With warmer weather on the horizon, summer parties are well and truly on the table! 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 or birthday celebration at one of London's best rooftop venues? Perfect for company parties, client events, or birthday fun, 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
One venue that's sure to keep everyone entertained is Swingers West End, a spot that offers all the fun and frivolities of the English Riviera of the 1920s - the birthplace of crazy golf! Boasting a retractable all-weather-roof, and space for 70 guests to mingle and make merry, the venue's beautiful South Terrace is a pièce de résistance for any party. Plus, with fabulous food and drinks, and a roaring round of golf at your fingertips, summer evenings here are sure to get guests in the swing of summer celebrations!
Location: Oxford Circus
Capacity: 70 dining
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tattu London's Outer Courtyard Terrace and take in unparalleled views of the city. This space is ideal for any occasion, accommodating up to 16 guests seated or 30 standing for personal and corporate events alike. Enjoy delicious food and drinks protected from the elements, with a retractable roof allowing you to make the most of sunny days and outdoor heaters keeping you warm during cooler evenings. Whether it's a birthday celebration with friends or a team-building drinks reception, Tattu's courtyard terrace is the perfect hidden gem for your special event.
Location: Oxford Street
Capacity: 30 reception
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
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
If you haven't planned your summer soirée yet, you'd better be quick to nab 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. Once you've had an event at sky-level you'll never want an event on the ground again!
Jessamy channels her passion for sustainability and cultural events into shining a spotlight on innovation and inspiration in the events world, and heading up Hire Space's sustainability committee.