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Medium size evening reception venues in London

In search of the perfect medium size venue that can hold a good amount of people without feeling too crowded? Look no further than the following top picks, all of which we think could be spot on for your next evening reception.

Chop Shop

chop shop

Chop Shop is a charming and rustic style basement level venue found in Central London, within easy reach of the likes of Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross and Trafalgar Square, putting you right in the hub of the city’s action. Group hire is available for between 15 and 40 guests, though exclusive hire for a standing reception would allow for up to 100 to attend, with a great choice of party menus which include canapes and bowl foods sure to keep everyone feeling satisfied.

The Nags Head

the nags head

The team of friendly, professional staff at The Nags Head are more than happy to work with you closely to create an entirely bespoke event that lives up to your every expectation. The stylish décor, with its bold modern flair and use of bright colours and zany patterns sets the scene for a fun evening right away. There is ample space for up to 100 guests in all, and with Covent Garden tube station mere seconds away, they shouldn’t have any trouble reaching you.



The event room on the 1st floor at Elgin is a 100-capacity space brimming with charm and character, brought about through the heavy use of exposed brickwork and other features such as the large windows, the wooden furniture and the fireplace. By opting for exclusive hire and also utilising the main bar area downstairs, you can invite up to 200 guests instead, effectively doubling your possibilities. Found in the Little Venice area, Maida Vale tube stop is your nearest transport option.

Arthill Gallery

arthill gallery

Arthill Gallery is a highly contemporary, blank canvas style exhibition space located on the ground floor of Lourdes Apartments in a converted church in West Kensington, little more than 5 minutes from the tube station that shares its name. The modern flair of the interior contrasts to great effect with the more historic, Art Deco vibe of the building itself. Recently renovated, it boasts 110 square metres of floorspace, accommodating up to 80 guests and ideal for the likes of pop-up events and dinners.

Born Basement

born basement

By day, Born Basement is a photography studio and agency, but by night, it can be transformed to suit a myriad of different occasions, from art exhibitions to corporate gatherings, and from talks to private parties. Found in the heart of Islington, it benefits from onsite parking just outside of the congestion charge zone as well as a street access loading bay with a lift for maximum convenience during set-up for your event, at which you can expect to invite up to 100 people.