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Venue Review: Clerkenwell & Social

It's all very well getting a bartender to mix a few drinks together and call it a cocktail. But that's not what Clerkenwell & Social is about. They're into infusions. And now, so are we. There's a lot of lingo bounding about at the moment, offering variations on the word 'fusion' - Korean-Mexican fusions ('korexican') being an absolute classic. But infusion cocktails are no gimmick or new-fangled concept. Infusion is a technical process that's as old as tea. Source: Unknown The technique in

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5 Beautifully Industrial Venues in London

Unquestionably, the big trend that has emerged in venues this year is the bold, stark, and raw look of industrial venues. By restoring old Victorian factories and warehouses, and not making the mistake of covering up original features, these designers are really bringing something new to the venue scene - something that's historical and yet fresh at the same time. Think exposed brickwork, expansive windows and beautiful beams. 1. Tramshed by Mark Hix

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Unique Venue Of The Month: Cahoots

Deep below the streets of Soho, behind a concealed door, is a secret underground station. Once you've found the entrance, and stepped down inside, you'll find an entire tube carriage, authentic war-time interior features, and an air raid bunker. But this isn't just an intricately designed museum. It's a bar. The entire concept behind this venue - from the authenticity of their features to their team of staff with 1940s a

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The 7 Best Speakeasy Bars in London

In London's nooks and crannies, behind unmarked doors, inside abandoned tube stations, and through secret entrances, are some of the world's most incredible bars. You've just got to know where to look. Here are 7 of the best - all of which you can hire for your event through Hire Space. 1. Purl Full of 'secret nooks and crannies', where photos of

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London's 7 Most Mouthwatering Caterers

It's no secret that an event can live or die by the quality of the food. You're only a few lukewarm canapés away from a complete disaster. But it's also a huge opportunity: if you can dazzle your guests with sumptuous food all night, you'll transform their entire experience of your event. By taking care over your catering choice, you're giving your event the best chance to flourish. 1. Ampersand Price: Mid-range From gin and tonic 'glaciers', to donuts s

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Southwark Cathedral Officially Opens Brand New Churchyard

In the heart of Borough Market, where top buttons are being undone, wine is being spilt, and oysters are being cracked open, Southwark Cathedral quietly rises into the air. The stunning and yet subtle cathedral has seen over a thousand years of London's history. Dating as far back as 606 AD, today its spires share the same sky as The Shard. In this respect, the venue offers a quintessential slice of London life: the bustle of Borough

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Venue Marketing Series: Twitter

Twitter is a place where great minds meet utter nonsense. One tweet will offer genuine wisdom, only to be buried by another which misspells chaotic speculations about the next episode of Game of Thrones. It can also be a place of merciless hostility. Jon Ronson's recent book So You've Been Publicly Shamed has chartered some of the brutal stories of people whose lives have been destroyed by a misjudged tweet. An ill-conceived joke, a particularly opinionated rant, a typo - a ruined life. It's a

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The World's Easiest Way To Find The Perfect Venue

Need the perfect venue? Want to get it as easily and quickly as possible? Here's what you should do. Just fill in this lightning-quick form, and the world experts in UK venues will dedicate themselves to finding exactly what you're looking for. And they won't charge you a penny to do it. Here's how it works. 1. Click your event Whatever your event is, we've got you covered. 2. Pop in the details The essentials of

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This Is Why Liverpool Has Such Amazing Venues

Perched on its tip, Liverpool was the crowning jewel of The British Empire. It welcomed in exotic goods from all over the world, and for a solid 200 years, 40% of the entire world's trade passed through Liverpool's docks. It wasn't just a jewel: it was the devouring powerhouse of the industrial revolution. It feels like ancient history - a Liverpool very different to the one we all love now. But it was this epic industry that laid the foundations for a city that now sparkles with such unique ve

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Unique Venue Of The Month: Drink, Shop & Do

Drink, Shop & Do is a venue of two halves, both brilliant, both very different. The first is a light, bright café , jam-packed with multi-coloured paper balloons, taxidermy and sweets. They host imaginative day-play events for adults, like 'Bloody Marys & Boardgames', 'Benedict Cumber

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The 5 Most Epic Party Venues In London

Epic. It's not a term we casually dish out. These venues are unstoppable forces, ripping up the fabric of London's events scene with their progressive vision and monumental scale. If you're struggling to find a venue that can handle your vision, then start taking notes. 1. Pulse & Bankside Vaults Southwark Capacity: 2000 Deep underground London, somewhere beneath Southwark, lies 19,000 square feet of jaw-d

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This Is Why Birmingham Has Such Amazing Venues

You probably already know that Birmingham has a vast array of insanely cool venues. Places like The Rainbow Pub, Ort Cafe and Compton Verney are completely amazing. But have you ever wondered why your venues are a cut above the rest? We offer five simple but powerful reasons, which go some way to explaining why Hire Space had to come to Birmingham. 1. You've got history

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13 Amazing DIY Name Card Ideas

It's the little touches that separate good events from amazing events. The tiny details where you get to express yourself, and let loose with your creativity and personal flair. Name cards an easy and often free way to add a splash of yourself to the event your planning. Here are 13 great ideas. 1. These painted horses If you cover with chalkboard paint, you can give any set of figurines a uniform look and a writeable surface. 2. This tagged macaroon Everybody loves macaroons. 3. These p

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The Definitive Top 7 Quirky Conference Venues In London

You've got a bottom line. You've got targets, ambitions, plans and a strategy. And your conference venue has to fit into all of that. But what you really need is a conference venue that's going to put bums on seats - it's as simple as that. And while you've got a whole load of considerations, nothing is more important than this: the venue has to be exciting, unusual, even unexpected. Spark your attendees' imaginations, and free your own. This is the definitive list of London's quirky confere

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Manchester's Top 5 Venues For Bumping Into A Footballer

The Manchester football rivalry is an epic contest between two of the world's greatest teams. But we know what we really care about: catching a glimpse of the stars when they're painting the town red - or blue. These five venues, all available for private hire on Hire Space , are your best shots of cosying up with Manchester's titans of football. 1. Club Liv

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Unique Venue of the Month: Carousel

I don't know about you, but when I visit a venue, one of the main things on my mind is the food. Bowl food, canapés, full-blown meals or little treats - it's my favourite part of events. And it's important: heart-meltingly delicious cuisine can catapult any venue to the top-end of London's sought-after spots. If the venue is beautiful, and the food's that good, you might just have one of London's most special venues. Welcome to Carousel .

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Digital Marketing

Venue Marketing Series: Facebook

Facebook elicits all sorts of responses. Some hate it - they've deactivated their accounts, vowing never to go back, insisting it's unnecessary, even evil. Some love it - they swear by it, live by it, barely dare to be away and never, ever log out. But for you, all that matters is this: What this graph shows is that Facebook drives traffic. More traffic than Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and all the others combined. As 'virologist' Emerson Spartz, the genius behind Spartz media, has said, 'Face

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Venue Marketing Series: Introduction To Content Marketing

Content marketing is when a company produces something useful, interesting or entertaining for potential customers. This might include Youtube videos, social media output, infographics, blog posts, or even a mini-series. Here we explain why it's so important, and how it could help you. In 1997, Seth Godin put into words what many marketers were beginning to realise: there's just too much stuff out there. When he was writing - and this was before the internet - the average person would see about

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Four of London's Pet-Friendly Venues

If you are the type of person who brings their furry friend everywhere, then you are going to fall in love with these pet-friendly venues! Why leave your best friend at home when they can enjoy the day with you? Pets are people too, right? The genius who decided to open venues that are animal friendly was just that, and now we are spreading the word on London's top four.🐾 1. Garden at Alebrijes The Garden space at

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5 Venues That Have Been In The Movies

London is a magnet for directors all over the world. Which means, of course, that loads of Hire Space venues have been in the movies. Here are five of the best. 1. Momo Resto This moroccan themed venue has a gorgeous outside area, and intricately decorated restaurant. Source: timeout.com The Movie: Bridget Jones' Diary

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7 London Venues With Amazing Wall Art

We trawled through the thousands of venues that are on Hire Space, and picked out the ones with the best murals. They're amazing. 1. Shakespeare's Globe 2. Barrio East 3. Drapers

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How Is Hire Space Free?

It can be difficult to get your head around. You have access to thousands of unique venues from across the UK, you can contact them in seconds, and you aren't charged even a penny. In fact, you'll probably end up saving money. Too good to be true, right? Actually, no. We've worked out a way to make sure we never need to charge our customers anything. Let us explain. 1. Here's how Hire Space works You're after a venue. You go onto Hire Space, discover your favourites, and contact them quickl

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Venue Review: Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a phoenix. Amazingly, the first time it burned down was after the Great Fire Of London - it survived that fire. But six years later, it was burnt to a crisp. But it rose, rebuilt, only a few years later - only to be destroyed once again, in 1794. And in 1809, having been rebuilt again, it caught alight, and Theatre Royal

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Away Days: Marshmallow Towers or Serious Stuff?

Away days range from the brilliant to bizarre, and from the totally pointless to the absolutely indispensible. We talk to Malcolm Taylor, Director at Your Excellency Ltd and co-founder of the Oarsome Team Development Programme, to sort the wheat from the chaff. 1. Have you been taken on any brilliant away days yourself? Any disastrous ones? I spent 25 years in the “corporate world” prior to setting up Your Excellency and attended team-building events and away-

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