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Financial capital of Europe, international networking hub and global business centre, London offers corporate event planners the world-class platform on which to set their business communication.

Old and new live in juxta position in London. The 2,000 year old Tower of London sits alongside Tower Bridge and City Hall in view of Canary Wharf and the so called Gherkin building. Popular conference and event venues to the east of the city include The East Winter Gardens, Museum of Docklands and the Four Seasons Canary Wharf, to name but a few of the possibilities. In the west, Harrods, Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and the beautiful Syon House offer the perfect setting for events.

For training facilities, the Hatton in central London or the acclaimed universities and centres of research excellence offer clients value for money and delegates the chance to unwind after a busy and productive session by stepping into Covent Garden or Kensington for some shopping.

As well as excellent accessibility to London from international destinations, the internal transport system in the city is simple to navigate.

Combined with the wealth of venue options, London offers expertise and professional understanding. Visit London; destination management companies, technical providers or caterers- services available to ensure your event is a resounding success, and your return to London in the near future.


Audio visual hire customers in London
AVRent.co.uk provides London based AV customers with a unique way to gather audio visual hire quotes for corporate or private events in London. The AVRent.co.uk quote form allows you to easily select the equipment you require for your event and include other important details such as delivery times and contact information. Your event information will then be forwarded to suitable AV hire companies who cater for the London area and can supply the required equipment. You will then be contacted directly by suitable London audio visual hire companies with quotes or to further discuss your event.
Conference audio visual hire London
If you are planning a conference in the London area and require AV equipment complete the AVRent.co.uk quote form and your details will be forwarded to suitable audio visual and PA hire companies. Using professional London based audio visual hire suppliers ensures that whatever AV equipment you require will be of the highest standard with experienced and professional support to back it up.
AVRent.co.uk has some of London's most experienced AV hire companies registered to our service who can supply the following equipment:
  • PA (public address) system hire in London
  • Stage and staging equipment rental in London
  • Plasma screen hire in London
  • Laptop hire in London
  • Data projector hire in London
  • Computer hire in London
  • Speaker hire in London
  • Radio microphone rental in London
Public address AV hire London
If you have an upcoming event in the London area such as a product launch, sporting event, exhibition or public meeting AVRent.co.uk can send your audio visual hire requirements to professional AV rental companies who can supply industry standard equipment such as hire PA systems, rental microphones, hire staging and hire DJ equipment.
By completing the AVRent.co.uk quote form your event details will be forwarded to London based public address AV hire companies. You will then be contacted directly with quotes or to further discuss your event.
Live music PA and AV hire London
If you are planning a liev music event at a venue in the London area the AVRent quote form can send your details to numerous PA and AV hire companies who cater for the London area. You can then compare quotes in terms of price, service and equipment. AVRent.co.uk registered companies can supply the following equipment for your London event.

  • Front of house public address system hire in London
  • Stage monitor hire in London
  • Microphone hire in London
  • Mixing console and desk hire in London
  • Signal processing hire in London
  • Stage lighting hire in London
  • Stage hire in London
  • Backline hire
Disco and DJ hire in London
If you are holding a corporate event in the London area and you require DJ equipment complete the AVRent.co.uk quote form with your event details. AVRent.co.uk then sends your details to professional DJ equipment hire companies who can supply the following types of equipment:

  • Hire CD players in London
  • Hire record decks in London
  • Pioneer CDJ hire in London
  • Pioneer DJM hire in London
  • PA system hire in London
  • Disco lighting hire in London
AVRent.co.uk London is the UK's first audio visual hire quote service for corporate and private AV rental customers. We offer London based audio visual hire customers the following benefits:
  • Event details sent to numerous London based audio visual hire copanies with just one quote form saving you time and money.
  • Compare numerous quotes in terms of equipment, service and price.
  • The AVRent service is free of charge with no obligation to any of the quotes you receive.
London AV & audio visual hire related articles
Monday 13th December 2010
Finding an av hire provider in the London area
There are many av hire providers to choose from in the London area. This short article talks about the benefits and disadvantages of selecting and employing a London based av hire provider.

managing a company function in London you are never short of av rental companies to select from. There are hundreds of audio visual rental companies located in London each competing furiously to gain your custom. With this can come both advantages and certain disadvantages. The obvious benefit is the possibility to gather and review a number of rental quotes from audio visual hire companies all local to and who work in the London area on a regular basis. The delivery charge is also likely to be lower than if you were to rent AV equipment from a supplier based outside the West Midlands. But a major disadvantage can be the excess you pay purely because the Audio visual provider is London based. As such you may want to think about collecting av hire quotes from providers based in other cities and weighing up the extra delivery expense against the potentially reduced hire costs.

The cost of hiring av equipment should not be but usually is the bottom line. That is a truth of business but it's also worthwhile thinking about factors such as the service level and equipment supplied. A superior degree of service can make up for the additional premium paid if it gives you the peace of mind that the Audio visual elements of your function will be expertly and professionally handled. This can also be advantageous the presentation of your company’s image to potential customers. Positive person to person is always a very important thing so recommendations of a quality Audio visual hire company from a highly regarded source should significantly help. Many audio visual hire businesses in London can also get a summary of previous jobs or frequent corporate clients with which you can evaluate their credentials.

Also now available are
businesses such as Audiorent.co.uk and AVRent.co.uk that allow corporate audio visual rental customers to input details of their event into an on-line quote form which is then sent to suitable Audio visual rental firms who can cater for your particular hire requirements in your specific location. These AV rental businesses will then contact you with quotes letting you decide on the most suitable supplier for your function in terms of price, equipment and service and never have to make numerous phone calls or waste valuable time sending separate e-mails to individual companies.

Audiorent.co.uk and AVRent.co.uk are the UK's first
audio visual hire comparison web sites. By completing a single on-line quote form Audio visual hire customers have their conference details automatically sent to suitable av rental providers. Customers will then be contacted directly by Audio visual hire providers with quotations or to further discuss their rental requirement.
25th February 2011
Conference event locations in the city of London

As one of the great cities of the world London offers numerous world class convention and event venues available to deliver unique and motivating surroundings and facilities. This article details a selection of London's most renowned event venues that can deliver your company event with the high class and memorable touch you demand.

With scores of corporate event venues within the capital it may be challenging to decide on the most appropriate setting for your function. Below are details of several of London's most renowned venues that can supply your event with top class amenities and unique surroundings to motivate your colleagues.

28 Great Russell Street, London WC1 - Set within an architecturally-renowned listed modernist building, the Congress Centre has most recently benefited from a refurbishment and is currently one of central London's leading convention and events venues, and is ideally positioned in the heart of the West End. The venue can accommodate between 180 and 450 delegates with cabaret style seating or 180 and 500 delegates when theatre style seating is used. The venue also features creative lighting, sound and projection with a duty audio visual technical assistant available for the duration of the event and full event management if necessary.

Bankside Gallery, London SE1 - Located on the south bank of the Thames next to Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge, Bankside Gallery is in easy reach of Blackfriars, Southwark, Waterloo and London Bridge. The Gallery provides a particularly unique environment for any function due to the array of contemporary, watercolour and print exhibitions that provide an elegant and refined background. The Gallery provides a friendly and elegant atmosphere that can provide for conference events of between 50 and 120 delegates, dinner for up to 70 delegates and reception space for between 50 and 120 delegates.

Guildhall, London EC2 - This Grade 1 listed building has been in use for very nearly a millennium and continues to be home of the City of London Corporation. It acts as a wonderful setting for glittering banquets in honour of visiting Heads of State and other dignitaries, royal occasions, and receptions for major historical anniversaries. Guildhall offers a distinctive combination of an esteemed historical setting whilst being fully furnished with exceptional facilities for modern business requirements. Originally built in 1411 The Great Hall has been used to entertain Royalty and state visitors for centuries and it is this spectacular space that can be employed as a truly memorable background for your event. Other rooms that are available for your company event include the East and West crypts and the Old Library which may be more compact than the Great Hall but even so offer you the opportunity to host your event in a genuinely historic atmosphere. The Guildhall can be used to hold events of up to 950 delegates and as such is excellent for large scale events.

IMAX, London SE1- The IMAX is a distinctive and contemporary venue that offers the ideal location for receptions, presentations and corporate events. In spite of being located in the centre of busy Waterloo the IMAX is a venue that is insulated from the sounds of the outside world. The IMAX can accommodate up to 480 people seated around a platform and has breakout space in which to entertain. The IMAX is equipped with all the necessary technology to project an innovative idea, launch a product or host a private meeting.

IndigO2 at The O2, London SE10 - Housed within the world's most famous live music venue IndigO2 is a flexible venue that is designed to meet business needs for conferences, awards dinners, presentations, displays and private parties. Furnished with state of the art lighting and sound amenities the venue can cater for large scale conferences and presentations of between 800 and 1600 delegates theatre style. IndigO2 can provide a touch of charisma to banquet occasions of up to 504 people dining on round tables along with being an excellent venue for exhibitions with 650m2 of space and easy load in and load out access.

The Artillery Garden, London EC1- Set inside the secure grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company, and against the magnificent backdrop of the historic Armoury House and buildings, this event space is ideal for daytime and evening events for 400-2000 guests. This purpose built structure, located in five and a half acres of manicured lawns in the middle of the City, is designed with flexibility in mind and this versatile event space can be adjusted to suit your individual bespoke demands.

There are of course many other conference venues that may be more suitable for your individual corporate or event requirements as a quick internet search will demonstrate. Most event venues will offer a range of facilities including catering, audio visual facilities including PA system and projection equipment, event management and support. Even so it is advisable that you carry out a site visit before deciding on your event venue to ensure that it offers not only the facilities but also the surroundings you need to provide your colleagues, staff or delegates with the most inspiring and comfortable setting.

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Wednesday 6th April 2011
Using the AVRent.co.uk quote form for London based events

If you have an upcoming event in the London area and are looking for PA or audio visual hire equipment AVRent.co.uk should be your first port of call. We have a selection of the best PA and AV hire companies who cater for London and the surrounding locations. By completing the AVRent.co.uk quote form your contact and event details will be forwarded to suitable London based companies who can supply the required equipment. To ensure you receive the most comprehensive quotes be sure to include the following information on the AVRent.co.uk quote form:

Correct contact details - it may sound obvious but ensure that your email address and telephone contact number are correct. Once you have completed a quote form it will be assessed by a member of the AVRent.co.uk team and we may contact you to request further event details or to confirm your requirements.

Event venue address - London is a big place and a quote may vary depending on the event location. Include the full address of the venue including the postcode to ensure the PA hire company can provide an accurate delivery costing if required. Fields are provided on the third page of the AVRent.co.uk quote form to add the venue address and post code.

Event type - The AVRent.co.uk quote form differentiates event types into four primary types of conference, live music, disco/DJ and public address but every event is very different and as such once you have chosen the appropriate major event type, be sure to provide more specific information on your own event. This information should be included in event type box on the second page of the AVRent.co.uk quote form.

Event size - Once again the AVRent.co.uk quote form divides event sizes in terms of the number of people expected to attend but once you have selected the most appropriate filter include more specific details of the number of people you expect to attend. This should consist of the maximum number of people any equipment will have to cater for at any one time, how these people will be positioned in the venue (e.g. standing, seated around tables, seated in rows). Include this information in the additional information box at the bottom of the final page of the AVRent.co.uk quote form.

Delivery restrictions - If you require delivery and installation of the hire AV equipment be sure to include details of any potential access issues at the venue. This includes stairs, parking restrictions and tight corridors. Be aware that if delivery restrictions are in place at the venue that an additional cost may be payable due to the extra staff that may be required to cater for this.

Venue size - Although there may only be 100 people attending your event they may be spread around a large event. As such this may require a more substantial system than first thought. By including dimensions of the venue in the additional information section of the quote form you allow London based PA and AV hire companies to quote you for exactly the right equipment.

Budget - There is a wide range of equipment available on the AV hire market from entry level up to the very highest standard of premium equipment. This means there is usually a PA system or AV equipment to suit virtually any budget. By including details of your budget in the quote form you allow the PA and AV hire companies to recommend the best equipment that fits your particular cost allowance. This includes details of any charity the event may be in aid of.

Confirmed event - Include details of whether your event is confirmed or if you are still in the process of planning it. This will allow the London hire companies to make recommendations and provide advice for the best way to facilitate your event hire requirements.

Event date and time - Be sure to include the dates and times you require the equipment including times of delivery, event start times, any performance times and de-rig or load out times.

Sound engineer - Having a sound engineer present for the duration of the event allows you to focus on other aspects of the event. This however may prove to be a significant additional cost. If you require a technician to be onsite click the sound engineer field on page three of the AVRent.co.uk quote form.

The more detail you provide the more comprehensive quotes you will receive. If you have any questions or are unsure of your particular requirements please feel free to contact AVRent.co.uk's advice line on 01159 724 374. We have advisors with PA and AV hire experience who will be happy to discuss your particular event.
Thursday 14th April 2011
What is AV?

Over the past year you may have heard a great deal of paper talk on the subject of AV. Sadly for audio visual hire specialists all this publicity has nothing to do with AV equipment but more to do with a proposed change to the general election vote counting system. Had the publicity been more audio visual equipment orientated then companies such as AVRent.co.uk could well be experiencing a boom in interest but the other AV (otherwise known as alternative vote) that everybody is talking about is an equally important subject that the UK population is being asked to vote on in an upcoming referendum.

First up let's define the two

Audio visual - this refers to activities with both a sound and visual component, the production of such activities or the various types of equipment used in such productions.

Alternative vote - a system whereby voters rank their chosen election candidates in order of preference and able to nominate as many preferences as they like. First preference votes are counted initially and any candidate getting more than 50% is automatically elected. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote then the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and their second choices allocated to the remaining candidates. A second round of voting is then conducted and if one candidate receives over 50% of the vote they win but if not the candidate with the fewest number of votes is eliminated and their second choices added to the remaining candidates. This continues until one candidate has over 50% of the vote. Easy!

What's wrong with the current system you may ask. Well the current first past the post system works by one party needing an overall majority (more elected MPs in the house of commons than all the other parties put together). Some people say that this system is flawed because two thirds of MPs are elected with less than 50% of voter support. Supporters of AV suggest that the alternative vote system will give voters more choice and make MPs work harder to appeal to a wider cross section of the population.

So a referendum will take place on 5th May 2011 to allow the British public to decide - stick with the traditional system or wholesale change. For more information simply Google AV or alternative vote.
AVRent.co.uk AV hire coverage of London boroughs
AVRent.co.uk has some of London's most experienced AV hire companies as well many up and coming audio visual hire suppliers. As a result whatever part of London your event is in AVRent.co.uk will be able to send your details to a number of audio visual hire specialists.

AVRent.co.uk has coverage for the following London boroughs:

Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, Westminster, Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, Waltham Forest.
London gets ready for the Royal Wedding
The bunting's going up, the flags are being waved and the celebratory mugs are in the shops. It could only be the wedding of Kate and Wills and with the Royal wedding just over a week away London is gearing up for the biggest celebration in years. For those of us that actually live in London we have the opportunity to get close to the event and can revel in the crowds and atmosphere that only London can generate when this kind of event is happening.
For those who live further afield or want to avoid the crowds it may be a case of watching the coverage on TV or enjoying the long weekend with friends and family. Many people are planning to celebrate by holding a street party or having a garden party and as such may require loudspeaker systems to play music through and plasma screens or data projectors that allow everybody to view the whole event in comfort. AVRent.co.uk have received numerous calls and emails from people who require AV equipment hire in London as well as those from further afield who want to hire PA systems, data projectors and plasma screen systems. So if you're holding an event to celebrate the Royal wedding contact us, call us on 01159 724 374 or complete our online AV hire quote form.




Today's the day for Olympic Ticket Applicants
Those of you who have applied for tickets for the London 2012 Olympics will today find out if you have been successful. If money starts mysteriously disappering from your bank account it has either been hacked by criminals or your application has been accepted and some ticktes will be winging their way to you. It is only at this point however that you will find out which events you will end up watching due to the raffle like nature of the ticketing process. This I suppose is a good thing because whereas virtually all of the 20 million people who applied for tickets would have wanted to watch the Men's 100m final, very few would have actively sought tickets to watch the wrestling. At least this way the wrestlers and sychronised swmmers will have an audience although it may be an audience of people who have a slightly wistful look on thier face and who are wondering how many records Usain Bolt can break in the space of nine seconds.
What about for those of us who weren't lucky enough or bothered enough to get tickets? Getting into the Olympic spirit by dressing in a skin tight lycra body suit, doing assorted stretching exercises and carrying a naked flame around with you may be an option but also consider a good old Olympics party. Get all your friends round, make some kind of isotonic punch, hire a plasma screen and settle back and watch all the sports that purely due to the lack of participants you could still be a champion at. A great time will be had by all and who knows, maybe in four years time you could be representing Team GB in the Handball competition.
25th May 2011
Emergency services in training for London 2012

It's not just the athletes that are in training for the London Olympics because an online awareness training programme aimed at the emergency services has been launched today.

The training sessions, which will be offered to 250,000 police staff and 50,000 fire and ambulance personnel across Britain, includes topics such as safety and security, venue information, the torch relay and cultural celebrations.

If you are holding a training session in London that requires audio visual equipment AVRent.co.uk London can send your details to our network of AV hire specialists who cover the London as well as the rest of the UK.
27th May 2011
London museum has AV revamp

The Museum of the Order of St. John is currently undergoing a £3.7 million redevelopment which includes the installation of audio visual equipment ot augment their existing displays. The museum which is based in Clerkenwell, Greater London is situated within the headquarters of the crusading Knights Hospitallers.

Video displays in the form of 24” Dicoll screens have been installed in the ‘Order’ gallery to augment the artifacts and paintings that tell the story of the Order of the Knights of St. John.

A timeline exhibit displayed on four NEC 46” LCD screens can be viewed in the ‘Link’ gallery, Each screen displays a particular historical period and they are supported by three additional 20” Dicoll screens which display still images. A virtual tour displayed upon a 24” Dicoll screen is also available for those who are unable to take the guided tour through the other rooms in St. John Gate.

The redevelopment has continued in the ‘St. John Ambulance’ gallery where a landscape-format NEC 46in LCD screen is used to document the activities of the modern Order including the Order’s wartime service which is shown on a 20in Dicoll display.

Time to make the move to digital mixing

If you are in the market for or looking to hire a live sound PA system you now have the choice of sticking with a good old analogue mixer or making the jump to a new fangled digital platform. For those who are familiar with using analogue mixing consoles changing over to a digital platform may seem a bit daunting but they offer a number of advantages over analogue and are the future of live sound mixing so it’s time to bite the bullet and join the digital revolution.
This article will discuss some of the benefits of using a digital mixing console over an analogue desk and how although they may be a bit alien at first with a bit of practice you’ll wonder how you ever coped without one.

When looking at a digital mixing console for the first time the first thought that comes into your head is ‘Where have all the knobs gone? Each channel still has its own output fader and mute switch but where are all the EQ, auxiliary and gain dials?’

They have all been neatly tucked away into a single user interface from which the controls for each channel can be accessed and adjusted accordingly. At first this may seem to lack the immediacy of reaching directly for and adjusting the relevant dial of an analogue desk, but the more you become accustomed with the operation of the digital desk the more intuitive it feels and in just a short time you will be rapidly navigating between functions. This set up also offers the benefit of fitting a significant number of functions into a small and easily portable package. In addition to this most digital desks include many signal processing functions that in the past would have added up to a significant amount of rack space in additional gear. Desks such as Yamaha’s LS9-32 include an extensive range of functions such as gating, compression, and equalization capabilities as well as an in-built USB memory recorder/player for recording or BGM playback. The result of this is an extremely versatile and comprehensive platform in a highly portable package.

For installed live sound systems or touring applications a digital desk also has one more trick up its sleeve. The scene memory function allows you to store particular channel and master settings which can then be recalled in the future, reducing your set up time considerably.

All of these aspects, the intuitive controls, the portability, the scene memory and the in-built processing, are designed to increase the overall efficiency of the live sound mixing process from set up to de-rig and this means that once mastered the digital mixing console will take much of the effort out of live sound engineering and allow you to concentrate on the more creative processes involved.

28th June 2011
AVRent Google Chromebook article on Tech Tips
AVRent.co.uk is a regular contributor to a number of technology websites writing articles discussing different aspects of technology including plasma screens, laptops, data projectors and audio equipment. See our latest article discussing the Google Chromebook laptop by clicking the following link - Laptop article.

8th September 2011

Customer receives quotes from London based AV hire companies for service users conference event

Customer approached Audiorent.co.uk as they required sound and light equipment for a service user’s event. The event which would cater for an audience of up to 300 people in a room of approximately 40m x 30m consisted of a conference, talent show and disco.
A member of the Audiorent team completed a quote request on the customer’s behalf requesting quotes for the provision of a suitably sized PA system, four handheld radio microphones, CD player and basic stage lighting. The customer also required delivery and installation of the equipment as well as an operator to remain on site for the duration of the event.
The customer’s details were sent out to six AV hire companies who can supply PA hire equipment in the London area.























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