Four event spaces that offer a taste of nostalgia

Looking for a venue with a difference? The following four options aim to transport guests to a different place in time, from the post-war 1940s to an era when Jack the Ripper reigned supreme.

Maggie's is perfect for those seeking a little 1980s nostalgia (
Maggie's is perfect for those seeking a little 1980s nostalgia (


Re-live the 1980s at Maggie’s, which takes its inspiration from the decade that is perhaps best known for it's cringeworthy fashion trends - think leg warmers, neon coloured everything and MC Hammer pants. 

The space can accommodate up to 180 people for private events comprising drinks and canapés. It is available to hire seven days per week, meanwhile early evening hire and late night section hire is on offer every Tuesday through to Saturday.

Where: 329 Fulham Road, London SW10 9QL

Contact: 0207 352 8512

The London Dungeons

This Merlin Events venue pays homage to 1,000 years of the capital's history, and covers events that involve the likes of Sweeney Todd, Guy Fawkes and Jack the Ripper. 

Event packages typically comprise a 30-minute dungeon experience to start, followed by the option of seated dinners, cocktail parties, dinner dances and even a dungeon disco. The space is suitable for 150 standing guests or 65 seated.

Where: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB

Contact: 0207 487 0224 

BYOC Camden

This venue not only harks back to the 1920s, it is themed in line with a casino typical of the era, with vintage blackjack, roulette and poker tables located throughout the space.

BYOC Camden is available to hire for between 10 and 55 guests, with a private space and bartender included in the price. There is also the option to request food for an extra cost, and event organisers can choose to bring their own music when the entire space is booked. 

Where: 11-13 Basement, Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE

Contact: 020 3441 2424


Cahoots offers a 1940s post-war London feel, and is set in an abandoned tube station - complete with a vintage train carriage, wooden escalators and a platform bar.

The carriage is able to host up to 40 people for events, meanwhile the entire venue can accommodate 150 guests. It is suitable for everything from photo shoots and product launches to meetings.

Where: 13 Kingly Court, London W1B 5PW

Contact: 0207 352 6200

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