9 Free and Low Cost Venues in London

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The words “low cost” and “London” might not sound like they go together but it is possible to find affordable venues in the capital, even if it involves being creative with your use of the space. We’ve done a little research and found some venues around the city that could be utilised for a variety of events. When organising an event in London, you’ll also have to consider accessibility. In the centre of the city, look at venues close to an underground station and for venues further out, look for train stations. The wealth of venue options in London means many have lower rates for charities/nonprofits or small companies.

We’ve done a little bit of the leg work for you and below, you’ll find a mix of small and medium low cost venues around the capital. Click through any of the images or links to enquire and book directly with the venue! Many of the venues have multiple rooms, so it’s worth taking a closer look to see if there’s a bigger or smaller room more suited to your needs/budget.


Capacity: 20

Pricing: £30 per hour

Perfect for: Small workshops, meetings

Travel: 6 minute walk to Elephant & Castle serving Bakerloo & Northern Lines.

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Parlour, Siobhan Davies Dance Studio London

Rehearsal Room, Cardboard Citizens

 50 standing, 40 seated


  • £110 half day, £220 full day
  • Evenings: £105 for 3 hours, then £35 per hour after

Perfect for: Seminars, workshops, training

Travel: 10 minute walk from Aldgate East, served by Hammersmith & City and District lines

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Cardboard Citizens rehearsal room, London

Meeting Rooms 1&2 @ Canada Water Culture Space

Capacity: 50

Pricing: £29 per hour for one room, £39 for two

Perfect for: Professional training, meetings, small conferences

Travel: 1 minute walk from Canada Water tube station, serving Jubilee & Overground.

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Canada Water Culture Space London

Carrington Room @ Artwork Classrooms

Capacity: 60

Pricing: £60 per hour

Perfect for: Seminars, workshops, exhibitions

Travel: 2 minutes from London Bridge, served by Northern and Jubilee lines.

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Carrington Room, Artwork Classrooms, London

So far, the the venues have been more focused on the work side of events so to finish up our list of small venues, take a look at one more suited to play…

Parlour, Jewel Piccadilly

Capacity: 65

Pricing: Free hire, £100 minimum spend Monday-Wednesday (higher rates on other days)

Perfect for: Networking, meetups, special events

Travel: 1 minute walk to Piccadilly Circus, served by Piccadilly & Bakerloo lines.

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Parlour Room, Jewel Piccadilly, London



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Medium options

The Space

Capacity: 100


  • Workshops/Classes: £20 per hour
  • Performance: £150 per show
  • Conferences & Training: £40 per hour
  • Rehearsals: £12+ per hour

Perfect for: Performance-based events, workshops, community events

Travel: 15-20 minute walks to Crossharbour or Canary Wharf, served by the DLR & Jubilee lines respectively

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The Space, London

The Nave, St Ethelburga’s

 120 standing, 85 seated

Weekday Pricing:

  • Small charity: £310 half day, £600 full day
  • Large charity/Small for profit: £345 half day, £680 full day
  • Large for profit/corporate: £520 half day, £1015 full day.
  • Evening pricing from £39

Perfect for: Exhibitions, performances, launch parties

Travel: 10 minute walk to Liverpool Street Station Underground (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, as well as the Overground) or Liverpool Street Rail Station.

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The Nave event space London

Main Hall, Osmani Centre



  • £70 per hour, 9am-5pm
  • £60 per hour, 5-11pm

Perfect for: Seminars, workshops, networking

Travel: 5 minute walk to Whitechapel Underground station, served by District and Hammersmith & City lines.

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Osmani Centre Event Space, London

Event Space, Headspace’s The Studio

Capacity: 150 standing, 65 seated

Pricing: Exhibitions, large meetings, team building

  • £360 per half day
  • £600 full day

Perfect for:

Travel: 3 minutes from Farrindgon Underground Station, served by Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

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Headspace Event Space Studio London

When looking for city centre venues that don’t cost the Earth, it’s often a good idea to look for community centres, charities and nonprofits. Many will have spaces for hire at reasonable rates, especially if you’re also a nonprofit. Usually, trendy startups and co-working spaces also have space available for hire. In these cases, the rates may be higher but you’ll get the ‘cool’ factor and a prominent location as well as loads of state-of-the-art facilities/tech.


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