London is a city known for its nightlife, and for good reason. Make the most of it and host your next event in one of our favourite party spots

1. Café de Paris, W1D, up to 715 guests

Cafe de Paris guide

The oldest nightclub in our list, Café de Paris still exudes 1920s glamour with opulent, Moulin Rouge-style interiors. For grand events, opt for exclusive hire of the Ballroom where you’ll find a sweeping staircase and a statement chandelier. VIP-dining options at its speciality weekend cabaret nights are best for smaller groups. 

2. Tropicana Beach Club, WC2B , up to 600 guests 

Tropicana Beach Club - venue hire

Now on to the newest: Tropicana Beach Club joined the private-hire market earlier this year, and provides guests with the most tropical experience this side of the Caribbean. Expect 30ft palm trees and beach-barbecue catering options. Semi-private hire options include the Tropicana Lagoon Bar for 200 and Rum Reef Bay for 120 with a private beach walk leading straight to the dance floor.

3. Raffles Chelsea, SW3, up to 220 guests

Raffles Chelsea - venue hire

As a prestigious private members club on the Kings Road, Raffles Chelsea has long had an elite clientele of aristocrats and celebrities. Non-members can get a glimpse inside at the plush, modern interiors at private and corporate events in the main space, as well as in the smaller Dom Perignon room for 60 standing. With a late licence until 5am, the party can really go deep into the night here. 

4. Barrio Shoreditch, E1, up to 360 guests

Barrio East - dining

Barrio Bars has built up a solid reputation of providing fun and funky venues for event bookers, and the Shoreditch flagship is no exception. A bright, colourful cantina with four hireable areas, this Barrio is open until 2am Thursday-Saturday. If you’d prefer something a bit earlier, the venue is easily adapted to daytime events too with three screening areas and all the kit in place for live music and projections.

5. Bar Soho, W1D, up to 60 guests

Bar Soho Late Night London - venue hire

Bar Soho is not ashamed to play up to the saucy history of its home patch, with quirky decor and a fun-loving atmosphere. All of the private spaces at this Late Night London venue are amusingly done out: in the Bathroom, enamel bathtubs serve as sofas and toilet seats masquerade as tables, while The Waltzers in the bar area includes a carousel horse. Drinks are just as eccentric with off-the-wall cocktails and a lengthy fizz list.

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