Private Bars Venues in London
Sometimes a special occasion calls for a bit of privacy. So, we've listed our top private bars in London ideal for creating a night to remember.
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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.See Venue
The Pearson Room has event spaces to suit every taste and budget. The Balcony, The Wine Cellar, The Vault and our Semi-Private Dining Room are all versatile spaces suitable for a multitude of occasions including meetings, business dinners through to Christmas parties and award dinners. Whatever your event, The Pearson Room will be on hand to ensure it is a spectacular success.See Venue
The Scotch of St James hosts renowned parties from birthdays to networking, makes for a unique filming and photoshoot location, and is a prestigious space for product launches and promotional events. Both floors can be adapted to meet specific requirements, with options for private screenings, dry hire, Christmas parties, Film/TV locations, fashion shows, pre/post dinner events, live music showcases, team building events and pop ups.See Venue
We are famed for hosting the best events particularly when live music is involved. We make the perfect venue for all special birthday celebrations and parties. With two big bars and large stage and dance floor make your next party memorable. Under the Bridge can also host Wedding parties, Bar mitzvahs, Afterparties, Q&As, Sport screenings, comedy and product launches.See Venue
The Old Hall is a wonderful example of beautifully maintained Tudor architecture and has many notable features including the wooden screen at the south end designed by Inigo Jones, and Hogarth’s painting of 'Paul before Felix' on the North wall. It creates a desirable setting ideal for receptions for up to 200 guests, seated lunches and dinners for up to 120 guests, and conferences, lectures and ceremonies for up to 130 guests theatre style.See Venue
Milk & Honey has become a London institution since it opened in April 2002 and it remains dedicated to bringing unrivalled drinks quality and service to a discerning crowd of grown-ups. Prefect for corporate private parties or birthdays, we have bars on three floors, an intimate wood-panelled lounge and a lovely roof terrace each with a different feel and a range of drinking and eating options. The whole venue is available for private hire on Sundays.See Venue
This modern drinking den, situated in the basement beneath award winning BBQ restaurant HotBox, was previously home to a famous street art gallery. Perfect for birthday parties, receptions and a unique private dining experience, 46 & Mercy is versatile and impressive for any occasion.See Venue
It is the outrageous fun of ping pong, combined with state of the art facilities and reputation for hosting the most well executed events that sets Bounce apart as the ultimate conference and corporate party destination in London. Located just a 3 minute walk from Farringdon station, the venue features our luxurious Jaques Room, available for exclusive hire. It's an ideal setting for group of 50-90 standing, 60 theatre style and 28 boardroom. The room Includes: 3 Ping Pong Tables A cocktail bar with dedicated mixologist State of the art Karaoke System UV Lighting Unlimited Ping PongSee Venue
Sealife London Aquarium, is a great back drop to any standing or seated event with a walk over the shark tank and a tunnel through the Pacific Ocean. For a truly London experience we can include a London Eye experience as your curtain raiser to your party or event. The attraction located next to the Eye is really in the heart of the city with a view over to the Palace of Westminster as you arrive and depart. The Aquarium is perfect for wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate dinners, meetings, presentations and networking events. The venue works for smaller parties of 50 up to 750.See Venue
Dirty Martini, located on Covent Garden's famous piazza, has established itself as a stylish hang out for party goers, after work drinkers and late night revellers alike. With a distinctly New York feel, the bar boasts expert bar staff able to mix whatever cocktail your heart desires. There is also an extensive drinks menu with Champagnes, wines, beers and spirits. To hire the full venue works on a minimum spend basis.See Venue
La Terraza at Barrio East is a perfect little place for a spot of summer partying! This outdoor space can hold a bbq as part of a corporate summer party. La Terraza is essentially our garden space, with outdoor heating options under our sheltered pergola. La Terraza makes a good spot for summer fiestas and parties, birthday or corporate hire.See Venue
The Drawing Room offers its own private bar, a dance floor area, DJ booth with CDJ decks, turntables, a 4 track mixer and PA system. This means you can bring your own DJ or have us book you a DJ who’ll play any musical genre you like. The Games Room area is separated from the Drawing room for a fun twist to the evening - play our table football games or simply sit and watch the guys battle it out. You will also have a section on the sun terrace. Perfect for parties, private events and more.See Venue
Located on the second storey, The Lounge is perfect for a variety of events. The room lends itself well to both standing receptions and seated affairs, kitted with it's own standalone bar and occasional furniture. Host a business networking night, birthday party or private dinner.See Venue
The Long Room is a world-famous sight at Lord’s – international cricket players pass through it on their way onto and off the field of play. A magnificent backdrop for elegant Christmas parties and private dining, it has high, ornate ceilings and is fronted by glass. The adjoining Long Room Bar can also be used as a characterful drinks reception area.See Venue
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Why should I hire a bar for my event in London?
There are many reasons to hire a bar for your private event in London. Perhaps you want to create a special and unique atmosphere for your guests. Maybe you're looking for a convenient and cost-effective way to provide drinks for your event. Or maybe you just want to make sure that everyone has a good time! Whatever your reasons, hiring a bar can be a great way to make your event more enjoyable and exclusive for everyone involved.
There are many different types of bars available for hire in London, so you're sure to find one that's perfect for your event. And, of course, if you're looking to save money, you can always try to negotiate a lower price with the bar or negotiate a package where you either have a minimum spend or you get a certain amount of drinks/food included in the price.
If you're thinking about hiring a bar for your next event in London, be sure to consider all of your options. If you need help, make sure to reach out to our experts who can find a bar that's perfect for your needs and budget.
What kind of events can I hold at a bar?
There are plenty of events that can be held at a private bar in London. From birthday parties and engagement celebrations to corporate events and Christmas parties. Perhaps you’re looking to engage your audience and raise awareness of your brand, or maybe just looking to plan a private party for your team, there is sure to be an option that suits your needs and objectives.
Location is key when it comes to choosing a private bar in London. If you want to be central then areas like Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Soho are all great options. However, if you're looking for something a little more unique then Shoreditch, Camden and Peckham are all worth considering. And, of course, if you want to be close to the action then there are plenty of bars in Central London that will fit the bill. You can see some of our location suggestions below.
If you are looking for a unique and memorable event space for your event, then hiring out a bar could be the perfect option for you.
How much does it cost to hire out a bar for an event in London?
The cost of hiring a private bar will vary depending on the size of the venue, the location and the time of year. So, whether you're looking for an intimate setting or a large space to accommodate a big group, you're sure to find something that fits both your event and your budget.
When it comes to cost, private bar hire can range anywhere from £200 to £5000 depending on the size of the space you’re hiring, how many guests you’ll have, and most crucially, location. For example, a small bar in central London is likely to be more expensive than a larger venue on the outskirts of the city.
However, it's important to remember that this is just a guide price and that prices will vary depending on the time of year and the events you're looking to host. So, if you're flexible with your dates then it's always worth checking out venues during off-peak times, such as mid-week or early evening.
Many bars will include a minimum spend, where you have to spend a certain amount over the evening. Other packages may include some food and drinks, so make sure to discuss this with the venue and make sure you know exactly what you'll need to pay.
Best bars for private hire in London
There are plenty of great bars in London that are available for private hire. Whether you're looking to host a birthday party, corporate event or just want to have a night out with friends, there's a bar for you.
Here are some of the best bars for private hire in London:
Best bars for private hire in North London
The Lighterman is a chic riverside spot in King’s Cross, set in the heart of trendy Coal Drop’s Yard. With a stunning outdoor terrace and modern interiors, this bar is a great choice for a private event.
Best bars for private hire in East London
Barrio East: This trendy bar is the perfect choice for a private event in East London. With its cool and quirky atmosphere, it's sure to make your event one to remember.
Ballie Ballerson: This quirky venue is a great choice for a private event in London. With its unique twist on a ball pit and great location, it's the perfect place to enjoy a night out with friends.
The Shoreditch: This cool and trendy bar is the perfect choice for a private event in East London. With its stylish interior and great selection of drinks, it's sure to make your event one to remember.
Best bars for private hire in South London
Vagabond Battersea Power Station is a great choice for a more upmarket soiree in the heart of the power station development. Wine tasting, DJ’s and lots of delicious food options make this industrial-chic venue one of our favourites.
Prince of Wales Brixton is a fun and unique spot for a private event located in the heart of trendy Brixton. This versatile venue with two roof terraces is an ideal option for a product launch or summer party.
Best bars for private hire in West London
Bar Soho: For a truly glamourous night out, Bar Soho is the perfect choice. With its chic decor and sophisticated cocktails, it's sure to impress up to 100 guests. Prices start at £250 for private hire. For more fun venues to hire out in West London, check out why we love it Swingers - mini golf anyone?!
Another great bar to hire out is Dirty Martini Hanover Square. Able to accommodate 100 guests with your very own private DJ, this fun space is a great option for post-work drinks or a full-blown party with your clients and stakeholders.
Things to consider when planning a private event in London
If you're thinking about hiring out a private bar in London for your next event, there are a few things to consider. First, think about what type of event you're planning. Is it a birthday party, corporate event, or product launch? Or maybe even a brand activation or summer party? Decide on your date and time too.
Second, consider your budget. How much are you willing to spend on the venue? Do you want some drinks included? Are you willing to meet the minimum spend if there is one? Don’t forget the number of people you invite will change the cost too.
Finally as we mentioned before, choose your location. Where in London do you want to have your event? The date and time will affect the cost and availability, so think carefully about what you want for your event and try and be flexible. Once you've answered these questions, you'll be one step closer to finding the perfect private bar for your needs. Check out our top 9 venues you didn’t know you could hire for some inspiration.
You should also aim to answer these questions to help you think about the experience your guests will have at your event: Food and drink - do you want a bbq for your summer party? Bowl food for your corporate event? Maybe even a sit down dinner for an awards evening or important celebration. Make sure to take into account any dietary requirements too and let the venue know in advance.
The entertainment you want to provide at the event. Magicians, DJs, bands… the options are endless. Entertainment is an important part of any private event so make sure to consider the vibe of your event and what will impress your guests. Check out our range of suppliers to add an element of fun to your event.
Theming - Depending on the nature of your event, you may want to consider what decor you want for your event. What do you want your guests to think and feel when they’re at your event? Think about the experience from start to finish and make sure your theming is tied in throughout the whole event.
So there you have it! Hiring out a bar can make a fantastic backdrop for your next private event. Get in touch with us to explore our wide range of bars we have available to hire across London. We’re sure to have the perfect one for your needs.
About Private Bars Venues in London
If you're looking for an intimate, private venue for drinks with a few (or a few hundred) close friends, have a look at some of the many private bars for hire in London. We're not saying that our Venue Experts are frequenting London's bars, but they know the best ones for private hire! London's nightlife is a top attraction of the capital and is one of the world's best party cities. We've got the lead on some of the best ones where exclusivity and private partying is a top priority. These are our favourites, but there's certainly more where this comes from! If you're after something specific, or something off the beaten track, click below to get in touch with the Venue Experts. They'll take your requirements and turn it into a list of bespoke recommendations that will suit you and your guests. We love a challenge, so feel free to hit us with whatever your specifications are.
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