The award-winning Museum of London Docklands, located on the docks near Canary Wharf, has unveiled The Rum Store as the latest addition to its venue portfolio. Available for exclusive hire from July 2019, The Rum Store is housed in one of the oldest Georgian dockside warehouses in Britain. When the Grade I listed building was completed in 1802, it was the largest warehouse in the world.
Both The Rum Store and its neighbouring room The Sugar Store, have roots deeply engrained in the rich history of the capital. During the Blitz the warehouses were hit by a firebomb which, according to local legend, caused a reaction between the sugar and the rum, causing toffee to rain down on the streets of London – much to the joy of many local school children!
The space offers a stunning blank canvas complimented with exposed brick walls and original pitch pine columns with a stunning private terrace and a dedicated entrance. The Terrace located on the Quayside is the perfect location to host a BBQ for a Summer Party!
Sarah McQueen, Venues and Hospitality Manager at the Museum of London, commented: “We’re delighted to have The Rum Store back in our events offering and can’t wait for guests to experience what this historic space has to offer. Guests to the Museum of London Docklands will be able to look forward to our Nautical Nights summer parties, set to be the biggest to date at our Canary Wharf site. We encourage anyone looking to soak up some sun this season to get booking early!”