...Places to host a summer soiree
“From informal to extravagant, here are a few ideas on hosting a summer party that will make them swelter.”
Reach new heights this summer by throwing your bash on one of London's hottest rooftops. The newly launched Vista at the Trafalgar offers an impressive panorama spanning from Trafalgar Square to Big Ben. And for equally iconic views in a City location, SkyLounge overlooks Tower of London and the Gherkin. With a reputation for hosting stellar events amid lush surrounds, The Roof Gardens is a predictable choice – but for good reason. And if you're expecting things to heat up, the alfresco Hydro-Spa above the rooftop garden at Sanctum Soho Hotel could make for a steamy finale.
If you're thinking big, Home House offer a range of sophisticated spaces both inside and out to host a spectacularly summery extravaganza. The sprawling grounds of the Hurlingham Club make for a picturesque backdrop to a stunning summer soiree, as does the leafy expanse of Hyde Park surrounding the Serpentine Gallery. And for a large scale event with wow factor, a drinks party in the John Madejski Garden at the V&A is guaranteed to blow guests away.
Outsmart the weather at Number Sixteen, where the covered conservatory which opens onto a tree-filled garden that will keep guests happy rain, hail or shine. Likewise, guests can pop out to mingle over mojitos in the little Havana garden at Barts. Or for a larger affair, the Courtyard Garden at the Sanderson provides a lush open-air oasis and shelter from the elements.
If you want to create a special summer soiree of your own, enlist the help of EventOracle who can organise something spectacular – be it a picnic in your garden, a full blown marquee affair or anything in-between. MELON can also take on the challenge, organising summer parties and BBQs at an exhaustive range of private residences, event spaces, parks and gardens across central London. And if you're looking to throw the corporate event of the summer, OPM can create an original and impressive experience that will dominate water-cooler conversations for weeks after.
For an informal dinner party on a balmy evening without any of the stress, Archie’s at Home will come and create a wonderful evening for you. Or for a fine dining experience within the comfort of your own home, Urban Caprice can bring celebrated dishes from the iconic restaurants of The Ivy, J Sheekey and Le Caprice to you.
If you're thinking of hosting a summer soiree this year, be sure to check the Deals page on LadyBlonde.com for special offers from some of the wonderful venues and service providers mentioned above.
Vista at the Trafalgar
The Roof Gardens
Sanctum Soho Hotel
The Hurlingham Club
Archie's At Home