40th Birthday Venue Hire

If you're planning a 40th birthday party, fret not - as help is at hand. From venues providing sit down dinners to spaces perfect for all-night-dancing, London comes well equipped with plenty of options for the big night. Let us do the hard work - whether it's a small intimate affair or a full blown party, we've compiled a list of the best options for 40th Birthday Venue Hire in London to suit any taste and requirements. 

Last edited by Talia Stanton

Last updated on 2nd February 2024




Balans Kensington

Kensington


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Balans serves all day classics & modern comfort food, alongside a stellar cocktail and drinks list. A fabulously easy place to have a good time since it first opened in 1987 on Old Compton Street.Balans…
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The Princess Royal Notting Hill

Notting Hill


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The Princess Royal, which has been recently refurbished, boasts a beautiful pub, restaurant, two private dining rooms, 4 hotel rooms plus ample outdoor space. This Notting Hill gem focuses on seasonal…
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The Grafton, Kentish Town

Kentish Town


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The Grafton is the jewel in the Kentish Town crown and everyone is welcome.  The downstairs bar’s beautiful Victorian features were carefully restored in 2012 incorporating some contemporary touches…
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Monmouth Kitchen

Covent Garden


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A natural meeting place for locals and visitors alike, Monmouth Kitchen recreates the culinary delights of the Mediterranean and South America, showcasing a contemporary selection of Italian and Peruvian…
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Balthazar

Covent Garden


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    60
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Situated in the heart of Theatreland, just off the Covent Garden plaza, Balthazar is perfect for both pre and post theatre dining. They offer a range of French inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch anddinner…
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The Cider House

East London


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When it comes to venues in East London for birthdays, The Cider House is a great shout. Available for private hire, this joint has everything you could need for a stellar bash. Think £7 cocktails, an outdoor space and even a stage.

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The Fable

Holborn


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Nestled conveniently between Chancery Lane and St. Paul's stations is The Fable, a quite extraordinary restaurant and bar that draws inspiration from all things mystic and magical. Inspired by enchanting…
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Little Nan's Cocktail Parties

East London


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Avoid the snore bore of the same old birthday drinks and cash in on Little Nan's whimsical travelling cocktail emporium. Bringing the party straight to your door you can enjoy an Afternoon High Tea & Cocktails session with some vintage charm, antique serve ware and even some of Nan's home made goodies to the tune of cakes, infused Gins and jams. Yummy or what? 

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Kanishka

Mayfair


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    30
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Promising some of the best Indian eats, Kanishka is a fabulous shout for your birthday celebration. Book in up to 29 of your closest friends and get ready for scrumptious fare - think everything from scallops and fragrant korma to butter chicken and much more.

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The Star by Hackney Downs

Hackney


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Perched on the edge of Hackney Downs, this Star is a playground of 90s interiors with shabby-chic furnishings, retro lampshades and old school stools and tables. Rough 'n' ready characterises this laid…
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Baranis

Embankment


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Baranis and Cigalon is an upstairs, downstairs affair with a French accent. Baranis is the cocktail bar (located in the basement), and Cigalon is the restaurant located next door on the upper floor. At…
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The Selkirk

Tooting


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    40
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The Selkirk is a Tooting pub set in a beautiful Victorian building with tonnes of character where the mantra is simple - good food and drink.  Dishing out cosy comfort by the bucket load, The Selkirk…
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Humble Grape Battersea

Battersea


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    80
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    110
Settled on bustling Battersea Rise in South London, elegant, industrial-inspired wine bar The Humble Grape is a happening hangout for wine lovers and those vino-curious amongst you. Boutique, brilliant…
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The White Horse

Liverpool Street


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The White Horse is located in Exchange Square, just a stone's throw away from Liverpool Street Station.  The White Horse prides itself on its homely yet chic decor, whilst serving fresh British pub food…
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Bourne & Hollingsworth

East London


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Welcome to B&H Buildings Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings is a multi-faceted clubhouse in Clerkenwell, just off Exmouth Market, featuring a restaurant, greenhouse, cocktail bar, cookery school…
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STK Steakhouse London – Westminster

Westminster


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Celebrate your 40th birthday in style at STK Steakhouse Westminster. Not only does this top-notch spot offer bookable spaces for those all-important toasts and tasty meals, but there's also a private bowling alley to test your skills alongside your closest pals. Win, win.

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The Brewers Inn

Wandsworth


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A prime spot in central Wandsworth for drinks, dinner and a good old pub night.  The main bar is lit with large windows making a bright airy atmosphere with an open fire for the colder months. With a…
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Canova Hall

Brixton


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    40
Canova Hall breathes new air into one of Brixton’s most commemorated buildings on 250 Ferndale Road, SW9 8BQ. Celebrating one of London’s most exciting areas, Canova Hall honours the provenance ofwhat…
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The Waterside

Chelsea


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    100
The Waterside Bar and Restaurant is located on the banks of Imperial Wharf and is a river view bar in London that is a well kept secret. Perched perfectly on the south-facing riverbank you can enjoy stunning…
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The Shoreditch Terrace

Shoreditch


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Overview: Trendy East London Rooftop Terrace with an urban style that complements the surrounding area Accommodates up to 60 guests This View From The Rooftop space can be customised with furnishings…
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The Trading House

St Pauls


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Welcome to the place for adventures in tastes and experiences. In days gone by, explorers and adventurers were the talk of London town. Behold a residence where you can still trade and travel the globe…
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Vagabond Northcote Road

Clapham


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SW11: everyone calls it Clapham but the locals know it as Battersea. Northcote Road’s charms are manifold: a family-friendly village by day, and a lively food and drink scene by night. Adding to that…
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Darwin Brasserie

City of London


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An all-day British brasserie located on Level 36 at Sky Garden, Darwin is the perfect spot for indulging in delicious food and taking in the incredible views over the city. Experience the beautiful surrounding…
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Hush Mayfair

Mayfair


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Celebrate your special day with an extra special trip to this central London spot. Boasting a brasserie with a classic European menu, as well as a slinky bar whipping up innovative cocktails and a courtyard for those balmy evenings, Hush can cater to any occasion.

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The Vestry

Farringdon


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Previously a vestry within St. Sepulchre’s Parish, The Vestry is a new wave wine bar concept a stone’s throw from Smithfield Market. A wine selection steeped in provenance paired with seasonal plates…
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No 11 Pimlico Road

Chelsea


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No 11 Pimlico Road is a spacious, light-filled all-day bar and restaurant with plenty of outside seating nestled in the heart of Belgravia, just a short walk from Sloane Square or Victoria Stations, The…
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LOCKES Covent Garden

Covent Garden


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After something different for your 40th birthday celebrations? We recommend heading to Lockes Bar. Host your gathering by renting out the whole venue, which can fit up to 160 guests. Or if the weather permits, the outdoor space is perfect for intimate parties.

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Map Maison

Hackney


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    60
Welcome to MAP Maison - a cocktail lover’s paradise that also serves up a very special Tapas Style Afternoon Tea, Cocktail & Spirit Masterclasses, Take-Away Bottled Cocktails and Gift Vouchers.?Established…
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The Folly

City of London


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Escape to the Folly & relax in this botanically inspired haven from the Drake & Morgan Collection. Wander through our garden lounge & flower shop or dine at the chef’s table. A sanctuaryof…
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Portobello Star

Notting Hill


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Portobello Star is an historic bar in Portobello Road, open since 1740 it has served drinks to the likes of royals, beggars, scarlet ladies, drunkards, intellectuals, popular musicians of the day, andnow…
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M Restaurant Threadneedle Street

City of London


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This stunning, multifaceted venue in the heart of the City, houses a 130-cover GRILL restaurant, 130-cover private members lounge, a destination cocktail bar, a wine-tasting room and a secret den, in…
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Teatro Hall

Ealing


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Upgrade your 40th birthday plans with a trip to Teatro Hall in Ealing. Located within a historic building, this restaurant boasts original features and a crackin' menu to match. Feeling a bit extra? There are also private hire spaces for those special or intimate gatherings.

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Ricco Lounge

Kensington


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Looking to take your 40th birthday celebration up a notch? Then check out Ricco Lounge, located in the trendy neighbourhood of Kensington. Venture inside, where you'll be met with Art Deco furnishings, live jazz performances and plenty of refreshing cocktails.

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Jin Bo Law

City of London


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    50
The newest rooftop bar in the City of London. Elevate to the 14th floor of Hotel Saint in Aldgate and experience the breathtaking views of London's most iconic skyline. Explore the rooftop terrace and…
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The Drift

Liverpool Street


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The Drift is located at the foot of the Salesforce (Heron) Tower; a quirky sanctuary in the heart of The City. From restaurateurs Drake & Morgan, the people behind City favourites The Folly andThe…
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Bond St. Tea Rooms

Central London


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Blending contemporary details and classic wood-panelled interiors, Bond St. Tea Rooms sets itself apart with a twist on the traditional British afternoon tea. Begin your experience with a selection ofItalian…
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Shaws Booksellers

City of London


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A great pub near St Paul's Cathedral, the oddly named Shaws Booksellers combines the understated charm of a trusted local with a thriving City Centre location.  Expect freshly prepared, seasonal pub food…
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The Elgin - Maida Vale

West London


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Serving food from breakfast to dinner, The Elgin will become your favourite local and your very own home-from-home. With an emphasis on the word 'local', all food is locally produced and all our draught…
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Barge East

Hackney


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    150
Developed by Head Chef, Stefano Camplone with sustainability at its core, Barge East offers a variety of set menus and Sunday roasts using readily available seasonal produce and ingredients from Barge…
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Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf


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    70
Boisdale of Canary Wharf opened in summer 2011. The two-floor venue overlooking Cabot Square comprises restaurant, oyster bar and grill, whisky bar, Cuban cigar library and shop and live music venue. The…
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The Old Ship Hammersmith

Chiswick


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    50
Set in the stunning area of Hammersmith/Chiswick, overlooking the river Thames, The Old Ship is the place to go for a drink & food with a view. There is an extensive outdoor seating area next to the…
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The Duke of Sussex, Waterloo

Waterloo


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The Duke of Sussex is a reflection of the needs of their local community. Their food is simple and harks back to the days when the British Pub first came. It is inspired by the Alehouses & Taverns…
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Elmo's Bar

Woodford


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Welcome to Elmo's, an independent bar, Kitchen and Event space in South Woodford, East London. Expect DJs on Fridays & Saturdays. They also have an awesome private basement with its own bar, lounge…
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Burlock

Marylebone


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    150
This one’s for the Rum enthusiasts. Just a stone’s throw away from Bond Street station and Oxford Street, this hidden basement bar in Central London is a Rum haven. As the gospel of Rum continuesto…
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TT Liquor

Shoreditch


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    120
LIQUOR STORE, CELLAR BAR, ROOF TERRACE, COCKTAIL MAKING CLASSES, TASTING EXPERIENCES, POP UP & PRIVATE DINING AND TT CINEMA  Welcome to TT Liquor, a multi-faceted establishment for all things related…
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The Princess of Wales

North London


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    150
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    350
The Princess of Wales Pub in Primrose Hill is 150 years old but after a recent renovation it's boasting the best of two worlds. With a strong history of British traditions this warm and welcoming Gastro…
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Chameleon

Marylebone


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    450
At the foot of the Grade I listed iconic building of One Marylebone there lies a restaurant within bespoke designed Greenhouses. The event hire spaces at One Marylebone also include the Soane hall, the…
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Martello Hall

Hackney


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    200
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    400
Moving into a classic East-End pub on Mare Street, Martello Hall has transformed the old victorian building into a decadent and louche cocktail bar-cum-restaurant in Hackney over three floors.  Martello…
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Tower Bridge Arms

London Bridge


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Tower Bridge Arms is close to London Bridge - you will find a wonderful selection of ales and beers on tap and bottled that are sourced from all over the world as well as some of the top microbreweries…
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The Gate

Brick Lane


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    60
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    100
The Lounge at The Gate is a new lounge bar and terrace just steps from Liverpool street station, Spitalfields and Brick Lane. Located on the fifth floor of an iconic 21 storey Flatiron-style luxury aparthotel…
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Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

City of London


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    200
This modern British restaurant, cocktail bar and private hire venue is located in the city’s Chiswell Street, close to Barbican and Moorgate stations. Elegant across the board, Chiswell Street Dining…
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Swift Soho

Soho


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Located on Old Compton Street, Swift brings an elegant and grown-up cocktail offering, combined with the welcoming friendliness of a local bar. Taking inspiration from the European class of bar where a…
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Core Bar, London

City of London


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A stylish venue that excels in industrial chic and sweet sophistication, Core is a charming venue for private hire in the City of London and totally suited to 40th birthday parties and events. The downstairs bar and club area are available for private hire, or if your numbers are larger, consider hiring the venue in its entirety over the weekend. 

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The Whippet Inn

Kensal Rise


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    70
Nestled in the heart of Kensal Green, The Whippet Inn is a gastropub that exudes fantastic vibes and serves exquisite food, complemented by a carefully curated selection of craft…
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The Fentiman Arms

Vauxhall


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    80
The Fentiman Arms is a buzzy local ideally positioned between Oval, Vauxhall and Kennington tube stations, close enough from the Oval Cricket Ground that you can just hear the roar of cricket fans on match…
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The Otherist

Liverpool Street


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Found next to Liverpool Street, The Otherist from Drake and Morgan is a top City spot for relaxed drinks, smart working lunches and more. The Otherist brings a touch of glamour to the City´s drinking…
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The Soda Room

City of London


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Head downstairs at The Botanist and dance the night away at Soda Room. The club and cocktail lounge will be mixing up cocktails and tunes, Monday –Friday from 5pm to late and will play host to a range…
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Adam and Eve, Oxford Street

West End


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Seek refuge from the bustle of Oxford Street in this homely West End boozer. Tucked away from the masses on Wells Street, The Adam & Eve comes stocked to the brink with real ales, hearty English fare…
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The Perception at W London

Leicester Square


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    100
Take in trailblazing interiors, bar-raising cocktails, indulgent dining experiences and local sounds and events programming of The Perception - all overlooking the streets of Soho. Sneak inside and beprepared…
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The Refinery CityPoint

City of London


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    100
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    300
The Refinery CityPoint is an expansive and open-plan wine bar conveniently located in the heart of the city, around the corner from Moorgate station. With its chic interiors and statement furniture, The…
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Masonic Temple @ Andaz London

Liverpool Street


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Hidden behind a secret wooden door is the imposing Grade I listed Masonic Temple, one of the original masonic rooms within five-star lifestyle hotel Andaz London Liverpool Street dating back to 1912.

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