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Featured Party Venues to Hire in London

Start with our top picks to inspire your search for the perfect party venue.

Pompadour Ballroom, Hotel Café Royal from £2,000
per day

Pompadour Ballroom, Hotel Café Royal

Need a ballroom to hire in London for your next showstopping event? Welcome to the Hotel Cafe Royal, Pompadour Ballroom.

Event venues seamlessly blend the grandeur of Hotel Café Royal with ...

London, W1B 4DY
54 – 250 Guests
Soho Bar, The Groucho Club 13 from £1,300
per day

Soho Bar, The Groucho Club

The Soho Bar at The Groucho Club is an ideal private room hire in Soho, a truly buzzing area of London.

The Groucho Club, which is a private members club in the heart of the buzzing Soho, w...

Soho, W1D 4QB
100 – 150 Guests
Whole Venue, Cahoots 15 from £6,000
per evening

Whole Venue, Cahoots

What ho! Prepare to be transported back in time to an abandoned tube station in post-war London. The old-fashioned wooden escalators, the dramatic platform bar and the vintage train carriage create...

Soho, W1B 5PW
150 Guests
Edwardian I, St James' Court, A Taj Hotel 4 from £4,000
per evening

Edwardian I, St James' Court, A Taj Hotel

Edwardian I is the largest indoor event room at St James' Court, A Taj Hotel.

With high ceilings offset with out of this world crystal chandeliers, Edwardian I is the perfect backdrop for an...

London, SW1E 6AF
60 – 300 Guests
The Private - Jaques Room, Bounce, Farringdon - The Home of Ping Pong 16 from £2,500
per evening

The Private - Jaques Room, Bounce, Farringdon - The Home of Ping Pong

If you're on the look out for a quirky event space your next private party in London, hire the private rooms at Bounce - the Home of Ping Pong.

The luxurious and exclusive private 'Jaques Ro...

London, EC1N 2TD
120 Guests
Restaurant, COYA Angel Court 2 from £70
per delegate

Restaurant, COYA Angel Court

Want somewhere that will bring the spirit of Latin America to the heart of the City? Look no further! Welcome to COYA Angel Court.

Surrounded by vibrant Incan colours and bespoke Latin Amer...

London , EC2N 2AT
100 Guests
Roundhouse, Main Space 7 from £27,500
per day

Roundhouse, Main Space

One of the most architecturally astounding and unique event spaces in London, the Main Space is the beating heart of the Roundhouse.

Whether you are planning a dinner, drinks reception, launch p...

Camden, NW1 8EH
800 – 1800 Guests
The Courtyard, St James' Court, A Taj Hotel 2 from £40
per delegate

The Courtyard, St James' Court, A Taj Hotel

Want an outdoor venue with a VIP edge? Welcome to the Courtyard at St James' Court, A Taj Hotel - the perfect venue to hire for your next summer party!

The Courtyard is a tranquil and leafy...

London, SW1E 6AF
200 Guests
East Wing, Somerset House 2 from £8,000
per day

East Wing, Somerset House

This exclusive hire is only available in November and December, guaranteed to make your Christmas party the most memorable one yet

The East Wing is primely located and directly accessible fr...

Westminster, WC2R 1LA
48 – 300 Guests
The Menier Penthouse, Menier Spaces 8 from £1,800
per day

The Menier Penthouse, Menier Spaces

Welcome to the Menier Penthouse at Menier Spaces - one of the best options for venue hire in Southwark.

The Menier Penthouse is a blank canvas, 5th-floor Penthouse with amazing views overlo...

London, SE1 1UN
59 Guests
Gin Making Experience, The Distillery from £84
per delegate

Gin Making Experience, The Distillery

For your next private event, The Ginstitute boasts a brilliant choice for hire

At 186 Portobello Road lies The Distillery, a four-floor haven for the discerning drinker. Think post-work cock...

London, W11 1LA
24 Guests
Whole Venue Hire, Patch East 6 from £2,000
min spend

Whole Venue Hire, Patch East

Patch East London is the city's leading contemporary cocktail bar to hire for any upcoming B2B event - offering a variety of packages for corporate and private events.

Patch East is home to ...

London, EC3A 3DH
50 – 220 Guests
Full Venue Hire, Simmons | Clerkenwell from £2,000
min spend

Full Venue Hire, Simmons | Clerkenwell

Exclusively hire the entirety of Simmons Clerkenwell for your next private party in London!

Simmons Clerkenwell is a spacious bar set over two floors set on a prime corner spot, within minut...

London, EC1V 4JY
200 Guests
The Lodge, All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury Square 12 from £800
per evening

The Lodge, All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury Square

Hire The Club House for a quirky party venue in London! Want to really impress your guests? Then this is one of the best options for venue hire London has to offer!

The Club House at Holbor...

Holborn, WC1B 4DA
12 – 80 Guests
Full Venue Hire, Simmons Bar from £4,000
min spend

Full Venue Hire, Simmons Bar

Hire Simmons Bar in Farringdon for a stunning event venue for a wide range of different occasions.

This Farringdon bar is Simmons' newest venue, located within minutes walk from both Farring...

Farringdon, EC1M 6HW
150 – 300 Guests
Sapphire, Puttshack 7 from £800
min spend

Sapphire, Puttshack

Welcome to the newest venue in London - Puttshack. Your next West London party venue to hire that's bound to impress.

If you are holding an event then our Exclusive Area overlooking the Sap...

White City, W12 7HB
40 Guests
The Rooftop, Trafalgar St James 1 from £10,000
min spend

The Rooftop, Trafalgar St James

For an exclusive hire that is sure to impress Guests and captivate clients, hire The Rooftop at Trafalgar St James

For the most premier of occasions, opt for The Rooftop. With London's iconi...

London, SW1A 2TS
60 – 180 Guests
Tiger Territory, ZSL London Zoo 1 from £3,200
per evening

Tiger Territory, ZSL London Zoo

Tiger Territory at the ZSL London Zoo is perfect for unique London venue hire!

Visitors to Tiger Territory will embark on a journey through an Indonesian habitat, coming face-to-face with b...

London, NW1 4RY
250 Guests
Sackler Hall, Museum of London 1 from £7,000
per evening

Sackler Hall, Museum of London

A unique event space in the heart of the museum with a show-stopping digital ellipse and plasma screen. Choose from endless possibilities of show states from a twinkling chandelier to your own be...

London, EC2Y 5HN
310 – 600 Guests
Sugar Store, Museum of London Docklands 2 from £950
per day

Sugar Store, Museum of London Docklands

The Sugar Store is a dedicated event space on the ground floor of this iconic London venue to hire, the Museum of London Docklands.

With striking pitch pine columns and original shuttered w...

London, E14 4AL
26 – 300 Guests
Exclusive Areas, Bounce, Old Street - The Home of Ping Pong 3 from £1,500
per evening

Exclusive Areas, Bounce, Old Street - The Home of Ping Pong

Each Bounce has a sequestered area which is available to reserve for an extended period for those groups who would like an exclusive space yet still be a part of the vibrancy of the rest of the mai...

London, EC1V 9EY
55 Guests
Flight, Science Museum 2 from £9,750
per evening

Flight, Science Museum

Hire Flight at the Science Museum - an iconic and unique venue to hire in the city that'll be a sure way to impress your guests.

Let your imagination soar in this inspiring gallery, which te...

London, SW7 2DD
400 Guests
Exclusive Venue Hire, Battersea Evolution 26 from £30,000
per day

Exclusive Venue Hire, Battersea Evolution

Battersea Evolution is a spectacular London venue to hire for large-scale private parties, business conferences, gala dinners and exhibitions.

Battersea Evolution is London's most versatile ...

Battersea, SW8 4NW
2000 – 5000 Guests
Embankment Galleries, Somerset House 2 from £12,000
per day

Embankment Galleries, Somerset House

Personalise the perfect event Space for your next company celebration at the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House

This incredible Space was originally a barrel-vaulted barge-house linked ...

London, WC2R 1LA
320 – 800 Guests
Cucumber , Sea Containers Events 26 from £5,000
per day

Cucumber , Sea Containers Events

Hire Cucumber at Sea Containers Events for your next private party venue in London.

Cheekily named for its curvaceous green bar marking the beginning of the event space, Cucumber is the most...

London, SE1 9RQ
100 – 200 Guests
Whole Venue, Baranis 1 from £1,500
per evening

Whole Venue, Baranis

Want one of the best options for party venues in London? Welcome to Baranis - the perfect venue to hire for your next celebration.

Baranis is a basement cocktail bar and party venue for hir...

London, WC2A 1PP
120 Guests
Whole Venue , Sartoria from £55
per delegate

Whole Venue , Sartoria

The Sartoria is one of the best London restaurant out there for classic Italian cusine. You can exlcusively hire the entire venue for your next private party venue hire in Mayfair.

With a maxim...

Mayfair, W1S 3PR
130 – 250 Guests
Garden, The Gibson Hall 3 from £5,000
per day

Garden, The Gibson Hall

Hire the Garden at Gibson Hall Bishopsgate. This is one of London’s more unusual party venues, and a real find for a summer party venue hire.

Gibson Hall is an events space on Bishopsgate in th...

Bishopsgate, EC2N 3BA
300 – 400 Guests
Downstairs Room, London Gin Club 3 from £700
per day

Downstairs Room, London Gin Club

Check out one of the best party venues London has to offer with the downstairs room at the London Gin Club.

The downstairs room at the London Gin Club is a cool and atmospheric venue for hir...

Soho, W1F 8FR
16 – 20 Guests
Whole Venue, Fish Market 1 from £28
per delegate

Whole Venue, Fish Market

You can hire the entire venue at the Fish Market for your next private party venue hire in London.

The central location of this top London restaurant makes it ideal for large corporate even...

London, EC2M 4TR
70 – 120 Guests
Main Bar, Discount Suit Company 6 from £1,200
per day

Main Bar, Discount Suit Company

You can book the main room at Discount Suit Company exclusively, offering one of the most unique private party venues London has to offer.

This independent cocktail bar is just moments from ...

Shoreditch, E1 7TB
25 – 60 Guests
The 72 Bar, The Coach Makers Arms from £300
min spend

The 72 Bar, The Coach Makers Arms

Hire The 72 Bar at The Coach Makers Arms for a cosy private party venue hire in London

Hire The 72 Bar tucked under The Coach Makers Arms for your private drinks reception. This intimate vau...

Marylebone, W1U 2PY
45 Guests

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Party Venues

Take a look at our hand-picked collection of the best summer party venues in London

  • With so much choice, finding the perfect summer party venue can feel almost impossible.

  • We've hand-picked our favourite summer party venues, making your booking process much easier.

  • Whether you're looking for somewhere big and green, or a small exclusive rooftop, you'll find the perfect venue on HeadBox.

Choosing the Perfect London Party Venue

If you’re looking for that perfect party venue for your event, then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re throwing a quirky product launch, a sizzling summer soirée or a festive Christmas celebration, we’ve uncovered over 1000 brilliant party venues all over London so that you have plenty of choice. We’re proud to showcase our London Party Venues Collection to make your search that little bit easier.

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You don’t have to compromise on quality if you’re on a budget. We have lots of amazing under-utilised Spaces that won’t break the bank. By chatting with the venue Host online, you can organise a bespoke price quote for your party. That means that any food or drink packages you decide to include can be priced upfront and included in your overall venue hire cost. We know that 100% pricing transparency makes your life easier, so that you can focus on more important things.

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A Date for a Site Visit

Let us know when you will be available to visit the venue with your HeadBox Account Manager to experience the Space in person

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A Confirmation Deadline

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Top Things to Consider When Choosing a Private Party Venue in London

So you’re planning a private party and you’re looking for a venue but don’t quite know where to start? Don’t fret, we’re experts in finding fantastic venues and so we thought it would only be fair to share our tips for finding the perfect London party venue to suit your brief. When it comes to finding party venues, London is brimming with options. From dry hire venues to quirky hangouts, drinks reception venues to shared Christmas party options, the choice of Spaces can be overwhelming. So to kickstart your London party venue search, make sure you consider the following whilst whittling down your options. Follow our lead and you’ll have the perfect spot to host the party of the century!

Location

Before you begin your search for a party venue in London, you can refine your options by choosing a location. Picking a location is important for a number of reasons. First of all, party venues tend to differ between boroughs. From the cool and quirky haunts of Shoreditch to the upmarket swanky spots of Mayfair, the location of your private party can really set the tone for your event. Another element to consider which relies heavily on Location is accessibility. Where will your guests be travelling from and is it important that the venue is close to transport links? Will you require parking? If the venue is not easily accessible, ensure you have enough money in your budget to arrange alternative transport for your Guests.

Type of venue

Depending on the kind of private party you are hosting, there are a variety party venues you can choose from - some which will suit your event far better than others. From bar hire, private restaurant hire and minimum spend venues to banqueting halls, ballrooms for hire, nightclub hire and dry hire party venues, narrowing your search to a type of venue will streamline the process. So if you’re throwing the office christmas party you might want to consider a Christmas themed venue, a hotel ballroom hire or a shared Christmas party. However, if you’re organising the summer work do, a venue with a view, Thames boat venue or a beautiful garden hire would be a more appropriate summer party venue. So, now you’ve restricted your search by location and venue type, it’s time to consider your budget.

Budget

Defining your budget early on in your planning is crucial to party planning success. Decide what proportion of your budget can be spent on your private party venue before you begin to explore your options. If you’re working with a tight budget, consider inventive ways to save on venue spend. London party venue hire rates differ depending on the time and day of the week. You can further save on spend my exploring different applications of Space. A nightclub hire on non-peak days or a coffee shop after hours can mean a premium spot without the premium price tag.

Availability

Particularly important if you’re planning a large summer party of big office Christmas bash, be sure to check the availability of the kinds of venues you’re looking for at the very beginning of your party planning process. Bare in mind that the best venues will get booked up months in advance so ensure you leave enough time to secure the best party venue London has to offer!

Capacity

When selecting a party venue, think about the number of Guests you’re expecting to be in attendance. You don’t want the Space to feel overcrowded but equally a cavernous Space with a sparse guestlist is not ideal. The number of guests will inevitably affect your budget and the kind of venue that will be most suitable.

Vendor restrictions & suppliers

Many London party venues have a list of preferred suppliers. When enquiring with venues, ensure that you ask about their vendor restrictions and policies. Using recommended vendors or in-house suppliers can save you money in the long run, however neglecting to ask before booking a venue can lead to unexpected costs further down the line. If the venue offers catering in-house, make sure you organise a tasting. If you wish to use your own preferred supplier, make this clear to the venue Host when making your enquiry. With HeadBox, you can request a Bespoke Package from Hosts where you can specify any additional services you require such as catering, entertainment or AV services. If the venue does not offer the above services, why not try Friends of HeadBox, our hand-picked ecosystem of trusted suppliers?

Decor and Ambience

While party venues can be dressed to your specifications, there are some features about a Space that are fixed. When conducting a site visit prior to booking a venue, take note of the existing decor and ambiance of the Space. Make sure that you are able to bring in additional decor before booking the venue. You may be able to save yourself some time and money by finding a Space that is easy to access - you don’t want your team to have to transport props up several flights of stairs and extending prep time, when another venue option with a lift would have been preferable. If you’re throwing a themed party and are looking to bring in your own decorations, a blank canvas venue hire is a fantastic option. That way you can have complete control of the aesthetic of your party Space.

Private Hire

Before you secure your party venue booking, ensure you consider the other uses of the Space. Will you have exclusive hire of the venue or will another party be using another of the Spaces at the time of your event? Positing this question to the Host prior to booking will save you any unexpected mishaps further down the line.

So there you have it, our top things to consider when choosing a private party venue in London. Remember, you can explore selected venues in 3D before you organise a site visit. Just look for the 3D symbol on a venue’s listing, click on it and explore away!

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