Old Billingsgate Bridge

The Grand Hall at Old Billingsgate

 

 

Grazing Event's Venue of the Month

The Grand Hall at Old Billingsgate

 

 

Grazing Events has been listed at Old Billingsgate since 2010 and it is one of our favourite venues not only because it steeped in fishy history but it is just a stone throw from our kitchen’s in Bermondsey.

 

Probably one of London’s most versatile event spaces, Old Billingsgate is a blank canvas of potential, perfect for conferences, exhibitions, receptions, product launches, awards ceremonies, dinners, fashion shows and even wedding receptions. 

 

Once the home of London’s world famous fish market, Old Billingsgate a Victorian Grade II Listed building, has been transformed into one of London’s premium event spaces accommodating three adaptable spaces. Retaining most of its original interior and beautiful features, Billingsgate has an impressive triple height ceiling and fantastic views from the riverside terrace perfect for a summer drinks reception.

 

The Grand Hall – offering 40,000 epic square feet this really is Billingsgate’s flagship event space! Able to accommodate a whopping 1,700 guests for show stopping seated dinners, 3,000 guests for a jumbo reception and 1,200 for a spectacular conference we understand why everyone picks Billingsgate for their most important events.

Why not try some of our epic food station menus for your next reception or beautifully designed dinner menus for a spectacular dinner – we know you won’t be disappointed!

 

     

 

The Front Terrace – attached to the Grand Hall the Front Terrace at Billingsgate offers spectacular views over the Thames, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast and The Shard. The terrace is the perfect arrival for Billingsgate events and when the sun is shining there is nothing better than a chilled glass of bubbles in one hand and one of our mouth-watering canapes in the other! 

 

  

 

Fun Fishy Billingsgate Facts

We might all associate Billingsgate with fish but did you know that up until the sixteenth century the original Billingsgate was a general market known for selling corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and miscellaneous goods!

 

London is known for its love of eel however in 1699 an Act of Parliament was passed making Billingsgate a “free and open market for all sorts of fish whatsoever” with only one exception. The sale of eels was restricted at Billingsgate, only Dutch fisherman whose boats were moored in the Thames were allowed to sell eels, this was an agreement based on their help freeing people during the Great Fire.

Published on by Claire