If you’re looking to create a buzz at your next event, try holding it in a new venue as there’s nothing guests like more than being the first to experience a new event space. Here’s our round up of the best new venues 2020.
Make your event extraordinary in a new venue for 2020.
London’s range of venues, hotels, restaurants and delegate attractions is growing all the time. From iconic cultural haunts to contemporary spaces, there’s always something new to discover in the capital. To help you prepare for the new year, and new decade, Evolve Events brings you the most exciting new venues 2020 has to offer so you can start planning your year of successful events.
If you want to get ahead of the crowd and be one of the first to use one of the new venues for your event, whether it’s a venue for a conference, a private celebration or a summer away-day, then get in touch with our team who will be happy to help and find you the perfect venue for any event.
The Drumsheds is a spacious warehouse venue for hire in Enfield and is run by the team behind Printworks and Magazine London, specialisits in large scale event venues and activations. The former BOC gasworks comprises of 10 acres of outdoor Space and 4 large scale, interlinked warehouses which can be booked together or individually, offering the ultimate industrial Space for both events and filming. With a total indoor capacity of 10,000 and set away from residential areas, events have the potential to run longer, later and louder than anywhere else in London whilst still being central and accessible.
Dubbed the “forest in the sky” with more than 100 trees and shrubs, 14 Hills is the latest offering from the D&D dining group. The 14th story space at 120 Fenchurch Street welcomes you with a jungle canopy including philodendrons, fiddle tree figs and alocasia palms. The restaurant has views across the whole city, incredible décor and great food to match. Available for exclusive hire, as well as being home to a private dining room great for hosting meetings and events.
London’s funkiest mini golf opens by Battersea Power Station. Enter the tunnel under the arches and take an exhilarating journey through their surreal 9-hole course. Created by the team behind Rooftop Film Club and SFG Club, Birdies new nine-hole mini-golf course is full of twists and turns. Instead of miniature windmills and artificial grass, visitors will be put through their paces in a series of dark passages, pressure pads and towering ramps. Each individual hole has been designed to put your speed, accuracy and determination to the test. Combine crazy golf with cocktails and street food as former Gilgamesh chef Ian Pengelley has overseen the menu to create a competitive socialising concept
Exhibition London is a new multi-purpose music, culture and event venue located in the heart of the Westfield London development and is part of the £8 billion regeneration of White City which brings a welcome new destination for culture to West London. This stunning Victorian structure was first built in 1899 and was originally used as an engine house for Central London Railways. Iconic TFL aesthetics remain in place, with the tiled interior walls and red brick lending unique character to this vibrant venue. The event space stands across two floors and a total of 1,271 sq metres of useable event space; the Ground Floor comprising the entrance foyer, reception space and four additional rooms and the main event area, situated on the First Floor, with 775 sq metres of uninterrupted floor space and a flexible stage. A dynamic and adaptable environment with multiple spaces, Exhibition London is an ideal choice for conferences, exhibitions, award dinners, product launches, location filming and live music events.
The Secret River Garden
Launched last year the beautiful Secret River Garden ups it’s festival vibe for 2020 by introducing Tipi tents as part of their package for corporate events over the summer season. Only available for a few select dates each year, it’s a truly exclusive venue that brings a taste of the countryside to London. Perfect for up to 130 – 200 people, guests can enjoy welcome drinks on the main lawn over-looking the Thames before following a winding path through the woodland as the stunning main Tipi is revealed and a late lunch enjoyed, with views of the river through the dappled light of the weeping willow and, as the day drifts into evening, an open bonfire can be lit for guests to gather round whilst sipping drinks from a pop-up gin or whisky bar hidden in the woods. This is a very special place where you are transported back in time, a place where you feel in the depths of the countryside but only 20 minutes by train from Waterloo – or if you fancy something extra special you can even arrive by boat.
The Market at 22 Bishopsgate
Opening in the City of London early in 2020, this 20,000-square-foot food hub is set to immediately become one of the city’s biggest food markets. Located on the second floor of the 278m-high tower, it will reserved for people working in the building during the day but opening to the public at evenings and weekends. Expect it to be quite popular, especially since 22 Bishopsgate will also feature the highest free public viewing gallery in the capital. The 450-cover space will consist of a restaurant, regularly-changing street food style kiosks, a wine bar, events space, and terrace complete the space.
The Embassy Gardens Sky Pool
Sadly only available to residents of the development but we had to include this architectural gem in our round-up as it’s one of the most ambitious structures to open in 2020. Spanning the Embassy Garden’s Legacy Buildings, the Sky Pool is the world’s first ‘floating’ swimming pool. Once installed (and the delivery alone with be quite the logistical feat), the 25-metre long transparent pool will enable swimmers to see the ground, and people below see the sky. Worth a look if you’re in the area, why not combine it with a trip to one of the new restaurants at New Union Square.
Market Hall West End
The biggest food court yet, Market Hall West End launched at the end of last year on the site of the old BHS on Oxford Street, providing a three-storey spot with room for 900 dining guests. Featuring 11 food traders, 4 bars (including a tap room and cocktail lounge), two event spaces and a roof terrace bar with a retractable roof along with a TV studio that’ll be used to host video podcasts, interviews, and cooking demonstrations.
Kensington Roof Gardens
The well loved venue Kensington Roof Gardens, famous for its flamingoes, had been welcoming guests since 1933 but has been closed for a while now by its operator Virgin Group. However rumours abound that it may well be re-opening as a restaurant or members club by 2020 as the landlord is looking for a new operator. Great news for the events industry as this unique space is a stunning place to entertain.
Set in the heart of London Bridge, by Borough Market, 10 Union Street is a newly refurbished, purpose-built event space. Originally two buildings, a 19th century hop warehouse and a 1980s office block, the two have been connected by a unique, striking spiral staircase. Guests will enter through the atrium which highlights some of the incredible architectural features of the building before making their way to one of the 13 flexible event spaces, all boasting an abundance of natural daylight, state of the art AV and a contemporary feel.
Not a new venue but a new name and an £18m facelift at the East London’s Geffrye Museum, reopening in summer 2020 as Museum of the Home.
The much-loved ‘rooms through time’ exhibition will remain in situ whilst the revamp boasts a plethora of new features including a learning pavilion and studio, the existing garden will now be open year-round, and the museum will also be graced with an eco-friendly roof garden. Expansive manicured lawns and established plane trees with the backdrop of the 300 year old Grade-I listed almshouses of the Geffrye Museum make this an iconic and unique venue for events.