As a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, London is home to a plethora of exciting events, like world famous music gigs at the O2 and the annual Wimbledon Grand Slam lawn tennis tournament. Make your event stand out from the crowd with this list of some of our favourite unique venues of London. From traditional sailing boats to cabaret bars, in quirky London venues like these, your event will be impossible to forget.
- Lady Daphne, St Katherine’s Docks
Sail away from overdone corporate events in this quirky London venue. The Lady Daphne, which was refurbished to host charming candlelight dinners in the cabin as well as on the deck, is part of London’s renowned maritime heritage. She was built in 1923 and is one of the last remaining traditional coastal sailing ships. Impress your guests with this unrivalled view of London in this unusual venue: embarking from London Bridge City Pier, she follows the Thames under Tower Bridge, Docklands, the O2 Arena and the Thames Barrier.
2. Cereal Killer Cafe, Shoreditch
Located on trendy Brick Lane, a cobbled street known for its street art, vintage shops and designer brands, this unusual London venue has attracted attention from all over the world. Since opening in 2014, tourists and locals alike have travelled to visit the world’s first restaurant specialising in cereal. Spread over two floors, including a basement space, this unique venue of London is vibrantly decorated, with nostalgic childhood bric-a-brac and retro furniture.
3. The Livery Hall, Queenhithe
This next unusual party venue in London is quintessentially British and full of history. The large grand hall, accommodating up to 320 guests, boasts beautiful original features and paintings, including crystal chandeliers, intricate stained glass windows and the finest collection of Royal Portraits, dating back from the late 17th Century to today’s royal family.
4. Queen of Hoxton Rooftop, Spitalfields
Climb up the Wizard of Oz themed yellow brick road stairs to reach this eclectic rooftop space. With its colourful picnic benches, outdoor heaters and open marquee (perfect for the unreliable British weather!), this is one of the most popular and unique venues of London. This space’s ever-changing programme of events and art installations matches its versatility: the three floors of this unusual party venue in London act as a nightclub, bar and art gallery.
5. The Little Blue Door, Fulham
“House parties will never be the same again” – Tatler, 2018. Tucked behind a little electric blue door in Fulham is this intimate and quirky venue in London. Designed to make you feel right at home, the cosy ‘study’ room is equipped with everything needed for a special event: board games, retro video games, karaoke, a fancy dress box and even a convertible dining / pool table.
6. Bunga Bunga, Covent Garden
This immersive and unique venue of London is bursting with character. Step through the (faux!) meat locker door on the ground floor to discover an incredible secret space. Serving mouth-watering metre long pizzas and punchy cocktails under a ceiling of twinkling lights, this unusual venue in London is not to be missed. Enjoy your next corporate event in this burlesque inspired space or take the party upstairs for a pizza making masterclass and casual dining on the mezzanine.
7. Drink, Shop & Do, Islington
Located just a couple minutes walk from King’s Cross train station, this quirky London venue is very easily accessible. Spread over three floors, including a bar, dance floor and sweet shop, this space is a lively cafe by day and a funky spot to have a drink by night. This unusual venue in London offers breakfast and lunch buffets, afternoon teas and team building evenings, as well as being available to privately hire.
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