Our venue Portfolio
There are three stunning spaces available for hire at the Natural History Museum, all spectacular and unique in their own right.
The first is the Central Hall, heart of the Museum and one of London’s largest and most flexible venues, the Hintze Hall is an example of Victorian architecture at its most magnificent, where you can dine beneath spectacular painted ceilings.
The second is the Earth Hall, where striking beams of light climb the 18-metre high atrium walls and dinner is served underneath the magnificent huge globe. Guests can take an escalator ride through Earth’s crust to the very centre of our planet and marvel at the sparkling array of gemstones in Earth’s Treasury.
The third and final is the Darwin Centre, a contemporary and light filled atrium, featuring a centrepiece 65 metre-long, eight-storey concrete cocoon, home to more than 17 million entomology specimens and three million botany specimens. The stunning glass wall opens onto a peaceful garden which offers guests a tranquil oasis and features a large amphitheatre, providing a focal point for entertainment or a relaxed seating area with a cocktail bar.
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design. Founded in 1852 after the Great Exhibition, its aim was to make art available to all and inspire British designers. The museum now holds over 2.3 million objects that span 5,000 years of human creativity.
The V&A’s magnificent galleries make it one of London’s most unique venues for corporate and private entertaining. The John Madejski Garden, with its tranquil central ellipse, is a stunning space for summer cocktail parties. The elegant Dorothy and Michael Hintze Sculpture Galleries are perfect for intimate dinners next to sculpture made between the early 17th and mid-20th century. The Dome, with its soaring ceiling and central Chihuly chandelier, is used for drinks receptions and dinner dances. For larger dinners and awards ceremonies, the Raphael Gallery seats up to 400 guests and shows the Royal Collection’s Raphael Cartoons, which date back to 1516 and are regarded as some of the most important surviving examples of Renaissance art in the world. The V&A also has a world class rolling exhibition programme and all exhibitions are available for exclusive hire in the evenings and early mornings.
Troxy is an award winning Grade II listed live events space situated in vibrant east London. Formerly a grand cinema, the venue has been fully restored to meet the demands of today's event organiser. Troxy's capacity is from 300 to 3050 and is used for a variety of events including awards dinners, conferences, receptions, parties, live concerts, indoor sport and immersive experiences. In the past, Troxy has hosted the likes of Kerrang Awards, Google's Christmas party, Artist and Manager Awards, Ted Talk, Event Awards, Secret Cinema, Masters of Marking Awards and Corpcomms Awards. Acts that have played Troxy include Stereophonics, Morrissey, The Specials, Garbage, Pixies, Hurts and Biffy Clyro.
Payne and Gunter are one of the most popular of the venue's preferred list of caterers and have delivered an exceptional level of service at events such as the LUX Awards, Barclaycard conference and reception, Nintendo party and most recently in partnership with MCI for a pharmaceutical dinner.
Situated conveniently in the heart of the City, on the bank of the River Thames and with excellent transport links, Old Billingsgate is an ultra-versatile event venue.
Mixing contemporary design with Grade II listed architecture, it provides the perfect backdrop for dinners, parties exhibitions and conferences. Spaces can be as elaborately or simply dressed as required.
The Grand Hall can accommodate up to 1200 for a dinner or 2500 for a standing reception- perfect for an awards dinner or Summer/Christmas party.
The Vault can be used in conjunction with the Grand Hall or separately and offers a unique setting for dinners up to 600 and parties for up to 900.
Once home to some of England's most famous royalty - notably Henry VIII - Hampton Court Palace is an unforgettable venue.
Situated along the banks of the River Thames, It has echoed with the sound of celebrations and royal feasting for almost 500 years and today it still provides stunning rooms for entertaining. Every room is dripping in history, with myriad stories to tell and original features still in fine condition.
The splendour of Henry VIII’s Great Hall acts as inspiration on a grand scale. Originally a dining room for members of the King’s Court, the Great Hall makes an impressive setting for prestigious banquets and receptions, concerts and award dinners. A perfect way to finish the evening is to dance, post banquet in the Undercroft, which was Henry VIII’s beer cellar.
As well as the splendour of the Palace, the surrounding grounds offer a fantastic variety of options to hold bespoke events, from a small dinner in William II’s Kings Eating Room overlooking the Privy Garden; the secluded Garden Room perfect for wedding receptions and conferences; and the beautiful Banqueting House on the edge of the river Thames.
Hampton Court Palace are delighted for Payne and Gunter to cater at any of their functions as they always operate to an excellent standard.
Hold your evening event in the striking setting of the National Maritime Museum, with its fascinating exhibits and blend of modern and classical styles. Neptune Court is available for hire for a wide range of corporate events. The Upper Deck, is a modern, light space suitable for gala dinners, awards nights and large receptions. Guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks either on the Lower Deck surrounded by maritime exhibits or under the colonnades admiring the extensive grounds and views towards the river.
London’s Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studio complex in the world. With a musical heritage that spans over 80 years of iconic artists recording in their remarkable rooms, it is also a unique and exclusive venue.
Abbey Road’s three flexible studio spaces range in capacity from 40 to 395, and offer guests the once in a lifetime opportunity to host events in the very rooms where legends have recorded and performed. Imagine, for example, a champagne reception in the room where The Beatles recorded 190 of their classic songs, or a 250 guest seated dinner in the stunning studio where the soundtracks for Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Star Wars were recorded.
Studios One, Two and Three are suitable for a variety of events, including live performances, product launches, award ceremonies, conferences and dinners, as well as unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as our bespoke Record a Song days .
Not open to the general public and only available for a very limited number of events each year, Abbey Road is incredibly exclusive. This, along with the studios’ unparalleled musical history makes for truly unique and unforgettable events.
The demand for undiscovered, unique venues has never been greater. With their fingers on the pulse and eyes peeled for unusual buildings, the Blank Canvas team brings a portfolio of new and exciting spaces to the events market.
Printworks - Located in Canada Water, The Printworks is a new, exciting and versatile London venue now available for event hire for the first time. The Printworks consists of 15 acres of private gated land, comprising of 5 large industrial warehouses. The venue is ideal for large product launches, gala dinners, conference and experiential events.
Warehouse 89 offers 8,000 sq ft warehouse style event space located in the heart of Shoreditch with a large courtyard area. It has standing capacity of 400, banquet capacity of 250 and 300 for theatre, Warehouse 89 is an ideal venue to host events, product launches, fashion shows, receptions, conferences, presentations and exhibitions.
Canvas Studios located in Shoreditch has 3,000 sq ft of blank canvas event space on offer. This flexible space is best suited for exhibitions, product launches, talks, screenings, workshops, pop ups, book launches, fashion showcases, film/photo shoots and set builds.
Nine Adam Street (pictured) situated in the heart of the West End offers the perfect balance of modern contemporary event space. With beautiful exposed brickwork the space comprises of 2 spacious floors accommodating up to 250 people standing. This venue features 2 arches, 2 breakouts, 1 VIP area, a reception area, a kitchen space and a private entrance for VIPs.
Canvas One is located close to Shoreditch High Street and Old Street. It is simple but elegant, and has been designed as a blank canvas where you can create your own unique event for up to 150 guests standing. It has a large courtyard area which can accommodate another 150 guests and is ideal for a range of events including private parties, launches, film & photography shoots and exhibitions.
Entertaining on Cutty Sark is a truly exclusive experience for evening events, she is ideal for receptions, dinners and product launches. Cutty Sark boasts a spectacular riverside setting, with a sweeping outlook across the Thames to the city. She is the only original ship in the world where guests can entertain underneath. Her glass canopy, floods the dock with daylight, whilst built in lighting makes her hull glimmer in the evening.
As one of the world’s most famous beautiful ships, Cutty Sark is a truly awe-inspiring wedding venue. Built in 1869 to carry to carry tea back from China, this sailing clipper travelled the world and survived the high seas to become one of the fastest and greatest of her time. The ship boasts a spectacular riverside setting, with a sweeping view across the Thames and to the city beyond. Cutty Sark is available for evening hire and is a truly unique wedding venue. In an ambitious feat of engineering, the ship has been lifted three meters into the air above her dry dock, creating a spectacular space below for entertaining. It is the only place in the world where you can celebrate beneath the dramatic hull of a three-masted sailing vessel.
Situated in the historic borough of Greenwich, Eltham Palace, once home to Henry VIII, offers London’s most unusual and glamorous settings.
A magical millionaire’s mansion and a magnificent medieval Great Hall surrounded by acres of tranquil moated gardens – Eltham Palace is one of the most dramatic and extravagant examples of Art Deco style. Uniquely, combining two distinctive historic eras in one glittering location Eltham Palace is the perfect choice for any occasion.
Clients hiring Eltham Palace have exclusive use of the palace and gardens. Civil wedding and partnership ceremonies and receptions can be held from 3pm to midnight on Thursdays to Saturdays. Drinks receptions and dinners can take place from 6.30 to midnight on Sundays to Thursdays.
The Eventim Apollo is an event space with a difference. State-of-the-art facilities to accommodate your product launch, wedding or fashion show come as standard. What sets the venue apart from the crowd is a unique cultural heritage. Originally opened in 1932 as the Gaumont Palace Cinema, Eventim Apollo is one of the best-preserved original theatres and most famous live music and entertainment venues in London.
In 2013 the full Art Deco glory of the grade II listed building was restored after a multi-million pound investment. Now you can have your event on the stage where Bowie killed Ziggy. Bush made her comeback. And AC/DC fired their canons.
Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is a popular location for events South West of London with a 3,000 sqm venue (hall 5) open year-round for any kind of event. The venue itself is situated on an airfield site adjacent to TAG Farnborough, a leading airport for private and business travel. The Farnborough events site is run by the very same people who host and organise the world famous Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), with staff bringing specialist knowledge and expertise to every on-site event no matter how large or small the requirement. Hall 5 is an unbranded pillar free event space allowing event organisers the creativity and flexibility to work with a blank canvas. Development is currently taking place on-site to introduce a new 20,000 sqm facility, bringing another events venue to Farnborough which will open for business in time for the next Farnborough International Airshow taking place in July 2018.
Hedsor House is a stunning Buckinghamshire weddings, celebrations and events venue set in a private 100-acre estate. From small gatherings to exclusive-use weddings and conferences, Hedsor House continues to be an unforgettable place to marry, entertain and celebrate.
An exclusive use venue, Hedsor offers a luxury ‘blank-canvas’ venue allowing you to create a truly unique and private event. Whether you wish to host an intimate 60-guest ceremony in the Centre Hall, a 150-guest wedding breakfast in the Grand Ballroom or wish to arrange for an 800-person marquee to be built on the lawns, you really are only limited by your imagination.
Hedsor House is...
26 miles from Central London
15 miles from Heathrow Airport
3 miles from M4 (J7 Slough West)
3 miles from M40 (J2 Beaconsfield)
With a wonderful choice of rooms exclusively yours for drinks receptions, dining and dancing, Kenwood House will lift your event into a truly unique and unforgettable occasion.
Standing on the edge of Hampstead Heath, Kenwood was built in 1700 as an aristocratic retreat away from the cares of the capital. From 1764 to 1779, the house was remodelled in the fashionable neoclassical style of the day for William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield by renowned designer Robert Adam. He added the imposing portico, a third storey and a new wing, containing his breathtaking library.
As you celebrate at Kenwood you are surrounded by an exquisite collection of fine art, with paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough and Reynolds, bequeathed to the nation in 1927 by Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh.
London Dungeon is the perfect for entertaining and immerses you on a journey through old London. Meet some of London’s most infamous villains such a Sweeny Todd the Fleet Street Barber and his wife Mrs Lovett in her famous Meat Pie Shop. Walk the dark streets of Whitechapel in 1888 while Jack the Ripper is at large were you will come across some of his unlucky victims. Have the choice of a candle lit dinner in The Riverside Rooms, beautiful oak panelled room with breathe- taking views of Big Ben, London Eye and The River Thames. Or Party in the 'Tavern' a Victorian themed pub within the London Dungeon and party the night away with ghastly cocktails.
Whether you are organising a lavish black tie dinner, an exciting awards ceremony or a team away day, the London Transport Museum provides an extraordinary backdrop for your event, in this truly ‘London’ venue.
London Transport Museum has a new vibrant and modern feel. The impressive grade II listed building acts as an ornate backdrop for spectacular displays of colour and light with fun, interactive exhibits including simulators.
The Museum galleries provide a truly unique space for evening receptions and dinner parties, mixing old and new with dynamic displays of iconic posters, vintage vehicles and interactive displays that entertain all evening. The Museum galleries can hold up to 500 people for a drinks reception or 180 people for a seated dinner, providing the flexibility and space to create tailor-made memories every time.
Located in London’s Covent Garden’s Piazza, it is easily accessible by underground, car and rail.
Madame Tussauds is a world renowned venue that will give your event that Hollywood feel. This fully themed venue is filled with glitz & glam! And home to all your favourite celebrities. Guests are greeted to a red carpet welcome, followed by a ride on the ‘spirit of London’ which is mini versions of London’s famous black cabs that drive you through 400 hundred years of London history!. Madame Tussauds magically transforms for evening events with a ballroom space perfect for Award Ceremonies, parties and dinners!
Movies at Madame Tussauds is located in the iconic auditorium with some of the best super heroes and villains! Welcomed to a black carpet entrance and invited to party amongst Spiderman and Hulk!. Your main party space is ‘STAR WARS’, a fully themed, action packed space with iconic Star Wars characters and iconic scenes from the films. This area also includes a 4D cinematic show based on Marvel characters saving London!! Perfect for themed Dinners, Parties and Sci-Fi film lovers!
The Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Royal Observatory provides a versatile modern venue for evening events, with its striking architecture, contemporary lines and abundant light. The futuristic building as well as the theme of astronomy exploration makes this a perfect for product launches and intimate celebrations. The foyer boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and a star studded floor where you can dine and entertain. One of our talented astronomers is available to tailor an exclusive planetarium show.
Conceived as a ‘house of delight’ for James I’s queen, this former royal residence was designed as a place of pleasure and celebration and is set against the leafy backdrop of Greenwich Park. The beauty of The Great hall, with its original marble floor, provides a spectacular location for up to 120 people to dine or in theatre style for presentations. The Orangery and South Parlours offer a beautiful location for drinks receptions or daytime meetings. Celebrations can be continued into the night with dancing and entertaining in the cavernous Undercroft.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich makes an unforgettable setting for evening events, with its fabulous views across Greenwich Park to Canary Wharf. The Observatory’s historic Flamsteed House houses the elegant Octagon Room, a very rare interior designed by Sir Christopher Wren, originally used for observing the stars. With soaring ceilings and views over London, and featuring a portrait of Charles II, it is an ideal setting for high-profile corporate dinners and receptions.
The Roundhouse has a heritage of legendary performances and has held some of the most dazzling events in London, such as the Mercury Music Prize, BT Digital Music Awards, BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Car Launch, Classic Rock Awards, and the Event Awards.
Experts in their field, Payne & Gunter have a proven track record of delivering a first class service at a range of large scale high profile events at the Roundhouse including BT Digital Music Awards and City & Guild Awards.
Now Grade II* listed the Roundhouse began life in 1846 as a steam engine repair shed. Following a £30m redevelopment campaign, it reopened in 2006 and is now a unique and innovative London landmark. Ideal for both corporate and private events – product launches, parties, receptions, awards ceremonies, gala dinners, meetings and performances.
All income generated from corporate and private events fund the Roundhouse Trust; an innovative in-house charity that provides ‘space to create’ for young people.
When hosting an event at the Roundhouse, clients can benefit from CSR opportunities to support and collaborate with the work taking place in the Roundhouse Studios.
The SEALIFE London Aquarium magically transforms at night into the most atmospheric setting. Guests are greeted to a red carpet welcome and invited into the immersive scenery. Walk over the glass Shark Walk before diving down into the Pacific Wreck for your drinks reception surrounded by sharks! Walk through the ocean tunnel and into the Atlantic Cove to dine and party surrounded by Rays and Sea turtles.
Stationers’ Hall is a Grade I listed building, close to St Paul's Cathedral. It is one of the few ancient Livery Halls remaining in the City of London. Completed in 1673 after the Great Fire of London, the Hall's suite of three imposing, inter-linking rooms makes it one of the most sought after venues in the City for Corporate events and private functions. The secluded garden is a draw during the warmer months for corporate entertaining and the warmth of the Hall with its stained glass windows is the perfect setting for Christmas dinners.
An historical venue in the city of London, Trinity House is the headquarters of The General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, The Channel Islands and Gibraltar.
Trinity House designed by Samuel Wyatt and built in 1796 is set in a tranquil City location overlooking Trinity Square and The Tower of London.
Trinity House originated as a Guild of Pilots in Deptford in the 14th. Century, operating Lighthouses from 1566, and moving into The City in 1660, finally onto Tower Hill in 1796. The present house was rebuilt in 1953.
Trinity House has five rooms in a versatile town house environment. Shipwrights models, Royal paintings, a fine painted ceiling and unique carpet along with The Bell from the Royal Yacht Britannia assure a very special Maritime atmosphere. The House is suitable for lunches, dinners board meetings, receptions and wedding receptions, for up to 130 guests seated or 180 standing.
The House accommodates its guests in elegant comfort. The rooms are air conditioned and south facing ensuring lots of natural daylight. The entrance is 70 metres from Tower Hill tube station. There are disabled facilities and limited parking. There is a list of well respected Caterers and Service providers that know and enjoy operating within The House.