Blank canvas venues are ideal for anyone hoping to put on a bespoke event where their theme or branding can take centre stage, says The Cocktail Service‘s director Tom Bronock

From contemporary warehouses in the hipster-hotspot of east London, to glamorous central London studios, these are the capital’s very best dry hire venues.

Our favourite thing about the following spaces is that they allow mobile bars to be built on site, so your client’s requests for sustainable cocktails and an all-British spirits bar can be fulfilled trouble-free.

Central London’s best blank canvas venues

Prince Philip House

A short walk from Trafalgar Square, this historic, Grade I listed building overlooks The Mall and St James’s Park. The convenient location, sophisticated facilities and modern interior make this blank canvas venue the ideal spot for drinks receptions, conferences, private dinners, award celebrations and more.

Any artwork can be replaced with company branding, so put your creativity to the test and transform Prince Philip House into a spectacular event.

Main Gallery at The Vinyl Factory Soho

The Vinyl Factory Soho is one of the best blank canvas venues in central London. The Main Gallery is a unique venue that covers approximately 4,50 sq ft. and has the capacity to hold up to 260 people, making it the perfect place for exhibitions, fashion shows, press days and launch parties.

47/49 Tanner Street

47/49 Tanner Street is home to some of London’s most sought-after blank canvas venues.

This centrally-located, listed Victorian venue is only a stone’s throw from Tower Bridge. Exposed brick walls, wooden floors and beams throughout give this charming venues lots of character.

The licensing for 47/49 Tanner Street expires at 10pm Sunday-Thursday and 10.30pm on Friday and Saturday, making this space perfect for corporate dos.

The Loft at 47/49 Tanner Street

You might recognise The Loft from Dragon’s Den and The Great British Sewing Bee. This unique, second floor space boasts high ceilings, gorgeous wooden floors, exposed brick walls and a mezzanine area completed with rooftop access. A popular filming location, this open space is great for product launches and creative events.

The Rooftop

With its breathtaking views, The Rooftop is mostly used for photoshoots and filming, but it is also available for small events. Blow your guests away with views of Tower Bridge, The Shard and the railway bridge.

The Hub

If you’re looking for a space with an industrial feel, consider the Hub at 47/49 Tanner Street. The white ceilings and large windows compliment the red columns and exposed brick walls, creating a contemporary dynamic.

With the freedom to have your own catering and bar for up to 200 guests, this is one of the best blank canvas venues for corporate events.

Main Room at Noho Studios

Situated in a former umbrella factory, and only a two minute walk from Oxford Circus, The Main Room at Noho Studios is one of the most versatile blank canvas venues in central London. This studio space welcomes various events, including: press events, fashion shows, exhibitions, sample sales and more!

Noho Studio’s white walls, high ceilings and 2,800sqft. of open plan event space can be adapted to suit any function, while the venue’s relaxed policy on external catering means you can stick your branding on cupcakes and create a signature cocktail menu too!

East London’s Blank Canvas Venues

AMP Studios

AMP Studios is a unique space that suits a summer corporate party, private event or wedding perfectly. The covered outdoor area offers plenty of space for food trucks or a mobile cocktail bar, while the two railway arches are great for casual dining and a dancefloor.

AMP Studios is licensed until 12am and the venue welcomes amplified events and parties of all kind, so whatever party you’re planning, this is one of the best blank canvas venues east London has to offer.

Old Parrish Hall – Core Clapton

Hackney’s Old Parish Hall is an ideal venue for weddings, workshops and celebrations. The white walls and large windows give a light and airy feel to the space, while the blank canvas invites your creativity.

Available for evening, daytime and weekend hire, you can rent this space at an affordable hourly rate.

The Yard Shoreditch

Located in the heart of one of London’s most vibrant suburbs, The Yard Shoreditch is within walking distance from Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street and Old Street stations.

This immaculately finished Victorian warehouse has been used by the likes of Marks and Spencer, Parrier and Sweaty Betty to create impressive and memorable events.

Licensed until 9pm, The Yard Shoreditch is a perfect space for daytime events, so if you’re planning a product launch, exhibition, fashion show or conference, this unique space is ideal for you.

Now you’re up to speed with London’s best blank canvas venues, make sure you know all about how to hire a mobile bar for your event by reading this article.