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.
A bright and airy creative space located on the canal, in central Hackney Wick and alongside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. White Post Cafe is a contemporary, multi-use space. It has a large Atrium venue adjoining. The interior is totally unique and captures the rich artistic live/work vibe in Hackney Wick. We are an ideal venue for product launches, corporate events, party bookings, wedding receptions, music gigs, and late night events. The venue can either be hired or space reserved. Available for wet/dry hires. Weekend - wet hires upwards of £3500 (100 plus people) Photo shoots Film shoots Talks Gatherings Business parties/celebrations Live music gigs and DJ club nights Creative meetings
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.
Ladbroke Grove, Little Venice
The Molly Anna is an exquisitely maintained 58' wide-beam canal boat with full-length stage, licensed and insured for musical or theatrical performance, product launches, cozy work retreats, events and parties. The Molly Anna is available for canal-side events at a variety of locations along the Grand Union Canal, in West, Central or East London. On a rainy day, 8-10 people comfortably fit inside around our roaring stove. Two-to-three times that many people can lounge above board on a sunny day. We frequently partner with canal-side pubs and other businesses to accommodate larger crowds, allowing people to circulate on and off the boat. In addition to offering a place to perform their work, Bards on Boats employs actors as hosts and tour guides. Contact us to discuss if and how actors' services can complement your event, or if you'd prefer to go with a skipper, whose services are included in the boat rental.
Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Crypt on the Green offers a magnificent venue for exhibitions, wedding receptions, wine tastings, conferences, live performances and much more. With vaulted arches, exposed brickwork and parquet flooring, this unique and versatile space is bound to help make your event unforgettable. We have 4 spaces available to hire, so whether you're looking for a party location for 300 guests or a small meeting space for 10, we've got something on offer for you. This unique venue is located at the heart of Clerkenwell, one of London's most attractive, historic & accessible areas, and is situated within walking distance of Farringdon and Angel tube stations. Please note, the Crypt on the Green is not available on Sundays!
Situated in the heart of Soho, Sophie's and Jack Solomons in an incredibly versatile and adaptable space to host your next event. We have extensive experience hosting product launches, brand takeovers, album launches, after show parties, premiers, private functions and celebrations. With a private speakeasy, outdoor terrace, an extensive bar, kiosk, private dining room and restaurant, we are adept at accommodating any kind of event. We work closely with clients to create bespoke, memorable and exclusive experience and one which guests won't forget in a hurry.
Burlock is a 1920's themed Caribbean Rum Bar based opposite Selfridges. We have a delicious range of South American and Caribbean themed small plates available to order as well as the most delicious of cocktails and over 200 different brands of Rum from all over the World. As a venue and a team, we are able to take your mind away to those blue shores and white sandy beaches whilst you sip on something cool and tasty. Our homage to the Caribbean features vintage prints, a sipping salon with authentic retro hairdryers and a grand house veranda where you can enjoy the view and watch your fellow rum lovers dance the night away beneath the lively streets of Mayfair.
MC Motors is a 6,000 sq/ft East London warehouse available for events. The industrial location oozes character and natural charm with the skylighted roof providing an abundance of natural light. The warehouse has a chequered history with the largest room originally being part of the adjacent school whilst the rest was split into smaller industrial units. After the area was heavily bombed during the war, the whole space was adjoined by the skylighted roof, hence the untouched Victorian street running through the middle. Since then, the building has been occupied by a boiler maintenance depot, the Metropolitan Waterboard and, most recently, a car mechanics. The venue is perfect for product launches, press events, corporate events and weddings. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NOT HIRE OUT THE VENUE FOR 18TH OR 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTIES. THIS IS A CORPORATE EVENT AND WEDDING VENUE. THIS VENUE HAS NOISE RESTRICTIONS SO NO MUSIC EVENTS OR PARTIES.
The beautifully designed private dining room ‘Percy’s Den’ is perfect for meetings, breakfast, lunch or dinner, presentations, corporate events or private parties. Percy’s Den comes equipped with a fully stocked bar, high speed Wi-Fi, 60” HD TV, Mac mini and a Bose sound system.
Located at the top of the tallest building in London, The View from The Shard is an unparalleled event space sitting 244m above the capital that justifies excellence; Renzo Piano designed The Shard to provide guests with a 40 mile view in all directions- on a really clear day guests can see the coast at Southend-on-Sea! The View from The Shard has 2 viewing platforms; level 69 hosts up to 300 guests in its spacious 2,592 square footage area or 90 guests seated for dinner and the open- air deck on level 72 has a further capacity giving a total events space hosting up to 400 standing for a reception within its 2,864 square feet. With a 24 hour events licence anything is possible- whether you are looking to host your guests in the highest event space in Western Europe for breakfast meetings, semi- exclusive drinks receptions or networking events or looking to host a Christmas party or evening function, The View from The Shard offers a unique space with breath-taking views. We understand that each event is as unique as the person who is organising it, therefore we like to provide a bespoke proposal for you, looking at your specific requirements to see what we can best offer you. Send us a message and let's see how your event could look in the highest events space within Western Europe; we look forward to hearing from you.
Kings College Hospital
Looking for an eco-friendly, flexible conferencing and event space in London? Look no further! ORTUS has 1500 sqm of dedicated, flexible event space with state-of-the-art technology and audio-visual equipment, as well as high-speed Wi-Fi. Larger suites can be divided into 22 rooms, over 7 levels, as and when required. The space is ideal for small or large conferences, meetings, training courses, workshops, presentations, academic lectures, receptions and a range of other events. The venue is regularly used by the public sector and for corporate and private events, offering a welcoming atmosphere, environmental efficiency and openness. We offer discounted rates for the public sector and non-for-profit organisations. ORTUS is owned by the Maudsley Charity and surplus goes back into the trust in the form of grants, to support better care, recovery and prevention of mental illness. Shortlisted for Best Sustainable Venue at the 2018 Global Good, Hirespace and CHS Awards, sustainability has always been a part of the fabric of the building.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VENUE DOES NOT ACCEPT PRIVATE PARTIES Hinde St. Studios is located a stone's throw away from Bond Street, in a beautiful, atmospheric Georgian townhouse. The studio offers a flexible event space serving as a blank canvas, ideally suited for your press days, product launch or pop up. It's traditional and elegant elements are highlighted in an abundance of natural daylight. The high ceilings ornate with Wedgwood details, original wood floors and a hint of Provence, provide the perfect setting for your event. This is a dry venue so you have complete flexibility for your catering arrangements.
Our state-of-the-art new home in London City Island opens up multiple opportunities for creation, collaboration, commercial activity and engagement. With four large rehearsal studios, our full height fly-tower Production Studio, social spaces and meeting rooms, English National Ballet has a home to be proud of and to grow in. Our home is the cultural anchor in London’s newest neighbourhood, London City Island. A space where we can share practice, generate ideas and create extraordinary experiences for our audiences and partners. We have excellent transport links, served by the Jubilee and DLR lines at Canning Town – 20 minutes from central London and only five minutes from Stratford, where the new Sadler’s Wells, V&A and London College of Fashion are opening. Once Crossrail opens in late 2019 there will be another fast link to Canary Wharf and Stratford. Our new home has been designed by award-winning architects Glenn Howells Architects. At 93,000 square feet, it is four times the size of our previous buildings. These world class facilities will not only fulfil our needs now, but for generations to come, inspiring and developing the dancers, choreographers, costume-makers, musicians, participants and audiences of the future. The Production Studio Capacity: 500 standing 500 theatre 350 dining 250 cabaret The Production Studio is a blank canvas and can be a productive technical theatre space, an engaging conference or training space, and can transform into a magical hospitality space. With a full height fly tower and a stage space to match London's largest theatres, the Production studio offers a technical space in which to rehearse and produce performances. It is incredibly versatile and can also be used as a dining space, presentation and training venue and for showcasing brands and organisations. The Rehearsal Studios Capacity: 200 standing 100 seated We have four large rehearsal studios, 15 x 15 x 5.5m in size, acoustically treated and featuring state of the art harlequin flooring. Our studios are not only world-class rehearsal spaces but also make the perfect space for a variety of events. Highly suitable for workshops, training sessions, a drinks reception, castings, film and photography and a whole range of other hospitality events. Our studios feature dance mirrors and ballet barres on 3-4 walls (which can be covered if requested) speakers, a 55" screen, a piano which is included within the hire, and lots of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. The Mezzanine Capacity: 175 standing 100 classroom 75 seated 70 cabaret The Mezzanine is a bright, welcoming space situated on the first floor of the English National Ballet's new home on London City Island. The iconic floor to ceiling shuttered windows gives the area lots of natural light throughout the day whilst also remaining a private space. It is highly suitable for workshops, training sessions and can be used together with the Bickle room to bring the capacity up to 200 standing. This Mezzanine also makes a wonderful setting for a drinks reception and is a highly versatile space for a range of hospitality events. The Bickle Room Capacity: 60 standing 30 seated The Bickle Room is a welcoming space situated on the first floor of the English National Ballet's new home on London City Island. This room makes a great breakout space when hired together with the Mezzanine but can also be used on its own for workshops, training sessions and meetings.
The Function Room at Jones & Sons is an amazing 1100 sq ft space with its own bar, Dj system and AV set up. We seat up to 80 people and hold 150 standing, the venue is perfect for weddings, birthdays or celebrations of all types.
The City's leading expert in corporate parties with amazing venues across the capital. Having been established for over 10 years, we have experience of a vast array of stylish events - Whether its a formal canapé and champagne reception or an extravagant sit-down dinner, we've done it all! Our personal event managers will take all the stress out of organising your festive soiree as well as bespoke menus and specialist entertainment. Offering a range of packages and deals for corporate and private events to accompany group bookings as large as 400 and it's the prime place for work parties and corporate events in London. Conveniently located on Carter Lane, a picturesque cobbled lane. This Space is a stone’s throw from St Paul’s Cathedral and within walking distance from Blackfriars, Farringdon, Chancery Lane and Holborn. Full of exciting and unusual decor, providing an offbeat scene for your next work do or large-scale event.
PLEASE NOTE THIS VENUE DOES NOT CATER FOR PRIVATE CELEBRATIONS An exclusive residential property a few minutes from waterloo station. The space is fit out to the highest spec, with high end interior touches, combining original features and minimalist architecture. The space beams innovation and design, perfect for luxury brands, high end technology products, home, fashion and food. This converted New York influenced loft style property will not fail to wow event producers and guests alike. The open plan layout presents a spacious composition with a sense of intimacy across three levels. Natural daylight falls across the property with the option to have mood lighting in the evenings. The sheer ease of style, space and acute attention to detail effortlessly adds quality to your event. The venue is a truly unique and rare venue that is both an extremely high-spec, design conscious residential property and a discrete and well considered event space. Onsite there is a fully functioning professional kitchen suited to the finest caterers with a large dining room, a walk-in cold store, interior ‘garden’, home cinema, bespoke and purposely designed furniture to breakdown with ease, concealed onsite storage, en-suites within all bedrooms, 3 phase power, and great Wi-Fi. Ideal for all types of corporate events, product launches and private dinners. The venue is residential and not suited to live performance or events after midnight.
Scarfes Bar, features a roaring fire, a collection of cosy velvet armchairs and shelves filled with over 1,000 antique books hand-picked by a Portobello antiques dealer. Available to hire daily between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for private use, accommodating up to 120 guests. Hold a breakfast meeting or talk and discover a true sense of place and style in this unique venue.
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.