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Summer Party Venues in London

Find and book a unique summer party venue in London

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:

  • Westminster

    Prince Philip House

    Standing 300
    Theatre 170
    Dining 120
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  • Wraysbury

    Amber Lakes

    Standing 500
    Theatre 120
    Dining 120
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  • Paddington, Edgware Road

    LOCKHOUSE

    Standing 300
    Theatre 150
    Dining 205
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  • Bankside

    MV Pearl of London

    Standing 360
    Theatre 150
    Dining 180
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  • Mayfair

    Balls Brothers Mayfair

    Standing 250
    Theatre 25
    Dining 170
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  • Westbourne Grove

    Chucs Westbourne Grove

    Standing 100
    Dining 86
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  • Greenwich

    National Maritime Museum

    Standing 1000
    Theatre 400
    Dining 580
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  • Clapton

    Clapton Country Club

    Standing 200
    Theatre 100
    Cabaret 100
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  • Putney

    London Rowing Club

    Standing 250
    Theatre 115
    Dining 100
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  • City of London

    Dutch Hall

    Standing 750
    Theatre 250
    Dining 200
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  • Victoria Station

    St John's Smith Square

    Standing 450
    Theatre 760
    Dining 250
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  • Liverpool street

    Mac and Wild - Outside Terrace

    Standing 50
    Dining 40
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Summer party ideas for 2019

Come on guys, you know what London is like. The second you hear of somewhere cool, all your friends went yesterday and it’s booked out til September of next year. Before you can come up with your cool summer office party ideas, you’re going to need to know where you’re going.


Sports days can be fun if you’ve got a venue in London with outside space, but equally a work summer party can be a good opportunity to reconnect with high value clients. You probably don’t want them getting involved in the egg and spoon race. We’ve got a selection of luxury, casual, impressive and low-key venues for you to have a look through so you’ll find somewhere that suits your guest list.


Once you’ve found your perfect venue, check out our best ideas for throwing a summer party in London to remember:


Whatever the weather
There’s nothing like summer in London, and last year was no exception. But it’s important to remember that even in the hottest summers we’ll get some rain, so you’ll need a bad-weather contingency plan. If you plan an indoor summer party in London, typically the weather will be incredible and everyone will head out to the courtyard - and vice versa. Garden parties and outside functions just need a marquee or some simple cover. Keep checking the weather forecast in the weeks and days before so you don’t have too many surprises!


Access
Making everyone feel welcome to your summer party is really important, and if some people on your guest list have varied accessibility or mobility needs it’s a good idea to consider their requirements in advance. And if you’re not sure what their requirements are, just ask! Even events that appear exclusive can be made inclusive with a little bit of effort.


Decoration ideas
Summer parties offer the perfect opportunity to bring out the bunting and get everyone in the summertime spirit. Flowers, garlands and cocktail umbrellas are a must - but what about a photobooth with props? If you’d like to get some social media traction from your summer party, think about including your social handles and a hashtag on your photobooth to get people sharing.


Games
You don’t need to do organise a full-scale murder mystery event (although that could be great) to have some fun with games at your summer party. Giant Jenga, a coconut shy or DIY Twister are popular choices for outdoor summer parties and don’t need a lot of organising. If you are looking to do something a little more elaborate, why not write a quiz and hand out prizes, or set up a round of lawn croquet?