The Dickens Inn

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Tower Hill, England, E1W 1UH, United Kingdom

The Dickens Inn London Events

The Dickens Inn is an 18th-century warehouse building restyled into a popular pub and event venue. Overlooking St Katherine Docks in Central London, the building sprawls across three floors and offers stunning backdrops for weddings, meetings, conferences and team building days.  

Whether you want to host a romantic wedding, need flexible packages for a formal corporate event or simply want to organise a private party – The Dickens Inn offers a plethora of choices. 

Located on the ground floor is a traditional English pub – the Tavern Bar –famous for its craft beers and wine. The Grill Restaurant, on the other hand, offers an extensive menu featuring the best of British cuisine. 

Highlights of The Dickens Inn London Events:

  • Fully licensed venue for ceremonies and a music license till midnight
  • Three floors of flexible event spaces
  • High ceilings, wooden beams and dock views from all event rooms
  • Caters for groups from 4-200 guests
  • A transformed 1800s brick and timber building with historic character and charm 
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theatre Up to 150 Theatre
cabaret Up to 120 Cabaret
boardroom Up to 100 Boardroom
ushaped Up to 80 U-Shaped
classroom Up to 150 Classroom
dining Up to 150 Dining
standing Up to 200 Standing


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

Spaces At This Venue

The Dickens Inn Wedding Venue, The Dickens Suite

The Dickens Suite

Designed with exposed wooden beams, large picture windows and tranquil views overlooking the River Thames, The Dickens Suite works for standing receptions of up to 200 guests, wedding ceremonies, conferences or dining and dancing parties.

The Dickens Inn, The Pickwick Room

The Pickwick Room

Choose The Pickwick Room for a reception or seated event and be treated to a spacious indoor area, a balcony and some of the most exquisite views in the area.

The Dickens Inn, The Copperfield Bar

The Copperfield Bar

The Copperfield Bar is situated on the ground level. It comes with its own bar and offers comfortable seating options making it ideal for a relaxed party. Plus, with access to a large terrace area guests have the opportunity to enjoy the indoor amenities and outdoor views.

The Dickens Inn, The Grill Restaurant

from $4,000

The Grill Restaurant

Serving an assortment of popular British dishes, The Grill Restaurant also offers diners views of the surrounding docks. The restaurant provides group bookings and provides set menus and packages for groups over 30.


The location of The Dickens Inn

Nearby attractions:

  • St Katherine Docks Marina
  • River Thames
  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Potters Fields Park / City Hall

Restaurants nearby:

  • Coppa Club
  • The Brasserie
  • Strada Dockside
  • Bravas Tapas
  • Zizzi

Restaurants on site:

  • The Grill Restaurant

Hotels nearby:

  • CitizenM Tower of London
  • The Tower Hotel
  • Tower Suites by Blue Orchid
  • Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
  • The Lalit London

Venue Testimonials

Very large space with plenty of open air seating. […] Fully stocked bar and good service.

Scott McCormick ·

This incredibly pretty building overlooking the marina at St Catherine's Dock offers a spacious bar able to accommodate both casual visitors and organised, private events.

Greame Galway ·

Great hidden place and lovely lights at night time. Lovely beer!

W. Mcloughlin ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings at The Dickens Inn start at £65 per person. Room hire fees are from £1000.

The venue can host both large and small weddings. Minimum guest numbers apply. Large weddings can have a maximum of 200 guests for a standing reception in The Dickens Suite.

Tailored wedding packages are available for every individual couple. Some couples opt for a grand ceremony and reception. In contrast, others go for intimate celebrations in this historic building oozing character and charm.

Corporate functions at The Dickens Inn range from small-scale meetings to conferences and office Christmas parties.

If you’re attending an event at The Dickens Inn, there are several hotels within close proximity like the CitizenM Tower of London, The Lalit London, Tower Suites by Blue Orchid, The Tower Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel London.

Long stay street parking is not available at The Dickens Inn. You can find parking at the Docks priced at £60. Alternatively, the Minories car park on 1 Shorter Street is a quick 8-10 minute walk from the inn.

Sample an assortment of delicious British-inspired dishes and seasonal favourites like Red Tractor steaks and burgers. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. The traditional Sunday Roast is particularly famous.

The venue is easily accessed via public transport. The Tower Hill and Tower Gateway (DLR) stations are a quick 5-minute walk from the inn.

Kelly Collins

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Kelly's been planning weddings and events across London since 2016. Her knowledge about the most stylish venues across the city is unparalleled, and she's so easy to chat with that she'll have your venue sorted in a matter of minutes.

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