The Dilly Unveils New Event Space: “Downstairs at the Dilly"

18th Mar, 2022

Independent hotel The Dilly, located in the heart of the West End, has introduced: Downstairs at The Dilly – an intimate speakeasy piano bar and event space – literally downstairs from the hotel’s lobby.

The new space, available for private hire from today, features cosy lounge seating, a bar and a bespoke Baby Grand piano. The space can be easily transformed to suit networking events and private parties, accommodating up to 50 delegates (seated) and 70 (standing).

In addition to developing the new event space, The Dilly has also created new icebreakers, teambuilding activities and incentive experiences which organisers can incorporate into their event programmes including: The Dance Studio icebreaker where delegates can participate in a group dance lesson learning steps for ballroom, smooth or Latin taught by renowned dance professionals. The icebreaker will be hosted in The Dilly’s very own historic dance studio: Inspiration2Dance, where world-champions often practice. Event organisers can also choose a teambuilding flower arranging masterclass led by an expert from Pulbrook & Gould, an elite florist established in 1956 based on Buckingham Palace Road, with a lobby shop at The Dilly. There is also a golf experience which allows teams to select from over 200 courses from around the world – playing via the Golfzon simulator which provides a best-in-class indoor-golf activity (voted the ‘World’s Best Golf Simulator’ five years running by Golf Digest).

The Dilly’s General Manager, James Olivier comments: “When you explore everything that makes a great location to hold meetings, events and do business from this is it, London’s epicentre, Piccadilly Circus - a meeting point recognisable throughout the world. At the core of our new meetings proposition is our desire to represent London by tapping into the hotel’s past, which dates back to 1908, and combining this with the neighbourhood’s history, culture and local suppliers to offer organisers unique experiences for in-person events. Whether it’s an annual conference, award celebration, product launch, gala dinner, filming or even a radio show our in-house planners will work with organisers to tailor the venue spaces to bring their event vision to life.”

Downstairs at The Dilly adds a total of 10 meeting and event spaces in the building, ranging from large rooms with prominent Edwardian period features to intimate boardrooms with a contemporary style, spread across four floors, with capacity to host from 10 – 200 delegates.

Organisers can embrace the grandeur of the hotel’s bygone era with the Georgian Suite as a backdrop for events. The Grade II listed space (with capacity for 180 seated) is renowned for its mirrored interior and features high ceilings, chandeliers, opulent décor and has been host to many of London’s most glamorous events since 1908.

The hotel’s restaurant: Terrace at The Dilly accommodates 160 guests (seated) and provides a space which brings the outdoors indoors. A light-filled room with elegant arches and slanting glass ceiling, the Terrace connects to an outdoor balcony with views over the central London skyline and Piccadilly below.

In addition to bespoke services to cater to organisers individual requirements, The Dilly also offers two DDR packages: the Classic (from £95 per person) and the Splendid (from £135 per person) which both cover general meeting requirements including banquet breakfast and lunch, AV equipment, additional TV set up for video conferencing and room hire. Add-ons provided in the Splendid DDR package include mini afternoon tea and dinner in Terrace at The Dilly.   

The Dilly has recently been audited and is Green Key certified; meeting the criteria for being a sustainable business.

Organisers can book site visits, meetings and events through The Dilly events team on email:

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