Hosting an event on a roof terrace is a brilliant way to bring an instant hit of sophistication, helping the day to last in the memory of all who attend. Here are some of our favourite such spaces found throughout London.
The Kia Oval is one of the most historic stadiums in the world, still hosting international and first class cricket matches in the summer to this day. Aside from this however, it also offers up its fantastic and extensive range of spaces for all manner of private and corporate occasions, from award ceremonies to Christmas parties, and product launches to formal dinners, to name but a few. The capacity allows for as many as 1000 guests, and they’re sure to make good use of the easily reached tube stations in the surrounding area.
58VE is a newcomer to the London events scene, having only launched in December 2016, but it’s a space sure to quickly cement its position as a go to venue amongst the city’s best. Purpose built event space and meeting rooms are on offer alongside the exclusive Lounge and Balcony, which boasts wonderful views onto the River Thames and the iconic skyline beyond. Centrally located, the nearest rail links include the likes of Temple and Blackfriars.
Dim lighting and the cosy atmosphere at Big Chill Bar make it an ideal place to gather with friends and unwind from the stresses of daily life. Eat, drink, listen to music and host your own party in this bar found in the heart of Brick Lane, enjoying tasty tipples and use of a bustling dancefloor. Other handy features include late licences lasting until 12am through the week or 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, projectors, free Wi-Fi, sets from top DJs and of course, the all-important terrace itself.
There are no less than 4 rooms and 4 outdoor terraces on offer at Egg London, meaning you are positively spoilt for choice when it comes to picking which space to use. This generous selection allows for gatherings both intimate and large, up to a total of 1400. The onsite kitchen means that organising catering shouldn’t pose any problems, whilst the proximity to good transport links such as Kings Cross St Pancras and Caledonian Road should also prove useful.
Proud East is a very charming and versatile offering, functioning as a café, restaurant, cocktail bar, pool room and multi-purpose event space tucked away on the banks of the Regents canal just off the popular Kingsland Road. Hosting all manner of events, from wedding receptions to corporate away days for up to 300 people, it is found in the Haggerston area, just 5 minutes or so from the station of the same name.
Found on the penthouse level of a luxurious hotel right by the iconic landmark, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Sky Bar is a fine choice for those in search of a space that has an inherent air of sophistication, sure to bring a feeling of precedence to any occasion. Stylish yet comfortable seating and a spacious bar area are what comprise this contemporary offering, with kitchen and butler facilities also on option should you want to go the extra mile in wowing your guests.
As far as concept venues go, SUSHISAMBA must surely be one of the most unique you could expect to come across in all of London, somehow managing to combine the culture, cuisine, music and aesthetics of Japan, Brazil and Peru. Split across 2 floors, in addition to the open-air terrace space, the interior benefits from large-windows, ensuring that you always make the most of the striking outlook onto the capital. There’s a generous overall capacity of around 650, but for more intimate gatherings, consider the 40-capacity private lounge.
To really embrace the full Boundary experience, you could enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant before or after stepping out onto the charming terrace for a drinks reception, before staying the night in one of the individually furnished bedrooms. Beautifully appointed, this unique venue is located within the heart of the popular Shoreditch area, comfortable walking distance from the likes of Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Serving as a fully outdoor terrace in the summer months, The Magic Roundabout is transformed into a heated, tented space throughout the winter to allow it to continue to host a myriad of great events, from product launches to private parties, and from photo shoots to club nights. Boasting 3 bars, a dance floor and award-winning street food, not to mention a generous capacity of 550 and great local transport links, this is the ideal place to chill out and have some fun.
The roof terrace at Karma Sanctum is one of Soho’s best hidden gems, tucked away discreetly above the bustling streets. Comprised of 2 connecting areas, there is an indoor bar and lounge area with a built-in fireplace, and a partially covered terrace complete with a jacuzzi, making this the ultimate secret hideout for exclusive gatherings of up to 90 people. Back at ground level, you’ll be well served by the close proximity to good rail links, such as Piccadilly Circus, Green Park and Oxford Circus.