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Before we go any further we’d like to address an unfortunate myth. London is not one of Britain’s rainiest city. And so the idea that you can’t put on a thoroughly lovely summer party is debunked, thank you very much. As it happens, one of the most popular search terms on our website is for outdoor venue hire in London, so if you’re thinking of organising this year’s summer bash here, then you are in good company. Across the next few pages you’ll find a choice of the best summer party venues London has to offer; all you need to do is pick out your favourite.


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Introduction to London Summer Party Venues

London is one of the best places to find venues for summer parties. The city has a huge selection of rooftops, pub gardens, parks, private green spaces and more, available for hire. One of the best things about London is how it really comes alive in the summertime. You’ll see people out in every park as soon as the sun comes out and the temperature rises. The gorgeous weather is the perfect excuse to plan a London summer party so you can get your entire team together to toast to the longer days and let loose a bit. And that’s where VenueScanner comes in. We can connect you with some of the best summer party London venues out there so you can have a great time with your colleagues.

Why Choose London for Your Summer Party

London is one of the best cities in the world, making it an obvious choice for your summer party location. From the incredible landmarks you can see from many of London’s best rooftop venues to the stunning green spaces dotted along the city, there are so many options for your London summer party. And with so many notable businesses, ranging from startups to big companies, finding a summer party venue in the city is an obvious choice.

London is super well connected to the rest of the UK, so even if your company has remote workers living outside of the city, they can easily get there via train. Once you’re in London the expansive underground system will help you get around with ease. And if you need to find accommodations for any of your team, you’ll find a range of options from AirBnbs to large hotels to boutique hotels.

Types of London Summer Party Venues Available

VenueScanner really is your one stop shop for London summer party venues. It might be overwhelming to figure out what sort of venue you may want, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite venues to give you a bit of inspiration.

One of the best London summer party venues is Inner Temple. Every June and July they set up a marquee in their garden that overlooks the Thames. You’ll have access to three acres of lush lawn that is sure to wow your guests!

Another fan favourite is Bubba Oasis, which has a fully weatherproofed rooftop so even if it does rain on your parade, at least you won’t get wet! The roof is fully retractable and can hold 60 seated guests or 100 standing.

Head east to Hackney Wick for a really cool summer party venue in London. Barge East has a number of areas available for hire including the barge, garden and allotments, and riverside rooftop. It’s just minutes away from Hackney Wick overground station and is a great spot to celebrate summer.

Next up we have a lovely urban garden, OmVed Gardens. You can hire the entire venue exclusively, including the glasshouse, which is great for some cover if it does rain on the day of your big event, and the beautiful gardens.

If you want to dance the night away, head to Golden Bee in Shoreditch. This London summer party venue is a great spot if you want to enjoy some drinks and music with your team.

For views over London, your summer party venue has to be London Bridge Rooftop. You can see the London skyline, including the nearby Shard. Enjoy some craft beers and tasty cocktails under the summer sun!

Another great idea is a boat party and Woods’ Silver Fleet offers some of the best boats to hire out in London for summer parties. The luxury river yachts are ideal for large groups and your day or evening will feature a cruise along the Thames river where you can take in all of London’s best sights!

How to Select the Perfect Summer Party Venue

So now that you’ve been inspired by some of our favourite London summer party venues, how do you narrow down your decision? There are so many factors to consider when choosing an event venue. Some of the things we think are most important are budget, size, location, amenities, and accessibility. We also believe that you should match the vibe of the venue with your company’s brand.

When you’re thinking about budget, decide whether or not you’d prefer a minimum spend venue or if you’re okay paying a venue hire fee and adding extras as you go. The latter will definitely increase your overall spend, but if you want any extra entertainment, this may be the way to go. You’ll also want to think about the location of your summer party venue. Pick a venue that’s centrally located to your office or the majority of the people attending your event. Next, consider the amenities. If you’re nervous about the unpredictable UK weather, you may want a venue that has a retractable rooftop or a marquee to keep you dry. Finally, your venue should be accessible for everyone coming. Speak with the venue hosts before you book your summer party venue to ensure they have everything you need!

When it comes to matching the vibe of your venue to your brand, you shouldn’t have a problem! There are a lot of corporate events venues out there that can cater to larger companies and quirky pubs and restaurants that can cater to start ups.

Catering and Entertainment Options

You can’t have a London summer party without food! Check with your venue ahead of time to see what their catering options are. Some venues will offer buffets, sit down dinners, bowl food, or canapes. You may also find that summer party venues often get creative and let you bring in food trucks or have bbqs. Really embrace the summer vibes and serve up something special. Another thing to think about is entertainment. You can play some lawn games or bring in a photobooth or live music to really lighten up the mood.

Summer Party Event Planning Tips

If you can, it’s best to allow plenty of time to plan your London summer party. The best private hire venues London has to offer will naturally be in high demand, so if you have a particular space in mind that you want to use, plan to do so early to reduce the risk of them all being booked up.

It’s also essential to budget properly - some venues will work on a minimum spend basis, others will require a hire fee - and if you can establish a date when everyone’s available, that’s also a big plus point. It’s obviously tricky to ensure an office of, say, 30 people can all keep a certain date free, but last minute drop-outs / extra attendees could be a headache for both the party organiser and venue host.

Establish some must-haves nice and early: does the party have to be in a particular part of town? Do you want to have access to some outside space? Will you want some kind of activities, or just to focus on some food and drink?

Use a platform like VenueScanner to search and compare the best summer party venues in London. Whether you’re looking for a chilled beer garden, restaurant or rooftop space, contrasting the different options right here will give you ample opportunity to find the perfect fit for your group.

Once you’ve found a venue that you like (and sent a free enquiry via VenueScanner) be sure to arrange a site visit with the venue itself. Photos and reviews give you a good feel for the space, but heading down in person will let you scope out the venue properly, try some food and drinks, and generally picture how your summer party will pan out.

Alternatively, our free concierge service can do all of this for you.

How VenueScanner Can Help Plan Your Summer Party

Full disclosure: there are a number of venue booking platforms showcasing the best outdoor party venues in London. So why should you use VenueScanner?

A key reason is the depth of choice. If you search for London summer party venues, for example, your results page will present hundreds of options, each well-suited to a summer party in its own way. We work with venues right across the city, so we’ll have a choice of places for you to consider regardless of where you’re hoping to party.

Once you’ve found somewhere that you like, we’ve got individual listing pages for each venue to give you a breakdown of how each space operates, with details on pricing, capacity, amenities, pictures and a full venue description. It’s easy to fire off a quick enquiry from our platform, and totally free to do so.

If the office summer party has fallen onto your to-do list, you could always outsource it to us, as well. Our concierge system is another free service where we take your spec and make it a reality. We make sure communications with venues are 100 per cent transparent, we negotiate the best rates, provide expert recommendations and get everything done really quickly. There’s no faff or dilly-dallying with our team.

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