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Dalloway Terrace
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Dalloway Terrace

Tottenham Court Road

Named after the eponymous character created by Virginia Woolf, an author whose name will forever be associated with Bloomsbury, Dalloway Terrace & Bar is an elegant, poetic and quintessentially English space. Set in the heart of the historic and vibrant 18th century Bloomsbury, London’s literary centre, the beautiful indoor-outdoor space is just a two-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station and the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Soho. Fully heated in winter, this year round destination restaurant and bar offers the peace and charm of a secluded secret garden in the winter and a light, elegant and beautiful […]

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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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Hutong
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Hutong

London Bridge

Hutong is a sumptuous Chinese restaurant located on Level 33 of The Shard. Hutong offers panoramic views across London, private dining rooms, chic decor and delectable Chinese cuisine. With floor to ceiling windows, hand carved wooden doors and red lanterns Hutong is designed to impress. Hutong is available for exclusive hire. The venue can accommodate 100 seated guests or 340 standing. Alternatively the Shanghai private dining room can be hired for 18 seated guests or the Beijing private dining room can be hired for 26 seated guests. Hutong can also be hired in conjunction with Aqua Shard for larger events […]

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Science Museum
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Science Museum

Knightsbridge

Choose the home of science, technology and innovation to host an unforgettable corporate or private event. Located in South Kensington, the cultural heart of London; the Science Museum offers the perfect destination for an inspirational and accessible event experience. The museum has a wide range of unique galleries and blank canvas spaces to accommodate from 10 to 2000 guests. The diversity of the spaces available for hire means that we can cater for many different kinds of daytime and evening events, from corporate dinners and receptions, fashion shows and product launches, to conferences and team building. The museum’s 414-seat IMAX […]

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Hammer & Tongs
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Hammer & Tongs

Clerkenwell and Farringdon

Experience a real South African braai at Hammer & Tongs in Clerkenwell, London. Cooking with only Sekelbos wood imported from Namibia, Hammer & Tongs invites diners to celebrate the beauty of braai at their social, laid back restaurant. Hammer & Tongs specialises in generous sharing boards of smokey, succulent meats; juicy T-bones, honey glazed ribs and piri piri beef, as well as seasonal salads, homemade chutneys and beer bread. The basement bar serves up signature cocktails and sharing punches to compliment your huge sharing platters as well as South African wines and craft beers from Cape Town.

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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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Altitude 360
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Altitude 360

City of Westminster

An uninterrupted, breath-taking, 360° view of London, stretching for miles, is just one of many unique features to be found at Altitude London. The tallest Riverside building on the Thames with event space allocated to five floors. A total area of 4,000m2 over 14 subdivided rooms is complimented by a minimalistic design. The Grade II-listed building offers 9 event spaces and includes restaurants, bars, a cinema and a private members club. The venue is ideal for bespoke events set in London, with an amazing view as standard! ALTITUDE 360° & ALTITUDE 360° BLACK Altitude 360° is situated on the 29th […]

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J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

Covent Garden

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is a hidden jewel, nestling between the bright lights of Leicester Square and chic Covent Garden, on the doorstep of jostling Chinatown and action-fuelled Soho. Open daily from midday until late, food is seasonal, delicious and affordable. Appealing to seafood enthusiasts, but neglecting no-one, the menu offers small sharing plates of fish, shellfish, salads and seasonal game, not to mention with a very theatrical Plateau de Fruits de Mer. The team is passionate and knowledgeable, serving food from an open kitchen as and when the dishes are cooked. An excellent […]

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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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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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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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Boyds Grill & Wine Bar
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Boyds Grill & Wine Bar

Charing Cross

Showcasing British artisanal ingredients combined with international cooking techniques and fine wines by the glass in a historic Victorian interior. Boyds Grill & Wine Bar is located in the heart of central London, by Trafalgar Square, The Strand, Charing Cross and Whitehall. Steeped in over a century of history, the luxurious dining room at Boyds Grill & Wine Bar has a wonderful clash of modern chairs and art with a marble-clad Victorian interior. Alternatively, our Wine Bar offers a selection of wine fine wines by the glass accompanied by light bar snacks or cured meat and cheese boards. Ideal for large, […]

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Zuaya
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Zuaya

Kensington

Raising the bar in Latin American food is Zuaya on Kensington High Street with its adventurous plates, beautifully crafted cocktails, show-stopping interiors and buzzy ambiance. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Zuaya is the gem in the Kensington crown, tucked away just off the high street. Leafy jungle inspired interiors and atmospheric lighting set the scene for a leisurely dinner or business lunch with exquisite, colourful plates of South American fusion combining the punchy flavours of Brazil, Mexico and Peru right through to the tip of Argentina. Come the weekend, Zuaya invites you to jump into the jungle as DJs play chill-out lounge, tropical beats […]

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The Allegory
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The Allegory

Shoreditch

In the heart of Shoreditch’s happening new hub, Principal Place, The Allegory is an everyday escape in London’s buzzing square mile. Long lingering brunches that finish with espresso martinis, quick catch-ups over pastries and freshly ground coffee, wholesome sharing platters and creative cocktails with colleagues; these one-of-a-kind experiences will be found at The Allegory. With a beautiful alfresco terrace, large open plan bar and cosy candlelit corners, this is a destination you’ll want to return to again and again. From the space, technology and refreshments, to the welcome your guests receive when they arrive, we have all the ingredients to […]

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Balthazar
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Balthazar

Covent Garden

Balthazar restaurant is open all day, seven days a week, with menus including breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Serving classic French brasserie dishes with an American twist, Balthazar is also known for its pastries and confectionary, both the restaurant and next door Balthazar Boulangerie serve some of the most delicious sweet treats in London! The Balthazar bar offers a stellar cocktail menu, overseen by legendary barman, Brian Silva. Balthazar is also known for its fabulous Afternoon Tea collaborations. Having previously partnered with both Bobbi Brown and Matthew Williamson, the current Afternoon Tea has been created in partnership […]

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Sexy Fish
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Sexy Fish

Mayfair

Sexy Fish sits on the south east corner of Berkeley Square in the heart of Mayfair, and opened on 19 October 2015. Designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and decorated with artwork from Frank Gehry, Damien Hirst and Michael Roberts, the look and feel is glamorous and opulent. Sexy Fish is split-level with a private room – The Coral Reef Room – on the lower ground floor, and the restaurant and terrace on the ground floor. The food takes its inspiration from the seas of Asia, with a focus on Japan. The bar holds the world’s largest Japanese whisky collection […]

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The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection

Marylebone

One of London’s most exclusive venues, Herford House, the home of the Wallace Collection, has been used to entertain the elite of London society for over 200 years. It has played host to royalty on many occasions, formed the backdrop to the most magnificent parties and balls as well as more intimate but no less opulent soirées. Displaying a vast array of internationally acclaimed artists from Rembrandt to Canaletto, Velázquez to Rubens, the Wallace Collection offers a unique opportunity to entertain alongside the most celebrated artists in history. Staying true to its heritage, the Wallace Collection remains one of London’s […]

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M Victoria ST
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M Victoria ST

City of Westminster

M VICTORIA ST Leading the exciting new dining scene emerging in Victoria – M is a multi-faceted venue comprising of a Wine Bar and Tasting Room, Cocktail Bar, Private Dining and two award-winning restaurants M GRILL & M RAW which offer both international and gluten-free dining. Winner of ‘Best Restaurant 2018’. M GRILL, VICTORIA ST A stunning 130 cover two tiered, oval dining room offering an international menu from ‘Sunday Brunch’ star and ‘Masterchef’ judge Executive Chef Michael Reid. Gordon Ramsey and Michel Roux trained, Michael has selected six countries which offer outstanding Beef to inspire the menu which boasts […]

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Hotel Café Royal
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Hotel Café Royal

Piccadilly

Hotel Café Royal is London’s first, modern grand luxury 5 star hotel which enjoys an unrivalled setting, where the elegance of Mayfair, energy of Soho and sophistication of St. James combine. Frequented by distinguished figures such as Winston Churchill, Diana Princess of Wales, D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, Mick Jagger and David Bowie; Hotel Café Royal has always been the vibrant living room of London, the place to convene, converse and celebrate. The hotel’s 160 guestrooms and suites, including seven signature suites echoes the glories of Café Royal’s past; calm, assured and distinctive. The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre features nine […]

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Burlock
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Burlock

Marylebone

Under our roof you’ll be spoilt for choice, with our vast selection of over 200 rums all of which have found their way to us from across the globe. Enjoy limitless flavour combinations in cocktails with exciting takes on classics as well as old favourites. Our homage to the Caribbean features vintage prints, a sipping salon with authentic retro hairdryers and a grand house veranda where you can enjoy the view and watch your fellow rum lovers dance the night away beneath the lively streets of Mayfair. Book a table or join us at the bar and let our bartenders […]

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The Piano Works West End

The Piano Works West End

Covent Garden

Welcome to The Piano Works West End. Every night, 2 piano vocalists and accompanying musicians form up to a 6-piece band playing a non-stop repertoire of live music requested by you, the audience. Write your song requests on the slips provided for the musicians to perform as their set list for the night. Brunch to the beat with at London’s loudest brunch, celebrate special occasions with dinner and bottomless prosecco, try the top 10 cocktail menu based on the riders of the most requested artists or join us for drinks until the early hours with live music until 1am Monday […]

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Tower of London

Tower of London

London Bridge

Nearly 1,000 years of siege, ceremony, triumphs, tears, blood and even bears help create the remarkable atmosphere your guests will experience within these stone walls. Give your guests a truly unique experience with a private view of the Crown Jewels, a special Yeoman Warder tour or allow them to stand witness to the ancient Ceremony of the Keys. Jewel House: No experience of the Tower is complete without seeing the world’s most valuable array of crowns, coronation regalia and jewels. The fabled collection lies secure behind 2,000kg vault doors, but before passing through guests can enjoy a reception for up […]

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The Leaf and Cane

The Leaf and Cane

Blackfriars

Be transported to subtropical Latin American subterranean terrace and cellars set in the 1920s as you discover the larger-than-life era that gave us the cigars, rums and good vibrations! With its art deco Batista era elegance, and Latin American rhythm, the Leaf and Cane is destined to be a sanctuary for lovers of fine cigars and premium rums who insist on having a good time; starting a little earlier, and going on a little later.

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Soho Hotel

Soho Hotel

Soho

The Soho Hotel is situated on a quiet street in the heart of Soho, surrounded by some of London’s best restaurants and bars, vibrant cafes and most exciting theatre and nightlife. Once a disused car park, the hotel has 96 bedrooms and suites, each one individually designed by Firmdale Hotels’ co-owner and Creative Director, Kit Kemp. The hotel’s Refuel Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner a la carte. The Soho Hotel also has two state-of-the-art screen rooms with red leather and cowhide seats. These can be hired for private screenings, press launches and business presentations. […]

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