With the days growing longer, warmer and brighter we are all, no doubt, looking forward to the Great British Summer 2023! Now more than ever, especially with all the flexibility and agility to the way we work, companies are looking for innovative ways to engage both employees and clients. There is no better way than to arrange a Summer Party where we can connect and in some cases re-connect with our teams, colleagues, clients and peers. Some may have never met in person before or looked into the eyes of the people that make up so much of our daily lives.
London is busier than it’s ever been (what pandemic) and with so many amazing new venues from rooftops to stunning courtyards now is certainly the time to secure your perfect venue for this years event and possibly for 2024 too.
We’ve highlighted some of our favourite and highly recommended venues and if you would like to view, enquire or book any venue our team of venue experts eagerly await your call!
4 New London Rooftop Bars, Restaurants & Venues
1. Florattica Rooftop London
Elevating the London cocktail experience in more ways than one. Situated 11 floors high above the city in the Minories, unearth a rooftop bar inspired by the rich heritage of east London’s textile industry. The elegant and refined interiors feature ceilings adorned with floral installations inspired by the silk woven floral patterns created by local 17th century French Huguenots.
Maximum Capacities: 10-30 guests seated or 200 standing
Closest Tube Station: Aldgate
Great for: Drinks receptions, summer parties, semi-private events with breathtaking views of the City as situated 11 floors high.
2. Wagtail Rooftop Bar & Restaurant
Split over two floors, Wagtail includes a restaurant with two private terraces, an elegant fully heated and covered rooftop terrace bar, and an exclusive private dining room in the cupola, crowning the building. Wagtail delivers ultimate 360° views of iconic London landmarks, such as Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, Gherkin, and the Walkie Talkie Building.
Restaurant Maximum Capacities: 150 standing
TerraceBar: 120 Standing
East Terrace: 60 Standing
West Terrace: 60 Standing
Whole Venue over 2 floors: 400 Standing
Closest Tube Station: Monument Station
Great for: Summer parties overtaking two floors and 360° views of of iconic London landmarks, such as Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, Gherkin, and the Walkie Talkie Building.
3. The Rooftop at The Standard, London
Stretching over the 11th floor of the hotel, The Rooftop turns unparalleled views of the London skyline into the perfect backdrop for outdoor cocktails and bubbles on tap. Located in the heart of King’s Cross, next to Coal Drop’s Yard and minutes away from the St Pancras Station, it offers drinks and snacks atop cheery green AstroTurf with stunning panoramic city views.
Maximum Capacities: 150 standing
Closest Tube Station: King’s Cross St. Pancras
Great for: Drinks receptions, summer parties with panoramic views across the city.
4. The Conduit, Covent Garden
The Conduit was founded in 2018 by Nick Hamilton, Paul van Zyl and Rowan Finnegan.
Their aim is to convene a collaborative community that scales and accelerates solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Their vision is a just, prosperous and sustainable world and they are committed to supporting our community to achieve this vision whilst also ensuring they are an industry leader in sustainable and ethical hospitality.
The Rooftop Terrace is in collaboration with the House of Champagne, Ruinart. With a carefully curated Cicchetti menu and a nature-forward focus that supports and highlights biodiversity and reforestation.
The Rooftop Terrace is open until 10pm and is able to seat 60 or hold 80 for standing reception. The terrace pergolas allow for al fresco dining whatever the weather and features pull down screens to divide the terrace into smaller intimate spaces.
Closest Tube Station: Covent Garden
Great for: Drinks receptions, private dinners and intimate summer parties
4 London Venues With Outside Space
1. Nobu Bar & Terrace – Nobu Portman Square
One of Marylebone’s sexiest bars, with deep tones, shimmering surfaces and comforting leather seating designed by David Collins Studio – Sit back and sip in style – enjoy classic cocktails with a local twist at the Nobu Bar in comfort and elegance. The adjoining terrace, inspired by the richness of tradition and craftsmanship that the Nobu Hotel London Portman Square celebrates. They have created their very own urban, tranquil space in the heart of Marylebone – combining natural materials with modern design to create a lush and welcoming Nobu Terrace.
Maximum Capacities: Exclusive hire for up to 150 standing
Closest Tube Station: Marble Arch & Bond Street Tube Stations
Great for: Summer events, drinks receptions with superb food & beverage offering
These are just some of the new rooftop venues we love and London has a lot more to offer. If you are looking to host your next Corporate Summer Event with beautiful views, delicious food & beverages with exceptional service please do not hesitate to contact our team here at Inspirational Venues & Events.
Tel: +44 (0)20 3015 7518