The best halls for hire in London

Thinking about hiring a hall in London but don’t know where to start? Fortunately for events planners, the capital is awash with beautiful venues – many of which are steeped in history and tradition. These impressive halls 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 very best halls for hire in London 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, with suitable options for just about any occasion.

Updated on 06 July 2023

'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 run wild – unrestricted by awkwardly placed furniture, obstructive features and excessive furnishings.

A hall is essentially a blank canvas venue to be filled and decorated however the hirer desires, without the fear of guests being shoehorned into the corner of an ill-fitting room. No space could be more versatile; simply add chairs and tables for a banqueting dinner, a stage and lights for a guest speaker or a dance floor and speakers for a celebratory party. In fact, if it’s a celebration you’re planning, we've included plenty of party halls for hire that will ensure your bash has a suitable backdrop.

From town halls to community halls to hire, hopefully there’s something 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!

The Tower of London

The Tower of London

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

It doesn’t get much more historic than the Tower of London, with each of its impressive function rooms boasting their own unique story and character. The King’s Great Hall on the first floor of the White Tower is a magnificent space perfect for dinners and drinks receptions.

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 240
Mansion House

Mansion House

Walbrook, City of london, London, EC4N 8BH

Originally built in 1739, Mansion House is a Palladian style building suited to conferences, receptions, dinners, meetings and more. It's able to accommodate 10 to 500 guests, but The Egyptian Hall is its most impressive space, featuring white and gold pillars and intricate arched ceilings.

Max Meeting 400
Max Theatre 400
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 360
Chelsea Old Town Hall

Chelsea Old Town Hall

King's Road , Chelsea, London, SW3 5EE

Located on the King’s Road, Chelsea Town Hall offers an elegant backdrop for weddings and receptions. The main hall is its most impressive space, with vaulted ceilings, marble columns and cove lighting, but there’s a smaller hall too, available for luncheons, meetings and presentations.

Max Meeting 230
Max Theatre 340
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 180

Armourers' Hall

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

Those planning larger events should look to the Livery Hall at Armourer’s Hall in Moorgate, a beautiful wooden-clad space featuring suits of armour, gold-framed paintings and a gothic barrel-vaulted ceiling. Book for up to 125 standing guests.

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 125
Max Banquet 100

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1 R4TN

Sadler’s Wells up in Clerkenwell is a world-renowned dance and performance space that doubles as an events venue. Its largest spaces are the Auditorium and the Peacock Theatre, which are both well-suited to theatre-style conferences and presentations thanks to high-tech lighting and sound equipment.

Max Meeting 1500
Max Theatre 1500
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 120
Glaziers Hall

Glaziers Hall

9 Montague Close, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DD

On the hunt for a hall to hire near London Bridge? This stunning South Bank venue is home to a modern and versatile Banqueting Hall that's perfect for dinner dances, awards ceremonies, press conferences and more.

Max Meeting 300
Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 220
Arcade Food Hall

Arcade Food Hall

103-105 New Oxford Street, Soho, London, WC1A 1DB

Hosting an event centred around great food and drink? This upmarket food hall on Tottenham Court Road can be hired for up to 400 people, whether it's a blowout birthday or a celebratory awards ceremony. Plus, the events team are on hand to help you create a bespoke package.

Max Standing 60
Max Banquet 100

Halls can be hired for all sorts of events, but usually they’re a desirable option for larger occasions that require somewhere spacious enough to host everyone on the guest list. So, if you’re in the market for the best large venues in London, then don’t miss our guides to the best London birthday party venues, and the best venues for award ceremonies in London which both feature lots of spacious options. On a budget? Don’t panic. We’ve included a handful of cheap halls to hire, too, so you don’t have to worry about paying extra for somewhere spacious.

If you’re after a venue that offers wow-factor in spades, then consider hiring a museum in London for a space that combines size with history. Of course, we also have a guide to the best historic venues in London if you're after somewhere with a story to tell.  

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