With Christmas just around the corner, we’re getting ready for parties, presents and plenty of delicious food. However, once the hype has died down and the Big Day has once again passed for another year, we turn our attention to the new year ahead. A time for renewal, rejuvenation and restoration, the New Year offers revitalised opportunities to set yourself some brand new goals. You’re going to need a brand new venue for that.
So, in preparation for the new decade in which we are about to enter, Hire Space brings you the 10 hottest haunts opening in 2020 so you can start your New Year the way you mean to go on: in style. Whether you need a venue for a conference, a kick-off-the-new-year meeting, or a team away-day, we’ve got you.
1. Orange Yard
Once an iconic music venue, this jazzy space set in the heart of Soho has reinvented itself as a corporate venue, just with a bit of fun sprinkled on top. Reminiscent of its musical glory days, this venue will add a 70s glam edge to any private meeting or drinks reception.
Hot Feature: Nostalgic colourful 70s decor and furniture.
From the 70s to the 80s! The hotly anticipated opening of the quirky nhow Hotel in trendy Shoreditch is finally here - 2020 sees this unique hotel officially open for business! Paying homage to its arty East London neighbourhood, its 190 bedrooms are unconventional in style and adorned with quirky contemporary art and textures. Three 80s-themed meeting spaces offer state-of-the-art technology fused with evocative old school game inspired decor.
Hot Feature: Dogs are allowed! Bring your dog to work day, anyone?
Need a purpose-built, refreshed event space situated in the heart of London Bridge, you say? Look no further! 10 Union Street is the venue for you. 13 bright spaces complete with state-of-the-art AV (and moveable walls!) are spread across three floors, so this venue really can cater for all the conferences and meetings you could shake a stick at.
Hot Feature: Originally two buildings, a 19th century hop warehouse and a 1980s office block, the two have been connected by a unique, striking spiral staircase.
10 Union Street
An exciting new venture from the world’s most hip and happening Japanese restaurant, Nobu Hotel London Portman Square is located in the desirable West End, sharing a postcode with high-end Marylebone. Featuring 249 effortlessly chic guestrooms, as well as a Nobu restaurant, ballroom and dedicated meeting spaces, up your conference or gala dinner game by immersing your guests into an iconic world-famous brand.
Hot Feature: This cool, minimalist hotel with echoes of Japanese culture was brought to life by London-based architecture and interior design firm, David Collins Studio, working alongside Make Architects.
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch. Portman Square will have a similar look and feel
The Edwardian group is intrinsically linked to all things London, so this new development aims to showcase their passion for our glorious Capital. Featuring 350 bedrooms, eight above-ground stories and six below-ground, not only will this hotel have some seriously unique event spaces, but it will also be London’s deepest hotel basement.
Hot Feature: Located just a stone’s throw from glitzy Piccadilly Circus and includes two Odeon cinemas due to be the venue of choice for future premieres, so you may even see some cinematic legends!
Photo Source: prolificlondon.co.uk
6. Oval Campus
Situated in trendy East London, Oval Space takes the crown for industrial chic warehouse vibes perfect for immersive events. Next door, its sister venue, The Pickle Factory, is a more intimate venue ideal for music events or corporate parties. Now, we present to you Oval Campus. Essentially a mashup between the two to create one huge event neighbourhood, the latest installment accommodates up to 400 guests across two floors and offers a beautiful rooftop terrace presenting sprawling views across the unique industrial city landscape. This collection is just too cool for school.
Hot Feature: Whatever event you’re planning, these three venues, just a stone’s throw from each other, can accommodate it all. Easy, effortless and edgy.
Oval Space, Oval Campus's older sister
7. Groucho Club
Although this Soho venue isn’t brand new, it's being given a serious facelift. The second floor is being refurbished to combine the Gennaro Room, Mackintosh Room and 3 bedrooms into one large dedicated event space. This sparkly new event space ideal for conferences, exhibitions, meetings or private dinners, will also be able to be seperated into 3 different event spaces, perfect for breakout or networking spaces.
Hot Feature: This sophisticated venue is renowned for its stunning contemporary art collection, adding a cultivated edge to any event.
Previously just your standard pre-war ballroom, the George V ballroom has been transformed into a stunning event space which will add a colourful edge and become a talking point at any event. The room has been adorned with colourful wallpaper depicting lakes, tropical botanicals and creatures from all over the world, and has become a show-stopping option for your conference, gala dinner or wedding.
Hot Feature: The eccentric decor was inspired by the far-flung adventures of King George V.
George V Room, The Bloomsbury
9. 14 Hills
This brand new venue from dining group D&D London is one of our favourites. Dubbed a ‘forest in the sky’, the 14th story space welcomes you with a canopy of over 100 trees and shrubs adorning its ceilings. One level below London’s biggest roof garden, the indoor jungle concept of this venue is simply stunning. Ideal for a meeting that’s looking for a bit of greenery instead of four white walls.
Hot Feature: The incredible plantlife canopy - you’ll feel like you’ve stepped straight out of The Jungle Book.
This newly built theatre is the latest to grace Soho’s theatrical streets. A cutting-edge venue in more ways than one, of particular interest is their circular Art Deco auditorium, which can revolve 360 degrees and is capable of 8 different stage configurations. This flexibility means it can be transformed into pretty much whatever you need to create your perfect event, whether it be intimate screenings, seminars or even a theatrical production!
Hot Feature: The revolving auditorium, of course!
These exciting new London openings bring with them a plethora of new opportunities for a year full of successful events, accommodating anything and everything from conferences and meetings to intimate high-end dinners and lots more.
Watch this space for plenty more exciting London venues opening soon! If you want to discuss any of these venues further, or just to have a chat about how Hire Space can help you find the perfect venue for your event, get in touch today.
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