When we’re lucky enough to get a good bout of sunshine, it’s great to be able to make the most of it. This means opting for a venue with a terrace is a wise choice during the summer months, often providing a mix of both indoor and outdoor spaces that give both flexibility and insurance against any failings in the Great British weather. Here are some of the best such venues found in South London.
Vintage furnishings and retro touches throughout the interior of Grand Union Kennington are sure to enchant. The terrace itself is found on the rooftop and can accommodate as many as 100 guests. It acts as a wonderful little suntrap where you can sip on cocktails whilst gazing out at the London Eye. Everything from wedding receptions and birthday parties to corporate events have been held here, testament to its adaptability, whilst back at ground level, the nearest transport links include Lambeth North, Kennington and Elephant & Castle.
The Kia Oval is one of the oldest sporting stadiums in the world and it continues to play host to international cricket matches throughout the summer. Aside from this however, it offers up its many spaces and function rooms for all manner of different private and corporate occasions, from award ceremonies to Christmas parties, and from product launches to dinners, and many others in between. The total capacity for events is a very generous 1000, so you won’t have to make cutbacks when it comes to the guest list. Both Oval and Vauxhall tube stations can be reached in mere minutes.
View 94 boasts stunning panoramic views out onto the River Thames, both via the large windows from the interior and from the outdoor terraced areas. This means that no matter where you are, the venue feels bright, fresh and airy. On the menu is modern European food with a delicious Italian twist and a choice of tempting cocktails. Exclusive hire is available, providing full use of the 350-person capacity, whilst the close proximity to both East Putney tube station and Wandsworth Town train station keeps you well connected to the rest of the city and further afield.
The Jam Tree in Clapham Old Town is a spacious venue with various separate areas at your disposal, including a well-proportioned garden. This flexible layout works to your advantage, leaving you with plenty of options when it comes to the scale of your gathering and the ways you utilise the space. Altogether, there is ample room for up to a generous 600 guests, and they are sure to make good use of the various nearby transport links, such as Clapham Common and Wandsworth Road.
If you want to fully embrace the idea of an outdoor event, The Garden in Greenwich is an ideal choice. This 1500-capacity green space is one of Europe’s most iconic and reputable open-air installations, complete with giant oak trees and bespoke furnishings. Highlights include 2 fully-stocked bars, full lighting capabilities, a top-notch sound system which offers incredible acoustics, and a dedicated events team who can assist with the planning and running of your event, be it a live music show, a wedding, a corporate function or otherwise.
Licensed until 1am on Sunday-Thursday and until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays, The Bermondsey Social Club is well worth considering if you want to ensure that you can party through the night and into the wee small hours. A very adaptable space, it has hosted everything from live music performances to pop up restaurants, so they really can turn their hand to anything. The total capacity is 120 and Bermondsey and South Bermondsey stations can both be reached comfortably on foot.