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Planning a party in London, UK and want to make it extra memorable? Choose unusual party venues from our listings to make your event stand out from the crowd! Whether you're planning a birthday bash or a corporate party, you deserve a one-of-a-kind spot. London is well known for its abundance of unique places, from grungy warehouses in Shoreditch and pop up spaces in Camden Town to quirky bars in Clerkenwell and converted railway arches all over the city. With us, you are sure to find a truly special location that fits your needs. Compare photos and prices on our website and book directly!

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Unusual Party Venues Hire Guide

Depending on what your vision is for your party, you can choose from a number of unusual venues in London. Here are some of our favourites:

  • With a view – We all know how beautiful London is, especially from above. A party with a view is definitely going to be a crowd-pleaser. If you choose this option, make sure the weather is appropriate for being outside on a terrace or on a boat. You can also pick a venue that is heated. After all, you don’t want your guests getting cold.
  • Historical – Picking a historical venue for your party kills two birds with one stone. You will not only provide an unforgettable night to your guests but also support London's historical heritage. You'll find the biggest concentration of grade I and grade II listed buildings in Westminster, Mayfair and Covent Garden.
  • Unique interior design – Want to feel like you've been transported back to the roaring twenties or the disco-loving seventies? No need to look for a time machine, because there are many venues styled in a theme of another decade. Spice up your party by introducing a dress code and voilà, you've travelled back in time!
  • Multipurpose – London has an abundance of theatres, cinemas, art galleries, industrial and underground spaces. Why not transform these into your dream party venue? It is even possible to hire a double-decker or an old tube carriage for an absolutely unusual event.

Here are some of our favourite quirky locations you should consider before choosing your favourite venue:

  • City of London – The financial district is home to many interesting and unusual venues. Many venues have their own themes, such as outer space or the Victorian era, and alluring underground spaces.
  • Shoreditch – It’s full of hip places with a quirky vibe for you to choose from. There are cool cocktail bars and reimagined industrial spaces on every corner!
  • Battersea – This area is also known for its industrial venues; including its iconic Battersea Power Station. It’s the perfect destination for an unusual party or a live music event. Just decorate with your preferred theme and you're ready to go!

Unusual Party Venues in London FAQ

Which are the best unusual party venues in London?

Here are some of the best unusual party venues that London has to offer:

Bar Elba – This is the place for Christmas and winter-themed parties. To say they have decked the halls would be an understatement, and renting out the entire venue gives your party plenty of room both inside and outside to bring in the Christmas spirit. Hiring the entire venue gives you access to the main bar, the terrace, and the outside area known as “The View” to take in London’s incredible skyline.

Blame Gloria – If flowers are your thing, then look no further. Blame Gloria is a cool underground space with interesting wall decorations and plenty of room to dance the night away.

Sugar Cane – Few things are more fun than taking a trip down to the islands, and Sugar Cane can help get you there. This is a Polynesian themed bar and has all of the fun cocktails to match the island vibe. This is a great spot for birthday parties!

Why should I hire an unusual party venue?

Unique party venues are playful takes on your run-of-the-mill bar, pub, or club. They offer a unique atmosphere for all of your guests to enjoy and can offer plenty of fun cocktails and menu items, and don’t forget all of the photo opportunities a unique venue offers. These venues are a sure way to take your party from average to unforgettable.

What are some party ideas for unusual venues?

Well, as the name suggests, if you are looking to spice up your party, then there is no better place to do that than in an unusual party venue. The first step is understanding the general vibe you are going for with your party. If you are hosting a Christmas or winter-themed party, then go for a Santa’s workshop theme or a venue with outside tents that look like igloos. If you are hosting a Monte Carlo party, then you should try and find a venue that looks like it was straight out of Casino Royale (and make sure everyone dresses the part too!). These also make outstanding Halloween party venues, of course. Remember that unique parties should have interesting food as well, so work with the venue manager to pick out a fun menu for your party.

Guests Reviews of Unusual Party Venues on Tagvenue

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Jurgita Fartuškevičiūtė
Booked Drinks Area at The Cocktail Club Monument
Amazing !!!! Went other there with around 18 people , got perfect sitting area with tables chairs ,everything was so smooth with booking. Big thank you for Katie who answered all my questions and helped with booking. Big thank you for the lady who was serving us drinks all evening and taking care of my quests and emptying tables and bringing awesome cocktails. I know where would be my next party !!! Music great as well.
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Tabitha saltzer
Booked Lounge Bar at Lost Society (Battersea SW11)
I hosted my 25th Birthday Black Tie here and couldn’t recommend enough. The staff here genuinely all want you to have a fantastic time and I felt I was in safe hands. Shannon in particular was super helpful. All my guests had a fantastic time, the venue was just the right size and I had free reign to decorate the room how I wanted. They let me chose on the brightness of the lights in the room and changing the volume of the music, this was super helpful as I didn’t want blaring music all evening. Such a great group of people and thank you for making my Birthday so special
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angela wilson
Booked The Games Room at Heist Bank
Great space in the games room for a private party - perfect entertainment in the form of projector screen, ability to play own music, N64 and, most fun of all, karaoke. We could have stayed several hours more had it not been for closing time! Very friendly staff too, who were extremely helpful in sorting our technical challenges out throughout the evening. And the pizzas are really excellent! Even the house wine was nice, and I never like house wine. 5 stars all round.
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Rachel Edmunds
Booked Karaoke Room at The Chelsea Pensioner
Great venue. Hired the karaoke room for my 40th and the venue and staff made it a birthday to remember. Our bar lady Faye was so accommodating and put up with our terrible singing throughout the night. The room never felt overcrowded and was perfect for my party of 30 people. I would highly recommend this place.
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Andrew Brough
Booked Backroom at The Cavendish Arms
Shirley and the staff were fab. If you are looking for a quirky, fun, flexible venue to hold your event, then look no further. We had a brilliant comedy / cabaret event, helped by David (MCing) and Shirley to put together, followed by Djs until late. Would recommend if you have a budget, it is perfect for this. The team are doing something special here, like a little oasis in the middle of Stockwell.
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Sharon Merriman
Booked The Blue Room at Dirty Martini St. Paul's
Daughter and friends had a great time on 23 March. They thought the food was great, loved the cocktails and enjoyed the music and the dance floor. We popped in briefly towards the start of their evening, just to make sure all was going well. The manager came and introduced himself, which we appreciated, but the DM staff clearly had everything well in hand so we didn’t feel the need to stay. Female bar tender up in the party room went out of her way to make sure the birthday girl was comfortable being in charge of a bar tab, taught her how to mix her own birthday cocktail and was generally "just amazing".

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