London is absolutely full to the brim with unique and unusual conference venues, and meeting spaces that make a wonderful place to hold all sorts of different occasions. Having collected together the very best of them here in this section, we invite you to browse our portfolio and let your imagination run free. We have the most unique venues to hire in London.
From the coolest and most exclusive nightclubs to quirky blank canvas galleries, themed venues to cool chill-out spaces, and just about anything else in between; you name it and we’ve got it. The vast popularity of these top picks makes them hotly coveted however, so you’ll want to snap up a booking fast before you miss out.
Sometimes the notion for something totally out of the norm grabs you, and such a setting is especially great for those who want to help their event stand out from the crowd.
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, weddings, 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
An event space that promotes creative minds in the heart of Clerkenwell. The space is comprised of an airy ground floor and mezzanine restaurant area, a basement lounge with a bar and a library. We offer both the whole venue or separate areas. Our basement lounge has a capacity of up to 50 people; it features comfortable sofas and art deco details matching the exposed bricks features of the building, that before dusk get dashed with natural light filtering from the street. The library is ideal for small parties of up to 20 people. We offer both wet hire and dry hire and have a maximum capacity of 120 people standing across the whole venue. For sit-down dinners or functions, capacity depends on the format of the event. Give us a shout to discuss the details :)
Located at 62–64 Southampton Row HELLO LOVE is a contemporary retail experience and changeable story space that gives artists and brands a place to co-create and present. The venue is spread between a ground floor and basement and is ideal for Pop-Ups, Product Launches, Sample Sales and Press Days Large floor to ceiling windows present an immersive experience to the steady flow of traffic between Holborn, Russell Sq. and the British Museum.
Please note: the space is available for private hire Sunday-Thursday (any time) and Friday-Saturday (daytime-9:30pm). If you’re looking for a hidden gem in the heart of London Bridge then look no further than Omeara Cantina Terrace & Mezzanine. Guests can enjoy our late license out on the terrace fully equipped with heated booths, Sonos system and cocktail bar topped off with a pretty special view of The Shard. Inside is a spacious mezzanine area with additional cocktail bar and seating area.
is the latest project by the team behind two of London’s foremost cultural institutions, Oval Space and The Pickle Factory. This space has been designed as a blank canvas, set in an industrial but polished setting. The venue comprises of 3 unique areas, a sprawling, blank canvas main room, a roof terrace with breakout containers, and a brandable cocktail bar event space. The venue also features breakout rooms on the 1st floor. The versatility and multi-faceted nature of is bound to whet the appetite of any ambitious event producer, whether they’re planning a product launch, conference or live music gig. Moreover, the venue can boast to be one of the most environmentally sustainable in the country, with a ban on single-use plastics the first step in ‘Oval Green’ a cross-venue initiative to create spaces that deliver unforgettable experiences minus the carbon emissions. All hires include a projector and screen, sound and lighting packages, chairs, staging, lectern and a dedicated event manager.
15 Bateman Street is the perfect venue for all types of exhibitions, events and launches, pop ups or shoots. Our classic shop front leads to a deceptively large two floor space, with a unique and stylish interior. We are located in the very heart of Soho's theatre and restaurant district. This is a space that exudes character, and is the perfect backdrop to create a story for your clients or guests. With our experience as a commercial art gallery, we are the ideal location to display your new product or line - our custom lighting system can be arranged to best display your products. Create a story for your patron within which to experience your company ethos as they move throughout the different spaces of our venue. Our space is both versatile and dramatic to create an immersive experience of your brand for your viewers.
Clerkenwell, Farringdon, Smithfield
Previously a vestry within St. Sepulchre’s Parish, The Vestry is a new wave cocktail & wine bar concept a stone’s throw from Smithfield Market. The Vestry is available for full and partial private hire for buffets, drinks, two to three course dining, wedding receptions, corporate hire and more. With a range of meeting packages for corporate clients during the day and events packages for those afternoon, evening & late-night parties - you'll find everything you need with us.
An outstanding versatile event space which is carefully spaced in compliance with government social distancing guidelines. The venue as a whole consists of; The largest covered terrace in the heart of Hackney Central alongside a beautiful garden, 10m cocktail bar and fully fitted kitchen with a 150 seated capacity. A newly renovated lounge under the arch, equipped with a Funktion One Sound System, bespoke lighting and a 5m cocktail bar. Brand new Arch 14 with 5 meter plam tree, island bar, Funktion one sound system and photobooth. Our venue makes for an extraordinary and unique space, perfect for: Drink receptions, Wedding celebrations, Summer & Christmas parties, Corporate celebrations, Networking events, Brand activations & product launches, Talks & presentations, Theater & comedy, Live music, Creative, Film & photo shoots
Located in the heart of West End, Bentley's offers 5 elegant and stylish private rooms suitable for both private as well as corporate use. Up to 60 guests can be seated for a breakfast, lunch, dinner or wedding celebration or 100 guests for a canapes reception with delectable menus and attentive service to really make your event memorable. Our events team wil de delighted to help you organise your perfect occasion and our expert team of sommeliers can also assist you to select the perfect wines to complement your menu from our extensive wine list. We also offer specially designed private dining additions (oyster or seafood masterclass, wine pairing, cigar tasting etc) to really ensure your special occasion is unforgettable with us. There is no room hire and all of our rooms include complimentary tea & coffee. We also have late license until 3am.
The Old Parish Hall is a large, blank canvas space perfect for your next event, whether it’s for a photo shoot, a wedding, corporate event, private party or gallery showing. Re-launched in August 2017, this former Edwardian parish hall has been restored to its former beauty and character. Located in Hackney in East London it is a unique venue in London. * Huge 220 sq metre event space * 6m high barrel-vaulted ceiling with excellent natural light * Supporting reception area with professional kitchen * Wheelchair accessible with lift and ramp * Available for day & evening hire We are a charitable initiative whose aim is to make osteopathy accessible to all. We provide osteopathy on a pay-what-you-can basis, to help those that cannot. We also offer our patients low-cost wellness classes as part of our bid to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. All other activities within, such as weddings, photo shoots and event hire, help to fund our charity.
Sager + Wilde | Hackney Road is a Wine Bar in East London with exposed brick work and wooden floors. It's the perfect space for standing drinks parties and events. It's even got a small outdoor area for summer evenings. We also have turntables so you can choose to play vinyls all night or create a Spotify playlist for our Sonos system. Food-wise we are known for our Charcuterie and Cheese boards along with our Cheese toasties.
Converted Victorian railway in East London. The space covers 2400 sq ft Used at night as a nightclub (evenings) and live streaming video production studio (day time). As a music venue we work with London promoters like Bodyhammer, Sisu, EatYourOwnEars, BabaYagasHut, ThirtyThreeThirtyThree, Serious, Parallel Lines and Upset The Rhythm. We've hosted everything from James Blake's private party to The London Jazz Festival and H&M corporate parties. If you want a raw, intimate experience in East London without compromising on sound and production then this is the spot for you. The space is setup for broadcast quality live streaming. Fully equipped with pro broadcast equipment, studio lighting, moving heads, smoke machine, sound desk, pioneer CDJ's, 1210 turntables, range of studio and live mics. See separate 'room' below for more details and photos on this service.
With an interior lovingly crafted by set designer Dick Bird (Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet) Omeara Live is a truly magical discovery nestled beneath a railway arch just minutes away from London Bridge Station. As a Live Music venue the space is 320 capacity and boasts a high spec PA and lighting rig. For a standing drinks reception/party capacity is 250 and theater style presentation/screening up to 90 capacity. The space has an impressive late license and an array street food vendors on site who can supply amazing events catering. Additional spaces can be added to Omeara for larger capacity events including Omeara Cantina Terrace & Mezzanine (100 capacity), an adjoining stand alone private event space, The Siding (150 capacity) or Omeara Cantina including the terrace (250 capacity).
Gabeto is The Cuban Spirit of Camden Market. This recently refurbished restaurant and bar combines class and cool with amazing interior design that’s perfect for Instagram! From high-level dining booths to eclectic retro furniture fused with naturally elegant period features and funky, local inspired art – Gabeto is Camden’s trendiest events venue. Set over 2 floors with outdoor terrace space ,Gabeto is one of the most flexible and highly sought after events spaces in the market. From product and car launches to fashion shows and intimate high-end dinners, our expert team can create your bespoke event and be on hand to make sure it goes exactly to plan.
Situated in the heart of Borough, we have converted a Victorian diary factory into a range of cutting-edge event spaces. 79 Borough Road forms part of Ministry Venues and is modern in design but retains the industrial character of the original building. Featuring This versatile venue features a host of spaces that can be booked exclusively or independently giving the flexibility to accommodate a plethora of events. Blank canvas events space Luxury cinema State-of-the-art meeting room suite Private studio Stunning bar and garden
Venue Video Profile Banking Hall is a venue that has been designed to impress. Surrounded by towering marble columns and stunning Art Deco décor, you can host your event with a touch of glamour in an excellent location. Banking Hall straddles Cornhill and Lombard Street, overlooking the Bank of England. The space is flexible and can be adapted to accommodate your needs – whether for a dinner, standing reception, wedding banquet, conference or exhibition for up to 800 guests.
When you think about it, life can be pretty boring. You work, you sleep, you eat pizza in your pyjamas during Netflix marathons, and you occasionally mix things up with dinner, birthday parties, a day out or an away day with work.
But, what if you could experience something out of the ordinary, something…unique? Not so boring anymore, right?
Luckily for you, we’ve got loads of unique and unusual venues to help bring a little pizzaz to your lives. Unique venues and locations are an easy way to spice up a corporate event or private party, so if you’re busy event planning, look no further!
The possibilities really are endless when it comes to what you can do with an unusual venue. Plus, there are so many types of event space too, it just depends what you’re looking for - from unique conference venues for hire in London and unique meeting rooms, to the perfect venues for parties, wakes, weddings and a whole lot more!
We all love a wedding, especially when it’s our own. The thing about weddings is that they can be a perfect snapshot into the personality of the happy couple, and more and more people are opting for something a little…quirkier these days. Alternative wedding venues are a wonderful way to showcase who you are and what you love, while keeping your guests engaged and giving them a little something different from the standard tradition.
Who said conferences have to be dull, drab, boring events that everyone dreads? We certainly didn’t, which is why we’ve got an amazing collection of unique conference venues to give your company conference a dull-ectomy. Engaging, fun twists on the standard soul-sucking of corporate jargon can give you an engaging edge. The perfect option for companies who have their own little personalities, the unique venues of London are yours for the taking.
So, you’re getting married then, eh? Congratulations! Well, now it’s time to let people know about it with a party, because nothing’s official until there’s been a party – that’s what we say, anyway. Engagement parties can be a traditional affair, but sometimes tradition can be tedious, even when we don’t want to admit it. Inject your own style and flair with quirky venues and a theme that screams “this is me”. From the fancy to the kitsch, we’ve got you covered.
Whether it’s Christmas, the end of a conference, or just to say “thanks”, hosting a dinner or party for your staff can make all the difference to morale. Not all companies adopt the standard corporate image, with many agencies and creative companies looking to keep their employees immersed in the reward of tastiness and fun. So, no matter if you’re a small or big company, our funky venues for hire are here to help.
Step 1: Set a date
The first step to any event is to decide when it should be. Whether it’s a winter wonderland wedding reception, a spring conference or a Christmas office party - the date is important. Try to set it when your guests would be most likely to be able to attend and remember that peak times such as summer can be more expensive and book up fast.
Step 2: Find out your budget
This one is pretty simple, if you’re not the one setting a budget then you need to find out how much you can spend. Once you have your overall budget allowance, estimate how much things like food and drink will cost so you’re left with your venue budget.
Step 3: Find and book a venue
Now this is where it starts getting fun, and when we can help the most! It’s time to find the perfect venue for your event. You should have some basic parameters in mind for the venue based on what your event is for. So, think about if you need a larger space, somewhere that offers catering, somewhere with a bar, somewhere pet-friendly, etc. Once you’ve found the venue, take a look around if you can and then put down your deposit.
Step 4: The guest list
Okay, so your venue is sorted, now let’s fill that venue with bodies, preferably ones having copious amounts of fun while in awe at your venue choice, but we digress. Let your guests, employees, delegates or whoever you’re inviting know when and where the event is and what will happen during it. Oh, and don’t forget to make sure you get those RSVPs back, you’ll need them to sort out catering numbers.
Step 5: Dinner, drinks and entertainment
So far you just have a bunch of people in a venue gawking at the walls and we don’t want that, so it’s time to decide what you’re going to offer at your event. If you’ll be serving food or offering wine or an open bar then you’ll need to get those things arranged. For parties and wedding receptions, and other events too really (we’re not judging), you’ll probably need to hire some entertainment for the evening - a DJ always goes over great.
Step 6: Enjoy your event!
That’s it, you’re finished! Well done, we’re very proud of your party planning skills. All that’s left to do now is enjoy the fruits of your labour and go have some fun!
Step 1: Think about the budget
Set your budget before you start looking for your venue. There are quirky venues to suit every budget, and you wouldn’t want to be disappointed if you found somewhere and then couldn’t afford it.
Step 2: Go with your heart
When dealing with unique venues it’s crucial that you ‘go with your gut’, especially if it’s a wedding or party. You can narrow the choices down by facilities and what you need them to offer, but the final choice should give you those “this is the one” butterflies.
Step 3: Act Fast!
Unique and unusual venues can get booked up fast, so once you’ve found somewhere that ticks all the boxes and gets your creatively-charged heart pumping, get on that gas pedal and lock down your booking.