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Record numbers attend our Summer Event Show Seminars

Friday 31 January 2020

 VSL Team  Seabird at The Hoxton Southwark

Story Events have just announced record attendance for their sixth London Summer Event Show at Banking Hall on 21st and 22nd January, with a total attendance of 1,048 visitors, a 3% increase on the 2019 event. Our VSL team presented their seminar on top new London venue openings for 2020...

Our Venue Search London Team presented their seminar to over 200 visitors (we even had do put on an extra session to cope with the demand for seats!) and also unveiled the results of their 2020 London Summer Event Survey which covered the buying intentions of over £2m of summer events in the coming season.

Our Sales Director Kimberleigh Lloyd, predicts a strong Summer 2020 season. “The Survey predicts a buoyant market for summer internal parties and events, highlighting a positive outlook for London’s summer events market with 39% of respondents anticipating an increase in budget per guest and an impressive 78% of companies planning to stage a 2020 event (up from 66% in the previous year)”.

The Venue Search London team touched on some exciting venues due to open in 2020 and brand new to London at the end of last year. To give you a taste of what’s to come, keep reading to find out our favourite new venue for Summer in our wonderful City…

The Hoxton Southwark

The Hoxton Southwark is the latest venue to open for The Hoxton portfolio and opened towards the end of 2019. It is located a stone’s throw away from Southwark Bridge making it close to Waterloo and therefore very accessible for guests travelling into London.

The hotel is cozy yet vibrant as The Hoxton aim to give their guests a home away from home feeling when they visit. This concept runs throughout the entire hotel with one of their bedroom options even being call ‘The Cosy’. In addition, there is a slight warehouse feel to the hotel due to the huge windows and array of copper furnishings.

The Hoxton Southwark has 192 rooms, two restaurants, 6 meeting spaces, including their Apartment. The apartment can be hired exclusively and is made up of five rooms. It can cater for 130 guests standing and makes the perfect summer drinks reception space for larger numbers.

Their amazing Seabird restaurant provides a rooftop terrace which is beautifully decorated in pastel pinks and greens, creating the perfect backdrop for a summer get together. It has a capacity of 150 standing plus the use of the terrace. The terrace is fully equipped with blankets, heaters and a retractable roof so your guests can continue to enjoy the rest of their evening even when it gets a little chilly.

You can download your free copy of the full Summer party and events survey here.

If you missed the Show, but want free expert advice on the best London or out-of-town venues them please email the team and we start your free venue search.

The Venue Search London team are now turning their attention to their seminars at The London Christmas Party Show in May in its new home, Haberdashers Hall.

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