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Unique Venues of London Summer Packages and Exhibitions

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 11:15

From glorious parkland, to rooftop terraces, elaborate glasshouses to hidden courtyards, our venues have an abundance of green and picturesque spaces for you to host an event this summer.

Below are just some of the activities and packages available to choose from:

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Host your Event in the UK’s first purpose-built Gallery, set amongst stunning gardens, the Sir John Soane designed Gallery is perfect for a Summer Reception. Dulwich Picture Gallery will also be hosting its second Summer Pavilion in conjunction with London Festival of Architecture. Pricegore and Yinka Ilori’s ‘Colour Palace’ is intended as a celebration of colour, pattern and light, and draws upon both European and African cultural traditions in creating a design that could be relevant to, and representative of, multicultural London. The Pavilion will be a brilliant welcome centre for the Gallery and an exciting addition to our summer event spaces for an outdoor drink’s reception.

Venue Hire Charges:

Soane Gallery:

From £5,000 + VAT for a standing reception for up to 250 people or seated dinner for 120 guests from 18.30 - 23.00

The Colour Palace – Summer Pavilion:

From £2,500 + VAT for a standing reception for up to 150 people from 18.00 - 20.00

Marquee Reception in our gardens or meadow:

From £1,500 +VAT from 9am – 17:00 (inclusive of all set up and pack down)

From £3,500 + VAT from 16.00 – 23.00 in our main gardens for up to 200 guests or 12:00 – 21:00 in our meadow for up to 400 guests, with get-in and out on consecutive days.

Gallery Café with terrace:

£1,000 + VAT from 18.30 - 23.00 for a standing reception for up to 90 guests or seated dinner for 50.

For all enquiries and site visits, email our Events team on

Garden Museum

Summer Events & Parties Garden Museum London

The Nave and Sackler Garden can be hired together or separately as a dry hire venue and are perfect for receptions for up to 250 and dinners for up to 120. Your event will commence in our stunning garden for the drinks reception & an opportunity to experience a beautiful outdoor space against the backdrop of a medieval church. The Orangery & Sackler restaurant open out onto the Sackler Garden with our sliding doors making a panoramic drinks reception for all guests to enjoy.

Enquiries to or 020 3823 2022

Gibson Hall

Gibson Hall is a fabulous summer party venue and is one of only a few venues with a garden courtyard in the City. Our secluded garden provides a rare haven for a stylish London summer party, a truly British garden party, afternoon tea, evening barbecue, gala dinner or wedding reception.

Our summer packages start from £69.34 and include:

Venue Hire 6.30pm-12.00am

Cocktail on arrival

Two course BBQ menu

Four hour (7.30-11.30) drinks package b/w/s

Staff (doorman and cloakroom)

Enquiries to or 020 7334 3982

The Goldsmith’s Centre

DISCOVER THE FRESHEST ROOFTOP TERRACE IN LONDON! - Summer is coming… soak up the sun with a drink in hand and see Clerkenwell as you’ve never experienced it before from the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s rooftop terrace. Some of London’s best event catering just tastes better when you’re eating in the breeze!

Enjoy fresh air in the capital’s outdoors and organise your summer party in one of our light outdoor spaces. Our secret hideaway, a 3-minute walk from Farringdon station, is the perfect spot to celebrate the arrival of summer or for your de-stress post-work party with your colleagues or friends!

Start planning your event this summer and enjoy 50% off evening room hire* when you extend your day booking into the evening! Contact our events team by emailing or calling 020 7566 7699. Or visit The Goldsmiths' Centre page.

*T&C’s This offer is only available for bookings in the Agas Harding Conference room made by the 31st March 2019. Minimum spend of £500+VAT on evening food and beverage applies. 

HMS Belfast

Add a unique twist to your classic summer party with a ‘Best of British’ themed packages evoking the iconic nature of HMS Belfast where the past meets the present. Our vibrant menu and signature Champagne or Rum cocktails on arrival make this package everything you need to get your summer off to the right start.

BEST OF BRITISH SUMMER DDR PACKAGE: Room hire of one of our unique spaces, arrival, mid-morning and afternoon tea, coffee and treats, finger buffet lunch and afternoon refreshments, a selection of fruit juices, projector, screen, Wi-Fi, table stationary and sweets, and complimentary access to explore the museum. From £64.00 +VAT per person

SUMMER RECEPTION PACKAGE: Hire of a deck space (with wet weather option), prosecco reception, selection of 8 canapés and Unlimited Beers, wines and soft drinks for 1 hour, and complimentary access to explore the museum. £73.00 +VAT per person

BEST OF BRITISH SUMMER RECEPTION PACKAGE: in partnership with Zest mixology. Hire of a deck space (with wet weather option), Cocktail reception on arrival, selection of canapés, selection of food stations and complimentary access to explore the museum. £89.00+VAT per person

Minimum numbers apply

Get in touch for more information: 0207 940 6331

LSO St Luke’s


Dazzle your guests with a stunning 18th century backdrop in the heart of the City.

Combining the beauty and prestige of a Grade I listed building with the flexibility of a 21st century event space, LSO St Luke’s front lawn is a unique setting for your event.

This exclusive green space can hold up to 425 guests, who can move between the spacious outdoor area and the elegant Jerwood Hall, which looks out onto the front lawn. Just a stone’s throw from Old Street station, this historic and leafy venue offers all the convenience of a central city location.

From sumptuous food and drink to breath-taking floral arrangements and exciting party games, let our trusted suppliers and experienced event-producers create a magical experience for your guests.

For all enquiries:  or call the events team on +44 20 7566 2871

National Gallery

The National Gallery is launching two brand new outdoor event spaces for 2019. Enquire early to make the most of their introductory rates for both spaces.

The National Gallery Garden, accessed by a secret door from Trafalgar Square, is ideal for up to 60 guests and is surrounded by fragrant jasmine bushes for an intimate al fresco setting.

Just adjacent is Jubilee Walk, a covered walkway with sleek limestone and glass features that epitomises urban elegance and is suitable for up to 420 guests.

The National Gallery Garden Introductory Rates:

  • Monday – Thursday evenings - £2,000 + VAT from 19.00 – 22.00 (set-up from 18.00)
  • Friday evenings - £1,000 + VAT from 19.00 – 22.00 (set-up from 18.00)
  • Weekends - £550 + VAT 12.00 – 15.00 | £650 + VAT 16.00 – 18.00 |£750 + VAT 19.00- 22.00 (including set-up)

Jubilee Walk Introductory Rates:

  • Monday – Friday evenings - £4,250 + VAT from 19.00 – 22.00 (set-up from 18.00)
  • Weekends – from £4,250 + VAT from 19.00 – 22.00 (set-up from 18.00) – price on request

Call the National Gallery Events Team on 020 7747 5931 or email to enquire now.

Royal College of Physicians

Located in a stunning setting overlooking Regent's Park in the heart of London; the Royal College of Physicians offers tiered auditoriums, conferences, meeting, exhibition, dining and training facilities and has a beautiful medicinal garden ideal for outdoor events and summer entertaining.  For 2019 enjoy a Sizzling Summer Garden BBQ Package:

Your Exclusive BBQ events includes:

  • A 4 hour event
  • A full BBQ @ £48.50 per person (+ VAT)
  • With an optional 4 hour beer, wine and soft drinks package @ £31.50 per person (+ VAT), or bar on consumption/cash bar.

We can provide the following free of charge to enhance your event: Tall poseur tables, Garden parasols, Tea light candles, Garden lighting, Garden benches and cushion, Picnic blankets and low tables

Terms: Valid any day of the week with weekdays from 18h00. Minimum numbers of 50 apply with maximum suggested numbers of 200. An opening fee will apply to weekend events (where applicable). Music outdoors until 22h30. A late fee of £200 (+ VAT) per half hour (or part thereof) after 23h00 applies. Last rounds are called at 23h00, with a half hour drinking up time and guests to depart by midnight.

020 7034 4900 | |

Spitalfields Venue

Spitalfields Venue truly is a summer party venue with a difference, combining outdoor space with a stunning interior, you have the best of both worlds come rain or shine.  Situated just next to Spitalfields market we combine contemporary catering with this beautiful historic building to create events that are creative and memorable.

Our Summer package includes:

-              Exclusive venue hire 18:00-22:30

-              Sparkling arrival drinks

-              Barbecue bites

-              Half a bottle of wine per person

-              Lighting and sound

£84.50 +VAT per person

minimum numbers apply

Quote LSPS19 when enquiring and we will upgrade your arrival drinks to cocktails!

Enquiries to or 020 7377 6793

Swan, Shakespeare's Globe

Hosting great events for good causes, Swan is delighted to announce a special charity offer for events in the Underglobe.

This year we are offering eight charity bookings one third off our standard package rates. With prices from £90+VAT per person, this limited charity offer will include:

  • Exclusive event hire from 6:30pm-1am
  • A seasonal three course menu
  • 45 minute unlimited Champagne reception followed by unlimited premium fine wines, bottled lager and soft drinks
  • AV, an AV technician and a stage
  • A dedicated event planner
  • Centrepieces
  • Security
  • A privately manned cloakroom

The event must be confirmed by 29/03/2019 and take place before 16/11/2019. Direct enquiries from registered charities only. Enquiries to or 020 7928 9444

For details of other offers and packages from our member venues please visit: or email to use our free venue finding service.