15th August 2016

Whether you're planning a press day, pop-up event, exhibition or showcase, you're going to want a venue which really represents your brand. Choosing a blank canvas venue gives you complete artistic license, and allows for all of the extra details which make your event unique.

With our top 7 blank canvas venues, the event-planning world can become your oyster – no matter how over the top your ideas might seem.

1. The Pickle Factory

Bethnal Green


The Pickle Factory is a 255sqm space in the heart of vibrant East London. Originally used for the storage of medical supplies, this industrial warehouse was transformed into an impressive events venue in 2013.

Overhead steel beams facilitate rigging equipment, while frosted skylights and LED ceiling lights keep the venue intimately lit from dawn 'til dusk.

With enough space to accommodate up to 200 people, The Pickle Factory is the ideal blank canvas venue for an intimate and unique event.

2. The Serpentine Gallery

South Kensington


The internationally renowned Serpentine Galleries are iconic in their own right.

Featuring the exterior of a historically rich Grade II listed building, and the interior of a contemporary art gallery, the Serpentine Galleries are bound to impress.

With past clients including Vogue, Belstaff, Ferrari, The Sunday Times Style and Bloomberg, The Serpentine Galleries are highly regarded in the world of fashion, arts, luxury and finance.

3. Studio at Blank100

Dalston Junction


Looking at its crisp, white interior, you may find it difficult to believe that Blank100 was originally used as a furniture making warehouse at the beginning of the 20th century.

Having been converted into a clean and contemporary space for up to 70 guests, the Studio at Blank100 has become a popular venue for art exhibitions, pop-up events, screenings and photo shoots.

4. Hellenic Centre

Baker Street


The Hellenic Centre's Great Hall is an impressive 2605 square foot space, which has capacity for up to 250 people.

With its high ceilings, white-washed walls and staging options, this blank canvas can be easily adapted for a multitude of eye-catching events.

Though lit by natural daylight, The Great Hall can also be fully blacked out if required. Fully integrated AV and high speed internet also come as standard.

5. St Saviour's at The Florence Trust



It only takes one glance to realise that this venue is one of a kind. St Saviour's at The Florence Trust was originally designed by eccentric architect William White in 1865, before being fully restored in 1988.

With capacity for up to 250 guests, the interior of this spectacular building features mosaicked brickwork, stain glass windows and a painted ceiling.

If you're looking for a spacious and adaptable venue with plenty of history to boot, it doesn't get much better than St Saviour's.

6. Warehouse 89

Shoreditch High St


With a maximum capacity of 400, Warehouse 89 is the ultimate blank canvas venue for hosting unforgettable events.

Based in Shoreditch, Warehouse 89 is at the heart of London's creative scene – something reflected in its industrial and airy interior.

Alongside the basement area, guests will also be given access to the venue's outdoor courtyard, and an exclusive private entrance.

7. Umbrella Factory

Bethnal Green


Unsurprisingly, the Umbrella Factory started life as an umbrella factory for Schaverien & Sons, before becoming the studio of famous photographer Wolfgang Tillmans.

Now a minimalist event space, this 3,000 square foot warehouse can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Neighbouring trendy Shoreditch and Whitechapel, the Umbrella Factory has become unsurprisingly popular for hosting art exhibitions and photo shoots.

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