London Capital of Cool: Hidden gems

London Capital of Cool: Hidden gems

Mason House

The pitch: Built amid the vaults of the London Palladium, this Argyll Street nightclub opened in November, replacing Movida.

Spaces to hire: Set out across multi-raised levels, the main club room has a black-and-white chequered dance floor and can hold up to 250 guests standing. The smaller Room 33, with its secret door, can accommodate up to 50 guests for a private dinner. The whole venue can be hired for a maximum of 415 people.

Don't miss: The crypt, which guests pass through as they enter. The club has been designed to look like a Masonic temple.

Preferred supplier list: No.

Venue at a glance

Oxford Circus
Cost: POA
Postcode: W1F 7TF
Max capacity: 415
Contact: (020) 7734 5776 (#2)

One Embankment

The pitch: One of two openings for venue group One Events this year, One Embankment sits on the site of the former Buddha Bar underneath Waterloo Bridge. It officially opened in March and has already hosted notable events, including the Elle Style Awards.

Spaces to hire: The space is split across two floors, the main area seating up to 290 guests for a dinner or 450 standing; overlooking it is a 350-capacity mezzanine. The whole venue is licensed to hold up to 750 guests when hired exclusively.

Recent clients: Elle, Universal Music, Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Preferred supplier list: One Dining (catering), Starlight Design (production).

Venue at a glance

Cost: £13,000
Postcode: WC2R 2AB
Max capacity: 750
Contact: (020) 7380 1663


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