11.02.2020 by Dave Johnstone
Worth the Hype? - London Edition
Our guide to London’s undiscovered new venues for your next event.
London is one of our favourite cities to work in - there’s so much vibrancy, diversity and creativity. We’ve worked with big international brands, established businesses and young startups to create events that make an impact. We’re often asked how we go about creating epic experiences, and we have to say, the one thing that really sets the tone for an event is the venue. Where you hold your gathering, party, conference or festival is one of the first indications to your guests of what to expect.
With Christmas and New Year firmly in the rear-view, Seventa has been working on new event enquiries for 2020. What better way to make an impression than to host at one of London’s up-and-coming venues.
Here are some fresh venues that we’re tipping for greatness...
This purpose-built space has oodles of potential. Unlike many of its counterparts, Magazine has a dark interior - perfect for adding ambience to exhibitions, soirees or fashion shows. A showground surrounds the building, with capacity for up to 7,000 people and the possibilities are endless; car meets, one-day festivals, product launches, installations - all can be accommodated with ease.
If visiting, you must check out ‘The Pylon’, the famous sculpture by British artist Alex Chinneck. Titled ‘ A Bullet from a Shooting Star’, the piece makes for an interesting focal point.
Ok, so this one is a class of its own. Bang in the middle of Leicester Square, The Londoner opens later this year and boasts 350 rooms over eight floors. There are also bars, restaurants and even two cinema screens. Not your average hotel then!
Gelling the urban landscape of 21st Century London with the classic existing architecture, this venue will see star-studded Premieres, jaw-dropping weddings and a whole host of corporate events.
What makes Cavendish Venues special isn’t just their collection of award-winning events spaces, but what they’re doing in them. For the first five months of 2020 (initially), the chain has partnered with Foodinate and Upper Room to support local disadvantaged people. For every delegate meal purchased, Cavendish Venues will donate a hot three-course meal to a person in need.
Purpose-built event and meeting spaces, delicious food and helping feed the hungry? Sign us up. You can read more about the initiative here: www.cavendishvenues.co.uk/news/tag/foodinate
This multi-use venue offers a vast space that works as a blank canvas for your own styling. Polished concrete flooring and exposed steel give an industrial vibe that reflects its dockside roots. The possibilities are endless in this blank canvas space.
Buck Street Market - Camden
Famed for its iconic market, Camden is also home to a lively and eclectic mix of shops, eateries and live music venues. So when word had it that the Buck Street market was getting a revamp, we were anticipating something extraordinary. And they didn’t disappoint.
The new Buck Street Market will be built from 52 repurposed shipping containers, piled on top each other, like towering cityscape lego blocks. In line with their sustainability credentials, the market will be home to retailers and foodsellers that offer a greener shopping and dining experience. We’re most excited about the rooftop garden, just imagine the event potential.
We may have exited the EU, but Bob Bob Cité celebrates the unification of French Brasserie dining and British urban styling. With dishes created by Chef Eric Chavot, who has been described as ‘one of the greatest chefs of our generation’, and ultra-cool surroundings of mirrors and glass (there are so many reflective surfaces, we suggest going on a good hair day…), neon blue and juicy red, this venue will have guests in awe from the beginning.
Jubel Beer Pop Up
Dreaming of a ski trip to the French Alps? The Conductor bar in Farringdon has partnered with Jubel to transport you there, by replicating an après ski bar right here in London. The signature peach beer will be available alongside a host of other beverages with the space also being available to book for private meetings and events.
The Jubel Ski Lodge is open until 27 March 2020, every Wednesday to Friday from 5pm until late.
Whatever event you’re thinking of hosting, from multi-day conferences, to private parties or brand activations, Seventa has the insider-knowledge to ensure that your event is like no other.
Get in touch with a member of the team to chat about how we can design, support and manage your next event.