Cool party venues

Want your next event or party to be held at the hottest London event space that is on everyone’s lips? Look no further, as we have carefully curated a list of the very best cool party venues in London that will guarantee your next event is one people won’t forget.

Updated on 19 January 2022

It is fair to say that we all have different ideas about what makes an event venue ‘cool’ - is it the breathtaking decor that makes for a perfect Instagram backdrop? If so, we already have an entire guide dedicated to the most instagrammable restaurants in London. Perhaps it is the menu of a la mode dishes carefully crafted by a top chef? Or is it just the general atmosphere, buoyed along by friendly staff and a great music soundtrack?

It is also true, that when it comes to London venues, the word ‘cool’ is thrown around a lot, with venues advertising themselves as the latest and greatest place to be seen. So, how can you separate the wheat from the chaff and know which places are actually worthy of your time? Well, not to toot our own horn too much, but we like to think that we have a pretty good eye on what’s cool and trending in London right now.

Whatever your definition of cool is, we hope that when it comes to our list of cool party venues in London, you will confidently agree that they all deserve their place. We know that trend conscious event organisers are always searching for venues that will stand out and leave a lasting impression on guests, which is why we have included a mix of the most unusual, arty, fun and impressive venues that the capital has to offer. At London’s cool party venues, expect the unexpected and prepare yourself for eccentric designs and experiences that promise a party to remember.

Our choice of venues includes spaces that are home to epic live entertainment, gorgeous interiors that are just begging to be photographed and cocktail menus that are on the cutting edge of mixology innovation. Now all you need to do is make sure that your guestlist is just as cool as the venue you have chosen.

YOPO at the Mandrake

YOPO at the Mandrake

20–21 Newman Street, London, W1T1PG

Max Meeting 35
Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 54
Searcys at The Gherkin

Searcys at The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, London, EC3A 8EP

Max Meeting 140
Max Standing 260
Max Banquet 140
Pantechnicon

Pantechnicon

19 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8LB

Max Meeting 76
Max Standing 160
Max Banquet 120
South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel

3 South Place, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 2AF

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

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

Max Meeting 100
Max Theatre 88
Max Standing 310
Max Banquet 110
The Tower of London

The Tower of London

Tower Hill , City of London, London, EC3N 4AB

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 240
Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum

12 Holland Park Road, Kensington, London, W14 8LZ

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 60
Warner Bros. on Location - Photographic Exhibition

Warner Bros. on Location - Photographic Exhibition

London Film Museum, London, WC2E 7BN

Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 80
Kirin Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Kirin Japanese Restaurant & Bar

14 New London Street , London, London, EC3R 7NA

Max Meeting 60
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 80
100 Wardour St

100 Wardour St

100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN

Max Standing 900
Max Banquet 250
The Folly

The Folly

41 Gracechurch Street, City of London, London, EC3V 0BT

Max Meeting 250
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 250
SUSHISAMBA City

SUSHISAMBA City

110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

Max Standing 470
Max Banquet 160
SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

35 The Market Building,, London, WC2E 8RF

Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 140
D&D London

D&D London

16 Kirby Street , Farringdon, London, EC1N 8TS

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 800
Max Banquet 278
Lee Valley VeloPark

Lee Valley VeloPark

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 3AB

Max Meeting 1000
Max Theatre 750
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 750
Kadie

Kadie's Club

9 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DF

Max Standing 160
Max Banquet 60

While we really do think that this lot are the coolest of the bunch when it comes to the best party venues in London, you might have a different idea about what 'cool' entails. Maybe you're keen to subvert the typical trend by hosting your event in a traditional setting, in which case we strongly recommend checking out our pick of the UK’s best castles and stately homes for hire.

Or, if you're after a venue that offers a breath of fresh air (literally), then our pick of the best London venues with outside space is a must-read. You'll discover venues that house rooftop gardens, pretty patios, romantic courtyards and riverside terraces. 

Finally, nothing could be cooler than a party with sky-high views of the city (unless you're not great with heights, obvs). To that point, take a look at the best venues with a view in London so you can gaze at the city's incredible skyline while you sip on a cocktail or two.