London is known for its iconic buildings, world famous museums and multitude of tourist attractions. But underneath this surface, the capital city is actually home to many trendy spots which are full of character and attract the real Londoners. We’ve rounded up some of our coolest venues in London, perfect for off-the-wall events.
- Fora, Clerkenwell
What we love about this cool venue in London is its modern details. The Forum space, decorated in an industrial chic style, has a tiered seating area for up to 50 guests, an in-house bar, a HD projection screen and state-of-the-art silent disco technology. If you thought this London venue couldn’t get any cooler – Steve Parle’s Palatino restaurant is also on-site.
2. The Trampery, Hackney
The Trampery is a modern take on a traditional ballroom and is certainly one of our cooler event spaces in London. The two walls of windows flood the space with daylight and the jagged black and white floor gives this cool London venue its edge. Featuring an art installation by acclaimed London designers Bad Marriage, this space brings spirit and creativity to every event.
3. The Laban Building Outdoor Theatre & Garden, Deptford Creek
This cool venue in London is part of the UK’s first and only conservatoire of music and dance. The striking grass amphitheatre was designed by Vogt Architects and is an impressive ‘folded’ landscape, tailored for outside performances in front of the extraordinary backdrop of the Laban building. Located just south of the Thames, guests can enjoy the special combination of historic Greenwich and up-and-coming Deptford.
4. Tobacco Dock, Wapping
Tobacco Dock is one of the largest capacity events spaces and coolest venues in London. Set in the heart of East London’s buzzing enterprise zone and only 10 minutes walk from Tower Bridge, this industrial London venue is authentic yet contemporary. Including both indoor and outdoor spaces and its own Quayside Bar, this space is a top location for festivals and cultural events.
5. Lightbox, Vauxhall
Looking for a modern venue in London? This space ticks all the boxes. As one of London’s leading clubbing spots, which regularly hosts a range of music events from techno to UK garage, this space boasts three rooms with outside areas, cutting edge sound system and fully-equipped DJ decks. What makes this London venue so cool is its LED walls and ceiling, which create an electric atmosphere for any event.
6. Liverpool Street, Spitalfields
Feel in touch with nature in this industrial London space. Due to the space’s biophilic design, the venue’s café lounge and rooftop terrace are brimming with greenery. Sit at the lounge’s beautiful bespoke wooden table with an organic juice and healthy snack from the delicious café or marvel at the amazing views across London’s skyline from the terrace. The location of this cool venue in London is second to none: Liverpool Street is at the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from the iconic Gherkin building and the bustling Spitalfields Market.
7. Mindspace, Shoreditch
This boutique coworking space is a cool London venue for workshops, product launches and corporate events. The luxe atmosphere is formed from a stunning combination of industrial and cosy decor. Hosting events here has never been simpler: the space offers catering, delivery services and DJs. The surrounding area also has a lot to offer. Shoreditch is London’s arty hub, home to hipsters, young creatives and trendsetters and plenty of vintage and design shops.
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