Unusual and Unique Events and Venues in East London

Unusual and Unique Events and Venues in East London

There is something unique about East London. The city's East End has a proud identity and is emerging as a cultural hub. From industrial conversions to contemporary spaces, there is a collection of versatile venues in East London available for hire. These unique and interesting venues also host creative events throughout the year, providing opportunities for cutting edge performers and artists to share their work. They also provide a platform for hosting a variety of events, including corporate launches, conferences, meetings, receptions, fashion shows and more.

Village Underground

A renovated nineteenth century warehouse is used as a dynamic venue at Village Underground in Shoreditch. This cultural and exhibition space is also an ecological project that incorporates recycled trains and shipping containers, as well as reclaimed staircases, furniture and flooring. The Victorian industrial space features a collection of old London Underground carriages, including studio spaces that have been created from converted tube carriages from the Jubilee Line. In addition to carbon neutral studio spaces, a living roof adds to the city's biodiversity and complements the environmentally-friendly spirit of the venue.

Village Underground is used for creative and unique live music, theatre, cross arts and performance events, as well as DJ-led club nights. Exhibitions are regularly held in this striking space, which has a sister venue in Lisbon, Portugal. Easily accessible by bus or tube, the venue is located south-west of Old Street Station and north of Liverpool Street Station.

Old Truman Brewery

The Old Truman Brewery is a multi-purpose space that hosts a mix of events, including conferences, tradeshows, exhibitions, product launches, fashion shows, receptions and more. You won't find drinking or dancing partiers at the Old Truman Brewery, which accommodates up to 2,000 people. Located in the heart of East London's innovative arts and media quarter, the industrial space includes the Grade II listed Boiler House and the recently renovated F Block warehouse. Situated on 91 Brick Lane, the venue is a 5 minute walk from Shoreditch High Street Station and 10 minutes from Liverpool Street Station.

At the centre of London's youth culture scene, there are several nearby businesses in the creative sector including shops and galleries. The site itself is a mix of office, retail, leisure and event spaces. There are also many exciting independent bars and restaurants with dishes from around the world and local favourites, including the independent music venue 93 Feet East. Several interesting markets are also hosted at the Old Truman Brewery including the Renegade Craft Fair London Winter Market, as well as distinctive weekly events such as Homegrown Independent Designers & Makers, the Vintage Market and the Backyard Market.

East Wintergarden

The East Wintergarden at Canary Wharf is a sophisticated venue in one of London's most important business hubs. This stylish venue is wholly modern in design, featuring a 27-metre high glass atrium, steamed beech wood panelling and stunning coloured marble. Opened in 2003, the event space boasts dazzling views of Jubilee Park and Canary Wharf's waterfront promenade. It is a favourite location for corporate, private and charity events.

The East Wintergarden boasts space for up to 1,000 people for receptions and up to 500 for banquets. In addition to hiring the main space under the massive arched atrium, a suspended gallery space over the main floor can also be hired for smaller events. The Promenade Room is also available as a boardroom for meetings, workshops, press conferences and presentations. The striking venue is accessible by the London Underground and DLR, with stations steps away.

Tobacco Dock

One of London's newest venues is Tobacco Dock, a reinvested industrial space with more than fifty rooms and spaces. The multi-use venue offers a lot of character and is a great option for exhibitions, conferences, filming and other events. Tobacco Dock boasts over 16,000 sq. metres of floor space under haunting vaults, as well as an outdoor quayside space. The Great Gallery is the largest room at 1,300 sq. metres, with beautiful oak beams and plenty of natural light.

The Grade I listed building was built in the early nineteenth century as a warehouse for receiving and storing tobacco shipped from the Americas. The historic setting has been the site of several interesting events, including the Taste of Christmas and Wired. Tobacco Dock is just ten minutes from Tower Bridge, the City and Shoreditch with excellent transportation links. The neared Underground station is Tower Hill. Tobacco Dock is also accessible on the DLR (Shadwell Station) and Overground (Shadwell and Wapping stations).

These incredible venues cause any event to be a memorable and spectacular experience, making them a vital asset for companies located in the East London business area.