Chelsea has long been one of London’s most popular areas and as such, new and exciting venues often emerge upon the events scene. Here are some of the best to keep an eye out for.
Belgraves is a business hotel in Central London, and it offers the top quality service and attention to detail that you would expect from such a venue. Beautifully appointed, the event spaces are able to host all sorts of different occasions, from breakfast meetings to book launches, and corporate drinks parties to wedding receptions. With all the elegance of a private members club, the sumptuous finish throughout is sure to impress, certainly setting the tone for a sophisticated event. The building’s great location means it sits close to several good transport links and so is well connected to the rest of the city.
Eclipse Chelsea is a world-class cocktail bar, one that has become a firm favourite with locals, and it’s easy to see why. The clean and contemporary styling creates a relaxed atmosphere that makes this the perfect place to unwind with good company and a few drinks. So whether grabbing a quick drink after work or planning a lively night out for you and your friends (of whom there is space for up to a generous 150), Eclipse is available for partial hire for groups or private hire if you would prefer to utilise the space to its full. The nearest transport link is South Kensington, which can be reached in just 6 minutes.
Bumpkin Chelsea, found just off the popular King’s Road, is a Great British Brasserie where you can expect to sample the very best in authentic British cuisine, proudly prepared using locally-sourced and seasonal produce. Spaces at your disposal include the cosy private dining room or the Secret Garden, which is available year round. There is also access to The Chelsea Gardener, which is like an oasis hidden within the heart of the city. This range of outdoor space makes Bumpkin one of the only venues in all of Chelsea to offer the facilities for an outdoor BBQ.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is also found close to the King’s Road and benefits from stunning views of the River Thames, sure to please both locals and first time visitors to London alike. There is a whole range of both indoor and outdoor spaces on offer here, with Grade I and Grade II listed buildings housing a plethora of striking period features and an abundance of elegance and charm, including beautiful architectural details and breath-taking decorative ceilings. This versatility means events can be held here for anywhere between 15 and 400 people.
Mode aims to be more than just a venue; it’s an experience unto itself. Styled in a unique ‘Future Vintage’ theme, the immersive interior’s inspiration comes from the industrial revolution and the cultural heritage of Notting Hill. With spaces including a cocktail bar and the main room complete with mezzanine, this large capacity venue is ideal as a wedding reception space like no other. Found just off Portobello Road, nearby tube stations include Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Park and Notting Hill Gate, keeping you well connected to the rest of London.
If you are looking to host an event with a decidedly more intimate and personal feel then consider the Chelsea Prayer Room, or CPR as it is often known. This small and richly decorated space is the ideal spot for cocktail and canape receptions, meetings and low-key gatherings for up to 45 people. With décor inspired by a 1920s speakeasy, it has a rich, warming and immersive quality that lends itself so well to many different occasions. Both Fulham Broadway and South Kensington tube stations can be reached in around 15 minutes on foot.