A great atmosphere, good food and plentiful drinks; with a decent pub you really have everything you need for a great wedding reception all under one roof. Here are some of the best on offer in London.
Trade Union is in fact much more than just a pub, with several different distinct areas which include The Restaurant, The Coffee Shop, The Barber Shop, The Mezzanine, The Great Harlot Club and, of course, The Bar itself. Essentially a playground for grownups, unique features such as a photo booth and an adult sized slide ensure a light-hearted, fun event for all. Just 10 minutes from Tower Hill tube station and 13 from Fenchurch train station, it’s easily reached from both inside the city and further afield.
The ground level bar at Grand Union Farringdon has all the charm of a cosy country pub, complete with exposed brickwork and a relaxed vibe for a truly welcoming experience. Meanwhile, downstairs you will find one of London’s most notorious basement level bars, where resident DJs will keep everyone on their feet with their eclectic mix of RnB, House, party classics and good old cheesy numbers. Located in the busy Smithfield market district, Farringdon station is just 4 minutes away.
If you’re looking to get on board with the white-hot trend for urban style venues, then Peckham Spring’s industrial feel will no doubt delight. Found beneath 2 railway arches with their characteristic curved ceilings, there are 2 spaces on offer here: a large cocktail bar and a covered outdoor area, which can be hired individually or as one package depending on your needs. Just a stone’s throw from Peckham Rye tube station, the capacity allows for up to 300 guests per event.
Encapsulating the decaying grandeur of Victorian England, The Roost is housed within a pub that dates back to 1863. Many of its original features remain intact, adding charisma and authenticity to the space, whilst the wealth of bold artwork, striking statement wallpapers and quirky props inject plenty of fun. With 4 floors in all, there are several different spaces which you can utilise, including a commercial kitchen for any catering needs and a pretty planted garden should you wish to step out for some air.
The in-house kitchen and cocktail bar at Harrild and Sons boast award winning bartenders and chefs, which combined with the ability to tailor the food and drinks menu to suit your event means that all your guests are sure to leave feeling more than satisfied. Speaking of the guests, there is ample space for up to 120 diners or 350 if you would prefer a standing event. The stylish interior of this Grade II listed former printing press factory benefits from lots of natural light and also comes with a handy outside patio area.