Most of our bars have dedicated private rooms on offer, as well as the option of exclusive hire of the whole space, making them a versatile choice when it comes to the capacity and budget you have to play with. Proudly featuring some of the best and most unique bars in the city, if you are looking for something out of the norm then we have the venue to fill your brief.
The Royal Foundation of St Katharine is a unique venue located in East London, in walking distance from Canary Wharf and with great transport links to the City of London financial centre. We have a range of facilities, which includes 9 beautiful meeting rooms for groups from 2 – 70 in number and the Yurt Cafe in our Precinct. Our meeting rooms vary in style from the listed Georgian house, to the modern and contemporary rooms refurbished in 2019. Many of our meeting rooms have natural light, and look onto our beautiful garden. High speed unlimited WiFi is available free of charge throughout and we provide complimentary AV equipment to suit each groups conference or meeting requirements. We can organise and host celebration dinners and special events such as wedding receptions, birthdays and garden parties. Home cooked and freshly prepared every day, all of our food is made on site. We provide appetising and wholesome food for all our meeting and conference guests, with every effort to provide fair trade produce where possible. THE YURT CAFE Run by The Royal Foundation of St Katharine our Yurt is a beautiful and unique space for receptions, parties, dinners, networking events, talks & seminars within 5 minutes of Bank and Canary Wharf. We have a expert team of chefs who can provide catering for all occasions. Available for hire in the evenings from 6pm.
Hawker House is our huge indoor food and drink warehouse in Canada Water. It can fit up to 2,000 people indoors, with an additional 1,000 capacity space in the summer months when we open our huge outside area, aka the Land of Bamboo - our own tropical tiki paradise. Hawker House is the perfect versatile event space for conferences, exhibitions, awards ceremonies, product launches, parties and LOADS more. The venue is split across two rooms, meaning you can hire one side of Hawker House for smaller groups of 200 up to much larger whole-venue takeovers. Hawker House is the perfect alternative space for large scale conferences. With 1500 square metres of transformable space and a capacity of up to 550 theatre style with an additional further 4 breakout rooms, our brilliant Canada Water warehouse provides a unique urban backdrop, with an unbeatable operations team delivering slick service and catering for all your needs. We believe in work hard, play hard and can offer fantastic after parties to round off your conference, complete with DJs and delicious cocktails. Expect world beating street food and service in a memorable venue. The incredible warehouse space has nine brilliant bars, ten world beating street food traders and loads of extra room for you to play around with, including optional pool and beer pong tables. Hawker House is a short walk away from Canada Water Overground and Underground Station, and is only a short distance from London Bridge, Borough and Canary Wharf. **Venue does not allow consumer ticketed events**
Two separate, semi-private areas have been incorporated into the design of The Wigmore for private bookings, ideal for groups and special occasions. THE SNUG Guests can enjoy the intimacy of the traditional ‘Snug’, complete with mohair sofas, silk cushions and loose rugs. Standing capacity is for up to 25 guests, and the Snug features a built-in TV, separate music system and natural daylight. THE GREEN ROOM This beautiful room has a standing capacity for up to 45 guests, just behind the main bar, but with its own private bar. The Green Room with its built-in TV and separate music system and stylish design is the ideal space for after work parties and celebrations.
This venue has been lovingly restored to provide a unique venue in London. The venuehas built a reputation not only as a meeting and conference venue for the local community but also as an events and wedding venue in London hosting a variety of private, corporate and conference hire events. With a 3 am license this venue for hire in London is also the perfect private dinner party venue serving great food, drinks and hospitality. With more than 19 years of experience, The venue has become a popular venue hire for private events. The versatility of The Saloon and The Terrace bar allows the venue to accommodate a variety of events, for bar hire from birthdays and anniversaries to summer-parties and christenings, baby shower, The venue also offers a variety of menus to suit any celebration and is keen to work with guests to ensure that every private hire event is a memorable one. We offer the following facilities. Two private bars Lounge area Outside terrace space (can be covered and heated as required) Smoker’s balcony Dedicated dance floor, 3.5k Turbo Sound PA system Full pro DJ set up iPod/laptop dock for music Full A/V facilities Large LCD smart screen in both bars Capacity of 240 All bar staff 2 doormen 3am license
Please note: the space is only available for private hire Sunday-Thursday. If you’re looking for a hidden gem in the heart of London Bridge then look no further than Omeara Cantina Terrace & Mezzanine. Guests can enjoy our late license out on the terrace fully equipped with heated booths, Sonos system and cocktail bar topped off with a pretty special view of The Shard. Inside is a spacious mezzanine area with additional cocktail bar and seating area.
The East Quarter on Level Three is our largest purpose-built event space. It can be customised to accommodate all varieties of events, from conferences and awards dinners to product launches. The space can be used with a capacity of 500 guests for dining, 800 for a theatre style event, and 1,200 for a reception.
Newly opened flexible and inspirational state of the art conferencing and event space. We can cater for all types of conferences, meetings and more. From a small space for interviews, therapy sessions and similar to conferences for 220 people or exclusive venue hire for up to 500 people and many combinations in between. Our onsite catering team can provide sit down intimate private dining, large scale buffets and bespoke menus or choose from our range of menus for elegant simplicity.
The Mess Hall is a brand new 300 cap event space in the heart of Mayfair, located inside the UKs first Immersive Theatre, IMMERSIVE | LDN Located in an ex-military building, we have a broad range of unique spaces including Gatsby's Mansion, The Mess Hall, a shooting range, gun & ammo store and The Lucky Club, our very own cocktail bar. Conveniently located just 60 seconds walk from Bond Street tube station, the venue is in a prime location for everything from product launches and corporate events to performance based shows.
A stylish and contemporary bar in the heart of Belgravia, Eaton Square Bar & Kitchen serves up some of the best cocktails in the capital. You’ll also find a knockout wine list, great food, live music during the week, and DJs gracing the wheels of steel at the weekend. Available for private hire, whether it be a corporate event, a birthday party, a wedding, a meal, or just a massive get together with friends.
With an interior lovingly crafted by set designer Dick Bird (Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet) Omeara Live is a truly magical discovery nestled beneath a railway arch just minutes away from London Bridge Station. As a Live Music venue the space is 320 capacity and boasts a high spec PA and lighting rig. For a standing drinks reception/party capacity is 250 and theater style presentation/screening up to 90 capacity. The space has an impressive late license and an array street food vendors on site who can supply amazing events catering. Additional spaces can be added to Omeara for larger capacity events including Omeara Cantina Terrace & Mezzanine (100 capacity), an adjoining stand alone private event space, The Siding (150 capacity) or Omeara Cantina including the terrace (250 capacity).
Boasting a vibrant atmosphere which is enjoyed in a modern interior with wholesome pub food and trendy platters and canapes. Close to the iconic Tower Bridge, it’s the perfect destination for your event. With 2 fully stocked bars we are perfect to get your party started. On the lower level you will find our secret lounge, complete with decadent furnishings and its own cocktail bar.
We are a 150 capacity, multifunctional events space situated in the heart of London, Europe’s largest creative hub. Our community is comprised of the best in the Music, Film & TV, Tech & Fashion industries and we service them along with a multitude of external clients. We’re designed to be highly versatile to cater for the niche requirements of the top tier in both the creative and corporate industries. Some of our regular clients include Apple, Amazon, Sony Music, BBC, Channel 4, Beats 1 Radio and The British Heart Foundation amongst many others. We’re here for music events, artist showcases, panel discussions, art exhibitions, community workshops, presentations, private parties, Q&A’s and corporate away days. Our events are a platform for both the top tier and the underground. We have personalities, visionaries, legends, next big things, ideas, inspiration, diversity and substance all rolled into a calendar of events that are designed to engage, entertain and inspire. We have a fully licensed bar and bespoke catering facilities, and a dedicated event team to guide your event from conception to completion.
Vauxhall Arches is a collection of 10 railway arches close to the River Thames. Only 20 yards from Vauxhall Underground, Rail and 24-hour Bus Station, the venue is well known and easily accessible. Close to the banks of the River Thames under Vauxhalls railway arches possibility can flow freely and spontaneity has more than enough room to dance.Vauxhall Arches are available for external hire throughout the year. Now regarded as one of London's leading clubbing destinations, we offer a multi-functional and flexible interlocking rooms. The venue is made up of Fire, Lightbox and Protocol, 3 separate rooms can be hired in a variety of combinations to suit the size of your event. The main room and lounge can be used together to create a 1000 capacity event which can be increased through the use of an additional small, adaptable room. The 2nd Arch can be hired for a 1 room event to hold 450/500 people and finally all 3 rooms can be hired together to host a larger scale event.
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.
A versatile and modern venue for any special event from 5 to 500 guests. Our onsite catering and events specialists, Sliced Events, can cater for your personal requirements from stylish weddings, intimate dinners, private parties, corporate functions, conferences, examinations and more. We have four newly refurbished event spaces available for hire.
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Tara Theatre is an awarding-winning gem available for venue hire in London. Just 10 minutes by Rail from Waterloo. Step through the Indian front door of our Edwardian terrace into a world of elegant fusion, providing a unique setting for any event. Theatre – plush seats, soaring ceilings and exposed brickwork combined with state-of-the-art technical facilities, perfect for private parties, launch events, conferences, weddings and receptions. Studio – an abundance of natural light and smooth oakwood floors, ideal for meetings, workshops, rehearsals, seminars and more. Foyer & Patio-Garden –a charming haven for parties and events with a café/bar.
Are you hosting a night at a bar? Whether it’s a birthday party, a corporate outing, or even just a reunion with friends, nights like this can either be amazing… or fall a little flat. There are ways to keep the party going however, and we have just the tips to make sure that you have a night to remember!
First things first, and that’s to make sure you understand all the requirements for your event. Do you need a quiet area to sit and chat? Or do you need loud music and a louder dancefloor? Is your event themed and does it require a certain aesthetic? Should the venue be modern and airy or classic and timeless? Making a list of characteristics that you are looking for in a venue, and the requirements that it absolutely must have is something that you need to do sooner rather than later.
If you are looking to hire a bar venue in London, the likelihood is that you’ll be seeing it during the day, when the atmosphere is going to be much different. This will require you to stretch your imagination a bit, but it’s also essential. Seeing a venue in the light of day can make you think more about the practicalities of your event. How far away are the bathrooms? Is there really enough space for you all? Is the area that you’re hiring totally private or will you be open to the rest of the bar? These are all things that you can take into consideration, and it’s also the perfect time to ask any questions you might have.
While it might be tempting to just go with the first reasonably priced venue you find that’s free on your date, it pays to shop around a bit more. Viewing multiple possibilities is a good idea, so that you can base your decision on the best knowledge you have available. You never know, a different bar may offer some additional perks that your original choice doesn’t, and sometimes it’s only by viewing the venues that you find out about these things for yourself.
Are you looking a bar that has signature cocktails? Maybe you want the start of your night to be a cocktail masterclass and to have your own servers looking after you the whole night? Many bars now offer this service, but you have to ask to ensure that you get the experience that you’re after. You can hire out entire bars in London, and if you do, the staff will be there solely to look after you and your group. You can even get special cocktails just for you, named after your company or members of your party. The options are endless!
One thing about having a party in a bar, is that people will want food at some point in the night. A meal will start off the night well, and everyone can relax over dinner before the real festivities get started. If you’re not having a sit-down meal, or your event is starting too late to accommodate one, ask whether your venue will supply some nibbles for you all at a certain time of night. If not, check their policy on caterers coming into the venue and setting up some hot treats. Having something sweet is also a great idea but always be careful with any dietary requirements that your group might have.
Another thing that it’s essential to think about when choosing a bar is what sort of entertainment they provide. Is there a live band? A DJ? Do they specialise in a particular type of music? This is a must. If the music doesn’t fit the tastes of your group, it can turn your well organised night out into a bit of a disaster. If you have the bar to yourselves, you might be able to come to an agreement that the DJ plays certain songs that will get everyone up on their feet. Live bands in bars are generally good fun, but if you are looking for a quiet night, then you’re not going to be able to have it with the sound system in the way.
Music isn’t the only entertainment option you have when hosting a party at a bar. If you’ve managed to nab the whole place to yourself, most venues won’t mind you hiring your own entertainment. This could be anything from a motivational speaker, a comedian, or even a psychic. Having something a little different from the norm in a bar setting is sure to keep people’s interest, so make sure you do your research thoroughly and only hire someone who you know is going to be good with your crowd.
While you can get a compere, or other entertainment, there are a lot of games that you can put together yourself or with the help of a couple of co-hosts. For example, you can have members do a dance off, with one person as the ultimate judge. You could also have a ‘pub quiz’ of your own styling that’s sure to get everyone laughing. The options are limitless. As you’re in a bar, any prizes for these games will also be readily supplied, so it’s another thing you won’t need to worry about!
Bars are made for a good night out, and there are a lot of options to choose from. You can have a quiet event where everyone chats and gets to know each other, or something louder that gives people the chance to let their hair down. Whatever the event you are going for, taking your time when choosing a venue is essential. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or mention any special requests or ideas you’ve had! Most venues are happy to help you with whatever you need to make your night a success.