Beach Blanket Babylon, Shoreditch Est. 2006

Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA, United Kingdom

Wear your most ravishing ensemble to this raucous restaurant! This French bohemian bombshell has become famous (or notorious!) for throwing the wildest, most glamorous parties in town.

Spread over 4 floors of a chic victorian warehouse, you will find Parisian charm, quirky decadence and eclectic oddities as a backdrop to your splendid soirée. It's a lifestyle, a club for the discerning without requiring a membership.

 

The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Bar / Club / Lounge
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Skyline
Street
Style
Bohemian
British
Glamorous
Rustic
Urban
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

A local institution, Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch's doors have been open since 2006 after the success of it's sister in Notting Hill, which has been around since 1990. Often described as BBB Notting Hill's naughty younger sibling, we have become famous (or notorious!) for throwing the wildest, most glamorous parties in town.

Spread over 4 floors of a chic victorian warehouse, each with it's own allure, the venue can be hired as a whole with a capacity of 700 or one of the private spaces. The restaurant is open all week for dinner and brunch on the weekends, which has been recently named as one of Esquire's top brunch in Shoreditch. 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Additional Charges

The venue works on a minimum spend basis for private hire on food and drinks. All of the private spaces include: sound system, DJ points, staff, secuirty and all furniture. Additional decoration, flowers and entertainment would all be additional but can be arranged by the events team on your behalf.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
200
Standing
400
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2006
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
We have dressing areas available but no rooms. There is a plethora of 5 star hotels a stone's throw away and we have good relationships with all the local concierges so we would be delighted to book hotels on our client's behalf.
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

Always ask for table 4! It is enclosed but still in the thick of it and it has the most veiw of a famous street artist's work on the wall outside. Our Lounge Bar supervisor is a sucker for a compliment- be sure to tell him how gorgeous he is and he will do a shot of Cafe Patron with you! 

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Nestled right in the heart of Shoreditch, the surrounding area is closest you'll get to downtown SoHo in NYC with street art adorning every building, the locals and frequenters are equally decorated with tattoos mirroring there habitat.

BBB, as it's affectionatley known by it's patrons, is housed in an old and imposing Victorian former warehouse. As you look up, embalzoned across the second floor windows are 3 B's in huge stage lights with a fluttering British flag above - you have arrived.
 
BBB Shoreditch as well as being predominately a local restaurant and bar also houses a glamorous basement cocktail lounge which whilst a relaxing place during the week it also plays host to raucously decadent parties on the weekend nights where both diners and guests alike can dance away until the early hours.
Design:
Designed in sympathy with its warehouse roots it boasts lofty ceilings and an eclectic mix of Boho Chic, Art Deco and French Country Chateaux. Objeda such as a 3 meter wide early 19th Century rustic clock dominate the space giving each area its own unique look.

Entrance is gained via 2 large and imposing reclaimed doors. Upon entering there is a large central marble bar where guests can dine over a delicious range of bar food and cocktails and behind it is a raised mezzanine dining area designed in an art deco style with period carpets inspired by the famed 20th Century designer Erte.
 
There are two private rooms upstairs both of which ooze warehouse chic with their whitewashed floor boards, wooden shutters and beamed ceilings.
Standout Venue Features:
BBB is famous for it's cocktails- we hold cocktail making classes with our mixologists on request.

On Sundays, we feature a 'Host Your Own Roast' which entails chosing a joint of meat which comes with all the trimmings you could possibly imagine, unlimited bloody Mary's and a whole apple pie to share. We encourage our guests to carve their roast themselves and offer the host a chef's hat and apron to get into the spirit of things. The whole idea is to ensure you feel at home but taking the stress out of hosting lunch yourself but leaving all the fun bits for you to enjoy. With live music & Sunday supplements- you won't want to leave!

For all private events, you will have a dedicated events manager who will organise every stage of your event for you to set your mind at ease and we offer complimentary private tastings in advance.
Extra Perks:
Included within the venue cost is: all staff & security, linen, festoon lighting, DJ equipment (pioneer 900s), Martin Audio sound system, any furniture required (up to 200 dining chairs, 20 6ft round tables, 30 trestle tables, sofas, armchairs, low tables, poseur tables), any linen required, projector & screen.
Awards & Notables Metro's Top 5 Restaurant Interiors 2015
Open Table's Diners Choice Award 2015
Esquire's Top 5 Brunches in Shoreditch 2015

Movies/Music Videos/TV:
Tom Hardy's 'Ledgend' 2015 
Keane's 'Stop For a Minute' music video
Drew Barrymore's 'Miss You Already' 2015
Made in Chelsea 2012-2015
The Only Way in Essex 2011-2015
Desi Rascals 2015

 
Celebration Locations
The Lounge:
Banquet seating and sectioned off areas that you can steal private moments in. Huge central bar with 360 service. Martin audio sound system, DJ booth & dancefloor. The sexiest of all 4 spaces.
- View: Basement
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Restaurant:
Open kitchen with copper and reclaimed wood throughout, large central marble bar with 360 service, banquet seating, martin audio sound system, DJ booth.
- View: Urban city scape, famous street art
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Gallery:
New York warehouse chic, chalet style bar, festoon lighting, beamed ceilings, wooden shutters, martin audio sound system, DJ point & equipment, all furniture included.
- View: London Skyline- view of the famous Gherkin
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Loft:
New York warehouse chic, chalet style bar, festoon lighting, beamed ceilings, wooden shutters, martin audio sound system, DJ point & equipment, all furniture included.
- View: London Skyline- view of the famous Gherkin
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Bars & Lounges:
We have 4 bars: The Restaurant Bar, where the most popular cocktail is the 'Popcorn' which is a fun twist on an old fashioned using Georgia Moon whiskey and garnished with a side of popcorn. The Lounge Bar, where Champagne is the tipple of choice, we have live music here on weekends- definately our most debaucherous bar. The Gallery and The Loft Bar, open for private events, both built into a chalet style outhousing, it's a more relaxed affair than downstairs.  
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