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In summer 2020 NoMad are coming to London. They will take residence in the heart of Covent Garden, by converting the historic, grade II-listed building formerly known as The Bow Street Magistrates’ Court, into a ninety-one room hotel. The interiors have been designed to complement the buildings history and architectural features, and the original Magistrates’ Courtroom will be re-imagined as a space for private events and gatherings.
As the NoMad’s first opening outside the United States, London is sure to receive gracious hospitality, understated elegance and comfort.
The Ivy Collection’s latest addition to its 36-strong restaurant empire is a 292-seater restaurant and bar: The Ivy Victoria. Situated in the middle of Victoria Street, serving its bustling business community, the strikingly decorated venue offers a sophisticated all-day dining destination with an all-encompassing menu to match.
Located on the first floor of the restaurant, and inspired by nearby St James’s Park, you will find The Pelican Room, a beautiful private dining area for 20. Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week this is a space that is perfect for both private celebrations and corporate entertaining.
Founded in 2016, The Wing is a growing community of women across the globe, gathering together to create spaces in which they can work, connect, and thrive. Their latest location is a five story townhouse in Fitzrovia, London. As well as a tea room, portrait gallery, and fitness room The Wing’s London abode offers phone booths, conference rooms and flexible meeting space, perfect for fostering serendipitous connection – but the spaces are for members only, not for private hire.
A ‘cultural amphitheatre in ‘the new heart of London’; upon opening Outernet certainly promises to be something truly unique. Boasting 23,000 square feet of screen space, restaurants, bars and a world class hotel this should be a one-stop-shop for creating next generation immersive experiences.
Below the street, the space expands further, with a 2,000 capacity auditorium and two other venues. Whether you’re planning a brand showcase, product launch or a spectacular corporate event this is definitely a venue to keep in mind.
The former Savill Court Hotel is undergoing extensive redevelopment to become Royal Windsor Park. Just 14 minutes’ drive from Heathrow Airport, the luxury property will feature 210 bedrooms and suites, 16 elegant meeting rooms with a Champagne lounge, tea salon, bar and spa. The hotel will be able to cater for events with capacities of 10 to 500, and their Ballroom will be 800 square meters of pillar-free delight. The Hotel Spa will be one of the UK’s leading wellness facilities, covering 2,500sqm of dedicated and secluded space.
Situated on Leicester Square, The Londoner is Edwardian’s brand new hotel. It will house 350 contemporary bedrooms, an 864 capacity ballroom, seven distinct meeting spaces (ranging in capacity from 20 to 70), a screening room, gym, rooftop terrace and a swimming pool. The multitude of public and private spaces will bring intimacy and energy to the hotel, from the open expansive lobby to the private guest areas, such as The Residence – where guests can relax, work and connect.
The View is the new conference and events space at the Royal College of Surgeons, and is due to launch in January 2021, following the redevelopment of this unique, historic building. Located less than five minutes’ walk from Holborn station, and a short journey from Euston and Waterloo, it will offer breathtaking sixth floor views over the tranquil green space that is Lincoln’s Inn Fields. On completion, this flexible space will be able to cater for 10 to 300, and will make a great location for a conference, meeting or drinks reception.
Following the unveiling of their glass elevator late last year, Battersea Power Station has now announced plans to create a fantastic new event space in the form of The Event Box, which will be open to visitors from 2021.
Whilst this won’t be London’s largest new venue – with a capacity of 1,500 – the range of events that can be held here will undoubtedly be a selling point, with everything from conferences and dinners to fashion shows and music events on offer.
Additionally, The Event Box will also house a space called Control Room A, which will boast a stunning 1930s Art Deco interior along with an impressive view enabled by balconies and bay windows looking out onto the grand Turbine Hall. With an intimate capacity of just 250, this space could be used for a number of exclusive events, as a separate venue, or as part of The Event Box.