MOST UNUSUAL OR UNIQUE VENUE
art’otel London Battersea Power Station
art’otel London Battersea Power Station is an arts and premium lifestyle hotel devoted to creating and presenting original work. Unlike hotels with décor art, art’otel invites guests to create art, interact and immerse themselves in the arts, not just to view. Each art’otel is nspired by a dedicated Signature Artist, a talented artist that has applied their unique style and character to the look and feel of the hotel. Jaime Hayon was an ideal multi-disciplined artist with a bold and colourful style perfectly suited to represent art’otel London Battersea Power Station and the centre of a new cultural quarter.
Madame Tussauds, Merlin Venues
Events at Madame Tussauds London are like no other. Part of Merlin Venues, this world-famous museum transforms into a multi-dimensional event space, offering a truly unique experience for clients and guests alike.
Our collection of wax figures is constantly evolving, with regular new additions. The versatility of our event venue makes it suitable for a wide range of clients, from corporate galas to awards shows and Christmas parties. Clients are drawn to the ample space, where their visions can come to life. At Madame Tussauds, we take pride in creating immersive experiences for guests with our wax life-like figures being the stars of the show.
Our event managers collaborate closely with organisers, ensuring no detail is overlooked. And with our catering partner, Seasoned, we offer diverse culinary options, from Michelin-trained chefs specialising in fine dining Asian cuisine to exceptional canapés and bowl food. Our commitment to charity through our incentive with the SEA LIFE TRUST and Merlin’s Magic Wand further sets us apart, inspiring clients to contribute to these worthy causes without additional cost to them. This combination of innovation, exceptional service and charitable incentives makes Madame Tussauds an unrivalled event venue for creating unforgettable events.
Purgatory Bar, established in August 2022 in Victoria, London, is an exceptional cocktail bar and escape room venue housed in a Grade II listed building. Inspired by Gaudi architecture, Purgatory Bar offers an enchanting experience with its intricate décor, otherworldly drinks, and fiendish escape room puzzles. The bar’s unique atmosphere sets the stage for unforgettable events, transporting guests to a realm of intrigue and excitement.
With a six-week renovation process involving renowned theme park set designers, Purgatory Bar boasts heavenly painted murals, fiery epoxy resin flooring, and gothic architectural treatments. The bar’s immersive design mesmerizes guests from the moment they enter, making it truly distinctive.
Purgatory Bar attracts diverse organizations seeking exceptional event venues. From local offices and charities to veterinary clinics and hotels, clients appreciate the bar’s personalized approach to event planning. The dedicated events team collaborates closely with clients, ensuring that facilities and technology seamlessly meet their needs.
Purgatory Bar’s success is driven by strategic sales and marketing initiatives. Leveraging social media, targeted advertising, and collaborations, the bar has positioned itself as a sought-after venue. Its unparalleled uniqueness and innovative offerings make it a strong contender for the Best Unusual or Unique Venue award.
Established in 1857, the Science Museum is a major tourist attraction welcoming over three million visitors every year. World renowned for its historic collections and awe-inspiring galleries, the museum is also a well-established event venue featuring a diverse collection of spaces – 9 inspirational galleries, two dedicated multi-purpose venues and the IMAX Theatre.
Hosting evening events in the galleries has always been a huge draw for organisers looking for a setting that will excite guests and create a standout experience. Historically, the galleries were only available for evening events, however from June 2023 as part of its exclusive hire offer, clients can use the galleries for daytime events on limited dates.
The museum is unquestionably a unique venue, however with Illuminate and the Smith Centre as part of the venue inventory, there are also two purpose-built spaces. If a client is hosting a daytime event, they will often combine one of these spaces with a gallery or two for an evening reception or dinner to enhance the event experience and let guests spend time in the galleries after-hours.
Shoreditch Treehouse got its name owing to its exposed wooden beams and ceiling all being draped in lush green plants, twinkling fairy lights and of course being a Treehouse it must have a rope swing.
We have found that largest means of gaining new businesses is through word-of-mouth. We tend to find that most people are wowed when they enter the space, it’s always a challenge to make the photographs do the place justice as to just how it makes you feel in real life. We often find that meeting attendees will pass on our details to their events coordinator, and then turn up again as part of their own planned event
We are both proud and excited to have created such a unique oasis in the heart of London and feel that our guests have appreciated the green escape just as much as we have.
Swingers West End
Swingers is brought to you by The Institute of Competitive Socialising. At the ICS, we believe that life is more fun when it includes an element of competition, and that competition is best enjoyed with friends. Inspired by this belief, we create amazing experiences that combine socialising and healthy competition. These experiences are fuelled by mouth-watering street food and fine cocktails. Because who is to say that great competitors shouldn’t enjoy delicious food and a cocktail whilst they play?
At our central London locations, Swingers the crazy golf club takes the holy trinity that is crazy golf, street food and amazing cocktails and combines them all into one incredible social experience. Featuring some of London’s most exciting street food vendors, cocktails and entertainment, we have all the elements you need for an unforgettable day or night out.
The scale of our venue, the stunning crazy golf courses and the quality of the food and drink will keep you talking about your visit to Swingers for a long time afterwards.
The Neuron Pod
Neuron Pod’ is a state-of-the-art purpose built learning space and now private hire venue at the world famous Research unit at Queen Mary University. The multi-functional Neuron Pod can accommodate an array of private and corporate events from conferences & product launches to away days and drink receptions, ensuring a ‘wow factor’ for guests.
The brainchild of the late Professor Will Alsop OBE RA, the Neuron Pod is a striking free-standing structure designed to look like a living oLocated in the heart of East London within the architecturally renowned Blizard Institute, just a short walk from Whitechapel station. The Interior features an array of atmospheric coloured lighting whilst the dramatic external lighting of the ‘flexible hair like dentrites’ that sway and move in the wind has made the space instantly recognisable and has been awarded the prestigious LIT Lighting Design Award. rganism, standing 10 metres high and 23 metres long.
Underwood, Lumiere London
Carlos Lumiere, acclaimed fashion photographer and his husband, Stephan Trockle are the creative and business geniuses behind Lumiere London, set up in 2007.
Underwood Lofts were added to the portfolio in 2020 providing a stunning corporate event venue in London.
Underwood Lofts are comprised of 3 unique spaces, the New Victorian Loft, the New White Loft, and the Chalet, and we are proud to introduce our latest additions, opened in May 2023, the Palm Room and Underwood Studios.
The Underwood Venue is the perfect location for events ranging from conferences, workshops and corporate training to receptions, filming and photoshoots. It is fully DDA compliant with excellent public transport links and bike storage for our clients to reduce their carbon footprint! All the event spaces bask in natural light, with stylish decoration, state-of-the-art AV equipment and versatile set up possibilities.
Our venue provokes a ‘wow!’ effect when our clients enter due to its beauty, size and originality. Clients instantly feel at home, which is precisely our intention, and are impressed by the flexibility each space offers. Each space has a distinct personality, lovingly designed by Carlos, allowing clients to create a bespoke event that truly reflects their style and vision.