It was a joy to wake up to some sunshine over London this morning. In these times of rain, chill and viruses, let’s remind ourselves that summer is only a few short months away. We’ll soon be donning our fair-weather finery and enjoying the long hours of daylight. To get you in the mood for good times ahead, here’s five of our favourite London summer party venues.

THE LIGHTERMAN

This sprawling King’s Cross venue is perfect for a variety of summer events. Set over 3 levels with floor to ceiling windows and heaps of outdoor space, The Lighterman is a great place to celebrate the sunshine. Guests will enjoy views across Regent’s Canal and Granary Square as day becomes night. A great spot for office parties, corporate events and after work drinks.

STRAWBERRY HILL HOUSE

Located near Twickenham, this stunning 18th century gothic castle is an extraordinary event venue. Strawberry Hill House has hosted many weddings and corporate events, plus photoshoots, private parties and filming sessions. This bright, colourful space is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, featuring room for up to 100 guests indoors, or 250 when utilising the marquee on their lawns.

PETERSHAM NURSERIES

Nothing says summer like nature in bloom. Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden offers a variety of event areas, all united by floral court, an alfresco dining space that’s filled with flowers. This oasis of calm is ideal for private dining events and summer parties. The Petersham restaurant can host up to 200 guests for standing receptions, or 100 for seated dinners.

GALVIN HOP

Based in Spitalfields Market, Galvin Hop is the laid-back pub from the highly regarded Galvin Brothers. The venue boasts an undercover heated outdoor terrace for summertime drinks, plus a sunny conservatory that can house up to 80 guests for a standing reception. A great venue for office summer parties and corporate dining events.

OXO2

If you’re planning a summer event where views are a must, OXO2 is worth a look. Based near Waterloo, this riverbank venue offers stunning panoramas across the Thames and London skyline. Featuring two interlinked gallery-style rooms, there’s space for up to 400 guests. A great option for large summer parties and showcase events, or weddings and civil ceremonies.

The best summer venues get booked up early, so now is the time to act if you want to secure the perfect venue for your event. If you’d like some help of further inspiration, get in touch with Flavour Venue Search.