I return again after another month of party planning; the focus this month has not only been on the customer side of the business but also the brand and PR side. Rob Hill the CEO of the Eventa Group and founder of the businesses was featured in bestselling author Rachel Bridge’s business book ‘How to Start a Business without Any Money’- all very exciting, so as well as organising pre-nuptial parties and corporate events this month I have also been promoting his inclusion in the book, which involved attending the book launch in London this week.
It was great to attend and rub shoulders with all of the inspirational entrepreneurs that are featured in the book and also meet the lovely Rachel Bridge. After following her columns in the biggest national publications and reading her books it was a real honour. We toasted to the success of the book at the private member’s club Adam St, situated just off of the Strand, as well as enjoying a few cocktails afterwards- I love London!
After networking at the book launch it got me thinking about how essential it is to get out and meet people within your industries and how important it is to maintain good relationships.
So I thought it might be a good idea to share with you some of my fave venues in London in which to impress clients with cocktails and to generally schmooze, ‘party queen style’:
The Sanctum Soho Hotel
20 Warwick St, Soho, London W1B 5NF
The Sanctum Soho hotel is a stunning venue for impressing clients with its intimate informal setting. Located in Warwick St Soho, it is very central so easy to get to. The No20 restaurant and bar on the ground floor oozes vintage glamour and boasts a fantastic modern British menu and comprehensive wine list. Head up to the 5th floor and sit out on the roof terrace where you can sip cocktails in a cosy but sophisticated environment. It even has its own sleek hydro spa. A great place to go in the central, buzzing part of Soho- which will be sure to impress!
49-50 St John Square, London, EC1V 4JJ
The Zetter Townhouse hotel in Clerkenwell is another fab venue to take people to. Positioned overlooking St Johns Square in the fashionable Clerkenwell district, head to the Cocktail lounge where you can order hearty sharing supper bowls, cocktails and take in the ambience of the eclectic lounge whilst sitting in cosy armchairs. You won’t be disappointed here and may find that your meeting goes on slightly longer than intended.
27-29 Endell Street, London WC2H 9BA
This unique restaurant and lounge bar will definitely amaze. It mixes grown-up glamour with a hint of kitsch. Guests can enjoy the pan Asian menu in the circus-themed dining room with first class weird and wonderful performances taking place around them. A great place to dine, drink and mix business with pleasure.
5th Floor, 240 Regent St London, entrance on 30 Argyl St W1B 3BR
The Aqua restaurant/bar set in the iconic former Dickens and Jones building in the heart of the West End is another great venue to take clients to. It has a great choice of cuisine from Japanese to Spanish including tapas, along with a breathtaking roof top bar. The uber chic bar exudes 5 star luxury and sophistication.
See you next month, happy partying and enjoy fashion week this month!