Despite the somewhat variable weather, London is blessed with some of the coolest and most unique summer bars and exclusive venues, combining stunning outside spaces with great views of the river or city skyline.
Whether you are planning a summer conference, staff party or client reception, the best London summer venues combine beautiful outdoor gardens or terraces for alfresco drinks, linked to indoor rooms suitable for dining or dancing (and just in case of a passing shower!).
Check out some of our favourites below from our Londonlaunch members:
The Secret Herb Garden on the Terrace at One Whitehall Place is an ideal place for a summer barbecue or alfresco cocktails. The Terrace can also be sectioned off for exclusive events and private parties to make for a flexible outdoor venue with direct access to the award-winning Whitehall Gardens, the adjoining Terrace Room and One Twenty One Two restaurant.
With arguably the best view of the iconic Tower Bridge from any events venue in London, this historic and famous landmark, offers amazing outdoor entertaining space with stunning views of the river, The Tower of London and the City of London’s constantly evolving skyline. The venue also offers an array of unique spaces below decks for dinners parties and meetings.
The Courtyard at Bloomsbury’s BMA House provides a tranquil setting for summer drinks receptions, parties, and barbecues. The Courtyard, a rare find in Central London, is surrounded on three sides by the beautiful Lutyens facades is always sold in conjunction with an indoor space, usually The Lutyens Suite or Great Hall. There is also an exclusive and separate Private Garden, suitable for smaller receptions and post conference drinks.
This is one of the largest roof-top spaces in East London and offers a true urban garden feel, with loads of rustic seated. Plenty of under-cover seating, together with a great bar, croquet, boules and ping-ping thrown in – the perfect setting for a staff party or post-conference drinks. Tobacco Dock is one of the fastest evolving multi-venue spaces in London, offering plenty of indoor event spaces for meetings to large scale exhibitions and conferences.
This Summer, The Brewery’s courtyard will once more be transformed into a fantastic traditional garden in the heart of the City. Complete with raised clear roof the two marquees will be fully planted and luxuriously furnished, transforming it into an idyllic summer oasis for city dwellers. When the sun goes down, the party continues at the after party inside. All this, including food and drink, is part of your party package for groups of 80 to 800 guests.