Halls for Hire London

'Hall' used to be the word employed to describe the room or space just inside the front entrance of a house or property, but it’s now more commonly associated with an entire building or large room used for meetings, concerts or other grand scale events that comprise a large number of people. The term ‘hall’ conjures up images of open space and often grandeur; the type of venue that enables party planners and event organisers to let their imaginations go wild – unrestricted by awkwardly placed furniture, obstructive features and excessive furnishings.

Updated on 29 January 2020

A hall is essentially a blank canvas to be filled however the hirer so desires, without the fear of guests being shoehorned into the corner of an ill-fitting room. No space could be more versatile than a hall; simply add chairs and tables for a banqueting dinner, a stage and lights for a guest speaker or a dancefloor and speakers for a celebratory party.

Fortunately for events planners in London, the capital is awash with beautiful halls to hire to choose from – many of which are steeped in history and tradition. These impressive venues can really add character and gravitas to an event whether it’s a conference, drinks reception, product launch, wedding or party. However narrowing down the right halls for hire can be a tiresome and frankly difficult task. That’s why we’ve curated a list of what we regard to be the very best halls across London that are suitable for just about any occasion. From town halls to banqueting halls, hotel halls and livery halls hopefully there’s a hall here that will meet your exact requirements whatever they might be. We recommend booking well ahead of your event though as these desirable spaces get booked up first and we would hate for you to miss out on your first choice!

Banqueting House

1. Banqueting House

Whitehall, St. James's, London, SW1A 2ER

Commissioned by James I in 1622, Banqueting House dazzled London’s high society when it opened. You can still feel the spirit of courtiers who partied beneath the magnificent Rubens-painted ceiling of the Main Hall.
Max Meeting 400
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 380
Banking Hall

2. Banking Hall

14 Cornhill, City of London, London, EC3V 3ND

Banking Hall bills itself as a space ‘where grandeur meets glamour’ and it’s a fitting description. Banking Hall boasts a central London location that is easily accessible, with a mezzanine level that overlooks the Bank of England.
Max Meeting 280
Max Standing 800
Max Banquet 280
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

3. The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Lincoln's Inn, Clerkenwell, London, WC2A 3TL

The three spaces at this historic Grade I and Grade II-listed building are fantastic for large gala dinners, grand receptions or big conferences with a difference.
Max Meeting 300
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 250
The Tower of London

4. The Tower of London

Tower Hill , City of London, London, EC3N 4AB

The beauty of hosting an event at this incredible historic venue is that each of the Tower of London’s function rooms has its own story, perfect for setting the scene for both grand events and intimate affairs.
Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 240
Kensington Palace

5. Kensington Palace

Kensington Gardens , Kensington, London, W8 4PX

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, Kensington Palace became a royal residence in 1689. It has hosted countless kings and queens over the centuries and this heritage is reflected in the grandeur of the event spaces.
Max Standing 800
Max Banquet 300

6. Armourers' Hall

81 Coleman Street , City of London, London, EC2R 5BJ

History fans will love this Grade II-listed building and ancient monument. It’s well suited to dramatic banquets, presentations, receptions and wine tastings, with a host of attractive function rooms to choose from.
Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 125
Max Banquet 100

7. Saddlers' Hall

40 Gutter Lane, City of London, London, EC2V 6BR

This elegant building in the heart of the City, next to St Paul’s Cathedral, is a great spot to host an event or meeting. Being so close to many of the major offices and corporations in the City, Saddlers’ hall is easy to get to after work.
Max Meeting 170
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 152

8. Barber-Surgeons' Hall

1a Monkwell Square, Wood Street , City of London, London, EC2Y 5BL

This stunning and intricately laid out red-brick building has a host of event spaces perfect for corporate events, meetings and parties. The impressive Great Hall has the capacity to hold up to to 120 seated guests and 250 standing.
Max Meeting 140
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 120

9. Salters' Hall

4 London Wall Place, London, London, EC2Y 5DE

Refurbished and extended, this Grade II-listed, RIBA Award-winning livery hall mixes historic architecture with state-of-the- art facilities. It’s an impressive venue for conferences, receptions and award ceremonies.
Max Meeting 130
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 130

10. Butchers' Hall

87 Bartholomew Close , London, EC1A 7EB

The Worshipful Company of Butchers is one of the seven oldest City of London livery companies. Its headquarters, Butchers’ Hall, are centrally located in the historic and vibrant Smithfield area.
Max Meeting 200
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 163
St Martin-in-the-Fields

11. St Martin-in-the-Fields

Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JH

Renowned for its social work, music and architecture, this iconic church can also be hired for events. Ideally situated in central London, St Martin-in-the-Fields is a unique venue that lends itself to all kinds of events and functions.
Max Meeting 60
Max Theatre 130
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 200

If none of the above halls for hire have ticked the box, see if any of these other large venues fit the brief.