Best Venues in London great for a Stand Up Reception

Smith’s Bar & Grill
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Smith’s Bar & Grill

Paddington

Smith’s Bar & Grill is a hidden gem burrowed in the heart of Paddington Basin & Little Venice. Experience modern British & European cuisine complemented by classically-styled cocktails in this spacious, naturally lit venue, boasting a gorgeous year-round terrace that overlooks the picturesque Grand Union Canal. Whether you’re savouring an Club Sandwich on the terrace for your Lunch break, a Rib Eye Steak for Dinner in the restaurant, or an Espresso Martini at the bar after work, Smith’s dynamic venue guarantees a gastronomic experience to everyone that walks through its doors. A hop, skip and a jump away from Paddington […]

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St Martins Lane

St Martins Lane

Covent Garden

A luminous jewel set in the West End of London, St Martins Lane illuminates Covent Garden. The Hotel’s glowing yellow glass revolving doors and wildly popular Light Bar reveal Philippe Starck’s witty collision of influences. Interactive light displays turn guest rooms into changing mosaics of colour. Special Garden Rooms offer private patios with camellia trees and ivy. Simultaneously, floor-to-ceiling windows bring the city sweeping into every room. Workouts like no other take place at Gymbox Covent Garden, London’s unorthodox fitness experience, where the Stiletto Workout dance class is just one of many innovative ideas for getting in shape. St Martins […]

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Chelsea Old Town Hall

Chelsea Old Town Hall

Chelsea

Elegantly situated on London’s famous and fashionable King’s Road, Chelsea Old Town Hall is perfectly placed for a variety of events and special occasions. This magnificent late Victorian building, lovingly restored to its original glory, provides a beautiful, memorable and photogenic backdrop for weddings and receptions, while its central position at the heart of the exclusive Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, offers event organisers a well-placed, endlessly adaptable space. The Chelsea events space is an accessible, affordable, friendly and elegant setting for a diverse range of events. Wedding ceremonies and receptions, antique and art fairs, VIP banquets, concerts, designer fashion […]

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Tramshed
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Tramshed

Shoreditch

Mark Hix offers simple wholesome food within quintessentially British surroundings. The menu focuses on chicken and steak sourced from Swainson House Farm in Lancashire. The starters and puddings reflect seasonality. The restaurant is housed in a building, built in 1905 as an electricity generating station for trams. The space retains its original features; tiling and beams. The Tramshed prioritizes British food and British artwork with two Damien Hirst pieces in the main restaurant. Mark’s Kitchen Library is used to house Mark Hix’s vast collection of cookbooks. This space is also used for practicing new dishes. Occasionally Mark invites a guest […]

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The Milestone Hotel and Residences

The Milestone Hotel and Residences

Kensington

Discover old world charm, beautiful rich furnishings, exquisite original arts, outstanding cuisine and an experienced and passionate team. This elegant historic hotel is perfectly located opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, and close to the Royal Albert Hall. Discover Stable’s Bar and the ‘Smoking Old Fashioned’, afternoon tea in the Park Lounge or dine in Cheneston’s or The Oratory, the original chapel. Deriving its name from an early spelling of Kensington, Cheneston’s is our intimate and elegant restaurant, offering the finest British cuisine. As you step in from the bustling city streets of Kensington you will be struck by the fine […]

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Kensington Conference and Events Centre

Kensington Conference and Events Centre

Kensington

Kensington Conference and Events Centre is one of the larger event spaces in London. Situated in the heart of Kensington and boasting contemporary architecture, this venue  for hire is home to a range of meetings, conferences, dinners and exhibitions. The Great Hall holds up to 850 for a conference with two foyer areas and four breakout rooms. The Small Hall, Council Chamber and Committee room can be hired individually or en bloc for larger events. The venue is an impressively adaptable, purpose-designed building offering unrivalled conference, exhibition and banqueting facilities. Superbly served by a highly efficient network of transport links […]

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Indian Accent
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Indian Accent

Mayfair

Following Delhi and New York, ‘India’s Best Restaurant’*, Indian Accent in Mayfair redefines high-end Indian cuisine with its inventive modern dishes created by Executive Chef Manish Mehrotra, whilst keeping faithful to traditionally grounded recipes. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Indian Accent offers the perfect destination for a business lunch, with a guaranteed 45-minute menu taking express dining to an elevated level, through to a leisurely dinner or a unique spin on weekend brunch, all within the restaurant’s signature stylish surroundings. Whether opting for three or four courses or the nine-course tasting menu, paired with exceptional wines or whisky flights from a selection of over […]

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Baglioni Hotel London
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Baglioni Hotel London

Kensington

Baglioni Hotel London embodies the warmth and attention to detail typical of the Italian lifestyle and hospitality and aims to be our guests’ “home away from home” thanks to the charm and tranquillity of the 18 rooms and 47 suites including three signature suites and the Royal Suite facing out onto the park and residences of the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. From breakfast to dinner Brunello Bar and Restaurant offers a window into the flavours of Italy with La Terrazza di Brunello just adjacent to Hyde Park, London’s most iconic Royal Park. Brunello is a meeting point for anyone […]

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Charlotte Street Hotel
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Charlotte Street Hotel

Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia

Charlotte Street Hotel in Fitzrovia comprises 52 individually designed bedrooms and suites, a spacious lobby, two drawing rooms, Oscar Bar & Restaurant, three private meeting & dining rooms, a gym and luxurious state-of-the-art screening room. Transformed by co-owner and Creative Director, Kit Kemp over an eighteen month period, the hotel has a ‘Bloomsbury Group’ theme throughout which features original art from the period and a mural in the brasserie reflecting scenes of ‘contemporary London life’. The Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant private event rooms located on the lower ground floor of the hotel are flexible in their format. They can […]

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Sanderson Hotel

Sanderson Hotel

Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia

Sanderson is an innovative and creative hotel for the adventurous guest. With fun furnishings and quirky yet stylish art, guests can relax in this hotel which features originality and glamour. Renowned for the Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea, Sanderson has teamed up with Luna & Curious to provide an experience that literature lovers and guests looking for an afternoon with a touch of magic will find thoroughly delightful. The Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea presents menus hidden within vintage books, napkins wrapped with riddles and, of course, delicious classic culinary treats with an inventive flourish. Cocktail masterclasses are also available for guests. […]

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Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Mayfair

For the ultimate in business prestige and productivity, Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane presents a large variety of cutting-edge meeting spaces – most with natural light, all grouped on the first level for privacy and security. Plan your conference in the sleek, streamlined ballroom, or choose from seven high-tech function rooms. The showpiece is the glasswalled Hamilton Room with 180-degree views of Park Lane and Hyde Park. THE BALLROOM (326 sq/m, 3,509 sq/ft)  –  Elegantly decorated and filled with natural daylight, the sleek, streamlined Ballroom is the ideal setting for social or business events, including those that require sophisticated […]

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Diciannove Italian Restaurant
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Diciannove Italian Restaurant

Blackfriars

Set in the heart of London’s City district, the AA Rosette award-winning Diciannove restaurant is located in Crowne Plaza London – The City hotel, situated opposite Blackfriars tube (Circle and District lines) and railway station (ThamesLink and Southeastern) and is an 8-minute walk from St Paul’s tube (Central line and night tube) or Southwark tube (Jubilee line and night tube). The restaurant is widely celebrated for its instinctively Italian food. Directed by Executive chef Alessando Bay, he takes great passion in creating memorable food that tastes vibrant and authentic including house-made pastas. The restaurant’s rich wood tones and vibrant accents […]

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The Berkeley
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The Berkeley

Knightsbridge

Ever since The Berkeley opened its doors over 100 years ago on the corner of Berkeley Street in Piccadilly, it has been at the heart of London’s social and cultural life. After the move to Wilton Place in 1972, it continued to play host to the most glittering gatherings and glamourous guests. It is a tradition that continues to this day, and we are delighted that you have chosen to become part of The Berkeley Story. When The Berkeley was reopened here in Knightsbridge, it again found itself in an area with many historical associations. One of the hotel’s finest […]

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Northbank
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Northbank

Bank

Northbank is a chic restaurant and bar brought to you by Christian Butler. The menu offers contemporary British cuisine with a Cornish touch. Ingredients are sourced from Christian Butler’s hometown Falmouth and other parts of Cornwall. Fresh fish is daily sourced from the Cornish coast. Nortbank offers a 7 course tasting menu, cocktail master classes, and beautiful views across London from the private terrace. Nortbank is situated beside the river making it a gorgeous venue upon a summery day. Christian Butler and Head Chef Jason Marchant have created a venue that celebrates Cornish heritage through the menu and the drinks. […]

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The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Piccadilly

A celebrated Art Deco hotel in the heart of London Mayfair, facing Green Park and just a short walk away from Buckingham Palace, The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is ideally located to connect with the city of London. The Sheraton Grand, London Park Lane rooms and suites reflect the hotel’s heritage fused with stylish design. Each room provides all you need to work or relax in memorable surroundings, including beautiful views across Green Park (subject to room category), the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
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Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

Tower Hill

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is housed in a stunning Grade II*-listed heritage building, once the headquarters of the Port of London Authority. Steps from landmarks such as the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the river Thames, the hotel offers an extensive Spa as well as three dining outlets. Michelin-starred La Dame de Pic London offers creative French cuisine by acclaimed Chef Anne-Sophie Pic and Asian restaurant Mei Ume specialises in authentic Chinese and Japanese dishes with a modern approach. Wine Director Jan Konetzki has put together one of the capital’s most impressive wine lists while […]

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Aviary

Aviary

Old Street

Perched high above the capital with enviable views out over the City, London’s hottest new destination rooftop restaurant, bar and grand terrace, Aviary, has come home to roost. Nestling on the 10th floor of the brand new Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, bordering the City and Shoreditch on Finsbury Square, leading restaurant and bar operator ETM Group has taken dining to a new level with its first sky-high venue. From the large ornate birdcage suspended above the stairway leading from the dedicated lift, to the proud pair of peacocks heralding the venue’s entrance, Aviary is an ornithological paradise soaring above […]

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Sipping Room
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Sipping Room

Canary Wharf

Brainstorm away from the office or boardroom in a light and airy space over a delicious cup of coffee or seasonal mocktail. We can be as flexible as you need us to be and we’ll make sure you and your guests are regularly refuelled with delicious snacks and refreshments – from smoked salmon and scrambled eggs washed down with champagne to breakfast pastries and yoghurt, muesli, honey and fresh seasonal berries with steaming mugs of hot chocolate. With WiFi and plug points available for use throughout The Sipping Room you can settle in for the day and savour breakfast then […]

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Jumeirah Carlton Tower
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Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Knightsbridge

Licensed to hold weddings, civil ceremonies and christenings, Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge has 4 meeting rooms with natural light, a Boardroom, and a Ballroom with a private entrance. It has the capacity to hold an event for 16 in private dining and up to 700 for a reception. The Jumeirah Carlton Tower has an onsite event technician who facilitates any audio visual requirements needed by clients. This is provided by Jam Planet, an event support and production company specialising in audio visual equipment based at the Knightsbridge events space. This month Jumeirah Carlton Tower unveils a stunning transformation of […]

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Bvlgari Hotel London
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Bvlgari Hotel London

Knightsbridge

Bvlgari Hotel London is located in the heart of central London’s most prestigious area, Knightsbridge, just steps away from Harrods, Hyde Park and Kensington’s museums. The 85 rooms and suites, with exquisite Italian detailing throughout, are considered to be amongst the largest in the city. The hotel has recently commenced an exciting redesign of its bar and restaurant, with a new concept to be announced shortly. Open exclusively to day spa guests, members and guests of the hotel, the 2,000sqm Bvlgari Spa London, spread over two floors with a 25m long swimming pool, has been crafted from onyx, oak and […]

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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Kensington

Independent charity Historic Royal Palaces has announced that a brand new events venue is to be installed in the beautiful gardens of Kensington Palace in 2018.  The Kensington Palace Pavilion, a glass fronted building overlooking the palace’s famous Sunken Garden, will replace the Orangery at Kensington Palace for three years. Flooded with light and situated in the heart of the palace grounds, it will be available for hire from March 2018. The sumptuous State Apartments are a succession of lavish, opulent rooms set in the heart of Kensington Palace.  The Cupola Room, King’s Drawing Room, King’s Gallery and Queen’s Gallery provide glimpses […]

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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Outside of London

Hampton Court Palace is a visually stunning historic palace, located beside the bank of the River Thames. Henry VIII acquired Hampton Court Palace from Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520’s and did extensive refurbishments and developments to the site. Many of the tapestries and paintings that Henry VIII chose for Hampton Court Palace are still there today. The Palace sits within 60 acres of gardens including the renowned Maze and Great Vine, dating back to 1768. Hampton Court Palace offers a selection of rooms to hire which are perfect for dinners, receptions, weddings, christenings or personal celebrations. Hampton Court Palace has […]

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Sky Garden

Sky Garden

City of London

20 Fenchurch Street was beautifully designed by renowned architect Rafael Viñoly. The building spans 37 storeys and rhubarb occupies the top three levels alongside the public space known as Sky Garden, which provides 45,000 sq ft of high level amenity space with 360 degree panoramic views of London. There are a number of event spaces available for private hire at Sky Garden across the three levels, as well as offering two restaurants, two bars and an elegant private dining room. The capacities range from 16 guests to exclusive hire of the entire venue for up to 700 guests. FENCHURCH RESTAURANT […]

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London Hilton on Park Lane

London Hilton on Park Lane

Central London

The London Hilton on Park Lane, boasts stunning views from all guest rooms and is famed for its unparalleled five star luxury. Soaring high above the city streets in the heart of Mayfair, the hotel provides convenient access to London’s famous landmarks, places of interest, popular attractions, museums and theatres. With 453 spacious guest rooms, including 56 suites, there is something to suit every taste. All executive rooms and suites offer Executive Lounge access with complimentary wireless internet access, food and beverages served throughout the day. Connecting rooms are guaranteed when requested, perfect for families and friends. The Grand Ballroom, […]

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