Gala dinners are special occasions by their very nature and with people usually dressing up in all their finery, you’ll want to make sure you’ve picked a venue that lives up to the glamour of such an occasion.
Tucked beneath the world-famous Globe Theatre, the Underglobe is a London venue that is great for hosting large events. Its impressive high ceilings, built-in lighting and sweeping staircase make it a really unique and grand venue. With the riverside entrance and incredible interiors, you can rest assured that if you host your event here, it will be a night to remember from start to finish. You can even organise to have your arrival drinks amongst the popular Shakespearean exhibition to really wow your guests.
When you think ‘secret room’ you think of the whole bookcase/hidden opening scenario, right? The Drawing Room at Benugo has that whole film situation going on. Behind a bookcase, you’ll find a secret door through to this cool cocktail bar which is absolutely perfect for birthday parties, corporate parties, private dinners, or even meetings (when you are looking for something a little different). The Bankside venue has a really cosy feel with its lavish sofas and surroundings, ensuring a warm and welcome reception when your guests arrive.
One Great George Street is a stunning venue, both inside and out and would definitely deliver when it comes to the aforementioned glamour of a gala dinner. This multi-purpose events, conference, meeting and wedding venue in Central London offers no less than 21 different function rooms, meaning there’s a space to appeal to every taste. The largest amongst these is the Great Hall, which has an impressive maximum capacity of up to 400 guests. The location of the building itself is another selling point, with great local transport links and iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey all close by.
Found in the centre of London between the popular areas of London Bridge and Waterloo (just 10 minutes or so from the station of the same name), you will find Lumiere, a highly contemporary, fully kitted-out studio space. The 2 rooms on offer here feature 2000 square feet of floor space, high ceilings and large windows, which ensure a bright, airy and spacious feel. The white finish not only feels modern but allows you to put your own spin on the style when it comes to the décor for your event, with an experienced team on hand to assist should you require their help.
No.4 Hamilton Place is situated within the highly desirable and much sought after area of Mayfair and can accommodate guest lists of up to 300 people. Spaces include the Edwardian dining room, a roof terrace and various smaller meeting rooms, all of which are finished to the very highest standard with stunning ornate details that live up to the discerning reputation of the building’s setting. It’s also easily reached from the length and breadth of the city, with Hyde Park Corner tube station just a 3 minute walk away and Green Park just 9.