Still haven’t found the right venue for your office summer bash? Check out this fine-looking lineup of spots in London
De Morgan House
Located in Bloomsbury, this Grade II-listed property is home to the London Mathematical Society. It’s largest indoor space has doors leading directly on to a garden area – a great spot for a drinks reception.
On the hotel’s top floor, the London Suites can be connected to host private parties. The adjoining terraces have fireplaces and retractable roofs, and offer rather special views over central London.
Founded by photographers, this venue knows how to use light to enhance interiors. The newest space is the Tropical Library, where exotic prints and plants add character to summer parties. Foosball tables are a bonus for laidback entertainment.
, South Bank
This rooftop event space has some of the finest views in town, with retractable glass walls and an opaque roof that allow natural light to flood in. It’s best enjoyed on warm summer nights – particularly at sunset.
The Orangery at Holland Park
Surrounded by 54 acres ofgraceful public gardens and greenery, this stone-and-glass venue is primarily an art gallery. Between exhibitions it makes a great spot for a summer party.Grand chandeliers and outdoor fountains mean that, whatever space you choose,the photos will be special.
, Victoria Embankment
This venue offers a memorable backdrop for summer soirées. Her prime Thames location gives visitors excellent views of the South Bank, London Eye and the ever-changing river traffic. Catering ranges from canapé receptions to barbecues.
Last year saw this smart members club get a refurb. We reckon its championship pool tables will make for some lively summer party fun.
No.11 Cavendish Square
This venue occupies an elegant Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse. Close to its entrance, the light-filled Orangery is well set up for weatherproof summer parties.
Stationers’ Hall & Garden
, St Paul’s
Hard by St Paul’s, this Grade I-listed livery hall can be booked exclusively alongside its secluded garden. Its centrepiece is London’s oldest plane tree, around which canapés, bowl food receptions and barbecues can be held. The hall itself features stain-glass windows and wood panelling.
Not quite what you’re looking for? Here’s a wider selection of summer party venues for you to peruse.
This article was first published in SquareMeal Venues + Events, Spring/Summer 2017