When you book a summer event with us, we won’t let the rain spoil your big day!

You’re never too old to enjoy a good old fun fair

That’s why you can hold your summer party at City Central at The HAC and give your guests exclusive access to its stunning funfair. You might get wet on the big wheel, but the merry-go-round and the dodgems are under cover.

This elite venue is like a small oasis in the hustle and bustle of the Square Mile, with space for 400 to 2,400 guests inside, so if it does rain… we’ve got it covered!

If you need a smaller capacity, you can hire The View, part of City Central. for 500 guests. Right next to the funfair, this reception is a glazed space, which means it’s also suitable for summer parties whatever the weather.

summer entertainment

Perfect for high-impact winter and summer events

City Central is open from late November to late December and again from June to July, and can be reserved for 400 to 2,400 guests for standing receptions.

In winter, this London events venue is the perfect space for awards ceremonies, conferences and spectacular Christmas parties, with magical festive decor and top-notch entertainment on offer. In the summer, you can also hire City Central at the HAC for bespoke team-building and fun days for up to 2,000 guests, as well as other private functions such as conferences and dinners.

Benefit from other top suppliers

Because we’re part of the Concerto Group, we work with many other leading brands such as luxury caterer Create. That means we have significant economies of scale, which enables us to get considerable discounts on our suppliers so you can make your budget go further and save money. The Artillery Garden at the HAC is also equipped with state-of-the-art sound and AV systems, and has a specially fitted stage for live entertainment acts.

A prestigious City location

City Central at the HAC is near the heart of the City and only a few minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Overground, rail), Old Street (Northern) and Barbican (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan) stations. Therefore, its an ideal London events venue for City-based legal and financial firms planning a daytime conference, after-work party, charity fundraiser or another special occasion.

One of London’s most historic private functions venues

This venue is the home of the Honourable Artillery Company, which is the British Army’s oldest regiment, dating to the 16th century. The site includes the beautiful Armoury House, built in the 18th and 19th centuries, and a large garden that is often used for cricket, football and rugby matches (as well as funfairs!).

Now fully soundproofed, City Central is perfect for all kinds of special occasions. Here are some event ideas to crank up the volume!

5 event types to crank up the volume

1 – High-impact corporate conferences

With state-of-the-art sound, lighting and technology guaranteed, we’ll make sure you get your messages across to every guest so you can make the biggest impact.

2 – Unforgettable awards ceremonies

We’ll give you a fantastic awards ceremony with the best production equipment available. With soundproofing, we can crank up the volume so your guests never miss a word.

3 – Dazzling dance acts

Treat your guests to a showstopping event by booking a top dance act at this luxury London events venue. We can give you some of the biggest names in the industry, including renowned West End dance acts, all complemented with stunning sound and lighting.

4 – Fantastic live music shows

We can also provide you with acclaimed singers and musicians that will get everyone on the dance floor in no time. With soundproofing, guests at City Central will benefit from outstanding acoustics, whether our entertainers are drumming like Ringo Starr or playing the electric guitar like Jimi Hendrix. That means acts at this London events venue won’t be subject to strict noise regulations, which can prevent them from using certain types of instruments (such as guitar and bass amplifiers).

5 – Magical Christmas parties

At the end of a working year, there’s no better time to let your hair down and relax with colleagues than at your workplace Christmas party. This year, City Central at the HAC is celebrating Boogie Wonder Nights’, a glitzy ’70’s theme with everything from disco balls to dodgems and glitter balls to lava lamps. So dance the night away while the DJ cranks up the volume to all the best hits of the bygone era.

Get in touch today. Whether you’re planning an awards ceremony, a Christmas party, or any other special event at our events venues in London or elsewhere, let us know and we can arrange a viewing.