When you're looking for a London venue with an eye-catching centrepiece, you might imagine a grand fireplace, or stunning floor to ceiling windows, or even a fancy chandelier - but how about a staircase?

Now we know what you're thinking - staircases are merely there to help you go up or down and gain access to all the action at a venue. However, here are 10 venues with staircases that will literally blow your mind.

The Queen's House

Tulip Staircase at The Queen's House

The Tulip Staircase at The Queen's House really speaks for itself, and is the perfect backdrop for glamorous wedding photos. These gorgeous stairs boast the label of being the first self-supporting spiral stair in Britain, and is the location of the Rev R. W. Hardy’s famous ‘ghost’ photograph – a phenomenon that has never been explained logically to this day!

Somerset House

Nelson staircase at Somerset House

Somerset House is home to the Nelson Staircase, one or two spectacular five-storey period staircases available for photo and film shoots. Set in a rotunda, the flowing Nelson Stair soars from the basement to the Navy Board Rooms and beyond, with plenty of eye-catching flourishes.

The Ritz

Ritz staircase

One of the world's most highly renowned and beautiful hotels in the world, The Ritz is also home to one of London's most eye-catching staircases. As you glide down the sweeping stairs, romantic notes rise up from the piano in the Grand Hall - the perfect setting for a wedding.

The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Staircase at Royal Horseguards Hotel

Its staircase looks as grand as the venue name sounds. The Royal Horseguards Hotel is home to one of London's most awe inspiring staircase. Built in 1884, this Grade I listed building is bursting with character, and acts as a picturesque backdrop for any kind of event.

Spring Grove House

SpringGrove

Spring Grove House is a Grade II listed spacious and elegant building full of charm and period features, including this insanely cool staircase leading to Captain Cook's Room. Yes, you heard us correctly, Captain Cook's Room. The stained glass windows and wooden panelling of the stairs offer the space a very elegant and classical feel - almost taking you back in time.

Kensington Palace

Stairs at Kensington Palace

These stairs within Kensington Palace's State Apartments are surrounded by beautiful artwork completed in 1724. The artist, William Kent, had even included himself in a self portrait. Easily some of the most awe inspiring stairs in any venue, you may find yourself spending more time on the staircase than anywhere else as you admire the paintings!

10-11 Carlton House

Staircase at 10-11 Carlton House

Stepping into 10 Carlton House Terrace from the hustle and bustle of London is like stepping into another time. With a three-flight black marble staircase sweeping up in front of you, and grand corniced ceilings above, you know immediately that this building is something special, steeped in history with a story to tell.

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