By The Event Book on December 28th, 2022


At the Event Book our team has over a decade of events planning experience in the industry, so you can be sure your event brief is in safe hands. We work with an array of international unique event suppliers to create the perfect event to exceed your expectations and brief. 

The Event Book offers bespoke events management and event planning support and we aim to bring your events dreams to life, to create unforgettable experiences for you and your guests. Our full corporate and private event management service includes event consultation, event design, logistics planning, delegate management, group accommodation and on-site management of your event as well as incentive travel trips all over the globe. 

Feast your eyes on the new venues opening this year and start getting excited about the amazing events we can create for you in 2023!


The hotel, which will showcase the best of British culture, art, and cuisine as well as The Peninsula’s peerless hospitality, is located at one of the city’s most prestigious addresses. The architecture and design of the completed hotel will reflect the distinctive heritage and grandeur of Belgravia. A stately entrance and colonnaded courtyard lobby will greet arriving guests, as will 190 exquisitely styled guest rooms and suites.

Destination restaurants will tempt visitors to taste new dishes and savour familiar fare; The Peninsula Spa will provide revitalising wellness and beauty treatments; and a grand ballroom will play host to London’s most glamorous events.

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sustainable event venues

Oceandiva London is a CO2-neutral superyacht for hire, set to open in January 2023.  The huge, blank canvas venue will be open for drinks receptions, gala dinners, product launches, conferences, award ceremonies and private celebrations. The crew will shuttle up to 1,500 guests up and down the river during the event, providing stunning views of the London skyline. If this all sounds a little out there, the concept has already seen great success in Oceandiva’s native Netherlands, as well as Belgium and Germany. Smart Group, the UK partner of Oceandiva, is a collection of various hospitality businesses and venues that hosts over 600 events each year. The group focuses on social and environmental impact, making considerable charitable contributions and pledging to be 100% renewable by 2030.

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Set to open in spring 2023, Raffles London at The OWO and The OWO Residences by Raffles will be the brand’s first opening in London Raffles London at The OWO offers the most historic of addresses. Formerly Britain’s historic Old War Office, the iconic Whitehall building was once inhabited by Britain’s most famous statesmen and spies, from Winston Churchill to Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond. In fact, many of the Bond movies had scenes filmed in the building.

The hotel stands on the corner of Whitehall and Horse Guards Avenue. Whitehall, the most majestic of thoroughfares, takes its name from the royal palace that once stood here and The King’s Life Guards still stand guard opposite the hotel every day. For epicureans, nine restaurants and three bars are overseen by world-class chefs, including three unique dining experiences by chef Mauro Colagreco. And for body and mind, a luxurious Guerlain Spa with nine treatment rooms offer traditional beauty therapies, whilst cutting-edge wellness brand, PILLAR will oversee active wellness training and health programmes. All this is complemented by a 20-metre indoor swimming pool, vitality pool, saunas and steam rooms, state of the art gym and movement studio.

So, from glamourous weddings and history-making state dinners to larger-than-life business events and launches, Raffles London is the most exciting premier destination for the city’s most important occasions.



Art’otel London Battersea Power Station is London’s hottest new hotel and event venue in the heart of an iconic new neighbourhood.  Fusing art, design and hospitality, art’otel features 6 creative meeting and event spaces for up to 250, alongside a stunning rooftop pool, bar and restaurant for up to 350. Situated just a 2 minute walk from the Battersea Power Station Zone 1 underground station on the Northern Line, and 10 minutes from Vauxhall Station, the hotel is perfectly placed to put our guests at the heart of the action

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Location City of London

Nearest stations: Bank and Monument

It can hold 120 people standing and the Cupola will hold a private dining room space that will serve feasting menus. the Dome can be reserved for private dinners

The Bar at Wagtail runs over the rooftop terrace, will have 360 views over the City and a drinks list by Angelos Bafas, previously of Aqua, alongside a small plates menu. Downstairs from that (but also with great views) will be The Restaurant and Terrace at Wagtail where Executive Chef, Phil Kearsey (ex-Corrigan’s Mayfair) will be showcasing a seasonal menu. 

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vagabond shoreditch wine bar

Closest Station: Liverpool Street

This venue has capacities for up to 75 for a reception on the rooftop bar, or 140 guests for full venue hire

This new addition to Vagabond’s collection is quite the catch, with over 100 different wines to choose from you really are spoilt for choice. With a rooftop garden bar you can enjoy your wine in a more relaxed setting. Vagabonds also have the opportunities for smaller more intimate wine tasting events, perfect for you and your team to unwind after a long day at work.

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Location: Holborn

Nearest Station: Holborn 

This brand new renovation has transformed the old Royal College building into an amazing events space. One side of the building has meeting room spaces with state of the art technology and views of St Pauls and The Shard. The other side has a large dining events space with a smaller more intimate space behind. With the grade two listing on this side of the building, it still has a lot of its original features, giving it character.

The largest space can hold up to 300 guests for receptions and 180 seated for dinner.

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Ivy Asia Mayfair


Expect to dine amongst its synonymous garden-inspired look and feel, with flowers lining the ceilings and walls, neatly-shaped trees and regal sculptures of exotic birds. The rule for the interiors really comes down to a ‘more is more’ mantra, where clashing colours and patterns somehow come together to create a unique and stylish space. From the menu’s a la carte offering, inspired by the cuisine

spanning the continent of Asia, you might like to start with a selection of sushi and sashimi to get the tastebuds going, before tucking into a range of its small and large sharing plates.

The drinks are just as wide-ranging and eclectic. Take your pick from a list of sake, whisky, beer and specialty Asian tea. You’ll find Chinese Baijiu, meaning ‘white liquor’, made from a blend of sorghum, wheat, rice, sticky rice, and corn. While the cocktail list features creations such as Shikoku Spritz (Roku Gin, Lanique Rose Petal Liqueur, aloe vera, soda and Prosecco) and Beijing Sling (Wyborowa Vodka, Umeshu Plum Sake, jasmine, vanilla, lime, apple juice and plum bitters).

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The Reveller, Tower of London


Nearest station: Tower Hill

The contemporary building located on the Wharf, nestled under Tower Bridge arches, combines the old with the new with spectacular views overlooking the iconic London skyline and the River Thames.

Suitable for receptions, dinners, lunch and conferences. Accommodates up to 300 guests The Reveller is a versatile and accessible space suitable for any large reception or dinner. With its own outdoor private terrace, it is yours to create as your own. The Reveller can be used also in conjunction with other venues around the Tower to offer guests a truly memorable experience.

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The Westin Hotel London


Location: City of London

Nearest stations: Monument and Blackfriars

7 Event rooms with 619 sq m Total event space. 300 Capacity largest space, and a maximum of 5 breakout rooms

The Westin Ballroom has the finest AV supported by state-of-the-art technology. A variety of adaptable spaces designed to inspire the interactive exchange of ideas. The Westin Ballroom has dedicated entrance, cloakroom and foyer offering privacy for groups.

The Westin is part of the redevelopment of the Queen Hithe Dock – the oldest in London – and runs north to south, bridging across Upper Thames Street and giving it a prominent position over one of the primary arterial routes through the City of London. Highly visible from the South Bank, the hotel benefits from panoramic views over the River Thames and completes the northern riverbank walkway between the Tower of London and Millennium Bridge.

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Beams London


Nearest Station: London City Airport

The Beams is a new, expansive venue and event space for London. In the heart of East London, in the Royal Docks, and on the River Thames the venue is easily accessible by the DLR is only a short walk from London City airport and can be hired exclusively. The incredible 55,000 Sq Feet raw and industrial destination offers a range of versatile interior and outdoor spaces.  The venue evokes an industrial heritage and is defined by a range of beautiful architectural features and large private, clean and functional spaces that provide for a variety of creative expression. An inspiring environment that provides unrivalled landscapes for filming, photo shoots, music, cultural events, brand events, large scale set builds, exhibitions, fashion shows and the arts. If you want to explore new options, The Beams is the venue for you.

Make all of this possible through The Event Book’s full event management and free international venue-finding service for your next team’s or clients incentive trip.

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