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Top Historical venues in London

11 Mar 20202m read

Westminster Abbey

Since the founding by Benedictine monks, hospitality has always been at the heart of the Abbey. This venue held royal weddings, state occasions, and every coronation since 1066 and this incredible historic space can also be hired for corporate events!

Westminster Abbey offers different spaces such as The Cellarium, a medieval undercroft where 14th Century monks stored their provisions; this area accommodates up to 120 reception and 70 dinner. Cheyneygates, once the home of Edward IV’s queen, Elizabeth Woodville, and was the birthplace of her son, Edward V is another incredible room that can accommodate 60 reception and 36 dinner.

The Ivory Vaults

The Ivory Vaults are perfectly situated for private parties and corporate events. Immersed within Ivory House at St Katharine Docks, this venue provides fantastic access to the City and East London.

The Ivory Vaults are also available as a dry hire option, this is particularly suitable for corporate events or larger productions and venue finders who are looking for a unique, stunning and historic venue situated in central London.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a breathtaking events venue.

This venue’s event spaces contain some of the oldest and most beautiful architectural features in the Cathedral but have been transformed into flexible venues ideal for corporate hospitality. Some of the event spaces are Wren Suite, Crypt, Nelson Chamber, Temple Bar, North Churchyard and Chapter House. Capacities vary from 14 boardroom to 350 standing reception.

 

Drapers Hall

Located in the heart of the City of London, Drapers’ Hall provides a majestic setting for any event. On the site of the present Drapers’ Hall, once part of the Augustinian Priory, Thomas Cromwell built his palace in the 1530s. After his execution, the property was purchased by the Guild of Drapers in 1543 from Henry VIII.

Drapers’ Hall boasts magnificent interiors creating a stunning backdrop to every occasion. While steeped in history, the Hall is recognisable from films & TV programmes such as The King’s Speech, The Apprentice and The Great British Menu.

The venue can comfortably hold up to 700 guests for a standing reception when using all rooms, 276 for a seated dinner and 300-350 for theatre style presentations or concerts. This makes Drapers’ Hall the perfect location for all types of events.

 

Spitalfields Venue

This unique venue offers versatile and flexible spaces for conferences, corporate dinners, wedding receptions, community meetings, social gatherings, lunches, press events and more. Spitalfields Venue is ideally situated in the bustling Shoreditch area of London, within a stone’s throw of Spitalfields Market, historic Brick Lane, and the Square Mile.

The Nave hosts up to 600 for drinks reception and 270 for seated dinner, the Crypt can accommodate up to 200 for reception and Hanbury Hall 120 for reception.

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