Summer is right around the corner and if you are looking to hold an event that really stands out from the crowd, why not host a secret garden party? Any of the following venues would make the ideal setting.
Stationers Hall is steeped in a sense of history and tradition, with old-school elegance and charm found throughout the 4 interconnecting rooms. Each of these spaces is finished in its own discernible style, making this a flexible venue that is able to suit many different occasions and parties of all sorts of sizes – with a seating capacity of 205 and maximum capacity of 450, depending on the layout and style you choose. As for the outside space, it is as high quality as the interior, living up to the esteem of the building itself. Close to the Thames and just a stone’s throw from transport links including St Paul’s, City Thames Link and Blackfriars, your guests should be able to reach the party with ease.
Proof is an all-year round rooftop bar that has an exclusive, secluded feel, given that it sits tucked away amongst the treetops, overlooking London Fields Park and benefitting from those gorgeous views. With an open-air terrace and both indoor and outdoor covered areas, your party can be sure to go ahead without a hitch, no matter the volatility of the Great British weather. The relaxed, quirky feel of the venue is perfectly suited to an informal gathering of friends, but also serves well as an alternative, light-hearted corporate party space.
The Conservatory is a joy to behold, not only for its sheer beauty and charm but simply for how unexpected it is. Within the concrete jungle that is London, this unique venue is like a mini oasis, housing more than 2000 species of tropical plants and trees, as well as exotic varieties of fish. Bringing the outside in, and yet protected by the glass roof, this one-of-a-kind space was opened up and made even more flexible following significant investment in 2013 which saw the addition of a staircase to the Terrace. Despite feeling so far removed from the usual bustle of the city centre, it is still just minutes from the nearest rail links.
High above the noise of the city streets, on the top floor of N1 Poultry, you will find Coq d’Argent, a garden complex that is comprised of 2 terraces, 2 central terraces and a secret garden which is surrounded by trees and flowers. This hidden gem sits in a wonderful juxtaposition with its location, with the lush greenery and abundance of nature contrasting with the striking views of London’s skyline beyond, making this the ideal backdrop for a memorable occasion. Once back on the ground, you needn’t walk far to get to the nearest transport links, with Bank and Cannon Street both just a stone’s throw away.
If you want to bring a true sense of sophistication and timeless glamour to your party, then look no further than Drapers’ Hall. This magnificent venue is packed full with stunning details and ornate touches which add unbeatable beauty to any event held here. This historic setting has played host to all sorts of different occasions over the years, and though it’s the interior that may be famous for its decadence, you can rest assured that the venue comes with a suitably gorgeous and well-maintained outdoor space, perfectly in-keeping with the tone of the building itself.
In the middle of Old Street Roundabout, within stumbling distance of the tube station that shares the area’s name, is The Magic Roundabout. This unique, multi-purpose event space offers 3 bars, a dancefloor and award-winning street food. Available year-round, it functions as an open-air terrace in the summer and a covered, heated venue in the winter. Able to accommodate almost any occasion, no matter the vibe you are going for, The Magic Roundabout also benefits from how well connected it is to the rest of the city via great transport links.