Going Underground - Shoreditch High Street - Hop out at the new Shoreditch High Street tube station to make the most of funky urban spaces and futuristic conference facilities in the middle of
the East End’s trendy arts quarter.
The venue of choice for stars from Madonna to Amy Winehouse, Shoreditch House is impressive from its rooftop pool down. Non-members can hire the Biscuit Tin function room and the Biscuit
Pin bowling alley.
Ebor Street, E1 6AW,
tel: 020 7739 5040,
M:70 D:80 R:300
Located under Pizza East, Concrete is a simple, industrial-styled space, available for hire from Thursday to Sunday evenings for parties, and from Sunday to Wednesday mornings for meetings and
other events. You can choose your own DJ or iPod mix to get the party started.
56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ,
tel: 020 7749 1883
M:150 D:80 R:275
This 10m-high, skylight-studded Victorian warehouse has been transformed into a vast event space complete with a funky collection of former London Underground tube carriages. Licensed until 2am,
the venue can host events from conferences to club nights. There’s handy parking underneath the venue.
54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ,
tel: 020 7422 7505
M:200 D:350 R:700
The cross-arts centre offers three hi-tech cinemas that are perfect for conferences. Afterwards, you can decamp to one of the airy event spaces for a breakfast, lunch or dinner reception,
while taking in the stunning city views with one of the combined cinema and room-hire packages.
35-47 Bethnal Green Road,
tel: 020 7613 7663,
M:181 D:150 R:400
ALL STAR LANES BRICK LANE
The Brick Lane branch is the third of the boutique All Star Lanes bowling alleys. Small groups can grab an Eat Drink Bowl package in the Main Hall, or you can make a night of it by hiring the
private room for American diner-style canapés and a cocktail list that will definitely get things rolling.
95 Brick Lane, E1 6QL,
tel: 020 7426 9205,
M:35 D:30 R:130
This white-washed member of the Caprice Holdings group (think The Ivy) brings Shoreditch cool to a classy venue. A semi-private, raised space next to the bar takes up to 25 for meals or 50 for
canapés. The suckling pig feast is a speciality, while reduced à la carte menus are available for parties.
28-30 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DZ,
tel: 020 7729 7053,
M:25 D:25 R:50