From the weird to wonderful, elegant to eye-catching, here’s a list of some of the best drinks reception venues London has to offer.

For drinks reception venues London is home to a wide range of Spaces to fit any occasion. Whether it’s a large party you are accommodating or a smaller more intimate event, London has every option possible for your next event.


The London EDITION is located in central Fitzrovia and is a venue full of integrity and character. This historic building has a simple, sophisticated design sensibility, creating a seamless blend of charisma and ease.
The Basement is an eclectic venue which features custom lighting by Patrick Woodroffe, a full bar and state-of-the-art sound system, making this an ideal for drinks receptions, team celebrations, networking events and private parties.

2. Roof Terrace, Sea Containers Events

Deck looking out over London with the large Sea Containers lettering, bank of shrubs and guests
This venue sits right at the top of the building behind the iconic Sea Containers letters. The stunning roof terrace is one of the most exclusive drinks reception venues London can offer you.
The roof terrace has panoramic 360-degree views of the capital’s skyline. Being surrounded by a glass barrier makes the Space feel endless and ensures the striking views remain uninterrupted.
Suitable for up to 150 people, the hire of the roof terrace includes a suitable indoor Space in case of inclement weather. Your event will feel like it is floating on the London skyline.

3. Conservatory, Barbican

Large palm tree within The Conservatory at Barbican with a party of guests enjoying drinks
The Conservatory at the Barbican is the perfect London venue hire for your next drinks reception. Especially if you’re looking for something a little bit different.
This spectacular Space is a joy to discover. A hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city which is home to finches, quails, exotic fish and over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees.
Protected by its glass roof it is suitable to be used in any weather conditions. The Space can accommodate up to 100 delegates for a standing fork buffet or 150 Guests for a drinks reception.

4. Boundary Rooftop, The Boundary Project

Rooftop deck with tables and chairs surrounding by shrubbery overlooking London
Open come rain or shine, the heated Glass Orangery encasing the dining area is open all year round. For a London drinks reception venue, this Space offers a view of the city can be enjoyed whatever the weather.
Larger standing parties can book the entirety of Boundary Rooftop. That includes the outdoor terrace, which transforms whatever the season, with parasols and sunhats in the summer to a firepit and blankets in the colder months.
Hire Boundary Rooftop at The Boundary Project for a fantastic drinks reception in London.

5. Apples & Pears

Long, private dining area with tea lights on tables leading to a bar area
This Space is located in a creative and buzzing area of East London. Apples & Pears is an atmospheric and stylish bar that’s full of charm and character.
The whole of the venue can be hired for any kind of private event. You can also bring together the lounge bar, basement bar and the garden for larger events.
If you’re looking for a fun venue for a drinks reception, with real style and character, this venue in East London could just be the perfect place to host your event.

6. Zone 2, Camden House

A range of tables and chairs within an expansive Space and bar area at Camden House, London
Camden Houses’ Zone 2 is 130 sq metres of event Space overlooking the iconic Camden Market. This is one of the best drinks reception venues London has to offer.
The Space is flooded with natural lighting, adorned with premium furnishings. It comes complete with a private bar and entrance to make it the perfect location for drinks receptions.
This Space also comes with 3 private meeting rooms, each with a private bar and can be combined with Zone 3 or with Zone 1.

7. Anise Bar, Cinnamon Kitchen

The Cinnamon Bazaar at Anise Bar with hanging lights over cushioned seats at tables with candles
For your next London drinks reception consider Anise Bar. This venue is in a prime location in Devonshire Square, just around the corner from Liverpool Street.
This restaurant bar has its own entrance and offers a sleek look with seductive lighting, comfy leather banquettes and exotic fabrics.
The bar often changes themes throughout the year, such as a ‘Cinnamon Bazaar’ or ‘Ski Lodge, adding theatrical flare to the Space. The bar menu in Anise Bar features sharing snacks and cocktails, using the signature blends of spices.

8. The Narrow

A long, private dining table at The Narrow with candles, wine glasses and table decorations
This venue is set in a former dockmaster’s house on the northern banks of the River Thames. Just a five-minute walk from Canary Wharf, The Narrow is a handsome Grade II-listed riverside venue steeped in history.
Panoramic waterside views across Limehouse are matched by a menu anchored with British ingredients and a splash of Mediterranean gusto.
Floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the conservatory provide breathtaking views of the River. Your guests can also be ensured they will be protected by the elements throughout the ultimate group dining experience.

9. Library Lounge, Greenwood

Bar area at the Library Lounge with bar stools and a wide selection of drinks
No matter what type of drinks reception you are hosting The Library Lounge at the Greenwood can accommodate your needs.
The Space can hold up to 80 people with packages perfectly designed for you. This area can also be split into two smaller separate areas. The Lounge accommodating up to 50 guests standing and Library accommodating up to 14 guests for a seated meal.
This open plan, semi-private Space is the perfect setting for your next drinks reception.

10. Circa The Club

Large disco ball overlooking a dance floor that is flooded with lights of different colours
Here’s a venue for a larger number of Guests for a drinks reception. Circa The Club is a spectacular Space for up to 500 guests.
Ideally located next door to Embankment Station, Circa The Club boasts an interior of exposed brick and timber flooring. Combined with mirrored walls providing and it creates an industrial yet modern feel.
The Space has a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, plush booth seating and a large open plan dance floor/bar area. Circa The Club is guaranteed to captivate and impress your Guests.

11. Symphony, Bateaux London

A party of guests enjoy wine at a round table on a boat on the River Thames
The Symphony Boat London is one of London’s most unique and unusual drinks reception venues. This Space offers something a little bit more unusual for your next drinks reception.
The Symphony’s all-glass structure enables guests to enjoy the magnificent views of London without interruption. Her wide expanse of glass, dark wooden flooring and sleek furniture bestow an elegant atmosphere complimented by exterior viewing platforms.
This is the perfect venue for an elegant and stylish Thames boat party that will impress all your Guests.
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