in London. Situated on Wandsworth Common it is the perfect picturesque back drop for many occasions. A London wedding venue, we are licensed to hold ceremonies and experienced in hosting the best receptions. We have multiple function spaces for hire suitable for meetings and away days as well as birthdays, engagements, parties and private dining. Warm and cosy with fireplaces for the winter and a beautiful garden for the summer.
A member of your team is leaving to pastures new or retiring. You want to send them off with a bang, right? After all, you’ve worked closely with them for a while now, so it’s only fitting. Yet no one likes the tea in styrofoam cups and the sad cake, while someone makes an awkward speech. You want to organise a leaving party that everyone will remember. Well, we have just the list to help you do it.
Choose the Date
The key to choosing the best date for a leaving party is to not have it too early, but not have it too late either. Sometime in their last week works perfectly, but probably not their last day. This is particularly important if it is going to be a surprise party – they might have other plans for their last day of work, as well as a final handover to colleagues. You don’t want a party to get in the way of this.
Decide on the Guest List
Who is going to be invited? If your company is a large one, then it’s not going to be everyone, but who from each team should get an invite? If they know about the party, ask the person leaving directly. They might work really closely with someone that you’re not even aware of. Are you still in contact with other past colleagues? If it is a retirement party, they might appreciate a surprise blast from the past by inviting some old faces to join in and reminisce.
Pick a Venue
Are you keeping it in the office? Or going out for lunch? Perhaps the party is going to take place after working hours so that everyone can let their hair down. Whatever your thoughts, having a venue that fits everyone comfortably is a must for any type of party. Leaving party venues for hire in London range from a cosy pub, to a fine dining experience, so be sure to know the type of atmosphere that you’re trying to create before searching.
No party is complete without some food. Whether this is pizza ordered on to the office, or a meal out, a party equals food, and so everyone attending will expect some. This is a chance to show how well you really know your departing colleague by choosing something that you know they love to eat. They’ll really appreciate the sentiment, so ask around for hints about their favourite dish. Make sure that there is plenty of it, and if you are having a meal out, the person leaving shouldn’t be asked to pay for their own.
Get Others to Contribute
You shouldn’t do this all by yourself, so ask others to organise some parts of it and delegate tasks out. While one person sorts the decorations, another can be sending out the invites. It’s important that everyone attending chips into the cost as well – leaving parties don’t always come out of the company budget. The more contributions that you have, the more that you can do. Make sure you ask people early for their donations and lay out your plans for the party, so they know exactly what they are paying for.
Organise a Leaving Gift
A leaving gift is essential at this type of event, but it can be really difficult to know what to buy for someone. The type of gift will depend on how long they’ve been with the company, and whether they are retiring or moving on – as well as their personality. If in doubt, a gift card is always well received, but a joke present can be included as well so that there’s something for you all to have a laugh about. Again, everyone should be making a contribution to this, even those who can’t attend the actual party.
Make Time for Speeches
Is it even a leaving party if there aren’t speeches? Maybe even a few tears? Make sure hen that you pick a time for these to happen. Whether it’s before dinner or after you present the gift, make sure that the person who is thanking your colleague knows when to expect it. Schedule it in and stick to it. While you might all be having a great time, you’ll regret it if you miss out the speeches!
Take a Group Photo
It’s a great idea to get a picture taken of the whole group so you can have a memento of the night. This is something that you can send on to the colleague who’s leaving, as they might not have another picture of themselves with their work colleagues. If someone amongst you has a good camera, this is even better. Don’t forget to take some more snaps throughout the night as well!
Keep it Fun
While it’s a leaving party, it’s still a party, and no one wants it to be gloomy. Keep the talk centred around funny moments, and even organise an activity like karaoke if your venue permits it. You want to ensure that the only tears at this leaving party are tears of laughter.
No more sad office parties! If someone is leaving your company, they are going to know that all of their hard work has been appreciated, because you are all going to show them. No matter what venue you decide on, the atmosphere is what counts the most, so keep it upbeat.