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Ten of the best London Docklands function venues

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London Docklands has a plethora of unique and unusual venues, all perfect for any corporate or private event.  Easily accessible from Central London, with London City Airport just 11 minutes away and ExCel and the O2 just around the corner, Docklands venues are the ideal solution for your next event.

Museum of London

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This venue is steeped in history and offers a number of solutions for a wide range of corporate events.  Just a short walk from Canary Wharf, the venue is easily accessible and certainly offers something completely different for your next event


The Crystal

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Located in the Royal Victoria Docks, this striking glass building is designed to be one of the most sustainable buildings in the world.  It boasts a state of the art auditorium which seats 270 for a conference, with a number of other meeting rooms and breakout areas.  It also has a 150 capacity atrium “street”, perfect for receptions.


East Wintergarden

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If it is a big space you are after, then this venue will be perfect.  682 sq m of space of spectacular 27m high arched glass atrium holds from 100-500 seated and 800-1200 reception style.  This venue is perfect for exhibitions, receptions, gala dinners and product launches.


London Marriott West India Quay

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This 5 star hotel is convenient for ExCel and the O2 and has meeting and conferencing facilities for any number from 15 to 300.  It is located just 11 minutes from London City Airport and has stunning views of the river.


The Gun

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If you are after some good food and beers, then the Gun is perfect for you.  It is a Grade II listed pub sitting on the banks of the Thames in Docklands.  The Snug is perfect for a small private party for up to 30, the River Room just the ticket for private dining for 8-14, or you could hire the whole dining room for 60 seated, 90 standing.  The terrace offers a peaceful setting for drinks and BBQ whilst watching the sun go down.  Perfect!


The Narrow

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This is one of Gordon Ramsay’s pubs and restaurants and definitely not one to be missed.  There is the Captain’s Table for private dining for up to 16, or hire the whole pub for a party…


Lanterns Studio Theatre

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Located on the South Quay, here you have a unique space suitable for conferences, presentations and production on either a small or large scale.  With 900 sq m of fully adaptable space, Lanterns can assist with almost any event.


The Parlour

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For something altogether more light-hearted, the Parlour is a quirky venue within the Drake and Morgan portfolio.  With an open plan kitchen where you can watch the chef’s at work, the Speakeasy where you are served by gentlemen in smoking jackets and ladies in feathered headbands and the fabulous alfresco terrace, you are guaranteed to find everything you need for an amazing corporate or private party.


Dalston Heights

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Moving away slightly from Docklands towards central London, Dalston Heights in E8 is the top floor of a former cardboard factory.  With a floor area of 7200 sq ft, this venue is most suited to promotional events, weddings, launches and filming.  As a dry hire venue, it has an appeal to those who wish to provide their own catering, production etc.


Oval Space

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Last but not least, although not in Docklands, we had to include this inspirational venue.  It offers a fantastic blank canvas space which is perfect for corporate events, screenings, conferences, launches, fashion shows, receptions and concerts.

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