When Summer comes our way, we all want to make the most of any sunshine on offer. At Bubble, we know how time-consuming and stressful it can be to hunt for the perfect venue. Never more so than when the brief requires elusive summer venues with outside space in the city.
Which is why we have put together some of the best summer party venues in London. So pour yourself a Pimms, have a look through and let us do the hard work for you…
Chelsea Physic Garden
Chelsea Physic Garden (pictured) is spread over four acres and is divided into quarters by intersecting paths, meeting at the statue of the 18th century owner, Sir Hans Sloane. The Main Lawn, which can accommodate marquees, is an idyllic space with a wide variety of plants and flowers providing a beautiful setting for events.
The Serpentine Gallery is beautifully nestled in the tranquil Royal Park of Kensington Gardens. A must-see landmark in London each summer, the Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion is one of the top-ten most visited architectural and design exhibitions in the world.
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Event organisers are spoilt for choice of al fresco spaces at Royal Hospital Chelsea. Home to the Chelsea Flower Show, the picturesque Ranelagh Gardens provide plenty of secluded and adaptable space. Dating back to 1682, stunning Figure Court boasts a gilded statue of Charles II and views of the Thames.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Built in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens which can accommodate sizeable marquees. The Gallery itself is an architectural masterpiece designed by Regency architect Sir John Soane and offers an unforgettable backdrop for events.
Harrow School‘s versatile Shepherd Churchill Hall provides easy access to the stunning lawn terrace and spectacular views of the extensive grounds and London skyline.
With the ability to easily accommodate a large marquee, Grove House’s grounds offer guests the chance to enjoy peace and quiet yet remain close to London. The expansive lawn provides an ideal space for hosting motivational team building activities or even installing a pop-up funfair.
The magnificent and colourful gardens of Kensington Palace are nestled within acres of parkland. The Palace’s jewel in the crown is their Sunken Gardens, which boast water features and a dazzling array of exotic and English flowers.
The Edmond J. Safra Court at Somerset House is a majestic setting for outdoor events. The neo-classical courtyard provides a spectacular backdrop to the popular live music and film festivals each summer, features delightful fountains and can accommodate sizeable marquees.
The Weston Pavilion and St Paul’s Pavilion are bright and stylish sixth floor spaces at Southbank Centre offering incredible views of the river Thames and across London. The Pavilions provide access to the charming 1950s roof top courtyard and balconies.
An unexpected delight, the outside space at Building Six at The O2 is unparalleled. The decked and partially covered terrace includes a central bar, day beds, palms and lanterns – all accompanied by spectacular views of Canary Wharf and the wider London skyline.
Charismatic Parkstead House boasts two courtyards, extensive landscaped grounds and uninterrupted views across Richmond Park from one of its dramatic balconies.
The award winning scenic gardens of Middle Temple provide a tranquil riverside oasis for guests to relax away from the bustle of London and can accommdate marquees up to 800 guests for dinners or drinks receptions.
Stationers’ Hall and Garden
Perfect for Summer events in the heart of the City, Stationers’ Hall and Garden offers a livery hall with beautiful stained glass windows, which combine other spaces and a large secluded garden to accommodate up to 400 people.
Museum of London
Based in the heart of the City of London, Museum of London‘s charming Rotunda Gardens is available to clients booking the Terrace Gallery, Garden Room and Boardroom, accommodating parties of up to 170 people.
Already offering a welcoming terrace on the first floor overlooking Knightsbridge, Kent House is situated opposite Hyde Park. The venue have announced that they will soon unveil a delightful new garden.
The next steps
It can be difficult to visualise a venue without seeing it first-hand. We love to introduce our clients to new venues that, matched with our incredible menus and outstanding range of services, create unforgettable event experiences.
Get in touch with Bubble’s incredible events team (020 7703 2653 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more about our summer venues with outside space. We would be very happy to arrange a show round for any of our magnificent venues and/or to discuss your next event.