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8 Top Venues for Pop-Up Events in London

by Harry Prince,

1 September 2021

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Hip and upbeat venue for celebrations featuring neon lights and serene green décor.

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Pop-up events are alluring by name and by nature. It’s sales 101. If you tell people something is limited, they’ll automatically want more.

They’re here today, gone tomorrow. To get yours off to a flyer, we’ve made a guide to the top venues for pop-up events in London.

But what should a pop-up event venue be? Well, the exciting answer is anything you want to be. The more unique, the better!

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You’ll see spaces here of every size and style to set your imagination alight, now let’s get to it!

1. Hip and Upbeat Pop-Up Venue For Hire in London 

Hip and upbeat venue for celebrations featuring neon lights and serene green décor.
Hip and Upbeat Pop-Up Venue For Hire in London via Spacehuntr

The first stop on our guide to pop up spaces in London is this hip and upbeat venue. You’ll find it in the heart of Hackney, one of London’s liveliest neighbourhoods. This venue is ideal for pop up events that feel like they can erupt into a party at a moments notice.

It’s an array of private booths, outdoor terraces, and quirky stalls. The venue has no equal in style, with each room sporting its own unique set design from an imitation Asian street market to tropical-themed terraces.

It has a huge total capacity of 950 guests and a floor space of 836m2. And amenity wise, you’ll have sound equipment, bars, catering, and strong WiFi.

2. Pop-Up Venue in London Located Under Railway Bridges 

Event venue located under railway bridges in Shoreditch
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The next of our pop up venues for hire in London is located under railway bridges in Shoreditch, London’s enigmatic hub for counter culture and tech.

The Victorian era brick archways are both nostalgic and beautiful, and what’s more, it’s great for pop up events as it’s a proper blank canvas venue.

This former ticket hall spreads out over 149m2 and has a maximum capacity of up to 180 people. Plus, you’ll also have WiFi, AV equipment, air conditioning, heating, and a customisable lighting rig.

3. Intimate Pop-Up Space With Exposed Victorian Brickwork 

Intimate event venue with Victorian exposed bricks
Intimate Pop-Up Space With Exposed Victorian Brickwork via Spacehuntr 

Now for a more intimate event venue. Here pop-up events will feed off nostalgia and British style.

Once you enter the customised vintage iron doorway, it’s a feast of classic design, from the wooden herringbone flooring to the Victorian brickwork. Guests won’t help but notice the tasteful decorations, such as the vintage record collection.

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Over its 49m2 you’ll have a standing capacity of 50 and a boardroom capacity of 12 people. Your plans will be assisted by great catering options, music equipment, a projector, and WiFi.

4. Flexible Spaces For Pop-Up Events in London 

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From intimacy, we move onto something of a spectacle. This flexible space for pop up events in London will make a statement.

Industrial heritage like this is hard to come by in the private sector, so we’re delighted to have it as part of our collection.

Imagine your guests mingling between the stone enclaves, under the wooden roof beams that stand high above the interior courtyards, or the exterior courtyard if the weather suits.

Hire part of it or all of it; you have the freedom to make this space your own with maximum capacity in its various layouts ranging from 25 to 740 people.

And finally, you’ll have every amenity you could need for a pop up such as drinks, catering, projectors, music equipment, flipcharts and WiFi.

5. Characteristic Pop-Up Venue in London With a Unique Look 

Characteristic space with a unique look
Characteristic Pop-Up Venue in London With a Unique Look via Spacehuntr 

If you have dreams of hosting a pop up with an edge, with undeniable rawness, then you’re going to love this characteristic space with its unique look.

It’s a venue that wears its rundown motif with pride. Its derelict poise is perfect for pop-ups with an artistic or creative edge. Or perhaps for those wanting to make a strong ideological statement?

This old Victorian house isn’t entirely run down, though. It comes with an inner garden surrounded by plants and lounge furniture, kitchen facilities and wheelchair access. And finally, this space can host up to 100 people for standing events.

6. Old Victorian Pub for Pop-Up Events in London 

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Old Victorian Pub for Pop-Up Events in London via Spacehuntr

If you’d prefer something more refined, we have this old victorian pub for your next pop-up event in London. Although it’s a former pub, it carries itself like a private home.

It’s awash with mismatching and quirky furniture and decorations, which only accentuate its sense of style and charm. If we had to describe it in two words, we’d say, Neo-Victorian.

As well as being both historical and stylish, it’s also versatile. It has four floors, a bar, catering options, and various rooms and lounges for you to make your own.

What’s more, you have parking available, and a total capacity of 150 people.

7. Ultra-Flexible Blank Canvas Venue for Pop-Up Events in London

Ultra-flexible blank canvas space in Marylebone
Ultra-Flexible Blank Canvas Venue for Pop-Up Events in London via Spacehuntr 

If you have a good idea for a pop-up, then chances are you want the whole world to know about it.

If you’re proud of it, don’t hide it. Case in point, hire a goldfish bowl so all that wonder by can look in in curiosity!

This ultra-flexible blank canvas venue is excellent for pop-ups. With floor to ceiling windows for all the natural light in the world, you can host fashion shows, product launches, exhibitions, and so much more.

You’ll find it in the bustling and celebrated Marleybone for that prestigious vibe to welcome home in a maximum of 150 guests.

8. Bright and Contemporary Pop-Up Space in London 

Bright and contemporary space in London
Bright and Contemporary Pop-Up Space in London via Spacehuntr 

Our final pop-up venue in London is this bring and contemporary space on the South Bank.

Like our previous location, this is perfect for hosting a pop-up that draws envious eyes. Its floor to ceiling windows light up your event, gaze directly onto the river and the city, and showcase your work in front of curious passers-by.

It’s an intimate venue of 140m2 where anything is possible thanks to its blank canvas motif. Plus, with sound equipment, wheelchair access, and strong WiFi, all it’s waiting for is your great idea!

Wrapping Up 

So there you have it, 9 top venues for pop-up events in London. If you’d like to see more of our venues, then you can check out our huge range of Conference rooms in London right here.

And now you’ve seen your perfect venue, check out our guide to how to organise successful pop-up events to build something extraordinary!

Harry Prince
Harry Prince

Creative Content Manager who sings to his dog.

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