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

Available for private and corporate hire, these fantastic venues will provide you with the perfect al fresco space for summertime celebrations.


Leighton House

A hidden gem in Kensington, this venue with its fantastic collection of Victorian artwork is a beautiful space to host private or corporate events. Its opulent and exotic interiors grab all the attention but there is also a lovely peaceful private garden available during the months of May to September. Perfect for dinners, receptions and cocktail parties.

Leighton House Venue Hire
Leighton House Venue Hire
Leighton House Venue Hire

Victoria & Albert Museum

Illuminated at night, the John Madejski Garden, with its paved ellipse with water jets and beautiful 19th Century terracotta facades, is one of the most elegant outdoor venues in London. Marquees are not permitted in the garden but The Dome provides an alternative space in case of rain and is included in the venue hire.

Victoria and Albert Museum Venue Hire
Victoria and Albert Museum Venue Hire

The Roof Gardens

One and a half acres of roof top gardens filled with natural wildlife in central London is pretty impressive and the Roof Gardens is certainly a spectacular venue.  This beautiful venue is a the perfect backdrop for events and we’ve hosted some fabulous summer events there and love the flexibility of the space.

Roof Gardens Venue Hire
Roof Gardens Venue Hire
Roof Gardens Venue Hire
Roof Gardens Venue Hire

Merchant Taylors

This historical venue in the heart of the City of London comes with 9 event spaces to hire including the Courtyard Garden. Due to its central position, the garden links easily with the downstairs spaces and is a sunny space for guests to mingle. We love working at this venue, recently transforming it into a magical woodland.

Merchant Taylors Venue Hire
Merchant Taylors Venue Hire

Hurlingham Club

A members club based by Putney Bridge with magnificent grounds spanning 42 acres on the banks of the River Thames, guests can enjoy the exceptional wealth of greenery and grandeur that makes the Club a hidden gem.  The Hurlingham Club is the perfect summer party venue, merging quintessentially English architecture and contemporary, airy event spaces.

Hurlingham Club Venue Hire
Hurlingham Club Venue Hire
Hurlingham Club Venue Hire

The Langham

Dating back to 1865, The Langham when opened was Europe’s first grand hotel. Over a century and half later it is still an imposing venue.  The lavish Grand Ballroom has an adjoining Courtyard Garden providing a beautiful al fresco space, providing the perfect spot for a cocktail reception right in the heart of London.

Langham Venue Hire
Langham Venue Hire

Old Billingsgate

The Grand Hall is Old Billingsgate’s largest space and boasts a stunning triple-height ceiling and a feature mezzanine as well as providing direct access to a riverside terrace offering outdoor space for summer receptions. Reception drinks can be served here and the space can be styled in a variety of ways with real grass and white picket fences creating a perfect English garden setting to enjoy views to Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the South Bank.

Old Billingsgate Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Venue Hire
Old Bilingsgate Venue Hire

The Forge

This architecturally-designed venue is situated in the heart of Camden Town and consists of a number of flexibly designed spaces. The Glazed Courtyard is located in the centre of the building and is separated from the Main Space by huge acoustic doors so the space as part of the main building or on its own. The Courtyard is dominated by an enormous living wall of plants that creates a stunning centrepiece.

The Forge Venue Hire
The Forge Venue Hire
The Forge Venue Hire
The Forge Venue Hire

Postal Museum

Not yet launched but already causing a stir, this new venue on the events scene will have countless inspiring architectural features, including vaulted brick arches and will include a light, bright and contemporary private sunny courtyard with an innovative living wall

Postal Museum Venue Hire
Postal Museum Venue Hire

De Morgan House

De Morgan House is a beautiful, centrally located venue overlooking Russell Square to the front and with its own private garden to the rear.

The Hardy Room is light and airy with views out onto the recently extended and redeveloped garden this is a beautiful break out space and also perfect for summer entertaining with Afternoon Tea and Barbeque packages.

De Morgan Venue Hire

At Evolve we work with some of the most prestigious and unusual venues available and offer a free venue finding service. You can see more of our recommended venues here.

If you’d like our help finding the perfect venue for your event or help on styling or producing your event just get in touch with the Evolve team on 020 7610 2808 or email info@evolve-events.com