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Finding a venue is the first big step when organising a birthday party, but it can be a logistical nightmare at the best of times. Don’t stress though – here’s a list of hire venues to suit any size or budget, meaning that you can simply kick back and enjoy your birthday. So whether you’re after something intimate like a private dining room or you want somewhere for the full party shebang, London’s got you covered.
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This content is provided by Bourne & Hollingsworth.
Our beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant is perfect for special occasions, from relaxed birthday drinks to sophisticated receptions with delicious canapé and bowl food offerings. B&H Garden Room provides an intimate and special setting for a number of gatherings.
Capacity: Up to 30 standing
Good For: Sky-high events and private bookings with a view!
This content is provided by Crocker's Folly.
The Place To Be! Here at Crocker's Folly, we love being part of your celebrations and are happy to host any event large or small. With two private rooms and an outdoor terrace, we can offer a setting for any occasion.
Capacity: Up to 100 standing
Good For: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event
This content is provided by Shoryu.
Hunting for that perfect venue in Central London? Roll up and feast your eyes on our private dining room at Shoryu Soho, so look no further for that dream venue! Get in touch and let us know about your party.
Capacity: Up to 16 seated
Good For: Japanese dining in the heart of Central London!
This content is provided by Alcotraz Penitentiary.
The World's First Prison Cocktail Bar! Hidden behind unassuming shutters lies Alcotraz, a secret prison staffed with crooked Guards to help you keep liquor hidden from the Warden so the working inmates can make delicious cocktails for you and your fellow inmates.
Capacity: Up to 50 standing.
Good For: One of London's most unique destinations for any event.
This content is provided by Brigadiers.
Brigadiers provides unique private rooms for your special occasion. The Kukri and Bidi Rooms offer intimate private dining and Asian aesthetics, while the Pot Luck and Pool Rooms accomodate larger bookings with self service drink stations to create a casual, friendly vibe.
Capacity: Up to 25 seated
Good for: Pool tables, whiskey vending machines and transforming dining tables!
This content is provided by Moonshine Saloon.
Moonshine Saloon, combining immersive theatre with a world-class cocktail drinking experience, transports all guests to the rugged American West on the promise of making a fortune in an illicit moonshine smuggling operation at the top of its game.
Capacity: Up to 100 standing
Good For: A fun, immersive drinking experience set in the Wild West.
This content is provided by Hoppers.
The perfect hideaway for a special occasion, the four private and semi-private Vaults at Hoppers can accommodate eight guests each and can be hired individually or as one. A short hop from Selfridges and easily accessible from Bond Street, Oxford Circus & Marble Arch.
Capacity: Up to 98 seated
Good for: Great Sri Lankan food & private dining vaults
This content is provided by May Fair Hotel.
Famed for hosting outrageous parties overflowing with champagne-infused debauchery in eras past, today The May Fair is celebrated for its elegance and charm. Yet nowhere is, or has ever been, more renowned for its discretion.
Capacity: Up to 370 standing
Good For: Private dining in a renowned, lavish setting
This content is provided by Park Chinois.
Park Chinois is an opulent live-entertainment restaurant serving bold Chinese cuisine and excellent drinks alongside live performances, all set within the heart of London's Mayfair.
Capacity: Up to 50 standing
Good For: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event
This content is provided by Archer Street SW11.
Archer Street SW11's lower floor Themed Bar is transformed seasonally. In the warmer months, our Themed Bar transports our guests to their favourite beach bar while during the Winter you will be welcomed into a luxurious and cosy alpine themed bar worthy of the French Alps.
Capacity: Up to 120 standing
Good For: A space that changes with the seasons
This content is provided by The Cavendish.
From exclusive hire of our intimate Private Dining room, through to our diverse bar spaces or full venue hire, The Cavendish will ensure your party is luxuriously and professionally catered for.
Capacity: Up to 120 standing
Good For: Any celebration that requires a certain kind of ambience
This content is provided by Berenjak.
With exposed brick walls hung with delicate artworks and contrasting stained glass windows, Berenjak's private room pays homage to the bygone Qajar dynasty. We are also available for exclusive hire.
Capacity: Up to 35 seated
Good For: A stunning garden themed room in a Persian paradise.
This content is provided by Nine Lives.
This hidden gem, nestled in the Victorian basement of No.8 Holyrood St, is packed full of incredible cocktails, great vibes & a killer soundtrack. The name Nine Lives refers to an ethos of salvation – unveiled treasures, nothing wasted, everything lovingly sourced & selected with intention.
Capacity: Up to 120 standing.
Good for: An awesome little neighbourhood bar in Bermondsey Street
This content is privuded by Restaurant Ours.
Set in the heart of Knightsbridge, Restaurant Ours is split across two levels with an open kitchen and a central stone topped bar. From intimate dinners to exclusive hire, Restaurant Ours is a flexible venue to suit any occasion.
Capacity: Up to 350 standing
Good For: A beautiful venue with full sized trees in the centre of the room.
This content is provided by Jack Solomons.
Jack Solomons, a subterranean speakeasy tucked away in the heart of theatreland, is the epitome of old school Soho glamour. We have played host to luxury product launches, entire brand takeovers, prolific album launches and high profile all night after parties.
Capacity: Up to 250 standing
Good For: Classy cocktails and amazing service in the heart of Soho.
This content is provided by Xu.
XU offers two stylish private dining rooms for 4-8 guests, semi-private dining for up to 15 or the option of exclusive hire for up to 48 seated guests. The restaurant combines a prime West End location with impeccable interior design and fantastic Taiwanese menus from the team behind BAO.
Capacity: Up to 48 seated
Good for: Stylish private dining in the heart of Chinatown
This content is provided by Searcys.
There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin. Pair high-end design with vintage cuvees and contemporary cooking, all while enjoying panoramic views from the top three levels of one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers.
Capacity: Up to 130 standing
Good For: Lavish private dining in one of London's most iconic buildings.
This content is provided by Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire.
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire is proud to present the very finest in private dining experiences in the heart of London’s West End. Located on the 8th floor, The Hampshire Penthouse offers a host of remarkable bespoke private dining experiences, complemented with breathtaking panoramic views of London’s skyline.
Capacity: Up to 60 standing
Good For: Bespoke private dining with breathtaking panoramic views of London’s skyline
This content is provided by Hippodrome Live
Our two private dining rooms provide an intimate atmosphere that's great for groups. Both rooms are spacious and light – perfect for drinks receptions, dinner parties and business meetings, with set-ups varying from boardroom to theatre style. Prices start from £37.50 per person for a three-course meal.
Capacity: Up to 40 seated.
Good for: Informal gatherings, meetings and private dinners.
This content is provided by Les Platanes.
At Les Platanes we are happy to cater for private events and special occasions. Formats can include multi-course plated or family- style seated dinner as well as a canapés and cocktails reception.
Capacity: Up to 60 standing
Good for: The perfect spot for a private event a la South of France in the heart of Mayfair.
This content is provided by Roast.
Roast is an unique and very British restaurant and event space situated in the portico of Borough's former flower market. Spectacular views are offered from every angle whether of the open kitchen or the historic setting of Borough Market below.
Capacity: Up to 180 standing
Good For: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event
This content is provided by Hot Stone.
Hot Stone offers a unique Japanese dining experience, transporting you to Japan on an authentic culinary journey. We offer immersive Ishiyaki hot stone dining and an award-winning sushi menu. We are one of a few Japanese restaurants that serve 100% fresh Japanese wasabi and A5 Japanese Wagyu and melt in the mouth Kobe.
Capacity: Up to 36 seated
Good for: Experiencing the true flavours of Japan in London.
This content is provided by Soderberg.
Furnished with authentic mid-century furniture from Swedish and Danish designers, we have recreated the feel of a 1960’s Swedish living room in our Soho basement. You will have full, exclusive use of the lounge including the two cosy caves.
Capacity: Up to 30 seated
Good For: A mid-century Scandinavian lounge in the heart of Soho
This content is provided by Arthur Hooper's.
Overlooking Borough Market, Arthur Hooper’s is a stylish restaurant where visitors can enjoy fresh food from local suppliers and wine from all over the world. The perfect space for private dining and business meetings!
Capacity: Up to 25 standing
Good For: Private wine tastings with stunning views overlooking the market
This content is provided by Handel & Hendrix.
25 Brook Street is the house that belonged to George Frederic Handel and the place where he composed some of the world’s most enduring Baroque music, including Messiah. On the top floor of 23 Brook Street is the flat where, two centuries later, Jimi Hendrix lived with his girlfriend, record player and guitar.
Capacity: Up to 70 standing
Good For: An event at the homes of two of history’s most significant musical artists
This content is provided by Indian Accent
Indian Accent’s spin on traditionally grounded recipes, both nostalgic home dishes and unusual foods from lesser-known Indian regions and communities, has made it the leading destination for modern Indian food in New Delhi, New York and London.
Capacity: Up to 18 seated
Good For: An inventive approach to Indian cuisine while enjoying cocktail gatherings, celebratory dinners, luncheons, parties and more.
This content is provided by Sagardi Basque Country Chefs.
Sagardi London is based in the heart of the trendy neighbourhood of Shoreditch. Boasting a Basque-Grill Restaurant, Pintxos Bar, and 3 Private Saloons, Sagardi opens its doors for part and exclusive hire.
Capacity: Up to 250 standing
Good For: The finest Basque cuisine and specially designed sharing menus
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