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Seamen's Hall, Somerset House 13

Seamen's Hall, Somerset House

For a historic venue with a rich background and impressive flair, Seamen's Hall is the Space for you

The historic Seamen's Hall has been at the heart of Somerset House since its beginning as...

Strand, WC2R 1LA
100 – 200 Guests
Assembly Hall, Shoreditch Town Hall 10

Assembly Hall, Shoreditch Town Hall

Consider Shoreditch Town Hall venue hire for one of the most popular and spectacular venues to hire in East London.

The Assembly Hall is an ideal location for corporate dinners, product laun...

Hackney, EC1V 9LT
300 – 770 Guests
The Great Hall, Barber-Surgeons' Hall 5

The Great Hall, Barber-Surgeons' Hall

Book The Great Hall at Barber-Surgeon’s Hall, a beautifully laid out red-brick mansion situated in a tranquil residential square just off London Wall.

The double fronted Hall features a ser...

Wood St, EC2Y 5BL
70 – 250 Guests
Drapers' Hall, Drapers' Hall 34

Drapers' Hall, Drapers' Hall

Drapers’ Hall is a majestic and vast entertaining space for hire for private parties, private dining and meetings.

Located in the heart of the City of London, Drapers’ Hall provides a majest...

City of London, EC2N 2DQ
50 – 700 Guests
Private Events Space, Grace Hall 1

Private Events Space, Grace Hall

Grace Hall is the perfect place to host your next event in the amazing private events space.

Celebrate your event in a state of grace at Grace Hall. Period details dovetail with modern styl...

London, EC3V 4QT
50 – 600 Guests
Whole Venue, York Hall 1

Whole Venue, York Hall

York Hall is a versatile event venue to hire in East London.

York Hall was opened in 1929 by the Duke of York. This magnificent gem is a versatile blank canvas that opens up endless possibil...

Tower Hamlets, E2 9PJ
350 – 1100 Guests
The Great Hall, Two Temple Place 5

The Great Hall, Two Temple Place

Hire the Great Hall at Two Temple Place for one of the best venues to hire in London for corporate functions, workshops or networking events.

Two Temple Place is available for exclusive hir...

London, WC2R 3BD
20 – 300 Guests
The Lower Hall, The City Temple 9

The Lower Hall, The City Temple

City Temple is a centrally located venue, with the The Sanctuary available to hire for meetings, conferences and other events.

The Lower Hall is a spacious theatre hall with a stage, ideal f...

London, EC1A 2DE
150 – 400 Guests
Main Hall, Stationers' Hall

Main Hall, Stationers' Hall

Nestling close to some of the City’s most illustrious landmarks, Stationers’ Hall is just a stone’s throw from St Paul’s Cathedral, the River Thames, and Millennium Bridge, making it the ideal loca...

London, EC4M 7DD
50 – 400 Guests
Robert Perks, Central Hall Westminster 2

Robert Perks, Central Hall Westminster

Each Space at Central Hall Westminster has its own slice of history, and the Robert Perks Room is no different

This London venue hire takes its name from the prominent Methodist layman Sir R...

Westminster, SW1H 9NH
40 – 150 Guests
The Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall., The Royal Society 1

The Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall., The Royal Society

The Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall at The Royal Society is an adaptable large space for meetings, conferences, dinners and receptions.

The Royal Society’s largest meeting room, the Wellcome Tru...

London, SW1Y 5AG
1 – 500 Guests

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Your guide to London halls for hire

Finding a hall to hire in London can be a labyrinthian task: the capital has an abundance of large spaces that can cater to whatever kind of event you may be planning. Fancy a breathtaking historic hall in the heart of London? A characterful church hall near you? Or a small, affordable hall for your low-key party? Whatever hall for hire you are looking for, this guide will take you hand in hand through the London options.

Set your event budget

Setting a budget is always the best first step in planning a London hall event. You want to make sure that every necessity is covered without costs running themselves up. The best way to set a great budget is to allocate a budget per person. This way you can see both the overall cost for your hall-hire, as well as how far it goes at an individual level.

Know the best place for hiring a Hall

London is a sprawling city with a seemingly infinite variety of hall venues to choose from. One way to speed up the process is by deciding on an area of London before you look for a hall venue. Keep in mind your event’s guest list and their individual demands: are most people travelling by tube, bus, car or train? If it’s public transport, you might want to consider looking for halls-for-hire near a major train station or tube line. If there are a lot of cars then maybe the city centre isn’t the best bit – the outer boroughs will probably offer more in the way of parking spaces.

Each area of London will also present a different kind of hall space. Historic areas, like the City of London itself, will have more decadent halls – with a price tag to match. For those on a tighter budget, it’s worth checking out the satellite boroughs like Hackney or Southwark, as you’ll find a lot more community halls and church halls, which will be kinder to a budget.

Food and drink

Okay, so your guests have arrived at the perfect London hall venue. They step through the grand oak doors and look around in horror – no food or drink in sight. Knowing how much food and drink to provide is essential to striking the exact tone you want with your London hall event. A kids’ party hall is going to be catered to differently to a banquet evening or a 25th private party. Does the venue let you bring your own food and drink or do they have a specific menu or bar that you can order from? Have you considered your guests’ dietary requirements or those who might not want to drink alcohol? These are all essential things to consider before booking your venue for the perfect London hall event.

Remember: You are in control

This is the most important event planning advice we can give. Don’t settle for second best or be told what is and isn’t possible. Always start your planning process by establishing what your event needs, if you set these out only the right venues will reach out.

At HeadBox we’ve come up with our brief builder to help you set out exactly what you want for your event. Let us know the specifics of your ideal London hall event and we’ll make sure that only the right venues reach out. No more endless scrolling or fruitless email chains: Let the right venue find you

FAQ

How much will it cost to hire a hall for a party?

Prices obviously differ but you can expect to pay between £500 and £2000 for a hall hire - depending on the space and whether it’s dry hire (just the space) or includes catering. The best way to make sure you get the best deal is to present a lot of venues with your own budget – this way you retain control of your event spend.

What is the average capacity of a hall in London?

All London halls have different capacities and space can be found for whatever you’re looking for. That said, it’s worth keeping in mind that halls tend to cater for crowds up to and around the 300 people mark. If you’re looking at hosting an event for, say, 50 people, it might be worth hiring out a bar or private dining room instead. If you’re thinking of a much bigger event then a conference space might be for you - London’s biggest can cater to thousands of attendees.

What’s the best way to book a hall in London?

Most venues will have a designated phone number or email address for bookings and private hire. However, sometimes the venue's time is stretched and they may not pick up if they’re busy. That’s where we can help. Submit your event brief and we’ll reach out to all the party halls, community halls and church halls we know and let them come to you. It’s how booking should be.