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  • Gallaries Venues in London - Top Office Machines
    ShoreditchTop Office Machines120 People

    A double width retail space facing onto a busy highstreet, very close to trendy Brick Lane / Boxpark / Tea Building / Rich Mix / Shoreditch High Street Overground, plus Columbia Road Market and Brick Lane Market ensure the area is heaving on the weekends.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - Noho Studios
    FitzroviaNoho Studios160 People

    The West End's most versatile pop up gallery space - perfect for exhibitions and performances. Only a two minute walk from Oxford Circus, Noho Studios offers a prime location ground level shop window space with its own entrance directly into 2,000 sq ft of open plan gallery space with high ceilings, characterful white brick arches and white walls that provide the perfect pop up art gallery or exhibition space. Located around all the galleries in Fitzrovia and only a stones throw from Soho, the location, style and layout of Noho Studios makes this gallery space hard to beat.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - Bankside Gallery
    SouthwarkBankside Gallery200 People

    We have no tied caterers or corkage fees so you are welcome to bring in your own suppliers or caterers. We are the perfect space for drinks and canapes receptions, but if you wish to host a seated meal the Gallery's floor allows around 60 people seated or 200 standing. Ideal for wine tastings, private/corporate drinks receptions, events, charity evenings, book launches and more. Car park close & free parking near Gallery after 6.30pm.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - October Gallery
    BloomsburyOctober Gallery70 People

    Located on the second floor, this large naturally lit room has wooden flooring, excellent acoustics, a Bechstein Grand Piano and projection / sound facilities. This space is great for lectures, workshops, viewings, film screenings, dramatic performances or rehearsals and small functions. Please note, prices listed are for an occupancy of between 1 and 20 people. Additional guests will incur a small charge, which must be purchased additionally.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - Hoxton Arches
    HoxtonHoxton Arches250 People

    Hoxton Arches, is based in a lovingly converted railways arch, metres away from Hoxton Overground Station. This high spec alternative events space is perfect for receptions, birthdays and even weddings. Its also an ideal location for short term gallery hire. With 2,000 square feet of hanging space, with most walls measuring over 10 feet in height. Bookings made more than 3 months in advance will be more expensive. There will be large discounts if booked last minute

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - Noho Showrooms
    FitzroviaNoho Showrooms80 People

    Located three minutes from Oxford Circus, the Noho Showrooms provide a shop front window gallery space located on one of Fitzrovia's premier streets. Noho Showrooms provides the perfect blank canvas space for pop-ups such as pop-up restaurants, brand and fashion launches and art exhibitions.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - Gallery Different
    FitzroviaGallery Different200 People

    Gallery Different provides an excellent events space. We have ground and lower floor gallery spaces of 1200 and 800 square feet respectively. We are a commercial gallery with a schedule of shows, but are available to hire for receptions, parties, launches, press days and more.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - 41 Portland Place
    Marylebone41 Portland Place50 People

    The Exhibition Area is perfectly suited for all types of pop-ups, whether you're running a restaurant, a designer boutique, or showcasing works of art. One of the functions of this room is to serve as a catering space, so it adapts very successfully to food service pop-ups or refreshment bars. A Central London blank canvas space, with white walls, high ceilings, in built picture hanging lines and ample lighting makes it an ideal space for displaying items; showcasing Art and new product launches or press takeovers.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - October Gallery
    BloomsburyOctober Gallery120 People

    Located on the ground floor of an elegant 3 storey Victorian building, the Gallery and Courtyard space is ideal for book launches, product launches, presentations, dinners, banquets or cultural events. Arranged across 2 rooms, the Gallery can accommodate up to 120 persons. Both rooms have access to the courtyard, which boasts an array of fragrant and tropical flowering plants. Guest Hours: 6.30pm – 10.30pm, Monday – Saturday. SPACE HIRE: from £710.00

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - Gallery Different
    FitzroviaGallery Different200 People

    Gallery Different provides an excellent events space. We have ground and lower floor gallery spaces of 1200 and 800 square feet respectively. We are a commercial gallery with a schedule of shows, but are available to hire for receptions, parties, launches, press days and more.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - Roundhouse
    CamdenRoundhouse 1800 People

    One of the most architecturally astounding and unique spaces in London, the Main Space is the beating heart of the Roundhouse and is the perfect setting for all events. An impressive blank canvas, the iconic Main Space includes a lighting rig, sound system, staging and endless branding opportunities to put your stamp on it and make it a business meeting or conference to remember. The Main Space is great for conferences, seating up to 1503 in theatre style across the whole space. The Balcony is ideal for networking with plenty of space for exhibitor stands too.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - Studio Spaces
    WappingStudio Spaces1000 People

    Studio Spaces is a vast and spectacular warehouse event space which is spread over 8000sqft and located in the vibrant St Katherine's Dock area of East London. With its industrial charm and elegant interior finishes this unique venue hosts a diverse range of event productions; from brand experiences, stylish conferences and tech summits. Studio Spaces is rapidly becoming a favourite location amongst producers of conferences and seminars who are looking for something a little more up to date than the standard hotel offerings.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - Asia House
    WestminsterAsia House30 People

    The Studio is perfect for a catering or breakout room as it has a joining door with The Library. The room can also be used as a totally separate space for meetings and conferences. Available equipment to hire includes projector, screen, TV, conference phone and more. The Studio also works really well as a green room to brief speakers before a conference in the Library.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - Espacio Gallery
    ShoreditchEspacio Gallery120 People

    Just 100m from the top of Brick Lane, Espacio Gallery is one of East London's newest and largest galleries, comprising a street-level gallery complemented by a larger space on the lower ground floor. Espacio Gallery welcomes hire by external artists on a weekly basis and is available for corporate events (not exhibition space) on hourly basis. The gallery provides a unique atmosphere for drinks receptions and special events. Unfortunately we cannot hire the gallery for exhibitions on a daily basis. The minimum period of time hire for exhibitions is 1 week.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - The National Gallery
    Trafalgar SquareThe National Gallery300 People

    The Trafalgar Room at the National Gallery offers a bright and spacious solution for all event needs from conferences, meeting and product launces to receptions and dining from 10-300 guests. With an abundance of natural daylight and stunning views across Trafalgar Square this versatile event space provides a flexible and creative area for both live and hybrid events. Positioned within easy reach of our stunning collection, a truly inspiring setting for your guests.

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  • Gallaries Venues in London - Fitzroy Square House
    FitzroviaFitzroy Square House200 People

    This 1st floor space in a beautiful Georgian townhouse designed by Robert Adams is the perfect location for smart events. The centrally located building offers two spacious and versatile rooms with large Georgian sash windows over looking Fitzroy square. There are a range of possibilities for this space, from dinners to pop up events. Please note: We do not accept bookings for any type of art exhibitions.

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How many galleries are there in London?

London is bursting with cultural institutions, and art is one of the city's most vibrant creative scenes. In fact, there are thought to be around 1,500 permanent exhibition venues here, ranging from the world-famous Tate Modern to smaller independent galleries!

That means that if you're planning an event and are looking for an art gallery to hire, you're in luck. It won't be hard to find one that's perfect for your needs.

Why hire a gallery space?

It goes without saying that art galleries in London provide the perfect space for art exhibitions, private views, and music launches. But you may not realise that galleries are also fantastic venues for all sorts of occasions, from client events to private parties. Here are some of the main benefits of hiring a gallery to host your event in.

  • Atmosphere. Art galleries usually have good lighting and sound systems, so they make it easy to create a unique and atmospheric setting for your event.
  • Can be adapted to suit any need. Gallery venues are very flexible spaces that can be used for a variety of events.
  • Experienced. Galleries are used to holding art exhibitions. This means they're experienced hosts that will be able to provide you with the facilities and support to make sure your event runs smoothly.
  • Location. London has excellent transport links, so a London art gallery will be easy to get to with plenty of transport options nearby.
  • Price. Galleries can be hired for a very reasonable price, making them a great option for those on a budget.

What events can you hire a gallery for?

For artists, hiring an art gallery in London is a great way to showcase work to the public. But galleries are similarly well-suited to a private or corporate event. Here are some event types that London art galleries work especially well for.

Networking events

Art galleries make excellent networking venues. They're naturally laid out in a way that allows guests to move around and chat freely, and this relaxed atmosphere is perfect for breaking the ice. In fact, because galleries are often associated with art and culture, they provide a particularly fitting backdrop for a creative networking event. If you're looking for a laid-back and intimate networking venue, you'll love Gallery Different near Goodge Street tube station, with its warm wooden floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. On the other hand, if you're looking for somewhere more formal, you can hire a space in the iconic National Gallery itself! Surrounded by world-famous works of art and grand décor, your guests certainly won't be short of things to talk about.

Product launches

Galleries provide an interesting and unique setting for product launches, especially when it comes to companies that want to be associated with art and culture. Galleries have a lot of experience changing their configuration and look to suit different exhibitions. This makes them a fantastic space for creative events like product launches where you really want to make your mark and ensure you create a memorable experience for your guests. The Bankside Gallery just a stone's throw from the South Bank is a great option for product launches, as it's a well-located venue with a clean white aesthetic that can be easily adapted to suit any need.

Parties

Galleries provide the perfect backdrop for a stylish and elegant party as they're usually packed with atmosphere. They might be spacious with high ceilings, or you might find them underground with a raw industrial feel. This makes them ideal for all kinds of celebrations, from private parties to work Christmas parties. If you're looking for something a little different, then the Hoxton Arches in trendy Hackney is definitely worth considering. Based in a beautifully converted railway arch with a striking arched ceiling made of exposed brick, this venue is simply made for hosting unique and memorable parties.

Conferences

Galleries can also make ideal conference venues. They're usually well-lit, have a sound system that's capable of handling large numbers of people and often have multiple rooms allowing people to network between sessions. The famous National Portrait Gallery is one of our favourites for corporate events like this. It has a range of atmospheric rooms that provide plenty of breakout space for delegates to mingle and network surrounded by renowned works of art, as well as a well-equipped lecture theatre perfect for your main stage.

Trade shows

Galleries are designed to accommodate a flow of guests who want to travel through the space to experience all the art being exhibited. This makes them well-suited for use as trade show and exhibition venues, where you also want your guests to be able to mill around and approach all the stands on offer. When it comes to trade shows, we love The Gallery at Old Billingsgate. Bright and airy with high glass-panelled ceilings, it has all the exhibition space you need to let your delegates mingle and explore the stands to their hearts' content!

Team building days

Looking for a team building venue? Galleries provide a relaxed but stimulating environment that encourages creativity and collaboration. Plus, there's always the added bonus of being able to explore some top-notch art at the same time! If you're looking for the perfect venue for your team building day, then we recommend the Gallery, Courtyard & Kitchen at October Gallery. Carry out team building games and activities in the gallery space before bonding over a sit-down meal in the kitchen and catching some rays outside in the spacious courtyard.

Private dining

Private dining in a gallery is a truly unique experience. Many art galleries have rooms that can be hired for grand private dinners, lunches and other functions – what better way to impress your guests? The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery both boast several stunning function spaces that make for an atmospheric dining experience. And they're right in central London too, with the National Gallery dominating the iconic Trafalgar Square!

How much does hiring a gallery cost?

You can expect to pay anywhere from around £500 to £5,000 for a day's hire. That said, the exact cost of hiring an art gallery in London will depend on a number of factors, including the size of the space, the location and how long you plan to hire the space for. Gallery venues will usually also be cheaper if they're hired during off-peak times, for instance in the evening, so that the public can still access the gallery to view works of art during the daytime. To get a clearer idea of how much you could expect to pay, have a browse of our top galleries available to hire in London above. Or, to get an accurate quote for your event, just get in touch with the gallery venues you're interested in via their venue profiles on Hire Space.

What to consider when hiring a gallery in London

When you're looking for a gallery to hire in London, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Location is key

It's important that your guests can easily travel to and from your event. Galleries are often located in areas that are easy to get to with good transport links. However, when you're picking the ideal location for your event, make sure that you bear in mind where your guests will be coming from. If they're travelling from outside London, an art gallery near a mainline train station like Kings Cross could be a good choice. As far as venues near Kings Cross are concerned, we love The Gallery - Tileyard London with its high-spec AV facilities, breakout spaces and licensed bar.

Similarly, if you know that most of your guests are based in West London, there's nothing to stop you from hosting your event closer to their neck of the woods. If you're looking for a cheap gallery to hire in West London, we bet you'll like the bright and contemporary Millennium Art Gallery. Prices start at just £20 per hour, which is excellent value for a venue near West Kensington tube station!

Size matters

Galleries come in all shapes and sizes, from small and quirky spaces to large warehouses. You can even hire lavish rooms in world-renowned institutions such as the National Gallery – hiring one of the opulent rooms here, like the Central Hall, will be ideal for corporate events where you're looking to impress.

Ultimately, it's important that you choose a space that is big enough to accommodate your event but not so big that it feels empty. Many galleries will give you the choice between hiring the whole venue for exclusive use or hiring just a room or two, so this will also give you some extra flexibility when it comes to adapting your event space to suit the number of guests attending. Once you have an idea of what capacity you're looking for, we recommend that you visit any venues you're considering. That way, you can get a feel for its size and atmosphere before you commit to hiring it.

Flexibility is key

Most galleries are very flexible when it comes to their configuration, which means that they can be adapted to suit your event. Galleries are largely designed for your guests to move around the space, so they'll often need very little adapting if you're looking to host a drinks reception or networking event.

However, if you're hosting a conference, you might like theatre-style seating and a stage. Many galleries will be able to provide you with these elements, but it's worth checking before you commit to hiring a space, so that you can be sure it will be able to accommodate your event.

Similarly, ask your venue what opportunities there are to include your branding throughout the space. Galleries are usually very accommodating when it comes to this, but it's worth getting the full picture of what your event could look like before you sign any contracts.

Prices and what's included

Galleries available to hire in London can be very reasonably priced, especially if you're booking early or hiring during off-peak times. However, prices will still vary depending on the size of the space, its location and sometimes even the time of year. It's important to get a few quotes so that you can compare prices and find the best deal for your event.

The price of hiring a gallery will usually include the use of the space itself, as well as basic furniture such as chairs and tables. However, it's always worth checking what's included in the price so that you can budget for any additional costs. For example, if you're hiring an art gallery for a conference, you might need to pay for AV equipment if the gallery doesn't have any in-house. That brings us onto…

Suppliers

Some galleries are available to hire on an all-inclusive basis, but many will operate on dry hire, meaning that the gallery will only include the space itself in the hire cost and not other elements like catering or branding. If this is the case, you'll be responsible for sourcing suppliers yourself. Often, your gallery will be able to give you a list of suppliers who’ve worked at the venue before, so it’s worth asking about this when you’re enquiring about hiring the space. This can be helpful if you're not sure where to start when it comes to choosing things like caterers or entertainment.

However, don't be afraid to think outside of the box if you're looking for suppliers that can make your event truly bespoke. There’s a whole host of experiential suppliers that specialise in creating unusual and memorable event experiences for your guests. These cover all sorts of weird and wonderful activities, ranging from scavenger hunts to mix-your-own cocktail bars and experiential workshops. For instance, we love Sixth Sense Catering, which will wow your guests with one-of-a-kind food experiences like neon candy floss and dragon's breath popcorn!

Style

Galleries come in all sorts of styles, from traditional to modern. Make sure you choose a space that reflects the style of your event.

For example, if you're hosting a formal corporate event, a traditional gallery that feels luxurious and exclusive could be just the vibe you're looking for. On the other hand, if you're hosting a more creative event, such as an art exhibition or a launch party, then a more modern or quirky space might be preferable.

If you're looking for a traditional gallery, we'd recommend starting in central London with big institutions like the National Gallery or the National Portrait Gallery. But if you're looking for something a little bit more unusual, you might find you have more luck searching a little further afield, such as East London. Remember that the experience of your event begins with your guests' journey to the venue, so the feeling of the location you choose should have almost as much sway as the venue itself!

How to find the perfect gallery for your event

Ready to find the right gallery in London to host the event you're dreaming of? It's actually really easy. Here's what you'll need to do.

1. Collate your event details

First, draw up all the details about your event, including the type of event you're hosting, what kind of space you need and how many attendees you'd like to accommodate. Put these in order of priority to give you a good idea of what is simply nice to have and what is absolutely non-negotiable.

2. Pinpoint some locations

Next, do some research and settle on two or three areas within London that you think would be well-suited to hosting your event. Remember to focus on where your guests will be coming from, the transport links and whether the area has the vibe you're looking for.

3. Find your ideal gallery

Now that you've narrowed down your criteria, you can find a venue that fits. You can browse the venues we’ve listed above, or use our search function to find a great venue for your needs. Just use the filters to narrow down the options by location, budget and more.

With all of these things in mind, you'll be sure to find the perfect gallery for you. If you want more information on locating the ideal venue in London, read our complete guide to venue finding. Or, if you want assistance finding the best gallery for your event, feel free to get in touch and we'll be happy to help. Happy venue hunting!

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The UK's thriving creative scene centres around London and its many art galleries and exhibition venues. Strong communities exist in Shoreditch, Peckham and Soho, but professional and amateur art is on display throughout the city. What's more, a gallery for hire in London can make the perfect backdrop for any event. Click through to a gallery's profile to receive a quick quote. Or, if you need some more options, use the "Ask a Venue Expert" feature. You'll receive tailored venue suggestions to suit your brief, and all for free.

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