Art Gallery Venues for Hire in London

Art Gallery Venues for Hire in London

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Top Galleries in London

Are you planning a creative project of your own and need to hire a gallery in the city? London is home to some of the best galleries in the world, from cultural institutions like the National Gallery to boundary-pushing spaces like Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery. Whether you’re hosting a charity art auction, putting an exhibition together or pursuing a personal passion project, our round-up of the capital’s best gallery spaces is sure to inspire. Perhaps you are looking for an inner-city gallery with modern art pieces that will provide a striking backdrop for a corporate or cultural event. Or perhaps you’re after an excellent concept space that’ll act as an icebreaker at a drinks reception or networking event? Whatever your needs may be, Tagvenue is an expert when it comes to London’s top galleries for hire.

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Galleries Hire Guide

Home to such institutions as Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery, London is famous for its eclectic art scene. However, there’s more to London art than just the most well-known gallery spaces. The uniqueness of its art scene also comes from smaller, alternative art galleries, which create trends that hugely influence the international art community. All that buzz happens mostly in west London, on the vibrant streets of Soho, in hipster Shoreditch spaces and in alternative Brick Lane areas.

With that being said, your gallery venue hire options are wider than just one district. Many art events take place in picturesque Notting Hill or even further from the centre, such as in Hackney. A perfect example is the Dulwich Picture Gallery, which is located on the South Bank of the Thames.

Have a look at our gallery venues – we’re sure you’ll find something that will catch your eye.

What kinds of events can you hold at a gallery venue:

  • Art exhibitions – this one seems obvious, but it still provides many creative opportunities. Hiring a blank canvas space makes organising an event similar to creating a work of art. The colour palette, style and layout are entirely up to you. When it comes to art exhibitions, finding the right gallery to hire is crucial. It’s even nicer when the neighbourhood suits the mood of your show. There are a lot of art exhibition venues located in alternative districts of London that are just perfect for contemporary art exhibitions.
  • Private parties- Very often art galleries are used for corporate drinks and receptions. These spaces give you a lot of artistic freedom. Why not stand out from the crowd and organise a wedding in a gallery? One perfect venue for such events is the Saatchi Gallery. It has a lot of available rooms that can also be hired for product launches, conferences and many other purposes.
  • Book launch- Have a look at gallery spaces to hire in London while planning the very exciting launch of your latest creative work. A bookstore seems an obvious choice for such an event, but sometimes it’s worth thinking outside the box. For example, if your book is about East Africa, how about collaborating with a photographer who’s been shooting landscapes in Kenya and Tanzania? You can combine your book launch with their photography exhibition in order to generate more buzz around your event. Hosting your book launch in a gallery, like The Mosaic Rooms, will make even more sense if your book is art-related. Maybe you’ll even be able to have some of the artists’ works exhibited in the same room? In London everything’s possible!
  • Pop-up events- Over the past few years, pop-up events have been taking London by storm. The variety of pop-up festivals, stores, bars and restaurants is so huge that it’s nearly impossible to list them all. An art gallery might be just right for your planned pop-up exhibition.

Whether you’re searching for a gallery room, an underground art exhibition venue or a space with huge windows to show off your outstanding work, our team is here to exceed your expectations. Take venue search to a whole new level with Tagvenue.


FAQs about Galleries in London

How much does it cost to hire a gallery venue in London?

The hire fee is the most frequent form of payment for hiring a gallery, a pop-up venue, or a studio for art exhibitions and other events. These costs may vary depending on the size, popularity and location of your venue. Hiring expenses for such events are typically calculated on a per-day, per-session, or per-hour basis. The fees per hour range from approximately £60 to £400 or more, while the daily rates range from £250 to £7000 or higher. Fees per session are normally around £600, but can go significantly higher depending on various factors. (All data from Tagvenue.)

What are some of the best galleries in London for hire?

Tagvenue provides a variety of venues, whether you are interested in hiring a small or large gallery. Your event planning process will be much easier, because we have various locations available, whether you want to use them to promote your artwork or for a personal or corporate event. Check out some of our favourite gallery recommendations in London:

  • If you are looking for a gallery venue that is the ideal setting to unleash your inner artist, whether it is through your own artwork for an art exhibition or through event planning of any other type of event, the so-called empty slate venues may be the ideal fit for you. We suggest you check out Mayfair Gallery Space, which has gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows which provide plenty of natural light. It might also be an excellent venue for photo shoots. Another fantastic option is The Stables, a lovely gallery venue in Covent Garden. This location includes track lighting throughout, which might make it the ideal setting for an evening event. The Pop-Up Gallery in East London is also a very unique venue. It is a modern 21st-century venue with brick walls and a black shiny floor that offers a variety of creative opportunities.
  • If you choose The Wohl Room at The National Gallery in London for your next occasion, it may truly steal your breath away. This incredibly gorgeous venue is the National Gallery's largest event space. The beautiful Venetian Renaissance paintings all around this space can be enjoyed by up to 310 sitting guests. A night of culture and fine dining will undoubtedly be one you and your guests will never forget.
  • Gallery 13 at Saatchi Gallery is the perfect place for a modern and minimalist celebration, with the option of adding glamour and flair with your own decorations. It is a great blank canvas for creativity and an elegant backdrop for any gathering, whether it is a celebratory fine dining event, an art exhibition, a company event, or any other occasion.
  • White Space Mayfair provides the ideal setting for your artwork to shine. The gallery, located in the heart of Mayfair, offers a one-of-a-kind ambience for those wishing to hold a high-end event. Additionally, the gallery is excellent for brand launches, intimate private dining, runway events and premium gatherings.

How do I host a successful art event in London?

When it comes to innovation, creativity and artistic expression, London is one of the greatest cities in the world. We've compiled a brief list of ideas to help you take your event to the next level.

  • Promote your event in a variety of ways including social media, and flyers. It may be a good idea to ask your immediate circle of friends to do the same. Exposure is essential when it comes to art displays. Make your promotional materials appealing in order to attract potential guests.
  • Choose your venue based on your theme. The location should be appropriate for the style and scale of your event.
  • You can also let your theme spread through decorations, or select a blank-slate location where your artwork can speak for itself.
  • Try to include tasty snacks and beverages at your event—there is nothing that people enjoy more than food. If your guests are happy and satisfied, they are more inclined to appreciate your artwork.
  • Remember the event's initial concept. You're there to show off your talent and hard work. Try not to let other people's opinions affect you too much. Enjoy the fruits of your artistic labour and invite your best friends and family to make the day more special.

Guests Reviews of Galleries on Tagvenue

Cecily B.
Booked Entire Venue - Art Gallery at General Assembly Gallery Mayfair
The space is beautiful and it was great being able to bring our own food and drinks in. Melanie and the team were extremely helpful
Daniele C.
Booked Kunstraum at Kunstraum
Thomas was amazingly helpful, he stayed with us the whole day helping us set everything up and giving advice too. He let us use high-quality audio and video equipment and helped us install it too. The venue is tidy and clean, in a great location and big enough for the event I put together, Thomas is trustworthy and available. I would definitely consider the venue again!
Gemma C.
Booked Main Gallery and Studio at The Vinyl Factory Soho
Antony was such an attentive and helpful manager - he made the whole hiring experience so easy, which was handy as we were working with a large number of different suppliers for the event and things were bound to go wrong. the venue itself is such an iconic space with a perfect location right in the heart of soho, and our clients were absolutely thrilled with the result.
Booked Photography and Film Studio at Hackney Downs East Hall
Such a great venue in an amazing location, from the aesthetic to the lighting there’s nothing that can be faulted. The venue is more than ideal for shoots, events, filming it’s the ideal blank canvas. To top it off the venue manger is beyond helpful and really goes out of his way to cater to your needs.
Sharon P.
Booked Whole Venue at HOXTON 253 art project space
I had a really great experience renting Hoxton 253 for a day. Mirko was great at clarifying any questions I had and on the day everything went smoothly. The hosts' backgrounds and experiences in art also helped me to envision how my exhibition would work practically. I would definitely consider renting again!
Johanna Y.
Booked Whole Venue at HOXTON 253 art project space
The team is incredibly helpful and kind. I loved working with them. The space is beautiful, sleek and perfect for young artists and community focused initiatives.
Clare B.
Booked Pop Up Space at Old Brompton Gallery
Great Space, very close to Earls Court Tube for people to get to and Nick was helpful and accomadating. Would hire it again.
Varun S.
Booked Sunset Area at Sugar Cane
Amazing experience! Loved hosting our event at Sugar Cane!

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