Shard News, and Six of the Best Venues with Views!

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We were on top of the world last month, quite literally, when we were appointed as a preferred supplier to The Shard. The View from The Shard is London’s highest event space – perfect for exclusive breakfast and evening events for up to 400 guests or for smaller VIP seated dinners. The venue’s two viewing platforms provide guests with unprecedented 360 degree views of London and beyond.

This got us thinking of other Zafferano venues with stonking views – here are a few of our favourites…

Somerset House  A spectacular neoclassical palace on the Strand overlooking the Thames on one side and the iconic fountain courtyard on the other. Somerset House is a collection of historic and contemporary event spaces available for daytime or evening hire for up to 1500 guests. It has been the backdrop to some of Zaff’s favourite events including a fairground courtyard extravaganza for 1500 guests as well as the first night parties of “Beautiful. The Musical” and “Miss Saigon” complete with fireworks on the Thames.

The Jewel Tower  Slap bang in the heart of Westminster, The Jewel Tower dates back almost 650 years and offers picture postcard views over the Houses of Parliament. Perfect for drinks receptions on the lawns or intimate dinners for 22 on one long table. The Prime Minster herself has enjoyed the Zafferano treatment at Jewel Tower!

Trinity House Built in 1796, Trinity House is the headquarters of the General Lighthouse Authority – a connection evident in the venue’s fascinating collection of maritime artefacts including a ship’s bell which calls guests for dinner. It has a suite of 5 rooms many of which offer breath-taking views of the Tower of London.

Two Temple Place Glorious Two Temple Place overlooking the Thames, was built for William Waldorf Astor and combines the grandeur of a London mansion with the intimacy of a private home.  Offering 3 main events spaces, it is perfect for 150 guests for standing receptions and seated dinners for 120.

Royal Museums Greenwich Five historic venues The National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Peter Harrison Planetarium and the Cutty Sark are all set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offer stunning views of the Thames, Greenwich Park and the towers of Canary Wharf.