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Townhouses for Hire in London

Townhouses are vastly popular choices for many different event types due to the combination of generous open-plan layout and ornate period features that they often offer. By feeling like a stately home more commonly found in the countryside and yet still found within the vibrant heart of the capital city, they offer a blend of both, making it easy to understand their persistent popularity. Proudly offering the best London townhouses for hire, you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality by booking through us.

With wonderful historic listed buildings, stylish contemporary studios, characterful spaces and blank canvases just a taster of what we have within our extensive portfolio, there is something for everyone to be found, so dive in and see what grabs you, be it for your next private party or corporate reception.

  • Soho

    19 Greek Street

    Standing 150
    Theatre 33
    Dining 33
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  • Marylebone

    Asia House

    Standing 250
    Theatre 150
    Dining 120
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  • Cannon Street

    The Walbrook Club

    Standing 130
    Theatre 50
    Dining 40
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  • Goodge Street

    Fitzroy Square Gallery

    Standing 200
    Theatre 80
    Cabaret 75
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  • Dalston

    Kontiki Studios

    Standing 100
    Theatre 50
    Cabaret 45
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  • Regent's Park

    Park Village Studios

    Standing 400
    Theatre 300
    Dining 230
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  • Chelsea

    Beaufort House Chelsea

    Standing 350
    Theatre 60
    Cabaret 60
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  • Mayfair

    Handel & Hendrix in London

    Standing 100
    Theatre 30
    Boardroom 16
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  • St James's Square

    The London Library

    Standing 250
    Theatre 100
    Dining 100
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  • City of London

    The Grubstreet Author

    Standing 120
    Theatre 65
    Dining 66
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  • Marylebone

    The Dining Room at Clarette

    Standing 50
    Theatre 30
    Dining 34
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  • Mayfair

    No.4 Hamilton Place

    Standing 600
    Theatre 250
    Dining 180
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Secrets to Hosting the Perfect Party

You’ve finally found the perfect venue, the invitations have been sent out, and you’ve thought up the perfect theme for the night. Organising a party is one thing, but then what? If you’re the one organising, everyone is going to be looking to you to be the perfect host/hostess. It’s not as easy as it seems. But don’t fear, we’ve got the perfect list of our top 10 Dos and Don’ts to hosting. Follow this guide, and you’ll be hosting a party that people will be talking about for years.

Do greet everyone as they arrive

Depending on the size of your venue, or the number of people you are expecting, greeting every single person can be difficult. Particularly as guests arrive later, you might not even notice them arrive! Do your best to say hello to as many as you can, as soon as you can, as it might be difficult to get a hold of them later. This way you can direct them to food and drink, and tell them about any other festivities you have planned!


Do think about people’s jackets

Is there a room in your venue where you can have a cloakroom? Or a rail at the entrance? If not, it’s a good idea to invest in one, even if it means going out of your way to buy something suitable. No one wants their jackets and scarves on their arm all night or draped over a chair. You can direct them to your makeshift ‘cloakroom’ when they arrive, and you can guarantee that all your guests will appreciate it.


Do have plenty of food and drink

Even if you’re not having a free bar at your party, a drink on arrival would still be well received by everyone when they get there. Make sure that there is plenty of food for everyone, as guests can get hungry later on into the night. If you are worried about waste, choose food that won’t perish quickly, and have containers so guests can bring some home if they want to. Remember to have a selection, so that there’s an option for people with dietary requirements. If you know a lot of people are vegetarian or vegan, make sure there is something that they can eat.


Do have a start and end time

Put an accurate starting and ending time on invitations. If you need everyone there by a certain time, make sure you specify that you your invite and put an incentive to discourage lateness. The same goes for ending time. If everyone needs to have vacated the building at a certain time, make sure people know in advance so that they can have their transportation booked. There’s nothing worse than a dozen people standing outside in the cold desperately ringing taxis.


Do stay on theme

If your party has a certain theme or if you’ve asked your guests to dress a certain way, make sure that the party reflects this. Decorate the venue to match and add in some personal touches of quirkiness that your guests will appreciate. If it’s a more formal event, make sure that the food served reflects this as well as the music being played. If the ambience of the party isn’t right, it can make an event that sounded great on paper become stilted and forced.


Don’t neglect introductions

While you might be busy at times, leaving a guest in a room full of strangers is a big no-no. Not everyone has the courage to speak to a group of strangers who are already telling stories and laughing. Make sure that you introduce people to others, even if it’s very briefly, and add in something that they have in common if you need to dash off. If you know someone is arriving on their own, pay particular attention to them if they don’t know the rest of the crowd.


Don’t drink too much

No one likes a drunk host, and unfortunately, it’s up to you to keep the event rolling smoothly. People might have questions for you throughout the night, particularly if the function is in aid of a charity or there are any special events happening. You’ll need to be able to give your full attention to whatever needs done at a moment’s notice.


Don’t neglect the party games

If your party is the type where party games wouldn’t be out of place, them make sure that you include some! There are a lot of really fun ideas out there to get people mingling and they can really lift the mood of the entire room. Once people start laughing and relaxing, then the party really gets started. When in doubt, there’s always a dance off!


Don’t go overboard

Sometimes, there can be a point when a party is ‘too much’. Your guests are all there because they want to be, and they don’t want to be overwhelmed by there sheer amount that you have going on. While décor is important, simple is still better, and you’ll be the one cleaning it up afterwards. Don’t put too much pressure on your guests to dress up, as they might end up ditching the party altogether.

Don’t forget to enjoy yourself

While you are hosting, it’s still a party, and you should relax and enjoy yourself. After all, the planning is over now, and there’s nothing more that you can do other than let the party take its course. Make memories with the people around you instead of checking on other things every five minutes. Have some fun!


Once you’ve hosted a successful party, it’s something that you’ll always remember, and so will your guests. If you follow these top tips, your sure to have a night to remember, just don’t forget to take lots of pictures to remember it by!