Summer is fast approaching and before you know it, the city’s beer gardens will be full of Londoners soaking up the rays. It’s never too early to start planning your company summer party, so we thought we’d give you a helping hand with our Ultimate Guide to Summer Party Venues in London.
London is packed full of amazing venues, perfect for a show-stopping summer bash. But with so much choice, it can be tricky to narrow down your options. That’s why we’ve scoured the city for London’s finest summer party venues so you don’t have to. Take a look through our selection of the best summer party venues London has to offer, all hand-picked by the HeadBox team. Let’s get started shall we?
There’s nothing better than sipping on a Pimms, overlooking the London skyline. And you won’t find a better vantage point than one of London’s many rooftop bars!
First on our list of rooftop venues in London is the Skybar at Grange St. Paul’s Hotel. This sophisticated spot boasts a terrace and conservatory with premium views of St. Paul’s and London city. With a capacity of 200 across both indoor and outdoor areas you’ll have plenty of Space to accommodate all your Guests.
For panoramic 360 degree views of the London skyline, Sea Containers Events’ Roof Terrace is the Space for you. Surrounded by a glass barrier, the Roof Terrace feels endless, as if you’re floating above the city. Whether you’re looking to host a drinks reception or a spot of al fresco dining, Sea Containers Events have got you covered. Even better, you’ll have access to an indoor Space should the Great British weather refuse to play ball.
The Penthouse at De Vere Grand Connaught is a spectacular indoor Space with a gorgeous rooftop terrace to boot. Located just a five minute walk from Covent Garden underground station, this central London summer party venue is easily accessible to all. Between the Penthouse bar and the rooftop terrace, its capacity of 80 standing makes it perfect for an intimate networking event.
Shoreditch Sky Terrace is one of our all-time favourite rooftop venues in London. Escape the buzz of the streets below and enter into your own little paradise. Offering gorgeous views of some of London’s most iconic buildings, the Sky Terrace can transform from an oasis of calm to a vibrant party spot, having played host to some of London’s biggest DJs. This fabulous London party venue is not to be missed! And with a capacity of 200, there’ll be plenty of Space for you to dance the night away.
The Roof Garden at Proper Office is the perfect London Venue to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Ideally situated close to Liverpool Street and Old Street stations the roof terrace offers amazing views of the city whilst providing a completely private party experience. Surrounded by greenery and beautiful flowers this intimate location is the ideal garden party venue.
Skylight at The Tobacco Dock is another one of our favourite venues for a summer party in London. Offering beautiful views overlooking Tobacco Dock, Skylight is bigger and better than ever before. Set to impress with the only rooftop croquet lawn set in London, several bars and garden games, there’s plenty of activities to keep you busy. With a capacity of 600 Skylight is an exciting, expansive Space to hold your summer party.
Fancy seeing the Natural History Museum from above? The rooftop garden at Baden Powell lets you do just that. If you’re looking to host a simple yet stylish drinks reception this Space is for you, with a capacity of 100 Guests and beautiful views of South Kensington, a spot of al fresco drinking has never looked more appealing for your summer party.
Tired of the same old rooftops? Bush House is a Grade II listed building but after being recently renovated the venue offers modern Spaces, that can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 395 people, perfect for your summer party in London. It’s eighth floor Space has two huge rooftops with stunning views of the city, with both terraces connecting to the VIP hospitality suite Bush House is ideally suited for corporate hospitality with a garden party vibe.
This intimate rooftop offers a unique hangout space sheltered from the bustling streets of Soho, with ample character and charm Karma-Sanctum is a flexible summer party venue in London. The three interconnecting rooms means there’s plenty of space for your Guests to explore and if the London weather let’s you down, don’t worry, their lounge is covered and complete with a fireplace.
For one of the best options for summer party venue hire in London, look no further than the Roof Terrace at The Driver. The perfect spot for a ray of sunshine in the city and ideally located, The Driver is just a five-minute walk from Kings Cross Station. A leading restaurant and gastropub that’s contemporary in design and imaginative cuisine that’ll really impress your Guests. A hidden gem in the heart of London, the roof terrace could be the next venue for your summer party.
Located on the tenth floor of the Montcalm Hotel, the Palm Rooms and Terrace at the Aviary is the perfect summer party venue. An elegant bar and restaurant with three interlocking private rooms the Terrace at the Aviary is suitable for only the most spectacular party. Impress your Guests with your own private London roof terrace and take in the stunning views of the city.
Located on the iconic South Bank the Blue Fin Venue Roof Terrace is surrounded by London’s famous landmarks, with dazzling views of the Thames and the Shard. The East Terrace of the venue is a modern and landscaped Space allowing you to create your own haven in the clouds. Set up on the tenth floor, the Blue Fin Venue Roof Terrace is one of the best London as to offer. What’s more, if the British weather brings some showers, the Blue Fin Venue offers the Winter Gardens where you can shelter from the storm but still take in the view.
If brightly coloured bunting, picnic benches and fake grass don’t scream summer party we’re not sure what does. Providing quality craft drinks, delicious food and a south-facing roof terrace the Big Chill House in London is the perfect summer party venue when you want to let your hair down, and with a capacity of 200 they’ll be plenty of room.
If you’re after a more classy affair then the Upper Terrace at Cinnamon Kitchen gives you just that. Whether you’re looking to host drinks or an intimate sit down dinner for up to forty-five Guests, Cinnamon Kitchen offers minimalistic decor and top-quality cuisine. The stunning glass canopy covering the terrace means this is the perfect summer party venue come rain or shine.
Far more than a balcony, Smiths of Smithfield provides escapism from the hustle and bustle of East London’s streets. The top floor offers panoramic views across the city including views of The Shard, Old Bailey and historic St Paul’s. With its light and spacious décor, the top floor is a stunning Space for a summer party. Stocking over 150 wines and showcasing a hand-crafted seasonal menu, Smiths of Smithfield’s is a summer party venue that is full of wow factor.
The eclectic cocktails and impressive collection of champagne, West Country ciders and real ale makes the terrace at Northbank Restaurant a sought-after summer party venue. Located on the north bank this roof terrace offers spectacular views of the Thames and the infamous Tate Modern Museum. When the sun is shining the Guests can bask on the terrace before moving to the bar to dance the night away. If you fancy yourselves as cocktail connoisseurs the Northbank Bar and Terrace could be the London roof terrace for you.
If you’re after a show-stopping menu, The terrace at the Orrery in Marylebone offers high-end food and an award-winning wine list which is one of the best-kept secrets of London. Able to seat 30 people this summer party venue is great for a more intimate affair. A sanctuary where you can relax in the sunshine and truly impress your guests with the exquisite food.
The Terrace Room at The Royal Horseguards is a secluded haven of tranquility perfect for your private summer party venue. Light up a summer BBQ or enjoy al fresco cocktails whilst watching the sun go down behind the London Eye. The terrace room is a flexible Space with plenty of natural light and adjustable panels, meaning you can customise the Space for your summer party needs. Accommodating up to 50 people for a drinks reception and with direct access to the award-winning Whitehall Gardens, The Royal Horseguards is a perfect venue for your classy party.
Although we’re hopeful of a scorching hot summer, sometimes the British weather lets us down. With these wet weather-proof venues you won’t have to worry about those pesky summer showers.
The Corinthian Roof Terrace is the hidden gem of Kia Oval, London. Sitting at the top of the OCS stand this covered venue can hold up to an impressive 600 Guests. The roof terrace offers a birds eye view of the pitch on one side and the magnificent London skyline on the other. With food stations, bars and a DJ booth this could be the perfect venue for your summer party.
The Century Club is the epitome of cool – hidden away on the vibrant streets of Soho it’s often billed as one of the best kept secrets London has to offer. Centrally located, this London rooftop is the largest in Soho and has a stunning vantage point over the city. Oh-so-chic interior means the venue is sure to impress your Guests and with a retractable canvas roof it’s perfect come rain or shine.
After cool and contemporary all in one place? The Lounge and Balcony is located on the sixth floor of 58 VE offering stunning views over the River Thames. With floor to ceiling retractable glass doors, the Lounge means if the sun isn’t shining your Guests will still get uninterrupted views of the city, from the Shard to the London Eye.
Want a truly unique venue to hire in London? The Jetty is an extraordinary floating garden in London’s up and coming cultural district of Greenwich Peninsula. This green oasis is surrounded by the iconic panoramic views of the Thames. The unusual venue is perfect if you’re after a garden party summer venue. The Jetty’s flexible Space provides an undercover and al fresco option with the large capacity of 400 people. So why not get creative and transform this botanical space into an unusual summer party venue?
Planning your summer party venue but don’t want to depend on the great British weather? The Terrace Room at The Hurlingham Club offers beautiful views of it’s picturesque setting whilst remaining undercover. The elegant backdrop of this exclusive sports and social club in Fulham is a quintessentially British venue, perfect if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. This enviable West London Space couldn’t be a more exceptional venue to host your summer garden party, especially if you don’t want to bank on the weather.
The Grand Hall is everything it says on the tin, extravagant and full of grandeur this spectacular venue is a breathtaking Space for your summer party venue. Boasting a stunning triple-height ceiling and a feature mezzanine the breathtaking Grand Hall is the ideal venue if you’re thinking big. With a maximum capacity of 2500, it’s vast yet elegant Space is one your guests will not forget.
One of London’s most celebrated 5-star hotels, the Mandarin Oriental defines luxury. Overlooking Hyde Park, the stunning ballroom was once where Queen Elizabeth II learned to dance with her sister. It’s not hard to see why this venue is fit for royalty, with 24-carat gilding, breathtaking chandeliers and dramatic floor to ceiling windows. The Mandarin Oriental hotel is surrounded by outdoor space and offers exclusive Royal Entrance into Hyde Park. This one of a kind London Space is the glamorous garden party venue you’ve been looking for!
The Atrium at the Hop Exchange provides a blank canvas venue to hire for your next summer party in London. Situated down Southwark Street in the trendy Borough Market area, The Hop Exchange is a Grade II listed building which used to be the centre for hop brewing industry. With many of its original features still intact, The Atrium is full of character and charm. As a dry hire venue all equipment, furniture, and production can be brought in, giving you the opportunity to completely tailor make your event with this venue hire London.
Us Brits are made of sturdy stuff, come rain or shine we power on. These outdoor gardens provide some rest bite to the busy London streets and could be your perfect summer party venue.
Make the most of the great outdoors for your summer party and check out the Front Lawns at The Geffrye Museum. The fresh cut lawns in front of the 300-year-old Grade I listed almshouses make a beautiful backdrop for your summer garden party venue. A capacity of 1000 means your Guests have plenty of room to socialise and dotted with impressive trees your Guests can enjoy some shade from the sun at this truly iconic and unique events venue.
What better way to wow your Guests than with a summer party venue on the World Heritage Site in Greenwich. De Vere Devonport House is a beautiful house with historic exterior, the perfect setting for your party. The private lawn lends itself to a stunning summer garden party, from barbeques to picnics your drinks reception could be anything you want.
A surprising and unspoiled location in central London, Southwark Cathedral Gardens is a mix of lawn and the paved area which can accommodate up to 600 people for a canape reception. With jazz in the evening and optional marquee hire, this is a great garden party venue. As an extra added bonus to this venue, Southwark Cathedral Gardens has delightful Monastic Herb Garden at the most easterly part of the garden and with Borough Market adjacent and The Shard as a backdrop the Church Yard is a desirable destination for your summer party.
Spanning across five acres, The Walks remain among the largest private gardens in London. The pristinely maintained park is entered through towering cast iron gates yet the park remains a peaceful oasis amidst the busy streets of Central London. The Walks is well equipped for all your summer party needs, with an elegant marquee that is hard floored and carpeted throughout, you can tailor the versatile space to make it your ideal summer party venue.
Venues with a View
With a plethora of sky-high buildings and towering townhouses, London is full of venues with a view. Impress your guests with a drink above the clouds with and check out these skyscrapers for your summer party venue.
The Rumpus Room at Mondrian London is one of the most spectacular bars London has to offer. Bold and brave the Mondrian is striking in interior and style, with its glass box style the Rumpus Rooms features panoramic views of the city. The Space is located on the 12th floor of The Mondrian Hotel and the rooftop bar is one of a kind in London. So for your summer party, this year why not sip on some of the finest cocktails and champagne whilst soaking in the Mondrian’s atmosphere.
Fancy a summer party up in the clouds? The Signature Suites at the Shangri-La Hotel in Shard Hotel is located on levels 34 to 52 of the infamous building. Hiring Europe’s tallest venue is a sure fire way to impress your guests at your summer party. Offer ultimate indulgence and have uninterrupted, one-of-a-kind views of the city whilst sipping on the finest cocktails London has to offer.
Some people hate it but we have nothing but love for the Gherkin and now you can enjoy the Sky Suite for your summer party venue. With a capacity of 40 people for a sit-down banquet and up to 70 people for a drinks reception, celebrate in style up on the 38th floor. What’s more, you can dance the night away in this stylish suite with enough space for a DJ.
Dominating almost the entire floor, the Level 12 events Space is a super flexible Space which can either be configured as 1 large room or arranged as 2, 3 or 4 individual smaller rooms, giving you multiple options for the layout of your summer party. The complete autonomy over the layout of the Space means you can make your summer party venue your own all whilst taking in the stunning views across the Thames.
The Sky Garden is a truly one of a kind venue. The rooftop bar offers 360-degree panoramic views of London where you can get a birds-eye view of all the famous landmarks. The Sky Garden has the capacity for 270 guests for a dinner and up to 475 guests for a reception. There is a variety of food on offer for every occasion. The Sky Garden also has it’s very own balcony where your guests can watch the golden hour in all its glory. With a capacity of 270 up to 475 Guest,s the Sky Garden has flexible packages for all your summer party needs.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a skipper? Cast away any ties you may have to on-land venues and head for the river with these summer party venues on the sea. Sail down to the River Thames and into the sunset with these sea-based Spaces.
All aboard the Silver Sturgeon for a summer party with a difference. If you are bored of the same old venues, why not take your summer party on the move with a cruise down the River Thames? Established for more than 60 years the Silver Sturgeon is part of the prestigious Woods’ Silver Fleets. Unlike most land-based venues the Silver Sturgeon is able to stage spectacular riverside laser light shows, 3D mapping on riverside buildings and fireworks from nearby barges and piers. The main deck of the Silver Sturgeon is a vast, open plan space, flexibility designed with a central bar and room for up to 440 guests for seated dining and 500 guests for a drinks reception.
Taking Guests past all the iconic sights found along the river will make for a London summer party venue to remember. Bateaux London takes Guests on a journey through the heart of the capital showcasing the highlights of the London skyline from a whole new angle and offers a unique perspective on an amazing city. With food and live entertainment to match the spectacular surroundings, there is a range of options for private venue hire.
A former 1930s converted Dutch grain barge the Battersea Barge this quirky barge offers an intimate venue for your summer party in London. The Barge usually operates as a pub with food and drink so if a Sunday pub atmosphere is what you have in mind, look no further. With stage Space on the lower deck, your summer party can also include entertainment of your choice.
The award-winning Australian restaurant group, Daisy Green Collection have announced the launch of their to amazing city barges, Darcie and May Green and you can now hire Daisy Green for your summer party venue. In an unparalleled West-London water-top setting situated directly outside Paddington Station, the boats were designed by British pop artist Peter Blake who created a unique and modern exterior. Dine upon the Darcie in it’s beautiful atmospheric dining room for your London summer party this year.
May Green the sister to Darcie Green is the bar barge of the two, which is great for a drinks receptions in the summer sun. May serves up innovative cocktails, natural Aussie wines and is home to 9 taps of rotating craft beer. In the summer sun, the rooftop is open, so head on up to the top deck for one of the best options for summer party venue hire. With live music and DJs playing in the evening this really is the perfect place to host a canal-side party in London.
If the same old venues aren’t going to cut it, these unusual Spaces are sure to get your Guests excited. Whether you’re after an industrial feel, beachside vibes or quirky venues these unusual Spaces should definitely be on the list when on the lookout for your next summer party venue.
Dinerama, once a former bullion truck yard is now a fantastic two-level summer and winter 1,000 capacity venue in the heart of trendy Shoreditch. With a total of 8 bars serving every beverage imaginable as well as food stalls from some of the most delicious London street-food traders what’s not to love about this London summer party venue? Astroturf floors, bright colours chairs, and glass roofs make the Pavillion Bar at Dinerama the unusual East London venue you’re looking for.
Make your summer party one to remember with this unusual London venue. Take your party to the beach at The Bear Bar at The Montague on the Gardens, complete with real sand, a beach-hut style thatched roof, delicious cocktails, palm trees and more, you’ll feel like you’re on the beach in the Bahamas not the heart of West London. Enjoy a delicious BBQ whilst your sipping on pina coladas and really get into the summertime spirit.
You can’t get anymore unusual than a bar in the middle of a roundabout. The Magic Roundabout is easily London’s best unique party venue. A rabbit warren of interlocking Spaces the Magic Roundabout is covered in street art inspired murals and a cosmic constellation paint job wrapped around the architecture of Old Street Station roundabout. The Space boats award-winning food traders, beautiful cocktails and craft beers in a truly magical setting. An open-air terrace is perfect for those summer months and with a capacity of 500 people, there’s plenty of room for your guests to explore.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more unusual, the Tiger Territory at ZSL London Zoo appears. Guests will be able to embark on a journey throughout the tigers habitat, coming face to face with the beautiful beasts. The exhibit can accommodate up to 250 people for a standing reception or on a summer evening for an intimate sit down dinner for 50 guests. This truly unique London summer party venue in London is sure to turn a few heads and will be one your Guests remember forever.
As a blast from the past Model Market has transformed a 1950s marketplace in the heart of Lewisham, into one of South London’s most popular summer destinations. Truly unique, the former shop fronts have turned into micro-diners with food served from an eleven-strong line-up of superb street food traders. If that wasn’t enough, your summer party comes complete with Model Market’s five fantastic bars including a rooftop terrace and tiki bar with cocktails in every colour of the rum-rainbow.
Pop Brixton has turned the disused land into a creative Space for local, independent businesses and you can now enjoy the Space as your summer party venue. 50 street food startups call Pop Brixton home, alongside boutiques, bars and even a radio station, which means your Guests can get a truly immersive summer party style. Pop Box is Pop Brixton’s largest venue Space in the main square. With a capacity of up to 250 people, Pop Box is made entirely of recycled shipping containers, but if needed your Guests can overflow to The Main Square. Give your Guests the summer party venue in London they want with this quirky one of a kind venue.
Another space at the famous haunt of Pop Brixton is an 8,000 square foot outdoor site known as Pop Fields. If you’re hosting a bunch of sporting fanatics this multi-purpose outdoor Space is great for 5 a side football or a ping pong tournament or even just for enjoying a drink under the sun with the option of live entertainment. Pop Fields is home to two exclusive bars serving up craft beers, cocktails, Pimm’s and fine wines perfect for your summer party venue.
After a quirky venue with plenty of room for relaxing as well as activities for your guests to enjoy? Pitch Stratford is a 360-capacity, pop-up party Space with street food stalls, a well-stocked bar and a giant cinema screen. An open air venue with plenty of room for your Guests to chill out in this summer party venue is sure to be a hit.
The pressure of finding the perfect summer party venue that will please all your guests and celebrate summer in style can sometimes be daunting, but don’t panic and always consult your ‘HeadBox Ultimate Guide to Summer Party Venues in London’ before making any major decisions. If you would like any more information regarding any of our summer party venues to make sure to check out their listings where you can message the host directly with any queries or questions. You can also get in touch with our Concierge team on firstname.lastname@example.org who are always happy to help!
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