Not every capital city is lucky enough to have a river running right through its heart, and so it’s perfectly understandable why you would want to make the most of that when planning a London-based event, by choosing a venue found on the actual riverside.
The oak panelled rooms found at Riverside Rooms in County Hall benefit from lovely views of both the waterfront and the city itself, meaning you get the best of both worlds. Though the rooms have a distinct sense of character, they can also be hired as blank canvases, adding your own theme and style to suit the occasion and make it your own if you so wish. The total capacity allows for as many as 400 guests, and they are sure to make good use of the close proximity to Waterloo, Westminster and Lambeth North stations.
There is a sumptuous, almost decadent feel at Mondrian London at Sea Containers, in thanks to its luxurious boutique styling and contemporary flair. Combined with this is a bold new energy and the eclectic vibe of the trendy South Bank, which has led to it hosting all manner of events, including wedding receptions, late night parties, conferences, screenings and seated dinners. Full length windows running the length of the room ensure maximum impact from the stunning view.
The most distinguishing feature at The Balcony Room is undoubtedly the one for which it is named – the private balcony reached via French doors which boasts a mesmerising view over the water towards St Paul’s Cathedral and the City on the other side, sure to impress both local Londoners and first time visitors alike. The interior space itself is stylish and modern with a total capacity of 120, whilst the venue in general sits about ten minutes or so from Mansion House and London Bridge stations.
Brasserie Blanc South Bank is a very versatile offering, with two bars, a private dining suite with its own bar, and three private dining rooms. These various spaces can be hired individually for low-key meetings and such like but exclusive hire is also available for larger events like wedding receptions and parties, up to a maximum capacity of 500. Close to many of the city’s best known landmarks, including the London Eye, the venue is just a few minutes’ walk from Waterloo station.
Full of natural light by day and softly lit for added atmosphere in the evening, Camino Bankside is another venue with several different spaces for you to choose from. These include the large Feast Room, the Jamon counter, a mezzanine level private room and a south-facing outdoor terrace that makes the most of any nice weather you may be lucky enough to catch. Reachable in just seven minutes on foot, Southwark tube stop is the closest rail link.
Roast is a stylish restaurant, bar and multi-purpose event space in Borough Market with fantastic views from every angle, be it the bustle of the open kitchen, the buzz of the market below or the splendour of St Paul’s Cathedral. It is available for hire throughout the day for breakfast, lunch or dinner based events, as well as receptions and gatherings both private and corporate. There is a capacity of 160 and London Bridge station can be reached in just two minutes.