The National Gallery (pictured), the British Library and Two Temple Place have been announced as the newest members of Unique Venues of London.

Natasha Halford, head of events at the National Gallery, said: “The National Gallery events team are absolutely thrilled to be joining Unique Venues of London, which comprises an extraordinary collection of venues. In particular we are looking forward to being part of a wider network of like-minded professionals, which will enable us to share best practice with our peers.”

New members are assessed through the UVL joining process, which includes complete financial declarations and ‘secret shopper’ visits before a final presentation and vote.

UVL chair Moya Maxwell added: “We have three great new members, each with their own individual character, bringing the membership up to an all-time high of 82. There is particular significance to this development as one of our main goals for 2016 is to increase our membership, and this is a hugely positive start to the year. With three new members and a 98 per cent retention rate, it’s reassuring and encouraging that so many unique, landmark and heritage venues see the real value of being a part of the Unique Venues of London family and the business advantages we offer.”

Unique Venues of London will be exhibiting at International Confex 2016, which takes place 2-3 March at Olympia London.