7th March 2018

"Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable."

George Bernard Shaw's quote contains plenty of wisdom but we really feel it should read "without art AND canapes." After all, everyone knows that nothing goes with Picasso like mini quiches or pigs in blankets. Throw in a glass of wine and you have the ideal setting for your next function, product launch or party. Hire Space brings you five London art galleries for your next event!

Stour Space

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Located opposite the main Olympic Stadium on the River Lea, Stour Space is a popular public exhibition and meeting space but it's not just because of the wonderful views on offer.

Finding a venue flexible enough to cater to the specific requirements of your event is usually the number one concern of our clients but with Stour Space, you needn't worry at all. This space can be easily transformed to host a range of events, from corporate conferences and entertainment to wedding receptions and private screenings. The cafe along the river terrace can also be hired, providing a fantastic culinary option for film shoots and exclusive events.

Gallery Different

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Gallery Different is based in the heart of Fitzrovia and is a contemporary fine art gallery exhibiting painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography and mixed media from British and International artists. With 2,000 square feet of exhibition space it's a great venue for a launch event, private party or corporate reception.

The venue is split over two levels with plenty of natural light flooding through the arched windows. With a capacity of 200+ and the option of dry hire or fully catered, it's a versatile space if you're looking for something a little 'different'.

October Gallery

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This striking venue in Central London has three unique spaces available for hire.

Housed within an impressive three-storey Victorian building, the October Gallery boasts a gallery, courtyard and kitchen on the ground floor, a theatre showroom on the second floor and the resplendent Club Room for intimate gatherings and conferences.

Fine art works, fine spaces and fine company - we'll deliver on the first two, you can take care of the rest.

National Portrait Gallery

There's not much we need to say about this venue that the accompanying pictures don't already - this is a venue built for the big occasion.

Utilising three floors of prime gallery space, this world-renowned venue can cater for up to 1,000 people and its dedicated, expert events team are always on-hand to ensure that your evening runs like Swiss clockwork.

If you don't quite know that many people but would still like to take advantage of the magnificent facilities available, why not hire a set space within the building? With options including the prestigious Lerner and Victorian Galleries, as well as the Portrait Restaurant (featuring views of Whitehall and the London Eye), the hardest part will be picking which one to go with. Whichever way you go, you can't go wrong with any of the spaces available at this splendid venue.

Fitzroy Gallery

Fitzroy Gallery

This 1st floor space in a beautiful Georgian townhouse designed by Robert Adams offers two spacious and versatile rooms with large Georgian sash windows overlooking Fitzroy square.

Perfect for dinners, lunches, breakfasts, press days and private parties and conveniently located in the heart of Fitzrovia, its got all the facilities you might need for your event.


There you have it! We live in a city full of terrific cultural venues and event spaces, so why not take advantage of it by booking a venue with us? For more information, check out hirespace.com.