12 NEW VENUES COMING TO LONDON THIS YEAR!
A brand new 3,000 capacity events venue on Greenwich Peninsular is opening its doors for events in summer 2019. Brought to you from designer Nissen Richards (V&A Lecture Theatre, Seoul Opera House), it stay-of-the-art production and seating capabilities, dinners and conferences for up to 1,400 guests, coupled with its outdoor space the “Showground” to accommodate up to 7,000 people make this venue not one to miss!
It all boils down to collaborative thinking. One person in a room can only rely on their own faculties and instincts for success. Yet a conference typically draws dozens – even thousands – of talented people together. They may be internal (employees, franchisees, stakeholders) or external (opening the doors to anyone with a ticket).
Both types of event have their merits, depending on the size and aims of your business. But overall, a conference is nothing more or less than a shared, communicative pool of individuals who are seeking to learn from one another.
Bob Bob Cité
Is the long-awaited follow-up venue to Bob Bob Ricard, and it’s coming to the Leadenhall Building in March 2019! It will bring you everything you expected and more: with booth seating, champagne buttons and a glamourous interior. Chef, Eric Chavot, will switch the original Anglo-Russian cuisine to French, country-style cooking, and cater to up to 190 guests seated in multiple dining rooms and three private hire venues. Could you want any more?
120 Fenchurch Street
This will be the newest addition to the D&D London group. Situated just below the stunning public Sky Garden, this new and exciting venue will offer fine dining for 200+ people with jaw-dropping panoramic views of London. It is sophistication at its finest, with every detail set exactly to position, ready for the grand opening this year. Why not consider planning your wedding, party or corporate event at 120 Fenchurch Street!
Vintry And Mercer, Garlick Hill
An exclusive, vintage and stylish venue brought to you from the owners of The Ampersand Hotel. Step back in time and grab a classic cocktail in their 1920s-styled basement D&D bar. Enjoy Asian tapas in their Vintry Kitchen, or sip your whiskey neat atop their Mercer Roof Terrace which overlooks St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard. If this was not enough, perhaps their three new meeting rooms – The Drawing Room, The Library and The Music Room – will be all you need to fulfil all your event wishes!
Belmond Cadogan Hotel
Having just opened, this is due to be a great new addition to the 5 star scene in Knightsbridge. Belmond Cadogan Hotel is a luxury property, once the haunt of Oscar Wilde and Lillie Langtry. Perfect for small events and private dinners.
Flight Club Victoria
Your favourite social darts bar has come to a brand new venue in Victoria! This brand new Flight Club brings even more real-time scoring, alternative dart games able to host up to 650 guests. Perfect if you are looking for something slightly more casual and fun!
Hard Rock Hotel, Mayfair
In spring, the Hard Rock Hotel is opening in London. Found on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane, the Hard Rock Hotel is destined to be a haven for music lovers as this 900-room hotel will boast two buzzing bars, plus a Hard Rock Cafe set to serve American cooking with a British twist. We can’t wait!
The Dixon, Tower Bridge
This new boutique hotel has only just opened. It’s part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection and is located on Tooley Street, near London’s iconic Tower Bridge. The Dixon is close to many of the capital’s landmarks, like Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe. The design of the hotel takes inspiration from the area’s vibrant cultural heritage and has 193 rooms, including 10 suites, with a new bar and restaurant as well.
Lincoln Plaza London, Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf is about to get another high rise with the addition of Lincoln Plaza London coming very soon! The sleek exterior is influenced by London’s commercial and financial hub while still drawing on the area’s industrial heritage. In the rooms you’ll find bespoke artwork and downstairs you can dine at Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen, have a tipple at Jack Speak bar or grab a sandwich at the Grocer. The in-house fitness centre has classes, a 24-hour gym for the nocturnal fitness fiends, a pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna. There’s something for everyone!
The Standard London, King’s Cross
With outposts in New York and California, this year The Standard will debut its first property outside of the US. Situated in a prime location for tourists and commuters alike, located directly opposite King’s Cross and St. Pancras Station, The Standard will be housed in the historic Camden Town Annex. The new building will celebrate the historical architecture while keeping The Standard’s distinctly modern design. The hotel will house 266 rooms, with some including outdoor terraces and bathtubs overlooking St. Pancras Station. The destination rooftop restaurant will be accessible by an exterior lift which will give visitors stunning views over London. While it doesn’t have an exact opening date or room price point, The Standard is sure to shake up the London hotel scene this year.
The Stratford At Manhattan Loft Gardens, Stratford
The Jubilee Line is about to become your new best friend as you’re going to want to take multiple trips out to Stratford to visit Manhattan Loft Gardens’ latest offering. The Stratford Hotel will be found inside a double-cantilevered tower which also contains a number of living spaces, three sky gardens and two restaurants. The design hotel features Scandinavian-inspired interiors by Space Copenhagen, with each of the 145 rooms filled with natural light and unique artworks. Minimalism at its finest.
RE-OPENINGS IN LONDON
The Kimpton Fitzroy London
This venue has recently undergone a £113 million renovation. Featuring 334 bedrooms, a 1920’s inspired Jazz bar and Neptune’s restaurant (which we think is the most instagrammable spot in Bloomsbury!)
Hilton is due to launch its new luxury brand; LXR Hotels and resorts in Spring 2019, with the brand new, fully renovated Biltmore Mayfair. With an enviable Grosvenor Square postcode, this will be a fabulous addition to the luxury hotel scene. We can’t wait!