There’s nothing like a hidden underground venue to create an electric atmosphere at a party. Out of view from the everyday gaze, some of these gems are hard to find, but this just makes them all the more worth finding. To make it easier for you here is a list of our top four underground venues:
Old Billingsgate Vaults
This classic venue guarantees you a good time. Old Billingsgate Vaults is a quirky underground den embedded beneath an impressive London landmark, overlooking the Thames. Many a guest has admired Tower Bridge after emerging from all night parties at the Vaults.
While Old Billingsgate building is historic, it has been adapted to have all of the modern facilities necessary for large scale events. This includes state-of-the-art lighting and full production and AV, making it the perfect setting for awards parties, conferences and production launches. It can also host DJs and musicians. The Vaults’ spacious rooms also allow for customisation to put your stamp on the venue.
Old Billingsgate Vaults can host up to 800 guests and has easy transport links, being situated in the heart of the City of London.
Never heard of Juice Bar before? That’s because this cocktail bar is hidden beneath an unassuming, actual juice bar in central London. This underground gem oozes atmosphere with candlelit tables, exposed brickwork, and a cosy fire. Guests can listen to the gramophone and the 1920’s signs create a mischievous prohibition feel.
Not only is this hidden gem sure to delight guests, it’s also situated in central London so, with great transport links, is easy to get to from across the country.
This Grade I listed warehouse was once the delivery point for vast amounts of tobacco being shipped to from the new world. Now it’s huge vaults make it an ideal London event space, steeped in history.
While the entire venue isn’t underground, it’s dramatic basement vaults create an atmospheric setting that is also a blank canvas for your get together. The 200-year-old setting is built of brick and timber and can hold over 3,000 guests with a wide range of spaces. Previous events at Tobacco Dock include canapé and bowl food receptions, dinners, launches, conferences and exhibitions. The venue also offers parking facilities for over 800 cars – ideal if you want to arrive with an entourage.
The Crypt in The Bleeding Heart
This top of the range French restaurant hides a stunning secret. Saunter through the medieval architecture and candlelit dinner tables and enter The Crypt for the perfect intimate dining experience. It holds between 50 to 120 guests in the heart of the London.
If you decide to host a dinner here, you will be in good company. This 600 year-old venue has been home to celebrity parties ever since King Henry VIII held his three day wedding feast here in 1531.