Summer party venues

As Ella Fitzgerald once sang ‘Summertime and the living is easy’ and thanks to our handy list of London’s best summer party venues, planning an incredible summer party is just as easy, hooray! We've attended quite a few parties in our time, so we can spot the perfect venue when we see one. We've added our findings to a handy list to help you plan a superb summertime soiree.

Updated on 14 January 2020

When planning an event they say that the people make the place, however, we feel confident after looking at some of these incredible summer party venues that the place can make the event (sorry guests, it’s no longer all about you.)

London’s summer party venues offer a variety of spaces and facilities, with excellent outdoor spaces for open air celebrations and amazing views. SquareMeal has scoured the Capital in order to find the very best venues available for your summer party. Choose from iconic London landmarks, galleries, restaurants, palaces and even boats for your next party venue in London and celebrate the warmer season in style.

The summer brings the heat (occasionally) and it always brings the fun. With the summer months come the perfect conditions for throwing a soiree, wedding, product launch, hen do, business gathering, and no matter your budget or requirements we've found something to keep your guests talking long after the party is over. 

Come on - do you really need more reasons to throw a party? It’s sunny outside!

Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Galleries

Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London, W2 3XA

We couldn't complete this list without an art gallery. These West London galleries work in juxtaposition - a Grade II listed building with an urban, contemporary art space. Light, bright and modern, this space oozes creativity.
Max Standing 250
Sea Containers Events

Sea Containers Events

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

The thought of a summer soirée on the roof terrace overlooking the Thames with St Paul's in the close distance basking in the sunshine is just one view we cannot contain(er) our excitement about.
Max Meeting 215
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 150
Tanner Warehouse

Tanner Warehouse

50 Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London, SE1 3UD

This converted warehouse in South London is the perfect backdrop to your summer event. Tanner Warehouse dates back to the 1800's, that’s a whole lot of history. The unique venue overflows with charm and character.
Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 150
The Yacht London

The Yacht London

Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, Blackfriars, London, WC2R 2PN

Buoy oh buoy what a perfect summer venue. A 3am licence means you can party on the Thames all night. Moored between Embankment and Temple, see how many incredible historic landmarks you can spot onboard.
Max Meeting 35
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 100
The City Summer House

The City Summer House

152 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London, E1 6QL

East London knows a thing or two about a cool venue and Brick Lane’s City Summer House ticks all the boxes for a trendy summer event. Choose from some of the fun filled party packages or personalise with your own bespoke event.
Max Standing 500
The Conservatory & Garden Room

The Conservatory & Garden Room

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

‘A hidden tropical oasis with an urban edge’ in the heart of Central London, this space is home to over 2,000 species of plants and trees, and now your party. This is perfect for a cool garden party, ideal for the confused British weather.
Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 650
Max Banquet 280
Kew Palace

Kew Palace

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Kew, London, TW9 3AE

A Royal address for a Royal knees up. If it's good enough for the Queen’s 80th birthday party it's good enough for us. The Queen’s Garden is the perfect backdrop for a special summer event.
Max Meeting 10
Max Standing 60
Max Banquet 24
The Lighterman

The Lighterman

3 Granary Square, London, London, N1C 4BH

Just when we thought Granary Square couldn't get any cooler we came across The Lighterman. This modern, inviting pub-cum-dining room hosts a wraparound terrace overlooking the cool kids of Granary Square and Regent’s Canal.
Max Meeting 60
Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 60
Middle Temple Hall

Middle Temple Hall

Middle Temple Lane , London, EC4Y 9AT

Immerse yourself in the secluded beauty of this incredible historic venue. Some of the greatest names in history; Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Drake (to name a few) have walked these halls. Add your name to that list.
Max Meeting 400
Max Standing 750
Max Banquet 400
Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

East Molesey, Hampton, London, KT8 9AU

Well worthy of a place on the list, this Palace needs no introduction. Home to royal events for centuries, the stunning riverside palace is rich with excessive grandeur, perfect for an exceptional affair.
Max Meeting 180
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 600
The Tower of London

The Tower of London

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

Home to the Crown Jewels, Henry VIII’s armour and now, your jamboree! This undeniably impressive venue has previously held music festivals, ice rinks and it's remarkable halls are no stranger to more intimate gatherings.
Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 240
Goodenough College Events & Venue Hire

Goodenough College Events & Venue Hire

Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 2AB

Two buildings surround a quiet garden square in Central London. Yes, you read that correctly, we found a quiet space in Central London. For a relaxed and informal event Goodenough College is tucked away in Mecklenburgh Square.
Max Meeting 120
Max Theatre 250
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 220
Hawker House

Hawker House

Canada Street, Surrey Quays, London, SE16 7PJ

Hawker House can host up to 3,000 people… do we know that many? We’ll definitely seek them out to pay this place a visit. This warehouse space hosts a huge indoor food market. The outdoor space also opens in the summer months.
Max Meeting 550
Max Standing 3000
Max Banquet 400
IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place

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

With Savoy in the name, this place does a fine job of introducing itself. With all inclusive pricing and impeccable catering there will be no hidden surprises here. The Kelvin Lecture Theatre hosts an infinity screen and the Johnson Roof Terrace hosts incredible views, making every event special.
Max Meeting 34
Max Theatre 451
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330

Still searching for a venue in London? Check out our list of Cool party venues in London.