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Search through the most unique venues in London to hire for your event - from unusual conference venues and meeting spaces to quirky blank canvas galleries... Unique and Unusual - Venue Hire London | Canvas Events Unique and Unusual - Venue Hire London | Canvas Events
 

Find the most Unusual Venue in London

Discover the most unique venues of London

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.

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.

  • Shoreditch

    TT Studios

    Standing 140
    Dining 60
    Cabaret 60
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  • Fitzrovia

    The London EDITION Penthouse

    Standing 50
    Theatre 10
    Dining 20
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  • Covent Garden

    The Petersham

    Standing 200
    Theatre 80
    Dining 120
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  • Shoreditch

    Queen of Hoxton - Rooftop

    Standing 300
    Theatre 110
    Cabaret 80
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  • London Bridge

    The Underglobe, Shakespeare's Globe

    Standing 450
    Theatre 200
    Dining 350
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  • Goodge Street

    The Montague on the Gardens Pop Ups

    Standing 200
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  • Brick Lane

    The Boiler House

    Standing 500
    Theatre 250
    Dining 200
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  • Blackfriars

    Humble Grape

    Standing 300
    Theatre 80
    Cabaret 100
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  • Old Street

    Kachette

    Standing 330
    Theatre 100
    Dining 115
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  • East London

    Town Hall Hotel

    Standing 200
    Theatre 180
    Dining 140
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  • Battersea

    Battersea Arts Centre

    Standing 800
    Theatre 600
    Dining 350
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  • Knightsbridge

    Ognisko

    Standing 180
    Theatre 130
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Unique and unusual venue ideas

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!


Event ideas for unique spaces in London:


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!


Wedding reception


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.


Conferences


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.


Engagement parties


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.


Corporate parties


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. 


Planning your unique event


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!


Choosing the perfect venue


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.