The BSMT at The Ladybird Bar

  50 reviews  – 
70 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NY
Angel Station (500 yd)
Habib D.

Habib D.

About this space

The Ladybird Bar is one of one of Islington's most Iconic Nightlife Venues, hidden within this gem lies The BSMT.

The BSMT is the ideal unique space for any happening, whether that be a corporate event, launch party, private event or creative gathering.
It's unique semi industrial vibe and charming decoration allow for the space to be dressed up to your liking or kept as it is with it's underground vibes.

As a fully stocked bar and unique private space The BSMT can be dressed to appear as a grungy urban club or a futuristic dive bar, from a cold grey room to an exciting neon adventure. As the space is so versatile and features so many different facets, It is best to come in to see the space and it's multiple possibilities

The space fits up to 90 people and is an ideal location for a variety of events from birthday parties to promoted nights, The BSMT can be hired privately until 12.00pm or 2am.


Event offers and packages

Christmas Party Offers

Christmas Drinks
£1600 total
Minimum spend 1,600 for drinks.

Menu:

WHISKY COCKTAILS

Morning Kentucky / £10
Vanilla / Cola / Strong
Rebel yell bourbon, amaro Montenegro, vanilla & angostura bitters

Return Of The Mac / £10
Ginger / Floral / Honey
Old forester 86 bourbon, Lillet blanc & crabbies ginger wine

Stairway To The South / £10
Orchard / Woody / Honey
Rebel yell bourbon, honey, pear & lemon

Kentucky Stones £10
Dried Fruit / Vanilla / Silk
Rebel yell bourbon, apricot, vanilla, egg white & lemon

RUM COCKTAILS

Pirates & Pears / £10
Punchy / Fresh / Fruity
Flor de cana 4 years rum, liquid sherbet, rosé wine, pear & fresh lime

Caribbean Sling / £10.5
Fruity / Woody / Nutty
Flor de cana 7 years rum, coconut, lime & ginger ale

Cherry Cola Punch / £10.5
Stone Fruit / Cola / Oak
Flor de cana 7 years rum, Amaro Montenegro, pineapple, cherry & lime

Rumbullion / £11
Tropical / Nut / Refreshing
Flor de cana 4 years rum, coconut, mango & fresh lime

VODKA COCKTAILS
Rosemary’s Mission / £10
Jammy / Herbal / Elegant
Stolichnaya vodka, lemon, rosemary & fig

When Life Is Peachy / £10
Nutty / Stone Fruit / Citrus
Stolichnaya vodka, lemon, peach & almond

Passion For Russia / £10
Citrus / Light / Refreshing
Stolichnaya vodka, passion fruit, sherbet & soda

Singing In The Train / £11.5
Long / Bitter Sweet / Fruity
Stolichnaya vodka, aperol, lemon & watermelon

GIN COCKTAILS
Apple In Your Eyes / £10
Floral / Citrus / Green Apple
Gin, apple, elderflower & lemon

Silver Fox / £11.5
Dainty / Citrus / Botanical
Wildcat gin, lemon, bergamot liqueur, egg white & soda

Spiced Gin Sling / £10
Tropical / Spice / Sherbet
Gin, spiced pineapple sherbet, lemon & soda

Gorgeous In Gin / £11
Floral / Aromatic / Fresh
Lonewolf gin, fresh lemon, hibiscus & sweet aromatic wine

Prices

Monday
17:00 – 2:30
from £500 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 2:30
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 4:00. All prices include VAT.
Prices may vary according to the time of the year, please contact us with your requirements.
Tuesday
17:00 – 2:30
from £500 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 2:30
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 4:00. All prices include VAT.
Prices may vary according to the time of the year, please contact us with your requirements.
Wednesday
17:00 – 2:30
from £500 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 2:30
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 4:00. All prices include VAT.
Prices may vary according to the time of the year, please contact us with your requirements.
Thursday
17:00 – 2:30
from £500 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 2:30
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 4:00. All prices include VAT.
Prices may vary according to the time of the year, please contact us with your requirements.
Friday
17:00 – 4:00
from £500–£800 min. spend
Per session
17:00 – 0:00
from £500 min. spend
Per evening
0:30 – 4:00
from £800 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 4:00. All prices include VAT.
Prices may vary according to the time of the year, please contact us with your requirements.
Saturday
17:00 – 4:00
from £800 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £800 min. spend
Per evening
0:30 – 4:00
from £800 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 4:00. All prices include VAT.
Prices may vary according to the time of the year, please contact us with your requirements.
Sunday
17:00 – 2:30
from £500 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 2:30
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 4:00. All prices include VAT.
Prices may vary according to the time of the year, please contact us with your requirements.

Capacity

Standing
up to 90

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Cloakroom
Dancefloor
DJ Equiptment
Door Security
Late License
Private Stocked Bar
Private Underground Space
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Natural light
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
PA system / music speakers available

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Loud music / events
Promoted / ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Rules of the space

Age policy: Guests under 21 are not allowed

Our Door Policy is Smart Casual, We are a 21+ venue, We like people to have fun in our venue but our priority is always the safety of our staff and other customers.

For Friday's and Saturdays we have our license from 5pm until 4am, from Sunday to Thursday we are licensed from 5pm-2am

We are able to arrange for extra security for your event, and entrance into The Ladybird Bar is always at the discretion of the door and security staff. We do not allow overly drunk or disorderly people into our venue.


Reviews and ratings

(50 reviews and ratings - )

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Oleg
July 2021

- Fantastic venue - Super nice and very responsive team - Good value & location - We had an absolutely fantastic time

E
Eleonora Sagretti
April 2019

The owner is THE BEST! We had an amazing time for our 30th bday party!!! The venue was cool, we had some requirements and Habib was very helpful in replying to us fast and ensure there would be no problem in terms of “logistics”. I strongly suggest to have your party here, it’s a convenient location, the basement is simple but super cool, the vibes are so right and again the staff is great!

Eventually the closet was not accessible during the night, it was a really minor thing but some of our friends would have preferred using it to keep their stuff.

N
Nick Renaud-Komiya
December 2018

Very friendly and helpful staff. A fantastic venue for group events and a very well located venue.

Some slight confusion from the bar staff about how we could use our tab, but otherwise absolutely great

P
Phil Howard
October 2018

Super space, fun and friendly staff, our host was communicative and helpful accommodating our requests and we had a fantastic party!


The Ladybird Bar is Unique and Iconic venue that has stood at the heart of Islington Nightlife for the past decade.

Primarily known for it's forward-thinking cocktail creations and late night parties, The Ladybird Bar's characterful interior seeps classic eclectic charm and it's European influences are not left unnoticed!

The Ladybird Bar's unique downstairs space The BSMT is it's a secret gem, a 110 capacity urban underground space decorated with neon signs, French art and it's own Miami Vice styled bunker bar create a perfect backdrop for any happening any day of the week.


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