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House Of Detention

A raw industrial space for product launches and experiential events

Clerkenwell, EC1R

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PLEASE NOTE THIS VENUE ONLY ACCEPTS CORPORATE EVENTS

PERFECT FOR GAMING EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS, PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND EXPERIENTIAL

A totally unique, atmospheric and historic 9000 sq/ft venue, deep in the heart of Clerkenwell.

Nestled within the hub of London's design and creative district, lies a prison built in the 17th Century, this 130 standing venue has a long turbulent history. It was one of the busiest prisons in Victorian times, and well known for its attempted inmate escapes, as well as being used as an air raid shelter during the Blitz. The cavernous, segmented chambers hold the infrastructure to cater to almost any type of event, offering space that it is impossible to find elsewhere in popular post codes for commercial events in London. Where else can you offer exhibitors packaged up space in individual prison cells?

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Due to council restrictions we cannot hire the venue later than 22:00. Guests should be offsite by 21:00.

The venue will not accept the following: Warehouse (rave) parties, Loud music events, late evening events or "scare"/horror-themed events NOTE: This space is partially outside and exposed to the elements. 

The venue has a premises licence however a TENS licence will be required to sell alcohol on-site to be arranged by the hirer.

Capacity can be increased to 160 standing max, please contact us for more details.

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Venue Hire Rate
Monday - Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
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£5,000
Venue Hire Rate
Monday - Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
From   £5,000
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Monday
Whole Venue Hire
Day
08:00 - 22:00
from  £5,000
Tuesday
Whole Venue Hire
Day
08:00 - 22:00
from  £5,000
Wednesday
Whole Venue Hire
Day
08:00 - 22:00
from  £5,000
Thursday
Whole Venue Hire
Day
08:00 - 22:00
from  £5,000
Friday
Whole Venue Hire
Day
08:00 - 22:00
from  £5,000
Saturday
Whole Venue Hire
Day
08:00 - 22:00
from  £5,000
Sunday
Whole Venue Hire
Day
08:00 - 22:00
from  £5,000
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Getting Here +
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    Farringdon
    5 Minute Walk
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Catering

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    Allow external caterers
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    Dry Hire
  • Approved caterers only
  • Can provide Halal
  • Can provide Kosher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Full catering kitchen
  • Inhouse caterers available
  • Kitchen facilities available
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Tableware & Crockery
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Venue can provide alcohol
  • Wet Hire

Allowed Events

  • 18th Birthday Parties
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Child friendly
  • Loud Music
  • Open past 12am
  • Ticketed Events

Licensing

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    BYOB
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    Noise restrictions
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    Temporary event notices (TENs) available
  • Alcohol License
  • Civil ceremony licence
  • Full wedding license
  • Late License

Venue Specs

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    Breakout rooms
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    Early access
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    Parking Facilities
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    Rain friendly
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    Separate Entrance
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    Toilets
  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cloakroom
  • Dancefloor
  • Dog friendly
  • Elevator
  • Goods lift
  • Loading bay
  • Outside area
  • Ramps
  • Smoking area
  • Wheelchair access
  • Whiteboards/ flipcharts

Technical

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    Live Streaming
  • AV equipment
  • Bring your own DJ
  • Hearing loop
  • High Speed Fibre Optic
  • Hybrid Events
  • On-site technician
  • PA System
  • Screens / Projector
  • Sky Sports
  • Stage
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Recording
  • Wi-Fi
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