The Riverside Rooms is the newest venue to join the exciting Merlin Events London portfolio. Situated in the heart of London at County Hall on London’s Southbank, the Riverside Rooms providean elegant setting for any event or party. Boasting brilliant natural daylight, classic oak panelling and original parquet flooring, the rooms also offer stunning views of both the Palace of Westminster and the London Eye.
On Thursday 30th April, events industry guests were invited to enjoy all that the Riverside Rooms have to offer. Beginning their evening at the London Dungeon, guests received a classic gin fizz cocktail from a far from glamorous pub landlady to help steel their nerves. Guests then travelled on a fully immersive experience of the London Dungeons where they feasted on pies with Mrs Lovett and supped drinks in the Ten Bells pub with Jack the Ripper himself!
After a gravity defying climax on Drop Dead: Drop Ride to Doom, guests were led to the Riverside Rooms, perfectly situated at the exit of the London Dungeons. Food by Dish served Prosecco alongside some unique hybrid canapés that included burger doughnuts and chicken parfait ice cream cones. The reception was interrupted by a cackling Mrs Lovett. Giving everyone a scary pre-dinner laugh; she invited guests to take their seats for dinner.
When everyone had taken their seats, Michael Aldridge, Head of Merlin Events London, welcomed everyone with a short speech whilst show round videos of Madame Tussaud’s, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and the London Dungeon looped on screens around the venue.
For dinner, a modern twist on a Victorian classic was served: roast guinea fowl stuffed with quail, pheasant and partridge with a rich port sauce, baby spring vegetables and duchess potatoes. This was followed by an impressive crème brûlée egg with a raspberry and basil salad and a raspberry consommédessert.
The Riverside Rooms are ideal for dinners for up to 150 guests and networking events for up to 250 guests. Please inquire about our new venue through the Merlin Events office.
Written by Gareth McTiffin