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An Event Brief

Tell us about your brief in as much detail as possible, including potential dates, event type, attendees, catering, and entertainment

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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

Give us your event confirmation deadline, so we can ensure your venue contract is signed with plenty of time to spare

Featured Party Venues to Hire in London

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

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
100 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
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
48 – 300 Guests
The Portico Room, Somerset House 9 from £9,000
per day

The Portico Room, Somerset House

Somerset House offers a Space sublime for inspiring creativity in your next event

The Portico Room at Somerset House is available to hire. Providing your next event with a prime London locat...

Westminster, WC2R
42 – 200 Guests
The Menier Penthouse, Menier Spaces 7 from £1,800
per day

The Menier Penthouse, Menier Spaces

Welcome to the Menier Penthouse at Menier Spaces - one of the best options for party venues London has to offer!

The Menier Penthouse is a blank canvas, 5th floor Penthouse with amazing vie...

London, SE1
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
24 Guests
Whole Venue Hire, Patch East 4 from £1,000
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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
30 – 220 Guests
Jin Bo Law, Dorsett City Hotel 3 from £4,000
min spend

Jin Bo Law, Dorsett City Hotel

Jin Bo Law is the newest rooftop bar in the City of London at the Dorsett City Hotel, the best option for your next party venue in London.

Elevate to the 14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel in...

London, EC3N
120 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
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
12 – 80 Guests
Main Space, Under The Bridge 4 from £3,000
per day

Main Space, Under The Bridge

A stylish unique space

Stylish and versatile, Under the Bridge provides the perfect venue for any type of event, from bar and bat mitzvahs, parties, anniversaries and celebrations through to cor...

Fulham, SW6
140 – 550 Guests
Full venue Hire, Simmons Bar | Farringdon from £4,000
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Full venue Hire, Simmons Bar | Farringdon

Simmons | Farringdon is our newest venue, located within minutes walk from both Farringdon and Barbican stations on the historic Charterhouse Street.

Currently, our largest venue set across...

Farringdon, EC1M
150 – 300 Guests
Whole Venue, Rascals 2 from £250
min spend

Whole Venue, Rascals

A fantastic, versatile event space located on Curtain Road in Shoreditch. The venue is ideal for product launches, presentations, corporate summer and Christmas parties and private dining.

...

London, EC2A
30 – 200 Guests
1901 Ballroom, Andaz Hotel 23 from £10,000
min spend

1901 Ballroom, Andaz Hotel

Set in what was once the Great Eastern Hotel’s original ballroom, the magnificent Grade 2 listed 1901 Restaurant can be exclusively hired for 80 to 120 guests, providing an elegant setting in which...

London, EC2M
32 – 180 Guests
Full Venue Hire, Puttshack from £20,000
per day

Full Venue Hire, Puttshack

Want to treat your group to something well above par? Exclusively hire the entire Puttshack London venue!

Celebrations, team socials, networking, team building. Puttshack do them al! This fu...

White City, W12
250 – 750 Guests
Whole Venue, The Prince from £25,000
min spend

Whole Venue, The Prince

The Prince in West Brompton is a fantastic venue which is open all year round.

Accommodating up to 800 guests across 3 floors, this venue provides a fairytale garden setting in the summer an...

London, SW6
8 – 800 Guests

Unusual Private Party Venues to Hire

Here are our top picks for Unusual Party Venues in London.

The Rooftop, Trafalgar St James from £10,000
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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
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
250 Guests
Sapphire, Puttshack 6 from £800
min spend

Sapphire, Puttshack

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

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

White City, W12
40 Guests
Garden Room, Museum of London from £1,000
per day

Garden Room, Museum of London

The Garden Room can be hired for both daytime and evening events. Host your next corporate event in this iconic London venue!

The Garden Room has a capacity of up to 70 delegates. It can be...

London, EC2Y
30 – 80 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
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...

Islington, EC1V
55 Guests

Large Party Venues

Take a look at our featured Spaces for large private parties in London.

Publishing, Printworks London (Created by Venue Lab) from £6,000
per day

Publishing, Printworks London (Created by Venue Lab)

Hire the Publishing space at Printworks London - for one of the best options for warehouse venues London has to offer!

Printworks is a versatile 119,200 sq ft event space with a capacity of...

London, SE16
1000 Guests
The Hall, The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn 3 from £70
per delegate

The Hall, The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn

Hire The Hall at The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn for one of the best options for conference venue hire London has to offer.

Encapsulating the true nature, life and history of Gray’s In...

Holborn, WC1R
40 – 350 Guests
the Banqueting Hall, Ironmongers' Hall 1 from £2,300
per day

the Banqueting Hall, Ironmongers' Hall

Ironmongers' Hall offers a comprehensive facility in which to hold differing events, from filming, formal dinners, lunch presentations; and from receptions to weddings (be they Civil Ceremonies or ...

London, EC2Y
45 – 220 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
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
2000 – 5000 Guests
Embankment Galleries, Somerset House 1 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
320 – 800 Guests

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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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 in London, 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 venue in London.

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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