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13 New London Venues That Should Be On Every Eventprof's Radar

As the UK's leading venue platform, we're always on the hunt for shiny new spaces for our clients. Whether you're looking for a terrific terrace or gastro gaming, London is full of creative, jaw-dropping spaces that will step your events game up a level and seriously impress your guests. So without further ado, here are our favourite new venue openings in London right now!

Table of Contents

1. New East London Venues
2. New West London Venues
3. New Central London Venues

New East London Venues

Wagtail London

Wagtail is London's newest luxury dining and drinking experience, situated in the heart of the City atop a stunning refurbished art deco building. Wagtail is primarily a luxury restaurant with a focus on fine dining, thanks to the chefs' expertly curated menus. However, there's more to meet the eye here - not only is there a top-floor bar with incredible views, but there is also a beautiful private dining room, to add a special touch to your VIP dinner or event.

Location: Monument

Best for: After-work drinks, drinks receptions for up to 200, private events

Hire Space Highlight: 360-degree views of the City cement this venue as a seriously chic city spot

Opening: Just opened - get yourself down there!

Wagtail London

Mamma Mia The Party at The O2

Mamma Mia The Party is a thrilling immersive musical experience that will transport your guests to the sun-drenched cobblestones of Skopelos, the Greek island which was the inspiration behind Mamma Mia the movie. The experience can be exclusively hired for Christmas parties for up to 504 guests, as an all-inclusive package including drinks, a delicious Greek meal, the show experience, and an ABBA afterparty. The winner takes it all, and this party sure is a winner in our eyes.

Location: The O2

Best for: Christmas parties, corporate events, team building, immersive experiences

Hire Space Highlight: This unique experience is so much fun from start to finish, and adds something different to the standard office party

Opening: Already open and available for Christmas party bookings

Mamma Mia The Party

Q Shoreditch

Previously named the Queens, this sophisticated Shoreditch venue is a luxury pool and gaming lounge in the heart of East London. Designed to feel like a Manhattan loft space, there are a variety of immersive spaces here.

The ground floor lounge can accommodate up to 280 guests for a top-end gaming experience, complete with screens and DJ equipment. The basement transforms into a club space for 300 guests and offers a late finish (perfect for those roaring office parties that go on into the early hours!), and there's also a VIP room for 60 guests complete with four pool tables and two activity gaming tables, as well as a dedicated private entrance and cloakroom.

Location: Shoreditch

Best for: Christmas parties, corporate events, team building

Hire Space Highlight: You'll feel like you've stepped straight into a sophisticated Las Vegas casino

Opening: Already open

Q Shoreditch

Fairgame

A brand new activity venue is coming to London, and this time with a twist. Located in trendy Canary Wharf, this 600-capacity venue can be exclusively hired or you could hire one of the smaller rooms for a more intimate or high-end feel.

Bringing the fun of the fair to the city, expect all the fairground classics with a few new ones thrown in thanks to the venue's cutting-edge technology. With every game hooked up to innovative RFID wristband tech, Fairgame's bespoke app logs gamers’ scores, tracks leader boards, and takes bragging rights to a whole new level. You'll also be able to enjoy delicious street food options and plenty of expertly-mixed drinks on the wrap-around terrace too.

Location: Canary Wharf

Best for: Christmas parties, corporate entertainment, team building

Hire Space Highlight: London has lots of activity venues, but not one like this. Who doesn't love the fair!

Opening: Opening in September 2022

Fairgame

Skylight Pitchside

Gear up for all the 2022 World Cup action at this new concept at Tobacco Dock. Situated on Level 2 of their famous car park-turned-event venue, this pop-up space will have a capacity for up to 500 guests, 5 massive LED screens, and fantastic all-inclusive packages that will create an unforgettable experience for your guests. Who wouldn't want their very own screening of some of the most hotly-anticipated sporting action of the year?!

Location: Wapping

Best for: Corporate entertainment, team building, drinks receptions, summer parties

Hire Space Highlight: Beat the crowds at the pubs and enjoy your very own space for the match with your team or clients. The ultimate fan zone!

Opening: November 2022 (for the start of the World Cup)

Skylight Pitchside

Kent House

This historic Victorian townhouse in Knightsbridge is a stunning venue for any occasion, but we're particularly excited about this year's Christmas installation. Focusing on a roaring 20's theme, the venue is dubbing their Christmas offering 'The Secret Salon', where you can expect Gatsby-style live entertainment and all-inclusive corporate packages with delicious food and drinks. The ultimate VIP supper club for 350 standing or 150 seated guests.

Location: Knightsbridge

Best for: Christmas parties, corporate entertainment, dinners, drinks receptions

Hire Space Highlight: This concept looks fun-filled from the moment you step onto the red carpet. Can we come?!

Opening: Taking bookings for Christmas

Kent House

New West London Venues

Tattu

Located in the same building as Outernet, Tattu is a stunning, decadent space specialising in luxury, high-end Chinese cuisine - truly elevating your dining experience. Situated opposite Tottenham Court Road station, this beautiful restaurant can accommodate up to 200 guests standing or 150 for dinner. There is also a terrace which would be the perfect backdrop for drinks on a summer's day.

Location: Tottenham Court Road

Best for: Dinners, drinks receptions, corporate entertainment

Hire Space Highlight: The whole concept is exquisitely lavish, meaning your guests will feel like VIPs the minute they step inside the door

Opening: Open now

Tattu London

Pitch Soho

We know, there have been quite a few indoor golf venues popping up in London recently, but Pitch is a little different. Merging world-class coaching, cutting-edge technology, and a beautiful playing space in the best locations, Pitch has reshaped the traditional golfing experience to appeal to everyone.

Boasting a mezzanine and lounge area, 9 playing bays, and even a DJ booth, this venue is a lovely spot and can be exclusively hired for 120 guests. It doesn't matter whether you're a pro or a newbie - come together, play, and have fun!

Location: Soho (there is also one in the City)

Best for: Team building, corporate entertainment, private events

Hire Space Highlight: We love how Pitch have nailed the 'golf-but-make-it-fun-for-everyone' vibe

Opening: Open now!

Pitch Soho

Mr Fogg's Apothecary

The latest installment of the eclectic Mr Fogg's collection is a stylish yet typically unconventional establishment, situated in upmarket Mayfair. This Victorian-themed apothecary cocktail bar is beautifully designed with trinkets from around the world, grandfather clocks, and on-brand upholstery, offering a glimpse into the London of yesteryear and making this a comfortable yet fascinating space to spend an evening.

The venue offers a private room for 60 guests if you want to make it a bit more exclusive.

Location: Mayfair

Best for: Drinks receptions, corporate entertainment, private events

Hire Space Highlight: Mr Fogg's is like no other venue collection in London, so we're excited to see this latest crazy concoction!

Opening: Just opened

Mr Fogg's Apothecary

Inca

Conveniently located on Argyll Street just next to the iconic London Palladium, Inca is a colourful new South American restaurant and bar, offering live performances and DJs, exquisite fusion dishes, and outstanding cocktails. Inca is more than just a restaurant, it's a gastronomic and sensory experience that will immerse your guests in its heady Latin American atmosphere.

Location: Oxford Circus

Best for: Drinks receptions, corporate dinners, fun team nights out

Hire Space Highlight: The food! From ceviche to tacos, Inca serves up the best foodie options South America has to offer

Opening: Already open

Orangery at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace's beautiful Orangery, nestled in the manicured Gardens, dates back to 1705 when Queen Anne used the space for summer parties and entertaining. The opulent baroque dining space boasts intricate carvings, pillars, and floor-to-ceiling windows, making it an airy and elegant space. There is also an outside terrace where guests can enjoy the sprawling gardens of the Palace and soak up the regal atmosphere!

This venue is a charming location for a number of events, from light lunches to indulgent corporate dinners. The space is currently closed for refurbishment but will reopen towards the end of the year.  

Location: Kensington

Best for: Corporate lunches and dinners for up to 150 guests, or drinks receptions or summer parties for up to 300 guests

Hire Space Highlight: Who else can say they've dined in the same space as Queen Anne?! You know, unless you were there, which is unlikely

Opening: Opening soon

The Orangery at Kensington Palace

Frameless

Located opposite the iconic Marble Arch, Frameless is an exciting brand new 30,000-square-foot venue promising to be the next big thing. Expect a multi-sensory experience presented across four zones utilising the latest state-of-the-art technology and jaw-dropping production courtesy of the team behind the London 2012 Olympics.

Available for exclusive hire for a whole host of different events, the venue offers a variety of blank canvas and completely customisable spaces, in addition to delicious sustainable catering packages.

Location: Marble Arch

Best for: Corporate events, private dinners, team building

Hire Space Highlight: Frameless pushes the boundaries of event possibilities and will be London’s first permanent digital immersive arts experience

Opening: Opening this Autumn

New Central London Venues

Oche

Turning everything you thought you knew about darts on its head, Oche is an immersive, high-tech darts experience. With a range of different game types to keep everyone entertained, you don't have to have the skill to have fun. Another huge draw for Oche is its gastronomic offerings. Fresh and flavourful street food-inspired bites from all over the world are sure to bring your guests on a journey of taste, not to mention the delicious cocktails too - it's no surprise they label themselves as 'gastro gaming'.

Location: The Strand

Best for: Team building, corporate entertainment, workshops, conferences, meetings... the list goes on!

Hire Space Highlight: In addition to the great games, great food, and great drinks, Oche offers state-of-the-art AV facilities, so you can easily hold corporate events here too

Opening: Opening soon

Oche

There are plenty of exciting new projects on the horizon for the rest of this year, and we can't wait to check them all out for ourselves!

If you like the look of one of these venues and would like to chat about an upcoming event brief, or maybe just want some more venue inspiration by way of our other unusual venues, get in touch with our venue team below and we'll be happy to help!

 

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