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Top Pubs for Large Groups in London

London is filled with amazing pubs, including those that are perfect for large groups! If that is what you are looking for, you are in the right place. These venues are perfect for a birthday party with your friends, a bridal shower, a team building event or Christmas party - the possibilities are endless. Discover London’s array of pubs for large groups now with Tagvenue! Simply activate our smart filters to find your dream venue, and you’ll be scrolling through all the best options in your size range in no time at all. You are just a few clicks away from finding the perfect spot!

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Pubs for Large Groups Hire Guide

Pubs, or public houses, have been a part of British culture for centuries, before gradually transforming into what they are today. So it’s no surprise that London is home to vast amounts of pubs, in a large range of  sizes, ambiance, and locations. Whether you are looking to organise a corporate party in recognition of a successful year, a sumptuous hen or stag night, or a laid-back birthday celebration with a big friend group, we have a short list of London’s pubs that are suitable for large groups and will serve your purpose perfectly.

If you are wondering what you can expect from pubs for large groups in London, the answer is variety. Whether you’d prefer one of the most famous London pubs or a hidden gem, the possibilities are diverse and almost limitless!

  • In terms of location, many pubs are situated in central areas of London, but if the outskirts are more your thing, you can still find a range of venues there!
  • If you are looking for a place with a view, we recommend one of the many pubs located along the Thames. Enjoying the city is also possible in outdoor bars and beer gardens. For those who want to do the exact opposite and forget where they are for a while, there are countless basement rooms in pubs that will help you do just that.
  • Whatever type of atmosphere you are looking for in your event, we can almost guarantee you’ll find a suitable pub in London. You can find venues for large groups with typical pub interiors as well as more modern or elegant spaces. Want to feel like you are in a mediaeval inn? Or are charming floral climates more your cup of tea? You’ll be able to find the ideal option in London through our website!
  • How would you define a large group? The answer will vary from person to person, and that’s okay! In our London pub guide for large groups you can find venues that will fit your birthday party for your 25-person friend group, 100 employees for a corporate event or 250 guests for your grand wedding. With all these options we are sure you’ll be able to find a London pub with exactly the size you need.
  • London is known for its gastronomic variety, and that doesn’t stop at restaurants and bistros. Try a traditional British pub experience with beer and fish and chips or go for a gastropub for sophisticated meal and cocktails. 

With so many diverse possibilities, selecting the right venue and hiring it might seem like an overwhelming task. So if you are wondering how to book a pub for a large group in London, we have a guide for you:

Step one: Choosing the venue. 

When looking for a London pub for a large group event, conduct your search on a venue marketplace like Tagvenue! We offer a range of filters to help you sort venues by price, capacity, facilities, and location. 

  • Think of what type of venue you want to hire. Depending on how large your group is, what budget you have, and what type of event you are planning to organise, you might want to book a function room or a private dining room in a pub or hire the entire venue. 
  • Know what facilities you need. This may include Wi-Fi, speakers, an outdoor space and many more. If needed, make sure the venue is wheelchair accessible. Remember that you can use our smart search filters to find pubs that provide exactly what you need.
  • Research the policies. Some pubs allow loud music and others don’t, so if a party is what you are after, make sure to check that. Other things to pay attention to are catering options, DJs/song requests, and the duration of the alcohol licence.
  • If you are planning a wedding, don’t forget to check if the place has a wedding licence!

Step two: Booking the venue.

Once you know what you are looking for and have checked all the options, you can go ahead and book your dream pub in London.

  • Create a shortlist. It’s good to have multiple candidates before you start the booking process. It allows for flexibility in case something goes wrong with your first choice!
  • Compare the offers. A useful tip would be to create a ranking of venues you are considering. Mark your priorities and decide what order you are going to contact the venues in. Hopefully everything goes smoothly on the first try, but it’s good to know where to turn in case it doesn’t work out.
  • Contact the venue manager. On the Tagvenue page for the pub of your choice, you’ll be able to find contact information to the venue manager. All you need to do is fill in the necessary details and you can start your booking process any time!

If you have an event for a large group of people in mind, don’t hesitate! There are countless pubs in London waiting for you to hire them!

Pubs for Large Groups in London FAQ

How much will it cost to hire a pub for a large group in London?

Hiring a pub for a large group in London is often priced on a minimum spend basis - in this case, prices can start at around £100 per session. You can find per person hire fees starting at around £10 to £30, depending on the venue and location. Some venues may also charge by the hour - in this case expect prices beginning at around £20. To hire a venue for a session, for example an entire afternoon, be ready to pay at least £50. (All data from Tagvenue.)

How can I get the most affordable price when hiring a London pub for a large group?

When hiring a pub for a large group in London, you are generally asked to pay according to a minimum spend model. This is a price calculated by the pub based on how much they’d expect to earn during the booking time if they were open to the public. With this in mind, it’s best to ask the venue managers whether their minimum spend will decrease if you hold your event on a less popular day of the week, for instance sometime between Monday and Wednesday. If you are hiring on a per hour or per session basis, make sure to check what is included in the price. You can also use our smart filters to find the venues that match your budget.

What area of London is best for pubs for large groups?

You can find amazing pubs that will fit a big group all around London, especially in central areas such as Soho, Covent Garden, and City. If you want to move a bit further away from the city centre, we recommend you check out our hire guide for pub venues in North London.

Which London pubs can I go to with a large group?

If you are looking to host an outdoor party with a beautiful view of the river Thames, we recommend The Terrace at Doggett’s Coat and Badge, rated 4.8/5 stars by our users. It can fit up to 120 standing guests and is perfect especially for the summer. To create an intimate and elegant atmosphere even for a large group, we recommend the Downstairs Bar at Walkers of Whitehall in Westminster. The venue is available for exclusive hire for up to 65 guests seating or 100 standing and is rated 4.8/5 on our website. If your group is even larger, The Last Talisman in Bermondsey can host 300. The venue, rated 4.8/5 stars by guests, offers Asian grill and unique cocktails.

Guests Reviews of Pubs for Large Groups on Tagvenue

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Nick
Booked Private Room-Cocktail Baby at Maxwells Bar and Grill
We absolutely loved the venue. It went down so well and the fact we could stop, turn the music off and get everyone to do their leaving work speeches. We popped by at lunchtime on the day of the booking and everyone was friendly and explained everything fully. A huge mention to the amazing bar staff Vincenzo and Giacomo who were really helpful and friendly!
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Eleanor Osmond
Booked Entire Venue at The Depot N7
Emer was a fantastic event manager. We planned our wedding in less than 3 months and she took it in her stride. Emer made sure everything went to plan on the day, decorated the venue beautifully and was generally a pleasure to work with. I couldn’t recommend her more! The venue was perfect for our 120 guests, lovely open feel and relaxed vibe. Food was amazing and we got lots of compliments for it, particularly the chicken! Thank you!
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Adam McNally
Booked The Angel's Lounge at The Angel
The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, the food was superb and the room was very beautiful, with excellent lighting. The location is great, with amazing public transport. It’s also very useful for if you want to go on to the clubs of Shoreditch after your event.
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Amy Whitehurst
Booked Princess Room at The Princess of Wales
We had our baby shower in the Princess Room upstairs. Its a gorgeous room with private bar and toilets just next door. We ordered from the feasting menu and all our guests loved the food and service was excellent. Libby was great to deal with and we hope we’ll be back to celebrate again in the future!
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Shurouk
Booked Private dining room at Ninth Ward London
Really great venue for a small party. Everyone was very helpful and relaxed. The room was comfortable and there was a great atmosphere in the venue. We ordered food which was good quality and arrived when we asked for it to. The venue got everything right including the price. Highly recommended.
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INGA DRIKSNE
Booked Back Area at Nordic Bar
I booked a private room for my boyfriend's 30th birthday on a Saturday night. Kerry and the rest of the staff were very accommodating and made sure we had the best time ever! They also decorated the room for us which looked great and were always on hand when we needed anything. I definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants a good night!

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