London's most dynamic new events space pops up this December - Leake Street Arches events space
Below Waterloo station’s platforms and rumbling tracks and next to Banksy’s famous graffiti tunnel that provides a constantly changing canvas for street artists, taggers, tourists and locals alike to legally express themselves through art, is a new private events space like no other.
As vibrant, gritty and exciting as its surroundings, the Leake Street Arches (LSA) Pop Up, launching on 1st December, is located in one of the eight former railway arches that are being brought back to life and will offer a curated collection of independent restaurants and bars that capture the essence of urban culture.
Located in Unit 7, a seven-metre high exposed brick arch, the LSA Pop Up is a totally unique space that can host events for up to 300 people standing and 150 seated.
The pop up’s raw, industrial surroundings are complemented by light and mirror installations dedicated to music and up-cycled functional art by Cristina Reyes, an award-winning artist who uses hand-drawn characters and typography to create surreal worlds filled with hybrid creatures and whose work has been exhibited around the world, Kensington Palace included.
The LSA Pop Up is not only an incredible setting for any type of event, it also boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including innovative lighting and a Pioneer Pro Audio speaker sound system, favoured by the world’s leading clubs, that offers guests a powerful, rich and immersive audio experience like no other.
Fresh seasonal cocktails prepared by London's top mixologists are complemented by an equally exciting, and versatile, food menu courtesy of the brilliant Ginger Jar, whose incredible creations – from Alpine Mac ‘n’ Cheese with raclette, gruyere & truffle crumb topping to Venison & cranberry slider in brioche with house pickles & smoky ketchup – put them in a class of their own. Prices start from just £21 per person.
Ensuring that any gathering held at the LSA Pop Up is a truly experiential event is a stunning array of scented candles by Azzi Glasser. A multi-award-winning perfume designer, Azzi has created fragrances for some of the most iconic personalities, events and brands, from Kylie Minogue and Tom Hardy through to YSL and Giorgio Armani. Bespoke creations are also available on request.
With some of the world’s top DJs signed on to the project, and the benefit of a late licence, the LSA Pop Up is an event space without equal.
The Leake Street Arches Pop Up will be available for private hire only from 1st December 2017 until spring 2018. The wider Leake Street Arches development is on course to open to the public in early 2018.
Leake Street Arches Pop Up @ Leake Street Tunnel, Lambeth, London SE1 7NN