The best venues in London for the Summer months.
- 1) Devonport House – King William Walk, SE10 9JW
Situated on the world heritage site in Greenwich, this Georgian style venue gives Londoners the perfect opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of the City Centre. The impressive façade of tall white columns, bold lines and perfect symmetry is enhanced by beautifully landscaped garden giving the whole venue an elegance, sophistication and charm. As you would expect the setting is adorned with maritime history and the small sized meeting spaces offer a real mix of formal and relaxed backdrops for up to 120 guests.
Fact: During the Second World War the tops of some trees in the area were cut down to give a better field of fire for anti-aircraft guns, and today you can still see the strange shapes that resulted.
2) Middle Temple Hall – Middle Temple Lane, EC4Y 9AT
Built towards the latter half of the 16th Century and a survivor of the Great Fire of London, Middle Temple Hall perfectly captures the historic details of London. Home to some of the most imposing event space in the City this secluded environment lends itself perfectly to corporate and private events for up to 500 guests. In addition, the award-winning gardens, with views of the River, cater superbly for outdoor functions in the summer months. With its prime position and spacious setting, it is easy to see why Middle Temple is so popular, and it is a sure-fire way to elevate any summer event this year.
Fact: Used as a filming location in several movies, including Pirates of the Caribbean and Sherlock Holmes.
3) The Narrow – 44 Narrow Street, E14 8DP
This Grade II listed riverside bar and terrace is a fantastic addition to any summer event and pairs perfectly with any team building days. The breath-taking panoramic waterside views offers a fabulous location for cocktails and nibbles to BBQ parties. Also, as part of the Gordon Ramsay group the menu boasts simple but elegant food sourced from the best British and European artisan produce which is sure to add a wow factor to any event.
Fact: The Gordon Ramsay Group employs over 700 people in London alone.
4) Regents Conference and Events – Regent’s University London, NW1 4NS
The blend of Edwardian architecture and stunning formal gardens provides a perfect backdrop to any event. In the summer months the extensive lawns can accommodate groups of up to 1200 making it one of the largest outdoor spaces for hire in London. Overall the venue provides a fantastic opportunity for conferences, training, meetings and away days to pair with cocktails and BBQ’s.
Fact: The Park is heritage listed as Grade I, this means it is forever protected and can never be built over.
5) Perkin Reveller – Tower of London, EC3N 4AB
Proudly part of the Tower of London estate, managed by the Historic Royal Palaces. This treasured location is meticulously maintained and this love and attention is very much reflected in its appearance and feel. The venue overlooks Tower Bridge and finished with beautiful handmade oak chairs, feasting tables and earthenware beer jugs which provide you with a perfect escape from corporate London. With capacity for up to 80 on the terrace it is an ideal space for most outdoor events.
Fact: Named after the apprentice Chef in The Cook’s Tale in Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘The Canterbury Tales’