The best venues with a view in London

When it comes to booking a venue in London, there are many things to consider: location, capacity, food, drink, amenities. However, you should never underestimate the power of a good view when it comes to entertaining your guests. From scenic vistas, to twinkling city skylines, a whole host of London venues with a view are just waiting to be discovered. Granted, you have probably seen it all before but it does not stop guests from exclamations of delight when they are able to spot London’s landmarks from a height. Out come the cameras and suddenly you are everyone’s favourite host!

Updated on 07 January 2022

The venues included in our list of London venues with a view offer some of the best photo opportunities that you can find in the capital. They take in the capital’s famous landmarks, tourist attractions and captivating skyline and are available to hire for a whole range of events, including summer parties, birthday dinners and corporate functions.

Their lofty elevations and stunning panoramas make them some of the best spots in London and many of these attractions are enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors every year. As well as wowing the tourists, these London venues can also be used for private functions; our list of the best venues with a view London has to offer contains an eclectic mixture of venues, some of which are able to cater for large parties, while others are more intimate locations that make for ideal event venues for gatherings with just a select few friends or colleagues.

Some of the other London venues listed here are grand, historic buildings that have been there for years, while others are more contemporary venues that are relatively new additions to the cityscape. Read below to discover our pick of the best venues with a view London has to offer.

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
Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Max Theatre 234
Max Standing 1500
Max Banquet 800
Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 120
14 Hills

14 Hills

14th floor, 120 Fenchurch St, , City of London, London, EC3M 5BA

Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 170
Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

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

Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 140
Max Banquet 100
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
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
Sea Containers Events

Sea Containers Events

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

Max Meeting 215
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 150
Coq d

Coq d'Argent

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

Max Meeting 70
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 150
Skylon

Skylon

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London, SE1 8XX

Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 300

Finding a venue with pretty views does not have to mean taking the lift 20 floors up. If you would prefer to find somewhere more grounded for your next event, why not explore these London venues with gardens and courtyards instead?