Nestled beneath the bustling streets of London lies a hidden gem, a canvas of creativity where walls speak stories of rebellion, expression, and artistic prowess. Leake Street, once a dimly lit underpass, has transformed into a vibrant hub for street art and graffiti, captivating the hearts and minds of visitors from around the world.

The history of Leake Street as a haven for street art dates back to 2008 when renowned street artist Banksy orchestrated the infamous “Cans Festival,” an exhibition that invited artists to spray-paint the tunnel walls, igniting a movement that would redefine the perception of graffiti in the public eye. Since then, Leake Street has flourished as an ever-evolving gallery, highlighting the diverse styles and voices of both established and emerging artists.

Among the myriad of creative spaces that have emerged along Leake Street, one stands out with its unconventional twist – 26 Leake Street, a dynamic venue that seamlessly blends performance art, creativity, and community engagement. Located at the heart of this artistic enclave, 26 Leake Street has become synonymous with innovation, hosting a myriad of events that celebrate the spirit of artistic expression.

This summer, 26 Leake Street invites you to immerse yourself in the captivating world of graffiti art with “The Graffiti Experience” from June 6th. This event promises an unforgettable journey into the realm of street art, guided by skilled Leake Street artists who will share their knowledge and passion for the craft.

Guests will have the opportunity to engage with a vibrant community of artists, exchange ideas, and unleash their creativity on canvas under the expert guidance of seasoned graffiti artists. Whether you’re a novice eager to explore the art form or a seasoned practitioner seeking inspiration, the Graffiti Experience offers a creative environment to hone your skills and express your unique voice.

From selecting your colours to bringing your vision to life, the hands-on experience allows you to channel your creativity freely, resulting in a personalised masterpiece that reflects your artistic journey and the camaraderie shared with fellow participants. As a memento of the event, you’ll have the chance to take home your artwork, a tangible symbol of your immersion into the dynamic world of graffiti art.

But the Graffiti Experience at 26 Leake Street offers more than just artistic exploration. With drinks from the Buskers Bar and a dynamic atmosphere filled with creative energy, participants are invited to enjoy a lively celebration of artistic expression and connection.

Workshop Details:

Private Group and Corporate Workshops:

Looking to enhance team bonding or uniquely celebrate a special occasion? Private group and corporate workshops are available upon request, offering a bespoke experience tailored to your needs. To enquire about availability and pricing, please email marketing@camm-hooper.co.uk and our team will be delighted to assist you.

Open to All Ages:

Whether you’re a budding artist or a seasoned pro, our workshops welcome participants of all ages and skill levels. Discover the thrill of graffiti art alongside friends, family, or colleagues, as you explore your creativity in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of The Graffiti Experience at 26 Leake Street – reserve your spot today and prepare to explore your inner artist in the heart of London’s iconic street art scene.

As we bid farewell to 2023, Camm & Hooper had much to celebrate, concluding the year with the launch of our cutting-edge venue, 26 Leake Street. On the 18th of January, over 600 event professionals were invited to experience the magic of this unique space, an event that showcased not only the venue’s potential but also Camm & Hooper’s commitment to innovation and individuality in the events industry.

The event’s theme, “Express Your True Colours,” was brought to life by our creative team and lighting and audio-visual experts, Blue Elephant. The venue’s blank canvas nature was transformed into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours, inspiring guests to express their individuality.

The launch was brimming with entertainment, which included live demonstrations by Leake Street’s resident graffiti artists, Shauna, Stockie and Lours, who set the tone for the evening through their captivating art. The Elementals, a reputable London dance group, wowed guests with a spellbinding performance, welcoming them to a night of creativity and self-expression.

The entertainment highlights of the night included various acts from Blank Canvas Entertainment, including roaming magicians, living statue performers, and busker shows. Each performance was diverse and engaging, ensuring that guests had a fun-filled night of entertainment.

The food was a visual and sensory delight. The bespoke Italian food station, where our talented chefs prepared truffle tagliatelle and orzo, stood out with its open-kitchen design, allowing guests to watch their meals being prepared. The Shawarma Bar, designed by Leake Street graffiti artists, was a unique experience that allowed guests to personalise their chicken, lamb, or jackfruit shawarmas. Our Culinary Chefs showcased their culinary abilities with canapés and bowl food, providing a sneak peek into the 2024 Spring Summer menus.

For dessert, guests were treated to a nostalgic Sweet Shop, offering childhood favourites like pina colada dib dabs and rhubarb & custard tea fools. A cocktail-inspired candy floss machine added an extra sparkle of fun to the party.

Signature cocktails crafted by Liquid Chef James Allen put a smile on the faces of guests. The three speciality Cocktail Stations – The Tuck Shop, The Smokehouse, and The Infusion Bar – all offered a unique flavour sensation.

A huge thanks goes out to all our guests, clients, investors and suppliers who made the event truly memorable. The launch of 26 Leake Street was a testament to Camm & Hooper’s dedication to creating extraordinary events.  To explore our venues or get in touch with the team, click here.

In the heart of London, where creativity meets raw urban charm, 26 Leake Street emerged as a vibrant canvas throughout October. This remarkable venue, our latest gem, transcended into a haven for extraordinary experiences.

A Night of Change Under the Arches: Reigate Grammar’s Butterfly Effect

On October 10th, Reigate Grammar alumni gathered under the arches to inspire change through their ‘changing lives, building futures’ campaign. The evening revolved around the butterfly effect concept, envisioning the positive impact of even the smallest actions. The venue transformed into a butterfly haven, with delicate winged creatures adorning tables and arches. Jazz melodies filled the air, courtesy of alumna Karolina Csathy and keyboardist Zac.

“I just wanted to thank you and the team for all your hard work to ensure that the event was a roaring success. The positive feedback we have received from attendees was exactly the impact that we were trying to create, so we are very happy with the outcome. You have acquired a great venue with lots of potential”- Jonny Hylton, Foundation Director, Reigate Grammar.

Global Action Plan: Illuminating Luxury for All

On October 19th, we had the privilege of hosting an extraordinary event for Global Action Plan, an environmental charity deeply committed to reshaping our world for a sustainable future. The event posed a profound question: ‘What would luxury that’s fair to people and the planet look like?’ Influencers spanning various sectors came together to explore this vision, delving deep into conversations about reshaping societal norms.

At 26 Leake Street, we meticulously transformed the venue into a multi-space immersive experience. Each of the three key areas served unique purposes, guiding our guests through an enlightening journey. Arch one and two were adorned with headsets that intricately detailed the narrative of a changed future. These designs, thoughtfully created and produced by talented students from Middlesex University, added a touch of creative virtuosity to the event. As our guests immersed themselves in this visionary narrative, they were then led to the working bar area. Here, amidst the ambience of comradeship, our attendees indulged in delightful canapés and cocktails while listening to speeches from inspiring activists. These passionate discussions illuminated the core premise of their organisation, leaving a lasting impact on everyone present.

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help yesterday with our event. I was so impressed with the level of service we received. I’d like to particularly thank Tobi and Alin who throughout the entire event were fantastic. It felt like nothing was too much of an ask for them- they went above and beyond to help, and they ensured everything ran smoothly. They were both an absolute delight to deal with- so friendly and attentive. They are true assets to Camm & Hooper” – Kristina, Programme Manager, Global Action Plan.

As we reflect on a month filled with creativity, collaboration, and positive change, we invite you to consider 26 Leake Street for your upcoming events. Whether it’s a corporate gathering, a celebration, or an immersive brand activation, let 26 Leake Street be the backdrop for your next memorable experience.


Have You Booked Your Christmas Venue Yet?

This holiday season, enjoy the festive spirit without the hassle of event planning. Join us at 26 Leake Street for the shared Big Winter Party, where we take care of every detail, leaving you to simply turn up and enjoy the festivities. Experience the magic of the season surrounded by the unique charm of 26 Leake Street. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make your holiday celebration truly special.