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Written by Luke Bull - 04 January 2024

The 16 best ballrooms in London

Yes, we're talking about ballrooms in 2024.

Whilst you may start to doubt our youthful energy and grasp of the world after Jane Austen perished (1817, if you were wondering), fear not. Ballrooms in London are a great and grandiose way to elevate any event; you're guaranteed striking visuals, plenty of space and enough neo-classical columns to make the British Museum think about 'borrowing'.

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Andaz Hotel 1901 London Banqueting Hall

1. A London ballroom with a beautiful stained:glass dome: 1901 Ballroom, Andaz Hotel


The 1901 Ballroom at Andaz Hotel is a stunning space that captures the elegance and grandeur of the early 20th century. The ballroom boasts high ceilings and ornate mouldings with a stained-glass dome - one of London’s original.

The hotel can be accessed via Liverpool Street, and can fit around 180 guests.

2. A spacious ballroom in London: The Ballroom, The Londoner Hotel


This breathtaking, pillarless ballroom has soaring heights of 5.8m (19ft) and is spacious enough to fit 864 guests, making it one of the largest ballrooms in the city. Located inside The Londoner Hotel, the room is equipped with state-of-the-art laser projection systems, electric screens, and motorised trusses.

The pre-function room serves as a reception or post-event cocktail area. Two kitchens are located at either side of the ballroom.

The closest station to this venue is Leicester Square.

3. A Victorian ballroom in London: The Ballroom, The Clermont Charing Cross


The Ballroom in The Clermont Hotel is majestic and grand. The room is filled with sumptuous Victorian period elegance, with fancy sculpted ceilings and imposing marbled pillars. The carpet with its unique design, the sweeping red curtains, and arched windows all help in adding that extra character to the venue.

The ballroom can fit up to 200 guests.

4. A sophisticated London ballroom: The Ballroom, Corinthia London


The prestigious Ballroom on the ground floor of Corinthia London is a beautiful venue for you to host your function. With rounded archways, moulded ceilings, and glowing chandeliers, the intimate atmosphere created in this room is beyond spectacular.

You can access this venue with just a quick walk from Charing Cross station. The ballroom can accommodate 350 guests.

5. A gold-gilded architectural London ballroom: Ballroom, Kimpton Fitzroy London


As part of an £85 million refurbishment, the Ballroom at Kimpton Fitzroy London was restored to its original splendour. The space has private bathroom facilities, cloakrooms, and entrances. The hotel’s Victorian heritage is captured beautifully through the sculptures, plasterwork, and gold-gilded architectural details. With many different possible layouts, the space can be configured in a variety of ways to suit your event. The room is large enough to accommodate 350 guests.

The nearest station is Russell Square.

6. A breathtaking London ballroom: Ballroom, The Dorchester


The Ballroom at The Dorchester is the epitome of breathtaking grandeur. The space can hold a whopping 1000 guests, making it ideal for extra large-scale events. With gold-plated pillars, opulent crystal-cage chandeliers, and intricately carved woodwork, you will be left speechless. The dance floor can be adjusted to suit the size of the event, meaning more dancing for everyone.

With a nice walk from Hyde Park Corner, you can arrive at this wonderful place.

7. A London ballroom known for its Art Deco architectural design: Ballroom and Mirror Room, Claridge's


The Ballroom and Mirror Room at Claridge's is an iconic venue located in the heart of London's Mayfair district. This English Heritage-listed ballroom has hosted countless society weddings, state banquets, and magnificent balls. Both the rooms sit adjacent to one another. The venue is known for its stunning Art Deco architectural design.

With enough space to hold 500 guests, huge lavish events can be booked here.

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8. A magical London ballroom: The Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park


​​The Ballroom at Mandarin Oriental is an iconic space to hire for an evening event in Hyde Park. Throughout its glorious history, it has hosted high-profile social events for royalty and celebrities.

The ballroom presents a visual feast of rich 24-carat gilding, breathtaking crystal chandeliers and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. At night, the room can be transformed into a magical wonderland with soft lighting that adds to the intimate and romantic ambience.

The venue is close to Knightsbridge station and can hold up to 400 guests.

9. A circular ballroom in London: Merchants Hall, Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square


Merchants Hall, located within the Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square, is a stunning ballroom that exudes elegance and sophistication. The circular ballroom is located on the hotel's lower ground floor and can accommodate up to 120 guests. The grand space boasts high ceilings, grand windows that provide an abundance of natural light, and a gorgeous spiral chandelier. Light oak panelling and antique mirrors add even more charm to this contemporary design.

The closest station to the venue is Tower Hill, and the max capacity of the ballroom is 120.

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Bulgari Hotel, private room in London

10. A London ballroom with rich Bulgari glamour: The Ballroom, Bulgari Hotel


The Ballroom at the Bulgari Hotel is located in the heart of London's prestigious Knightsbridge neighbourhood. Occupying the entire first floor with dedicated lifts from the lobby, this grand space is suitable for both corporate and social events and is licensed for wedding ceremonies. The ballroom can fit up to 280 guests when combined with the adjacent Ballroom Foyer.

The room features cutting-edge lighting and audio technology, including a Bose loudspeaker system. Rich Bulgari glamour with distinctive design touches surround the ballroom, and the handcrafted solid silver chandeliers captivate the guests with their beauty.

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The trampery shoreditch hall

11. A modern ballroom in London: The Ballroom, Trampery Old Street


The Ballroom, located in The Trampery Old Street, is a versatile event space that seamlessly blends traditional elegance with modern sophistication. The open space can be configured in many ways depending on the style of the event. With black and white flooring, concrete ceilings, and a 12-metre-long art installation, the room provides a nice backdrop for any event.

The venue is a quick walk from Old Street station and can fit around 200 guests.

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12. An iconic London ballroom: Grand Ballroom, Landmark London


The Grand Ballroom at The Landmark London this ballroom is an iconic venue that has hosted countless high-profile events over the years. With a capacity of up to 750 guests for a standing reception, this ballroom is ideal for large-scale events such as weddings, galas, conferences, and product launches. The space’s layout can be changed to your liking, from banquette-style seating to theatre-style seating.

The ballroom's high ceilings, ornate chandeliers, and intricate detailing create a sense of luxury and opulence. The cream-white colour makes the room feel bigger and more inviting.

As many as 750 guests can fit in this area, and if they wish to divide the room, an acoustic soundproof wall can be put up across the centre of the room.

The Great Hall at Lincoln’s Inn, London Halls
The Great Hall at Lincoln’s Inn, London Halls

13. A historic ballroom in London: Great Hall, Lincoln's Inn


The Great Hall at Lincoln’s Inn was opened by Queen Victoria in 1845. Among the remaining structures of its type in London, this building is one of the most impressive. The hall features high vaulted ceilings, grand arches, a large polished wooden dais, and beautiful portraits of famous legal figures that truly make this a prestigious historic venue.

This hall has played host to numerous important events throughout its history, including royal banquets and legal ceremonies. It can hold up to 400 guests and the nearest station is Chancery Lane station.

Hotel Cafe Royal Pompadour Ballroom London Banqueting Hall

14. A London ballroom with an outdoor terrace: Pompadour Ballroom, Hotel Cafe Royal


The Pompadour Ballroom, situated in Hotel Café Royal, stands out as one of the most magnificent ballrooms in London. The ballroom is designed in the Louis XVI style, complete with fluted Corinthian pilasters, mirrored panels framed in gold, and a lavishly decorated ceiling. Its outdoor terrace offers breathtaking views of Regent Street, adding to the ballroom's allure.

With an integrated Bose sound system, and the capacity to install a DJ system, the hall has the power to transform your event into a night of magic.

Piccadilly Circus station is the closest to the venue.

15. The largest ballroom in London: Arora Ballroom, InterContinental London - The O2


The Arora Ballroom is a massive 3,013 square-metre ballroom that can host up to 3,100 guests. Situated on the ground floor of the InterContinental O2 Hotel, it is one of the largest pillar-free ballrooms in London. The ballroom can be divided into 14 separate spaces, allowing for events of varying sizes to be held simultaneously. It features 7.2-metre-high ceilings installed with bright sparkling lights.

The venue is a short walk away from North Greenwich station.

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florence hall riba mayfair halls

16. A charming ballroom in London: Florence Hall, RIBA


Florence Hall, inside the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), is the building’s principal entertainment space. The ballroom was originally built in the 1930s as part of RIBA’s headquarters but has since been refurbished to preserve its historic charm while incorporating modern amenities. With floor-to-ceiling windows, etched glass doors and carved stone, the hall is sure to impress.

The venue can hold up to 400 guests, and the nearest station is Regent’s Park.

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Get on your dancing shoes with this selection of amazing London ballrooms. From opulent ballrooms to country dance halls, these springy floored spaces are perfect for any large-scale event. Jane Austen herself would be proud of you for booking a truly incredible London ballroom.

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