Five 'flight'-themed venues available for hire

With the season for air shows in full swing, Event has scouted out some of the best air-themed venues for hire.

NY-LON bar at The O2: a collaboration between Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines
NY-LON bar at The O2: a collaboration between Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines


Located at The O2, NY-LON bar opened in 2015 in a collaboration between Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines, inspired by its transatlantic route connecting New York and London. The entire venue caters for up to 300 people, but separate areas such as the Secret Meeting Room host up to 16. The VIP lounge fits 62 for an informal gathering.The 557sqm aviation-themed space is built around a bespoke bar replicating an aircraft engine.

Where The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX


The Renaissance London Heathrow

The airport hotel’s £20m refurbishment was unveiled in February, and it encompasses the building’s 1,933sqm of dedicated events space.There are a total of 17 rooms available to hire and a maximum of 16 breakout rooms within the hotel. The largest event space is able to accommodate 450 guests. All event spaces also include high-speed internet access and modern audiovisual facilities. 

Where Bath Rd, Hounslow TW6 2AQ

Contact 020 8897 6363

Fenchurch Street's Sky Garden

London's highest public garden opened at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street in January last year, offering three storeys of landscaped gardens, observation decks and an open-air terrace. Sky Garden caters for up to 450 guests, City Garden for up to 250 standing or 150 seated, and the Vinoly Room seats up to 18.

Where 1 Sky Garden Walk, London EC3M 8AF


British Airways i360

Set to open this summer, i360 will treat visitors to views across Brighton & Hove, Sussex and the sea. The world's first vertical cable car will 'fly' guests 450 feet into the air to enjoy 360-degree views of up to 26 miles. The base of the tower will feature rooms that can be booked, while total capacity for the entire building and pod is 1,000 guests. The meeting rooms can hold ten to 300 people, and all the hospitality rooms have sea views and a private beachside terrace. The glass viewing pod will also be available for private hire for receptions of up 200 people, or 192 if catering is served. 

Where Lower Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2LN

Contact 0333 772 0360

Summer Sky Riviera

Open until 2 September, the Summer Sky Riviera pop-up is located at Searcys The Gherkin, in partnership with Tanqueray No.Ten gin, designed with a 1950s French riviera theme. Located on Level 40, it offers 360-degree, sky-high views and is available for private events. 

Where: 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP

Contact: 020 7071 5025

More: Four of the best beach-themed and summer-styled venues

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