With their charming architectural details, inherent sense of class and ability to hark back to London’s past, townhouses are understandably a popular choice of venue type for all kinds of different events. Within the following hand-picked selection, you will find some of the city’s very best for your perusal, hopefully pointing you in the right direction.
There’s a rich and sumptuous quality to the décor at Six Storeys on Soho, which coupled with its enviable location in the ever-popular Soho area of the city’s West End, grants it a real sense of prestige. As the name would suggest, there’s a generous 6 floors at your disposal, and these can be hired out individually in various configurations depending on the scale of your event, up to a total capacity of 300. Exquisite menus and top-quality service complete the chic experience.
The custom lighting system and good amount of space on offer at 15 Bateman Street, which sees a deceptively large 2-storey event space beyond a shop front, has seen the venue become a popular commercial art gallery, but it has also been used for the likes of photo shoots, pop-ups, product launches, corporate events and exhibitions, thanks to the flexibility of its characterful yet adaptable blank canvas-style finish. Up to 200 guests can attend, and they’re sure to make good use of the close proximity to Tottenham Court Road station.
A hidden gem tucked away on Shaftsbury Avenue, Century is a private members club and has all the air of decadence that one would expect from just such a venue. The 5 floors feature a range of different spaces, including a restaurant, a cocktail lounge, a screening room, a meeting room and the largest rooftop terrace in all of Soho, meaning your spoilt for choice when it comes to the type of event you could hold here. Its prime location means it is a mere 4-minute walk from both Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square stations.
6 Fitzroy Square boasts 2 rooms with a combined capacity of around 200 that booth ooze the elegance of the Georgian era to which the building dates, with an effortless feeling of grandeur throughout. The vast, full-length windows typical of the period look out onto Fitzroy Square and flood the interior with natural light for a bright, airy finish. A small onsite kitchen is handy for organising refreshments and there is also a store room available upon request, should you need it.
Prince Philip House at 3 Carlton Terrace recently underwent an extensive refurbishment project, meaning that the interior of this historic, Grade I listed building now has a slick and highly contemporary feel, establishing a striking and effective contrast. Overlooking The Mall and St James’s Park, it has a great capacity of 550 and sits close to good local transport links, including the likes of Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus and Embankment. Very flexible in its use, it can cater to all manner of different occasions, both private and corporate alike.