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The Natural Philosopher Private Hire


Dreaming of a private soirée that's as unique as you are? Whether you're throwing a birthday bash, a lively leaving party, a romantic engagement celebration, or an enchanting wedding reception, The Natural Philosopher offers an extraordinary backdrop for your unforgettable moments.

Forget the stuffy function rooms; at The Natural Philosopher, your party gets the exclusive run of our main bar area. Here, 30-38 guests can lose themselves in the atmospheric charm of our intimate setting.

If you're planning a larger event, secure the entire venue for enticing cocktails for 39-55 people. No dreary hire fees; we operate on a minimum spend system that's adjusted according to your booking's timing and day.

We believe in simplicity and transparency. To confirm your private hire, we request a 20% deposit of the minimum spend. This deposit can be your magic ticket to kick off the celebrations with a round of welcome drinks for your guests. Alternatively, it can be fully refunded at the end of the night once the minimum spend is achieved. And if you don't quite reach the minimum spend, all you need to do is make up the difference at the end of the night.

Planning an office party or a special networking event? Take advantage of our pre-order service, ideal for putting a tab behind the bar. Otherwise, drinks are served and paid for individually, promising a smooth bar experience for all.

Want to set the perfect mood? For full venue hires, feel free to play your own Spotify or Deezer playlists and dance the night away to your favourite tunes. If you're not in charge of the music, rest assured our eclectic mix of indie, alternative, and nu-disco tunes will keep the good vibes flowing.

While we don't have a kitchen, you're more than welcome to organise outside food to be brought into the venue. After all, what's a good party without some delightful nibbles?

The Natural Philosopher is the epitome of stylish, alternative bars in East London. Secure your booking with us today, and let's start planning an event your guests won't soon forget!

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