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In this edition of Showcase London, we present the very best of the UK capital’s event industry, featuring exclusive St James Hotel & Club, luxurious Corinthia Hotel, professional event organisers like Carter Hall Events, Wedgewood and many more of London's finest service providers.
Discover the best London has to offer in our latest edition!
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Troxy London event management
Troxy is a 1930's venue located in East London which captures the imagination of event organisers and attendees alike with a combination of vintage features and flexible working ethic. Originally a grand cinema, today the venue is an event space for live music, conferences, awards ceremonies, indoor sports and experiential cinema.
The Grand Hall is 1070m², pillar free flat floor, boasting a capacity for dinner of up to 1000 and taking into account the fixed tiered seating in the Circle, a maximum of 2,000 in theatre style format. Permanently installed AV, sound and lighting along with 2 stages supplement the venue’s art deco look and feel. The White Room and Conference Room are two smaller event spaces seating 150 or 40 delegates theatre style respectively, with nine dressing rooms and a production kitchen located backstage.
Troxy is Future Cinema’s venue network partner for its series of innovative live cinema events throughout 2013. The venue hosted the prestigious NME Awards, with organisers inspired to bring the event to Troxy based on the iconic acts who have gone before them, from Patti Smith and PJ Harvey to Beady Eye, New Order, Garbage, Stereophonics and Richard Hawley.
Carter Hall Events London event management
Carter Hall Events is a high-end, sophisticated boutique events company specialising in all major sporting and cultural events as well as bespoke concierge for corporate and private clients in the UK and overseas throughout the year.
'Your experience is their passion' whether it is the thrill of the screaming engines at the Monaco Grand Prix, the multifaceted creative force of Cirque du Soleil or the glitz and glamour of London’s exclusive nightlife their creative and personalised approach will ensure your initial ideas are transformed into a truly amazing and unique experience.
Using an innovative approach they aim to provide a tailor maid package to include securing event tickets, arranging private boxes, VIP guest list, transportation and also accommodation.
Depending on your personal preference Carter Hall Events can help you to travel in style, stay in luxurious accommodation or indulge in a wide range of entertainment.
Connecting Venues London event management
Connecting Venues is a London based boutique Event Management Company, specialising in meetings, incentives and social events in the UK and across Europe. Developing and maintaining long lasting relationships with their clients is extremely important to this agency. They go for a more personal approach and work together as a team. Therefore it has created two options:
Full Service Event Management
- Creative concepts based on your objectives and budget
- Venue finding
- Site inspections
- Liaise with third parties and suppliers
- Project management and logistics
- Invitation and registration process
- Budget control
Free Venue Finding
Over the years Connecting Venues has built strong relationships with premier venues and hotels. They receive the most competitive rates and get paid a commission for marketing the venue. As they don’t have contracts, they work independently and only offer what is best for you.
Their multi-lingual events team has more than 9 years of experience in creating the most inspiring and memorable events.
To find out more, get connected!
CWT Meeting & Events London event management
CWT Meetings & Events is a full service agency creating ideas and strategies that deliver measurable business results.
Services include live event production and management, meetings management, venue finding and group travel planning. The agency works on behalf of clients from a range of industry sectors and sizes, including SMEs as well as some of the world’s best known brands. With a client retention rate of more than 96%, you are assured of the highest standards of customer care.
Recognised as a global market leader, CWT Meetings & Events connects a talented global team of more than 1,600 specialists, operating in 74 countries and managing more than £600m each year. This combination of talent, reach and buying power is unmatched in the industry.
In the UK, the team consists of more than 60 account managers, sourcing specialists, meeting and group travel planners, event managers and other expert consultants able to support the clients to meet their business objectives whilst delivering flawless meetings and events.
Wedgewood Britain London DMC destination management companies
As London’s leading DMC since 1979, Wedgewood specialises in providing creative programmes in London and throughout the UK for corporate incentive & conference groups. It has been voted “Best DMC" for 2012 by readers of C&IT magazine. Choose Wedgewood if you want to:
Experience the high life: amazing views over London from stunning contemporary restaurants; champagne in a private capsule on the London Eye; the new Shard, Europe’s tallest building, with unbeatable panoramic views.
Make history: Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Hampton Court - some of London’s unique venues for gala events.
Make it an event: UEFA Champions League 2013, Wimbledon, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Royal Ascot, Hampton Court Palace Music Festival… Events to make an impact!
Make it exclusive: they can provide privileged access to some of the most exclusive venues, including private ‘members-only’ gentleman’s clubs.
With the excellent contacts and experienced multi-lingual team Wedgewood will ensure a first-class, personalised service, to provide an unforgettable and rewarding experience.
Clever Destinations - DMC London London DMC destination management companies
Clever Destinations DMC London together with Brighton, Birmingham and Manchester DMC's make a Clever Destinations group, operating throughout the UK. Part of the Pretty Clever Events group, the DMC's have been created to offer dedicated destination event management support to groups from other locations and countries.
If you want a job done properly, you ask an expert, right? Clever Destinations ensures that the majority of the UK is covered by a really hot, specialist service. Created under the umbrella of Clever Destinations, they believe their unique service is priceless for the clients. After all, clients don’t know the best solutions for their events if they live hundreds, sometimes even thousands of miles away!
Clever Destinations DMC staff and businesses have great relationships with venues and hotels, offering great rates and a real sense of ‘inside knowledge’. They know the best places to eat and for team building, they have got excellent suppliers with whom the agency have worked for years – up to a decade in some cases – and they are positive that clients will feel a sense of confidence when working with Clever Destinations.
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The Bloomsbury Big Top London banquet halls
Set in Coram’s Fields, the seasonal Bloomsbury Big Top brings bags of character and well over 2,500m² of event space to London each Christmas. Best suited to large-scale dinners and conferences, the venue has also catered for fashion shows and concerts, including the prestigious Visit London Awards in its debut year in 2010!
With capacity for over 1,000, it’s one of the biggest event spaces in the Bloomsbury part of town. Although effectively a temporary structure, the Big Top has all the latest sound and lighting facilities and is fitted with a thermostat-controlled heating system. It is also carpeted throughout, with luxury toilets and on-site 5-star catering facilities. A brilliantly built venue, the Big Top won the Event Magazine “Event Space of the Year” award in 2011 for the Medium 301 - 700 Category.
The Bloomsbury Big Top is situated on Coram’s Fields, and raises vital funds for the Coram’s Fields Children’s Charity.
Congress Centre London conference rooms
Six reasons to consider Congress Centre for your next event:
1. Fantastic central London location, close to public transport and a short walk from Covent Garden and Soho.
2. Unbeatable value for money.
3. Stunning architecturally-renowned 1950s’ modernist building, providing a striking backdrop for a wide variety of events, from conferences and exhibitions to fashion shows, awards dinners and product launches.
4. A fantastic range of hi-tech equipment, plus 100mg broadband, Wi-fi and more…
5. 17 flexible conference and event spaces, for events from 2 to 850 people.
6. Excellent credentials - the venue has already hosted events for corporate clients including Apple, Barclays, Coca-Cola, John Lewis, Microsoft and Yahoo! Repeat bookings are a high proportion of Congress Centre’s business thanks to excellent food and service.
Vinopolis London banquet halls
A special venue located in an impressive 3 acre site neighbouring Borough Market and minutes from rail, bus and underground networks, Vinopolis has over eight diverse event spaces all housed under magnificent Victorian railway arches in the heart of London’s vibrant Bankside area.
Designed with hospitality in mind; Vinopolis is a unique full service venue with an impressive capacity for up to 2000 guests. Offering the flexibility of individual room hire, dry hire or full event management services according to your requirements, our highly professional events team is available to work with you every step of the way to bring your vision to reality.
Every event space at Vinopolis has its own distinct characteristics. From an intimate gathering or a gala dinner to a joyous wedding celebration or a Christmas party like no other, every event has a home at Vinopolis.
Whatever the brief, Vinopolis has the capacity, flexibility and expertise to make your event one to remember.
ZSL London Zoo London special locations
ZSL London Zoo is the most exciting London venue. ZSL London Zoo has a number of spaces that are perfect for corporate and social entertaining all year round.
Unique to the Zoo are the variety of animal houses and exhibits which can be used for receptions, parties, barbeques and weddings. There are also lovely lawns and terraces that are perfect for summer celebrations.
The Zoo has a number of elegant rooms that are ideal for conferences, private dining, awards ceremonies, receptions and product launches.
By holding your event at ZSL London Zoo, you will be directly contributing all profits to conservation projects around the world.
The London Pavilion London banquet halls
Situated in a fantastic central London location, The London Pavilion enjoyed a highly successful debut year in 2012 and looks set to impress once again. Having hosted prestigious clients whose guests included the likes of Daniel Craig and Judy Dench, the venue’s reputation as a summer corporate event space continues to grow and it is rumoured that this year’s clientele list may be even more star-studded!
As a Summer-only venue, the Pavilion’s beautiful private garden is a quiet retreat in the heart of a bustling city, something highly sought after for corporate summer events. Add in an outside bar and you can see why this stunning event space is being tipped to attract even more enviable clientele for summer 2013.
Simple but elegant venue design has been coupled with incredible location to create the most desirable space in London for corporate events and private summer parties.
The London Pavilion, Bloomsbury is situated on Coram’s Fields, and raises vital funds for the Coram’s Fields Children’s Charity.
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St James Hotel & Club London 5* hotels
Located in the heart of London, the five-star St James Hotel & Club is a sophisticated retreat away from the hustle and bustle of London life. It is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and offers understated style, classical elegance and a long tradition of offering the highest standards of hospitality and service.
The hotel is home to 60 beautifully appointed bedrooms. Guests can choose from a variety of options from Superior Rooms to the vast Terrace Suite with an open fireplace and large roof terrace. St James and Westminster Suites can be combined to create The Penthouse, which is accessed via a private lift and boast a spacious roof terrace with panoramic views of London – the perfect oasis for a balmy breakfast, romantic star-lit dinner or glamorous cocktail reception.
Seven Park Place provides guests with a truly memorable dining experience. It is an intimate and chic backdrop for impressive, contemporary French cuisine, awarded the Michelin star and four AA Rosettes. The more informal William’s Bar and Bistro, styled to evoke 1920’s glamour, offers a menu of classic dishes for breakfast, light lunch, afternoon tea or pre- and post- theatre dining.
The Ampersand Hotel London boutique hotel
The Ampersand Hotel in London’s South Kensington is where people come together to talk, rest and enjoy honest cooking in a neighbourhood hotel and restaurant full of convivial soul. The hotel’s style is unpretentious yet packed with quirky touches, the atmosphere relaxed while delivering on the details.
Inspirational interiors make it a popular venue for corporate events and private parties. In three rooms for meetings and events the cabinet of curiosities comes to life! The Apero restaurant and bar nestled in the hotel’s vaulted cellars, is where locals and hotel guests can enjoy relaxed dining.
The Victorian values of discovery and wonder inform the design of 111 boutique rooms and suites. Interiors are based on five central concepts of botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy, echoing the arts and culture that are part of South Kensington’s DNA.
The Ampersands role is to immerse you in the city’s best parts – so you come back again to a hotel you want to keep to yourself.
Corinthia London London health & spa hotel
The luxurious Corinthia Hotel is located in one of London’s most prestigious areas, moments from Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. It boasts elegant restaurants, destination bars, a florist, London’s Next Generation of Spa and the world's first hotel concession for Harrods.
Spacious, air-conditioned rooms have luxurious décor blending the hotel’s 1885 character with state-of-the-art amenities. With city views, an LCD TV and free WiFi in each room, luxury bathrooms have marble finish.
Guests can book award-winning spa and health treatments at ESPA Life at Corinthia. A luxury hair salon by celebrated hairdresser Daniel Galvin is also on site.
With inspiration from world-class designers, the hotel’s beautiful lobbies and high ceilings greet guests on arrival. A choice of 2 bars offer freshly-made cocktails and a range of fine wines.
The Northall serves a menu offering the best of seasonal British cuisine in sophisticated surroundings. Modern Italian cuisine and home-made pastas are on offer in the vibrant Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar.
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Callooh Callay London bars & clubs
Callooh Callay is a cocktail bar in the heart of Shoreditch specialising in craft cocktails and premium service in a fun atmosphere. It was recently ranked 9th Best Bar in the World and was awarded World's Best Cocktail Menu 2012.
Callooh Callay has hosted events for Erdem, Lucozade, Vice, Puma, Penhaligon's, and more.
They have held photo and video shoots with Marks & Spencer, Roberto Cavalli, MTV, BBC Radio, C4, C5, and more.
Callooh Callay is proud to have been featured in UK Elle, Swedish Elle, GQ, Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Evening Standard, The Guardian & The Observer, The Stylist, In Style, TNT, Company, Theme, Time Out, Esquire, and more.......