The former Whitbread Brewery has a long history of entertaining Londoners (262 years to be precise). Now they reopen their historic doors for an exclusive 17 day festival, offering members access to six luxury escapes and a chance to enjoy the excitement of the Olympic season in true British style. This pop up entertainment venue aims to provide city dwellers and visitors with a haven of tranquillity, in which they can party, relax and enjoy what looks set to be London's most hectic summer to date. The Retreat will feature six areas, all specially designed to fulfil whatever whim or desire may take your fancy - Get swept away from the urban grind in the peaceful park area. Feast on hearty British grub in the old school style diner. Indulge in a little sofa time in the vintage cinema (complete with popcorn, classic British movies and a state of the art supersized screen). Take stock of it all in the comfort of the Country Club, where traditional outdoor pursuits are enhanced by modern technologies. And as the cocktail hour quickly approaches, head to the nightclub for afterhours partying and live DJ sets. Finally, restore a little serenity in the Backstage Theatre, an all encompassing pampering station with on site artists and beauty professionals. The fortnight long celebrations come with a bill of live music, performances and all the latest drama from the Olympic Games, which will be projected onto large screens throughout the venue. With easy access to the East London Olympic site, it's an extremely desirable place to indulge in a little play time, and the perfect place to do business in comfort. But expect to dig deep if you want a taste of this particular high life, tickets cost a cool 2,500 pounds, although they are transferable between multiple members, making this ideal for organisations looking for a luxury London hideout to use over the busy period.
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Malmaison London London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from £91 39% off 18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M |
7 minutes from The Retreat Malmaison London has been stunningly converted into the finest boutique hotel in London. Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell and within the sound of bow ...More
South Place Hotel London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £113 25% off 3 South Place, EC2M |
8 minutes from The Retreat Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ...More
To Kill A Mockingbird London > Events > Theatre Dates: 24th June to 25th July 2015 Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y |
2 minutes from The Retreat Set in the Deep South, Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel won multiple awards when it premiered in 2013 at Regent's Park Open ...More
T.N.D. London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife Dates: Friday 29th May 2015 - 12midnight-6am Club Aquarium, 256-260 Old Street, EC1V |
9 minutes from The Retreat Francesco Poggi, CASSIMM and guests spin deep house and techno....More
Barbican Theatre London > Entertainment > Theatres Silk Street, City, London EC2Y |
2 minutes from The Retreat The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ...More
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Barbican - Curve Gallery London > Attractions > Art Galleries Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y |
2 minutes from The Retreat Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ...More
Barbican Centre London > Attractions > Other Attractions Silk Street, City, London EC2Y |
2 minutes from The Retreat Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment centre.
Described by the Queen as “one of the wonders of the modern world”, this multifaceted performance and arts venue forms one ...More
Barbican Chimes Music Shop London > Shopping > Music Shops Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y |
1 minute from The Retreat Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ...More
Flittner London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming 86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M |
5 minutes from The Retreat An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ...More
Ted Baker & Friends London > Shopping > Clothing 120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V |
8 minutes from The Retreat We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ...More
Jugged Hare London > Restaurants > 49 Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y |
1 minute from The Retreat Brothers Ed and Tom Martin, the duo behind well loved London gastropubs The Gun, The Botanist, and The Angel & Crown in Covent Garden opened their ...More
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Postman's Park London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens King Edward Street, City, London EC4M |
7 minutes from The Retreat Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ...More
London Dance Academy London > Leisure > The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V |
7 minutes from The Retreat London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ...More
London Fencing Club London > Leisure > Sports Facilities Norman Street, EC1V |
8 minutes from The Retreat Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ...More
The Old Red Cow London > Nightlife > Pubs 71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A |
7 minutes from The Retreat One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ...More
Fox & Anchor London > Nightlife > Pubs 115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M |
7 minutes from The Retreat This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ...More
Whistling Shop London > Nightlife > Bars 63 Worship Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A |
7 minutes from The Retreat There are no whistles for sale at the Whistling Shop nor, we suspect, will you necessarily hear anyone actually whistling. What you will get, however, is ...More
The Longroom London > Nightlife > Bars 18-20 St. John Street, EC1M |
8 minutes from The Retreat Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ...More
Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Retreat.
The Brewery London > Business > Venue Hire Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y |
Same location as The Retreat While the City of London is not short of modern, flexible event-spaces, not many can claim to be located in a Grade II listed building, or ...More
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Extract: Data Stories Worth Sharing event > Business Events > Conferences DATESFriday 29th May 2015 - 9am-6pm VENUEThe Brewery Extract Talks: We go the extra mile to ensure that we get the best minds in the databiz so you can soak up their smarts.
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The Insurance Fraud Awards 2015 event > Business Events > Conferences PRICINGprice TBC DATESThursday 1st October 2015 - 9pm-0.30am VENUEThe Brewery We are pleased to announce the return of Post's Insurance Fraud Awards for their 7th year! Bringing the anti-fraud community together for an evening of celebration and networking.
Finance Magnates London Summit 2015Finance Magnates London Summit 2015The Finance Magnates London Summit is Europe's largest B2B financial industry conference with a focus on trading, investing and capital markets hosting over 1500 attendees.2015-11-02T17:00:00+00002015-11-03T00:00:00+0000
Finance Magnates London Summit 2015 event > Business Events > Conferences | PRICINGFree DATESMonday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd November 2015 - 5pm-8pm VENUEThe Brewery The Finance Magnates London Summit is Europe's largest B2B financial industry conference with a focus on trading, investing and capital markets hosting over 1500 attendees.
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