The following top London venues are all the ideal mix of spacious and flexible, allowing them to cater to almost any large-scale event, no matter the style of the occasion.
Boxville is a new venue that sits in Lewisham, just 5 minutes from the station that shares its name. This industrial space has a distinctly raw and stripped back feel, making it the perfect choice if you want to bring the popular urban-decay style to your event. The double ceiling height and large, unobstructed spaces make the areas feel airy and allow them to cater to larger capacities – up to a total of 500 in fact. The building itself dates back to the 1970s and was abandoned, but it’s fair to say it has been given a whole new lease of life, now operating as a multi-purpose event space.
The Kia Oval would undoubtedly be the perfect choice for any sport related event, given that it is in fact one of the world’s most historic stadiums, and it still plays host to international cricket matches during the summer. With various spaces on offer however, its use doesn’t stop there, as if can easily lend itself to any number of different occasions, even if they are not within the sporting world at all. With a vast capacity of 1000 and several good nearby transport options, including Oval, Vauxhall and Kennington, it’s easy to see why it has become such a popular choice.
Roundhouse and Rooftop Gardens began its life in the Victorian era as a steam-engine repair shed. This belies its current cultural importance and beauty however, with the venue now serving as one of the most iconic music spaces, having played host to respected acts as wide ranging as Jimi Hendrix and Lady Gaga. This historical relevance and pop-culture link is what allows it to lend itself to all sorts of events, appealing to a wide range of people for different reasons. No matter the appeal however, it benefits from a huge 1800 person capacity and great nearby rail links.
Village Underground is a turn of the century warehouse which has been lovingly renovated and transformed into a multi-purpose event space. Occasions as wide ranging as photography exhibitions and club nights – and just about everything else in between – have been held here, with the generous ceiling height and charming exposed brickwork bringing charisma no matter the occasion. The capacity is also a strong point, able to accommodate up to 700 guests per reception, and when it comes to transport links, it sits within stumbling distance from Shoreditch High Street station.
There are a total of 4 event spaces available for hire at The London Irish Centre, all of which have been recently refurbished to make sure they are modern, versatile and fully-functioning. These flexible spaces mean that events can be held for anywhere as intimate and low-key as just 5 guests to as bustling and busy as 500. Regardless of the size of the guest list, the interior feels bright, spacious and airy, whilst the building itself is located just 8 minutes from Camden Road and around 15 minutes each from both Camden Town and Kentish Town West.