170 Queen's Gate in South Kensington is a grade II listed Victorian townhouse venue with its own landscaped walled garden. The perfect backdrop for a variety of private and corporate events including meetings, dinners, parties, receptions and weddings, it is the epitome of English elegance. Its style and rare combination of features including it's charming architecture, private courtyard garden and outstanding central London location, make 170 Queen's Gate a standout venue.
170 Queen's Gate is the only venue in the sought after area of South Kensington with its own elegant walled garden - nestled amongst world class museums and prestigious venues. Dating back to the late 1800's, 170 Queen's Gate is just minutes from Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall and High St Kensington. Without a doubt, the 170 Queen's Gate event spaces are some of the finest in Kensington. The exclusive private garden is ideal for summer events in London.
This hidden gem features a number of beautiful event spaces and characterful rooms - often used for a variety of high calibre private and corporate events; including wedding receptions, birthday parties, meetings, training sessions and seminars. From small formal dinners to celebrations and parties, 170 Queen's Gate is a great space for private events that require that special touch. The venue's outdoor space is an impressive backdrop for any social occasion and is a first choice for birthday and christening celebrations, engagement parties, drinks receptions, private lunches and many other memorable private events.
For presentations or business meetings, the Solar Room with its south facing aspect overlooking the walled courtyard garden is the perfect bright space all year round. The high cove ceilings and french doors leading out to the courtyard garden set the tone for this elegant space. Award-winning chefs deliver delicious and sumptuous seasonal menus for event attendees, alongside a carefully selected wines that complement the menu choices perfectly.
Licensed by the Westminster Register Office for civil ceremonies for up to 70 and able to accommodate receptions for up to 120, this is the perfect intimate and stylish outdoor wedding venue in South Kensington. A civil wedding ceremony can be held in The Solar Room and afterwards guests have exclusive use of the courtyard garden, making for the perfect outdoor wedding venue in the spring and summer months. 170's simple and classic decor make it ideal for weddings as there is scope for personalisation, theming and floristry if desired.
The unique and historic architecture of the building also makes the venue an excellent location for period photo-shoots and filming while the house and garden have been used as the backdrop for product launches and location sets for numerous programmes and documentaries. The venue can also be hired exclusively encompassing the grand welcome foyer and courtyard garden.
Designed by Norman Shaw and completed in 1889, the house was commissioned by Frederick Anthony White, a wealthy cement manufacturer with an interest in art and architecture. The building is now home to the President & Rector of Imperial College London.
Following the 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, an 87-acre area around what is now Exhibition Road was purchased by the commissioners of the exhibition, in order to create a home for institutions dedicated to the arts and sciences, resulting in the foundation of the museums and university here.
170 Queen's Gate is now a prestigious venue, part of the Imperial College London and close to other prestigious institutions such as the Royal Albert Hall. The venue is neighbour to other affluent centres of Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Kensington, South Kensington and covers some of the most exclusive real estate in the world.