Who we are

Alternative Venues London is the venue hire department within the Greater London Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA). We hire out Military Venues all over London. We are a non-profit organisation providing funding to support Reserves and Cadets, by hiring out facilities within the RFCA estate.

With over 40 Reserve Forces and 80 Cadet sites spread across London, we can offer an array of venues with flexible spaces and affordable prices! The venues range from a prestigious venue on the banks of the river Thames facing Tower Bridge, to a ‘village’ style hall on the outskirts of London. Whether you’re looking for a training space, a conference venue, filming location or a corporate dinner, we have something to fit your requirement.

Who are Reservists and what do they do?

There are approximately 35,000 Reservists in the UK. They are men and women who use their spare time to train and serve with the Armed Forces. The Reserve Forces consists of the Naval Reserve, Marines Reserve, Army Reserve and the Air Force Reserve. Reservists work alongside the Regular Armed Forces to provide specialist support at home and abroad.

What is Greater London RFCA?

Greater London RFCA provides support to Reserves and Cadets by raising awareness and developing relationships with communities, employers and veterans. A large part of that is maintaining the Reserve and Cadet estate, to provide spaces for them to train. Alternative Venues London provides a considerable amount of funding to maintain these facilities.

With your help we hope to increase the funding that we provide to support Reserves and Cadets, while providing you with a suitable space for your requirements.

To browse venues we have to offer, click here.


The video above shows you the important work that Reservists do, as well as the benefit provided to Cadets.


“The welcome we had from the staff was warm, cooperative and welcoming and the caterers were efficient, charming and flexible. I could not have asked for better all round and I hope to be able to use the facility again and I shall tell others about it. With sincere thanks to all involved.” M. Dineen.

Meet the Team

We are a team of highly driven professionals who always find and deliver suitable venues to meet the individual requirements of all our prospective and current clients.