Best pubs for hire in London

London wouldn’t be the same without it's impressive roster of pubs, each giving the perfect level of cosy comfort whilst still being great for celebrating special occasions. If you’ve ever ventured into one on a Thursday to Sunday, you’ll know that even finding a place to stand can be tricky, so it’s definitely worth booking in advance when you’re looking to go with a big group. Thankfully we’ve sourced our favourite pubs with rooms for hire in London to make it easy for you, so check out our list to find out for yourself.

Updated on 01 September 2023

When it comes to private hire venues, London has it all - vast, cavernous livery halls, tech-forward conference venues, old palaces and manor houses, all the way down to intimate wine cellars and private dining rooms. Perhaps more than anything else, though, what London does best is the humble pub. In every far-flung corner of this massive city you’ll find a pub within a short walking distance, whether it be a worn old wooden boozer or one of London's best gastropubs with a wine list as long as your arm.

The beauty of a good pub is that it can host almost any event you throw at it. The cosy interiors are perfect for birthday parties and celebrations, but there are lots of pubs with function rooms too, which are often ideal for hosting smarter corporate meetings and events. However if you’re looking to get friends together for a more intimate affair, there are also plenty of pubs with private dining rooms available. The truth is, pubs with private rooms come in many shapes and forms, including beer gardens and terraces, snugs and if you’re lucky the chance to have a bar all to yourself too (dedicated staff to keep the drinks flowing? Yes please).

Drinks are taken care of, naturally, but London’s pubs are also home to some of the best restaurants in the capital these days. Long gone are the days when a meal at one meant oven chips, microwaved peas and a pie, with many turning out some outstanding food, often sticking to tried-and-tested British pub classics and comfort food.

Aside from having specific areas for hire, many London pubs offer exclusive hire as well, so you can nail down your favourite spot for a whole evening and have a lock-in of your own. Scroll down to check our list of the best London pub hire - click through to any venues that catch your eye and book directly from the page.

The Holland

The Holland

25 Earls Court Road, Kensington, London, W8 6EB

The Holland is tucked away just behind Kensington High Street, and serves up an array of British dishes with a regularly changing, seasonal menu. Whilst it may be one of the newest kids on the block, the all wooden interior gives it a traditional feel.

The Farrier Camden

The Farrier Camden

Camden Stables Market, Chalk Farm, London, NW1 8AH

The Farrier sits in a Grade-II listed ex-horse hospital and stables with a capacity for 200 people - but if you’re looking for something a little more intimate, you can book a particular area of the pub for your own private party.

Max Theatre 60
Max Standing 200
The Railway Pub Putney

The Railway Pub Putney

202 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 6TD

The Railway Pub in Putney has been renovated to offer pub classics, craft beers, and a number of private spaces for hire including a rooftop garden and dining rooms for up to 12 people.

Max Standing 620
Max Banquet 128
Swan at the Globe

Swan at the Globe

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

Just in case the name hadn’t already given the game away - this pub is located next to the iconic Globe Theatre known for its association with Shakespeare. But this isn’t the only reason to make this the location for your next event, as it’s also got lots of rooms with incredible views of the River Thames - making it a great place to wow your guests.

Max Meeting 56
Max Theatre 70
Max Standing 425
Max Banquet 250
The Broadcaster

The Broadcaster

89 Wood Lane, White City, London, W12 7FX

The Broadcaster sits just a stone’s throw from The Television Centre in White City, and comes with multiple rooms to choose from, including a secret pub on the ground floor and even a rooftop that looks over West London.

Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 150

Maybe you prefer a cocktail to a pint? Check out a few more glamorous options in our list of the best bars for hire in London. Whilst we’ve got you, you might also want to take a peek at our roundup of the best birthday party venues in London, and our essential guide to event organisation, so your next party runs like clockwork!

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