The museum can host dinners for up to 120 people. They are
usually seated at up to 12 round tables, on our first floor, under our splendid
Victorian timber roof. Your choice of caterer can provide anything from a salad
to a five course gourmet meal, served either from a buffet table or full waiter
service at tables. The ground floor is usually used for unseated pre-dinner
drinks and may optionally be used for coffee, especially if networking is to be
encouraged at corporate functions. The location near St. Pancras International
is ideal where guests have to travel.
What We Offer At A Glance
- Victorian waterside heritage building, a former ice warehouse, with exposed brickwork and timber pitched roof
- Exclusive use of two floors
- Capacity up to 120
- Choose your own caterer and menu.
- Available 1630 - 2300 daily. On Mondays we also host lunches.
- Our own mooring to arrive by boat.
- No commission or corkage charges
- Furniture available in-house
- Fully accessible venue
- Storage facilities before and after the event available
- Excellent public transport. Street parking is free in the evenings.
- Optional extras available including glassware, audio-visual, logistics and bar staff
Kye facts - greater detail
- The building was built in the 1860s as an ice warehouse and has a fine timer
roof, exposed brickwork, and events take place on the two exhibition floors
- Choose your own caterer. We don't take commission from caterers,
so you don't have to pay more. You have a free choice of caterer.
- Street parking is free in the evenings and generally available but public
transport is excellent. There are numerous bus routes, six Underground lines,
and mainline rail services to the south coast, Kent, Bedfordshire, the East
Midlands, Hertfordshire, Cambridge, and to Paris and Bruxelles. Euston, King's Cross,
St. Pancras, Caledonion Road and Barnsury (London Overground) stations are all
within walking distance.
- We can provide all the furniture you're likely to need. We have round tables,
and some oblong tables for bar, buffet, reception etc. There is a charge for
banqueting furniture. You're free to hire other furniture if you prefer.
- Both floors are accessible to wheelchair users, via lifts.
- Our meeting room can be booked for storage and preparations before
or after the event, for example if your caterer needs to have equipment
delivered in the daytime and collected next day.
- Excellent public transport including at night.
- Music will not be audible outside the building. A DJ is not allowed
at this type of event, but background music such as a string trio or
recorded music is acceptable.
- We have flutes, wine and water glasses available for hire, and
table ice buckets
- We have projectors, screen, microphone and PA system available for
speeches and presentations
Such a nice place to eat
The museum is on two floors and guests will typically arrive for
pre-dinner drinks on the ground floor, where they will also leave coats and any
luggage. The ground floor is an atmospheric space with colourful exhibitions
all around. The atmosphere can be enhanced by additional lighting
effects, and there is access to the wharf outside, where there is a fine urban
view across the adjoining canal basin with its colourful boats. You won't
believe you are in central London here.
Guests will go upstairs to our first floor to eat. The first floor
boasts a magnificent Victorian timber roof and there are exhibitions around the
outside of the space. Round tables are chosen by most clients but the option of
more formal long tables at which guests are seated in lines is also possible
with some external furniture hire.
Boat trips can be arranged in connection with functions at the
museum, normally to arrive at the venue by boat from Camden or Islington.
The building is Victorian and Edwardian, but the facilities are
modern. We have a small kitchen providing the basic infrastructure to enable
your chosen caterer to serve you anything from a snack to a five course dinner.
The caterer provides all cooking equipment. You are free to use the outside
caterers of your choice, whether they bring in drinks, snacks or a lavish
buffet. We provide coat rails as standard and of course there are modern
toilets, plus a toilet for disabled persons. Power supplies are available
around the walls of the museum so that nowhere is far from one if you
need to use electrical equipment.
Decorations and decorative lighting can be installed if wanted, but if you
prefer the atmosphere to be businesslike or more formal that is also achievable.
The style of the event can be customised to your preferences
The Most Accessible Venue
There are two meanings of "accessible" in the context of a venue and
we could hardly score higher on either of them
The museum is fully accessible to disabled guests. Wheelchair users
may reach both floors using our lifts. The entrance is level, and there is a
ramp to the wharf. We have tactile and Braille signage and we will be happy to
arrange hire of a portable induction loop system for speeches etc. The
staircases are well adapted for the visually impaired and those who climb
stairs with some difficulty.
The museum is within a short walk of Euston, St. Pancras
International, and King's Cross stations, is near six Underground lines, the
Thameslink route, and the London Overground east-west route is about 15
minutes' walk. There are numerous bus routes in all directions. Minicabs may be
called to the door. Few other venues are so conveniently located, and even
fewer are in a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
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Music and Entertainment
Parties with loud music and dinner-dance parties are the subject of
our Music Parties Page. At a dinner-only event,
on any night of the week, you can have background music that cannot be heard
outside. For example, why not book a harpist, a string trio, or a flautist? You
can also engage an entertainer such as a magician or after-dinner speaker. You
can have recorded background music, at a level that cannot be heard outside the
The museum does not offer accommodation but there are numerous hotels
within walking distance. We will be happy to provide a list and advice. The
nearest hotel is just a two-minute walk away!