Three of the UK's top retail venues

Not considered using a retail venue's event space before? Event's rundown of three UK shopping spaces may change your mind.

Kidzania launched at Westfield London last month
Kidzania launched at Westfield London last month

Westfield, London

Westfield London has played host to a range of events since its opening, with The Atrium capable of hosting a wide range of large-scale events. The latest launch, an immersive children’s city called Kidzania, opened last month, with the destination looking to host around one million guests in its opening year.

The 75,000-square foot area can host up to 1,700 visitors at a time, with 60 real-world establishments available for children to explore.

Where: 4006, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF

Contact: 020 3371 2300


Manchester’s EventCity has lived up to its name since opening almost five years ago, hosting a huge number of events and brand activations ranging from X Factor auditions to Adidas football boot launches.

The entire area boasts 200 shops, five hotels, 60 restaurants, a multiplex cinema and 28,000sqm of exhibition space across four halls. For conferences, there is 5,850sqm of space and the capacity for 5,000 covers for dinner.

Where: Phoenix Way, Manchester M41 7TB

Contact: 0161 870 9800

Market Hall at Borough Market, London

The Market Hall at London’s famous food destination Borough Market is available for private hire. The venue features a glass façade, which looks out onto Borough High Street, and within the hall there are tall vertical planters, filled with greenery.

The 318sqm space has the capacity to hold 250 people, and also features a demo kitchen, bar, and moveable benches. Borough Market has other venues on offer, including Three Crown Square and Jubilee Place.

Where: 8 Southwark Street, Borough, London, SE1 1TL

Contact: 020 7939 0900

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