If you're looking to make an impact with your next event, why not hold it at one of London's many bustling and buzzing venues? There's no shortage for incredible spaces, so here is our round up of the hottest brand new venues this year.
A historic east London cinema which lay derelict for over 30 years is to be transformed into a major new arts centre. The £3 million project will see the former Savoy Cinema in Hackney transformed by the owners of Village Underground. The derelict theatre has remained unused since the mid-nineties and Village Underground plans to restore the damaged art deco plasterwork and guilded panels, as well as the large stained glass light well in the ceiling. The main theatre room has been lost for years but has kept all its beautiful art deco architectural features.
2. Kettners Town House
Bought to life by the Soho House team, Kettner’s Townhouse is a 33-bedroom hotel and restaurant in a historic Georgian building in London’s Soho. The 150 year iconic French restaurant will open as a champage bar, restaurant and guest house with 33 individually designed bedrooms, along with the addition of a new pavilion in the internal yard. It is said that the original restaurant which dates back to 1867 was the favourite of Oscar Wilde and chefs are planning to incorporate some of the historical recipes into today’s menus.
3. The National Theatre's Deck
Replacing The Deck at the National, and opening in time for summer, is a contemporary rooftop venue which will make the most of the views of London skyline and provide an enhanced space for events, private parties and weddings.
4. Soho House White City
Soho House is set to be moving into White City as part of the area’s massive rejuvenation. Located in the former BBC TV Centre, the hotel will feature nearly fifty rooms and a rooftop pool. Expect to experience their distinctive style at this new multi-level private members club with terrace and swimming pool on the roof of the new office building overlooking the Television Centre forecourt, an iconic Grade II listed circular building, now known as The Helios.
Searcys at The Gherkin has unveiled five new private dining, meeting and events spaces. The rooms, named Alto, Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus and Nimbus, offer spectacular views of the capital and can accommodate from 18 to 100 guests. The spaces come equipped with multiple screens, lapel mics and docking stations, as well as an on-site engineer.
6. Savage Garden at DoubleTree by Hilton
Savage Garden, just opened atop the DoubleTree by Hilton London – Tower of London, is the city’s latest rooftop destination. Set 12 storeys high, the bar has floor-to-ceiling windows affording uninterrupted views of the London skyline.
In addition to its seductive interiors, Savage Garden also boasts two terraces. Wildside is an expansive all-weather terrace and events space complete with a retractable roof. Facing south is Savage Garden’s Beefeater Pink South Terrace, decked out with banquette seating and planters.
In addition, Ferus is the venue’s private dining space, perfect for more intimate, private affairs with a capacity of 57.
7. MOXY London Excel
Moxy, Marriott’s design-led hotel brand which opened at London ExCeL last March and in Stratford this January, has announced it will open 5 more UK properties by mid 2018. These will be in Edinburgh, Glasgow, York, Bristol and Southampton. Moxy London Stratford (pictured above) offers a Lobby Living Room, Library, Business Corner, Lobby Bar and affordable guest rooms designed to appeal to Millennials.