Four London Venues in One Day
Globe’s Kirsty Tod took a day out to visit some up-and-coming venues around London. It was a jam-packed day…
The Ampersand Hotel, South Kensington
The Ampersand was a great start to the day. A stunning five star boutique hotel in Kensington and only a 2 minute walk from South Kensington Station, the Ampersand houses three event spaces on the ground floor, all with natural daylight. The three rooms have interconnecting doors, and are all lovely spaces – one is set up as a games room (table tennis anyone?) but can be easily converted to a meeting space, two of the three can accommodate theatre style and round tables, and the third has a fixed boardroom table. There’s also an area outside of these rooms that would be perfect for networking, organising badges or breaking for lunch.
Also on the ground floor is an area that can be used for private events of around 50-60 people (standing). This area is adjacent to the cafe bar and has direct access from the street.
Aside from the meeting and event spaces, the hotel offers 111 rooms and suites, two separate restaurants and a stunning private dining area. Overall a wonderful venue in a great location.
Six Storeys, Soho Square
From the company that brought us the Victorian Bathhouse, Six Storeys has a fantastic array of spaces across (you guessed it!) six floors.
It’s a typical London townhouse, with some corner spaces offering day beds, “intimate” dining for 2 or 3, meeting spaces, and a floor offering a large boardroom for private dining or a meeting. Two of the floors have their own bars and if you are popping into the Lobby Bar (ground floor) before 10am then you can pick up a cup of tea or coffee for just £1.
Unfortunately on my visit the top storey was in use and as such I couldn’t take a look, but the Loft (as its called) is a floor entirely dedicated to private events, and is large enough to accommodate 20-50 guests seated or 40-80 standing.
Six Storeys is a really quirky venue, the decor is pretty unique with (sometimes heavily) distressed wallpaper, period furniture & fittings and a bar that offers some weird and wonderful drinks!
I was lucky enough to have a show round this massive venue, which we featured recently in our run down of 2017’s Hot New London Venues. It’s going to be awesome!
Not to sound like a broken record, but when it opens it will have over 2400 square meters of unique meeting and event space, nine restaurants, rooftop and indoor swimming pools, a gym, spa and hamam, over 250 rooms and suites and has incredible decor inspired by the 1920-30’s.
Definitely one to visit as soon as its officially opened.
30 Euston Square
This venue stands out as it has been specifically designed with conferences, meeting and events in mind. I was completely blown away by the variety of spaces they have here – some are very traditional, some very modern – and the size of space they have are very varied (they have lots of them!).
Two Penthouse State Rooms adjoin the roof terraces main presentation space, which flows well for a larger events. They also boast a 300 tiered seating lecture theatre, and their conference/exhibition space offers something different from your usual run of the mill square room – with a variety of head heights, making it a more interesting space.
The venue has 41 boutique bedrooms, but all are available solely for members of the Royal College of General Practitioners, event organisers, attendees and speakers, so really its all about the events.
It was a long day, but it was all in a days work for Kirsty (who clocked up over 20,000 steps, according to her pedometer app)!
This is just a tiny selection of the vast array of venues that Globe work with in the capital (and beyond of course!)
If you’d like us to suggest the perfect venue for your next event, get in touch.