London Bridge is an ideal spot in which to hold a corporate party, but venue choice is always key. Here are some top picks to get you started.
If big parties aren’t really your thing and you would prefer to bring a much more intimate, personal touch to proceedings them The Cookhouse is an ideal venue choice. This open-plan kitchen and dining space seats just 10 diners and comes complete with all the very latest in highs-spec culinary gadgetry and appliances. This makes it ideally suited to both spoiling your guests with a chef’s table dinner or luxury tasting menu, and getting them directly involved in a masterclass or demonstration. London Bridge tube station itself is just a few minutes away on foot.
Tanner Warehouse is a restaurant, bar and multi-purpose event space found in the popular area of Bermondsey, South London. The generous space can accommodate up to 450 guests and comes complete with a fully-loaded bar, a modern open kitchen serving top quality food, great audio-visual equipment and a friendly team of staff with a wealth of experience in the events industry. The space itself has a certain warmth and charm to it, and this has allowed it to play host to all sorts of occasions, from corporate gatherings to weddings.
Underglobe is found right by the banks of the River Thames but is discreetly tucked away beneath the iconic Globe Theatre. This hidden gem has a surprisingly generous capacity of 450, and has all the decadence, sophistication and exclusivity that one would expect from a private members club. From the moment you arrive through the riverside entrance and enjoy a welcoming drink on the mezzanine, you know you’re in for a special night. Browse the popular Shakespearean exhibition before descending the grand staircase to reach the main event space with its high ceilings, custom built stage and top notch facilities.
Ropewalk is another great choice for a more low-key event when it comes to the size of the guest list, with a capacity of just 50. That’s not to say you are limited when it comes to space however, with several different areas available for you to utilise. These include the ornate Eisenhower Room, the smaller Textiles Room and the intimate Barge Bar. These spaces can be hired on an individual basis, or all together if so preferred. Found inside LASSCO Ropewalk, the renowned architectural salvage warehouse, it is operated by Disappearing Dining Club.
The huge, full-length windows at The Oyster Shed allow it to make the most of its fantastic riverside location, taking in the wonderful views out across the Thames and several much beloved landmarks, including The Shard and London Bridge itself. There are many bookable areas available for small gatherings over a few drinks, but exclusive hire is also available at weekends for larger scale parties for up to 400 people. Both Cannon Street and Monument tube stations can be reached in just 5 minutes, keeping it well connected to the rest of the city.
Roast is a unique British restaurant and flexible event space in Borough Market. You can expect to enjoy great views no matter which direction you look, be it the bustling market below, the busy open kitchen or St Paul’s Cathedral in all its majesty. Roast is available for hire 7 days a week throughout the day, so be it a breakfast soiree, a lunch reception, a dinner party in the evening or simply a few drinks in the stylish bar that best suits your schedule, Roast can meet your needs. There is ample space for up to 160 guests and they are sure to make good use of the close proximity to London Bridge tube station, which sits just a mere stone’s throw away.