Unusual Event Venues in London

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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.

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.

Cutty Sark Greenwich

Located in the celebrated heart of the UNESCO Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site Cutty Sark is the ideal location for memorable corporate events and entertaining, offering the only event space under the hull of a ship in the world. With 4 distinct event spaces the ship can be used for any style of corporate hospitality. Ideal for seasonal parties, product launches, private dining, conferences with a WOW and press releases. This iconic British Institution offers commanding views over the mighty river Thames and an evening beneath her gleaming hull is truly one of a kind.


The main event space in the National Maritime Museum is the 'Great Map'. Set at mezzanine level and spanned by a glass roof, this event space is flooded with natural daylight and is ideal for corporate receptions, award ceremonies and networking. Whether you're looking for a seated gala dinner or a more relaxed standing bowl food affair, this epic space can accommodate up to 580 seated or 1000 standing. With some of the museum's most treasured items on display within the event space, or the option for guests to explore our engaging galleries, this is one event your guests won't forget.

RSA House West End

The Benjamin Franklin Room is a gorgeous, traditional Georgian styled room enhanced with modern touches- including a one-of-a-kind Chandelier. The neutral colors provide every couple with creative freedom, as it looks amazing with any color scheme! this room is ideal for wedding ceremonies of up to 150 guests or wedding breakfasts up to 110.


The private dining rooms situated on level 38 of the iconic Gherkin building offer unforgettable views of the London skyline. Designed with flexibility in mind, whole floor bookings allow for large gatherings of up to 130 guests. Events at The Gherkin are lavishly catered for with bespoke breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that bring to life Searcys' passion for British produce and seasonality. Here, private dining is both refined and secluded, offering a privileged perspective to impress your guests.


Located on the second floor the Sopwith Room has great natural light through bow windows. Ideal for a range of corporate events such as meetings, small conferences and presentations.


Running the whole length of the Pavilion, the Roof Terrace is a beautiful and airy space with a long balcony and remarkable views of the Ground. Used by MCC Members on match days as a place to enjoy the cricket over a drink in the sun, it makes a dazzling and spacious North London venue for a summer drinks party or reception.

Anomalous Space Angel, Islington

A_SPACE is the perfect film and photography location. Located within a charming Georgian townhouse in Islington, our unique and homely space has step-free access, off-street loading and superfast broadband. Featuring a 1000 sqft environment with a studio, lounge, library, kitchenette and make-up areas, it offers various backdrops ideal for filming, photo shoots and livestreams. Colourama, LED backwash lights and projection also available. If more space is needed for talent, team and/or equipment, combined hire with our second room B_SPACE is available. Hire times are flexible. Inquire now!


The Zetter Townhouse is available to hire exclusively. For a wedding celebration to remember, you and your guests can have the run of the place, your own staff and the keys to the front door! With a choice of event spaces, catering for all sizes of wedding, beautiful bedrooms to accommodate your guests and bespoke food and drink menus to spoil them with, the Townhouse is one of London's most unique boutique wedding venues.


The contemporary museum Courtyard is a highly adaptable outdoor event space that comes with the added benefit of a thematic living plant wall and the opportunity to include a private curator-led museum tour. Besides, your guests have the opportunity to board the Mail Rail train and take an immersive journey through the secretive tunnels beneath the streets of London.


The Prince Consort Rooms is accessed through its own courtyard. It is flexible and adaptable to different seating layouts. Our in-house catering team will work with you on tailoring the menu to suit every guest's dietary requirements.

Unusual Event Venues FAQs


What are some of the best unique venues in London?

If youare looking for a unique venue, then you should try Bounce, The Ivory Vaults, Postal Museum, SAMA Bankside or Six Storeys on Soho for your next event.


What are the best unique venues to have a conference in?

If you want to hold a conference somewhere different then London Transport Museum, The Brewery, Lumiere London and Bounce are all excellent options.


What are the best unique venues in London for a Christmas party?

For an unusual christmas part options the London Filmed Museum, ZSL London Zoo, Swingers City and The Design Museum are fantastic choices.


What is a blank canvas venue?

A blank canvas venue is one with a plainly designed space which can be branded and designed to the requirments of the event it is hosting. Quite often holding events at a blank canvas venue means lower spend on venue hire, but higher production costs


What are the best unique blank canvas venues in London?

If you want a blank space which you can design yourself then Noho Studios, Tobacco Dock, The Steel Yard and The Pickle Factory are must see venues.

About Unusual Event Venues


On the hunt for an unusual event venue for hire? Our Venue Expert team has trodden many a city pavement, tracking down a multitude of secret spaces to create the largest venue resource in town. People are increasingly looking for a venue with the 'wow-factor' and we understand the need to impress whether for corporate events and conferences or an exclusive party. London is full of amazing iconic buildings that are available for private hire, from historic palaces steeped in history, to sporting venues, arenas, galleries and museums...the list goes on.


We've chosen a few of the best from the huge selection from across the city to guide your search. If you like the look of one (or more), just enquire directly through Hire Space. If you need more guidance, our Venue Experts can help too, they'll take your brief and handpick venues that perfectly suit your requirements, with best prices negotiated, and all for free. Pulling off a unique, memorable event has never been easier, so get in touch to kick off your search today.

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