We all know that London is home to some of the most iconic venues in the whole world, let alone the UK, but what people often don’t realise is that many of them can be hired out for everyday corporate and private events, including the following must-see spaces.
Set within 196 acres of its own stunning parklands which boast panoramic views across London’s skyline, Alexandra Palace has a whole range of different spaces, meaning it can accommodate events for anywhere from 10 to 10,000 guests with ease. With 9 main interlinking spaces, over the years it has played host to everything from concerts to business meetings, testament to how flexible they are. With an impressive 1500 complimentary car parking spaces and good nearby transport links, it’s also easy to reach.
Even more well-connected is St Martin in the Fields, a centrally located venue found on Trafalgar Square in Charing Cross, just a stone’s throw from the tube station of the same name. Spaces include St Martin’s Hall (with a capacity of up to 120), meeting rooms (with capacities of up to 20) and the atmospheric Gallery and Crypt spaces, perfect for weddings or private parties. It’s the blend of historic and contemporary architecture throughout that really helps this unique venue stand out and maintain its wide appeal.
Set in a turn-of-the-century playhouse, The Box Soho is an “Old World” style theatre and nightclub, with immersive styling throughout that brings a sumptuous feel and decadent edge to any occasion. Used to hosting world class variety shows, full stage production facilities are on-hand, as is assistance from the creative team if you have any production or entertainment needs to be met. Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Oxford Circus tube stations can all be reached well within 10 minutes.
Another of the country’s most grand offerings, Kensington Palace has a selection of different spaces on offer, meaning there are capacities and styles to suit almost any occasion. The understated elegance which encapsulates the glamour of the building’s heritage is complimented by the beautiful Royal Parks’ tranquil gardens. As you would expect from such a venue, first-class personal service will be provided from initial enquiry right through to the very end of the event. Despite feeling tucked away from the bustle of the city, it’s still surprisingly well connected via public transport.
Spread across 3 floors with interlocking spaces, Saatchi Gallery in the Duke of York’s HQ building is comprised of a total of 70,000 square feet, meaning it boasts a generous maximum capacity of 1500. Each of the galleries benefits from high ceilings, striking wood floors and fully dimmable Barasol lights, which simulate natural lighting. Contemporary and minimalist in finish, the spaces are in essence the ideal blank canvas, ripe for transformation into your dream venue.