Private Party hire in a London railway arch!

"The whole team were fantastic to work with....i would recommend Hiver highly"
live band for Hiver private party hire in London

If you are looking for private party hire in London that’s not going to cost the Earth but is still memorable. Bee cool, we have the perfect London party venue that’s a buzzing alternative to a traditional sit-down meal or pub function room.

The Hiver Taproom has hosted many a fantastic party, with a range of options from small groups to large corporate office parties. And everything from informal gatherings to formal sit-down dinner parties. We can cater for a last-minute party through to planning that special occassion one year ahead. We’re even used to handing over the keys and encouraging your imagination to run wild as you shape the space for a bespoke party to remember! You can bring in decorations and a caterer. Or you could host a 40th birthday party with a stage and drag artist. Or even get together with a small group of friends or colleagues and camp out in our tasting room with a Christmas drinks package and nibbles. TYou name it, we’ve done it all! Even a few fantastic Wedding receptions, games nights and sports screenings. And so, whatever your style, we’d love to host you for your next work, family, office Christmas or Birthday party!

The space – The Hiver Taproom is inside a large two-story railway arch underneath the historic Victorian tracks into London bridge and we are part of the artisan food and drink community of Spa Terminus and Maltby street.

Our space has three areas that can be hired separately or together making it a versatile and unique london private party hire venue. Our outdoor sunny seating area, our downstairs bar and a versatile upstairs tasting room. The versatile Tasting Room can be; converted into a meeting room or informal board meeting space with projector and TV screen; be an extension of the bar with our bi-folding windows opening up above the main floor space for a birds-eye view of the party below; or for larger parties, be the perfect buffet OR disco dancefloor.

Capacity and venue details

  • Tasting room Ideal private function room for a drinks reception, film screening, talk, presentation, sports game screening.
    • 20 seated meeting room style
    • 40 theatre style
    • 45 standing
  • Main bar capacity Ideal for a large group birthday, wedding or office party (seated or standing) with our without 3rd party caterers.
    • 60 seated indoors
    • 80 standing
  • Outdoor capacity (please note that we are mindful of noise for our neighbours and will limit the use of outdoor space and hours through the year)
    • 50 seated
    • 5 standing smokers
  • Full space capacity
    • 150 total capacity across standing and seating

Remember that we are a railway arch and so the odd rumble of trains overhead is part of our unique charm.

Drink – As well as our award-winning range of sustainable craft beers and lagers we also serve English wines, gin and can take bespoke requests. Our beers were featured in Shortlist Magazines best beers of 2020 and have won numerous international gold medals.

Food – For nibbles, pizzas, simple breakfast packages, sandwiches or pastries, we work with our neighbour Comptoir Gourmond. For cheese, charcuterie and tapas plates we work with our neighbour Tozino. And for street food vendors like the fantastic That’s Banging, we will put you in touch with one of the Maltby Street food traders. You are also welcome to bring your own food or buffet or arrange your own catering. However, please do put them in touch with us to confirm what facilities they have/need before booking anything.

Music – From connecting your own phone and playlist to arranging a DJ, live band or musician, we have contacts to help you make that happen.

The location – We are a twelve minute walk from both London bridge and Bermondsey stations or 15 minute taxi journey from the city. The downstairs of our venue is wheelchair friendly with an accessible toilet. Our location means that we are a short walk from the famous Tower Bridge over the Thames, Shad Thames, Rotherhithe and the start of the South Bank. Our Taproom is also part of the Bermondsey beer mile which makes us bee-rilliantly located for private paryt hire in central London.

How to Book

Hire fees and how to book – We ask for a deposit to secure your booking. The value of the deposit equates to the cost of two team members for your event and this helps us maximise your budget for the fun stuff. Drinks packages and tabs can be arranged on request. Please note that you cannot bring your own drink to our venue.

  • Please contact us with your enquiry and for a quote
  • Hourly rates from £30 to £75 per hour (party size and weekday/weekend dependent).
  • Half day hire from £130 and full space hire from £250.
  • Late license, food and drink packages, musicians are quoted on request. And please note for larger events we reserve the right to increase the deposit to cover additional items like rubbish collection, security or additional team members.

Book Now by emailing or calling us Monday to Friday on 0203 1989972.

Why book your private party hire with us?

Aside from being a friendly, fun, independent and unique venue to hire, we also have an eye on sustainability. And so from eco-friendly Christmas trees to compostable cups, you can party with a conscience at Hiver. If that’s not enough, hopefully our 5 star google, tripadvisor, Time out and The Nudge reviews will be the last bit of encouragement you need to book with us!

“Holding the launch for our new book, Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour, at the Hiver Beers railway arch, was a great experience. The whole team were fantastic to work with – very responsive – and made the event feel easy and fun, which was exactly the vibe we were going for! Having it on a summery evening was perfect as we had the giant doors open and everyone loved the venue. I would definitely recommend Hiver for private party hire in central London highly – we’re trying to think of another event we could hold there!”

Testimonial: Katharine Nelson, Lonely Planet

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