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    Museum of London Docklands celebrates success with COOL Venue award win

    Museum of London Docklands is celebrating after being awarded ‘COOLest for Receptions/Product Launches’ at the COOL Venue Awards, on Thursday 26 September.

    Run by Prestige Events, the annual COOL Venue Awards, held at 26 Leake Street are attended by industry luminaries to recognise one of the most influential elements of event planning – the venue. The ceremony celebrates key figures, emerging talent and showcases exceptional work produced throughout the year.

    The distinguished panel of judges rewarded Museum of London Docklands’ commitment to providing unforgettable experiences to all guests. Notably, the team were praised for their innovative launches at the museum.

    On accepting the award, Sarah McQueen, Assistant Head of Commercial Services at Museum of London Docklands said: “We are thrilled to have won the award for ‘COOLest for Receptions/Product Launches’, which recognises the hard work and commitment of our team when it comes to ensuring every guest has a truly memorable experience.

    “This year we have hosted receptions and product launches for clients, including HSBC. Each and every event was greatly received by those in attendance, and we are already hard at work putting exciting plans into play for the coming year, and look forward to building on this triumph.”

    Museum of London Docklands is a Grade I listed warehouse with a unique collection of event spaces, offering venue hire for event parties of varying sizes.

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    Museum of London updates accredited caterers list to reflect changing food trends

    Award-winning cultural destinations the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands have unveiled their new list of catering suppliers following a competitive tender process.

    Underpinning both venues’ reputation for superb event services, the new caterers at both museums include new and existing contractors.

    New appointments include 6 classic British caterers: Blue Strawberry, By Word of Mouth, Caper & Berry, Food by Dish, Moving Venue, and Seasoned Events. For the first time the museum is including street food aficionados Kerb, Asian cuisine specialists Laguna and Kosher caterer Tony Page.

    The 3 year contract will commence from 8th April and will be available in time for both museums’ summer party packages; Urban Safari at the Museum of London and Nautical Nights at the Museum of London Docklands.

    Sarah McQueen, Venues and Hospitality Manager at the Museum of London, commented: “Our city and the wider UK has gone through a culinary revolution in recent years, with London leading a global food transformation and boasting arguably the best food scene in the world. As such, we wanted to remain ahead of the event catering curve by creating an offering which reflected our capital’s world leading approach to food.

    “Our new accredited caterers list has been refreshed in order to meet the changing tastes and dietary requirements of guests and to ensure there is a diverse variety of options available for clients. We’re delighted to welcome some new faces doing amazing things, as well as a selection of our longstanding partners and look forward to guests sampling the new menus this summer!”

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    Museum of London Docklands celebrates the launch of The Rum Store

    On 17 July 2019, the Museum of London Docklands launched the latest addition to its venue portfolio, The Rum Store, welcoming clients, agents and press to an exclusive drinks reception on the docks of Canary Wharf. The event was designed to showcase the endless possibilities of the new space, housed in one of the oldest Georgian warehouses in Britain.

    The Rum Store offers a stunning blank canvas space featuring exposed brick walls and original pitch pine columns, while the terrace offers the perfect area for a summer BBQ. Once home to 25,000 caskets of rum, The Rum Store will be able to host a variety of events for up to 200 guests.

    As part of the launch event, guests were able to explore the new space while enjoying a range of exciting food stations from the museum’s catering partner, CH&Co, as well as a selection of exclusive rum cocktails including a ‘Berry Daquiri’ and ‘Nelson’s Blood’, inspired by the venue itself.

    Tours of the museum were also available courtesy of the experienced events team, and guests were also given access to the major exhibition, Secret Rivers.

    Sarah McQueen, Assistant Head of Commercial Services at the Museum of London, commented: “We’re delighted to have The Rum Store back in our events offering at the Museum of London Docklands and can’t wait for guests to experience what this historic space has to offer. Our Nautical Nights summer parties are currently in full swing at the museum, and clients are now able to book the Rum Store as part of our Deck The Halls Christmas Package. It’s set to be a very exciting few months at the Museum of London Docklands!”

    Room hire for The Rum Store at the Museum of London Docklands starts from £1500+VAT. For more information about hosting your next event at the Museum of London Docklands, please get in touch with the team on 020 7814 5789.

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