When it comes to exotic venues, whether you are planning an extravagant wedding, a milestone birthday bash or a hilarious hen night, London is the place to be. With a huge choice of venues, restaurants, hotels and clubs to choose from, you may find it hard to decide where you want your event to be hosted. But did you know that outside the usual choice of venues, there are also a number of surprisingly well known London locations that can also be hired out as venues?

If you want to make your event truly unforgettable with all your guests, creating memories that will last forever, why not take a look at the sights of London from one of these unique venues. You’ll certainly be surprised as we take a look with the help of Best Venues London at three strange London locations that you didn’t know you could hire – until today!

The Gherkin

Designed by the renowned Lord Foster, The Gherkin is one of the most iconic venues throughout London. And you can hire it out as a venue! The building stands at 180m tall and features an exclusive lounge, restaurant and bar boasting 360° views of the city of London. The glass dome at the tip of the Gherkin is also available for private hire for weddings and other prestigious events.


Depending on the time of your booking you may also be subject to various bonuses, such as the complimentary Sparkling Springtime cocktail, which was available for March and April bookings confirmed before 13th February 2015.


Ever dreamt of having a special birthday for your son or daughter, but thought that perhaps Disneyland was a little out of your way? The world famous Toy Store; Hamleys hosts a whole range of bookable birthday parties, from Pirate & Princesses to Safari to a Teddy Bears Tea Picnic Party!

Some events allow you to hire out the Hamleys Party Room whereas others give your kids free rein of the entire store, and if you’re feeling extra adventurous, why not hire our Hamleys for the Hamley’s Dream Sleepover! Suitable for between 10 and 15 children, with a maximum of 2 supervising adults, this fantastic feature includes a VIP Store tour and treasure hunt, late night feasts, Luxury goody bags for each child and lasts a whole 12 hours. Fantastic!

Tower Bridge

Built in 1894 and situated a whopping 45 metres above the famous River Thames, the Tower Bridge Walkways are available to hire in the evening for cocktail receptions for up to 250 guests, or for seated dinners which fit up to 120 guests. These gorgeous walkways offer stunning views of the Docklands and Canary Wharf, as well as the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral to the West.

tower bridge venue hire

If you’ve ever wondered about hiring out the Tower Bridge Walkways for an event, just imagine wining and dining above the river Thames while enjoying the sparkling mass of lights and glitter buildings that is the city of London at night. Breathtaking.

Obviously with as this social media going around there is a huge stress for peoples parties to forever be bigger and better than ever, but in some cases if you do a little research instead of simply trying to go bigger and bolder, you may find a neat venue for hire that you didn’t even know it was possible to hire!

After all, it is those strange and wacky moments with friends that we often remember more than the big glitzy and glamorous white weddings. So why not take the plunge and create some fantastic memories on Tower Bridge or in the Gherkin by hiring them out for your next big event?