Three secret event spaces in London

If you're looking for an events space that is off the beaten track, look no further than Event's round-up of secret venues in London.

Oxygen Event Services' new secret space, The Steel Yard
Oxygen Event Services' new secret space, The Steel Yard

The Steel Yard

Recently opened in London, The Steel Yard is situated underneath two of Cannon Street Station’s Victorian railway arches, and while not underground, it has an underground feel – guests can expect to be able to hear the trains from above.

The venue has a capacity of 350 standing guests, or 200 for sit-down events. It has a 1am license and is complete with in-house catering, a staffed bar, front-of-house and cloakroom facilities and venue security as well as full technical production facilities.

Where: 13-16 Allhallows Lane, London, EC4R 3UL

Contact: 020 8543 7104

Back in 5 Minutes

Back in 5 Minutes is located inside a clothing shop on east London's Brick Lane. It serves simple, seasonal dishes inspired by head chef Fred Bolin’s Swedish heritage, as well as his work in kitchens throughout the world. The venue can host up to 28 people across three tables, and private bookings are available for parties of 10 or more.

Back in 5 Minutes is the work of The Disappearing Dining club, a team of Londoners who specialised in the delivery of sit-down meals in hidden spaces.

Where: Ante, 224 Brick Lane, E1 6SA

Contact: 07507 754 318



Thanks to its location high-above London's 'tech city' disctrict, Veloft remains hidden from the view of passers-by. The blank canvas space is able to host up to 150 guests, or 100 seated. It includes an indoor and outdoor area, and offers in-house catering menus, as well as beverage packages.

The venue is used for events of varying types, from product launches and conferences through to fashion shows and private dinners.

Where: 4 Hardwick St London EC1R 4RB

Contact: 0203 137 5730

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