England has a quintessential style that appeals to both locals and foreign visitors alike, and that is exactly why so many of London’s best venues embrace and make the most of this distinctly English feel; such as all of the following.
10-11 Carlton House Terrace offers 10 different rooms for hire, all of which are finished in a traditional and elegant English style. Its location serves only to increase its Englishness in fact, as it is situated in the popular area of Westminster in Central London, and boasts lovely views over The Mall and St James’ Park, making it a wonderful choice for both corporate meetings and weddings for up to 135 guests. This is also a well-connected venue, with Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross underground stations both reachable within less than 5 minutes on foot.
Belair House is a Georgian mansion that is stunning both inside and out. A totally unique offering in the south east of London, it sits just off Belair Park and feels like a tranquil oasis, tucked away from the bustle of the city; like a little taster of country life without having to leave the capital. Despite this, it is still very easily reached from throughout London, with the nearest station just 6 minutes away. The interior of the building itself has a timeless charm and an elegant finish, not to mention a wedding licence and various cocktail and entertainment options.
Located in another renowned and historical area of London, The Foundling Museum sits in Bloomsbury, within comfortable walking distance of underground stations that include Euston, King’s Cross St Pancras and Russell Square. The actual venue is a Georgian-style building that has been Grade II listed, meaning it really is a little piece of English cultural history. There are various spaces on offer, some of which are ultra-traditional and come complete with all the decadence you would expect, and some of which are more contemporary and adaptable studios.
One Great George Street boasts no less than 21 different multi-purpose function rooms that can host everything from awards dinners to conferences and weddings. With all sorts of different capacities and styles available depending on the scope of the occasion, you can opt for a meeting room that caters to a guest list as intimate as 18 or the Great Hall which can hold up to 400. This makes it a very diverse choice, but one that you can rest assured delivers on the quintessentially English charm and architectural beauty throughout its entirety.
The Old Finsbury Town Hall is an art nouveau building that is an ideal choice for any event you want to have an immediate feeling of glamour. It should come as no surprise that this stunning vintage styled venue is now Grade II listed, meaning it has been noted and protected for its historical and cultural merits. Be it the breath-taking decorative ceiling, the dramatic sweeping staircase, the glittering chandeliers, the ornate stained glass or any other number of features that most impresses, you can’t fail to appreciate the uniqueness and beauty of this English gem.