Summer is the perfect excuse to get your colleagues out of the office for a corporate party, rewarding everyone for their hard work, giving them the chance to let off some steam and working on networking and teambuilding skills that will serve everyone well moving forward. With all that said, here are some of the best venues on offer in London in which to hold a summer party.
Stationers Hall presents a variety of options when it comes to planning your event, due to the fact that each of the 4 interconnecting rooms offers its own distinct style and charm, meaning there is a space to suit every occasion. With lots of different seating layouts also available, you can really tailor the spaces to fit the desired vibe for your party, with as many as 205 people able to attend a seated dinner. Found in the heart of the city, right next to the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral and close to rail links which include City Thames Link, Blackfriars and St Paul’s, it is easily reached from far and wide.
The Princess has been recently renovated, updating the picturesque space and re-instating their status as a warm, welcoming and charming local venue; one that should be your top choice if you’re looking for delicious food, great drinks and a laid back, fuss free atmosphere. With 3 floors on offer in all, spaces include the dining room, the lower-ground floor bar, the garden room and the Banksy beer garden, meaning there’s a space to suit everyone. All-in-all, there’s a generous maximum capacity of around 350, and with Chalk Farm tube station just 5 minutes away, it’s easily reached from throughout London.
Bird of Smithfield is another venue that boasts several different spaces. These include The Birdcage cocktail bar, with a capacity of 60; the private room, with a capacity of 40; and the restaurant, with a capacity of 52. Each of these spaces has its own style and charm, with the venue as a whole being a stylish, modern choice. It is very well connected to the rest of the city in thanks to its close proximity to the likes of Barbican, Farringdon, St Paul’s and Blackfriars stations, meaning that all of your guests should be able to reach the party with ease.
Camino Monument is spacious in spite of its warm and cosy atmosphere, able to play host to gatherings of as many as 250 people. The perfect place to sip on tasty sangrias on the terrace whilst enjoying a light tapas lunch, or to pull up a seat on an old wine barrel and tuck into a full hearty meal, this chilled out space is bursting with charisma and always bustling, which is why it lends itself so well to a party. Located within the heart of the city, Camino Monument sits just 5 and 9 minutes away from Monument and Bank tube stations respectively.
Clerkenwell London is a newly opened venue specifically designed with the creatives and artisans of the city in mind. The venue functions as a restaurant and bar offering a wonderful and inspired menu; a retail sphere showcasing some of the most interesting designers around; a space to hold a whole range of curated experiences and even just a place to relax and unwind. The beautifully appointed interior can accommodate up to 120 guests in all, and the nearest tube station – Farringdon Underground – can be reached in just 8 minutes on foot.
The Sky Bar must surely be one of the most exclusive feeling venues in all of London. Found close to the River Thames, this penthouse level bar, rooftop terrace and conservatory offers one of the best unobstructed views of the iconic and striking St. Paul’s Cathedral, whilst the ultra-modern styling, comfortable sofa seating, AV facilities and LED lighting ensure a slick and relaxing event for all. The kitchen and butler facilities will take care of any catering needs, whilst the full range of beers, wines and bar foods are sure to keep everyone refreshed and satisfied.