About this room

The Sanctuary is our most intimate private room situated on the middle floor of the House, with space for 20 dining or 30 standing. The space boasts its own bespoke bar, as well as its unique and colorful wallpaper and stunning original features.




up to 30



up to 20



up to 12



up to 12



up to 10



up to 10

Starting prices

Hire Fee


9:00 - 17:00

from £180 Per day

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

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In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Alcohol licence until 04:00

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Whiteboard Whiteboard

Flipchart Flipchart

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Natural light Natural light


Flatscreen TV

Conference call facilities

Disabled access

Storage space Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events

Loud music/events

Own music equipment /DJ

VIP events

Rules of the space

The closet tube station is Highbury & Islington station or Angel Tube Station.

Upper House is a #Supervenue

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Customers rated communication with this venue and their event experience as Superb

Response time: within a day

Response rate: 98%

About Upper House

A beautiful Victorian townhouse in the heart of Islington, Upper House is not only a buzzing brunch hot spot for the locals, but also a very popular venue for private hire. It’s perfect for an abundance of events including intimate wedding receptions, corporate Christmas parties, baby showers, hen parties, photo shoots… you name it!

Spaces available for private hire span impressively over three floors of the building. On the ground floor you’ll find The Parlour bar, ideal for drinks receptions, as well as twisting and grooving till as late as 4 AM! Another room, The Sanctuary, is a great option for intimate dinners (up to 20 people) to celebrate special occasions in style.

Need a slightly bigger space? Consider the bright and airy Aviary, suitable for up to 50 guests. Bonus points include stunning views of the Upper Street and Islington Town Hall! Last but not least, The Dead Dolls House’s top floor is home to The Ballroom, an exposed brick wall party space for up to 80 guests. The icing on the cake: all of the rooms boast their own private bar!

Upper House – what you need to know:

- A gorgeous Victorian building
- Located in North London, Islington, N1
- Four spaces available for private hire
- Popular as a small wedding venue
- Ideal for private dining, drinks receptions and dancing

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