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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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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


Milk & Honey has become a London institution since it opened in April 2002 and it remains dedicated to bringing unrivalled drinks quality and service to a discerning crowd of grown-ups. Prefect for corporate private parties or birthdays, we have bars on three floors, an intimate wood-panelled lounge and a lovely roof terrace each with a different feel and a range of drinking and eating options. The whole venue is available for private hire on Sundays.


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.


It is the outrageous fun of ping pong, combined with state of the art facilities and reputation for hosting the most talked about events that sets Bounce apart as the ultimate conference, and corporate party destination in London. Located just a 3 minute walk from Farringdon station, the venue features our luxurious Jaques Room, available for exclusive hire. It's an ideal setting for grup of 50-120 standing, 70 theatre style and 28 boardroom. The Room Includes: 3 Ping Pong Tables A cocktail bar with dedicated mixologist State of the art Karaoke System Uv Lighting Unlimited Ping Pong

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.

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If you're looking for an intimate, private venue for drinks with a few (or a few hundred) close friends, have a look at some of the many private bars for hire in London. We're not saying that our Venue Experts are frequenting London's bars, but they know the best ones for private hire! London's nightlife is a top attraction of the capital and is one of the world's best party cities. We've got the lead on some of the best ones where exclusivity and private partying is a top priority. These are our favourites, but there's certainly more where this comes from! If you're after something specific, or something off the beaten track, click below to get in touch with the Venue Experts. They'll take your requirements and turn it into a list of bespoke recommendations that will suit you and your guests. We love a challenge, so feel free to hit us with whatever your specifications are.

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