Blank canvas venues

For those who prefer to take care of everything when organising an event, a blank canvas venue is often the best option and London is home to a pretty fantastic array of these spaces. SquareMeal’s range of blank canvas venues in London spans north, south, east and west and offers a range of spaces including large studios and art galleries, each offering great versatility and excellent facilities for events of any nature.

Updated on 13 August 2018

The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum

Freeling House, Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London, WC1X 0DA

Opened in September 2017, The Postal Museum is a semi-subterranean venue with a rich history. Up top, the contemporary museum building suits presentations or networking events. Down below, Mail Rail – a blank-canvas space with vaulted arches – was once a depot for a secret mail railway. Trips on miniature trains around the original network and platforms make a memorable add-on to corporate, experiential and private events.

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 275
Max Banquet 150
Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Galleries

Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London, W2 3XA

Kensington Gardens is home to two of our favourite modern art galleries: the Serpentine Gallery and the more recent Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Together, the spaces combine the sense of occasion of a listed building with the coolness of a contemporary art space. The former will host private dinners, while both make formidable spaces for drinks receptions. Come summer, the temporary pavilion is a striking one-off space for standing soirées.

Max Standing 250
The Terrace at The Last Drop

The Terrace at The Last Drop

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton Street, Stratford, London, E20 2AD

This riverside café in the middle of London’s Olympic Park is a fantastic place to take in the city’s landmarks, while hosting anything from meetings and exhibitions to private parties and product launches. With floor-to-ceiling windows around the room ensuring great views, the Terrace has state-of-the-art kit and a 2am licence. Weather-permitting, you can take your event outside to the patio. Catering and decoration are taken care of in-house.

Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 104