We love to review the coolest new venues in London, hand picking from our list of unique locations for corporate events, wedding receptions, Christmas parties, New Year Celebrations, and more.
One of the coolest venues all year round is Unit 1 Gallery Workshop in North Kensington. With indoor and outdoor space available, this West London venue is an ideal solution for all types of events. It’s open, bright and fully-equipped indoor space has proved to be very successful for product launches, exhibitions, presentations and conferences, but also for parties and small ceremonies. The outdoor area has enough room for a marquee too, meaning you can make the most of the gallery’s courtyard come rain or shine.
Built in 1863, The Roost is a former Victorian pub split across 4 floors that now serves as a multi-purpose event space. Several original features have remained untouched, immediately bringing a rich ambience to this venue; one that is only enhanced by the eclectic and eccentric styling found throughout, which includes bold artwork, statement wallpapers and vintage furnishings. Large fireplaces on the ground floor bring a cosy, homely feel but the large windows and French doors (which lead to a pretty planted garden) ensure that the space feels bright and airy.
There’s not many places in London with space to rent quite like this. Royal Museums Greenwich offers its one-of-a-kind London grounds up to event organisers and party planners for ultimate outdoor entertainment and activities. From filming and photography right through to festivals and concerts, the grounds provide plenty of space for all sorts of events. Overlooking Greenwich Park and The Old Royal Naval College, these expansive grounds and gardens are in good company in terms of surroundings.
It’s one of the world’s most famous and beautiful ships, and yes, you can hire it for your event! Cutty Sark was built back in 1869 to carry tea back from China, so it’s a venue that holds a lot of history and culture. On top of its history, Cutty Sark offers you and your guests tremendous riverside views too. With a few areas available to hire, you and your guests can sit back and watch the sunset with a drinks reception on deck, or enjoy the grand interiors during a sophisticated sit-down dinner.
London is full of old warehouse venues, but Swan Wharf is a bit different than most of what you’ll find, with a unique blend of old and new works throughout. This can be seen in the rough and unfinished open brickwork of the loft, which is balanced out by the more refined and finished lower areas of the ground floor. It covers a massive 25,000 square feet of both outdoor and indoor space, and is situated on one of the old ford locks off the river Lea. It offers great views, including Olympic Park, and is equipped with a fully kitted kitchen, working bar, and its own bistro. From parties and events, to even hosting your own restaurant for a night, the space is a fantastic and versatile location.
Just off Leather Lane and in the heart of Hatton Garden, you’ll find this cool and modern venue: The Archive Cafe. Whether you’re looking for a meeting room space in Central London or looking for a venue for a private hire event, the team at The Archive Cafe will be happy to help. Thanks to its location, it’s not only got the buzz of the fun area it’s in, but it also is easy to get to.