By The Event Book on February 15th, 2022

London Summer Event Venues. 

With live events coming back with a bang for the first time in over 2 years many large corporate companies have had staff working remotely and that looks like it will remain and become part of everyday life going forwards as business adopts a hybrid working environment. Companies now want to celebrate by bringing their teams together all in one location, and now more than ever events are playing such an important role in entertaining and engaging their remote and hybrid teams as part of their events schedule. Companies are treating their staff to an extra special summer party this year to celebrate being able to come together and ensure a feel of community after what has been a turbulent period.
So why not pick one of the hottest summer venues in London to host your London summer party event or celebrations? Here at The Event Book, have popped together some of our favorite event venues perfect for summer parties, take a look at our selection and should you like the look of any of the venues drip us a line and we will happily check availability, get the best rates in town and arrange all the site visits for you. 

Six Park place

This historic venue on the doorstep of St James’ Park is perfect for summer events, especially outdoor! They have nine different spaces including a ballroom, a speakeasy bar as well as meeting room spaces with stunning views of St James’ Park. 

The quintessentially English garden has space for outdoor activities, such as croquet, a bouncy castle or a bbq. Fragrant colourful beds, mature woodland trees, a picturesque rose arch, and trickling water flows. Ultimately, where two worlds meet, this space forms a secluded sanctuary with panoramic views. Enjoy the fresh air and soak in the sun, whilst appreciating some great food and cocktails with your team. 

Shoreditch Gardens

The gardens have just undergone a large refurbishment and have transformed into a beautiful venue, perfect for summer parties! Set against the impressive backdrop of Grade 1 listed almshouses, Shoreditch Gardens at the Museum of the Home is a truly unique venue. 

The venue offers loads of different styles and formats to their events, from food trucks to circus performers and from corporate days to family days. This venue has endless possibilities for you to wow your guests.


The HAC is known for its army reserves, but did you know that you can also hire the venue for your events? The venue has both indoor and outdoor spaces available. The indoor space has been converted from the Regiment’s former drill hall and is great for dinners, conferences and receptions for larger groups. With inbuilt AV, the technological options are endless and can create a great hybrid event! 

The outdoor space is perfect for summer parties, with five acres of space, it’s one of the biggest outdoor venues in London giving you lots of space to transform and create your event. The spotless, green lawns of the Artillery Garden provide solace from the hustle and bustle of the city combined with the atmospheric appeal of live, large-scale outdoor events, which makes the Artillery Garden a unique venue for outdoor events in London. The garden has hosted lots of sporting and outdoor events previously, so they are experts in hosting a great summer party.

Trafalgar St. James Roof Top 

One of the most central venues in London, with great potential for summer events is Trafalgar St James. They have lots of spaces from meeting spaces, to a ground level bar, both are amazing spaces for receptions as well as dinners. But the space we love for summer events is their acclaimed rooftop with some of the best views of London’s iconic skyline. 

The venue has a private dining room, ideal for smaller groups and slightly larger receptions where you can enjoy the view and if you time it right, a great sunset. With a retractable roof, the venue can accommodate every type of British summer.

BMA House

For almost 100 years, BMA House has sat in the heart of London, a short walk from Euston station. The Grade II listed building makes today’s special occasions all the more spectacular with over 6 different event spaces. Whether it’s a conference, social event or wedding, the venue has a true history of hospitality and events. 

It’s a rarity to find a venue in central London that offers not one, but two outdoors spaces, and BMA House is proud to be able to offer the luxury of choice. Whether you prefer an elegant Courtyard setting or like the idea of a lush botanical Garden, you can pick the backdrop that best suits your brief. By both outdoor spaces being enclosed, it gives your event more privacy as well as the illusion that you aren’t surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city of London. Creating a more relaxing event, where you can set the atmosphere and enjoy the party.

The Standard Hotel – The Roof Top 

Located in the heart of St Pancras, this quirky venue has plenty of spaces perfect for lots of different types of summer events. From their wrap around terrace, to rooftop space, they have some of the best views of London’s iconic landmarks. 

On the ground floor, the venue has a courtyard space which is great for slightly smaller groups and events when the weather is being more British. Although the space has open sides, it also has a roof which can come in handy from time to time. On the 6th floor, there are meeting room spaces with a lounge area, bar and a terrace that wraps around the hotel. The floor to ceiling windows allow for lots of natural daylight as well as the stunning views. Why not go outside and enjoy the views from the terrace? 

Lastly but not least, the rooftop area is one of the most iconic parts of the hotel as you can only access it from their red pill lift. The area is great for big groups who enjoy cocktails and views of the London skyline.

Skylight @ Tobacco Docks

Tobacco Dock is an iconic rooftop situated in Wapping. Tobacco Dock was built in 1812 as a bustling hub for luxury commodities from the New World. Sensitively and ambitiously restored in 2012 Tobacco Dock has sealed its reputation as one of the coolest events spaces in the capital. The Grade 1 listed building is a masterpiece of industrial architecture and an icon of the East London landscape. The venue has lots of different spaces that make it really versatile, all light and airy and really great for one event with different rooms that guests can flow in between. 

If you’re looking for a summer party venue for large numbers, Tobacco Dock is great! With capacities of over 1,000 guests in their courtyard and rooftop spaces, you can get competitive with your colleagues and have games of croquet and petanque whilst enjoying the views that the venue has to offer. 

Tobacco Dock opened a new gem last summer, a short walk from Peckham Rye. This stunning rooftop has a great tropical, summer feel – perfect for summer parties. 

You can enjoy the rooftop from either their comfortable, calm and atmospheric rooftop restaurant with cocktails and sharing plates from locally sourced markets. Or enjoy the ambience of the terrace and the views from south of the river.

Bateaux, Embankment

The most unique thing about this venue is that it’s the only venue on this list that isn’t on land. Not only does the boat live in the Thames, just along from Embankment, it also travels down the river towards Greenwich for events. With two boats and a pier venue, there’s lots of different spaces at Bateaux. 

Encased in glass and offering panoramic, ever-changing views over the Thames, the Glass Room is a stunning river boat featuring 360 views of London. Enjoy a reception or a classy afternoon tea whilst taking in the sights. The river boat has lots of potential for larger groups, with spaces downstairs for dinner and dancing, the rooftop allows for a more relaxed atmosphere enjoying the views. The rooftop is great for summer events, to enjoy London in the summer without having to do the travelling. 

Introducing London’s newest waterfront venue, The Pier offers unparalleled and uninterrupted riverside views of the glittering Thames. The perfect setting for drinks and canapes for those who love the views, but prefer land to water. 

Sabine – The Roof terrace 

The recently renovated rooftop bar located next to St Paul’s Cathedral is great for summer parties for you and your colleagues. Soak up the sun and enjoy a refreshing cocktail, whilst watching the world go by from the oasis on the rooftop. Surrounded by the greenery you can relax and indulge in the good things in life whilst at Sabine. 

The Barbican

Barbican conservatory, part of the sustainable event venues

One of the most iconic Brutalist buildings in the world, as well as one of London’s greenest venues is The Barbican. This venue has so many different event spaces, from theatre and cinema rooms to their garden and conservatory rooms. 

Their meeting spaces are great for larger groups as well as breakout rooms as they can change the room sizes and break them up into smaller rooms with wall dividers. They have several theatres ideal for large conferences as well as graduations. 

The main event space for summer is their spectacular conservatory, which is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. High under the glass rooftop, with plenty of natural daylight, is a magical space overlooking the conservatory and all of its tropical plants. These areas are great for drinks receptions as well as dinners and summer parties. 

Sea Containers

This stunning venue has great event spaces along the south side of the Thames, allowing for stunning views of the city. From meeting rooms with terraces, to bars with sunset views that Instagram would die for. The mix of both indoor and outdoor areas allows for a contingency if the British summer weather pours down. 

The hotel also has an eclectic rooftop area where you can wine, dine and have a great time with fantastic views of the city!

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From rooftop bars to pub gardens to roof terraces, some of our favourite party venues in London can be found outside. So, we’ve listed our favourite outdoor venues in London, helping you find your perfect spot. Whether you want to celebrate in quirky Hoxton, sophisticated Covent Garden or swanky Mayfair, there’s an outdoor venue that will suit your budget and style. Just take a look through our selection and get ready to party!

Summer Party Venues FAQs

What are the best summer party venues in London?

Some great summer venues include Skylight, Century Club, Sea Containers, Six Park Place, The Barbican, HAC and Trafalgar St James.

What happens if it rains at my summer party?

Most venues have that have an outside summer party space will also have an inside wet weather option for you to retreat to in case it rains. Be such to ask when you book.

What is the best type of catering for my summer party?

Canapes, bowl food, street food, BBQs or food stations are most popular for summer parties.

How much do summer parties cost?

Some venues will offer a minimum spend and some will offer a package. The average cost in London is £75 – £125 per person + vat for a venue with exclusive use





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                      Summer Party Venues Hire Guide

Want to make the most of the English summer by soaking up the sun outdoors and creating fun memories with family and friends? Don’t sweat it! This year, you can beat the heat with our top tips and tricks for a summer party that steals the show. From laid-back movie nights under the stars to outdoor team-building activities, we have plenty of ideas for warm-weather entertaining and events.

Celebrating the sunshine and blue-sky days by hosting a chic summer party?

You’re in the right place – The Event Book can’t wait to help you plan your ultimate outdoor fiesta. Whether you’re looking to hire a boat for an unforgettable cruise along the Thames or you need to find a pop-up space for a summer food truck festival, we’re here to lend a helping hand.

The summer is short, so you may as well take advantage of the season while you can. When it comes to choosing a venue, make sure to pick an outdoor space or somewhere with picture-perfect views that’ll provide a pretty backdrop for your event. And remember, the great British summer is a little unpredictable, so always make sure you have a plan B for wet weather.

Planning to take the party outside but aren’t quite sure where to start?

Al fresco entertaining is a whole lot easier with our smart venue search engine. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll do the legwork for you. From stylish sky bars in central London where you can enjoy cocktails in the clouds, to laid-back beer gardens in Camden where the closing time is always late, we can recommend something to fit your individual requirements.

Perhaps you’re after a venue with indoor and outdoor spaces so guests can continue to celebrate well into the evening, even as the temperature outside begins to drop. Or maybe you’re on the hunt for an effortlessly glam rooftop space for the best sunset views the city has to offer. No matter what you’ve got in mind, getting your friends together for a no-stress summer shindig is a snap with The event books expert venue recommendations.

When it comes to turning an outdoor space into a stylish spot for entertaining, don’t stress. Gorgeous scenery and beautiful natural landscapes mean that you can embrace a less-is-more approach when it comes to decorating. That being said, there’s a considerable amount of legwork and orchestration that goes into planning an al fresco celebration.

Planning ahead is a must whether you’re organising a street party, stylish soiree or laid-back BBQ with mates, so book your summer party venue ahead of time, make sure the drinks are on ice and don’t forget your sunscreen. You can relax and soak up the sun while The event book does the hard work for you.

Tips and tricks for an effortless summer party:

  • Send out your save-the-dates ASAP as summer is the height of the travel season and many of your guests will be going away.
  • Consider whether to provide a dress code (like smart casual, cocktail attire or shorts and flip-flops encouraged).
  • Think about whether you’d like your event to be informal, as parties held in summer are usually more relaxed than events held at other times of the year.
  • Decide whether you’d like to host a fun, themed event (fiesta, luau, beach party, pool party and Wimbledon tennis party are all popular options).
  • Mix up your drink offerings by serving sangria, punch or boozy ice pops, or by filling colourful buckets with ice and assorted bottled drinks, so people can help themselves (and remember to take care of designated drivers and non-drinkers by serving some tasty non-alcoholic juices or mocktails as well).
  • On warm days, opt for a simple fare – refreshing summer cocktails and bite-size appetisers, like smoked salmon crostini and mini sliders, are ideal (don’t forget that lighter, non-creamy food and drinks reduce the risk of spoilage).
  • An umbrella provides shade and helps to define an outdoor dining area.
  • Don’t use tablecloths if you think there’s going to be a breeze.
  • Encourage guests to mingle by setting up drinks and dessert tables in separate areas.
  • Beat the bugs by covering appetisers with pretty glass domes and cake stand covers, and by having mosquito repellent on hand for your guests.

When hiring a summer party venue, make sure to consider:

  • Your budget (know where you can splash out and where you can make savings).
  • The venue’s location (north, south, east or west London) and accessibility (on-site parking, public transport connections).
  • Time of the event (do you need to plan it after the hottest part of the day so the sun won’t be so strong for your guests?).
  • Lighting (decorative paper lanterns, solar-powered lights or strings of fairy lights all work well).
  • Air-conditioning (if you’re planning an indoor event, be sure to consider your guests’ comfort).
  • The sound system (prepare a playlist in advance (check out a summer party mix on YouTube if you’re short on ideas) and make sure the volume’s not too loud on the day).
  • Entertainment options (don’t forget to speak to the venue manager about what you have in mind, whether it’s hiring a band or setting up a photo booth).
  • The best time to set up (check whether it’s possible to set up in the morning or the night before when it’s cooler – the process will be faster and you won’t have to worry about heat exhaustion).
  • Check if there are any cancellation fees.

Summer party mistakes to avoid:

  • Leaving food out in the sun (food safety should be a key consideration when the weather is warm).
  • Not providing enough shade.
  • Serving more alcohol than water (be sure to offer water and other non-alcoholic beverages throughout the event, so guests don’t get dehydrated).
  • Leaving flowers in the sun for too long (if you’re worried about wilting centrepieces, choose hardy summer flowers that will last for the duration of the event)

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