Bush Hall has had a lively history - from a dance hall to a soup kitchen to a snooker club and finally restored to its former glory as one of London's best music and entertainment venues.
Character: Lovingly restored steel-framed Edwardian dance hall reborn as elegant, quirky and atmospheric music & entertainment venue.
Features: Elaborate Edwardian plasterwork. Suntrap roof terrace off upstairs bar.
Location and History: Bush Hall is five minutes walk from Shepherds Bush tube. The building began its life as the setting for a real life Edwardian fairy tale. The Bush, or the Carlton Dance Hall, as it was originally called, was commissioned by the wealthy publisher W.C Hurndall who gave his daughters Lillian, Eugenie and Olive a lavishly appointed dance hall each to play with. The Bush - the only one of the trio to have survived the years intact - was fittingly its creator’s favourite. Hurndall apparently lived with his mistress in an apartment above the bar.
Interior: At full capacity Bush Hall can hold 350. The whole building is available for hire and private events can be organised in either of the two bars, with bar service until 1am. The downstairs bar has an informal lived in character with distressed green leather stools and a comfortingly worn wooden bar. (Fits 80 guests). Upstairs brown leather and red velvet vintage sofas and chairs, a granite topped bar, marble floors and mirrored walls provide a shabby chic elegance (50 guests).
Bush Hall is already a music venue with a strong reputation for showcasing emerging talent - Amy Winehouse, Lilly Allen and the Kings of Leon all played here early in their careers - and it has become a venue favoured for special insiders’ gigs, and record company promotions. Today it is an increasingly popular venue for product launches, conferences, private parties, adventurous weddings and Christmas parties.
Main Hall, Green Room, Foyer Bar, Terrace Bar & Terrace
Sound engineer / technician
Events organisation & table plan
15 Large Round Tables (to seat up to 10)
12 Small Round Tables (to seat up to 6)
4 trestle tables
Type of Cuisine:
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