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 Britain’s iconic Duveens galleries, to our stunning Gallery 9 where you can dine surrounded by masterpieces by British artists. 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!
A beautiful contradiction: an historic building full of charm yet complemented with a blank canvas feel and the latest AV and tech capabilities. A world away from soulless, stark or consistently corporate, Glaziers Hall is an eclectic mix of spaces that come seamlessly together to offer an event experience like no other. The Great Hall, River View, Court Suite, Library, The Bridge, Thames Balcony and London Bridge Arches each have their own unique character and charm. In the same way, they are all wonderfully versatile and can be used for a range of corporate functions. Whether it’s a simple meeting room or an Awards ceremony with pre-drinks reception, three-course-meal and after-dinner entertainment, our team of events professionals provide the support you need every step of the way. With a network of suppliers to meet with even the most demanding of briefs, we work with you to make your corporate function a success. Conferences, symposia and congress events, AGMs, networking and training sessions all benefit from a 1 gigabit fibre-optic internet link, along with 4G backup and WIFI mesh network to WIFI 6 standards. Providing connectivity for increasingly complex events that require online and in person attendance, more than 500 people can simultaneously access the system. Making sure your event meets and exceeds expectations, our team of experts will recommend the catering and drinks, the table centre pieces and decorations, colour themes and lighting. Whatever support you need, our team will be on-hand to help. With breathtaking views of the River Thames and a panoramic vista across to the City of London, Glaziers Hall is the only Livery building to be located on the South side of the River Thames. Although initially intended for use by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, the Hall is supported by a shareholding of three Companies: The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers and The Worshipful Company of Launderers. The crests of all three Livery Companies can be found throughout the Hall and are displayed prominently on the walls and chairs within the Court Room, which is still used for official business by the Liveries to this day.
The Stanley Building in Kings Cross is a truly unique space that blends architecture from 1800s with a sophisticated modern-day development. Originally built in the 1800s as the first example of social housing, the original building is a characterful brick building that now sits inside TOG’s workspace, giving a one-of-a-kind aesthetic and an industrial feel. The ground floor offers space for 300 people within pared-back, relaxed surroundings, while the incredible roof terrace, dotted with original chimney pots and brickwork, offers incredible views and space for 40 people. In addition to the large event space, this building has 9 meeting rooms ranging in size from 4 person to 100 person.
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.
Founders Hall is an elegant and versatile event space located in the heart of London, easily accessible by three different tube lines: Farringdon, Barbican, and St Pauls. The venue boasts two beautifully appointed rooms, The Livery Hall and The Parlour Room, both of which offer an exceptional backdrop for a range of events, from corporate functions to breakfasts and lunches or private parties. The Livery Hall is the larger of the two rooms and can accommodate up to 120 guests for a standing reception or 64 guests for a seated dinner. With its tall ceilings, amazing lighting that can change colour, and stunning stained-glass windows, the space exudes a sense of grandeur and sophistication, making it the perfect choice for all events. The Parlour Room, on the other hand, is a more intimate space that can accommodate up to 60 guests for a standing reception or 20 guests for a seated dinner boardroom style. Featuring a contemporary design with stylish furnishings, the room provides a more relaxed and informal atmosphere, making it ideal for smaller gatherings or networking events. Overall, Founders Hall is a unique and impressive venue space that combines historic charm with modern amenities, making it the perfect choice for a wide range of events.
This newly refurbished Art Deco space is available to dry hire for a variety of different events. The room supports theatre, cabaret, board and committee room layout styles. The room has an adjoining reception area and ticket booth with private entrance, with a small food preparation kitchen for bar refreshments and a space for setting up a cloak room, with nearby gents, ladies and inclusive toilets.There is also a larger food preparation kitchen opposite the hall accessible for caterers. Furniture: 20 rectangular folding (seat 6-8) / 20 circular folding (seat 8-10) / 250 chairs. Accessibility: Level entrance from Acre Lane. Fixed induction loop included. Accessible toilet. There is a new large 3 x 3 60" Display Video Wall (4008mm x 2263mm) available on the stage wall in the hall for customers to use for presentation. Recently installed on the 7 October. The hall also has free guest Wi-Fi available to use. In addition to the Assembly Hall you can also bolt on hiring the Courtyard during summers month for a guests reception on Friday & Saturdays from 5pm until 9pm only.
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.
Railway Arch conversion. The space has two entrances and DDA compliant. This is a perfect space for those who require space to build their event. Easy access from the main road. This space is full of character and has plenty ventilation and lighting.
Our venue boasts an exposed brick backdrop, an abundance of natural light and a stunning hanging garden of tropical plants. The spacious layout includes a cocktail bar, lounge area and separate dining space, as well as a covered summer terrace. The building started life over 150 years ago as a brewery and later as a mechanic's workshop. We've lovingly restored it back to its full potential, keeping many of the original period features. These details, along with the beautiful natural light, offer a stunning backdrop for photographs. It's a place so full of character that you'll never forget it. From birthdays to weddings to product launches, our beautiful period backdrop, green foliage and banging cocktails will help bring your event to 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.
Studio Z Brixton is a 2,000 sq ft unique railway arch multi-purpose Events Space and Photography Studio. It also comprises a fully equipped professional Kitchen. Located in South London's vibrant Brixton, we are just a few minutes walk from Brixton underground / train stations and within easy access to Central London. Studio Z spans two interlinked spaces. The first is an exposed brick high ceiling 50ft x 25ft “blank canvas” space with a standing capacity for 160 guests and seating capacity for 90 guests. This space is a popular option for those wishing to host a wide range of corporate and private events from company receptions & conferences, product launches, exhibitions, film screenings, press events and workshops to wedding receptions, private dining, supper clubs and birthdays parties. With beautiful exposed Victorian brickwork, natural daylight, blackout options and fantastic acoustics, this space also lends itself perfectly for use as a film and photography studio or as a rehearsal and performance space for theatre plays and music performances. The second unit comprises a lounge which can be used as an office space and features a large fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchen perfect for catering your next event. This space leads onto a private outdoor terrace and contains newly refurbished toilet facilities. Our venue is available for wet or dry hire with an almost endless list of options to accommodate your every need. We can arrange on-site catering, assist with venue decorations, provide bar and security staff, organise live music / DJ, lighting and audio visual equipment. We look forward to hearing from you!
The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. A Victorian masterpiece restored… Sir John Betjeman called this Gothic treasure “too beautiful and too romantic to survive” in a world of tower block and concrete. After years of devoted restoration, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is being hailed as the city’s most romantic building. This 5-star London hotel features glorious Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings, hand-stencilled wall designs and the Grand Staircase; all are as dazzling today as when the hotel opened in 1873.
We are delighted to be able to bring this landmark event venue back, after being closed in 2018. Located at 9 Grosvenor Place, the building has been at the forefront of the Capital’s event scene when previously known as Il Bottaccio and subsequently One Belgravia. The Belgravia is perfect for a range of private events. From weddings and celebrations to press days and conferences, all set in a majestic French renaissance style building, overlooking the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
Located in the heart of central London, 34 Bloomsbury is a newly renovated Georgian townhouse. Combining an elegant contemporary style with a rich heritage, the space offers four rooms across two floors, as well as an urban garden to host a variety of events, from meetings and away-days to press launches & celebrations, and everything in between. The space is offered on a dry hire basis which makes it a real blank canvas with versatility to meet different event needs. All rooms have complimentary high-speed WIFI and built-in Sonos sound system.
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.
A breathtakingly beautiful and unique loft space; and one of the most instagrammable venues in Shoreditch. With not one, but two swings. This hidden Urban Garden is within walking distance from Old St, Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street Stations. Filled with lots of magical fairy lights, large plants, high wooden ceilings and 12 large sash windows, which allow floods of natural light into the venue all day. The venue is extremely versatile, with the flexibility to move the furniture around to best suit your needs, allowing guests to run a wide range of events, including: - Board meetings / Team meetings - Offsite days / Workshops - Seminars / Conferences - Networking events - Product launches - Photoshoots - Filming - Intimate concerts and Supper clubs. Prices start from £200 per hour. (we do not host parties in the venue)
Everyone loves to dress up from time to time, and who doesn’t dream sometimes of what life would be like if they were born in a different era? With a historically themed party, you’re giving your guests the chance to do just that, if only for the day. Whether it’s just for a bit of fun, or as part of a fundraising event, you’re sure to have the crowds flocking in to get their taste of the past. If you follow our 7 top tips to planning a historical party, you’ll be well on your way to organising an event that people will remember for a very long time.
Decide on the Period
Are you looking for something that’s more Renaissance Faire, or Medieval Banquet? A Victorian or Georgian day at the park? Or a military re-enactment? Whatever you’re thinking about, you need to pick a specific time period, and stick to it. A historical party takes a lot of planning, so you won’t have the time to change your mind. Think about what your local area is most famous for historically and work around that. Is there a local historical society that you could link up with to discuss your plans? Having an in-depth knowledge of the era that you decide to go for is always a plus. You’ll also need to think about the type of audience that you want to attract as that may influence your decision.
Choose Your Venue Carefully
Once you know the period of history that you want your event to explore, it’s time to start searching for the perfect venue. Luckily, there are a whole host of historic venues for hire in London, so there’ll be one that will fit with your plans perfectly. From grand houses, to castles, to banquet halls, any type of historical party will be possible. If you are looking for an area for outdoor activities in particular, you will need to make sure that you book your venue early in the year as the summer months tend to book up quickly with different events. The managers of the properties are sure to be enthusiastic about your event, as it’s rare that a party is held that uses these venues in the way they were built for.
Hire Some Experts
With any historical event, it’s necessary to get in some experts to help to guide you. You will want to be as historically accurate as possible, and so hiring people who have studied the period of your interest in-depth will help you to create an event that really allows your guests to step back in time. They’ll even be able to help you come up with more ideas for fun activities on the day. Having them about at the event means that you will have some people who can explain the history to your guests and answer any questions they may have about this period in history.
Details are Important
Attention to detail can make or break an historical event. You want everything to be as correct as possible and encourage your guests to fully immerse themselves in the experience. For example, at a medieval banquet, no forks are allowed! If you are having an event in the Georgian era, teach people about the etiquette of the time and the role that women played. Many will find it difficult and eye-opening to have to wait to be introduced to someone or chaperoned at all times! It is these details that teach us about what our history was really like.
Have Plenty of Spare Costumes
Do you want everyone to dress up at your event? If so, it’s best to have plenty of your own costumes on hand for people to wear. It can be hard for the general public to acquire the right outfits, so you’ll want to be able to keep everyone happy when they arrive and help them to get into character! This is also a great chance to explain the different articles of clothing to the people who arrive, why they were popular, and what difficulties arose because of the way that people dressed.
Have Historical Food and Drink
What’s a party without some food and drink? Of course, at a historically themed party, you’ll need to keep everything that you serve relevant to the time period. Think mead and ale for medieval, and some traditional home-cooked pies for the Victorian era. While not everyone is going to like the food, serving it in a traditional manner is exactly the type of thing that brings these events to life. If you are using an outdoor setting, you can even organise to have a pig on a spit, although this will shock some people!
Activities for Everyone
You will need to have a good idea of the age range of the people that are set to attend your historical event and have activities prepared that will suit all ages. Archery is always popular but having opportunities for people to try their had at traditional blacksmithing, sewing, and other games will keep everyone in high spirits. If there’s plenty to do, everyone is much more likely to stay around for longer. It’s always a good idea to round off the day with a show or other activity that will encourage people to stay. This might be jousting or a parade, but whatever it is, make sure that it’s well advertised when promoting your event.
Everyone loves some history, and what better way to get involved than with an historical party? Whatever era you choose to set yours in, make sure that you plan well in advance and consult with the experts to get all of the details right. It’s a great use of some of our historical landmarks, and if people enjoy it, you might even be asked to organise an historical party every year!
London’s deep-rooted history is truly fascinating and, today, you will still see examples of the capital’s historical landscape across all areas of the city. And, better still, many of London’s most iconic historic venues are available to hire for a wide range of different events.
An historic building is widely considered to be a building or structure that has some kind of historic value. Offering plenty of unique architecture, hidden stories and captivating elegance, historical venues will instantly capture the imagination and whisk your mind away to decades and centuries been and gone. It is this fascinating nature of historical venues in London, which make them an incredibly popular choice for lots of different events
When searching for a venue for your event, many people choose modern venues with little character. However, an historic venue has a lot to give when it comes to adding an exciting dimension to your event. So, what makes a historic venue different to any other venue? • Embedded with history • Stunning architecture • Plenty of space • Lots of architectural features • Creates a sense of profoundness • Gives your event the wow factor • Great talking point for sparking conversation
Your event’s venue can ultimately make or break your event. The venue should not only be able to accommodate your plans but it should also be the perfect location, have the facilities your need and the right amount of space to accommodate your guest list. At the same time, it should also reflect the look and feel of the theme of your event, and create a memorable setting that your guests will talk about for years to come.
If you’re planning a party at a historic party venue in London, look no further! Here are our tip tips on how you can plan the perfect historic party. • Always plan as early as possible • Get your invites out asap! • Shout about your event on social media • Showcase the historical venue you choose! Tell the venue’s story • Choose a historic party venue that meets your event requirements • Plan your capacity and supplies – leave no stone unturned If you’re struggling to bring everything together, you can always think about hiring an event planner in London.