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A day out with a difference!   There are so many different festivals happening over the summer but one of us had a little treat in going to Goodwood Revival this month. We love an excuse to get dressed up and there’s no better place......

72 hours in Riga   Cobblestones and culture, art nouveau and soviet history, the capital city of Latvia has a lot to explore and in 48 hours there’s almost too much to fit in!   Having recently organised an incentive in this city, it was......

Off-Roading in Riga Last week two team members from Seven Events spent four days in Riga co ordinating an incentive event for 35 people.  Everyone that was invited on this 5-star money can’t buy short break had won a place on the incentive for themselves......

Nobu Shoreditch Exciting times for Shoreditch, with the launch of the first Nobu hotel in London. Just 10 minutes from Old street station this new kid on the block has created a unique fusion of Japanese and East London vibes. Mixing concrete grey, with luxurious......

Top Destinations of 2018   As we wave goodbye to Summer (insert large sad emoji) we’ve been daydreaming about all the places we want to go in coming year so thought we’d put together a 2018 hot list. Let us know your thoughts or if......

In this blog, we will explore the most successful ways to build your brand with event management.   Live events are quickly becoming the strongest and most effective way to promote a brand and communicate with your target audience. However, this concept goes way beyond......

A ploughman’s cocktail anyone?   London Cocktail Club (LCC) is serving up a whole new drink.. a cheese and pickle cocktail, to celebrate Branston’s 95th birthday! With 8 bars around London, they are all offering the new drink, served in a Branston Pickle Jar! A......

All conference and meeting planners know that when it comes to planning an event overseas and internationally there are certain unique and tricky challenges to overcome. For starters, unless you are multi-lingual the chances are you are going to find it difficult to communicate with all of......

If only all doctors prescribed this….   Nothing is better than knowing of somewhere cool to go which no one else knows about yet… so we’re going to tell you a secret!   5 years ago a bar opened up under the guise of a......

Alice’s Adventures in the London Waterloo Vaults The Waterloo Vaults is arguably one of London most quirky event spaces.  It is also a very popular performing arts platform for weird and wonderful.   This week, Seven Events ventured into the Vaults and down the white......

Newbury Racecourse   Not the first place any event planner would think of to organise an event, but what do you to when you need to find a midpoint between Cardiff, Sevenoaks, Southampton and Swindon for a conference with modern facilities and great AV? Well......

Think Livery think Lovely!   We’re all guilty of hearing about a venue and making assumptions based on the type of venue it is or the name. This week was no different for me when heading off to one of the many Livery Halls in......

Bottomless Brunch for the win! Here in the Seven Events office we love bottomless brunch, it’s probably out favourite weekend activity. Between us we have certainly covered the most of what London has to offer. With that in mind we have put together a list......

Scent Success Aromatherapy probably isn’t the first tool you think of to help boost your delegate’s productivity and learning. But something now recognised in the workplace can be transferred to the world of events, to help maximise ROI for conference and training events. Smell is the......

Finding the best venue for an event in London is no easy task as there are many options to choose from in this fantastic city. So rather than going in full steam ahead without any kind of plan, take a look at our ‘Epic Formula’......

What To Do In London This Bank Holiday Weekend With summer drawing to an end, the August bank holiday is the perfect excuse to get out of your comfort zone and do something very different and even more fun in the capital. So we have......

The Giant Robot At SevenEvents we are big fans of street food and especially when it come from Street Feast London. So imagine our excitement at the opening of the newest kid on the block, The Giant Robot. This brand new eating and drinking roooftopia......

The New Postal Museum:  London has a new museum!  The Postal Museum is opening on the 28th July and within its walls you will be able to discover the history of the world’s first ‘social network’ at The Postal Museum.  Here you will be able......

The benefits of delegate management systems!   It’s going to be a week filled with registration sites at Seven Events, with September and October being our busiest time with back to back events, registration for most of these events are going to be launching this......

Prudential RideLondon This weekend is Prudential RideLondon, a great event that takes place every year in the capital whch encourages everybody to get out and on their bikes. In honour of this we have put together a few great cycle trails through this wonderful city.......

Alberto Giacometti At The Tate  Modern  Last Sunday I had the pleasure of visiting the Tate Modern for the Giacometti exhibition. I always enjoy going along the embankment as the views across the river are breath taking and include many of the London sites such......

A Destination Overview: Malta For such a small island, Malta packs a lot in. You’ve got beaches, chic harbour towns, and enough centuries-old sights to keep you busy for weeks. It’s a real up-and-comer on the clubbing scene too, and has a calendar that’s crammed......

Inflatable obstacle courses!   We’re all talking about it – the world’s biggest inflatable course is coming to London and we’ve only got a couple of weeks to wait!  For just 4 days over the bank holiday weekend, Ally Pally are hosting “The Beast”, a......

Corinthia Summer Party Last Tuesday we were lucky enough to attend the Corinthia’s Summer Party Showcase, and what a showcase it was. From the food to the music to the massages. Food stations were ready and raring to go as soon as we arrived, and......

Anything but chardonnay? A once firm favourite chardonnay has been given a bad rep of late. All too often associated with a heavy buttery flavour or overly oaked. But there is much more to a chardonnay, and humble grape are working to dispel this old......

A destination overview Tenerife The Destination Tenerife is the largest and most popular of Spain’s seven Canary Islands, which form this Atlantic Ocean archipelago. This sun-kissed holiday hotspot welcomes millions of people every year who are looking for relaxation, adventure, good times and fantastic weather.......

A Day at the Races   All Ladies like an excuse to get dressed up, and a day at the races provides just that! There’s nothing better than getting your glad rags on and heading out in the sunshine with a glass of something bubbly......

The Coolest Attraction To Land On South bank this Summer   Are you ready to have a go on the coolest ride in London?? Then head to South Bank for the World’s fastest and biggest City Zip Wire.  Starting at heights of 100 feet this......

Workplace Flowers As of late we’ve had lots of large events with creative floral elements and it’s got our minds buzzing into creating a workplace plant area – as with most Central London offices we’re not luck enough to have our own garden. We’ve done......

Escape to the Future We kicked off the summer party season with Escaping to the Future for our clients Summer Off Site for 600 guests at the Print Works London. A futuristic theme was perfect for our cutting edge consultancy client, who are striving to......

Wimbledon 2017   It’s certainly Wimbledon fortnight, with pop up screens appearing all over London with an abundance of pimms and strawberry stalls. There are lots of different ways to watch the tennis ranging in price, from corporate hospitality, court tickets, ground passes or simply......

Festival Season One of the best things about summer has got to be the festivals. And we are so spoilt for choice here in the UK as every year they get bigger and better. Getting out of town for a festival or even out of......

Gilmerton House, I few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to one of my friends weddings in Edinburgh, their chosen venue was Gilmerton House and it remind me that sometimes the best venues are worth traveling to and certainly worth giving up......

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest Last weekend we were in Budapest and we were lucky enough to stay in one of the most revered hotels in the city, Kempinski Hotel Corvinus has me to stay. This is a five star luxury hotel which is located downtown......

Venues Summit 2017   On Monday, this week Seven Events attended the Venues Summit 2017 at the Hilton London Canary Wharf. For those who have never heard of the Venues Summit, it is an annual event produced by Forum Events and is an event tailor......

During the winter months in London it’s all about finding the perfect cozy pub on the closest corner for drinks, however in the summer months it’s a totally different story – it’s all about living the high life! In this blog I have picked out......

Summer in the Square This week we are most looking forward to spending a couple of our lunchbreaks and probably an evening or two at ‘Summer in the Square’! Located right behind our offices, we are fortunate enough to be treated to a huge array......

Creating the right balance between the finishing touches and the bigger picture is the key to successful events. Sometimes it is all too easy to put too much focus on the smaller details whilst ignoring the integral elements. Producing an event is a process and......

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of travelling to Ibiza for an event like no other – one of my best friend’s weddings! Having never visited Ibiza or experienced a wedding outside of the UK before, I didn’t know really know what to expect,......

When the rain is never ending what more could you want than a slow lazy week in Greece, eating as much fresh salad and feta cheese that you can stomach, topping up your tan whilst dipping your feet in its clear blue waters. With this......

Recently we were fortunate enough to be invited to a showcase by Evolve Events, at Kent House. It was called The Secret Salon and was an exclusive night set in 1939.   The house was opened exclusively for that evening and on arrival guests were......

  Last week at Seven Events Events we were lucky enough to do a site visit in the Latvian capital and we loved what we saw!  Not the most obvious or popular destination for an incentive from the UK, but we’re not sure why as......

We’ve recently returned from an epic 11 day trip to the beautiful Caribbean Island of Barbados. We have left our hearts there but thought we’d share some of its top restaurants and attractions:   Restaurant – The Cliff We headed here for a special birthday......

This week we were fortunate enough to attend the Rocket Food’s private view event. This took place in the iconic Tate Britain.  An impressive venue which is home to the greatest collection of British art and is one of the most architectural rich venues in......

When on a recent site visit with a client we were told that the spa was ‘The Best Spa in Europe’. We laughed and commented that that was a pretty big statement to make however we came to the conclusion that it really is pretty......

Holybirds The Holy Birds is was launched by brothers Gerry and Jon Calabrese, who are behind The Hoxton Pony and Wringer & Mangle as well as Hoxton Gin, while cocktails have been created by their father — the legendary barman Salvatore Calabrese.   Now, although......

Staying on Top It is well documented that jobs in the event sector can be some of the most stressful. Event Managers have to juggle multiple tasks at the same time. So when planning an event it is important that you prioritise things appropriately and......

Kew Gardens   What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions Kew Gardens? Botanical gardens, UNESCO world heritage site, maybe even science.   Well we were lucky enough to be invited to Kew Gardens one evening earlier this week to check out their......

This actually is unique! When venues talk about the fact that their property is ‘unique’ or ‘different’ sometimes we have to be honest and say that we can’t always see that USP.   There is however a new venue in Zurich that caught our eye......

The Crystal Maze Challenge   The 90’s hit show Crystal Maze is back this year and off the back of the excitement pop up challenge games are more popular than ever.   A big trend heading into 2017 Crystal Maze offers an exciting team building......

Easter Weekend! It’s a “cracking” weekend to be in London, with 4 days off we’re hopeful of sunshine so that we can attend some of these exciting events going on.   1. Good Friday Bottomless Brunch With bottomless brunch taking London by storm, what better......

When thinking about planning the event it is important that the whole experience from right from the point of the arrival.  As soon as guests step inside you can set level expectation of what the rest of the event will entail.  A professional, efficient and......

Phileas Fogg; the man who famously made a bet for £20,000 that he could travel round the Victorian world in less than 80 days, has for one reason or another opened a Gin Residency on St Martin’s Lane, and the team at Seven Events were......

Time seems to be passing faster and faster every year, therefore special occasions are coming round quicker than ever, meaning we all need to start getting more creative with our gift ideas. So with Mother’s Day approaching we’ve found three alternate ways of treating that......

Creating the right balance between the finishing touches and the bigger picture is the key to successful events. Sometimes it is all too easy to put too much focus on the smaller details whilst ignoring the integral elements. Producing an event is a process and......

With the beautiful sunshine we have been treated to this week the Seven Events Team cannot wait to get their sun glasses on and find the best roof top spots of 2017 to catch the rays! See our top tips below…   Queen Of Hoxton:......

The concept of street food is one that has proven popular over the past 12 months and whilst the concept is simple executing it well is something that takes careful planning. With venues like Streetfeast having the monopoly of the market currently it’s exciting to hear......

It’s not long until the beautiful long bank holiday weekend graces us with its presence. If you are struggling to find things to fill your time we have pulled 3 of our favourite things going on in London:   Easter Chocolate Workshop @ My Chocolate......

Hong Kong is an exciting and diverse city, with an iconic sky line, world class cuisine and a colourful, traditional culture. A modern metropole that embraces technological advances while preserving the age old charm of this unique city, known as the people’s republic of China. Growing in......

Last week we went on a unique venue tour that took us from Westminster to Greenwich. Hosted by Lime Venue Portfolio we had the chance to see a selection of unusual venues that all offer something a bit different for your events.   The Churchill......

With clients starting to think about their Summer Parties we loved hearing that the Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop summer theme has just been announced. It’s going to take you out of this world and it’s called Bangarang!   The Rooftop bar is going to be......

Throughout the capital there are a great selection of blank canvas venues.  These are simple in style with white or stripped back walls and basic facilities such as bathrooms and space for catering.  These are excellent spaces for creating your own unique event with theming......

We all know Gin has some great health benefits. But, while we consider ourselves to be experts in the art of the G&T, we’re the first to admit that we still have a lot to learn about our favourite drink. Now there is a better......

Here at Seven Events Events, we’ve been organising a fair few events in the North of England recently and last week we went up to Sheffield for some site visits, and found a venue unlike any other we’ve used before.  A hands-on experience, packed with......

It seems to be the talk of the city when a new venue opens and here at Seven Events Events we have been talking about it too.  The new 6000 capacity converted old print factory going by the name “Printworks” towards the East of London......

We have a number of Birthdays in the office in April (mine included) and in honour of this we have found some of the best bakeries in London – many of which we have tried of course. These bakeries are perfect for birthday muffins or......

When you work in events we are sometimes spoilt by the places we get to go and experience and this week was no different.   On Thursday evening we got to sample the most amazing cuisine at Nobu on Old Park Lane. I have to......

The Brewery is an iconic event space found in the heart of the city, just short walk from either Monument or Barbican tube stations. This venue was originally Whitbread brewery in East London which was open from 1750 to 1976. Today, The Brewery has extensive......

Street Feast is back and it’s bigger and badder than ever.   Now that we’re slowly creeping into the summer months, this cool, urban and quirky concept has re-opened its doors.   With 4 locations including: Hawker House in Canada Water, Dinerama in Shoreditch, Model......

Even if you’re a born and bred Londoner we all get that claustrophobic feeling; that sudden urge to get out of London. To escape the confinements of the tube, the constant rush and just take a deep breath (of fresh air) and relax! So we’ve......

Last week, a couple of us from Seven Events were invited down to L’atelier De Chefs, by Hotel Republic on behalf of PortAventura.   We made our own Spanish tapas and paella from scratch in an exclusive kitchen, purposely built for such activities. It was......

The Philippines are located in the Western Pacific and is made up of 7,000 sprawling Islands. These Islands are famous for there long powder white beaches, turquoise waters and cliffs covered with tropical fauna and flora.   One of the most popular Islands to visit......

There’s new flights paths that might tickle your fancy…   Gothenberg, Sweden Though often caught in Stockholm’s shadow, gregarious, chilled-out Göteborg actually has greater appeal for many visitors (and resident Swedes) than the fast-paced capital. Some of the country’s finest talent hails from the streets......

As we know practically everyone is a fan of ‘Dirty Dancing’ and now you can be transported to Kellermans Holiday Resort yourself with the latest offering from Secret Cinema.   Held in a secret outdoor location in London, the events will see attendees enter a......

Damien Hirst’s new restaurant Pharmacy 2 is one of the most exciting new openings to happen this year. Located in his Newport Street Gallery just a few minutes’ walk from Vauxhall tube station.  The restaurant serves the public throughout the day but in the evening......

In this business of selling incentive travel, we are always throwing about the term “a once in a lifetime experience” and finally I think I have found this very thing! What could be more of a once in a life time experience than camping on......

On St Patricks Day, last week, we were treated to a wonderful evening of Irish delights with Moulden Marketing at The Hyatt Regency – The Churchill. As a big fan of St Patricks Day (it’s in my blood so I have to be), it was......

It’s that time of year when we all start planning for summer and looking for exciting destination’s to hit the beach, party and enjoy the sunshine.  Across Europe we are spoilt for choice for beautiful coast lines to while the days away, here is one......

The Georgian publisher and architect Batty Langley made waves in the United States, where figureheads like George Washington relied on his instructional drawings to fit windows in their homes. Three hundred years on, and the man is remembered by his own hotel, in Spitalfields.  ......

At the beginning of this week we were fortunate to attend the Iberian MICE Forum hosted in the Melia Villaitana near to Alicante. This is very much a resort hotel with both 4 and 5 star accommodation, so there really is something that will appeal to......

Paris has long been known as the city of lights, with the sparkling Eiffel tower creating a beacon across the city. However Budapest, Eastern Europe’s new hot destination, definitely gives Paris a run for its money. With the city coming alive at night with monuments......

Its time to dust off any bright green clothing and bring out those Guinnesses at the back of the Friday because its St Patrick’s Day in London in two weeks (Thu March 17 2016)!   We’ve put together some of our favourite grand ol’knees ups:......

The Café at Café Royal is the first dessert restaurant in London, created by Executive Pastry Chef, Sarah Barber. Sarah Barber was previously executive pastry chef at the Corinthia Hotel and head pastry chef at Yauatcha and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and is now the......

As spring is slowly seeping in, there’s nothing better than enjoying a leafy lunchtime break, with the sun on your face amongst the freshly bloomed flowers. Living and working in London can sometimes feel cramped, busy, dirty and grey, especially in the winter.   To......

The Fairmont St Andrews is a breath taking 5 star resort which is beautifully positioned on the cliff tops overlooking the North Sea and surrounded 520 acres of grounds.  This is a popular venue with the MICE industry known for its impeccable service, flexible conference......

London is known to have it all but when selecting activities for a group of colleagues or clients it can be tricky to find something which inspires them or they haven’t done before.  So just for you, here are a selection of ideas to get......

We ladies here at Seven Events decided to give up, well, everything for lent. We’ve given up all those naughties like white bread, sugar, white rice, fizzy drinks, white pasta and the list goes on. But despite the ups and downs and the chocolate cravings,......

For us eventies time is precious and so giving up a few hours to attend trade shows is always a tough call. With many on offer, what makes us decide to escape the office and go and walk a show? Well for us BNC global......

For all the grown-ups who don’t want to grow up this looks like a lot of fun! It’s always great to hear that adults are allowed to act like kids again and ‘Bouncingham Castle’ is going to allow you to do just that!   Yes,......

Everyone’s seen the film “Night at the Museum” but now you get to experience this for yourself…. At the Science Museum on Friday 4th March you have the opportunity to join them for “Astronights” and spend a night in the museum with exclusive access to......

In this day and age it gets harder and harder to tempt clients or even colleagues out of the office for a meeting, celebration or teambuilding session.  Therefore it is more important than ever to maximise on time and create an experience which has high......

Year on year event planners are challenged on how to advance their events reach, increase audience engagement and get higher attendee numbers.  This year there are some amazing innovations which could really make a difference-see our top tips below.   Crowd Streaming:  An advancement on......

Where do I start? Last week I was treated to a 4 day trip to Bali hosted by Pearl Representatives. Having fallen in love with Bali many years ago as a backpacker I was intrigued to see how it had changed and to get a......

On Tuesday evening, we were lucky enough to be invited along to a Private viewing of the ‘Wildlife photographer of the year’ exhibition, held at the Natural History Museum, which is an incredible venue.   The exhibition was a stunning showcase of the very best......

As Valentines Day is quickly approaching, it’s a good time to start thinking about where to take your loved one as a romantic treat this weekend. You don’t even need to have a significant other to get involved in this weekend’s frolics. It’s just an......

There’s a new kid on the block and it’s a whopper!!  The InterContinental London Hotel 02 is due to open early this year and is already taking enquiries. This 18 storey property houses 453 bedrooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a luxury spa. This is......

Last week, I went on a little adventure and explored some venues in the City. My reason for exploring this part of the capital was because of the new and exciting venue that has just opened – The Victorian Bath House. I was very intrigued......

This week we discovered a true hidden gem, just below bustling Piccadilly Circus. Brasserie Zedel is a vast cavern of Parisian delights. Start off your evening with a drink in the American Bar, a glamorous and authentic art deco setting to enjoy perfectly mixed cocktails.......

As an event agency our job is always to make our clients lives easier and there are some times when a bit of local guidance is needed dependent upon the complexity of the programme. That’s not to say we couldn’t do it alone, it just......

Lisbon is definitely a hot choice of a destination this year and is one that is sure to deliver and not disappoint. Last week we held a client event that was a jam packed, 2 day programme where despite the short time they were there, the......