Historic or Modern Venues: Know Where to Host Your Special Event in London

The architecture of London is a unique blend of modern and traditional where Shard and Tower of London stand proudly together. Whatever occasion you want to celebrate, the city is brimming with venue choices. From grand buildings steeped in history to chic nightclubs and hotels, London has it all. Whether you want to celebrate like royalty or like a London party animal, there is a space to suit your style. No doubt, with so many choices choosing the right venue becomes all the more difficult. The City Collection brings you the best historic and modern venues for hire in London. Read on to find out which venue is suitable for your event.

Historic Venues
Historic venues in London have now opened doors to host your special occasion and make it even more special. London is packed with historic venues that boast a unique character and charm of the era they belong to. From elegant Georgian halls to royal fortresses, you are never far from a venue submerged in history. Here are some of the most alluring historic venues that will add a wow factor to your private or corporate event.
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Tower of London
Min Capacity 7 Max Capacity 300
Host your special event amid the elegance setting of this renowned fortress. Along with a historic touch, Tower of London boasts unrivalled views of River Thames and the city. Celebrate your special occasion at White Tower amidst historic artefacts giving a unique character to your event. Medieval Palace is another alluring space that has a breath-taking panorama of Thames in the backdrop.
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Watermen and Lightermens Hall
Min Capacity 4 Max Capacity 80
Make your event memorable by stylish Watermen and Lightermens Hall. Hire any of its 18th century event spaces and take a step back in time with your guests. Lush chandeliers, stained glass windows, and wood panelled furnishings; everything exudes a sense of history. Arranging your event in its historic setting doesn’t mean that your event will be short of modern features. Facilities like Wi-Fi, AV aids, and blackout options ensure to please the modern attendees.
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Modern Venues
Looking for a chic contemporary space to give your event a modern feel? Do not worry! London has plenty of modern venues that have everything to suit any up-to-date event. From groovy clubs to well-appointed conference halls, different types of venues are dotted all over the city. Check out some of the best modern venues to host your modern event.
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Club Ten
Min Capacity 60 Max Capacity 240
This happening club set inside a 5 star hotel is a perfect modern venue enjoying a prime location in the heart of London. Enjoy the groovy beats by top DJs while partying in its rainbow coloured setting. The in-house catering staff at Club Ten serves the best canapés and sushi to delight the guests. A ritzy backdrop combined with excellent food and drinks ensure a vivacious event.
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Match Bar
Min Capacity 80 Max Capacity 210
Drinks and dance are enough to keep a party alive. And Match Bar is one such place that offers the best drinks and eclectic music to keep you on the move. The space is well adorned with mirrors creating a unique and warm setting. Along with a modern backdrop, this venue features modern facilities like sound systems, lighting, and catering.
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The Constellations Suite
Min Capacity 50 Max Capacity 150
Set inside a luxury hotel, this stylish and spacious venue boasts a perfect setting to party in style. The Constellations Suite features a mood-lit ceiling that adorns the space like a star-studded sky. Different seating layouts allow you the freedom to arrange any event, whether sit down dinner or a standing reception. Facilities like AV aids, dance floor, lighting, and bar ensure a smooth event.
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Historic Venues With A Modern Twist
Still can’t find a suitable venue for your event? Fear not. There is still another option for you. How about choosing a historic venue with a modern twist? London has plenty of venues that boast historic spaces fully-refurbished to suit modern events. You can find a lush lounge set inside a historic fortress or a historic Navy cruiser turned into a party venue. Here are two of the best venues.
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HMS Belfast
Min Capacity 10 Max Capacity 350
Why not arrange your party against the backdrop of Thames? This venue on water in London is perfect to celebrate your special occasion while floating on Thames. Now permanently moored between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, this floating venue served the nation throughout Second World War. Steeped in history, this venue is home to a range of modern event spaces including the Quarterdeck. To add more glitz to your event, click here to check out great party lighting ideas.
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Tower Bridge and Walkway
Min Capacity 15 Max Capacity 250
This historic venue enjoys an unrivalled location right on Thames. Along with panoramic views, this venue boasts a cluster of spaces that blend historic charm with modern features. Right inside this historic building, you will find the North Tower Lounge that offers a chic setting perfect for an at-leisure evening. Bridging the North and South Towers, the walkways offer an unusual backdrop to party in style. Ambient lighting system creates a perfect party backdrop which is well complemented by panoramic vista of London.
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Whether you want a historic backdrop or a modern and chic setting, any of these venues will add a unique touch to your special occasion and make it memorable for all.

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