Private Bars 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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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.


Shoreditch Platform can be hired for cocktail parties, private parties, Christmas parties, corporate events, conferences, talks, meetups, and exhibitions. Our moto is flexibility: request a service to make your event the way you want it, we'll make it happen.


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.


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.


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.


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.

HotBox London Spitalfields

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.


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.


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.


Our Semi Exclusive Gallery area at Bounce Farringdon boasts a fantastic view of the main floor. Raised above our main area in your own space holding up to 30 guests you can play to your hearts content on your exclusive Ping Pong table whilst being waited on by your own server.


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.

Private Bars FAQs


What is a 'minimum spend' to hire out a bar area?

The venue is asking for you and your guests to commit to spending at least a certain amount with them during the night. Any shortfall will usually be charged on top as a venue hire fee.


How do I get a better price for hiring out a bar?

Bars will usually quote a minimum spend which is based on how much they would expect to make that night from being open to the public. So if you host your event on a quiet night of the week, the quote will usually be lower.


What are some quirky bars I can hire in London?

Our suggestions for quirky bars would be Bunga Bunga in Covent Garden, The Four Quarters in Peckham, London Cocktail Club (various locations) or Cahoots bar in Mayfair.


What are some great cocktail bars in London available for private hire?

Our favourite cocktail bars in London include Victorian Bath House, who infuse their own liquors, London Cocktail Club for some quirky and unique cocktails and Mr Fogg's House of Botanicals for amazing floral decor.

About Private Bars


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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