Any one of these rooftop venues is perfect for summer wedding receptions, corporate rooftop barbecues or private parties for any occasion. Some of the offerings featured within our portfolio are ultra-modern stylish spaces, whilst others bring a much more quirky and relaxed air to proceedings, so no matter the vibe you had in mind for your event, we have a space that can work for you. From small, intimate spaces to big and impressive ones, we have rooftop terraces suitable for every capacity and budget, so no one need miss out on these charming venues to hire in Londonthat bring a great sense of fun.
Awarded the London Building of the Year by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the £25 million Saw Swee Hock Centre offers a set of versatile, modern, blank canvas Central London spaces available for your Conference, Lecture, Film Screening, Reception, Party or Night-Club Event. Just a few minutes walk from Holborn, with capacities ranging from 10 to 1000 guests the Centre's fully accessible, temperature-regulated spaces are perfect for your corporate and private events, 7 days a week.
SMITHS’ is an iconic all-day dining concept with 4 floors in the heart of the City. We are a popular and unique Private Dining and Exclusive Hire venue with our many floors, flexible spaces and an experienced event team working with guests to organise any occasion, be it a Business Meeting, Corporate Private Dinner, Birthday or Wedding. We also offer Cocktail Making Classes and a Beef Butchery Masterclass, ensuring guests are always offered a unique and enjoyable ‘SMITHS’ experience.
41 Portland place is located in the heart of Marylebone, close to Regent’s Park & Oxford Circus. Our unique central London venue is an elegant Grade II* listed townhouse, rich in Georgian architecture with many historic features symbolic of the period. We provide event spaces that seamlessly combine traditional features with contemporary facilities and state of the art AV to ensure a successful event in beautiful surroundings. Perfect for conferences, press & product launches, dinners & receptions, parties, weddings and filming.
Our First Floor Dining Room is the perfect space to enjoy any meal with us, be it a lazy group lunch, business meeting or a romantic dinner for two. You can also enjoy the ultimate alfresco dining experience on our wraparound terrace which overlooks the hustle and bustle of Granary Square & the beautiful Regent’s Canal. The First Floor is also available for exclusive hire and can accommodate up to 100 guests. With panoramic views across King’s Cross, this is a beautiful space to celebrate any special occasion.
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.
Our venues are located in the Grade II listed Millbank Tower offering something for every event. The Millbank Media Centre on the Ground Floor is a versatile space with its own digital cinema and outdoor terrace, whilst SKYLOFT is a popular warehouse style venue with exposed reclaimed brickwork and wooden floors. In contrast Altitude 360 offers a modern, bright and highly original space with our famous 360° views of the capital.
Maslow's Mortimer House is devoted to exceptional hospitality. Born of a desire to fulfil the modern need for synergy between the personal and professional, we create highly considered, all encompassing environments for a discerning community that wishes to both work and unwind in elevated, yet unpretentious style. Mortimer House is a full-service hybrid hospitality proposition in the heart of London that offers workspaces, member’s lounges, private offices, a public restaurant, event spaces, meeting rooms, a gym, yoga studio and a meditation room. The penthouse-style Loft & Gallery is on the sixth floor at Mortimer House, it’s a vibrant and flexible event space with natural light flooding in from large Crittall windows and comes fully equipped with a screen, projector and PA system. The Loft & Gallery can accommodate a maximum of 120 people for a standing reception and up to 50 guests for a sit-down breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can also accommodate up to 60 theatre style for a panel discussion. The capacity may vary according to set up requirements. This distinctive space features a private balcony with beautiful views across London. The Conservatory can accommodate up to 20 guests on one long table and is located just off from the main restaurant dining area (Mortimer House Kitchen) and separated by décor curtains to make this beautiful space exclusive for your guests.
Terra Terra is a stylish, authentic Italian Brasserie & Bar, conveniently located at 120 Finchley Road, opposite to Finchley Road station. We offer elegant and modern event spaces suitable for special occasions and private dining. We can accommodate birthday parties, engagements, corporate events and celebrations up to 80 seated guests. Our head chef Massimo Mioli presents his signature events' menu, containing Italian dishes inspired by the traditional food markets of Florence and Bologna. Food is paired with sleek surroundings and cocktails & wine list that celebrates the best of Italian produce.
Since our founding by Benedictine monks, hospitality has always been at the heart of the Abbey. We have held royal weddings, state occasions, and every coronation since 1066. Now you can hire one of our stunning historic spaces for your next event.
Located on the first floor of the South Wing, the Portico Rooms are a spacious and versatile suite of rooms offering a contemporary and elegant location for both daytime and evening events. With original features, natural daylight and uninterrupted views of the London skyline, the Portico Rooms offer a stylish and versatile backdrop which can be tailored to any event brief. This network of four elegant 18th century spaces can be adapted for press days, fashion events, meetings, conferences, receptions, dinners, wine tastings and exhibitions. Included in the hire are two private balconies for your guests to enjoy. Whether you prefer to watch the sunset across the River Thames from the south-facing balcony or marvel at our sensational fountains from the north-facing balcony, the Portico Rooms are a truly stunning venue for your event. The Portico Rooms is connected to the Navy Board Rooms, and you can hire the two venues in tandem for larger bookings. Steeped in history dating back to the 18th century, the Navy Board Rooms are an impressive suite of rooms with a distinctive sense of charm and heritage. Climbing the grand, sweeping Nelson Staircase is an experience, as each flight is a one-off architectural work of art. Entering the main space, marble fireplaces and wooden floors create a grand atmosphere with large sash windows offering panoramic views across the River Thames. Originally home to the Navy Board, overseeing British naval affairs as the country set about building an empire., the Navy Board Rooms are now a hugely popular venue for meetings, conferences, receptions, intimate dinners, and press days.
Absolute Pleasure Yacht is available for private and corporate hire. Both catered and self-catered packages available.
We are delighted to offer the opportunity to hire Elder Street. Previously, the space has been used for client workshops, networking events, product launches and parties, conferences and private dining. The spaces available for hire include our beautiful vertical garden and courtyard, The Undercroft, The Workshop, Upper Lobby, Canteen and Kitchen.
The Prince located in the heart of West Brompton, set across 3 floors with 4 restaurants and 3 bars, accommodating up to 800 guests. With their enticing winter floral interiors numbers starting from 200 work equally as well. Flowers always put a smile on your face, so come rain or shine, The Prince will be your ‘happy place’ this Christmas. Our delicious food street vendors will be on hand to keep your tastes buds satisfied, serving up a variety of festive bites, and our bar staff have been busy at work creating seasonal cocktails full of festive spices to keep you feeling warm inside. Available for exclusive hire for guests numbers of 200 and above
Ninety nine projects is a gallery and event space in the heart of Kensal Rise, North West London. The space was designed by architects Newman Zieglmeier and its maximisation of natural light and minimal finishes creates an open and atmospheric space. It is primarily used as an art gallery for emerging and established artists but is also the perfect venue for film and photography shoots, private dinners, workshops, exhibitions, intimate conferences, board meetings, private parties, product launches and much more.
Launched late 2017 becoming the latest venue opened under the Balls Brothers brand; Adams Court is a stunning brand-new venue spread across 3 floors and nestled in a bustling courtyard just yards away from Bank station. The Copper Bar is a beautiful versatile space with natural daylight and a huge outdoor terrace, making it perfect for almost any occasion. Our Top Floor is a magnificent space to be enjoyed by all. We can cater for up to 240 people standing and 130 seated in the space. Perfect for your Corporate Event, Christmas party, private hire large sit-down meals or a night out with friends. Adams Court has fantastic facilities which can meet any event. We offer a fine range of menus to suit any event and have a delectable range of Corporate and Christmas menus to offer. A huge outdoor terrace A busy outdoor courtyard bar Multiple rooms and spaces Bar and Restaurant space Large private dining rooms for up to 130 seated and 240 standing Disabled access
The Groucho Club, located in the heart of bohemian Soho, has several event spaces available for private hire by both members and non-members alike. It is in the ideal location for private parties, private dinner party, birthdays, weddings, drinks receptions, BBQs, conferences, and meetings. Unique and unusual, this venue is perfect for those looking for a quirky and beautiful venue in a central London location.
?Do you love trying out different types of local produce? Do you want to create an event where you can share all of this with your local community, and those travelling from further afield? There really is nothing better than a food festival. If you’re looking for something more up-market and truly original, then why not have your festival be a part of something bigger, and add in some spectacular views of the city?
Decide What You Want
If you are looking to host a food festival, then you need to plan out the type of event you have in your mind. Is it homely and rustic? Or is it chic and sophisticated? Are we talking BBQ, or caviar? Is your festival going to be focused on one type of cuisine, or a range of them? Deciding on what avenue to go down can be tough, after all, there is so much delicious food to choose from! Yet this is going to be one of the most important decisions you are going to make in order for your festival to be a success. So, whether you are going for something for everyone, or an exclusive ticketed event, being firm in your decision and starting to plan early is essential.
A Community Event
If you are hosting a food festival as part of a community event, why not try to team up with others who have similar projects? This means that you can not only pool your resources, but you’ll get their insight into how everything works. Getting advice from someone who has experience in these types of events will be a massive help if you’ve never done this before, and they can show you the ropes on how to engage with the community in the best way possible.
A Ticketed Event
If your idea is more for an exclusive event, then you need to ensure that you have the budget for it before you start. There are loads of restaurants that would love to be a part of a VIP food festival, but they are going to be wary if you are new to this. Start promoting yourself and what you hope to achieve early and go with a clear vision in mind. Do you want a tasting menu, or is it still going to be a festival in the sense that it will have separate stalls for people to choose from?
Choose Your Venue
Where you have your food festival is just as important as knowing what you want to have at it. The best type of festival generally happens out of doors, and there are ways that you can achieve this for both a community and an exclusive event. With a community event, you can ask your local council to rent out an area or a park to have your festival in. This will involve a lot of legalities, but the authorities will help you through all of that and lay out exactly what needs to be done. If you are having a ticketed event, why not still have it out of doors by hiring a rooftop terrace? You can be guaranteed that no one will have been to an event like it before. If it is attached to a restaurant, then there will be no issues with food preparation either. There are a number of different types of rooftop terrace to hire in London, so you can let your guests enjoy their food while they look out over the city.
Staffing the Event
Every type of festival needs a number of staff on hand throughout the day to keep an eye on things. From security to first-aid staff, it’s a lot to organise. If you are going down the route where each stall holder is responsible for their own wares and their own staffing, then this will help ease your responsibilities. However, you will still need a number of noticeable festival staff for any customer who needs help or has a question. For the type of event that you would host on a rooftop terrace, you will need to hire your own bartenders and wait staff to help serve the food and drink to everyone. While you might be catering to less people overall, they will be looking for a better quality of service whenever they have paid to enter the festival in the first place.
There will be tumbleweed rolling between the stalls if you don’t advertise your festival correctly. Get started early and build up the tension before you make the announcement of exactly when it’s happening and what people can expect from it. Use social media to your advantage and run competitions to win free goodies or free tickets to the event. A promotional video will also get people interested in what’s going on – visuals are always good for catching the eye and building up enthusiasm. If you have an email list, don’t forget to use it as well as your followers are the ones that are the most likely to want to attend your festival.
After your festival, one of the most important things you’ll get from it is feedback. Email this out to those who bought tickets or add a general link on social media to encourage people to fill out your survey. You’ll be able to see exactly what people loved about your festival, as well as the things that you could improve on. This is massively valuable as it comes directly from your customers and will help you when you begin to plan your next food festival!
Everyone loves good food and sitting out of doors, which is why a food festival is the perfect combination of the two! Whether you are going for something rustic or chic, the planning stages are still the same. It will get busy, but when you see a bunch of happy customers digging into something delicious, you’ll know that it’s all been worth it.