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40+ London Event Venues Your Attendees Will Love

Last updated on 6 November 2018.

So you’ve decided to host an event in the capital of England? We’ve put together a list of 40+ outstanding event venues that your attendees will love!

With its colorful history engraved into its very pavements, mixed with the rush of a modern-day metropolitan playground, London has become an iconic city for hosting large global events ranging from industry-specific Mega Conferences to Sport Championship Finals and even the Olympics. However, that’s not to say smaller events have no place in the Capital of UK. Accompanying the sights and sounds of this bustling city, you can be sure there are a plethora of event venues to choose from to accommodate your event needs and help you achieve event success! Whether it’s an event for 9 or 90,000, this list will definitely have a venue to help you ease your event venue dilemma.

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1) Gymkhana

Gymkhana London Event Venue

Location: Mayfair

Max Capacity: 50

Why attendees will love this venue: Gymkhana was awarded one michelin star on its first year of opening in 2014. The entire restaurant is a modern interpretation of a 17th Century East India punch house. With two private dining vaults and the option to book the entire floor, Gymkhana is the place to give your event a Michelin Starred Indian twist.

2) Wembley Stadium

Wembley London Event Venue

Location: Wembley

Max Capacity: 90,000

Why attendees will love this venue: With its massive infrastructure, Wembley Stadium is not only an iconic venue for English Football but has also staged music concerts for the likes of Queen and Michael Jackson and even Olympic events. Till today, Wembley Stadium is still regarded as a prime location to host large events due to its size and location in the world.

3) The SSE Arena, Wembley

SSE Arena London Event Venue

Location: Wembley

Max Capacity: 12,500

Why attendees will love this venue: Located next to the Wembley Stadium, the SSE Arena is a smaller venue catered toward concerts, sports and family entertainment. A fully enclosed venue for events of major scales, the SSE Arena, Wembley is an amazing venue for large scale events.

4) ABQ London

ABQ London Event Venue

Location: Cambridge Heath

Max Capacity: 32

Why attendees will love this venue: Best described as a Breaking Bad inspired bar inside an RV, get ready to “cook” your own cocktails with the help of their amazing staff! Wearing yellow chemical suits and gas masks, the staff are in character the whole night, helping you mix your very own meth-inspired cocktail and keeping the Breaking Bad theme fresh and lively throughout your visit. This is a good change from the typical bars and night spots in the area.

5) PuttShack

Puttshack London Event Venue

Location: Shepherds Bush

Max Capacity: 300

Why attendees will love this venue: Alcohol, food and mini golf. PuttShack has upgraded the traditional game of mini gold with the newest technology they could find. With interactive courses and a self-tracking ball to keep your high scores in check, PuttShack is definitely a place not to be missed on your event venue checklists.

6) The Ivy

The Ivy London Event Venue

Location: Covent Garden

Max Capacity: 100

Why attendees will love this venue: With its recently revamped private room, the Ivy is a long standing celebrity haunt which serves modern British food in both set menus and a la carte. Started in 1917, The Ivy has refined its recipes and services for more than a century and is sure to impress your guests at any event.

7) China Tang

China Tang London Event Venue

Location: Mayfair

Max Capacity: 60

Why attendees will love this venue: Known for its cantonese and chinese cuisine, China Tang is located on the east border of Hyde Park. Its interior is designed to evoke the romanticism of the 1930’s as well as a showcase of traditional and contemporary collection of Chinese art handpicked by Sir David Tang himself.

8) Fifty Six Brook Street

Fifty Six Brook Street London Event Venue

Location: Mayfair

Max Capacity: 150

Why attendees will love this venue: Now this event space is for all the adventurous event planners out there. Fifty Six Brook Street is a dedicated event space with 7 rooms, pristine white walls and a modernist edge that is ideal for any event planner to alter as they wish for their event needs. Located in the heart of Mayfair, you can be sure you’re getting a prime location for any event planner to execute their most creative and engaging events for their guests to fall in love with.

9) Rich Mix

Rich Mix London Event Venue

Location: Bethnal Green

Max Capacity: 181

Why attendees will love this venue: Rich mix is a charity providing access to culture for all in East London. Its facilities comprises of numerous event spaces including a state-of-the-art movie theatre, a gallery and flexible event spaces up for rent to match any of your event needs. From meetings, to weddings and even blockbuster screenings, Rich Mix is an event venue that can cater to a variety of event requirements.

10) Trishna

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Location: Marylebone

Max Capacity: 60

Why attendees will love this venue: Trishna delivers a contemporary taste of Indian coastal cuisine and an extensive wine list that focuses on emerging regions and fine wine from niche producers and boutique wineries from all over the world. Let’s not forget to mention how Trishna was awarded a Michelin Star back in 2012 and successfully retained it till now.

11) Olympia London

Olympia London Event Venue

Location: Hammersmith

Max Capacity: 10,000

Why attendees will love this venue: Olympia London is a dedicated event space which opened its doors in 1886. Now, renovated and rebuilt, Olympia London boasts 7 different event spaces, its largest being the Olympia Grand  with its capacity of 10,000 people and the smallest being the more intimate and warm Apex Room with a capacity of 500.

12) Swingers City

Swingers City London Event Venue

Location: Aldgate

Max Capacity: 500

Why attendees will love this venue: Based on a 1920’s golf club set in the bucolic English countryside, Swingers City identifies itself as a crazy golf club that combines crazy golf, street food and amazing drinks for an incredible social experience. With two bespoke nine-hole golf courses, five cocktail bars and three of London’s best street-food vendors, it is available for private event rentals.

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13) Freedom Bar

Freedom Bar London Event Venue

Location: Soho

Max Capacity: 60

Why attendees will love this venue: Recently refurbished, Freedom Bar is a prime locations for after work drinks, parties, celebrations and parties of all sizes. It has a uniquely theatrical atmosphere and gorgeous luxurious decor. Home to the beautiful, wonderful, fun and funky people, it’s also a common destination of choice for many West End performers.

14) Savoy Grill Restaurant

Savoy Grill London Event Venue

Location: Covent Garden

Max Capacity: 100

Why attendees will love this venue: Owned by one the world’s most famous celebrity chefs, Gordon Ramsay, the Savoy Grill Restaurant is available for your private dining needs. But the most intriguing private dining experience at most of Mr Ramsay’s restaurants is called the “Kitchen Table Experience”. In Savoy Grill, it only seats 8 guests in a very intimate setting with glass panels overlooking the kitchen. With specially curated menu that changes daily and a highly experience wine sommelier to ensure your dining experience will truly be an unforgettable one.

15) The Whitehall Suite, Royal Horseguards Hotel

Whitehall Suite London Event Venue

Location: Westminster

Max Capacity: 350

Why attendees will love this venue: Located close to Trafalgar Square, The Whitehall Suite is the premier conference facility of the Royal Horseguards Hotel. With its victorian themed design, chandeliers, pillars and high ceilings, it is an event venue that has been used for conferences, award ceremonies and product launches just to name a few.

16) Texture

Texture London Event Venue

Location: Marylebone

Max Capacity: 16

Why attendees will love this venue: This Michelin Starred restaurant is housed in a beautifully restored Georgian building on Portman Square in the heart of Mayfair. It serves modern European cuisines with Scandinavian influences. While this event venue cannot house the most number of guests on this list, you can be sure your event will be a hit with the service and food that’s available in Texture.

17) Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Bob Ricard London Event Venue

Location: Soho

Max Capacity: 16

Why attendees will love this venue: Bob Bob Ricard is most famous for its “Press for Champagne” button installed at every table. But don’t let that overshadow its luxurious English and Russian menu in its glamorous all-booth dining rooms. Its private dining room in particular is modelled on the Royal Dining Carriage and offers a more intimate experience with the same amazing food and service provided throughout the outlet.

18) Sea Containers Events

Sea Containers London Event Venue

Location: Waterloo

Max Capacity: 200

Why attendees will love this venue: Sea Containers Events is located right alongside the River Thames. With numerous event spaces all specially designed to always give you an unobstructed view of the London skyline. Their most interesting event space would be their Amphitheatre which can sit up to 200 and ideal for product launches, meetings, briefings and presentations.

19) The Delaunay

The Delaunay London Event Venue

Location: Covent Garden

Max Capacity: 24

Why attendees will love this venue: Inspired by the grand cafés of Mittel-Europe, The Delaunay is an all-day café that’s open from morning till night seven days a week. They have two private dining rooms which an be booked together to host an event for 24 people for any meals from day to night.

20) The O2

The O2 London Event Venue

Location: Peninsula Square

Max Capacity: 20,000

Why attendees will love this venue: While The O2 has multiple event spaces for rent, its most iconic space has to be the O2 Arena. From ATP Tennis Finals to hosting the annual Brit Awards, The O2 arena is capable of handling any event you want it to. Aside from the venue itself, the rental package includes additional facilities such as 96 VIP hospitality suites, a 650 capacity VIP lounge, a 90 capacity Credit Suisse Chairman’s Lounge, a 120-capacity Green Room and 14 en-suite dressing rooms just to name a few. 

21) Shoreditch Studios

Shoreditch Studios Venue

Location: Shoreditch

Max Capacity: 350

Why attendees will love this venue: Shoreditch Studios is a photographic studio and event space located under a live railway bridge. The East London event venue is frequently used for tech company conferences, hackathons and major fashion brands popup events. The venue is also licensed for wedding ceremonies and receptions for couples planning a unique warehouse wedding.

22) Bistrotheque

Bistrotheque London Event Venue

Location: Bethnal Green

Max Capacity: 80

Why attendees will love this venue: This whitewashed restaurant has a dedicated team to help you make your event be a hit. With their resident pianist Xavior Roide and performance artist Jonny Woo up for hire, the staff are also versatile in their decorations and floorplans to ensure your event is optimized in your favour. All these on top of their amazing food and drinks selection.

 

23) Smith's Bar and Grill

Smiths London Event Venue

Location: Paddington

Max Capacity: 450

Why attendees will love this venue: Smith’s features a restaurant, main & lounge bar, executive private function room and canal-side terrace. With its diverse range of British and modern European delights such as sumptuous steaks, fresh seafood, salad and sides, Smith’s is a comfortable setting that’s open for booking for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

24) Banking Hall

Banking Hall London Event Venue

Location: Cornhill

Max Capacity: 800

Why attendees will love this venue: Designed in the 1930s, Banking Hall is a flexible event space that can be adapted to accommodate any event needs. With its glamourous architecture, in house chefs and exquisite menus, Banking Hall and its dedicated events team will surely deliver high-end, unique events to create an exceptional experience your guests will definitely love.

25) Scott’s Restaurant

Scotts Restaurant London Event Venue

Location: Mayfair

Max Capacity: 50

Why attendees will love this venue: Specializing in all things oyster, fish and crustacean-related seafood dishes, Scott’s is decorated with contemporary artwork and offers concealed plasma screens and AV equipment for your private dining needs. Originally opened in 1851, this is one of the five oldest restaurant establishments in London. Their private dining room is also available for any lunch or dinner reservations throughout the week.

26) The Magic Roundabout

Magic Roundabout London Event Venue

Location: Old Street

Max Capacity: 550

Why attendees will love this venue: Located in the middle of Old Street Roundabout, the entrance to the venue is through a staircase underground. It transforms from an open air terrace in the summer to a tented event venue during the winter. With 3 bars, award winning street food and amazing DJs, this is a unique event space that’s hidden from plain sight due to its location.

27) The Roundhouse

Roundhouse London Event Venue

Location: Camden

Max Capacity: 1800

Why attendees will love this venue: The Roundhouse is a performing arts and concert venue that’s been reopened in 2006 after a £30m refurbishment. This 2500 square meter event space is available to be rented for private or corporate events. Renting this venue comes with numerous added services like lighting and sound packages, a dedicated event manager and a medic during event hours just to name a few.

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28) Devonshire Terrace

Devonshire Terrace London Event Venue

Location: Devonshire Square

Max Capacity: 500

Why attendees will love this venue: Built in the early 1800s, Devonshire Terrace is built in the heart of the city. With a glass roof over the western courtyard and spectacular views of “The Gherkin”, this could be the unique event venue for your next event.

29) Daphne’s Restaurant

Daphnes London Event Venue

Location: Chelsea

Max Capacity: 40

Why attendees will love this venue: Daphne’s is a restaurant dedicated to delivering the best Italian country cooking as well as an overall natural warmth and effortless Italian charms throughout your experience in the establishment. Dogs are always welcomed in Daphne’s and you can be sure the venue space is always well prepared to serve your event’s needs regardless of the seasons whether it’s the summer or winter.

30) Archery Fit

Archery Fit London Event Venue

Location: Greenwich

Max Capacity: 50

Why attendees will love this venue: Archery Fit is an indoor archery club location in London. Open 7 days a week for 8 -12 hours a day, this could be a great event venue for team bonding activities or just a corporate off-site bonding day for your team and you. Not everyone has shot a bow and arrow before, let your next event be the one they remember doing so for the first time.

31) Dehesa

Dehesa London Event Venue

Location: Soho

Max Capacity: 13

Why attendees will love this venue: Dehesa is a charcuterie and tapas bar inspired by the cuisine of Spain and Italy. The restaurant is committed to the quality they produce and are dedicated in sourcing for the best produce for their recipes.  Accompanied with a carefully curated wine list of Spanish and Italian wines, Dehesa has a private dining room for 13 people for any intimate lunch or dinner events you might wish to host.

32) Maze

 

Maze London Event Venue

Location: Mayfair

Max Capacity: 60

Why attendees will love this venue: Maze is another one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants in London. Along with his other restaurants, it also provides the “Kitchen Table Experience” for an unforgettable gastronomic experience. In Maze, it can seat a total of 6 people. However, the venue is always available for a full venue hire for weddings as are all the other Ramsay establishments.

33) Spring

Spring London Event Venue

Location: Covent Garden

Max Capacity: 100

Why attendees will love this venue: Set in within a beautiful dining space set in the iconic Somerset House, Spring is known for its conviviality and joyfulness of sharing seasonal produce. Led by a passionate team, their menus and service never disappoint. They have a garden dining room that sits up to 36 guests in an enclosed interior atrium but are also available for a full venue hire for bigger events.

34) Games Room

Games Room London Event Venue

Location: Fitzrovia

Max Capacity: 15

Why attendees will love this venue: The Games Room is The Smart APPartment experience centre by Cornflake. It was meticulously designed to showcase the whole range of the world’s finest audio, cinema, lighting, window, security, IT and telecoms technology in an apartment. It is a unique venue that will surely appeal to any technophile out there.

35) Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal London Event Venue

Location: Covent Garden

Max Capacity: 2,154

Why attendees will love this venue: The Theatre Royal has a massive 2,154-seat main auditorium to give any message across with a punch. Additionally, they have The Grand Saloon, which is a large and versatile space for receptions up to 350 guests which really leaves a lasting impression on your guests. The venue also comes with technical expertise that is fit for any West End production for any of your events when needed.

 

Sky Garden London Event Venue

 

Location: The City

Max Capacity: 700

Why attendees will love this venue: This restaurant is located on the 36th floor of The Walkie Talkie skyscraper with a breathtaking view of London. Renowned as London’s highest landscaped public garden and a leading visitor attraction, it is a unique event space not to be missed. It only has 26 days in a year available for all-day exclusive hire, so you’ll need to plan your event in advance if you have your eyes on this event space.

37) Tamesis Dock

Tamesis Dock London Event Venue

Location: The City

Max Capacity: 150

Why attendees will love this venue: Once a dutch barge in the 1930s, the Tamesis is now permanently moored between Lambeth and Vauxhall Bridge to be used as a bar with live music. It has great views of the House of Parliament & London Eye to name a few and is available for a full venue hire for an event on the River Thames.

38) All Star Lanes, Holborn

All Star Lanes Holborn London Event Venue

Location: Holborn

Max Capacity: 80

Why attendees will love this venue: Inspired by the spirit of American boutique bowling, All Star Lanes has 3 other venues in London. For their Holborn outlet, they have a private room called The Club House can fit 80 people, has a cocktail bar and 2 bowling lanes just for you and your guests to enjoy for your next event.

39) Shaka Zulu

Shaka Zulu London Event Venue

Location: Camden

Max Capacity: 850

Why attendees will love this venue: This South African themed establishment sports two floors of restaurant, bar and club. Carved wooden murals cover every inch of the walls and ceilings to ensure you are fully immersed in the experience Shaka Zulu has to offer. Choose between hiring the restaurant, Lounge and Champagne Bar or the Club for to host your event.

40) Champagne Tours

Champagne Tours London Event Venue

Location: Anywhere in London

Max Capacity: 60

Why attendees will love this venue: If hosting your event in a stationary venue is not enticing enough, how about hiring your own private bus! With two levels of premium lounges, dance floor, flowing bar, private DJ booth and all the views of London in a single event. In fact, while their office is in Covent Garden, you can plan for these buses to pick you up at whichever convenient destination of your choice.

41) Kachette

Kachette Event Venue

Location: Shoreditch

Max Capacity: 330

Why attendees will love this venue: Railway arch event space Kachette is located on Old Street in Shoreditch. The historic event space is housed in the original railway station ticket hall of Shoreditch Station which operated from 1865 until 1940. Kachette is frequently booked for popups and product launches with many major brands in addition to private parties for birthday celebrations, office parties or an informal wedding reception. 

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Wrapping Up: Your London Event Venue

Nobody ever said planning an event was easy. There’s so much to consider from agenda to logistics, from attendees to venue. We compiled this list in hopes to lessen your burden as much as we possibly can. If you’re looking for additional assistance to your future event planning woes, you might wish to consider procuring an event management software to assist you in making your events the best they can possibly be!

In case you were planning a series of events in multiple cities, here are a few other pages for you to check out as well:

The right venue not only sets the tone of your event but might also come with additional services to help make your event a success.