The best quirky and unusual venues for hire in London

These unique venues will make your event truly unforgettable - they all offer something unusual and 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 27 April 2023

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

The West London Shooting School

The West London Shooting School

Sharvel Lane, Northolt, London, UB5 6RA

As you might have guessed, this venue specialises in shooting and activity days, perfect for a team building. Hearty refreshments are also included in the comprehensible package's offered.

Max Meeting 40
Max Standing 72
Max Banquet 40
SUSHISAMBA City

SUSHISAMBA City

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

SUSHISAMBA City is famous for its high-rise views over London, but it also makes a very versatile events space. The decor is suitably unique and striking too, so this is a venue that will no doubt impress, no matter the occasion.

Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 110
Mint Leaf London

Mint Leaf London

12 Angel Court, City of London, London, EC2R 7HB

Excellently located in the heart of the City of London and with multiple different spaces to hire, this exquisitely decorated spot can cater to a variety of numbers and needs. Whether you require the full venue hire or would like an intimate dinner at the chef’s table, Mint Leaf can supply a suitable fit.

Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 130
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

Create a truly unique experience for your guests at the Harry Potter studio tour. Boasting not only literally magical décor, but also the capacity for up to 1200 guests, where better to host an event than Hogwarts?

Max Meeting 30
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 480
New Street Warehouse

New Street Warehouse

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

Offering four funky spaces with totally distinct aesthetics, the New Street Warehouse Rooms are excellently suited for your next London event, be it an intimate birthday dinner or a zesty product launch. With excellent wine and canape package options also on offer this is a real gem. 

Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 80
TSQ Playhouse Putney Bridge

TSQ Playhouse Putney Bridge

2-4 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1JN

A truly playful venue, featuring avant-garde décor and lending itself perfectly to a stimulating celebration. Party packages are also available so be sure to enquire if you’re after an unforgettable night.

Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 50
London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

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

A striking and characterful venue, the London Transport Museum is in a prime location on famous Covent Garden Piazza. Its galleries make an impressive backdrop for evening receptions and dinners, mixing old and new interiors with displays of iconic transport posters and original artwork.

Max Meeting 80
Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 150
The Engine Rooms Event Space

The Engine Rooms Event Space

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

Set amongst vintage car memorabilia, this space has the capacity for a small or large event. A truly versatile space, this can be transformed into the perfect venue for a wedding reception, team building day or fashion show.

Max Meeting 40
Max Theatre 130
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 250
Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre

Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

Europe’s largest arts and conference venue boasts world-class facilities. With 14 spaces available for hire, of hugely varying size and style, look no further for your next event. Offering outdoor spaces, cinema rooms, and a vast hall, this versatile venue has all you’ll need.

Max Meeting 170
Max Theatre 1950
Max Standing 2000
Max Banquet 350
Lee Valley VeloPark

Lee Valley VeloPark

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

This unusual space set in and amongst the Olympic velodrome is suitable for both large conferences and for smaller meetings. If you’re looking for a something truly unique and memorable, this is the one for you. 

Max Meeting 1000
Max Theatre 750
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 750
The Lucky Pig

The Lucky Pig

5 Clipstone Street, Fitzrovia, London, WIW 6BB

This underground cocktail bar boasts an eclectic, old-school feel with a gold bar, chandeliers and plush red curtains. From its cosy snugs and comfortable sitting room, to hire of the entire venue, discover a wealth of spaces suited to birthdays, corporate affairs, weddings and more. 

Max Standing 120
South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel

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

Exquisitely decorated, South Place Hotel is right in the heart of the City, making it extremely popular for corporate events. With distinct styles to each room, a variety of sizes and even outdoor areas available, look no further for your venue hire.

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
Swingers West End

Swingers West End

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

Excellent located in central London, Swingers West End is the perfect place for a party. With multiple cocktail bars, delicious food packages, and of course the signature mini golf courses, give your guests an all-encompassing entertaining experience.

Max Theatre 100
Max Standing 270

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.  

If you're desperate for dinner destinations, then our guide to the best restaurants for groups in London is essential reading. And, if you can’t quite get your head around pricing, we have a guide to minimum spend that might come in handy.

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