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Review: Church House, London

“Formal, old-school event space in Westminster…” Designed and built in stages between 1886 and 1939, Church House Westminster is steeped in religious and political history. As the administrative home of the Church of England, it also played host to the UK parliament during World War II and part of the United Nations, which was formed shortly afterwards. Located…

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Review: Hilton Birmingham Metropole

“Relax and let the dedicated Events and Operations Team Members exceed your expectations with unparalleled service and excellence…” Nothing in over a decade of running large scale events could have prepared me for being involved with a dinner for 750 people at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, one of the largest banqueting spaces in the UK’s ‘second city’, which…

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London Venue Awards

Yesterday saw the creme de la creme of the London event venue community come together to celebrate the annual London Venue Awards, organised by GCN, the Global Conference Network. Congratulations to all winners in 19 categories. The nominees and winners are listed below. Best New or Refurbished Venue Winner: Printworks London (Created by Venue Lab) Nominees: &Meetings…

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Review: Hilton on Park Lane

“The Grand Ballroom is one of the largest in London…” Taking part in the annual British Accountancy Awards has its perks, not least among them enjoying the traditional hotel banquet offered by the Hilton on Park Lane, one of the best known London ballrooms – and one of only a handful capable of catering for over…

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Review: Prestonfield House, Edinburgh

“Really comfortable and not overly grand…” A hidden gem in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, this a stunning boutique Edinburgh doll’s house of a hotel – with 23 suites and rooms – has some of the most dramatic bedroom decor I have ever seen, in the secluded setting of a country golf course. It is also…

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Review: The Ned, London

“More glamour that you normally expect in central London…” Opened in May 2017, The Ned is a combination of members’ club, hotel and events venue, owned and operated by the Soho House & Co. With 252 bedrooms and suites, The Ned spans the Grade I listed Midland Bank building on Poultry in the City, within…

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