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 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!
Down in leafy suburbia, set in the heart of a quaint inner city village, lies the first purpose built public art gallery just a stones throw away from central London. A Grade II listed building, the Gallery is adorned with a fusion of baroque and modern interiors, providing the perfect artistic back drop to any occasion. The landscape gardens create a spectacular atmospheric setting for larger events in the warmer months. A vibrant cultural hub, the the world’s first purpose-built public gallery boasts a variety of spaces fit for the grand or more basic affair. Whether you are looking to take your vows in front of a Gainsborough, or host that corporate reception or private family party, DPG is a welcome venue to all.
The Garden Museum, located on the banks of the River Thames, opposite Westminster and the Houses of Parliament is a stunning and unique venue in London that can cater for private dinners, weddings, corporate drinks receptions, corporate dinners, fashion shows, exhibitions and product launches. Dedicated to the art, history and design of gardens, the Garden Museum offers a traditional church space with soaring pillars and beautiful vaulted ceilings alongside the brand-new, contemporary Sackler Garden, offering sought-after outdoor space and providing an oasis from the bustle of city life.
ABOUT HANDEL & HENDRIX IN LONDON In a single street in London, separated by a wall, are the homes of two of history’s most significant musical artists and a unique venue for your next event. 25 Brook Street is the house that belonged to George Frederic Handel and the place where he composed some of the world’s most enduring Baroque music, including Messiah. On the top floor of 23 Brook Street is the flat where, two centuries later, Jimi Hendrix lived with his girlfriend, record player and guitar. Both were the homes of musical innovators who chose London and changed music. After opening to the public in November 2001 as Handel House, and the recent addition of the Hendrix Flat in 2016, 23 & 25 Brook Street now co-exist together as a museum space that celebrates two of the world’s most remarkable musicians. The building is composed of a series of atmospheric rooms, each reconstructed to feel as if the iconic musicians have just left. Our location in the heart of Mayfair provides a bustling backdrop for our truly unique and exciting venue. Whether you wish to host a drinks reception, conduct a business meeting or take over the whole house for the ultimate party experience, our team can help make your event truly unforgettable.
Whether you are planning a conference, special celebration, wedding, or corporate away day, the Horniman Museum has the ideal space for you. The Horniman offers a totally unique venue for hire in London, just a short train journey from London Bridge, but set in idyllic 16 acres of landscaped gardens in Forest Hill. Choose from an elegant Grade II listed Victorian Conservatory, or sleek and contemporary Pavilion or intimate Bandstand, all boasting stunning views of the London skyline.
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
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.
The Courtyard: Additional areas are available for hire within the Postal Museum itself. With a capacity for 120, this space is perfect for private networking, reception events and summer BBQs. The contemporary museum space comes with the added benefit of a private courtyard that features a beautiful living plant wall which adds to the venue’s atmosphere and acts as the perfect backdrop for summer parties. The indoor modern and contemporary museum space offers great versatility and in addition, allows guests to explore the inspiring exhibition galleries or enjoy a curator-led museum tour.
The National Gallery is one of the most visited and best loved art galleries in the world. The Grade I listed building is nearly 200 years old and a true icon of the capital. With twenty two different event spaces that include both contemporary and historic event venues, available for daytime and evening events, as well as options for outdoor and indoor entertaining, the National Gallery offers an unparalleled amount of choice for corporate events, private parties and wedding receptions for between 2 and 1200 guests. With beautiful picture galleries, a dedicated conference suite and options for late night dancing until 2am, this is a breath taking venue for all occasions, located at the very heart of London just off Trafalgar Square.
Set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, the grounds of Royal Museums Greenwich offer an epic opportunity for outdoor entertaining, brand activations, filming and photography, and screenings. The spacious grounds have the ability to host firework displays as well as large scale events such as festivals, concerts and experiential marketing set ups. Team-building With spacious grounds that hold The Queen’s House and National Maritime Museum we are perfect for daytime activities, whether it is refined games such as croquet or large inflatables and treasure hunts we have enough grounds space to make yourself at home and get away the smoky city. Overlooking Greenwich Park and The Old Royal Naval College are the large grounds of Royal Museums Greenwich. This UNESCO World Heritage site was home to the former Greenwich palace and is now the home of Britain’s maritime history. The large expanse of grounds is intersected by two large covered colonnades meeting at the 400 year old Queen’s House. This makes for stunning focal point, perfect for outdoor entertaining or firework displays and our large capacity means we can host large events such as concerts, festivals and large marquees. Capacity: up to 5,000 Flexible Hire Periods Pricing available on request Barbecues and evening soirées Situated conveniently in Zone 2, Greenwich is a green oasis within the busy London hub. All of our venues offer outdoor entertaining space perfect to enjoy those warm summer evenings. The Peter Harrison Planetarium, with large bay windows opening out onto a landscaped courtyard providing beautiful outdoor spots for guests to mingle, weather-permitting. Alternatively the meridian courtyard provides one of the best panoramic views in London it is also the home of time and the prime meridian of the world. Where else would be better to enjoy drinks and watch the sun go down over the city.
The Queen's House is a truly unique, iconic and stylist venue. Conceived as a 'House of Delight' for James I's queen, this exquisite former royal residence is set in the green and leafy surroundings of Greenwich Park with spectacular views across the gardens of historic Greenwich to the River Thames and the contrasting skyscrapers of Canary Wharf and beyond. Ideal for drinks on the lawns to unforgettable ceremonies part of what makes the House so special is its adaptability. Whether your style is highly contemporary, traditional romanic or barque, the iconic geometric interiors are suited to each - a rare quality in a historic house. Photo shots, filming and product launches fit well in the house and of course weddings and product launches. Continue your celebrations into the night in the Undercroft beneath the Great Hall, these vaulted chambers create an atmospheric party space for dancing and after-dinner entertainment. Also licensed for fireworks on the ground end with a bang. Also a great space for a board meeting with the chance to step out onto the lawns and see the views over lunch
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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.