Restored Victorian arches and brickwork are now home to some of the coolest venues the city has to offer, from uber-chic club and music venues through fashionable pubs and restaurants, from Vauxhall to Hoxton and East London, you need look no further for your Railway arch venue space.
Shoreditch / Hoxton
MOTEL blends Mid Century design, Victorian Architecture and 21st Century technology to deliver the perfect East London venue for your event. A hidden gem in the heart of the evolving landscape of Shoreditch, our generous and open spaces have hosted a diverse range of clients and brands including ADIDAS, LVMH, NORTH FACE, KAPPA, BATHSTORE, NIKE, BURBERRY and many more. With over 4300 sq ft of ground floor space, let MOTEL bring your project home in style. KEY POINTS: 100MB WI-FI, LIVE STREAM POSSIBLE, DRIVE IN ACCESS, LIMITED PARKING AVAILABLE, BLANK CANVAS
Situated in the Railway Arches of Bethnal Green, our unique Restaurant on Paradise Row consists of a Terrace, Restaurant and Mezzanine Private Dining Room, making it the perfect space for every event. You can choose from Dinner in our Private Dining Room to a drinks reception on the Terrace in the sunshine or a full venue exclusive. Located minutes from Bethnal Green tube station makes it the ideal location in the heart of East London
Elephant & castle
Not available: Friday & Saturday evening Situated just a stones throw from London Bridge in the trendy Elephant and Castle area, 103 Gaunt Street is one venue, six unique spaces. The venue benefits from a 24 hour license, outdoor space, award winning AV systems and full event management solutions. The venue features six unique spaces that all have their own identity: The Courtyard – 331m2 heated courtyard with outside bar, tables & chairs The 103 – Double height reception space with aerial walkway, LED screen & projection options The Box – Production heavy featuring, six towering speaker stacks, 4K HD plasma Projectors and screen & an extensive lighting rig The Lounge – opulent seating area overlooking The 103 with own bar and facilities Two other exciting spaces. The venue is hired exclusively as one unit on a 24 hour period hire and our events team is on hand to put together your bespoke package for you.
The Siding is a versatile blank canvas venue located under a railway arch just a 4 minute walk from London Bridge station. The space caters perfectly for private parties, fashion exhibits, shows rooms, gallery space, photo/video shoots and product launches. We have an impressive late licence, 4 poseur tables, a cocktail and quickserve bar. We also neighbour with 10 different street food vendors who can all provide events catering. If you are looking for prime location and a truly adaptable space then The Siding is for you.
Omeara is an ode to the late night escapade, inspired by the undiscovered haunts of Central America. The bar serves an array of cocktails, craft beers and wine – with our unparalleled collection of tequila leading the charge. Street food vendors directly next door can provide amazing events catering and the space has a very impressive late license. Included in the hire is the main bar downstairs as well as mezzanine bar, terrace & Omeara Live (our state of the art music venue). If you're looking for more space then The Siding can be tagged on brining capacity to 750.
Mail Rail at The Postal Museum is an award winning venue in Farringdon, Central London. Available for exclusive unique venue hire, our inspiring venues are suitable for all corporate, experiential and private events. For more than 100 years, Mail Rail was hidden from view. Now you have the chance to experience the secret space for yourself – the ambition, dedication and ingenuity that makes it truly unique space. Mail Rail is an immersive subterranean venue which has maintained many of its original fixtures including exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings, archways and authentic railway features. This industrial event space also contains a mini exhibition gallery with numerous interactive displays for guests to experience during their event. Highly adaptable it can be hired for product launches, award ceremonies, corporate events and gala dinners. The unique 275 capacity venue also provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to enhance their event experience with an underground miniature train ride through the secret 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels
An outstanding versatile event space which is carefully spaced in compliance with government social distancing guidelines. The venue as a whole consists of; The largest covered terrace in the heart of Hackney Central alongside a beautiful garden, 10m cocktail bar and fully fitted kitchen with a 150 seated capacity. A newly renovated lounge under the arch, equipped with a Funktion One Sound System, bespoke lighting and a 5m cocktail bar. Brand new Arch 14 with 5 meter plam tree, island bar, Funktion one sound system and photobooth. Our venue makes for an extraordinary and unique space, perfect for: Drink receptions, Wedding celebrations, Summer & Christmas parties, Corporate celebrations, Networking events, Brand activations & product launches, Talks & presentations, Theater & comedy, Live music, Creative, Film & photo shoots
Please note: We do not hire out this venue for Birthday Parties, this is a corporate event venue. It has noise restrictions and an 11pm curfew, so no DJ's, live music or parties. Available for events, meetings, photo shoots and filming, the space features plush soft furnishings, a cornucopia of plants and period details, and large sash windows. The space will be a talking point for your guests and provides the perfect backdrop for events both corporate and otherwise. In addition to numerous areas of soft seating there is a 14 seat table for business meetings and lunches, a small kitchen and 3 toilets. Weddings 2021 Based in the heart of London Bridge, a stone’s throw from Borough Market, Menier Venues is a versatile collection of wedding venues and meetings and event spaces - beautifully designed with spectacular views that are set to impress for any occasion. Taking away the stresses for the many couples who have to re-plan after tweaking, changing, postponing and downsizing their weddings this last year, Menier Venues is launching intimate, safe, and most importantly stress-free wedding receptions in its most popular spaces: the Menier Penthouse and the Menier Lounge. This chic venue collection in the heart of London Bridge perfectly lends itself to an intimate and stylish soiree in the City. Ideal for couples keen to tie the knot this year without breaking the bank or losing yet another sleepless night, our reception package is a one stop shop: you tell us the date and the best bit? As much or as little as you want of the organising is taken care of — bonus! We’re talking cake, flowers, brunch or dinner, drinks, entertainment, all curated and included in the package price or as optional extras. Promising to be the easiest wedding reception anyone has ever had to plan; our wedding reception package comes as a direct response to the pandemic and the restrictions couples who are eager to plan their big day now face. Our packages offer you and your guests a memorable ‘big day’ experience with all the traditional touchpoints of a wedding reception noted and organised in our signature Menier Venues style. We are proud to be a Covid Secure venue, acredited by Hirespace Safer Venues, enabling us to create these packages with your safety in mind. Contact us for more information.
Converted Victorian railway in East London. The space covers 2400 sq ft Used at night as a nightclub (evenings) and live streaming video production studio (day time). As a music venue we work with London promoters like Bodyhammer, Sisu, EatYourOwnEars, BabaYagasHut, ThirtyThreeThirtyThree, Serious, Parallel Lines and Upset The Rhythm. We've hosted everything from James Blake's private party to The London Jazz Festival and H&M corporate parties. If you want a raw, intimate experience in East London without compromising on sound and production then this is the spot for you. The space is setup for broadcast quality live streaming. Fully equipped with pro broadcast equipment, studio lighting, moving heads, smoke machine, sound desk, pioneer CDJ's, 1210 turntables, range of studio and live mics. See separate 'room' below for more details and photos on this service.
Our venues are located in the Grade II listed Millbank Tower offering something for every event. The Millbank Media Centre on the Ground Floor is a versatile space with its own digital cinema and outdoor terrace, whilst SKYLOFT is a popular warehouse style venue with exposed reclaimed brickwork and wooden floors. In contrast Altitude 360 offers a modern, bright and highly original space with our famous 360° views of the capital.
With an interior lovingly crafted by set designer Dick Bird (Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet) Omeara Live is a truly magical discovery nestled beneath a railway arch just minutes away from London Bridge Station. As a Live Music venue the space is 320 capacity and boasts a high spec PA and lighting rig. For a standing drinks reception/party capacity is 250 and theater style presentation/screening up to 90 capacity. The space has an impressive late license and an array street food vendors on site who can supply amazing events catering. Additional spaces can be added to Omeara for larger capacity events including Omeara Cantina Terrace & Mezzanine (100 capacity), an adjoining stand alone private event space, The Siding (150 capacity) or Omeara Cantina including the terrace (250 capacity).
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.
26 Leake Street is a raw, unique and multi-purpose space underneath Waterloo Station. Arches 1 and 2 offer a cmbined footprint of over 4,000 square feet. The imposing arches and revealed brickwork create a stunning blank canvas for experiental events.
Located in a refurbished railway arch in quirky Union Yard, Southwark, Arch 28 is a self-sustained dry hire space suitable for a range of events: Corporate Events - training, meetings and team days Speaking Events Screenings Pop-Up Retail Product Launches A secure film/ production base Live Performances Community & Private Events Whilst not a traditional exhibitions space previous users have created displays through partitioning, hanging displays in the Arch 29 windows. It's a space that welcomes creativity and offers the flexibility to create unique experiences for visitors. Arch 29 has its own direct access, kitchenette area and toilets and is split over two floors. The ground floor is 14m x 8.5m (1,205 sq.feet) and the mezzanine level is 8.5m x 10.5m (1,044 sq. feet) with a capacity of 100 people across both floors. Arch 29 can be hired by the hour or day ans is only a 5 minute walk from Southwark underground station. It is a COVID secure space with on-site sanitisers, ventilation, access to track and trace check-ins and regular cleaning. Evening events must conclude by 11pm Monday -Saturday and by 10pm on Sundays due to residential properties in the vicinity
AMP Studios are situated on the Old Kent Road in 2 railway arches with a spacious courtyard and pavilion. They are an ideal location for many types of events, from private parties, wedding receptions, product launches, exhibitions, rehearsals, community groups, exercise classes and theatre. The covered courtyard area is perfect for alfresco dining and drinks receptions and is great even in wet weather! There is a large loading bay on site so vehicles can drive directly in to unload, and vehicles can even drive inside the arch if required. The courtyard space is ideal for accommodating street food vans or outside games, and there is also a back courtyard for caterers to set up if you prefer. We have lots of tables and chairs on site which are available to use for your events, and similarly these can be stored in the back courtyard if you need the space clear. A perfect versatile venue for a range of events!
Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (BGV) is a unique and atmospheric venue housed in the former Lambeth Ragged School opened in 1851. Built on Victorian philanthropy, the school has been transformed into a stunning contemporary art gallery and versatile blank canvas event space. BGV has three very individual event spaces and a courtyard garden that capture the best of London design. Our distinct spaces can be hired out separately, in combination or as a whole. We are available to hire for corporate events, photo-shoots, filming, conferences, wedding receptions and private parties. Located in Central London we are situated close to excellent transport links and have several on-site parking spaces for clients. The Upper Space With its 7 metre high white walls, original stepped wooden floor and large arched windows, the Upper Space is a spectacular room full of natural light. This large, impressive space is ideal for ceremonies, conferences, product launches and corporate hospitality. Facilities include a lighting rig with spots, up lighting and a projection balcony with broadband capability. The whole space is fitted with underfloor heating and has single and 3 phase electricity. Capacity: Standing:150 / Seated:100 / Area:1600 sq ft The Lower Space Perfect for smaller and more intimate events such as dinners, meetings and workshops. The Lower Space has white walls, an original Yorkstone floor, cast iron pillars and large windows providing excellent natural light. The Lower Space can be hired on its own but is included in any hire as this is where the toilets are located: x2 Gents, x2 Ladies and x1 Wheelchair access. Facilities include down-light spotlights with dimmers and 6 double sockets. Capacity: Standing:150 / Seated:100 / Area:1300 sq ft The Arch Space An atmospheric space suitable for large events, the Arch Space has exposed brick walls, a state-of-the-art invisible infrared heating system and sprung wooden floor (painted grey). Its urban aesthetic complements the period features of the Upper and Lower Spaces and its stunning, cavernous capacity makes it ideal for product launches, fashion shows, distinctive sit-down dinners and film shoots. Facilities include single and 3 phase electricity. Capacity: Standing:500 / Seated:400 / Area:3150 sq ft The Courtyard Garden The secluded, plant-filled Courtyard Garden is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area. Ideal for summer parties, receptions and al-fresco events, this tranquil space is available to hire in conjunction with any of the 3 spaces. Along with benches we have a large retractable all-weather canopy. It is possible to erect a marquee or park food trucks in this space.
What to hold a themed party? Then why not say wasssup with a 90’s theme? It’s simple to achieve, great fun, and something that everyone will be eager to get involved in. It’s time to brush off those boyband posters, find your old Walkman, and take a step back in time for a totally radical party idea.
When you’re organising a 90’s themed party, people are going to expect a lot. They don’t want a half-hearted attempt, they want all or nothing. That’s why you need to let all of your guests know about the theme well in advance, and why you need to do it in true 90’s style. One of the best ways to do this is with hand-made invitations. Bright, catchy, and with a picture of your favourite boyband on the front, you can even personalise them for each of your invitees. It not only helps to set the tone for your event, people are much more likely to be interested in going if they have a physical invite to look at.
There’s no party without a venue to knock everyone’s socks off, which is why you need to get on the hunt early for one that will suit your radical theme. There are plenty of bars and pubs about that will be more than happy to play your throwback playlist and let you all a bit of décor. If you want something that really screams 90’s night out however, why not consider one of the railway arch venues for hire in London? Massively popular spots for hosting underground clubs, they’ve made something of a resurgence now. With a whole range of different styles and décor available, it’s amazing what people have done with them. If you’re looking to bring in an added nostalgia factor to your party, then a railway arch venue might be just the way to go.
This is the main one when it comes to themed parties. You might have the venue, and you might have the right playlist, but unless there’s a little bit of additional décor that has people reminiscing about the 90’s, then your party might end up falling a little flat. Luckily, decorations for this theme are easy. We’re looking at plenty of neon, and a healthy dose of lava lamps throughout your venue. Realistically, you can have as much or as little decoration as you want, but try and think of a few things that are out of the box. You can use old cassette tapes as centrepieces and have some iconic movie posters on the wall. Décor for a themed party is generally always homemade, so you won’t need to break the bank with it.
Make Sure Everyone Dresses the Part
One part of a themed party that you can’t forget about is getting everyone who attends involved as well. Make some attempt at 90’s costume mandatory and give out prizes for the best dressed and the best tv/film costume. This will help to get people even more excited about your event as they’ll be putting a lot of effort into what they are going to wear on the big night. When everyone in the room is dressed to theme, this helps to cement the night in everybody’s mind as a 90’s night, not just a night out with some 90’s décor on the walls.
When hosting a party, it’s up to you to provide a certain level of entertainment for all of the guests who have turned up to enjoy themselves. It goes without saying you’re your DJ or playlist should be completely comprised of top 90’s tunes, and you can even have a call-out on social media for people to vote for their favourite tracks from that era. Sometimes however, a good party is about more than just the music. If you have some games consoles in one part of the room, then guests can play some classic Mariocart and other games, and you can even have a competition. Other classic party games from the 90’s are also a great idea, just make sure that they don’t take up too much of the floor space!
What’s a party without few signature drinks on the menu? The 1990’s was all about the cocktail, so by adding an Appletini and a Woo Woo to the menu, you’re already onto a winner. Going a bit further and experimenting with some classic 90’s flavours is also sure to be a hit. Capri Sun cocktail anyone? Of course, you should also have some nibbles available as well. The 90’s is famous for some of it’s eclectic sweets, so having some Fruit Salad and Frosties out on tables or in pic and mix bags will be hugely popular with all of your guests.
To have a successful party, you’ll need people to actually turn up. If you are having a private party, you won’t really need to promote anything except your choice of theme to your friends. If it is a ticketed event then you need to make sure that everyone knows when and where it’s happening, and how they can get a hold of a ticket before they all sell out. Social media is your friend when it comes to promoting a themed event, as it’s something that is sure to catch the attention of anyone who sees it. Make sure that you design a noticeable poster that people will instantly be intrigued by. This will help encourage everyone to stop scrolling and investigate what your event is all about when they see it.
Once you get started, you’ll soon find that there are some great ideas for 90’s themed parties out there. All you need to do, is make yours even better! All of your guests are sure to have a good time with this theme. It’s upbeat and sugar-filled, so what’s not to love?