London is lucky enough to be filled with some of the best venues and most unique event spaces around, making your lives easier when it comes to event planning. Whether you’re organising a private or corporate event, the wide array of London venues for hire means you’ll be able to find something perfectly suited. With Canvas, you can find all the best venues in London in one place. From large conference spaces to small meeting rooms, and from the coolest birthday party spots to alternative wedding venues, we can help. London is far from boring, and that’s exactly how your event should be too.
In the heart of Covent Garden and set in London’s original flower market, London Transport Museum has three unique event spaces available for hire. The interactive Museum Galleries can be hired before public opening for naturally lit breakfasts under the Victorian glass roof, and after hours for memorable evening events. Guests enter through the immersive World City Walkway and then have exclusive access to two floors of London’s rich transport history. Highlights include an iconic collection of red Routemaster buses, early Tube carriages and an Elizabeth Line driving experience. The quintessential backdrop is complimented by integrated branding opportunities and bespoke menus delivered by some of London’s finest caterers, carefully selected due to their excellence. The Galleries can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated dinner, 500 guests for standing receptions and 200 guests for seated breakfast events. The Cubic Theatre is a purpose-built auditorium featuring 121 distinctive moquette seats, perfect for conferences, training sessions and film screenings. A high-spec short throw projector ensures slick presentations, whilst a DCI/DCP projector and Dolby Digital surround sound offers a full cinema experience. The adjoining Foyer can be used for registration, catering and breakouts with great branding opportunities. All guests are welcomed to visit the Galleries, making for inspiring break times. Smaller celebrations are welcomed to Canteen. Situated at the front of the Museum, Canteen has views over Covent Garden piazza and is flooded with natural daylight. Featuring decommissioned furniture from the London Underground network and the Museum’s vintage poster collection, Canteen is perfect for informal gatherings, small cocktail receptions and networking events.
Situated inside Kings Cross station, The Parcel Yard spans two floors and 5 different private rooms. With original features lovingly saved from the ancient post office station this is a great place to hold dinners, parties or even larger meetings. We’ll create a bespoke package especially for your event, giving you a choice of 2/3 course set menus, buffets, canapés, mini desserts and cheeseboards and also pre-ordered drinks which will save you having to queue at the bar. Whatever you need, just let us know and we will look after your booking every step of the way.
Situated in the Railway Arches of Bethnal Green, our unique Restaurant on Paradise Row consists of a Terrace, Restaurant and Mezzanine Private Dining Room, making it the perfect space for every event. You can choose from Dinner in our Private Dining Room to a drinks reception on the Terrace in the sunshine or a full venue exclusive. Located minutes from Bethnal Green tube station makes it the ideal location in the heart of East London
Take a shot at a fantastic interactive experience and make Clays your target for a fun-filled event. Whether you are hosting a team get together, a big corporate party, a client meeting or a special celebration, Clays fabulous event team will guarantee you an event with a bang! There is something for everyone to enjoy at Clays. All events include unlimited interactive game play in private or semi-private shooting pegs. Fully loaded with delicious food and drink options all set in a spectacular cocktail bar where you can enjoy dancing and post game celebrations
One of the most architecturally astounding and unique spaces in London, the Main Space is the beating heart of the Roundhouse and is the perfect setting for large scale dinners, tech conferences, product launches and awards ceremonies. An impressive blank canvas, the iconic Main Space includes a lighting rig, sound system and staging if required. What our clients think; ITV - "Stunning - the perfect backdrop for hospitality" Q Awards - "The Roundhouse team were an absolute pleasure to work with" A fully versatile space with incredible lighting and AV provision as standard with flexible loading options suitable for the automotive industry. Our iconic main space is available for corporate hire for twenty-four hour periods running from 10am to 10am for a dry-hire fee, price on application, including the following equipment and services: - Main Space hire including Circle Balcony (fits up to 850 on round tables) - Full use of Torquil’s Bar and Terrace and Circle Bar - 24 hour housekeeping - 4 x Dressing Rooms and Production Office - Lighting Package and Sound Package (equivalent value in excess of £20k) - Technical support from our highly experienced in-house production team - Water and power supply - Service yard with ground level loading bay - Dedicated In-House Event Manager - Duty Manager during event hours - Medic during event hours - Marquee Kitchen Facilities Other costs to consider are: Catering, Bar, Production and Staffing.
Choose from our vast array of flexible event spaces that come equipped with the latest technology; expertly managed by our in-house Events & Audio-Visual Team who have over 20 years of experience in creating unforgettable events.
The Old Baths of Hackney Wick were built in 1934 to provide washing facilities, laundry and community space to the poor population living in the area. Now under the name The Bath House, the space runs as a non for profit community building with artist studios, event spaces, gallery and cafe. With many spaces inside, we can cator to so many different types of events. Below is a list of the rooms and how they can be used: The Hall: 300cap Music Events Workshops Weddings Birthday Party's Yoga Movement Classes Exhibitions Cinema Screenings Audio Visual displays The Cafe/Lounge: Music jams Smaller workshops A place to eat and drink Relax Civic Classroom: 50cap Workshops Movement Classes Educational Classes Screenings Yoga Sound Baths Birthday Party's Art classes Acting as a hub for the surrounding community and beyond, The Baths is open to all personal and creative endeavors that will ultimately bring the community together. If you'd like to hold an event with us, we'd love to have you! -----
Discover an incredibly unique Central London Venue, where historic architecture meets grand opulence. This Livery Hall offers a blend of tradition and modernity, featuring versatile event spaces and a stunning roof garden. With top-class facilities, state-of-the-art AV systems, and a dedicated fibre optic broadband line, we ensure seamless connectivity. You'll experience renowned service and hospitality from Life's Kitchen Ltd, surrounded by the history and tradition of a City of London Livery Hall. Our Spaces: The Ground Floor The Great Hall The Mezzanine The Court Rooms The Roof Top Garden Each space has been thoughtfully designed to preserve the venue's historic essence while incorporating modern touches. Whether it's meetings, private dinners, weddings, conferences, award ceremonies, product launches, or other events, our spaces cater to your needs. Our in-house catering offers delicious menus, and our dedicated event planners are here to assist you. Whether you're new to hiring a Livery Hall or seeking a venue that stands out, our knowledgeable team is ready to showcase the versatility of our spaces. We look forward to welcoming you and ensuring your event is truly exceptional.
A penthouse private dining room with a stunning balcony overlooking the river Thames and central London skyline. Swan’s light and airy Balcony Room is an exclusive venue in London with remarkable views of the iconic riverside. Floor to ceiling French windows open onto the private balcony with its backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames, and the Globe theatre. This unique space has lift access, its own private bar and cloakroom and can accommodate up to 70 people for a sit down affair, or up to 120 standing guests. The stylish Balcony Room, with its elegant, panelled green walls, statement chandelier and abundant natural light, can be hired for private event celebrations, corporate meetings, and dinners. The long wooden table – handmade from an oak tree that fell in the Great Storm of 1987 – is just the thing for board meetings and convivial private lunches or dinners. On the walls are twenty prints of Henri Matisse’s ‘Jazz’. These brightly coloured pictures were originally intended as covers for French art magazine ‘Verve’ and were inspired by the circus and the theatre. Impossibly romantic – and with our Shakespearean links, how could it not be? – the space is also licensed for weddings.
A beautiful, newly renovated Georgian Townhouse, located 3 minutes from Liverpool Street Station, and on a quiet cobblestone street by Spitalfields Market. The venue is perfect for beauty, hair & wellness events, but can also be stripped of salon furniture and used as a ideally located space for a corporate party, press event, drinks reception or product launch. The space has two floors, with an AV enabled meeting room, lots of natural light, large windows, unique characteristics, fresh green plants and free premium coffee, teas, fruit & pastries.
Teatro Hall restores one of Ealing’s most historic buildings, the iconic 1930’s Forum Cinema at 61 New Broadway, W5 5AH. It honours the theatrical history and the art deco era of the original building with a large island bar, grand open kitchen, lots of banquettes and booths and an in-house Urban Distillery & Tasting Room. Teatro Hall is a neighbourhood bar-restaurant. Open all-day and late-night with early morning coffee, brunch & hot-desking in the day through to cocktails, coal-fired pizza and DJs at night. Their food is centred on natural fuel with an authentic pizza oven imported from Modena, Italy, delivering coal-fired pizza. Everything on the menu is made in house every day from their 48 hour fermented pizza dough to their homemade pasta. They use the best ingredients they can and cook from scratch. Pizzas include their best sellers Rock Star Margherita and Smokey Bandit alongside some new pizzas like The Hot Don with ‘nduja, finocchiona, pickled chillies, hot red pesto and oregano. Evenings at Teatro Hall are covered too with cocktail trolleys, offering gin and all the accompaniments for making your own drinks, local craft beers and the biggest selection of tap wine outside the United States. There are twelve wines available on tap which are environmentally better and fresher each time; all round it’s a better glass of wine. Their day-time is as important as their evenings, with a relaxed workspace environment offering hot-desking, fast Wi-Fi and great coffee. Taking centre-stage at Teatro Hall, the team have built their first Urban Distillery & Tasting Room with a handsome new 150 litre copper still where they distill, bottle and wax seal all of their gins by hand, under their Tiny Tower Liquor brand. In the distillery they host Cocktail Masterclasses, Gin Tastings and Gin Blending Masterclasses, where you can create your own bespoke gin to take home. In the distillery you can also bottle your own gin from their demijohns and browse their bottle shop. Open 7 days a week from 8am to 12am (Friday and Saturday), Teatro Hall will cater to your whole day. Be it the wage earners hot-desking with the bottomless coffee flowing or the late night revellers sipping on cocktails whilst dancing to deep dug vinyl gems.
Timeless elegance meets superb flexibility. Tucked away on a blink-and-you’d-miss-it square in the heart of the City, Brewers’ Hall is steeped in history and makes a dramatic first impression. With its marble lobby and carved oak staircase, this venue in the City of London offers an unforgettable start to any event. Perfect for functions, lunches and dinners, business meetings, conferences, and intimate weddings, get help and support organising your event from an experienced in-house team.
A new cinema in London's culturally vibrant East End. Our screens can be hired for private events from bespoke birthday parties to corporate presentations. Three of the screens in this unique venue are equipped with their own bar area, making it easy to look after your guests or clients.
Lending itself to an extraordinary range of experiences, adapting to suit the tone of any social setting. This versatile event space provides the perfect backdrop, requiring little-to-no dressing to set the scene. The historic fish hall exudes character and authenticity. A sky light floods the space with natural light and ornate, period detail curates a unique, memorable backdrop for any gathering.
In the heart of Balham for over 21 years, this venue offers something for everyone; an escape from home to make your own. Spread over three floors, the relaxed space can be used for anything from work to play; from breakfast, brunch, and coffee, to intimate dinners, cocktails, dancing, private events and late-night parties. On the ground floor is the central bar, lounge spaces, large covered terrace and the secret garden. For those wanting to escape the confines of the home office, there’s plenty of plug sockets and super-fast Wi-Fi. Up one floor you will find the open plan mezzanine with a large covered balcony. Next door is The Studio, a private room ideal for special occasions with friends and family. On the top floor is The Gallery, our biggest private room and the perfect space for that big celebration. Tucked next door is our boutique cinema, showing classic and feel good films or available for private parties. Work to play, and we have it all under one roof.
This newly refurbished Art Deco space is available to dry hire for a variety of different events. The room supports theatre, cabaret, board and committee room layout styles. The room has an adjoining reception area and ticket booth with private entrance, with a small food preparation kitchen for bar refreshments and a space for setting up a cloak room, with nearby gents, ladies and inclusive toilets.There is also a larger food preparation kitchen opposite the hall accessible for caterers. Furniture: 20 rectangular folding (seat 6-8) / 20 circular folding (seat 8-10) / 250 chairs. Accessibility: Level entrance from Acre Lane. Fixed induction loop included. Accessible toilet. There is a new large 3 x 3 60" Display Video Wall (4008mm x 2263mm) available on the stage wall in the hall for customers to use for presentation. Recently installed on the 7 October. The hall also has free guest Wi-Fi available to use. In addition to the Assembly Hall you can also bolt on hiring the Courtyard during summers month for a guests reception on Friday & Saturdays from 5pm until 9pm only.
You need to hire a venue. You have an event coming up, and it’s your job to make sure that every aspect of it goes to plan. We all know that a venue can make or break any event, whether it’s a corporate meeting or a birthday party. The search is always on for the top unique venue in London that will give your guests an experience that they’ll never forget. Yet finding the right venue for you comes with its own set of questions that need to be answered. To help you, we’ve laid everything out that you’re going to need to consider when finding the perfect London venue for your event.
London prices can vary dramatically when it comes to venues, so knowing how much you have to spend will help you to narrow down your choices. Depending on your budget, you could be looking at some stately homes for hire or an historical venue to really wow your guests. You might even start looking at the range of ballroom venues for hire in London.
On the other hand, if your finances have been a bit stretched this year, there are loads of alternative options that still provide the promise of an amazing event. Many London pubs are not only quirky and unique, they also operate on a minimum spend basis. This means that so long as your guests spend a certain amount at the bar, then the venue hire won’t cost you a penny. As well as this, hotels can offer conference rooms at great prices for corporate events, so it’s worthwhile shopping around to find the best deals. Once you have a figure in mind that you can spend, you’ll be able to start your search.
The type of event you are hosting will of course have an impact on the type of venue hire that you are looking for. If you are planning an exhibition, you’ll be looking for a venue that has enough room for all the sellers, such as a bespoke exhibition space or conference hall. If you are planning a hen party, you might be looking more at a member’s club or even searching for a space where you can host a specific activity to do like a cookery class or wine tasting. The style of the event will determine the type of ambience that you are looking for in your venue hire. Whether it’s chic, sophisticated, rustic, or relaxed, knowing the theme of the event and the feeling that you want your guests to have when they arrive will help you find the perfect venue.
With so many fantastic areas of London to hire venues, it can be difficult to narrow it down! The most straightforward way to do this is to consider where all your guests are travelling from. The less they have to travel to get there, the better, so try and keep within a certain distance away. You’ll also have to look at transport links to and from the venue as well, particularly if you are looking into venue hire for a large group. Different areas of London will also be more or less expensive, so if you need to save some pennies, it might be best to look outside of Soho, although there are always bargains to be had!
While you might have a general idea of the price, style and location you are looking for in a venue, there are a few more things that you will need to consider before making any final decisions.
London is a busy place, and as venues become well known, they are snapped up really quickly. You’ll need to start looking well in advance for your event, particularly in busy seasons. For example, if you are looking for a garden venue or summer party venue in the summer, these are going to book up really quickly, as it’s their busiest season. If you have left things a little to the last minute, you can always look into some more unusual venues such as blank canvas or creative spaces. It might not be what you were looking for initially, but these venues have their own unique style that can really make an event pop.
View the Potentials
While you’re searching to hire a venue, don’t forget about the importance of viewing them in person. That way you can see what the size of space means in real terms, and you can decide if the ambience is right for you and your group. You can also meet the manager in person and ask them any questions you might have. Viewing a number of venues for hire before deciding will make all the difference.
Parking and Amenities
We’ve already mentioned transportation as an important aspect when booking a venue for hire in London, but you will also need to consider what the parking arrangements available for guests who are driving. There’s nothing worse than driving around trying to find a venue so this is something that you’ll need to communicate in advance. You’ll also need to look at the different amenities available in the venue. Is there disabled access available as well? It’s these things that can really make or break the venue hire decision.
Hiring a venue in London can be daunting, but with the great list that Canvas Events provides, all the stress can now be a thing of the past. Having a plan with all of your ideas for the perfect venue hire written down will help you to find the perfect one for whatever event you are hosting – every single time. Event hire doesn’t have to be difficult, just follow our top tips and you’ll be able to find great spaces for any occasion.
London is a fantastic city for venue hire and event for one brilliant reason: there are so many to choose from. Whatever type of event you’d like to organise, there will be a perfect venue for you and your budget. The main factors that will impact the price of your venue is the location, how many people are coming, and the facilities you need the venue to provide. If you need to save some money, it’s worth thinking about which of these factors are the least important for your event. For example, if you’re hosting a conference in London, you’ll need a venue that can provide all your amenities and has the capacity for a lot of people, so maybe you’d look for a venue in Zone 2 to make it less expensive. With a press night, having a central location is crucial, so you could potentially save money on the services the venue will provide. All of our venues are very knowledgeable when it comes to events, so it’s always worth getting in touch with them directly through Canvas if you are looking for more information.
If you’re working with a limited budget for your event, choosing a dire hire venue can often save you some money. A “dry hire” is when you just pay for the use of the space, and provide the catering, drinks and entertainment yourself. It’s a great option if you know in advance that you’d like to organise your own refreshments – but depending on the caterers you choose, going “dry hire” isn’t always cheaper once you add up all the separate costs. You can also consider finding a venue with a minimum spend rather than a hire fee. That means you get a free venue, as long as you spend over a minimum amount in food and drinks. Some affordable venues for hire can offer dry hire, wet hire and minimum spend, so you have the option to calculate which would be least expensive for your event.
Do you need to find a venue “today near me”? You’re in the right place! All you need to know is where you’d like to host your event and the type of event you’re having, and we’ll show you all the venues that will be right for you. If you’re in a rush, we recommend calling the venues to get an answer as quickly as possible – all the spaces we work with list a phone number that goes directly to the event organiser, so they’ll be able to let you know whether they have availability. We’ve got lots of amazing spaces and you’ll probably be spoilt for choice, so use the Wishlist function to make a shortlist of all your favourite venues. You can even send them a bulk request so you don’t have to type the same email twenty times.
When you’re organising an accessible event, you want to make sure the space you choose has as many accessibility features as possible. Think about the guests you might be welcoming, and whether they may be using a wheelchair, a service dog or a hearing loop. All of these facilities will help you include as many people as possible in your event. It’s important that not only the venue is disability-friendly, but it’s great if it’s located near an accessible Tube or bus station as well. Hiring a venue with accommodation can help those who are travelling from outside of the city, and quick transport to major railway stations and airports is a great bonus. When you’re searching for an accessible venue for hire on Canvas, make sure to select “Venue Specs” and you can filter venues by their facilities.
Sometimes everyone wants to let their hair down and have a great night out past midnight, so why wouldn’t you want to be the host! However, late licenses and closing times in London can make that a bit complicated. The good news is that if you’re searching for a venue on Canvas, you don’t need to worry about organising the licenses yourself. Once you’ve chosen your London location and event type, just hit “Licenses” on the search page and select “Open past 12am” or “Late license” for a list of all the spaces that would love to host your late night party.