3 London Venues with History

Courthouse Shoreditch

For a venue which combines history with contemporary styling and a light dose of quirkiness … look no further than the newly opened Courthouse Hotel in London’s trendy Shoreditch. As its name suggests, the building spent most of its life as a magistrates’ court, but was opened as a hotel earlier in 2016.

The place has loads of potential for anyone looking for something a little bit different, with a bowling alley and plenty of unusual details, including cells … complete with original doors and locks … available for hire. Be warned though – they’re quite cosy so only suitable for an intimate group!

There’s a great roof terrace, which you can hire privately and it comes with a fully equipped bar … which can stocked with whatever you desire – a definite plus point for clients in the drinks sector.

We liked this place and think it will mature nicely with use … everything was very new when we visited.


Another hotel with a rich history is the Landmark, which backs onto Marylebone Station and was designed by the same architect. Brought back into use as a hotel in 1991 after 40 years as British Rail HQ, the Landmark is even better in the flesh than in the photos!

It’s grand, elegant and welcoming … ideal for a high end brand looking to give delegates a taste of traditional English hospitality in stylish surroundings.

The hotel has sleek, modern meeting space in the Landmark Rooms which can accommodate around 70, but if you’re looking for a more traditional style, head to the impressive Ballroom, where as many as 750 can gather for drinks or over 500 for a theatre layout. Impressive!

Perfect for a luxurious dinner or award evening and always with the possibility of spotting a celebrity or two whilst you’re there!


We were welcomed by reception staff wearing trainers … definitely a sign of things to come in a good way! A relaxed, informal vibe, with casual meetings happening in the foyer throughout our visit.

Originally designed as a hotel by American architect Warren Platner back in the 70’s, Sea Containers House never actually opened for business and became an office block instead! New owners, Morgans Hotel Group, have brought the original concept for the building to life … with bells on! Designed by British designer Tom Dixon, the interiors feature beaten copper panels with plenty of nautical references and tactile surfaces throughout.

The event space is flexible, smart and user friendly, perfect for smaller events and meetings – there’s even a 56 seat cinema! The famous glass-sided Rumpus Room up on the 12th floor is a great space and one we’d love to use at any event we put into this slick and well run venue.

Plus, we’ve got massive confidence in the team to deliver a great service.

Interested? Why not get in touch and we’ll talk you through these and other great options for your event. Or give us a call on 01562 701931.