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When it comes to outdoor party venues in London, there's so much choice. Our list of the best includes rooftops, gardens and historic terraces.



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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - Southwark Cathedral
    London BridgeSouthwark Cathedral400 People

    The Millennium Courtyard is the perfect space to enjoy an after work BBQ with summer cocktails, right in the heart of London Bridge. In colder months, the Courtyard can be transformed into a marquee reception. The space can seat 80 and hold 400 standing.

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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - The Montague on the Gardens
    BloomsburyThe Montague on the Gardens150 People

    The ideal venue for your al fresco summer party; Outdoor barbecues for up to 150 guests in the heart of London’s West End Overlooking the beautiful and tranquil Bedford Estate gardens. For a BBQ party in the unique Garden Grill, accompanied by Pimm’s cocktails, Champagnes and wines to suit all tastes.

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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - The HAC (Honourable Artillery Company)

    Ideal for sporting events, outdoor parties and corporate events, the Artillery Garden is the largest garden in the City of London. Honing just over five acres of garden space, the Artillery Garden is set within the exclusive grounds of the HAC Estate.

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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - Bateaux London
    West EndBateaux London300 People

    Encased in glass and offering panoramic, ever-changing views over the Thames, the Glass Room is a stunning river boat featuring 360 views and unique, nautical-inspired, contemporary interiors exclusively designed by Tom Dixon's internationally revered Design Studio. Whether you're interested in a unique wedding reception on the river, a glittering corporate event, a gala dinner or an extraordinary venue to mark a special occasion, the Glass Room is guaranteed to leave your guests in awe.

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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - Sea Containers Events
    South BankSea Containers Events200 People

    Sitting at the top of the building behind the iconic Sea Containers letters, our stunning roof terrace is one of the capital's most exclusive and distinctive outdoor event spaces. With panoramic, 360 degree views of the London's most well-known architecture, you event will feel like it is floating on the London skyline.

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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

    Within the precincts of the Inner Temple lies a three-acre garden, its wide lawns, populated with a rare and unusual collection of trees, sweeping towards the river and bounded by spectacular herbaceous borders. It is a little-known haven of tranquility and beauty in the heart of London's continuous uproar. It is also the home of amazing annual Summer Parties, BBQs and Receptions. Host your event in our Marquee, which is available June and July!

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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - Aviary
    Finsbury SquareAviary120 People

    Our rooftop terrace offers unrivalled views of London's iconic skyline. Located on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Hotel, the terrace is in the prime position for your guests to enjoy a beautiful day or evening in the city with choices from our modern British menu.

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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - Royal Hospital Chelsea
    ChelseaRoyal Hospital Chelsea300 People

    Home to the world famous Chelsea Flower Show, the picturesque Ranelagh Gardens make the perfect space for any outdoor event. Secluded, seasonal and adaptable the Gardens can be transformed with marquees to host a range of activities from barbecues and children's parties to theatrical performances and corporate team-building events. Made up of upper, middle and lower gardens, and available in the summer months of July August and September, Ranelagh is truly an oasis in the City.

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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - Merchant Taylors' Hall
    City of LondonMerchant Taylors' Hall 175 People

    Forming the heart of the Merchant Taylors' experience is your very own private stone-flagged, fragrant, sunny garden making it hard to believe that you've not suddenly walked out onto the lawn of a gorgeous English stately home. A wonderful space for guests to relax, mingle and enjoy themselves in the sunshine, the garden has the ideal ambiance for barbeques, informal gatherings as well as receptions and corporate events.

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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - Shoreditch Gardens
    ShoreditchShoreditch Gardens 800 People

    Set against the impressive backdrop of Grade 1 listed almshouses, Shoreditch Gardens at the Museum of the Home is a truly unique venue that had recently undergone a £12million refurbishment. With our range of tempting Summer packages we will create the perfect setting for your event. You can expect the best authentic street food in London provided by KERB, paired with refreshing cocktails, wines and craft beers.

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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - Devonshire Terrace
    City of LondonDevonshire Terrace350 People

    Devonshire Terrace in Devonshire Square offers a unique surrounding in the heart of the City, the perfect place to host any event. It can be used on a Dry Hire basis for a range of corporate, private and charity events such as dinners, receptions, launches, parties and more.

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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - Six Park Place (Home of the Royal Over-Seas League)

    Book your event at the ROSL Garden, and it's sure to be a success. A beautiful space to use for a drinks reception, wedding reception, business drinks, birthday celebration, or simply a place to relax and have a drink with friends. The Garden may be hired on a semi-exclusive basis for groups of up to 100 guests standing. The ideal spot to enjoy an afternoon gathering or an evening reception in the summer.

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  • Outdoor Party Venues in London - Alexandra Palace
    LondonAlexandra Palace400 People

    The Palace Suite provides a magical and unique setting, which is perfect for exclusive product launches, celebrations, corporate parties and small banquets. There is a bar and cloakroom in the room, and its private foyer and entrance located just outside the main room allows an ideal space for an intimate arrival reception. There are complimentary parking spaces situated just outside the opening to the suite. Hand painted murals at either end and dim lighting create an Italian courtyard effect complete with wandering peacocks.

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Why are outdoor venues great for parties?

There are plenty of reasons to host your party in an outdoor venue in London! For one, you'll have access to more space than you would indoors. This is ideal if you're expecting a large crowd. Plus, being outdoors can add a touch of excitement and adventure to your event, and you can even make the great outdoors part of your event, for example if you’re hosting a festival style party, or doing activities such as yoga!

Whilst weather can be a topic of contention, an outdoor setting can provide a unique setting that can help to make your summer party more memorable whilst making the most of natural light and glorious sunshine (fingers crossed)! Plus, by choosing somewhere in natural surroundings, your special occasions potentially can be totally free!

For more reasons why you should hire an outdoor venue for your party, get in touch with one of our team to find out how we can help.

How much does it cost to hire an outdoor venue for a party in London?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the cost of hiring a venue for an event in London will vary depending on a number of factors, including the size and location of the venue, the time of year, and the type of event. However, as a general guide, you can expect to pay anywhere from £500 to £10,000 for the hire of an outdoor or garden party venue in London. Of course, if you are planning a large or high-end event, and you have lots of extras, then your costs will be at the upper end of this range. For more of an idea on specific venue pricing, contact us and we will be happy to help!

What types of outdoor space can you hire for parties in London?

There are a diverse range of outdoor venues that can be hired for corporate events and garden parties in central London and further afield. These include traditional green spaces such as picturesque parks and gardens, as well as more unusual locations such as rooftop terraces and outdoor terraces. Check out some venue types below for inspiration!

Best outdoor party venues in London

Boat party venues in London

Nothing impresses guests more than a party on a boat! London has its fair share of nautical offerings, so to really take advantage of stunning riverside views, take to the seven seas (or the River Thames) to see the city in a whole new light. We love Bateaux for a swanky celebration or head to East London Studio 9294 for a fun, unique setting for splashing great summer parties. For a historic setting, try the iconic Cutty Sark!

Rooftop party venues in London

Take your private events to new heights (get it?) with an exclusive rooftop terrace. Adding a touch of glamour to your event has never been easier with a private space with incredible views of the famous London skyline! We love Sea Containers, Aviary, and Century Club for glam inner-city offerings, or why not try NT’s Loft or Pantechnicon for beautiful spaces to spend a summers day! Bonus points for Trafalgar St James, whose rooftop is covered and heated, so would work well for Christmas parties too!

Unusual outdoor party venues in London

If you’re bored of the same old spots and want to try something new, step out your comfort zone and choose a venue that’s a little different from what you’re used to! For example, the Portico Terrace at the National Gallery is sure to impress your guests and isn’t something they see every day. For a different vibe entirely, head south to Brixton and try the Prince of Wales - a great taster of the area’s vibrant culture! You could also head to the Roof Terrace at Lord’s Cricket Ground - a great idea for any avid cricket fans in your team!

Garden party venues in London

If you’re feeling like throwing a quintessentially British celebration for your team in the sunshine, exclusive use of a garden can be an excellent choice. A few of our favourite manicured lawns include Fulham’s The Hurlingham Club, the spectacular grounds of the National Maritime Musuem or for a truly perfect setting, the HAC. Or for a more intimate affair, head inner-city to Shoreditch Gardens, the courtyard at unique venue Southwark Cathedral, or Six Park Place.

Top tips for planning an outdoor party in London

Organising events can be daunting, but the pressure is especially on for a party - if it’s not fun and memorable for all the right reasons, it will go down like a lead balloon! Fortunately, we’re here to help. Here are our top tips for making your summer party shine.

Whether you're planning a summer BBQ or an alfresco birthday bash, hiring an outdoor party venue in London can be the perfect way to celebrate. But with so many options available, it can be tricky to know where to start. Here are our top tips for finding the perfect outdoor party venue in London.

Decide what type of event you're hosting

Are you looking for a relaxed garden party vibe with fairy lights, or something more formal? Is this for your team or friends and family? Or key clients and stakeholders? This will help you narrow down your search and find the perfect venue that's just right for your event.

Consider your budget

Outdoor venues can vary widely in price, so it's important to have a clear idea of how much you're willing to spend before you start your search. Also think about everything else you’ll need to account for, such as catering, drinks, decor and theming, AV, furniture, branding etc.

Think about location

Do you want to be in the heart of the city, or would you prefer a more rural setting? How will guests get to you? Is the venue close to public transport, and if your event starts after work, is it going to take them an hour to get to you in rush hour?

Make sure the venue has everything you need

When you're planning an outdoor event, there are a few key things to consider: is there enough space for your guests? Is there power for any audio-visual equipment you might need? Is there adequate lighting? Are there restrooms on-site? What about catering? What happens if it rains? (Make sure you check the weather forecast!)

Ask about events insurance

This is particularly important if you're planning an outdoor event, as there's always a risk of bad weather or other unforeseen problems. Make sure you're familiar with the venue's events insurance policy before you book. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but by following these few tips, you're sure to get your outdoor party off to a flying start. Check out more tips in our guide to making your summer party sizzle!

How to find the perfect outdoor party venue in London

When it comes to venue searching and venue hire, we know it can often seem like a minefield and be incredibly overwhelming. We don’t want you to settle for anything but the best for your private or corporate event, so let us take the stress out of venue finding with our free tool. Search over 6000 venues with your preferred details and we’ll provide you with a bespoke set of options we think would work best. That way, you can jump straight in with the right venue that would work best for you without all the hassle and time spent on trawling through endless google pages! Try our tool to see how we can help you host events that your guests won't forget.

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From rooftop bars to pub gardens to roof terraces, some of our favourite party venues in London can be found outside. So, we've listed our favourite outdoor venues in London, helping you find your perfect spot.

Whether you want to celebrate in quirky Hoxton, sophisticated Covent Garden or swanky Mayfair, there's an outdoor venue that will suit your budget and style. Just take a look through our selection and get ready to party!

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