Recently it has been reported that London has taken over as the Tech Capital of the World. Over the last couple of decades, tech companies have exploded within the capital and consequently, so have the number of events run by these companies. With a modern, relaxed yet productive feel, these events are often best placed in certain venues which are a lot more unique than traditional conference rooms.
We've had a look at some of the coolest venues in London for tech companies looking to make an impact with their next event.
The Loading Bay - Tech Space
With an industrial yet modern look, The Loading Bay in Shoreditch offers a tech-themed venue with a double-height ceiling and lots of natural light. Panels, pitch events, networking meet-ups and presentations are supported by high spec AV throughout, including wired and wireless casting options, microphones, record out capability and a SONOS system you can control.
Tech Space have recently signed up to get the Planet Mark Certification and are in the process of collecting energy usage/waste data to reduce this amount year on year. The Planet Mark Accreditation also includes social and governance auditing as Tech Space looks to work on becoming a more ethical company.
Within the events space, Tech Space source china and glass crockery to reduce the amount of disposable items which are used. The cleaning products at the venue are all sustainably sourced without the use of harsh chemicals. It also focuses on using local catering companies who echo its values of sourcing locally and providing a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to event catering.
Storey Club Paddington
Designed by award-winning architects Gensler, Storey Club Paddington blurs the boundaries between home and office.
There are six bookable rooms, each with its own distinct identity inspired by the home: a boardroom-style Library, a green and leafy Garden Suite, a fully equipped Kitchen and Dining Room, a recording studio-inspired Music Room and artist studio-style Atelier. With all the tech you need ready to hand, from video screens to unbreakable wifi.
Downstairs, there’s a large and flexible event space with seating for up to 220 that can be dressed or configured to suit any event – or divided into two workshop studios, perfect for training or presentations. And optional catering, by request.
Story Space are transitioning all their spaces to net zero by 2030 by reducing energy intensity and waste. It will implement smart energy management systems to boost building performance for your business and your team which bring increased operational efficiencies and a lighter carbon footprint.
Nothing goes to landfill. Story Space recycle everything they can and send the remainder for incineration. Value everything. Waste nothing.
Auditorium at Huckletree Shoreditch
Situated in the heart of the Silicon Roundabout, on the northern side of Finsbury Square, Huckletree is a collaborative workspace that offers several exclusive meeting rooms available for hire. In addition, it boasts an impressive auditorium which serves as a versatile space for various corporate and social gatherings.
The Auditorium is an inspiring creative space set with staging, tiered seating and an impressive backdrop. This event venue can accommodate 100 seated guests, or 130 standing, and is fully equipped with stage lighting, HDMI and wireless presentation system and surround sound.
Huckletree is now a certified B-Corp and is on a mission to build the an impactful ecosystem for the businesses of tomorrow, helping to bring positive social value to people, its sector and environment.
Convene at 22 Bishopsgate offers 3,715 sq meters of meeting rooms for up to 400 people. Designed with a premium experience in mind including built-in technology, on-site IT teams, comfortable seating, and high-quality hospitality services.
If your event requires a hybrid element, Convene Studio adds a virtual component for up to 10,000 remote attendees. Powered by professional production teams and virtual event technology, this solution enables hybrid capability when it matters most.
At 22 Bishopsgate, its four commitments; Learning & Education, Health & Wellness, Diversity & Inclusion and Environment & Sustainability underpin everything that they do. It has a bespoke Environmental, Social and Governance policy which is paramount to the success of both the building and community, and form a large proportion of its key ethos and values.
110 Rochester Row
110 Rochester Row is a premier event venue located in the heart of Westminster, London. The venue offers seven bright and airy event spaces suitable for a wide range of events, including conferences, meetings, seminars, workshops, training sessions, and private functions.
Each event space is equipped with modern AV equipment and high-speed Wi-Fi, making it the perfect venue for tech-savvy events. The spaces are also adaptable and can be configured according to your event requirements.
110 Rochester Row are committed to working in a sustainable way and are Green Tourism Certified. They comply with the requirements of environmental legislation and approved codes of practice. They participate in the Meetings Industry Association #20PercentLess initiative to reduce single use plastic by 20% with a view to eliminating by 2025.
About Zentive Agency
Zentive is a sustainable events agency in London focused on doing good. By integrating technology and following sustainable event practices, we create eco-friendly events that help you connect, reward and motivate your audience whilst leaving a lasting positive impact on the world. We believe in constantly pushing the boundaries of event planning and execution, embracing cutting-edge technologies, creative concepts, and immersive experiences. Our goal is to ensure that each event we organise leaves a lasting impact on attendees, participants, all stakeholders along the value chain, and the planet.