The festive season is the perfect opportunity to get everyone out of the office for a party. With South London having so many great options when it comes to venue hire, we’ve made things a little easier by selecting a few of the very best and featuring them here.
Roast is a 160 capacity restaurant, as well as a stylish bar and multi-purpose event space that is available for exclusive hire throughout the week, be it for a breakfast, daytime event or an evening party, keeping your options well and truly open. The lovely city views include great perspectives of the Borough Market below and the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, and the venue sits close to other iconic London sights, such as the Thames and the Globe theatre. Well connected to the rest of the city, London Bridge tube station is just a stone’s throw away.
Ropewalk is a unique bar and private dining venue with several different spaces at your disposal which can either be hired individually or booked as a package, granting you private use of the venue’s entirety. These spaces include the spacious and highly ornate Eisenhower Room, the smaller Textiles Room or the intimate Barge Bar. The eclectic and quirky décor is sure to get everyone talking, whilst the 50 person capacity helps to keep things low-key, allowing for a more personal touch with each of your guests. Bermondsey station is the closest tube connection, and can be reached in 12 minutes.
Sitting right on the banks of the River Thames, The Oyster Shed’s huge floor-to-ceiling windows have the dual benefit of flooding the interior with an abundance of natural light, for a bright, airy feel, whilst also allowing you to take in wonderful views of the water and various London landmarks, including The Shard and London Bridge. There are numerous bookable areas, perfect for a small drinks reception, but exclusive hire is also available at weekends if you had something a little larger scale in mind. Monument and Cannon Street stations can both be reached in just 5 minutes.
Opening in summer 2016, Studio 338 / Beach 338 is the first full scale beach arena in London, with an impressive 180 tonnes of sand covering an area of 600 square metres. The wooden decking that surrounds it, 2 beach bars, BBQ, hammocks and cabanas maximise the authentic feel of the venue, being like a mini exotic getaway without having to leave behind the convenience of London. With various other spaces including a heated terrace, studio and Gallery, as well as detachable sail covers for the beach area should the weather play up, and an all-night music licence, this exciting new venue is understandably in high demand. Working best with large corporate companies, their capacity allows for a very generous 3000 guests.
Pop Box – which is Pop Brixton’s main event space – has been cleverly created using upcycled shipping containers. Now serving as a multi-purpose arts space and events venue, it has been used to host everything from live music shows to conferences, and photo shoots to screenings. With extensive technical equipment also on hand, any production needs you have for your party should be easily taken care of, whilst the easy access to some of the city’s top street food vendors and pop-up restaurants is also sure to come in handy when it comes to organising the catering.
If having exclusive use of a venue just doesn’t sound impressive enough, how does the idea of hiring an island grab you? Raven’s Ait is exactly that, a small and charming little island on the Thames, accessed via private boat only. This tranquil venue boasts both indoor and outdoor space, and strikes an enviable balance between the convenience of a bustling city centre and the peacefulness of a countryside retreat, not to mention the lovely views out onto the water. With a maximum capacity of 400, this spacious and truly unique offering is ideal for helping your Christmas party really stand out from all the rest.