This week's blog explores how to make an entrance into some of London's most prolific Private Dining Rooms. If you like what you see, we can help you book...
PRIVATE DINING VENUE ENTRANCES
The most opulent of all the banquet rooms, the William Kent Room, is a spacious private dining room on the ground floor overlooking Green Park with seating for up to 24 for lunch or dinner. Featuring the most stunning original architecture in the house, the room is dominated by a breathtaking coved ceiling in grand Italian Renaissance style, highlighted in gold relief against a brilliant blue and red background.In November 2006 The Ritz opened William Kent House, the Grade 11 star listed building adjoining the hotel featuring an exquisite collection of lavishly decorated reception rooms ideally appointed for both business or social entertaining.
Designed in the 1740’s by the renowned 18th century architect William Kent, from whom the house now takes its name, the historic mansion was acquired by The Ritz in 2005. After an extensive period of restoration and renovation in keeping with its original décor, the majesty of the William Kent House interiors is now resplendently reborn and five new banquet rooms provide a varied selection of venue space for elegant dining, bespoke meetings and conferences and weddings.
THE WILLIAM KENT ROOM
The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR
As you enter the Bull Room through its tall glass doors you will find yourself in the opulent space with ceiling-height windows flooding the room with natural daylight (a rare feature for many private dining rooms). Close the entrance behind you and find perfect privacy by drawing the velvet curtains or throw the doors wide to feel involved in the atmosphere of the restaurant. The flexible possibilities of the entrance mean that guests can enjoy the space in a variety of set ups for meals, drinking or meetings.
THE BULL ROOM, Hixter Bankside
16 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0HS
As you enter the venue, take a step back into time as the opulence of Victorian Bath House captures an era past gone brought with a modern twist. Don’t let looks fool you - the deceptive exterior hides the spacious underground that is presented before you once reaching the foot of the spiral staircase.
Like all of the Camm & Hooper venues, this little gem comes packed with a slice of London’s intriguing heritage. As the name suggests this establishment was originally erected as a Turkish bathhouse in 1817 by Argyll Baths.
Private dining opportunities cater for 20 to 90 guests of various styles, all whilst exuding sophistication and elegance. Come Friday and Saturdays, Victorian Bath House opens its doors for a unique drinking experience at the By Appointment Only bar where bookings are essential to retain exclusivity.
VICTORIAN BATH HOUSE
7-8 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TJ
The Crypt private dining room has a seriously apt entrance to the space, continuing on the authentic but more theme of the main space. The Crypt is the perfect setting for intimate private dinners for 10-50 guests. With mood lighting throughout, historical surroundings and theatrical cooking displays from our talented chefs, it’s one of East London’s new up and coming venues.
A cornerstone of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s architectural gem; the Crypt was built along with the church in 1729. Contrary to the name might suggest; this surprisingly light and airy space has been recently re-designed to incorporate the historic stone foundations of the original structure with modern light oak panelling and underfloor heating.
THE CRYPT, Spitalfields Venue
Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY
The magic surrounding this woodland bar, provides an ideal setting for afternoon tea, comfort food and evening cocktails…
Artists Carolyn Quartermaine and Didier Mahieu, have created an enchanted fairy-tale forest. For The Glade at sketch, they have created a découpage forest which appears like something half-remembered and yet completely contemporary. Taking inspiration from early c20th stationery, they re-painted, enlarged and reversed the design, printing it onto hundreds of metres of paper. Each piece is handcut, and découpaged to the walls. In this forest, delicate 50s rattan furniture, from the South of France, creates a startlingly modern fairy-tale romance.
9 conduit street, London, W1S 2XG
What can we say? You enter into an old-school gymnasium turned D&D Restaurant in Kings Cross. Their semi private dining space is based on the upper floor of the venue, accessible via our grant staircases or lift from the main restaurant space. The space can seat 16 guests over our spectacular dining table and they can add an additional table of up to 16 guests to make it a total of 32 guests seated. The room can be shielded from the hustle and bustle of the Meister bar and restaurant however as the space is semi private some elements of background noise and visibility will be present so is better suited for those who aren’t after complete silence.
GERMAN GYMNASIUM SEMI-PRIVATE DINING
1 King’s Boulevard | Kings Cross | London N1C 4BU
Yes, that is a gun, a GIANT gun. And it welcomes you as you enter via the staircases at The Box in Soho. The Box is a unique venue offering guests a unique experience involving dining, drinking and showcase entertainment.
THE BOX SOHO
11 - 12 Walkers Court, London, W1F 0ED
Not grand or elaborate, this yellow door it is the pathway to some of London’s finest House parties! The Little Yellow Door is Nottinghill’s hidden gem of fun, cocktails and casual dining.
THE LITTLE YELLOW DOOR
68 Notting Hill Gate W11 3HT
LARGER VENUE ENTRANCES
Not only does this venue have the grand main entrance up into the reception of the iconic Leadenhall Building, but it also has the fastest scenic lifts in Europe which bring guests to the 42nd floor in just 28 seconds. Guests then have their own private lobby walkway into the venue which makes the most of the views and offering branding and theming opportunities for hosts. Landing Forty Two is the UK’s highest dedicated event space with panoramic views of the Thames and City skyline through triple aspect floor-to-ceiling windows. The venue offers 5,000 square feet of flexible space catering for conferences, receptions and dinners for up to 300 guests and up to 220 for seated events.
The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 4AB
As you leave Covent Garden Piazza and enter London Transport Museum, experience a dramatic arrival as you move into the unique World Cities gallery. This contemporary space was created by Conran Design Group and features six world cities – Delhi, London, New York, Paris,Shanghai and Tokyo. The vivid light and colour in the gallery instantly create a sense of occasion for your event as you move from one city to the next.
The Museum galleries can hold up to 500 people for a drinks reception or 180 people for a seated dinner. Your guests will arrive via the impressive multimedia World Cities Gallery and will have access to the entire Museum.
LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM
39 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7BB
To find out more details about any of these venue and how they could work for your big entrance, please do get in touch with the Private Dining London team now: