Why wait until Christmas to have a work’s night out? Regardless of the time of year, corporate events are a fantastic way to get staff interacting on a more personal basis, building the kind of rapport that can translate to strong, effective teamwork back in the office. That said, here are some great venue choices that lend themselves nicely to an excellent summer gathering.
The Sky Bar is a penthouse-level bar and rooftop terrace that boasts the most stunning uninterrupted views of St Paul’s Cathedral, sure to delight both locals and visitors to the city alike. It has a very modern vibe, with the bar being all-glass, and audio-visual equipment including a PA system and LED lighting onsite and at your disposal. It is particularly well suited to a drinks reception, as you can sample the lovely selection of beers, wines and bar food whilst soaking up those marvellous views, whilst remembering to take care of the business at hand, of course.
Proof is a rooftop bar open all year round, and as such it has both indoor and outdoor covered areas. This is particularly useful because, in Britain, we all know that summer doesn’t necessarily guarantee good weather. Nestled amongst the treetops, this quirky little venue is great for bringing a sense of fun to the occasion, with all sorts of events having been held here, making the most of the chilled-out, laid back vibe it offers. There is a good capacity on offer and given that it overlooks the lovely London Fields Park, it sits just 2 minutes from the station of the same name.
This bar and restaurant is a visually striking and totally unique venue in Hackney Wick, right by the canal. The hand-crafted wooden décor perfectly complements its converted warehouse setting, while the spacious interior and high ceilings make it suitable for hosting larger events for up to 450 people. If you’re lucky enough to get good weather for your summer party, you can make the most of the generous terraced area by the water’s edge.
This huge venue near Regent’s Park is very well situated, making it easily reached via transport links. The sumptuous, modern interior gives a sense of grandeur, with the large windows flooding the space with natural light. Better yet, you can head up to one of the 3 rooftop terraces to take in stunning panoramic views of the city and really get into the summer party spirit.