The Most Unusual Wedding Venues in London

From giant conservatories to indoor pool party venues, these unusual wedding venues in London are far from the norm...


When choosing your wedding venue it’s important that it reflects your personality and style. We’ve rounded-up 27 unusual wedding venues in London that couples looking for a cool and alternative setting for their big day in the capital will love.

From a bowling alley to a zoo, from the Groucho Club to The Globe, these are the best unusual wedding venues in London.

If you’re looking for unusual wedding venues outside the M25, make sure you check out our list of quirky British wedding venues.

The Trading House, East London

For a seriously cool and unusual wedding venue in London, why not consider The Trading House, one of East London’s best kept secrets? This eccentric but charming bar offers couples the most opulent and unique decor East London has to offer and can hold wedding parties of up to 450. Speaking of parties, their licence holds out until 2am making it the perfect spot for couples who don’t want the night to end! See more from The Trading House

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Tanner Warehouse, South East London

Located in trendy Bermondsey lies Tanner Warehouse, a unique wedding venue for the coolest of couples. Anyone looking for a blank canvas wedding venue with the most gorgeous potential will adore the infrastructure and cool vibes that Tanner Warehouse offers. See more from Tanner Warehouse

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Altitude London, Sky Loft Gallery, South West London

City couples who want to make the most of getting married in the capital should choose Altitude London’s Sky Loft Gallery. This bright and modern venue can hold a capacity of 550 and offers you and your guests breathtaking panoramic views over the city of London whilst partying the night away in an industrial-chic loft. See more from Altitude London, Sky Loft Garden

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Tower Bridge, West London

If you're looking for panoramic views, look no further than Tower Bride. Most people don't know that you can actually legally marry on the glass-floored, high-level walkways of Tower Bridge with up to 250 wedding guests present. If you're afraid of heights, this famous London landmark offers another two spaces for weddings and receptions: its North Tower Lounge for intimate affairs and the Victorian Engine Rooms for an industrial-feel. See more from Tower Bridge

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Ham Yard Hotel, West London

Couples looking for a really unusual wedding venue in London will adore the Ham Yard Hotel. Not only does it offer the luxurious feel and high-end service that you'd expect from a Soho hotel, but it also has a super quirky bowling alley where you and your guests can enjoy a few games! If that isn't a unique setting for a wedding, we're not sure what is... See more from Ham Yard Hotel

The Depot, North London

Want to add a little style and adventure to your big day? The Depot in North London offers that and more with its chic, industrial décor and unique Handmade Mysteries Escape Rooms available to hire. Not only will your guests be in awe of the cool surroundings, but they’ll be captivated by the unusual challenge room entertainment. See more from The Depot

The Kitty Hawk, East London

Versatile and atmospheric, The Kitty Hawk is a perfect unusual wedding venue in London for couples looking for a blank canvas that they can make totally their own. The décor at this East London bar is a perfect combination of rustic and glamorous and the seating around the seriously impressive fire pit in the centre of the restaurant creates a wonderful ambiance for more intimate celebrations. See more from The Kitty Hawk 

The Groucho Club, West London

Ultra-cool couples will be excited to know that the famous Groucho Club has opened its doors to weddings and boy, are they trendy! The private members' club offers both sophisticated and bohemian décor and also has accommodation on-site for guests including 20 bedrooms and two apartments, a rarity for such a central wedding venue. See more from The Groucho Club

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Haymarket Hotel, West London

Think detailed wallpaper, glittering chandeliers and a pool which you can incorporate into your wedding party. This quirky London venue was designed by John Nash and has 50 bedrooms, all individually decorated by Kit Kemp. The pool area at the Haymarket Hotel is a fabulous location for a wedding party: it has a pewter bar, and you can float candles on the pool’s surface or cover it and use it as a dance floor, all under the ceiling stars. See more from the Haymarket Hotel

Barbican Centre, East London

Really wow your guests with your unusual wedding venue by choosing The Conservatory in the Barbican Centre. Couples can say their vows surrounded by the most beautiful selection of tropical plants and ponds, and the conservatory itself will make for an incredible backdrop when it comes to the wedding pictures! See more from the Barbican Centre

The Old Dairy, East London

The Old Dairy in East London is the ultimate blank canvas wedding venue. It’s perfect for creative couples who want to make their wedding venue totally personal to their big day. Unlike other venues, The Old Dairy allows couples to book it for three days as a standard booking, meaning you have plenty of time to prepare the venue and can even carry the party on over a long weekend! See more from The Old Dairy

Lockhouse, West London

Looking for an unusual wedding venue in London that’s urban and totally trendy? If so, you’ll love Lockhouse in Paddington. It’s a light and airy wedding venue which pairs vintage warehouse décor with modern bursts of colour to create a cool, contemporary-feeling space. This cutting-edge venue is filled with little surprises, from its secret swimming pool to the secluded mezzanine area; there’s something special around every corner. See more from Lockhouse

Everyman Screen on the Green, North London

Everyman Screen on the Green in North London is one of our favourite unusual wedding venues in London. This vibrant and authentic cinema provides such a unique and romantic location for you and your partner to say your vows. They can even put your names up on the screening board outside for added effect! See more from Everyman Screen on the Green

The Soho Hotel, West London

This is a super cool, quirky wedding venue situated in the heart of Soho. The Soho Hotel has 91 bedrooms, all individually designed, and is surrounded by some of the best nightlife London has to offer! There are several stylishly decorated spaces to choose from to wed, and even a couple of screening rooms! This is the perfect venue option for couples who love colour. See more from The Soho Hotel

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116 Pall Mall, West London

116 Pall Mall is an iconic landmark building in London, complete with columns outside. In the heart of London’s West End, it’s the ideal choice for couples who want a central venue with lots of style - and a giant sweeping staircase for the ultimate bridal entrance! This giant venue can host up to 350 people, making it a great option if you’re looking for a large capacity wedding venue. The venue also featured on MasterChef, a claim to fame for foodie couples. See more from 116 Pall Mall

Dead Dolls House, North London

The Dead Dolls House isn’t as scary as it sounds! It’s actually seriously elegant. The Victorian building occupies three floors and is beautifully decorated in a quirky and contemporary style. As they’re able to host up to 250 guests, you don’t need to worry about restricting your guest list. This is a great choice if you want to surprise your guests with your choice of venue. See more from The Dead Dolls House

House of Commons, Central London

What could be more incredible than marrying at the House of Commons? The Palace of Westminster will look amazing in your wedding photos and your guests will be thrilled to attend a wedding at such a historical venue. Pose for wedding pictures by some iconic London landmarks like Big Ben to make the most of the location. See more from The House of Commons

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Foundling Museum, West London

The Foundling Museum - unusual London wedding venues

Art-loving couples will adore the Foundling Museum, which celebrates the history of Thomas Coram’s Foundling Hospital and the way artists have helped improve children’s lives over the past 270 years. By hosting your wedding there, you enjoy exclusive use of the whole museum and can take in the collections and exhibitions on display by artists such as Hogarth, Reynolds, Ramsey, Brooking and Gainsborough. Music lovers will also be keen – the quirky London venue houses artefacts relating to Handel, who also helped to establish the hospital. See more from the Foundling Museum

The Deck, South East London

This is an amazing choice for a summer wedding - The Deck is the National Theatre’s al fresco summer space. It gives you amazing views across the city and you can mingle with your guests high above the bustling South Bank. You even have access to the National Theatre’s costume hire – perfect if you’re having a themed wedding! See more from The Deck

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Shakespeare’s Globe, South East London

What could be more romantic than marrying at Shakespeare’s Globe? Shakespeare wrote some of the most memorable love stories of all time and you can live out your own love story by marrying there. If you love the idea of having your wedding at a venue associated with a literary great, you’ll love our list of library wedding venues! See more from Shakespeare's Globe

London Zoo, North West London

For animal lovers, hosting your wedding at a zoo is a must! And let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to go to a wedding at London Zoo? Enjoy your drinks reception at Animal House and have photographs at Penguin Beach and Tiger Territory. There are also Live Animal Encounters available if you really want to wow your guests! See more from London Zoo

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Queen Mary University of London, East London

If you’re looking for a wedding venue in the East End, consider Queen Mary's University! The amazing Octagon (which also featured in our article about library wedding venues) is, as the name suggests, an octagon-shaped library, lined with leather-bound books. It’s the ideal choice of wedding venue for couples who love to read. See more from the Queen Mary University of London

The Lamb Tavern, City of London

The Lamb Tavern is an unusual venue situated in the centre of Leadenhall Market. It could prove to be a more affordable option for your London wedding venue, as there is no venue hire fee! There’s also a licensed bar until 1am which is perfect for party animals. The cobbled walk ways and Victorian roofs give an authentic historic feel to your London wedding. See more from The Lamb Tavern

Searcys The Gherkin, City of London

Why not celebrate your wedding at an iconic London building like The Gherkin? The glass dome at the top of The Gherkin is home to Searcys, a restaurant and bar that can host weddings on Saturdays and Sundays. The venue provides 360 degree views of London from 180 metres up in the air. See more from Searcys The Gherkin

London Museum of Water and Steam, South West London

London Museum of Water and Steam - unusual London wedding venues

As far as unusual wedding venues in London go, the London Museum of Water and Steam might be up there! Built in 1838, the original pumping and treatment station played a major role in the Industrial Revolution. The dramatic wedding venue features a Grade I-listed Victorian waterworks, and combines an industrial feel with elegance. There is a doorman on hand and engine drivers available to drive the steam engines you select – is there a cooler way to celebrate your wedding? See more from The London Museum of Water and Steam

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The Oyster Shed, City of London

The Oyster Shed - quirky London wedding venues

If you like the idea of a wedding in a pub, but a seriously stylish pub, the Oyster Shed could be the one for you! Situated in central London, alongside the Thames, the venue offers amazing views of the Shard. It can host 200 guests for a seated meal or 400 for a canapé reception. The glass walls and contemporary décor add a real edge to the venue. See more from the Oyster Shed

Sunbeam Studios, West London

Sunbeam Studios is a gorgeous Grade II-listed building near Notting Hill. It’s a blank canvas which you can totally transform to suit your wedding style, as well as priding itself on being eco-friendly. It also hosts lots of fashion shoots and only books 25 functions a year making it super exclusive! Outside there's a private garden to capture some beautiful wedding photos. See more from Sunbeam Studios

If you have your heart set on having a city wedding but are open to other places in the UK, be sure to read our round up of the best city wedding venues from across the UK!


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