In the heart of the City, the Armourers' Hall is a sophisticated venue steeped in history, and makes the ideal choice for events requiring an inspiring backdrop.
Located in the heart of the City, this venue is one of a kind and steeped in history – making it the perfect venue for events which require an inspiring backdrop.
Not only is Armourers’ Hall a gorgeous venue, it is also filled with fascinating history. The Armourers’ Company was founded in 1322 – this was during the reign of King Edward II. Both the workers in brass and copper, (who were also known as the Armourers’ and the Brasiers’ Companies) worked closely together but only officially came together in 1708.
The Company during that time period played a vital role in defending the City and even still today they have connections with the Armed Forces. An official grant making Charitable Trust was set up as the Armourers’ and Brasiers’ have always made effort to support many charities.
One third of the Armourers’ and Brasiers’ Company’s grants were to go to charities which mainly focused on homelessness and youth training, whilst the other two thirds went towards education in material science.
In 1839 Armourers’ Hall was completely rebuilt to be made into the stunning venue that it is today; the venue today features a blend of 16th and 17th century armour, weapons and paintings. The Company hires out the different rooms it has located inside of it, making it the perfect location for any function of event.
Filled with history, this 19th century building has a range of rooms for guests to choose from, each of which display memorabilia and décor from the 16th and 17th century.
The largest of spaces within Armourers’ Hall is the Livery Dining Hall, a beautiful space which can accommodate up to 100 seated dinner guests. The Livery Dining Hall’s décor includes brass chandeliers and men-at-arms candlesticks, perfectly setting the scene for atmospheric events.
Other rooms inside of this beautiful venue are smaller than the Livery Hall, however still as stunning, for instance the Drawing Room, which is also called the ‘Gold Room’. Its nickname given to the room is due to the luxurious golden walls and magnificent historic paintings hung upon them. The Drawing Room has a capacity of 50 guests seated.
An equally impressive event space inside of Armourers’ Hall is the Armourers’ Court Room; this room gives off a unique antique atmosphere, with its mahogany furnishing. Events which are especially perfect for this space are dinners, lunches and board meetings which can accommodate up to 20 guests.
The event venue even has smaller event spaces for smaller scaled events – these are called the Armourers’ and Brasiers’ Library, perfect for quiet and intimate events.
The Armourers' Hall, 23-25 Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LR, United Kingdom