At long last, spring is round the corner, and we couldn't be more excited to start planning a summer party to celebrate the return of the sun! If you're looking to really make your party stand out, you'll need style, space and a sprinkling of stunning views of the city thrown into the mix - and maybe a little entertainment and good food on the side...
Luckily, we've got the ideal solution to all of the above: why not elevate your summer party at one of London's best rooftop venues? Perfect for big company parties and client events, these sky-high events spaces are hands-down the best place to enjoy a summer evening in good company and cut loose from the office. Check out 6 of our favourites below!
The rooftop terrace at the Trafalgar St James is a spectacular spot, day and night, with views over Nelson's Column, and across the city to the London Eye and beyond. With potentially the most enviable postcode on our books, and exquisite food and wine to match, this venue is a superb setting to host a truly memorable party - and with a retractable roof, it's ideal for any occasion, come rain or shine.
Location: Charing Cross
Capacity: 180 standing
The hip alternative to Trafalgar Square's elegant set-up, Hackney's NT's Loft is the epitome of trendy summer hang-outs, with a host of palm trees bringing some laid-back LA vibes to London. Featuring a cocktail bar on the terrace, as well as an outdoor DJ booth, great food, and heaters for when it gets a little chillier, this fun spot is ideal for office parties and summer evenings with a jug of Pimms.
Capacity: 350 standing
This beautiful oasis of greenery sits atop Pantechnicon's five floors of elegant restaurants and events spaces, each celebrating a fusion of Nordic and Japanese cuisine and style. Offering a south-facing terrace to catch the sun, as well as huge wall-to-wall sliding windows, this airy and open conservatory really makes the most of the summer light, and provides an incredible space for a summer party. And with panoramic views over the streets of Belgravia, and a seriously special menu for a drinks reception or dining experience, we're sure that a sophisticated party here will hit all the right notes with your guests.
Capacity: 120 dining; 160 standing
The Prince of Wales is an iconic landmark of Brixton, with sprawling floors and a huge open-air roof terrace. Featuring bars and booths to settle down for a catch-up with colleagues, it's a seriously cool spot to host a party for your nearest and dearest - all 700 of them! If you're after a huge capacity, while keeping the setting easy to socialise in, The Prince of Wales is the place to go - not to mention that it's a total sun-trap!
Capacity: 700 standing
Century Club offers an exclusive roof terrace in the heart of the West End, overlooking the bright lights of the city. Ideal for drinking, dancing or just delighting in the weather, Century Club is billed as London’s “best kept secret” - forgive us for letting the cat out of the bag! Plus, they're covered for all eventualities: the retractable glass roof ensures that even British weather won’t trouble your party with an impromptu shower.
Location: Piccadilly Circus
Capacity: 180 standing
The terrace rooms at 30 Euston Square provide a flexible space, ready to adapt to the theme of your party, and opening up onto a beautiful outdoor roof space. With gorgeous views and a well-stocked bar, this venue comes fully AV equipped making it suited for award ceremonies and brand events as well as summer festivities. And, of course, there's enough space for a barbecue, a boogie, and a bit of sun-bathing to make your summer party complete!
Capacity: 230 Guests
When summer's finally here, you'll be primed with one of these fantastic venues to get everyone in the mood for a party. Thanks to their outdoor space and unique views of the city, you won't find better spots to enjoy a summer evening in London than rooftop bars. Be warned however, these venues are dangerous: once you've had an event at sky-level you'll never want an event on the ground again!