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Five new London venues to kickstart the new year

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It’s cold, you’ve got the holiday blues and you’re pretty sure it’s still getting darker every morning. Venue experts at Hire Space have picked out the coolest spots to cheer yourself up and keep that Christmas spirit alive.

Six Storeys on Soho  

'Brand new to Soho, this venue is inspired by Soho Square's colourful and bohemian past. Dedicated to decadence, Six Storeys on Soho takes up six floors (funnily enough) of an opulent and sumptuously furnished townhouse. The venue boasts elegant bars and a relaxed dining style with each floor providing something a little different for anything from product launches to work parties and birthdays, or hire the whole venue for the ultimate event.'

Aviary at the Montcalm 


'Poised above Finsbury Square, Aviary is a rooftop restaurant and bar with a stunning south-facing terrace with beautiful views over the City. You’ll find it on the 10th floor of the Montcalm in Finsbury Square. The 6,000sq ft space has been designed by Russell Sage Studio and boasts an impressive feature bar, stylish restaurant and bar lounge that you won’t want to leave. Lounge seating on the heated terrace also means the cold January weather is no barrier to entertaining this winter. The venue can be hired for events and wedding receptions whilst private dining and small parties of up to 40 can be catered for at two suites on the floor below, each with its own terrace.'



'Printworks London is the former print factory for The Evening Standard and The Daily Mail that now takes the form of an incredible new event space. Comprised of six industrial warehouses with a total capacity of 5000 and located on six acres of gated land, vast is a word very suited to this venue. Perfect for huge parties, music events and launches, it also has a 2am license on weekends. The blank canvas space allows for total creativity for events but the urban backdrop and reminder of its former use is equally impressive.'



'Greenwood will be ETM Group’s 18th opening since the company was set up in 2000. Due to open at Nova in Victoria, the large pub will have ‘something for everyone under one roof’. It’s certainly a new take on a pub, with a large central bar and restaurant with plenty of seating, the venue will also be home to a brow and lashes bar and barbershop (the essentials) alongside an 80-cover outdoor seating area. It doesn’t stop there either, there’s also five screens, an eight ball pool table and ping pong to keep guests entertained.'

Queens: Skate, Dine, Bowl

'Built in 1932, Queens remains the only permanent ice rink in central London. It’s was the first venue used by the BBC for televised skating and has played host to athletes and high society partygoers. Reopened in December, the venue has undergone a major refurbishment and is now home to 12 bowling lanes, an ice rink, two bars and a diner. Perfect for parties, the space can be hired for smaller shindigs or whole venue extravaganzas.'

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