Best Affordable Birthday Venue Hire In London

Are you looking for cheap birthday venues to hire in London that don't blow the budget? It just so happens that we've gathered up the best bars, pubs and clubs offering great value for money when it comes to private bookings. So, make this year's blowout birthday bash a special one by taking a look at the places below - we're sure you'll find your ideal spot.

Nothing quite tickled your fancy? Have a look at our private hire in London guide for plenty more options.

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 8th July 2024




The Little Orange Door

Clapham


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    100
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    180

One of the most colourful and quirky venues south of the river, Clapham's The Little Orange Door is the place to be for a vibrant and energy-fuelled birthday party. Not only does this hotspot offer 'The Ultimate Dinner Party' experience across a stunning private space, but there are also fun-packed games and personalised features to make your special day even more memorable. They can cater to parties of any size as well, with room for anywhere between 14 and 180 people at a time.

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The Grafton, Kentish Town

Kentish Town


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    50
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    100

Looking for cheap birthday party venues in London? A Kentish Town classic, The Grafton boasts numerous spaces for your shindig, depending on your group size, with elevated pub grub and terrific tipples to match. With a capacity for up to 100 guests, whether it's a birthday party, work shindig or a large family gathering, this sunlit boozer is the perfect setting for any occasion.

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Laki Kane

Islington


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    85
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    150

Located in the heart of Islington, Laki Kane is a tropical paradise that specialises in rum and authentic Thai cuisine. They offer private hire of the entire venue for up to 150 guests, as well as a private beach room for a maximum 30 people, with minimum spends starting from just £800. Expect palm tree-themed interiors and exotic cocktails, with tasty plates like chicken satay, spring rolls or crispy squid up for grabs too.

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temper Shoreditch restaurant

Shoreditch


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At Temper Shoreditch, you have multiple options for hosting an epic event. You can reserve a section of the restaurant, accommodating tables for up to 20 guests, or book the entire place for up to 145 people. And don't forget the bar area – you can snag a section or go big and book the entire space for a maximum of 60 guests. They also offer delicious set menus such as the Feast (£60pp) or Fancy Feast (£80pp) for groups, as well as drinks packages, canapés, or taco platters for a more informal event.

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Ballie Ballerson, London

Shoreditch


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    150
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    500

Offering the perfect package for any occasion, be it a birthday blowout, a work party, or a hen do, Ballie Ballerson has got you covered if you're looking to celebrate your special night in style. With a capacity for a whopping 600 guests, two adult-sized ball pits, delicious food and beverages, top-notch production sound and lighting, as well as epic bartenders showing off their skills, it's the recipe for an incredible event.

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Old Street Records

Shoreditch


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    80
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    120

The perfect birthday venue for music lovers, Old Street Records in Shoreditch hosts live performances to be enjoyed alongside creative cocktails and handmade pizzas. The themed interior is home to a rotating list of musicians, including jazz nights and DJ sets, perfect for those of you that love a boogie on your birthday. Their basement space has room for up to 120 people, and minimum spends start from as little as £1,500.

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The Windmill Clapham

Clapham


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A tropical bar flaunting opulent decor and a stunning garden, The Windmill is an affordable birthday venue hire in London. Not only does it have a sprawling and sunlight-filled outdoor area, but also gorgeous interiors complete with sparkling chandeliers and plush seating as well as a fantastic selection of eats to keep you fuelled through - all at great prices. Located just a quick walk from Clapham Common and Clapham South tube stations, this boozer is perfect for any occasion, complete with 42 boutique country-style bedrooms just above the pub, so your guests can comfortably rest after a long day of celebrations.

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The Half Moon

Putney


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    120
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    200

If you're looking to host an epic birthday bash in town, check out The Half Moon in Putney, a Lower Richmond Road establishment that's been around since 1963. This well-established boozer serves pub classics and a vast drinks menu of authentic British beers, often accompanied by live music or comedy, and can accommodate up to 200 guests standing, or 120 seated.

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Burlock

Marylebone


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    75
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    150

Are you somewhat of a rum connoisseur? Burlock on Duke Street offers a number of private hire spaces, many of which won't break the bank. Whichever you choose, you'll be treated to vintage 1920s Havana-inspired interiors alongside delicious rum cocktails and Caribbean cuisine. This swish haunt's super-skilled rumologists have mixed up some seriously tasty rum (and non-rum) cocktails, blending unique ingredients with top-notch spirits to create signature drinks like the Cane Hopper, Solisco Disco, and Hotel Notional. They've also got classic tipples like the daiquiri and Guinness punch on the menu.

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Be At One - Bars In London

Be At One is the perfect quirky venue for the ultimate birthday bash, with a super friendly team on hand to cater to your every need through a range of party packages. Dance all night while sipping some expertly made cocktails in this fun-filled venue that draws in a growing number of local party animals looking for all things fun, Oreo-flavoured cocktails and Mojito mayhem.

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Lanterna

Hackney


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    25
  • Standing
    45

Been searching for 'cheap small party venue hire in London' recently? Home to a gorgeous mezzanine area overlooking the courtyard and main room, Lanterna is a top-notch spot for all your festivities. Not only can you chow down on tasty grub with scrumptious pints to complement in an airy venue with triple-height ceilings and exclusively designed artwork, but also enjoy picturesque views of the canal. There's room for 25 people sitting, or 45 standing, making for an intimate occasion.

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Kix Bar + Kitchen

Dulwich


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    60
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    70

A fusion of laid-back urban vibes and fancy gourmet grub, Kix Bar + Kitchen is the best-kept secret in Dulwich. It boasts a swanky private events studio that can host up to fifty people, complete with tonnes of yummy cocktails and canapes. They've got all kinds of private dining or even kid-friendly party packages to suit your needs. No hire fee is required, just a friendly minimum spend.

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The George, Poplar

East London


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    30
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    50

The George Inn on the Isle of Dogs is the best cheap venue hire in London for birthdays that has been around since 1865, was rebuilt in 1932, and is still going strong 'til this day. It holds a cool clubroom and pretty conservatory that are ideal for celebrating your big day with a stunning lunch or dinner. They're all about offering top-notch food with simple, quality ingredients in a relaxed space. And to wash it all down, they have an impressive variety of hand-selected beers, wines, and cocktails. 

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Sun of Camberwell

South London


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Showcasing a lovely private room for birthday hire in London, The Sun of Camberwell on Coldharbour Lane is a charming spot for your event. The interiors are decked out in retro patterns, exposed brickwork, upcycled furniture, textured wallpaper, and a crackling fireplace, adding to their quirky aesthetic. With six hand pumps, they serve a rotating array of locally brewed and regionally acclaimed real ales as well as a carefully curated wine list consisting of an even mix of old and new world varieties to match their dishes. Their function space, The Parlour, fits 20 to 40 revellers, plus has access to the main bar and spacious beer garden.

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Hydrant

City of London


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    150
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    400

Toting a fabulous range of private spaces available for booking, from the whole venue to a 90-person room, The Hydrant is a top affordable birthday venue hire in London - with tailor-made packages to boot. With its open-plan layout, charming vibe and traditional British decor, it's the perfect place for your guests to mix and mingle. Planning an intimate get-together? For a more cosy setting, their private room is the way to go. With seating for up to 14 people, a fixed HDMI-compatible TV screen, and a complete PA system huddled around one big table, it's the perfect hire for a fun birthday hangout with friends.

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The Cider House

East London


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    50
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    120

Nestled in East London, The Cider House is a unique cocktail bar found under the arches of Wanstead Park Station, with a beer garden that;s just as enticing as the interiors. The venue has space for up to 120 revellers with the minimum spend being between £400 - £600; it really is a bargain. Plus, the delicious cocktail menu includes goodies like the cherry liquor-infused Rosemary's Kiss, zesty Smoked Ginger Donkey, and a classic negroni.

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Ochre

Central London


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    19
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    19

Pairing chic interiors with £35 set menus in their private dining room, Ochre is a great choice for an affordable, intimate and outstanding birthday celebration in London's iconic National Gallery on Trafalgar Square. Set in the gorgeous 20th century William Wilkins building, the restaurant here comes recommended by the Michelin Guide, showcasing a fusion of international and modern European flavours whipped up using the very best in seasonal British ingredients. And the best part? The whole restaurant is available for hire and you can also book the smaller dining room for more intimate events.

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The Star of Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green


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    50
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    80

A fun and friendly boozer in East London, The Star of Bethnal Green is a great shout for birthday bashes. From the slick interiors of dark wood and retro furnishings to the DJ sets and karaoke, it's a bit of a belter. Choose from the living room, the stage, the caravan or their karaoke room to hire out, each has a different capacity to seat however many guests you'd like, be it seven or 70.

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Viaduct Tavern

City of London


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    30
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    100

Once a gin palace and then a debtors prison, traditional meets quirky at this popular and friendly pub in the City. Viaduct is one of the best birthday venues for adults, with the whole historical space available for hire. Perfect for a massive party, business hangout or a large friends giving, they have space for accommodating up to 100 guests. Book for relaxed, sit-down meals and upbeat drinks in a brightly-lit, rustic environment.

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The Star of Kings

Kings Cross


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    75
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    100

Looking for small birthday party venues in North London? Not only does The Star of Kings have a basement and green room available for private bookings, but also a killer karaoke room with space for up to 20 (plus, 10000 tunes and two radio mics). This King's Cross venue is also a master of delicious food and drinks, including goodies like Breddo's cochinita pork pibil tacos, jalisco fried chicken burgers and malted milk parfait ice cream.

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The Elgin - Maida Vale

West London


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    50
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    130

Got a big day coming up? The Elgin in Maida Vale is an affordable bar for hire in London, boasting magical interiors and two floors available for bookings. Offering plenty of seasonal eats and drinks, they've also got a killer selection of hand-crafted cocktails to boot. Take your pick from a sit-down feast or some lighter bites for standing shindigs. Depending on your hosting needs, you can choose the whole venue, the first floor, or the lounge. They'll even let you bring your own music or help you book a DJ. Pop along with your party for a wild knees-up or lovely sit-down meal.

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The Star by Hackney Downs

Hackney


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    50
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    80

A wonderland of 90s interiors and retro furnishings, The Star by Hackney Downs is a cheap venue for hire in East London. The Big Top Function room, located a few floors up from the main pub area, is a fantastic spot for a private get-together. It can accommodate up to 70 people standing or 40 people sitting. And when the stomachs start to rumble, the Central American-inspired fare will be on the go, including goodies like barbecue Peking duck tacos and chilli cheeseburgers.

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Dial Arch

South London


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    120
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    150

Housing a ton of different spaces for a range of party sizes, Dial Arch is a South London haunt that's great for private functions. Whether you're after a formal sit-down dinner with fancy menus, or a more relaxed buffet-style feast that suits every guest's tastes and dietary needs, they've got you covered. The Montgomery, Wellington and Pantry rooms are all available for bookings and come equipped with cosy chairs, comfy sofas and even HD TVs.

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The Fox

Shoreditch


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    80
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    250

The Fox is the perfect venue to celebrate your birthday in as it's spread over three floors, with one of them boasting a private karaoke room for up to 20 friends. It fronts modern decor with golden light fixtures and sleek booths and serves moreish Asian-inspired fare. You'll find that the first-floor bar and roof terrace can pack up to 100 guests, or you can go that extra step further by securing the entire venue for around 250 party animals. 

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The Lansdowne

Camden


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    40
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    70

Celebrate your birthday at this beautiful Georgian gastropub in the heart of Primrose Hill, that's been serving the area since 1992. It features an ever-changing menu boasting hearty plates and contemporary fixtures. Upstairs, you'll find The Gloucester Room which is available to hire for up to 70 guests for your bash. Here you can enjoy a plethora of tipples, such as beers, wines and spirits for all your guests alongside some seriously moreish pizza.

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Flight Club Shoreditch

Shoreditch


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If you're looking for birthday party spots in London, Flight Club Shoreditch is always a clear winner. Your guests will love the extensive cocktail menu (boozy slushies anyone?), as well as the popular pizza paddles and sharing plates, perfect for a casual hangout vibe with all your best pals. Plus, the Social Darts will provide all the entertainment for your group, with a ridiculously fun and competitive take on the traditional game that'll make you want to come back for more.

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Ladybird Bar

Angel


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    30
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    90

One of the longest-standing cocktail bars in Angel and a fixture of the nightlife scene for nearly two decades, Ladybird Bar & Club in Islington is so good that no other bar can compare. Flaunting nostalgic and quirky interiors, complete with trendy gold leather seats and an unforgettable Boticcelli painted dome, it's the perfect spot for a work hangout, a birthday celebration, or even a romantic date. Plus, their cocktails and giant sharers are a sight to behold, you'll have to see it to believe it.

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Fourpure Taproom

Bermondsey


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    120
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    120

After affordable birthday venue hire in London for adults? Bustling, stylish and sporting both a mezzanine and a treehouse tasting room available for private bookings, this is a lovely option for up to 120 people. Fourpure Taproom in Bermondsey also showcases 43 types of freshly brewed beer to wet your whistles along with fluffy, artisan Canotto-style Neapolitan pizzas.

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Substation Brixton

Brixton


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    0
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    400

If you've got a birthday coming up and looking to host a mega bash, but don't want it to cost you an arm and a leg, then book out Substation Brixton. It's an epic climbing centre with 100 different climbing walls, a cafe with drinks and so much more. You can hire out a private room for up to 20 guests, with minimum spends starting from just £280, or exclusive use of the whole space for up to 400 people. This is definitely one of the most hands-on venues to make our list - perfect for those of you who are looking for more than just dinner and drinks.

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Lucy Wong

Fitzrovia


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    100
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    200

You'll find Lucy Wong's swanky underground cocktail joint oozing with Asian-inspired glamour deep beneath the lively streets of bustling Fitzrovia. With its chic pastel decor, cosy lighting, and a sprinkle of 1950s Hong Kong charm, this spot is perfect for throwing parties and events all year round. You can rent out different areas of the venue, whether you fancy sitting in the high booths at Lucy's Bar, lounging in Lucy's Gallery and Lounge, or sipping drinks in Lucy's outdoor Courtyard. Or, hey, why not just take over the whole place?

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Crown & Anchor

Covent Garden


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    24
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    60

In the lively Seven Dials, you'll find the Crown & Anchor spread over two floors, serving up delicious hearty food only moments away from some of the top West End shows. If you fancy hiring out this venue in the heart of theatreland for your birthday, then you'll be thrilled to find that the Neal Street Bar can fit up to 60 revellers who can enjoy a mix of craft lagers, ales and wine, with minimum spends beginning from £500. 

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The Whippet Inn

Kensal Rise


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    50
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    70

The Whippet Inn is an independent Kensal Rise gastropub that boasts cosy interiors, a sprawling beer garden, a massive range of craft beer and top-notch menus showcasing the best in seasonal produce from quality suppliers. It also provides private hire of its whole venue, making it ideal for special occasions. Prefer something a bit more intimate? They also have all kinds of spaces for hire, including a heated garden space with capacity for 120 guests.

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Belmeis

North London


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    30
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    70

Searching for a swish venue to host your birthday party? Head over to Belmeis and enjoy carefully-concocted signature cocktails based on the seven deadly sins, while snacking on delicious cheese boards and listening to music in the background. This swish haunt is the perfect place to celebrate your birthday in style, with sace for 70 people standing, or 30 seated, and minimum spends beginning from only £400.

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The Defector's Weld

Shepherd's Bush


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    35
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    60

One of Shepherd's Bush's most-loved pubs, The Defector's Weld is a fabulous choice for a party in the heart of London. It fronts two semi-private rooms spread across two floors with a capacity for 60 guests, or up to 35 seated, as well as a massive range of liquid libations and moreish British cuisine. We're talking hoppy ales, rich stouts, and street food-inspired bites like double smash burgers or spicy nachos.

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Smiths of Smithfield

Farringdon


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    72
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    120

Smiths of Smithfield in Farrington is home to a host of beautiful rooms, including the iconic rooftop restaurant, bar, market room and outside terrace. Spread over four floors, this Grade II-listed building is decked out in plush, colourful seating and massive windows bringing in natural lighting. It also offers a cheap birthday rooftop venue hire in London, with beautiful cocktails and stunning views to match. They can cater to any size of party here as well, with room for anywhere between 14 and 120 people in their stylish private spaces.

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Apples and Pears

Brick Lane


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    50
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    80

With minimum spends starting from just £1000, Apples And Pears in Whitechapel is a great shout for birthday parties that won't break the bank. They've got three private hire options to choose from, including intimate bar spaces and the entire venue, with space for up to 80 guests in total. There are also a number of creative cocktails to raise a toast with, from the Asian-inspired Old Mary Rose to a tropical Cococabana.

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Bow St Tavern

Covent Garden


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    24
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    35

Right across from the Royal Opera House, Bow Street Tavern has been around since 1763 and has seen its fair share of history. Spread across five floors, it's also the perfect place to throw a party in the heart of Covent Garden. From belting out tunes in Sing Sing karaoke to hosting sophisticated dinners, meetings in The Inspector's Office, or even an alfresco shindig on The Roof Terrace, they're all about hosting big bashes with rooms to spare or cosy gatherings for your nearest and dearest.

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The Brookmill

South London


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    65
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    100

A charming, 19th-century, Victorian corner pub, this boozer stands proudly in the heart of the Brookmill conservation area. With a strong emphasis on sourcing locally, it offers an extensive selection of brews, from craft ales to coffee roasteries, gin distilleries, and more. In addition to its impressive drink selection, this joint boasts a massive beer garden, a stunning function room offering class views, a bar stocked with craft ales from surrounding boroughs, and a kitchen that produces honest, fresh, and seasonal fare. Book out The Brookmill's The Hopper Room, where you can bring up to 80 pals to mark your big day. And of course, there's plenty to drink, with craft beers, delicious ales and wicked wines stocked to the brim.

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The Pembroke, Primrose Hill

Camden


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    0
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With a cosy interior and a pretty pub garden, The Pembroke in Primrose Hill is a real winner for a casual gathering or chilled-out birthday event in buzzy surroundings. With £9 cocktails and affordable pub classics, you can't go wrong at this stylish venue. Head down to dine on comfort grub like chicken and pancetta pie in a picturesque outdoor seating area complete with wooden gazebos and plenty of lush greenery.

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Exhibit

Balham


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    400
  • Standing
    600

Enjoy a big ol' birthday blowout without denting your bank balance by heading over to Balham's The Exhibit, an industrial-style independent cocktail bar located on Station Road. Spread across three floors with an array of private rooms and outdoor spaces, this free venue hire in London for birthdays is available for only a small minimum spend from your guests. Trust us, if you're looking for a great time, this vibrant joint is the perfect spot to uplift your mood courtesy of their tasty tipples, food and impeccable service.

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Vintry

City of London


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    30
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    120

If you're after cheap venue hire in London for birthdays, check out Vintry near Bank station's Cannon Street exit. This Monument haunt is a sought-after spot, thanks to its stylish private rooms and an impressive selection of wines that will provide the ultimate toast. Spread across a spacious main area and a cellar bar that's jam-packed with personality, this joint can cater to all sorts of gatherings. When it comes to food, the menu delivers classic British-European delights, loaded with seasonal specials, pub classics, charcuterie boards and bar snacks that are perfect for sharing. As for the wine list, you'll find the likes of chardonnay from across the pond and shiraz from Down Under.

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The Three Compasses

Dalston


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    80
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    180

If you love traditional East End boozers, massive beer gardens, and burgers that are to die for, you'll want to host your next event at ancient Dalston pub The Three Compasses. They have an amazing range of local craft beer favourites like Beavertown & Camden, along with independent breweries delights such as 40FT Brewery, Crate, Signature Brew & Hop King as well as DJs on the weekend, bringing a party vibe to this classic pub.

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Baranis

Embankment


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    0
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    120

Been searching for 'affordable birthday venue hire near me' lately? Over in Embankment, Baranis is offering private bookings of the whole bar, with bespoke and classic French quaffs to tip back too. Offering a taste of France in the heart of Chancery Lane, Baranis provides intimate booths, indoor petanque, delicious French lounge drinks, and creative cocktails. From the Pastis Old Fashioned, a homemade Bourbon with a Parisian twist, to platters of Provencal and Corsican Charcuterie, it's the perfect joint for a group outing like no other.

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The Rose Pub and Kitchen

Lewisham


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    75
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    100

A New Cross Staple, The Rose Pub And Kitchen is a traditional boozer that totes a range of cool spaces, from an upstairs private room to the heated beer garden and restaurant area. One of the best places to book in town, their conservatory room boasts large sliding windows with a view of the gardens, dangling vines, and beautiful lighting, all huddled up in an airy space fit for a variety of occasions, from engagement parties to birthdays and work gatherings. However, if you're after something a little more intimate, head upstairs to The Rose Room; it offers killer views of the London skyline. Whatever vibe you're going for this year, it has got you sorted.

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Ohana Bar

East London


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    0
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    150

Birthday bashes don't have to blow the bank and Ohana Bar is an affordable birthday venue that understands that perfectly - and you can party until 2.30am here. Hosting up to 150 party goers in the club room, hold a night to remember with entertainment and plenty of quirky or classical cocktails to suit your style. And the best part? Minimum spends start from just £1,500, even on weekends.

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The Ten Bells

Shoreditch


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    45
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    60

A Spitalfields stalwart, this cosy boozer is great for gatherings, small or big. Bursting with criminal stories of the past, this joint still manages to be a happening spot for the current East London crowd. Behind the fancy tiles and infamous tales, you'll find a top-notch pub that's highly regarded for its friendly atmosphere, fantastic selection of brews and wines, as well as a carefully-curated menu of spirits. Aside from the stunning upstairs bar, the private lounge of The Ten Bells has a capacity of 25 with a minimum spend of only £300, so head on over to cheers with a refreshing pint to hand.

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Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury

Islington


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    60
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    100

Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury is a favourite among beer buffs, as it fronts 50 different craft creations, alongside wines, gins and the like. Choose between the Tramshed, a brewery lower area or the cosy snug for a big booze-filled blowout with all your best mates, for anywhere between 18 and 100 people, then sit back, relax, and enjoy as they do all the entertaining for you.

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The Hanway

Central London


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    40
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    60

The Hanway Bar & Basement is an epic party bar in Soho, featuring a ground-floor cocktail lounge and a basement nightclub perfect for a wild birthday party in the heart of London. Available for exclusive hire, it's ideal for all kinds of events with two versatile spaces, fully stocked bars, and a total capacity of 120 guests across both areas - with minimum spends starting at just £500. Plus, there's a great sound system for DJs and live music, so you can dance the night away.

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Four Quarters Peckham

Peckham


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    30
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    50

One of the best affordable venue hires in London for birthdays and a gamers paradise, Four Quarters Peckham's cool basement bar is fabulous for edgy soirées. It comes with 10 retro consoles to drift between including Space Invaders and Pac Man. You can even bring your own DJ and live music acts, plus there are tasty pizzas up for grabs. And the best part? Minimum spends start from just £30 per person, with space for anywhere between five and 50 people across their private spaces.

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The Fable

Holborn


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Toting a cool and contemporary look, The Fable's stunning mezzanine is perfect for birthday celebrations and is located conveniently between Chancery Lane and St. Paul's station. Taking inspiration from Aesop's fables and Disney fairytales, this storybook joint is beautifully decorated with crystals, flowers, and twinkly candelabras. And when it comes to drinks, they've got a centrepiece bar that's the star of the show, along with an assortment of mixology tables. While you sit amidst the pretty flora features, toast with a glass of bubbles and some tasty nibbles.

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All Bar One Houndsditch

City of London


  • Sitting
    270
  • Standing
    410

We're all after a bargain, and we bet you've been searching for 'cheap small party venue hire London for birthdays' lately. All Bar One Houndsditch, or its sister sites in Leicester Square and Waterloo, offer affordable private rooms for both meals and drinks, with space for up to 130 guests - or hire the entire venue for up to 410 people. Minimum spends start from just £750 - a real bargain for a heart of the City location.

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The World's End

Camden


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    34
  • Standing
    80

The World's End in Camden is famous for its live music (particularly of the rock variety) and dates back to 1667 when it opened under a different name. It boasts two bars and a mezzanine balcony and one of its key highlights is the fact it serves Staropramen Lager delivered directly from the Czech Republic and poured from a tank above and behind the bar. Hire out the mezzanine for up to 80 guests for your birthday and celebrate in this iconic venue that's part of Camden's rich history. 

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The Prince Alfred

Paddington


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    150

Nestled in a prime location only moments from Hyde Park, The Prince Alfred is a traditional boozer that's been around for over a hundred years. It's simple, humble and modern in decor, and serves some delicious British pub grub that's bound to please. Hire the private first-floor sofa bar for your birthday party and enjoy all your favourite tipples away from the hustle and bustle of the main dining area - with minimum spends starting from as little as £500.

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The Department Store Brixton

South London


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    80
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    240

A venue that'll leave you and your guests speechless, The Department Store Brixton is a hidden gem located just a short walk away from Brixton station. Packed with stunning architectural wonders and gorgeous rooftop vistas, this hotspot also offers four different spaces for hire. While the Dome Room is perfect for an intimate dinner party, with seating for up to 14 guests around a circular table, if you're looking to really let your hair down, opt for the Roseberry Room, a cocktail venue that'll give you your very own private section of the rooftop terrace.

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The Refinery New Street Square

Holborn


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    250

The Refinery New Street Square accommodates groups of all sizes, with a mezzanine available to hire for small gatherings, or a large space fitting up to 250 people. The bar boasts beautiful interiors and a vast all-day menu, alongside adventurous cocktails and a seasonal all-day menu. Head over to indulge in seasonal goodies like Goan curry and shrimp lollipops will sipping on a glass of Sapling vodka-infused Nebula Fizz on the stunning alfresco terrace.

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True Romance

Camden


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    0
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    0

You don't have to compromise on price or quality at True Romance, a quirky venue in Camden with some pretty affordable rates. Located right by the canal, you can enjoy water-front dining or a relaxed meal in their pink leather booths, with 20-inch New York-style pizzas sold by the slice. The unique spot is inspired by Tarantino's films, with nods to his work across the space. As for their private hire options, the entire place is up for grabs for just £1500, or if you want a more intimate party then opt for their mezzanine for up to 45 people, with minimum spends starting from £250.

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Map Maison

Hackney


  • Sitting
    30
  • Standing
    60

Cool, quirky and promising an epic lineup of cocktails, Map Maison is one of the most unique birthday venues in London for cheap hire. It's also pretty darn affordable to book out the whole bar, so you can celebrate in style. Plus, their bespoke cocktails are renowned for their quality and exotic presentation and are served in a saloon-style space decorated in lush Edwardian tiles and plush seating.

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Bounce, Farringdon

Holborn


  • Sitting
    200
  • Standing
    400

With neon-splattered walls and lots of ping pong tables for endless fun, Bounce is a no-brainer when it comes to celebratory gatherings. Available for private hire, it comes equipped with a swanky cocktail bar, three ping pong tables, and your very own karaoke booth; the perfect place for those who want to party in style and exclusivity. As for refreshments? Think lip-smacking pizzas, cocktails and draught beers.

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Tank & Paddle Bishopsgate, London

Liverpool Street


  • Sitting
    24
  • Standing
    50

Book out Bishopsgate's Tank & Paddle's spacious mezzanine, which has space for up to 50 party-goers, plus a private bar and shuffleboard to suit all your celebration needs. With an incredible selection of homely dishes, such as stone-baked, stretched pizzas and fresh craft beers, this two-storey venue is perfect for a get-together with all your foodie mates. Have more guests? Just check out its sister site in Minister Court.

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Spanish Galleon

Greenwich


  • Sitting
    35
  • Standing
    60

You don't have to break the bank to secure The Crows Nest, the beautiful private function room of the charming Spanish Galleon, a Grade II-listed pub in the heart of Cutty Sark. It makes the ideal birthday party location, thanks to its relaxed feel and quirky details, like oil paintings and draped curtains reminiscent of an ancient bedroom. What's more, its food and drinks offering is fantastic, with a vast selection of beers behind the bar, classic cocktails and juicy smash burgers up for munching. 

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The Leopard Room

Victoria


  • Sitting
    20
  • Standing
    40

Found in the hear of Victoria, The Leopard Room is ideal for your swanky birthday bash, as the stunning private space is serving up canapes, cocktails and live music throughout your party. Plus, there are 200 whiskies and 30 Champagnes to choose between as well. Their private bar has room for up to 40 people at a time, with minimum spends starting from £2000.

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Bar Social Battersea

Battersea


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    0
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    75

Looking for a swanky spot to sip award-winning cocktails? Bar Social on Lavender Hill has it all: stylish digs, ambient vibes, and a prime location near Clapham Junction. Housing an array of private rooms with a capacity of up to 200 guests, including balconies, lounges, and even a basement that you can rent out for your next shindig, they've got you covered for any event your heart desires. And the best part? You'll get free balloons and a bottle of prosecco with every confirmed booking of 12 guests or more.

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Back to Mine

City of London


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    120
  • Standing
    400

Back To Mine is a buzzing East London bar located in the heart of the award-winning Exchange Square. It's perfect for hosting a party, be it a birthday or simply a social. The main bar area can cater for up to 100 guests and the venue has an array of food and drinks packages suitable for all tastes - think cocktail pitchers and charcuterie platters. Costs start from £500, with a minimum spend depending on the date.

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The White Lion

North London


  • Sitting
    50
  • Standing
    80

Sometimes, all you want is to celebrate at your favourite place: the pub. Stroud Green's The White Lion is a cosy, contemporary watering hole that slings out craft beers and home-infused spirits in its many private spaces. Their seasonal menu features hearty gastropub classics like North Sea line-caught haddock and triple-cooked chips in the stunning atrium room that has a capacity of up to 60 guests.

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