Leyton Great Hall

 

Leyton Great Hall is the jewel in the crown of the Legacy Business Centre in Leyton, E10; a Grade II listed building, fully restored. Leyton Great Hall is arguably one of (if not) the finest venues in east London and stands as a testament to the glamour of the era of Art Nouveau.

For all Leyton Great Hall enquiries please contact Maria on 07484 916080 or email us.

History

Until the mid 19th Century, Leyton was a rural parish in south-west Essex, but the expansion of London and industrial revolution transformed it into a London suburb.

Before the First World War, the current Great Hall in particular which was the former Leyton Town Hall was used for showings of the early silent moving pictures and reputedly seated an audience of approximately 300 people.

The Leyton Town Hall was opened by Mr James Gallaher, Chairman of the Board in August 1894 and the building was opened in 1896. It was designed in a rich Victorian eclectic classical manner, and built using a combination of red brick and Portland stone. The main body of the old Town Hall is surmounted by a decorative timber and lead fleche, which still dominates the local skyline.

The official opening of the building was on the 18th March 1896 by the Duke Duchess of York at a grand civic ceremony presided over by Councillor Edward Bare LP Chairman of the Leyton Urban District Council.

The Town Hall became known as Leyton Municipal Offices in 2006 and in recognition of its special architectural and historic interest it was Grade ll Listed in 1986.

Michael Polledri MBE, chairman of Lee Valley Estates, had long been interested in what has been constantly described as the most beautiful building within the Borough. When the opportunity to purchase the site came about in 2007, Michael and his team put together a successful bid, and secured the property from Waltham Forest Council with a primary focus on protecting and enhancing the Grade II site.

A recent addition made by businessmen Michael Polledri, is a gallery of framed photographs and programmes in the entrance charting the building’s history, so that visitors can be reminded of its significant place in local government history.

For all Leyton Great Hall enquiries please contact Maria on 07484 916080 or email us.

Facilities

The Great Hall is the main function room suitable for all kinds of celebrations and occasions. It is suitable for weddings, birthdays, christenings, bar mitzvah, anniversaries, theatre and concerts and many more events! Charity organizations, leisure and corporate clients will be able to cater for any of their requirements for their event in The Great Hall venue.

The facility of our newly refurbished kitchen provides an opportunity for clients to utilize contract caterers who are able to use this space for their service. It is a space suitable for a caterer to ship in their own equipment, prepare their food and beverages and offer their service and hospitality to meet the needs and requirements for any of our clients.

For a wedding, we have a separate room designed for the bride and her bridesmaids  either to prepare or to powder their noses during the bride’s special day. There is also an en-suite in the bridal suite for extra comfort and convenience.

For all Leyton Great Hall enquiries please contact Maria on 07484 916080 or email us.

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For all Leyton Great Hall enquiries please contact Maria on 07484 916080 or email us.