Porchester Hall

Porchester Rd, Bayswater

Stepping into the 1929 art deco Grade II listed building, situated in the City of Westminster, you are captivated by the grandeur of the elegant staircase with its ornamental bronze and wrought iron banisters, striking marble walls and crystal chandeliers.  This Titanic-esque entrance provides the perfect backdrop for wedding photos and reception drinks.

This stunning, time-less venue, offers a unique and versatile space that is sure to give your event the wow factor. Ideal for larger formal events, including Christmas parties, corporate events, theatre productions, fashions show, product launches and live music events.  

Inside the venue, red carpet flows up the curled staircase from the entrance to the main hall where the walls are handsomely panelled in English oak and walnut, with luxurious rich crimson velvet drapes. Fascinating figurines and motifs support the main beams and ten magnificent crystal chandeliers hang from the intricately detailed ceiling.

The venue can seat up to 400 people for a dinner-dance and is also regularly used for music concerts, banquets, charitable events, balls and galas.  We can also facilitate the use of a nearby car park that can hold up to 100 cars.

The quaint small hall is ideal for small meetings of up to 50 people and can be incorporated into hire of the main hall.  Other rooms available in the venue include the Duchess of York suite, the Blue Room,  as well as a bar and fully industrial kitchen facilities.

The attached leisure facilities provide and original 1929 swimming pool and Turkish Spa which can be taken advantage of by event organisers, and provide additional opportunities for filming.



The Hall`s intimate acoustics make for an electric atmosphere, perfect for showcases, album launches and independent gigs. The Ten stunning chandeliers and beautiful 1920`s styling bestow a real sense of heritage to proceedings.

Fully equipped with back stage and green room facilities, The Porchester Hall recalls the vintage music hall culture of London. In recent times, the team here at Porchester have hosted many leading artists such as: Ed Sheeran, Arcade Fire, The Who, Status Quo, Pink Floyd, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Yusuf Islam, Jools Holland and many other acts at the forefront of music.



The splendour of this magnificent venue provides an amazing setting for film and photography. Previously the hall has been used as a location for various fashion shows as well as featuring in many televised broadcasts such as: The Brit Awards 2015, Monty Python’s ‘The meaning of Life’, BBC Sessions, Channel 4’s ‘Stand up for Cancer'

Located in Bayswater, Paddington; it benefits from links via Royal Oak, Bayswater and Queensway, on both the Hammersmith & City and Central Lines.   


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