If you’re planning a bridal shower for someone you love, you will understandably want to make sure every detail of the day is perfect, and one of the most crucial steps in achieving this is finding the right venue, as this is what sets the tone and forms the backdrop for the occasion. Here are some of London’s best spaces to get you heading down the path to success and a day to remember for all involved.
W Lounge is a super stylish and contemporary venue that exudes an energetic vibe and effortless sense of cool sophistication. Fantastic live music performances and deliciously tempting cocktails are what’s on the menu here, with a private balcony behind the bar adding that extra touch of exclusivity. With a total capacity of 220, there’s plenty of room for all the bride-to-be’s friends to attend, and being just a few minutes from both Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square stations means it’s a breeze to reach.
There are lots of different spaces on offer at Camino Bankside, making it a very flexible offering. These include the large feast room, the Jamon counter, the mezzanine level private room and a generous outdoor terrace, perfect for summer events that are lucky enough to catch a bit of sun. The modern interior space benefits from good natural lighting during the day and is softly lit for a more relaxed and intimate feel at night. At little more than a 5-minute walk away, Southwark is the nearest transport link in the area.
Housed within beautifully restored 18th century townhouses, The Exhibitionist is a luxury boutique hotel with 8 art galleries that offer themselves up as blank canvases. The period touches in the building itself contrast to great effect with the decidedly more modern artwork that fills the spaces, with the venue often showcasing the bold and exciting work of the next generation of up-and-coming artists operating within London, meaning this place can be described as anything but dull.
Dalston Heights is found on the top floor of what was once a cardboard box factory. This urban space, rich in texture and raw, industrial-style features is positively brimming with character and rustic aesthetic charm, meaning it has become a popular choice for photo shoots and all manner of other events. Skylights on the pitched roof ensure that plenty of natural light gets in, whilst the kitchen area can be used should you wish to organise catering. As for getting there, Hackney Downs station lies just a stone’s throw away.
Hakkasan Hanway Place sits at the very forefront of Chinese fine dining, with a prestigious Michelin star to its name which has been successfully retained by head chef Tong Chee Hwee since 2003. The design, carried out by the much celebrated Christian Liaigre, embodies the modern ethnic ethos that is now synonymous with Hakkasan restaurants around the world, with the heavy use of dark colours bringing instant atmosphere and a sense of immersion to the space, which can hold up to 350 guests in total.