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Hire Space 360

The Procurement Predicament: Overcoming Event Sourcing Challenges in 2024 and Beyond

Event procurement, exacerbated by issues such as longer response times and smaller teams, is becoming one of the key challenges for corporate event planners. Here's how you can overcome it with Hire Space.

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8 min read

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Digital Marketing

Digital Tools to Measure the Impact of Your Event

Modern event organisers have access to a whole arsenal of digital event tools they can use to measure metrics and build a better understanding of how their event performed - and how to improve the next time round. Here are five of the best.

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7 min read

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Digital Marketing

Where Do Events Fit into Your Marketing Strategy in 2024?

Events can be an invaluable part of an organisation's marketing mix when done right. To discuss this further, we sat down with Al Turner, CEO & MD of EightPR, to gain his expert insights.

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5 min read

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Venues

The Top Questions To Ask On Your Venue Site Visit

There is so much to consider when hunting for the perfect venue for your event, so we've put together a checklist for the important things to consider when heading on a site visit.

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5 min read

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Events

7 Corporate Event Trends And Predictions For 2024

From technology to tighter budgets, it's fair to say a lot has changed this year. Here's where we see the events industry heading in 2024, and what you can do to gear up for it!

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10 min read

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Summer Parties

6 Sizzling Venues For Summer BBQ Parties

Summer's in the air, and we're on the lookout for the best venues to throw a BBQ-based summer party. From rooftop terraces to hill top parks, a celebration at one of these venues is sure to be a sizzling success.

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4 min read

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Conferences

Unconventional Conference Venues You’ll Love

Want to host a conference with a twist? These unconventional conference venues will have your guests in awe!

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3 min read

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Christmas

6 Cracking Christmas Party Venues for 2024

We might be a while away from decking the halls, but Christmas parties (and mince pies) are always in the back of our minds. Check out 10 of our top picks for a cracking festive do below.

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4 min read

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Gala Dinners

7 Beautiful Banqueting Venues in London

We've listed some of our favourite banqueting venues, where feasting is foremost, so you can bring your guests together for a fabulous foodie affair!

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4 min read

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How To Guide

5 Cocktails With A Festive Twist

Get set for the festive season by brushing up on your Christmassy cocktails!

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3 min read

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Away Days

Top Tips to Make Your Away Day an Unforgettable Experience

If you want to create a bit of a buzz, refresh the team and give them something fun to talk about for months to come, be adventurous! Here are our top tips for memorable away days.

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4 min read

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Gala Dinners

The Top Sustainable Gala Dinner Venues in London

Putting on a gala dinner is already a huge task without even taking into account the event's environmental impact. To help you minimise both the stress and the impact of your event, we've compiled some of the venues that are doing the most to reduce their own impact.

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7 min read

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Museums

7 Quirky London Museums You'll Love

If you're up for a splash of uniqueness, with a dash of history, London's quirky museums are your go-to spots. Dive into these gems to spice up your event with some fun, learning, and a whole lot of quirkiness!

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5 min read

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Venue Finding

9 London Venues You Didn't Know You Could Hire

Want to impress your guests with a unique venue? Make your event memorable with these unusual spaces that we bet you didn't know you could hire!

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6 min read

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London Venues

Top 7 Central London Private Dining Venues

Whether it's a birthday, a corporate event or just an intimate catch up with friends, the scope for private dining is vast and varied, particularly in the heart of London. Here are 7 of the best on the menu.

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Summer Parties

11 Super Summer Party Venues

Pour yourself a Pimms, pop on your sun hat, and take a stroll with us through the best venues on the scene for a late summer do!

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6 min read

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Meetings

7 Quirky London Meeting Rooms to Inspire Creative Thinking

Dull backdrops don't spark inspiration, so check out our top picks of quirky London meeting rooms to bring teams together and get creative ideas flowing.

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4 min read

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Embracing Wellbeing in the Workplace: Strategies for a Healthier 2024

As we navigate into the year, enhancing workplace wellbeing is now more important than ever. Balancing the demands of professional life with personal care can be challenging, yet it's essential for both employees and employers.

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Away Days

The Year of The Employee: Creating Genuinely Engaging Experiences to Motivate Your Team

It's more important than ever that businesses invest in making their work culture genuinely engaging and supportive. Here, we've shared our insights on creating experiences to inspire, motivate, and lift up your team.

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Birthday Inspiration

7 Fun and Spacious Bars Perfect for Activities

Whether you're trying to get to know your colleagues, entertain clients or just have a laugh with some pals, these venues are perfect for a spot of competition and a fun-filled night out!

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4 min read

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Product Launches

The Top 5 Gallery Event Spaces In London

Whether you're an art enthusiast, an event planner, or simply in search of a venue for your next product launch, London's gallery spaces offer an unparalleled choice. In this blog, we'll guide you through the top gallery event spaces in London. Let's dive in!

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4 min read

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Meetings

6 Exquisite Meeting Spots in London

Whether you're planning a creative brainstorming session, or simply need a change of scenery for your team meetings, London offers some truly exquisite spots. It's time to discover the perfect setting for your next important meeting.

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3 min read

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Private Dining

7 Venues for Sumptuous Festive Dining

As the festive planning season arrives, the quest for the perfect dining spot becomes a top priority for many. Let us do the work, and plan for a festive feast that’s as spectacular as the setting itself!

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4 min read

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Weddings

3 Affordable Wedding Venues In London

Planning a wedding in London can be as dreamy as it is daunting, especially when trying to keep costs reasonable without compromising on the venue. Fortunately, London boasts an array of stunning yet affordable wedding venues that cater to every taste and budget. So let's dive in!

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2 min read

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Venue Finding

New Venues to look out for in 2024

We’re always on the lookout for new and upcoming venues opening their doors throughout the year to recommend to our clients. With the new year setting in, let us do the hard work and take a look at our top picks of new venues for 2024. You won’t want to miss some of these! 

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8 min read

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