Soho has long been a firm favourite among those who know a good night out when they see it. And although its image might have tidied up somewhat it’s still home to some of the most fun venues for hire in London. If you’re planning an engagement party and want to join in on the fun, we’ve picked out a few of our favourite restaurants and bars in Soho to show your friends a good time:
ZIMA is a bar and eatery serving delicious Russian street food with a modern twist, presented in a sharing style that is ideal for mid-sized gatherings. The service is warm and welcoming, the menu is on point and the vodka is always flowing. What more could you ask for?! Za Zdarovje! A firm favourite with the Canvas team.
Hidden away on Shaftesbury Avenue, Century is a private member’s club and one of the city’s best secret gems. With five floors at your disposal, Century has a restaurant, cocktail lounge, screening room, meeting room, and one of the largest roof terraces in Soho. If you’re anything like our Marketing Manager’s now-husband, you’ll make great use of the screening room to show off your engagement celebration video to all your friends and family and then some.
If you’re going for a smaller and intimate do, you can’t get cosier than Dirty Bones Soho. We love the atmosphere, and your guests certainly won’t be going hungry. If you’d like a slightly bigger party or a private space – you’re in luck! Dirty Bones Kensington has a private room that can accommodate up to 50 standing, and has its own bar and sound system – so no long queues at the bar for your guests.
In the very heart of Soho overlooking the square, Six Storeys does what it says on the tin – six floors of unique events spaces. Each of the rooms offers something slightly different, from intimate private dining to a decadent bar. If you’re looking for a
A gin lover’s dream, Graphic Bar has more than 300 varieties. They have different spaces available to hire, from parties of 20 up to 220 if you wanted to invite everyone you know. Their famous Paint Tin Punches are a firm crowd pleaser, and their party food offerings are delicious – and reasonably priced.