Night In A Museum: 10 London Museum Venues That Are Perfect For Your Party

We love unique party venues and immersive experiences. That's why London's museums offer a perfect backdrop for our events. Let's look at the 10 best London museum venues for your celebration.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Famous for its outstanding fashion exhibitions, the V&A Museum knows how to throw a good party. Their luxury events attract celebrities and public figures from David Cameron and members of the royal family to Felicity Jones, the Jaggers and the Beckhams. Dior, McQueen, Balenciaga, Cosmopolitan, Coast and many other brands collaborated with the museum to host their exclusive events here.

If you also want to party in style, you can hire one of the main museum galleries for your private event. At our celebration here, we hosted the welcome reception at The Hintze Sculpture Gallery - V&A has one of the best and largest sculpture collections in the world. A surprise performance of LED ballerinas took place in the John Madejski Garden, which you can see on the photos from the annual V&A Summer party in Vogue or Tatler.

The gala dinner took place in their largest event space, the Raphael Gallery, which houses seven Raphael cartoons. For the afterparty, our guests moved to The Dome, with its soaring ceiling and Dale Chihuly's extraordinary central glass sculpture.
The Royal Academy of Arts
Another iconic destination for art-related parties is The Royal Academy of Arts. Not only do they have A-list celebrities, like Alexa Chung, Kylie Minogue, and Laura Bailey, at their Summer parties, but the RA is also the venue of choice among popular brands, like Ralph Lauren.

The RA offers lavish rooms, intimate spaces and a world-renowned collection of classic and contemporary art. If you would like to host your event here, go for the regal John Madjeski Fine Rooms and the Collection Gallery in Burlington House or Burlington Gardens. Your guests will enjoy the artwork as much as the recently renovated interiors of the 18th century building.
The Wallace Collection
A former private residence, The Wallace Collection occupies an old mansion in the heart of Marylebone. The collection includes 18th-century French art, furniture, porcelain, Old Master paintings and armour from all over the world. This was the perfect backdrop for public events, launches and exhibitions for many brands and public figures, including Manolo Blahnik, Peter Pilotto, Harper's Bazaar and Vivienne Westwood.

As an event space, the museum offers you 25 classic galleries and a contemporary glazed Courtyard. We are sure that your guests will enjoy a taste of old world glamour in the heart of London, and appreciate the beauty of the mansion and its rich collection behind closed doors.
The Saatchi Gallery
Located on the popular Kings Road in Chelsea, The Saatchi Gallery has a minimalist and modern interior, perfect for a wide range of exhibitions and art performances.

JP Morgan, Patek Philippe, Hermes, SuperYacht, The Observer, Google, BP, and many more hosted their parties, exhibitions and product launches here. You can transform the place and create a unique installation to match the theme of your party. Or opt in for a reception and dinner amid contemporary artworks from the gallery's main collection.
Natural History Museum
Everybody knows the Natural History Museum's landmark building. Its Romanesque architecture are reminiscent of medieval churches, so it's called "a cathedral to science". No surprises that it was the venue of choice for the Olivier Awards afterparty, Sky's 'Hold The World' VR launch, the celebrity-packed DKMS Big Love Gala, or Ed Sheeran's exclusive performance at the East Anglia Children's Hospice fundraiser.

For the most spectacular private celebration, host your dinner in the Hintze Hall. Its massive arches, spectacular stone staircases and a skeleton of a blue whale suspended from the ceiling make it breathtaking. Or opt in for the Earth Hall, featuring a giant metal sculpture of Earth and a 6-meter long fossil Stegosaurus. Modern Darwin Centre and the museum's courtyard make a perfect spot for a reception or afterparty.
The Serpentine Gallery
The annual Serpentine Summer Party brings together the worlds of fashion, music, film, and design. Everybody from Jourdan Dunn and Alexa Chung to Lara Stone, Claudia Schiffer, Rita Ora and Clémence Poésy comes to celebrate the new summer season at this iconic location.

This place combines the charm of a historic building with the freshness of a contemporary art space, and both the Serpentine Gallery and The Magazine restaurant are available for private hire. To astonish your guests with the most exclusive venue in London, look at the Serpentine Pavillion, designed by different artists every year. The name of the architect who will build a new space for the year is announced in February, with big reveal happening the previous June. Then you have almost a year to book this venue for your party.
Garden Museum
The Garden Museum is one of the best-kept secrets in London. Located on the river shore in the Vauxhall area, it occupies the building of St Mary's-at-Lambeth church and the adjoining outdoor area. The building was rebuilt to include seven brand-new galleries and magnificent garden spaces, designed by Chelsea Flower Show's artists.

The museum offers two unique event spaces. The traditional church space, the Nave, features stained glass windows and soaring ceilings, and is perfect for dinners. The Dan Pearson Garden, with contemporary bronze and glass architecture, is great for receptions. Both spaces offer a peaceful and quiet island in the middle of a bustling city.
The Somerset House
The Somerset House has been a public space for art events, exhibitions, and festivals since its foundation in 1775. Many key annual events are hosted there, such as London Design Week, London Fashion Week, Photo London, and exclusive events and fashion presentations by Chanel, Valentino, Net-a-Porter, Mont Blanc and more.

Not only are there stylish and minimalist regal rooms in this historic palace, but also a river-view terrace and a massive courtyard can be hired for your celebration. If you want our advice, go for Seamen's Hall with its marble floors, Corinthian columns and huge windows. Or check out the ex-barrel-vaulted bargehouse, the Embankment Galleries, or set your event in the River Terrace that has a view of London landmarks and offers a perfect spot for an intimate al-fresco celebration.

Cutty Sark
Another unique London museum, Cutty Sark, is actually a ship, recently restored and placed in a spectacular riverside setting in the Greenwich area. Hosting your event here, you can explore the last surviving tea clipper from all angles. The ship is suspended 3 meters above the ground and you can use the space underneath for your celebration.

Besides the dock - the modern space underneath the ship - you can also hire the main deck. It offers breathtaking views of London skyline and transports you back to the grand age of sea travel.
Tate Britain
Tate can boast many collaborations and joint projects with fashion, travel and cultural brands. In 2019, its gallery in Pimlico turned into a runway for Victoria Beckham's fashion show. Christopher Kane showed his collection here in 2017, and Tommy Hilfiger launched their new line in Tate Modern earlier this year.

For your own party in this fashionable location, you can hire the Grand Saloon, Victorian Gallery, Sackler Octagon, modern Manton Foyer, or stylish Rex Whistler restaurant on the lower ground floor.
Hosting your event in a museum is a great way to provide your guests with an unforgettable experience, and we have profound expertise in working with this kind of venue. We can assist you with all the steps of planning the perfect event from finding the best suppliers and caterers to creating a bespoke event design and entertainment programme to enhance your celebration.