Small Bars for Hire in London

Small Bars for Hire in London

Explore versatile bars for small groups, from Brixton to Tottenham!

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Top Small Bars in London

Planning an event in one of London’s small bars for hire? Excellent choice! From private bar rooms in the City of London to quirky spaces in Battersea, you’re in for a treat. These venues are great for any special occasion, from a small birthday party or family gathering to a laid-back networking event. And on Tagvenue, finding the perfect bar for your small group is easy! Simply browse through our diverse selection, pick your favourite spaces, and secure the venue that checks all the boxes. Ready to create memorable moments in a small bar in London? Jump into our listings now!

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FAQs about Small Bars in London

What events are London’s small bars suitable for?

London’s bars for small groups show great versatility, so your options are almost endless! If you’re planning any kind of a small party, from after work drinks to Christmas parties, you’ll love the selection. A birthday with your closest friends or family, corporate party for your small business, or dinner and drinks celebration? There are plenty of small bars with exclusive hire options, as well as more intimate private bar rooms. If you’re planning a bash that would benefit from vibrant surroundings, like a stag or hen party, you can hire a small mezzanine or bar area.

On top of that, small bars with audiovisual equipment can be a great alternative venue for professional events like meetings or smaller conferences. If that’s what you’re planning, consider venues like The Play Room at Bounce Old Street in Shoreditch, The Boardroom at The Alfred Tennyson in Belgravia, and the Cellar Bar at Sir Christopher Hatton near Chancery Lane Station.

How much does it cost to hire a small bar in London?

Most small bars available to book in London charge a minimum spend, and prices tend to range anywhere between £50 and £5,000. Minimum spend means you and your group will just have to spend a specific amount of money on drinks and snacks during your event, so it’s a very convenient option for parties! Some venues have straight hire fees, which start as low as £12 per session for a small bar for 25 people. You can also look for a bar with package deals, which is often a great solution for small groups. In London, offers usually vary from £10 to £40 per person, but more exclusive cocktail or wine bars like St Pancras by Searcys can reach up to £100 per head! (All data from Tagvenue.)

What are some of the best small bars for hire in London?

  • The JubJub at Callooh Callay Shoreditch, 15 people seated or 40 standing - For a tucked-away feel and groundbreaking drinks, this small cocktail bar on Rivington Street is a perfect choice. And if you’re looking to make your event stand out, they can organise mixology masterclasses!
  • Back Room at The Cleveland Arms, 15 people seated or 30 standing - If you’re looking for a more traditional, classy vibe, check out this private space near Paddington Station. The elegant interior works very well with corporate events!
  • The Snug at The Althorp, 16 people seated or 20 standing - Located next to Wandsworth Common, this bar makes for a great party venue with a more cosy vibe. Their comfortable seating is a great setting for mingling with your guests!

Guest Reviews of Small Bars on Tagvenue

Rachel L.
Booked Main Bar Room at Ninth Ward London
I booked an area of the venue for my 30th birthday for around 40 guests. The space was brilliant, shared with others. Good atmosphere, vibe & decor. Really pleased with the venue & would go again!
Hannah M.
Booked The Wildwood Room at The Green Man
Really lovely room decorated nicely with lights. All of our drinks we had ordered were set up nicely for us when we got there and the staff were really attentive throughout the night. The perfect size venue for 25 people
Charlie S.
Booked The Gallery Bar at Dirty Martini St. Paul's
Area was as explained. Staff were friendly and tried their best. Good location in the city. Was refunded what I didn't spend in the end.
Hannah W.
Booked Whole Venue at The Blue Lion
Cheryl was fab - always super prompt in her responses and had the answers I was looking for. Nothing felt too much of an ask and she was accomodating for everything. The venue was great and spacious and so nice that we could have it all to ourselves. The pool table is such a good addition :)
Emma C.
Booked Private Party Events Space at Trampoline
Great venue and location, the staff were very helpful and kind. We had 31 people in the upstairs area without any issue, and we got to play our own music. Really amazing little place, if you’re thinking of hiring it out you definitely should!
Vivian M.
Booked Sunset Area at Sugar Cane
Great venue for group get together. Good space and very friendly and attentive staff. Great cocktails. We had so much fun. Good music and nice enough to take requests. Would definitely recommend. Great location and easy to find parking.
Julian G.
Booked Basement Bar at The Oxford Market
Looking for a venue in Central London then look no further. Great space with everything you'd need. Delicious food, exquisite cocktails and most importantly friendly / helpful staff.
Sarah G.
Booked Bank Mezzanine at Simmons | Bank
Fantastic venue for a party. The team were really helpful and great music, everyone had fun - thank you!

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