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Piano bar and live music venue
  • £150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
Hidden gem live music venue and piano bar in the heart of Barbican. Think late night New York style basement piano bar. Described by the Daily Express as 'The new home for live music lovers and jazz romanticists'
60s 70s Retro Cosy Bar Cocktail Lounge in Kings Cross
  • £60/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
Cosy basement bar with retro, 60s/ 70s mad men vibe. Sofas, cocktail tables, bar seating. In Kings Cross.
Proper East End Traditional Pub
  • £100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
This cosy pub has provided the backdrop for a TV series, commercials, interviews as well as hosting fashion shoots. Our dart-board even appeared in a video montage for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. I know! We’re a proper East End boozer, complete with Chesterfield vintage sofa, darts trophies, framed photos of old-school boxing stars, mirror disco balls, retro prints of Guinness adverts, guilt framed mirrors and a copper bar top. We have a covered garden at the front of the pub with wooden booth seating, heaters, creeping foliage on trellises and hanging from planters. The whole venue can be hired out for shoots and comes with catering, free wifi, on-street parking, projector screens, heating, air-con and a kettle! Please do get in touch to check availability and fees.
Darwin Room
  • £80/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
Darwin Boardroom is a 861 square feet white room with white ceilings/ walls with light grey carpet and lime green chairs that can seat up to 26 guests. Perfect for meetings and small events! The Student Lounge is a shared lounge, that can seat up to 20 people. Available with the Rental of the Darwin Room. Please message the host for custom pricing- may vary depending on the peak or off-peak time of the day/ day of the week/ season of the year/ type of event.
Church Hall in London
  • £70/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
Our Church Hall is available for all types of activities Photoshoots/ Film shoots, Parties, Events, Meetings Please contact us directly for more information
Black Box / Blackout Studio West London
  • £120/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
STUDIO 2: BLACK BOX Brand new studio - now open! Rates: Hourly = £100+VAT 6hrs = £450+VAT 9hrs = £550+VAT 11hrs = £650+VAT ABOUT THE STUDIO: Studio 2: Black Box is our 1800 sqft fully black blackout studio, with drapes or daylight optionality. The full space is 14.5m x 12m, with an open plan kitchenette / backstage / HMU area. This area can be draped off to give a full 360 black backdrop with stage/shooting area of 11.5 x 12m, giving plenty of room for larger shoots, sets builds, performances, events and more. Included in your hire are 4 Fresnes, 4 Alu Hex RGB LEDs, and 2 spotlights. Our partners at Shoot Blue can provide discounted rates for additional camera/lighting hire as well as free delivery & collection. Our main infinity cove studio is just 2 minutes’ walk away on Park Royal Road. We have an onsite catalogue of props, plinths, scenic flats, canvas and backdrops to hire. STUDIO FEATURES:  * 1,800sqft open plan studio space * 11.5 x 12m fully black 360 shooting/stage area. * option of blackout or great daylight * 4 Fresnels, 4 RGB Hex LEDs, 2 Spotlights * first floor private space * single phase power with plenty of outlets including 32amp & 16amp * extra camera/lighting kit on request * Harlequin Reversible vinyl dance flooring GREEN ROOM / FACILITIES: * Kitchenette with fridge-freezer, microwave, portable hobs, filter jug, cafetière, Nespresso machine  * Makeup area with Hollywood-style mirror  * Clothing rail with hangers  * Steamer, iron * Bluetooth speaker  * Fibre wifi  * 1 free parking space + street parking nearby
Perfect Location for any Event in Shoreditch
  • £170/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
Thanks to its innovative, modular design, our Bar + Kitchen is an ideal location for hosting a drinks reception, a team off-site, a birthday party or even a fine-dining experience. Situated on the first floor of the building, the space is also the perfect break-out area for larger events hosted in our Concert Hall or Theatre. We offer a full drinks service in the room’s private bar, and if you’d like to serve food, we also offer the option to hire our modern, spacious and well-equipped kitchen. Starting hire rate for this space £765 for 5 hours plus taxes and Staff fee. Please inquire for custom rate. *Please note that we only accept commercial, private and corporate events and not public or ticketed events. *The venue may have a separate cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.
We are a 180 capacity fully-licensed, split-level late night bar and restaurant located in the heart of Notting Hill off the iconic Portobello Road in West London. Where the best house parties in London happen. Our eclectic flat boasts a range of homely, colourful spaces for all sorts of events, from workshops to receptions, pop-ups to parties and every other shindig in between! Our living room / kitchen area is designed to bring you all the comforts of a party at home… without having to clean up anything afterwards! Full venue hire includes use of the Living Room, Kitchen and Flatmates Den Spaces. Private Hire includes use of separate sound system and AUX ready connection ( Smartphone / MP3 player not provided ) ** Resident DJ available at extra cost.** Please note that the published rate and minimum # of hours to book are flexible and it depends on the type of event, days of the week, timings & number of guests. So, it would be best to enquire if you are interested. The venue may have a separate cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.
We are a 250 capacity fully-licensed, split-room bar and restaurant located on Fulham Road in the heart of Parsons Green in West London. License: ( N.B All days are available for Private Hire ) : Sunday - Thursday: 12:00am Friday - Saturday: 1:00am The venue mimics the layout of a single floor flat, comprised of an Entrance Hall and three main event spaces: The Living Room, The Kitchen and The Study, all of which can be booked either individually for Private or Dry Hire, or together for full venue hire. The venue has a highly sophisticated sound-system, with DJ, PA and AUX connection options, operated by a central control system and split-room functionality for multiple private events. Our venue is ideal for Birthdays, Christmas Parties, Engagement Parties, Receptions, Corporate Events and Workshops. Private Hire includes use of separate sound system and AUX ready connection ( Smartphone / MP3 player not provided ) ** Resident DJ available at extra cost.** Please note that the published rate and minimum # of hours to book are flexible and it depends on the type of event, days of the week, timings & number of guests. So, it would be best to enquire if you are interested. The venue may have a separate cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.
Versatile and bright Hutchison Boardroom
  • £121/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
The Hutchison Room is a versatile bright room which can accommodate a boardroom for up to 18 or a standing reception for up to 40. The Hutchison Room offers beautiful Georgian town house features. Pricing: Half day (9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm) @ £483 + VAT Full day (9am – 5pm) @ £862.50 + VAT Evening (6pm – 10pm) @ £690 + VAT

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need my own production or event insurance in London?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in London on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in London?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in London at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Reception venues are available in London?
Right now, there are 1040 Reception venues available in London.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for London bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for London guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for London locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near London?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in London. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my London booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in London?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in London is $133 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in London?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Reception venues in London, UK?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $60 to $273.
Which Reception venues are most popular in London, UK in 2022?
How do I book a London location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a London reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About London

London ranks high up on the list of world-famous cities that attract scores of tourists each year. The glamour, diversity, and vast entertainment options are some of the aspects that attract visitors. London also has a rich history and it is where the beloved British royal family resides.

The city's diversity lends itself to the cultural, food, and entertainment scene. London is also a renowned international shopping destination and the city's world-class restaurants are equally as popular. There's always something happening around town at the city's theatres, bars, galleries, and other entertainment spots.

London is also a city that most folks romanticize and choose for diverse destination events. That's why you should consider renting a reception venue in London for your upcoming occasion.

Reception Options in London

Whether you are celebrating a baptism, graduation, retirement, or commemorating the life of a loved one who has since departed; a reception is a suitable event to crown the occasion. From identifying a suitable reception venue in London to selecting tableware placements; the local businesses in London can assist.

  • Technology
    It's hard to imagine a time without the most basic of technology gadgets, and that's why your shindig should be well connected. It adds a flair to the toasting part of the occasion, and the selections of equipment rental companies in London have everything needed to make it happen.

  • Catering
    Most reception ceremonies include food and it's a matter of what type of occasion you go for. Simple fares like cheese spreads can do and a cake reflects the spirit of the gathering in a delicious way. Collaborating with a caterer and baker in London will sort out your catering needs.

  • Event Rentals
    Perhaps you prefer a traditional black-tie dinner or maybe a cocktail event works better for the occasion. You might also prefer to keep the celebration indoors or choose an outdoor reception venue in London. Regardless of the situation, you'll need to dress up the location appropriately and the event rental companies in London can assist.

  • Photography
    Whether the reception is preceded by a religious ceremony, a sombre occasion like a funeral, or other business function; it's important to document the day. The lists of professional photographers in London can take picture-perfect snaps during the function.

  • Music
    Most reception events also feature entertainment in the form of music. The bands and DJs in London can play the right tunes guaranteed to keep your guests on their feet.

Reception Companies in London

Receptions conclude important occasions and in turn, a fair amount of attention to detail should go into planning these gatherings. The lists of local businesses can help you organize a memorable reception in London.

  • Story Events
    Founded in 2013, Story Events live up to their name when it comes to their approach to putting together special occasions. Their expertise includes organising charity dinners, graduation balls, award events, and other similar functions.

  • EPH Creative
    EPH Creative can help you create big epic wows for your event. They are the leading supplier of props, foliage, and furniture rentals in the UK. They design and manufacture beautiful objects in-house to provide immersive and unforgettable experiences for a wide range of occasions.

  • PenniBlack
    The team at PenniBlack is dedicated to serving up divine cuisines for diverse occasions. They can come up with a bespoke, quality menu featuring fun and colourful meals for your occasion.

Pros and Cons of Receptions in London

The historical charm, fine cuisine, and endless entertainment experiences are undoubtedly London's selling points. Like any other major city, it has a few setbacks worth highlighting so that you know what you are signing up for when renting a reception venue in London.


  • A cultural melting pot
    From the food to the entertainment scene; it's quite apparent that London is a culturally diverse city. That's why people from across the globe feel right at home in this city, and you'll share the same sentiments when hosting a reception in London.

  • The food
    London's food scene is equally revered for its diversity. Taking a food tour in East London will undoubtedly inspire your reception menu.

  • Extensive transportation network
    You and your guests won't have trouble getting to London and making your way around the city. Six airports operate in the region and there's a selection of coaches, buses, underground and overground trains operating in London.

  • Accommodation options
    Your stay in the city will be much more comfortable because you'll be able to find somewhere to put up that's within your budget. The city's selections of hotels and apartments suit diverse needs.

  • Entertainment
    There's always a music event, theatre show, or other exciting thing happening around the city. It doesn't hurt to squeeze in some time to frequent the amazing restaurants, go club-hopping, or simply take a stroll through the city's streets.


  • It's expensive
    Like most other world capitals, London is quite expensive. The taxes shoot up the cost of everything, so budget to spend extra in this terrific city.

  • The weather
    The infamous London weather is marked by dark and damp days. Sometimes it goes on for weeks and it can affect your reception plans regardless of whether you go for an indoor or outdoor venue.

  • Commute times
    Public transportation can end up being a nightmare in London because of the long commute times and driving isn't any better because of the traffic. Perhaps you are better off settling for the services of a car rental company if you have a constrained reception schedule.

  • Congestion
    As a city that welcomes droves of tourists each year, London gets quite congested. For a better experience with outdoor reception venues in London, you might want to steer clear of the major attraction sites.

  • Security
    London has a couple of rough neighbourhoods like any other major capital. Some parts of the city are prone to violence, vandalism, and burglaries. Keep this in mind when searching for a reception venue in London.

Famous Locations in London

  • The London Eye
    The London Eye came about in 2000 to mark the millennium celebrations. It's one of the largest observation wheels in Europe with the glass capsules offering some of the most spectacular views.

  • Hyde Park
    Hyde Park covers 350 acres making it London's largest open space. The 18th-century man-made lake known as Serpentine is undoubtedly the park's main highlight. The park also houses Speakers' Corner which is a traditional heckling and free speech forum.

  • Covent Garden
    The Covent Garden features arcades and market halls lined up with kiosks and specialty shops. It's where you'll find selections of tacky and fine handcrafted souvenirs. Those who like the market scene can book a chic spot with an exhibition space for an upcoming reception in London.