London is overflowing with creativity and as such has a plethora of live performance venues to choose from. If you want to help yours stand out by selecting one of the more unique offerings, look no further than the following top picks.
This cool King’s Cross venue is a well-known restaurant and bar, and a lesser well-known live performance venue – but here we are, letting you in on our secrets. This authentic Spanish restaurant has fab decor already in place, so it’s one less thing to worry about when it comes to planning your event. The bright colours and funky lighting helps to create the fun and energetic atmosphere that Camino knows so well; an atmosphere perfect for a live performance and audience.
Generator features a number of different spaces that have all been designed with adaptability in mind, whilst still feeling distinct. A hostel, a newly refurbished cinema, a café, a bar; it’s got it all under one roof, and each room can be hired on an individual basis as needed, adding up to offer a total capacity of 200. Art installations, bespoke graphics and quirky touches like the life-size London bus in the bar are sure to get your creative juices flowing, whilst the use of reclaimed timbers, hot-rolled black steel and exposed brickwork bring a touch of history.
So much more than just your average café, The Canvas Café boasts a bright, airy and modern ground floor space which comes complete with a fully licenced bar. This leads out onto a New York-style garden area; not to mention the large basement which can be made to suit all sorts of events and the A3 licenced, fully-equipped kitchen, meaning the venue has played host to everything from dinner parties to film screenings. With a slightly more intimate capacity of 70 and good transport links in the surrounding area, this is a great choice for a fuss free venue.
Conway Hall is a Grade II listed building, originally built in 1929, so has an element of history and culture to it as an events venue. Most of its period features still remain, making it a gorgeous venue for all kinds of occasions. Conway Hall has seen a huge variety of event types, including live performances in music and dance. The venue is in fact perfect for such things, with both over-balcony and floor seating that has the capacity to seat up to 400 people, as well as excellent acoustics.
W Lounge is a great choice if you need a setting that brings with it its own sense of glamour and sumptuousness. Regularly hosting intense music performances alongside incredible cocktails and an energetic atmosphere, and all sorts of other live events from film screenings to fashions shows, this really is a space to mix, mingle and lounge in style. The discreet door behind the bar leads to a private balcony which overlooks Leicester Square. Speaking of which, the tube station of the same name can be reached in just 3 minutes, as can Piccadilly Circus.