Unusual Event Venues in London

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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 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.


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.

The View Holborn

Small and intimate celebrations and weddings are making a comeback, and our stunning Library are available for private hire. Our Library is licensed for ceremonies and offers a beautiful setting for your reception.

RSA House West End

The Tavern Room can host up to 48 seated on a boardroom styled table, or 40 guests on round tables. It is also a suitable room for standing fork buffets and pre-dining drink receptions.


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.


Ground Control is our events space based within Runway East London Bridge. The versatile room is suitable for a range of events, from networking evenings to panel discussions and product launches.


The world’s oldest sporting museum, housing an unrivalled collection of cricketing art and memorabilia, is an entertaining and distinctly unusual venue for a drinks reception. It is often used in conjunction with the Long Room as a location for pre-dinner drinks, and can also form an added attraction for the guests of other events held within the Ground. Filled with over 30,000 exhibits, the Museum is a treasure house that intrigues cricket fans and agnostics alike.


Located on the second floor the Handley Page Room offers plenty of natural light and Edwardian elegance for private dining for intimate events. For those wanting a seperate area for a drinks reception the Handley Page Room with the additional use of the Sopwith Room provides the perfect combination.


Alexandra Palace's largest hall is elaborately decorated in Victorian elegance, providing a unique setting for large-scale events and exhibitions. The Great Hall offers 25 metre high ceilings, 6426m2 of pillar free space with natural daylight through the large rose window, and has the option of being carpeted. The space can easily be combined with the West Hall making this one of the most impressive, versatile indoor spaces available. Perfect for your big Awards Ceremony, Gala Dinner, Conference, Exhibition, Concert or any large scale corporate event!

Anomalous Space Angel, Islington

Anomalous Space (A_SPACE) is the perfect alternative to your standard business venue. Located within a charming Georgian townhouse in Islington London, our unique and homely space has step free accessibility, off street loading, super fast wifi and is powered by green energy. Featuring an open plan space with studio, lounge, library and kitchenette areas it is ideal for large workshops, meetings and presentations. We have a range of facilities and audio visual equipment to aid creativity, brainstorming, focus groups and collaborative team building activities.


The Games Room on the lower ground floor of the Townhouse is ideal for board meetings, team building days and private dining. It benefits from a small courtyard for those in need of "fresh air".

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


London is one of the greatest business hubs in Europe. But as hard as Londoners work, everyone needs a day out of the office every now and again.

What better way to keep your team refreshed and motivated than a day packed with team bonding activities? To help you out, we've listed the best indoor team building venues in London - guaranteed to keep your corporate away day running smoothly whatever the weather.

So, whether you're stuck for ideas or you just want a space inside to work through some exercises and games, these brilliant away day venues have got you covered.

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