Gala Dinner Venues in London

Whether you want a modern blank canvas backdrop or a spectacular historical venue, these gala dinner venues in London are guaranteed to impress.

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indigo at The O2 North Greenwich

After entering The O2's main entrance and walking right along the Entertainment Avenue, visitors will encounter indigo at The O2. The O2's smaller, entertainment venue which is no less modern, glamorous or high tech than it's older sister. This multi-functional venue is perfect for any live ticketed music gig, comedy, TV recording or private corporate event. These range from large awards dinners, conferences and parties to graduations, conferences and product launches.


The Museum of London Docklands has six stimulating and informative galleries which can be hired together for larger events and receptions. All featuring as part of the museum tour, the galleries are The Thames Highway Gallery, London Sugar and Slavery, Docklands at War, Trade Expansion Gallery, Sailortown, City and River Gallery. These can be hired in isolation or in conjunction with each other and other event spaces.


Our striking art deco auditorium can seat up to 720 guests for your award ceremony or gala dinner. Our beautiful foyer and circle bars are available to host sophisticated drinks receptions or legendary after dinner parties. With our removable flat floor in place we can build a stage and/or dance floor to fit any size and specification to impress your guests with fabulous entertainment and DJ's. Our list of preferred caterers are on hand to help with the menu choices, or you are welcome to bring your own catering.

The Brewery City of London

As one of the oldest and most spacious venues in London, the Porter Tun is a stunning space perfect for large events such as conferences, awards evenings, exhibitions and fashion shows. Features include an exposed King Post timber roof giving a span of 60ft above a 778 square metre antique wooden floor, along with a large raised balcony ideal for a presentation platform or reception area. It is equipped with state of the art sound system, Wifi, and fully integrated LED lighting system. This space is fully air controlled and has natural daylight. The Malt Room can be booked as a green room.


The Whitehall Suite in One Whitehall Place is a grade 1 listed room and can hold receptions for up to 220 guests and dinners for up to 170. We provide in house catering, but the floor can also be hired for the use of external caterers too with its own kitchen. The Whitehall Suite is perfect for networking events, cocktail and canape receptions, dinners, Christmas parties and corporate events. Exclusive use of the floor is available, with its own cloakroom and toilet facilities.

BMA House Bloomsbury

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.


Landing Forty Two is London’s highest dedicated event space. Popularly known as “The Cheesegrater”, the Building’s 42nd floor offers panoramic views of the Thames and the City skyline. The venue offers over 5,000 sq. ft of flexible space, catering for networking receptions and private events for up to 300 guests and up to 220 for seated lunches and dinners. Located high the venue offers spectacular views of the river and many of London's major landmarks from its triple aspect floor-to-ceiling windows.


The Bloomsbury Ballroom is London's opulent Art Deco event space. Located on the stunning Bloomsbury Square, the venue is in the Georgian inspired Victoria House. With 10,500 square foot of events space, we offer a complete serviced venue and with 3 beautifully restored areas. We can accommodate up to 570 standing, 270 for dinner or 500 for conferences. With full air conditioning, Wifi, parking, disabled access, sound and lighting system, event management service, exclusive hire periods we can meet all of your requirements.

Cutty Sark Greenwich

The most exclusive and memorable private dining space in London. Ideal for an intimate group of 12 people. Cutty Sark would be exclusive for you and your guests to explore. Reception drinks can be served on the stunning Weather Deck with views of the Thames before you move into the elegant mahogany lined original Masters Saloon for the pinnacle in private dining experiences. Dine where the original ship's Captain dined, live like he lived and celebrate the ship's unique history. Why not enhance the evening with music, telescope viewings and character actor performances?


Stationers’ Hall is a unique and unusual events venue in the heart of the City of London. It is perfect for seated lunches or dinners and offers an exclusive corporate event space. Perfect for gala dinners, Christmas parties and private dining. Stationers' Hall is traditional at heart and offers exquisite food. It is a charming backdrop for any special occasion. The Hall also has a beautiful secluded garden, perfect for pre-lunch or dinner drinks in the warmer months. Stationers' Hall is available for hire 7 days a week on an "exclusive use" basis.


Exhibition London (created by Venue Lab) is a multi-purpose event space ideal for parties, awards dinners, exhibitions, weddings and live music events. 2021 CHRISTMAS PARTIES! Our Christmas party package includes: * Exclusive hire of the full venue for lunch or dinner * 1 hour sparkling wine * Unlimited beers, wines and soft drinks * Delicious Christmas menus * Spectacular production package of sound, LED moving light rig, DJ & dance floor * Stylish lighting design & Christmas theming * Operational staffing and security Production & catering upgrades available Minimum 350 guests


The ground floor Nobel Suite is an impressive space which can be utilised for a luscious lunch, gala dinner, award ceremony, birthday party, dinner dance or banqueting event. It boasts a high ceiling and partition walls which can be arranged in a variety of ways. The Pullman can create delicious bespoke menus in their award winning Golden Arrow restaurant and can offer 70 wines, 200 whiskeys, 20 JING tea varieties and many other options.

Gala Dinner Venues FAQs


What are the best Gala Dinner options in London

The top venues for gala dinners in London include The National Gallery, 8 Northumberland Avenue, The Museum of London and The Science Museum.


How much does it cost to host a gala dinner in London?

This will vary on time of year, day of the week and the venue you choose. The average price for a gala dinner, including a 3-course dinner, wine and hire of the venue is around £80pp.


Is staging an AV included in gala dinner packages?

Some venues will include some AV and staging, however, a lot of gala dinners will require further production. If you need additional, most venues will allow you to bring in a provider, or work with one in-house.


Do venues offer a discounted rate for charities for fundraising dinners?

The presence and amount of charity discount will vary venue-to-venue, however, many venues do offer this, so do always enquire about it when getting an initial quote from a venue.

About Gala Dinner Venues


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