Here at Canvas we proudly showcase a wide selection of top London landmarks, some vast; some intimate, but all with historic, cultural and architectural importance. They can be utilised for many different event types, with any of the venues featured here bringing an automatic sense of significance and luxury to the occasion.
Senate House in leafy Bloomsbury, Central London is one of the capital’s best known landmark event venues, combining style, grandeur and history with modern conferencing facilities. Built in 1936, Senate House is an iconic Art Deco statement on the London skyline. The rich history and architecture of this unique venue in London inspired George Orwell and has made it an ideal location for conferences, weddings, fashion shows and corporate events. Daytime availability.
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
Modern, bright and airy, the private event space on 7th & 8th floor is contemporary and fully flexible with a prime location right by Holborn underground. Labs House is perfectly suited for corporate events such as conferences, innovation days, workshops, large business meetings, dinners, parties and networking events. With access to private bar, AV, catering and onsite event management, the Labs team can provide every element to make your event a great success.
Located on the first floor of the South Wing, the Portico Rooms are a spacious and versatile suite of rooms offering a contemporary and elegant location for both daytime and evening events. With original features, natural daylight and uninterrupted views of the London skyline, the Portico Rooms offer a stylish and versatile backdrop which can be tailored to any event brief. This network of four elegant 18th century spaces can be adapted for press days, fashion events, meetings, conferences, receptions, dinners, wine tastings and exhibitions. Included in the hire are two private balconies for your guests to enjoy. Whether you prefer to watch the sunset across the River Thames from the south-facing balcony or marvel at our sensational fountains from the north-facing balcony, the Portico Rooms are a truly stunning venue for your event. The Portico Rooms is connected to the Navy Board Rooms, and you can hire the two venues in tandem for larger bookings. Steeped in history dating back to the 18th century, the Navy Board Rooms are an impressive suite of rooms with a distinctive sense of charm and heritage. Climbing the grand, sweeping Nelson Staircase is an experience, as each flight is a one-off architectural work of art. Entering the main space, marble fireplaces and wooden floors create a grand atmosphere with large sash windows offering panoramic views across the River Thames. Originally home to the Navy Board, overseeing British naval affairs as the country set about building an empire., the Navy Board Rooms are now a hugely popular venue for meetings, conferences, receptions, intimate dinners, and press days.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VENUE ONLY ACCEPTS CORPORATE EVENTS PERFECT FOR GAMING EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS, PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND EXPERIENTIAL Due to council restrictions we cannot hire the venue later than 23:00. Guests should be offsite by 21:30. The venue will not accept the following: Warehouse (rave) parties, Loud music events, or late evening events. NOTE: This space is partially outside and exposed to the elements. A totally unique, atmospheric and historic 9000 sq/ft venue, deep in the heart of Clerkenwell. Nestled within the hub of London's design and creative district, lies a prison built in the 17th Century, this 130 standing venue has a long turbulent history. It was one of the busiest prisons in Victorian times, and well known for its attempted inmate escapes, as well as being used as an air raid shelter during the Blitz. The cavernous, segmented chambers hold the infrastructure to cater to almost any type of event, offering space that it is impossible to find elsewhere in popular post codes for commercial events in London. Where else can you offer exhibitors packaged up space in individual prison cells?
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.
Set in a modern, glass-fronted building, the Paternoster sits right next to St Paul's Cathedral, providing the perfect metaphor for London today: the modern juxtaposed against the traditional. This theme continues inside, the Paternoster is set in a bright, airy, open plan space, but still retains the traditional values that encapsulate the British pub.
Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery was the country retreat of Sir John Soane, one of the most influential architects in British history. Pitzhanger reopened in 2019, following a three-year £12M, award-winning conservation project to restore it to Soane’s original designs. Set in the picturesque grounds of Walpole Park, the Manor offers the feel of a countryside escape in central London, a short 8 minute walk from Ealing Broadway Underground station. Offering an exquisite range of styles for hire, from neo-classical suites to Georgian rooms with garden views to contemporary gallery and restaurant spaces, Pitzhanger is perfect for weddings, events, photography and filming. Civil ceremonies are licensed across varied spaces within the Manor and our adjacent Soane's Kitchen restaurant space can accommodate drinks and dancing to follow, ensuring that your perfect wedding day can start and end at Pitzhanger. We make filming and photography easy, offering a range of historic features, beautiful gardens and clean modern spaces. We work with first class partners who will help to deliver a memorable experience. Our approved suppliers can shape and customise events - from uplighting and floristry through to creating fully hybrid events to welcome guests joining from home or abroad.
The East Quarter on Level Three is our largest purpose-built event space. It can be customised to accommodate all varieties of events, from conferences and awards dinners to product launches. The space can be used with a capacity of 500 guests for dining, 800 for a theatre style event, and 1,200 for a reception.
An monolithic, industrial style space situated in the heart of Tottenham, the Archives offers a range of hire options in a unique setting. Perfect for filming, activations, dry / wet hire, community and corporate events, this historic building has something for all occasions. The Warehouse / Ground Floor @ The Archives The Warehouse offers 15,000 square feet of hire space with 4.5 metre ceiling heights, perfect for set builds and large-scale events and productions. A blank-canvas venue, with vehicle access and load in / out capacity, its heavy industrial aesthetic lends itself well to filming, activations and installations. The Falconry / Fifth Floor @ The Archives Situated on the fifth floor of The Archives, the Falconry offers panoramic views of the area in a one-of-a-kind industrial setting. With 4.5 metre ceiling heights, service lifts, red brick walls and huge amounts of natural light, the space can accommodate everything from pr
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The Grubstreet Author is a collection of luxurious new event spaces created and operated by the team behind London¹s leading event venue The Brewery. The venue is situated on what was once the notorious Grubstreet, an area renowned for bohemian writers and industrial print houses.This colourful history has provided the inspiration for the venue, offering a setting that is full of character, rich in history whilst still catering to the needs of a modern event. The assortment of spaces allows Grubstreet to host a range of events for 20 to over 100 attendees in an environment that sparks imagination and excitement. Dining at The Grubstreet Author is an experience all to itself with inspired cooking that thrills with robust flavours and intriguing ingredients. The passion for food is in harmony with the wine, seeing distinctive bottles paired alongside individual dishes. As the choice for corporate events, conferences, product launches, meetings, birthday parties, weddings or private dining there is no alternative to The Grubstreet Author that can offer such exacting levels of quality and service in a truly jaw dropping surrounding.
Sparkling with a ceiling of golden stars, marble walls and precious mosaics, this jewel-like building, once the chapel of the Middlesex Hospital, is now a fabulously unique events venue. This gorgeous Grade II*-listed building, just minutes from Oxford Street and in the heart of Fitzrovia, can be hired for occasions such as weddings, art exhibitions, fashion shows and shoots, product launches, corporate celebrations and filming. Artist Grayson Perry called it 'This jewel-box of a building' and The Telegraph dubbed it 'The most beautiful room in London you probably didn't know about.'
Off the Strand
About The RSA House Just off the Strand, the stylish Georgian home of the Royal Society of Arts is a highly versatile venue. Its Great Room – think domed-glass ceiling and period paintings – has movable seating that enables it to host events ranging from conferences to gala dinners. The striking and spacious Vaults can also be used for drinks receptions, meetings and dinners. In total, the venue has 11 spaces to choose from, and all come with the latest AV kit. It's also worth noting that the venue has a new coffee shop, Rawthmells that's ideal for casual business meetings.
Elephant & castle
Not available: Friday & Saturday evening Situated just a stones throw from London Bridge in the trendy Elephant and Castle area, 103 Gaunt Street is one venue, six unique spaces. The venue benefits from a 24 hour license, outdoor space, award winning AV systems and full event management solutions. The venue features six unique spaces that all have their own identity: The Courtyard – 331m2 heated courtyard with outside bar, tables & chairs The 103 – Double height reception space with aerial walkway, LED screen & projection options The Box – Production heavy featuring, six towering speaker stacks, 4K HD plasma Projectors and screen & an extensive lighting rig The Lounge – opulent seating area overlooking The 103 with own bar and facilities Two other exciting spaces. The venue is hired exclusively as one unit on a 24 hour period hire and our events team is on hand to put together your bespoke package for you.
**NEW TO MARKET RIVER THAMES TERRACE EVENT VENUE** Riverfront Terrace is a brand new, hidden gem venue on the Southbank.. A 3 minutes walk from Waterloo and with unique views of London on our custom built terrace overlooking the Thames.. The perfect venue for summer parties, press events, product launches, as well wedding receptions and private events. The setting cannot be bettered, especially on a sunny day when the light plays on the Thames and the crowds pass by on the embankment.. Book to impress and improve your life NOW! x
A beautifully distressed chapel, Asylum is a grade II listed building built in 1826, bombed in WWII. The present use of the chapel is as a flexible space which can be hired for photographic and film shoots, exhibitions, theater, weddings and funerals. A unique venue in South East London for weddings, corporate events, press shows and private dinner parties.
Your wedding day is going to be a day to remember no matter what, but if you have your head set on looking and feeling luxe, then there are some really simple things that you can do to add that feeling of quality to your day. Soon everyone will remember your wedding as one of the classiest that they’ve ever been to.
Hang Extra Lights
Lighting is important in any venue and having extra light will ensure that your décor is looking its best. Consider having chandeliers from the ceiling for the truly luxurious look. Rows of fairy lights will do the trick as well. They can accentuate any hidden nooks and crannies of your venue and add a touch of magic to your day. Candles are another must for this. They can really change the room from being too bare into a beautifully intimate gathering.
Never underestimate the power of greenery. While your florals themselves are important, having touches of green around the room will show the level of care that has gone into the decoration. Wrapping greenery around pillars and entranceways makes the room seem full of life and worked in with touches of florals in the same colour scheme as your bouquet and your guests will think they’ve walked into paradise.
Have a Grand Entrance
If you want your wedding to be the most luxurious of the season, you can’t beat the grand entrance. Pick a song that really speaks to you, and that the guests will be able to recognise when it starts playing. If you’re not sure about whether you want a long train or veil, just think about what you want for your entrance. Elegance is simple as well as luxe, so decide on the feel that you are going for. Lanterns and flowers decorating the aisle can really add to this, so don’t dismiss them straight away.
Pick a Landmark Venue
Ultimately, the venue that you choose will say a lot about the style of wedding that you have. There are so many gorgeous wedding venues in London, that it can be hard to choose! Focus on what you really want out of your day, and if it is the luxurious feel that you are going for, remember that there are a lot of landmark buildings for hire in the city, some places that you probably didn’t even know about! Take your time on your search and consider all aspects of your day before making the decision.
Focus on the Details
The details of any wedding day are always important. People will tell you that many guests won’t notice, but some will. The main thing is you will notice them! Having linens and tableware that you love and that fits in well with your theme is going to really add something to the day. It is the little extras that really bring your wedding up a notch in luxury.
Drapes are a fantastic way to decorate a room with very high ceilings. Having bands of gossamer drapes along the beams will have the room looking like it’s stepped straight out of a romance novel – in all the best ways. They can make the room more intimate while adding a certain softness that is needed in a room full of tables and chairs. You can either match your wedding colours or stick to white or ivory for a classic style.
Divide the Space
Dividing the space into sections is a great way of accentuating the things that you want. For example, the cake table and the guestbook table can be made into features of their own, surrounded by other décor to make them into a little wedding haven. Dividing a large room in this way keeps it classy while still being intimate.
Simplicity can go a long way. Simple elegance can be luxurious, so in this case, sometimes less is more. If your venue is on the smaller side, then don’t over-do it on the décor as this will make the room seem too closed in. Having simple colours and space to move between tables is more important than fancy centrepieces. The same goes for your dress. If you want something luxurious, you don’t have to have lots of lace or sparkle, simple can look just as elegant.
Keep to a Colour Theme
Having a colour theme will allow you to choose all of your decorations with confidence. It should fit in with the bridal party and the flowers and is the one thing that will tie the whole room together. Usually, you have one or two main colours, one secondary colour, and a metallic accent. Having the accent is sometimes the most important. Not only will this add a little bit of shimmer to your venue, but if you know what it is, you can keep it the same throughout.
Be True to Yourself
If there’s one way to give yourself a luxurious wedding, it’s this. Don’t let ideas about décor take away from the fact that you are marrying your best friend. Your wedding day should reflect you as a couple – your hobbies and the things that you enjoy doing. If your guests can see this, then your wedding day will be perfect.
Every wedding day is different, and there’s no right or wrong way to do anything when it comes to your big day. If you are looking for something on the luxurious side however, hopefully we’ve shown you how easy this look can be to achieve!