London is famous for its transport, from its red double-decker buses to its intricate network of underground trains. So, where better to host a gala dinner in the capital than at the home of London transport itself: the London Transport Museum?
The venue’s Museum Galleries make a show-stopping event space that has all the ingredients you need to guarantee a memorable evening for your guests. Here’s what we think makes it so special.
An ode to transport
As far as we know, there’s nowhere else that offers guests an immersive dining experience amongst two floors’ worth of rich transport history!
Picture yourself tucking into your starter surrounded by London’s iconic red buses. Or exploring the city’s early tube carriages and original Metropolitan trains while sipping champagne.
If you’re feeling brave, you can even have a go at some of the museum’s interactive exhibitions. Ever fancied trying your hand at tube driving? Now’s your chance as the Museum Galleries have their very own Elizabeth Line driving simulator!
A historical home
This one-of-a-kind event space is steeped in history. And we don’t just mean the transport collection! The museum is actually located in a Grade II listed building – the original Victorian flower market!
Designed in 1871, the building was the heart of London’s wholesale flower business for more than 100 years. Hence the Museum Galleries’ gorgeous glass ceiling, intricate arches and striking windows.
Located right in the centre of Covent Garden itself, it’s also surrounded by history and insanely easy to reach for all your guests – whether they’re London locals or tourists keen to explore the UK’s capital.
A modern mindset
Despite London Transport Museum’s penchant for history, it has a surprisingly modern mindset! You’ll find all the facilities you’d expect from a purpose-built event space, including AV, Wifi, cloakroom facilities, a stage area and a PA system for speeches and background music. There are even screens that you can use to showcase your logos, videos or presentations, giving you plenty of branding opportunities.
The venue has also curated relationships with approved suppliers across AV, lighting and entertainment, allowing you to create a memorable evening for your guests without the hassle. Ultimately, if you’re looking for a venue that can deliver a slick event in a central location, this is it. You can view the rest as a bonus!
Amongst London Transport Museum’s approved suppliers are six carefully selected caterers that can deliver bespoke menus for your gala dinner.
Whether you’re after a traditional three-course dinner or something more unusual, this group of some of London’s finest caterers won’t fail to impress with tasty dishes and seamless service. You could even add a pre-dinner reception with canapes to give your guests the chance to browse the museum’s collection of trams, red buses and early tube carriages at their leisure. The options are endless!
As if we haven’t already plied you with enough reasons to host your gala dinner at London Transport Museum, there’s more. The museum offers an amazingly flexible space that you can really make your own.
The Museum Galleries can accommodate 150 guests for dining, 500 guests for a standing reception or 70 cabaret-style. Plus, they come with a separate space where you can host your pre-dinner reception. Alternatively, if you want to expand the scope of your event with a talk or workshop before eating, you could even add on the hire of a second space altogether: the purpose-built Cubic Theatre and its adjoining Foyer.
As you can see, there are more options than there are stops on London’s diagrammatic Underground map!
If transporting your guests to a wonderful world full of history, London icons and delicious food sounds like your idea of a fantastic gala dinner, then London Transport Museum is undoubtedly the venue for you. Just get in touch to enquire about availability today.