New venue strikes at London's CORE

Drinking, dining or dancing are at the heart of CORE, the newest offering from Late Night London. The new venue on Queen Street features an eclectic interior with booths, open tables and bar corners to offer a series of spaces for private entertaining and parties, as well as an outdoor option for summer. CORE, which has capacity for 500 standing, offers a range of cocktails, including the Green Tomato Bellini or Garden Jam, as well as a ‘Brew and Brew’ menu for coffees and draft beers.

Summer parties on the terraces

Tobacco Dock, in partnership with Best Parties Ever and Tapenade catering, has announced two unique themed roof terraces for June and July. Located more than 120ft above Tobacco Dock, the terraces provide stunning views of the London skyline including Tower Bridge, The Shard, The Gherkin and Canary Wharf. The Level 16 Sunset Terrace is inspired by legendary Ibiza bars such as Café Del Mar and the Blue Marlin. The second terrace is themed as an English Secret Garden Party and will be a quintessential country garden recreated in the city. Each terrace has a capacity of 450 guests or can be combined for even larger events.

Time to party at Building Six

Building Six, situated within the O2 in London, has revealed two new summer party packages in association with Smart LIVE and Concerto. The 3,000 capacity versatile space will be transformed into an ode to infamous New York nightclub Copacabana in conjunction with Smart LIVE throughout the summer of 2014. Event bookers can host summer parties with cocktails on the outdoor terrace, complete with day beds, palms and spectacular vistas across the London skyline. Meanwhile, Concerto’s offering for summer parties within Building Six will encourage organisers to make the most of the blank-canvas style space and dress the venue according to their event specifications.

Brighton Dome gets Wi-Fi boost

Brighton Dome has launched enterprise class Wi-Fi across all of its five event spaces. The technology available at the Brighton Dome is now equipped to handle up to 10,000 concurrent users. A free shared wireless internet service is currently available to all visitors to the venue, with coverage in all spaces offering a bandwidth of up to 20mbps. Events that require faster internet connectivity can now upgrade with tailored packages offering sole use access to the wireless system and providing up and download speeds of up to 100mbps. Brighton Dome can comfortably accommodate between 50 and 1,700 delegates offering first-class front of house facilities combined with elegant architectural features.

Park Crescent's Theatre gets £250k refit

Central London conference venue Park Crescent Conference Centre (PCCC) has relaunched its largest space, The Theatre, following a £250k makeover. The project, designed by Peels, has seen PCCC’s 300 capacity auditorium redesigned to complement the venue’s seven other conference and seminar rooms. The new look Theatre is now PCCC’s most versatile space with an elevated stage, new central lighting rig and new wooden flooring. Interchangeable black and white side panels are able to move from day to night with the flick of a switch, while The Portland, The Nash and The Gulbenkian meeting rooms and the bar of The Theatre have also been refreshed as part of the makeover.

Trinity Hall refit combines old and new

Trinity Hall College has opened the doors to its newly refurbished dining hall, which combines traditional features with the latest technology following an extensive project lasting seven months. The Cambridge college combined careful refurbishment of some of the original features in the hall, together with installing the latest light, sound and heating technology. Major features include the re-opening of the Minstrels’ Gallery; restoring the roof beams to their natural oak finish; and repairing and redecorating the fireplace. The dining hall can seat up to 150 people (an increase from 110 previously), including 16 seats in the Minstrels’ Gallery. The hall can seat 120 theatre-style or 72 cabaret-style.

Traverse the iron road in North Yorkshire

How Stean Gorge in North Yorkshire, which is growing in popularity for team building groups, has just opened a new extension to its via ferrata course – three new aerial cable walkways. The via ferrata – Italian for iron road – enables visitors to explore the gorge surroundings by being clipped onto a network of iron cables fixed to the rock. The via ferrata, only the second in England, opened in 2009. Now How Stean has added the Ultimate Via Ferrata, a series of high level cable walks enabling visitors to test their nerve by traversing heights of up to nine metres above the floor of the gorge. How Stean offers a discount for groups of eight or more.

Brewery on the ball with World Cup packages

The Brewery, London, is preparing to kick off a summer of sport by launching World Cup entertaining packages for groups from 60 to 1,000. The packages are available from 12 June to 13 July and start at £75 per person. As well as screening all matches in group and final stages on large HD screens, the venue will lay on gourmet pie and mash during half time, and unlimited drinks during the matches. There is also an option for The Brewery to source a guest speaker, such as a sports personality, to attend the event for added excitement.

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