With a city as visually striking as London, it’s totally understandable that people would want to make the most of it when planning an event by selecting a venue that offers great views onto the iconic skyline and world-renowned landmarks that make our capital so famous. Here are some that offer exactly that.
Spanning an impressive 3 levels in all, Sky Garden is, in fact, home to the highest landscaped public gardens in the whole city. The event spaces themselves are spacious and airy, with full glass frontage ensuring they not only feel bright and airy, but that you really get to enjoy a stunning perspective of London from every angle. With 45,000 square feet of space in all for you to utilise, it’s possible to create entirely bespoke events that suit your individual needs.
Another record breaker, Duck & Waffle contains the highest private dining room in the country, so you can rest assured that the views on offer from here are equally arresting. The inhouse team are well versed in putting on a good show, and will happily guide you through the planning and execution of your event, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Recognising that this is a city that is always on the move, they welcome guests 24/7 for all manner of private and corporate occasions.
The Sky Bar is found on the penthouse level roof terrace of St Paul’s Hotel. As the name no doubt suggests, the highlight of the view to be enjoyed here is of course, the quite simply breath-taking St Paul’s Cathedral. Slick and contemporary in design and feel, the venue is comprised of a spacious bar and conservatory area, with a capacity of up to 200. Handy extras worth keeping in mind include an optional butler service, a portable PA system and ambient LED lighting.
One of Central London’s newest offerings, 58VE opened its doors in December 2016. Particularly well suited to corporate events, spaces to be found here in addition to the main ground floor space include a range of contemporary meeting rooms, but it’s the exclusive lounge and balcony that lets you soak up the surrounding views of the city in all its glory. Back at ground level, Temple and Blackfriars are the nearest tube stops, both reachable in around 5 minutes.
Bird of Smithfield is certainly a versatile choice, with various different spaces to choose from, which include The Birdcage cocktail bar, the second-floor private room and the restaurant space on the first floor. Each of the spaces boast their own styles, finishes and capacities, with the venue as a whole able to accommodate as many as 250 guests in all. Well situated for those travelling via public transport, nearby links include Barbican, St Paul’s, Farringdon and Blackfriars.
The Sterling is a super stylish bar and eatery found at the base of The Gherkin, easily one of London’s most recognisable buildings. The main bar has a glass wall to let in plenty of natural light, whilst also offering great views out onto the concourse. Freshly prepared, delicious food is complimented by a range of good wine, so your guests should certainly be well catered for, and speaking of the guests, the generous proportions allow for up to a whopping 1000 of them altogether.