Do you always find yourself in the kitchen at parties? Are those kitchens confined, too close for comfort and not fit for the party purpose? Welcome to the city!
With the advent of micro-flats, larger communal living spaces have shrunk, meaning the kitchen can no longer serve as the traditional heart of the home where people gather. There is simply no space to entertain family and friends, cook for a crowd or catch up with the neighbours.
By repurposing alternative spaces, such as the numerous railway arches around our city, we can create shared ‘hearts’, complete with fully fitted out kitchens and dining spaces as an amenity outside the home.
These spaces are ideal for hosting daytime children’s birthday parties, perfect for entertaining your guests comfortably in the evening, providing shared kitchens for start-up restaurants or informal meeting/networking spaces for daytime use. Additional benefits of a fully equipped kitchen include less noise and bother for your neighbours and flatmates, your choice of food and drink and there’s no cleaning up!
Take the hassle out of hosting. Reserve your party space, day or night, by using an app-based booking system. Simply block-out your time and pay by the hour.
Illustration by Pablo Sanz Claramunt
This article first appeared in the New London Quarterly Summer Issue 2018.