Venues on offer range from the iconic Somerset House on the Strand, to London Film Museum in Covent Garden, and not forgetting the quirky Cartoon Museum in Bloomsbury. Museum venues can be a perfect space to hold a cocktail reception, a design event or any corporate occasion, with the added benefit of the current exhibition to add a unique ice breaker and guaranteed talking point and also meaning that in some cases, there are new wonders to marvel at each and every time you visit, giving you wonderful return appeal.
The available hire space occupies the entire 70,000 square foot of this stunning Duke of York's HQ building; including all three floors and interlinking areas. Each Gallery boasts high ceilings, striking wood floors, and with Barasol lights simulating natural day light to show case the Art, all fully dimmable. The Gallery interiors are contemporary and minimalist; offering an ideal blank canvas for production and an elegant setting for all events.
The Darwin Centre offers a contemporary canvas for a multitude of events. Steel beams and reflective glass, together with the white limestone floor and curved concrete walls, provide a bright and modern event setting. The opportunity to explore the Cocoon is an extra treat to any event. The courtyard is a tranquil environment for reception drinks followed by a dinner in the atrium. The courtyard provides the perfect setting for a summertime party, with additional space inside. For event organisers looking for something a little different, the Darwin Centre can also be used as an entrance to Hintze Hall. Ask a member of the team about our Summer Party Packages, new to 2019!
Cutty Sark one of the world's most famous and beautiful ships, the fastest and greatest of her time. Built in 1869 to carry tea back from China, this monument to the glory days of sail traveled the world and survived the high seas. The ship boasts a spectacular riverside setting, with sweeping outlook across the Thames and to the city beyond. Entertaining at Cutty Sark is a truly exclusive experience, with four superb locations for evening events. The ship's gleaming copper-clad hull is suspended dramatically above the Dock - an awe inspiring event space ideal for receptions, dinners and product launches - accommodating 450 standing or 270 seated. While the 'tween deck - where precious cargoes were once carried - also provides a unique space for dinners. Enjoy sunset reception drinks on the weather deck with breath-taking views across London.
Tape is a venue unlike anywhere else. The best staff, the best production team, the best designers - you get the picture. Little Tape, our members lounge styled in speakeasy fashion is the perfect space to hire exclusively for intimate dinners or elegant soirées. Designed with a British feel and soaked in music heritage provided by resident curator Oliver Twitchett who has sourced rare artwork and memorabilia to adorn its walls. This beautiful venue is a rare and unique find. Events Showreel
Treat your guests to a birthday party to remember in The Postal Museum play space - Sorted! There's sackloads of fun to be had in our indoor play area, specially for children aged 8 and under! Discover an immersive mini-town with streets, buildings, trolleys, pulleys, slides and chutes, everything to keep the little ones happily occupied at London’s newest indoor play area. Once the children have organised parcels in the miniature post office, and delivered the letters in our large wooden post vans - continue the party in our private party space.
Celebrate in style at Kew Palace Once the family home of King George III, Queen Charlotte and their children, Kew Palace is one of London’s most prestigious event venues. A Grade I-listed royal palace on the banks of the Thames Today this stunning red-brick villa, with its lush gardens and lavish interiors, makes a breathtaking backdrop for celebratory dinners and intimate drinks receptions. You can welcome your guests into this tiny, perfectly formed royal palace and its charming outbuildings – the Royal Kitchens and Queen Charlotte’s Cottage. Their beauty and history promise to fascinate and enchant your guests. Set within the fantastic Royal Botanic Gardens, this picturesque palace is an ideal location for summer weddings, family celebrations and corporate functions. Over the years, we’ve worked with some of the best caterers, florists, entertainers and production specialists in the industry. Whatever your requirements, our approved suppliers will help you deliver an unforgettable experience for your guests
Mail Rail at The Postal Museum is an award winning venue in Farringdon, Central London. Available for exclusive unique venue hire, our inspiring venues are suitable for all corporate, experiential and private events. For more than 100 years, Mail Rail was hidden from view. Now you have the chance to experience the secret space for yourself – the ambition, dedication and ingenuity that makes it truly unique space. Mail Rail is an immersive subterranean venue which has maintained many of its original fixtures including exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings, archways and authentic railway features. This industrial event space also contains a mini exhibition gallery with numerous interactive displays for guests to experience during their event. Highly adaptable it can be hired for product launches, award ceremonies, corporate events and gala dinners. The unique 275 capacity venue also provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to enhance their event experience with an underground miniature train ride through the secret 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels
St. James's Park
Described as the 'cultural heartbeat of London' by Damien Hirst, the Institute of Contemporary Arts is an iconic and creative venue suitable for any event. Centrally situated in between Number 10 Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace, the ICA also benefits from excellent transport links. The ICA has two Regency period drawing rooms, a professionally equipped theatre, studio space, two art house cinema screens and bar and restaurant facilities available to hire with views over The Mall, Big Ben and the London Eye. The ICA is an independently funded charity with all proceeds from venue hire towards a pioneering Arts programme. All catering is provided exclusively by Arnold & Henderson who run the highly acclaimed Rochelle Canteen based in Shoreditch’s Rochelle School, now also at the ICA.
Henley on Thames
Set on the banks of the River Thames, the River & Rowing Museum's idyllic location is the perfect backdrop for your event. Our contemporary Museum, was David Chipperfield's first major building within the UK, designed to mirror boat houses of old. With clean lines and wall to ceiling glass, our event spaces are filled with natural light, framing life on the river and the lush Thames valley landscape. Choose this venue, to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, while being just 45 minutes from London.