Planning a networking event in Fitzrovia
Networking can be an excellent way to find new business contacts, partners, or investors. London is something of a Mecca for business – with 30% of the UK’s largest businesses and 25% of the country’s top companies based here. It’s little wonder then that the city attracts so many business people from around the world looking to make connections and deals.
Whether you’re looking for local contacts or to connect with people from further afield, the venues on this page are well-placed to host your next event.
Fitzrovia offers an abundance of options for your next conference or event from small boardrooms to large spaces. Whether you are looking for a quirky venue for a product launch, somewhere to hold a press conference, or somewhere central for your team to meet, we’ve got all the best options here.
How to plan the perfect networking event
The perfect networking event can easily be planned if you just make sure to invite the right people, pick the best venue for the occasion, and have plenty of refreshments available!
Start by having a brainstorming session with your team. You should plan to host this event at least a month in advance. If you're going to be talking about potential partnerships with other companies, then you'll want them all there.
The next thing that needs to get done is picking out who will be invited. This could be difficult if you have multiple interests or industries represented at your company, but keep focused on those that are most important for what you want to accomplish. Keep in mind networking events are all about making new connections and helping your guests do the same so you can't really spend too much time fine-tuning your guestlist.
Once you've chosen your guests, choose a venue that will best suit their needs. If it's a big industry event where people will be mingling a lot and talking business, then consider renting out an entire space all to yourself or if it's a smaller occasion you can go for a smaller area in a pub or restaurant.
Last but not least, make sure that there are enough refreshments for everybody on the actual day of the event. No one is going to be fit for making new connections on an empty stomach and with a couple of drinks, people are sure to let loose and have a good time.
Picking the perfect venue for a networking event
There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a venue for your networking event. You want to make sure that it has enough space for everyone to move around, a unique atmosphere that matches the event you're hosting, and preferably some break-out rooms.
If you're hosting an after-hours business event, you should also consider if it's accessible by public transport and if there are any restaurants or bars nearby where people can continue their conversations after the event is over.
If you're putting on an industry-specific event, find out if the venue will allow you to decorate the space in a way that matches your theme.
Find out if the venue provides AV equipment and if they charge extra for it. You want to be able to show off your corporate video or demonstrate your product at the event and will need AV equipment for that.
Finally, make sure that there are plenty of refreshments available. Your guests won't have as much fun when they're hungry or thirsty!
Our 3 favourite venues in Fitzrovia for hosting a networking event
Our 3 favourite venues in Fitzrovia for hosting a networking event are Sixes Cricket Club for a fun activity, Arros for a classy environment, and The Italian Greyhound for delicious food.
Sixes Cricket Club is a great venue to host your next networking event. With a bar and facilities to play cricket, this is the perfect venue if you want to combine a few drinks with some informal team building or networking.
Arros QD brings the rich and deep flavours of Spanish cuisine to Fitzrovia. The interior is decorated with dark and rich tones that create an elegant ambience. This is the perfect venue if you’re looking for an intimate environment where guests can chat whilst enjoying good food and wine.
The Italian Greyhound is known for its relaxed atmosphere, perfectly paired with its scrumptious sourdough pizzas and Italian inspired menu. Their modern and stylish décor makes it the ideal venue to host a networking event set out to impress.
Booking the perfect venue
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