Martin S.

Whole venue

at London Canal Museum

London, N1 9R… show map
King's Cross St. Pancras Station is within 550 yards

About this room

The museum is on two floors and both are used for events. Often part of the event takes place on the ground floor (e.g. a reception or networking) whilst the first floor is used for a main event (e.g. a dinner, ceremony, or presentation). The first floor of the museum may be partly cleared to create a large open space beneath a fine Victorian timber roof, with a capacity of:
-120 for a dinner
-80 for a cabaret-style conference
-160 for a theatre-style presentation or awards ceremony

The brick walls lend themselves to decorative lighting to enhance an already fine room, with some museum exhibitions remaining on view. The opportunity to make use of the two floors for different parts of the event helps to enable guests to mix and mingle,and to enjoy different, but equally attractive surroundings for different parts of the occasion. There is access by lift for anyone who cannot use the stairs.

We offer a lot of flexibility. In addition to "dry hire" (in which you just get the building and not much else, enabling you to bring in your own furniture or services), we offer a range of optional additional services including:
-furniture hire
-audio-visual equipment hire
-glassware hire
-logistics and bar staff (we don't serve food - ask a caterer to do that)
-ice delivery
-table covers
-tea/coffee services
-storage facilities before and after your event

All cleaning and putting-away at the end is automatically included.
No corkage charges.

-Use of a room from 1000 on day of event, for storage/preparation £50
-Use of a room overnight until next day for storage £50
-provide a set of 8 decorative up-lighters £65
-provide fairy lights for roof installation £45
-hire of small public address system suitable for background music £25 (£45 with wireless microphone for speeches)
-wine, flute, or soft drink glasses £3 per dozen
-staffed coffee/tea service £1.75 per delegate present per serving session
-projector and large screen hire £70




up to 200



up to 120



up to 160



up to 30



up to 80



up to 30



up to 25

Starting prices

Hire Fee

from £774 Per session

16:30 - 22:30


from £894 Per session

16:30 - 22:30


*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

Price is for both floors and is for dry hire. A range of additional equipment and services is available at additional charges. Prices shown here are for events without loud music.

Sample catering prices

There are no food prices, these are for you to agree with your free choice of caterer. You can choose any caterer or do it yourself.
Tea/coffee/biscuits service £1.75 per delegate present per serving session
Glass hire £3 per dozen

Package per person details

We don't do delegate packages - create your own! Our prices for venue hire are for the event.

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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


Wedding licence

Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Projector Projector

Flatscreen TV Flatscreen TV

Whiteboard Whiteboard

Flipchart Flipchart

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Conference call facilities Conference call facilities

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access

Storage space Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available


Venue welcomes

Ticketed events

VIP events

Enhanced security events

Rules of the space

Latest finishing time 2300
Use of outdoor wharf until 2200 only
Background music permissible, loud music is restricted.
Live music permissible at low volume with our approval

The London Canal Museum is a fine waterside Victorian heritage building originally used to store imported ice. Although modified over the years, it retains an industrial heritage atmosphere to which modern amenities including air-conditioning have been added. Guests may arrive by boat as well as the excellent public transport available in the area.

There are two floors and both may be used for events. Surrounded by colourful exhibits of the canal age, networking and guest mingling is easy - there is plenty to talk about here so it is easy to start a conversation with a stranger! The two floors lend themselves perfectly to two-part events such as a presentation followed by networking drinks, or a drinks reception before a dinner. We also do launches, award ceremonies, corporate entertainment and if your event is bizarre and unusual we'll take it in our stride!

We host a variety of weekday events:
-In the evenings we host networking events, conferences, seminars, award ceremonies, dinners, and launch parties for up to 200 guests standing, 120 seated for a meal, or 160 for a conference.

-On Mondays the museum is available for daytime hire for conferences and other daytime functions

-Breakfast meetings ending by 10:00.

Martin S.

Martin S.


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