Cocktail parties are an excellent choice for a whole variety of different social gatherings, be it intimate drinks between a few close friends or a corporate event for colleagues you are looking to impress. Luckily, London is a hub of great and widely varied venues, perfect for such occasions, and with the summer season right around the corner, rooftop locations in particular are a very popular option.
Whether you happen to be a sports fan or not, The Kia Oval makes for an excellent event space. This world famous stadium plays host to international cricket matches throughout the summer months but is also available for public use as a venue for a whole plethora of different celebrations, including cocktail parties in the open air. Its generous capacity can allow for up to an impressive 1000 people and with several Underground stations all within easy walking distance, it can be very conveniently reached by all your guests. Despite its modern finish, it is one of the most historic stadiums of its kind in the world, let alone London.
Big Chill House, found at the heart of London’s King’s Cross prides itself on the guaranteed good vibes, perfect for a laid back cocktail party. The terrace space with its informal, quirky feel and its own on sight bar is available for use all year round, but acts as a lovely little sun trap during the summer. This Victorian era pub offers delicious food and drink, with plenty of offers to make the most of. There’s also a dancefloor, great music to help you unwind from the stresses of city life and the much sought after free Wi-Fi. They can accommodate up to 550 people at Big Chill House and can be found just a 5 minute walk from Kings Cross St Pancras.
This exclusive, penthouse level bar with rooftop terrace and conservatory is a wonderful choice for summer cocktail parties. Facilities such as a portable PA system and ambient LED lights are on hand but the stunning views over St Paul’s cathedral will keep you entertained regardless and are sure to be the real star of the show. The bar area is constructed entirely from glass for an ultra-modern finish, while kitchen and butler services are available to help meet your catering needs if so desired, allowing you to sample the wide range of wine, beer and tasty food without any of the fuss. The comfortable seating will help you relax and enjoy the occasion, while the retractable roof can either let in the sun or shut out the rain as needed, allowing your party to go ahead without a hitch, regardless of the temperamental British weather.
This highly versatile event space is available for hire in the popular King’s Cross area and can be put to use in a number of different ways, not least a cocktail party. With 4 different rooms and 4 outdoor spaces on offer, all with their own distinct sense of atmosphere and style, Egg LDN can accommodate from a somewhat cosy 100 right up to a whopping 1400 people depending on your party’s needs, while the onsite kitchen makes organising any necessary catering a breeze. It is also conveniently located within the buzz of the city, with King’s Cross train station just a 15 minute walk away, making it easily reachable for all your guests.