One Birdcage Walk
Decorated in Queen Anne style, One Birdcage Walk is regarded as one of the finest examples of traditional architecture. This venue has a rich history dating back to 1899 and is the Institution of Mechanical Engineers headquarters.
Located in the heart of Westminster and overlooking picturesque St James Park, this venue combines original features, unique heritage, modern technology, and exceptional customer services.
One Birdcage Walk is a convenient five-minute walk from St James Park and Westminster tube stations, and London Victoria and Charing Cross mainline stations are a ten-minute walk away.
Our 18 rooms can accommodate a wide variety of events, including meetings, Reception and Conferences for up to 210 guests.
The Lecture Theatre is a fixed 210 tier seated theatre with original wood panelling and a glass dome, visible via the library.
Booking this space includes the Marble Hall and Gallery, which has a capacity of 210 for a reception and 122 for a seated dinner. The theatre also comes with an AV technician, several microphones and more.
The manufacturing room boasts lovely views over St James Park. It can accommodate 60 for a reception and 48 for a seated dinner. This room is ideal as a syndicate room when used with the Lecture theatre.
The library has double-height windows and overlooks St James Park. Clad in warm oak with an ornate ceiling and opulent décor, the library houses 3500 books. The space can accommodate 200 for a reception and 120 for a seated dinner.
Marble Hall & Gallery
Clad in original marble and decorated in Venetian palazzo style, our unique Marble Hall and adjoining Gallery are the perfect spaces for evening drinks receptions for up to 60 people or dinners for up to 48.
Maison Assouline is housed inside a resplendent Grade two listed building, in the heart of Piccadilly. With two floors, a stunning mezzanine level and remarkable period features, Maison Assouline plays host to intimate private dinners and vibrant cocktail receptions. This landmark example of architectural mastery was built in 1922, as a high security bank and was designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens – famed for his versatility and range of invention along traditional lines.
Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture, which houses some of the finest antique collections in Europe. Guests may take a tour of the State Rooms and admire the portraits, tapestries and exquisite furniture while learning about the 300-year history of this National Treasure.
This World Heritage Site is set within over 2000 acres of ‘Capability Brown’ landscaped parkland. Take a stroll up to the Grand Cascades or around the Lake to admire some of the finest views in England – looking out for the historical monuments and formal gardens. Notably, the Walled Garden can be reached by miniature train and offers a giant hedge maze, butterfly house and adventure playground.
Blenheim Palace is not only an iconic part of history, but also a living, changing experience with a wealth of sporting and cultural events, themed exhibitions, and tours throughout the year. This impressive venue boasts six-party venue options for up to 500 guests, while the Parkland can accommodate marquees for up to 2000 guests.
The Duke of Wellington is a glittering figure of England’s historic landscape – and the arch that bears his name is an equally iconic landmark of London. With its feet planted in Hyde Park Corner and its top crowned with Europe’s largest bronze sculpture, Wellington Arch is a venue that offers a charismatic and versatile mix of old and new.
Guests can enjoy a unique opportunity to imagine 19th-century London as it celebrated victory at the Battle of Waterloo, while at the same time taking in the striking modern architecture that punctuates the capital’s skyline and the buzz of the city that fans out below. With rooms across three floors and open air rooftop balconies there are plenty of options to create a space to match any occasion and time of day.
Guests love discovering the story of the arch – enjoying a venue that was once both the entrance to London for horse-drawn carriages and subsequently the capital’s smallest police station. Seeing the mounted Horse Guards passing underneath for the Changing of the Guard is a real highlight. Hyde Park Corner tube station and Victoria station are just a short distance. It’s also an ideal vantage point for views over the city. Watch as the lights come on to dress London’s landmarks for the night. From floodlit Buckingham Palace just beside you, to the circling lights of the London Eye.
The Courtauld is home to one of the greatest art collections in the UK, located in the magnificent historical setting of Somerset House.
The Courtauld Gallery recently re-opened after a major 3 year transformation project. Be one of the first to host an event within these beautiful restored spaces.
The collection is renowned for its remarkable Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including iconinc works by Manet, Degas, Monet, van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne.
Boasting extraordinary newly renovated rooms and space, The Courtauld offers exceptional opportunities for entertaining in one of the most prestigious buildings in central London. Immerse your guests in an inspirational setting surrounded by art curated with the utmost academic rigour.
The elegantly restored Blavatnik Fine Rooms showcase some of the greatest and most-loved works from The Courtauld’s Collection from the Renaissance through to the 18th Century.
The spectacularly restored LVMH Great Room is the home of masterpieces from The Courtauld’s world-renowned Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.
Elevate your event with exclusive access to one of The Courtauld’s special temporary exhibitions.
Our expert guides can be booked to give an informative introduction to guests. Gallery highlights and thematic tours can be arranged to enable your guests to experience expert insight into key works from the Collection
Offering your guests a private view of our otherwise ticketed exhibitions is a fantastic addition to any event. Alongside private venue hire, private views can take place in the morning before the Gallery opens to the public, or after our doors have closed in the evening.
On the fringes of Greenwich Park, this Georgian villa filled with Renaissance art, antique furnishings and a dazzling jewellery collection will lend an air of exclusivity to your event. The wood floored gallery and walled garden offer plenty of options for conferences, dinners and showcases. At Ranger’s House on the edge of Greenwich Park, gilded gates open into a courtyard in front of the handsome façade of the red brick villa with its high sash windows, white pillars and portico.
The Gallery, WALLED GARDEN, STONE HALL & RANGERS ROOM
Armourers’ Hall is the home of The Armourers’ Company which was founded in 1322 and has occupied the same site in the City of London since 1346. The Company is now one of the leading charities in the UK supporting metallurgy and materials science education from primary school to postgraduate levels.
There are four rooms available at Armourers’ Hall, which make a superb and unique location for any occasion. The Livery Hall has a rich display of 16th and 17th century arms and armour. The three George II brass chandeliers have been in constant use since they were made in the mid-1700s and, together with the Men-at-Arms candelabra, provide a unique candle-lit setting for banquets.
The Drawing Room, also known as The ‘Gold’ Room is dominated by many magnificent paintings and on the floor is a superb copy of the famous Ardebil Persian carpet at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The Court Room is an elegant and beautifully proportioned room with a fine Regency dining table, late 18th century mahogany chairs and Dutch and Elizabethan paintings together with the impressive Grant of Arms from 1556.
The Library is a quiet oasis at the heart of Armourers’ Hall with an attractive George II mahogany bookcase and a set of fascinating Dutch and Scottish paintings.
The Whitechapel Gallery’s beautiful historic building is a house of adventure, full of great art and ideas from around the corner and around the world. The Whitechapel Gallery is an ideal venue for private and corporate events, with over 3,600 square metres of beautiful, versatile spaces – from airy studios and brick-exposed Galleries to a purpose-built auditorium.
When you walk through the doors you follow the footsteps of modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Friday Kahlo and Hannah Hoch and pioneering contemporaries such as Zarina Bhimji, William Kentridge and Cindy Sherman, all of whom premiered at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Unit X is an award-winning company, hosting and producing immersive, cutting edge experiences for the world’s most innovative organisations. Founded on the values of Unit London, Unit X utilises an artistic framework to provide inclusive, accessible and truly unique and tailored experiences.
With Mayfair and Covent Garden spaces available, Unit X London offers versatile environments for events of all kinds: whether it be a company event, an intimate party or a fully immersive experience. With 4500sq ft of premium space split over two separate floors and a private courtyard, Unit X provides a canvas for you to create your own memories.
St Bartholomew the Great is London’s oldest parish church. It survived the Great Fire of 1666 and the bombs dropped in WWI and WWII. St Bartholomew’s hosts many events, including concerts, weddings, press events, parties and filming for TV and movies. The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, sometimes abbreviated to Great St Bart’s, is a mediaeval church in the Church of England’s Diocese of London located in Smithfield within the City of London. The building was founded as an Augustinian priory in 1123. It adjoins St Bartholomew’s Hospital of the same foundation.