As we enter the summer season, we Brits like to make the most of any good weather that may come our way, and as such, you’ll want to get in fast if you are to snap up one of London’s best rooftop venues for your next corporate event.
The rooftop space at Bird of Smithfield has an easy-going vibe, perfect for a low-key and relaxed gathering of colleagues. No matter if the weather doesn’t hold up, there is plenty of great indoor space on offer here as well, including The Birdcage cocktail bar for up to 60 people, the 1st floor restaurant which seats 52, and the 2nd floor private room for soirees of up to 40 guests. Very well connected to the rest of the city, the likes of Barbican, Farringdon, St Paul’s and Blackfriars stations can all be reached comfortably on foot, so you needn’t worry about getting there.
Certainly one to be considered for lovers of all things contemporary, Craft London is a project brought to fruition by Stevie Parle and Tom Dixon. Here you can expect to find a New British restaurant, café, cocktail bar and shop, meaning it is able to accommodate a whole host of different event types for up to a total capacity of 300. There is an ultra-modern design throughout, with bold colours and striking details to catch the eye. Perhaps its best feature however is the view, with vast full-length windows allowing you to really soak up a stunning perspective out across London.
The Kia Oval is one of the oldest stadiums in the world, meaning it is like a little slice of sporting history. Still very much active in fact, it plays host to international cricket matches throughout the summer. Aside from this however, it has become known as a very flexible events venue, with multiple spaces that can be utilised for a whole range of occasions, including a corporate party. Being a stadium, it has a great capacity, with events able to cater for up to a very generous 1000 people, whilst its location in the heart of the city means it is easily reached via public transport.
The Sky Bar is a penthouse level private roof terrace, and one of the most exclusive feeling venues in the city. As its full name would imply, the incredible view of London’s iconic skyline that it offers includes a breath taking look at the neighbouring St Paul’s Cathedral, sure to delight no matter how many times you see it. Between the comfortable seating area, the stylish bar and the conservatory, there is a total capacity of up to 200, with handy extra features including a portable PA system, ambient LED lighting, parasols, a kitchen to organise catering, and the option of a butler service for that true sense of decadence.
Hidden away in the heights of the city, high above the noise and bustle of its busy streets, Coq d’Argent is a truly unique rooftop space that brings together terraces and gardens to create an oasis of green and tranquillity in the heart of London. Watch it come to life in summer when the trees, plants and flowers reach full bloom, transforming this one-of-a-kind venue into something truly magical. By way of a wonderful contrast, the view out across the urban landscape that is the city is equally splendid in its own right. Back at ground level, there is a great selection of nearby transport links to choose from.