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The Best Function Rooms in London

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In search of the perfect venue for your next private function? Look no further than Canvas. Below will find our hand-picked range of venues ideally suited to precisely such an event, appealing to an incredibly diverse range of different tastes and event styles. This means that no matter the reason for your gathering, be it a meeting, birthday party, corporate event or otherwise, we are confident that you will be able to find a venue that works for you.

Spread across the length and breadth of London, we have venues to hire in London within the buzz and excitement of the city centre, the trendier, laid-back vibes of East London or the sophistication of the world-renowned West End. This broad selection of venues to hire in London means that we also have offerings that can accommodate all sorts of different capacities and budgets.

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    Old Street

    A unique, versatile warehouse loft with 3 spaces.

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    Standing 200
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    Theatre 160
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    Dining 132
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    Old Street

    The Forum

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    Standing 120
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    Theatre 50
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    Dining 76
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    The Trampery

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    Standing 200
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    Theatre 160
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    Cabaret 100
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    Old Street

    vibrant and inspiring venue in heart of East London

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    Standing 200
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    Theatre 70
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    Dining 70
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  • North West London

    Quirky and immersive, large scale venue

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    Standing 2500
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    Theatre 600
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    Dining 600
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  • Fitzrovia

    Studio I and Studio II

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    Standing 80
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    Theatre 60
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    Dining 40
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  • Victoria

    Eaton Square Bar

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    Standing 200
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    Theatre 50
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    Dining 125
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  • Notting Hill

    London's Quirkiest and Most Homely Private Hire Venue

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    Standing 180
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    Dining 80
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    Boardroom 35
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  • Angel

    Versatile and affordable venue with roof terrace

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    Standing 240
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    Theatre 50
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    Dining 80
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  • Fitzrovia

    The London EDITION Basement

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    Standing 200
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    Theatre 70
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    Dining 50
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  • Charing Cross

    St Martin-in-the-Fields

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    Standing 500
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    Theatre 120
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    Dining 200
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  • Highbury and Islington

    Lucky Voice Islington

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    Standing 243
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    Theatre 143
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    Dining 60
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  • Camden

    Camden House

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    Standing 650
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    Theatre 400
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    Dining 400
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  • Fitzrovia

    Meeting Rooms at Mortimer House

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    Standing 10
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    Dining 8
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    Boardroom 8
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  • Shoreditch

    TT Cinema

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    Standing 80
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    Theatre 52
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  • Somerset House

    Embankment Galleries at Somerset House

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    Standing 800
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    Theatre 320
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    Dining 340
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How to Find the Best Venue for Your Function?


Whatever the function, the venue is one of the most important aspects of the whole day. No matter what else you might have planned, if the venue isn’t up to standard, or isn’t right for your event, then it’s unlikely to be a success. Finding the perfect venue can be tough, which is why we’ve put together a to-do list of exactly how you should go about it.

 

Start Looking Early


If you are on the search for the perfect venue, the key is to get on the ball as soon as you can. The more time you give yourself, the more options will still be available, and the more relaxed you can be. There’s nothing worse that hiring the first venue that’s offered just because your date has been snapped up everywhere else. If you know that you are looking a date in a busy season such as the summer months, this is even more reason to start looking early, as these venues can get booked up a year in advance. If it’s for a wedding, you’ll need to be looking at least two years before the big day!

 

Location


You might have found a venue that you’ve fallen in love with, but if everyone going to your function has to travel a long way, or it’s not accessible by public transport, you might have to rethink. It will be hard to get people to attend if it is far out of town unless you are arranging all of the transport as well. If it is located centrally, consider traffic and how long it will still take people to get there. This should be noted in invitations, so everyone knows when they need to leave by.

 

Layout


The type of function that you are hosting will decide the layout that will work best for you. If it is a family event, you don’t want people to be split up too much, you want them to be able to gather round a central area. If you are hosting a range of activities and expect a large number of people, you will need separate areas for all of these You’ll also need to ensure that there will be no risk of a bottleneck of people all trying to get to one place. It’s never to early to start considering the layout of the space, as you don’t want to realise that it doesn’t work after you’ve booked.

 

Aesthetic


The type of event you are hosting will have its own aesthetic, and you want your venue to be able to reflect that. While you might be going for a more unusual look by hiring a unique venue in London, it still needs to create the ambience that you desire for the day. While meetings can be held in creative spaces, you can go too far. CEOs aren’t going to want to sit on beanbags discussing their budget for the year.

 

Visit in Person


Pictures can only do so much, which is why it is imperative that you visit the location in person. The photos might have looked one way, but actually getting into a venue is when you will get a true feel for it. You will have the chance to inspect the layout, ask questions, and see if it really is the venue for you. Don’t be afraid to check out multiple venues and take your time, comparing venues to one another can help you land on the one that is just right.

 

Facilities


While it may look amazing, if your venue doesn’t have the facilities that you need, it’s not going to work out. Facilities that you need to consider are:


Parking


Is there space for everyone who wants to go? If not, what parking facilities are available nearby? Not everyone will want to rely on public transport, so if there’s not enough parking, your guests won’t be happy.


Amenities


Expecting a big crowd? There’s nothing worse than a long queue for the bathrooms, so there needs to be enough that everyone will be happy.


Tech


Are there going to be presentations at your event? If so, there needs to be adequate technology for them to be able to set up. It’s best to get an expert in to check this out, particularly if you are playing videos or setting up a screen.

 

Capacity and Costs


How many people does the venue comfortably hold? If you are going to be near the maximum of this, you might want to consider a larger venue. No one wants to be cramped, and more room is better. At the same time, you want to avoid your function feeling empty. If there aren’t enough people in the room, the function will look like you expected more to turn up.

 

Ask the venue what costs are included with the booking, and what other fees you might entail with them by hosting your function there. Prices need to be within your budget, so don’t view anywhere that you know is going to be out of your reach.

 

Do You Need Catering?


Catering is an important part of any function, and many venues have their own in-house caterers, which can make the whole day run more smoothly. If you do need to invite outside caterers in, ensure that the venue has the facilities to deal with this. Do they have a kitchen onsite at all? Are they used to having caterers in the building? These are all questions that you need to ask.

 

Don’t be afraid to go into a venue with a list of questions or email them to a vendor. They want their venue to be the perfect one for you and will be happy to answer anything. After all, they’ll be used to it! Give yourself plenty of time to view different venues and consider the benefits of each before making your decision.

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