You've made it through January (hurrah!) and everything is starting to look a little rosier. For the team here at Hire Space it's given us some time to reflect on the brilliant venues we worked with last year, highlights included The Ned, Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, Winterville and Printworks, and start to get excited about what's coming up in 2018.

So, without further ado, here are the five new venue openings we're looking forward to this year.

Vintry & Mercer

Location: 19-20 Garlick Hill
Opening: early 2018

In the City, a new hotel is opening among the livery halls and narrow streets. The traditions of trade and commerce combined with the contemporary design of the hotel will bring something different to this part of town.

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Each of the three private rooms on the lower ground floor is filled with style and character in a secluded part of the hotel. All rooms come equipped with audiovisuals, mini-bar fridges, Nespresso machines, TV screens and high-speed internet.

The Principal London

Location: 8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury
Opening: early 2018

The Principal London aims to bring Londoners great food, fabulous cocktails and memorable nights. The hotel boasts a beautifully restored grand ballroom, steeped in history, that holds up to 450 guests, as well as eight additional meeting spaces that range in capacity from 6 to 90.


Petersham Nurseries, Covent Garden

Location: Floral Street, Covent Garden
Opening: early 2018

The much-loved spot in Richmond is getting a sister in early 2018. A family run business, a place of calm where one can reconnect with nature is opening its doors for private hire events.


The venue will feature two restaurants, a lifestyle home and garden shop and a delicatessen with a wine cellar and florist.



Location: Puttshack, Westfield London
Opening: March 2018

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The creators of Bounce, The Home of Ping Pong are bringing Puttshack, a world’s first social entertainment concept, to White City. They are looking to create a cutting-edge gaming phenomenon from the traditional mini golf.

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Puttshack has five exclusive areas that can be hired out for parties between 25 - 70 people. The whole venue can also be hired for up to 750 people for an evening of unforgettable fun.

Canopy by Hilton London City

Location: Aldgate
Opening: early 2018

Hilton Worldwide is introducing their Canopy by Hilton lifestyle brand, the UK’s first, to the vibrant Aldgate area. The hotel will feature a restaurant serving fresh, local dishes, while their rooftop bar will offer unbeatable views and local craft beer and wine. The hotel will also include meeting rooms and a fitness centre for guests to enjoy.

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So, there you have it. Our tips for the venues we think will be hot this year, perfect for events you won't forget.

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