Bars in East London

Browse our list of fun, charming and quirky bars for hire in east London. Perfect for drink receptions, private parties or networking events.

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The Secret Bar gives you a sense of exclusivity thanks to its private location behind a secret door in the Looking Glass Cocktail Club. This space has its own sound system and bar, perfect for corporate functions, PR events, private parties and more. Looking Glass offers a fusion of live music and performance arts, thrilling its audience by challenging their perceptions. Notably, it is home to Sessions 58 - the hottest acoustic sessions in town, as well as some of the most titillating events in the East End.


Zigfrid is the ground floor of the venue, a carefully designed creative space with a welcoming bar area directly accessible from Hoxton Square. Zigfrid is available during the day for workshops and meetings. In the evenings it is perfect for one of a kind, large celebrations and comes fully staffed and furnished with a DJ set up. All prices listed are indicative minimum spends for exclusive hires, which may vary depending on the timings of the event.


The venue is available for exclusive hire and is the ideal place to throw a colourful, lively party that your guests won't forget. The bright, vibrant areas are perfect for entertaining and for private parties for any occasion, be it a summer BBQ, sports screening, Christmas or celebrating for the sake of it. There is a dancefloor, DJ Booth, cloakroom, large outdoor area with outdoor heating options and no hire fee although a minimum spend applies.

Trapeze Bar Shoreditch

Trapeze Bar is a bar for hire located in Central Shoreditch, East London and is easily accessible by public transport. Set over three floors, the venue offers a really flexible and quirky setting for all types of event including launch parties, club nights and celebrations. There are two entrances so two events can occur simultaneously. The Main Bar is the largest space in Trapeze and its circus themed decor is colourful, stylish and totally unique. Apologies- we are unable to accept 18th birthday parties and private hire on Friday and Saturday nights.

Bar 515 Hackney

A superb East London bar for hire situated just 5 minutes from Bethnal Green central line station on Cambridge Heath rd. Birthday parties, event hire, music launches, DJ sessions and more- this intimate space with a capacity of 70 has an incredibly unique and original low key and very cool minimalist vibe that will make any event held here a fabulous success! A lovely intimate, laid back space complete with gorgeous outside mini garden that is perfect for any parties, launches or gigs. Fully licensed bar with catering if required and the bars friendly events team can bring in DJs as well!


Any event can be catered for, whether it be corporate office party, private birthday party, fashion show, photoshoot, wake, quiz, ticketed event- the space is versatile for both day and night events. Large windows allow plenty of light in during the day an huge red velvet curtains close a night- creating an intimate feel.

Clutch Shoreditch

Loud and proud, fun and vibrant, colourful and splashy. R'n'B music, quirky décor, imaginative cocktails, lively staff, wacky company and of course, its tasty and delicious guil-free fried chicken, make Clutch a destination in its own right.


Located in the heart of Hackney, steps from the Regents Canal, The Last Tuesday Society is perfect for any occasion — from birthdays, private and corporate parties, to intimate gatherings and press events, one of the finest bars for hire in East London. Suitable for cocktail parties or private dinners. The most eclectic venue for your next workplace gatherings and sure to delightfully surprise all mums at any family party, engagement party or wedding reception.


Hire out a million balls for the night! We also have smaller break out areas with private ball pits. We are a 450 capacity ball pit cocktail bar for hire in the heart of East London, licensed until 2am. We have food, drink and entertainment packages to suit all budgets.

Pizza Pilgrims West India Quay / Canary Wharf

The Pizza Playground is the perfect location for your party. Award winning pizza, arancini, beers, cocktails - all accompanied by a selection of games and activities from Mario Kart to Fussball to keep you guests entertained. We have a fantastic waterside terrace overlooking Canary Wharf - and a dedicated team ready to show you and your guests a great time at West India Quay! We have private spaces, as well as whole venue hire for parties up to 250 people.


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.


Perfect for conferences and wedding receptions, the fully air conditioned Bill Boeing Room boasts sophisticated audio-visual aids and the services of a fully qualified technician. The seating is removable to provide 2,000 square feet of exhibition space. A data projector, compatible with most computers, to display computer screen data onto our full size screen, is available in the Bill Boeing Room. The screen is retractable to open up a stage area and additional staging can be provided.

Bars FAQs


How much does it cost to hire a bar in London on a Friday night?

Most bars will quote a minimum spend, which is usually based on how much the bar would make being open to the public. Friday nights will usually be the highest quotes. It will vary venue to venue, but an average cost would be around £60pp for a Friday night.


What are some of the coolest bars for hire in East London?

Cool and quirky bars in East London include Old Street records, London Cocktail Club, The People's Park Tavern and Bar Kick.


Which speakeasy style bars are available to hire in East London?

Speakeasy style bars in East London include Nightjar, Callooh Callay, Lounge Bohemia and The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, in The Breakfast Club.


Which bars in East London offer activities or team building?

Team building venues in East London include Flight Club and London Shuffle Club.

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With East London still being one of the best places for Bars around London, look no further than this list of some of the most exciting Bars for hire. From the hidden bars to roof top bars, East London has everything you need. Enquire directly to venues through Hire Space, or contact our Venue Experts. You'll receive suggestions with best prices negotiated, and all for free.

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