9 Free and Low Cost Venues in London
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.
Rehearsal Room, Cardboard Citizens
Capacity: 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
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…
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- 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
The Nave, St Ethelburga’s
Capacity: 120 standing, 85 seated
- 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.
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.
Venues, London, Events, Free, Low cost
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