The Walks & Marquee

Step into the idyllic setting of Gray’s Inn Gardens, Central London’s premier summer party venue.

Known as The Walks, these historic gardens were meticulously laid out in 1608 by the Treasurer of that era, Sir Francis Bacon—his statue proudly gracing the South Square. Spanning an expansive five acres,

The Walks stand as a rare gem among London’s private gardens, offering a peaceful sanctuary amidst the urban hustle. Available all year round, this extraordinary and unique venue sets the scene for outdoor events and garden parties. These include summer parties, corporate parties, garden parties, family fundays and wedding receptions. Come summer, The Walks transform into a haven of luxury with a modern marquee structure, complete with air-cooling, a dance area, a stylish bar, bathrooms, and wooden decking.

This versatile structure opens up endless possibilities for a wide array of summer events. From private soirées to corporate affairs, The Walks and its bespoke marquee provide an unrivaled backdrop for celebrations, wedding receptions, concerts, sizzling barbecues, and other outdoor extravaganzas.

If you seek a private summer party venue in London that transcends the ordinary, your quest concludes at Gray’s Inn Gardens—a place where history, elegance, and exclusivity converge for an unforgettable experience.

More information on Summer Parties can be found here


Standing Reception: 600 guests (in Marquee)

Standing Reception: 1000 guests (including Gardens)

Seated Dinner: 280 guests

Theatre Style: 400 guests

Cabaret Style: 216 guests

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Special Occasions

The marquee is available to hire for special occasions from birthday parties to bar mitzvahs and wedding receptions. There is so much opportunity to decorate the marquee with lighting, decor, flowers and more, helping make your day even more special. We work with some excellent suppliers who would be happy to create bespoke proposals based on your requirements.


The marquee is the perfect location for a summer wedding reception – set in one of the largest private gardens in London! Outside of June or July, the Walks is a perfect drinks reception and photo backdrop to add to your celebrations inside the venue.

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“We had the best time, what a great venue. We had the best time, what a great venue”

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