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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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.

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.

BMA House Bloomsbury

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

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.

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.


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.


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


This beautiful outdoor garden is a hidden gem right in the heart of South London. The generous space has a beautiful canopy structure complete with a clear roof to let the sunshine in - making it perfect for a wide range of daytime and evening events, from a summer party to weddings, drinks, product launches, markets or outdoor screenings. Being in the centre of the venue, this area is great when used in conjunction with other spaces and can be paired with Springs Bar, Springs Studio and the Sassoon Gallery.


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!

Little Ship Club City of London

The Club Room is a refreshing, airy space that overlooks the River Thames. The large windows and doors open out onto the Thames Path, and the room is decorated with leather upholstery, oil paintings and sailing artifacts giving it a traditional ambience.


The top of The Gherkin is a setting fit for the most memorable wedding celebration. Whether you are looking for the most fanciful of ceremonies or a more personal moment for you and your family, The Gherkin's sky-high spaces and intimate private rooms allow for just the type of celebration you have always imaged.

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


Contrary to common perception, London has an abundance of open spaces, parks and lawns. Central London includes eight Royal Parks, stacking up at an impressive 4,882 acres. These former royal hunting grounds are now all open to the public. In addition to Royal Parks, a number of smaller garden squares can be found scattered across the city. Russell Square in Bloomsbury, and Soho Square in Soho, are examples of previously privately owned spaces which are now open to the public and can be used for private events. At Hire Space we’ve tracked down a variety of delightful outdoor event spaces perfect for private hire. Whether your planning your corporate summer party or organising a wedding we have outdoor venue hire in London covered. Need more inspiration? Contact our experts using the Ask a Venue Expert for additional and bespoke options

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