The best London venues with outside space

The capital is home to some pretty special venues, many of which offer unique outdoor spaces which are perfect for alfresco events. From rooftop gardens to pretty patios and courtyards and riverside terraces to sprawling greens, SquareMeal’s pick of the best London venues with outside space offers something for everyone.

Updated on 06 July 2021

Our website features thousands of restaurants, bars, pubs and event venues which have been tried and tested by our team of expert critics. If you are looking for a highly selective pick of the very best venues that London has to offer though, our curated best lists are the place to start. Sure, London is home to plenty of pubs with beer gardens and restaurants with terraces, but how do you know which London venues with outdoor space are best suited to private events? Well, allow us to help.

Discover a wealth of fantastic London venues with outside space with our carefully selected list of the best. These London venues come equipped with gardens, courtyards, balconies and terraces, all of which are available to hire for the likes of summer barbecues, alfresco drinks receptions and a whole host of other outdoor events. During the balmy summer months, there is something undeniably enticing about hosting an event in an outdoor space - whether you want the entire thing to be enjoyed alfresco, or you just want a bit of outdoor space which guests can use as a breathing space.

London venues with outdoor space are not just for huge summer festivals and birthday parties though, as there are plenty of venues featured in our list that are home to more intimate alfresco space, such as balconies and terraces. These event spaces can also work for corporate functions too - having an outdoor break out area is always a welcome addition to a conference, while corporate away days are often more fun when team building activities take place outdoors (think the likes of lawn games or assault courses, depending on how competitive you want to be).

Whatever you are looking for, our pick of the best London venues with outdoor space is sure to feature a venue that’s perfect for you.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, WD25 7LR

Max Meeting 30
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 480
Roof Terrace & Riverside Room @ IET London: Savoy Place

Roof Terrace & Riverside Room @ IET London: Savoy Place

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

Max Meeting 330
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330
Museum of London Docklands

Museum of London Docklands

No. 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road , Canary Wharf, London, E14 4AL

Max Meeting 273
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 240
Butlers Wharf Chop House

Butlers Wharf Chop House

The Butlers Wharf Building, 36e Shad Thames, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YE

Max Meeting 50
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 140
Le Pont de la Tour

Le Pont de la Tour

The Butlers Wharf Building, 36d Shad Thames, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YE

Max Meeting 110
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 110
Paternoster Chop House

Paternoster Chop House

35 Old Bailey, City of London, London, EC4M 7AU

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 130
Bluebird

Bluebird

350 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU

Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 250
Plateau

Plateau

4th Floor Canada Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QS

Max Meeting 30
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 200
De Morgan House

De Morgan House

57-58 Russell Square , Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 4HS

Max Meeting 80
Max Theatre 80
Max Standing 70
Max Banquet 32
Blueprint Café

Blueprint Café

Blueprint Café, First Floor, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YD

Max Standing 170
Max Banquet 120
No.11 Cavendish Square

No.11 Cavendish Square

11–13 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AN

Max Meeting 136
Max Theatre 280
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 200
IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place

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

Max Meeting 50
Max Theatre 451
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330
Oval Space

Oval Space

29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London, E2 9DT

Max Meeting 0
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 300
Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Galleries

Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London, W2 3XA

Max Standing 250
British Academy

British Academy

10-11 Carlton House Terrace , St James's, London, SW1Y 5AH

Max Meeting 125
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
Tanner Warehouse

Tanner Warehouse

50 Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London, SE1 3UD

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 150
The London City Beach

The London City Beach

Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PU

Max Standing 1200
Bingham

Bingham

61-63 Petersham Road Richmond-Upon-Thames , London, TW10 6UT

Max Meeting 60
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 90
The City Summer House

The City Summer House

152 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London, E1 6QL

Max Standing 500
Cinnamon Kitchen

Cinnamon Kitchen

9 Devonshire Square , Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 4YL

Max Meeting 80
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 130
The Queen

The Queen's House

Romney Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

Max Meeting 50
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 120
The Orangery & Courtyard at No.11

The Orangery & Courtyard at No.11

11–13 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AN

Max Meeting 136
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 120
Kings Place

Kings Place

90 York Way , King's Cross, London, N1 9AG

Max Meeting 100
Max Theatre 420
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 120
Coq d

Coq d'Argent

1 Poultry, City of London, London, EC2R 8EJ

Max Meeting 70
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 150
Greenwich Yacht Club

Greenwich Yacht Club

1 Peartree Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0BW

Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 100
Sea Containers Events

Sea Containers Events

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

Max Meeting 215
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 150
Salters

Salters' Hall

4 London Wall Place, London, London, EC2Y 5DE

Max Meeting 130
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 130
Saddlers

Saddlers' Hall

40 Gutter Lane, City of London, London, EC2V 6BR

Max Meeting 170
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 152
Beit el Zaytoun

Beit el Zaytoun

15-17 Barretts Green Road, London, NW10 7AE

Max Banquet 50
Museum of London

Museum of London

150 London Wall , City of London, London, EC2Y 5HN

Max Meeting 230
Max Theatre 230
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 350

If you are specifically looking for a venue with a manicured garden or chic courtyard in the capital, we can help narrow down your search. Check out our pick of the best London venues with gardens and courtyards and get planning your next fabulous event (just pray the weather holds up).