Upper House Islington

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181, Upper Street, England, N1 1RQ, United Kingdom

Upper House Islington Events

For an alternative events venue with a vibrant atmosphere, look no further than Upper House Islington. The three-storey Victorian townhouse has a range of hireable function rooms, including a sizeable stylish bar, private dining rooms and a rustic ballroom on the top floor. 

Whether you’re planning a wedding, a baby shower, a 21st birthday party or a corporate celebration, Upper House Islington is a great event destination for all.

Upper House Islington is located on the historic Upper Street in North London, celebrated for its bars, restaurants and hip atmosphere. The easy transport links and late-night licence make this North London venue the ultimate party destination where you can dine all day and dance all night. 

The cool function spaces are pared back to allow for your preferred decorations. Or, you can keep it simple as the arty walls, and original features give it enough character as is. Upper House Islington is an urban townhouse venue that you make your own.


Highlights of Upper House Islington Events:

  • Historic townhouse building with Victorian charm
  • Located in North London, with excellent transport links
  • Four unique event spaces available for private hire
  • Popular for weddings, parties and baby showers
  • Late night dance venue that is open until 4am
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standing Up to 120 Standing
dining Up to 80 Dining
theatre Up to 50 Theatre
boardroom Up to 50 Boardroom
cabaret Up to 50 Cabaret
classroom Up to 50 Classroom


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

Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

Upper House Corporate Dinner, Ballroom

The Ballroom

On the top floor, The Ballroom is the piece de resistance. It’s a rustic space with exposed brick walls, beams and antique mirrors.

Upper House Parlour

The Parlour

This stunning downstairs room is the largest available to hire. It features a large bar, high ceilings, trailing plants and illustrated walls.

Upper House Private Party, The Sanctuary

The Sanctury

Great things often come in small packages, like The Sanctuary. This intimate room has a bar, unique wallpaper and original features.

Upper House Aviary

The Aviary

A mid-sized room with a built-in bar on the middle floor. This calming space is brightly lit by large windows that look out onto Upper Street.


The location of Upper House Islington

Nearby Hotels

  • Hilton London Angel Islington
  • The Megaro Hotel
  • Hotel nhow London
  • Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London

Nearby Parks

  • Islington Green
  • Barnard Park
  • Highbury Fields
  • Caledonian Park

Nearby Attractions

  • London Canal Museum
  • Culpeper Community Garden
  • Islington Museum
  • Granary Square

Venue Testimonials

We put my wedding dinner in their hands and they were absolutely incredible. Service was quick, accurate, and delicious. Could have literally no complaints. The house is also beautifully decorated. Really stylish and looks great in photos. 100% would recommend.

Matt N ·

We had our wedding reception here and it was the perfect venue for us! The staff were attentive, helpful and friendly throughout the planning process and on the day itself. The Ballroom was perfectly presented and everything ran smoothly. Would very much recommend for a London venue! Really loved having our day here. Thanks so much!

Max L ·

Recently hired The Ballroom for my Birthday Party. We all had the best time! The service and the staff were amazing leading up to and during the party. Will definitely be coming back and would definitely recommend.

Ella-May L ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wedding packages start from £65 per person. They include a glass of fizz per guest, a three-course sit-down or buffet meal, half a bottle of white or red wine and half a mineral water bottle per person. The unlimited packages include the everything dining menu, unlimited beer, wine and house spirits starting from £100 pp for 2.5 hours.

The largest capacity is in The Parlour — 80 seated and 120 standing.

Weddings at Upper House Islington are alternative and unique. They are styled around each wedding couple, so each one is entirely different from the next. Your ceremony and reception can take place in different rooms under the same roof. The building gives off a fun and quirky atmosphere, likening it to a house party feel. Plus, the 4am licence allows you to party on into the early hours.

Yes. Upper House Islington offers a great range of facilities for day and evening corporate events. The light-filled spaces are fitted with high-speed WiFi, projectors, flatscreen TVs, conference call equipment and built-in bars. The specialist events team will help you sort every detail and ensure your corporate event runs without a hitch on the day itself.

The best nearby hotels for wedding guests are:

  • Hilton London Angel Islington
  • The Megaro Hotel
  • Hotel nhow London
  • Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London

There are no car parking spaces at Upper House Islington, but there is a range of car parks nearby, including Upper Street Car Park and Elia Mews Car Park.

The event menus at Upper House Islington are fresh, filling and flavoursome. There’s a strong focus on classic British staples, but the chefs can also work to your bespoke brief. Whether you’d like a seated banquet, a buffet or a standing reception with roving canapés and bowl food, the catering team can accommodate your requests. 


Highbury & Islington Station, Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Railway Station

  • London Canal Museum
  • Culpeper Community Garden
  • Islington Museum
  • Granary Square


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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