Architecture is one of the rarest forms of art, where creative designs and breathtaking views can be mixed with the coolest and most unique displays of artistic vision, giving life and character to venues that are unlike anything else in London. Whether you’re interested in walking in through marbled halls and historic Georgian grandeur, or prefer the class of a modern loft space, you’ll find the individual appeal of each architecturally distinct venue in this list to be both impressing and amazing.
Switch from Doctor Who to Doctor You in the Tardis, a South Bank venue that displays exceptional architectural design. One of the hottest spots in town, it’s just steps from Waterloo Station, but brings a piece of New York loft with it. Naturally lit throughout, and creatively spaced across three levels of intelligent design, the facility is a residential location that has been lovingly crafted and furnished, with nothing left to want. The location is minutes away from Waterloo Station, and includes an interior garden, walk in storage for cold foods, home cinema, and a fully kitted professional kitchen. You’ll love how easily the furniture can be moved or changed to sit, and guests will love the Wi-Fi and access to bedrooms for those staying over.
There are penthouses, and then there is the Gee Street Penthouse, which is the very embodiment of the trend and class found throughout London’s Old Street area. Steps from several rail and tube stations, this venue is an intimate space that takes style and class to new architectural heights. An apartment that can comfortably host 40 guests, it’s full of natural light, with a design that lends itself to creative inspiration. The outside terraces are great for enjoying the the air or stargazing, and there’s even a goods lift that provides direct access to the apartment. You’ll be pleased with the theme and feel throughout, while guests will be able to rest and relax in this exceptionally well appointed facility.
If you’re hosting a VIP event, or something unique, you’ll find that Tobacco Dock has everything you need. Featuring one of the coolest architectural designs in the city, this great space has more than enough room to accommodate over 8,000 guests, and a generous car park that can fit 800 cars. Originally built in the 19th century, it was first used as a secure and bonded warehouse, where New Word tobacco was stored. Since then it’s been refurbished and restored to its current grandeur. Spanning two floors, and offering a huge amount of light from it’s vaulted skylit ceilings, you’ll find this great venue capable of hosting everything from exhibitions to club nights and parties. You and your guests will love the space.
Everyone has different tastes, and those can run from the extreme palatial grandeur of some locations, to the more refined and minimalist features of venues like Sizona. This intimate loft is tucked into the lively and vibrant heart of East Central, and is just off Old Street. It spans two lovely levels of exposed brick, which are complimented by a eclectic mix of both retro and modern interior designs. There’s also a lovely garden courtyard, with the owner more than willing to lend years of event management expertise to make sure your corporate event, product launch, or dinner is a success. Guests will love the historic London warehouse look, and you’ll love the versatile and accommodating options presented by this space.
It’s rare that the architecture of any event location leaves guests in awe, but the Banking Hall venue does just that. It features massive marbled floor to ceiling columns, flanking the marble and wrought iron of its split staircases, which lead to the upper reaches of the facility. Styled throughout in art deco, with an unmatched grandeur, this space will have your guests feeling like they’re dining on High Street. It looks over the Bank of England, and sits astride both Lombard and Cornhill streets, giving it an impressive and stately view. A jewel in the crown of London’s most prestigious areas, it can host up to 800 guests, and is easily decorated to the needs of any wedding banquet, reception, dinner, or corporate event.
The best place in Shoreditch, and easily reached from either the Liverpool or Old Street undergrounds, Bateman’s Row is an architectural paradise. The venue is the result of a custom design, and features a number of outstanding amenities. Among these are the latest in kitchen facilities, massive terraces with grand decks, and stunning views of the city. Guests will love the prestige of their own private entrance to this gorgeous and charming location, and you’ll enjoy the floor to ceiling windows. Of course, it’s also got the latest in tech and modern support features. Everything you could want for has been considered, whether you’re hosting a private event, or a more corporate themed production.
Old Billingsgate is comprised of several different areas which can either be hired individually or combined to make one enormous venue with a maximum capacity of 2400. Spaces on offer include a suspended steel mezzanine level, a gallery and a large vault space. With features found throughout including triple-height ceilings, towering pillars, interlinked arches and exposed brickwork, this is an atmospheric venue that despite being highly adaptable in its use, is brimming with character. It sits right by the River Thames, just 7 minutes from London Bridge train station.