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Baby Shower Venues in London

Find and book a unique baby shower venue in London

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It’s not just the expectant parent-to-be who feels excited when there’s a new baby on the way, and a shower is the ideal way to bring together your loved ones so they can share in the joy. With plenty to be getting on with in terms of preparations for the baby’s arrival, we want to do our bit to make planning your shower as stress free as possible by providing you with the following list of unique baby shower venues in London. We’re also well aware of the cost that comes with an extra member of the family, so our list also includes a selection of cheaper and budget venues that don’t break the bank without sacrificing any quality in our selection.

    Top Recommended Baby Shower Venues in London

  • Henley on Thames

    River & Rowing Museum

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    Standing 500
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    Theatre 200
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    Dining 160
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  • Mayfair

    No.4 Hamilton Place

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    Standing 300
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    Theatre 250
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    Dining 180
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  • Fitzrovia

    Studio I and Studio II

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    Standing 80
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    Theatre 60
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    Dining 40
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  • Piccadilly

    Sought after garden with space for installations

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    Standing 150
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  • Bayswater - Paddington

    Ma-Dame London

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    Standing 110
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    Theatre 90
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  • East London

    Outdoor rooftop with relaxing water views and London skyline

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    Standing 200
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    Theatre 100
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    Dining 100
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  • Goodge Street

    The Montague on the Gardens Pop Ups

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    Standing 200
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  • Paddington station

    Very cool immersive and versatile street food concept

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    Standing 360
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    Theatre 120
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    Dining 220
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    Clerkenwell

    Bright, light corner pub with a private upstairs area

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    Standing 90
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    Theatre 30
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    Dining 90
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    The City Thames

    The Oyster Shed

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    Standing 400
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    Theatre 80
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    Dining 160
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  • Fitzrovia

    Mortimer House

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    Standing 120
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    Theatre 60
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    Dining 60
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  • Kings Cross

    The Lighterman

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    Standing 100
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    Dining 60
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  • Southwark

    Light-filled versatile space with balconies & City views

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    Standing 60
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    Theatre 60
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    Dining 45
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  • Camden

    Affordable and versatile and modern venue for any special event

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    Standing 500
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    Theatre 400
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    Dining 320
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  • Highbury and Islington

    Lucky Voice Islington

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    Standing 243
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    Theatre 143
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    Dining 60
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  • Regents Park

    229

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    Standing 620
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    Dining 150
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How to Organise a Baby Shower


Baby showers were virtually unheard of in the UK 15 years ago, but now the American trend has caught on and it’s safe to say that just like Elf on a Shelf, it is here to stay. Many people are still a little bit confused about what exactly is supposed to happen at a baby shower however, so if you’ve been tasked with organising one for your best friend or colleague, it’s a good idea to know exactly what’s expected of you.


What is a Baby Shower?


A baby shower is a party that usually happens before the birth of a child were guests ‘shower’ the expectant mum with gifts. While in the UK it has always been traditional to wait until after the birth before giving gifts, the baby shower trend has taken over from this. Yet you can still have it after the birth. There are pros and cons to both of these, so it’s best to talk to the mum-to-be herself or to her family before you start organising.


Before the Birth


This is the tradition that has come to us from the States, and it does have its benefits. For one, an expectant mum can put together a small gift registry of items that she needs before the baby gets here. She can then have the nursey set-up and any additional items bought in preparation. While all gifts are welcome, sometimes buying from a registry instead of the usual cuddly toys and clothes that tend to appear after the birth, can really help a new family out. It also gives the new parents an excuse to not see visitors for a time after the birth, as no one will be bringing round presents and interrupting while they try and get into a new routine. Not only that, but it’s something for mum to look forward too as her pregnancy progresses.


After the Birth


Some expectant mothers would rather wait until they have had a healthy child, and everyone is back home and doing well before celebrating. Call this superstition, but many in the UK don’t like the new baby shower tradition for exactly this reason. If you are hosting a party after the birth, it can also double as a naming day. Everyone will know baby’s name and gender and can buy gifts accordingly. This way, the new parents can get all of the visitors over in one day, and it brings a sense of normalcy with it after the birth.


How to Organise a Baby Shower in 5 Steps:


Pick a Date


It’s important that the date works with the majority, if not all, of the people invited. If it is happening before the birth, it’s usually in the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy. If after, it’s going to be more likely to change, but normally it is at least 8 weeks after the birth.

 

Venue


A baby shower doesn’t always have to happen at someone’s house. To get away from the pressures of hosting in your own space, consider hiring a chilled-out venue where everyone can gather. Afternoon tea is popular for baby showers, after all, the mum can’t drink! Yet there are so many unique baby shower venues for hire in London, that you’re sure to find something to suit everyone tastes.


Decide who’s invited


As a baby shower is a more modern tradition, everything about it is flexible. Most often, it is the mum-to-be’s closest female relatives and friends, but if the boys want to get involved, then there’s no reason why they shouldn’t! Having dad there as well can add a lot of fun to the party and will provide you with even more ideas for entertainment.


Décor


Some decorations are essential for any baby shower, and there are a number of themes that work really well. As baby showers have grown more popular, decorations have popped up in loads of shops, and of course there is always a whole range of items available online. A cake is traditional and can decorated to match your theme.


Games


Games at a baby shower are essential. There are a whole range to choose from as well, that start at the sweet and innocent and go all the way into ‘diaper’ humour. If the mum to be doesn’t know the gender, having everyone guess is fun, and games are a great way to break the ice between people who might not know each other too well.


Other Things to Remember about baby showers:


While the expectant mother can’t have any alcohol, having a few mimosas or something similar aren’t out of place at a baby shower, just forego the shots!


Food is always essential. Having cakes and sweet treats is good, but savoury nibbles should also be included.


Let everyone know the final date in plenty of time and send out invites. If there is a gift registry, make sure the guests know about it.


Keep birth and pregnancy horror stories to a minimum. If someone tries to talk about anything too gross, change the subject. A baby shower is not the place.


Stick to the ending time. No one likes guests that stay past their welcome, and particularly not If you’re heavily pregnant. Take the reins and make sure everyone leaves on time.


A baby shower is a time for the ultimate celebration of bringing a new life into the world. It should be relaxed, carefree, and above all, good fun. Your friend or colleague is sure to remember the party your throw for them for years to come, and it will be a welcome break for them as they reach the end of their pregnancy or are still adjusting to life with a new-born.

FAQs Baby Shower Venues in London


Where can I find a baby shower venue in London?

London has so many venues to offer party planners and event planners, including some of the best venues for a baby shower. With Canvas, you can find your perfect baby shower venue by using our search function. Our venues specify if they can host a baby shower, and then you can narrow down your results with our search filters.



What should I look for when searching for a baby shower party venue?

When planning any kind of event, you should always consider the same things: type of venue, venue location, number of guests, necessary facilities and amenities, and food and drink. Depending on the type of baby shower you want to host, you should choose a venue that meets all your requirements. With the help of our search filters, you can narrow down your results to baby shower venues that suit your event planning.



What happens at a baby shower?

What happens at a baby shower is entirely up to you. It's a time for family, friends and colleagues of the parents-to-be to celebrate the baby's upcoming arrival - so it's always fun! The typical baby shower will have an afternoon tea style party, with tables full of cakes and baked goods. The guests will bring along their own yummy contributions as well as gifts for the baby-to-be. There tends to be lots of games for the parents-to-be and the guests to play too.



How do I create a unique baby shower for the parents-to-be?

If you're planning the baby shower for the parents-to-be, you will no doubt want to make it a unique event. Whether you're doing it at home or hiring out a venue to celebrate, use baby shower decor to boost the theme of the day and make it extra special. It's a super special and personal occasion, so make it a personal event! Incorporate the personalities, styles and hobbies of the parents-to-be into the different factors of the baby shower party.



Which venues provide afternoon tea for a baby shower?

On the hunt for a venue with afternoon tea for a baby shower? No problem. With Canvas, you can search through our selection of London's favourite venues and make the most of our search filters or our specific Baby Shower venue category page. Use the filters to let us know how many guests you need to cater for and the facilities you'll need to make this event extra special. If there are a few venues for a baby shower that catch your eye, make sure you use our Wishlist feature and get in touch with several venues at the same time.



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