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Have you checked out our selection of bars with private rooms? We take pride in compiling some of London's best private bar recommendations. If you've been looking for some of the best choices, then you're in for a treat. Our team has spent hours finding and listing bars with private rooms, so you don't have to. Our platform can provide you with all the information needed to find a location that's the perfect fit for your event. London offers a huge selection of bars with private rooms for hire, complete with live music and all night party vibes. Take a look at our list of bars with private rooms in London today!

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Bars with Private Rooms Hire Guide

Ultimate Guide to Finding the Perfect Bar with a Private Room in London

Whether you're organising a corporate gathering, celebrating a milestone birthday, or hosting an intimate wedding reception, finding a bar with a private room that meets your specific needs can be a daunting task. This comprehensive guide is designed to simplify your search and ensure you find a venue that meets and exceeds your expectations.

  1. Define Your Event Requirements: It's crucial to understand your event's requirements clearly before searching for the ideal venue. Consider factors such as the size of your party, the atmosphere you're aiming for, the type of event (e.g., casual get-together, formal meeting, celebratory occasion), and any specific amenities you might need (AV equipment, catering options, accessibility features).
  2. Focus on Location and How to get to the venue easily: London is a city of neighbourhoods, each with its own character and charm. Whether you're looking for a venue near landmarks like the Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral or in trendy areas such as Shoreditch, Soho, or Camden, location can significantly impact the ambience of your event. Consider how easy it is for your guests to get to the venue, including proximity to public transportation like the Tube, buses, and taxi services.
  3. Investigate Amenities and Services: Once you've narrowed your options, delve into each venue's specific amenities and services. Some bars with private hire rooms in London may offer bespoke cocktail menus, in-house catering, or the option to bring in external caterers. Others might provide modern sound systems, lighting options, and decor services to enhance your event. Ensure the venue can accommodate special requests, such as dietary restrictions or custom decorations.
  4. Read Reviews and Request Proposals: Reading reviews from previous patrons can provide invaluable insights into the quality of service, food, and atmosphere. You will find reviews for different bars on Tagvenue. Once you've selected a few top contenders, reach out to each venue to request a proposal outlining pricing, services, and additional costs.
  5. Visit Potential Venues: Arrange to visit the shortlisted venues in person. This allows you to get a feel for the space, discuss your event in detail with the venue's event coordinator, and visualise how your event would work in the event space. Pay attention to the layout, the flow of the space, and how well it aligns with your event's requirements.
  6. Finalise Your Selection and Book Early: After considering all factors, make your final selection based on which venue best matches your criteria for location, size, amenities, and overall vibe. Remember, popular bars with private rooms in London book up quickly, especially during peak seasons and weekends, so securing your venue well in advance is advisable.

Finding the perfect bar with a private room in London for your event involves a thoughtful blend of research, planning, and personal preferences. By following these steps and utilising London's rich diversity of venues, you're well on your way to hosting an unforgettable event in a space that perfectly matches your vision.

Theme Ideas for Your Next London Bar Event

These exclusive spaces provide a canvas for creativity, allowing event planners to craft unique experiences that resonate with their guests. Whether you're planning a corporate gathering, a celebratory soirée, or an intimate get-together, there are countless bars in London that offer private spaces. Here, we explore imaginative theme ideas and offer guidance on bringing these concepts to life within the distinctive context of London's best bars with private hire options.

  1. A Night at The British Museum: Imagine transforming a private bar room into an extension of The British Museum, one of London's most iconic institutions. This theme can captivate guests with historical wonders and artefacts. Decorate the space with replicas of famous exhibits, such as the Rosetta Stone or Egyptian mummies, and incorporate interactive elements like a treasure hunt game through "ancient ruins." Book bars in areas like Bloomsbury, close to the museum, to add authenticity.
  2. Shakespearean Soiree: Pay homage to England's most famous bard by hosting a Shakespearean soirée. Select a bar with a private room near the Globe Theatre, along the South Bank, to infuse your event with the spirit of Elizabethan London. Encourage guests to dress in period attire and hire actors to perform famous scenes or sonnets. The décor can include Elizabethan-era elements, from candelabras to quill pen party favours.
  3. London Underground Adventure: Capture the essence of London's iconic transportation system with a London Underground-themed party. This concept works exceptionally well in basement bars or venues with unique nooks that mimic the underground's atmosphere. Use signage resembling the Tube's famous roundel logo, name drinks after popular stations, and decorate with maps and vintage Tube posters. It's a quirky way to celebrate London's history while providing a talking point for guests.
  4. Royal Garden Party: For a touch of elegance, consider a Royal Garden Party in one of London's bars with a private garden or rooftop space. This theme is perfect for the spring and summer months, offering a quintessentially British experience. Decorate with floral arrangements and bunting, serve traditional afternoon tea with a twist, and include a croquet set for entertainment. Bars in Kensington or near Buckingham Palace add to the royal ambience.
  5. Beatles Blast From the Past: Celebrate the legacy of The Beatles with a themed event that transports guests back to the Swinging Sixties. Look for venues in Soho or near Abbey Road to lend authenticity to your Beatles bash. Decor can include album cover art, psychedelic colours, and a playlist of hits from the era. Consider a dress code that encourages '60s fashion and offers a menu of period-appropriate cocktails and snacks.
  6. Cockney Rhyming Slang Night: Embrace London's unique linguistic heritage with a Cockney Rhyming Slang-themed evening. This playful theme is best suited to a bar in East London, the heartland of Cockney culture. Educate guests on the whimsical world of Cockney slang through themed quizzes, signage, and menu items named after popular phrases (e.g., "Dog and Bone" for the phone). It's a fun, interactive way to celebrate London's diverse dialects.

Tips:

  • Decor and Atmosphere: Tailor the decor to immerse your guests fully in the theme. Use lighting, music, and visual elements to transform the space.
  • Custom Menus: Collaborate with the bar's mixologists to create bespoke cocktails that align with your theme. Similarly, themed food menus can add an extra layer of immersion.
  • Interactive Elements: Engage your guests with themed activities or entertainment that complements the theme. Whether it's a quiz, a live performance, or a dress-up competition, interactive elements can elevate the experience.
  • Local Partnerships: Partner with local artists, performers, and suppliers to add authenticity to your theme and support the community.

FAQs about Bars with Private Rooms in London

What’s the dress-code for bars with private rooms in London?

It can be quite confusing to decide on how to dress when going to a typical bar or club in London. While in many other parts of the country it might not be frowned upon to enter bars and clubs in casual attire, in the capital city you should expect to enter private bar spaces dressed smartly and elegantly. Make sure to dress to impress if you want to feel like one of the crowd.

How much does it cost to book bars with private rooms in London?

The hire fee price averages at around £350 to £500 per session, although there are some cheaper and some more expensive options as well. Check your budget and book the venue that will fit your guests and match your style. If the venue seems a little on the pricey side, perhaps asking the manager for a discount could be a good idea? (All data from Tagvenue.com.)

What are some recommendations for bars with private rooms in London?

With such a huge selection of venues, it’s truly hard to pick favourites. But if we had to give some of our most liked options, they would certainly include the Semi-Exclusive Main Bar at Lost SocietyThis intimate space, perfect for 10 guests, is a huge favourite with many. Make sure not to miss it when looking for the perfect bar! And on that note we would also like to recommend The Dining Room at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell. Which is a fabulous fancy spot, perfect for an elegant evening with friends and wine.

How early should I book a bar with a private room in London?

For peak seasons, such as the summer months (June to August) and the festive period around December, securing your venue at least 3 to 6 months in advance is advisable. These periods see a surge in demand due to corporate events, weddings, and holiday parties. Popular areas like Soho and Shoreditch and landmark locations such as the South Bank or near Covent Garden are particularly in demand due to their vibrant atmosphere and convenience. For events outside these peak times or in less central locations, booking 2 to 3 months in advance should suffice.

Guest Reviews of Bars with Private Rooms on Tagvenue

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Jessica T.
Booked Basement Bar at Apples & Pears
Wow what an amazing venue! Kim was phenomenal in the lead up to the party. The bar staff (Mo and Julia I believe) were stand out! We had a themed party and both bartenders were fully engaged and excited about the theme. Every guest said how amazing the bartenders were throughout the night - friendly, engaged, and made some of the best cocktails! I could not recommend this venue enough. I am so happy we decided to choose Apples & Pears - it was the best birthday yet!
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Kitty T.
Booked The KingPin Suite at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes & The Kingpin Suite
Absolutely fantastic place to hold your event! I love that there are different sections for people to interact. All of the games were included in the price which is so good! The service was impeccable from start to finish - Natalie was great putting together a package for me and making sure all details were sent to the venue in advance. The manager on the night along with all his staff were so friendly and attentive. They have a ton of experience with events which made me feel really relaxed! We will definitely be booking again next year for this event.
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Ann-Marie
Booked The Downstairs Cocktail Bar at LOCKES Bar Covent Garden
Held my 40th birthday on the ground floor, reserving the area by the window. It was a bit of a tight squeeze for 20 people, but the bar, drinks and food were great. I booked 2 weeks before the date and Steve was really responsive and did a video tour of the bar and the area I could reserve. As I’d never been to the bar before this was really really helpful. Lots of positive comments from my friends on the bar, atmosphere and food. Cocktails were delicious!
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Ella M.
Booked Main Bar Room at Ninth Ward London
Rus was amazing in helping me organise everything as I booked for my birthday with about 20 people, especially when I was asking lots of questions. The venue was absolutely perfect and an amazing location. Very chill music and the bathrooms are also really clean and spacious. All my friends loved the bar and one even said it was his new favourite place in London because it was such a relaxed environment.
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Joseph C.
Booked Pub Room at The Cavendish Arms
Absolutely amazing venue for a private party. Great setup with a big pub style room, large dancefloor room with a stage (also has a great karaoke setup), and very large outdoor smoking area with furniture. Super friendly staff and very reasonable cost to hire. Highly highly recommend
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Megan
Booked Basement Bar at The Gallery
Seamless communication from Caroline and the team. The staff were welcoming and helpful when we arrived and even got involved in our game of beer pong! Food was fabulous! Absolutely the best party I've had!
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Calvin H.
Booked Whole Venue at 28West
Thank you to all at Bar 28West. We had the most amazing wedding reception and your staff were brilliantly attentive to our needs. I wouldn’t hesitate to have another party at this fantastally situated venue. Calvin.
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Natasha
Booked Drawing Room at Pennethorne's Bar at Somerset House
Everything about this experience was great - from negotiating the package of food and drinks to order, to responsive communication, accommodating question before hand, to the actual evening event. The space is stylish, intimate and the staff were lovely and attentive. All our guests were blown away by such a central, culturally interesting location (and we were surprised how reasonable the evening and costs were). Can't recommend the space enough.

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