Mail Rail at The Postal Museum is an award winning venue in Farringdon, Central London. Available for exclusive unique venue hire, our inspiring venues are suitable for all corporate, experiential and private events. For more than 100 years, Mail Rail was hidden from view. Now you have the chance to experience the secret space for yourself – the ambition, dedication and ingenuity that makes it truly unique space. Mail Rail is an immersive subterranean venue which has maintained many of its original fixtures including exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings, archways and authentic railway features. This industrial event space also contains a mini exhibition gallery with numerous interactive displays for guests to experience during their event. Highly adaptable it can be hired for product launches, award ceremonies, corporate events and gala dinners. The unique 275 capacity venue also provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to enhance their event experience with an underground miniature train ride through the secret 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels
One side pitched and the other filled with skylights, Studio Jones is a unique and beautiful urban space. Sitting on the top floor of a former doily factory it's rich with texture and photographic backdrops a plenty. The total floor area is 7200sq ft split into two huge spaces, an on-site kitchen and large make up and styling rooms. The space is yours to do with as you please, dress, paint, set build, we give you total freedom so long as you restore the space to its original decor. With in-house catering from our sister restaurant and production catering company Jones & Sons we can take care of everything for you.
The Pickle Factory offers 255 sqm in a slightly askew rectangular shape, with white walls throughout. Steel beams across the ceiling facilitate rigging equipment overhead and the frosted skylights allow natural daylight to pour through: this is your ideal intimate blank canvas, ready for dressing & transforming by the imaginative minds of location managers, wedding planners, pop-up stores or restaurant operators - and anyone in need of an intimate reception space.
Room hire from £1,500 with a minimum spend of £5,000 in Food and Beverage No private birthday parties under the age of 25 This eclectic venue features custom lighting by Patrick Woodroffe, a full bar and state-of-the-art sound system, making it ideal for receptions, film screenings, high end dinners, drinks receptions, corporate meetings, fashion shows, product launches and play backs.
Kings Cross & Angel
A homely cafe/cocktail bar in Angel Islington which comes with a truly unique & magical hidden roof terrace that transports you to the Mediterranean in the summer & a winter wonderland in colder months. It is on their roof terrace where some of London's best events take place. The rooftop hot spot is charming, intimate and cosy. It comes with a fully retractable roof & heaters, ideal for the unpredictable British weather, and is west facing so views of the evening sunset are truly magical. There is room for up to 70 guests to relax with a fresh and fruity cocktail in hand. With fully customisable catering options available, it lends itself to the perfect private event venue in zone 1 With a high tech audio system, guests are able to choose from multiple entertainment options ranging from live bands right through to top London DJ's and performers to set the beat of the evening. For festive functions, the indoor space & charming rood terrace combined can accommodate 100 guests for Christmas lunch or sit down dinner, or up to 150 guests for a standing reception. We will also make sure your event runs smoothly, with a dedicated events manager on hand to help you overcome any obstacles.
**Please note, our capacities will be reduced until September 2021** The Stage day rate: £165 Per Hour+ VAT/evening rate: £260 Per Hour+ VAT Cinema Hire Starting Price: £200 Per Hour + VAT An alternative to the traditional with cutting-edge facilities, mouth-watering menus and bespoke themes. 3 boutique cinemas 3 blank canvas venue spaces Mezzanine gallery Lower cafe gallery Boardroom Livestreaming A five-storey Shoreditch landmark, Rich Mix are able to tailor their spaces for anything. Corporate events, conferences and private dinner parties. Photo shoots, fashion shows and book launches. Weddings, Ceremonies, Christmas parties and Summer Balls. Their creative events team can make it happen. And brilliantly, all profits contribute directly to their work as an arts charity.
in Kings Cross is a truly unique space that blends architecture from 1800s with a sophisticated modern-day development. Originally built in the 1800s as the first example of social housing, the original building is a characterful brick building that now sits inside TOG’s workspace, giving a one-of-a-kind aesthetic and an industrial feel. The ground floor offers space for 300 people within pared-back, relaxed surroundings, while the incredible roof terrace, dotted with original chimney pots and brickwork, offers incredible views and space for 40 people. In addition to the large event space, this building has 9 meeting rooms ranging in size from 4 person to 100 person.
Once one of the grandest civic buildings in London, is a magnificent Grade II listed building in the heart of one of the most vibrant areas of the capital. Now a flagship arts, community and live events venue, the space boasts a number of stunning and unique spaces perfect for a range of events. The Assembly Hall is an ideal location for corporate dinners, product launches, talks and other events. The high ceilings, Italian marble panelled walls, Matcham style balcony and glorious architectural features give the Assembly Hall a distinctive feeling of grandeur and elegance. Once the original Vestry Hall, the Council Chamber is the most architecturally significant space, featuring an original highly ornate moulded ceiling, floor to ceiling columns and stained glass windows. Located on the ground floor, the Council Chamber is a flexible space ideal for parties and receptions, conferences, launches and talks and can be hired as a singular room, breakout, or complemented by the Mayor's Parlour, the adjacent space. The Committee Rooms, with their distinctive period features, Edwardian fireplaces and an elegant buttressed ceiling and located on their own corridor are ideal for private parties, networking drinks, receptions, meetings and breakout spaces. A unique venue in London perfect for product launches, conferences, fashion shows and dinners. As an arts venue with a programme of non-traditional theatre, it has established itself as a key part of the east London cultural landscape. With eight stunning spaces, hireable in a number of configurations, clients can create events that are completely unique, guaranteeing a creative and innovative brand experience for guests, just five minutes’ walk from the City of London.Learn more about all of our spaces for hire, for a bespoke quote or to arrange a site visit, please get in touch with a member of our dedicated events team.
A unique and flexible events space, with dramatic features thought to be the original design of Sir Christopher Wren. The space has a 200 seat events space and private dining room. Perfect for wine tastings, dinners, conferences, team building events, weddings or parties in London. Wine is made approachable, connecting maker to drinker. Wine is imported directly from sustainable, independent vineyards.
Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery was the country retreat of Sir John Soane, one of the most influential architects in British history. Pitzhanger reopened in 2019, following a three-year £12M, award-winning conservation project to restore it to Soane’s original designs. Set in the picturesque grounds of Walpole Park, the Manor offers the feel of a countryside escape in central London, a short 8 minute walk from Ealing Broadway Underground station. Offering an exquisite range of styles for hire, from neo-classical suites to Georgian rooms with garden views to contemporary gallery and restaurant spaces, Pitzhanger is perfect for weddings, events, photography and filming. Civil ceremonies are licensed across varied spaces within the Manor and our adjacent Soane's Kitchen restaurant space can accommodate drinks and dancing to follow, ensuring that your perfect wedding day can start and end at Pitzhanger. We make filming and photography easy, offering a range of historic features, beautiful gardens and clean modern spaces. We work with first class partners who will help to deliver a memorable experience. Our approved suppliers can shape and customise events - from uplighting and floristry through to creating fully hybrid events to welcome guests joining from home or abroad.
Built in 1826 on its own ‘island’ in the heart of the capital, One Marylebone opened its doors in 2008 and quickly rose to become one of the leading event spaces in the Capital. The Soane Hall is the jewel in the crown of One Marylebone; at over 27 feet in height, the prestigious space is both impressive in size and beauty. Opulent mosaics and stained glass windows evoke everlasting elegance. The first floor contemporary and light Galleries are the perfect setting for pre-dinner drinks or can be used on their own for a multitude of events. Able to host standing receptions for 800 and sit down dinners for 350 or more intimate parties for under 100, One Marylebone is one of London’s most flexible and unique venues
Clerkenwell, Farringdon, Smithfield
Previously a vestry within St. Sepulchre’s Parish, The Vestry is a new wave cocktail & wine bar concept a stone’s throw from Smithfield Market. The Vestry is available for full and partial private hire for buffets, drinks, two to three course dining, wedding receptions, corporate hire and more. With a range of meeting packages for corporate clients during the day and events packages for those afternoon, evening & late-night parties - you'll find everything you need with us.
Asia House is a beautiful Grade II* listed Georgian Town House in central London. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Regent Street, our venue is highly flexible and can accommodate a wide range of events from 2 to 250 guests. The building offers three Fine Rooms in the Regency style of architecture with high decorative ceilings, and marble fireplaces on the 1st floor, two smaller meeting rooms on the ground floor, a 10-12 seat boardroom with plasma screen, and one unique purpose-built exhibition spaces.
Greenwich Yacht Club boasts 2 unique venues in London with Thames river views. Situated close to North Greenwich tube and the O2 arena this is a great venue for hire in London. It is also a wedding venue in London with a wedding license. It is a popular corporate and conference venue in London and has the ability to cater for Private dinner parties
The Art and Ecology Pavilions are two stunning contemporary green roofed venues. Set within the natural surroundings of Mile End Park, they are unique and flexible spaces in an unspoiled tranquil setting. Just a five minute walk from Mile End tube station, they are an oasis in the heart of east London. Perfect for exclusive events for staff and clients. The Pavilions have facilities for auditorium format presentations. They are ideal for conferences, Exhibitions, networking, and professional development events. Both Pavilions are dry hire venues and can be personalised for your bespoke events. We can work with your own choice caterers and do not charge corkage. The Art and Ecology Pavilions are also fully licensed for wedding ceremonies.They can be configured for a range of events including corporate events, product launches and gala dinners. Perfect for private family celebrations, including wedding ceremonies, receptions and memorial events. The Pavilions host public access events such as live performances, makers markets and art exhibitions. Large, light, and airy, The Art Pavilion is a flagship gallery space. It offers exhibitors flexibility for installation of work in a variety of media. The gallery can accommodate an event and workshop programme alongside your exhibition. The pavilions overlook lakes and have direct access to Mile End Park. They can both accommodate mobile catering vans for a street food vibe. The Art Pavilion offers reception and catering space on a private island. The Pavilions are fully accessible and have step free access to all areas and outside spaces. An induction loop is available. Both venues have loading and unloading areas. There is no guest parking at The Ecology Pavilion with limited spaces at the Art Pavilion. Due to The Pavilions proximity to good transport links we encourage guest to use public transport, arrive on foot or by bicycle. The Pavilions are a short walk from Mile End underground station on the Central, District and Hammersmith and City Line. Several bus routes stop on Grove Road and Mile End Road.
The Siding is a versatile blank canvas venue located under a railway arch just a 4 minute walk from London Bridge station. The space caters perfectly for private parties, fashion exhibits, shows rooms, gallery space, photo/video shoots and product launches. We have an impressive late licence, 4 poseur tables, a cocktail and quickserve bar. We also neighbour with 10 different street food vendors who can all provide events catering. If you are looking for prime location and a truly adaptable space then The Siding is for you.
Your child’s bar or bat mitzvah is probably something that they will have been thinking about for years. Seeing cousins celebrate theirs, friends’ older siblings, and of course hearing about it through the synagogue means that it will never be too far from their minds. After all, it is the first step on their journey into adulthood, so it’s understandably as important to them as it is to you. The parents however, are the ones that need to organise the celebrations, so it’s vital to have a list of important details on hand to help you plan.
Don’t Get Carried Away
Even if you are having a lavish party with 300 guests, it’s important that you don’t lose the meaning of the event. Your child’s bar/bat mitzvah classes are more important than what DJ you have. The same goes for their mitzvah project, and the charity that your child wants to support. It should be something that they really believe in, and it can even become a theme for the party itself. When they come of age, your child becomes a full member of the Jewish community, whether a bar/bat mitzvah is held or not, so it’s not about how much you can impress people. Make sure that you talk to your child about the section of the Torah they are to say and discuss their mitzvah project with them.
Pick a Date
You will likely know the date that the synagogue gives your child up to three years in advance, so you can preliminary book a venue with plenty of time to spare. When you have settled on a date, it’s important that you send save the dates out to everyone that is invited. This means that they can get it into their calendar early, and your date is less likely to clash with others. If someone else is thinking of the same date as you, there is always the option of changing plans to have a joint celebration with another child. This way, you can split the costs. After all, if the children are in the same friend group, they would be going to each other’s celebrations anyway.
The venue you choose can help you to really get all of your plans clear in your mind. Whether you are having a small intimate gathering, or a large celebration, a themed party, or a traditional feel, the venue can help all of this become a reality. If you’re based in the city, there is a whole variety of bar and bat mitzvah venues to hire in London. It’s recommended that you take your time and view a handful before making your decision on what one is right for you and your family. Many have their own caterers that can provide kosher and non-kosher food as well as a full children’s menu, which will be one more thing ticked off your list.
Consider a Party Planner
Some bar/bat mitzvah are likened to weddings when it comes to the detail of planning that goes into them. From a candle ceremony to catering, décor and entertainment, it’s a lot to do, and many families simply don’t have the time. Of course, you can scale back the celebrations, but if a big event is what you want, then a party planner might just save you a whole load of stress. Even for smaller parties, it is sometimes useful to have someone who is looking after it for you. Leaving you to make decisions on what you’d like, without having to contact any vendors or spend ages coordinating.
The theme for this celebration can really be anything but should reflect your child’s interests in order to make it special to them. Whether this is sports, a favourite TV show or movie or something like Hawaiian or Hollywood, make sure that you have an agreement from them. If they really don’t like your idea, then they’re not going to have a good time. It’s really important that you try and involve them in this process as much as you can, and the theme is one way that you can do that.
Have a Timeline
As with any big event, having a timeline for when everything is going to occur is essential. After all, you need to make room for a range of formalities, and if you are having horas or a candle ceremony, time needs to be made for this as well. Having a timeline will let everyone at the party know what is happening and when. It will be particularly useful for caterers and entertainers. If you have a particular time that the event needs to close at, make sure that all of the guests are aware of it and can arrange the appropriate transport home or to their hotel.
In your kids’ eyes, this might be one of the biggest factors to consider. Having a band or a DJ, or even just playing the music that they like, will mean that the dancefloor is never empty. Other ideas include a photobooth and a caricaturist to make sure that everyone is entertained the entire night. If there are also going to be a lot of younger children in attendance, ensuring that there is something for them is also essential, as it means that their parents can relax.
Your child’s bar/bat mitzvah is an event that they will remember forever, just as you will. It has so much significance in their lives, that it’s important that you try and get the balance right between spiritual meaning, and entertainment for your guests. So long as your child enjoy it and are involved in the planning to a degree, everything is sure to go smoothly, and they’ll be thanking you for organising it so well.
Like all great parties, Bar and Bat Mizvahs come in all shapes and sizes. And in a city with as many excellent venues as London, you’ll definitely find a space to suit your guest list. The most important thing to know before you start looking for your perfect Bar Mitzvah venue is how many people you want to invite – and how many might turn up even without an invitation! The closer to central London a venue is, the more expensive the larger spaces tend to be – but their venue managers are always very knowledgeable and will easily be able to help you organise the best Bar Mitzvah ever. Mazel tov!
Venue prices in London vary a lot, and it will depend on what you need your venue to provide. Do you need staging and audio-visual equipment? Do you want to have an elaborate meal or an open bar? Will you need secure storage for gifts? If you’re looking for an affordable Bar Mitzvah venue, consider spaces just outside of Central London to get the most for your money.
If you’re interested in providing your own catering, you’re likely to need to find a dry hire space. A venue that will offer dry hire will charge you a fee for using the space, and then you will need to provide everything else. This can seem like a great way to get an affordable Bar Mitzvah venue, but remember that you will need suppliers for all of your party rentals, and this can be very time consuming, expensive and a big logistical undertaking. It works well for smaller gatherings, but if you have a lot of guests we would recommend finding an all-inclusive venue or one that offers a Bar or Bat Mitzvah party package.
Bar Mitzvah venues in London range from small, intimate spaces to large, elaborate ballrooms. So whatever the length of your guest list, you’ll find the perfect space. If you’re intending to hold a ceremony and the party in two different locations, just remember to organise or provide transport for your guests so they don’t get lost en route before the rest of the event begins!
Most venues in London provide their own licenses that will be appropriate for most types of parties and gatherings. If you would like to sell alcohol yourself at a dry hire venue, you may need to get a temporary alcohol license. Or if you want the DJ to keep playing until the early hours of the morning, you may need to organise a late license. This will depend on the venue and the area of London, so the venue managers will be able to tell you what licensing you will need to apply for and how.