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:
Down in leafy suburbia, set in the heart of a quaint inner city village, lies the first purpose built public art gallery just a stones throw away from central London. A Grade II listed building, the Gallery is adorned with a fusion of baroque and modern interiors, providing the perfect artistic back drop to any occasion. The landscape gardens create a spectacular atmospheric setting for larger events in the warmer months. A vibrant cultural hub, the the world’s first purpose-built public gallery boasts a variety of spaces fit for the grand or more basic affair. Whether you are looking to take your vows in front of a Gainsborough, or host that corporate reception or private family party, DPG is a welcome venue to all.
Prince of Peckham is a pub for south London, by south London. Providing a main bar, with adjacent private area and a first floor event space. Ideal for birthdays, supper clubs, private events and corporate takeovers. We are now taking bookings for Christmas parties! Get in touch to view our delicious Christmas menu!
Tottenham Court Road
This welcoming and warm pub styled bar sits in the heart of the West End, perfect for the local community to eat, drink and be merry from noon until the early hours. Jerusalem's atmosphere makes it the perfect place to either relax with guests or of course let loose and live your best lives. Jerusalem's menu celebrates classic home-cooked food that is simple, yet scrumptious. We feature a great selection of beers on draft, as well as bottles and a versatile Gin menu. The all important finish is the music and dedicated staff who always go that extra mile to make sure you have the best possible experience. Our terrace is perfect for sun worshipers in the summer, alive with plants, herbs and flowers with cosy seating and tables for you and your friends.
A brand new townhouse venue in the heart of Covent Garden, opened for the first time in July 2019. The space hosts a rotational art gallery and is available for events, pop-ups and photoshoots. The building is Victorian and was the original office of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first publishers, The Strand Magazine, so is mentioned in several Sherlock Holmes stories. Brilliant natural light and elegant period architecture make this townhouse a fantastic blank canvas for brands with creative concepts. The large windows and prominent shopfront in a busy area mean that this a fantastic location for retail pop-ups, events and immersive experiences. The venue offers dry-hire, full event packages and everything in between. In July the venue has opened with the first three floors available for hire and a fourth can be used as back of house or for storage. The building totals six floors (3500 sq ft) so there are also opportunities for those with bigger concepts looking for a six floor takeover.
Elephant West, once a petrol station, is now West London’s brand new multidisciplinary arts project space designed by Liddicoat & Goldhill. It hosts its own programme of installations, panel discussions, film screenings, DJ nights and workshops. Complete with its own bar & prep kitchen, it’s the perfect venue for Christmas parties, events, press launches, fashion shows, conferences, filming, photo shoots, private parties, sample sales, pop-ups and more. Conveniently located next to White City Station on the Central Line, across the road from the redeveloped Television Centre, minutes from Westfield Shopping Centre & just off the A40 Westway. Elephant West is easy to get to and sits in the heart of a culturally rich & recently redeveloped area. Capacity: 370 pax Internal: 307 m2 Garden: 60 m2 Ceilings: 4m high License: Sun – Thurs, 8am – 11pm / Fri – Sat, 8am – 12am / TENS may be possible Included in hire: PA, lights, DJ set up, 2 x microphones, daylight projector, projection screen, 200mb wifi, prep kitchen, furniture, outside space, internal & external branding opportunities.
For events of up to 350 guests, the Glasshouse on the Lock has an immediate "WOW" factor with its floor-to-ceiling windows, a stunning backdrop with the famous Regents' Canal and superb vistas over Camden Market. Not only is our product exceptional, our team knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful, we also anticipate your every need.
Shoreditch, Old Street, Liverpool Street
Colours Hoxton offers four spaces for hire conveniently linked up in a “U” shape: The Live Room, The Main Bar, SuperCulture Hub and private hire venue The Green Room. Our resident kitchen team are the notorious Orange Buffalo, who have put together an incredible selection of menus for our hires. Be it a Christmas or summer party, a conference, quiz or a networking/away day - this venue is a one-stop shop.
Battersea Arts Centre is a unique London venue with an eclectic mix of historical architecture and theatrical flair make our building ideal for those looking for something a little different. We host a wide variety of events; from beautiful weddings and fun parties to location filming and conferences. Capacities of largest rooms in the venue (multiple spaces available): Grand Hall: Theatre: 600 Cabaret: 600 Dining: 350 Standing: 800 Council Chamber: Theatre: 160 Cabaret: 150 Dining: 130 Standing: 200 Boardroom: 40
Originally built in 1904 & used as a dance hall through the roaring twenties, this West London beautiful Edwardian venue has a unique character and incredible acoustics making it the perfect venue for everything from live gigs and cabaret shows to wedding receptions, conferences, corporate events and film shoots. With an experienced team of event planners, Bush Hall can ensure your event runs without a hitch offering imaginative catering solutions, equipment hire and anything else to suit your requirements. Evening Parties from £2,250+vat Wedding Receptions from £3,050+vat Conferences from £800+vat In house catering team available (external catering permitted for an additional fee) Drinks packages available on request.
Sparkling with a ceiling of golden stars, marble walls and precious mosaics, this jewel-like building, once the chapel of the Middlesex Hospital, is now a fabulously unique events venue. This gorgeous Grade II*-listed building, just minutes from Oxford Street and in the heart of Fitzrovia, can be hired for occasions such as weddings, art exhibitions, fashion shows and shoots, product launches, corporate celebrations and filming.
Central London's most versatile, multi-faceted venue, supporting Grassroots music. 229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which hosts gigs, club nights, awards ceremonies, comedy and fashion events, gala dinners and weekend festivals. The venue includes 2 event spaces and a Green Room. Some of the acts to have played at 229 include Kings of Leon, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys, Florence and the Machine, Biffy Clyro, Seasick Steve and Foals to name but a few. Managed under the umbrella of the charity, International Students House (ISH), 100% of the profit made by 229 goes directly back support our mission. We believe every young person should have the opportunity to succeed whatever their background. Together with our university partners and supporters, we provide scholarships opportunities, a home and a social programme to enable students to succeed while giving them a place to belong.
Omeara is an ode to the late night escapade, inspired by the undiscovered haunts of Central America. The bar serves an array of cocktails, craft beers and wine – with our unparalleled collection of tequila leading the charge. Street food vendors directly next door can provide amazing events catering and the space has a very impressive late license. Included in the hire is the main bar downstairs as well as mezzanine bar, terrace & Omeara Live (our state of the art music venue). If you're looking for more space then The Siding can be tagged on brining capacity to 750.