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While the history inside the London Dungeons goes pretty far back, it first debuted on Tooley Street in 1976 where it remained for almost 40 years. In 2013 it moved to be alongside some of its sister attractions in Southbank, all of which Merlin Events are the official event management company for. The latest incarnation of the chilling attraction took a team of over 300 people, ranging from engineers to theatre directors, costume designers and up to 43 different trades of builder, to recreate.
The venue provides a totally unique opportunity for events, unmatched anywhere else in London. The space is so exciting and constantly evolving with elements being updated all the time. Its immersive theatre performances are always being refreshed and honed to ensure maximum fright! From the service staff to the event managers, actors to the technicians, the whole team is enthusiastic about providing the most memorable experiences they can for guests to the venue.
Merlin Events ensure every event delivered at their venues is done so to a world-class standard. The team has nothing less than genuine passion for their work at the venue, which should be naturally expected for the iconic portfolio of attractions
Masonic Temple at Andaz London
Hiding inside Andaz London Liverpool Street hotel, an original Masonic Temple is Andaz London’s best-kept secret. A stunning Grade II listed room designed in 1912, it is considered one of the grandest masonic temples of its time and still one of the most beautiful in the City of London. Listed by Forbes Magazine as one of London’s Top 5 most stunning private dining rooms, the Temple is completely covered in 12 rare types of Italian marble and is also known as The Grecian Temple.
Still hosting masonic lodges regularly, the temple provides a popular backdrop for any event having hosted photoshoots, fashion shows, filming, product launches, burlesque and cabaret shows, film screenings, VIP exclusive premiers, music videos and social events like milestone birthdays, anniversaries, blessings and wedding parties.
The experienced Andaz London team is always on hand with innovative ideas to help ensure that organisers make the most of it, having worked with clients from Paloma Faith to Lady Gaga, HBO/Game of Thrones or Alice Cooper.
Andaz London also hosts a myriad of ticketed events in the Masonic Temple like Temple Cinema, The Masonic Masquerade, Cult Freak burlesque shows or Temple Yoga.
Phoenix Arts Club
The Phoenix Arts Club is a thirty-year-old, independent bar and restaurant located in Central London, just underneath The Phoenix Theatre The venue offers a variety of event hire options and provides flawless entertainment alongside it (if you so desire!) Adorned with theatrical posters and memorabilia in every corner of the space, you make your way down the marble staircase of the basement bar and you enter another world! As one of London’s best-kept secrets, The Phoenix Arts Club welcomes creatives, admirers and people looking to celebrate independent venues and community Offering a member’s service, nightly cabaret entertainment, delicious food and mouth-watering drinks, the club shines as a special gem in the small businesses of Central London This 250-capacity space continues to thrive and celebrate with its theatrical flair and is one of the most unique spaces around! Previous hires have included, Topman, Soft Cell, Ed Sheeran, Warner Brother Music, Netflix, MADE com and more!
Recent awards include – Best Restaurant (FSB), Entertainment Venue of the Year (Great British Pub Awards), Best Small Business (Camden Business Awards), Best Community Business (Small Awards), King of Clubs (The Club Awards) and winner of Time Out’s ‘Most Loved Venue’!
St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar
On the doorstep to Europe, St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys invites you on a journey back in time. Taking centre stage in this glorious, iconic location, St Pancras by Searcys is a delight from beginning to end of Europe’s longest Champagne bar.
A true hidden gem, our Brasserie and Champagne Bar is located above the hustle and bustle of St Pancras International Station and can be transformed into a spectacular event space for exclusive hire or private dining for any occasion.
Unique features such as the ‘Press for Champagne’ button on each table, soft individual blankets and heated leather seats ensure that St Pancras Champagne Bar and Brasserie promises to provide a warm welcome.
Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Sussex Cellar
With over 315 years of history, Berry Bros. & Rudd is justly proud of its illustrious past. The cellars were initially converted in 1999 to create London’s most exclusive fine wine and dining venues.
The Sussex Cellar is the most recent addition to our exceptional wine education and entertainment venues. Equipped with the latest technology, it offers purpose-built convenience suited to receptions, meetings, tutored wine tastings, lunches and dinners. After entering via a secret door in one of Berry Bros. & Rudd’s historic Pickering Place townhouses, guests descend into a dual level venue that combines modern architectural innovation with the feel of the atmospheric cellars.
Officially unveiled in July 2015, the vaulted design was inspired by Spanish bodegas and makes use of handmade tiles to create archways and columns that extend through both levels of the space. The interior cellar has been styled with an eye to retaining the feel of one of our existing cellars, but with a contemporary elegance.
Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Events & Education team creates a truly memorable experience in our unique and atmospheric cellars, located at the heart of London’s historic St James’s Street.
The Violin Factory is a hidden gem in the heart of London’s South Bank that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Its unique and contemporary style is not only impressive, but flexible, making it the perfect event space.
In 2004, the Violin Factory became the first London property in history to be featured on Grand Designs and today, the Violin Factory is a not only an award winning private residency, but it’s also used as a private hire venue for clients ranging from Amazon to Harrods.
Equipped with a professional kitchen, a tall book-lined library, two roof terraces and a wine cellar, the entire house is also illuminated by a glorious abundance of natural light which enters through the original ceiling beams. The versatility of the space means that it can be dressed up or simply left as it is and still be able to wow people. Fitted out to the highest specification with bespoke interior touches, the house comes dressed with some of the world’s most exclusive furniture.
The uniqueness of the Violin Factory makes this space a one of a kind offering and a very deserving contender for the Best Unique Venue at this year’s London Venue Awards.
Set in the heart of capital at Hyde Park Corner, Wellington Arch is one of London’s most iconic monuments. Crowned by the largest bronze sculpture in Europe, it is a venue that offers a charismatic and versatile mix of old and new. Moved to its current location in 1885, it has played host to a number of events from birthday parties and celebrations to product launches high end jewellery and drinks companies. The Quadriga Gallery is ideal backdrop for your event with the clean white walls and stylish flooring which can take on different moods with lighting or dressing, creating even more impact and drama at your event. Outside on the balconies, you get stunning views across the London skyline and can watch as the Queen’s Life Guard and Cavalry ride through the gates. Our flexible approach and experienced hospitality team means that each and every event is combines the beauty of the past with the highest standards of the present, Wellington Arch is the perfect venue to make every event historic.