Quirky Birthday Venues To Hire

Looking for a private hire venue offering 'something a little bit different' in the face of countless bog-standard options across London? No problem! There are plenty of quirky birthday venues to hire in London, boasting crazy decor, fun-time entertainment and anything but the norm. From big to small venues, weird to wonderful, take a look at the quirkiest collection of private hire venues in London right here.

Last updated on 23rd January 2019




Kachette

1 user review 5
Consisting of two charming railway arches Kachette is a multi functional event space. The original double arched ticket hall of the now defunct Shoreditch station constructed by Victorian architects in…
Whole venue hire Arch 1 Arch 2
Type of space Venue Hire Venue Hire Venue Hire
Capacity seated 0 50 115
Capacity standing 330 180 150
Min spend midweek * N/A N/A N/A
Min spend weekend * N/A N/A N/A
Cost * - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Old School Yard

5 user reviews 5
The Old School Yard is a bar that recognises the working Londoner's yearning for simpler times. They've turned the clock back, or more accurately, have set it to stay at 3.10pm constantly, so that thebar…
Karaoke Room Basement inc. Karaoke Rooms Venue
Type of space Basement Space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 0 0 0
Capacity standing 0 0 0
Min spend midweek * £400(for 6hrs)/£150(for 2hrs) £750 £2.5K
Min spend weekend * £500(for 6hrs)/£200(for 2hrs) £1.1K £6K
Cost * - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Christabel's produce show stopping parties with their four mobile cocktail bars; Ruby, Betty, Shirley and Gloria.   Ruby  - is a 1980s Ambulance converted cocktail bar Betty - botanical cocktail…
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Best Pub 2014/15 - DesignMyNight Awards Paradise is a dazzling gastropub, bar and live music venue close to Queen’s Park and Kensal Green stations. With great food and drink, a bustling ambience and…
The Conservatory The Reading Room Private Dining Room
Type of space Private Room Private Room Private Room
Capacity seated 18 20 24
Capacity standing 45 40 60
Min spend midweek * No minimum spend except Thurs:£500 No minimum spend except Thurs: £300 No minimum spend except Thurs: £1K
Min spend weekend * Friday: £700/Saturday: £1000 exclusive until 11pm £1,500 minimum spend for exclusivity all night £500 £1.2K
Cost * - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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WHERE A TASTE OF THE HIGH-LIFE AWAITS There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin, where a taste of the high-life awaits. Pair high-end design with vintage cuvees…
Cirrus or Cumulus rooms Nimbus room Stratus or Alto rooms
Type of space Private Room Private Room Private Room
Capacity seated 20 20 30
Capacity standing 25 30 35
Min spend midweek * Minimum food & beverage spend for weekday lunch time, evening and day events £500 + VAT Minimum food & beverage spend for weekday lunch time, evening and day events £500 + VAT Minimum food & beverage spend for weekday lunch time, evening and day events £500 + VAT
Min spend weekend * No room hire fee, Minimum catering spend – £1000 + VAT No room hire fee, Minimum catering spend – £1,000 + VAT No room hire fee, Minimum catering spend – £1,500 + VAT
Cost * - - -
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For the ultimate party pop-up shop get Little Nan and her travelling parlour of vintage Afternoon Tea fare and antique cocktail servings for an ingenious twist on a High Tea affair. Expect a whimsical wonderland of charming tea pots, home made jams, infused Gins and elegant eats inspired from Turkish and British cuisines with Nan's bespoke emporium of tailored tipples, quaint goodies and kitsch style.

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The Anthologist

473 user reviews 4
Located in the heart of the City, The Anthologist is a stylish all-day bar and restaurant which boasts a mixology table, deli, two cocktail lounges, a private room complete with 1950's kitchen and an alfresco…
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 0
Capacity standing 0
Min spend midweek * -
Min spend weekend * -
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Alfred Le Roy

3 user reviews 5
Cocktails & Cruises... The Alfred Le Roy is a cocktail bar onboard a canal barge, with comfy seating table booths, subtle lighting and eclectic music tracks. You can indulge on board as the ever changing…
Cruising boat venue hire
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 48
Capacity standing 48
Min spend midweek * -
Min spend weekend * -
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Looking Glass Cocktail Club is a stylish speakeasy bar, situated in the heart of buzzing Shoreditch, on the hip and yet undiscovered Hackney Road. Step through the opulent ‘looking glass’ to enter…
Front Lounge Secret Bar Whole Venue
Type of space Private Room Private Room Venue Hire
Capacity seated 0 0 0
Capacity standing 100 150 250
Min spend midweek * - £1000 £2000
Min spend weekend * 3000 £4500 £6000
Cost * - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Situated off the Old Kent Road, AMP Studios is based in two railway arches with a generous outdoor pavilion and courtyard area. Just a 10 minute walk from Queens Road and New Cross Gate Stations. Thearches…
AMP Studios
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 100
Capacity standing 200
Min spend midweek * -
Min spend weekend * -
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Bounce, Farringdon

813 user reviews 5
Bounce Farringdon in London is a Ping Pong restaurant and bar concept based at the site where Ping Pong was first trademarked. This fantastically fun restaurant bar marries table tennis with trend inspired…
Private Room Venue Hire
Type of space Private Room Venue Hire
Capacity seated 60 200
Capacity standing 120 350
Min spend midweek * £2k On Request
Min spend weekend * £5k On Request
Cost * - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Lucky Voice Islington

373 user reviews 5

Welcome to Islington's dedicated karaoke bar, where strong cocktails, power ballad anthems and fancy dress antics aren't just encouraged – they're expected.

Type of space
Capacity seated 0
Capacity standing 0
Min spend midweek * -
Min spend weekend * -
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Defector's Weld

177 user reviews 4
The Defector's Weld is a great London pub in the heart of Shepherd's Bush that prides itself on serving a quality selection of beers, real ales, cocktails and wines. There is also a traditional British…
The Snug
Type of space Private Room
Capacity seated 20
Capacity standing 60
Min spend midweek * 500
Min spend weekend * 900
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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West End on the Thames

20 user reviews 5

If you were hoping to find something extra special for your private birthday celebrations this year, this is it. Cruise through London, taking in all those stunning sites, with DJ's and plenty of dancing taking place on board.

Boat Hire
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 180
Capacity standing 0
Min spend midweek * N/A
Min spend weekend * N/A
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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White Post Cafe

2 user reviews 5
White Post Café opened at the end of August 2016. In terms of cafés, we’re a café in the European sense- open early ‘til late, serving booze and snacks- more of a bar, really. In terms of bars,we…
The main cafe and bar space
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 50
Capacity standing 100
Min spend midweek * 1000
Min spend weekend * 3000
Cost * £200.00

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Baranis

215 user reviews 5
Baranis and Cigalon is an upstairs, downstairs affair with a French accent. Baranis is the cocktail bar (located in the basement), and Cigalon is the restaurant located next door on the upper floor. At…
Private Hire
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 0
Capacity standing 120
Min spend midweek * £1.5k
Min spend weekend * 2K
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Camino Monument

3 user reviews 5
Camino Monument is located in the heart of the bustling City, a short walk from Monument and Bank stations. Our spacious yet cosy space makes a perfect spot for socialising, whether it’s for business…
Type of space
Capacity seated 0
Capacity standing 0
Min spend midweek * -
Min spend weekend * -
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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A cutesy wee bus that you may have seen doing the rounds on XFactor, BB Bakery and their merry band of sugar toting guys and gals present Brigit's Afternoon Tea Ltd, a unique and delicious adventure around…
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Sun of Camberwell

171 user reviews 4
Located on Coldharbour Lane, a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Camberwell Green and Loughborough Junction, The Sun of Camberwell is a charming local’s local at the heart of the Camberwell community…
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Smith's Cocktail Bar

78 user reviews 4
Smith's cocktail bar isn't just a cocktail bar, it's THE cocktail bar. The general aesthetics of the bar are a beautiful vintage eclectic mix of Louis XIV furniture and distressed sofas, low lightingand…
Type of space
Capacity seated 0
Capacity standing 100
Min spend midweek * -
Min spend weekend * -
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Gun

67 user reviews 4
A Grade II listed early 19th century building, steeped in history, The Gun is located on the banks of the River Thames in the heart of the Docklands. The Gun takes its name from the cannon, fired to celebrate…
River Room Cabin Room Red Room
Type of space Private Room Private Room Private Room
Capacity seated 16 22 20
Capacity standing 0 30 30
Min spend midweek * From £650 From £650 From £500
Min spend weekend * From £650 From £650 From £500
Cost * - - -
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Bar Soho

76 user reviews 3
Bar Soho has been a favourite Old Compton Street haunt for years and is a quirky and fun cocktail bar. Its bullseye-central location helps but it’s the lively atmosphere that always hits home. A bustling…
Boudoir Room Whole Venue
Type of space Private Room Venue Hire
Capacity seated 0 0
Capacity standing 100 300
Min spend midweek * £1.5k From £8k
Min spend weekend * £3.5k £20k
Cost * - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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El Garito

13 user reviews 5
El Garito is a little neighbourhood joint specialising in amazing cocktails, good vibes and live music. They offer a small selection of Spanish snacks, such as olives, pan con tomate and charcuterie.However…
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Beast of Brixton

283 user reviews 5
Brixton's hidden pleasure bar. Cocktails, parties, local brews and bangin' Sunday roasts. A welcoming independent place where for you to eat, drink and party. Somewhere in Brixton there’s a door. Behind…
The Top Floor The Whole Thing
Type of space Private Room Venue Hire
Capacity seated 25 50
Capacity standing 40 70
Min spend midweek * 400 1000
Min spend weekend * 400 2000
Cost * £100.00 £200.00

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Bootlegger

23 user reviews 4
Find the secret door and head on down... A sultry prohibition inspired den in the heart of the City, The Bootlegger is a drinking establishment primed for London's retro-lovers. Speakeasy themed, and…
Whole Venue Hire
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 0
Capacity standing 190
Min spend midweek * 5000
Min spend weekend * 3000
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Rehab

25 user reviews 5

Based in a former launderette site on Well Street, the original washing machine covers adorn the bathrooms at Machine No. 3. It's now here to clean up in a completely different way; bringing cocktails, organic wines and local craft beers to a unique, stripped-back space in Homerton. It's relaxed and bundles of fun, especially if you're partying at the weekends, when DJs play until 1am.

Venue/ Area Hire
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 50
Capacity standing 90
Min spend midweek * £400 Sunday - Thursday
Min spend weekend * £1200 Friday - Saturday
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Four Quarters

8 user reviews 5
Craft beers, movie nights and old-school arcade games under one roof, you say? It’s no secret that Peckham is going places and Four Quarters is our case in point. Based on Rye Lane, this bar-cum-videogame…
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The Exhibit

489 user reviews 4

The Exhibit is Balham's go-to eating, drinking and entertainment hub. They're well practiced at hosting memorable private functions, with three diverse spaces ready to host private dinners, birthday bashes, intimate cinema screenings and wedding celebrations alike.

The Gallery The Studio The Cinema
Type of space Private Room Private Room Private Room
Capacity seated 60 36 28
Capacity standing 120 60 0
Min spend midweek * POA POA POA
Min spend weekend * POA POA POA
Cost * - - -
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Nordic Bar

329 user reviews 4
LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO HOST YOUR EVENT? Look no further! Nordic bar is the perfect venue for any event, from after work drinks, birthday parties, stag and hen do’s as well as product launches andfilm…
Entertainment Area Venue
Type of space Private Room Venue Hire
Capacity seated 35 70
Capacity standing 60 160
Min spend midweek * From £300 - £2.5K From £1K - £5K
Min spend weekend * £1.5k - £3K £5K - £7K
Cost * - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Bounce, Old Street

621 user reviews 5
The folks behind the massively popular Bounce in Farringdon, bring their playful Ping Pong concept to Shoreditch. Taking over an underground space in Old Street, these guys are out to replicate the successes…
Full Venue Hire Private Room
Type of space Venue Hire Private Room
Capacity seated 0 0
Capacity standing 600 150
Min spend midweek * - -
Min spend weekend * - -
Cost * - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Call Me Mr Lucky

95 user reviews 4
Now we’ve stumbled across some pretty eye-catching names in our time, but Call Me Mr Lucky is right up there with the quirkiest. A speakeasy cocktail bar tucked away beneath the Breakfast Club’s venture…
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The Wall SE1 burst onto the South London culinary scene at House of Vans in August 2014, in a cloud of burger smoke, coffee grounds, blood, sweat and tears. We instantly fell in the love with the venue…
Whole venue hire - House of Vans House of Vans - Tunnel 1 House of Vans - Tunnel 2
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 0 0 0
Capacity standing 850 150 150
Min spend midweek * Negotiable Negotiable Negotiable
Min spend weekend * Negotiable Negotiable Negotiable
Cost * - - -
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* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Jones & Sons

481 user reviews 4
A trendy restaurant bar in Dalston, Jones & Sons is located in an old Victorian textile factory; an understated space where everything is in the details. A lot of effort went into designing this venue…
Private Dining Room
Type of space Private Room
Capacity seated 70
Capacity standing 100
Min spend midweek * -
Min spend weekend * -
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Burlock

261 user reviews 4
Taking inspiration from the 1920s Havana heydays, Burlock one of the largest rum houses in the UK. As well as more than 200 types of rum, there is a menu of authentic Cuban and Caribbean food to try with…
Burlock The Balcony The Barber Shop
Type of space Venue Hire Venue Hire Venue Hire
Capacity seated 80 25 12
Capacity standing 160 40 25
Min spend midweek * From £4,000 From £750 From £400
Min spend weekend * From £8,000 £1,500 From £750
Cost * - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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One Canada Square is the brainchild of Tom and Ed Martin of the award-winning ETM Group (also responsible for The Botanist restaurant and bar on Sloane Square), and, with interiors by renowned architects…
Venue Hire The Mezzanine Dining Room
Type of space Venue Hire Private Room Private Room
Capacity seated 100 30 60
Capacity standing 250 70 100
Min spend midweek * - - -
Min spend weekend * - - -
Cost * - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Aviary Bar

43 user reviews 4
Just round the corner from Oxford Circus and close to Regent Street lies this cool and quirky drinking spot; The Aviary Bar. In their opulent red booths and at their grotto-inspired venue you will be impressed…
Cocktail Bar & Lounge Basement Party Room Whole Venue
Type of space Venue Hire Venue Hire Venue Hire
Capacity seated 15 55 65
Capacity standing 30 80 110
Min spend midweek * From £500 From £1000 - depending on date From £1500 - depending on date
Min spend weekend * From £750 From £2,000 - depending on date From £3,000 - depending on date
Cost * - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Lumiere London is centrally located in Southwark and home to three unique 1865 sq ft loft studios. Each loft has high ceilings, loads of natural light and their own stylish personalities. The unique…
The Victorian Loft The White Studio The Gallery and Library
Type of space Venue Hire Venue Hire Venue Hire
Capacity seated 80 80 50
Capacity standing 120 120 70
Min spend midweek * - - -
Min spend weekend * - - -
Cost * - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Megaro Bar

69 user reviews 4
This cool basement bar is located underneath Hotel Megaro in Kings Cross. An unusual and trendy bar, everything is very well done, from the decor to the drinks to the bar snacks. The first room is called…
Megaro Bar
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 0
Capacity standing 120
Min spend midweek * 2000
Min spend weekend * 3000
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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JuJu Chelsea

77 user reviews 4
Designed by Martin Brudnizki, JuJu London oozes style and sophistication. Situated on the famous King’s Road in Chelsea, JuJu London has become the jewel in the crown of Chelsea's bar scene. With an…
Private Room Venue
Type of space Basement Space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 40 200
Capacity standing 80 300
Min spend midweek * £1k £4k
Min spend weekend * £2.5k £10k
Cost * - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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If you're looking for a relaxed, pubbing pleasure for your birthday with touch of country kitchen chic then look no further than The Fentiman Arms. Complete with Wild Country Beer Garden, this punter plot is an intimate yet open space perfect for hiring out for a party bash with plush furniture and smashing grub aplenty. 

Club Room Decking
Type of space Private Room Outdoor Space
Capacity seated 36 30
Capacity standing 80 40
Min spend midweek * - -
Min spend weekend * - -
Cost * - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Batch

32 user reviews 5
Continuing on from our brilliantly successful Twisted Christmas pop up, we've given our monsters a little bit of a costume change! Gone is the dark Christmas tree, and a little bit of colour has started…
Back Area Full Bar
Type of space Venue Hire Venue Hire
Capacity seated 40 80
Capacity standing 40 40
Min spend midweek * £800 2000
Min spend weekend * 1300 5000
Cost * - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Old Street Records

370 user reviews 4
Fronting two floors, a bustling music line-up and record-store-realness aplenty; Old Street Records is the third offering from independent bar group, Rocket Leisure. With two outposts south of the river…
Basement Bar
Type of space Basement Space
Capacity seated 80
Capacity standing 120
Min spend midweek * 1500
Min spend weekend * 5000
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Luggage Room

11 user reviews 5
Comprehensive luxury is the name of the game at The Luggage Room. When you get to the inconspicuous black door, hit the knocker, wait for the shutter to open, and confirm your booking. All very cloakand…
Venue
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 47
Capacity standing 100
Min spend midweek * £10k
Min spend weekend * £12k
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Islington Metal Works in North London is a fully licensed, flexible event space. Found tucked behind Angel tube, this warehouse space, built in the late 19th century hosts some of the most famous…
Exclusive Venue Hire The Courtyard Restaurant
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 50 120 120
Capacity standing 1000 200 200
Min spend midweek * - - -
Min spend weekend * - - -
Cost * - - -
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Inamo Games Room

8 user reviews 5
inamo has always been inspired by technology, great food, and interactive fun. The award-winning Games Room is the next stage of our evolution – bringing a unique private area to the heart of Soho with…
The Games Room
Type of space Private Room
Capacity seated 20
Capacity standing 30
Min spend midweek * 250
Min spend weekend * 750
Cost * -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Rich Mix

4 user reviews 5
Rich Mix independent cinema and arts venue is a vibrant creative hub in the heart of Shoreditch, offering an exciting film, live music, dance, theatre, comedy and spoken word programme. Alongside thisRich…
Main Space Venue 1 Venue 2
Type of space Venue Hire Venue Hire Venue Hire
Capacity seated 200 150 100
Capacity standing 350 350 200
Min spend midweek * N/a N/a N/a
Min spend weekend * N/a N/a N/a
Cost * - - -
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The View From The Shard

4 user reviews 4
Welcome to The View from The Shard, the premium visitor attraction located at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard. A unique venue for London, The View from The Shard is a perfect…
The View Exclusive Venue Hire
Type of space Venue Hire
Capacity seated 0
Capacity standing 0
Min spend midweek * -
Min spend weekend * -
Cost * -

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Motel's three fantastic railway arches offering exposed brickwork, polished-concrete floors, high ceilings and quirky vintage decor, mean they are one of the most unique venue hire spaces in London. From…
Arch 406 Arch 407 Arch 408
Type of space Venue Hire Venue Hire Venue Hire
Capacity seated 80 0 0
Capacity standing 180 280 200
Min spend midweek * - - -
Min spend weekend * - - -
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A return to the name of our first-ever opening, The Refinery at Regent’s Place is a weekday favourite & a definitive destination for stylish Saturdays. A stone’s throw from Regent’s park, Warren…
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