London's best exclusive hire venues

Planning a major event? You might be best off hiring a venue in its entirety, which offers you greater flexibility and use of multiple spaces. Not to mention it’s totally yours, guaranteeing you and your guests exclusivity for the entire day (or night). Take a look at our list of London's best exclusive hire venues, from grand stately homes to swish hotels and exceptional restaurants with beautiful dining rooms.

Updated on 22 September 2023

Firstly, what exactly does exclusive hire mean exactly? If you choose to hire a venue exclusively, you essentially gain access to the entire venue for a set period of time, meaning you don’t have to share it with anyone else. It’s a good option if you’re planning an especially large event, such as a gala, awards ceremony or product launch, and require use of a variety of spaces.

So, what are the benefits of hiring a venue exclusively for an event? One of the main perks, of course, is privacy, ensuring the only people in the building are the one's on your guest list. It's a guaranteed way to make your event feel extra special!

There are plenty more benefits to hiring an exclusive venue in London though. You’ll gain access to a dedicated events team, whose focus is on you, and only you, for the entirety of the event. It also means that all the venue’s facilities are at your disposal, whether you need access to a kitchen or require AV equipment for a presentation. If you have guests travelling from further afield and they need a place to stay after your event, then many exclusive hire venues, like hotels, also offer accommodation as part of the package.

We could go on, but ultimately, exclusive hire venues offer a huge amount of flexibility when it comes to event planning. Ready to start your search? Have a scroll through our list of London’s best exclusive hire venues to find your perfect match.

15Hatfields

15Hatfields

Chadwick Court, Southwark, London, SE1 8DJ

This sustainable venue offers a blank canvas backdrop for you to put your personal stamp on the space. From hybrid events to awards ceremonies and fine dining dinners, this versatile option is well-equipped to hosting whatever you have in the works.

Max Meeting 330
Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 230
Launceston Place

Launceston Place

1a Launceston Place, Kensington, London, W8 5RL

For more intimate occasions, Launceston Place is one of the capital's swisher neighbourhood spots, nestled inside a former townhouse in Kensington. Exclusive hire gets you access to both dining rooms and the intimate bar area – perfect for sophisticated sit-down affairs.

Max Meeting 22
Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 50
Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch

Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch

10-50 Willow Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4BH

Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch welcomes events of any size, but large, memorable occasions are arguably where this iconic venue excels. Takeover its penthouse, cocktail bar, restaurant and sunken garden for an event like no other.

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 240
Le Pont de la Tour

Le Pont de la Tour

The Butlers Wharf Building, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YE

On the hunt for a venue with riverside views? You can’t do much better than Le Pont de la Tour, which sits pretty on the banks of the River Thames. Hire the whole venue to gain access to its restaurant and outdoor terrace, for up to 300 people.

Max Meeting 110
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 110
Quaglino

Quaglino's

16 Bury Street , St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AL

Whether you’re planning a corporate event, gala or fashion show, Quaglino’s glamorous restaurant and bar can be hired exclusively for up to 500 standing guests, or 250 seated. There’s even a stage area if you’d like to host a special speaker or presentation.

 

Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 250
Swingers West End

Swingers West End

15 John Prince's Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AB

Boasting a central location just moment’s away from Oxford Circus, Swingers West End is home to a wealth of cool and stylish spaces, with the option to hire them all for up to 800 people. Enjoy use of its crazy golf courses, waiter service all evening, an in-house DJ plus much more.

Max Theatre 100
Max Standing 270
Park Chinois

Park Chinois

17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8EA

Lavish, opulent and theatrical are how we’d describe this luxurious Chinese restaurant in Mayfair. Spread across two levels, you can hire each floor individually, or go all out and make the venue yours for the night. Revel in plush interiors, fine dining dishes and cocktails galore.

Max Meeting 180
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 130
The Cinnamon Club

The Cinnamon Club

The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, St. James's, London, SW1P 3BU

Create an unforgettable experience at Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Club in Westminster. Its incredible book-lined dining room is a sight to behold, with beautiful white arches, parquet flooring and a wraparound balcony overlooking the space below.

Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 130
Inca London

Inca London

8-9 Argyll Street, Soho, London, W1F 7TF

This glamorous Latin American bar, restaurant and venue is perfect for a party, boasting a vibrant food menu, live entertainment and colourful cocktails. It’s incredibly versatile too, with options for private screenings, dry hire, pop-ups, team building events and various seating styles.

Max Meeting 75
Max Theatre 75
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 150
100 Wardour St

100 Wardour St

100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN

This is a venue for larger-than-life celebrations, with capacity for anything up to 850 guests. Food and music go hand in hand at 100 Wardour Street, so expect plenty of live entertainment while you dine on the likes of crab cannelloni, and steak with peppercorn sauce. 

Max Standing 900
Max Banquet 250
Harvey Nichols CANVAS

Harvey Nichols CANVAS

109-125 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RJ

Iconic department store Harvey Nichols offers its flexible fifth floor dry hire space, CANVAS, for events. From corporate functions to networking events and workshops, this minimalist space can be personalized to suit your needs.

Max Theatre 80
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 80
Paternoster Chop House

Paternoster Chop House

35 Old Bailey, Blackfriars, London, EC4M 7AU

Paternoster Chop House can be booked exclusively for up to 250 standing guests, or 100 seated, with a spacious outside terrace for your guests to enjoy the sunshine during the warmer months. It’s covered and heated though, making it accessible all year round.

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 130
1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street, City of London, London, EC3V 9AA

Set inside a grade II-listed former banking hall, 1 Lombard Street serves as a beautiful backdrop to special events. Hire the brasserie and dome bar for up to 450 standing guests, or 200 seated, to enjoy a meal of modern European classics created by Mark Hix MBE and executive chef Robin Freeman. 

Max Meeting 22
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 200
Asia House

Asia House

63 New Cavendish Street , Marylebone, London, W1G 7LP

Asia House in Marylebone is well-suited to corporate events and weddings, with a wealth of stunning function rooms available to hire. Spread across two floors, exclusive hire is available for up to 250 standing guests, or 120 for a banquet.

Max Meeting 84
Max Theatre 140
Max Standing 170
Max Banquet 120
South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel

3 South Place, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 2AF

D&D London’s stylish hotel in Liverpool Street offers exclusive hire of its two restaurants – Michelin-starred Angler and South Place Chop House – for special occasions. Angler also boasts a stunning rooftop terrace which comes into its own for summer events.

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
Stationers

Stationers' Hall

Ave Maria Lane, City of London, London, EC4M 7DD

Stationer’s Hall has capacity for up to 200 guests, and is complete with AV equipment, free Wi-Fi, extended licensing hours and more. It's a beautiful, historic space that boasts double-height ceilings, carved oak panelling and stained-glass windows.

 

Max Meeting 200
Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 205
IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place , Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0BL

The refurbished Savoy Place offers increased capacity and cutting-edge tech. We like the idea of the Kelvin Lecture Theatre – with its original mahogany panelling – for presentations and product launches.

Max Meeting 50
Max Theatre 451
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330
Bluebird

Bluebird

350 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU

Bluebird’s entire first floor can be hired for major celebrations, from weddings to corporate events and big birthday parties. Boasting a private bar, soaring ceilings and rustic listed beams, this space is able to accommodate between 200 for dinner, or 500 for a standing event.

Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 230
Butlers Wharf Chop House

Butlers Wharf Chop House

The Butlers Wharf Building, 36e Shad Thames, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YE

One from the D&D group, this British chophouse overlooking Tower Bridge revolves around large centre-piece sharing cuts cooked on charcoal grills and Josper ovens. If that sounds like a bit of you, go ahead and hire out the whole venue (restaurant and bar) for 300 of your chosen guests.

Max Meeting 50
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 140
The Orrery

The Orrery

55 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 5RB

Perched on the northern end of Marylebone High Street, The Orrery is the epitome of elegance, with observatory-inspired interiors and a refined menu of French classics. Take advantage of the main dining room, bar and terrace for up to 150 standing guests.

 

Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 110
Skylon

Skylon

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London, SE1 8XX

Skylon’s stellar location within the Royal Festival Hall is one-of-a-kind, with panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the Thames, which guests can gaze at through floor-to-ceiling windows. The interiors are just as special, with bronze chandeliers and a palatial feel. Book the whole space for 500 lucky people.

Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 300

Haven't found anything you like the look of yet? There are plenty more large venues in London to discover, from sports stadiums to museums and concert halls. Better still, we've also rounded up the best large summer party venues in London to ensure you have somewhere to celebrate when the sun starts to shine.

For a more intimate event, check out our guide to the best private dining rooms in London for every occasion, from casual spots to rooms with rooftop views. There's so much to discover, and we're here to help you find the perfect space. 

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