East London's new event options

The City and Docklands are seeing some exciting new venue developments.

East London reveals new venues, including Excel London's expansion
East London reveals new venues, including Excel London's expansion

- Boundary
Boundary in Shoreditch opened in January 2009 in a converted Victorian warehouse. The venue comprises three restaurants and bars, a food store and 17 recently opened guestrooms. A variety of spaces can be booked for groups of up to 200, and the rooftop garden and restaurant can also be hired exclusively.
Web: www.theboundary.co.uk

- Dockmaster's House
Dockmaster's House is a new Indian restaurant located in a listed building in the West India Quay area of Docklands. It has three spaces for hire - the Lounge, the Strover Room, which seats 40, and the Cube, which can accommodate 25 delegates. Day-delegate rates start at £35 per person including a buffet lunch.
Web: www.dockmastershouse.com

- Excel London
The second phase of development at Excel London is due to be completed in April 2010, which will increase the size of the venue by more than 50 per cent, taking it to 100,000m2. It will include a 5,000-seat auditorium and planning permission has also been granted for a 280-room hotel, due to open by the end of 2011.
Web: www.excel-london.co.uk

- Illuminate @ Prospero House
Etc Venues has expanded its Prospero House venue near London Bridge, transforming the next-door building, a former post office. Illuminate opened in August and can seat 280 delegates, theatre-style, or can be divided into two smaller spaces. The venue can be used separately or in conjunction with the Prospero House facilities.
Web: www.etcvenues.co.uk

- Whitechapel Gallery
Be among the first to use the newly expanded Whitechapel Gallery. As a registered charity, all venue hire proceeds go towards exhibitions and an education programme. Eight galleries can be hired all day on Mondays or on any evening. The Zilkha Auditorium seats 100 and the Clore Creative Studios can host 60 guests.
Web: www.whitechapelgallery.org

- The Bathhouse
Located below Bishopsgate churchyard, the former Turkish baths opened in late summer 2009 as a bar, live music venue, cafe and fine dining 80-seat Italian restaurant. Built in 1859, the venue retains a sense of Victorian splendour and corporate groups can hire all or sections of the venue for groups of up to 150 people, seated.
Web: www.thebathhousevenue.com

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