13th April 2016
Recently my colleague Liz and I went to view some of the wonderful venues in the ITA portfolio, varying from traditional livery halls to London Zoo. We started our day in Canary Wharf at Level 39 and as expected the views were spectacular of London and did you know its Europe’s largest technology accelerator?
Next we went to the Museum of London Docklands. It is a riverside Grade I listed building full of history and would be great for all sorts of meetings! Connected to the museum is ‘Rum and Sugar’ which is ideal for a drinks reception.
After a short hop on the tube, Clothworkers’ Hall was the next stop and this did not disappoint either! Entering the building to a magnificent marble staircase splitting in to two at the top with beautifully decorated high ceilings and grand furnishings this is the perfect venue to impress your guests for a dinner party.
Then it was time to move on to the Little Ship Club, a lovely members club with five meeting spaces with beautiful views over the Thames. Here, we were treated to a delicious lunch after which it was time to move on.
Our next venue was definitely the grandest of the day – Goldsmiths Hall. The perfect venue for a spectacular event to wow your guests, ideal for larger groups.
It was time to head to our penultimate venue, Haberdashers' Hall is an open and bright space with exquisite features and a small outside space. From the entrance you would never guess a livery hall, with a modern twist, was tucked away here. High ceilings and tasteful décor create a perfect space for any event.
We finished the day at London Zoo, one of the most unique venues of the day. If a meeting opposite the kangaroos isn’t what you’re looking for then maybe a drinks reception with the penguins is! Did we mention included in your DDR package is free pass to the zoo for a whole hour?
So thank you very much ITA for giving us a snapshot into their collection of over 40 venues!
9th March 2016
Wow, what a busy start to the year here at The Conference People! We can't quite believe that it is March already! January flew by with lots of new enquiries in our FREE Venue Finding department, and our Event Management team were preparing for one of our largest events which took place at the end of February for Penguin Random House UK (more to follow on that exciting event!).
We've got a really exciting year coming up; The Conference People are turning 30! It's a big deal for any company to reach 30 - but even more so in our industry; where agencies come and go. It proves we know what we're doing; that we never stand still - and are always looking to improve our services and our offerings to both our Clients and our suppliers.
We've taken on some fabulous new Clients in the last few weeks; with some varied and interesting briefs - it's what we love about our job - no two days are ever the same!
If you've got an event you're planning, and you need our free venue finding help - give our team a call now on 01323 644644. Or if you're pushed for time - fill in our quick online form here!
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9th March 2016
My colleague Hannah and myself found ourselves on a last minute trip seeing some key venues in London, adding to our ever growing knowledge of venues! We started at The Landmark Hotel, a beautiful five star hotel located adjacent to Marylebone Station. The hotel is centred on a courtyard known as the Winter Garden.
Some of the meeting spaces such as the Drawing Room have kept the original Victorian décor with high ceilings and ornate interior, whilst others like the smaller boardrooms are newer and have a modern feel.
Regents College Conference Centre was the next on our whistle stop tour of London. Part of Regents College, this venue has four great spaces and the opportunity to utilise the outside space in the summer months for cocktails and BBQ’s. On a winter’s day, a drinks reception in the Knapp Gallery would also be a lovely way to finish off a conference. The Herringham Hall below is a really flexible space.
A short walk from Euston Station and you will find yourself at the Thistle Euston. This hotel was our first real surprise of the day! Despite the 70’s style exterior, this hotel is fully refurbished inside, modern and very welcoming. The hotel includes ten meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 100 delegates and smaller rooms which can be used for either a boardroom meeting or syndicates.
A short bus ride away, and we were at Sadler’s Wells, an iconic dance and performing arts theatre with capacities up to 1,500. This venue has great transportation links and is only a few minutes walk from Angel tube station. My colleague Hannah and I also had a chance to walk through the café while lunch was being served and the food smelt incredible!
The Doubletree Islington was our second surprise of the day! A two minute walk from Angel tube station and a ten minute walk from King’s Cross makes this venue extremely accessible from the City of London. With modern conference facilities and bedrooms, this hotel is light and airy throughout, great for a team away day. Did you know they also have a Marco Pierre restaurant opening on 16 February?
The Business Design Centre was in full swing when we arrived and it was brilliant for us to see some different set-ups including shell scheme exhibition and also back projection sets. The mezzanine proved to be a fantastic space for exhibitions and the auditorium with its 268 tired seating and space for more would be ideal for conferences.
The last venue of the day was the Ace Hotel Shoreditch which was the quirkiest and trendiest venue of the day. This hotel has a very relaxed vibe to it and the upstairs function spaces would be great for evening networking events. Look at the view!
If you want to hold your next event in one of these great venues; give our FREE Venue Finding team a call now on 01323 644644 - we're waiting to hear from you! ~ Cherrise