The BSMT at The Ladybird Bar

  76 reviews  – 
70 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NY
Angel Station (500 yd)

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 & UV lights 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

£1400 min. spend
Whether you're marking a special occasion or simply celebrating life, The Ladybird Bar is your venue for unforgettable moments!!!

Minimum Spend calculated based on 40 People
Very Berry Cosmo Package
£30 total
• For 3 People
• Floral / Juicy / Fresh
• Stolichnaya raspberry
• Cream the mure
• Triple sec
• Lime, cranberry juice
• Sugar & egg white
Rich & Wealthy Package
£30 per person
• For 3 people
• Tropical / Citrus / Sherbet
• Stolichnaya vodka
• Sherbet
• Pineapple & mango

Prices

Monday
17:00 – 2:00
from £800 min. spend
Per session
17:00 – 2:00
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.
deposit of £300 required
security fee £150
Tuesday
17:00 – 2:00
from £800 min. spend
Per session
17:00 – 2:00
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.
deposit of £300 required
security fee £150
Wednesday
17:00 – 2:00
from £800 min. spend
Per session
17:00 – 2:00
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.
deposit of £300 required
security fee £150
Thursday
17:00 – 2:00
from £800 min. spend
Per session
17:00 – 2:00
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.
deposit of £300 required
security fee £150
Friday
20:00 – 2:00
from £1200 min. spend
Per session
20:00 – 2:00
from £1200 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.
deposit of £300 required
security fee £150
Saturday
20:00 – 2:00
from £1400 min. spend
Per session
20:00 – 2:00
from £1400 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.
deposit of £300 required
security fee £150
Sunday
20:00 – 2:00
from £1100 min. spend
Per session
20:00 – 2:00
from £1100 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.
deposit of £300 required
security fee £150
Pricing updated by venue 6 months ago
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Capacity

Standing
up to 80
Cabaret
up to 70

Catering and drinks

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

Facilities

Wi-Fi
PA system / speakers
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
Quiet space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Age policy

Guests under 21 are not allowed

Host rules

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

(76 reviews and ratings - )

C
Connor P.
February 2022

The weekend just gone I hosted my 30th in the basement space of The Ladybird Bar. The security staff were polite, helpful and in good spirits. The manager was tentative to our every request, despite running the main bar and looking after us in the basement at the same time. The owner was also friendly, welcoming and even lined up some shots for a couple of us at the end of the party to thank us for being such good guests. As for the venue.. The sound system was great, the UV wall, lights and styling of the basement was also wicked. Even the retro console got loads of use by the guests, who have all informed me they had a great time too. All in all, Habib, Alvaro and the security team were great and I'd highly recommend hiring the basement bar for similar functions.

S
Sarene M.
February 2022

Lovely venue! I really enjoyed my time there. Loved the staff members; very nice and friendly. Habib communicated very well.

D
Dimitris M.
November 2021

Was a great venue for my 40th birthday and the venue was very accomodating & staff were very helpful

I wish there was a cloakroom as we had to pile clothes in a corner but otherwise great

P
Patrick M.
August 2021

Had a great party here.

Manager can be a little brief in communication


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 100 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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