Spread across the length and breadth of London, we have venues to hire in London within the buzz and excitement of the city centre, the trendier, laid-back vibes of East London or the sophistication of the world-renowned West End. This broad selection of venues to hire in London means that we also have offerings that can accommodate all sorts of different capacities and budgets.
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.
Since our founding by Benedictine monks, hospitality has always been at the heart of the Abbey. We have held royal weddings, state occasions, and every coronation since 1066. Now you can hire one of our stunning historic spaces for your next event.
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 Hope and Anchor is perfectly situated between Brixton and Clapham and is the perfect unique venue in London for any event or party. With two floors including a private room and our enchanting garden, we offer individual heated outdoor huts, two outdoor bars and have ample space to accommodate all needs. We have space for private drinks parties, meetings, work gatherings or as event space for hire. With a focus on cocktails, burgers and finger food we can tailor bespoke packages and offer personalised service for any event all in our exiting, fun bar complete with DJs and late night drinks.
The City Thames
The Oyster Shed is one of the City’s finest venues. With an abundance of bookable space during the week and panoramic sun drenched views across the Thames - it is ideal for any event. Offering exclusive hire at weekends, you can happily let all your dreams come true in this beautiful space.
London's opulent Art Deco event space, located on the stunning Bloomsbury Square, this venue is in the Georgian inspired Victoria House. With 10,500 square ft of events space, we offer a complete serviced venue and with 3 beautifully restored areas. We can accommodate up to 700 standing, 280 for dinner or 500 for conferences. With full air conditioning, Wifi, parking, disabled access, sound and lighting system, event management service, exclusive 24 hour hire periods to meet all of your requirements.
Bishopsgate Institute has been awarded the "Good to Go" accreditation from Visit England, meaning our venue is Covid-secure. Contact us to learn more about our safety measures. Our Grade II* listed building is a haven in the city, where culture, heritage and learning meet. Renowned as a central hub for public events for 125 years, Bishopsgate Institute is also a remarkably atmospheric location for private and corporate events. From the moment you step across the threshold, the originality of the building is clear. Our venue combines elements from the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements, along with typically Victorian motifs. Every one of our rooms is full of individual character and steeped in history. Our spaces are suited to any event you might have in mind, and our flexible rooms have capacity for between 4 to 500 people. Set on the edge of the City of London, you can find us just two minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street Station.
Studio Spaces is rapidly becoming one of London’s finest Warehouse events venues. Comprised of three unique, contemporary film and photographic studios. This former factory retains its industrial charm. High specification finishes and stunning architectural features bring the character while 8000 sq ft of space brings the flexibility. Live shows, launches, on-trend conferences, parties and weddings – Studio Spaces has played host to them all, either in one studio or all three. With several client parking spaces, loading access on the ground floor and The Warehouse boasts a drive-in entrance. Capacities: Entire Venue: Reception: 1650 / Sit Down: 506 / Theatre: 725 / Area in m2: 790 Black Studio: Reception: 450 / Sit Down: 144 / Theatre: 180 / Area in m2: 250 White Studio: Reception: 200 / Sit Down: 80 / Theatre: 120 / Area in m2: 140 Warehouse Studio: Reception: 700 / Sit Down: 278 / Theatre: 455 / Area in m2: 370
St Martin’s has a series of stunning spaces available for hire. With our enviable Trafalgar Square location and profits that support our charitable work, St Martin’s ticks all the venue hire boxes. Our beautiful Crypt and Gallery both have stunning 18th century architecture. Combined they can hold up to 500 guests standing. St. Martins Hall & Lightwell feature neutral, modern, architectural design and three meeting rooms full of natural daylight. Our in-house catering team offers a range of options from canapés to a full sit down meal for up to 200 guests, or canape for up to 500. Whether you are looking for a quick meeting, a full company wide AGM, a dinner or maybe considering filming in our historic venue, get in touch.
21 Arlington Street, a beautiful, elegant Grade II* listed property. This unique venue in London was originally built in 1740 for Richard Boyle - 2nd (and last) Viscount Shannon. Centrally located in London’s West End, 21 Arlington Street is just a few steps from the Ritz Hotel. The three private rooms available are situated on the first floor, with the main Boardroom overlooking Green Park. Perfect for private dinner parties, receptions, business meetings, product launches and filming. Not available after 11pm.
Lumiere London has opened its latest venue – on the prestigious Grosvenor Place in Belgravia, walking distance from Hyde Park Corner and Victoria Station. The space has been fully refurbished to make it ideal for meetings, workshops and product launches that need a touch of extra flair. Further assets include the Palladio Meeting Room and an exhibition space in the former bank vaults. Luscious fabrics, discrete lighting and designer pieces transfer the original vault rooms on the lower ground floor into a unique break-out area, ideal for smaller groups and in the future intended for art exhibitions. Established in the actual bank vault, the Palladio Room offers the perfect space for private meetings and conference calls, its beautiful wallpaper, fabulous mirrors and the print of the original Buckingham Palace making this a one of its kind experience.
The building once formed part of the London Gaslight and Coke company. It was badly bomb damaged during the 1940s London Blitz and shortly after demolished and rebuilt in the early 1950s. It later became a textile factory, car park (yes, really!!) and later a theatre rehearsals studio space. It is now a location for filming, photography, launches and events. Features include: Electric blackout blinds, 3 Phase Electrics, Changing and Make up room complete with light-up mirrors, steamer and hanging rails. There are two rooms upstairs for either clients, extras or a green room. The venue has two entrances, one of which is a secret entrance for events and immersive theatre productions. Outside there is a court yard and parking space. It is an ideal place to shoot cars and furniture, with a giant shutter ensuring easy access and loading.
Mail Rail at The Postal Museum is an award winning venue in Farringdon, Central London. Available for exclusive unique venue hire, our inspiring venues are suitable for all corporate, experiential and private events. For more than 100 years, Mail Rail was hidden from view. Now you have the chance to experience the secret space for yourself – the ambition, dedication and ingenuity that makes it truly unique space. Mail Rail is an immersive subterranean venue which has maintained many of its original fixtures including exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings, archways and authentic railway features. This industrial event space also contains a mini exhibition gallery with numerous interactive displays for guests to experience during their event. Highly adaptable it can be hired for product launches, award ceremonies, corporate events and gala dinners. The unique 275 capacity venue also provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to enhance their event experience with an underground miniature train ride through the secret 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels
Please note - private events only. All ticketed/music event enquiries should contact the venue directly through their website contact page. Any enquiries for club nights / promoted events will be ignored!!!! Interior This outstanding location is composed of two flexible industrial spaces with high ceilings, on site catering facilities and office / green room space ( please refer to floor plans for further information ) Exterior There is a long outdoor courtyard, street-wise decoration, outdoor area, overlooking the canal, close proximity to Olympic village, toilet facilities, and separate power outputs. The venue has a carpark and ground floor loading areas to accommodate crew parking and the loading/unloading of equipment both inside and outside of the spaces Studio 92 = 2500 sq ft + 4.5m height Studio 94 = 3000 sq ft + 4.5m height
The Pickle Factory offers 255 sqm in a slightly askew rectangular shape, with white walls throughout. Steel beams across the ceiling facilitate rigging equipment overhead and the frosted skylights allow natural daylight to pour through: this is your ideal intimate blank canvas, ready for dressing & transforming by the imaginative minds of location managers, wedding planners, pop-up stores or restaurant operators - and anyone in need of an intimate reception space.
The County Arms is a unique venue for hire in London. Situated on Wandsworth Common it is the perfect picturesque back drop for many occasions. A London wedding venue, we are licensed to hold ceremonies and experienced in hosting the best receptions. We have multiple function spaces for hire suitable for meetings and away days as well as birthdays, engagements, parties and private dining. Warm and cosy with fireplaces for the winter and a beautiful garden for the summer.
Whatever the function, the venue is one of the most important aspects of the whole day. No matter what else you might have planned, if the venue isn’t up to standard, or isn’t right for your event, then it’s unlikely to be a success. Finding the perfect venue can be tough, which is why we’ve put together a to-do list of exactly how you should go about it.
Start Looking Early
If you are on the search for the perfect venue, the key is to get on the ball as soon as you can. The more time you give yourself, the more options will still be available, and the more relaxed you can be. There’s nothing worse that hiring the first venue that’s offered just because your date has been snapped up everywhere else. If you know that you are looking a date in a busy season such as the summer months, this is even more reason to start looking early, as these venues can get booked up a year in advance. If it’s for a wedding, you’ll need to be looking at least two years before the big day!
You might have found a venue that you’ve fallen in love with, but if everyone going to your function has to travel a long way, or it’s not accessible by public transport, you might have to rethink. It will be hard to get people to attend if it is far out of town unless you are arranging all of the transport as well. If it is located centrally, consider traffic and how long it will still take people to get there. This should be noted in invitations, so everyone knows when they need to leave by.
The type of function that you are hosting will decide the layout that will work best for you. If it is a family event, you don’t want people to be split up too much, you want them to be able to gather round a central area. If you are hosting a range of activities and expect a large number of people, you will need separate areas for all of these You’ll also need to ensure that there will be no risk of a bottleneck of people all trying to get to one place. It’s never to early to start considering the layout of the space, as you don’t want to realise that it doesn’t work after you’ve booked.
The type of event you are hosting will have its own aesthetic, and you want your venue to be able to reflect that. While you might be going for a more unusual look by hiring a unique venue in London, it still needs to create the ambience that you desire for the day. While meetings can be held in creative spaces, you can go too far. CEOs aren’t going to want to sit on beanbags discussing their budget for the year.
Visit in Person
Pictures can only do so much, which is why it is imperative that you visit the location in person. The photos might have looked one way, but actually getting into a venue is when you will get a true feel for it. You will have the chance to inspect the layout, ask questions, and see if it really is the venue for you. Don’t be afraid to check out multiple venues and take your time, comparing venues to one another can help you land on the one that is just right.
While it may look amazing, if your venue doesn’t have the facilities that you need, it’s not going to work out. Facilities that you need to consider are:
Is there space for everyone who wants to go? If not, what parking facilities are available nearby? Not everyone will want to rely on public transport, so if there’s not enough parking, your guests won’t be happy.
Expecting a big crowd? There’s nothing worse than a long queue for the bathrooms, so there needs to be enough that everyone will be happy.
Are there going to be presentations at your event? If so, there needs to be adequate technology for them to be able to set up. It’s best to get an expert in to check this out, particularly if you are playing videos or setting up a screen.
Capacity and Costs
How many people does the venue comfortably hold? If you are going to be near the maximum of this, you might want to consider a larger venue. No one wants to be cramped, and more room is better. At the same time, you want to avoid your function feeling empty. If there aren’t enough people in the room, the function will look like you expected more to turn up.
Ask the venue what costs are included with the booking, and what other fees you might entail with them by hosting your function there. Prices need to be within your budget, so don’t view anywhere that you know is going to be out of your reach.
Do You Need Catering?
Catering is an important part of any function, and many venues have their own in-house caterers, which can make the whole day run more smoothly. If you do need to invite outside caterers in, ensure that the venue has the facilities to deal with this. Do they have a kitchen onsite at all? Are they used to having caterers in the building? These are all questions that you need to ask.
Don’t be afraid to go into a venue with a list of questions or email them to a vendor. They want their venue to be the perfect one for you and will be happy to answer anything. After all, they’ll be used to it! Give yourself plenty of time to view different venues and consider the benefits of each before making your decision.