Top 10 Best Party Venues for Hire in London
London is the home of parties.
Birthday parties, engagement parties, office parties - you name it and it's taking place somewhere in London right now.
And what do you need for the perfect party?
The perfect venue.
London is packed with party venues to choose from. You can hire pubs, bars, restaurants, art galleries, even an underground crypt (yes, there really is a crypt to party in). You can have a small budget, a big budget, a large number of guests, a small number of guests, dinner, drinks... You can have anything!
So, where do you start? How do you even begin to pick a venue for your London party?
I can help you.
This blog is going to show you my Top 10 picks for private party venues in London.
And to make it even easier for you and your party planning, all of these venues are available to book through Giggster, an online platform that helps you with all your party, event and location booking needs, all in the one place.
No need for any complicated booking forms or hours spent hunting down the owners yourself. I will give you all the links you need to find your perfect venue and how to book it directly on Giggster.
It must be your lucky day.
Let's get started with the list.
First up, this very cool London party space.
This quirky and versatile party venue is the perfect pick for a wide range of occasions, settled in the trendy home of art and culture, Shoreditch.
Set in a refurbished Victorian warehouse, this venue is spacious and open, with a capacity of 700 standing and 250 seated.
The space can be customized to fit your specific needs and could work for any kind of party. Have your very own exclusive and bespoke event, and pick exactly what you want.
There is plenty of room to dance, have a DJ, or even to set up a runaway for a fashion party.
It is one of the city's most fashionable and trendiest venues, after all.
Anything your imagination can come up with could come to life in this unique 5000sqft spot.
Check it out on Giggster here for prices and how to book.
This modern and sleek bar brings all the fun of cocktails and karaoke singing together in one place, with private hire so you and your friends, family and colleagues can sing to your heart's content with no nosey strangers.
What screams "best day ever" more than being able to sing Céline Dion at the top of your lungs without interruption in a private party? Nothing that I can think of.
The venue is located in the party and nightlife hub of London, Soho, and is perfect for hen dos, birthday parties, the office Christmas party, or just anytime you want to let your hair down and go a bit wild.
There are nine private rooms for hire in the venue, with food and drinks available on room service.
No hunger to ruin your event here, and no chance of missing your favourite song when you're queuing at the bar.
For a tamer singing session, the venue also offers an under 18s slot on Sundays from 1-3 pm. So if singing runs in the family, this place is great for birthdays of all ages.
Get all pricing and booking info for this party-pleaser here on Giggster.
This understated but elegant rooftop terrace located near Soho is one of the most classy party venues in London.
With comfortable seats and spectacular views of London's skyline, you can be sure to impress your guests with this one.
This venue is perfect for a cocktail reception, a relaxed party, a chilled corporate event or even an upscale business meeting.
Outdoor heaters and overhead umbrellas will also ensure your fun isn't too weather dependent (it is London after all) and allow you to spend as much time enjoying your event as possible.
The venue and its host are very flexible and the minimum hours needed for booking, the number of guests and price rates are available on specific enquiry.
Take a look at the details and booking protocol here through Giggster.
This hidden treasure, located just west of Islington, is an interesting and stylish event space. It is one of the grooviest venues about, with a unique style and aesthetic.
It has a funky 1970's decor, featuring neon lights, bright coloured furnishings, and a winding pink leather banquette. It would make a perfect photo drop for any of your Instagram savvy guests.
It is available for private hire for up to 100 guests, with the option to add a DJ set up embedded within the bar space.
The venue offers a full private bar at your disposal, some lovely comfy seats and tables, and plenty of room to dance.
The perfect place for a boogie and a cocktail.
There is also Cicchetti on offer throughout the hire, and so if your guests get a little peckish, there is no problem staying in the venue and continuing to enjoy your night right into the wee hours of the morning.
Maybe just make sure you book Monday off work after this one...
Check it out on Giggster here for all date availability and booking options. Read up on any changes to details due to COVID-19 here too.
The next party venue in London we have on our list is an elegant, sophisticated, and classy choice.
Think Buckingham Palace, the Royal Family, the pomp and circumstance of London's elite spots.
For the more refined party, this listed Building offers a range of spaces for private hire. Events hosted here can include wedding celebrations, exhibitions, fine dining, corporate and business meetings, and really any private event you can think of.
Ideal for guests who like the finer things in life, and even for those not from London who want to experience the more Royal side of England that they've seen in the media for years. Guests coming in from out of town? This is one of the best venues out there for them.
The building and its rooms overlook Green Park, bringing scenic views and a sense of luxury to your party. What says London more than beautiful park views?
If you want something upmarket, and you want to impress your guests with a dip into the life of luxury: this party venue is for you.
Read more and book it directly on Giggster.
On the opposite end of the scale, for a more casual party, how about this modern and innovative venue in Shoreditch?
Ideal for events involving both food and drinks, this is one of the best multipurpose spaces to hire in London, with access to everything your guests could want or need all in one venue.
The venue is modern, open, and roomy and perfect for parties, corporate functions, engagements, and reunions.
I love the cool and contemporary style of this place. It fits perfectly into the hipster Utopia that is its Shoreditch home.
If your event is chilled out and you want to focus on your guests chatting and connecting rather than dancing and partying all night long, this could be the perfect event space for you.
Read some more about it and get booking directly with the venue host right here on Giggster.
For another multipurpose venue in the city, next up on our list is this trendy restaurant and courtyard combo situated in Old Street.
This event space is pretty big, with 4000 sqft inside and an extra 1000 sqft outside in the Courtyard area.
With availability for private dining, wedding celebrations, Christmas celebrations, corporate functions, meetings, and any other party you can think of that would use up 5000 sqft of room, this venue is a versatile and useful space.
The decor is clean and modern, with minimalist colours and an array of beautiful house plants.
It is well suited to a stylish party and would make for some excellent photos of the night.
Think hip and modern tech brand unveiling, or lowkey and classic engagement party.
Book it and contact the venue host here.
If you are a fan of the rustic vibes, this next city venue could be perfect for you. With long wooden benches, hanging plants and potted trees scattered throughout, and a homely feel, this Courtyard space is great for relaxed and chilled-out nights.
It has a great location, situated near the Barbican Centre.
The venue has its own bar, dining room and wine cellar, and is great for multifunctional gatherings,
Whether it's a personal or office party, team building event, brand launch, wedding or birthday, this is one of my favourite spots to celebrate in London.
The venue space is 1000 sqft and has a minimum four hour booking time, so your guests have plenty of free space and free time to mingle and connect with each other.
Private hire of a venue like this also means you have no public customers in the way during your booking time, and so there will be no line at the bar or strangers in your way during your party (isn't that all a girl asks for?)
Nothing beats natural light, good vibes and a great location.
Check the listing for this great space on Giggster.
The penultimate party venue on my list is this very cool place in Brixton.
By day this space is a successful London photo studio, and every night from 6pm onwards it turns into a lively and loud event space that you can hire for your private celebration.
A large venue, that can host up to 400 guests, this spot boasts a big dancefloor, a lounge area, a fully licensed bar, and a state-of-the-art sound system.
If you are planning a dance-all-night kind of party - this is the place for you.
Launches, exhibitions and social events are also more than welcome in this venue.
Think music, lights, and more than just a little bit of action.
End your search for your perfect venue and check out this unique place for hire on Giggster.
This venue is my absolute favourite venue on the list. This is somewhere I would love to have my own birthday party.
This cool and unique London hire is tucked away on the bottom floor of a restaurant not far from Kensington Gardens.
It is smaller than a lot of the listings I've talked about here, seating a total of 42 guests for private dining.
It is an intimate and cosy spot for dinner, with a real air of opulence and luxury.
This space would be great for small gatherings and intimate parties.
The best private place for having great conversation and making memories with loved ones.
If you want something a little different, want your guests to discover something new, something that has a real wow factor: this is the venue for you.
Make a booking here (before I do...)
And ta-da, that's it!
I hope you got some valuable party venue inspo from this list.
There are so many unique and valuable venues in London, in fact, there's too many to choose from and this can make your venue search a little daunting.
That's where a diverse and accessible platform like Giggster comes in to help.
With all the coolest venues, all the direct booking information, and everything gathered together in one handy place, this platform just made your event booking a whole lot easier.
The main things to take away from this blog are: anything you want, London has it, and anything you want to book, it's on Giggster.
To check out more interesting party venues London has to offer and to get one booked for your own party, have a peek at Giggster's full party venue listings in London here.