Top 10 Blank Canvas Venues

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When hiring a blank canvas venue, choosing a space which perfectly fits the bill can seem a little daunting – but there’s no need to fret!  We have partnered up with HeadBox, a new online market place for inspiring and creative spaces, to make sure that you have all bases covered. Whether you’re hosting a product launch, celebratory supper, annual conference or a team away day, it’s never been easier to book Zafferano at a fantastic space – just with the click of a button.

To prove the point we tasked HeadBox to uncover some of

the best blank canvas venues London has to offer.

From modern dance studios, urban warehouses and recycled railways arches there will definitely be a venue that’s perfect for what you have in mind.  We were particularly excited to see number 10 on the list – Dalston Space in De Beauvoir, Zafferano’s first proper home, way back when, in 2003! The HeadBox Zafferano synergy clearly runs deep!

Warehouse, Shoreditch Studios

First up we have the Warehouse at Shoreditch Studios – a stunning 3,500 square feet warehouse catering for up to 350 guests with an exposed brick backdrop. Shoreditch Studios consists of two adjoining railway arch studios giving the venue uniquely high ceilings. The room has been given a new lease of life with contemporary white infinity coves, green rooms, a small kitchen area, a comfy mezzanine lounge and a spacious outdoor courtyard! So no matter what the event you’ll definitely have everything you need in this versatile dry hire venue.

The Warehouse, Studio Spaces E1

The Warehouse at Studio Spaces E1 is another top option for dry venue hire in London. This spacious newly renovated factory space in Tower Hamlets has been given a facelift which has transformed it into a quirky event space. Get creative in this impressive, high-finish 4000 square foot space that is essentially a blank canvas. With rigging, truss points and full-soundproofing throughout, this unique venue hire can be transformed to play host to any of your upcoming events.

The Depository

The Depository is a 500 square foot industrial warehouse based in Stoke Newington. A fun fact about this venue is that it is the birthplace of the widely acclaimed TV programme  “Dragons Den” – a great talking point for you and your guests. The venue is set over four floors, each uniquely decorated with different textured walls and flooring. The ground floor was originally horse stables and is now a dark and atmospheric event space with a spiral staircase and original lift shaft. This venue is ideal for a private party or perhaps a crucial investment pitch…

Downstairs, Carousel

The downstairs area at Carousel is the perfect blank canvas venue in Marylebone. This vast and versatile space has an industrial, warehouse-style finish and comes with high ceilings, polished concrete flooring and moody lighting. This large venue hire in London has room for 120 guests seated and 180 standing – making it great for a party venue! Carousel is kitted out with it’s own professional kitchen, lighting and AV equipment. There is also a pop-up bar which is an even better reason to use this space for a private party venue.


Exhibition and Studio Space, Noho Studios

Noho Studio is the perfect blank canvas event space located in the buzzing West End. Ideal for product launches, press events, receptions, sample sales or presentations in a venue that you can truly make your own. Close to Oxford Circus, the exciting new venue offers a brandable spot with direct access down to 2000 square feet of open plan space. This top blank canvas venue hire in London is full of character with high ceilings and white brick arches.

The Arches, The Brewhouse

The Brewhouse is located in Hackney and operates out of two large railway arches – the Light Arch and the Dark Arch – with an outdoor courtyard joining the two area, also available for hire separately for smaller events. The arches are spacious and versatile, retaining all the natural charm of the original build but still allowing you to adapt the space for any event. Team up with Zafferano on the catering and source a DJ and you’ve got one of the best private party venues in London!

Railway Arch, Kachette

Another recycled railway arch that is now used as one of the best options for venue hire in London is the Railway Arches at Kachette. Right in the heart of the artistic hub of Shoreditch, Kachette is often transformed into a venue perfect for art exhibitions, birthday parties, conferences, corporate events, fashion shows, press shows, pop-ups, private dinners, product launches, screenings, weddings and Christmas parties… you name it, they’ve done it! This venue can hold up to 330 guests when both of the arches are hired – with a PA system and WiFi and basic lighting is included in the hire fee giving you a few less things to worry about.

Hoxton Arches

Next up, we have the Hoxton Arches. This blank canvas event space is nestled in London’s East End and makes up 2,500 square feet of event space ready for you to leave your mark on! This shabby-chic venue with original exposed brick and distressed features is a truly versatile venue – perfect for private parties, workshops or exhibitions.

Studio 1, Iris Studio

Studio 1 at the Iris Studio is a magnificent 1,600 square feet studio available for drinks canapes, receptions, workshops, meetings, co-creation events or quirky training days. The unique venue hire features an infinity cove, elevated meeting area, dressing room and make up area. With a maximum capacity of 200 guests you can really create something amazing in this blank canvas venue to hire.

Dalston Space, De Beauvoir

Last but certainly not least, you can hire the Daylight Space at De Beauvoir for yet another great option for the best blank canvas venue hire London has to offer. Venue hire starts from just £500 a day for this space that can hold up to 80 guests. The blank canvas walls of this venue would make it great option for an art or fashion exhibition. This East London creative hub has been used for fashion pop ups for big brands like ITV, birthday parties, photoshoots and evening a wedding proposal venue!

HeadBox is the UK’s first online marketplace where you can instantly search, book and pay for over 4500 creative and inspiring meeting, off-site and event spaces.

Zafferano are proud to be a preferred partner of Headbox –

helping our clients and their guests create the perfect event, all in one place.

If you need a hand finding the perfect venue for your next event, then please get in touch with the concierge team on (mention our name!) they’re always happy to help!