London is home to a vast selection of venues, each with their own individual style. For a beautiful backdrop and unique atmosphere look to one of the capital’s most historic event spaces. These ten historic London venues are amongst the finest in the city, with many intriguing stories to tell. Contact us to find out more about any of our top ten historic London venues.
The National Gallery has a variety of event spaces ranging from picture galleries to modern conference facilities in the Sainsbury Wing. The Gallery can be transformed to accommodate a range of events from a grand dinner to an intimate supper party, a stylish canapé reception, to a key annual conference.
The Tower of London is one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks, and a stunning setting for events. The exclusive venue offers an unbeatable atmosphere, ideal for prestigious occasions in the heart of London. In addition the venue offers the rare opportunity to privately view the Crown Jewels, and view the fascinating ceremony of the Keys – a tradition dating back centuries.
IWM London offers a selection of unforgettable event spaces for celebrations. The spectacular Atrium offers guests the opportunity to dine among some of the IWM London’s most important exhibits, including the dramatically suspended aircraft. For more intimate dinners, both the Tea Room, located among the first floor galleries, and the Orpen Boardroom offer an ideal setting.
The Queen’s Gallery is a long and spacious room with original wood panelling and flooring. The artwork displayed in this room was chosen by Queen Mary II herself with a view to holding dinner parties, drinks receptions and pre-dinner drinks. The Queen’s Gallery also has majestic views of the Palace gardens; guests can admire the view while sipping champagne before the event.
Set within 196 acres of parkland, Alexandra Palace is the ultimate iconic venue for any corporate event, party, banquet, award ceremony, meeting or product launch. Offering nine interlinking spaces and 10,000 SQM of pillar free space, this Victorian styled and Grade II listed building can accommodate meetings of 10 up to banquets of 5,000 and conferences of 7,000.
Hampton Court House is a hidden gem set in seven acres of magical 18th Century gardens, surrounded on all sides by parkland, offering total exclusivity and privacy. The house is licensed to host civil ceremonies, and is suited to a wide range of events, including lunches, dinners and drinks receptions. The dining hall can accommodate 150 guests.
Home to the greatest collection of British art in the world, Tate Britain is one of London’s most architecturally rich venues. This Grade II* listed building offers diverse entertaining spaces, ranging from classical and formal to contemporary galleries. Gallery 9 is a beautifully proportioned Victorian gallery displaying magnificent British Romantic Paintings from the Tate collection.
From the eminent individuals that adorn the Gallery’s walls to the dedicated Events Team who work with you to plan your event, the National Portrait Gallery is the perfect place to host your guests. The spectacular spaces available for hire offer a wide range of options for clients from the contemporary to the classic, displaying a Collection that encompasses art, biography, history and fame.
Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and is a World Heritage Site. This beautiful palace has been hosting functions for many years and the hospitality services extend from providing a unique party venue to meeting and conference facilities, team building events and elegant fine dining in the Palace and State Apartments.