Unusual and Unique Events and Venues in West London
Whether looking for a place to host a conference or a wedding, West London is home to a variety of interesting and unique venues. These exciting venues are some of the one-of-a-kind venues available in West London for private functions, corporate events or just for a night out on the town.
First laid out between 1936 and 1938, The Roof Gardens is an exotic venue situated close to the High Street Kensington tube station. One of Europe's largest roof gardens, the urban oasis has more than 500 species of trees and plants. The gardens are surrounded by a two-storey clubhouse, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the lush gardens. The venue is also home of the Babylon Restaurant, which offers stunning views of the English Woodland Garden and London's skyline. There is also a Spanish garden with fountains and vine-covered walkways, and a Tudor-style garden with lovely archways. Guests can enjoy a flamingo pond from a private dining room at the Babylon Restaurant.
The Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea covers three floors with connecting spaces that can host events for up to 1,500 people. There are fourteen galleries to experience, all stunningly designed and finished with wooden floors. It is an ideal spot for organizing either a corporate or personal function. Mixing a traditional exterior with a more contemporary interior, the venue can be customised for any type of event including receptions, dinners, exhibitions, fashion shows, concerts and conferences. The Saatchi Gallery attracts a wide range of high-profile clients, including RBS, Unilever, UBS, Universal and the Institute of Cancer Research.
The Goat has a members-only speakeasy, the Chelsea Prayer Room. Open from Thursdays to Saturdays, the exclusive room is hidden beneath the main bar and accessibly through a secret door where patrons can enjoy classic jazz and vintage cocktails. Situated on Fulham Road, Goat also has a large cocktail bar with Victorian wallpaper and vintage lighting. The DRINK bar is transformed during evenings with a dedicated DJ booth and high-quality sound system. The Goat's DINE restaurant serves a menu that is inspired by Manhattan's best Italian-style restaurants. The venue can be booked for private and group functions, and local residents enjoy discounts on food every Wednesday evening. Built on the site of a 350 year old pub, the three-floor venue was formerly known as the Goat in Boots and the 333 Club.
Galante in South Kensington offers timeless glamour mixed with modern style. The cocktail bar features Art Deco design elements and provides revellers with a glimpse into a bygone era. From the service to the design, there is a sophisticated and elegant Buenos Aires feel at Galante. Inspired by famed Argentine bartender Santiago 'Pichin' Policastro, the bar serves cocktails that evoke the Thirties and Forties as well as innovative drinks influenced by Argentine culture. Based on Sloane Avenue, Galente also serves a stylish menu with light meals.
Situated close to Kensal Green and Willesden Junction stations, Loft Studios provides a uniquely industrial feel for any type of event. The re-envisioned Victorian factory blends heritage and modern design elements, including original period features. Although largely used for film and photography, a wide variety of linked spaces make it a good space for any type of event. The open rooms feature exposed brick and high vaulted ceilings, with oak flooring and an abundance of natural light. There are industrial warehouses available for hire, whether for private functions, concerts or corporate events. Two courtyards with partial roofs may also be used to provide outdoor events.
Anyone working the West London business area must already be aware of the unique personality of this portion of the city, so be sure to take advantage of it by booking one of these local - and spectacular - venues.