Shoreditch is one of the most popular areas in all of London to hold a party and as such, it is teeming with great venue options. When it comes to your 40th and 50th birthday celebrations however, you want to know you’re getting the very best, so here’s a few of our top picks.
Perhaps one of the most unique and atmospheric settings for a party in all of London, the defining characteristic at The Woods is the tree that breaks through an old piano in the centre of the bar, its branches adorned with lights. This darkened drinking den is discreetly tucked away underground, giving it a fantastically exclusive feel, perfect for bringing a sense of precedence to your birthday bash. With a great selection of US craft beers, cocktails, picklebacks and bourbon on offer, the drinks should easily keep flowing throughout the occasion.
Found on the busy thoroughfare of the Shoreditch Triangle, Attendant is at the heart of East London’s action, surrounded by a hub of great transport links including Old Street, Moorgate and Liverpool Street. The venue’s trademark is the distinctive green and white tiling, not to mention the living plant wall which runs the length of the interior, bringing a wonderfully fresh and vibrant feel to the space. The fully equipped bar will keep everyone refreshed with their favourite tipple, whilst the acclaimed head chef prepares deliciously tempting food in the self-contained kitchen.
The Canvas Café is a creative space found just a stone’s throw from Brick Lane, perfectly in-keeping with the artistic and cool reputation that the East of London has become famous for. Fully licenced, the bright and airy ground floor space comes complete with its own bar and provides access to the New York style garden outside. There is also a large and highly flexible basement space which leads on to a fully-equipped, A3 licenced kitchen, meaning that taking care of any catering needs shouldn’t be a problem. With a capacity of 70, it is a great compromise between generous space and an intimate feel.
Bird is a bustling all-day restaurant, with a food and drinks menu that specialises in free range fried chicken, fresh doughnuts, craft beers and cocktails. The downstairs bar has a relaxed and informal feel, making this venue well worth considering if it’s a more laid-back approach you had in mind. Flexible not only in terms of the layout, Bird also offers the possibility of bespoke menus, music and offers, meaning you can put together a unique, custom-made deal by simply getting in touch and discussing the needs for your particular event.
The Hoxton Distillery at The Macbeth is a turn of the century venue that is comprised of 3 separate floors. These various spaces come in a variety of different sizes, layouts and styles, meaning there is something for everyone here, all under one roof. Depending on the size of your guest list, you can choose to hire either an individual floor or the building’s entirety, keeping your options open no matter how big or small, up to a maximum capacity of 300. With a blend of both modern and historic décor, there is certainly plenty of character and charm to be found here.