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London party venues

Whether you’re planning a birthday bash or a special shindig, here are some of London’s finest venues available for all sorts of occasions

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Please note, this list includes commercial partners, so suggestions are not curated by Time Out. 

Planning a party? Then you’ll already know how tricky it can be to find the right venue. Luckily London is so stacked full of weird and wonderful bars, clubs and nightspots, so you can’t really go wrong. You’ll discover some great venues on this list, for any sort of occasion – so whether you’re pulling together a birthday party, planning your next Christmas do, hen do or stag do, your venue selection skills will never be questioned. And if you just want one of the capital’s finest private dining rooms for something a little more sophisticated? No sweat.
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Party venues in London

The content has been provided by Lost Society Battersea.

Whatever the occasion- we've got the perfect space for you!

Lost Society can offer a variety of spaces for any occasion, be it an intimate dinner, baby shower, engagement party or even wedding reception.

From our private Lounge bar- to our botanical haven of a Garden, there is not much we can't do.

Good for: Birthday parties, Office staff parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

Capacity: Up to 80 standing indoors, or 120 standing outdoors

Hippodrome Live

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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.

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Jerusalam

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Perfect for Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Quizzes, Christmas and all celebrations!

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.

Good for: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Party or Other Event

Capacity: Up to 200 standing

Sweet Chick

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Versitile space perfect for any occaision! Sweet Chick, the cult chicken and waffle restaurant hailing from New York City. Founded in Brooklyn by restaurateur John Seymour in 2013, and backed by rapper Nas, Sweet Chick serves its take on modern American comfort food across five locations in New York, LA and now London.

Good for: Birthday parties, Office staff parties, Hen or Stag parties, Christmas parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebrations, Party or other event

Capacity: Up to 40 standing

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Circus

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CIRCUS is a hidden gem in London’s vibrant Covent Garden. A unique and quirky Pan-Asian restaurant and cocktail bar. Be transported to an unforgettable world of glamour, fun and escapism with a sprinkling of glittering circus. Minimum spend of £5,000 applies.

Capacity: Up to 250 standing.

Good For: A Central London restaurant and bar with pop up circus performances.

Shoryu Soho

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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. Minimum spend applies.

Capacity Up to 16 seating, up to 20 standing

Good For A delicious Japanese feast to start your party on the right track!

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Platform

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A completely customisable videogames space in Shoreditch. A place where everyone can enjoy video games on a night out in a premium venue, complete with drinks and delicious wood-fire pizza. So get in touch and come and get your game on with us any time of the year! 

Good for Birthday Parties ,Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Party or Other Event

Capacity: Up to 100 

 

This content is provided by Nutbourne. 

Situated in a picturesque area, just a short walk from Battersea Park, and right on the banks of the Thames at Ransome's Docks, Nutbourne is the perfect spot to host your private party.

Good for: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

Capacity: Up to 200 standing

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Laxsa Soho

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A Malaysian restaurant in the heart of the West End, Laxsa Soho, is the place to experience authentic Malaysian cuisine in London. The contemporary venue is split over 2 floors and boasts a train theme, with the basement offering an exclusive bar and option to karaoke! Office parties get 25% off food and drink!

Good for: Birthday parties, Office staff parties, Christmas parties, Private Dining, Party or other event

Capacity: Up to 40 standing

TwoRuba

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A hidden gem in Central London, this is the ideal venue for your next celebration. Located on the 9th floor with views of The Shard and the London City, experience the definition of urban opulence at TwoRuba.

Capacity: Up to 220 standing.

Good For: Bottomless drinks packages, breath-taking views of the city and ball pits!

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The Red Lion

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On the first floor of our classic Stokey pub, we offer a relaxed, fun and intimate space for any kind of private party. Treat your guests to their own private bar, as well as dancing space, a separate games room and a laid back vibe throughout.

Capacity: Up to 70 standing.

Good for: A relaxed and friendly space for all your party needs, with no hire fee!

Lucky Voice Holborn

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Located on Chancery Lane, Lucky Voice Holborn has 10 private karaoke rooms, each fully equipped with touch screen technology, access to over 9,000 songs, a prop box and of course Lucky Voice's iconic "Thirsty" button for food and drink service.

Capacity Up to 30 standing.

Good For Singing your heart out with good food, drinks and friends.

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St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar by Searcys

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Europe's longest Champagne bar is located upstairs at St Pancras International, a sumptuous break away from the hustle and bustle of the station. Their Brasserie can be transformed into a spectacular event space for exclusive hire for any occasion.

Capacity: Up to 150 seated, up to 220 standing.

Good For: Meetings, dinners, standing receptions and other memorable experiences.

Les Platanes

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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.

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Alcotraz Penitentiary

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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.

Nine Lives

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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

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Chiringuito

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Chiringuito is new to Bethnal Green, with two spaces available for private hire - the restaurant or the roof - or (if you've got loads of mates) the whole venue. The Spanish inspiration runs through both the design and menu.

Capacity: Up to 200 standing.

Good for Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event.

Handel & Hendrix

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25 Brook Street is the house that belonged to George Frederic Handel and where, two centuries later, Jimi Hendrix lived with his girlfriend, record player and guitar. Both were the homes of musical innovators who chose London and changed music. 

Capacity: Up to 70 standing

Good For: A party in the neighbouring homes of two of history’s most significant musical artists

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Margot

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London's most elegant private dining room with over 350 wines to compliment your meal. The menu carefully curated by Head Chef Alessio Piras revolves around classic Italian cuisine with a focus on quality, seasonal ingredients.

Capacity Up to 32 seated/standing.

Good For Taking your occasion to the next level with our signature service.

The White Haus

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Spread over three floors, The White Haus transports you to the mountains with rustic timber chalet-style décor, a roaring fireplace, cosy corners complete with sheepskin throws, ‘snowflake’ chandeliers and a bookable cable car for six.

Capacity: Up to 60 standing

Good For: Reliving your ski-trip in the middle of summer!

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This content is provided by Buddha-Bar London.

Offering fine-dining cuisine in one of London’s most luxurious and unique rooms. Buddha-Bar has a contemporary and unique interior, featuring bespoke art installations and floor to ceiling hanging crystal dragons.

Capacity: Up to 450 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 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

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The Coal Shed

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Located moments away from Tower Bridge, The Coal Shed celebrates coal roasted rare breed meat and sustainable seafood in a modern setting. Private dining is available for groups up to 20 in an intimate private dining room or hire the open plan mezzanine floor for groups up to 50.

Capacity: Up to 65 standing.

Good for: All events, including birthday parties, wedding receptions and office functions.

The May Fair London, A Radisson Collection Hotel

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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

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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 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

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