Whether it is in some of the world’s top galleries and museums like the National Gallery and the V&A Museum or in secret nooks and crannies of the cosmopolitan city, creativity in London is never hard to find. This goes back to the capital’s roots: London’s advertising industry is one of the oldest and most established in the world. We’ve put together a quick list of inspiring and creative spaces in London to spark your imagination.
- The Forge, Docklands
This creative space in London is part of a Grade II listed building and contains an inventive mix of the forge’s original features and hi-spec interiors: alongside the exposed brick and ironwork and overhead cranes are state-of-the-art lighting rigs and 600 sq ft bleacher seating areas. This creative workshop venue in London is also home to a leading charity that supports and celebrates craftsmanship and artistry.
2. The Laban Building Foyer, Deptford Creek
The attention to detail in the design of this creative space in London is impressive. The striking, hand-drawn artwork by Micheal Craig-Martin welcomes guests into the open-plan reception space and leads the way to the bar area, which has seating for up to 40 people. The building itself is the first and only UK conservatoire dedicated to dance and music and was designed by the award-winning architects Herzog and Meuron, who are also celebrated for designing the Tate Modern and the Olympic Stadium in Beijing.
3. Camel London Creatives, Park Royal
We love the vibrant pops of yellow throughout this creative London space – and so will your mind! The colour yellow brings optimism and energy to a workplace, perfect for a productive working day. And inspiration is not only in the flower wall of this creative London venue: as a coworking space, it offers the opportunities to collaborate with a whole network of other creatives and brands.
4. Fora, Borough
This bright and airy venue with high ceilings is one of our top creative workshop spaces in London. As well as the playful bookcase decoration and bold floors, there are top of the range wellness facilities and workout classes available. Situated directly opposite Borough station, this creative London space boasts amazing panoramic views of the Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral from its private rooftop terrace.
5. Uncommon, Fulham
Just a short walk from the King’s Road is this coworking oasis. Surrounded by plush green spaces, chic boutiques and flourishing delis, this creative venue in London’s upmarket riverside area is truly inspiring. The centrepiece of the space is its weeping fig tree, magically lit with fairy lights to bring a beautiful ambience to the room. In addition to the café lounge serving organic drinks and healthy snacks, the space has a zen garden, providing guests with a calm and relaxed space to get inspired by nature.
6. Liverpool Street, Spitalfields
This great creative event venue in London is the perfect place to host your next workshop, lecture or product launch. The one-of-a-kind tiered seating area is an inspiring twist to the regular auditorium layout. Guests (and their dogs!) can also enjoy an outdoor terrace spread over two levels with exceptional views over London.
7. Fora, Clerkenwell
Fora’s second venue is last but no means least on our list of creative spaces in London. The 6th floor open-plan event space includes a feature piece bar and beautiful terrace, bringing any networking event, away day and workshop to life. This creative London event space is located in Clerkenwell, a haven for creative firms with its converted warehouses, hip cafés and twice-weekly street-food market.
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