Planning a networking event in King’s Cross
Are you looking for a networking space in London to hold your next business event? King's Cross is an ideal location for networking, with its central location, excellent transport links and vibrant atmosphere.
The area is home to many different bars and restaurants, some of which are perfect for hosting events such as these. Here you will find a diverse range of spaces with different capacities and styles that cater to all types of events. We have brought together the best venues in the area, from quirky private rooms to open-plan offices to hire.
What to think about when planning a networking event
Organising a networking event can be a great way to meet new people and connect with colleagues.
Here are some tips to bear in mind when planning your event:
Location. Make sure your chosen venue is within easy walking distance of transport hubs, with plenty of parking if possible. It doesn’t have to be in the centre of town, but it needs to be accessible to a range of people.
Time. Aim to start early enough that people can make it after work, but not so early that they're still chained to their desks. That said, you could offer food as part of the package – people tend to talk more when they’re eating and drinking than when they’re taking notes!
Length. Half an hour is too short; two hours is probably long enough. You don’t want things to drag on, but you do want your guests to feel like they got their money’s worth!
Costs. Make sure everything is clear from the beginning – including the price, what that covers and what extras might be available (such as drinks). Be prepared for someone to ask for a discount, but don’t feel pressured into giving one unless it makes sense for you and your business.
What to look for in a networking venue
The best networking venues are ones where people are comfortable, so it’s important to think about the space and what it can offer. You won’t strike up a meaningful conversation with someone if you’re standing uncomfortably in a tiny room and can barely move. Ideally, you want to search for somewhere that’s got enough space, has interesting interiors worth talking about, and can accommodate all attendee’s needs (whether they’re vegetarian or not).
When you start thinking about the venue, you should also think about what will be happening there. Are you planning on having drinks and nibbles or a sit-down dinner? Will attendees need access to technology, such as wi-fi? What about parking? Do you need to book a projector for your event? All these factors should be considered when selecting the right venue.
Our top 3 venues for networking in King’s Cross
If you're looking for a place to host your next networking event in London, then look no further than Kings Cross. With a range of well-known venues and bars that can accommodate large or small numbers of guests, it's the ideal location for a meetup.
Our three favourite venues in King's Cross for hosting a networking event are Big Chill, The Lighterman, and St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar By Searcys.
Big Chill is a great option if you're looking for a cool venue that has space for over 500 people. They have multiple setups available so you can adjust the size of the venue to the event you're planning.
The Lighterman is a beautiful venue located on the Granary Square Canal Basin. It has a central bar and lounge area which makes it great for informal networking events, as well as private spaces that can be booked in advance.
For something more classy and sophisticated, consider St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar By Searcys. This venue is perfect for small events and business meetings as their private room only accommodates for up to 30 people at one time but it can also be exclusively hired for up to 400 people.
Booking a venue for your networking event
Have a look at all of these options and related pages, like Camden networking spaces and drinks receptions in Central London, and whenever you see something you like you simply shortlist it with the heart icon. When you’ve got a good amount of options you simply head over to your shortlist and send out all your enquiries in bulk. When you do it our way you’re saving both time in the process and money when you easily compare your options.
If you’d rather someone took every part of the process off your hands, our concierge service can do just that. They’ll find you a venue and can even give you a hand with sourcing catering options and entertainment. It’s all free of charge and probably the best way for corporate event organisers to plan and execute an event.
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