Bars to Hire in London

Check out the most fabulous bars to hire in London, for when you just want the place to yourselves. Find your dream bar whatever your budget.

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The Scotch of St James Mayfair , St James, West End

The Scotch of St James is a nightclub, live music and private event space which first opened its doors in 1965. Available for private hire: launch parties, private views, press days, talks, private gigs, playbacks, showcases, album launches, birthday & christmas parties.


London's Urban Winery + Kitchen offers a unique and unforgettable events space. Vagabond offers an interactive wine experience with over 100 + wines to enjoy by the glass from their by the glass machines. If that wasn't enough, Vagabond produce their own English wines in their Urban Winery. This flexible events space can host any thing from bespoke tastings, private parties, networking events to large drinks receptions, dinners and everything in between. The full venue seats 80 and stands 140. There are a range of spaces within to suit groups of different sizes.


Occupying the sunny west-facing side of the building, The Bar at B&H Buildings opens onto the street and the leafy park beyond via huge windows and glass doors. Influenced by those typically seen in a Grand Café, the beautiful marble mosaic bar top is itself a thing of beauty, particularly when set against the stunning mirrored back bar.


The Piano Bar is one of the most opulent but inviting spaces in Century. This musical room is home to the largest bar in the club, a resident piano and private bathrooms. This space works brilliantly for informal meetings, birthday celebrations, acoustic performances, and quiz evenings to name but a few.


Adventure Bars are used to hosting all kinds of events and feature experienced hosts to ensure your event goes to plan. Parties, meetings, launch parties, networking events and drinks receptions are all well suited to the venue. The pricing is indicative and minimum spends vary according to the type of event and date.


The Whole 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 of all kinds, whether that be a birthday, Christmas or just celebrating for the sake of it. There is a dancefloor, DJ Booth and no hire fee although a minimum spend applies.


Once an iconic music location, Orange Yard reemerges as a 300-people-capacity venue in the heart of Soho. Originally built in 1976, the venue has played host to some big-name stars, as well as being hotbed of new talent. Orange Yard is jazzy in style with retro sofas, a polished and nostalgic decor, huge dancefloor and cosy booth seating in bright colours. Our initiate space is perfect for all your private, corporate events, Christmas parties, bar hire and drink receptions.


This beautiful two floor venue boasts 3 bars and is just 2 years old with new and glamorous interior perfect for celebrating special occasions for parties of up to 400 guests.


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.


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.


Located in the new Airbus Business Suite on the lower ground floor, the Broughton Room features WIFI throughout, air-conditioning, mood lighting and the use of the business suite with full IT facilities. Ideal for presentations, meetings and private dining.


Gorgeous and cosy, the fireplace room is ideal for hosting smaller or informal parties and gatherings. It can work as well for post-work drinks as it can for a special occasion.

Bars to Hire FAQs


What are some of the coolest and quirkiest speakeasy bars in London?

Our favourite Speakeasy bars in London include Purl, Cahoots, Barts, Opium, Ask for Janice, The Lucky Pig and The Looking Glass Cocktail bar,


How do you hire out a bar for a private event?

Most bars will ask you to commit to a minimum spend when hiring out the entire venue. This means you commit to spending a certain amount on food and drinks between you and your guests, through the hire.


How do I run an open bar for a corporate event?

Most bars will offer a few options for an open bar, including putting a card behind the bar, paying a tab in advance, pre-ordering drinks in advance and supplying guests with drinks tokens.


How much do drinks cost in bars in London?

This will vary venue to venue, though we find most bars in London will charge between £5-6 for a beer, wine or spirit with mixer. Cocktails are usually priced at £8-12 but can be lower inside of a promotion, or more than this at higher-end venues.

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