New London Venues
With London leading the charge in the UK’s economic recovery, there are new London venues opening every week, and here at Venue Search London we attend most of the major venue launch parties every month, so that we have first-hand knowledge of what the newest venues have to offer.
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In addition to new openings there are also many refurbished London venues that have been transformed by new owners or investment.
There is, without doubt, real added value and genuine excitement in hosting one of the first events to be staged at a brand new London venue, since it will add interest and anticipation for the invited guests and could also generate additional publicity for product launches and charity fundraising events.
However, there are also a few potential pitfalls that are best avoided here:
Only contract a venue when you are certain that it will be finished in time for your event and that they have the premises licence and other permissions in place.
There are often teething problems with the first few events at any new London venue, so make sure that their catering is fully operational and that any production you may require is deliverable either in-house or using external suppliers (for whom it may be their first event in the venue too!)
Make sure that you allow additional time in planning the event, since you may well be working with a new venue operations team, who may not be fully up to speed with the venue.
Despite these potential issues, the benefits of using a new venue generally outweigh the risks, so here are a few of our favourite new London Venues that have recently opened or that are opening in the next few months:
Top London venue picks
The Steel Yard (EC4R)
Two beautifully restored Victorian railway arches underneath Canon Bridge Station in the heart of the City presented by Oxygen Event Services. Featuring a striking Victorian cargo hoist built into the ceiling and a mezzanine level The Steel Yard is an impressive space. Standing capacity is 360 wh...
Six Storeys on Soho (W1D)
Take your time in The Study – it’s created for private meetings, personal receptions and private hire functions; yours to enjoy as you so choose. Designed with great taste, you may choose a private corner for private conversations, or enjoy the space with friends. Perfect for 15-24 guests dining...