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Bars Venues in City Of London

Whatever your taste, budget or style, it's easy to find a bar for hire in the City of London. Just choose the right one for you from our list.



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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Rennie Vaults at London Bridge
    London Bridge Rennie Vaults at London Bridge 80 People

    Looking for a quirky and unique venue then the Monster Bars are perfect! Built within the vaults of London Bridge these are really versatile event spaces. Their exposed brickwork, freaky decor and 2,000 years of history provide the perfect backdrop for your event. Perfect for product launches, networking events, drinks reception, movie nights, team building events, birthday parties and celebrations and many more. Scary screenings, spooky Halloween nights fancy dress parties all welcome too!

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - 100 Wardour Street
    Soho100 Wardour Street40 People

    For those events and celebrations that need an exclusive area the Playroom offers a flexible space for games or alternatively you can transform the billiard table into a board or dining table for 10. Perfect for any occasion - from birthday celebrations, dinner with family & friends to client dinners and corporate events.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Dirty Martini Bishopsgate
    Liverpool StreetDirty Martini Bishopsgate345 People

    Dirty Martini Bishopsgate is available for exclusive private bar hire for a range of events. In an outstanding location in the City of London, near Liverpool Street, Dirty Martini is the perfect spot for corporate events, Christmas parties, after work drinks and private parties.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Mac and Wild City

    On the lower ground floor of Mac & Wild Devonshire Square, the new Mac & Wild Smoky Barrels shooting Range is now open. Composed of two lanes, each kitted out with our state-of-the-art virtual shooting systems and replica shotguns, transporting you and your guests to a shoot in the Scottish Highlands! Perfect for drinks receptions, after work drinks and Christmas parties looking for unique entertainment. The two screens provide the perfect opportunity for presentations and screenings.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Ministry Venues - Borough
    BoroughMinistry Venues - Borough400 People

    Available fore hire on Saturday and Sunday only, the Bar & Garden has a capacity of up to 400 people. A outstanding bar and garden area, the Central London location offers flexibility that is seldom found in bars over the weekend.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Puttshack Bank
    BankPuttshack Bank650 People

    Need a large space for your event? Full exclusive hire is available, meaning all three golf courses, two bars, the restaurant, private rooms and the cloakroom will be yours for the duration. Puttshack bank can accommodate up to 650 guests, meaning it is the perfect destination for a large-scale conference, team building event or party. We have some great spaces with full AV equipment available and fantastic packages to accommodate all your needs.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - 68 and Boston
    Soho68 and Boston15 People

    Located on the ground floor of 68, the Paris Quarter can be adapt to a mix of seating or standing for small parties and bookings. With bench seating, great styling and located near the bar, you'll be nestled away but still close to the action of our buzzing wine bar.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Nightjar
    ShoreditchNightjar90 People

    Nightjar is the perfect space for an intimate party or event for 90 guests or less. The stunning cocktail menu can be tailored to your event and we can provide a beautiful variety of food. Come and immerse yourself in this classic era of speakeasy! We can help source the perfect swing, blues or jazz live music for your event as well.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Swingers City
    Bank / MonumentSwingers City70 People

    The Upper Clubhouse and bar is a blend of booth and banquette seating. It looks out over the Windmill and Lighthouse courses and from there the competition can be carefully assessed - before taking your place on the crazy golf course. This is the perfect space for your Christmas Party.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Cahoots
    SohoCahoots150 People

    Cahoots is Soho’s new underground home, an interesting bar available for private hire (150 people) or partial hire (40 people) where spirits are high and drinks never run dry. It is perfect for private and corporate events: birthday parties, after work drinks, Christmas parties and more.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - The Ned
    The City of LondonThe Ned200 People

    The Ned is home to 9 restaurants and bars and can cater to anywhere between 8 and 120 guests. Bespoke food and drink menus - ranging from cocktails and canapes to four course menus - can be created by our Chefs.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Jamie’s Adams Court
    City of LondonJamie’s Adams Court100 People

    The Copper Bar on the mid level is home of our Masterclasses. High tables specifically crafted with built in coolers to chill wines or spirits. The bar is made of Copper and is the main feature in this bright and spacious room. This room will give you direct access onto our covered outside terrace making the space perfect for private hires.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Bierschenke
    City of LondonBierschenke450 People

    The authentic atmosphere of Bavaria right in the centre of London. Bierschenke is the ideal location for any type of party, whether that's personal birthday parties or exclusive hires for corporate events looking for a unique alternative. The beer hall is designed so that whatever the size or nature of the event, Bierschenke can create the perfect setting. From Christmas parties and leaving drinks through to Stag and Hen Do's and team building events.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Little Fable
    CIty of LondonLittle Fable80 People

    Little Fable boosts a large outdoor terrace area making it the ideal venue for any Summer celebration. Alternatively in the winter, the indoor area is a cosy and intimate space.

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Roast
    London BridgeRoast180 People

    Located a stone's throw from London Bridge, in the world-famous Borough Market, Roast is an ideal venue for a lunch or breakfast meeting, team away day or conference. With stunning views across the City, it holds the accolade for the 'Best Breakfast in London' (Good Food Guide and The Times) and has worked with businesses of all shapes and sizes to create bespoke events around their brands and briefs. At Roast, outstanding service and delicious, seasonal British food and drink are guarante

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  • Bars Venues in City Of London - Wallacespace Clerkenwell Green
    ClerkenwellWallacespace Clerkenwell Green10 People

    The Flax room is light and bright with space for up to eight people around a table. The space works well for smaller board meetings, training or workshops. All of our meeting rooms are flooded with natural daylight, flexible in layout and come fully equipped with AV facilities, equipment and stationery. We're told that it's our people and how we do things that make the real difference. We look for reasons to say 'yes' and understand that it's the small things that make the real difference. Our people are meeting space experts and will work with you to ensure your day runs like clockwork.

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There's nothing quite like enjoying a refreshing drink in good company, and that's exactly what you can expect at one of the best bars in the city of London. Whether you're looking to relax after a long day at work or celebrate a special occasion, there's a bar to suit every mood and occasion. From intimate cocktail bars to sprawling rooftop bars, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect setting for your night out.

There's a bar to suit every taste in the City of London, but it can be hard to know where to start. To help you out, we've put together a selection of the best bars in central London, complete with everything you need to know to make your booking. So whether you're planning a birthday party, engagement drinks or work shindigs, be sure to check out our guide to finding the best of the city bars!

Why is the City of London a good place to socialise?

The City of London is a great place to have a drink for a number of reasons. First, there's the sheer variety of bars on offer – no matter what your taste, you're sure to find the perfect place to suit your needs. From rooftop bars to hotels with extensive drinks lists and classic cocktails on tap, you'll be spoilt for choice in the Square Mile! Secondly, the area’s central location means that you're never far from your next hangout spot – whether you're looking to explore the vibrant nightlife or just find a quiet corner to enjoy a relaxed pint, you're guaranteed to find what you're looking for. And finally, the city's rich history means that there are plenty of traditional pubs to enjoy, each with their own unique atmosphere (and often with an impressive drinks list and selection of craft beers too!).

Can you rent an entire bar in the City of London?

Yes, you can! If you're looking to rent an entire bar for your next event, there are a few things to consider. First, think about the size of your event – do you need a large space to accommodate a big group, or would a smaller venue be more suitable? If it's the latter, you might be interested in renting a private dining room, which provides a more intimate spot for a gathering. If not, then by all means take over a whole bar and get the delicious drinks and good times flowing!

Second, consider your budget – how much are you willing to spend on your event? You might find it's cheaper to plan your event mid-week, which works out well if you're after a quiet drink on a Tuesday night, or a comfortable venue for after work drinks during the mid-week lull. But if you're looking for something from Thursday night to the weekend, be prepared for prices to be higher: the more non-negotiable you have, the harder it might be to make your budget stretch to cover everything you want, so go into your search with a degree of flexibility. You can still get excellent cocktails and great food before the weekend hits - plus, you're more likely to hit happy hour this way!

Many bars in London also operate on a minimum spend basis, where you just need your guests to spend a certain amount on drinks to get the run of the place. This is great for planning an event on a budget, as there may not be any upfront venue hire costs at all!

Finally, think about the type of bar you're looking for – do you want a cocktail bar, sports bar, rooftop bar or classic British pub? There are endless variations on the Great British drinking establishment, so put some thought into what you want the vibe of your event to be and go from there. After all, work drinks will have quite a different atmosphere to a raucous birthday party! Once you've considered all of these factors, you'll be able to start searching for the perfect bar to rent in the city of London.

How much does it cost to rent a bar in the City of London?

The cost of renting a bar in the City of London will depend on a number of factors, including the size and location of the venue, as well as the type of bar you're looking for. Cocktail bars and rooftop bars tend to be more expensive than other types of bars, so if you're on a budget, you may want to consider renting a pub or sports bar instead.

It's also worth mentioning that most bars will have a minimum spend that you'll need to meet in order to rent the space. This is usually based on an hourly rate, so it's important to factor this into your budget when you're planning your event. But, as we’ve mentioned, a minimum spend can be a god-send, as it means you won’t have to fork out for the venue - instead, as long as the drinks are flowing and guests are spending money, your fee should be covered by people having a good time! A real win-win, we say!

What are the best bars in the City of London?

There are so many great bars to choose from in the City of London that it's hard to know where to start. But to help you find your way to the best of the best, we've put together a selection of our top picks. Whether you're planning a birthday party, engagement drinks or work shindigs, there's sure to be a bar on our list that's perfect for your needs.

Best cocktail bars in the City (who doesn't love a cocktail bar?)

There's nothing like an espresso martini to get the evening started, and luckily, there are plenty of fabulous cocktail bars to choose from in the City. In fact, the cocktail scene is overflowing in this area, with impressive bars vying for pride of place left, right, and centre. From masters of creative cocktails to destination bars that have a mean cocktail menu in their own right, if you're looking for the best Long Island Iced Tea in the City, we've put together a selection of our top picks below. Be At One, Shoe Lane: With over 30 locations across the UK, Be At One is a cocktail institution. Shoe Lane is their first London bar, and it definitely doesn't disappoint – whether you're looking for classic cocktails or something a little more inventive, they've got you covered. With a main space that can host 500, and a private function room that can accommodate up to 60 guests, it's the perfect spot for a birthday party or an after-work drinks event.

Dirty Martini St Paul's: Looking for a glamorous cocktail bar in the heart of the city? Look no further than Dirty Martini St Paul's. This chic bar offers a selection of delicious cocktails, as well as a stunning view of St Paul's Cathedral. Whether you're planning a special occasion or just looking to enjoy a few drinks with friends, Dirty Martini is the perfect choice.

Best relaxed bars in the City

If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere, you won't have to look far. Offering delicious food, craft beer, and a respite from the more intense atmosphere of some of the City’s bars, if you're after something laid back then casual pub-type venues should take centre stage in your search. There are plenty to choose from, each with their own unique atmosphere. Here are some of our favourites: Goodman City: this relaxed bar is the perfect place to enjoy a pint or two after a long day at work. Located in the heart of the city, Goodman City is just a short walk from Liverpool Street station. Willy's Wine Bar: This cosy wine bar is the perfect place to relax and unwind with friends. With its exposed brick walls and wooden beams, Willy's Wine Bar has a warm and inviting atmosphere, while the extensive wine list means that there's something to suit everyone's taste, and the knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you choose the perfect bottle.

Rooftop bars in the City of London (because nothing says summer like a rooftop bar!)

If you're looking for a truly unique drinking experience, then a rooftop bar is the perfect choice. With stunning views of the city skyline, these bars are ideal for special occasions such as birthdays, engagement drinks and work events. Here are some of our favourite rooftop bars in the city of London. Searcys at the Gherkin: Located in the iconic Gherkin building, Searcys offers panoramic views of the city. Whether you're enjoying a cocktail or two, or digging into the venue's drinks list, this amazing bar offers the perfect setting for a special occasion.

Coq D'Argent:Coq D'Argent offers a stunning rooftop bar located in the heart of the city, with incredible views of the London skyline. It's heated, too, so whatever the weather you'll be able to enjoy the views in comfort, which makes this great bar the perfect choice for an unforgettable night out.

Best pubs in the City of London

No trip to the City of London would be complete without a visit to one of its traditional pubs. With centuries of history, pubs offer a unique atmosphere that you won't find anywhere else. Williamsons Tavern is one of the oldest pubs in the City of London, with a history dating back to the 17th century. Originally a residence for the Lord Mayors of London, today it houses a bar and restaurant, as well as a private event space called Martha's Bar. With its exposed brickwork and original character, Martha's Bar is the perfect place to host a special event or private function.

Bars near Bank Station

Bank station is located in the heart of the City of London and is one of the busiest stations in the city. If you're looking for a bar to rent near Bank station, then you're in luck – there are plenty of bars in the area to choose from. Here are some of our favourites: Jamies Suffolk Lane is a hidden gem located in a Grade II listed building, and offers a unique, charming backdrop under vaulted brick arches. With its exposed brick walls and cosy atmosphere, Jamies Suffolk Lane makes for a snug and intimate environment to enjoy a drink with friends. The Steel Yard is one of the best bars in London for live music and DJ sets. With its exposed brick walls and industrial-chic decor, the bar has a cool, underground vibe that's perfect for a night out on the town. Located in the heart of the City, just a short walk from Liverpool Street station, it's the place to be for an upbeat evening.

How to book a bar in the City of London

If you're looking to rent a bar in the City of London, then Hire Space is the perfect place to start. To get started, simply enter your event requirements into our search function and we'll show you a selection of bars that match your needs. You can then get in touch with the venue directly to enquire about availability and pricing.

There are plenty of great bars to choose from in the City of London, whether you're looking for a relaxed pint or a night out on the town. With its history and character, the City of London is the perfect place to enjoy a drink with friends. So why not take a look at our list of the best bars in the city and find the perfect one for your next event? Need some more guidance? Just get in touch!

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About Bars Venues in City Of London

From London Bridge to Kings Cross, Soho and Canary Wharf, Central London is home to some of the best bars in the UK. In fact, it has so many brilliant bars to choose from that it can be tricky wading through all the options to find the perfect one for your next event.

That's why we've put together a selection of the best bars for hire in Central London, from cocktail bars to sports bars, rooftop bars to pubs. Ideal for birthday parties, engagement drinks and work shindigs, you won't want to miss these bars if you're planning a special event in Central London!

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