What’s up, Dock?

Autumn Update

Summer already feels a very long time ago, doesn’t it? The nights may be drawing in but we’re certainly not seeing any sign of things slowing down at Tobacco Dock. Since the spring, we’ve hosted an incredible selection of events, from international mega-conferences to delicious food festivals, young enterprise events to product launches.

Keep your eyes trained on our Case Studies section for new entries from the AI Summit, EdTech X Summit and Xerocon coming very soon.


Event Trend Watch

As the tumult of Covid settles, we’re finally seeing a pronounced shift away from the trend for very short lead times, with many key dates for 2023 and 2024 already in demand and contracted.

Of course, we’re still seeing some events taking place in a smaller window and we’re proud of our ability to move at pace. In September we had an event for 500 make an enquiry on Friday 9th, visit and contract on Monday 12th and hold their event on Friday 16th. It was a great success, though we’d probably prefer a little more notice in future!

If you’d like to chat to the team about availability, you can reach them through the enquiry form at the top right of this page, by calling 0207 680 4001 or emailing info@tobaccodocklondon.com.



Team bonding

While this busy time has been welcome after the enforced emptiness of 2020 and early 2021, we wanted to give the team a chance to unwind and connect outside the Grade 1 listed walls of Tobacco Dock.

A couple of days on the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex proved the perfect pick-me-up. We kicked off proceedings with an inspiring training session with The Foundry, exploring how we can level up our teamwork, as well as hatching some big plans (watch this space!).

Work done, we all tried our hands at clay pigeon shooting – as a team well used to smashing our targets, this seemed like the ideal activity. After a special dinner at The Kennels, the next morning was spent exploring the estate, unwinding by the pool and hitting the golf course.

As well as being a big treat, this trip cemented the team bond and gave everyone a much needed recharge as we work on an events calendar that’s bursting at the seams – just the way we like it!

Want in?

If ours sounds like the kind of team you would like to be part of, we have good news! We’ve some exciting openings at the moments. If you, or someone you know, might be ready for a new challenge, we’d love you to get in touch.

We’re looking for exceptional individuals to join both our Sales and Event Delivery teams. Take a look at the vacancies on our Careers page, and if you think you could be a fit, send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@tobaccodocklondon.com.


Might it be coming home?

The mighty Lionesses managed glory, so perhaps the boys can do it too! If you’re excited about the World Cup (or have clients or colleagues who are), we have the ULTIMATE viewing treat in store.

For the duration of the World Cup, Tobacco Dock is going to become home to the UK’s largest sports bar.

Run by Skylight Bars (they of our iconic rooftop bar), Pitchside will be showing all the matches in a stunning back-of-the-net experiential bar, complete with multi LED screens, delicious street food, flowing beer and even half time DJs to get the atmosphere going.

Check out the corporate packages we have on offer here, all guaranteed to provide a back-of-the-net experience, regardless of the final score! Gold packages for England’s games are nearly sold out, so it’s definitely time to get your bookings in.


Why not come along and experience the space for yourself? Pitchside’s launch night is 12th November. If you’d live to come along and watch Chelsea thrash Newcastle on the enormous LED screens and enjoy some great beer and food while you’re doing it, click this link and get your name on the list.


Make Their Christmas

We appreciate it might not feel quite the time to be talking turkey, but no sooner have the schools gone back than the scrabble to Christmas begins!

Our award-winning Christmas parties have been delighting guests for years, and whatever you’re looking for, chances are we have the solution! Looking for a traditional sit-down dinner, or standing reception, while quaffing fine wines and being serenaded by world-class entertainers? Sounds like a job for Tobacco Dock Christmas Parties!

If you’re on the lookout for something a little more action-packed, or have a younger workforce, we recommend taking to the roof, pulling on your skates and partying up at Skylight Tobacco Dock!

Once again our rooftop bar will be transforming into a winter wonderland, complete with ice skating, cosy igloos, heated après-skate bar and Alpine street food. *Now offering free spirits upgrade to exclusive bookings until April 2023.

Get in touch with Amber to find out more about our ice-cool party packages by emailing amber.holdforth@meanwhileevents.com.