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.
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.
The Science Museum is an amazing exhibition space, with astounding galleries and creative blank canvas spaces, combined to make a unique and inspiring London venue for corporate or private hire. Take advantage of a diverse range of spaces and unparalleled opportunities for accessible, exciting event experiences in the cultural heart of the capital. You can hire: One or more of our ten uniquely themed galleries or brand-new suite of Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries for evening hire, Our 400-seat IMAX Theatre, available for daytime and evening hire and ideal for product launches and presentations. Our new dedicated events space Illuminate, available for day-time and evening hire perfect for meetings and conferences of up to 400 individuals as well as unique evening receptions and dinners. Our recently refurbished Smith Centre which contains a large salon, boardroom, large meeting room and courtyard area. Available for daytime and evening hire.
This magnificent late Victorian building, lovingly restored to its original glory, provides a beautiful, memorable and photogenic backdrop for weddings and receptions, while its central position at the heart of the exclusive Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, offers event organisers a well-placed, endlessly adaptable space. It is also a popular location for filming and photo shoots.
MC Motors is a 6,000 sq/ft East London warehouse available for events. The industrial location oozes character and natural charm with the skylighted roof providing an abundance of natural light. The warehouse has a chequered history with the largest room originally being part of the adjacent school whilst the rest was split into smaller industrial units. After the area was heavily bombed during the war, the whole space was adjoined by the skylighted roof, hence the untouched Victorian street running through the middle. Since then, the building has been occupied by a boiler maintenance depot, the Metropolitan Waterboard and, most recently, a car mechanics. The venue is perfect for product launches, press events, corporate events and weddings. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NOT HIRE OUT THE VENUE FOR 18TH OR 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTIES. THIS IS A CORPORATE EVENT AND WEDDING VENUE. THIS VENUE HAS NOISE RESTRICTIONS SO NO MUSIC EVENTS OR PARTIES.
We are a 150 capacity, multifunctional events space situated in the heart of London, Europe’s largest creative hub. Our community is comprised of the best in the Music, Film & TV, Tech & Fashion industries and we service them along with a multitude of external clients. We’re designed to be highly versatile to cater for the niche requirements of the top tier in both the creative and corporate industries. Some of our regular clients include Apple, Amazon, Sony Music, BBC, Channel 4, Beats 1 Radio and The British Heart Foundation amongst many others. We’re here for music events, artist showcases, panel discussions, art exhibitions, community workshops, presentations, private parties, Q&A’s and corporate away days. Our events are a platform for both the top tier and the underground. We have personalities, visionaries, legends, next big things, ideas, inspiration, diversity and substance all rolled into a calendar of events that are designed to engage, entertain and inspire. We have a fully licensed bar and bespoke catering facilities, and a dedicated event team to guide your event from conception to completion.
Looking for the perfect, intimate venue in the heart of central London to hold your next high-end event? Look no further than London’s most prestigious townhouse. Featuring stunning and luxurious interiors, this is the ideal choice for those wishing to run an event in a venue which oozes class, elegance and atmosphere! Our expert events team can help you create your bespoke event. From intimate dinners to small meetings, receptions and talent after parties, the team are on hand to help make your event a true success.
Vauxhall Arches is a collection of 10 railway arches close to the River Thames. Only 20 yards from Vauxhall Underground, Rail and 24-hour Bus Station, the venue is well known and easily accessible. Close to the banks of the River Thames under Vauxhalls railway arches possibility can flow freely and spontaneity has more than enough room to dance.Vauxhall Arches are available for external hire throughout the year. Now regarded as one of London's leading clubbing destinations, we offer a multi-functional and flexible interlocking rooms. The venue is made up of Fire, Lightbox and Protocol, 3 separate rooms can be hired in a variety of combinations to suit the size of your event. The main room and lounge can be used together to create a 1000 capacity event which can be increased through the use of an additional small, adaptable room. The 2nd Arch can be hired for a 1 room event to hold 450/500 people and finally all 3 rooms can be hired together to host a larger scale event.
21 Arlington Street, a beautiful, elegant Grade II* listed property. This unique venue in London was originally built in 1740 for Richard Boyle - 2nd (and last) Viscount Shannon. Centrally located in London’s West End, 21 Arlington Street is just a few steps from the Ritz Hotel. The three private rooms available are situated on the first floor, with the main Boardroom overlooking Green Park. Perfect for private dinner parties, receptions, business meetings, product launches and filming. Not available after 11pm.
North West London
We combine the best eat drink play experiences to cater for any type of private event. The team are on hand every step to plan an amazing event in our unique spaces. From drinks receptions, conferences, meetings to experiential brand activations and full venue takeovers for up to 2500. Along side our exclusive drinks you a can choose from any of our curated street food inspired vendors covering cuisines spanning the world to cater for you and your guests. Full venue takeovers also include exclusive use of a VR experience and Axe throwing, great for an experience within your event.
Built on historic foundations at the very heart of the capital, is London’s working arts centre - home to the UK’s largest creative community and one of London’s best loved public spaces. It is also so much more than a building, it is a global platform for creativity, dedicated to nurturing and empowering ideas, backing newness and championing openness. The venue offers 12 impressive blank canvas event spaces, suitable for staging events of all styles and sizes. From season to season, our cultural programme is ever changing, offering a myriad of opportunities to enhance your event and provide guests with an unforgettable experience at . Venue spaces include: the Edmond J Safra Fountain Court, Embankment Galleries, Portico Rooms, Navy Board Rooms, East Wing, West Wing, Seamen's Hall, River Terrace, Lightwells and Deadhouse, Lancaster Rooms, River Rooms and the Screening Room. Download their exclusive Summer and Christmas package offers below and enquire today.
Venue Video Profile The Victorian Bath House is Camm & Hooper’s fourth event space in The City of London; located on Bishopsgate Churchyard, a stone's throw from Liverpool Street Station, this unique venue will be up and running in full swing for the festive period. The Grade II listed space will host standing receptions up to 150 guests and seated breakfast, lunch, dinner and roadshow groups from 20 - 90 people. The opulent décor at The Victorian Bath House is mirrored in our menu. Victorian food ideas mixed with a modern twist and a touch of decadence are the hallmark of our dishes. Our menus truly offer something for everyone and every occasion.
Omeara is an ode to the late night escapade, inspired by the undiscovered haunts of Central America. The bar serves an array of cocktails, craft beers and wine – with our unparalleled collection of tequila leading the charge. Street food vendors directly next door can provide amazing events catering and the space has a very impressive late license. Included in the hire is the main bar downstairs as well as mezzanine bar, terrace & Omeara Live (our state of the art music venue). If you're looking for more space then The Siding can be tagged on brining capacity to 750.
SMITHS’ is an iconic all-day dining concept with 4 floors in the heart of the City. We are a popular and unique Private Dining and Exclusive Hire venue with our many floors, flexible spaces and an experienced event team working with guests to organise any occasion, be it a Business Meeting, Corporate Private Dinner, Birthday or Wedding. We also offer Cocktail Making Classes and a Beef Butchery Masterclass, ensuring guests are always offered a unique and enjoyable ‘SMITHS’ experience.
Two beautiful venue/meeting rooms in an old church school building, 5 minutes walk from London Bridge Station. Comes fully equipped with furniture, projector & screen. This space is suitable for Away Days, Conferencing and Meetings Please note that we have no availability for evenings or weekends.
This original Town Hall is located just a three minute walk from the tube station, Bethnal Green - only one stop away from the financial district. The hotel is renowned in the filming industry and extremely popular for weddings, meetings and parties. We can also cater for all types of business meetings, product launches, corporate events and private parties. With three separate events spaces this historical hotel gives you plenty to choose from. There's also 97 bedrooms with four different sizes to choose from and plenty of different styles - not one room is the same! Our rooms are popular for green rooms, photography, interviews and small boardrooms.
Modern, bright and airy, the private event space on 7th & 8th floor is contemporary and fully flexible with a prime location right by Holborn underground. Labs House is perfectly suited for corporate events such as conferences, innovation days, workshops, large business meetings, dinners, parties and networking events. With access to private bar, AV, catering and onsite event management, the Labs team can provide every element to make your event a great success.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.