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Monday 3rd April, 2017
In Focus: The Mermaid London
The Mermaid London is a vibrant conference and events venue situated by Blackfriars Bridge in the heart of the City of London. Located only a two minute walk from Blackfriars station, the venue is easily accessible for all. Home to an Auditorium featuring tiered seating for 600 people, excellent sight lines to the stage and unrivalled acoustics, The Mermaid is ideal for product launches, exhibitions, conferences, AGMs and all things corporate. If you’re looking for a blank-canvas space with panoramic views of the River Thames, the River Rooms at The Mermaid could be your answer.
“Our venue treats every event as individual and we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality events with personality through a team of people who are easy to do business with.” Comments Mo Issa, Head of Sales at The Mermaid London. “We have a brand ethos that is client focussed and we aim to do things differently to our competitors; sourcing local produce for our menus, working to improve our CSR and furthering our charitable efforts. We have nine versatile event spaces with individual room capacities ranging from 50-600; each event is different and our range of clients spans from live performances to corporate conferences. Every day is different at The Mermaid London.”
You don’t need to take Mo’s word for it either. Anna Kennedy OBE recently held Autism’s got Talent at the venue and said “The Mermaid London is the perfect venue for Autism’s got Talent; our event is always treated as individual and the team is very flexible in order to accommodate our specific needs. The location is ideal for the guests and performers travelling both from within the UK and internationally; the accessibility is brilliant. Our event is always well managed and runs without any problems. For us, space is paramount and The Mermaid is ideal as adults and children on the autism spectrum require a lot of quiet time and areas in which to relax. The fish tank in the foyer is also an amazing sensory benefit to calm our guests.”
The event, which attracted 600 guests, took in the venues main auditorium along with spaces Castle Barnard, Back Stage Dressing Rooms, Conference Rooms, Mezzanine the Foyer. It was held at The Mermaid London for a fifth consecutive year in May 2016.
The client was looking for a venue that catered for participants from a large variety of destinations, the show needed a venue that could accommodate the participants’ specific needs whilst also providing easy transport links and being in close proximity to overnight accommodation.
The Mermaid London was the perfect choice as they treat each event as individual and the team is very flexible in order to accommodate each client's specific needs. The location is ideal for attendees travelling both from within the UK and internationally and the venue is easily accessible by foot, rail, road or bus. For Autism's got Talent, space is paramount and The Mermaid London is ideal as adults and children on the autism spectrum require a lot of quiet time and areas in which to relax.
Of course no event goes without its challenges and hosting a large event for children and adults on the autism spectrum is a challenge as special consideration must be given to the needs of the individuals in order to ensure the event is an enjoyable experience for all. The Mermaid London provided space to be used as a quiet room filled with sensory toys and colouring books throughout the event, this room was a successful calming aid for both adults and children on the autism spectrum and ensured the event ran smoothly.
The event requires very specific needs to be met and makes use of the versatile spaces on offer at The Mermaid London. The client mix at The Mermaid London is very diverse and hosting Autism's got Talent is one of their annual highlights.
The 2016 showcase was a huge success; the event saw 23 acts from the UK, Canada, USA, Sweden and Croatia all come together to put on an amazing show with filled with talent. The success of the event was echoed within the media coverage that was generated, including: BBC Breakfast and the BBC Lunchtime news, Sky news and Daily mail Online.
The Mermaid London is one of many member venues of London City Selection, a hand picked group of the finest venues in and around the City of London. For further information on how the Museum of London could be the ideal venue for your next event contact them now:
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