There are two parties in the office calendar that really count – the infamous Christmas party, and the summer party. Although this hasn’t always been a stalwart, it’s quickly becoming more popular and some of the best venues for hire in London get booked out sharpish. Whether you’re looking for a blank canvas space for your DIY summer party ideas, or a venue that comes fully furnished and prepared, we’ve got a selection of great spaces for your work summer party.
Capacity: 250 standing, 100 seated
Check it out here: The Studio
The Studio is a stunning events space for hire in Victoria that is flooded with natural light. The high ceiling and tall windows make the venue airy and spacious, and they have a range of different sized spaces on offer.
Capacity: 450 standing, 170 seated
Check it out here: Number90
With lovely canal-side views from the terrace, it’s no wonder this is a popular space in the summer. The converted warehouse is brimming with character, and it can host guests inside as well as out – good for when you can’t rely on the weather.
Capacity: 200 standing, 95 seated
Check it out here: Pop Brixton
Home to over 50 exciting start-ups, Pop Brixton has everything from street food to even a radio station. It’s super conveniently close to Brixton tube station, and it’s got everything you’d need onsite to host an amazing summer party. Great option for anyone south of the river.
Capacity: 100 standing, 40 seated
Check it out here: Black Sheep – Principal Place
A coffeehouse during the day, this venue is perfect for chilled evening events for corporate groups. They’ve got a full bar with finger food available, and a great outside covered terrace for making the most of the summer.
Location: Bethnal Green
Capacity: 800 standing, 500 seated
Check it out here: The Geffrye Museum of the Home
The beautiful outside area of the museum are ideal for big summer parties in a green space close to the city. The full day and half day rates are really reasonable, and you can also hire canopy tents, PA system and lawn chairs directly from the museum – a big time saver!
Capacity: 150 standing, 80 seated
Check it out here: The Conservatory
An absolute hidden gem in the heart of the city, the Conservatory at the Barbican is a tropical oasis. With a stunning glass roof it’s ideal for early summer parties early or late in the season when the weather is less predictable.
Capacity: 350 standing, 50 seated
Check it out here: CloudM
The stunning views here can be enjoyed from the terrace, or in less clement are just as beautiful from the long bar area with floor to ceiling windows. You can see a number of iconic landmarks, including the fascinating Tower of London.
Capacity: 350 standing, 150 seated
Check it out here: Stephen Street Kitchen
The outside terrace is an ideal space for the warm summer evenings we enjoy in London in July. Their food is top notch, offering delicious European cuisine and an enviable wine list. We love the tree in the centre, and it’s just a five minute walk from Tottenham Court Road.
Capacity: 880 standing, 500 seated
Check it out here: Bloomsbury Ballroom
The famous Bloomsbury Ballroom always lives up to its grand reputation. A stunning 1920s hall that has been lovingly preserved, it’s a unique space with lots of capacity. Ideal for bigger corporate summer parties, and they also have full disabled access.
Location: Canary Wharf
Capacity: 390 standing, 165 seated
Check it out here: The Pearson Room
A stone’s throw from Canada Square, this beautiful space could not be any more conveniently located for businesses in Canary Wharf. The 1950s inspired decor is stylish and welcoming, and the space is filled with light. It’s a flexible space for different party sizes, and they offer canapes and cocktails as well as sit down meals.