Best Unusual or Unique Venue


Inspired by true events in post-war Britain, Inception Group founders Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling set to bring 1940’s London’s illicit subterranean escapades to the 21st century Kingly Court. Throughout World War II, several disused underground stations were converted into air-raid shelters. Revellers would bring trinkets and furnishings to transform these shelters into a ‘home away from home’. Alongside these various knick-knacks, a bar was often set up, allowing citizens to drink, dance and entertain themselves, boosting public morale during those dark Blitz evenings.

Edspace Coworking and Events Space

Ever wondered what a co-working space dedicated to education innovators looks like? Edspace is the UK’s only co-working space dedicated to education innovators. Edspace is first and foremost a network and community, sharing ideas and supporting growth. We believe that radical innovation, backed up by robust evaluation of what works, can improve the life chances for millions of people around the world. A unique venue; a co-working space in the heart of Shoreditch, based in one of London’s largest and most modern colleges, on a campus, with event space intertwined with hotdesks. An unusual and progressive way of combining work needs with event hiring needs with education institutions.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum is one of the most iconic and recognisable buildings in the world, home to over 80 million historical artifacts, and as such seen an exponential rise in the number of events held in its varied offering of event spaces. This year the Museum has reimagined its main event space Hintze Hall, in part of its biggest transformation in its 136 year history, with a 25.2m real blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling taking centre stage.

With a dedicated in-house team of events experts, the Museum has held 105 events in the past year, welcomed 80 new clients and increased profitability by 13% to £2.608m.

Science Museum

The Science Museum in South Kensington is the UK’s most popular destination dedicated to science, technology, engineering, medicine, design and enterprise, welcoming over three million visitors every year. World-renowned for its collections, awe-inspiring, innovative and inspirational galleries and exhibitions, the museum is also a well-established and popular corporate event venue.

The museum attracts organisations from all sectors, but particularly those relating to energy, engineering, manufacturing and science-linked industry/education associations. Celebrating human achievement is a commonality among many of the events held at the museum as this is a theme that ties in with the collection. The venue is therefore popular for awards events, gala dinners, industry conferences and product launches.

In the past year, the museum has unveiled two new permanent galleries – Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery, its most spectacular exhibition to date, and Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, in direct response to the increased demand for immersive and interactive event experiences.

Tanner Warehouse

Tanner Warehouse opened in March 2013 on Bermondsey Street, a stone’s throw from London Bridge station.

In a previous life, this unique space was occupied by a tannery, a chocolate factory and most recently a restaurant/art gallery. The venues renovation was overseen by designers Russell Sage Studios, who transformed the space into a fun and eccentric restaurant, bar and event space.

With a unique interior, alternative menu, unrivalled drinks offering and bespoke AV packages, the team at Tanner Warehouse are the final piece to the jigsaw. With a real passion for the events and hospitality industry and creative minds, it is the staff at Tanner Warehouse that make the ordinary, extraordinary. We understand the importance of each and every one of the elements mentioned above. It is this passion and understanding that sets us apart from the rest and makes Tanner Warehouse truly unique.

The Cellar at The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Presiding proudly over the Thames, the iconic Grade 2 listed Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place are situated in Whitehall Court on historically significant land, owned by the Crown

Just minutes from Embankment station, and a short walk from the Mall, the impressive venue has spectacular views of the London Eye and the City skyline. Architecturally modelled on the French Chateau, the archetypal building boasts period features throughout, giving an impressionable sense of grandeur.

The space inside is steeped in history, with a separate, grand entrance leading to the function rooms – each with individual character, original ornate sculpted ceilings and glittering chandeliers. One Whitehall Place offers a fantastic choice of rooms for clients with no two rooms the same; whether it’s a small, intimate space such as the Cellar through to an impressive ballroom for hundreds.

One Whitehall Place and The Royal Horseguards Hotel are owned and managed by glh Hotels – London’s largest hotel owner-operator.

The Pavilion at the Tower of London an Ultimate Experience Venue

The stunning Pavilion at the Tower of London can accommodate up to 1,200 guests for receptions, between 300-700 guests for conferences and seated dinners respectively. There is no other venue in London which has such a distinguished backdrop or capacity to match The Pavilion.

The versatile yet elegant marquee is set amid the private garden of the Tower of London’s northern moat. The installation provides an amazing space for a variety of events including summer and Christmas parties, charity dinners, conferences and award ceremonies.

The Pavilion is like no other event space in London. Being situated in the shadow of one of London’s most iconic landmarks, The Pavilion is guaranteed to leave guests lost for words. The extraordinary visual impact of this iconic venue must be seen to be believed.

The Steel Yard

The Steel Yard, located in the heart of London, underneath Cannon Bridge Station undertook an extensive refurbishment re- opening in October 2014 creating an impressive event space for the corporate market.

This undiscovered venue comprises of two beautifully restored Victorian railway arches and has been fitted with extensive lighting and production. It is a versatile, flexible event venue which lends itself well to everything from dinners, receptions, conferences, award ceremonies and exhibitions to fashion Shows and product Launches.

Flexibility is a huge advantage we have at The Steel Yard which appeals to most, the possibility to bring your visions to life without too many restrictions, we try to make everything possible within our power to make your event a night to remember.

There is no other venue in the city like The Steel Yard.