For events of 500 people and above, only super-sized venues will do. Super clubs and West-End mega bars provide locations for events on an awesome scale.
80 Piccadilly, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8HX
(020) 7491 2544
Henrys Cafe Bar is a stylish venue that serves a variety of British dishes throughout the day. Start the morning with a relaxed breakfast, or choose from a wide ranging menu at lunch and dinner offering everything from deli sandwiches through to main meals. There is also an extensive choice of drinks including cocktails, classic wines and a wide range of beers.
57-60 Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QX
(020) 7287 1000
The iconic Planet Hollywood in Haymarket offers a vibrant atmosphere and a menu of classic American favourites including burgers, wings and speciality cocktails.
Ministry of Sound is a world famous super-club that remains a stalwart of the London clubbing experience. With four bars, five separate rooms, three DJ booths and three huge dance-floors, Ministry of Sound is definitely one for the clubbing enthusiast.
103 Gaunt Street, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6DP
0870 060 0010
146 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UH
(020) 7720 7633
Infernos harks back to the original days of the disco, complete with mirror-ball and runway lights. This popular venue runs a regular string of club nights attracting serious party people to the heart of Clapham.
200 York Way, King's Cross, London, N7 9AX
(020) 7871 7111
Close to King's Cross, Egg London is a stylish London club featuring five main areas split across multiple levels, an outdoor area with four open air terraces and an impressive central courtyard encouraging revelling until the early hours. Some of worlds best DJs have played at Egg London, playing the best in house, deep and techno.
20-24 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, London, W1D 7EU
(020) 7434 3111
Based centrally in the heart of the West End, Rainforest Cafe is a distinctive jungle themed venue offering fun nights out amongst alligators and tropical fish. The Rainforest Cafe also features themed rooms with impressive animatronics, so expect to find a range of realistic jungle inhabitants peering through the undergrowth.
The cafe boasts an allergy friendly menu and can cater for different dietary needs for both adults and children.
Victoria Embankment, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HR
(020) 7839 6548
The Tattershall Castle is a pub on a boat on the River Thames. The food menu offers classic British dishes such as bangers and mash, steaks or grilled salmon. At weekends they also have the nightclub area open which plays the latest commercial tracks.
161-165 Borough High Street, Southwark, London, SE1 1HR
(020) 7939 9700
Belushis is a fantastic drinking and dining experience that is created from a combination of dishes, drinks and entertainment inspired from around the globe. The ambiance is vibrant and exciting and is a reflection of the mixed crowd that are drawn to this venue.
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DD
(020) 7287 0255
Waxy O'Connor's is a lively Irish maze of bars that you can enter via stairs or long passages. The atmosphere is welcoming and the beers are always cold.
587-591 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5UA
(020) 7385 6940
The Elk Bar in Fulham is a lively, upbeat venue offering a great selection of cocktails and a range of food including an outdoor barbeque with burgers, platters and more. Entertainment at Elk Bar includes DJs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
75-89 Upper Walkway, Camden Lock Place, Camden, London, NW1 8AF
(020) 7284 0007
Lockside is situated in Camden Town and overlooks the lock and the west yard food market. There is a varied food menu at Lockside that makes good use of locally sourced produce. They offer a great range of cocktails from classics to signature choices and a strong selection of English craft beers.
Lockside hosts regular events including cabaret and DJ nights, live music and major sporting events such as the World Cup and Wimbledon.
7 Cavendish Parade, Clapham South, London, SW4 9DW
(020) 8772 0303
Gigalum is the ultimate in London venues. You can relax with a glass of wine outside with the warmth of the patio heaters to break the chill, or sit at the bar sipping a cocktail.
22 Manor Road, Teddington, Surrey, TW11 8BG
(020) 8977 6333
The Wharf Restaurant is situated in Teddington near Richmond. This contemporary restaurant offers an eclectic mix of Modern European and British cuisine in a stunning location overlooking the River Thames.
104-108 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3AH
(020) 3409 3636
Hoxton Pony takes the East London tradition of buying fresh food from local markets and updates it for the environmentally aware 21st century. Their expert bartenders use UK-sourced organic and sustainable ingredients to create a cocktail menu that reflects the seasons - expect to sip drinks infused with tart rhubarb in April, loganberries in July and pears and quince in October.
Hoxton Pony's house nights cater to all tastes, from cutting edge acts slinking in for a session on Fridays, to internationally renowned DJs tearing the place apart on a Saturday.
Devonshire Square, City of London, London, EC2M 4YY
(020) 7256 3233
Devonshire Terrace provides an informal yet stylish New York style ambience within the heart of the City. Here you can enjoy a delicious meal from the varied menu, or relax with a drink on the terrace.
Marylebone Station, Melcombe Place, Marylebone, London, NW1 6JJ
(020) 7723 8890
Sports Bar and Grill Marylebone is a lively bar where you can catch all the latest sporting matches on large plasma screens. Have a game of pool in the basement pool lounge or enjoy a tasty meal and drinks.
68-70 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UL
(020) 7627 2726
Aquum brings a sophisticated feel of the West End to Clapham with its sumptuous decor and inventive cocktails. The bar features cosy booths and there are various lounge areas to suit your mood including a mezzanine VIP lounge with table service.
Aquum also offer a fresh menu, full of delicious authentic sharing Mediterranean plates that are set to bring a new eating culture to Clapham.
The Imperial is a restaurant and bar that uses seasonal, British produce to create a variety of dishes with international influences. The Imperial retains many period features with high ceilings and its Victorian facade.
577 King's Road, Fulham, London, SW6 2EH
(020) 7736 6081
The Queen of Hoxton is a bar and live music-arts venue located within the heart of the East End. They showcase the best in art and design, live bands, fringe theatre and DJs.
1 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3JX
(020) 7422 0958
316-318 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UH
(020) 7351 5998
JuJu Chelsea is located in the heart of Chelsea on King's Road. JuJu Chelsea has a relaxed atmosphere until the DJs step up the pace from 10pm with a mix of funky house and commercial tracks. As well as an extensive choice of drinks, there is also a varied choice of meals available at JuJu.
Formerly known as Home, The Book Club is situated in Leonard Street and offers a varied selection of drinks alongside a menu of comfort food. Entertainment includes club nights, film and art.
100-106, Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4RH
(020) 7684 8618
Boisdale of Canary Wharf is the largest of the group and features a large smoking terrace, cigar club and London's largest collection of whiskies. They also host some of the world's leading jazz, soul and blues musicians.
Cabot Place West, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT
(020) 7715 5818
12-20 Crown Hill, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1RZ
(020) 8633 1621
Larry Flynts Hustler Club UK is located on Crown Hill and has nude table dancers and stage shows throughout the week.
145 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA
(020) 3667 5222
Buddha Bar brings Oriental flair to London's dining scene, blending a sumptuous menu of pan-Asian cuisine, a live DJ playing the best of chillout and lounge from around the world, all set against a striking interior.
The Shard, 33rd Floor, 31 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 9RY
(020) 3011 1257
Hutong Shard is situated on the 33rd level of London's tallest building, The Shard. Hutong offers a range of northern Chinese dishes served in stunning surroundings.
Open on the former Clause site, Dirty Martini brings excellent service and a great choice of both classic and signature cocktails to the City's Lovat Lane.
1 Lovat Lane, The City, London, EC3R 8DT
(020) 7632 2089
44 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UR
(020) 3814 1818
MOMMI is a raw bar and grill that brings a unique fusion of Japanese and Latin cuisine to Clapham.
Executive chef Paul Sowden creates nutritious small plates of ceviche and Nikkei chirashi sushi as well as specials from the robata grill.
120 High Street, Uxbridge, London, UB8 1JT
Bar Italia in Uxbridge serves authentic home made Italian dishes and house infused cocktails. The brushed back brickwork and stylish decor is the perfect setting for family meals or drinks with friends.
Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NG
(020) 7300 5588
The Restaurant at Sanderson is a stylish eatery that offers a delightful choice of British dishes that are led by the seasons. Menu highlights at The Restaurant at Sanderson may include smoked haddock aracini; Welsh rump of lamb; and lemon shortbread.
Intercontinental London at The O2, 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich, London, SE10 0TW
(020) 8463 6868
Clipper Bar, located within the Intercontinental London at The O2 hotel, is a sophisticated cocktail bar offering amazing views of the River Thames and Canary Wharf.