20th November 2017

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. A good rule of thumb when booking outdoor venues as relying on the sun to be shining in England can be a dangerous bet. What you need is a glass venue. The open-air feel of the outdoors but in the event of a downpour, you get to keep your hat dry.

Stay glassy, London.

1. Nash Conservatory

Nash Conservatory Wedding

The Nash Conservatory is the oldest of the 19th-century glasshouses at Kew. Originally built in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, this classic conservatory now provides a unique and versatile space event space for both daytime and evening events.

2. The Gherkin

 Gherkin Panoramic Room Top Floor

The glass dome on the top two floors of The Gherkin, offering unforgettable 360-degree views of London from 180m high. Searcys at The Gherkin has two stunning private dining rooms perfect enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner with incredible views over the city.

3. Borough Market

Bourough Market Concourse

The Market Hall is an iconic space that offers the opportunity for exclusive events that capture the energy of the bustling Borough Marketplace. With a dazzling glass facade looking out on Borough High Street and a hall filled with towering vertical planters and an assortment of luscious greenery, Market Hall is a uniquely modern event space with a natural touch.

4. The Pearson Room

 Pearson Room View

The Pearson Room is a casual yet sophisticated restaurant & bar, serving seasonally inspired cocktails and all day menu’s designed to delight. The Space and décor are inspired by 1950s Hitchcockian styles and offers an easy going, intimate atmosphere, perfect for a sociable meal, after work drinks, private events and even city weddings.

5. Bunga Bunga

 Sky View Bunga Bunga

Well located in Battersea, this pizzeria with a twist is the perfect place to host a party of any kind. The indulgent glass-ceilinged sanctuary is the perfect destination for an intimate gathering. It also offers a hidden state of the art karaoke system with over 15000 songs to choose from.

6. Plateau

Terrace View The Plateau Plateau sits in a prime fourth-floor location at the top of Canada Place building and has prime views of Canary Wharf. Plateau offers two distinct dining areas and a semi-open view kitchen

7. Hatch

 Hatch Front, Quirky Cafe

An ingenious medley of recycled windows makes for a quirky venue. Hatch is a multi-purpose space right by Homerton overground. They have a small cafe, hot desks, a juice bar, small business plots and a bar.

8. The East Room At Tate Modern

Tate Modern, East Room

As one of the world's most famous art galleries, Tate Modern serves as a platform for the most awe-inspiring, thought-provoking and iconic modern art. It also plays host to London's most exclusive events with breathtaking views across the Thames and City. With floor to ceiling windows, The East Room has an abundance of natural daylight, ideal for keeping guests alert and focused.

9. Westminster Boating Base

Westminster Boat Venue

The spacious open-plan building lends itself to a wide variety of theming and is highly flexible with regards to event timings and permits smoking. This venue can famously be seen in Love Actually as the location for Keira Knightley's wedding reception.

To enquire about one of these venues, or for more great venues, get in touch at hirespace.com