About this space

Welcome to The Den, a classically British, oak-panelled snug at St Martins Lane. It's the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, host a dinner or reception. It is located just off the lobby with a heavy curtain separating it from the lobby making it a private space allowing some nice ambience to drift through from the lobby area.

An ideal meeting place in the heart of Covent Garden, The Den’s laid back atmosphere is complemented by comfortable leather sofas and warm lighting. A series of surreal and playful art pieces riffed on classic British scenarios also adorn the walls, bringing the room to life with a touch of British eccentricity.

A new afternoon tea menu has recently been introduced, with fresh savoury bites including Goat's Cheese Sable, Pine Nuts Swirl Brioche and Brown Bread Tartine followed by an abundance of sweet treats such as Mixed Berry Tarts with Vanilla Mousseline Cream, Coconut Macaroon and Greek Yoghurt Mousse Verrine with Passionfruit & Guava Sauce. Classic warm scones with clotted cream and jam are also served alongside. Available daily, the afternoon tea comes with a large selection of English breakfast and fruit teas. For those in the mood for something stronger, the bar team has created a special Gin & Tonic menu, inspired by the off-kilter artwork on the walls with each drink reflecting an element of the portraits.

Recently winning two D&AD awards in Brand Expression and Graphic Design categories, The Den’s artwork creates an engaging talking point for guests, whilst its relaxing setting and all-day menu of savoury bites, teas and coffee make it the perfect central London spot for a quick catch up or cosy


Capacity

Standing

Standing

up to 50

Dining

Dining

up to 30

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 20


Prices

Monday
9:00 – 0:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
18:00 – 0:00
from £3500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
Minimum Spend – You and your guests just have to spend a minimum amount on food or drink during your event.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Tuesday
9:00 – 0:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
18:00 – 0:00
from £3500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
Minimum Spend – You and your guests just have to spend a minimum amount on food or drink during your event.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Wednesday
9:00 – 0:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
18:00 – 0:00
from £3500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
Minimum Spend – You and your guests just have to spend a minimum amount on food or drink during your event.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Thursday
9:00 – 0:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
18:00 – 0:00
from £3500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
Minimum Spend – You and your guests just have to spend a minimum amount on food or drink during your event.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Friday
9:00 – 0:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
18:00 – 0:00
from £3500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
Minimum Spend – You and your guests just have to spend a minimum amount on food or drink during your event.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Saturday
9:00 – 0:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
18:00 – 0:00
from £3500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
Minimum Spend – You and your guests just have to spend a minimum amount on food or drink during your event.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Sunday
9:00 – 0:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1500 hire fee
Day
18:00 – 0:00
from £3500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
Minimum Spend – You and your guests just have to spend a minimum amount on food or drink during your event.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Catering

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


Licences

Alcohol licence until 01:00


Space features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Parking available Parking available

Projector

Flatscreen TV

Whiteboard

Flipchart

Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Conference call facilities

Storage space


Venue welcomes

Ticketed events

Loud music/events

Own music equipment /DJ

VIP events

Enhanced security events


Rules of the space

Parking is through Q-Park below our hotel, please check their website for rates.


Located in the bustling Theatre district in London’s Covent Garden, St Martins Lane is a dramatic and daring evolution on English luxury. This boutique hotel retains all the youthful, unexpected charm of a London hideaway, at the very heart of the energetic West End. St Martins Lane is truly a hidden gem.

Guests can begin their journey in the Den, a modern gathering place and decompression zone. Situated just off the lobby, the Den is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea or sip a Gin and Tonic. The décor is warm and sophisticated with a tongue-in-cheek British flair – even the art on the walls is irreverent, animating the space with larger-than-life portraits and visual puns.

At the renowned Asia de Cuba restaurant, concept chef Luis Pous joins restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow to offer a dynamic Latin-Asian fusion menu in an inspiring space. Guests can explore all the unpredictable delights of London. At night, guests will find a hidden entrance to Blind Spot, an innovative cocktail bar, behind the tea counter’s posh façade. Blind Spot is a golden cocktail sanctuary designed like a modern hunting lodge and inspired by the colours and aromas of exotic tea leaves.

During your stay, you can also enjoy an invigorating workout at Gymbox Covent Garden, London’s most unorthodox fitness experience or go for a striking new look at London's finest hairdressers at the neighbouring Jones & Payne salon. Luxurious treatments and innovative vision make this salon a place of new beginnings and creative expression. Just steps from Trafalgar Square, St Martins Lane is ideally located for special occasions, weekend breaks or business travel.


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