London is packed full of all manner of hidden gem venues just waiting to be discovered, each offering its own distinct character and appeal which often helps to elevate their appeal beyond that of their better-known counterparts. Here is a selection of some of our favourites.
Located in the heart of bustling Mayfair, TRAMP has played host to international legends of music, celebrated acting greats and some of our most beloved showbiz stars since opening its doors back in 1969. Bubbling with a truly immersive atmosphere, this private members’ club, restaurant and cocktail bar has become a go-to venue for those in the know seeking some of the city’s best nightlife. Well situated for those travelling via public transport, it is around 5 minutes from both Piccadilly Circus and Green Park stations.
Coate Studios is a highly flexible, multi-purpose event space which offers creative and professional spaces which can be utilised for occasions as varied as private dinners, corporate meetings, Yoga sessions and exhibitions, to name just a few. The open, modern and neutral feel of the interior gives it a blank canvas style, allowing for the aforementioned flexibility, though a vaulted ceiling complete with wooden beams injects a splash of character to give that extra flair.
With the interior stripped back to reveal bare walls and an industrial, turn of the century warehouse vibe, Union Club Studios is bang on trend for those looking to capitalise on the craze for urban chic, which seems only to strengthen as time goes on. The venue can also accommodate a broad range of event types, including pop-ups, product launches, private parties and photoshoots. There are several different floors and spaces on offer, including the 150-capacity first floor party space.
Found in the Old Street area of London, just a 5-minute walk from the station of the same name, Gee Street Penthouse is ideal for lovers of slick, modern finishes. This multi-level, contemporary apartment has a clean, bright and spacious feel, with full length windows flooding the interior with an abundance of natural light. Better yet, there’s a generous roof terrace which offers lovely views out onto the city should you get lucky with a spot of good weather on the day.
Discreetly tucked away on a charming cobbled courtyard off Bond Street, Hush Mayfair is a townhouse which has been transformed into a luxurious restaurant and event space, which hosts everything from business lunches to engagement parties, and everything else in between. The capacity allows for up to 100 guests, whilst the nearest transport options include Bond Street and Oxford Circus tube stations, which can be reached comfortably in just 4 and 7 minutes on foot respectively.