Head down to Clapham Common for a night of live music, street food pop-up stalls, weekend DJs and film screenings. Perhaps you're looking for a chilled get-together, a fun office event or an all-out party - whatever you're after, The Yard has got your night planned down to a tee.
Affordable Outside Space To Hire In London
Whilst this might be one of the rainiest countries in the world, my god we Brits love an outdoor area. Never happier than when we're sipping on a cold brew in a sunny beer garden or rooftop bar, us city-dwellers are always after a way to escape from the hustle and bustle. Bars and restaurants all over the city have taken notice, with venues offering up urban oases that can be yours for a drinks reception, party or whatever you're in the business for. Have a look at our pick of affordable outside spaces to hire in London for some inspiration.
A traditional London pub and glamorous cocktail lounge all in one, The Lillie Langtry is a multi-faceted venue in Earls Court. The kitchen can whip up a mean brunch, lunch or dinner for up to 50 hungry diners, whilst the whole area happily accommodates 100 partygoers.
Overlooking Regent's Canal and with seating for 100, Lockside Camden is one of the best affordable venues with outdoor space in London. Its prime location is matched by stylish shabby chic interiors and an impressive back bar of spirits, wine and beers.
Swoon-worthy interiors, a spacious terrace and tasty food are all up for grabs at Devonshire Terrace. The slick Liverpool Street restaurant and bar is a jack-of-all-trades, with the ability to transform from an eatery to a party spot to a wedding venue at the drop of a hat - they've even got a licence for the latter.
Union Tavern is a canalside craft beer house in Notting Hill, serving up quirky pints and an enviable drinking terrace for its West London contingency. A must for home-brew lovers, the pub's alfresco seating is the ideal spot for an afternoon bash during the summer months.
This traditional South London pub is your go-to for all things eating, drinking and partying. Upstairs is a private function and music room, brilliant for parties, weddings, live music events and all other types of events. When it comes to food, kitchen pros White Men Can't Jerk are available to dish up Caribbean-inspired goodies such as curry goat croquettes and cauliflower poppers.
If you're looking to impress, Browns Brasserie & Bar is the place for you. Known for its elegant furnishings, quintessentially British menu and beautiful cocktails, the Butler's Wharf venue also has a large outside terrace with stunning views across the Thames.
Take your celebrations to the Thames with a night on Bar&Co, a cocktail spot, club and restaurant all in one. Hire the outdoor party venue for incredible cityscape views, delicious drinks and dancing till the early hours, thanks to their late night licence that lets them remain open till 3am.
Unknown by many, this secret outdoor venue hire is hidden within Southwark's Flat Iron Square. The live music spot may be a snug affair but Omeara's a real charmer for any drinks bash and is perfectly placed for a meal afterwards or if you want to keep the party going post-cocktails.
Like something out of a children's story, The Rookery Cafe is an adorable spot only yards away from Streatham Common. Suited for those looking for an intimate celebration, the venue's friendly staff and chefs will rustle up all your food and drinks so you can sit back and enjoy yourself.
West London's No.17 Dickens Yard has a bunch of outdoor spaces to pick between, with an impressive courtyard and first-floor wraparound terrace. Inside is just as appealing, with the Ealing restaurant covered in eye-candy interiors whilst the kitchen cooks up a storm.
A real bombshell, No 29 Power Station West's remarkable location will definitely have chins wagging. Part of the iconic Battersea Power Station redevelopment, the South London spot hosts many a swanky soiree, with views across the Thames up for grabs as well as an extensive bar mixing up a range of cocktails.
Serving up East London cool on a silver platter, NT's is a stylish warehouse cocktail bar and rooftop terrace. Head to the outdoor party venue, housed in the popular Netil House, for an evening of sunset drinks on their heated alfresco seating before moving on to the dance floor for a night of shaking and shimmying.
Only yards away from Peckham Rye Park, The Clock House is a multifaceted venue. Whilst it may appear as a traditional pub at first appearances, look behind one of their bookcases and you'll find a hidden cocktail den, giving you a range of private hire options to choose from. Add on their stellar beer garden and this one's a keeper.
A gawp-worthy terrace, delicious tapas-style menu and an impressive vino list is all on offer at Vagabond. Take your party to this Clapham wine bar where the wine is flowing and the good vibes are rolling. Guests can sip from over 100 different bottles whilst charcuterie boards are on hand should you get peckish.
Take your party to the waters with an evening onboard Barge East. Found bobbing around Hackney Wick, the enchanting boat may look small but it'll fit you and 149 of your amigos, making for a raucous night of drinking and dancing.
Known for having one of the best beer gardens in London, The People's Tavern is a good-time-guaranteed kind of spot. 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.
Housed in a Grade II-listed building and touting jaw-dropping views of The O2, this riverside pub is serving up 10s all round. But it's not all style over substance. Along with its outside seating, the restaurant also knocks up seasonal dishes - everything you need for a cracking summer party.
Searching for a cosy spot in Central London? Look no further than Carpenter's Arms, a great pub garden hire serving up British classics and craft ales galore. Only a stone's throw from Tottenham Court Road and Soho, the boozer boasts a secret rooftop area that can be all yours for the night with a private bar and space for a live band.
As one of London's most popular rooftop spots, you've no doubt heard of Bar Elba. Mixing up fruity concoctions alongside wings, burgers and first-rate views of the City, this Waterloo gem screams summertime, whilst the many, many fairy lights turn it into a nighttime oasis.
A hop, skip and jump away from Primrose Hill park, 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 the spot where you'll find a laid-back atmosphere, friendly staff and an art-filled beer garden, complete with a Bansky-inspired mural.
30 Euston Square is a solid choice for all your summer party, birthday celebration and special occasion needs. Catering for up to 300 people, the Grade II-listed building is the proud owner of a sky-high events space, with sleek wooden decor, spacious BBQs areas and heaters for when the sun goes down.
Tucked in behind London Bridge station, The Miller is a quirky venue abuzz with drinkers making the most of their massive stock of craft beers. Pick between a private room, upstairs or push the boat out and hire the entire pub for a bigger do with the crew.
Upping your party game, The Tankard's private terrace bar will see you toasting with friends as you gaze at the Imperial War Museum. Pergolas and fairy lights add to the already aesthetic boozer, and its heated terrace means that the party can remain in full-swing throughout the night.
With three floors of spaces to choose from, including a private cinema, mezzanine and garden terrace, The Exhibit has got your whole night sorted. After a low-key celebration with your mates? The 28-seater karaoke room will suit you perfectly. Looking for something more lavish? Their outside area fits 150 comfortably.
What beats a sunny outdoor space? A sunny outdoor space with games, of course. And lucky for you, London Shuffle is bringing you just that, with old-school shuffleboard lanes adding some friendly competition to your party. Hungry? Pizzas are on hand to keep you going.
The cool kid of the cocktail scene, Clerkenwell & Social offers up a winning combo of stunning tipples and freshly made pizzas. It's also a mega venue with room for 250, making it a top choice for your next office party and a great way to win brownie points with the big-wigs.
Located right by Paddington station is Smith's Bar & Grill, a Central London restaurant with outdoor venue hire. Alongside a large waterside patio, the sleek haunt has a top cocktail menu and ping pong tables to keep your guests entertained.
They say the best things come in small packages and that definitely rings true for Cafe Chula. Seating 40 diners at a push, this Camden Mexican cantina is something of a hidden gem, with views of Regent's Canal and vibrant interiors.
Searching for a cheap outside space to hire in Central London? Nestled along Shaftsbury Avenue, Century is a four-floor party playground. Proudly holding the title as Soho's largest rooftop terrace, the foliage-filled spot has views across the West End.
This cool Shoreditch venue has everything you need to make sure your event is popping. Not only does it feature an intimate cellar bar and spirit store, but TT Liquor hosts tasting experiences and cocktail making classes. On top of all that - literally - it has a gorgeous roof terrace with views across East London.
Offering unparalleled views of the Thames, cocktails and canapes, this barge bar is seriously upping the game for private hire venues in London. Nestled along the Victoria Embankment, The Tattershall Castle is bound to leave a lasting impression with your guests - whether it's for a corporate do or boat party with your friends.
On the hunt for a cheap venue with outdoor space in London? Banker's one of the best, with great views across the Thames and top-notch British grub. What's more, the drinking den has quiz machines and pool tables for some light entertainment.
Gavin HOP is a sleek Spitalfields Market restaurant championing ethical and sustainably sourced food. Created by a Michelin-starred chef, this City eatery knows a thing or two about devising an unforgettable culinary experience and'll leave your food-loving friends grinning from ear to ear.
Bird Of Smithfield is a five-floor restaurant, bar and event space in Faringdon that's sure to wow your guests. Hire out their cute roof terrace for a stylish evening cocktail and canape party or book out the restaurant for a lunch with colleagues.
Whether your looking to host a corporate function or a family get-together, The George has got you sorted. Situated in the Isle Of Dogs, the East London hangout has the choice of private dining rooms, a saloon bar, a suntrap of a conservatory and pub garden hire, along with a number of eating and drinking packages.
The Driver is a boutique venue in King's Cross, delivering elegant decor and impeccable service to make sure your night runs smoothly. Along with three different bars and a roof terrace at your disposal, it also has a variety of packages - everything from three-course meals to all-night dancing and BBQs - meaning you can customise every part of your event.