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The Best Large Capacity Venues to Hire in London

Read below to discover the finest large-capacity spaces for venue hire in London with Ultimate Experience, one of the city’s leading events management providers.

London’s best large-capacity venues with Ultimate Experience

The Artillery Garden at the HAC

This large, purpose-built party space in the busy City is one of London’s most in-demand venues, with enough room to accommodate 2,400 guests for receptions or buffets. This world-class space is available in June and July for summer parties on the beautiful lawn, or in November and December, when you can treat your guests to an unforgettable exclusive or shared Christmas party in a winter wonderland setting.

The Pavilion at the Tower of London

If you’re a history lover, then you won’t be disappointed with the Pavilion at the Tower of London. This special space is one of London’s top large capacity venues for summer and Christmas parties, and is overlooked by the magnificent 11th-century Tower of London. During those mild London summer evenings you can enjoy alfresco dining and entertaining, and in November/December you can look forward to a magnificent Christmas party with beautiful winter wonderland decor.

Summer Parties

Old Billingsgate

This grand Victorian landmark, once the world’s largest fish market, is just a short walk from Tower Bridge and offers 80,000 square feet of flexible space that can be adapted to many different themes. The Old Billingsgate, EC3, has three superb blank canvas spaces and is easily accessible from the City, which makes it an excellent choice for corporate events, exhibitions, award ceremonies and other major functions. Book the elegant Grand Hall, the trendy Vault, or the contemporary Gallery, or reserve all three venues.


The Roundhouse at Chalk Farm near Camden is one of London’s most iconic performing arts venues, with a huge blank canvas Main Space offering 1,300 square metres of reception/party space for up to 1,800 guests. It can also accommodate up to 1,500 guests for corporate conferences and up to 1,000 for dinners, and guests will benefit from exclusive use of the stylish Circle Bar and the Torquil’s Bar and Terrace.

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Top Tips on Hiring a Large Capacity Venue

Book as early as you can to get the best large venues London! For example, did you know that many companies plan and book their Christmas parties almost a year in advance to get the best venues and dates? The more you plan ahead, the better choice you’ll have in regard to theming, catering, décor and entertainment.

Lastly, if you’re planning a seated event, remember that the capacity for these types of events will be smaller than for standing receptions.