London’s Best Kept ‘Secret’ Private Dining Rooms

Be a little bit different and book your corporate event somewhere unexpected this year.


Hidden away right in the heart of popular areas such as Soho and London Bridge are London’s best kept secret private dining rooms which are available to hire. Tucked away down little cobbled side streets are private dining rooms separated from the bustle of the main restaurant. You probably never knew these existed, but they will really wow, surprise and impress your clients and colleagues alike. Here’s our top five private dining rooms available to hire in London for you to check out…


1) Mark’s Kitchen Library at The Tramshed, EC2A 3LX

Mark’s Kitchen Library is a real find. This intimate event space is hidden away at the top of The Tramshed restaurant, a former East End tram-generator building in the heart of Shoreditch. Seated in a light, modern space surrounded by head chef Mark’s personal cookbook collection, your team can enjoy seeing their food being prepared at a private chef’s table for 12.

Mark’s Kitchen can be hired out for private lunches or dinners and for drinks events. It’s easy to get to, being just a 5-minute walk through the heart of Shoreditch from Old Street tube station.

2) The Bleeding Heart, EC1N 8SJ

The Bleeding Heart offers six individually decorated private dining rooms, all equally charming and atmospheric, offering seating for 12-120 guests. Situated in Bleeding Heart Yard, you’ll be dining in the very spot a crime passionel took place some centuries ago. In 1626 the beautiful but rather wild society heiress Lady Elizabeth Hatton was murdered right here by a spurned lover.  Nowadays, it’s home to three very different Bleeding Heart restaurants; The French Restaurant, The French Bistro and the Traditional British Tavern, all with two beautiful private dining rooms on offer.

The Bleeding Heart can be booked for a private business breakfast, lunch or dinner. Perfectly situated midway between the City and London’s West End, it’s just a 5-minute walk from Chancery Lane station and Holborn.

3) The Brigade, SE1 2HZ

Want to treat that important client to some amazing food and do something good for society at the same time? Then The Brigade is the one for you. The Brigade and Beyond Food Foundation help to develop hospitality skills in homeless people and motivate them to find employment. The Brigade’s two ‘feasting rooms’ are perfect for private dining. The Library offers an intimate space for 6-8 people surrounded by hundreds of cookbooks. The Gallery is a semi-private space for 10-16 people and works well for more informal lunch or dinner meetings. The Brigade is conveniently located in the heart of London Bridge.

4) The Blake Room at Ivy Soho Brasserie, W1F 8JB

The Ivy Soho Brasserie oozes cosiness and is the perfect setting for an intimate team celebration. Think big red velvet sofas, soft Art Deco lighting and a beautiful Parisian-style brass bar. On the walls you can admire some amazing artwork inspired by Soho’s vibrant music scene.

Hidden away towards the back of the main restaurant is The Blake Room. This private dining room is the perfect quiet haven in amongst the Soho whirlwind. The Blake Room can seat up to 24 guests at a long table, or up to 40 guests at multiple cosy round tables.  The Art Deco theme carries on in this stunning room with its beautiful stained-glass panels creating atmospheric light displays, and its antique brass and pale orange onyx bar.

The Blake Room is available for private breakfast, lunch and dinner events. Ivy Soho Brasserie is located on Broadwick Street in the heart of Soho.

5) Corrigan’s Mayfair, W1K 7EH

Corrigan’s Mayfair is Irish celebrity chef Richard Corrigan’s venture and since opening 10 years ago it’s gone from strength to strength, winning various prestigious food and drink awards.

Corrigan’s Mayfair offers four unique private dining spaces that are available to hire for lunch, dinner or any time you wish (think corporate presentations or team brainstorming sessions). The private dining rooms are all beautifully decorated with interesting artwork handpicked by Richard Corrigan. Possibly the most intriguing private room is the Kitchen Library. This circular room is filled from top to bottom with Richard Corrigan’s books, and is situated almost within the kitchen, so you can fully immerse yourself in the kitchen atmosphere.  Watch how the chefs prepare your bespoke feast, consisting of such delights as whole terrines, a suckling pig or a dry aged beef wellington.

The smallest room can seat 6 people, the largest up to 30. Corrigan’s is conveniently located, being just a short walk from Bond Street station.


Looking for an extraordinary venue to hire? Our team at The Collection Events can help you find the best space to hire, and we can help you plan and manage your event too. From your initial concept, right through to the execution, our team will be on hand with personal and bespoke service. If you’d like to know more, please contact our team on 0207 7887010.

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