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News & Guides

News & Guides

Keep on track with event organisation and updated what’s new with venues.

200 Aldersgate

Meeting Rooms at 200 Aldersgate

One of the latest in etc.venues line up of conference and events spaces, is located at 200 Aldersgate near St. Paul’s and the Barbican tube, giving it a central location with the latest in technology to meet your A/V needs and production requirements.

In terms of sizes, meeting rooms range from small rooms for meetings of 12 to the largest conference hall which can hold a maximum of 400, with 14 other rooms of varying sizes.
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Tobacco Dock

Tobacco Dock – Wapping/Tower Hill

If you’re looking for a relatively “blank” canvas in which to hold your event, the newly refurbished Tobacco Dock may be just the ticket. Formerly a warehouse then failed shopping mall; it has opened its doors to conferencing and hospitality, as a spectacular venue in which to hold large scale events. With over 16,000 m² over two floors and a combined capacity of 3,000 – this space would be ideal for parties, exhibitions and more niche use. It even comes with its own outdoor quayside space, and parking facilities for 800+ cars.
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Rosewood Hotel, High Holborn

Rosewood Hotel, High Holborn

October sees the opening of the brand new Rosewood Hotel, a luxury five-star located in High Holborn. The building itself was originally the head quarters of Pearl Assurance, built in 1914 as a neoclassical landmark, with Edwardian heritage clearly oozing from its appearance and facade.

Surprisingly, given its location, it's hidden away, accessed through a charming archway opening into a courtyard - providing guests from their first entrance with that warm fuzzy feeling of special treatment and pampering.
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Inamo, Soho & Covent Garden

Inamo, Soho & Covent Garden

Go back to the future at Inamo. Situated in Soho and St James they definitely leave tradition at the door. With its hi-tech atmosphere, diners will feel like they have stepped into a time machine and have been transported into the future.

From the outside, Inamo is seemingly ordinary, yet as you step inside you are greeted by large projection pods that are situated above each table, transforming each table into massive computer screens. This allows each diner to have a bespoke dining experience; you can chose the table mat patterns and even play computer games, such as battleships on the table.
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Circus, Covent Garden

Circus, Covent Garden

Roll up, roll up! Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to “Circus”!

From futurism to Cabaret, Circus, situated in Covent Garden, is the epitome of the West End entertainment. It incorporates cabaret and circus performers with being wined and dined; therefore it can only be described as the Jack of all trades of night out. Fitted with a modern interior, styled by iconic designer Tom Dixon, Circus is definitely one to go to if you are seeking a night full of indulgence.
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Charity Ball Organisers Guide to Silent Auction Technology

Charity Ball Organisers Guide to Silent Auction Technology

Are you in the process of planning a charity ball and debating whether or not silent auction technology in the form of tablets will benefit your event? Well look no further; this is your comprehensive guide to the pros and cons of tablets at charity balls.
  • Increasing Financial Contribution
  • Pre-event Auction Website
  • Sponsorship
  • Ease of Use
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Michael McIntyre

Sir Cliff Richard, Alesha Dixon, Rob Brydon, Michael McIntyre and The Saturday’s

Sir Cliff Richard, Alesha Dixon, Rob Brydon, Michael McIntyre and The Saturday’s were joined by "Go West," Biggins and the stars of Britain's Got Talent to provide an all-star line up for a charity party at London’s Grosvenor House raising £225,000 and featuring in Hello and OK magazines.
CL Events oversaw the entire event management, ensuring it was a sell out event and that over 1,000 party goers had a night they will never forget.
To give it an added twist, guests entered into the party spirit with “Gameshow Madness”, the ultimate party game, which rolled The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and Family Fortunes into a night of total lunacy and a lora, lora laughs!
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The Drift Bar

The Drift Bar

Planning an event or even just somewhere new to go for dinner? Well The Drift Bar might be just what you’re looking for.

This brand new bar in Central London is described as “an island of calm in the heart of the city” and provides the perfect location for a number of events from product launches to wedding receptions or even corporate functions.
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Dalston Roof Park

Dalston Roof Park

It’s safe to say that the summer weather was very much overdue and it seems the entire population of London couldn’t wait to get out there and top up their vitamin D as soon as the clouds cleared! Now this was great, but only if you were lucky enough to get there in time to nab yourself one of the hugely demanded outdoor tables. However, I for one am never one of the lucky few and therefore it seemed about time I went on the hunt for somewhere a little off the beaten track!
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Holidays with a difference...

Holidays with a difference…

Holidays are often the highlight of the year and this year is certainly no exception. With the coldest May in over 300 years and monsoon level rains hitting the majority of the UK, it’s safe to say we can’t wait to escape to a little summer sun. However, why not break from tradition and stay in a hotel with a difference.

  • Green Magic Treehouses, Kerala, India/li>
  • The Ice Hotel, Sweden
  • Rangali Island Resort, the Maldives
  • M/V Aria, the Amazon

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Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites Stratford London are up and running…

Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites Stratford London are up and running…

If you are looking for a hotel close to the Olympic Park, they don’t come much closer than IHG’s Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites in Stratford London. In fact, you’d better keep your bedroom window closed if you stay there, in case the wind takes the javelin in the wrong direction. It’s that close!

CL Events were willing guinea pigs for a trial run, prior to the Holiday Inn Stratford London’s official opening in May 2012. It’s been a while since Holiday Inn have had a new opening in London, so this hotel is a flagship for the brand.
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Guide To: Organising Events

Guide To: Organising Events

These are just a few of the lessons CL Events has learnt over its decades of experience in events management.
  • Details, details!
  • Set your ambitions
  • Plan your budget
  • Use local resources and help!
  • Match the venue to your needs
  • Agree reservation deadlines
  • Extra value?
  • Travel plans
  • Media buzz
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