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Exclusive outdoor event venues in London

University of London Venues offer a collection of stunning garden locations ideal for hosting a variety of outdoor events. The atmosphere of being outside amongst a natural backdrop is freeing, relaxing and atmospheric. At UoL venues we are now proud to offer our iconic outdoor spaces for parties, drink receptions, dinners, award ceremonies and much more!

Suitable for the following occasions:

Location for outdoor event hire

Gordon Square

Gordon Square - outdoor event venue

A perfect location for filming and outdoor photoshoots, Gordon Square is a tranquil grassy hideaway in the heart of Bloomsbury. It’s flanked on all sides by beautiful Georgian properties and is dotted with a beautiful mix of trees, shrubs and flowers. This University associated venue is available to hire on a sectional basis as a dry hire outdoor venue space and is perfect for parties, dinners and drinks receptions.

  • Capacity: 150
  • Grass space: 4690.3 sqm
  • Dry hire: yes
  • Exclusive rental: no

Download the Gordon Square Map [PDF]

Woburn Square

Worburn Square - outdoor event space

This square is the smallest of Bloomsbury’s green spaces and is available for sectional hire. Lofty sycamores, bushes and a path line the perimeter of this quaint rectangular garden giving you the feeling of complete sanctuary. Events in Woburn Square can also be catered for by the University or via private caterer which combined with the location, makes Woburn Square one of the most desirable garden party venues in London.

  • Capacity: 50 
  • Grass space: 4774.8 sqm
  • Dry hire: yes
  • Exclusive rental: no

Download the Woburn Square Map [PDF]

Enhanced events

What outdoor events can we host?

Our three locations are extremely flexible and can accommodate a range of options and group sizes depending on the event you have in mind. We can host but are not limited to:

  • Summer parties
  • Team building events
  • Evening drinks receptions
  • Award ceremonies
  • Dinner parties.

Managed outdoor event catering

If your event requires catering, our skilled and organised teams will work with you to produce the dishes or bar configuration you wish to use. Our chefs are highly trained, inventive and use only the finest quality ingredients that are sourced responsibly. With decades of outdoor catering experience we can deliver a succinct kitchen-to-table service that runs seamlessly every time.

Wet weather alternative provided

Outdoor events can be heavily influenced by the weather and unfortunately this is an uncontrollable factor. When you book an outdoor event with UoL we are committed to your event’s success. We’ll allocate use of the elegant adjacent Senate House as an equivalent space for your planned event should the weather turn unfavourably on the day.

In the wake of Covid-19 we have also attained both Visit Britain’s “Good to go” and “AIM Secure” accreditations. These marks of approval officially acknowledge that our facilities, hygiene standards and safety measures are above board for all of our inside spaces. This means that you can have full peace of mind on safety if an indoor wet weather alternative is used.

Looking for a special outdoor venue for hire? Book now!

At University of London Venues we offer locations with character, beauty and history. Our specialist events team can help create a bespoke outdoor event with you.

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