The best quirky and unusual venues for hire in London

These are the sorts of venue that can help you make a statement without doing much to them. You’ll notice that a fair few of the selections below are stylish restaurants. That’s because so many of the best around London are being designed by top-name design houses. Book into one of their private dining rooms or hire them out exclusively and you can sure to add instant cachet to the event you’re organising. Elsewhere there are private members clubs and hotels that share that designer feel in both the architecture and decor which gives them a fashionable, on-trend feel. Don’t forget to check out the older venues in this list too: these vintage spaces do ‘timeless’ to a turn.

Updated on 01 September 2021

London has always been a hub for designers and arty types working in the creative industries. As a result, there is no shortage of eclectic and funky venues to choose from to make your event fun and fashionable. Squaremeal.co.uk has a list of the top arty and designer venues for all manner of events, from a wedding in one of London's best-known museums to a cool party or reception in a boutique bar or restaurant. You'll find arty and designer venues in all areas of the capital too, from party bars in the City, to nightclubs in the West End.

In the list above there are also spaces to suit those looking to organise a conference. You can keep even the most corporate of events in vogue, with an art-inspired, contemporary venue. If you're confident you know what is hip and stylish and you fancy yourself as the designer of your own party, why not look at our blank canvas venues, allowing you to make the most of your unusual theme ideas and trends.

SUSHISAMBA City

SUSHISAMBA City

110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

Max Standing 470
Max Banquet 160
Lee Valley VeloPark

Lee Valley VeloPark

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 3AB

Max Meeting 1000
Max Theatre 750
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 750
The Cinnamon Club Bar

The Cinnamon Club Bar

The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street , Westminster, London, SW1P 3BU

Max Standing 80
Corrigan

Corrigan's Mayfair

28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7EH

Max Meeting 30
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 85
Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Galleries

Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London, W2 3XA

Max Standing 250
Kings Place

Kings Place

90 York Way , King's Cross, London, N1 9AG

Max Meeting 100
Max Theatre 420
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 120
London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza (south east corner), Covent Garden , London, WC2E 7BB

Max Meeting 200
Max Theatre 121
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 150
Bingham

Bingham

61-63 Petersham Road Richmond-Upon-Thames , London, TW10 6UT

Max Meeting 60
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 90
Blueprint Café

Blueprint Café

Blueprint Café, First Floor, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YD

Max Standing 170
Max Banquet 120
The Folly

The Folly

41 Gracechurch Street, City of London, London, EC3V 0BT

Max Meeting 250
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 250
One Aldwych

One Aldwych

1 Aldwych , Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4BZ

Max Meeting 35
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 110
Anise

Anise

9 Devonshire Square , Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 4YL

Max Meeting 50
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 80
Old Bengal Warehouse

Old Bengal Warehouse

16 New Street, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 4TR

Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 80
Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre

Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

Max Meeting 1950
Max Standing 2000
Max Banquet 350
South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel

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

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
Asia House

Asia House

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

Max Meeting 40
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 120
Aster

Aster

150 Victoria Street, Victoria, London, SW1E 5LB

Max Meeting 16
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 250