In the next few months, summer sunshine will burst brightly over London, and the warm weather will mean we can all head to some of the capital’sunique outdoor spaces – gardens and courtyards, canals and parks, the banks of the Thames, and many fabulous rooftops with eye-popping views.
If you’re looking for a cool rooftop summer party venues London for your company’s corporate entertaining and hospitality, here are 8 venues that should be on your shortlist.
Terrace Restaurant – British Library (FF)
The Terrace Restaurant at the British Library with its stylish architecture and unique curved glass wall is a great venue. The outdoor terrace is ideal for corporate summer barbecues, luncheons or cocktail parties. This welcoming space, recently refurbished, caters for as many as 400 guests and is equipped with top-class facilities.
The King’s Gallery has a stunning glass-encased bookcase runningfrom ceiling to floor, and there are also other foyers and terraces where you can host corporate events, parties and receptions. It’s in a very convenient location, with St. Pancras International and King’s Cross just around the corner.
The Interchange Triangle – Camden Lock Market
Spread over two ﬂoors in the Camden Lock Market, the InterchangeTrianglehas glorious uninterrupted views of London. It’s a ‘makessense’location for corporate get-togethers, intimate workshops, ﬁlm and photoshoots and discussion panels. The Triangle’s 84,000 square feet include an old piano factory and a four-storey open-plan Atrium.
Duck & Waffle
Located at the very top of a 400-floor skyscraper in the heart of London, Duck & Waffle first opened its doors in 2012. The restaurant is the highest private dining room in the UK and has a vibrant atmosphere and a wonderful array of dishes. The emphasis is placed on local, seasonal British ingredients and the restaurant can accommodate up to 18 seated guests. It’s a top-class venue for corporate lunches and dinners and personal celebrations.
Building Six, with space for 700 people, and boasting spectacular views of Canary Wharf, is the O2’s club venue. And although the canopy of the building’s dome is vast and hides most of the spaces, Building Six has its own private outdoor terrace. If you’re looking to wine and dine your clients al fresco, or serve some scintillating summer cocktails, this rooftop venue is the hot spot. And if you’re throwing a party for your corporate clients, you’ll be interested to know that the terrace is linked directly to the dance floor…
The Roof Gardens, Kensington
The Roof Gardens in Kensington, set one-hundred feet above the city streets, has got to be one of London’s most spectacular landmarks. It’s made up of three magnificent gardens that comprise 1.5 acres of fruit trees, full-grown oaks, a gently-rippling stream and even wildlife, including some pink and scarletplumaged flamingos. This is an idealvenue for dinners, corporate cocktails, business meetings, wedding receptions and even barbecues on hot summer nights. You could also book the Babylon Restaurant, situated high up on the 7th floor for a fine dining experience.
Coin Street Conference Centre
Located minutes from Waterloo station, Coin Street Conference Centre is a modern and environmentally sustainable venue for hire.The conference centre has a range of purpose-built spaces, perfect for corporate conferences, seminars, board meetings and private receptions. There’s also a fabulous roof terrace with superb views, which can be hired for post-event corporate drinks, barbecues and private receptions.
The Centre is also known for its concern for the environment and has solar chimneys for ventilation, specially-insulated façade panels, flooring and roofing, solar hot water, carefully balanced window glazing, and exposed thermal mass concrete ceilings.
The Level 10 Viewing Terrace, Tate Modern
With incredible 360-degree views of London’s skyline, your corporate clients can enjoy views of The Shard, Canary Wharf, and St Paul’s Cathedral, while eating and drinking on this wonderful viewing terrace. Opened in mid-2016, it’s located right at the top of the Tate Modern, and is a great space for cocktail parties and receptions. The Terrace accommodates150 standing guests and 80 seated dinner guests.
Grand Connaught Rooms – Penthouse and Roof Terrace