When we had a request for the “best affordable 40th or 50th birthday party venues near London Bridge” we thought – blimey guys, that’s incredibly specific. But it’s proven to be a big hit with you lot, who’d a thunk. So here are our top suggestions, fresh and updated for 2018. Whether you’re looking for an elegant evening or a unique soiree, we’ve got the venue for you:
Location: London Bridge
Capacity: 160 standing, 80 seated
Check it out here: Roast
Borough Market is world-renowned for it’s amazing food, and Roast makes the most of it. In a beautiful building looking over the market, Roast is a stunning space and huge windows and lots of light. The chairs are comfortable (that’s important!) and the menu never fails to impress.
Capacity: 550 standing, 100 seated
Check it out here: Tank & Paddle Minster
If you’re doing after work drinks or dinner, Tank & Paddle Minster is ideally located in the heart of the City. A more informal venue, they’ve got brewery fresh beer and stone-baked pizzas as well as a games table and 12ft shuffle board. They welcome bookings of all sizes, so ideal if you’ve got a flexible guest list.
Capacity: 500 standing, 300 seated
Check it out here: Skylon
Skylon has three distinct areas – a restaurant, a bar and the grill – so they’ll be able to cater to whatever evening takes your fancy. We love the views over the Thames, and the service is brilliant – you’ll feel like a VIP.
Capacity: 200 standing, 40 seated
Check it out here: Tamesis Dock
A seriously cool venue, Tamesis Dock is perfect for making the most of the amazing summer weather. They’ve got party menus, or you can go all out with a BBQ on deck. With views of the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, and Battersea Power Station it’s one of our favourites.
Capacity: 60 standing, 30 seated
Check it out here: The Drawing Room
An intimate hidden space, perfect for impressing your guests. We love the secret door – behind a bookcase! – so if you’re arriving separately from your nearest and dearest you might need to leave them instructions. Perfect for classy cocktails and intimate evenings.