You can expect to find some of the most unique and unusual warehouses that are currently available in London, found in some of the city’s most popular and hotly sought-after locations, particularly in East London, known for its trendy vibes. From contemporary blank canvases to industrial spaces rich in character and charm, there’s something for every occasion, with warehouse weddings especially popular right now, given the large capacities and adaptability in terms of the layout and décor that they offer. Scouring the city for the very best spaces, book through us and know you are getting a venue at the top of its game.
The Science Museum is an amazing exhibition space, with astounding galleries and creative blank canvas spaces, combined to make a unique and inspiring London venue for corporate or private hire. Take advantage of a diverse range of spaces and unparalleled opportunities for accessible, exciting event experiences in the cultural heart of the capital. You can hire: One or more of our ten uniquely themed galleries or brand-new suite of Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries for evening hire, Our 400-seat IMAX Theatre, available for daytime and evening hire and ideal for product launches and presentations. Our new dedicated events space Illuminate, available for day-time and evening hire perfect for meetings and conferences of up to 400 individuals as well as unique evening receptions and dinners. Our recently refurbished Smith Centre which contains a large salon, boardroom, large meeting room and courtyard area. Available for daytime and evening hire.
The Kool Hub is a versatile and flexible space, perfect for holding the best retail events and brand experiences in the heart of the London Fashion District. 100 sqm with a wide flexibility of formats suitable for all kinds of activations. All the look and feel can be customisable for your brand and we offer a event production services to support you with areas like catering, furniture and hospitality. Thanks to our partnership with the Beer Merchant Tap, we can accommodate in the same building reception drinks, outdoor seating catering, beer tastings, post event party... During the COVIP-19 H&S requirements dictated by the Local Authorities, the capacity of the showroom would be 20 pax.
Canning Town & Star Lane
Only available for midweek hire. A new institution for the arts based in the heart of East London's, Canning Town. Home to music and creative studios and a 550 capacity state-of-the-art performance space. https://www.instagram.com/fold.ldn/?hl=en
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.
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.
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.
A bright and airy creative space located on the canal, in central Hackney Wick and alongside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. White Post Cafe is a contemporary, multi-use space. It has a large Atrium venue adjoining. The interior is totally unique and captures the rich artistic live/work vibe in Hackney Wick. We are an ideal venue for product launches, corporate events, party bookings, wedding receptions, music gigs, and late night events. The venue can either be hired or space reserved. Available for wet/dry hires. Weekend - wet hires upwards of £3500 (100 plus people) Photo shoots Film shoots Talks Gatherings Business parties/celebrations Live music gigs and DJ club nights Creative meetings
Located in South West London, directly across the road from Parsons Green Underground Station, Darlings Green is a furniture showroom by day and anything you want it to be by night. The space is ideal for any event from birthday parties to corporate events, workshops to fashion shows. The venue is available from 6pm every night of the week, when the furniture is packed away to reveal an exquisite blank canvas for your event. Standard hire hours are 5pm-12am, with the hours between 12am to 4am up for discussion. Flooded with natural light and decorated according to the latest trends, the main event space is a formidable rectangular expanse with high ceilings and industrial accents. Usually, just one side is offered as it can house a substantial amount of people. However, utilising the second half of the space is possible upon discussion with the proprietors. There is no access to the mezzanine area as this is a working office. Running along the wall under the windows is a long stage area, two steps high - a natural place to house a band; a DJ; a speaking podium or indeed an exhibition area. Leading off the tiled entrance area, is a functioning kitchen and double toilet facilities. Darlings Green boasts a unique monochrome tiled bar with a classic brass top. Marble and brass shelving and a neon sign asking "What's your poison?" frame the bar area nicely and provide a terrific backdrop to any photos on the night. Perfect for the Gram! To customize the space event more, it is also possible to remove the 'Darlings of Chelsea' signage on the Scandinavian wood panelling and erect signage or props specific to your event.
Park Village Studios, also known as the Old Riding School, was built in 1892 as an indoor riding arena to serve the residents of the Nash Houses of Regent’s Park. Protected by English Heritage, its eclectic history includes housing elephants, giraffes and a brown bear named ‘Spitfire’, when nearby London Zoo was bombed in WW2. Park Village Studios is situated metres from the Gloucester Gate entrance to Regent's Park. Offering 7,000 sq ft of flexible event space over three distinctive areas, the studios have been converted to provide a stunning setting for film, photography and a wide array of events - from workshops, weddings and product launches to film screenings, large scale conferences and brand events, complete with break-out rooms and state-of-the-art AV and production. STUDIO 1: Studio 1 is the centrepiece of Park Village, a 2,700 sq ft double-height converted Victorian riding arena. At one end, a beautiful cast-iron spiral staircase leads to the original decorative viewing gallery and The Stables. At the other, a J-shaped infinity cove provides an eye-catching backdrop for 3D mapping, projections and set-dressing possibilities. Studio 1 has full blackout and daylight options, as well as flexible lighting set-ups from the steel rigging. Perfect for large numbers and big production builds. STUDIO 2: Studio 2 is a more contemporary space used for product launches, presentations, as a gallery, a break-out area or catering set-up for larger events when exclusively hiring the building. With drive-in vehicle access, an open kitchen and its own Styling Suite, Studio 2 is an ultra-flexible events space. The mezzanine area above Studio 2 comes as part of the rental of this space. STUDIO 3 (THE STABLES): With its high-vaulted wooden beamed ceiling and elegant tiles, Studio 3 (The Stables) offers a pleasing contrast to the other studio spaces. At 1,300 sq ft it benefits from excellent natural light, with the option of full blackout. The space includes a large entrance lobby, accessible via an industrial staircase built over the original horse ramp. It can be hired individually for drinks receptions, workshops, screenings and conferences or used as a breakout room when exclusively hiring the building. FEATURES, FACILITIES & SPECS: Features: - Former Victorian riding school - English Heritage protected - Vaulted ceilings - Vintage tiling - Reception area - Drive-in access - Four separate entrance options - Natural light / black out options - Outdoor garden / smoking area Facilities: - Full-service commercial kitchen - preferred caterers list available - Three parking spaces - Two separate make-up rooms, with classic styling stations - Can provide chairs, tables, flipcharts and other conference equipment - Flatscreen TV Specs: - State of the art audio and PA system - Full HD projector (6K Lumens) - Lecterns, screens and wireless microphones - 1 Gig Ultra-fast wifi throughout the building - 3 phase power CAPACITIES: Studio 1: Standing - 300 Theatre - 225 Banquet - 175 Cabaret - 140 Studio 2: Standing - 100 (140 with mezzanine) Theatre - 80 Banquet - 75 Cabaret - 75 Studio 3 (The Stables): Standing - 100 Theatre - 100 Banquet - 100 Cabaret - 80
The building once formed part of the London Gaslight and Coke company. It was badly bomb damaged during the 1940s London Blitz and shortly after demolished and rebuilt in the early 1950s. It later became a textile factory, car park (yes, really!!) and later a theatre rehearsals studio space. It is now a location for filming, photography, launches and events. Features include: Electric blackout blinds, 3 Phase Electrics, Changing and Make up room complete with light-up mirrors, steamer and hanging rails. There are two rooms upstairs for either clients, extras or a green room. The venue has two entrances, one of which is a secret entrance for events and immersive theatre productions. Outside there is a court yard and parking space. It is an ideal place to shoot cars and furniture, with a giant shutter ensuring easy access and loading.
Situated in the heart of Borough, we have converted a Victorian diary factory into a range of cutting-edge event spaces. 79 Borough Road forms part of Ministry Venues and is modern in design but retains the industrial character of the original building. Featuring This versatile venue features a host of spaces that can be booked exclusively or independently giving the flexibility to accommodate a plethora of events. Blank canvas events space Luxury cinema State-of-the-art meeting room suite Private studio Stunning bar and garden
A beautifully distressed chapel, Asylum is a grade II listed building built in 1826, bombed in WWII. The present use of the chapel is as a flexible space which can be hired for photographic and film shoots, exhibitions, theater, weddings and funerals. A unique venue in South East London for weddings, corporate events, press shows and private dinner parties.
If you’re looking for space in Shoreditch it doesn’t get much more centrally placed than this. Just North of Shoreditch High Street you’ll find our multi-purpose warehouse. There's 3,450 sq ft in total available: with four rooms to act as a perfect blank backdrop to your event
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.
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.
When you think of a warehouse party, you’re probably thinking of something that isn’t quite legal. A disused building, a hastily rigged DJ setup and some blinking lights, these types of raves might sound fun on paper, but it definitely doesn’t make good business sense! Yet if your local area has an opening for exactly this type of party, there’s no reason why you can’t be the one to organise it in a 100% legal, fun, and profitable way.
Before you start organising any type of party, you’ll have to come up with a working budget. While there are many venues that you can hire on a minimum spend basis, for larger warehouses, this might not be the case, so you need a budget that breaks down estimates of all the costs that you’re going to incur. Think about everything you are going to need, including DJ fees and security on the night. Remember that you are trying to host a safe, legal rave, so there will be costs involved. Yet if you promote your event to the right crowd of people, they will be happy to pay a ticket price that will not only cover your costs, but provide you with a profit as well.
What type of a party are you trying to host exactly? Is it going to be themed? Having throwback parties to a certain decade are always popular and people love to be able to dress up and party the night away. At the same time, there aren’t that many venues that play modern EDM or trance music, and so this is a market that you might be able to tap into by hosting a modern rave. Deciding on your theme early and sticking to it will help you through all the next decisions. It also means that you’ll be able to start promoting as soon as you have the date and venue set – even before this with a ‘coming soon’ teaser. Knowing what the goals of the event are will help guide you throughout the planning process.
Find the Venue
If you are looking to host an old school style rave, then you’re going to need an old school style venue. Luckily, if you are trying to hire a venue, the range that London has to offer will have you covered. Warehouse and industrial locations are increasingly popular, and the owners of these building have done them up in such a way that they are perfect to hire for a range of different events, raves included. If this is the type of party that you want to throw, then check out one of the warehouses for hire in London and you won’t be left disappointed. Think about the size that you need for the amount of people you are expecting as well as the layout of the venue. Are there any major health and safety concerns? Are there enough amenities for everyone? These are the types of questions that you’ll have to ask yourself when searching for the perfect venue.
Hire a DJ
What’s a rave without a good DJ blasting out the tunes? This is when you really need to do your research and hire someone that not only has a good reputation but is well enough known to draw the crowds as well. Get a contract signed with them as soon as you are able to and make sure that you ask them what they require for the night. Show them around the venue and where they will be set up and don’t be afraid to ask their advice of lights and other aspects of the night. Most DJs will be only too happy to share their opinions on what makes a rave a night to remember.
Insurance and Security
Make sure that your venue, DJ, and you as a business all have the right licences to be able to host a rave like this. Know the capacity of the venue and hire security to check IDs and bags before people enter – as well as keeping an eye on the numbers. Having the correct insurance is crucial. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever need to use it, but going without is illegal and can get your rave shut down before it even starts. Everyone working in the building needs to be fully briefed on health and safety and of course there needs to be a few trained in first aid as well. Making sure that you are hosting a well organised and safe event for both customers and staff should be your first priority.
If you don’t get the word out in time, you’re not going to have a paying crowd. Set up a website to tease interested customers about your upcoming night and encourage them to sign up to your mailing list. Once you have a list, these are the first people you’ll contact when tickets for your event go on sale. Offer these early subscribers a discount and word will soon spread about what you’re trying to do. Having good graphics will also help your marketing to take off. When you have good branding, you immediately gain a certain about of trust and respect from potential customers, and it will show that you mean business and are serious about putting on the best rave of the year.
Gone are the days of dingy dockside raves, but a warehouse venue doesn’t need to be dismissed! It’s easy to bring back that old school feel in a way that’s authentic, yet above board. This is a market that has a lot of potential to it, all you need to do it get planning and soon you’ll have a queue of people outside a warehouse door all looking to be a part of your party.