Find and Book Railway Arch Venues in London

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Top Railway Arches for Events in London

Neglected for decades, London’s old railway arches and viaducts are now being revived. Some of the city’s best railway arches for events include Victorian arches and passageways with historic heritage and a chic industrial aesthetic. Scouting for a unique space to hire for your next event? London’s refurbished railway arches make the perfect backdrop for pop-up happenings and functions of all kinds. So if you’re looking to book one of these, you’ve come to the right place – here at Tagvenue we list a fantastic range of railway arch venues suitable for a wide range of both private and corporate events.

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Railway Arches for Events Hire Guide

With industrial-chic venues right on trend, many railway arches are being hired out for various events. We’ve created a rundown of some of the most popular things they’re used for:

  • Photoshoots. Most railway arches available for hire in London don’t have natural light, they’re great for setting up a photography studio with artificial lamps. They make wonderful photoshoot locations, as an arch is a charming feature in itself.
  • Dining events. No matter if you’re searching in east, west or central London, you’ll find railway arches all over the city that can serve as a unique venue for your private dining event. Your guests will be impressed with the original features and atmospheric setting.
  • Pop-up events. Looking to host a culinary experience or to open a pop-up store just for one day? We’re here to help you find an arch to match. 
  • Clubbing. Last but not least, railway arches in London are often used as party spaces. You can do wonders with light engineering and quirky interior decor. Oh, and they’re ideal for DJ performances and concerts as well!

Railway arch revival is real, and Tagvenue is here to help you find a perfect space for your event.

FAQs about Railway Arches for Events in London

How much does it cost to hire a railway arch for an event in London?

Railway arches in London cost around £2,500-£4,000+ per session. The price varies depending on the capacity of the arch and the type of venue. For example, an arch that can accommodate a crowd of up to 400 people, which is suitable for events like parties and concerts, will cost around £3,000-£7,000+ per session. However, a private room in a railway arch venue with a capacity of up to 60 people will cost around £1,000-£1,250+ per session. (All data from Tagvenue.)

Which districts in London are best for finding railway arches for events?

  • Shoreditch. This district is known for its creative atmosphere and thriving art scene, so it would be a perfect choice for a camp or indie party. You can find plenty of railway arches, from ample pop-up event spaces set in the Victorian railway arch to quirky restaurants under the East London overground line.
  • Dalston. If you're looking for something more urban or industrial, then this is another great location with plenty of large railway arch event venues, particularly modern bars and clubs at Hackney Central and Haggerston Stations.
  • Brixton. This district has become quite popular recently due to its hipster vibe and edgy lifestyle trends like skateboarding or graffiti pieces. Railway arches here are mainly located near either Brixton or Vauxhall Stations and are often used for photoshoots and fashion shows.

Can I bring my own sound system and decorations when hiring a railway arch for an event in London?

We completely understand that your event is personal and unique, and most venues do offer a blank canvas where you can create your ideal event. But be aware that restaurants and bars situated in railway arches might have policy restrictions on bringing your own sound systems, decorations, and equipment. However, often these venues come pre-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including professional lighting rigs, PA systems, and DJ areas. Always double-check your options with the venue manager ahead of time. If you really want to bring your own decorations and sound system, look for more flexible venues, so you can have more control over the layout, style, and décor.

Guests Reviews of Railway Arches for Events on Tagvenue

Lem B.
Booked Whole Venue at Refettorio Felix at St Cuthbert's
The entire experience from booking to the date of our event, it was smooth, very professional and hustle free. The venue manager Megan and the catering assistance (sorry forgot his name) were exceptionally helpful.
Maddie C.
Booked The Loft at Low Profile Studios
Such a fantastic night. No stresses leading up to it, quick and easy set-up, super friendly staff and an incredible venue! Can't fault it. Will definitely be recommending to others and/or using it again!
Anna I.
Booked Entire Venue at Pedro's Wine Bar
Pedro and team were absolutely amazing! We had our wedding ceremony there (we got legally married a month at our local town hall), followed by drinks reception and canapés. Food and drink was amazing, the space is absolutely stunning, Pedro was so accommodating and a pleasure to work with - making the first part of our wedding day SO SO SO enjoyable and SO special!!! Thank you so so much. I’m so glad we stumbled upon OPS and team! Anna & Rory xxx
Rachel D.
Booked Tuke Hall at Regent’s Events
We had such a great event on Friday 19th August. The events team could not do enough for us, they provided everything we asked for and more. Even providing us with extra food which we do not pre-order in advance, this was due to lots of late arrivals due to the transport strikes. Thank you to the team for everything!
Eilidh S.
Booked The Bedouin Tent & Garden at St Ethelburga's Centre
We had a fantastic evening here for a hen do! The space is beautiful and we were able to have a fun evening all to ourselves. It’s in an amazing location, and the set up is gorgeous! Fanatic tent space, but also beautiful outside courtyard! We would highly recommend hiring the space, and we would definitely do so in the future. The caretaker was also very helpful when we needed assistance - thank you!
Liz W.
Booked The Bar at Covent Garden at Cabana @ St Giles
Firstly, I was at Hache Burgers. Holborn as the above venue was full. Cece was brilliant in helping the whole evening work seamlessly and the new venue was such a great choice.
Anne-Marie K.
Booked Photo/Video Studio 3 at Soif Studios
Everything was as it should be. Beautiful natural light. Spacious. Equipment and lighting all available to be used. Anna was brilliant and very helpful. Will be going back.
Megan R.
Booked The Angel's Lounge at The Angel
Lovely venue and perfect offering for our party with flexibility for our plans as well as great service and food. Team were helpful and supportive in working around our requirements as a surprise party We were able to arrange and decorate the room as desired and play our own music and manage volume. We had a dedicated, very attentive barman who helped us manage guests and drinks. Food was great.

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