Top 20 party venues for hire in London

Part of our job as a luxury event agency means that we get to visit some of the world’s most beautiful locations and properties that hold cultural significance and opened their doors to hosting exclusive events. This article is all about London and has twenty suggestions of cherished venues that play host to fairytale events for specialist event agents and their clients.

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London has a vast choice of event venues for hire to choose from – old properties are regularly being converted for new purposes and new buildings with a primary business get hired for staging luxury events. Our team of luxury party planners are always on the lookout for the most interesting spaces available, especially those venues that are ideal for immersive events, multi-sensory dining experiences, and event productions. Our expertise in event design can only be a success when we are choosing the right setting for the private event. We are dedicated event producers that love to show how things can be done differently in order to create luxury events in the most breathtaking ways possible.

No. 20 – Shoreditch Town Hall

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The Council Chamber – Venue Hire in East London – Shoreditch Town Hall

Location: Old Street, EC1V 9LT

Interesting fact: Was a boxing venue from 1955 – 1975

Type: Vestry Hall, perfect for luxury weddings.

Why we love it: This venue is a blank canvas space, has beautiful interiors and it’s a cost-effective large capacity venue.

No. 19 – Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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Stage Auditorium Venue Hire – Theatre Royal Drury Lane –

Location: Catherine St,WC2B 5JF

Interesting fact: The Royal Drury Lane Theatre is one of the very few Grand theatres to open its doors to the events industry.

Type: Theatre with other hospitality spaces to hire.

Why we love it: Not least because we simply adore theatre, and because we are a theatrical events agency, but also due to its prestige and heritage.

No. 18 – Plaisterer’s Hall

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The Great Hall – Plaisterers’ Hall – Venue Finder –

Location: One London Wall, EC2Y 5JU

Interesting fact: Plaisterers’ Hall is the largest Livery Hall in London.

Type: Livery Hall it’s just the ideal venue hire for exclusive events in London.

Why we love it: We love this venue’s association with many famous periods of history, especially in respect of Sir Christopher Wren.

No. 17 – Sexy Fish

Aquarium in Coral Reef Room - Sexy Fish Mayfair - Caprice Holdings
The Coral Reef Room – Private Hire at Sexy Fish Mayfair –

Location: Berkeley Square, W1J 6BR

Interesting fact: This is quite possibly the hottest restaurant in London right now.

Type: Restaurant and private dining room.

Why we love it: To an immersive events agency, this is the ultimate restaurant to dine at as it offers each guest a totally immersive experience, partnered with exceptional food and top service.

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No. 16 – Banking Hall

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Wedding Couple – Banking Hall venue hire –

Location: Cornhil, EC3V 3ND

Interesting fact: This venue is an actual banking hall, which was designed in the 1930s with a typical art deco identity.

Type: blank canvas, art deco identity.

Why we love it: This is one of the few blank canvas venues for hire in the City of London that offers flexibility for luxury event design, with art deco charm and large capacities.

No. 15 – Central Saint Martin’s

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The Crossing – Venue Hire Central Saint Martins –

Location: Cornhil, EC3V 3ND

Interesting fact: 5,000 square meters of flexible space!

Type: University

Why we love it: This is not one of our favorites just because it overlooks Regent’s Canal (one of the most glorious areas of London) but because it is a hub of all things creative and inspirational. Many of The Events Mill’s Absolute team studied at CSM!

No. 14 – Victoria House B1

The Vulgar Ball - Immersive Events - The Events Mill
Creative launch party for The Vulgar Ball 2016 – Immersive, Multi-Sensory Event – The Events Mill

Location: Bloomsbury Square, WC1B 4DA

Interesting fact: this venue goes on and on and on which allows for huge amounts of creative possibilities. A hidden gem ideal for London theatrical event producers.

Type: Blank canvas

Why we love it: the location, the flexibility, the size, the opportunities – we love everything about this venue. It was the perfect venue for The Vulgar Ball, designed by The Events Mill.

No. 13 – Gibson Hall

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Gibson Hall- Wedding venue London City –

Location: Bishopsgate, EC2N 3BA

Interesting fact: largely regarded as Gibson’s finest work and is still famous today for its elaborate detail and design.

Type: Banking Hall

Why we love it: Its grandeur and beautiful, intricate interior design detail.

No. 12 – Borough Market

Borough Market Market Hall set for an event - Venue Hire -
Market Hall Borough Market – Venue Hire –

Location: Southwark Street, SE1 1TL

Interesting fact: Borough Market has existed in some form for over 1000 years.

Type: Farmer’s Market

Why we love it: Who doesn’t love Borough Market? For foodie’s, this is as close to heaven as you’ll get.

No. 11 – Mondrian London

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Dandelyan Mondrian Hotel at Sea Containers – luxury party planning –

Location: Upper Ground, SE1 9PD

Interesting fact: The name Sea Containers comes from the buildings longterm tenant association, but the building itself was always conceived as a destination luxury hotel.

Type: Luxury Hotel

Why we love it: Not only for its breathtaking views across the Thames, but also because it houses one London’s coolest rooftop bars and exquisite interiors by Tom Dixon.

No. 10 – Library

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Library St. Martin’s Lane – Main club venue hire –

Location: St. Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4BD

Interesting fact: LIBRARY is a cultural hub that is built on up-cycling and recycling without compromise to design.

Type: Hotel and Private Members Club

Why we love it: A haven of tranquility in the hustle and bustle of the West End. A space for creative freedom and the preservation of culture.

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No. 9 – Abbey Road Studios

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Entertainment at Abbey Road Studios – Venue Hire –

Location: Abbey Road, NW8 9AY

Interesting fact: Abbey Road Studios needs no introduction. Home to iconic artists and landmark recordings.

Type: Music Recording Studios

Why we love it: Some of our favourite music albums have been recorded here, but also because it offers fantastic internal services as well as unique interior space.

No. 8 – The Saw Swee Hock Centre

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Studio hire at The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre – venue hire –

Location: Sheffield Street, WC2A 2AP

Interesting fact: This beautiful building was the recipient of the highly acclaimed RIBA building of the year away in 2014.

Type: Blank canvas

Why we love it: for its central location but more importantly because as a venue it offers multiple interior space that suits a whole array of diverse event types.

No. 7 – Andaz London Liverpool Street

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Andaz London Liverpool Street – Event Hire –

Location: Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN

Interesting fact: this is one of London’s original railway hotels.

Type: Luxury Hotel

Why we love it: a beautiful hotel that offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of Liverpool Street and an elegant ballroom to boot. What more could you wish for?

No. 6 – Coin Street Venues

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Hire of the Bargehouse at OXO Tower – Coin Street Venues –

Location: Stamford Street, SE1 9NH

Interesting fact: you would immediately recognise one of the venues within this portfolio – the OXO building on the Southbank.

Type: Multiple venue/Blank canvas

Why we love it: well it would be obvious to say because of the views across the Thames, but also because the organisation manages a variety of spaces including space by the riverside and a carpark.

No. 5 – The Corinthia Hotel

A Wedding setup in the Courtroom at The Corinthia Hotel
A Wedding in the Courtroom at The Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall – Luxury Hotel –

Location: Whitehall Place, SW1A 2BD

Interesting fact: a beautiful, luxury hotel with seven penthouses!

Type: Luxury hotel

Why we love it: The Corinthia Hotel is elegant, sophisticated and stylish. Dining options at the hotel are word-class, and this venue has one of the very best spas in any London luxury hotel.

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No. 4 – Old Billingsgate

The Grand Hall Old Billingsgate - venue hire for events
Venue Hire at Old Billingsgate – Blank canvas venue hire –

Location: Old Billingsgate Walk, EC3R 6DX 

Interesting fact: Old Billingsgate used to be the home of London’s biggest fish market.

Type: Blank canvas

Why we love it: Because it is a huge blank canvas venue, unique and has impressive views of the Shard, Tower Bridge, and London Bridge.

No. 3 – The Haymarket Hotel

Haymarket Hotel Shooting Gallery
The Shooting Gallery Haymarket Hotel | Boutique Hotel |

Location: Suffolk Place, SW1Y 4HX

Interesting fact: As well as being a beautiful townhouse hotel, facilities include a stunning swimming pool bar that is a hidden gem in the busy WestEnd theatre district.

Type: Boutique Hotel

Why we love it: The interiors in this hotel are quirky and original and the private hire spaces ooze sophistication and by-gone glamour.

No. 2 – The Brewery

Furniture in Porter Tun room at The Brewery
Porter Tun | Blank Canvas |

Location: Chiswell Street, EC1Y 4SD

Interesting fact: this venue spans dates ranging from 1750 and used to house goods made by the Whitbread brewery.

Type: Blank canvas

Why we love it: This venue is vast but has bundles of character and a stunning history. Fantastic for larges-scale events and trade shows.

No. 1 – Westminster Abbey

Food station in Abbey Cloisters - The Events Mill
Food stations in the Cloisters at Westminster Abbey | ©TheEventsMill | |

Location: Westminster, SW1P 3PA

Interesting fact: a place that’s touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers, poets, priests, heroes and villains since 960AD! Now that is old!

Type: Unique venue

Why we love it: The exterior beauty and the interior majesty never seizes to amaze us. It is truly one of the most magnificent venues in London.


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