Ranging from luxury hotels to historic venues to new openings, we’ve pulled together ten of our favourite summer venues in London with outdoors space for al fresco dining.

Available for private and corporate hire, these fantastic venues will provide you with the perfect summer time space to soak up some rays.


 

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Al Fresco Dining At The Ivy Chelsea Garden
Al Fresco Dining At The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Spacious and beautiful, The Ivy Chelsea Gardens is arguably the most beautiful of the Ivy offshoots. The expansive terrace is a real showstopper; filled with climbing roses, draped with trailing wisteria and with pergolas, fountains, antique mirrors and Lloyd Loom furniture also thrown in for good measure. What else would you expect in Chelsea, home to the most famous flower show in the world?

Merchant Taylors’

Al Fresco Dining at Merchant Taylors'
Al Fresco Dining at Merchant Taylors'
Al Fresco Dining at Merchant Taylors'

The Merchant Taylors’ Company is one of the ‘Great Twelve’ livery companies of the City of London. Its origins can be traced back to 1300 or earlier, and it has occupied its present site in Threadneedle Street since around 1347. Nestled in the heart of the City, this historical building comprises of nine stunning spaces including a magnificent Great Hall, an elegant Drawing Room and a pretty Courtyard Garden all of which we can help you transform to provide the perfect setting for your event.

Ham Yard

Al Fresco Dining At Ham Yard
Al Fresco Dining At Ham Yard

Up on the fourth floor of the beautifully designed Ham Yard Hotel sits a deluxe roof terrace. Not widely known about as it’s normally for in-house guests use only but it can also be hired for private events. During the summer you can enjoy the designs of Kit Kempt including water features and herbaceous borders along with fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden.  Don’t forget to try their cocktails which include a special selection incorporating honey made from the bee hives at the back of the garden.

Pergola On The Roof

Al Fresco Dining At Pergola On The Roof
Al Fresco Dining At Pergola On The Roof
Al Fresco Dining At Pergola On The Roof
Al Fresco Dining At Pergola On The Roof

Since opening, Pergola on the Roof has been a huge hit for the summer season. Now with two locations (White City and Paddington) this venue is widely considered to be one of the best places for a rooftop party in London. Expect beautiful canopies of evergreen ivy, wisteria and bougainvillea, set against white washed walls, creating a vision of the Mediterranean. Pergola on the Roof is the perfect venue to book tables for parties, where guests can choose from a delicious selection of never seen before menus and take food and drink to any table of their choice.

Petersham Nurseries

Al Fresco Dining at Petersham
Al Fresco Dining at Petersham

For the ultimate in Outside-In style, the Petersham Nurseries is a gorgeous floral-flanked setting, serving up beautiful plates of fresh, seasonal food. Normally it’s only open for lunch but upon request it’s available in the evenings too where you can book it for exclusive hire for 120 guests. Alternatively you can book it during normal hours for up to 20 guests. During the summer months, if weather permits, they are able to move your event outside of the conservatory for a gorgeous al fresco dining experience.

Sky Bar at Grange Hotel

Al Fresco Dining At Sky Bar at Grange Hotel
Al Fresco Dining At Sky Bar at Grange Hotel
Al Fresco Dining At Sky Bar at Grange Hotel

At penthouse level, the Sky Bar at Grange Holborn Hotel is an exclusive events venue with rooftop terrace and conservatory. Offering beautiful unobstructed views over the city and St Pauls, the bar and conservatory have a combined capacity of 200, making it a dazzling setting for drinks receptions, product launches, or summer events, whilst the retractable awning provides cover in event of poor weather. 

Sipsmith Secret Sipping Garden

Al Fresco Dining At Sipsmith Secret Sipping Garden
Al Fresco Dining At Sipsmith Secret Sipping Garden

Take a trip out west for a beautiful afternoon sipping Gin at the beautiful new outdoor terrace at Charlotte’s W5, the third outlet in the successful West London-based Charlotte’s Group, is this summer inviting drinkers to kick back and relax in a beautiful new setting – the ‘Sipsmith Secret Sipping Garden’, located outside Charlotte’s W5 in the terrace space next to the calming fountains of Dicken’s Yard. And if the afternoon drifts into the evening then twinkly lights and cosy blankets complete the experience. Perfect for team building.

4 Hamilton Place

Al Fresco Dining at 4 Hamilton Place
Al Fresco Dining at 4 Hamilton Place
Al Fresco Dining at 4 Hamilton Place

Located in stylish Mayfair this Edwardian Town House provides a delightful setting for summer events.  Home to the Royal Aeronautical Society, No.4 offers a versatile venue that can accommodate 1-250 guests with a stunning roof terrace looking over Hyde Park, an Edwardian dining room and a modern conference theatre, it makes an idea central London outside space for summer party and drinks receptions. 

The Hurlingham Club

Al Fresco Dining At The Hurlingham Club
Al Fresco Dining At The Hurlingham Club

Nestled in 42 acres of landscaped gardens and lawns overlooking the Thames is The Hurlingham Club, a Georgian country house with magnificent event space. Recognised throughout the world as one of Britain’s greatest private members’ clubs, it retains its quintessentially English traditions and heritage, while providing modern facilities and services for its guests. We think it’s the perfect venue to celebrate the Great British summer by relaxing in their picturesque gardens and enjoying a sumptuous barbeque and free-flowing drinks. The venue offers different summer packages and is suitable for smaller gatherings of 200 people up to larger celebrations for 2000 guests.

Sushi Samba

Al Fresco Dining at Sushi Samba
Al Fresco Dining at Sushi Samba
Al Fresco Dining at Sushi Samba

Found on the 39th floor of Heron Tower, Sushi Samba’s East Terrace is the highest in Europe and provides the most spectacular al fresco spot with views across the city that take in the Gherkin and the Thames. The roof terrace provides a magnificent setting for summer evenings with cocktails and of course the food is sublime.


Here at Evolve Events we work with some of the most prestigious and unusual venues available including venues with inspiring views. We offer a free venue finding service.

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If you’d like to know more about venue hire options or arrange a viewing with any of these venues or would like our help finding another perfect venue for your event just get in touch with the team.

TEL : 020 7610 2808 – EMAIL : info@evolve-events.com