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  • Event Venues in London - Rennie Vaults at London Bridge
    London Bridge Rennie Vaults at London Bridge 80 People

    Looking for a quirky and unique venue then the Monster Bars are perfect! Built within the vaults of London Bridge these are really versatile event spaces. Their exposed brickwork, freaky decor and 2,000 years of history provide the perfect backdrop for your event. Perfect for product launches, networking events, drinks reception, movie nights, team building events, birthday parties and celebrations and many more. Scary screenings, spooky Halloween nights fancy dress parties all welcome too!

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  • Event Venues in London - The Postal Museum
    FarringdonThe Postal Museum275 People

    Providing a unique blank canvas event space for any celebration including Bar/Bat Mitzvah's, weddings or parties. A 1km immersive ride can be included with packages at an extra cost to really set any event apart.

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  • Event Venues in London - Twickenham Stadium
    TwickenhamTwickenham Stadium1200 People

    The Player's Tunnel and Pitch-Side are the perfect spaces to impress your guests and give them a little glimpse into the Home of England Rugby. Any sports fan will remember this venue for years to come. Pitch-side BBQ's make for an ideal summer party with access to the prestigious Royal Box and England Changing Rooms. Pre-dinner drinks receptions are also perfectly suited to the Player's Tunnel and pitch-side, before heading to one of the larger rooms in the West Stand for a seated dinner. This space has a capacity of 500 people for a buffet and 800 for a reception.

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  • Event Venues in London - Noho Studios
    FitzroviaNoho Studios160 People

    Noho Studios is central London's newest blank canvas events and exhibition space, perfect for product launches, press events, dinners, photo shoots, art exhibitions, screenings, drinks receptions and presentations etc Only a two minute walk from Oxford Circus, Noho Studios offers a prime location ground level shop window frontage for product displays and branding with its own entrance directly into 2,000 sq ft of open plan event space with high ceilings, characterful white brick arches and white walls that can be tailored to suit any type of function or event.

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  • Event Venues in London - The Bloomsbury
    FitzroviaThe Bloomsbury 250 People

    Queen Mary Hall is a Grade II listed ballroom. It can provide your event with a regal, naturally-lit setting that has been carefully restored to its pre-war glory. You can choose the seating plan to suit your event.

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  • Event Venues in London - Smith's Bar & Grill
    PADDINGTONSmith's Bar & Grill0 People

    The Semi-Private Lounge area is most often used for networking events and after-work celebrations. We can also use the projector screen for product demonstrations, birthday or anniversary show reels or anything else you’d like to share with your party. The area can comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests for open area networking events or champagne and canape reception.

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  • Event Venues in London - Southbank Centre
    WaterlooSouthbank Centre220 People

    The Weston Roof Pavilion boasts exceptional views of the iconic London skyline, plenty of natural daylight and a private rooftop courtyard. This flexible space is suitable for meetings, workshops, receptions, networking and dinners.

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  • Event Venues in London - Japan House
    KensingtonJapan House170 People

    The Hall is located in the lower ground floor of Japan House. This space has been designed to high standards in order to be a multi purpose space for events. The black tiered seating is optional as it can be retracted and stored, enhancing this room's prefect white canvas features. This space is ideal for dinners, drinks reception and awards ceremonies.

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  • Event Venues in London - BMA House
    BloomsburyBMA House320 People

    The Great Hall is an imposing room at 28ft high and 115ft long. Located in the centre of BMA House on the first floor, it has views from a balcony over the main Courtyard. The room provides a versatile location in which to host cocktail parties, dinners & exhibitions and is licensed for wedding ceremonies.

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  • Event Venues in London - Peckham Springs
    Peckham Peckham Springs550 People

    This beautiful outdoor garden is a hidden gem right in the heart of South London. The generous space has a beautiful canopy structure complete with a clear roof to let the sunshine in - making it perfect for a wide range of daytime and evening events, from a summer party to weddings, drinks, product launches, markets or outdoor screenings. Being in the centre of the venue, this area is great when used in conjunction with other spaces and can be paired with Springs Bar, Springs Studio and the Sassoon Gallery.

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  • Event Venues in London - London Transport Museum
    Covent GardenLondon Transport Museum400 People

    As Covent Garden's original flower market, the Galleries at London Transport Museum provide a unique space for any event from breakfasts to award ceremonies to product launches to panel discussions. Guests are immersed in two floors of London's rich transport history including interactive exhibitions, early tube carriages and our ever-popular Elizabeth Line driving experience. Surround by our collection of iconic red buses, the space can host up to 150 guests for seated dinners and 400 for standing receptions. Choose one of our carefully selected caterers to create bespoke menus

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  • Event Venues in London - Old - Lumiere London Southwark

    Located in Southwark, only minutes from the Waterloo train station and the Southwark Tube station, the Gallery is a 2,000-square-feet venue that can host up to 60 people. The space is on the second floor and has two toilets and a retro kitchen. This is a great option to host corporate events and conferences.

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  • Event Venues in London - Town Hall Hotel
    Bethnal GreenTown Hall Hotel 220 People

    Bethnal Hall can be adapted to fit virtually any specifications you may have in mind for a beautifully executed event, such as a gala Christmas gathering, a fun birthday celebration, or a productive corporate event. The large space offers 190 square metres of space, plenty of room for up to 200 guests or delegates. The walls very discreetly recess into the ceiling to divide the room into four smaller areas. The original 1930s decor, gleaming wooden flooring, and warm lighting will make you and your guests feel comfortable and welcome.

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  • Event Venues in London - Century Club
    SohoCentury Club60 People

    The Piano Bar is one of the most opulent but inviting spaces in Century. This musical room is home to the largest bar in the club, a resident piano and private bathrooms. This space works brilliantly for informal meetings, birthday celebrations, acoustic performances, and quiz evenings to name but a few.

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  • Event Venues in London - Glaziers Hall
    London BridgeGlaziers Hall180 People

    Located on the River Thames and offering stunning views of the City, the River Room with its five floor to ceiling glazed arches is a beautiful setting for your dinner or reception. The River Room can accommodate up to 100 guests for a seated luncheon or dinner and up to 200 guests for a canapé reception. A very versatile and flexible space, the River Room is used for conferences, seminars, exhibitions, product launches, filming, photo shoots, AGM's, presentations, auctions, networking events, press conferences, receptions and dining. Fully colour adjustable lighting and all the AV you need

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  • Event Venues in London - Meraki London
    FitzroviaMeraki London60 People

    Nestled in the heart of Fitzrovia, Meraki offers the heart and warmth of the Mediterranean, with a wealth of experience in creating exquisite dining experiences for groups and events. The Lower Restaurant area is situated at the back of the main restaurant, separated by a partial wall and small set of stairs, leading down to a beautiful semi-private dining area for up to 60 people seated. The space features rustic brick walls, caramel leather chairs and a stunning feature wine cabinet.

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How many venues are in London?

There are 2,500 venues in London listed on Hire Space. That includes venues available to hire right across the capital, from Covent Garden to Shoreditch, the City of London to West London and everywhere else in between.

London venues come with a huge range of capacities, styles and functions. In short, if you’re looking to hire a venue, you’re undoubtedly in the right place when it comes to the UK’s capital. Which brings us onto…

Where can I host an event in London?

London is teeming with event venues fit for all occasions and purposes. Here are some venue types that you certainly won’t struggle to find here.

Conference venues in London

There’s no shortage of conference venues in London, from large conference venues to unusual conference venues that your delegates won’t forget in a hurry! The Business Design Centre in Islington is a great example of a larger venue, able to host up to 1,500 people in its Mezzanine. Or, if you’re after something a bit quirkier, you’ll love the Barbican Centre’s striking Conservatory.

Party venues in London

Whether you’re after somewhere for an engagement party or a birthday party, there are tons of party venues in Central London. The Vaults at RSA House is perfect for a sophisticated drinks reception with its atmospheric exposed brick arches. Or, if you’re hosting a big bash, Under the Bridge should be your go-to with its two big bars, large dance floor and cool plasma screens.

Christmas party venues in London

You’ll be spoilt for choice if you’re looking for a Christmas party venue in London. There are all sorts of venues that are perfect for treating your guests, from the historical One Birdcage Walk with its gorgeous Marble Hall, to the opulent rooms of The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Alternatively, if you want something a little more activity-focused, you’ll love The Curling Club – an apt après-ski-themed pop-up venue.

Wedding venues in London

Looking to get married in the big smoke? There’s a range of gorgeous spaces you can tie the knot in, from outdoor wedding venues like Century Club’s trendy Roof Terrace, to more traditional wedding venues such as the beautiful {10-11} Carlton House Terrace. This is a city where there really is a space to suit every bride and groom.

Private dining rooms in London

As one of the best dining capitals in the world, it’s no surprise that London has a wide variety of excellent private dining rooms to match. One of our favourites has to be in the unforgettable Searcys at the Gherkin – we’re talking contemporary cooking and panoramic views across London. We also love the Home Dressing Room at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The chance to dine in the home of cricket, overlooking the world-famous pitch, doesn’t come round every day!

Meeting rooms in London

Of course, London is also known as an international business hub and if you’re looking for a meeting room in the capital, you won’t be disappointed. 30 Euston Square has a host of modern meeting rooms in the centre of the city, ranging in capacity from six to 300. Meanwhile, if you’re after something more unusual, Bounce Holborn, the home of ping pong, is a great place to bounce ideas around.

Other venues in London

The event formats that we’ve mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg. London is also bursting with award ceremony venues, exhibition venues, product launch venues, team building venues and so much more. Whatever event you’re hosting, there’s guaranteed to be a space that fits your needs perfectly.

What are the most popular types of event venues in London?

No matter what kind of event you’re planning, the chances are you have a style of venue in mind for it. You might be after something traditional, modern or unusual. Here are some of the most popular types of event venues you’ll find in London.

Historic London venues

London was founded by the Romans in around 50 AD. So, although the event venues you’ll find here aren’t that old, there are tons of historic venues to choose from if you’re looking for that old-world character and charm.

The Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place is a great example. Built in 1884, this Grade I listed building makes the perfect backdrop to any event and is surrounded by history, sitting right on the bank of the Thames. Another example is The Brewery in East London. Situated on what was once the Whitbread brewery, this Grade II listed building is full of original features and has been entertaining guests since 1750!

Outdoor venues in London

When summer rolls around, outdoor venues are at the top of many an event planner’s wishlist. And although they’re in shorter supply in the capital, there are some fantastic spaces you’re guaranteed to fall in love with.

Rooftop bars feature heavily, with spaces such as Trafalgar St James’ The Deck in popular demand (no doubt made even more popular by its retractable canopy, ideal in case of wet weather!). You’ll also find some hidden gems in the form of garden venues. A couple of our favourites include the sweeping lawns of The Hurlingham Club and the grand Courtyard at BMA House.

Hall hire in London

London has no shortage of imposing halls, ideal for event types ranging from conferences to weddings. As one of London’s last remaining livery halls, Stationers’ Hall is a real treat with its stained glass windows and eye-catching flags (plus, its tranquil garden is ideal for a summer party!).

Another that deserves a mention is the vast Great Hall at Central Hall Westminster. Not only does it sport the largest domed ceiling in Europe, but it also seats a whopping 2,160 guests, making it ideal for any event from a rock concert to a conference or charity AGM.

Unique venues in London

If you’re after an unusual event venue that your attendees won’t forget in a hurry, you’ll have plenty of choice in the capital. Museums are popular and plentiful, with options ranging from the London Transport Museum to the Museum of London itself.

You’ll also find no shortage of cinemas, boats and warehouses. These all make fantastic event spaces, whether you’re hosting a conference or an awards ceremony alike!

Theatres in London

London is riddled with theatres – there are 76 West End and Off West End spaces, and that’s without counting all the fringe venues you’ll stumble across, many above pubs! The good news is that theatres can be used for far more than just performances. They also make excellent venues for conferences and presentations.

If you’re looking for a grand West End venue, you can’t get more showbiz than the Dominion Theatre, with its red plush seats and huge auditorium. Alternatively, if you want something that feels a bit more homegrown, you’ll love The Yard Theatre. Seating just 110, this converted warehouse is built from recycled and reclaimed materials and situated in trendy Hackney Wick.

Activity venues in London

Looking for somewhere for a team building day or company social? It can help to centre your event around an activity that helps to break the ice and make for a memorable day (or night) out. Luckily, there are all sorts of bars that offer fun activities in London.

TOCA Social is perfect for footie fans (as well as complete novices). We’re talking great food and drink with a unique football twist! Or for those who don’t get quite so excited about sport, Hijingo can’t disappoint. This multi-sensory bingo experience comes hand-in-hand with delicious Asian-inspired street food and an insanely good cocktail list!

How much does it cost to hire a venue for an event in London?

The exact cost you end up paying will vary greatly based on a number of factors. These include:

  1. The venue capacity
  2. Where in London the venue is located
  3. Whether there’s a minimum spend
  4. Whether you opt for dry hire or all-inclusive
  5. When you host your event (time, day of the week and season)

The way you’re charged will also vary from venue to venue. While some event venues will charge you a flat fee to hire their space, others will charge you per person.

Should I opt for a wet or dry hire venue in London?

Wet hire, also known as all-inclusive, is when a venue includes everything you need to run your event within the hire of the venue. On the other hand, dry hire is when you only hire the event space itself. Everything else, such as catering and AV equipment, will need to be arranged separately with your own suppliers.

Wet hire venues are great for organisers who don’t have an awful lot of time and resources to dedicate to putting on a slick and professional event. Although exactly what is included will vary from venue to venue, you’ll normally benefit from catering, branding and AV all provided for you, as well as an in-house event coordinator who can deal with all your logistical needs.

On the other hand, opting for a dry hire venue will usually mean you have to dedicate much more time and resources to planning your event. You’ll need to find suppliers, negotiate deals with them and handle the on-the-day logistics.

That said, dry hire venues often leave more scope for individuality. If you want to create an event that truly showcases your brand personality and that’s different from anything your attendees will have seen before, taking control of every element yourself through dry hire can be a great solution.

Often, dry hire venues are favoured by event organisers who have a limited budget to play with, as these venues usually charge less. However, bear in mind that contracting your own suppliers can quickly add up, so it won’t necessarily mean your event is cheaper overall. A wet hire venue will lay out all your costs upfront, so you’ll know exactly how much you’re set to spend from the beginning, without the risk of nasty surprises.

Read our blog about wet hire vs dry hire to learn more.

What to consider when hiring a London venue

When you’re hiring a London venue, it can be easy to get carried away by a venue’s style, panoramic views or history. Before you start your search, here are some things that it’s important to consider.

1. Do you want to go hybrid?

A hybrid event is an event that has both in-person and virtual attendees. Your in-person attendees will attend your physical event venue in-person. Meanwhile, your content will also be broadcast to attendees who are accessing the event remotely, usually from home.

Hybrid events come with a whole host of benefits, including increasing capacity, improving accessibility and reducing travel (therefore reducing an event’s carbon footprint).

If you want to make your event accessible to remote attendees, you’ll need a hybrid event venue that can easily facilitate this. It should have a strong internet connection, ideally with a minimum of 20 megabits per second (Mbps) for download and upload. You’ll also need to ensure it has good lighting and acoustics. And you’ll need to make sure the necessary technology and equipment is available.

While you can source hybrid event technology and equipment yourself, some venues will have everything you need available in-house, which could save you time and money.

2. What facilities are there?

Remember to check what facilities an event venue has. If you’re opting for a dry hire venue, especially one that isn’t typically used as an event venue, it may be lacking some facilities that you’ll need to arrange yourself. For example, if there are no toilets available (or too few toilets for the number of guests you’re expecting), you may need to hire portaloos.

As well as checking the venue’s facilities (professional kitchen, cloakroom, toilets, accessible entrances etc.) it’s also important to check the infrastructure surrounding the venue. For instance, consider transport links and whether the area would be able to handle the number of attendees you’re expecting to show up all at once.

If it looks like there could be a bottleneck, you may want to consider staggering start-times. This is especially the case at the moment, during the Coronavirus pandemic – read our Safer Events white paper for more measures that can help prevent the spread of Covid-19 at events.

3. What’s included?

Always ask a venue for a list of exactly what’s included with your venue hire. As a general rule, wet hire venues will include most of what you need while dry hire venues will need you to work with your own suppliers, but there are some grey areas.

Wet hire venues will often have exceptions. For example, they might be happy to provide catering but they may require you to provide your own branding materials. Similarly, dry hire venues may come with a few things included, like furniture.

It’s important to check what’s included before agreeing to hire a venue, so that you know exactly what you’re paying for.

4. What suppliers do you need?

Once you know what’s included in the venue hire, you can start collating a list of all the suppliers you’ll need to contract in order to help you make your event a success.

Some venues will have a preferred list of suppliers or will simply be able to recommend ones they’ve worked with before. Working with a supplier who knows your venue well can be hugely beneficial.

However, don’t rule out suppliers that aren’t on your venue’s list. There’s a huge range of creative and individual suppliers that can help to ensure your event is memorable, from the catering to the event technology, production, theming and more.

It’s also worth noting that suppliers can provide much more for your event than you might think. Instead of just ticking the boxes, consider ways that suppliers can really add to your attendees’ experience. For instance, you could commission suppliers to create brand new, exciting event experiences or experiential workshops for your guests.

A great example is Sixth Sense, a supplier that creates hands-on taste experiences for attendees, such as dip-your-own ice lolly labs and dragon breath popcorn stations (freshly popped popcorn that lets you breathe plumes of liquid nitrogen vapour from your nose and mouth!).

How to find a London venue to host an event

Ready to start your event venue search? Just follow these simple steps to find the perfect London venue for your needs.

  1. Collate your event details. Collate all the information about your event, including your target audience, event type, date, budget and extras. Ask yourself what’s vital and what’s simply a ‘nice to have.’ This will help to guide your search.

  2. Highlight the best area for your event. London is a big city, so you’ll need to be a bit more specific in terms of where you want to host your event. Are you looking for a venue in busy Central London, leafy North London or trendy East London? Consider your target audience, where they’re located and transport links.

  3. Start looking on Hire Space. Now you know what you’re after, you can use Hire Space to find your ideal venue. Just use our handy search feature and filters to find an event venue that matches your requirements exactly.

For more tips on finding a London venue, read our complete guide to venue finding. Or, if you need an extra hand, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our venue experts. They’ll be happy to recommend some venues that fit exactly what you’re looking for.

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The UK's capital city is home to a huge array of events venues to hire, from the unique to the unusual, the lavish to the luxurious. Whatever your occasion, whatever your budget, your event will find a home for itself somewhere in one of our event spaces in London. Like what you see? Click through to a venue's profile to make a direct enquiry through to that venue's in-house team. Or, if you require some expert advice for your event, use the button below to get in tuoch with one of our Venue Experst for some personalised venue suggestions. Finding your dream event venue has never been easier.

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