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Experience Top Central London Venues Virtually
Wednesday 25 March 2020
The team at Venue Search London have put together some of their favourite venues who are offering online virtual tours on their websites, which are not only super easy to use but are also completely free.
With the latest announcement from the government advising everyone to stay home, many of London's top venues have had to close their doors for the time being. But that doesn't mean you have to stop discovering new and exciting venues — thanks to a fantastic range of virtual online tours, you can now visit some of central London’s leading event spaces without having to leave the house. See below our top venues who are offering virtual tours....
The team at The Brewery, who were recently awarded Business Events Venue of The Year at The London Tourism Awards 2020, rapidly adapted to changing demands and understood the added value and importance of virtual tours. A picture says a thousand words, but a virtual tour helps clients really come to terms with the complexities of an event space. For many, virtual tours do not replace face to face site visits, but they do assist clients in the difficult process of shortlisting the venues they believe to be perfect fits for their events.
The Brewery also hosts numerous large events for companies located abroad, so virtual tours then become a way to visit the venue without having to travel all the way to London, with the guidance of one of the sales team. This is the reason why The Brewery and its sister Venue, The Grubstreet Author, have launched two virtual tours on their website. As a forward-thinking tech venue, The Brewery sales team also offer virtual site visits via Zoom or any other platform and by sharing their screen, can walk the clients around the spaces as they would on a site visit, complimenting the experience with explanations, advice and anecdotes. In today’s testing times, this process has proven to be incredibly popular and something clients react to extremely well as it shows flexibility and continuity of the business.
The Museum of London, based near the Barbican and St Paul’s, tells the story of the capital from its first settlers right through to modern times. Opened in 1976, the museum vividly tells the story of the city and its people, and with over 6,000,000 objects in its collection, it holds the largest archaeological archive in the world. Whether you require a conference room for 230 delegates with breakout spaces, a spectacular venue for evening events or are looking for a truly memorable setting to exchange your vows, the museum has a unique space for any occasion.
With the Museum of London virtual tour, viewers are able to explore the magnificent Entrance Hall, before taking an (online) stroll through the fascinating and versatile gallery spaces, taking in the ambient 17th Century Pleasure Gardens, the People’s City Gallery and the spectacular London Ellipse Hall, perfect for hosting all types of events.
The sister venue to the Museum of London, the Museum of London Docklands is a historical venue set against the backdrop of the futuristic Canary Wharf. Built in 1802, the Grade I Georgian warehouse charts the history of the London docks. Here, contemporary fittings feature alongside original Caribbean pitch pine columns and floors, offering a unique setting for meetings, conferences, product launches and weddings. The virtual tour for this venue will take viewers through the astounding gallery spaces, including the newly refurbished Wilberforce Room, the Muscovado Hall, the No.1 Warehouse Gallery, as well as the Rum Store which includes direct access to the terrace.
With virtual tours providing an excellent method of immersing visitors in the history and atmosphere of venues, the tours provided by the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands are guaranteed to showcase the venues in their best light – try it today, you might discover something new!
For those of you not familiar with ETC venues, they are a collection of urban meeting and conference venues in central London as well as in Birmingham, Manchester and New York. The group offer fantastic customer service, contemporary design and highly functional event spaces. Last year, they opened two brand new London venues, 133 Houndsditch, which is their largest conference space to date which can accommodate up to 700 delegates in one spacious room and Chancery Lane which opened shortly after.
They pride themselves on having one of the most effective and easy to use websites in the industry. Their website has the facility to walk around the venues virtually - harnessing the same technology as Google Street View to provide complete visual access to every room. Clients can get a feel for how their event would run by seeing room size and layouts, position of the windows, how big the screens are, where the projectors are positioned and the proximity of other key facilities like restaurants and breakout spaces. The site also allows web visitors to click on a room on the floorplan and immediately be transported into that space.