Best corporate party venues for hire in London

There's no shortage of brilliant private hire party venues in London - take a look at some of our favourite spots for corporate parties

Updated on 19 June 2023

Got a corporate party to plan? London’s is packed to the gunnels with incredible private hire venues and spaces, so whatever you’re planning, there’s a space in the capital that’s perfect for you.

The best corporate party venues in London are a varied lot. As you might expect, there are options all over the city, ranging from historic Grade-I listed mansions to contemporary blank canvas spaces with cutting edge AV and tech solutions. The question is, what sort of party do you have in mind? If you’re getting the company out of the office for a big celebration, an end of year or summer party, there are lots of unique, interesting venues that have plenty of character to keep your colleagues entertained. London’s venues also specialise in al fresco rooftop terraces, often with jaw-dropping views over the city. Booking a classy venue that also provides a unique high rise view is a sure-fire way to ensure your party location impresses. We've got a whole feature dedicated to the best summer party venues in London as well, if that's what you're looking for.

Alternatively, look into London’s many blank canvas spaces. London’s bigger hotels and private venues often have a hefty portfolio of large spaces available, which can be customised and set up to suit practically any event. Dedicated events teams at these venues are ever-helpful and ready to get the site organised for in whatever format you choose.

The vast majority of these venues also have in-house catering, or at the very least, a little black book of recommended caterers and suppliers that can look after the food and drink for you. These are all details you can iron out with the events team when you talk to them about your event but for the most part, venues are flexible to your requirements.

If you want to see more options, take a look at our complete listings for private hire venues in London, or scroll down for our pick of the most interesting, characterful, unique venues in the city.

IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place , Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0BL

IET London: Savoy Place is one of London’s leading corporate events venues, hosting everything from seminars and training sessions to conferences and large meetings. There are lots of blank canvas spaces for large and small parties too, but the jewel in the crown is the Johnson Roof Terrace, which makes a stunning rooftop space for up to 200 guests to take in glorious views across London.

Max Meeting 50
Max Theatre 451
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330
The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum

Freeling House, Phoenix Place, Farringdon, London, WC1X 0DA

Did you know, hidden under the streets of London is a secret Post Office railway, designed for ferrying mail between London’s sorting offices? The Postal Museum is a unique subterranean venue that was once a depot for the main railway, but also gives you access to the old tunnels via specially-made passenger trains. The venue also has a bright, modern space above ground as well, which is ideal for smaller gatherings.

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 275
Max Banquet 150
Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

Rugby House, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, London, TW2 7BA

The iconic home of London Rugby is available for all sorts and sizes of corporate events throughout the year. Provided the ground isn’t full of rugby fans, almost every part of the stadium is available for private hire, including the England changing rooms, the World Rugby Museum, and the pitch itself! If walking out onto the Twickenham pitch sounds like the perfect work event, get in touch with Twickenham’s fantastic events team.

Max Meeting 56
Max Theatre 1076
Max Standing 1350
Max Banquet 1020
Swan at the Globe

Swan at the Globe

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

Historic venues don’t come much more historic than the Swan at the Globe, the famous home of Shakespeare. The most impressive space is Underglobe - a striking, blank canvas space directly underneath The Globe itself that can host up to 425 guests for lavish parties and receptions.

Max Meeting 56
Max Theatre 70
Max Standing 425
Max Banquet 250
Stationers

Stationers' Hall

Ave Maria Lane, City of London, London, EC4M 7DD

Stationers’ Hall is another of London’s magnificent, traditional livery halls, and with pride of place near St Paul’s Cathedral, this is certainly one of the best placed in the city. Inside you’ll find a range of unique, beautiful spaces that all feature the same decorative oak panelling, wood carving and old architecture. Respected caterer Searcys handles all the food and drink, and there’s even a gorgeous hidden garden, which offers a unique al fresco space for a corporate party.

Max Meeting 200
Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 205
The Conservatory & Garden Room at The Barbican

The Conservatory & Garden Room at The Barbican

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

We’re forever telling people about the Barbican’s stunning Conservatory - it’s home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants, and the towering treetops are overlooked by a spacious terrace. If you’re looking for a unique, foliage-laden venue to hold a fun corporate day out, the Conservatory could be the space for you, plus, The Barbican handle all the catering as well, offering everything from canapes to a full sit-down banquet.

Max Meeting 150
Max Theatre 150
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 280
Swingers City

Swingers City

8 Brown's Buildings, City of London, London, EC3A 8AL

Swingers is made for events, and if you’re planning a big corporate party with a bit of entertainment, what better than watching everyone putt their way around Swingers’ two separate mini golf courses. There are lots of packages available, as well as multiple areas, quality street food vendors to keep everyone fed. Exclusive hire gives you room for up to 500 guests, making this suitable for all but the largest of parties.

Max Standing 70
London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza (south east corner), Covent Garden , London, WC2E 7BB

London Transport Museum is an instantly recognisable part of Covent Garden, and inside there are loads of fun, characterful spaces that are perfect for a corporate party. The Museum Galleries make for a bright, airy, naturally-lit space thanks to the Victorian glass roof, with capacity for up to 400.

Max Meeting 80
Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 150
Mansion House

Mansion House

Walbrook, City of london, London, EC4N 8BH

London isn’t short of lavish venues but Mansion House sits right on top of the pyramid - this historic, Grade-I listed mansion is full of opulent spaces for hire, from the grand temple-style entrance to the Drawing Rooms, Parlour, and the magnificent Egyptian Hall, which houses up to 500 guests.

Max Meeting 400
Max Theatre 400
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 360
Arcade Food Hall

Arcade Food Hall

103-105 New Oxford Street, Soho, London, WC1A 1DB

Arcade Food Hall is quite a lot more than just a food hall. Sure, the calling card is the bevy of brilliant street food restaurants and vendors - Arcade packs in food from all over the globe so everyone can find something they want - but there’s also a games room, an expansive outdoor terrace and room for up to 400 colleagues to mingle.

Max Banquet 100
15Hatfields

15Hatfields

Chadwick Court, Southwark, London, SE1 8DJ

15Hatfields has made a name for itself as London’s leading eco-friendly events venue (the first Platinum ECOsmart accredited venue in the UK), hosting all sorts of conferences and corporate events with a view to keeping things sustainable. There’s a wide range of spaces on offer, all highly customisable, and the central London location is easily accessible too.

Max Meeting 330
Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 230
Hyatt Place London City East

Hyatt Place London City East

9th Floor, Hyatt Place London City East, Aldgate, London, E1 1DU

If you’re looking a bit further east, this highrise bar and terrace makes a stunning spot for an exclusive party. Perched on the ninth floor of the Hyatt Place Hotel, PocketSquare Skyline Bar offers stunning views over the London skyline, and inside the bar is striking and colourful, with plenty of room for big gatherings.

Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 80
Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

Yes, the actual Houses of Parliament are available for private event hire. You won’t find a more iconic venue for your next corporate party, and there are a huge range of versatile spaces available to hire, from the historic Members’ Dining Room, to the relatively modern Terrace Pavilion which looks out onto the Thames.

Max Meeting 160
Max Theatre 150
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 170
Glaziers Hall

Glaziers Hall

9 Montague Close, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DD

Glaziers Hall is a stunning waterside venue on the South Bank boasting seven unique spaces across three floors. Each floor has a different vibe - larger events are best off in the huge banqueting hall, whilst the renovated Georgian brick arches of the London Bridge Arches room make a striking statement venue for a corporate party. We also love the cosy Library for smaller groups.

Max Meeting 300
Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 220
Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events, Southwark, London, SE1 9HS

Rose Court Events is a large-scale venue on the South Bank, with space for over 700 guests across nine flexible, modern spaces. The most striking of those is the roof terrace - a spectacular space which boasts 360 degree views over the London skyline, and can be set up to host practically any event.

Max Meeting 14
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 140
Sea Containers Events

Sea Containers Events

18 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9RQ

The recognisable Sea Containers building sits right on the bank of the Thames, and you’re bound to find an ideal corporate event venue among six unique event spaces spread across three floors. Check out the terraces with their London skyline views, as well as the 14th floor roof terrace - one of the largest and most impressive in London.

Max Meeting 215
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 150
The London Library

The London Library

14 St James's Square, St. James's, London, SW1Y 4LG

The London Library is famous for its incredible literary collection - over a million books and periodicals dating back to the 18th century, but inside you’ll find a huge range of spaces to suit all sorts of large and small corporate parties. We particularly love the Art Room where guests can mingle on the mezzanine and check out The London Library’s art and architecture collection.

Max Meeting 100
Max Theatre 120
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100

If you're looking for something a bit weird and wacky, take a look at our list of the best quirky and unusual venues for hire in London, or consider taking your team away for one of these brilliant team away days.

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