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Top Bars for Groups in London

Planning a night out and looking for bars for groups in London? You can rest assured that you will be spoilt for choice here as the city’s bar scene is truly out of this world. From cheap and cheerful to mind-blowing and one-of-a-kind, London has every kind of bar you can imagine. Just bear in mind that when you’re planning an event for a large group in a bar, it’s best to start your search off right. Lucky for you, on Tagvenue you can set the search filters to match your group size, and start scrolling through only those venues that are right for your needs. Trust us, you’ll be finalising your booking in no time at all!

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Bars for Groups Hire Guide

Bars for Groups in London FAQ

How much does it cost to hire a bar for a large group in London?

Minimum spend for bar hire in London generally starts around £100-200 per session. This can vary widely depending on the venue and day of the week. You can also find other venues that offer packages starting from £20 per person. (All data from Tagvenue.)

What are the best bars for large groups in London?

  • Lockes Bar. Located in the heart of Covent Garden and Holborn, this bar offers a curated list of classic cocktails, signature dishes, bottled beers, over 30 wines and some amazing pizzas. The basement space is available for private parties and can accommodate up to 60 guests for standing receptions or 25 guests seated.
  • Mala Madre at The Last Talisman. This is the bar for anyone who appreciates a fine drink and an even finer time. It can hold up to 60 seated guests or 90 standing and offers a range of top-notch cocktails in a comfortable, intimate setting. It's a secret spot nestled within the larger The Last Talisman restaurant, so you have to look closely for it. But once you've found it, you will never look back.
  • Semi-Exclusive Main Bar at Lost Society (Battersea SW11). These semi-exclusive main bar areas are perfect for parties of up to 50 guests. You can have access to one of the fantastic party spots that overlook the main dance floor. It is not private, but the atmosphere of the main space extends to this area. However, it has enough space and privacy to separate your event from the rest of the bar and let you enjoy your own party.

What is included in the minimum spend for a bar in London?

When agreeing to a minimum spend hire, you basically agree to spend a set amount of money at the venue for food and drinks during your event. Generally, the minimum spend shouldn’t be a problem for large groups, as the cost is spread across many guests. If you are a stickler for details though, we advise that you should expect to pay from £8-12 for a cocktail and £5-6 for beer or wine. Prices may vary, of course, depending on the venue.

Guests Reviews of Bars for Groups on Tagvenue

Julia King
Booked Botanical Bar at The Oliver Conquest
Absolutely perfect venue for a surprise 30th! We had our own private function space, private bar and loos. Very flexible with timings, music, set up etc. Catering and drinks packages were very reasonable too. I wouldn't hesitate to host another event here and can only thank Craig and the team for helping make this an amazing surprise!!
Pauline Lautard
Booked The Jabberwocky at Callooh Callay Chelsea
Thank you so much to all the staff for being so accommodating for our event, especially organising for us to have access to the snug to also watch the football game at the last minute. The room downstairs was brilliant, cocktails really good and we were delighted with the food. The 2 bartenders downstairs were very friendly and very fast at making drinks! Thank you.
Caroline Meer
Booked The Downstairs Cocktail Bar at Lockes Bar
Excellent Saturday night spent here celebrating my birthday in the downstairs bar with 45 friends! The team were so friendly and organised, everything was arranged in advance and the party went so smoothly. Great decorations and music already in place. My friends complimented the atmosphere, the space, and definitely the pizza! Highly recommended - I'll be remembering this place next time a celebration is due!
Stephanie Sarrazin
Booked The Lutyens Bar at Revolution Leadenhall
I organised a business afterwork in the Vault at the Revolution Leadenhall. The organisation was great, Barbara was reactive and put together a personalised food and drink package for us. We were able to set up the room. We had great feedback on the day. Very nice place for an afterwork, I recommend.
Booked The Wine Room & Bar at Terra Terra
We hosted my friends 30th birthday on the terrace here at Terra Terra and I cannot thank them enough for the amazing day they helped create. Everyone is so helpful and polite. Eddie is a Star with a wealth of knowledge! Valentina is a superhero who is able to do just about anything (within reason). Having a party of nearly 40 people it is hard to please everyone but we all had the BBQ and the food was fantastic and the cocktails are to die for! No one had a bad word to say. We will visit here time and time again if not to try more of the menu and drinks but just for the superb customer service you receive.
Booked Whole venue at The Sindercombe Social
The food was amazing and the venue itself is quite impressive. Our event had roughly 250 people and it felt like the perfect amount. The staff behind the bar are absolutely lovely and really helped with a positive vibe for the evening.

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