Turning 40 or 50 is a significant milestone in all our lives and so whether planning our own celebrations or a 40th / 50th birthday party to surprise a loved one, we want to make sure we get it right. Basing your search around London Bridge is a wise move not only for its convenience but for the sheer fact that it has a plethora of great venues to choose from, including the following.
Roast is a British restaurant and multi-purpose event space which has played host to everything from wedding receptions to conferences, meaning they know a thing or two about running a successful gathering. Found in Borough Market, you are spoilt with great views no matter which direction you look, be it the market below, the bustling open kitchen or the splendour of St Paul’s Cathedral. Exclusive hire is available 7 days a week, with the option of breakfast events, daytime celebrations or evening soirees, meaning the choice really is yours as to the style of the occasion.
Found inside LASSCO Ropewalk, the renowned architectural salvage warehouse in Bermondsey, Ropewalk is a one-of-a-kind bar and private dining room, operated by Disappearing Dining Club. The 3 individual spaces on offer, which include the spacious Eisenhower Room, the smaller Textiles Room and the intimate Barge Bar, are all full to the brim with quirky details that pack the venue full of intrigue and charm. These spaces can either be hired on an individual bases or all together, offering a maximum capacity of 50, making this a great choice for a party with a more personal touch.
Situated right by the River Thames, The Oyster Shed cleverly makes the very most of its enviable location with its vast floor-to-ceiling windows, which let you marvel at iconic London landmarks such as The Shard and London Bridge itself, whilst also serving to flood the space with lots of natural light. As such, the interior has a bright and modern feel, with many bookable areas available for low-key drinks parties with a few friends. Fear not if it’s a decidedly bigger celebration you had in mind however, as exclusive hire is also available at the weekends, for up to 400 guests.
Steam & Rye might be a relative newcomer to the London events scene, having first opened its doors in November 2013, but it has quickly cemented its reputation as a go to spot for a guaranteed good time. Be it their famous Unlimited Ribs and Shrimp Night, their genuine Rodeo Bull or their fantastic selection of delicious cocktails, there’s something for everyone here. The impressive display of live bands and DJs provide the perfect soundtrack for you to dance the night away in a space that is visually striking and certainly not lacking in charisma when it comes to the quirky décor.
The use of wooden furnishings at Camino Bankside instantly brings a warmth to the space, making it feel welcoming and friendly. With plenty of full length windows, the interior is brightly lit with natural light during the day, before the softer lighting of the evening helps to establish a more relaxed and sumptuous mood. Aside from the large Feast Room and Jamon counter, handy extra spaces include the private room on the mezzanine and the south-facing outdoor terrace, ideal if you happen to catch some nice weather. Also found close to the Thames, London Bridge station can be reached in around 10 minutes.