Here at Canvas we proudly showcase a wide selection of top London landmarks, some vast; some intimate, but all with historic, cultural and architectural importance. They can be utilised for many different event types, with any of the venues featured here bringing an automatic sense of significance and luxury to the occasion.
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.
Based in an iconic building with a rich history, Battersea Arts Centre is a unique venue with a number of flexible spaces for events of all sizes. With an eclectic mix of historical architecture and theatrical flair, the venue provides everything you need to make your event last long in the memory. Battersea Arts Centre hosts a wide variety of events; from weddings, award ceremonies, brand launches, location filming and conferences. Capacities of largest rooms in the venue (multiple spaces available): Grand Hall: Event Seating: 600 Cabaret: 500 Dining: 350 Standing: 800 Council Chamber: Event Seating: 160 Cabaret: 150 Dining: 120 Standing: 200 Boardroom: 40
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)
Rising, Phoenix-like from the site of an original Victorian pier, Woods Quay offers guests a magnificent 21st Century passage to their awaiting boat or as a place to pause, eat, drink and languish. RIBA award winning and a feat of engineering, Woods Quay sits atop the Thames, rising and falling with the tide. A long awaited home to Woods’ Silver Fleet. Cormorant Deck The dramatic entrance of the Cormorant Deck, a spacious and light-filled reception deck offering shelter and shade. A pair of large fireplaces warm the space in cooler seasons, and the refreshing river breeze flows in from the exposed edge to cool your guests in the summer. Pebble terrazzo flooring and oiled oak columns perfectly frame the views of the Southbank and private moorings beyond. East Wing Dining Room Delight your guests with the sights of our chef brigade cooking behind the immense stone and concrete counter, as your dining table overlooks the Electrolux Grand Cuisine equipped galley. Floor to ceiling glass captures the ever-changing riverscape and the illuminated arches of Waterloo Bridge, while a snug private bar and spacious outside deck await to enjoy cocktails, sample wine and take in the views across to St Paul’s Cathedral in the East. West Wing Bar Idyllically positioned to take in the panoramic water level view of Cleopatra’s Needle, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, our West Wing Bar offers a private space for you and your guests to enjoy. Vast floor to ceiling windows, wrap-around outside deck and a show-stopping bar serving your desired cocktails, wines and spirits makes the West Wing bar the perfect spot to pause before your dinner or canape reception. Exclusive hire Swing open the internal glass doors and reveal Woods Quay as a spectacular riverside venue for up to 250 guests. Flowing seamlessly out onto 160 metres of private moorings, let this exclusive riverside platform become the stage for entertainment, food stations and innovative venue styling, drawing guests out to the calm, lapping charm of the river.
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
A penthouse private dining room with a stunning balcony overlooking the river Thames and central London skyline. Swan’s light and airy Balcony Room is an exclusive venue in London with remarkable views of the iconic riverside. Floor to ceiling French windows open onto the private balcony with its backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames, and the Globe theatre. This unique space has lift access, its own private bar and cloakroom and can accommodate up to 70 people for a sit down affair, or up to 120 standing guests. The stylish Balcony Room, with its elegant, panelled green walls, statement chandelier and abundant natural light, can be hired for private event celebrations, corporate meetings, and dinners. The long wooden table – handmade from an oak tree that fell in the Great Storm of 1987 – is just the thing for board meetings and convivial private lunches or dinners. On the walls are twenty prints of Henri Matisse’s ‘Jazz’. These brightly coloured pictures were originally intended as covers for French art magazine ‘Verve’ and were inspired by the circus and the theatre. Impossibly romantic – and with our Shakespearean links, how could it not be? – the space is also licensed for weddings.
Whether you are looking for your annual Christmas office party or an after party following on from a viewing in one of The BFI’s cinema screens, we have a wide range of options whatever your requirements. The Drawing Room Nestled behind a moveable bookcase, The Drawing Room is our secret location. A small and cosy cocktail bar, where a library décor sees conversation and drinks flowing. Suitable for 20 guests seated for lunch/dinner or for 40 guests for standing receptions. The Balcony Bar With large views of the Southbank and the River Thames, the Balcony Bar is the perfect space to host your event for a reception for up to 120 standing guests. The Balcony Bar is light, airy and classically decorated. The space also benefits from having your very own private bar & toilets and there is also a lift should anyone in your group require access. Our fantastic chef's produce seasonal menus and source fresh ingredients from great producers.
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.
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.
All Star style...Cocktails on the lanes, Champagne at the bar, All American burgers in the restaurant and legendary private parties. Holborn is our first venue in London and benefits from a 2am license on Fridays & Saturdays letting you party into the night! It has a maximum capacity of 350 standing across the whole venue and we have a stunning private event space for up to 80. If you are interested in hiring the venue or private space please get in touch. Our fees are made up of part hire fee and part minimum spend.
An inspiring setting for events, offering three main event space options. Prince Albert Suite Elegant and refined, the Prince Albert Suite is set in a Georgian building that combines classic grandeur with contemporary comforts. Decorated in sophisticated style with a neutral palette, this room also has its own fixed bar, private entrance and toilets, masses of natural daylight and a traditionally high ceiling. Terrace The modern Terrace Restaurant is the go to reception venue, housed in the historic Regent’s Building and perfect for large-scale events. This visually stunning space boasts a soaring double-height ceiling with an impressive mezzanine floor which leads onto an upper terrace deck in the heart of Barclay Court. With its spacious and lofty interior and mezzanine floor, the Terrace Restaurant can accommodate up to 700 guests for a standing reception. This space is perfect for an evening summer party, Christmas do or good old-fashioned knees up, with the added bonus of Barclay Court at your disposal. Mappin Pavillion The Mappin Pavilion, makes for a bright and versatile event space, accommodating 80 guests seated and 120 guests for a standing reception. The terrace overlooks the ‘Outback’, a perfect viewing point of our Australian residents, the wallabies and emus. This space will certainly add the wow factor to your meeting, dinner, product launch or wedding. By holding your event with us you will be helping to contribute to ZSL, a charity supporting the global conservation of animals and their habitats.
Set in the heart of the financial district, just moments away from Lloyds Headquarters & Gherkin building, 140-144 Leadenhall is an impressive building in the perfect Central London location. Arranged over 3 floors in what was once the Midland Bank built by Sir Edward Lutyens, this historic venue is also home to one of London’s most opulent private event spaces; The Vault. This exquisite room was created from the original strong room of the old Midland Bank & is quite simply a truly unique experience All rooms & private areas of the venue are available for exclusive hire. Whether you're looking for a Christmas party, summer party, company celebration or other corporate event, we can accommodate guest numbers of up to 1000 across the full venue or smaller meetings & events in our unique private event spaces.
The award-winning Beach Bar at The Montague on the Gardens is an unforgettable summer party venue. Complete with real sand, a beach-hut style thatched roof, delicious cocktails, palm trees, and a backdrop of a beautiful beach, you'll feel like you're basking in the Bahamas rather than in the heart of Central London.The Beach Bar is open from the 17th of May to the 15th of September 2023 with daytime slots – 12 pm - 5 pm and evening slots – 6 pm - 10 pm. Corporate bookings are welcome throughout the week as are shared parties at weekends. The Beach Bar makes an ideal location to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, engagement, or to host a hen/ stag party. A minimum group size of 10 people is required to book the Beach Bar. Exclusive use of The Beach Bar and large conservatory for the duration of your eventFloral leis on arrival‘The Montague Rum Punch’ or 'Summer Punch (non-alcoholic)' served in a coconut10-item summer-inspired floating buffet, featuring a selection of meat, fish, vegetarian, and dessert options (vegan/gluten-free/dietary options available)Three-hour unlimited hotel selection of rose, red and white wine, bottled beer, dark fruit cider and soft drinks (0% alcohol and gluten-free beer options available)After party with DJ (£12,500 minimum spend applies)Personalised event signage/reader boardFull event management from a dedicated coordinatorCloakroom facilitiesSummer-themed background musicAdditional food and beverage optionsSpirits for three hours for £45 per personProsecco for three hours for £30 per personSlushy frozen gin for three hours for £30 per personAdd an iced coffee machine with your favourite flavour for the duration of your event for £5.00 per personLuxury seafood display (maximum 50 guests) for £500.00 (2 hours maximum)Event snacks: nacho display with salsa, guac, and sour cream for £5.00 per person Additional entertainment options Black tie event? Our staff will be dressed in lifeguard-themed uniforms (white shirts & red shorts) however, if this does not suit the theme of your event, we will be more than happy to wear waistcoats/suits at no extra charge. Photobooth with unlimited online prints (£300)Personalised photo booth with unlimited online prints (£450)Glitter artist x Magician x Caricaturist x AcousticWant to play your own music? No problem! You need to bring this on a compatible device and adapterComplimentary DJ in The Great Russell Suite for your After Party; 10pm-12am (£15,000+ minimum spend on food and beverage applies to receive this offer)DJ with After Party in the Great Russell Suite: 10pm-12am for £1,500 (room hire and DJ if your minimum spend is under £15,000)We have three meeting rooms on the lower ground floor available for your pre-event event conference with capacities for 2 guests -120 guests (theatre style), ask us for more information!Preferred accommodation rates (10 bedrooms or more)
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.
The essence of Town Hall Hotel is best captured by the phrase ‘luxury loosened’. We’re a destination that evokes expression and we invite our guests to be their true, unbuttoned selves. Situated proudly in the East, we’re a highly-coveted hideaway, offering delightful doses of charm and character, delivered with exquisite taste and world-class service. Having been the beating heart of our community for over 100 years, we also know how to hold a special occasion in style. Whether it’s for a business meeting, private dinner, drinks reception or wedding ceremony, we’ve got a range of spaces that will make the perfect backdrop for your event. Conveniently located a leisurely 5-minute walk away from Bethnal Green station (for the London Underground’s Central Line), Town Hall Hotel is out of the spotlight but close enough for easy onward journeys. For added simplicity, the new Elizabeth Line can be reached in one tube stop or is just a 15 minute walk, for direct routes to Heathrow Airport terminals in as little as 40 minutes.
Your wedding day is going to be a day to remember no matter what, but if you have your head set on looking and feeling luxe, then there are some really simple things that you can do to add that feeling of quality to your day. Soon everyone will remember your wedding as one of the classiest that they’ve ever been to.
Hang Extra Lights
Lighting is important in any venue and having extra light will ensure that your décor is looking its best. Consider having chandeliers from the ceiling for the truly luxurious look. Rows of fairy lights will do the trick as well. They can accentuate any hidden nooks and crannies of your venue and add a touch of magic to your day. Candles are another must for this. They can really change the room from being too bare into a beautifully intimate gathering.
Never underestimate the power of greenery. While your florals themselves are important, having touches of green around the room will show the level of care that has gone into the decoration. Wrapping greenery around pillars and entranceways makes the room seem full of life and worked in with touches of florals in the same colour scheme as your bouquet and your guests will think they’ve walked into paradise.
Have a Grand Entrance
If you want your wedding to be the most luxurious of the season, you can’t beat the grand entrance. Pick a song that really speaks to you, and that the guests will be able to recognise when it starts playing. If you’re not sure about whether you want a long train or veil, just think about what you want for your entrance. Elegance is simple as well as luxe, so decide on the feel that you are going for. Lanterns and flowers decorating the aisle can really add to this, so don’t dismiss them straight away.
Pick a Landmark Venue
Ultimately, the venue that you choose will say a lot about the style of wedding that you have. There are so many gorgeous wedding venues in London, that it can be hard to choose! Focus on what you really want out of your day, and if it is the luxurious feel that you are going for, remember that there are a lot of landmark buildings for hire in the city, some places that you probably didn’t even know about! Take your time on your search and consider all aspects of your day before making the decision.
Focus on the Details
The details of any wedding day are always important. People will tell you that many guests won’t notice, but some will. The main thing is you will notice them! Having linens and tableware that you love and that fits in well with your theme is going to really add something to the day. It is the little extras that really bring your wedding up a notch in luxury.
Drapes are a fantastic way to decorate a room with very high ceilings. Having bands of gossamer drapes along the beams will have the room looking like it’s stepped straight out of a romance novel – in all the best ways. They can make the room more intimate while adding a certain softness that is needed in a room full of tables and chairs. You can either match your wedding colours or stick to white or ivory for a classic style.
Divide the Space
Dividing the space into sections is a great way of accentuating the things that you want. For example, the cake table and the guestbook table can be made into features of their own, surrounded by other décor to make them into a little wedding haven. Dividing a large room in this way keeps it classy while still being intimate.
Simplicity can go a long way. Simple elegance can be luxurious, so in this case, sometimes less is more. If your venue is on the smaller side, then don’t over-do it on the décor as this will make the room seem too closed in. Having simple colours and space to move between tables is more important than fancy centrepieces. The same goes for your dress. If you want something luxurious, you don’t have to have lots of lace or sparkle, simple can look just as elegant.
Keep to a Colour Theme
Having a colour theme will allow you to choose all of your decorations with confidence. It should fit in with the bridal party and the flowers and is the one thing that will tie the whole room together. Usually, you have one or two main colours, one secondary colour, and a metallic accent. Having the accent is sometimes the most important. Not only will this add a little bit of shimmer to your venue, but if you know what it is, you can keep it the same throughout.
Be True to Yourself
If there’s one way to give yourself a luxurious wedding, it’s this. Don’t let ideas about décor take away from the fact that you are marrying your best friend. Your wedding day should reflect you as a couple – your hobbies and the things that you enjoy doing. If your guests can see this, then your wedding day will be perfect.
Every wedding day is different, and there’s no right or wrong way to do anything when it comes to your big day. If you are looking for something on the luxurious side however, hopefully we’ve shown you how easy this look can be to achieve!
Landmark buildings are not only fantastic talking points, but they are also perfect venues for any event, especially if you are looking to impress your guests. Whether you’re looking to host a party, drinks reception, conference, or celebration, here are some more reasons why you should seriously consider hiring a landmark building in London. Why? • Delivers a sense of occasion • Creates a memorable impression • Sparks conversation • Enjoy unique architectural features • Enjoy a distinct ambience • Versatile and flexible when it comes to capacity • Offers plenty of exciting photo opportunities • Access to event planners.
London’s iconic skyline is recognisable around the world. In total, this legendary city is home to more than 35 landmark buildings, which are responsible for making London one of the world’s best loved cities. Famous landmarks include: • Kensington Palace • Hampton Court Palace • London Bridge • The Shard • City Hall • Wembley Stadium • Shakespeare’s Globe • Buckingham Palace • London Eye • Big Ben • Houses of Parliament • Trafalgar Square No visit to London is complete without visiting one of its many landmark buildings. And of course, if you’re lucky enough to be planning an event in London and you really want to impress your guests, booking a landmark building is always a great option!
London’s many iconic landmark buildings can be hired for both private and corporate events. • Weddings • Engagement parties • Cocktail parties • Corporate events • Meetings and seminars • Product launches • Birthdays • Graduation celebrations • Proms • Conferences • Networking events • Stand-up comedy • Festivals • Concerts • Exhibitions • Art classes Ultimately, London’s landmark venues can be booked to hold a year-round programme of different events. Many venues also offer bespoke packages, so that you can always plan your event in a way that meets your unique vision.
One of the main reasons why landmark buildings are so special is due to their historic, cultural and architectural importance. They can be utilised for many different event types, with each and every building bringing an automatic sense of significance and luxury to any occasion.
According to the English dictionary, a landmark building is: ”a building of great historical or artistic value that has official protection to prevent it from being changed or destroyed.” And, London’s rich history and fascinating cultural heritage means that the capital certainly isn’t short of iconic landmark buildings that shape its world-famous skyline. Yes, London’s landmark buildings are recognised in all corners of the globe and play a crucial part in the city’s historical heritage!