30th and 40th birthdays are real milestones and as such, we all deserve to be made to feel special when the big day comes. So whether planning a party for yourself or a loved one, here are some great venues to get you started.
Adventure is a quirky bar found on Clapham’s High Street, which can be hired either in part or in its entirety, depending on how big your guest list is. Altogether however, there’s a generous capacity that allows for up to 200 people, so no one need miss out on an invite. Priding themselves on being able to create bespoke celebrations and cater to almost any occasion, don’t be afraid to put your ideas forward; that’s what the team are there for. The nearest transport links include Clapham High Street and Clapham North, both just a stone’s throw away.
Pause Bar has an open-plan layout which lends itself perfectly to a cocktail and canape style party, where guests can easily mingle. The dedicated team will take all the stress out of the preparations, taking care of all the legwork and putting together a bespoke package that suits your budget. With a late licence lasting until 2am, a full AV system and more than 10 years of experience in the business, Pause are certainly well equipped to put on a memorable night for everyone involved. It’s also well connected to the wider city, with Aldgate, Tower Hill and Fenchurch stations close by, amongst others.
Found right in the heart of King’s Cross, just 5 minutes from the station of the same name, you will find The Driver. This unique venue is spread across a total of 4 floors, which can either be hired individually or together, once again depending on the amount of space you need for your particular party. The interior has a relaxed yet opulent feel, whilst the menu includes an extensive selection of canapes and bowl foods. This is not to mention the custom sound system and the 3 DJ booths, which should make organising entertainment a breeze.
Copa de Cava is the UK’s very first dedicated cava bar, meaning that the drinks should certainly be flowing throughout the celebrations. Having opened its doors in May 2013, they are relatively new to the London events scene but this hasn’t stopped them from hosting all sorts of different occasions, from weddings to corporate gatherings. Nestled within brick vaults, this atmospheric space can accommodate up to 200 guests and comes with a late licence and live music / DJ facilities should you wish to hire entertainment to keep the party in full swing throughout the night.
If you are looking for a cocktail bar and restaurant with a bit of a twist then POND could be just what you need. Bringing New Hawaiian cuisine to London, you will find unique, bold flavours that are sure to please those who love a taste of the tropics. The interior features extensive exposed brickwork which brings a warm and welcoming vibe. Found in a converted warehouse in East London with a great capacity approaching 500, POND sits just minutes from both Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction stations, making it easy to travel to from throughout the city.