Venues For Hire With Outdoor Space

Whether you're adding a little bit of pop to your work summer bash or just looking to make that birthday extra special, London has got plenty of private hire options with oodles of outdoor space. From retractable rooftops for Aperol spritzes through to beer gardens to soak up the sunshine, these are our pick of London's most gorgeous private hire venues with outdoor space - if only the weather were this easy to organise...

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Last edited by Talia Stanton

Last updated on 1st February 2024




Devonshire Terrace

Liverpool Street


  • Sitting
    160
  • Standing
    600

Devonshire Terrace is ideal if you're looking for large outdoor venues in London. Swing by the laid-back haunt for casual tables and darling foliage, then grab a glass of Champers and relax - the whole venue can fit up to 400 party-goers.

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Three Tuns Aldgate

East London


  • Sitting
    0
  • Standing
    0

When it comes down to London venues to hire with a rooftop space, the Three Tuns in Aldgate's Jewry Street should be a firm choice. Whatever the occasion, whether its work or pleasure, punters will be able to celebrate on the rooftop space with a tasty pint in hand.

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The Princess of Wales

North London


  • Sitting
    150
  • Standing
    350

For something quirky, The Princess Of Wales is up there for private hire venues in London, with over 150 years of history under its belt. Head over to an art-filled beer garden, complete with a Bansky-inspired mural. 

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The Brownswood

Finsbury Park


  • Sitting
    50
  • Standing
    80

At the cosy and cool pub, The Brownswood, you can bag a private garden for the evening at a pocket-friendly price. With private spaces going for just £50, book the decking area, which has enough room for 30 sun-seekers.

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Aspen and Meursault

Battersea


  • Sitting
    14
  • Standing
    30

Showcasing boozy cheese boards, chorizo bites and gorgeous glasses of wine, Aspen and Meursault is a great venue to book for a more intimate setting. Book up to 30 guests at this wonderful Battersea haunt as you and your pals while away in the courtyard.

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Beer Merchants Tap

Hackney


  • Sitting
    250
  • Standing
    250

For places near Hackney Wick, then Beer Merchants Tap is a great place to book for your next big soiree. Choose from over 20 different taps or 500 bottles and cans from all over the world from Belgium to France and Norway.

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Kent House Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge


  • Sitting
    220
  • Standing
    350

When it comes to private hire restaurants in London, the gorgeous Kent House has you covered. Think affordable packages for cool events, including the likes of weddings, receptions and press days for up to 220 people seated for the whole venue - that includes its chic terrace.

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Brunswick House

Vauxhall


  • Sitting
    110
  • Standing
    250

On the hunt for a luxurious private hire venue? Brunswick House is worth checking out. The hotspot has a beautiful outdoor space held underneath the vining Wisteria so you and your group can enjoy a long summer lunch or dinner.

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The Wardrobe Bar & Kitchen

City of London


  • Sitting
    56
  • Standing
    100

This relaxed venue is the ultimate private hire near St Paul's, providing a menu of British comfort food in a calming atmosphere. Hunker down at The Wardrobe Bar & Kitchen to get your fill, all while sipping refreshing boozy bevvies.

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Alice House West Hampstead

Hampstead


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    0
  • Standing
    0

If you're searching for outdoor West Hampstead restaurants, then visit Alice House. Flaunting shabby chic interiors, this haunt is definitely a great place to book your private affair. As for drinks? Their espresso martinis and freshly pulled pints are fab when the weather warms.

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Renegade Wine Bar

Bethnal Green


  • Sitting
    58
  • Standing
    70

The perfect spot to catch some rays in the summer or simply enjoy a breath of crisp air, Renegade Wine Bar is a cosy Bethnal Green haunt accommodating half or full-venue hire. They've got plenty of rare wines, beer, cocktails, and even alcohol-free options, all served with scrumptious tidbits to munch on, like charcuterie boards and olives.

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Union Tavern

Notting Hill


  • Sitting
    30
  • Standing
    50

Union Tavern is a Notting Hill staple during the summer months, serving up quirky pints and an enviable drinking terrace. For a cheap outdoor venue hire in London, the joint's alfresco 30-person seating is quaint, cosy and right by the water.

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Madison

St Pauls


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    0
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    0

Overlooking one of the most iconic landmarks, Madison is sure to impress everyone with their swish rooftop. While gawking at beaut views of St Pauls Cathedral, you can sip on a glass of fizz or munch on luxe snacks.

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ZSL London Zoo Events

Camden


  • Sitting
    0
  • Standing
    700

London private venues don't get much better than at London Zoo's events. Check out all your favourite animals such as lions and lemurs while nibbling on scrumptious canapes. It's also a great way to support conservation efforts around the world.

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Paradise By Way of Kensal Green

Queen's Park


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    180

Fronting a conservatory that can fit up to 60 people, Paradise By Way of Kensal Green is a bit of no-brainer. Whether you're there for a bottomless brunch or cocktails for two, it makes for the perfect party space.

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The Stables Cafe at Orleans House


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    60

On the hunt for private outdoor venue hire in London Boasting a beaut outdoor courtyard? Located along the beautiful Twickenham Riverside,The Stables Cafe at Orleans House is a great shout whether you're hosting a daytime affair or throwing a brilliant bash.

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The Union Bar Regents Place

Central London


  • Sitting
    110
  • Standing
    300

The Union Bar Regents Place are pulling out all the stops with their private hire option. You can book out the whole venue with a minimum spend of £2000. You'll get to enjoy the casual interiors, as well as the front and rear gardens.

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BMA House

North London


  • Sitting
    200
  • Standing
    320

On the hunt for private hire venues in London near you? Located near Euston Station, BMA House has a garden room and garden up for grabs for £1500. You can invite 90 pals to come join you for an intimate and cool affair.

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Gun

Canary Wharf


  • Sitting
    130
  • Standing
    500

Whether you're booking their garden bar, their riverside terrace or their cabin room, Gun is one of the best venues for hire with outdoor space. Enjoy this gorgeous green space that overlooks the River Thames and the O2.

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The Derby

King's Cross


  • Sitting
    90
  • Standing
    120

Whether you're looking to host a special celebration, conference or work party, The Derby is a fantastic venue for hire. It boasts 12 unique spaces, including a pretty rooftop with panoramic vistas, BBQ bites and tasty drinks.

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George IV

Chiswick


  • Sitting
    120
  • Standing
    200

George IV really knows a thing or two about alfresco affairs, thanks to its outdoor courtyard and fab drink selection. Book up to 100 party-goers and allow their delish nosh to do the talking - we mean miso sea bass and buttermilk fried chicken burgers.

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Chameleon

Marylebone


  • Sitting
    320
  • Standing
    450

If you've got a penchant for floral decor, you'll adore Chameleon. The 22-seater greenhouse is highly recommended for the ultimate garden dinner party. As for food? They've got top-notch Mediterranean up for grabs.

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Pergola on The Wharf

Canary Wharf


  • Sitting
    0
  • Standing
    750

Our guide wouldn't be complete without a special shoutout to Pergola On The Wharf. The venue is decked to the nines with lush foliage - fab if you're after Insta-worthy places to book - as well as top-notch cocktails and pretty brunches. We also recommend their Paddington location.

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Hush Mayfair

Mayfair


  • Sitting
    54
  • Standing
    80

Known for its botanical courtyard and pretty decor, Hush in Mayfair is pulling out all the stops with a top-notch private hire option. Along with a friendly staff and scrumptious fare, the space provides enough room for 100 glorious guests.

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Sticky Mango Tower Bridge

London Bridge


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    200

Whether you go for full venue hire or a standing reception across the outdoor space, Sticky Mango is a great pick for your party. Think everything from Tower Bridge views to Pan-Asian fare and blossom-filled interiors for the 'Gram.

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Vittoria Wharf Studios

Hackney


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    150

Not only is Vittoria Wharf Studios a stylish and affordable venue that's perfect for weddings, Christmas parties, birthdays and more, but it also boasts a lovely outdoor space downstairs, plus a balcony that's perfect for alfresco breaks.

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Kix Bar + Kitchen

Dulwich


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    70

For smaller groups, we recommend heading to Kix Bar + Kitchen. With room for 15 people seated, their secret alfresco garden is quite the stunner. Grab the gang and soak up the sun as you guzzle down a cocktail or two.

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Benugo @ BFI Southbank

Waterloo


  • Sitting
    0
  • Standing
    120

While you may be sidetracked by BFI Southbank's classy interiors, make sure you don't forget to visit the alfresco terrace. Flaunting wonderful views over the River Thames, it's the perfect plot to slurp down cocktails, sip craft beers and chomp on tasty grub.

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Kindred

Hammersmith


  • Sitting
    80
  • Standing
    150

Looking for places to hire without outdoor space in West London? Kindred is a great shout, with stunning decor both inside and outside. Whether you need space for 10 or 150, this Hammersmith restaurant and bar has got just the thing. 

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People's Park Tavern

Hackney


  • Sitting
    35
  • Standing
    70

The People's Tavern is a good-time-guaranteed kind of watering hole. Backing onto Victoria Park, the pub's mammoth outdoor space holds onto its rustic feel with colourful wooden seating huts dotted around and twinkly fairy lights providing a festival feel.

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Lost in Brixton

Brixton


  • Sitting
    0
  • Standing
    440

Fronting a maximum capacity of 440 guests, Lost in Brixton has a jungle rooftop bar that is to die for. Along with pretty South London views, you and the gang can party the summer months away with a quirky cocktail to hand.

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The Fentiman Arms

Vauxhall


  • Sitting
    40
  • Standing
    80

Boasting a wondrous garden area known idyllically as the wild country beer garden, The Fentiman Arms offers a cool, relaxed outdoor area available for private hire. Shmooze around outside during those lazy summer days and tuck into their BBQ feast.

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The Tattershall Castle

Embankment


  • Sitting
    80
  • Standing
    200

The Tattershall Castle is ideal for riverside dining, with the terrace outside offering some spectacular views of London. Peckish? The Embankment boat restaurant specialises in British classics, with private hire options for 80 guests if they're sitting and 200 standing.

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30 Euston Square

Central London


  • Sitting
    300
  • Standing
    300

30 Euston Square is a fabulous choice for all your summer partying and birthday celebrations. Catering for up to 300 people, the Grade II-listed building is a sky-high events space with all the twinkly lights to make it extra special.

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Rolling Stock

Shoreditch


  • Sitting
    150
  • Standing
    600

Offering one of the best heated and covered beer gardens in Shoreditch, Rolling Stock is a brilliant venue for outdoor events. With a welcoming approach to event organising, the team are on-hand and ready to cater to office parties, summer celebrations and winter happenings alike. 

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The Broadcaster

West London


  • Sitting
    65
  • Standing
    120

Rooftop private hire in London rarely comes as lovely as The Broadcaster. With enough room for 150 people, you can throw a banging bash while gawking at gorgeous city views. As for drinks? The corn whisky sour is a must-have.

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The Colton Arms

Fulham


  • Sitting
    20
  • Standing
    40

Housing up to 40 people in their garden room, The Colton Arms in the perfect private pub hire. This intimate space is all about character, boasting a warm and welcoming feel to regulars and newcomers alike, all while serving up a good dose of vitamin D.

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Kraft Dalston Bar & Restaurant

Dalston


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    150

Looking to host a summer party? Make KRAFT Dalston your venue. Book the rooftop space out for stunning views of East London, gorge greenery and a tantalising menu of Japanese eats. Plus, you and your pals can enjoy fresh pints straight from the tank.

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The Rooftop Barn

Maida Vale


  • Sitting
    130
  • Standing
    100

The Rooftop Barn is open-plan, customisable and filled with rustic charm. Tthe inside of exposed brickwork and wooden beams creates a warm atmosphere like no other. The outside balcony terrace also acts as a great space to hang out, as well as a BBQ area too.

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The Happenstance

St Pauls


  • Sitting
    414
  • Standing
    460

Perched in the shadow of St. Paul's is The Happenstance, another perfect venue with outdoor space. Check out their eye-catching outdoor terrace seating, especially when combined with the laidback, friendly atmosphere created inside. 

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The Oyster Shed

City of London


  • Sitting
    80
  • Standing
    200

If you're after private garden hire in London, The Oyster Shed is a fabulous choice. Along with a gorgeous garden that can seat 100 guests, the waterside venue showcases six-course meals, lush cocktails and of course, freshly shucked oysters.

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Barrio - Bars In London

If you're a lover of tacos and margaritas, Barrio in Shoreditch has your name on it. Book their outdoor space or timber yard for a chance to soak up the sun on their gorgeous alfresco area while digging into street food.

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Sea Containers

South London


  • Sitting
    120
  • Standing
    400

Perfect for catching the sunset while in swanky interiors, Sea Containers is one of the best private hire venues on our list. If you're hosting a dinner party, expect luxe eats such as oysters, roasted pumpkin and pan-fried squid.

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Enderby House

Greenwich


  • Sitting
    35
  • Standing
    45

If you're looking for a pub in Greenwich with outdoor space, Enderby House has got your back. Toting a beautiful riverside terrace that comes with a cover, it's perfect whatever the weather. Book your party in to enjoy tasty food and drinks in pretty surrounds.

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The Phoenix Victoria

Victoria


  • Sitting
    30
  • Standing
    70

For intimate and casual private parties, the roof terrace and upstairs room at The Phoenix is a flexible space with cracking libations on offer. From gastro grub to team-building activities and birthdays, it serves as a great shout for an alfresco affair.

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The Sterling

Liverpool Street


  • Sitting
    200
  • Standing
    500

Situated at the base of London's Gherkin building, The Sterling is screaming city vibes. Book the whole terrace if you're having a huge soiree - as it can fit up to 500 people or have an intimate birthday celebration with close friends.

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The Refinery, Bankside

Waterloo


  • Sitting
    200
  • Standing
    400

The Refinery is another one of our favourite restaurants south of the river. If you're booking brunch, a work event or anything else, you can nab the terrace for up to 200 people. Guests will equally be impressed with the tasty bites and cool cocktails to match the chic exteriors.

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The Arch House

Bermondsey


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    100

Located in London, The Arch House is one of the cosiest settings for your private event, whether that be a fun party or family-get-together. With beer, wine and prosecco on offer, the mezzanine can hold 30 people while the whole venue houses 100. 

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Neverland

Fulham


  • Sitting
    250
  • Standing
    480

When it comes to unique venues to hire with outdoor space in West London, Neverland is a great shout. In the summer, the hangout turns into Fulham Beach, complete with cabanas and sand. Book this spot to enjoy the gorgeous sunshine alongside food, drinks and games.

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Golden Bee

Shoreditch


  • Sitting
    0
  • Standing
    300

Boasting a buzzing bar, lounge seating and cosy blankets, Golden Bee is a top-notch rooftop to hire in Shoreditch. These folks have a minimum spend of £5000 but you'll get to have 300 guests throughout the entire venue - not too shabby.

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The Star by Hackney Downs

Hackney


  • Sitting
    50
  • Standing
    80

The Star by Hackney Downs boasts a large garden terrace worth checking out if you're looking to book a venue. Getting a bit chilly? Head inside for cracking karaoke rooms or get stuck into creative concoctions.

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The Rosy Hue

Elephant & Castle


  • Sitting
    80
  • Standing
    150

A modern neighbourhood pub in Elephant and Castle, The Rosy Hue has the option for al fresco dining with an urban garden that holds 60 people. In addition, you can rely on their outdoor heaters if you're booking during the chillier months.

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Lucy Wong

Fitzrovia


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    200

Whether you fancy booking out the whole venue or just the pretty outdoor courtyard, Lucy Wong is a swish space to host an event. With decor that takes inspiration from East Asia and a creative menu of food and drinks to match, it really is a winner.

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Exhibit

Balham


  • Sitting
    400
  • Standing
    600

The Exhibit is Balham's go-to eating, drinking and entertainment hub. They're well practiced at hosting memorable private functions, with three diverse spaces ready to host private dinners, birthday bashes, intimate cinema screenings and wedding celebrations alike.

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Apples and Pears

Brick Lane


  • Sitting
    50
  • Standing
    80

This next hidden gem is definitely a great shout for cocktail lovers. Along with tasty tipples, Apples and Pears has an electric music programme, perfect for virtually any event. The outdoor area is also cosy and quiet if you wanna book a small celebration with mates.

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Acme Fire Cult

Dalston


  • Sitting
    60
  • Standing
    60

If you want to plan a BBQ party for the ages, make sure you choose Acme Fire Cult as the venue. With a covered and heated outdoor space big enough to fit 120 people, you can guarantee a great event come rain or shine. Soak up all the smells coming from the outdoor kitchen, from herb fed chicken to smoke lamb shoulder and a bunch of plant-based options (which actually make up 50% of the menu). Drink include 10 taps of fresh brew and cocktails designed to go perfectly with each plate. You can also expect the speakers to be blasting out non-stop tunes. 

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The Lowback Bar by Hawksmoor

Canary Wharf


  • Sitting
    100
  • Standing
    250

Nothing screams summer like a floating cocktail bar. Offering modern interiors and swanky drinks, The Lowback by Hawsmoor is a beautiful summer staple in Canary Wharf and can host a variety of group events, with a capacity from 20 to 250 guests.

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One Marylebone

Marylebone


  • Sitting
    320
  • Standing
    450

Whether you're hosting a summer garden party or a lavish wedding, One Marylebone serves as the perfect alfresco venue in London. For something a little more private, check out their greenhouses which can be rented for a minimum of £3000.

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