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Perfect Pubs And Bars For Summer Parties

As we head towards summer, we're on the lookout for the best party venues out there for a good old knees-up - and we'll take any excuse for one! Easter gatherings, May Day flings, Jubilee celebrations, or just the normal calendar of birthdays and office get-togethers, there's always something to celebrate!

Luckily, there are plenty of fantastic venues to check out, so you can keep the setting as fresh as your drinks and dance moves. Here are a few of our favourites featuring pub food, good drinks, and great atmospheres to get you excited for a party or four!

Smith's Of Smithfield

Set in the centre of London's bustling City, Smith's of Smithfield is an oasis of stylish design, with industrial pipework and bright colours creating a vibrant setting for a party. The Market Room provides a spacious area to mingle and enjoy drinks and nibbles, while for smaller parties the separate Gallery Room creates an intimate dining space for up to 14 guests. With a private, bespoke cocktail bar, and comfortable seating, this airy venue is ideal for summer events of all kinds, and it couldn't be a more convenient spot for guests to get to!

Location: Farringdon

Capacity: 100 reception

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The Oyster Shed

On the northern bank of the river, next to London Bridge, sits the pearl of the riverfront venue scene, The Oyster Shed. You can book exclusive use of the Rockefeller Lounge, with its chic decor and private feel, to really impress your guests, or book in a party in the venue's downstairs area, with views over the water and direct access to the bar. Either way, we're pretty sure that any party here is going to go down swimmingly with guests, with delicious food and drinks, and unbeatable views on tap.

Location: Monument

Capacity: 140 reception

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Enderby House

Take a trip into a tropical rainforest in Enderby House's incredible Garden Room, decked out with palms, fun prints, and polished tables - you'd almost forget you were in London if you couldn't peek through the window onto the Thames! Perfect for a relaxed weekend event, or a summer soirée, this venue is seriously stylish, and offers up some excellent food and drink to seal the deal. On top of that (literally), Enderby House features a roof terrace, complete with sofas, space for mingling, and panoramic views across the river - what more could you ask for?!

Location: Greenwich Peninsula

Capacity: 60 reception

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The Dog And Fox

At the opposite end of the river, The Dog and Fox offers a stylish but lively venue for a party, with plenty of space for mingling and getting out the dance moves. With a full bar in its specialist Coach House events area, which features a dance floor, live band and DJ facilities, there's no better place to let your hair down and celebrate any event that comes your way. Plus, with delicious catering options, from an extensive wine list to buffet-style meals, there's plenty to keep guests fuelled up to party all evening!

Location: Wimbledon

Capacity: 250 standing

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If these venues have got you in the mood for a party (we're practically throwing ourselves at every invitation!), then why wait for one to pop up in the diary?? Get planning your own, and get in touch to bag one of these fabulous spots before they're snapped up! If you're looking for something else, check out our other top venues for parties for any occasion or celebration!





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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.

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