London has a truly iconic skyline and being in the midst of summer, now is as good a time as any to choose venues that make the most of this stunning view.
Craft London is a project brought to fruition by Stevie Parle and Tom Dixon, found close to the waterfront and perfect for those who like a cool, trendy vibe. The elegant, ultra-contemporary design and furnishings in this restaurant, cocktail bar, café and shop are sure to please lovers of all things modern, while the glass sided walls provide a breath-taking perspective of the city’s very best views. There is a good capacity of 300 and North Greenwich tube station is found just a few minutes away, making this a practical venue as well as an attractive one.
The Chapel Bar is a wonderful venue found in Islington, which was recently lovingly restored to bring out all it has to offer. The popular spaces, both indoor and outdoor, have become well known for their versatile use, being utilised for corporate and private events alike. The 5am licence makes it ideal for those looking to party long into the night, while the in-house food, drinks and hospitality service will no doubt go down a treat. Both Angel and Kings Cross tube stations are reached within a comfortable walking distance, making it easy to travel from throughout London.
Roundhouse and Rooftop Gardens began its life as a repair shed in the Victorian era but has subsequently cemented its reputation as one of the city’s very best musical venues, having played host to legendary acts from all different genres, from Jimi Hendrix to Jay-Z. Its huge 1800 capacity means it is also perfect for large-scale private and corporate events however, popular amongst those who enjoy its strong connections to London’s cultural and historical heritage. Chalk Farm and Camden Town tube stations are both no more than 5 minutes away, with Euston station also close by.
If you would prefer something a little smaller and therefore better suited to more intimate gatherings, then VeLoFT in EC1 with its 150 person capacity could be just what you need. Being a penthouse, its best feature is undoubtedly its stylish rooftop terrace, and its location in London’s Tech City makes it a particularly good choice for corporate style events and conferences, though its modern finish does lend itself to a range of different occasions. In terms of transport links, Angel and Farringdon tube stations are both less than 15 minutes away.
Found in the popular Kings Cross, 15 minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras train and tube station, Egg LDN is a versatile venue with lots of different spaces to choose from depending on your needs. There are 4 indoor rooms and 4 outdoor spaces all at your disposal, allowing you to hold gatherings for anywhere from 100 to 1400 people, making it a suitable option no matter the scale of your party, or be it a meeting for the purposes of business or pleasure. The onsite kitchen should also come in handy if you want to organise catering for your guests.
If a good, fun-filled vibe is what you are after, Big Chill House gives you exactly that. This large Victorian pub has a relaxed, informal atmosphere, perfect for those looking to kick back and unwind. With delicious food and drink, good music, a dance floor, free Wi-Fi and a host of deals to make the most of, Big Chill House is sure to please. Best of all is the rooftop terrace, available all year round and complete with quirky furniture. It is well connected via various nearby transport links, including Kings Cross tube and train stations, reached in just a few minutes on foot.