• Prosecco served at a private party © Clean Plate Pictures
  • Set up in our London party venue for hirePrivate dinner party set-up in the Picture Gallery © Owen Billcliffe
  • Guests enjoying the party celebrations © Clean Plate Pictures
  • Drinks being served for a private party at our London venueDrinks being served in the Court Room © Mark Bothwell
  • Canapes being served for a private party at our London venuePrivate party catering © Mark Bothwell
  • Image of our party venue for hire in LondonDrinks party setup in the Court Room by The Admirable Crichton © Mark Bothwell
  • Image of our party venue for hire in LondonPrivate party setup in the Picture Gallery by The Admirable Crichton © Mark Bothwell
  • Canapes for a private partyPrivate party catering © Mark Bothwell
  • Private party in the Picture Gallery, a room for hire at our London venuePrivate dinner party in the Picture Gallery © Owen Billcliffe
  • Private party setup in the Picture Gallery by The Admirable Crichton © Mark Bothwell
Covid-19 update

Private dining events and drinks receptions are not currently permitted to take place due to Government restrictions. However, our dedicated events team are still available to help you plan your future event with us. To arrange a viewing, or to discuss options and availability, please contact us at events@foundlingmuseum.org.uk.

We understand that these are uncertain times for our clients and have therefore released a Covid-19 booking guarantee to protect you should your event be cancelled due to Covid-19.

Please note the current capacities listed may be subject to change in line with Government guidance.

Statement date: 12 November 2020


Hosting a party or special celebration? The Foundling Museum is one of the most stunning party venues in central London.

Impress your guests with our beautiful Collection, striking interiors and first-class catering. We are dedicated to creating memorable and stylish personal events and can help you create the perfect celebration. Conveniently located near King’s Cross and available for exclusive private hire, our london party venue is ideal for milestone celebrations such as:

  • Birthday parties
  • Anniversary drinks
  • Engagement parties
  • Retirement celebrations
  • Bar and bat mitzvahs
  • Silk parties
  • Wrap parties

Our London venue offers tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the city, set in the heart of literary Bloomsbury and overlooking beautiful Brunswick Square. You can enjoy exclusive use of the Museum, so your guests are free to wander around our historic interiors and enjoy the many artistic treasures on display.

The Museum is ideal for both dinner and drinks parties, with two elegant rooms to hire. The Court Room, with sumptuous olive-green walls and striking Rococo interior, is perfect for an intimate private dinner or pre-dinner drinks. Up to 40 guests can be seated on two tables, or up to 20 on a single table, with 80 standing. Alternatively, the Picture Gallery, with its tall windows and large-scale paintings, makes a powerful backdrop for larger celebrations. For dinner parties, up to 100 guests can be seated on round tables, or up to 46 on a single table. Our 1923 Broadwood grand piano, located in the space, can be used to set the tone for a perfect evening.

We work closely with a selection of approved suppliers from caterers and florists, through to photographers and musicians, making our party venue extra special. Our dedicated team can assist you with everything from site visit, administration and pre-planning, through to on-site management of the event itself so you can relax and enjoy your celebration.

Income generated from venue hire supports our vital and unique work with disadvantaged children and young adults.


  • You were a tremendous help and made sure everything ran smoothly and to plan. Family, friends and colleagues had a very enjoyable time. I very much enjoyed working with you on this project and would love an
    opportunity to work with you again.

    Caroline Daly

Enquire now

Discuss your event with our dedicated events team on +44 (0)20 7841 3616 or email events@foundlingmuseum.org.uk to find out more about this party venue for hire in London.