The Driver

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Description

The Driver - a perfect boutique venue for events where modern elegance and timeless style are enhanced by a personalised approach and impeccable service. Balancing traditional hospitality and urban adventure, a venue that offers downtime, relaxation, fun and entertainment in a stimulating pleasure-driven environment.

Situated in the heart of Kings Cross, The Driver is a sanctuary in the middle of bustling London. Combining warmth, charm, and chic sophistication with traditional values of service and quality. Our specialty is to produce spectacular parties and outstanding corporate events in London. We deliver professional, reliable event expertise built on years of hands-on experience and boundless inventive flair.

Let us plan your perfect event

Catering for everything from small bespoke dinners through to corporate events and private hire of the whole venue including the gastro kitchen and roof top terrace - whatever the occasion may be The Driver in Kings Cross with its five uniquely designed floors has the perfect space to suit you.

Meetings and Corporate Events

Each of our three lounge bars come fully equipped with the latest AV equipment and sound systems and can be tailored to suit your individual requirements. Working with our experienced in-house events team and choosing from our range of packages will ensure your next corporate event has the equal balance of relaxation, fun and entertainment 

Wedding Receptions at The Driver

The Driver offers tailor made packages for wedding receptions of various sizes. From sit down three course meals to a quirky roof top BBQ or a multi-room experience. With all your extra entertainment, balloons, cake, photographer, flower arrangements and fun taken care of, we can guarantee it will be stress-free allowing you to enjoy your perfect day.

Special occasions

Celebrate your special occasion with us at our cool venue situated in central London. We specialise in parties, intimate dinners, mixology classes and nights out with friends. Whatever you decide we guarantee to make this birthday your best birthday.

Info

None
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross
21
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 03:00
18:00 03:00
- - Private Hire Only

Location

The Driver
2-4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9RY

Area:
North London

Nearest station:
King's Cross St. Pancras (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.90
Pint of Real Ale £3.50
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.70
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.00
Cocktail £9.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £5.20
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £8.00
Bottle of House Wine £23.00
Bottle of Champagne £45.00
Jaeger Bomb £6.50

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This venue serves Gastro food.

A word from the chef:
Expect traditional British cuisine with a modern take. Try out the Char-grilled 8oz fillet of beef steak (£21.00), or maybe even Beer Battered Cod (£13.50).

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
1st Floor Bar Private Room 65 100 £250.00 holding deposit £750 £1750
2nd Floor Saloon Private Room 50 120 £250.00 holding deposit £750 £1250 - £1750
3rd Floor Penthouse Private Room 30 80 £250.00 holding deposit £750 £1250 - £1750
Roof Terrace Rooftop 30 60 £250.00 holding deposit £500 for 2 hour BBQ £500 for 2 hour BBQ
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Driver is a great venue for a party. I held a 40th here, I only required a basic set up with bar & music. But you can have a lot more if you want it. Everyone had a great time, all the staff are friendly & helpful. Sound system is brilliant, lots of dancing & each individual floor helps to keep your party private from others in the building. Roof Terrace is an excellent shared space. Bar might seem expensive, but these are London prices although the service is excellent & it has a late license. Enjoy! visited The Driver on 15 Apr 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much! Hope to have you back soon!
19 Apr 2017 by
5

A superb venue and exceptionally well looked after by all the staff. visited The Driver on 14 Apr 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much! Hope to have you back soon!
18 Apr 2017 by
5

An amazing venue, great service and events management. Really would recommend! visited The Driver on 08 Apr 2017
11 Apr 2017 by
5

Great venue and customer service. Will definitely use it again! visited The Driver on 29 Mar 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much! Hope to have you back soon!
05 Apr 2017 by
5

Always super helpful, despite more people than I had planned turning up...! Thanks again :) Kelly visited The Driver on 28 Mar 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much! Hope to have you back soon!
30 Mar 2017 by
4

Great venue. Organising my 40th couldn't have been easier. Staff are friendly and helpful. The food was also very good. Highly recommended. visited The Driver on 18 Mar 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much! Hope to have you back soon!
29 Mar 2017 by
5

I had my 30th birthday at the Driver on Saturday. I had such an amazing night, the staff were so helpful, the venue is beautiful and the expresso martinis are delicious! Thank you all for an amazing birthday. visited The Driver on 25 Mar 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much! Hope to have you back soon!
29 Mar 2017 by
5

Enjoyed our evening staff very friendly The rooms above the bar are they just for hire or do you allow public use visited The Driver on 25 Mar 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much! Please get in touch with events@driverlondon.co.uk for any questions
27 Mar 2017 by
4

We booked the First Floor bar for a leaving do at work - and we were really happy with the night. The space looked really good and was set up well - we were sharing the space with another party. It was all really straight-forward to arrange and having done a lot of research, in the area was the only place where we could hire a space with it's own bar, with no cost only a minimum spend which we didn't have to pay upfront - ideal when we had no budget so were paying for it ourselves. I would really recommend it. visited The Driver on 23 Mar 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much! Looking forward to have you back
27 Mar 2017 by
4

We hired the second floor for my 40th and I have to say it was the most incredible experience from beginning to end! The events manager Alice was incredibly knowledgeable and kind and helpful, and nothing was too much bother for her whenever I rang! The staff on the night behind the bar and the managers on the floor were so lovely and helpful and assisted in everything that we wanted... they were smiley, and approachable and made my night feel amazing. I cant recommend this venue any more highly - they were amazing from start to finish. I will definitely use them again should I need something similar. The venue is beautifully decorated, well equiped with all the best brands of alcohol, the toilets were kept clean and my room itself was just beautiful. 10000% the best place I could have ever wanted!!! thank you! visited The Driver on 18 Mar 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much! We'd love to have you as our costumer. We are looking to have you back soon
22 Mar 2017 by
5

Words can't describe pleasure..the best experience and customer care one can ask for. From.the time we made contact with Ailce to the actual event night and everything in between went smoothly. Alice supported us throughout and was very accommodating as well as her staff. The 40th surprise party went with a bang ..Good food,drink in an amazing venue & service.. Thank you soo much The Driver staff and management ..You came up trumps .HIGHLY recommend to anyone xx visited The Driver on 10 Mar 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much for being our guests! Hope to have you back soon
12 Mar 2017 by
5

I had a really fun birthday drinks and meal on a Friday night. Lovely atmosphere, good food and drink presented by friendly staff, and the music wasn't too loud which meant we could hear each other talk! Anna visited The Driver on 03 Mar 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much for being our guests! Hope to have you back soon
05 Mar 2017 by
4

The staff were great and really helped make it a great night. The room was very quirky and fun. The sound system really made it a party!!! visited The Driver on 23 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much for being our guests! Hope to have you back soon
28 Feb 2017 by
5

Had my 30th birthday at The Driver this weekend on the 1st floor. Had an amazing night! The staff were very friendly- introduced themselves to me when I arrived and the manager sorted out little issues throughout the night like I was told there would be a projector and then there wasn't so one was quickly brought to the room. Then at the end of the night I was charged for it and the manager removed from the bill. The only issue was the unisex toilets! It got abit awkward bumping into uncles and peoples boyfriends in the loo! Other than that I highly recommend this venue visited The Driver on 24 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much for being our guests! Hope to have you back soon
26 Feb 2017 by
5

I had my 30th party and everything went so smoothly I can't thank the staff enough. Very helpful especially Alice who I was liaising with. She was great at getting back to me and was very accommodating. The 3 course meal was delicious and of a much higher standard than I expected. Although there were 20 of us, the food all came out together, all hot and with no problems. The actual space is great too. I would definitely recommend hiring this venue visited The Driver on 18 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for being our guest! We are looking forward to have you back
24 Feb 2017 by
5

Probably an improvement in the sound could add much more value visited The Driver on 17 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you for your feedback
20 Feb 2017 by
4

Easy to organise with Alice visited The Driver on 16 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for being our guest! We are looking forward to have you back
20 Feb 2017 by
5

Fantastic...perfect venue, great staff; truly memorable night! Thanks Alice and co xoxo visited The Driver on 17 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for being our guest! We are looking forward to have you back
19 Feb 2017 by
5

I booked the venue via a recommendation from a friend, The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I and my guest had a great night dancing until the wee hours. Thank you all for making sure we had a great night. The venue was clean and the room I booked had an enough space to have a great time. The food was tasty and the bar was well stocked. visited The Driver on 11 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for being our guest! We are looking forward to have you back
15 Feb 2017 by
5

Good service in the run up. Alice answered all my questions and was very helpful. Venue & ambience great. Food very good and barman who looked after us and handled all drinks / catering / clearing was really helpful and managed so well on his own! Thank you. visited The Driver on 09 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! W loved to host your party, do come back anytime
14 Feb 2017 by
5

Alice at the driver was fantastic in helping me to arrange my 30th bday party, The venue and the sound system/equipment were fantastic as were the bar stuff. Couldn't recommend enough, thanks guys! Scott :) visited The Driver on 03 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! W loved to host your party, do come back anytime
14 Feb 2017 by
5

Really a top venue for your private party. Management will do whatever they can in order to help you to achieve the best party ever on the night. Very reasonably priced and loads of equipment available on site. House PA system, DJ turn tables, Projector... Brilliant! visited The Driver on 10 Feb 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much! Please do come back to us anytime
12 Feb 2017 by
5

Fantastic party venue with very helpful staff and great service Sophia visited The Driver on 28 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much!
30 Jan 2017 by
5

Awesome night, great staff and perfect venue for a party visited The Driver on 21 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you! We are happy that you enjoyed your night
29 Jan 2017 by
5

Amazing night! The staff are helpful, attentive and lovely to deal with, the room is FAB, perfect location, a few tiny issues on the night but they were dealt with impeccably. Can't wait for our next party! visited The Driver on 21 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much
27 Jan 2017 by
4

Lovely staff, really helpful and welcoming. We had a great party thanks to everyone at The Driver! Would highly reccommend visited The Driver on 19 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much!
25 Jan 2017 by
5

Amazing venue, friendly and attentive staff and perfect ambiance! Everyone in my party agreed it was a great night at The Driver, London. Amelia visited The Driver on 13 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much for the feedback! please do come back any time
22 Jan 2017 by
5

25 of us had leaving drinks on the second floor. Booking was easy and minimum spend only £200. Access to the terrasse is cool for the smokers. Highly recommended for group bookings! Only shame was that it closed relatively early so you need to make sure when you book. visited The Driver on 13 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much, you know where to go next time:)
15 Jan 2017 by
5

Helpful staff, lovely food, nice atmosphere and 5 mins walk from Kings Cross. Would definitely go back. visited The Driver on 21 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

thank you!
10 Jan 2017 by
5

Great location, good customer service and tasty food. Not 5 stars as drinking space for 10-15 request included bar space alongside table - but understandable as it was very busy- just not perfect for us. visited The Driver on 06 Jan 2017

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much!
08 Jan 2017 by
4

Thank you to all the team for making our Christmas party wonderful!!!! As soon as we walked in we all felt super festive, the place looked amazing, all the staff were super helpful and there for what ever we needed. Drinks were great, food was fab, atmosphere was super!! All round success for our 2016 Christmas party and we thank you all at the driver for that! Will be coming again for sure ... summer time 100% to enjoy that roof of yours! Many Thanks, Heather and the team at Capacity UK Ltd visited The Driver on 20 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

we will wait for your summer party then:)
22 Dec 2016 by
5

I hosted my Wife's birthday party on the 2nd floor this weekend and cannot rate the venue highly enough. The venue was immaculate on our arrival and the staff could not have been more helpful. I would highly recommend the Driver for private hire parties. Simon visited The Driver on 17 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

thank you so much!
19 Dec 2016 by
5

Amazing night will highly recommend this venue. visited The Driver on 10 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
12 Dec 2016 by
5

Your staff was really helpful and I will definitely recommend your place to friends and family. Thank you for making sure we had a fab night visited The Driver on 09 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
12 Dec 2016 by
5

Awesome venue - we had the Saloon Bar hired for a Private event for 100 people and the bar staff / food / arrangements were incredible - would definitely do it all again visited The Driver on 09 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
12 Dec 2016 by
5

I had a great night to celebrate my birthday! The staff were very friendly and the bar has a great atmosphere! visited The Driver on 09 Dec 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
11 Dec 2016 by
5

I had my leaving drinks at The Driver in the private room on the third floor and a great time was had by all. The room itself is full of character and was candle lit when we arrived, the staff were friendly and helpful, both during the booking process and on the night itself. The platters were delicious and the venue really contributed to the success of the evening. Many thanks, Alice & team! visited The Driver on 30 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
02 Dec 2016 by
5

One of the best steaks I have ever had. visited The Driver on 29 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

:) you should definitely come back then to try the new speciality on the menu
01 Dec 2016 by
4

Staff was really friendly and food was great will definitely be coming back!! visited The Driver on 29 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much
01 Dec 2016 by
5

We had a thoroughly brilliant time at The Driver - we shared to top bar with one other party, but it was just perfect for the 21 of us. The bar food and platters were also great. Easy to find too - had many compliments on finding such a nice place - we were well looked after , both before the evening and during. Would definitely recommend and look to return. visited The Driver on 23 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much!
25 Nov 2016 by
5

Great staff, room and service - highly recommend for any event visited The Driver on 16 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much!
18 Nov 2016 by
5

Had a wonderful birthday at The Driver! Thank you to the team that helped on the night - you were amazing!! Will definitely hold another party there! visited The Driver on 12 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you very much! looking forward to have you back
14 Nov 2016 by
5

Great venue, great location, great staff: great night! visited The Driver on 05 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

Great! Thank you so much come back to us
07 Nov 2016 by
5

Alice was super helpful in preparation of our event and all the bar staff were charming, friendly and hard-working visited The Driver on 02 Nov 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you so much! Come back to us anytime
05 Nov 2016 by
5

I had a great birthday night at The Driver and would highly recommend this venue for any celebration. I really liked how the team wanted to meet me before they allowed me to reserve, it felt like they were more invested in me and making sure they understood my requirements for the evening. On the night we were really looked after, everything was so easy for me and my guests and the owner was always popping in to say hi and check all was well. I really had a great night, hanks so much to all the staff for bing so friendly and helpful! Sinead visited The Driver on 22 Oct 2016

Reply from The Driver

Amazing! Thank you so much! come back to us anytime
25 Oct 2016 by
5

Had a fantastic night, the staff at the driver are amazing, so helpful and pollite. They made my wife's 30th party run very smoothly. visited The Driver on 22 Oct 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thank you vey much!
25 Oct 2016 by
5

Amazing! Staff sooo friendly and hospitable. Management ensured my event went as smoothly as possible. Would most definitely recommend to friends (in fact one is hoping to have her party with you mid November!) Thank you! visited The Driver on 22 Oct 2016

Reply from The Driver

thank you very much!
24 Oct 2016 by
5

Nice area reserved upstairs for us, food was decent. Staff nice Negatives - shared loos boys and girls - no thanks Bit off the beaten track And one barman automatically added service charge on when I ordered £15 worth of food AT THE BAR (ie I'd have paid the service charge if it was waiter service!) I asked him to remove it which he did. So check your bill after every transaction and also I'm a big wine drinker and I know the taste - the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc tasted weird and for £30 a bottle, I would suggest getting an alternative NZ WHITE WINE for much cheaper But clean, nice vibe, and once you find the place, it's a decent night out visited The Driver on 14 Oct 2016

Reply from The Driver

Thanks for the feedback! really appreciated
16 Oct 2016 by
4

I had booked tables for 14 people for my partner's 40th. I was a disappointed when we arrived as this hadn't been organised properly prior to our arrival and we had to sit on tables in 2 different areas, albeit on the same floor. The whole point of booking for that night was so that we would all be able to sit together. The bar itself has a great atmosphere. I would recommend people specify that they want to all be sat together to avoid any disappointment, especially if it is a special occasion.
11 Oct 2016 by
3

Perfectly managed. Dozens of guests coming and going, with food and drink not only as requested but coping with frequent whimsical changes of mind. I could not have asked more

Reply from The Driver

We are so happy that you had a great night, we were pleased you chose us for your special event.
08 Aug 2016 by
5

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