Newest hotels and venues welcoming Londons visitors, delegates and guests

2017 is yet again proving to be a remarkable year for new hotel, venue & restaurant openings in London.

From an event and conferencing perspective these new venues are well received because with it comes more variety and enhanced value which is a key driver for organisers selecting London as a preferred event destination.

As one of Londons’ leading venue finding agencies we have experienced a real uplift in demand for venues that are different and unique but one prerequisite remains the same; they must exceed expectations in all areas especially, and above all, with service delivery. The great news is that the newest editions we’ve seen are on the higher end of the service spectrum with well established brands like The Ivy, Nobu, Soho House as well as some new brands like “Curio” by Hilton which is “a collection of unique hotels appealing to travellers seeking local discovery”

We are excited to share our list of the newest venues we think are ones to know about. A pdf version of this blog can me found here

  • Dorsett City
  • Trafalgar
  • Postal Museum
  • Ivy City Garden
  • Ivy Tower Bridge
  • Grace Hall

Please feel free to get in touch to further discuss any event requirements or venue enquiries and our eager team of event specialists await your call


The perfect hotel choice for both business and leisure travellers that offers stylish and contemporary accommodation for the most discerning guests to enjoy, relax, party and refresh.

This 13-storey hotel with 267 rooms including suites boasts modern architecture and design; alongside two restaurants, 24 hour gym, 4 meeting rooms and a destination rooftop terrace bar with a panoramic view of London’s most iconic skyline.

This luxury hotel blends innovative bold designs and thoughtful service with excellent dining and nightlife, entertaining both international visitors and Londoners under the same roof. The Trafalgar St. James is a true sanctuary to work, rest and play.

Enjoy a unique approach to event space at The Trafalgar St. James London. An enviable location in the heart of London is just the start – the hotel has the versatile and luxurious venues that will wow every guest.

Perfect for private dining for 14 guests in the private lounge “Biblio” or host a cocktail reception for up to 150 guests on the exclusive Rooftop Bar accented by panoramic views of London’s skyline including Nelson’s Column and the London Eye.


For more than 75 years, it was a vital artery in Britain’s communication network, hidden from view.

Located a stone’s throw from Farringdon Station and bordering trendy Exmouth Market, the impressive new event spaces at The Postal Museum and Mail Rail have a capacity of up to 275 people and will be available to hire for unique and experiential events.

Hold your event in a unique subterranean space, combined with a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride through the deserted ‘Mail Rail’ tunnels or perhaps contemporary museum space with the added benefit of a sunny courtyard

Unique space for private dinners, cocktail receptions & parties, product launches and award ceremonies. Great for  networking events and breakfast briefings too

Ideally located 2 minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street Station, in Dashwood House, The Ivy City Garden’s private dining room provides the perfect setting for entertaining clients, colleagues and friends. Complimentary menu cards and place cards are provided for each event and each table is decorated with seasonal flowers and tea lights.

The Garden Room seats 24 guests on one long table, or 32 over four round tables of eight, and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as for drink and canapés receptions for up to 50 guests.

Situated on the first floor of the restaurant, The Garden Room private dining room has a lovely view of the historic Bishopsgate Gardens and St. Botolph Church, providing the perfect solace away from the bustling City of London.

The extraordinary development of the Tower Bridge district keeps getting better. Alongside a brand-new 900-seat theatre, a branch of the Ivy Brasserie has opened as part of the Berkeley Homes mixed-use development close to City Hall.

The riverfront-facing restaurant is a more casual version of the Covent Garden original, but the stunning views of Tower Bridge add to its wow-factor. An intimate alfresco terrace (which comes complete with blankets for colder nights) is perfect for those looking to get the full riverside experience.

The first floor can occasionally be hired exclusively.  The space can accommodate 38 guests seated and the room has its own private bar.

Period details dovetail with modern styling at this enchanting Leadenhall venue.

Opening Autumn 2017, Grace Hall will be a versatile, multi-faceted events space hosting 30 to 600 guests.

Step back in time and into this elegant art-deco hall, at the heart of the City. Grace Hall hosts up to 200 guests theatre-style, 170 seated and up to 600 standing across the venue’s four event spaces.

A light Bright , slightly vintage influenced interior.

A perfect sister venue to Banking Hall. Where Banking Hall is black and white and dramatic, Grace Hall is light and bright in honour of its name, with a subtle coloured lighting palette, loosely based on Robert Adams Interiors, which was the inspiration for James W O’Connor, the original architect of the Grace Hall.

Please feel free to get in touch to further discuss our next team building event or activity and our team of event specialists look forward to being of service !

Warmest regards from all the Inspirational Venues & Events Team!

Posted September 2017

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