Hello everyone – us again! This week in our live experiential blog series, we are exploring our favourite unique venues for experiential events in London.
There are so many venues in and around London that are great for so many different reasons. Whether it’s an exhibition hall in the Docklands, a warehouse in Shoreditch or a hotel in Mayfair, for us, the venue is up there with the most important elements of a successful event. Of course, different events require different types of spaces. The beauty of experiential events is they can be as weird and wonderful as you like, so the more unique the better! Keep reading for our top 3 venues of the week.
This East London gem is a former truck yard with two levels, rooftop areas (with retractable roof to help with our wonderful English weather!) and multiple different spaces to hire and transform into your own experiential activation!
Capacity: 1,000 pax
Close to: Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street stations (2 and 6 minutes respectively)
Good for: Brand launches, concept parties, brand installations, summer events, festival-type events, food-based events
Why we like it: We love the fact it’s a former truck yard – there’s something so cool about dressing up and attending an event in a space that was once used for something so completely different.
- The Conservatory, Barbican
If you want to create your event in the jungle but don’t quite have the budget to get you there, then look no further than this tropical dream in the City. Located in the Barbican, this small but versatile venue sells itself – there’s no end to the amazing and unique events you could create here! It’s also a perfect place to come and sit if you’re at a loose end on a Sunday afternoon.
Capacity: 150 standing
Location: City of London
Close to: Barbican and Moorgate stations (6 and 7 minutes respectively)
Good for: Jungle-themed events, interactive events, product launches, intimate brand activations, unique dinner experiences
Why we like it: This jungle paradise is home to over 1,000 tropical plants and fish. The key to a great experiential event is the element of surprise – this beautiful venue will wow your attendees and is sure to leave them with a unique experience they won’t forget in a hurry!
- Garden Museum
This striking venue is a fully-functional event space while maintaining it’s artistic and historical influences within a converted church, making it an ideal location for a slightly more edgy or creative experiential event.
Capacity: 320 standing
Location: Bankside, opposite Westminster and the Houses of Parliament
Close to: Lambeth North and Vauxhall stations (11 minute and 14 minute walk respectively)
Good for: Fashion shows, car launches, product launches, interactive displays
Why we like it: This venue is really different because it’s a traditional church space mixed with beautiful gardens, giving you a sense of calm while being slap-bang in the middle of London.
We hope this blog has helped if you’re on the search for a unique London venue – we think these three have great potential to host some incredible experiential events!
We’re constantly on the lookout for up-and-coming venues to add to our little black book so, if you have a suggestion, please get in touch! Stay tuned for the next blog in our experiential series, which will be tackling some of the financial elements of creating an experiential event!