If you are searching for a great quality venue in or around Clerkenwell and Farringdon for a 40th or 50th birthday celebration, look no further than these top picks.
The 70s revival vibe found at Coin Laundry makes it feel instantly warm and welcoming, an ideal place to gather with loved ones for a laid back party with none of the extra fuss. There are 2 bars on offer here, so you can hire either the basement level space for groups of up to 80, the restaurant if it was a seated meal you were after, or the venue’s entirety, allowing up to a generous 250 guests. With lots of exposed brickwork, wooden flooring and a no frills approach to the furnishing, Coin Laundry is the perfect spot to relax and welcome a new decade in your life in style.
St Bart’s Brewery is a historic London venue and as such benefits from a luxurious and exclusive atmosphere. For a more intimate gathering, you can opt to use The Balfour Bar with its private dining space, which can take up to 30 seated guests or 50 standing. If you had a larger guest list in mind, you could choose instead to make the most of exclusive hire of the whole venue, granting you the space for up to 120 seated guests or 250 standing. Very well connected to the rest of the city, nearby transport links include Barbican, Farringdon and St Paul’s.
Copa de Cava is the UK’s first – and best – dedicated cava bar. Nestled within the historic brick vaults of the city, the atmosphere perfectly encapsulates the authentic feel of a Catalan bodega. Having opened its doors to the public in May 2013, it quickly became a go to venue for the discerning partygoer, with its stunning interior sure to impress time and time again. Full hire is available for receptions of up to 200 people, with part hire also an option for smaller private groups. Found close to the Thames, Blackfriars and City Thameslink are both just a stone’s throw away.
Smiths’ boasts no less than 4 floors, with its many spaces to drink and dine making it a hugely flexible and popular offering. Wonderful outdoor spaces provide fresh air and striking views out across London’s iconic skyline, whilst indoor spaces benefit from lovely mood lighting and full-length windows. Overall the styling is very contemporary, bringing a sleek and sophisticated touch to proceedings, whilst the in-house events team will ensure that everything runs without a hitch. For something fun and a little more hands-on, there is even the option of a cocktail making masterclass.
The Last is a hugely versatile space that is packed full of character courtesy of its quirky décor and styling. Priding themselves on their ability to cater to almost any type of event, they’ve got virtually everything you could possibly need under one roof, from projectors and screens to DJ and PA equipment, and from an open kitchen to a fully stocked bar. Add to this their great location, surrounded by good transport links, and it’s easy to see why they have proven so popular. With private parties being held here most weekends, you’ll want to snap up a booking fast.