Be it for Valentine’s Day, a wedding or otherwise, if you’re planning an event with a romantic edge, we believe the following venues would all make an ideal backdrop for the occasion.
Still retaining all the beauty and elegance of its Edwardian beginnings and rich cultural past, Bush Hall was originally built back in 1904 and became a popular dance hall throughout the roaring twenties. This timeless charm, brought on by the plentiful period features, brings a grand and romantic air to any event held here. The excellent acoustics make it a brilliant choice for hosting live performances, with handy extras including catering options, equipment hire and planning assistance.
Discreetly tucked away on Shaftsbury Avenue and just mere minutes from both Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square tube stations, Century is a private members’ club and one of Soho’s best hidden gems. The generous 5 floors include a restaurant, a cocktail lounge, a screening room, a meeting room and a good-sized rooftop terrace. The top-quality finish throughout that is so synonymous with private clubs is what lends the venue its exclusive feeling, perfect for making guests feel rightfully spoiled.
Situated in a prime location, The Hari is a luxurious hotel surrounded by well-known shopping districts and iconic landmarks, and within easy reach of Victoria, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square stations, making it incredibly convenient for those travelling into the city specifically for an event, with accommodation and event space all under one roof. Brilliant British design, wonderful views of London’s skyline, a secret garden terrace, a stylish bar and an Italian restaurant can all be found here.
Boasting a truly unique style, Toro Gordo seamlessly blends influences from both Spain and Asia, with a menu that includes exotic cocktails and tempting tapas. This restaurant venue is available for hire for all manner of different events, including Weddings, exhibitions, birthday parties, DJ nights, pre-theatre gatherings and just about anything else you could dream up. The capacity allows for up to 120 guests to attend, with the nearest transport option being Hammersmith tube stop.
Another very diverse offering, The Townhouse at Tom’s Kitchen is home to 3 private areas, each coming complete with its own distinct features and appeal, be it a private bar, an open-plan kitchen with wood-smoke oven, or a comfortable lounge area and grand feature dining table. A particularly good choice if you want your guests to be wined and dined to the highest standard, the venue gets its name from top chef, Tom Aikens, who formed the menus using hearty British fare with nods to the cuisine of Italy, America and France.