Fitzrovia and Soho have a long-held reputation for being some of the most vibrant and exciting areas of the capital. This makes them an easy choice to hold an important birthday celebration, but what isn’t so easy is choosing the right venue when there are so many great options out there. To help you out, we’ve narrowed it down to the cream of the crop and compiled them here.
Found on Charlotte Street in the very heart of Fitzrovia, The Ninth is a multi-functional event space with a flexible table layout that can be adapted to suit your party’s particular needs. The beautiful wine cabinet displays, rustic yet sumptuous feel, characterful touches including exposed brickwork, and rich colour scheme bring a warming vibe to the space, which of course lends itself wonderfully to a gathering of friends and family for a special occasion. The capacity of just 60 allows you to keep things much more personal and intimate, whilst the closeness to good transport links is also sure to come in handy.
Basement Sate offers all the very best of London’s finer bars, including dark woods, intimate spaces, exposed brickwork and design-led interiors, but enhances it all by combining it with a touch of Parisian chic. Something of a hidden gem, this Soho based venue has a decadent, exclusive feel and boasts fantastic food and drink, which is sure to be the real star of the show. The likes of Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square stations can all be reached in mere minutes, making it an easily reached venue no matter where in the city you are travelling from.
If you want all the fun of a party with none of the fuss or pressure of entertaining a mass of expectant guests, then Dub Jam could be exactly the venue you are looking for. With a tiny capacity of just 10, you can invite just your nearest and dearest, with plenty of scope to spend one-on-one time with each of them, ensuring no one feels left out. With a fantastic mix of jerk BBQ, rum and reggae on offer, not to mention the bright, funky and eccentric styling, this is a venue where the emphasis is on simply having a good time. Leicester Square is the nearest tube link, and it can be reached in just 4 minutes.
POLPO at Ape & Bird is a highly versatile offering, with a total of 3 floors at your disposal. Included in this abundance of space are 2 dining rooms and 2 bars, from the elegance of the Soho Room on the 1st floor to the grungy Dive Bar in the basement. The unique, welcoming aesthetic, with its heavy use of wooden furnishings, brings a warmth to the venue, which can be hired in part of in full, depending on your particular needs and the scale of the party you had in mind. With full assistance available with regards to any production or entertainment requirements you may have, Ape & Bird aims to make things as simple as possible for you.