From World War II to Korea, HMS Belfast has been looking after our nation since 1938. Now, moored next to the iconic Tower Bridge, it’s protecting the quality of our nation’s events. As the last surviving example of 20th century Royal Navy warships, she is a truly unique venue for weddings, client entertainment and meetings.
London & The M25
Unique and unusual venues to hire in London and the M25
In 2002 the Cabinet War Rooms took over and restored large areas of the Whitehall site. The meeting facilities now include a number of historic period rooms including a 120 seated auditorium - enhanced by discreet, but modern audio-visual facilities and air conditioning. Rooms are available for corporate or private hire, both daytime and evening.
The Kia Oval, located in the heart of London, is a world class sporting venue with excellent conference and event facilities. Each room is flooded with natural daylight and boasts outstanding views of the famous Oval wicket. With a mix of modern and traditional rooms ranging in size, the Kia Oval is suitable for a variety of events.
Looking for something a little bit different for your business event or private function?
The Twickenham Stoop has been home to Harlequins, the world famous rugby club, since 1963. Over the years the stadium has been redeveloped into a unique and excellent venue for conferencing and events.
With excellent facilities and a wealth of flexible interior space, Twickenham can effortlessly cater for large-scale business conferences with state-of-the-art AV, private dinners and social receptions or meetings. In all there are 25 dedicated spaces and rooms, many providing attendees and delegates with a view of the famous playing field.
Nothing beats the thrill of a transatlantic flight. Here at NY-LON you can experience that excitement with all the style, sophistication and service you would expect when you fly with Virgin Atlantic or Delta Air Lines ®.
Pennethorne’s Bar is the latest opening at the iconic Somerset House. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the all-day wining and dining destination now offers a private dining room for exclusive, desirable and stylish events.
The QEII Centre is the largest dedicated conference, exhibition and event space in central London. The venue offers world class facilities and versatile spaces for up to 2,500. Conventions, dinners, awards, exhibitions, Christmas parties, receptions, product launches; we can do them all, hosting over 400 national and international events a year.
ExCeL is the Capital's premier events venue and home to London's International Convention Centre. Our venue has been designed to accommodate a wide range of event formats, including an auditorium, exhibition space and executive meeting rooms. 2016 saw the launch of a brand new training and meetings facility - CentrEd at ExCeL.
Flexible space and award-winning service; Olympia London's conference facilities is perfect for 200-1500 delegates. Our award winning team will help you find the perfect fit to create a bespoke conference in one of our three unique spaces. And with DDR packages from £65, why not book a showround and experience the venue for yourself.
Rediscover the child within with our huge variety of real-life role play adventures.
KidZania is not all about the kids… adults can be a part of this experience too. Whether it’s an intimate team building day, a corporate family fun evening or a seated dinner, KidZania’s city is the perfect destination for your next corporate event.
The O2 is the finest & most technologically advanced entertainment space within the UK. Split into 5 key areas; The O2 arena, indigO2, the British Music Experience, Live Quarter & London Piazza are all totally versatile & unique. The possibilities of the type of show, presentation, conference or special event that can be staged here are endless.
indigo at The O2 is based within The O2 at North Greenwich. It is fast becoming one of London's most sought after venues as it is situated in one of the UK’s most iconic landmarks.
Located in Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, just 16 miles from Central London, we offer a unique collection of individual suites that offer beautiful views of the racecourse itself as well as the natural surroundings. Situated less than a mile from Junction 1 of the M3 and with direct trains from London Waterloo to our on-site train station.
Epsom Downs is a truly unique venue for your Conference, Dinner dance, Wedding, Product launch, Christmas Party & much more. The Queen's Stand & Duchess' Stand both have striking facilities; holding an array of diverse events every year, Epsom Downs is the ideal venue for your event.
Just 25 minutes by train from Waterloo, Sandown Park is set in a picturesque green-belt site in leafy Surrey. Suitable for groups of 10 to over 1000 people, event success is guaranteed at Sandown Park with our wide range of flexible spaces and facilites.
Purpose built in 1889, RICS at Parliament Square is the perfect Westminster conference venue which offers flexible rooms to cater for any occasion.
First class catering for your event is provided by the kitchen at Roux at Parliament Square. Fronted by Michel Roux Jnr and our Head Chef Steve Groves, winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2009.
Creating Inspiring Moments
Striving to exceed expectations, offering a fresh modern perspective in event delivery underpinned by our heritage and academic excellence within the grounds of the University of Roehampton
Park Crescent Conference Centre has a wide range of facilities to accommodate your conference requirements. From a one on one meeting or interview to a conference for 300 people and everything in between, we offer versatile solutions to every event request.
Situated within iconic skyscraper Tower 42 in the City of London, Jason Atherton's City Social features art-deco style interiors against the backdrop of the breath-taking London skyline.
Located on the 24th floor of tower 42, Michelin-starred City Social is a show-stopping venue for a private party or private dining experience.
Trinity House, the headquarters of the General Lighthouse Authority, has been located in Trinity Square on Tower Hill since 1796. An historic venue, just 50 metres from Tower Hill tube station, it offers a suite of five elegant rooms suitable for civil weddings, lunches, dinner parties, drinks receptions, board meetings and training courses.
Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge.
There are eleven venues available for your meeting, conference, dinner, reception or party.
Wellcome Collection is a venue for the incurably curious, it's centre piece is a 154 tiered auditorium surrounded by four fantastic seminar rooms all of which are perfect for any event, we also offer an amazing gallery space for drinks receptions up to 200
Highly accessible by public transport links, within easy walking distance from Wembley City's major attractions, Central London is just 10 minutes away by train! Alternatively links from the North and outside of London are also very simple.
Flexible and inspiring, a historic London venue, the Natural History Museum naturally creates a stunning setting in which to showcase your event. Our iconic Hintze Hall and inspiring Earth Hall have been joined by the Darwin Centre, therefore we now have many spectacular venues for corporate and private events.
Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site
, the National Maritime Museum is the world’s largest maritime museum filled with inspirational stories of exploration, trade and adventure at sea. Spanned by a spectacular glass roof, Neptune Court is a meeting of classical grandeur & modern architecture, an ideal backdrop for large events.
Rising from the banks of the River Thames, in the heart of the City, stands a striking historic building which is part of London's heritage. Old Billingsgate now accommodates three versatile event spaces to feed your imagination, and has hosted some of London's most prestigious events, from sparkling film premieres to dazzling award ceremonies.
A legendary venue and a Grade II listed building, the Roundhouse reopened in June 2006 following a 30million restoration. This world class venue for Arts and Music performances is available for exclusive hire 12 weeks of the year. The flexible spaces can host receptions from 100 up to 1800, dinners for over 1000 and meetings from 15 to 1200.
Whether you are organising a lavish black tie dinner, an exciting awards ceremony or a team away day, the London Transport Museum provides an extraordinary backdrop for your event, in this truly ‘London’ venue.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is based in South Kensington. The Victorian building has many extraordinary rooms and spaces which offer exceptional possibilities for entertaining for evening events in a prestigious central London location.
Madame Tussauds London is an award winning themed venue which has been hosting parties for over fifty years. A large venue in central London, Madame Tussauds can host events for up to 1,000 guests, and is extremely popular for high profile celebrity launches.
Eltham Palace is a stunning art deco showpiece which incorporates the medieval palace that was once Henry VIII’s boyhood home. Set within tranquil, moated gardens and located near Greenwich, this is one of London’s most unique and exceptional venues for meetings, receptions, summer parties, team building activities or weddings.
The London Dungeon attraction is one of the best loved, themed venues in London. Telling the story of some of London's most infamous moments in history.
This is the ultimate alternative fun venue, a unique combination of real history, horror and humour perfect for dinners, parties and networking events between 50 and 150 guests.
With over 500 species, 14 themed zones and more than 2 million litres of water, SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life.
Let us take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.
Troxy is a versatile events space, which is flexible in both approach and size. Originally opened in the 1930s as a grand cinema, many of the original art deco features remain in this Grade II listed venue. Refurbished within the last few years, this unique space now combines extensive front of house facilities with original character.
Cutty Sark is one of the world’s most famous ships and is the last surviving tea clipper, the fastest and greatest of her time. She stands as a glorious monument to the age of sail and to all those who lost their lives in the merchant service. Situated on the shore of the mighty Thames River the ship provides commanding views over Canary Wharf.
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Why should I host my event in London?
London is without doubt one of the world’s most popular cities for meetings and events. A key hub for businesses to connect, and of course, one of the liveliest tourist hotspots in the world. You'll find a plethora of unusual venues for hire in London which can suit even the most unique of requirements which can in turn surpass the expectations of your most demanding guests.
Each one of our London venues are easily accessible, thanks to London’s highly efficient transport links. Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton all make international travel easy while mainline train stations and the world’s largest underground network means that you will be steps away from whatever venue you choose, whether for a party, award ceremony or international conference.
London remains one of the key business hubs of Europe, and away from the iconic West End and the dominating skyline of Canary Wharf the city remains a hotbed for new business. Shoreditch’s London Tech City has quickly become third largest cluster of digital start up’s in the world, thanks to projects led by London Metropolitan University and Imperial College.
The world flocks to experience London. On the surface, it's all afternoon tea at the Ritz and taking selfies by the Palace. But it is far more than that. An event in the heart of the action allows you to experience these iconic areas in a whole new angle. An experience that resonates with you and your guests forever.
What unique venues in London can I hire?
The rich history of Westminster is a dream destination for memorable experiences. The Queen Elizabeth II Centre and RICS at Parliament Square both boast views of Parliament Square and Big Ben. Alternatively, Churchill War Rooms is recommended as one of the top 10 places to visit in London on TripAdvisor. Enjoy a meeting in the Harmsworth room, followed by a tour of the once secret underground wartime headquarters. The decisions made in Churchill’s legendary War Rooms have created some of Britain’s most historic events. Now you have the opportunity to create your own.
All aboard the HMS Belfast. A well-renowned landmark which remains anchored between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. Relive the experience of World War II heroes and let your imagination go adrift as you gaze at the spectacular views of the River Thames and the surrounding City.
For the museum-lover, The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum are both catered by our sister-brand, Payne and Gunter. An exceptional choice for a special event with the wow factor. For something really unique, why not add an incentivising experience to your meeting or event. After a rendezvous in NY-LON’s Secret Meeting Room at the O2 Arena, treat your guests to a walk over the dome itself for breath-taking views of London.
A fan of sports? Our portfolio provides some of the greatest sporting venues that London has to offer. Imagine sipping a fresh, frothy latte in a luxury suite of Twickenham Stadium, whilst gazing out onto the pitch. Or perhaps the home of cricket is more your style. A trip to Kia Oval not only is a great destination in itself, but also the views over London from the terrace are perfect on a sunny day.
Stepping a little further afield, Grove House and Parkstead House are both situated close to the A3 with strong links into central London. These stunning Grade I neo-classical Palladian Villa and Grade II listed mansion are a wonderful choice for private dinners, meetings and a variety of other events. The venues come to life in the sunshine and offer opportunities to host BBQs and team building fun days.
Who uses Lime Venue Portfolio’s London venues?
Ever since the London Olympics in 2012, London has been at the heart of an ever expanding events culture and has some of the best event locations in Europe. Lime Venue Portfolio’s one of a kind range of spaces and locations have been the back drop to a diverse range of events from London Chamber of Commerce to the BRIT Awards.
Whatever your sector, whatever your event, our portfolio of London venues will offer you and your guests something truly unique. You can view our top Christmas party venues in London here.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss you're venue hire needs.
Thinking of visiting London or hosting an event here?
You might find the following resources useful in planning:
Visit London: www.visitlondon.com
Trip Advisor London: www.tripadvisor.co.uk/london
Lonely Planet London www.lonelyplanet.com/london