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News & Blog posts for 'London'

Read the latest views and top tips from our free London venue finding experts and see the latest reviews from new London venue openings. Here at Venue Search London we spend hours visiting the coolest conference, party and event spaces so we can recommend the very best London venue for your next event based on our unique knowledge of the capital’s event scene.

A Happy New Year for the London Events Industry

Friday 17 January 2014

Sam Gill

Our CEO Sam Gill started one of the biggest event companies in London and now is loving life at Story. Here he looks to the year and ahead and what we can expect from the events industry. 

"As we start another new year, we can, for the first time since 2008, drop the question mark from the title of this article.­­

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Top Ten Tips for Perfect Christmas Parties

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Shared Christmas Party

With business confidence returning to London, 2014 is going to be a great year for companies celebrating Christmas with their deserving staff.

The London Christmas Party Show at Banking Hall EC3 on June 10th and 11th will showcase over 200 of the best venues and creative suppliers. Here are the Show’s top tips for delivering a party that will be eagerly anticipated, greatly enjoyed and long remembered!

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Our new favourite venues

Friday 13 June 2014

Entertainment Venue

At Venue Search London we love exploring our fabulous city and finding new and exciting venues to add to our little black book. Explore our recent favourites here:

The Ballroom, South Bank, SE1

Nearest station – Waterloo

Situated behind London Eye and Festival Hall, The Ballroom, Southbank is a stunning marquee structure that can hold up to 1200 guests. The marquee will be available for daytime conferences, drinks receptions and awards dinner and with such a large space, will be very flexible for a number of events.

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Event spend hots up with the weather!

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Summer Event

Event spend has increased by nearly 8% as marketing budgets were revised upwards for a seventh successive quarter, according to the latest report from IPA Bellwether.

Sam Gill, CEO of creative events agency, Story, was not surprised by the news. “ This is great news for the London venues and events market. Not only is the overall marketing spend on the rise, but also the share spent on events is also increasing and moving further below-the-line, as brands seek more targeted ways to reach their increasingly fragmented audiences”.

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NEMO to promote UK inbound event busines

Monday 18 August 2014

NEMO to promote UK inbound event busines

Britain for Events has launched a new hashtag to promote National Events Month in October. The campaign is using #NEMO to encourage event organisers to run new events during the month as well as carry branding on existing events.

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Story announces dates for the 2015 London Christmas Party Show

Tuesday 26 August 2014

London Christmas Party Show Logo

Following the huge success of their launch Show at Banking Hall, Story Events have just announced that they will be moving to a larger central London Venue, Victoria House, for 2015, with the Show open on June 2nd and 3rd.

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New Shared Party Night Section Launched

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Shared Christmas Party

Venue Search London have just unveiled a brand new interactive section of their website which includes dates prices and package details of over 20 of the very best Shared Christmas Party Nights in central London.

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Five key points to check when looking at any event venue

Thursday 4 September 2014

Conference set up at Bounce

300 UK PAs, corporates and event bookers were recently asked what mistakes they felt they had committed when choosing a venue in London and throughout the UK.

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Top Tips for Perfect AV on Events

Friday 19 September 2014

Conference set up

Great AV is often at the very heart of a successful event. But every now and then something goes really wrong with audio-visual and it can really derail an, awards, conference, or event. The key to avoiding unpleasant audio-visual surprises is in detailed planning and preparation, since last minute changes and problems can lead to huge stress and often impact on the event in a major way.

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Survey reveals 8% event budget increase

Friday 17 October 2014

Sam Gill

Events budgets have increased by almost 8 per cent, according to the latest data from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising Bellwether Survey, which polls 300 UK companies on marketing activity and trends for Q3 2014. It reports a 7.8 per cent rise in event spend as part of marketing budgets.

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Christmas in January?!

Monday 10 November 2014

Christmas in January

With many of the best party venues fully booked in December, many companies are now looking to the New Year for their annual celebration.

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London voted number one European city for events

Friday 21 November 2014

London voted number one city for events in europe

London has been named the number one European city based on meetings and events activity by the American Express Meetings & Events 2015 Global Meetings Forecast.

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Planning a Kickoff event in 2015?

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Meeting space

Kickoff events are a great way to get the whole organisation together and create plans for a productive year ahead. We have a number of amazing spaces, perfect for these events. We have chosen three great event spaces worth considering.....


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Regus opens four new centres

Monday 29 December 2014

Regus New Meeting Spaces

Global work and meetings space provider Regus has boosted its network in the capital, with four new business centres in London. 

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Looking for a summer party venue?

Wednesday 31 December 2014

Summer at the Tower of London

With your Christmas Party now behind you, now is the time to secure the very best venue and date for your summer celebration. One of the easiest ways to find the best venues and suppliers is to visit The London Summer Event Show at One Marylebone, NW1 on Wednesday 28th January.

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