Best Place to Throw a Party in London

With a city like London at your fingertips, picking a party location is never going to be easy. BarChick’s been to enough, and here are the best venues to get your party freak on... even better leave it to us! Message us on BarChick Concierge, tell us what you're feeling and we'll get it all sorted. And yes, it's free.  Think of us as your free boozing PA. 


Pix Confessional Cocktail Club


You can hire out this secret lil' cocktail den, hidden within the foundations of an old church - it's all pretty cool. There's just five booths - enough for 24 people, but it's a great shout if you're a smallish crowd. Foodwise, it's all about the tapas plates (pintxos) here, and there' a solid Spanish wine list too. Book on a Sunday and it's all-you-can-eat food and Cava - POW.

People: 24

185 Portobello Road, W11 2ED

Upstairs at The Ten Bells


Old school boozer on the ground floor, cocktail bar upstairs but for us the clincher is the lounge on the top floor, and like all the best things in life, this one is kept for private affairs. The living room you wish you had, it’s all chesterfield couches, brick walls, open fireplaces and killer views of Spitalfields Church up here. It seats about 20 peeps (Birthday party, sorted), we can sort it out for you, no stress so message BarChick Concierge. They either crack open the booze and leave you to it or you can have a bartender up here to make sure there are no empty glasses. BarChick’s moving in.

The Lounge (A private room in the roof!)

People: 25. Cost: £600 min spend.
84 Commercial Street, London E1 6QG

68 and Boston


A smart but affordable option. Right in Soho. Pow. It’s a big space but split into two floors, so pick your poison at the door! Downstairs is a wine bar selling an insane range of wines from all over the globe, with a big chunk of them priced at £20 per bottle. Upstairs is the cocktail den and on weekdays the drinks are dangerously affordable. There's all sorts of rooms and areas you can hire in this top notch bar.

The Vaults (downstairs - 68. Spaces in the cellar, tucked away)

People: 15-20. Cost: £350 + service minimum spend. 50% deposit needed to book.

Private Snug (downstairs - 68. Secluded lil' area)

People: 30 max. Cost: £500 sun-weds, £750 Thursday, £1,000 Friday-Saturday + service is the minimum spend. 50% deposit needed to book.

Parisian Quarters (downstairs - 68. Semi-private area with seats)

People: Seating/standing 25 max. Cost: £500 + service minimum spend. 50% deposit needed to book.

The Writers Room (upstairs - Boston. Semi-private area with seats + fireplace)

People: 35.  Cost: £500 Sunday-Wednesday, £600 Thursday, £750 Friday-Saturday + service for the minimum spends. 50% deposit needed to book.

Whole venue

People: 260. Cost: Approximately £2,000 minimum spend + service.

5 Greek St, London W1D 4DD

El Camion 


Head down to the Baja Room beneath El Camion Monday - Wednesday and party like you’ve never partied before. Tequila is served in abundance and the vibe is seriously loco. You won’t have a private room, but the booths here are pretty big and you’ll easily squeeze your mates in. All they ask is that you all order food, done.

Whole venue hire:

People: 50. Cost: £2,000 minimum to hire 'til 10pm.

25-27 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 0RR


Brought to you by the guys who do NightJar (a.k.a best bar ever). Get down the stairs and find an upmarket tiki chic vibe with palm print walls, a touch of colonial and all sorts of weird and wonderful objects. As well as sexy slick leather booths, there are 2-man tables by the bar and a private curtained off space for private hire. Nab it and throw one hell of a party - there's live music (think jazz, funk, swing and blues) and a-mazing cocktails.

People: 20 (seated). 30 (standing). Cost: Pre-order of two rounds of sharing cocktails and food (exclusive of music entry charge and 12.5% service charge, which is also added to the bill).

East Poultry Avenue, London Central Markets, London, EC1A 9LH


BarChick's absolute fail-safe fun night out. Stuff your face with bad-ass BBQ food then load up on cocktails and listen to epic live bands on the sweaty dance floor (guaranteed snogs if that's your bag). For a big crew you can hire the downstairs room - which comes with animal heads on the wall and a dodgem. But if there's not too many of you we say nab the silver caravan at the back for your gang. Get BarChick Concierge to book you in on 07481 341284. Bundle in, plug in your phone and listen to some bangers while you work your way through the stocked fridge. Then stumble out into the carnage. Loving life.

People: 15-25. Cost: £350-£700, depends on day.

Private room
People: 40-120. Cost: £750-£2,000, depends on day.

The Chelsea Prayer Room


We all love a secret bar, and especially one that we've got all to ourselves 'til 1am baby. Wherever you do, don’t miss out on the Rhubarb Bellinis, they’re the goat’s bollocks.

People: 45. Cost: £1000 min spend up to 10pm and £3000 until 1am, both excluding 12.5% service.

The Goat, 333 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL

Old Mary’s


Romantically close to Hyde Park, this is the ultimate venue for those who prefer to stay this side of town. Full of character, there’s the option to hire The Scullery cocktail bar downstairs, then there's the upstairs area (if you've got a bigger crowd) or the entire venue if you're mega popular. Serving hot dogs, craft beers and cocktails in what used to be the servant’s quarters for the pub above, your party will look like a peasants' knees-up in no time.

The Scullery

People: 25-30 Cost: No room hire, no minimum spend


People: 70. No minimum spend.

Whole Venue

People: 100. Get the whole venue for minimum spend of: Mon & Tues: £800.00, Wed: £1000.00, Thurs: £1500.00, Fri & Sat: £2000.00, Sun: £1500.00.

24 Craven Terrace, Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3QH // +44 20 7262 5240

Grand Union Brixton


If you're all about an outside space, book yourself a hut for your tribe and make like you're partying in the rainforest. The garden can also be booked if you're planning a big bash, and there's a private room upstairs if outside ain't your thing.


People: 20. Cost: £70 hire fee.


People: 400. Cost: Min spend changes on the day/date

Private room

People: Up to 200 people. Cost: £3,000 min spend

123 Acre Lane, London SW2 5UA

Ridley Road Market Bar


This place is popular and for good reason. You won’t be able to book out a private room or area, but tell your crew to come a early and you can grab a table or two and be the first ones throwing wild moves on the dance floor.

Bar area

People: 0-20. Cost: Nothing for the venue, just buy lots of drinks.

49 Ridley Road, Dalston, London, E8 2NP

The Upstairs Bar at Callooh Callay


Often referred to as 'The Pop-up Bar', this intimate venue changes every 6 weeks: make it your own for the night and let your guests go wild in this Alice in Wonderland style bar. The Back Lounge behind the wardrobe is also available for hire either separately or combined. Drinks can be arranged for reception and menus can be customized and drinks renamed to your taste. Canapes and bowl food are on hand for the peckish and all they ask for in return is a 30% deposit.

The Upstairs Bar
People: 25-30. Cost: £800 to £2,000 minimum spend depending on day of hire.

The Back Lounge
People: 50-60. Cost: £1,500 to 2,500 minimum spend depending on day of hire/only available for hire Sunday to Tuesday.


People: 85. Cost: £3,000 to £5,000 minimum spend depending on day of hire.

65 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY

The Water Poet


The Garden Dining Room

A hog roast on Saturdays and a large walled garden for smokers, this is the perfect place if you work in the city. This place gets busy so if you’re short on friends, you can pretend you’ve got more.

People: 40 for drinks. Cost: £200 minimum

The Barn

Your own bar and barmen in your own private barn just off the main terrace means swag.

People: 50. Cost: £250 deposit and £500 minimum spend

Cellar Bar

People: 100  for drinks. Cost: £350 deposit and £700 minimum spend

9-11 Folgate Street, London, E1 6BX

The Oxo Tower


Top Floor Bar

Killer views of the Thames and the London skyline, plus an interior that gives the impression you’re on a boat. Canapés can be ordered in advance or you can just drink and enjoy the view.

People: 8-25 (reserve section of bar). Cost (depends on day of week): £35 – £90 minimum spend per person.

Or hire out the bar for a cocktail party for max 75 people. Cost: minimum spend: Lunch time: £800 - £4,000. Dinner time £4,000 – £15,000.

Barge House Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH (1)

The Mahogany Bar, Wiltons


Whilst you can’t rent out the Mahogany Bar itself,  you can hire Champagne Charlie on first floor.

People: 20. Cost: No minimum spend but a hire cost you won't get back. £30 per hour or £150 per day between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Friday: £175 per night (6pm - 11pm).

1 Graces Alley, London, E1 8JB



Reading Room

This room has glass doors dividing you from the bar and the rest of the world. It’s private enough to not let any gatecrashers in and clear enough for everyone to see how much fun you’re having.

Drinks & canapes: People: 35-40. Cost: £500 minimum spend (Fri & Sat, with £100 deposit).

Dinner: People: 16. Cost: £500 minimum spend (Fri & Sat, with £100 deposit).

Private Dining Room

Drinks & Canapes: People: 50. Up to 25 for dinner, minimum spend: £1,200, £100 deposit.

The Conservatory

Drinks & canapes: People: 50. Dinner: 18 people (no dinner on Saturdays). Exclusive 'til 11pm. £1,000 min spend, £100 deposit.

Club Room

This room opens to the public (share the love) from 6pm onwards Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday night, or 8pm the rest of the week. However, if you want to have your own private warm-up beforehand, it’s all yours.

Dinner or lunch: People: 45. Drinks & Canapes: People: 150. Minimum spend £500-£1000 (depending on the night of the week).

19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London W10 4AE


The Shop NW10


Everyone loves a good party at The Shop and luckily these guys love throwing them. There’s the option to rent the back half or really spread your wings and occupy the whole bar. They always play great music and everything in it’s for sale so you’ll undoubtedly be leaving with more presents than you thought.

People: They say 25 max (although we have definitely partied there with more) Cost: minimum bar spend depending on the day and how many people.

75 Chamberlayne Rd, London, NW10 3ND

Crown & Anchor
If you're throwing a bash in Chiswick darling then the upstairs room has it's own bar and overlooks Chiswick green.
People: 40. Cost: Deposit of £250 which is deducted from the final bill.
374 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4 5TA

50-100 PEOPLE



The Second Floor, Third Floor or whole venue

Take over a floor or the whole venue for a party for a really special night out and enjoy the unique space, different rooms and chic design that Opium has to offer. A Chinatown hideaway that will delight and surprise even the most hard-to-please crowd!

The Second Floor (includes the awesome secret Peony room)

People: 80-90. Cost: £5000-6000 minimum spend + service.

Third Floor

People: 40-70. Cost: £3500-£5000 minimum spend + service

Whole venue

People: 150 Cost: £5000-£12,000 minimum spend + service.

The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, China Town, W1D 6JE // +44 207 734 7276

Trailer Happiness 


Fancy a bit of tiki-tastic-ness? Your guest will love this place. Drinks by the best in the business and the kind of food you can eat on your feet. Get cheaper rates on weekdays.

Hire off a section

People: 35. Cost: Free, no minimum spend (winning).

Hire the whole place

People: 100 Cost: £2500 - £8,000 minimum spend (depends on the day).

177 Portobello Rd, London W11 2DY

The Emin Room at 34 


Located above one of Mayfair’s favourite restaurants, The Emin Room is full of art by Tracey Emin and is the perfect place for those looking for an up-market, cultural sort of soirée. Go for canapés or a sit down meal here.

People: (Seated) 60. (Standing) 80. Cost: £1500 - £65000 minimum spend, (depending on day and season).

34 Grosvenor Square (entrance on South Audley Street), London, W1K 2HD

The Book Club



Downstairs space has a bar serving cocktails, a dance floor for the movers and shakers and sofas for the weary. The music is always good here and the atmosphere fun. Head upstairs for ping-pong and food, although with friends and cocktails you’ve got everything you need downstairs.

People: 60 maximum. Cost: £100 room hire fee (Available some Thursdays, and each Fridays/Saturdays). For Christmas bookings maximum capacity 250 with a minimum spend starting from £100 and £500 min spend.

100-106 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4XS

Joe's Southern Kitchen


Basement area

Perfect for those with a penchant for chicken, ribs, slaw and mash. But if you’re looking for something private for 65 of your nearest and dearest, then reserve the epic basement bar that's a revamped prison cell (no jokes). Open til midnight unless you’re happy to shell out £250 for an extra hour. Minimum spend ranges from £500 – £5,000 depending on the night. If your crew is pushing 30 then you can reserve an area free of charge, but be prepared to share with the others who wander in.

People: 65 Cost: Minimum spend ranges from £500 – £5,000.

34 King St Covent Garden, London WC2E 8JD

Red Lion Pub


1st Floor/ 2nd Floor

This place is not as ‘East London rad’ as its location might suggest. Rent either the 1st or 2nd floor, both have access to the wicked roof top, so you can get your Vitamin D fix. 1st floor has a DJ booth (pop in your phone and play your own tunes - yeah!) and bottled beer at the bar; anything more complicated and you’ll have to head down to the ground floor. The 2nd floor has its very own sound system and is one step closer to the roof terrace!

1st Floor

People: 65. Cost: £300 min spend. £100 deposit.

2nd Floor

People: 80. Cost: £300 min spend. £100 deposit.

Whole venue

People: 145. Cost: £300 min spend. £100 deposit.

Hoxton Hall, 41 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6SH

All Star Lanes


Private room

Everyone loves a ten-pin sesh and all three locations have a private room for your very own party. Each venue has two bowling lanes, a plasma screen (for Wii), plus a private mixologist for the party (hello!) and your own bar staff. They can arrange a bowling tournament and the winners will get prizes – brilliant for the competitive among us. Plus, if you’re into fancy dress, it’s a great place for a 50′s theme.

People: Depending on which venue 30-130. Cost: Price package varies - get in touch!

Bayswater / Holborn/ Brick Lane / Stratford

Seven at Brixton


There's two upstairs rooms you can bag - one for 20, and one for 50, or combine for an extra jolly one! They serve killer cocktails for a fiver each and delicious tapas baby for the hungry. With charming staff, it’s one of BarChick’s favourite hangouts in Brixton Market and exactly where we’d wanna party.

People: 70. Cost: No minimum spend but a pre-order needed, from £50 to however much you wanna splurge.

Unit 7, Market Row, London, SW9 8LB

100-200 PEOPLE

Tamesis Dock Boat

You’re on a boat! No, seriously. Hire this Dutch barge moored permanently between Lambeth and Vauxhall Bridge for a swimmingly swell time aboard this floating pub. If you want a weekend slot for your birthday party you’ll need be turning 25 or more.

People: 200. Cost: £0-£195  (depends on the day of week) + 80 people minimum on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Tamesis, Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP

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Mestizo Downstairs


‘Downstairs’ at Mestizo is available to those looking for an intimate atmosphere and their own bar. To be honest these guys had us at ‘authentic Taco Stand’ but they also have a full a la carte menu. Available every night and afternoon of the week (except Thursday night) prices change depending on time and days, give them a call!

People: 120. Cost: £800-£1,700 minimum spend + extra if you want a DJ.

103 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3EL

Callooh Callay


Hire the entirety of this award-winning establishment complete with bartenders, shenanigans and an excellent vibe. Drinks can be arranged for reception and menus can be customized and drinks renamed to your taste. Canapes and bowl food are on hand for the peckish and those sensible enough to line their stomaches.

People: 150. Cost: £3,500 to £9,000 minimum spend depending on day of hire.

65 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY

Shaker & Company


Throw your party at this Rock 'n Roll bar and you’ll know you’re in safe hands; these boys are the best in the business. Although they have smaller rooms available to hire we recommend going the whole hog and booking the venue in its entirety. Feel free to bring your own music and decorations.

People: 150 Cost: £1500 - £3000 depending on the day of the week.

119 Hampstead Rd, London, NW1 3EE



The theatrical décor is only an introduction to the weird and wonderful fantasy world that goes on downstairs. Burlesque and fire eaters are available to book and not much would look out of place in this imaginative bar. A late license til 4am means you can run wild. The owner also owns a fancy dress shop, so get in touch for your outfits.

People: 100 Cost: varies // email for further queries.

16 Little Portland Street, London, W1W 8BW



This place has it all: dining, dancing and drinking! With over 800 musicians on their books, take your pick for live music for the night. The club is classic and cosy – there is a stage for the performers and tables and chairs can be cleared if you wanna get dancing.

People: 120-140. Cost: Thurs-Sun £3,000 min spend including food and drink). Fri-Sat evening hire is £7,000.

90 Lots Road, London, SW10 0QD




Basement bar

Rent out the rock ‘n’ roll style basement bar for banging cocktails while the Michelin star chef upstairs see’s to the canapés.

People: 100. Cost: Minimum spend of £3,000 Monday - Wednesday and minimum spend of £5,000 on Thursday - Saturday.

39 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 2SF

The Lucky Pig


Whole venue

Hire this opium den of a venue for banging cocktails and a late license. Be decadent and debauched until 3am.

People: 100. Cost: £200-£500 minimum spend for daytime hire. Mondays: £3,000 minimum spend, Wednesdays: £5,000 and Thursdays: £6,000 (and then add on £1,000 hire fee). £10,00 minimum spend on Friday and Saturday nights.

5 Clipstone Street, London, W1W 6BB

Grand Union Chancery Lane

If you need a good ole space and don't want to mega-splurge you can get a fairly good minimum spend which you can easily smash if you have enough friends. You can hire the upstairs for a more chilled affair but downstairs is what you want for a proper par-tay, plus they'll keep it open 'til 2am - and if they really like you they might even extend their happy hours. Hello carnage.

Upstairs bar and terrace

People: 100.

Downstairs bar

Up to 150 people (but we swear you can sneak in more ). Minimum spend for both rooms changes according to the day/date.

Rolls Passage, London EC4A 1HL


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A BarChick bar through and through this word-of-mouth, ghetto fabulous juice and cocktails bar is perfect if you’re looking for somewhere a little bit more rad to impress your guests. They don’t have set rates, they’d rather chat-it-out face to face to make sure you’re down with the vibe. Basically it’ll either be a nice big bar spend or a room hire fee, depending on how fun your guests are.

People: 213. Cost: Open to offers and good chat.

88 Chatsworth Road, Hackney, London, E5 0LS

One Mayfair


A converted church is the sort of venue that lends itself to pretty much any occasion. ‘Dry hire’ and choose your own suppliers or go all out and leave the One Events team to handle everything. Guest-gasp guarantee.

People: 600. Cost: £12,000.

13A North Audley Street, London, W1

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