Whether you're a local Londoner or a first time visitor to the city specifically for your event, all of our featured venues to hire in London are well connected via good nearby transport links and sit within enviable locations in popular areas of Central, East and West London. Our top picks also come in all sorts of sizes, with venues that offer both partial and full hire, meaning there’s something for every budget.
Our unique event space tucked within leafy East Finchley in North London, has quickly become a favourite space for businesses, friends and family to gather and celebrate. Our dedicated event spaces are all individually designed to offer the perfect setting for a multitude of events. Surrounded by classic and exotic super cars, we provide an exceptional backdrop for you and your guests. Whether you're hosting a party, a conference, or a popup store, we invite you to make our space entirely yours.
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, is a state-of- the-art venue showcasing emerging and established talent within the fast-growing contemporary art world. A gallery by day and private events space by night, the venue boasts the perfect setting to impress clients wishing to host events ranging anything from private dinners to evening networking / drinks receptions, immersive events, brand activations, press days and many more. The venue itself is 6,000 Sq./Ft split over two floors, both of which can operate independently. Exclusive hire of the venue allows for up to 420 guests, with a wide range of facilities on site, including a six-metre custom made LED screen, a sixteen thousand watts / 32 speaker audio system, accompanied by showcase track lighting and multiple rigging points throughout the entire venue. There are also two fully equipped onsite kitchens, both with rear loading bay access. With industrial features as well as a versatile layout, is a brilliant backdrop for events of all natures.
Home to one of the greatest art collections in the UK and located in the historical setting of Somerset House, the venue provides the unique opportunity to host your guests amongst iconic works by Manet, Degas, Monet, van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne, amongst other remarkable Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting. With a range of various spaces available across the Gallery to suit all interests, venue hire at The venue allows you to immerse your guests in an inspirational setting surrounded by art curated with the utmost academic rigour. The venue is available for hire out of public opening hours for a variety of events ranging from intimate private dining in our Blavatnik Fine Rooms, drinks receptions in our LVMH Great Room to light breakfasts in our relaxed Art Café. With unrivaled access to both our permanent and temporary collections, gallery highlights and thematic tours can be also arranged to elevate each event, providing your guests with expert insight into key works from the Collection from our highly regarded academic community. Previous exhibitions include the The Morgan Stanley Series: Van Gogh. Self-portraits. Venue spaces include: Exclusive venue hire, Third Floor Galleries, Second Floor Galleries, Art Café and Vaults.
Coopers' Hall is a stunning event venue located in the heart of London's financial district. This historic building dates back to the 13th century and has been beautifully restored to offer a unique space for corporate events and dinners, private parties and anything in-between. With a capacity of up to 85 guests within the whole hall, Coopers' Hall is perfect for smaller intimate events. The venue features a beautiful court room which is perfect for meetings, talks, product launches and roadshows as well as The Dining Rooms for more personal intimate gatherings, The Dining Room can seat up to 24 boardroom style which is perfect for fine dining and The Court Room can seat up to 20 with AV . The space is also fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, making it ideal for presentations meetings and pitches. Coopers' Hall is renowned for its exceptional service and attention to detail. The experienced team of event planners will work closely with you to create a bespoke event that perfectly suits your needs. From menu planning to floral arrangements, the team will ensure that every aspect of your event is flawless. Whether you're looking to host reception drinks, corporate dinners, or private party, Coopers' Hall is the perfect venue.
Unlike any other venue in London. Whether you're organising a team-building day, looking for a complete hire for your unique event, celebrating, or anything in between, OTHERWORLD is perfect for a wide range of events. Our modern and futuristic-looking venue offers space for up to 80 guests, with bench seating, a more intimate VIP lounge, access to immersive VR tech for an unforgettable time, and a full-service bar. Our drinks menu features some of the best up-and-coming drinks brands - we have a bespoke cocktail menu, and a full low-ABV / alcohol-free range as well as catering options. Use our ground breaking Immersion Pod technology: 14 rooms kitted out with Virtual Reality gear and each featuring wind, heat and rumble to fully immerse you in your environment. You will have access to 16 different VR games and experiences, and our virtual island. During the experience everyone is connected over voice-chat and sees each other as virtual avatars; that and our 4D effects make it a highly memorable multi-sensory experience. It is perfect for team-building activities, simply having fun, or promotional purposes, as we can display your own branding in our virtual world or even showcase your virtual content (with enough notice) Want to showcase your own third-party content in our VR rooms or feature your own branding in our physical venue and virtual world? Get in touch!
Kachette prefers to stay hidden in plan sight. Located on busting Old Street in Shoreditch, its the kind of venue you have to hear about and its likely you have walked past in countless times wondering what's going on inside. Kachette is a popular space for corporate parties, fashion events, press launches, pop-ups, warehouse club inspired birthday parties (for those with the budget) and informal weddings. Kachette main room Arch 1 dry hire from £3,500 (+VAT) or whole venue dry hire from £5,000 (+VAT). Arch 1 can be hired exclusively or hire the whole venue for larger two room events. Corporate events: Hire for award ceremonies, brand launches, Christmas parties, conferences, corporate receptions, drinks receptions, experiential events, fashion shows, product launches, networking events, pop-ups and more. Clients include: Adidas, Coca Cola, FIFA, Google, Hendrick's Gin, Instagram, Kanye West, London Fashion Week, Nike, Playstation, Spotify, Supreme, Tesco and Vice. Private events: Hire for birthday parties, bar & bat mitzvahs, Christmas parties and weddings. Included in venue hire fee: Venue hire from 10am until midnight (late license / TENS available for an additional fee) Arch 1, a 1,600 sq ft studio Arch 2, a 1,400 sq ft studio Duty manager PA System in Arch 1 & 2 100Mb dedicated fibre internet service (symmetrical) Air Conditioning Basic lighting Cloakroom facilities Production office Post event cleaning Get in touch to hire Kachette for your event. *NO CLUB NIGHTS*
One Birdcage Walk is the purpose built home for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Royal Chartered Institution that was formed in 1847 by George Stephenson. We operate as a not for profit member’s organisation that strives to improve the world through engineering. The building, built in 'Queen Anne style', the height of fashion at the time, was designed by architect Basil Slade. It was officially opened in 1899 when at the time, it was fitted out with state-of-the-art features such as a telephone, one of the first hydraulic lifts and synchronome master clock which used electrical impulses to ensure that all clocks in the building kept uniform time. Located just minutes from the Houses of Parliament, Horse Guards Parade and Treasury, we are a 5 minute walk from Westminster and St James's Park tube. The building, which overlooks St James's Park is regarded as one of the finest examples of traditional architecture in Westminster.
MOTEL is an intimate, discreet and versatile space which can hired for a variety of events such as; product launches/ fashion shows/ screenings/ workshops/ private parties and weddings. Set in Victorian railway arches, combining exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors, high ceilings and quirky details, the spaces are as flexible as they are unique. Conveniently located in Shoreditch, just seconds from Hoxton station, Motel is at the heart of East London's creative centre. Studio 1: 2300 Sq Ft of space will welcome up to 250 standing/ 154 seated meal/ 180 theatre style Studio 2: 1800 Sq Ft of space will accommodate up to 180 standing/ 90 seated meal/ 120 theatre style The use of Studio 2 along with Studio 1 provides a journey experience for your guests, facilitating a drinks reception or welcome speech/press briefing prior to full launch and reveal in Studio 1. Licensed for Wedding and Civil Partnership Ceremonies. Over 150 year old London architecture. Secluded location. Flexible hire (dry hire or full wedding arrangement service) 63 amp power. Ground Floor, Disabled and Drive-In Access. Super-fast Internet. Cinematic Presentation Screen for speeches.
Bringing together stunning event spaces, creative gastronomy, and exclusive access to world-class art, Tate Events is uniquely placed to offer an immersive event experience. From small, intimate gatherings to large scale corporate events, Tate Events can cater to any event. Our world–renowned venue offers unrivalled options to host your guests, from Tate Modern’s iconic Turbine Hall, to our stunning Level 10 Viewing Terrace boasting views across the river. The Tate Events team has a wealth of expertise, offering a complete package from venue hire to exquisite food and beverage. All profits from our events are donated to Tate, securing the future of art for all. Make your event one to remember!
Located in Central London, a short walk from Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus, Mall Galleries is an iconic venue spread over 450sqm of dedicated events and exhibition space, providing the perfect setting for any occasion. The venue is suitable for events ranging from intimate private dining, product launches, fashion shows, award ceremonies, press nights, corporate hire, special occasions, and so forth. With a capacity of 350 standing, you can either immerse your guests in a breathtaking display of curated visual art as the backdrop to your event or, we offer the opportunity to dry hire the venue, allowing you the flexibility to curate and produce an event to your own specifications. We pride ourselves on offering a friendly, efficient and supportive experience to our clients to ensure they have a successful event with us at Mall Galleries.
Set within the ground floor of The National Gallery, Ochre retains many of the building’s original features from the classical architecture, including high ceilings and large windows. The inclusion of contemporary banquette seating that zig zags across the centre of the main space serves to separate the drinking areas from the dining areas. Events are a huge part of Ochre and we can accommodate a huge variety. We can host Private or Corporate Parties in the Private Dining Room overlooking Trafalgar Square. The space has been designed by Red Deer with a beautiful round table that sits up to 19 guests under a bespoke chandelier. After clearing away the furniture in the room, we can host larger parties in the main restaurant which include dinners, lunches and breakfasts up to 72 guests or drinks receptions up to 150 guests. If you wanted to host an intimate drinks reception, our bar area is the perfect space for this. Leave all the finer details up to us. We can design bespoke food menus and wine list, arrange for bespoke menus & place cards to be printed. We work with a wonderful florist who can design bespoke table displays. Zoe and the team we can book all entertainment for you and ensure that it is the event of your dreams! Enquire with Zoe directly to find out more information on Ochre's pricing.
Folklore is a superb live music location split into two sparkly sections- Live stage/ 100 cap dancefloor in the secret back space & chill/breakout bar (40 cap) at the front! The vibrant beating heart of Hoxton, Shoreditch-An incredibly VIBESY corner spot minutes away from Columbia road, Brick lane, 3 mins to Hoxton overground and super close to Old st, Liverpool st, bethnal green and 24 hour night buses! Gorgeous raw brick walls, rustic up-cycled bar & candle/fairy-lit interior will have you fall head over heels in glittery love with the space... Events are our pride and joy - our uniquely personable, warm & experienced approach to private and promoted parties brings us repeat custom time and time again! Film shoots, music videos, private parties, product launches, club nights, live music promotions, brand awareness, fashion shows, showcases, film screenings, or just an old fashioned knees-up - we can handle everything! We have secure storage with separate entrance if required; internal and external catering can be provided and our beautiful venue is licensed until 1/3 a.m. We also have a 1 bed flat above the venue for hire if you need too! We're always looking for new ideas and connections - get in touch!
Conway Hall opened in 1929 and named in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway, anti-slavery advocate, outspoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine. The venue is Grade 2 listed and offers hirers various event spaces, especially the Main Hall with its highly-regarded acoustics. The venue is unique for providing a central London location and a building with character, steeped in history, combined with cutting-edge AV facilities. Owned by Conway Hall Ethical Society, a charity, the building is famous for being the birthplace of humanism, as well as hosting the longest run of classical concerts in the UK (which started in 1880 at the Society’s previous site), jazz concerts in the 1930s, a rare UK appearance from Muddy Waters and gigs by Crass and The Cure in 1970s, as well as many other concerts, including James Blake and La Roux, and events of all kinds since. Today, Conway Hall is a popular, accessible, venue for location filming, conferences, presentations, concerts, talks, fashion shows, awards ceremonies and brand activations. Previous clients include: BBC • Yamaha • Netflix • Evening Standard • Snowline Media • Ted Baker Penguin Books • Bloomsbury Festival • Guardian Live • Tate • EMAP
Park Village has attracted the biggest brands and the brightest stars of film, fashion, art and music from the Rolling Stones in 1969 right up to the present day. Situated on the edge of Regent's Park and Primrose Hill and offering 10,000 sq ft of flexible event space, the building provides a stunning setting for product launches and brand conferences, awards dinners, exhibitions and private parties, complete with break-out rooms, state-of-the-art AV and production support. Protected by English Heritage, the converted Victorian riding academy's eclectic history includes housing elephants, giraffes and a brown bear named ‘Spitfire’, when nearby London Zoo was bombed in WW2. THE ARENA (STUDIO 1): The Arena is the centrepiece of Park Village, a 2,700 sq ft double-height converted Victorian riding arena. At one end, a beautiful cast-iron spiral staircase leads to the original decorative viewing gallery and The Stables. At the other, a J-shaped infinity cove provides an eye-catching backdrop for 3D mapping, projections and set-dressing possibilities. The Arena has drive-in access and full blackout/daylight options, as well as flexible lighting set-ups from the steel rigging. Perfect for large numbers and big production builds. THE STALLS (STUDIO 2): The Stalls is a more contemporary space used for product launches, presentations, as a gallery, a break-out area or catering set-up for larger events when exclusively hiring the building. With drive-in vehicle access, an open kitchen and its own Styling Suite, The Stalls is an ultra-flexible events space. The mezzanine area above The Stalls comes as part of the rental of this space. THE STABLES (STUDIO 3): With its high-vaulted wooden beamed ceiling and elegant tiles, The Stables benefits from excellent natural light, with the option of full blackout. The space includes a large entrance lobby, accessible via an industrial staircase built over the original horse ramp. It can be hired individually for drinks receptions, workshops, screenings and conferences or used as a breakout room when exclusively hiring the building. FEATURES & FACILITIES: - Former Victorian riding school - English Heritage protected - Vaulted ceilings - Vintage tiling - Reception area - Drive-in access - Natural light / black out options - Four separate entrance options - Garden area - 1 GB Ultra-fast Wi-Fi - 3 phase power - Top audio and PA system - Full HD projector (6K Lumens) - Lecterns, screens and wireless microphones - 60 inch TV - Full-service commercial kitchen - preferred caterers list available - On-street parking - Two separate make-up rooms, with classic styling stations - Can provide chairs, tables, flipcharts and other conference equipment
New location in Central London with ground floor access and shop frontage. Oh La La! Studios is the perfect location for photoshoots as well as food & drink based events. Our flexible space is run by an experienced pop-up events producer who has designed a venue that is fully adaptable for your event. Licensed for up to 30 people for a sit down meal and perfect for a huge range of events, Oh La La! Studios has high ceilings and a bright look and feel.
Kupfer is a cultural centre dedicated to art exhibitions and events. We are based in a historical building (1898) in Shoreditch with great character and atmosphere. The venue is ideal for informal gatherings, pop-up exhibitions, book launches, networking events, talks and all sorts of creative and cultural events. Spread through four floors, each room is about 455 sq ft with 2.60 m high ceilings, white walls, original wooden floor and great natural light. The listed prices are per floor, so just let us know if you would like to rent more than one floor. The venue is close to Old Steet Tube, Shoreditch Overground and Liverpool Street Station. There is also paid street parking available. Our opening hours are Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm but can be extended for an additional fee. We offer evening and weekend bookings upon request, so please reach out. A projector and some tools for hanging artwork are also available at the space if needed. Since Kupfer is a non-profit organisation, all venue hire fees go directly to support the continuation of Kupfer’s exhibition and residency programmes.
Curating an art exhibition is hard work,
after all, you have to get a group of artists together and anything that has
the word ‘collaborative’ in it is never going to be easy! Yet when it all comes
together, you’re not only producing a collection of powerful artworks that will
speak to those who view it, you’re also publicising the individual artists in
their own right. If you have an idea for an exhibition, then the best way to
start organising is by jumping straight in.
Ask Yourself Why
The most important first step when it comes to organising a large exhibition, is why you want to do it. What is it about your idea that you believe people need to see? Is there a certain topic that you wish to explore? Or is it just that you think local artists need some more exposure? Are you looking to exhibit a blend of different art, from sculpture, to oil painting, charcoal drawing and visual, interactive art? Whatever your reason, make sure that you have a set of goals planned and written down that you can focus your exhibition towards. This will prevent the work you are curating going off on a tangent that you hadn’t envisioned and help to focus your adverting to your preferred audience.
Choose Your Theme
Choosing your theme is what will bring all of your artwork together. You will need to make it narrow enough that all of the artists have parameters to stay within, but broad enough to allow for unusual interpretations that will encourage the biggest range to apply to be a part of your exhibition. This might be something that you’ve had in mind for a while, or something that you need to come up with now that you’ve decided to go ahead with curating. Whatever the answer, make sure that you ask a few artists what they think of it before releasing an invitation to submit work. It’s always good to get a few opinions on a theme before finalising it.
Get Artists Together
It’s now time to invite artists to join your exhibition! If you know a lot of local artists in your area that you think will fit your theme, ask them directly to submit a few pieces for your consideration. You can also open it to a wider audience by issuing a call on social media. You’ll need to make sure that your vision and theme are clear, and the types of art that you are open to accepting. It’s likely that you will get a large number of submissions, so limit the number of works that artists can submit and give them a date that you will respond to them by. This will prevent any emails asking for updates while you are in the midst of the reviewing process.
Hire a Venue
While you can pitch your event to some well-known galleries, sometimes it’s much easier to hire out a venue yourself. After all, you know that your exhibition is worth seeing, why do you need to go through the hassle of proving that to galleries when you can hire a space that will be completely your own? While you might only be able to keep the exhibition open for a few days, this will be more than enough time to promote, have an opening event, and get interested parties down to view the work. If there’s a time-limit involved, people might be even more inclined to make an effort to seek out the exhibition. There are a huge variety of art galleries for hire in London, all with their own unique atmosphere to them. This means that you’re sure to find the one that suits the artwork that you are curating perfectly, and you can kit it out in whatever way you want.
You need to start to advertise your curated exhibition as early as you can in order to garner interest from all around the art community. It’s important that you develop a solid media plan that includes a press release that can be handed out to all media that attend the opening of the exhibition. Without a good press release, you’re unlikely to get much media coverage. Send a copy of this out to all of your local media. Promoting online and offline are equally important. You should have a poster advertising your exhibition as well as flyers that can be placed in all of the local arts centres. Social media advertising needs to be strategic and well planned in order to reach the largest amount of people possible.
Have an Opening
An exhibition is nothing without its opening. Get all of the artists together, invite some local art critics as well as the general public, and try to make it as grand an affair as possible. The audience will expect you to speak, but keep it short and remember to thank any sponsors you have that helped to bring the exhibition into existence. It’s always a good idea to have some caterers in to serve up canapes to your audience, as well as some wine for them to sip while they mingle and view all of the artwork. Ensure that there are copies of the catalogue available with up to date pricings for any of the work that’s for sale. If you need to, hiring someone who can deal with any prospective buyers is a huge plus and will help the evening to run smoothly.
Curating an art exhibition where a number of different artists come together under one overarching theme is a huge achievement, and you shouldn’t sell yourself short when you’re the one that makes sure it all comes together. Introducing people to new artists and styles of art is its own reward, but you also need to give yourself a well deserved break once it’s all over.
Thanks to their incredible versatility and flexibility, galleries are becoming an increasingly popular option for hosting a wide range of different events. As well as hosting a wide range of art exhibitions, galleries also make a wonderful setting for many other events, including: • Product launches • Press events • Showcases • Fashion shows • Awards ceremonies • Post conference get together And, London is home to hundreds of galleries that provide the perfect venue for a wide range of special occasions, especially if you are looking to provide a unique dimension to your event.
A gallery is a room or building that is used for showing works of art, however, today, galleries tend to have multiple roles including supporting and promoting artists, and providing sources of financial management.
Yes, wedding receptions in galleries are becoming increasingly popular and provide an amazing setting for celebrating your special day in a way that is unique and memorable. And, the vast majority of London galleries are located close to hotels, excellent transport links, and plenty of amenities, meaning your guests will have everything they need to enjoy your wedding.
There are approximately 1,500 permanent exhibition spaces in the capital, reinforcing the fact that London continues to play a huge role in the city’s thriving arts and culture scene. The galleries are dotted throughout the city and not only attract Londoners but also visitors from across the UK and around the world. Many of London’s galleries are also set in some of the city’s most interesting historic buildings.
The majority of London’s art galleries are completely free to visit however, if you’re looking to book out a gallery to host an event, this will usually come at a cost. Costs are different depending on the status, size and location of the London gallery that you are looking to book. With this in mind, you will need to contact the gallery you are considering directly in order to get costs. As galleries are mostly free to visit in London, many experience high footfalls, making them the perfect space to showcase your artwork.