It’s a mere 18 days until you can enjoy a beverage on a sunny terrace with five friends, 53 days until you can eat a meal inside a restaurant(!) with five friends and 88 days until restrictions are lifted completely (as long as Covid-19 targets are met, of course).
That means your social life is officially returning, hurrah! Events will be back, whether it’s dinner and drinks with friends, colleagues or clients, summer (and dare we say it, Christmas) parties, weddings, birthday parties…the list goes on. That means you’ll need some amazing venues to celebrate in. So, why not choose one of these brand-spanking-new London destinations – no need to thank us.
Not far from Theatreland you’ll find NoMad London, originally the Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station. The transformation of the storied 19th-century building has been carried out in collaboration with New York-based interior design studio Roman and Williams. And what a transformation it is. Drawing inspiration from its history and location in Covent Garden, as well as exploring the ‘artistic and cultural connection between London and New York’, the hotel is a beautiful, brooding space with feminine touches.
The hotel offers over 800 sm of elegant and adaptable space for weddings, events, meetings and private dining. The building’s original Magistrates’ Courtroom has been re-imagined as a stunning formal space for private events – worth a visit just for to see the mural by painter Claire Basler.
With two adjacent private dining rooms, a separate bar, and a dedicated entrance from the street using the original courtroom entrance, the Magistrates’ Court is ideal for seated dinners, cocktail receptions, and a variety of social and business functions.
The Light Bar
After being saved from redevelopment, The Light Bar housed inside the old Victorian Electric Light Generating Station on Shoreditch High Street will return this April (another outdoor terrace to add to your list).
The original Light Bar closed in 2014 and the name remains but the three-floor venue is now a modern British bar and restaurant serving cocktails and seasonal produce from local suppliers including ingredients from their own allotment.
The Yard, an outdoor terrace will open first in April as restrictions ease, with the Engine Hall and Copper Bar opening for indoor dining in May, and the Timber Loft bar and restaurant following in June.
Drawing inspiration from its surrounding in East London, Kingsland Locke will feature 124 signature studio apartments with fully equipped kitchens, appliances and living spaces. On-site you’ll also find a microbrewery, gin distillery, all-day restaurant, co-working spaces, workout station and coffee shop.
The ethos of this hotel/AirBnB hybrid is ‘experience London like a local’. With everything you need in one place to feel at home, along with tips on local places to explore, it’s an ideal base in a vibrant and creative part of town.
Hackney’s newest wedding and events venue, The Glass House has it’s home in Springfield Park, located on the same site as the original Victorian glass house. This brand new venue will community-focused and available for weddings, civil ceremonies, community classes, meetings and special events all year round.
The venue will feature retractable skylights to bring the outdoors in, without the need to worry about the British weather. Exclusive access to the private courtyard when booking the Orchard Room is also available to bring you another step closer to nature.
The venue is due to open in mid-May 2021, it’s one not to be missed.
Nobu Hotel Portman Square
You’ll find the second London Nobu Hotel in the heart of Marylebone. Featuring a variety of meeting, event and dining spaces, the hotel of course has a focus on the world-renown food pioneered by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. After all, Nobu Hotels are ‘rooted in creating memories around the enjoyment of exceptional food’. The iconic menu is influenced by his Matsuhisa’s years of studying Japanese cuisine in Tokyo and his extensive travels.
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square offers a range of beautifully designed, state-of-the-art spaces that can accommodate every occasion. From business meetings to weddings and drinks receptions, each space has all the tech you need for a successful event.
And last but by no means least, we have The Londoner. The first ‘super-boutique’ hotel will open in a prime location in bustling Leicester Square.
The 16-storey hotel will leave you spoilt for choice when it comes to spaces to meet and eat. The Londoner hotel has three spaces for dining, sipping cocktails and of course enjoying the view from the rooftop.
Dedicated meeting and events spaces have been carefully considered and beautifully designed too, from the Gallery, which draws on London’s rich arts scene and marble and velvet adorned Green Room to the grand Ballroom, made for a ‘21st century conference’.
Set to open in spring, you won’t have long to wait to enjoy this beauty.
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