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Searching for a party bar in London for your next corporate event?….

….. Requiring an event space to entertain your clients or treat your team?

….. Are you in need for some inspiration for that perfect party venue to suit your company style and ‘Wow’ your attendees?

London’s finest collection of bars, clubs, pubs and dining venues await you. To suit every budget there is a amazing selection of party bars in the capital to choose from.

From hidden treasures, to VIP event spaces, exclusive spaces in a renowned venue or a more intimate setting with views of the iconic London skyline, there is a wide range of venues to get the party started!

From private dining to drinks & networking we’re here to help and remember our venue finding service is free!


Every single party is unique, of course, but there are a few points that we think are key to each and every venue booking. Here are our top tips …..


What kind of party are you hosting?

The choice of best party bars in London depends on who you are inviting and the type event you are trying to create.  Consider who you are inviting and which style of venue would impress the client – do you need an ‘instagrammable’ venue?

How many people will be invited?

Hiring a space for 300 guests when you’re only expecting 100 is neither cost effective or practical – you don’t want your guests to look lost in the space

What time of year will the event be taking place?

There are some great bars in London  and some can offer some outside space so that your guests can enjoy views of the amazing London skyline -add a little wow to your event

What type of food do you wish to serve to your guests?

How formal or informal are you wanting the event to be? Do you want to offer nibbles or a seated meal, BBQ or buffet?

How will your guests be entertained?

Do you want to have background music to create some atmosphere or would your entertainment be the focus of the event or section of the evening?

What style of event are you going for?

It’s really important to have a clear idea and understanding of what you want for your event and from the venue


Location is always an important factor when booking a bar in London – taking into account how guests are going to get there and get home after the party. Keep an open mind as you could miss a fab venue that might have not been considered at first.

Let us give you a helping hand to book a fabulous party bar in London for your corporate event

Sourcing the right style of party bar for your event is key as it reflects your company ethos and different events or companies may require different styles of venue.

This is where we can come in and give you some valuable support

Private Bar Hire

Sway Bar

An ideal space to take you from day to night accommodating any corporate event from a breakfast meeting, business lunch to an evening drinks reception partying the night away.

There are specialist chefs on hand to cater for every event need plus a host of entertainers & activity ideas to create that party atmosphere.

Maximum capacity for exclusive venue hire is 920 people, however there are also 5 other smaller spaces which can be hired to accommodate numbers from 70 – 300 guests.

Available to hire all week and located in the heart of Holborn this venue’s versatility lends itself to all types of events not just parties!


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Forge Bar

Located in the heart of the city near to Bank Station, the interior of this stylish bar has a New York vibe with some great spaces to hire for corporate events.

There are 6 event areas seating 35 guests to a standing reception for 400 so something for everyone!

The Clubroom is a beautiful, large open space with its own bar, cloakrooms and DJ booth. Great for large events, including product launches & networking

Loop Bar

Located in the heart of Westminster, this venue is made up of 4 unique rooms, spread over 3 floors and can entertain over 1000 people.

Downstairs the Opal Bar is an elegant party lounge  ideal for post event drinks.  Their Restaurant has a New York Warehouse vibe with electric blue seating amd brick walls.  On the 3rd floor is the  famous Groovy Wonderland home to the best 80’s & 90’s tunes with a giant old school flashing dancefloor to create the ultimate disco experience. Maximum numbers for a party would be 450 people.


Dirty Martini 

Known for its stylish and cool party bars throughout London, with 6 venues all situated in great locations. From semi-private areas, to private rooms, to exclusive hire within the venues, there is a variety of options from small to larger group sizes.

Dirty Martini Monument is ideal for sophisticated late-night partying and cocktail making classes. A basement bar with an impressive cocktail menu.

Dirty Martini Bishopsgate adds a touch of glamour to the city with a single long bar creating a lively buzz in the centre of the venue.

Dirty Martini Hannover Square is a hidden gem in fashionable Mayfair. The mood is set by chandeliers, luxurious banquettes and a unique bottle wall design.

To make your event really stand out, at some of the venues, guests can grab a selfie with one of their neon angel wings installations.


Founded in 2009, the Mothership group have a trio of venues in East London – Queen of Hoxton, The Book Club and Colours.

Queen of Hoxton – 3 floors of fun comprising of 2 live DJ party rooms, a 300 capacity rooftop terrace and a ground floor bar. They have a really cool light-up infinity dance floor – not for the faint hearted!

The Book Club – A former Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch and the party space here is  the Basement at the Book Club. Shoreditch is iconic for its parties and this is the place to be with a top-of-the-range sound system, large bar, DJ booth, and dancefloor. Hold your event under the infamous 2 200-lightbulb ceiling.
Just off the Basement Bar is the Den – Shoreditch’s best kept secret! A semi private space behind a red crushed velvet curtain where it is just a couple of steps away from the Basement dance floor

Colours – Hoxton’s newest multi-arts bar and club, Colours offers 4 unique event spaces to hire exclusively. The Karaoke Bar is transformed in the Summer and Christmas periods offering pop-up themed events. The maximum capacity for a standing event is 250 people.


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Venues with added on site activity / entertainment

Bat & Ball

Located at Westfield, a 2 minute walk from Stratford train & bus stations, and within easy reach by DLR, Central & Jubilee lines the transport accessibility to the venue is extremely good.

If you are looking to organise a team get together, team building event or entertaining clients this venue can offer you you the whole lot!

Boasting 5 championship-sized ping pong tables with two interactive pool tables, a private karaoke room, 2 interactive darts oches and you can also catch the live sports  across the 22 screens dotted around the Bar

There are 8 exclusive hire spaces or you can hire the entire venue for up to 700 guests. Packages are tailor-made for each event to include drinks, food plus the option to add a Games Master to ramp up the fun!


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