Upper Arch at SAMA Bankside

  257 reviews  – 
SAMA Bankside, 3 Robinson Road, London, SE1 8BU
Southwark Station (400 yd)

About this space

A light airy space with natural daylight, our Upper Arch is perfect for Birthdays, Engagement parties, standing receptions or after-work drinks.

Our Upper Arch is a semi-private area on our upper floor that opens out to our main bar area shown in the background.

It has a raised area at the opposite end leading to outside with our comfy curved pink booth adding a pop of colour in the space.

To make your evening more exciting we can offer beer pong too for some added interactive fun which is £35 per game.

We also have a DJ on from 9:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays playing a mix of commercial R&B, Pop, House, Disco and Club Classics (Kisstory vibe).

Seats 25 for dinner or 50 for a standing reception.

Dimensions: 4m x 7.5m


Event offers and packages

Birthday Party Offers

£500 min. spend
Your bespoke packages are available. Please send an enquiry to receive your personalised offer.
Beer Pong
£20 total
We’re one of the newest places to play Beer Pong in London town and you can book one of our Beer Pong tables for just £20 which includes everything you need for a game including the beer to play it with!

Beer Pong is available Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm onwards, plus every Tuesday you get two hours of Beer Pong for the price of one to show your friends who’s best when it comes to hitting those cups.

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 23:00
from £500–£1000 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
If you let us know your budget and timings it will help us to propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
10% deposit required
Tuesday
9:00 – 23:00
from £500–£1000 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
If you let us know your budget and timings it will help us to propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
10% deposit required
Wednesday
9:00 – 23:00
from £500–£1000 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
If you let us know your budget and timings it will help us to propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
10% deposit required
Thursday
9:00 – 23:00
from £500–£1000 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 23:00
from £500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
If you let us know your budget and timings it will help us to propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
10% deposit required
Friday
9:00 – 0:30
from £600–£1000 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 0:30
from £600 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
If you let us know your budget and timings it will help us to propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
10% deposit required
Saturday
12:00 – 1:00
from £500–£750 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 1:00
from £750 min. spend
Per day
12:00 – 18:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
If you let us know your budget and timings it will help us to propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
10% deposit required
Sunday
11:00 – 21:00
from £2000 min. spend
Per day
11:00 – 21:00
from £2000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
If you let us know your budget and timings it will help us to propose the best option for your needs, thank you.

Please note all of our pricing includes VAT and excludes our 12.5% service charge.
10% deposit required
Pricing updated by venue 3 months ago

Capacity

Standing
up to 50
Dining
up to 30

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Natural light
Beer Pong
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
PA system / speakers
Conference call facilities
Storage space
Quiet space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Ground level

Rules of the space

Allowed events

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

Age policy

Guests under 18 are not allowed after 20:00

Host rules

Close to Blackfriars & Southwark stations. SAMA Bankside is on Robinson Road at the junction of Southwark Street and Blackfriars Road.

Cancellation policy: Standard 30 day

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Reviews and ratings

(257 reviews and ratings - )

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Tara T.
April 2023

We have used Sama Bankside for two 30th birthdays now and both have been great! The team are so friendly, Steve is super helpful and the venue has a really fun vibe. The minimum spend is really good value considering the location and how nice the venue is! The venue do great cocktails which have been a hit on both of our groups and having a chilled music vibe with the ramp up of the dj starting at 10 makes for a perfect party vibe! Would definitely recommend this venue and the team, thank you!

Nothing! We’ve loved both of our events here and I wouldn’t think twice about recommending here or booking again

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Alex H.
November 2022

Steve and the team were really helpful and flexible in preparing, setting up and looking after us on the night. One of the railway arches was perfect was 50 people and the ability to spill out into the wider area was also great.

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Fergus K.
July 2022

For the location this space was great value. Steve and the team had everything organised in advance even with minor details like tables set up for shared food. The upper arch is a perfect combination of private area within a more open public setting. The outside area is also ideal for the warmer months.

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Alyssa A.
July 2022

Steve and Charlotte were fantastic to work with - the food and music were spot on! My leaving party was a ton of fun thanks to them! Will definitely be back to host another party if I can :)


The location is a twin railway arch venue set over 2 floors and is located next to Blackfriars Bridge on the south side of the river in the shadow of the OXO Tower (nearest stations are Southwark or Blackfriars).

Venue is industrial in style with exposed brickwork, a reclaimed upper wooden floor and polished concrete lower floor with chesterfield sofas, cosy booth seating in bright colours and unapologetic artwork to get your guests talking.

Space is available for booking from 6 to 300 guests. There is a bar and toilets on each floor and full catering options available.

The venue is available until 12am Monday - Thursday and until 1am Friday and Saturday.


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