Once a metal box factory, 16 Great Guildford Street now plays home to Hixter Bankside – a little sister to Tramshed in Shoreditch. The venue itself is a veritable maze of flexible private dining and event space, however Hixter’s collection of modern British art is something to truly behold.
Hixter recently had its CNB private dining room transformed by London based graphic artist, Luke Embden. A self-professed doodler, illustrator and mural artist with a distinct pop sensibility, Embden’s work can be found on all four walls of the private dining space. With a capacity for 12 guests, this bright room is perfect for those looking to host lunch meetings and intimate dinners in a rather unusual setting.
Luke Embden’s pop-art takeover isn’t the only notable artistic feature in Hixter. Paying homage to the original space, the venue’s design accentuates the natural features of floor to ceiling windows and metal and brickwork. A neon sign by Tracey Emin is proudly displayed above the entrance and is a bespoke piece created especially for the venue.
You can also find other hanging art by both renowned and emerging British artists such as Mat Collishaw, Tim Noble and Gary Webb around the entire venue.
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Hixter Bankside can cater for events from 8 – 300 guests for meetings, drinking, dining and other activities. Their four unique spaces can be hired out separately or in conjunction, and there is also the option for exclusive hire of the venue.