One thing's for sure, London isn't short of bars, so picking just a handful is pretty tough. But, we've whittled it down to just six that are pretty perfect for a corporate event. Elegant Champagne bars, stylish open plan venues and ones with a more relaxed, urban feel make up a varied list of options for your next event.
The Pearson Room is situated right in the heart of Canary Wharf. The interiors are inspired by the 1950s, with Hitchcock as a big influence. It’s a large, stylish venue with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over Canada Square, whilst flooding the space with natural light.
Despite its size, the venue has an intimate feel, created with comfy furniture and an impressive bar that is the focal point of the space. It’s casual, yet sophisticated enough for a party or corporate function. The venue also has a number of smaller rooms to hire, as well as a balcony for smaller functions.
The Chapel Bar has become a popular venue for exclusive events and private parties. The Saloon is at the heart of the venue and offers up a versatile space that can accommodate up to 180 people, with a large dance floor and disco lighting, because no party is complete without it.
The Terrace Room with its adjoining outside space offers the ideal option for smaller events and is perfect for BBQs and summer parties. It's available until 3am too, for all the wild ones who just don't want to go home.
Bermondsey Social Club is a unique space set under a railway arch in a quiet street in Bermondsey. It comfortably hosts 120 guests for any event.
The blank-canvas set-up makes the space ideal for parties, pop-ups and screenings as well as corporate functions. 'The Social' also has a license until 4am every day of the week and boasts an outside courtyard that adds a relaxed and comfortable space.
4. Pop Brixton
Pop Brixton is a community project that was built to support local businesses and social enterprises. Located a stone’s throw from Brixton Village, it’s one of London's hottest new events spaces. The multi-use arts and events space is comprised of restaurants, pop-ups and retailers with various spaces available for events.
Pop Box is built from up-cycled shipping containers and is a multi-use space that can hold up to 450 people. Adorned with fairy lights, it has a relaxed atmosphere that lends itself perfectly to parties, particularly in the summer.
For some added fun, Pop Fields, introduced this year in time for the summer of sports, includes a multi-sport pitch that can be used for football, rugby, tennis. It's an ideal spot for summer soirees in a great London location.
The area features its own bar, a mixture of high and low table areas with seating and plenty of space for mingling. Most of the furniture in the area is movable so the layout for events is flexible, making it an ideal venue for canape and drinks receptions, client entertaining or even office drinks.
Well known on the King's Road, Beaufort House is a cocktail bar, brasserie and private members’ club. Set over four floors and boasting a beautiful lounge, restaurant, cocktail bar, Club Room and a Champagne Bar.
The Champagne Bar at Beaufort House comes in the form of a beautiful stylish penthouse loft, boasting dark-wood floors and deep red chairs and curtains, making it opulent and elegant at the same time. It's perfect if you're looking to impress or treat yourself to a tipple from its extensive Champagne list.
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