Featured in well connected, much sought-after areas of the city and able to accommodate a vast range of different budgets and capacities, we are confident that we have the church venue that is right for you.
An iconic Grade II Listed deconsecrated chapel in the heart of London’s West End, Stone Nest is an atmospheric and exclusive venue in a prestigious location. The building benefits from a 2am licence and is highly adaptable for a range of cultural and corporate activities including rehearsal, filming, private events, dinners, fashion shows, exhibitions, celebrations, ceremonies and launches. The 19th century Norman Style Welsh Chapel (1888) is composed of a galleried central space with an umbrella dome, a large basement bar, and attached manse. After many years at the heart of the London Welsh community, the chapel closed for worship in 1982. In 1985 it was transformed into the legendary Limelight nightclub. Our clients have included Alexander McQueen, Chapman Brothers, BFI, BBC, Netflix, Isabel Marant, Agi & Sam, Nike, Alexandra Moura, Champion, Grey Goose, Famous Grouse, Viktor & Rolf, Midnight Madness, Annabel Dining, Disney, London College of Fashion, Sophia Webster, MO Film, Central St Martins, Heist Gallery, Bourne & Hollingsworth, Nokia, Brown’s Fashion, Kitbag, Tomb Raider, Johnnie Walker, Wingstop, Creative Review and many more.
The Lighthouse is one of London’s newly refurbished venues, situated at the heart of Camberwell on Camberwell Road. First opened as The Regal Cinemas in 1940, changed to the ABC Cinemas in 1961 then later bought and managed by Gala Bingo, the venue has played host to a number of events and shows such as “Billy the Kid” and “Wicked, Wicked”. Following on from its recent refurbishment by its new owners, the Grade II Listed Building now boasts of a splendid and classy, yet modern Art Deco, which is suitable for the use of most events and even community functions. This venue is one that has started creating a huge buzz in London’s Venues sector, with modern and state of art facilities to host a huge array of events, shows and functions.
Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Crypt on the Green offers a magnificent venue for exhibitions, wedding receptions, wine tastings, conferences, live performances and much more. With vaulted arches, exposed brickwork and parquet flooring, this unique and versatile space is bound to help make your event unforgettable. We have 4 spaces available to hire, so whether you're looking for a party location for 300 guests or a small meeting space for 10, we've got something on offer for you. This unique venue is located at the heart of Clerkenwell, one of London's most attractive, historic & accessible areas, and is situated within walking distance of Farringdon and Angel tube stations. Please note, the Crypt on the Green is not available on Sundays!
An award-winning landmark building in the heart of Hackney. A beautiful, minimalist space recently renovated by John Pawson OBE, this 1800 capacity event space boasts state of the art AV and lighting provisions including a concert ready d&b sound system. Whilst being an impressive location for live concerts, film shoots, fashion shows and receptions, our space can easily be transformed into a fully seated space for award ceremonies, dinners, talks and conferences. We have an experienced event management and support team, multiple private hire rooms and onsite catering facilities. All hirers can expect a dramatic and adaptable backdrop that includes parking for a range of vehicle types and fantastic transport links. Available Monday - Saturday.
The Royal Foundation of St Katharine is a unique venue located in East London, in walking distance from Canary Wharf and with great transport links to the City of London financial centre. We have a range of facilities, which includes 9 beautiful meeting rooms for groups from 2 – 70 in number and the Yurt Cafe in our Precinct. Our meeting rooms vary in style from the listed Georgian house, to the modern and contemporary rooms refurbished in 2019. Many of our meeting rooms have natural light, and look onto our beautiful garden. High speed unlimited WiFi is available free of charge throughout and we provide complimentary AV equipment to suit each groups conference or meeting requirements. We can organise and host celebration dinners and special events such as wedding receptions, birthdays and garden parties. With such unusual and beautiful buildings and grounds we are an ideal filming location for productions of any size. Home cooked and freshly prepared every day, all of our food is made on site. We provide appetising and wholesome food for all our meeting and conference guests, with every effort to provide fair trade produce where possible. THE YURT CAFE Run by The Royal Foundation of St Katharine our Yurt is a beautiful and unique space for receptions, parties, dinners, networking events, talks & seminars within 5 minutes of Bank and Canary Wharf. We have a expert team of chefs who can provide catering for all occasions. Available for hire in the evenings from 6pm.
The Tab Centre is a historic building situated in the heart of London’s fashionable Shoreditch, on the edge of the Square Mile. Its ivory-coloured grand hall is graced with elegant pilasters and a wrought-iron balustraded gallery. Hiring the Tab Centre for your event will also help good causes, as all the venue’s profits go to running the centre’s community projects. The hall in the Tab Centre venue can accommodate up to 140 guests theatre style or 200 guests reception style. The mezzanine that overlooks the Lecture Hall can hold an additional 40-50 guest. The overflow room connects to our catering kitchen and accommodates 50-70 guests. There are also two breakout rooms and a kitchenette on the second floor to meet all your production needs. There is good wheelchair access throughout the building. The Tab Centre can be hired for £3600/day (incl. VAT). Prices for short or small bookings, or for multi-day bookings, can be negotiated. We do not accommodate private parties or weddings.
An iconic, multi-award winning live music venue, a working church, a centre for those experiencing homelessness, and also a beautiful building with many flexible spaces for hire - all inside a gorgeous, Grade I listed building! Our experienced and supportive team will help plan your event from booking to load out, whether it be a long term rehearsal, one off workshop or a public event. *Please note: we are not able to host private parties, including wedding receptions.* The Chapel The Chapel itself is the most well-known space at UC. Home to many famous gigs over the years, this space is also great for corporate events, ceremonies, large-scale meetings, and film and photoshoots. The Chapel is octagonal in shape with ground floor and balcony seating in the original wooden pews (seated capacity of 900). Our bespoke stage sits underneath the beautiful stained glass, rose window and our unique Henry Willis organ. The Chapel can be hired through our all inclusive gig package, or by an hourly rate as a dry space hire. For more information on the Chapel, please see the attached package of tech specs and venue information, as well as the floor plan. Sunday School Hall The Sunday School Hall is a beautiful period hall with an internal balcony on three sides. It has a high ceiling, original wooden beams, and cast iron pillars. This space is most suitable for long term hires and is hired exclusively - set, props and equipment can be left in place overnight. On short notice, the Sunday School Hall can also be hired for shorter term hires, or evening event hires (standing capacity of 200). For more information on the Sunday School Hall, please see the attached floor plan. Upper Hall Originally built as a lecture hall, the high ceilings, wooden floor, and medieval style features lend to its atmosphere. It's a great space for meetings, away days, photoshoots, as well as auditions and rehearsals. As this space acts as our bar when there is a gig in the Chapel, it is only available in the evenings on short notice and not available for exclusive hires. If available, the Upper Hall is also a great space for intimate gigs (standing capacity of 180). For more information on the Upper Hall, please see the attached floor plan. Lower Hall The Lower Hall is a great, multi-purpose room on the lower level of the building with large windows and a flexible space great for auditions, meetings, and workshops. The Lower Hall can also be hired in the evenings for weekly dance classes, choir rehearsals, or other evening activities (recommended maximum capacity of 40). This hall is not available for exclusive hires. For more information on the Lower Hall, please see the attached floor plan. Committee Room The Committee Room is our smallest room, but still full of the same beauty and unique features as the other halls. This space is used as our dressing room for gigs, and as such is often only available for half day, morning hires (recommended maximum capacity of 30). For more information on the Committee Room, please see the attached floor plan. Please be in touch with us to discuss your potential hire and rates! We are accustomed to a multitude of different kinds of events, rehearsals, and other hires, and are very willing to help you decide on the best room for your needs.
A beautiful former billiard hall in the heart of King's Cross. Our newly-refurbished first-floor events space contains a 200-seat flexible auditorium, with kitchen, full PA/AV, and is fully equipped for HD live streaming and hybrid events. The ground floor of the building provides a cafe space and a home for community activities supporting people from all walks of life, including a debt centre, therapy clinic for those with additional needs, family support & help for those within the criminal justice system. Every booking fuels this ongoing story of new life.
The Wellington Hotel’s two striking meeting and event spaces combine state of the art technology with classic architectural charm to host memorable events from the extravagant to the quietly impressive. Both spaces, together with a stylish restaurant, contemporary bar and Blue Orchid hotels’ professional events team provides a wealth of event options to satisfy the widest range of demands and tastes.
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.
Nestled among the vibrant energy of London's South Bank, Southwark Cathedral presents an illustrious setting for conferences and meetings. With its rich historical significance and Gothic architectural splendor, our venue offers a diverse range of spaces tailored to suit various event needs. From intimate gatherings to conferences, and small receptions our versatile rooms accommodate groups of varying sizes, including the striking Garry Weston Library, the inviting John Trevor Williams room, and the charming Desmond Tutu Room. Encompassing modern amenities within a historic ambiance, each space is equipped with cutting-edge technology to facilitate seamless presentations and engagements. Complemented by two spacious outdoor areas and views of the iconic London skyline and Thames River, our venue provides an inspiring backdrop for memorable events. Whether hosting corporate meetings, community gatherings, or government conferences, Southwark Cathedral venues merge sophistication with historical charm for an unparalleled event experience.
Nestled in the heart of the lively London Bridge area, Southwark Cathedral is a captivating haven of history, boasting one of the oldest examples of Gothic Architecture in London. The Cathedral offers two versatile indoor spaces and two expansive outdoor areas. The Nave and Retro Choir present a breathtaking venue for diverse events, both day and night. With its awe-inspiring architecture and soaring ceilings, The Nave offers a grand, expansive space, accommodating up to 800 guests. Adjacent to The Nave, the Retro Choir offers an intimate setting ideal for smaller gatherings or as an additional breakout area. This combination of spaces provides unparalleled versatility for hosting events ranging from large-scale conferences and exhibitions to elegant receptions and performances. Both areas feature state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, ensuring seamless presentations and performances. Surrounded by centuries of history and adorned with stunning architectural details, The Nave and Retro Choir offer an extraordinary backdrop for unforgettable events, combining historic grandeur with modern functionality. Our experienced events team offer a personalised service, working with you and our range of accomplished suppliers to deliver events of all shapes and sizes including receptions and dinners, meetings and conferences,concerts fashion shows and more.
St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square sits right in the heart of London and boasts some of the most unusual and spectacular spaces in which to hold events. From corporate parties, brand activations, private celebrations, film location work, West End opening night parties, product launches to meetings, training sessions and more, we can accommodate you across a variety of unique and memorable spaces. Our stunning 18th century Crypt and Gallery combined can hold up to 500 guests standing, or 200 seated. St Martin’s Hall & Lightwell are perfect for meetings, conferences and training lectures holding 200 standing or 100 seated. Conference and meeting rooms full of natural daylight are available for smaller events or breakout spaces, whilst our outdoor Courtyard is perfect for summer parties. We are centrally positioned 100m from Charing Cross and we have a 2am licence so you can party into the early hours. Our in-house catering team can deliver exquisite fine dining packages or spectacular catering for larger numbers, all within a range of costs to suit your budget, and we can source entertainment for your event should you need us to. We have a dedicated professional events team who will work with you every step of the way to make your event the most memorable it can be. By holding your event with us at St Martin’s, you will be helping us to continue our work with communities and the homeless in London.
Rich history, baroque architecture, and blank canvas event spaces; Christ Church Spitalfields offers all ingredients for a high-profile event at an iconic London landmark. Completed in 1729 and designed by leading architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, this magnificently restored baroque masterpiece offers you the best of both worlds - historic architecture and grand interiors, with modern facilities and production capabilities. Both our spaces come with in-house AV and have wheelchair access. THE NAVE As the central part of the church, the magnificent Nave is a versatile event space that exudes grandeur with clerestory windows, mezzanine galleries and a main hall accented with Tuscan columns. Given its spectacular beauty and central London location, Christ Church is perfect for dinners, concerts, filming locations and receptions. Ideal for: Dinners, weddings, Christmas, large drinks receptions, conferences 250 seated 600 standing THE CRYPT A cornerstone of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s architectural gem, the lower-level Crypt was built along with the church in 1729. Contrary to what the name might suggest, this surprisingly light and airy space has been recently re-designed to incorporate the historic stone foundations of the original structure with modern light oak panelling and heating. With soundproof folding walls, it can be used as one large reception space or split into two compact conference rooms. Ideal for: in conjunction with the Nave for after dinner DJ and dancing, after-dinner receptions, meetings. 60 seated 300 standing CATERING Our exclusive catering partner… Jimmy Garcia Catering are luxury creative caterers delivering incredible food experiences at some of the world’s finest private parties, events and weddings. They serve dishes that taste so good, they stop you in your tracks. Life’s events taste better with their food. The Jimmy Garcia team conjures up everything from extraordinary banquets, to game-changing small plates, bowl food and canapés for events and weddings. All featuring the finest, freshest ingredients for any dishes you could imagine and with a strong sustainable focus. Delivering unparalleled experiences that always guarantee a real wow factor! They work closely with trusted suppliers who grow, catch, farm and harvest all their food to ensure they’re always working with what’s in season and as closely to the source as possible, priding themselves on using only the freshest ingredients as the bedrock of their menus. Jimmy Garcia Catering has an enviable reputation with their corporate clients. They serve delicious food that enhances corporate values and brand messages through flexible and highly professional hospitality. They have worked with major brands from Google, Meta and Instagram to Netflix, Vogue and Spotify and they have helped bring hundreds of love stories to life through food as creative wedding caterers. With all their work, they always push past traditional hospitality models by offering delicious and highly creative, immersive dining experiences. Every aspect of each event is designed with the goal of transporting guests through food resulting in unforgettable events.
Housed inside St Thomas Church, which dates back to the 17th century, the venue is a stones throw away from London Bridge station, nestled right in between The Shard and the world famous Borough Market. The venue boasts a large main bar, plenty of comfy seating throughout and a jaw dropping mezzanine balcony equipped with its own bar overlooking the downstairs stage. Large stage and full AV, sound and lighting technicians provided with hire. In house catering by Krapow. Thai Street Food, standing, canape and bowl food served for a relaxed informal food offer.
?If you are a publisher tasked with marketing a book, or a self-published author looking to promote your new work, you’ll understand just how vital a book launch is. Getting the crowds there and buying the book, be it fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, is a vital start in getting the sales needed to be successful. To make your book launch truly special, you need to make it as enticing as possible.
The first way to do this is through the venue that you choose to hold it in. While libraries and book shops are the obvious choices – and do work well – finding a unique venue that is a little bit out of the ordinary can intrigue your potential audience so much that they make a point of attending your launch. After all, if you regularly go to book launches, it becomes easier to skip the odd one unless it really grips you. This is particularly true for any press you are hoping will be in attendance. Hosing your book launch in a café, bar, or even one of the church venues for hire in London, can give your event an added gravitas. An interesting venue hints at an interesting book.
If you are traditionally published but organising your own launch, it’s important to ask your publisher about the help that they offer authors. They may give you some marketing materials and other goodies to hand out, as well as advertising the launch through their channels. If you are self-publishing, then get in contact with your local arts centre to see if you could collaborate. Maybe there is another author looking to launch a book at the same time as you. If so, you could join up for the event. This will not only mean splitting costs, but you are much more likely to gain a larger audience – who might buy two books instead of one! Coordinating with as many people as possible is always advised. The arts community generally wants to promote each other and is always willing to help a new author.
Who to Invite?
The more people you can get attending your launch, the better. Encourage friends and family to come along and support you, as well as those from your writing group if you have one. You can even print flyers and put them in your local cafes and arts centres. Getting the press involved is always a good idea. Have press kits made up and don’t be shy about getting interviews arranged. You can also invite book bloggers and reviewers to the launch to encourage them to write about the book and generate even more publicity.
Have a Bookseller
Make sure that you are in contact with a reliable local bookseller from the very beginning. You need to make sure that they can source the book, or that you can get all of the copies directly from the publisher. The book selling needs to be able to look after itself on the night as there will be times when it will be quite busy. You, whether you’re the author or the publicist, are going to have your hands full with the rest of the event, so you need to be confident that all of the sales will be going smoothly.
Getting the word out there is the key to any successful book launch. After all, no one can come if they don’t know that it’s happening. Social media is very important for writers now, and the author needs to use this to his or her full advantage. Making a Facebook event, promoting it, taking pictures when the cover is revealed. Anything and everything they can to promote their new work. Bloggers have already been mentioned. Many would be happy if an author wanted to go on what’s known as a ‘blog tour’, answering questions about their book and writing process or even their favourite authors. Whatever the blogger wanted in exchange for some promotion for their new book. Don’t forget about the importance of the phone call or even the text message. If an author reaches out in person to ask people to attend, then they’re much more likely to get a positive response.
Think About Your Audience
Some refreshments are expected, make sure that you have someone taking care of this. It usually includes wine or soft drinks – there’s no real need to offer anything more. Just something for the audience to sip while they chat and mingle with others. When the author gives a reading, it shouldn’t be too long. There should also be no long winded explanation about how they found themselves writing the book. Brief is best, give the audience a taste, but don’t bore them. After that’s done, the author needs to be prepared to sign copies of the book and talk to the people who have so kindly turned up to the launch. Time needs to be spent showing how much you appreciate the turnout. Too many authors spend the time talking only to their friends – it’s important to mingle with the people that you don’t know but who obviously have an interest in the book. At the same time, it’s important that you enjoy yourself. This is your night after all and it’s time to take the time to revel in its success. This is true whether you are the author – or just the organiser.
Launching a book is an exciting time for any author. Whether it’s your first book or your fifth, the launch is just as important to get right every time. By choosing a truly unique venue and advertising the event well in advance and to as many people as possible, you are sure to have a launch night to remember.
Churches are synonymous with hosting weddings, christenings and other religious events. But did you know that they are perfect for hosting lots of other exciting events in London too? With their rich historical and cultural heritage, churches in London provide the perfect setting to host a wealth of other events, including: • Gigs • Music events • Exhibitions • Film festivals • Receptions • Meetings • Conferences • Blank canvas spaces • Art events Whatever event you’re planning in a church, you’re sure to find a church venue that will accommodate your budget and capacity.
London is a truly special city and is home to a whole host of accessible church venues that are sure to add a new and exciting dimension to your event. Home to lots of beautiful churches that are jam packed with historical and cultural value, including churches from the medieval times and the Victorian era, London churches are not only incredibly impressive, but they are also often set in fantastic locations. After all, London is home to a vast range of iconic sights and sounds that have put this city on the map as being one of the most exciting in the world. With this in mind, if you book a London church venue, you can be sure that there will be lots of things to see and do, pre-and post-event.
A church venue not only has an incredible sense of history, stunning architecture, unique features, and amazing visual opportunities, but the vast majority of churches in London also offer great acoustics too. This means that a church venue can accommodate the needs of almost every type of event, giving it a memorable edge.
London is home to some of the coolest music venues, including plenty of churches. In fact, there are lots of amazing churches in London that are already being used to host regular concerts, gigs and classical musical events.
With so many church venues available to hire in London, there are a whole host of factors you will need to take into account when trying to find the right venue for your event. For example, you should consider the location of the church, its capacity, facilities, nearby transport links and amenities, the layout of the church, and whether or not it has audio visual services. When booking a church in London, don’t rely on pictures alone to determine whether or not it’s the right venue for your event. Instead, visit the church in person to truly get a feel for it and whether it is suitable. This also gives you an opportunity to ask any questions about the venue.