Top 10 luxury venues for hire in London
London is a treasure chest of the most incredible venues. Behind closed doors you can step into incredible, historic, unexpected and luxurious spaces. Fancy hiring a museum for the night? No problem. Or perhaps a dinner surrounded by priceless artwork – we have just the space! For those looking for luxury, for a ‘money can’t buy’ experience we have curated a list of the top 10 luxury venues for hire in London.
1. The V&A – Artistic luxury.
The Victoria & Albert Museum is a leading art and design space. Inspiring for a daytime visit but even more magical at night. Once the main doors close, the rooms open up to parties, weddings and receptions. You can host dinners under the huge glass chandelier in the Dome, summer receptions around the Ellipse or grand dinners in the Rafael Gallery. Find out more here.
2. The Natural History Museum. Iconic luxury.
This venue is one of the most iconic spaces in London. The grand façade is one of the most impressive event entrances you can imagine. Historically dinners were hosted under Dippy the dinosaur but the new kid on the block is Hope the Whale. Partying under a 25-metre whale is a unique experience.
3. The Serpentine. Modern luxury.
This iconic London event venue has a number of luxury spaces to hire. From the modern white galleries to the boathouse on the lake, it’s the perfect venue. Set in the middle of Hyde Park the venue feels exclusive and unique. See more here.
4. Somerset House. Chic luxury.
The iconic courtyard is just the start of this high-end luxury venue experience. The galleries all have incredible views of the river and also the courtyard space. The riverside and upper floor terraces can be used for summer receptions or cosy winter hideaways. Book at Christmas time to overlook the famous Christmas tree and ice rink.
5. The Saatchi Gallery. Cultural luxury.
As you approach this venue it never fails to impress. The grand entrance complete with towering pillars definitely sets the scene of what is to come. Bright, modern spaces have an air of elegance and luxury. Add the ongoing art installations and you have a very cool event space.
6. The Guildhall. Old school luxury.
This is a venue where you feel as if you are stepping back in time. The Grand Hall feels as if you are in a Harry Potter novel and the downstairs Crypts are perfect for a fun afterparty. This venue definitely gives you the feeling that you’re experiencing something very special.
7. House of St Barnabas: Understated luxury.
This members club is set in the heart of Soho just off Soho Square. Behind a non-assuming door lies this labyrinth of rooms all decorated with a quirky traditional feel. The house has its own chapel, courtyard garden and a number of event spaces. We have access to the space for non-members meaning that you can use the smaller rooms for events and benefit from the buzz of the whole house. Check it out here.
8. British Museum: Versatile luxury.
If you haven’t visited the British Museum you must go. The iconic roof alone is enough to leave you wowed. This truly is an impressive event space. The natural light streams through the ceiling making for an incredible reception or dinner space whilst the daytime hire options include full theatres and conference rooms. Don’t be daunted by the size of the venue – the smaller rooms are easily transformed into event spaces and the downstairs spaces are hidden away but provide great daytime event options.
9. Marks Bar, HIX Soho: Super cool luxury.
This secret bar is hidden under the brilliant restaurant above. Dark colours and low seating makes for a great escape in the heart of the West End. Drink cocktails with gold ball sized ice cubes and snack on the delicious food. Private hires are available on request and work especially well in the winter as the moody interior fits well with the season. Explore the space here.
10. The Wallace Collection: Ultra-glam luxury
Most people won’t have visited the Wallace Collection, despite it being open to the public. This incredible venue is filled to the brim with artwork and artefacts. The secret glazed courtyard can be hired for dinners and really is an amazing space.
To find out more about any of these venues please get in touch with our expert team here who can send you all the details and give you the insider knowledge.