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30.11.2015

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Our Top 40 Venues of 2015

The past year has seen the London Kitchen team cater at events across the UK, including some of the most exclusive and prestigious venues in town. Here are 40 of our favourite spaces, including some traditional, some unique and some contemporary picks. If you see one you like just get in touch to discuss your next event!

 

Abbey Road Studios

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Abbey Road Studios offer three flexible event spaces, with capacities ranging from 40 to 400, each offering a truly stunning setting for any exclusive event.

 

 

Borough Market

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Borough Market is one of the capital’s most historic marketplaces. Having recently undergone a three year restoration, the market has been returned to its former glory and offers a unique setting for events.

 

 

The British Museum

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The British Museum’s unique grade-one listed public galleries are complemented with a suite of contemporary conference facilities, designed by Lord Foster, for daytime and evening events. Guests and delegates will enjoy state-of-the-art facilities. During gallery opening hours they will also have access to the collection and special exhibitions for inspiration, relaxation and motivation.

 

 

Building Six at the O2

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If you’re looking for event space on an epic scale you’ll love Building Six at the O2. The venue comprises a number of vast interconnected spaces, enabling you to entertain over three levels. The spaces can also be hired individually for more intimate events, making this venue one of the most flexible in town.

 

 

The Foundling Museum

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The Foundling Museum is reaped in history and ever so handsome. The Museum was once Britain’s first home for abandoned children, before going on to do wonders for the cultural awakening of Londoners becoming Britain’s first public art gallery.

 

 

ICETANK

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One of Covent Garden’s hidden gems, Ice Tank is a truly unique space in the heart of the action. Light and airy, this open place space is located just off Shaftesbury Avenue.

 

 

Indigo at the O2

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From the British Comedy Awards to the launch of Call of Duty: Ghost, this venue has hosted the biggest names in entertainment. You can change the space to suit your event, the venue is fully flexible and can host anything from an awards dinner for up to 540 to a music gig for 2,800.

 

 

Leighton House Museum

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Leighton House is an exceptional venue for entertaining, providing an unforgettable setting for corporate and private dinners, receptions, lectures, concerts and photographic or film shoots. Whether you wish to host a birthday party in Leighton’s unique Arab Hall for 80 of your closest friends and family or launch your brand in Leighton’s ‘private palace of art’, we can work with you every step of the way.

 

 

The LookOut

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The LookOut has two bright airy rooms, which can open into one large space, an additional out-building and securely enclosed grounds with beautifully landscaped gardens, wooden terraces and a pond. This venue provides a versatile and creative space that can be used for a variety of events from private dining, media launches, meetings and conferences to large parties for up to 300 guests.

 

 

The Mall Galleries

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Those looking for an artistic setting for their event should consider The Mall Galleries. This unusual venue encompasses three event spaces, all of which are surrounded by incredible contemporary art.

 

 

Middle Temple

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Offering a series of event spaces steeped in the tradition and history of the Inns of Court, Middle Temple is an extraordinary events venue ideal for both corporate and private events.

 

 

Old Billingsgate

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The legendary Old Billingsgate offers event space on an epic scale, so if you’re looking to host a grand event with a considerable guest list this could be the venue for you. We have been fortunate enough to cater for a number of large-scale events at this iconic City venue over the years. When it comes to wow factor Old Billingsgate can’t be beaten.

 

 

One Whitehall Place

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There are few venues in London as prestigious as One Whitehall Place. Our dedicated meetings and events facilities, adjacent to and connecting with The Royal Horseguards, One Whitehall Place offers you truly palatial space, comfort and atmosphere.

 

 

The Roundhouse

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The Roundhouse is one of capital’s most unusual event spaces. Situated in the heart of Camden, this legendary venue has hosted some of the world’s most famous musicians, and now it is available for private hire.

 

 

Royal Hospital Chelsea

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On the banks of the Thames, in the heart of one of London’s most fashionable districts, the Royal Hospital Chelsea offers a number of historic and beautiful spaces to hire, both inside and out.

 

 

Serpentine Gallery

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Focusing on modern and contemporary art The Serpentine Galleries and Pavilion attract up to 800,000 visits a year – but hire it for your event and this unique space could be exclusively yours.

 

 

Southbank Centre

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Culture buffs will love the renowned spaces of The Southbank Centre. The venue is surrounded by street art, alfresco exhibitions and art installations, and encompasses 21 acres of event space.

 

The View from the Shard

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Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, The Shard stands at a height of 1,016ft (310m), and is officially the tallest building in Western Europe. This iconic, landmark building has recently redefined the London skyline, so if you’re looking for a venue to impress it doesn’t get much better than this.

 

 

Whitechapel Gallery

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A world-class venue for private and corporate entertaining, Whitechapel Gallery is situated on the edge of Square Mile, just moments from the City, Canary Wharf and Shoreditch. A range of spaces give this venue the edge when it comes to flexibility.

 

 

V&A

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Create the ultimate first impression at the Victoria & Albert Museum, where a host of fantastic event spaces await. Hire the central dome and celebrate amongst high ceilings, marble flooring and classical architecture, or consider one of the Museum’s galleries for up to 300 guests.

 

 

The Farnborough Wind Tunnels

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Farnborough’s historic wind tunnels are to launch as private event spaces in 2014, as part of Artliner’s Wind Tunnel Project. The Grade I listed flight-testing warehouses, located beside TAG Farnborough Airport, will be transformed into a unique, contemporary venue for private and corporate events, exclusively catered by The London Kitchen.

 

 

Conde Nast

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The Condé Nast College is a light, bright oasis of calm in the heart of London’s Soho. The College boasts state-of-the-art technical facilities and a number of extremely flexible rooms and spaces that are available to hire.

 

 

Eventim Apollo

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Eventim Apollo, formerly the Hammersmith Apollo, is one of London’s major live entertainment venues. It is located in Hammersmith, West London and is one of the UK’s largest and best-preserved original theatres.

 

 

Hackney Venues

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Hackney Venues is a collection of some of the most sought after spaces in east London. Featuring two beautifully restored Art-Deco town halls, an eighteenth century mansion house, a former water pumping station, a state-of-the-art conference venue and a RIBA award-winning sporting centre, Hackney Venues has a space to offer any event from conferences and receptions to wedding celebrations and private parties

 

 

October Gallery

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Founded in 1979, October Gallery, in central London, exhibits innovative, contemporary art from around the world. For over 35 years, October Gallery has pioneered the development of the Transvangarde – the trans-cultural avant-garde.

 

 

Shoreditch Town Hall

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Sitting at the heart of one of the most vibrant areas of London, adjacent to Hoxton Square and just minutes from Liverpool Street, Shoreditch Town Hall is a magnificent Grade II landmark building managed by Shoreditch Town Hall Trust.

 

 

Tower of London

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For nearly 1,000 years the mighty Tower of London has stood in service of the monarch, anchored on the shore of the River Thames. Whatever event you are planning, we proudly invite you and your guests to enjoy the amazing venues available for hire at this World Heritage Site.

 

 

St Paul’s

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Arguably London’s most iconic building and a symbol of power and splendour, St Paul’s Cathedral is a breathtaking events venue. With five fascinating event spaces, St Paul’s is the ideal setting for dinners and receptions, as well as daytime lunches and conferences. The event spaces contain some of the oldest and most beautiful architectural features in the cathedral, but have been transformed into diverse venues ideal for corporate hospitality.

 

 

Somerset House

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Somerset House is the ideal central London, riverside location with eleven venues available for your meeting, conference, dinner, reception, party or wedding. With a diverse and flexible range of rooms and spaces, Somerset House offers a wide variety of opportunities for corporate and private events and entertaining.

 

 

Rivoli Ballroom

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The Rivoli Ballroom is the only intact 1950s ballroom remaining in London, England. It is famed for its original decor and interior fittings and is often used as a film location and plays host to many dance and musical events.

 

 

The Roost

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The Roost is a former Victorian pub in Dalston. Now converted into a four floor photographic and film location. Available to hire for film, stills, promotional events, weddings, launches, jiggles & jives. Filled with an eclectic mix of wall finishes, furniture, props & art work, it can be as creative and malleable as you wish.

 

 

Brewer Street Car Park

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Brewer Street Car Park is a creative space curated by The Vinyl Factory – home to art exhibitions, fashion shows and audio-visual installations.

 

The Laundry

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The Laundry is a large creative building in East London London Fields, home to a 720 capacity fully licensed basement events space, a canteen/bar on the ground floor and numerous music and arts workspaces. The raw and industrial look of the basement makes it a perfect blank canvas for a variety of uses. It features full drive-in access from street level, installed bar and stage lighting, in-house PA and stage lighting and access to a goods lift.

 

 

Dalston Heights

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Dalston Heights sits on the top floor of a former cardboard box factory in Dalston, Hackney E8. The total floor area is 7200 sq ft split into two distinct working areas with a large make-up & styling room. The spaces are filled with a collection of eclectic props and furniture which can be arranged to suit, dress it as you like. The studio is available for film, stills, promotional events, weddings, launches, jiggles & jives.

 

 

Ruby House

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Set over five five floors the Victorian townhouse perfects the look of faded grandeur throughout. The shop began life as Mack’s Dining Room supplying local Londoners with traditional British cuisine. It later became an Indian restaurant followed by a Chinese takeaway, reflecting the cosmopolitan evolution of the surrounding area.

 

 

The House Next Door

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The House Next Door is a wonderful five floored former building merchants situated on the corner of London’s Jewish Quarter. Wonderful textures and wallpapers adorn the walls which are complimented by a mixture of parquet and original oak floorboards. The House is served by large sash windows, which provide great natural daylight and a number of differently themed rooms with varying colour schemes.

 

 

68 Dean Street

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A masterpiece of early Georgian architecture in Soho, central London. 68 Dean Street is an exceptional example of the strict spatial and decorative hierarchy, which creates the special character, and feeling of this period in English architecture.

 

 

Copper Box

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London’s newest and most exciting 7,500 capacity venue is the first Olympic venue to open its doors in East London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Copper Box Arena hosts a variety of entertainment, sports and community events from across the world of music, comedy, entertainment, health and fitness, sport, conferences and exhibitions.

 

 

The Vaults Waterloo

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The Vaults is an arts platform for the bold, the fresh and the fearless. Its mission is to collaborate and conspire, embracing artists from all walks of life to come together and inspire others.

 

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