Find your Party Venue in Islington

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Top Party Venues in Islington

Looking to throw your next party in Islington, London? You’ve come to the right place. Islington has many party venue options available including restaurants, bars and nightclubs from Angel in the south right up to Highbury & Islington stations in the north. Our team has put together a list of the best party venues this district has to offer. Expect a lively, fun party scene in this trendy part of North London. In recent years, Islington has become a hot spot for partygoers with everything from basement nightclubs to glitzy wine bars. Come with us to explore the best spaces in the area!

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Islington Venues Hire Guide

Islington lies just a couple miles to the north-east of Kings Cross and St Pancras International, two major stations linking London to the rest of the UK and Europe. If you have out-of-town guests joining, they’ll be able to get there in no time.

This is the go-to place for a party. There are plenty of lounges, nightclubs and party halls available for hire. Around Upper Street, you’ll find many pubs and wine bars to keep the party going into the wee hours of the next morning. If you’re after something more elaborate, you can choose from a range of private dining rooms, lounges and banqueting venues for larger functions.

Islington has grown in popularity in recent years and is now a regular hangout for young professionals, hipsters and socialites. Expect a dazzling and energetic vibe with all sorts of fun and interesting people.

The most popular locations for private parties in Islington are Angel, Upper Street (A1) and Islington Green (A104). Angel is abundant with bars, cafes and lounges available for hire. There are also a few multi-function venues which could be an option for a customised private affair with your own catering, decor, music etc.

North of Angel, along Upper Street right up to Highbury and Islington tube station, you’ll find the majority of the area’s party venues. Just off Upper Street, on Islington Green, you can choose from a range of popular nightclubs for hire.

With the wide variety of venues available, there are many kinds of parties people organise in Islington. Hen parties and stag dos are particularly popular due to the many nightlife spots to crawl for an afterparty. With so many restaurants and lounge venues, private dinners and cocktail parties are also very much in demand.

Last but not least, there are several large halls for hire which can host up to 1400 people. These are great if you’re looking to throw a big private party with your own sound, lights, decor, furniture, etc.

FAQs about Party Venues in Islington

How much does it cost to hire a party venue in Islington?

You will have a wide selection of fantastic party venues to pick from in Islington. The area is renowned for its variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs which are great spaces for any type of party you can imagine. For party venues with a minimum spend requirement, you can expect to pay anywhere from £100 to £7000. Hire fees per hour range between £125- £180. Hire fees will usually cost somewhere between £200 and £1000 per session. (All data from Tagvenue.)

What are some of the best party venues in Islington?

  • The Famous Cocktail Bar in The Famous Cock Tavern is a hidden gem on Upper Street. This location is renowned as a vintage-themed cocktail bar that can welcome a crowd of up to 100 guests standing. This prominent event space, which is well-known for its unique live music performances and extensive menu of cocktails, is a popular location for parties and celebrations! Additionally, it also has in-house catering, WiFi, private restrooms, and air conditioning, making it the ideal place for partying comfortably all night long. Consider looking into the venue's Christmas, corporate, and birthday party offers.
  • As the name implies, Tropical Escape at Laki Kane will let you experience your ideal beach getaway without having to leave lovely Islington. This venue offers a rum-making and shaking experience in addition to being a Thai restaurant and a beloved tropical cocktail bar. You and up to 150 standing guests will be able to say "Aloha" to some fantastic cocktails, live entertainment, and, of course, the mouthwatering cuisine at this venue.
  • In the spirit of idyllic vacations, if you want a party location with a spark, look no further than Barrio Angel. A short distance from Angel tube station, this vibrant Latin cocktail and DJ bar will be everything you are looking for and more. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment- for an additional fee, you can hire samba dancers, a Mariachi band, or even opt for musical bingo. 
  • The BSMT at The Ladybird Bar is a nightclub venue you should check out if you want to truly unwind and have a great time. The location has a distinctive atmosphere, moody lighting, and superb drinks.

What are important amenities to look for in a party venue?

Whenever you are planning a party, it is important to prioritize your and your guests’ comfort during the event. It can be very tempting to opt for a venue that checks all the boxes when it comes to decor, entertainment, and beverages, but you might find yourself in a tricky situation if there aren’t any accessible transportation links or you get overheated in the midst of your dance-off due to a lack of air conditioning. Important amenities to always look for include: 

  • Well-maintained, nearby restrooms
  • Nearby public transportation and parking spaces
  • Air conditioning
  • Sitting/lounge areas
  • WiFi or any technical equipment you may require

Additional aspects to consider include possible in-house catering, flexibility when it comes to the layout, and of course, an experienced venue staff who will be able to support you prior to and during the event.

Booked Back Room at The George & Monkey
We had our engagement party at the George and monkey and had the most amazing time ! Thank you so much to all the staff that worked that night - it was a very happy lovely occasion and we’re very grateful!!
Josephine P.
Booked Back Room at The George & Monkey
We had a really brilliant experience. The staff were so friendly and efficient, the space was really lovely, and the pizzas were delicious. I would highly recommend this venue for a party.
Ann R.
Booked Whole Venue at Notes Coffee & Wine Bar - Kings Cross
We hired the whole venue for our Xmas party of about 40 people. The food and drink were lovely although I think there should have been more cooked food and less bread based snacks. The service was lovely. The agreed minimum spend was very reasonable. We could put up our own decorations and played our own music.
Joss T.
Booked The JubJub at Callooh Callay Shoreditch
Incredibly friendly staff, really nice layout and a cool bar altogether. Organised a private party and it was a great success! Thanks to the staff who made it great.
Julia C.
Booked Semi Private Space at Apothecary East
Place is gorgeous, really lovely venue. Our private room was nicely tucked away and worked brilliantly for our little party. The service was great and we were very well looked after. Food was gorgeous and cocktails were free flowing. Will defintely use the venue again and highly recommend
Daniel S.
Booked Back Lounge at Callooh Callay Shoreditch
The venue was absolutely perfect and really affordable for the quality and location of the venue! They were very accommodating and even had suggestions to make my party better! The staff were brilliant and we felt like they enjoyed having us as much as we enjoyed being there! Definitely recommend!
Joanne B.
Booked Basement Bar at Coin Laundry
Hosted a birthday party for 70 people and it was all great! From the service, the space, the food and the staff. Zac the venue manager was so helpful answering all our questions from the moment we made the request to the day of the event!
Jens W.
Booked Function Room at The Joker
Perfect location in the centre of London for my 50th! Roxy was a superb planner and the staff and DJ were brilliant! Everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly and I'm looking at having my 51st there next year! ;)

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