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
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. Studio 88
, WC2, up to 400 guests
The concept is this: write your request on a napkin from one of the light-changing tables, and two vocalists and their accompanying musicians will play it on the large stage during a non-stop set. The Blue Room, with its own grand piano, can be hired exclusively for groups to take part in ‘Can’t Sing Choir’ singing lessons or cocktail masterclasses.
This high-end nightclub and cocktail club secretly opened within the London Hilton on Park Lane a few years back. Today, it’s a celebrity hotspot (Rihanna, Usain Bolt and Leonardo DiCaprio have all visited) which also doubles up as a venue for product launches, fashion shows and dinners (Monday-Wednesday). It’s run by the people behind Cirque Le Soir, so those planning a party at the venue can rest assured it’ll be memorable.
4. Barrio Shoreditch
, E1, up to 360 guests
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. Egg London
, N7, up to 1500 guests
If you’re into electro, techno, D&B or house, Egg is the place to be. Although versatile in its use (launches, networking events, conferences, fashion shows), it is mostly renowned for its all-night dance parties. A place where the party never stops, this is where to take your most hard-core party animals.
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