There are two parties in the office calendar that really count - the infamous Christmas party and the summer party. Although it 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, check out our list of great spaces for your work summer party:
The 2000 sq. ft. space boasts a 13ft x 7ft skylight and picturesque crittal windows that bring 10+ hours of natural light into the studio, making it a uniquely bright and spacious environment for a wide range of events and projects. *We offer the space in complete blackout if your project requires it* Exposed period brick and a 25 ft ceiling gives Vittoria Wharf Studio its open and airy feeling and allows the possibility of working with large studio backdrops and other bulky items. We have a beautiful professional bar in the space with 5 Taps fed from our ICE COLD Keg system. We offer a selection of Beers from CRATE brewery as well as a selection of wines and cocktails on tap. Give us a shout to hear about our drink packages. In addition to the studio space itself you will have access to a 200 sq ft. balcony surrounded by a steel bannister that looks directly onto the River Lea Navigation Canal and the London Olympic Stadium. We host photoshoots, wedding receptions, concerts, performance workshops, corporate functions and more. We would love to talk with you about offering the ideal environment for your creative project or private event. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! The Space has several key features, including: This space is 13m x 14m. Professional Bar featuring 5 Taps fed from our ICE COLD Beer and Wine keg system 3 private loos with sink within each loo 1 Urinal Trough 5 Bathroom sinks 1 Shower 1 Large Kitchen Sink 2 Tea Kettle Water Boilers 6 Glass Front Bar Fridges Moveable Banquet tables/ Bars 30 Foldable Chairs Seating for 90 Large Storage Closet for your event 4 High powered electric space heaters 63A 3 Phase Power Available Rubber Box Distribution Box Plenty of Extensions for Distro Power
A sophisticated event space recently built in a contemporary style inspired by industrial structures. The building is an urban sustainable venue that covers 16,500 sq ft of space, over the ground and lower ground floors and is an ideal for a variety of events. Set between King’s Cross and Old Street, it is ideally positioned close to Angel Underground Station.
Railway Arch conversion. The space has two entrances and DDA compliant. This is a perfect space for those who require space to build their event. Easy access from the main road. This space is full of character and has plenty ventilation and lighting.
Located in Central London, a short walk from Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus, Mall Galleries is an iconic venue spread over 450sqm of dedicated events and exhibition space, providing the perfect setting for any occasion. The venue is suitable for events ranging from intimate private dining, product launches, fashion shows, award ceremonies, press nights, corporate hire, special occasions, and so forth. With a capacity of 350 standing, you can either immerse your guests in a breathtaking display of curated visual art as the backdrop to your event or, we offer the opportunity to dry hire the venue, allowing you the flexibility to curate and produce an event to your own specifications. We pride ourselves on offering a friendly, efficient and supportive experience to our clients to ensure they have a successful event with us at Mall Galleries.
The Underglobe is a spectacular evening events space located at the iconic cultural landmark Shakespeare’s Globe, on the banks of the Thames. This award-winning corporate events venue features a prestigious location, a private riverside entrance, and can host events for 80 to 425 guests. With an experienced team available to deliver your perfect event, this atmospheric space is the ultimate choice for awards dinners, receptions and evening high-tech conferences. From glittering seated award ceremonies to stunning standing Christmas parties, the Underglobe can do it all. Our Creative Production and AV partners will work with you to design and deliver tailored experiences. The possibilities are endless with our spectacular, newly installed, projection mapping visuals. We work with creative entertainment companies, DJ’s and live bands to ensure your event is the best it can be. Private tours of Shakespeare’s Globe can be arranged, subject to availability. Executive Chef, Cedric Tourainne, and his experienced brigade create stylish, delicious, sustainable menus for our parties and events. The Underglobe is part of the Swan bar, restaurant, and private dining rooms so you can expect restaurant quality food, wine and service at your event. Inspired by exceptional British ingredients, Cedric’s menus change with the seasons and use produce sourced from British farmers, south-coast fishermen and local artisan suppliers. Please note the Underglobe is only available for evening events.
Passionate about delivering unique experiences, Browning Bros. have built a reputation to deliver unusual corporate events, memorable outdoor weddings, lakeside cabins and the best glamping Essex has to offer. Chalkney Water Meadows is a unique outdoor events and glamping venue just an hour from London in rural Essex. With acres of space on the edge of a tree-lined lake there are endless possibilities for activities, on-site catering, break outs and celebrations. Build your dream event with the in-house events team at Browning Bros. Dining/Conference/Activities/Party area There are three festival style giant tipis which seat up to 200 guests, acting as a beautiful undercover space for dining / conference /activities / party area overlooking the lake. Please note, the venue has the capacity to build upon with acres of meadow space for much larger events over 200. Accommodation The glamping accommodation is in the form of luxury “Nomadic” bell tents which can be made up as single and twin occupancy with double bedsteads, or multiple occupancy (max 4 person) with single mattress beds on the floor. There are two lakeside luxury cabins situated just a 2 minute walk from the venue on the edge of a beautiful lake.
All Star style...Cocktails on the lanes, Champagne at the bar, All American burgers in the restaurant and legendary private parties. Holborn is our first venue in London and benefits from a 2am license on Fridays & Saturdays letting you party into the night! It has a maximum capacity of 350 standing across the whole venue and we have a stunning private event space for up to 80. If you are interested in hiring the venue or private space please get in touch. Our fees are made up of part hire fee and part minimum spend.
Discover an incredibly unique Central London Venue, where historic architecture meets grand opulence. This Livery Hall offers a blend of tradition and modernity, featuring versatile event spaces and a stunning roof garden. With top-class facilities, state-of-the-art AV systems, and a dedicated fibre optic broadband line, we ensure seamless connectivity. You'll experience renowned service and hospitality from Life's Kitchen Ltd, surrounded by the history and tradition of a City of London Livery Hall. Our Spaces: The Ground Floor The Great Hall The Mezzanine The Court Rooms The Roof Top Garden Each space has been thoughtfully designed to preserve the venue's historic essence while incorporating modern touches. Whether it's meetings, private dinners, weddings, conferences, award ceremonies, product launches, or other events, our spaces cater to your needs. Our in-house catering offers delicious menus, and our dedicated event planners are here to assist you. Whether you're new to hiring a Livery Hall or seeking a venue that stands out, our knowledgeable team is ready to showcase the versatility of our spaces. We look forward to welcoming you and ensuring your event is truly exceptional.
An inspiring setting for events, offering three main event space options. Prince Albert Suite Elegant and refined, the Prince Albert Suite is set in a Georgian building that combines classic grandeur with contemporary comforts. Decorated in sophisticated style with a neutral palette, this room also has its own fixed bar, private entrance and toilets, masses of natural daylight and a traditionally high ceiling. Terrace The modern Terrace Restaurant is the go to reception venue, housed in the historic Regent’s Building and perfect for large-scale events. This visually stunning space boasts a soaring double-height ceiling with an impressive mezzanine floor which leads onto an upper terrace deck in the heart of Barclay Court. With its spacious and lofty interior and mezzanine floor, the Terrace Restaurant can accommodate up to 700 guests for a standing reception. This space is perfect for an evening summer party, Christmas do or good old-fashioned knees up, with the added bonus of Barclay Court at your disposal. Mappin Pavillion The Mappin Pavilion, makes for a bright and versatile event space, accommodating 80 guests seated and 120 guests for a standing reception. The terrace overlooks the ‘Outback’, a perfect viewing point of our Australian residents, the wallabies and emus. This space will certainly add the wow factor to your meeting, dinner, product launch or wedding. By holding your event with us you will be helping to contribute to ZSL, a charity supporting the global conservation of animals and their habitats.
Overlooking the stunning view of Parsons Green, the Richardson Room, located on the first floor, is the perfect private hire space for larger groups. With its beautiful high ceiling and aesthetic decoration, it boasts elegance and grandeur. Whether it be a casual get together with friends or a more formal celebration, a business meeting or a larger corporate event, our Richardson Room can be adapted to suit your celebration. As well as being licensed for weddings, the room includes a private bar, cloakroom, lift access, private loos and music sound system. For smaller groups, the room can be screened off to create a more intimate atmosphere
With an industrial yet modern look, The Loading Bay in Shoreditch offers a tech-themed venue with a double-height ceiling and lots of natural light. Panels, pitch events, networking meet-ups and presentations are supported by high spec AV throughout, including 110" Screen with HDMI Connection (Adapters available onsite). Half day and full day bookings available. Microphones can be hired in at £45 + VAT each (for either handheld or lapel). “We hosted an event here for around 40 people, and the team could not have been more helpful in helping us put together the event. The space worked perfectly, and having the mezzanine area meant that we could easily break out into less formal networking and have plenty of space for refreshments” - Imogen, London & Partners “Amazing team, staff, space and vibes. We love using all of Techspace's facilities and the events team always go above and beyond. "Impossible" is not in their vocabulary. Forever grateful and can't wait to see you all again soon!” - Vinit, Filtered
It is the outrageous fun of Ping Pong, combined with state of the art facilities and reputation for hosting the most well executed events that sets Bounce apart as the ultimate conference and corporate party destination in London. Located just 3 minutes walk from Farringdon station, Bounce offers flexible layout options ranging from up to 200 guests theatre set up through to 400-capacity standing events. Situated on the verified site that Ping Pong was first invented by Jaques and Son in 1901, the venue features a restaurant, bar, private room and conferencing and meeting facilities up there with the best. It fast became a Holborn favourite with the Ping Pong tables supplementing excellent cocktails and wood-fired pizzas, not to mention a great excuse for a team away day. A perfect place for all events: Conferencing Team building Private parties Networking Award nights Hybrid events Meetings Away days Product launches Christmas parties Our expansive spaces can be utilised for breakout areas, syndicate sessions, team building activities and drink reception. The Jaques Room is a one-of-a-kind private room at Bounce for up to 90 guests, offering the perfect balance of suave and edge! Ideal for smaller conferences, meetings and social events this versatile space can also be set up theater, cabaret or boardroom style. Hiring the room for up to six hours includes: Three Ping Pong tables and a Beer Pong table Private cocktail bar, mixologist & bar seating Selfie mirror and karaoke system In-house music of your own choice UV lighting and iridescent artwork 40” LCD screen & 7ft projector Exclusive areas at Bounce include a variety of opportunities for you and your group to enjoy everything we have to offer for a longer period of time in your own dedicated space, while still being able to soak in the electric atmosphere from our main bar. Perfect for groups of 30-60 guests.
In a Grade II-listed building on the City end of Shoreditch, the Singer Tavern is a thoroughly modern pub ideal for private parties, conferences and weddings. Wood-panelled and tiled interiors with large windows accent an airy main space that’s dominated by a bar serving craft beer, with an extensive wine and boutique spirit list. Able to host 120 diners or 400 standing. In-house kitchen and beautiful cocktail bar below make it a great events venue with food and drinks menu that can be tailored to your needs.
The Coach House stands proudly next to the Dog & Fox hotel; an iconic pub & bedrooms in the heart of Wimbledon Village established in the 1800’s, featuring the widest and most versatile choices of private hire areas within Wimbledon; making it the perfect place to begin your happily ever after. Whether it is a small intimate wedding or a grand affair, the Coach House is a neutral space ready to be made your own from ceremony to reception; whether you deck the room with flowers or leave as is for a classic celebration. An all-year-round venue, the Coach House provides a beautiful setting in both winter and summer with British seasonal menus, an extensive wine list and little extras to create a bespoke package for your special day. With an onsite dedicated events planner at your disposal it couldn’t be easier. The Coach House holds a ceremony license for up to 120 guests and is also available for receptions only for up to 140 guests seated or 300 standing. With the addition of 28 exquisite, individually designed boutique bedrooms above the venue, including a beautiful bridal suite with terrace, the Dog & Fox is the perfect spot from start to finish. Each room stylishly hints at the surrounding heritage of Wimbledon, with bespoke furniture and décor, complimented by our individual pub history.
The Old Baths of Hackney Wick were built in 1934 to provide washing facilities, laundry and community space to the poor population living in the area. Now under the name The Bath House, the space runs as a non for profit community building with artist studios, event spaces, gallery and cafe. With many spaces inside, we can cator to so many different types of events. Below is a list of the rooms and how they can be used: The Hall: 300cap Music Events Workshops Weddings Birthday Party's Yoga Movement Classes Exhibitions Cinema Screenings Audio Visual displays The Cafe/Lounge: Music jams Smaller workshops A place to eat and drink Relax Civic Classroom: 50cap Workshops Movement Classes Educational Classes Screenings Yoga Sound Baths Birthday Party's Art classes Acting as a hub for the surrounding community and beyond, The Baths is open to all personal and creative endeavors that will ultimately bring the community together. If you'd like to hold an event with us, we'd love to have you! -----
Nestled in the heart of Borough, London, our venue's rich history as a Victorian diary factory blends seamlessly with modern design elements, creating a one-of-a-kind space perfect for any event. From corporate gatherings to private celebrations and weddings, we've got you covered with a diverse range of spaces available for exclusive or independent bookings. Each area has been meticulously designed to cater to various needs and requirements, ensuring a seamless event experience. With a total of 12 event spaces across the venue and a maximum capacity of 400 guests, the venue benefits from plenty of natural daylight, top-of-the-range AV, industrial charm and outdoor spaces.
As the weather heats up, we invariably start to think of beaches, cocktails… and a day that we don’t have to spend in the office. Just like Christmas, summer is a time that has a natural holiday feeling to it, which is why more and more companies are hosting summer parties for their employees. It’s a chance for everyone to unwind and it’s always great to know that your boss appreciates all you do enough to let you have a day off work to enjoy the sun. Organising a party like this has its own pitfalls, so here are a few steps to help you plan.
Step 1: Choose Your Day
When to have your corporate summer party is always the question. You don’t want it on a date when everyone is off on holiday, but it still has to be in summer. The middle or end of July seems like a good halfway point. The weather should be good, but hopefully won’t be at the scorching highs that London can reach in August. One rule of organising a summer party, is to always have it on a work day. While you might like the idea of everyone bringing their family on a Saturday, the reality is, that no one wants to give their weekend up to work, no matter what the reason. As it’s summer, kids will be off of school anyway, so it’s still possible to invite them along.
Step 2: Budget
If you’re planning a corporate party, you’re going to want it to be as high class as possible and knowing how much you actually have to spend is the first step in achieving this. Without a budget ahead of time, you can easily splash out too much on food and drink, and not leave anything left over for hiring any entertainment. Planning is the key to any successful event and this all starts with the person who holds the purse strings. If your boss isn’t sure of a budget, come up with a working plan and estimates so they can approve it for you in advance.
Step 3: Picking a Venue
Picking the perfect venue for a corporate party is maybe the most important part of planning. As it’s summer, you’ll have to carefully consider the type of venue that will be able to accommodate everyone and still make it enjoyable. The best way to do this is to find a venue that is a mixture of indoors and outdoors. There’s a wide variety of summer party venues for hire in London, and the best of them have a large outdoor area for everyone to congregate and enjoy the sun, as well as an indoor section that will be both out of the direct heat, and a place to shelter in the case of adverse weather!
Step 4: Food and Drink
Without good food and a fair amount of drink on offer, you’re not going to have any type of party. Secure your caterers as soon as you have a venue and discuss with them ideas for how you want to serve up. As it’s summer, you could go for a BBQ style party. This helps to create a relaxed feeling throughout the group, which is perfect for when you just want a day to wind down and not have to think about work. The caterers will be able to look after everything, but you should also consider hiring some bartending staff to keep the drinks flowing. Plenty of ice is of course going to be needed if the day is extra hot!
Step 5: Do Something Good
Why not have your summer party be in aid of a local charity? Have everyone give a donation and invite someone from the charity to speak at your event. This is a great way to not only let everyone have a day off to enjoy themselves, but also allow them to give back to their community. There’s nothing better than knowing that you’ve done something that will benefit others. It might even encourage some people to get even more involved with the charity and organise more sponsored events throughout the year.
Step 6: Entertainment
If this is a summer party for everyone to relax, then they are going to expect some form of entertainment. There are loads of unusual entertainment options out there, and many can be modified to work in either an indoor or outdoor setting. A good idea is inviting your local circus school to come along and not only entertain everyone with what they can do, but host taster sessions to let people have a go themselves. This can be a great way to unwind and can double as a teambuilding exercise.
Step 7: Night Time
Like most good parties, it’s likely that your corporate event will still be going as the sun goes down. While it might still stay warm and balmy, summer nights can be surprisingly cool, so you will need to have thought this through. Introducing fire pits can create a great atmosphere as well as adding warmth and are perfect to sit and chat around. Providing blankets is also advised to keep the chill away. If you’re not having firepits but heaters instead, you’ll still need to think about lighting for the outdoor venue. No one likes to be left sitting in the dark.
The summer is made to be enjoyed, which is why it’s so important to organise a corporate summer party for everyone to be able to have a day out in the sunshine. Once you’ve finalised what day it’s on and hired of the perfect summer party venue, you’ll be surprised by how easily the rest falls into place. Giving you plenty of time to grab a drink and enjoy the best of the British summer.
From rooftop spots with spectacular views over the city and venues with beautiful gardens and quirky features, through to secluded Rooftops, private terraces and bars with views, a summer party venue comes in all different shapes and sizes. London has a huge offering of summer party venues that will allow you to create the perfect summer party.
As the weather heats up in the city, many of us are already thinking about summer soirees, corporate summer parties, summer events and any other reason to celebrate the welcomed return of the sunshine – or is that just us? If you’re currently thinking about planning your summer party, you’ve certainly landed in the right place! London is jam packed with exciting summer party venues that provide the ultimate setting for a summer party. And don’t forget, London frequently enjoys temperatures of 30 degrees or more during the summer, has plenty of iconic landmarks, sights and sounds, and plenty to do, so you won’t be short of fantastic summer venue options. Whether you're looking for a blank canvas space for your DIY summer party , or a venue that comes fully furnished and prepared, there are lots of great spaces in London for your work summer party.
When the sun is shining, there’s always a reason to celebrate. And London’s summer party venues provide the perfect, sunshine-filled setting to ensure that your summer party has the wow factor. You can host a catalogue of different events at a summer party venue, including: • Weddings • Engagement parties • Cocktail parties • Birthdays • Graduation celebrations • Proms • Conferences • Networking events • Stand-up comedy • Festivals • Concerts • Exhibitions • Art classes • Corporate events • Meetings and seminars • Product launches
As the weather heats up and thoughts of the summer months ahead bring a smile to your face, why not start to plan your corporate summer party? More and more companies are choosing to host summer parties for their employees, and they’re quickly becoming just as popular as the annual Christmas party! So how do you organise a corporate summer party? Step 1 – Choose your day Step 2 – Budget Step 3 – Pick your venue Step 4 – Organise food and drink Step 5 – Choose your entertainment
If you’re looking to add a new and exciting dimension to your summer party, there are lots of ways that you can add unique touches that are sure to impress your guests! Here are just some of our favourite ideas: • Add summer tapas • Hire a prosecco truck to come to your party • Nail the entertainment • Pick a summer theme such as an ice cream sundae party! • Host a beach party. • Hire performers • Hire a surprise guest • Cocktail making • Live bands