Talking about lofts might conjure up images of trendy New York apartments, but London is no less rich in these stunning spaces - you've just got to know where to look. They're not easy to find, but they're there, hiding away at the top of some of the city's most exquisite buildings, perfect for an event with a difference.
Here are seven of the best.
This must be one of the most beautiful contemporary venues in London - perfectly perched in Southwark, it's an expansive loft with views that sweep across the London skyline.
It's been designed with the keen eye of Carlos Lumiere, who has worked with some of the world's biggest brands as a photographer and venue manager.
Comprised of five beautiful spaces, including the Tropical Library and the Victorian Loft, Lumiere has seen everything from weddings to conferences, and regularly welcomes in London's top photographers for shoots. Any event could blossom in this stunning loft.
You might think that at the top of every Shoreditch building is some achingly trendy loft, where 'creatives' walk barefoot, smoke shisha pipes and eat Korean-Mexican fusion takeaways. Well, maybe there are.
But there is one, more beautiful than all the others, that you can hire for your own event. It's called Studio Spaces.
A disused local railway station, this loft has been converted into one of London's freshest and most on-trend lofts. Recently refurbished, the three spaces have their own unique features including state-of-the-art speakers and a built-in photography wall. The exposed brick and industrial ceilings throughout evoke its past, as do the original Victorian windows that bathe the White Studio in light. For a wedding, conference, launch, club night - this must be the place.
3. The Factory
The Factory is a loft you can't help but want to live in, an NYC-style open-plan loft with balconies to boot.
Add some exposed brickwork and original wooden floorboard into the mix, and you've got yourself the dream loft combination.
With 1500 sq ft available, this inspiring space is ideal for photography or filming projects and is made up of reception, bedroom, kitchen, and a bathroom/changing room.
The Loft at 47/49 Tanner Street, offers a blank canvas that can accommodate the fiercest of imaginations. The 19th century, listed building is known for its beautiful industrial features, from exposed brick, expansive wooden floors and beams.
As the background of Dragon's Den and The Great British Sewing Bee, the venue has some pretty impressive filming credentials but that's not all. Large enough for conferences and product launches, brands can take ownership of the Victorian space to create an event to remember.
With a bold, industrial finish, Espero Studio is a statement loft with oodles of character, ideally located within walking distance of Shoreditch High Street.
Espero Studio is an inspiring, quirky split-level location with high ceilings, skylights and big industrial windows providing lots of natural daylight. The studio is equipped with industrial props and exposed brickwork making it a perfect space for art exhibitions, product launches and photography.
Up to 100 people can bathe in the sunlight that showers into Brunswick Studios. Bold beams prop the roof over this converted hall, where huge wooden doors let in fresh air and warm sunlight from the beautiful outside space.
Original features pepper the building adding character to the blank canvas space. It's ideal for conferences, yet it also lends itself effortlessly to imaginative decoration for weddings and parties.
We're bringing the style with our final loft space, Six Storeys on Soho. Owned by Camm and Hooper, the brains behind Banking Hall and Victorian Bathhouse, the venue is inspired by Soho Square's colourful and bohemian past.
Each of the six floors is opulently decorated with beautiful wallpaper flecked with red and gold, stylish furniture and complete with views across Soho Square.
Perfect for private dinner, product launches or meetings, Six Storeys on Soho is a loft with the wow-factor.
For help finding the perfect venue, get in touch with our Venue Experts at hirespace.com