Whatever kind of event you are running from live music, a corporate conference or seminar or simple family party or get together, chances are there will be a venue in London that suits your requirements.
London has long been famous for its music scene and the hundreds of venues that support live music events. From large arenas such as Earls Court, Wembley Arena and the O2 Arena, the numerous mid-size venues, such as Brixton Academy, Hammersmith Apollo and the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, to the hundreds of small clubs and pubs that host live music events London has a live music venue to suit any size band or budget. it is this music scene that over the years has produced some of the most influential musicians and bands the world has ever seen. During the 1970s and 1980s, musicians like David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Cat Stevens, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, the Kinks, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Madness, the Jam, the Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Fleetwood Mac, the Police, the Cure, Squeeze and Sade, took the world by storm, deriving their sound from the streets and rhythms vibrating through London.
Towards the end of the seventies London was the birth place of punk music with enduring figures such as the Sex Pistols, the Clash and Vivienne Westwood all based in the city. more recent artists to emerge from the London music scene include Bananarama, Bush, East 17, Siouxie and the Banshees, the Spice Girls, Jamiroquai, the Libertines, Babyshambles, Bloc Party, Coldplay and Amy Winehouse. London is also a centre for urban music. In particular the genres UK garage, drum and bass, dubstep and grime evolved in the city from the foreign genres of hip hop and reggae, alongside local drum and bass. In the 80′s London was the main city in the new wave of british heavy metal era which made bands like Iron Maiden and Motrhead famous all around the world.
London also hosts many music festivals, including the O2 Wireless Festival, Notting-Hill Carnival and The Camden Crawl.
So as shown above London has much to offer the music lover. Whether it is the listener or maker both can easily satiate their musical desires, but what of the businessman? Does London offer him sufficient options when it comes to holding a successful corporate event. The answer to this question is simply yes. Financial capital of Europe, international networking hub and global business centre, London offers corporate event planners the world-class platform on which to set their business communication. Old and new live in juxta position in London. The 2,000 year old Tower of London sits alongside Tower Bridge and City Hall in view of Canary Wharf and the so called Gherkin building. popular conference and event venues to the east of the city include The East Winter Gardens, Museum of Docklands and the Four Seasons Canary Wharf, to name but a few of the possibilities. In the west, Harrods, Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and the beautiful Syon House offer the perfect setting for events.
For training facilities, the Hatton in central London or the acclaimed universities and centres of research excellence offer clients value for money and delegates the chance to unwind after a busy and productive session by stepping into Covent Garden or Kensington for some shopping. As well as excellent accessibility to London from international destinations, the internal transport system in the city is simple to navigate. Combined with the wealth of venue options, London offers expertise and professional understanding. Visit London; destination management companies, technical providers or caterers- services available to ensure your event is a resounding success, and your return to London in the near future.
Once the hard work is over there are plenty of options for revelry in one of London’s many pubs and clubs. According to GLA Economic London has 3,800 pubs, 9% of the total number of public houses in Britain. there are also 233 nightclubs in London or 15% of nightclubs across Britain. so as you can see you will not be lacking for potential venues whatever kind of social event you are organising.
Whatever type of event you are holding you may require PA or audio visual hire facilities to ensure you present the most professional finish to your event. Live music events stand or fall on the quality of public address system in place and corporate events require not only equipment of the highest quality but also service and professionalism that is second to none. Once again London is not found wanting in this respect. London is home to some of the UK’s biggest and most experienced audio visual hire specialists. Many AV hire companies can supply a huge range of equipment and services. Sound system hire such as live music and conference PA systems, microphone hire, DJ equipment hire and backline such as drum kits and guitar amplifier are available at many audio visual hire suppliers in London. Also available are other aspects of AV equipment such as plasma screen hire, data projector hire, laptop hire, stage and effect lighting. Many companies in London will also offer a full events service including equipment installation, engineering and management. Stage hire and set design are also common services offered by many AV hire providers.
Also now available are companies such as audiorent.co.uk/ that allow corporate audio visual hire customers to input details of their event into an on-line quote form which is then sent to suitable AV hire companies who can cater for your particular hire requirements in your specific location. These AV rental companies will then contact you with quotes allowing you to decide on the most suitable company for your event in terms of price, equipment and service without having to make numerous phone calls or waste valuable time sending separate e-mails to individual companies. Audiorent.co.uk covers the whole of the UK including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and Glasgow offering AV and PA hire