Top summer party ideas

Top Summer Party Ideas

Check out our range of top summer party ideas for London

Great ideas for top summer parties from fantastic entertainment, party boats, 5 star hotels, restaurants to out-of-town spaces.

The events industry is becoming more flamboyant, more exuberant, more experimental and above all, more daring, as brands shed their bashfulness and vie for attention in an increasingly competitive market. This is great news though as events are becoming more and more prominent (aided and abetted, of course, by the social networks) as well as being widely recognised as a way to captivate, engage and inspire your target market.
A few years ago, to have an event on a boat cruising along the Thames or on a rooftop on Embankment was confined to the realms of 'ahead of their time' and a 'little too risky'. Summer parties are becoming a much more common event in the annual calendar and an opportunity to showcase the personality of your brand and employees. 

With salubrious rooftop spaces such as the most famous one at IET gaining widespread Thames-side 'beach parties'- are becoming the perfect way to attract your target audience. The more ‘immersive’ the better, it seems. Indeed, the more 'tweetable', remarkable and, to a certain extent, controversial your event is, the more exposure you and your brand will achieve. Not to mention the edgy reputation (even positive notoriety) you'll gain. And that's very rarely a bad thing.

So, with all that firmly planted in your (newly expanded) corporate mind, we'd like to entice you to dare to be different, to be bold in your convictions and not to do things by half. Try some of our amazing spaces below. And if you don' find what you're looking for here, head over to our summer venues page or our summer blog page

Here are our top ideas for fantastic summer parties...

Mandarin Oriental 

Situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, a short walk from London's most fashionable hotspots. The north side of the hotel faces Hyde Park, offering panoramic views over Royal parkland. 

The team at this beautiful hotel have creative ideas to suit everything from Royal banquets to intimate cocktail parties. They offer the same attention to detail no matter how big or small the party. 

London Party Boats 

London Party Boats Ltd specialise in Thames river cruises and offer a unique party venue in London for corporate and group bookings, they have four vessels available for private charter, carrying from 1 to 360 passengers. All vessels are available seven days a week from 7am to 1am and can be extended until 3am if required. They can provide a full catering experience and have fully stocked bars on all our vessels.

These really are special venues for the perfect summer party. 

MV London Belle can accommodate up to 120 Passengers
MV Jewel of London can accommodate up to 240 Passengers
MV Pearl of London can accommodate up to 360 Passengers

Roseate Hotel, Reading



Make business a pleasure at the Roseate Reading.

Perfectly located 25 min from London by train, the Roseate Reading is a 5* luxury Boutique
Hotel with 55 bedrooms that hosts all types of meetings and events. The Roseate Reading is designed for both business and pleasure, boasting the latest technology, stylish yet functional surroundings and dedicated conference rooms providing the ideal location for your meetings.
The private house feeling of The Roseate Reading has been designed to allow guests to unwind in a relaxing and comfortable environment. The opulence isn’t just limited to the bedrooms and bathrooms - the four meeting rooms can accommodate from four to 50 guests. From the intimacy of the Cellar Room or the Library and the jaw-dropping design of the Eden, The Roseate Reading and their attentive staff know how to make your event special in every detail.

Six Storys

When it comes to the British summer time it's not always worth taking a risk on the weather so if you are looking to throw an extraordinary summer bash without the weather worry then Six Storeys on Soho is the spot for you.

With beautiful views over Soho Square you can choose between six unique floors or takeover the whole townhouse and host up to 300 guests. Chef Ronnie Murray's seasonal menu paired with their summer spritz cocktails will ensure your guests are fed and watered with all the British classics, with a Camm & Hooper twist. 

Cinnamon Kitchen

Chef Vivek Singh has created a brand new and exciting Indian food menu using quality seasonal ingredients to create his trademark, top-quality evolved modern Indian restaurant in the heart of city of London.

From office parties, to birthday bashes, family celebrations or intimate get-togethers, Cinnamon Kitchen is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some top-notch drinks and incredible food. Plus, being a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street station, finding them and getting home is a doddle. This summer to try their brand new menu and great cocktail offers. Once you've experienced these guys, you'll never go back!

Stick It On




Create the ultimate summer party with Stick It On. The perfect compliment to you venue. 

Become THE DJs and rock the party with three of your favourite tunes. With so many dance floor magical moments its team bonding at its very best. No other DJ service is as inclusive, interactive, engaging and this much fun. You won’t be disappointed. We highly recommend. 

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The Johnson Roof Terrace provides 180° views across the iconic London skyline, making it the perfect setting to create unforgettable outdoor events, such as summer parties, drinks receptions or as a filming location. When booked alongside the Riverside Room, it offers a flexible outdoor space, suitable for a variety of private or corporate events for up to 200 delegates

Check out our other summer party blogs:

Summer event ideas

Top tips for a perfect summer party

Summer event ideas

5 tips to planing the perfect summer party

Summer party venues in London

Top 10 rooftop bars


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