At 8 Northumberland Avenue we are incredibly passionate about events and love to explore the industry. We know what works and what doesn't and our blog is designed for you to follow our team as we explore the capital, the world beyond and see our top tips for successful events.
Win an exclusive trip to visit Nyetimber’s vineyard, the oldest in the country. For over 25 years Nyetimber has had a single aim: to make the finest English sparkling wine, one to rival the very best in the world, including Champagne.
Finding the perfect venue space is a key factor when planning any exhibition. A wide open space, plenty of character and of course easy to find are just the starting points and here at 8 Northumberland Avenue we tick all the boxes.
With the event off-peak time of the year ahead, we give you some tips on how booking with us in June and July can have some huge advantages even on a tight budget.
There are many reasons why 8 Northumberland Avenue is London’s top events space, but first and foremost this is down to our talented team of skilled professionals. We believe in not only recruiting the best people, but in nurturing our staff and supporting careers in the events industry through a number of work placements. So we're delighted to announce some recent promotions, plus the recruitment of three new staff members!
The Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards evening will take place at Central London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on Tuesday 7 October. All age category winners will have a VIP makeover, and one overall winner will take home the most prestigious title in specs wearing at the grand finale.
Our May feature on The Business Moment online...
Musion shot into the public eye when the company ...
"What is your favourite colour and why?" written by Ross McGuinness (Writer of In Focus features at Metro)
January is the perfect time to throw out predictions for the upcoming year, and who better to play the odds than our events team? We asked what they thought would be the major conference and event trends for 2016.
Ellie Barnard, Head of Event specialists AlchemyLive, is getting married (congratulations!). While Ellie does her planning, we sneakily took the opportunity to ask her what 5 major wedding trends she sees coming this year.
Every year new foods and presentation styles appear as if by magic, while others fall away as if they had never been a big deal at all (remember kale?). This year we're pretty sure we know what'll be appearing on our collective plates...
We recently received news that Charlotte Ivey and Ella Crowther have graduated from Gloucestershire and Leeds Beckett universities (respectively), with First Class Honours in their Event Management Degrees. We are absolutely delighted for them, not least because both Charlotte and Ella completed their event management placement years at 8 Northumberland Avenue!
If time-travel isn't your thing, you may be glad to learn that we've done lots of research to create this year's Christmas market theme at 8 Northumberland Avenue. So much research, in fact, that it would be a shame not to share our findings!
Let’s pretend for a moment that a Christmas party is already on the cards. There are at least three things worth doing - even at this early stage:
In one form or another, 8 Northumberland Avenue has been an event space in the centre of London for close to 150 years. But not every venue is so lucky. Once famous but now practically unknown, these four unique buildings were highly regarded London venues in their time. How many have you heard of?
We all know what it’s like to come back to work after a nice, long break. Often lethargy sets in and the sudden influx of work seems insurmountable. All that pre-holiday momentum is gone, and so is your stapler. The week is suddenly very, very long. So what can we do about it?
At London's most central venue we take London's pride quite seriously, so naturally there is no contest for us. The Business Insider however has some interesting facts to back up our city's credentials.
Today’s organisations have great content and great stories to tell however, one of the biggest challenges faced by Marketing and Communications Professionals and Event Planners is coming up with fresh new ideas that bring to life content and engage their internal and external audiences. One of the most impactful methods of communication that can be used is visual communication.
Forbes case study reveals London is the world’s most influential city, leaving New York as a close second.
On 26th January Charles Boyd, Director and Owner of 8 Northumberland Avenue and Ian O’Connell, Director of Musion used the Musion technology already installed in London’s most central venue, to conduct a Q&A session with only Charles being physically present in the venue.
A Covent Garden back when it was a booming central London marketplace, replete with vegetable stalls, market porters and scandal. Originally developed as one of London’s key vegetable and flower markets, the main hall was built in 1833 and still stands today.
Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions by booking a conference with healthy options with us in 2013.
Looking for a central London venue to create the wedding of your dreams? Look no further – With the help of the spectacular events team and the creative use of our amBX lighting technology, 8 Northumberland Avenue can transform your big day!
Your delegates have just enjoyed a five-star lunch spread. They’re fed, watered. Nice and warm...and looking suspiciously droopy eyed. The fact is, no one can be 100% focused all the time – we’re only human! Whether it’s to combat Friday afternoon exhaustion, or a bleary-eyed Monday morning start – how can you make sure your delegates are focused throughout your conference?
Today London's Most Central Venue host the Emerging Regions Wine Tasting
8 Northumberland Avenue are the first London venue to launch their themes for Christmas 2016 with an Eat The Theme experiential event, which has – so far – been experienced by the trade press and key agents and their clients, who were invited to an exclusive one off experience to view the venue’s 2015 Christmas themes in the Ballroom and Old Billiard Room, followed by the discovery of the magic and mystery of the new 2016 themes.
Venue operators looking to move into the 21st century now have a cutting edge video technology that helps promote their event spaces to the increasingly busy corporate event planner. Called the Eventopedia Virtual Site Inspection, the system is fast to film with interactive information links within the engaging content.
8 Northumberland Avenue and Eventopedia are co-hosting an educational event for corporate event planners on Monday 26th January at 18.00.
8 Northumberland Avenue has become the first venue in the UK to partner with Musion, the world leader in 3D holographic technology.
2479 bottles of beer, 1479 bottles of wine and 772 bottles of Champagne later we can officially say we had our busiest Christmas ever!
LUMINOUS: Celebrating British Film and British Film Talent. The BFI's Inaugural Fundraising Gala at 8 Northumberland Avenue.
Now let’s not pretend we didn’t all overindulge this Christmas... Luckily, for all our waistlines, our chefs have created some tantalizing new conference menu options that will help you regain your normal, svelte self in no time.
At ‘Event Tech That Works’ we saw how intelligent lighting can really affect the attention levels of your audience, how iPads can be used to entertain and host Q&A's, as well as how powerful holographic technology can be used for audience engagement. Not to mention the worlds first 4G holographic telepresence conducted right here in The Ballroom.
On the 19th of March London’s most central venue hosts Jersey Finance's Annual Fund Conference for the second consecutive year.
Organising a Kosher Wedding and in need of a stunning venue in the heart of London?
Unfortunately, our application to run in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon was unsuccessful (that’s the story, and we’re sticking to it!)
Led Zeppelin held a press conference in the Ballroom at 8 Northumberland Avenue last week to launch their Celebration Day movie/DVD.
American Express Meeting & Events 2015 Global Meeting Forecast names London as the number one city for meetings and events activity.
The LBC Leaders' Debate saw Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and UKIP Leader Nigel Farage take part in a heated hour long debate about whether Britain should be in or out of the EU. The debate was hosted by Nick Ferrari in front of a live audience at London's most central venue: 8 Northumberland Avenue.
8 Northumberland Avenue has been approved as a technology venue by venuefinder.com, Official Venue Finding Partner to London Technology Week.
London is now the fastest growing technology sector in the world, receiving £12 billion worth of economic investment from the local tech industry over the next 10 years. This tech movement will also provide an extra 46,000 jobs to the capital.
8 Northumberland Avenue are delighted to announce they have been shortlisted as a finalist in The London Venue Awards 2015 in the 300 - 600 delegates' category.
BFI ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL FUNDRAISING GALA: WITH AUCTION PRIZES INCLUDING F1 CAR FROM RUSH, JOHN TRAVOLTA & DANIEL CRAIG COSTUMES, A PART IN A FILM AND MANY MORE
The same 3D holographic technology installed in our Ballroom was used to steal the show at the 2014 Billboard awards.
Pardon Me featuring Naughty Boy, Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Wilkinson and Ava Lily raising awareness for the Peace One Day Organization ahead of World Peace Day on September 21
Our recent showcase of Musion’s 3D holographic experience left guests in awe as they saw first hand how this game-changing technology will revolutionise events.
On the first of September London’s most central venue hosted the 9th annual Scottish Fashion Awards.
On the 16th of July judges released the finalist’s shortlist for the Event Technology Awards.
8 Northumberland Avenue have been chosen for the Skillsoft Perspectives Global Event!
On the 14th of January London's most central venue hosted Sky Atlantic’s premiere of their new TV show Fortitude.