Venue of the Week: The Ned

C&IT's Venue of the Week is C&IT A List 2017 host venue The Ned, which enjoyed its grand opening last week.

The Vault bar and lounge at The Ned is set in the original Midland Bank strongroom, lined with more than 3,000 safety deposit boxes
The Vault bar and lounge at The Ned is set in the original Midland Bank strongroom, lined with more than 3,000 safety deposit boxes

One of the capital’s most hotly anticipated launches for 2017 unlocked its doors for the first time for its official opening party on 26 April. Situated in London’s former Midland Bank building in the City next to Bank Station, The Ned is the offspring of a partnership between London-based Soho House & Co and New York’s Sydell Group.


DoubleTree by Hilton opens in Greenwich

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square opens

Four of the best... London venues to look out for in 2017


Mention The Ned to any event planner, and you’ll likely be greeted with excitement. Its fully restored fifth floor offers six Grade I-listed meeting rooms – each one boasting period features including walnut panelling and vintage chandeliers, as well as ample domed windows to allow in plenty of natural light – and two outdoor terraces.

Rooms range in size from 21m2 to 165m2, and can accommodate between four and 200 people. C&IT will be hosting one of the first events – our 2017 A-List launch party – at The Ned tomorrow night (3 May).

The hotel’s 252 rooms are modelled on 1920s’ and 1930s’ design, with vintage ornaments, brass and mahogany furniture, and chandeliers for decoration. Eight public restaurants will serve cuisine originating from Britain to Italy and North America to Asia. This includes a new outpost for Cecconi’s, which has already has revered  properties in London’s Mayfair, Berlin, Miami Beach and West Hollywood.

Ned’s Club Upstairs is a panoramic rooftop space for members and hotel guests providing views to St Paul’s Cathedral and beyond with a heated swimming pool and two converted domes with outdoor terraces for eating and drinking. The Roof Bar with a retractable roof and heaters makes the most of the space all year round.

Members will also have exclusive access to The Vault bar and lounge, an all-hours cocktail bar hidden behind the 20-tonne, two-metre wide vault door in the original Midland Bank strongroom, lined with more than 3,000 safety deposit boxes.

• For more reviews, as well as breaking news, in-depth analysis, features and case studies, sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
What will be the top destinations for events and incentives in 2020?

What will be the top destinations for events and incentives in 2020?

Global DMC Partners reveals 2019 destination rankings as well as its hotlist for next year.

Avantgarde London hires creative duo

Avantgarde London hires creative duo

The agency's new creative team has worked with clients including BMW, Oreo, Visa and HSBC.

Case study: Mercedes-Benz Vans roadshow

Case study: Mercedes-Benz Vans roadshow

Immersive roadshow uses an expanding, custom-built trailer to house VR, AR and MR experiences.

Hire Space Awards 2019 winners: The full list

Hire Space Awards 2019 winners: The full list

Comedian Robin Morgan led the ceremony at the National Gallery recognising the UK's best venues and event organisers.

15 entertainment ideas for corporate events

15 entertainment ideas for corporate events

All ideas should be sensory, memorable and participatory, says Mauri Gomez of Eventos Barcelona.

LinkedIn launches face-to-face meetings tool

LinkedIn launches face-to-face meetings tool

Online networking platform's event-organising feature marks its first step into the physical meetings market.

Why wellness isn't just for delegates

Why wellness isn't just for delegates

From taking time to see the sights to apps that help your sleep patterns, Top Banana's Ian Cooke has some wellbeing tips.

7 lessons for event planners from... Brexit

7 lessons for event planners from... Brexit

We asked industry figures what the Brexit process has taught them about planning and executing big events.

Inntel hires new head of business travel

Inntel hires new head of business travel

Senior appointment will manage business travel operations teams and mentor the agency's business travel consultants.

5 ways to bounce back from travel sickness

5 ways to bounce back from travel sickness

Wellness expert John Ayo shares his health tips to make sure you and your event don't have to suffer.

LATEST JOBS