Top 10 luxury venues for hire in London
London is a treasure chest of incredible venues. Behind closed doors you can step into incredible, historic, unexpected and luxurious spaces. Thinking of 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 a venue that will give your guests that wow factor, we’ve curated a list of the top 10 luxury venues for hire in London.
1. The V&A
The Victoria & Albert Museum is a leading art and design space that is inspiring during 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.
2. The Natural History Museum
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 you need to have to believe!
3. The Serpentine
This iconic London event venue is set in the middle of Hyde Park and has a number of luxury spaces to hire. From the modern white galleries to the boathouse on the lake, The Serpentine is the perfect venue for a feel of the exclusive and unique.
4. Queen’s House
Commissioned in 1616 by Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, the Queen’s House is the first purely classical building in Britain and represents a turning point in English architecture. This elegant venue has a number of spaces available for events and offers a beautiful backdrop for any celebration.
5. Gibson Hall
Gibson Hall is a magnificent converted banking hall and Grade I-listed building in the heart of the City of London. This award-winning venue can cater for a range of events, from weddings to conferences. It even has its own secluded garden.
6. The Guildhall
This is a venue where you feel as if you are stepping back in time. The Grand Hall is straight from Harry Potter and the downstairs crypts are perfect for a fun after party. This venue definitely assures you that you’re experiencing something very special.
7. House of St Barnabas
This members club is set in the heart of Soho, just off Soho Square. Behind an unassuming door lies this labyrinth of rooms all decorated with a quirky yet 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 to get the buzz of the whole house.
8. Kimpton Fitzroy
This venue is a Grade II-listed landmark and in 2018 was restored to its original grandeur. The ballroom has a double-height ceiling, original features, and windows the entire length of one wall, with a mezzanine gallery that overlooks the main room. The space is perfect for large events.
9. Marks Bar, HIX Soho
This secret bar is hidden under the brilliant restaurant above. Dark colours and low seating make for a great escape in the heart of the West End as you drink cocktails 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.
10. Kensington Palace Pavilion
Home to British royalty, Kensington Palace’s timeless elegance is clear to see. The Pavilion is set within the grounds of the palace and overlooks the famous Sunken Garden. We recommend this space for a range of large events, from summer parties to conferences.
If you’d like any additional information on these venues, or would like to know about any of the 300 venues we work with then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.