Whether an opportunity to network with colleagues, a party to mark a special occasion, or simply an excuse to gather with friends, a drinks reception should always be fun. Here are some of the best centrally located venues that will help set the right tone for a great night for all.
Ginza Onodera is an authentic Japanese restaurant that focusses on 3 of Japan’s most popular (and delicious) cooking techniques; Teppan-yaki, Sushi and Robata – so there shouldn’t be any problems if some of the guests fancy a bite to eat to accompany their drinks. The slick and contemporary main dining room is a generous size and is complimented by a further 3 private rooms, giving you options with regards to scale and layout.
At Tropicana Beach Club, you can experience all the fun and vibrancy of a poolside paradise without even having to leave London. Highlights include the ‘lagoon pool’ dance floor surrounded by VIP beach cabanas, two bars, party booths and life size palm trees. Brand new for 2017, this exciting venue can accommodate as many as 600 guests in all, and is sure to fast become a firm favourite with locals looking for a guaranteed good time.
The Hospital Club boasts an impressive selection of spaces, including bars, lounges, a restaurant, a screening room and a gallery, with inhouse facilities that include state-of-the-art music and TV production equipment, meaning you really have got everything you need for a top night right under one roof. Intimate meetings can be held for as few as 8 people, with seated dinners able to cater for 120 and drinks receptions for 300. Covent Garden and Holborn stations can be reached in just 5 and 10 minutes respectively.
Low-key soirees for as few as 20 or bustling mass-scale parties for as many as 3000; Holborn studios can do it all. This versatile venue functions in some ways like a blank canvas, able to be adapted to suit a myriad of individual styles and needs. As for getting there, it’s found within the Barnsbury area, with the nearest rail links being Angel, Haggerston and Old Street.
The Blue Lion is an attractive classic pub with a familiar, friendly atmosphere and a quintessentially British feel that is great for putting people at ease. Handy extra features include a late licence (so there’s no need to wrap up the fun early), professional catering to make sure no one leaves hungry, and a pool table for a bit of healthy competition. The capacity allows for 120 guests to attend and the nearest rail links include Russell Square, Chancery Lane and Farringdon.