Old Billingsgate London

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16, Lower Thames Street, England, EC3R 6DX, United Kingdom


Old Billingsgate London Events

Old Billingsgate London is a grand Victorian-style events venue in the heart of the city, offering three industrial-style function spaces and beautiful views of the River Thames for a truly memorable event.

Once a world-famous fish market, the Victorian Grade II listed building has since been transformed into a magnificent venue for corporate functions, weddings, and social events. The old market floor is now an exquisite Grand Hall which holds varying events from wedding receptions to awards dinners, and the lower-level cold storage space has transitioned into a premier underground haven

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate as newlyweds, host a conference, or enjoy a summer soiree, Old Billingsgate London provides a sensational backdrop to bring your celebration to life. 

Old Billingsgate London is situated on the River Thames in the City of London, conveniently located between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. There are excellent transport links nearby and a car park 250m away.

Highlights of Old Billingsgate London Events:

  • Victorian Grade II listed building
  • Three unique event spaces, including The Grand Hall, The Vault, The Gallery 
  • Central city location on the River Thames
  • Formerly a world-famous fish market in the 19th century
  • Industrial architecture and design with exposed brickwork, arching beams, and a vaulted ceiling
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Capacity

standing Up to 2500 Standing
dining Up to 1800 Dining
theatre Up to 1200 Theatre
cabaret Up to 800 Cabaret
classroom Up to 500 Classroom

Facilities

Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
Dry Hire
Cuisine Options  N/A

Spaces At This Venue

Old Billingsgate Private Function

The Grand Hall

4300sqm / 47000sqft

With a triple-height glass ceiling and a feature mezzanine, The Grand Hall is the largest space in the building and its magnificent proportions guarantee an unforgettable first impression. The adjoining Terrace makes for a stunning entrance and photo location with enviable city views as its backdrop.

Old Billingsgate Private Function

The Gallery

1000sqm / 10000sqft

The Gallery is a light and airy space with superb arching white beams above delivering a contemporary feel. With 10,000 square feet of space, The Gallery can be hired exclusively and has additional breakout spaces, VIP lounge and a reception area with river views.

Old Billingsgate Private Function

The Vault

2000sqm / 21000sqft

Known as Old Billingsgate’s hidden gem, The Vault is concealed beneath the building and features exquisite vaulted ceilings and exposed brickwork. Advanced sound and lighting technology has been added to the Victorian architecture to transform the hidden room into a contemporary event space. Concealed in the centre of this space is The Well - cordoned off with high walling; ideal for intimate gatherings, screenings and presentations. The space features a drop-down 16ft wide electric projection screen and high output Lumen projector.

Location

The location of Old Billingsgate London

Nearby Hotels

  • Leonardo Royal London City
  • The Ned
  • Tower Suites by Blue Orchid
  • Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

Nearby Restaurants

  • The Walrus and The Carpenter
  • Blacklock City
  • The Folly
  • Camino Monument

Nearby Parks

  • Postman’s Park
  • Altab Ali Park
  • St James’s Park
  • Carter Lane Gardens

Nearby Attractions

  • Sky Garden
  • Tower Bridge
  • The Shard
  • HMS Belfast

Venue Testimonials

Very cool meeting space for special events! Converted from an old fish processing warehouse, it's now available […] for conferences and special events. The bones of the building inside are rather exquisite, with Roman pillars as support around the periphery. The bathrooms are nice.

Joseph Raczynski ·

The building is big enough to host conference, party, wedding or any other event for lots of people. The building itself is the old fish market which adds to the feeling of enormous old architecture. As the building is facing the river, the view is unforgettable.

Maya Eva ·

Great venue. Welcome drinks on the veranda, dining in the great hall, followed by a retreat to the bar area. We were treated to a fabulous live band - plenty of space on the dance floor. Staff were brilliant and very attentive. Super organised and very professional.

Emma Lucas ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

24-hour hire of The Grand Hall starts from £20,000.

Old Billingsgate London is a unique hospitality and events venue that can accommodate large party sizes of up to 2,500 guests.

With a rich history, prime location, and stunning architecture and design, Old Billingsgate London is an unforgettable wedding location. The venue works with an array of world-class suppliers and event teams to ensure each wedding is truly memorable.

Yes, Old Billingsgate offers three unique and versatile spaces for large or small corporate functions, including The Grand Hall, The Gallery and The Vault which includes The Well.

Yes, there are many accommodation options around Old Billingsgate, such as:

  • Leonardo Royal London City. Prices start from £110 a night.
  • The Ned. Prices start from £237 a night.
  • Tower Suites by Blue Orchid. Prices start from £127 a night.

No, but Tower Hill Corporation of London Car and Coach Park is 250m away from the venue and there are plenty of public transport links nearby, including Monument underground station a four-minute walk away.

Old Billingsgate London partners with some of the city’s most prestigious suppliers and offers a surplus of dining and catering options to choose from. Guests will be able to discuss tailored menus with chefs and ensure a culinary experience to remember.

Most of the event spaces at Old Billingsgate London are light and airy, featuring high ceilings and natural light. The Vault is a unique underground space with exposed brickwork, a high vaulted ceiling and the latest light and sound technology. Each event space features magnificent architecture and unique period charm.

Aneeza Qureshi

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Aneeza started in the event industry in 2011 and has since worked with many recognisable FTSE companies and brands on the planning and operational side for private events and corporate functions. She brings a passionate spirit and unwavering eye for detail to our London team. She's also a self-proclaimed foodie and loves to give tips on the best bars and restaurants in town.

   

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