If you want to snap up one of London’s best venues for a summer party, you’ll want to get in ahead of the crowds. To make your search easier, we’ve compiled the following list of some of our favourites.
A large part of the appeal at Bird of Smithfield is how flexible it is in terms of its layout and the various different spaces it has on offer, meaning it can be utilised for both larger parties (with a total capacity of 250) and smaller, more intimate gatherings. The Birdcage cocktail bar, the Private Room on the second floor and the first-floor restaurant are all up for grabs depending on the type of party you had in mind, but regardless of which you opt for, all have a stylish and relaxed vibe.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea would be a brilliant choice if you want to bring an instant hit of sophistication and old-school grandeur to the occasion, with its selection of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings boasting stunning period features and ornate details that grant them a sense of timeless beauty. Spacious and equally elegant courtyards mean you can also step outside and make the most of any nice weather we’re lucky enough to catch. Whether for as many as 400 guests or as few as 15, there are spaces here that will suit your needs.
Opened in May 2015, Yauatcha City is situated at Broadgate Circle EC2 in the City. It is an all-day dim sum dining experience, ideal for dining and social drinks. With its two beautiful outside terraces, two bars, casual dining areas and a main restaurant. this venue is truly perfect for summer terrace events. If you are looking for some entertainment for your summer party, you can also take part in wine and sake masterclasses offered by Yauatcha City.
Offering a mix of indoor and outdoor areas and finished off with quirky, vibrant details, Grand Union Wandsworth takes its inspiration from the beaches of California, making it an ideal spot for a summer soiree. A bar wrapped around a towering oak tree, a choice of great cocktails, ping-pong tables, a lounge complete with plush sofa seating, a DJ booth, a fireplace, plus a projector and screen; there really is everything you could possibly need for a top party here.
Very flexible in its use, with a blend of modernism and character, The Collective was designed with the latest generation of forward thinkers in mind, offering spaces based around community, inspiration and adaptability, up to a maximum capacity of 225. Found in the buzz of the popular and ever-bustling area of Fitzrovia in Central London, it’s also well connected to the wider city via good nearby transport links, including Goodge Street, Euston and Tottenham Court Road tube stations.
With a name like City Summer House, you know it’s got to be great for summer parties. This is even more the case when you find out it’s situated on Brick Lane, the party capital of London’s trendy East End. Proud of its hipster roots, the venue has exposed brickwork and rustic metal furnishings for an authentic inner-city flavour. Alongside the main, warehouse style event space, there is a covered outside garden which comes complete with a themed bar, picnic tables and glowing lanterns for ambience – ideal for a BBQ.