Everyone’s been there, done that when it comes to traditional event spaces like hotel ballrooms and livery halls so it takes a lot to impress these days, if you’re looking for unusual venues London then we might just have found one …
Ok, so it’s not quite ready yet but it is certainly unusual! The Grain Tower Battery is a Victorian fort complete with barracks and gun tower, oh and just about the best address in the UK: No 1, The Thames.
Small inconveniences like a lack of electricity and running water don’t seem to have put off potential buyers, although the £500,000 price tag would halt most of us …
The fort lies off the Isle of Grain where the river Medway meets the Thames estuary, at high tide it is completely surrounded by water and only accessible by boat or helicopter. Built in 1855 as part of a chain of coastal defenses, The Guardian reports it’s modern day sellers have had interest from buyers looking to turn it into everything from hotels or homes to a recording studio or nightclub.
One such potential buyer is Minival events who have set up a Go Fund Me page in their pursuit of the fort as the ultimate party venue, check their progress here and invest £5 for lifetime membership (if their dream becomes reality). Good Luck guys!
Whilst we wait to find out the fort’s fate you can still contact us via Sales@EffectiveEventSolutions.com for other unusual UK venue ideas.
And if you’ve now got a thing for abandoned forts, check out an event we did in the old prison on Alcatraz Island