Hosting an event in a unique venue in London

Hosting an event at a unique venue in London is a great choice for corporate event planners. London is a city rich in history, culture, and creativity, offering a vibrant and inspiring backdrop for any occasion. The city's unique blend of modern and traditional architecture, along with its diverse cultural heritage, adds a touch of sophistication and excitement to events. Popular unique venues include The Gherkin, a stunning skyscraper with panoramic views, and The Shard, an iconic glass skyscraper with stylish event spaces. The Tate Modern, a contemporary art museum housed in a converted power station, and the Natural History Museum, with its grand Victorian architecture, are also sought-after choices. Hosting an event at a unique venue in London ensures a memorable and extraordinary experience for both organizers and attendees.

Most recommended unique venues in London

The Belgravia Venue

A beautifully exclusive event space, located in the heart of Belgravia. Built in 1867 in a French Renaissance style, to the designs of infamous architect Thomas Cundy III, the building is the perfect backdrop to an array of events: from weddings and celebrations to press launches and conferences, all set overlooking the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane

An all-day destination for entertainment, afternoon tea, dining, drinking, art & culture, in the heart of Covent Garden and London’s West End. From casual and contemporary, to formal and theatrical, each of The Lane’s spaces has its own charm. The uniquely appointed spaces occupy the original site and its adjacent buildings, including: the spacious and regal Grand Saloon, with seasonal outdoor terraces taking guests from afternoon tea to a lively bar; the relaxed all-day dining area, The Garden; a cocktail bar inspired and named after high society photographer and theatre costume designer Cecil Beaton and finally, the Rotunda bar with the magnificent ceiling inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. Visit us to explore the theatre, and experience the West End like never before.

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Lift 109

Housed within the historically rich Battersea Power Station and with the truly unique chimney lift experience for your guests to enjoy, Lift 109 is the perfect venue to host your corporate entertainment events year-round. Exclusive evening hire of the entire event space allows for up to 100 guests to enjoy everything the chimney lift experience has to offer, from The Gallery space to the Infinity Room and Lift 109 itself. Liaise with our private hospitality team, choose from an array of high-end restaurants, and create your ideal canapé and champagne reception within The Gallery space. Perfect for networking, influencer events, client and staff entertainment or presentations.

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180 House

From presentations and product launches to press events and parties, 180 Lofts are fully flexible to house your early morning meetings all the way through to the following morning. For larger gatherings, you can combine our rooms, or for that special occasion you can opt for a full Loft takeover. 180 Lofts is located on the first floor of the iconic Brutalist building on London’s Strand; the home of Store X, Dazed Media Group, The Vinyl Factory, and Soho House.

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Olympia London

From breathtaking consumer shows and thrilling sporting and music events, to large, colourful trade shows, Olympia London is the place where amazing things happen. Handcrafted in 1886 Olympia London is more than an events space. It’s where culture and heritage come together to create inspiring experiences for everyone who steps through our doors.

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@sohoplace is the first new-built West End theatre in 50 years and the culmination of a 12-year project, owned by Nica Burns and operated by Nimax Theatres. With a flexible 602 seats in the round auditorium and programming that ‘pushes theatre boundaries’ (The Observer), @sohoplace is cementing itself in the heart of West End theatre.

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Southbank Centre

The Grade I-listed Royal Festival Hall, the brutalist Queen Elizabeth Hall and the more intimate Purcell Room are world-renowned venues, adding a sense of prestige to any event. These flexible venues can accommodate from 200 to 2,500 people and are perfect for large-scale or hybrid events including conferences, AGMs, award ceremonies, film premieres, screenings, panel discussions and seminars. There are also a number of additional spaces available to hire alongside the auditoria that can be used as breakout areas for catering, entertaining and exhibition spaces, allowing us to support all aspects of your event.

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Westminster Abbey

Since our founding by Benedictine monks, hospitality has always been at the heart of the Abbey. We have held state occasions and every coronation since 1066. Now you can hire a historic space for your next corporate event. Host a dinner or reception in one of our unique heritage spaces, set within the Abbey grounds - and offer your guests a private tour of the Abbey.

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Battersea Power Station

The iconic Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station is NOW OPEN as London’s most exciting new shopping and leisure destination! This legendary London landmark and the surrounding area have been brought back to life as one of the most exciting and innovative mixed-use neighborhoods in the world – a place for locals, tourists, and residents to enjoy a unique blend of shops, bars, restaurants, leisure and entertainment venues, parks and historical spaces.

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Factors to consider when planning an event in a unique venue in London

When hosting a corporate event at a unique venue in London, there are several factors to consider. Firstly, the venue's location should be convenient for attendees, with good accessibility and parking facilities. The layout of the event space should be considered to ensure it can accommodate the desired activities and flow of the event. The ambiance of the venue must align with the theme or purpose of the event. Additionally, the capacity of the space should be suitable for the number of attendees. It is important to take into account London's transportation options, including the airport, as well as the city's traffic patterns. Notable landmarks in London can add to the overall appeal and experience of the event.

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