EVENTS: 5 of Our Favourite London Event Venues

As furniture specialists and general design lovers, we’ve seen our fair share of eye-catching and unique London event venues! We thought we’d make your life a bit easier by showcasing our current top five for you all. In this selection we’ve tried to cover a few bases; high-end, historical, open-plan & then something a bit more snug. All of these venues would make the perfect backdrop for a range of special events and occasions.

Old Sessions House 

Vibe: Old-school glamour

Space: Multiple floors

Location: Clerkenwell

This breathtaking grade II, 18th Century venue, is a former courthouse and sports spectacular mezzanines, a grand staircase, glass atrium and dome roof. A popular venue during London Fashion Week, the Old Sessions House is an ideal backdrop for anybody looking for a glamorous and in-vogue London event venue.

The Film Shed 

Vibe: Spacious & industrial

Space: Studio – two floors

Location: Kingsland

The Film Shed has been through many transformations in its time. From being a part of the London Gaslight & Coke company to being a textiles company, then a carpark(!), the building is now a spacious studio and is a great blank canvas to fill with unique furniture pieces. The walls of The Film Shed are still rich with its industrial history, giving it a unique feel.

Smith 

Vibe: Cosy but cool, perfect for a more intimate event

Space: House (two floors)

Location: Cambridge Heath

Smith is a converted ironmongers and architecturally designed house in East London. Quite simply, it’s jaw-dropping. The house’s centrepiece is the minimalist kitchen with its walnut walls, high ceiling, long marble counter and viewing gallery above. The house also includes stylishly fitted sitting, eating and sleeping areas. If you want an intimate event in a modern design-led space, the Smith house would make a fab choice.

The Loft, Paper Mills Studio

Vibe: Mid-century cool

Space: Kitchen studio

Location: North London

Want to cook up a storm in style? The Loft is primarily an open kitchen space, so ideal for an event revolving around food. The interiors are evocative of 1960s design trends, with plenty of wooden surfaces and warm, earthy colours (we love a bit of mustard). It’s perfect for fans of mid-century furniture and architecture.

The College 

Vibe: Unique & Victorian

Space: Academic/historic building

Location: Southampton Row

Saving perhaps the most entrancing of the five venues until last – The College in central London is a truly unique event space that will make you step back in time. The historic venue comprises of different sized and styled spaces, making it a favourite for high-scale parties and events. Many of the space’s original features remain untouched, including bespoke furniture, marble reception areas, and a beautiful glass-dome roof. Another favourite of London’s high-society, The College evokes an atmosphere of glitz and glamour.

If you’re looking for advice or have a question about event planning, furniture or bar hire, we’d be happy to help – email us at hello@junohire.com.

Juno Hire provides bespoke, design-led, high-quality bar and furniture hire for or any function, party or event. We currently offer our furniture hire services in London. Get in touch at hello@junohire.com.

Posted on 25th April 2018

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