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.

Cocktail Embassy

Cocktail Embassy

76 Westow Hill, London, SE19 1SE

Max Standing 80
Max Banquet 60
Humble Grape Battersea

Humble Grape Battersea

2 Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1ED

Max Meeting 40
Max Standing 60
Max Banquet 42
Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre

Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 5TN

Max Meeting 300
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 300
Le Gothique

Le Gothique

John Archer Way, Wandsworth Common, London, SW18 3SX

Max Meeting 250
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 125
Linnaean

Linnaean

Embassy Gardens, , London, SW11 7AX

Max Standing 80
Max Banquet 32
South West Eleven

South West Eleven

279 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4NE

Chokhi Dhani

Chokhi Dhani

Unit E2, 2 Riverlight Quay, Battersea, London, SW8 5AW

Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 80
Battersea Power House

Battersea Power House

2 Battersea Power Station , London, London, SW11 8BZ

Westminster Boating Base

Westminster Boating Base

136 Grosvenor Road, Westminster, London, SW1V 3JY

Max Meeting 130
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 150
Fairfield Halls

Fairfield Halls

Park Lane, Croydon, London, CR9 1DG

Max Meeting 40
Max Theatre 1557
Max Standing 750
Max Banquet 240
Bella Roma

Bella Roma

13 Lewis Grove , Lewisham, London, SE13 6BG

Max Meeting 60
Max Standing 60
Max Banquet 60
Fiume

Fiume

Circus West, Battersea Power Station, , Battersea, London, SW8 5BN

Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 100
Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea

Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea

4 Arches Lane, Battersea, London, SW11 8AB

Max Meeting 20
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 100
The Rex Whistler Restaurant, Tate Britain

The Rex Whistler Restaurant, Tate Britain

Millbank, Pimlico, London, SW1P 4RG

Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 80
45 Millbank

45 Millbank

45 Millbank Westminster , London, SW1P 4JU

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 160
Oaks Farm

Oaks Farm

Oaks Lane, Off Oaks Road, Croydon, London, CR0 5HP

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 100
The Coronet

The Coronet

28 New Kent Road Elephant and Castle , London, SE1 6TJ

Max Meeting 1072
Max Standing 1500
Max Banquet 350
Bianca Road Brewery

Bianca Road Brewery

83-84 Enid Street, Bermondsey, SE16 3RA

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 80
The Adega Restaurant & Tapas Bar

The Adega Restaurant & Tapas Bar

77 The Broadway, London, SW19 1QE

The AHOY Centre

The AHOY Centre

Borthwick Street, Deptford, London, SE8 3JY

Max Meeting 0
Max Standing 0
Max Banquet 0
Karen Hardy Studios

Karen Hardy Studios

10 The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, London, London, SW6 2UB

Max Meeting 500
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 150
The Cinnamon Club

The Cinnamon Club

The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, St. James's, London, SW1P 3BU

Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 130
The Cinnamon Club Bar

The Cinnamon Club Bar

The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street , Westminster, London, SW1P 3BU

Max Standing 80
Church House Westminster

Church House Westminster

Dean's Yard , Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ

Max Meeting 600
Max Standing 550
Max Banquet 372
Tanner Warehouse

Tanner Warehouse

50 Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London, SE1 3UD

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 150
Il Convivio

Il Convivio

143 Ebury Street, London, SW1W 9QN

Max Standing 30
Max Banquet 65
Namco Funscape

Namco Funscape

County Hall, Riverside Buildings, Westminster Bridge Road , Waterloo, London, SE1 7PB

Max Meeting 90
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 1200
QEII Centre

QEII Centre

Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

Max Meeting 2500
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 930
Bala Baya

Bala Baya

Arch 25, Waterloo, London, SE1 0LR

Max Meeting 80
Max Standing 160
Max Banquet 100
Aster

Aster

150 Victoria Street, Victoria, London, SW1E 5LB

Max Meeting 16
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 250
Greenwich Tavern

Greenwich Tavern

1 King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JH

Max Meeting 40
Max Standing 80
Max Banquet 40
The LaLiT London

The LaLiT London

181 Tooley Street, Southwark, London, SE1 2RJ

Max Meeting 200
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 120
Blueprint Café

Blueprint Café

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

Max Standing 170
Max Banquet 120
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
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
Chelsea Old Town Hall

Chelsea Old Town Hall

King's Road , Chelsea, London, SW3 5EE

Max Meeting 360
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 180
Shangri-La The Shard, London

Shangri-La The Shard, London

31 St Thomas Street, London, London, SE1 9QU

Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 140
Max Banquet 100
Cantina del Ponte

Cantina del Ponte

36c Shad Thames, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YE

Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
Bowling Lanes at Namco Funscape

Bowling Lanes at Namco Funscape

County Hall, Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 7PB

Max Meeting 90
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 500
Ping & Pool at Namco Funscape

Ping & Pool at Namco Funscape

County Hall, Riverside Buildings, Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 7PB

Max Meeting 90
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 120
Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College

King William Walk, London, SE10 9NN

Max Meeting 398
Max Standing 398
Max Banquet 398
Admiral

Admiral's House

King William Walk, London, SE10 9NN

Max Meeting 70
Max Standing 60
Max Banquet 60
Hawker House

Hawker House

Canada Street, Surrey Quays, London, SE16 7PJ

Max Meeting 550
Max Standing 3000
Max Banquet 400
Bluebird

Bluebird

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

Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 250
Roast

Roast

The Floral Hall, Borough Market, Stoney Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 1TL

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 110
UK Chamber of Shipping

UK Chamber of Shipping

30 Park Street, 1st Floor, London, SE1 9EQ

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 0
The Queen

The Queen's House

Romney Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

Max Meeting 50
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 120
Masala Grill

Masala Grill

535 Kings Road, London, SW10 0SZ

Max Meeting 0
Max Standing 50
Max Banquet 32
Coin Street Conference Centre

Coin Street Conference Centre

108 Stamford Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9NH

Max Meeting 170
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 104
SAMA Bankside

SAMA Bankside

3 Robinson Road, Southwark, London, SE1 8BU

Max Meeting 40
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 110

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).