The best quirky and unusual venues for hire in London

These venues will make your event truly unforgettable, as they are the most unique in London. These unusual settings each offer something different, but they all have one thing in common: we think they're top-notch. From giant art galleries to basement nightclubs, there's something for everyone and we're certain you'll find just what you're looking for. All you need to do is peruse the list, compare options and click 'book now' on the ones you like. From there, it couldn't be easier to make an inquiry. Just fill out the form on the right and our platform will reach out to the venue for you.

Updated on 14 March 2022

London has always been a hub for creative types. After all, the big smoke is packed full of art studios, museums, galleries, music venues, theatres, book and comic shops, tattoo parlours… the list goes on! As a result of this, there are tons of truly unique venues scattered across the city. And what better way to enjoy a venue than to throw an event there?

We’ve searched high and low around the capital to find the most unique and unusual event and party venues. But, rather than adding everything we find, this list has been distilled and refined to only include the best of the best. From grandeur museums to restaurants hundreds of feet above the city, and from nightclubs in the West End to neon-covered crazy golf courses, this list has it all.

The type of event is up to you, as these venues are pretty versatile. Whether you’re throwing a blowout birthday, hosting a quiet dinner or organising an office party, we’re sure you’ll find something you like below. There are even spaces to suit those looking to organise a conference. Trust us and you’ll be surprised at just how chic a corporate bash can be. If you’re going seriously big, however, it’s worth checking out our guide to the best big venues in London (and by big, we mean 1000+ capacity).

On the off chance the sun appears (we remain optimistic), you might want to peruse our guide to the best summer party venues or the best London venues with outside space.

Got your own sense of style? Then maybe a blank canvas venue is right for you, as they will give you the creative space you need to let your inner artist shine. If you’d prefer cool to quirky, we’ve also curated a list of the coolest party venues in London

New Street Warehouse

New Street Warehouse

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

Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 80
The Cinnamon Club Bar

The Cinnamon Club Bar

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

Max Standing 45
The Engine Rooms Event Space

The Engine Rooms Event Space

82-92 Great North Road, Finchley, London, N2 0NL

Max Meeting 40
Max Theatre 130
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 250
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

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

Max Meeting 300
Max Theatre 50
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 250
The Folly

The Folly

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

Max Meeting 250
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 250
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, WD25 7LR

Max Meeting 30
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 480
Proud Cabaret Embankment

Proud Cabaret Embankment

8 Victoria Embankment, Embankment, London, WC2R 2AB

Max Standing 750
Max Banquet 400
The Arch House

The Arch House

118 Druid Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2HH

Max Meeting 35
Max Theatre 48
Max Standing 98
Max Banquet 63
EartH

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH

Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 650
South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel

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

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

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

Max Meeting 80
Max Theatre 121
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 150
Junkyard Golf Club

Junkyard Golf Club

88 Worship Street, Hackney, London, EC2A 2BE

Max Standing 200
Aures London

Aures London

18 Leake Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 7NN

Max Theatre 120
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 70
Blueprint Café

Blueprint Café

28 Shad Thames, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YD

Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
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
SUSHISAMBA City

SUSHISAMBA City

110 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

Max Standing 470
Max Banquet 160
Asia House

Asia House

63 New Cavendish Street , London, W1G 7LP

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 120
Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre

Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

Max Meeting 170
Max Theatre 1950
Max Standing 2000
Max Banquet 350
Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9HT

Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 270
Egg London

Egg London

5-13 Vale Royal, King's Cross, London, N7 9AP

Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 100
Belushi

Belushi's London Bridge

161-165 Borough High Street, London Bridge , London, SE1 1HR

Max Theatre 150
Max Standing 250
Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Bankside, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Max Theatre 234
Max Standing 1500
Max Banquet 800

Well, there you have it. Hopefully you've found some weird and wonderful options you like. Planning an event is no mean feat, so it all gets too much we do offer a concierge service. All you need to do is answer a few quick questions about the kind of event you're planning and we'll do the rest - helping you to find the perfect place for your party. The best bit? It's completely free.  

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