Outdoor Venues in London

Browse the best outdoor venues for hire in London. From squares to gardens, rooftops to fields, they're ideal when the sun's invited.

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The Palm Court is a stunning reception area and is most certainly the area within our events space with the biggest wow factor! The glass domed roof of the Palm Court creates a distinct feeling of being outside when in. Its high glass ceiling allows light to flood in by day whilst turning into a focal point, lighting up, as evening falls. This space is ideal for standing functions or drinks receptions.

BMA House Bloomsbury

The Courtyard is a perfect outdoor venue for a laid back reception, summer party or casual barbecue.


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.


Running the whole length of the Pavilion, the Roof Terrace is a beautiful and airy space with a long balcony and remarkable views of the Ground. Used by MCC Members on match days as a place to enjoy the cricket over a drink in the sun, it makes a dazzling and spacious North London venue for a summer drinks party or reception.


The London Stadium Community Track and Field is an outdoor venue perfect for team building events, summer parties and away days. Hire includes access to the stand seating, restrooms and changing facilities. BBQ menu style catering

HQS Wellington Westminster

The beautiful Model Room on the middle deck is full of marine artefacts including ships’ bells, medals, and (as the name suggests) a priceless collection of antique model ships. The room is suitable for a variety of events, but is particularly apposite for small meetings, intimate lunches and cocktail receptions ahead of dinners in the Court Room.

58VE City of London

The Lounge and Balcony located on the sixth floor is a setting to create an event to remember. With it's stunning panoramic views across the River Thames this unique space allows your guests to enjoy an exclusive central London setting. Whether hosting a drinks reception, celebrating a milestone or creating a buzz around a product launch the Lounge and Balcony at 58VE is the perfect space for a party.


The Panorama Room is attached to a large outdoor terrace space which showcases spectacular views of the London skyline - making it the ideal spot for summer parties with BBQs, drinks and canapés. Set within 196 acres of parkland, there are plenty of spacious areas to host teambuilding activities, as well as unique onsite activities such as ice skating, boating and pitch & putt - all of which can be incorporated into your away day package. Tell us your ideas and we can create your perfect summer party at Ally Pally - whatever the weather!

ZSL London Zoo Regents Park

There's nothing like a drinks and canape arrival to begin your event or even host a Summer party or intimate dinner within in one of ZSL London Zoos unique animal houses. Combining an up close encounter with some of the worlds most fascinating animals and award winning catering, these spaces provide the perfect backdrop to wow your guests! Choose from Tiger Territory, B.U.G.S!, Penguin Beach, Aquarium, Reptiles, The Attenborough Komodo Dragon House or Land of the Lions. Please contact us to discuss capacities, timings and availability - subject to Zoo opening hours and time of year.


The private dining rooms situated on level 38 of the iconic Gherkin building offer unforgettable views of the London skyline. Designed with flexibility in mind, whole floor bookings allow for large gatherings of up to 130 guests. Events at The Gherkin are lavishly catered for with bespoke breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that bring to life Searcys' passion for British produce and seasonality. Here, private dining is both refined and secluded, offering a privileged perspective to impress your guests.

The Union Tavern Westbourne grove

The downstairs bar is perfect for events and private parties. This space allows 50 standing or 30 seated, along with a dedicated bar, easy access to the garden and a relaxing atmosphere. With stunning views of the canal side and plenty of outside space it is a popular space indeed.


There are six distinct galleries available for evening hire. These are: The Thames Highway Gallery (reception 80, dinner 40); London Sugar and Slavery (reception 120); Docklands War (reception 100); Trade Expansion Gallery (reception 120, dinner 60); Sailortown, City and River (reception 200). They can be hired in isolation or in conjunction with other event spaces.

Outdoor Venues FAQs


What are the best outdoor venues to hire in London?

Our favourite outdoor venues in London that are available to hire include - Merchant Taylor's Hall, the HAC, Shoreditch Gardens and Royal Museums Greenwich.


How much do outdoor venues cost to hire in London?

This completely depends on the venue/location/event type/day of the week etc. Some will work on a minimum spend, which means you have to spend a certain amount on food and drink, whilst some will charge room hire and catering on top.


What happens if it rains during my event?

This does depend on the venue but most will have a back up wet weather option. Venues like HAC and Shoreditch Gardens put up a marquee just in case. It is worth speaking to the venue about this before you sign a contract or pay a deposit.

About Outdoor Venues


London is one of the greatest business hubs in Europe. But as hard as Londoners work, everyone needs a day out of the office every now and again.

What better way to keep your team refreshed and motivated than a day packed with team bonding activities? To help you out, we've listed the best indoor team building venues in London - guaranteed to keep your corporate away day running smoothly whatever the weather.

So, whether you're stuck for ideas or you just want a space inside to work through some exercises and games, these brilliant away day venues have got you covered.

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