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It may not feel like it at the moment, but summer is on its way!

If you’re thinking of organising a corporate summer event, a summer party, open air barbecue or evening reception, now is the time to choose your perfect outdoor venue in London.

1 – Westminster Abbey

Westminster summer party venue London

A very popular venue for summer events, the gardens at Westminster Abbey are 900 years old!

The Abbey East Cloister (350) and College Garden (500) and St Catherine’s Garden (100) overlooking the Houses of Parliament, offer a beautiful historic setting right in the heart of the capital. There’s a marquee for 240 seated / 1,000 standing guests, or you may be able to make your own arrangements for a wide variety of summer hospitality events.

For more information on summer party venues at the Westminister Abbey.

2 – Hyde Park

The Lookout - Hyde Park summer party venue London

For an enchanting and eco-friendly summer venue nestling among trees in London’s famous Hyde Park, The LookOut is a very special venue for outdoor events, barbecues and parties.

Available as a catered or blank canvas venue, complete with decking and gardens, it’s a little-hidden gem. Hire this summer venue and help preserve London’s 8 Royal Parks.

For more information on summer party venues at The LookOut.

3 – Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum summer party venue London

How about hiring one of London’s most loved landmarks?

The Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum offers fantastic flexible event space in its light-filled atrium with its 8-storey cocoon, and landscaped outdoor courtyard?

From drinks reception to sit-down dinner, to AV presentations and private viewings of one of the exhibitions, it’s the perfect backdrop for a memorable summer event.

For more information on summer party venues at the Natural History Museum.

4 – Lord’s Cricket Ground

Lords summer party venue London

As the undisputed home of cricket, Lord’s needs no introduction.

The Pavilion Roof Terrace at Lord’s not only has stunning views of the hallowed turf, it can accommodate up to 250 guests for private hire or a reception.

For larger summer events, the Mount Stand Terrace has a capacity of 350, while smaller outdoor events can be held in the Harris Garden.

For more information on summer party venues at Lord’s.

5 – St Paul’s Cathedral

St Pauls Cathedral summer party venue London

A true London icon and one of Britain’s most loved and recognised buildings, St Paul’s Cathedral also offers one of the very few open air venues in the City of London.

St. Paul’s Cathedral Churchyard can be booked for summer parties and BBQs, afternoon picnics and evening receptions for up to 350 guests.

For more information on summer party venues at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

6 – London Zoo

London Zoo summer party venue London

Conveniently and beautifully set within Regent’s Park, ZSL London Zoo has a wealth of outdoor venues that can be hired for summer entertaining with a wild animal theme.

There’s a wide choice of lawns and terraces for relaxed al fresco dining, and animal enclosures including the fascinating Penguin Beach and Tiger Territory to provide entertainment with a touch of adventure.

For more information on summer party venues at London Zoo.

7 – Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum summer party venue London

Designed by Foster + Partners, The Roof Terrace at the Imperial War Museum is a stunning contemporary addition that has completely transformed the original Grade II listed building. Dramatically suspended from the glass roof, it offers stunning views of the galleries below.

A maximum of 180 seated or 240 standing guests can be catered for at this truly inspiring summer venue for daytime and evening events.

For more information on summer party venues at the Imperial War Museum.

8 – St James’ Park

St James' Park - Inn the Park - summer venue

Inn the Park is a fabulous outdoor venue set among the lush greenery of St James’s Park right in the heart of London.

The award-winning contemporary structure blends in beautifully with the scenery all around and is surely the perfect place for an exhilarating Central London summer party.

There’s a generous roof terrace with panoramic views for outdoor cocktail receptions, and the lakeside venue can accommodate up to 250 guests for barbecues and summer receptions.

For more information on summer party venues at St. James Park.


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