We showcase small music venues for intimate up and coming acts or unsigned bands, as well as large scale public spaces and famous music venues that have been headlined by some of the best known acts in the world.
Many of our unique venues have the acoustics to act as a classical music hall, live band recording venue or even a comedy act or creative dance event, adding to the versatility and appeal of these fantastic performance spaces. You can also choose from a range of different locations, with some of London’s most sought-after spots featured below.
Recent RIBA Architecture Award-winning Woolwich Works is the perfect marriage of heritage and modern design. With stunning views over the river, a bright, airy atmosphere throughout, and the ability to combine indoor and outdoor space, the venue’s flexible spaces are perfect for summer parties, conferences, trade shows, away days, wedding receptions, parties and much more. Conveniently located on the Thames, our riverside location is served by Woolwich Arsenal pier, the Elizabeth Line and Woolwich Arsenal station are a five-minute walk from our doors, and London City Airport is minutes away by DLR. As an arts charity, the words 'each for all and all for each' are part of our history and inspire everything we do. Embrace our site and our ethos and create an extraordinary event in our inspiring buildings.
Goods Way is the latest addition to London’s vast array of inspirational and adaptable event venues. Brought to you by the Venue Group who, over the past few years, have worked with some of the biggest names from Corporations to Charities, Schools to Private Party Planners to deliver iconic events time and time again. Goods Way boasts a diverse collection of spaces across a 650 capacity, 16,000 sq ft site, that can work for every occasion, from a 400-Capacity Auditorium all the way through to an intimate speakeasy, our clients have the opportunity to imagine this new destination all manner of ways. We have a designated event kitchen with in-house catering solutions and also the ability to bring in external food operators. We have 6 bars across the site stocked with an excellent and diverse drinks selection. We have a Stage with a World Class Sound and Lights system and the ability to capture and stream content. Fundamentally though, none of this would be possible without our team. Some of the World’s most experienced event professionals, production crews and a multidimensional operations team who will stop short of nothing to deliver excellence every step along the way.
The Little Yellow Door is one of West London’s most homely and intimate bars located in the heart of Notting Hill, off Portobello road. Our quirky home is colourfully designed to feel like walking into somebody’s beautiful and bohemian flat. Please see below for some more information on our spaces! THE OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN Our vibrant restaurant and bar on the ground floor has gorgeous velvet sofas, a cosy fireplace and a beautiful long dining table, perfect for area bookings, private lunches and smaller, non-exclusive parties of up to 60 standing. THE FLATMATES' DEN Our downstairs late-night bar comes complete with a DJ booth, long bar, fancy dress box and poker & backgammon tables. There’s even a resident Zebra! You can book out this funky space for a more private occasion for up to 100 people standing. FULL VENUE Hire all our rooms exclusively for the ultimate house party with capacity for up to 160 people standing.
Located in the majestic Victoria House overlooking Bloomsbury Square, just a moment’s walk from London’s West End and in close proximity to the City, our venue offers three diverse and versatile event spaces; The Ballroom Rose Bar Long Bar all connecting and suitable to comfortably accommodate up to 500 guests in reception style. We can host a wide range of events in our flexible spaces which are all adorned in opulent Art Deco theming that lend themselves to an atmospheric occasion. Ideal for corporate parties, award ceremonies, weddings, product launches and live music events, nothing is impossible thanks to our professional in-house events team. Our own in-built Audio and Visual equipment, stage and back of house dressing rooms are also available for your event with the added option to choose from two alternative entrances. We are also able to offer catering in-house or a choice from one of our selected external suppliers who work regularly with us. Home also to The London Cabaret Club, we are also able to source a wide range of entertainment packages to enhance your event. Speak with our expert events team who will be able to bring your vision to reality.
Abbey Road Studios is as iconic as the legendary artists that still record here everyday. From the Beatles to Jay Z, countless masterpieces by the greatest musicians in the world have been recorded in the famous studios for decades. Studios 1, 2 and 3 are available for hire, each suitable for an array of corporate and private events from lavish private dinners and receptions to conferences, award shows and live performances. Abbey Road also offers once-in-a-lifetime immersive experiences, including a bespoke Record a Song Experience which offers the opportunity to make and record music in the famous studios. Whatever your vision, Abbey Road is a one of a kind setting.
Located opposite Shoreditch High St station, the Sky Guild Gaming Centre is a multistorey, multipurpose gaming and events venue spanning over 15,000 SQ FT. With two main event spaces, over 10 breakout rooms, and a stunning rooftop terrace overlooking the East London cityscape, the SGGC lends itself to a wide range of events. From product launches, corporate away days and gaming tournaments, to Christmas and summer parties, networking events and panel presentations, the SGGC has a team of experienced professionals at the ready to deliver on your event vision. As a part of our commitment to excellence, we have established strong relationships with local suppliers, including caterers, accommodation providers, merchandise and print suppliers, staffing and security agencies and more. Our local partnerships enable us to offer our clients high-quality and bespoke services that can be tailored to their specific needs and preferences. Whatever the brief, our in-house events team will work closely with our network of trusted suppliers to deliver on your vision to the highest standards.
Venue for hire in London, Green Rooms is the UK's first social enterprise arts Hotel. Offering accommodation and event space it has multi-function spaces. Green rooms is a unique venue in London. With un-covered beautiful original 1930s art-deco features. Original wood floors, art-deco mosaic staircases and a beautiful feature skylight have all be re-discovered and restored make it an ideal wedding venue in London. Set in Wood Green, Green Rooms is easily located 20 mins from central London.
HERE at Outernet is a feat of modern engineering, carefully crafted over a three year construction period. Every detail has been thought out. From the custom acoustic treatment, to the length and utility of the bars, everything has been designed with quality of experience in mind. At 25,000 square feet as a district, and over 10,000 square feet HERE at Outernet, we are a blank canvas suitable for a broad spectrum of concepts. Our venue features unparalleled in-house technical equipment, from our 13.5 meter wide 6k upstage screen to our pioneering, bespoke sound system. All this, situated right at the heart of Central London. HERE at Outernet is accessible from Tottenham Court Road station, less than 30 seconds walk to our front doors
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.
The Lighthouse is one of London’s newly refurbished venues, situated at the heart of Camberwell on Camberwell Road. First opened as The Regal Cinemas in 1940, changed to the ABC Cinemas in 1961 then later bought and managed by Gala Bingo, the venue has played host to a number of events and shows such as “Billy the Kid” and “Wicked, Wicked”. Following on from its recent refurbishment by its new owners, the Grade II Listed Building now boasts of a splendid and classy, yet modern Art Deco, which is suitable for the use of most events and even community functions. This venue is one that has started creating a huge buzz in London’s Venues sector, with modern and state of art facilities to host a huge array of events, shows and functions.
Big Penny Social in Blackhorse Lane incorporates the UK’s largest beer hall, flexible event space, and a huge sunny beer garden with a total capacity of over 1,400 people. We are an incredibly versatile space and are well suited to many event types, from conferences and exhibitions, to summer or Christmas parties and away days to filming, markets, pop-up shops, product launches, press launches, gigs, weddings and everything in between! We are a collaborative team here and work with each of our clients to create tailored and memorable events. Situated a 5 minute walk from Blackhorse Road Station on the Victoria line and Overground, Big Penny Social is easily reachable from central London. Not only are we just 20 minutes from Kings Cross, we are also one train from London Liverpool Street, which goes directly to nearby St James Street Station, passing through Bethnal Green and Hackney. We are also well connected by bus, being on the routes to Stratford, Wood Green and Chingford. We are also a fully accessible venue, with step free access across all three of our public spaces. We also have brilliant tech and AV equipment included within the hire of our spaces, from radio mics to our 16ft projector or LED screen.
Doña is a passion project born of friendship & a shared love for high-quality, magical Mezcal, community living & music. Designed to promote the core ethos of empowered feminine energy and independent creativity, the space is a Lynchian wonderland, complete with roses, soft lighting and gorgeous velvet interiors. Serving delectable cocktails, wine and spirits, as well as amazing tacos from Tigre Tacos upstairs, this is the perfect venue for any kind of celebration, unique gathering, product launch or dinner party with a difference.
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!
An iconic Grade II Listed deconsecrated chapel in the heart of London’s West End, Stone Nest is an atmospheric and exclusive venue in a prestigious location. The building benefits from a 2am licence and is highly adaptable for a range of cultural and corporate activities including rehearsal, filming, private events, dinners, fashion shows, exhibitions, celebrations, ceremonies and launches. The 19th century Norman Style Welsh Chapel (1888) is composed of a galleried central space with an umbrella dome, a large basement bar, and attached manse. After many years at the heart of the London Welsh community, the chapel closed for worship in 1982. In 1985 it was transformed into the legendary Limelight nightclub. Our clients have included Alexander McQueen, Chapman Brothers, BFI, BBC, Netflix, Isabel Marant, Agi & Sam, Nike, Alexandra Moura, Champion, Grey Goose, Famous Grouse, Viktor & Rolf, Midnight Madness, Annabel Dining, Disney, London College of Fashion, Sophia Webster, MO Film, Central St Martins, Heist Gallery, Bourne & Hollingsworth, Nokia, Brown’s Fashion, Kitbag, Tomb Raider, Johnnie Walker, Wingstop, Creative Review and many more.
The Painting Rooms established in 1904 is a Grade I listed building just off Tottenham Court Road. It is a great venue for photo shoots/press days/talks/dinners and other fashion events. Booking this unique space will give you three rooms over two floors, as well as the use of a small kitchen and two bathrooms.
Madison London is a premier rooftop restaurant and bar, nestled in the heart of the vibrant city. With its stunning views of St. Paul's Cathedral and the iconic London skyline, this stylish venue offers an unforgettable experience. Whether you're seeking a romantic dinner, a lively night out with friends, or a sophisticated setting for private events, Madison London delivers exceptional cuisine, creative cocktails, and a chic ambiance. Indulge in delectable dishes, sip handcrafted drinks, and revel in the breathtaking surroundings at this unparalleled destination.
If you’ve always dreamed about getting into events and promoting the local and new bands that you love and care about, then sometimes the best way to do so is just by diving in and learning on the job. Of course, it takes a lot to organise your first gig, so you’re going to need to think and plan a lot to make sure you get the logistics right. After every successful event, you’ll learn more about the best ways to keep both bands and audience happy. To help you bring your first event together, we’ve created this step-by-step guide to get you started.
Step 1: Time to Think About Money
What type of a budget you have to spend is the first thing that you need to consider. After all, the bands will need to be paid, and you might need to pay for venue hire. While you can of course recoup this in ticket sales, generating enough isn’t always guaranteed, particularly when it’s the first time you’ve hosted a gig. You will need to be realistic with yourself and with others about how much you have to spend, taking into account the worst-case scenarios. Once you have a figure in your head, you can move on to the rest of the planning.
Step 2: Time to Talk to Venues
Getting a venue on board with your plans will be your next step. You’ll need to be honest with them about your budget, but many are willing to listen to any idea that will bring in more punters to their premises. If your first gig goes well, they might even give you a regular slot on the bill. There are music venues for hire in London throughout the city, so find one that suits you locally that you know will draw in the crowds. Some venues can even be hired on a minimum spend basis, which means that so long as the audience spends a certain amount at the bar, you won’t be charged for room rental at all.
Step 3: Time to Talk to Bands
Now that you have a venue secured, it’s time to talk to potential acts for your first gig. Maybe you know some of the bands and singers personally and so have mentioned that you’d like to host a gig before, but even if you haven’t, now is the time to set all of the details down in stone. If you’re lucky, some may be happy to play for free, however many artists expect some form of payment and it’s their right to receive it for all of their hard work. The size of the venue you’ve booked will change who you ask to play. For new, local artists, a small pub or club is perfect, and they’ll be happier to have a gig to play and to get their name out there.
Step 4: Time to Promote
The power of the internet can never be underestimated when it comes to promoting a music gig. Share the details far and wide, and let everyone know where it is, what time is starts, who’s playing and how much it costs. Having a promotion on for the first few people through the door will encourage everyone to turn up early. Head to the different local music groups and share your event there as well. Of course, if you have the budget for it, printing out a basic poster and having it up in the venue as well as other local bars and music clubs in the area will help as well. Yet at this stage, social media is really going to be the marketing tool that you will most rely on the get your first gig up and running.
Step 5: Time to Talk Tech
If you’ve done your research and asked the right questions when hiring your venue, then you’ll know what type of sound system is available to you. This has to be one of the most important things to the success of any music gig. If the sound system isn’t up to scratch, none of the audience will return for a second gig. This is why looking into well known clubs and pubs may stand to you in the long run. You will need to get a list of all of the equipment that each band is bringing with them, and what they need on the night. Having a good sound technician is of course a must. Sometimes they will be recommended by the venue, and sometimes you’ll have to find your own. Having all the bands down for the sound test to check on everything is also something that can’t be missed.
Step 6: Time to Timeline
For any event, you need a timeline of when things are to happen, and a music gig is no different. Of course, things can get delayed, but sticking to the times that you have listed will give you a reputation for being punctual and your audience will respect that. Make sure you know what time everything needs to shut down by and follow that completely or you’ll soon find yourself without a venue. Having a detailed timeline for when everyone is to arrive, when soundcheck is, what time doors are opening at, and so on, will help with the logistics of the whole event. Everything will run much smoother with in in hand.
Whether you’re planning a one-off gig, or you hope that it’s to be one of many, your first music event will always be nerve-wracking. Make sure that you take the time to enjoy the bands that you’ve brought together on the night and have a chat to them all afterwards. Always be open to feedback on anything that could be improved upon, and you might find yourself hosting your next gig a lot sooner than you might think.
A music venue is any location that can be used to host music events. And, if you are looking for the perfect music venue in London, you will be pleased to hear that you won’t be short of options. Music venues range in size and location, and you’ll find them in a whole host of different settings, including arenas, concert halls, opera houses, night clubs, outdoor spaces, railway arches, pubs, bandshells, coffee houses, and more. An increasing number of music venues also play host to other events, offering food, performance art, and other social activities.
It goes without saying that London has one of the most vibrant and exciting music scenes in the world, drawing in performers and spectators from all corners of the globe. Home to a catalogue of diverse music venues that push boundaries and offer attendees unique musical experiences, choosing a music venue in London is always a good idea! Over the years, music venues have continued to flourish throughout the capital and many of them are available to hire for your music event or any other event in London.
There are lots of reasons why people choose to hire a music venue for their event. Perfect for showcasing a wide range of performances, concerts, shows, comedy nights, up and coming acts, unsigned bands, as well as some of the world’s best-known artists, music venues are perfectly equipped to accommodate all of your event needs. In many of London’s music venues, you’ll find features such as world class acoustics, stage facilities, special effects, as well as the versatility to adapt your event to meet your requirements. The venue you choose may also be able to provide bar, door and security staff, as well as event planners, if needed. After all, it’s all hands-on deck when it comes to planning a music event!
The capital has countless music venues, many of which are available to hire upon request. Some of the most high-profile music venues in London include: • Wembley Stadium • Alexandra Palace • The Royal Albert Hall • Eventim Apollo • The O2 • SSE Wembley Arena • Apollo • Roundhouse, Camden • Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre As well as a number of high profile events, the capital is also home to a number of quirky intimate music venues that are perfect for smaller, low key events.
Planning a music venue can be challenging if you’re not prepared or don’t know where to start! If you’re planning a music event, here are some of our top tips: • Set your budget and stick to it! • Find the right venue with the capacity to accommodate your guests comfortably and safely • Sign up bands and artists • Plan equipment including acoustics, lighting and special effects • Consider event logistics When looking for an event venue, make sure that you visit venues in person to really get a feel for them - never rely on photographs.