Small Venues for Hire in London

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Top Small Venues in London

Hiring a small venue in London has many advantages. First of all, it’s usually significantly cheaper than renting a larger place. When the venue hire is budget-friendly, you can spend more on other aspects of your event. And another great part? Many types of gatherings really benefit from intimate spaces where it’s easy to create a welcoming atmosphere. Hesitate no more and find your ideal small venue for hire in London with Tagvenue. Small is beautiful and we know it!

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Small Venues Hire Guide

From cosy private dining rooms and teeny-tiny bars that are perfect for small groups to small wedding venues that are easy to fall in love with, our collection of London’s loveliest small venues for hire is sure to surprise.

We’ve created a rundown of events that go particularly well with small venue hire:

  • Baby shower – for the arrival of your little one, it’s best to plan a celebration in a charming room that’s just the right size for the number of guests you expect. Baby showers in London are usually intimate events for close friends and family, so it makes sense to choose a sweet venue that’s on the little side. Still looking for inspiration? Hire a petite tea room for a pretty afternoon tea or a small room in an acclaimed restaurant for a memorable private dining event

  • Small meeting – when you’re hosting a scaled-down corporate gathering or small team-building activity, it’s more affordable and convenient to hire a small meeting room in central London. Small spaces are also perfect for any type of interview.

  • Wedding proposal – planning to propose to your loved one in a magical place in London? Think the idea of a small private dining room with astonishing views sounds dreamy? With Tagvenue you can find your ideal engagement venue in the blink of an eye.

Like the idea, but still aren’t sure what kind of small venue would suit your event best? These are the most popular kinds of small venues in London:

  • Small halls for hire – if your guest list has less than three digits, it’s better to hire a hall with a smaller capacity – that way you’ll avoid being charged for space you won’t fully use.

  • Bars and pubs for hire – these are splendid for fun get-togethers with your friends or colleagues. Is there anything more blissful than laughing and chatting over a nice cold pint of beer? Here at Tagvenue, we list a range of pint-size pubs, hole-in-the-wall cafes and dinky drinking spaces for small shindigs and low-key gatherings.

  • Tea rooms – a small, dainty space is perfect for creating a relaxing and calm atmosphere. Elegant finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and clotted cream mean it’s time for high tea! What’s more, organizing a tea party in London is a wonderful idea for a small bridal shower.

  • Small pop-up spaces – looking for a space for your teensy pop-up shop, or a hip cafe for a mini art exhibition? London has a host of small venues willing to put on creative events, and Tagvenue is here to help you find them.

Small Venues in London FAQ

How can I save money on an event in London?

You can save money on an event in London by choosing a small party venue, especially if your guest list is not too large. When booking a small space, check if you can also bring your own food and drinks as this can also offer a chance for significant savings.

What kind of small venues can I find in London?

When hunting for a small party venue in London you will likely find suitable spaces in cafes or coffee shops. You should also check out small sized meeting rooms or studios as well as function rooms and private booths.

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

When hiring a small venue in London, you can find places charging between £10 to £100 per hour. For most locations in the city, however, expect prices to average around £20 per hour. If you are looking to hire a small venue for a flat hire fee, you can find great places between £300 to £1000 per session. Many small venues also offer a minimum spend option, and you can expect to find options from £50 to £500 per session. (All data from

Guests Reviews of Small Venues on Tagvenue

Abi Punzalan
Booked Garden Arch at SAMA Bankside
- Steve (Event manager) was friendly, timely and informative in all of his responses which made planning the event for a large group so much easier for me. - We were assigned two teams member on the day to look after us and they were wonderful, helpful and responsive to all our needs - The team were so accommodating - even to all the last minute changes, unexpected delays/orders. It was clear they wanted to make our time there as pleasant as possible! - The venue was lovely and the area we were given was spacious - Reasonable prices for food and drink
Segen Gebrehawariat
Booked Exhibition Hall at Lighthouse Venue
Beautiful entrance Enough space Toilets are clean and plenty of cubicles avoiding toilet queues The location is excellent and easily accessible as there is a bus stop outside. Amazing team who are on hand to help out from beginning to end Great venue for music Overall a great place to host an event !!!!!
Booked Basement at The Cutting Room
Had my 40th party there and it was a great night. Easy from the start to organise everything; very sweet, professional, warm staff. The canapés were excellent, so tasty they came out hot, which is a rarity at events! The venue is just so warm and inviting, from the decor to lighting, was spot on. Loads of compliments from my friends...rather chuffed I found this place. Will definitely be back for another party. Thanks to all the staff and chefs for making it such a great evening
Danila Deliya
Booked Meeting Room 5 at Marlin Waterloo
We were lucky to be the only event in the venue, so we could use the whole kitchen and breakout area (in addition to the Room 8 we booked). This breakout area was well received by the participants, who could easily communicate and network in a free-roaming mode between the lectures, and also provided ample photo opportunities for our photographer. We were at the limit of the Room 8 size (85 people), but the sound system and the aircon system worked well, and we received a lot of positive feedback from the participants. Event team (Radu and company) were extremely helpful, and arranged tea, coffee and snacks exactly on agreed schedule. Radu was always available for any questions, and provided everything we asked for immediately - from things like additional hanger and pens to hot water station for tea. Radu was very positive and supportive, and was incredible pleasure to work with. The whole venue is extremely clean and well maintained, and designed in a nice and professional fashion. The venue overall is very modern and the facilities are new and fresh, which gave a very polished look to both room and the breakout area. Catering was fantastic, as we had multiple breaks and were worried there won’t be enough for 85 people - but there was a great choice and there was something new during every break. People complimented the quality of the hot desserts in particular. We are also very grateful for the attention and support that we got before the event, as we visited venue twice and asked a lot of questions to Ronan and Radu. They both were very professional and supportive. Overall, we are extremely happy with the venue as across all aspects that we think of (venue, team, catering, atmosphere), everything was perfect. Thank you so much and looking forward to getting in touch again!
Martha Foyoh
Booked The Yellow Room at Prince of Peckham
The help we received when setting up was great. The gentleman who helped me bring my sister into the venue was extremely helpful. Bella is an amazing bartender, and thank you to the gentleman who let us order and eat after the booking. You all were truly amazing and we will definitely be booking with you again!
Booked Mercury Lounge & Secret Garden at The Champion
The venue itself and outdoor area is lovely and was the perfect size for our party (around 50/60 people). Contact was easy between me, Lea and the bar manager and they answered all my queries, silly or not, very quickly. We arrived early to set up and pretty much had free reign to put up what balloons/banners etc we wanted. Drinks and food were pre-ordered and staff checked with us when we wanted to have these come out. The food was delicious and didn't last long :) It was great that the bar downstairs had been stocked with drinks that we had pre-arranged for ease. Main thing for us was how brilliant all the guys were - especially Gio and Paolo(?) - thank you again.

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