If you want to get good attendance get a room with a view. Here’s our pick of some of the best venues with views in London.
Overlooking the Thames with views of Tower Bridge and as far east as Canary Wharf, The Blueprint Cafe is a light and airy informal venue with its own terrace. Floor to ceiling windows enable good views and, if the weather permits, can be opened for an outdoor feel.
Seated dinner with dance floor: 120
Rumpus Room at The Mondrian
Trendy rooftop bar and lounge located on the 12th floor of the Mondrian Hotel. The space can be hired for private events if you can get the availability. The Rumpus Room is all about panache and glamour, encapsulated within a glass box structure. The outdoor terrace is another asset which is popular with smokers.
Seated: this venue is more suited to stand up rather than seated events.
The Gherkin is a modern skyscraper that has won the hearts of London with its quirky shape. At the top of this glass tower are three floors available for private hire. Towering 180m above London, what makes this venue unique is it’s 360° city views ,which on a good day gives views as far as the Home Counties, as well as the nearer landmarks of London.
Seated dinner: 140
If you are into venues with views in London trivia, this is thehighest dedicated event venue in London is the proud boast of Landing 42, located at the top of the Cheesegrater. It is pretty sizeable too with over 5,000 ft.² of event space, which equates to a capacity for up to 300 guests for a reception. Floor-to-ceiling windows give great triple aspect views. The space is accessed by super-fast glass lifts, that also have great views, and are said to be the fastest in Europe.
Seated dinner: 220
Located at Oxo Tower Wharf, a landmark award-winning space between Southbank and Bankside, Oxo2 shares its home with contemporary designers, cafes, bars and restaurants.
The historic building built in the 1930 fell into disrepair. Fast forward to the late 1990 and a £20m refurbishment programme and hey presto the space is transformed. It is now a smart contemporary blank canvas venue with wide views across the Thames.
Seated dinner: 180
All venues need a USP and the Sky Garden’s is pretty special in the true sense of the word. As London’s tallest public garden situated on top of 20 Fenchurch, which houses the highest landscaped public gardens in the capital as well as restaurants, a bar and venue space for private hire. When you are 35 floor up you can expect good views of the city.
Seated dinner: 150
Located on level 31 of your Europe’s tallest building, the Aqua Shard is one of the few venues that can be hired within the Shard. There are a variety of event permutations at this venue, from hiring their private dining room (up to 22), renting one of their Gin or Tea wings (Gin wing can cater for 200 standing and 100 seated, the Tea wing can cater for 150 standing) or hiring the space exclusively for 700 standing or 280 seated guests.
Seated dinner: 280
Roof Gardens, Kensington
Back in the day the roof gardens topped the former department store Derry and Toms and then the 70s sensation Biba. Since the 1980s it has been part of Richard Branson’s Virgin empire. The garden caters for all tastes with an English woodland, Tudor garden, as well as a Spanish garden that is available for private hire during the day and Monday to Thursday evenings.
Seated dinner: 200
IET London: Savoy Place
A £300 million investment program has brought the facilities at this conference and event venue up to scratch after a two year refurbishment. For meetings there is a choice between the mahogany panelled lecture theatre seating 451 delegates or for something more modern there is a contemporary lecture theatre able to seat 190. With regards to rooms with a view there is a choice of meeting rounds with views over the Thames topped off with a roof terrace.
Not only venues with a view in London…
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