Best secret hidden gem venues in London

London is home to some of the coolest and most unique venues you’ll find anywhere in the world. Whether you are searching for a super cool party venue, a quirky wedding venue, an impressive date spot, or an alternative corporate event space, there are tons of secret places and hidden gems for your to enjoy around here. It’s just about finding them…

But hey, because we’re nice, we’ve done some of the hard work for you. That’s right – we’ve snooped out some of the very best hidden gem venues in London for you to check out – and to book if they do tickle your pickle.

So here we are, a list of the best bars, food options, hotels and pubs you’ll find anywhere in the city. The best secret hidden gem venues in London:

The Film Shed

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There’s a lot of history to this East London warehouse – it’s been used in a lot of different ways, that’s for sure. Starting out as part of the London Gaslight and Coke company before it was badly damaged in the 1940s London Blitz, The Film Shed was then demolished and rebuilt in the early 1950s. Since then it’s been known as a textile factory, a car park, and later on a theatre rehearsals studio space. And now? Well, it can host almost any kind of event you’re after. Predominantly used for filming, photography, product launches and similar events, The Film Shed is a huge open space that is extremely versatile. With a capacity of 400 standing and 200 for a dining or boardroom event, you’ve got a lot to play around with. Find out more about hiring The Film Shed here!

House of Detention

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The House of Detention is a one-of-a-kind London venue. Found in the heart of Clerkenwell, this unique underground venue was originally built as a prison in the 17th Century. Long gone are the days of holding inmates though, and now you can hire House of Detention for events. It’s an ideal space for exhibitions (and has hosted Clerkenwell Design Week on multiple occasions), immersive events, product launches and fashion shows. If you’re interested in booking this space for your event, get in touch with Julia via email or phone.

The Ditch

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This trendy basement venue in Shoreditch is The Ditch. It’s an original Grade II listed building, with over a dozen interconnecting rooms. The Ditch has the abandoned aesthetic that so many people are after for their event: exposed brickwork, piping, fireplaces and stoves. It’s untouched making it an incredibly unique venue in East London. It can be transformed to creative an immersive setting for any kind of event, including product launches, fundraising events, unique drinks receptions and even private dining!

Shoreditch Treehouse

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Shoreditch Treehouse is one of the most instagrammable spots in Shoreditch – or even London as a whole. This hidden urban garden is filled with fairy lights, plants and high wooden ceilings, and its large windows mean the whole places is flooded with natural light throughout the day. It’s a super versatile venue too which means it’s seen – and will see more – events of all types. It’s an ideal board meeting or team meeting venue, and suitable for workshops, seminars and networking events. But that’s not all. Shoreditch Treehouse has seen product launches, filming and photography, private dining and supper clubs, and even small gigs. So, if you’re interested in enquiring about Shoreditch Treehouse, get in contact directly with the venue manager here.

The Store Cupboard

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This bright and open warehouse space is The Store Cupboard, which you’ll find near Finsbury Park. It is a one-of-a-kind find, with the sought-after rustic and industrial feel to it, as well as a fully working kitchen that is ideal for cooking demonstrations or the more open style of dinner party. Guests can watch the chef at work from the comfort of their seats, which is why its been so popular as a supper club venue and workshop venue. The Store Cupboard is a great option for an away-day venue too, particularly if you are interested in hosting a cooking class or masterclass. Find out more about booking The Store Cupboard for private dining or a corporate event right here.

The Violin Factory

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The Violin Factory is an exclusive residential property, found super close to Waterloo station. This Southbank stunner is ideal for event planners looking for a minimalistic venue in London because, whilst it may appear minimalist, it’s full of high-interior touches and features. It’s inspired by New York loft spaces with its open pan layout, full of space and natural lighting. The Violin Factory is the perfect solution for luxury brand events, whether the event is for technology-based products, homeware, fashion or food brands. Check it out!

MC Motors

MC MotorsLocation: Dalston
Capacity: 350 standing, 200 seated
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The Spice of Life

The Spice of LifeLocation: Soho
Capacity: 100 standing, 75 seated
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The Sky Bar St Paul’s

Sky Bar St PaulsLocation: St Paul’s
Capacity: 200 standing, 80 seated
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The Saw Holborn

The Saw HolbornLocation: Holborn
Capacity: 1050 standing, 220 seated
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The Geffrye Museum of the Home

Location: Bethnal Green
Capacity: 1000 standing, 500 seated
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Tape London

Tape LondonLocation: Regent Street
Capacity: 400 standing, 200 seated
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London Art House

London Art HouseLocation: Islington
Capacity: 625 standing, 280 seated
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Brunswick House

Brunswick HouseLocation: Vauxhall
Capacity: 200 standing, 110 seated
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