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The best places in London to host a private dinner

Private dinners can be a wonderful way to celebrate any occasion, be it related to business or pleasure. If you want to know you are hosting yours in one of the very best venues London has to offer, look no further than this list.


Edel Assanti

Located in the vibrant area of Fitzrovia, 74A is in essence a blank canvas. This allows you to get creative and put your own stamp on the space, kitting it out as you see fit. This is undoubtedly why the venue has become so hotly sought after, particularly amongst top fashion brands. Throughout the 2 levels you will find polished concrete floors, boutique lighting and industrial details which provide a unique twist, including an atrium ceiling which is both a striking feature and a means to let in lots of natural daylight. The lower floor has a kitchen to take care of the catering, as well as a more intimate setting ideal for a private dinner.

69 Drops Studio

69 Drops Studio

Primarily used as a space for photoshoots, 69 Drops Studios is understandably an aesthetically pleasing venue, with notable features including an eye-catching floor and feature wall. Overall it has a relaxed air to it, and this is why it lends itself so well to private dinners. That, and the fact that is has a full size kitchen onsite, making it easy to organise the cooking and serving of the actual food. The maximum capacity allows for up to 200 guests in all, and they are sure to put the nearby transport links – Aldgate East and Whitechapel – to good use.

68 and Boston

68 and Boston

68 and Boston is comprised of the 2 main spaces which make up its name. 68 is a wine bar located on the ground floor which opens from 5pm, Monday-Saturday. Boston is the first floor Cocktail bar, which serves both classics and their own tempting creations. Private and semi-private areas are available to book for gatherings of any size, starting at just 2 guests, with exclusive hire also on offer for up to 260 people. This means 68 and Boston is a suitable venue no matter the scale you had in mind for your dinner party. Its great location means there are plenty of tube stations at your disposal, including Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

Toms Kitchen

Tom's Kitchen

Toms Kitchen takes its name from award winning chef, Tom Aikens. It’s his hearty British recipes with touches of American, French and Italian cuisine that you can expect to enjoy here, meaning you can rest assured that your guests will be dining on top quality, seasonal fare. There are several floors on offer, with each dining space boasting its own key features, from the open kitchen in the brasserie, to the private bar in the 1st floor room, and the grand table and comfortable lounge area in the 2nd floor room. These spaces offer respective seated capacities of 60, 40 and 22.

The White Swan

The White Swan is comprised of several different areas, spread across a total of 3 floors. These include the pub on the ground floor, the mezzanine level and the dining room on the 1st floor. Individual spaces can either be hired on their own for a more intimate dinner, or combined and hired altogether for a large scale gathering, depending on your event’s particular needs. Not far from the riverside, its central location keeps you well connected to the wider city via the underground, with Chancery Lane, Holborn and Farringdon being your closest options.