Christmas Party Venues in London
London boasts some of the best Christmas party venues around. Our festive event picks include edgy warehouse venues to luxury private dining rooms.
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Our building within a building, the Grand Hotel Bar takes it's inspiration from the 1920s glamour of the seaside hotels of Brighton and Eastbourne and is perfect for groups of up to 200 people when combined with our private rooms. The bar reimagines a classic palm court with a dramatic island bar in the centre and booth seating dotted around the room, nested between lush potted palms. This is the ideal destination for your Christmas party.
Light, ornate and elegant, with fine bow windows at each end and a west facing terrace overlooking Hyde Park with an ante room if needed. One of the finest spaces in London. With a variety of seating arrangements available, it is perfect for a range of corporate or private events including weddings, conferences, charity events and more.
The Little Scarlet Door can be found on Greek Street in the beating heart of Soho. Its aesthetics are inspired by a New York loft style apartment met with homely British quirks. Split across two storeys; you can find our open plan living room and kitchen. There we have our kitchen bar with pots and pans hanging above, lots of comfy seating, beautiful works of art and access to our courtyard. Whilst on the lower ground floor you can find our Basement Studio. Here, there is another long bar, a vault, lots of comfy seating, gorgeous artwork and games area with Nintendo 64.
Whether it's sophisticated black tie festive dining you are after or to dance the night away with cocktails and canapes in our subterranean Vaults, the RSA House in the heart of London's West End ensures a christmas party to remember.
It is the outrageous fun of ping pong, combined with state of the art facilities and reputation for hosting the most well executed events that sets Bounce apart as the ultimate conference and corporate party destination in London. Located just a 3 minute walk from Farringdon station, the venue features our luxurious Jaques Room, available for exclusive hire. It's an ideal setting for group of 50-90 standing, 60 theatre style and 28 boardroom. The room Includes: 3 Ping Pong Tables A cocktail bar with dedicated mixologist State of the art Karaoke System UV Lighting Unlimited Ping Pong
Tucked away behind Oxford Circus, you will find this gorgeous London Christmas Party venue. Indulge in festive menu and delicious cocktails, whilst being immersed in a classic Christmas experience From large lavish spaces to dine and dance the night away, to smaller more intimate parties set within gorgeous Georgian event spaces complete with stunning Christmas Decor.
Need a large space for your event? Full exclusive hire is available, meaning all three golf courses, two bars, the restaurant, private rooms and the cloakroom will be yours for the duration. Puttshack bank can accommodate up to 650 guests, meaning it is the perfect destination for a large-scale conference, team building event or party. We have some great spaces with full AV equipment available and fantastic packages to accommodate all your needs.
For the most premier of occasion, opt for The Rooftop. Enjoy a delicious array of convivial small plates and carefully crafted cocktails complete with stunning views of the city skyline as the ultimate backdrop for your event. Opt for the premium al fresco dining of The Gallery. Alternatively relax at The Deck for a cocktail reception, our sun-drenched conservatory. Available for exclusive & non-exclusive parties.
A super sleek mezzanine it's the perfect place for entertaining guests, this space boasts a private bar and breathtaking views over the Thames. The Rockafellar Lounge is bright and airy and is ideally suited to both cocktail parties and seated dinners. Please note, the prices listed are approximate minimum spends on food and drink. Exact figures will depend on your requirements.
With characterful sixties styling, The BM6 provides a distinguished yet playful backdrop for private dinners for up to 30 guests and includes a private balcony overlooking the iconic Stadium bowl.
Dirty Martini Monument is perfect for a corporate event, Christmas party or networking event. With delicious cocktails, a sophisticated atmosphere and modern and unusual furnishings and decoration, it would suit events of all kinds.
For smaller groups wanting private dining, the four larger rooms on the 4th Floor have combining functionality to form two larger rooms, and create the perfect space to dine.
These rooms provide an impressive contrast between day and evening to offer a truly unique setting for corporate events, award ceremonies, private dining, Christmas or Summer celebration and smaller conferences. The rooms are situated on the top floor and provide a self contained area, perfect for an exclusive event. The two rooms combines can accommodate multiple layout options for up to 230. Flooded with natural daylight and with fully integrated AV these rooms are full of characters and provide a multitude of branding opportunities. The rooms adjoin with the stunning Rooftop Terrace.
An impressive room by any standards. Spacious with plenty of natural daylight and full of impressive, iconic period features of oak panelling and magnificent stained-glass windows, detailing a history of insurance companies from the past. The Great Hall is suitable for a range of events to include product launches, networking events, drink receptions and Christmas parties. The space is fully equipped with an automated blackout system, lobby reception area, adjustable lighting, 13ft front projection screen and features a fixed stage and minstrel gallery.
Great space for corporates events such as receptions, product launches, food development using our commercial kitchen, small business meetings including conferences as well as private events such as weddings and birthday celebrations and many more. It's a lovely intimate venue that can be split into two different zones such as seating on the mezzanine and standing in the bar area.
Steeped in history and synonymous with The Beatles, Studio Two is the most famous recording facility in the world. Throughout it's history it has played host to some of the most iconic music of all time. Not only did the Beatles use Studio 2 throughout their career, it was also used by Pink Floyd to record the Dark Side of the Moon album. Countless other artists have used the space to record iconic works. This exclusive space is perfect for drinks receptions, intimate dinners and private performances, as well as press launches and screenings.
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What are the best Christmas party locations in London?
London is a fantastic city in which to host a Christmas party, whether that’s an office Christmas party for your friends and colleagues, or one you hope to invite all your clients to.
No matter where in the capital you’re based, there’s sure to be a whole host of fantastic Christmas party venues near you. However, there are some parts of the capital that are particularly sought after when it comes to Christmas party venue hire in London. Here are just a few.
Christmas parties in London Bridge
On the bank of the River Thames, London Bridge is a buzzing area for a Christmas party, with venues ranging from the historic to the trendy. A must-mention is the iconic Tower Bridge, with its Walkways offering panoramic views of many London landmarks. Or, if you’re after something a bit more understated for your Christmas do, you’ll adore the laidback Menier Lounge, on the first floor of a Grade II listed warehouse.
Christmas parties in the City of London
Luxurious, charming and well-connected are just a few words we’d use to describe many of the stunning venues in the City of London. And what more could you ask for if you’re hoping to throw a Christmas party to impress? If that sounds right up your street, an exclusive banqueting experience at Watermen’s Hall or a lavish drinks reception at One Moorgate Place should be at the top of your wishlist.
Christmas parties in Shoreditch
If you’re after an unusual Christmas party venue, Shoreditch in East London is the place to be. There are more quirky spaces here than we can count, but one of our favourite venues in Shoreditch has to be Kachette – a Victorian railway arch that makes the perfect backdrop for any Christmas bash. Alternatively, if you’re looking for more of a nightclub vibe, XOYO has the party atmosphere you need.
Christmas parties in Central London
Although there are show-stopping venues all over the capital city, choosing a venue in Central London has the added benefit of making it easy for all your guests to attend, no matter where in London or the UK they’re based. If you’re looking for somewhere with plenty of character and excellent transport links, you’ll love the bright lights of Soho, the exclusive restaurants of Mayfair or the charming neighbourhood of Islington. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Why host an office Christmas party?
The office Christmas party has quickly become the main event of the year at workplaces up and down the UK. But why is hosting a work Christmas party so important?
Well, there’s a whole host of benefits associated with treating your staff to a Christmas party they can remember. Here are just a few:
Boost morale. A Christmas party is a chance for your colleagues to unwind and let their hair down. Boosting your colleagues’ morale in this way is super important, especially during one of the darkest months of the year!
Reward your staff for their hard work. A Christmas party is a great way to thank your colleagues for their hard work this year and to make them feel valued and appreciated.
Boost retention. By treating your staff every now and then with events such as Christmas parties, you can help to make your company a great place to work, which should help with retention of employees.
Live your values and company culture. A Christmas party is an opportunity for you to lean into those values that your company stands for, and to help shape the company culture you want to see in your place of work.
Help recruitment. In the same way as a Christmas party can help to cement your company as a great place to work for existing employees, it can also aid your company’s reputation externally, indirectly helping with recruitment.
Fun Christmas party ideas in London
Stuck for office Christmas party ideas? Don’t worry, London is full of fun and exciting Christmas party opportunities, ideal for any brand and taste! Here are just a few work Christmas party ideas for you.
1. Choose a fun activity venue
Not every office Christmas party has to involve canapes and dance floors. Instead, smaller companies in particular might benefit from hosting their Christmas party at a bar that’s centred around fun team building activities. Having something to do together is a great way to break the ice, learn new skills and bond as a team.
A few top venues of this kind in London include Puttshack Bank and Puttshack White City (high-tech crazy golf courses with great food and drink), TOCA Social (a social entertainment and dining venue with a football twist!) and Hijingo (a multi-sensory bingo experience with Asian-inspired street food). Or, if you’re looking to stick with the Christmas theme, you’ll love The Curling Club – an alpine-themed, curling-infused pop-up venue, designed especially for the festive season.
2. Host your Christmas party on a boat
As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing that says ‘luxury’ quite like a drinks reception on a boat! So, you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a range of boat venues available to hire for Christmas parties in London. Our favourite has to be the famous Cutty Sark in Greenwich, which was built in 1869 to carry tea from China!
3. Book a Christmas dinner venue
If you want to book a space for a traditional Christmas dinner, there are all sorts of restaurants in London that would be happy to oblige!
Some private dining rooms ideal for this kind of event are Searcy’s at the Gherkin, with its panoramic views of the London skyline, and the stylish Gaucho Sloane Avenue. Trust us, its legendary Argentinian steaks would be the perfect Christmas treat for the meat eaters in your team (and there’s plenty for the rest too!).
4. Host a black tie Christmas party
To make this year’s Christmas party as memorable as possible, why not go all out and host a black tie event? London certainly has the right venues for it!
If this is your idea of the perfect Christmas party, we’d recommend checking out One Birdcage Walk. Start off with a drinks reception in the grand Marble Hall (which even has its own cosy fireplace!) and then move onto the impressive Manufacturing room or Library to eat, drink and be merry. Now that’s a Christmas night out your colleagues are sure to remember!
** 5. Choose the most exclusive Christmas party venue you can find**
Another way to make sure your Christmas party is remembered by your guests long into the future is to book an exclusive Christmas party venue. And by exclusive, we mean venues that your guests wouldn’t usually expect to find themselves in after-hours. Think museums venues and famous art galleries!
Luckily, there are lots to choose from in the UK’s capital! A couple to take a peek at are the London Transport Museum, with its iconic red buses and tube carriages, and the National Gallery – where guests can sip champagne surrounded by some of the most famous artworks in the world.
Private versus shared Christmas parties in London
If you’re planning a corporate Christmas party in London, you’ll be able to choose between hiring a venue for a private party, or booking your team onto a shared Christmas party.
A shared Christmas party is one that you share with other companies. Normally, the party will already be due to take place on a set date and in a set venue. The hosts will then sell Christmas party packages that you can buy for as many or as few of your colleagues as you like.
You can usually reserve tables so that your colleagues are able to sit together at the event and still celebrate the festive season as a team. On the other hand, a private (or exclusive) Christmas party involves you hiring a private venue to be used exclusively by your company.
So, which is best? Well, it depends on what you’re after!
The benefit of a private venue is that all the guests present will be people who you’ve invited. For an office Christmas party, this can make it easier to foster a sense of team spirit and to plan a party that aligns well with your branding, values and company culture.
Conversely, the benefit of shared Christmas parties is that the number of people in attendance will be boosted, making for a lively atmosphere. For this reason, it’s often chosen by smaller companies who want to give their team members a full-on party experience even though they’re few in numbers!
That said, don’t fall into the trap of believing that small companies can’t host a private Christmas party. Event venues range in size and capacity hugely, so no matter how tiny your team is, you can still host a private party if this is your preference.
Just remember to gear your event around the number of people attending. If there are only going to be 10 to 15 of you, you might be better off hiring a private dining room for a laid-back Christmas dinner than a nightclub for a rave. You get the idea!
When is the most popular time to have an office Christmas party?
Naturally, December is a popular month for holding Christmas parties, as it’s close to the big day itself. The most popular days of the week for corporate Christmas parties are usually Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
However, holding a Christmas party in December can often affect availability; dates tend to get booked up extremely quickly, meaning you may be limited in the dates you can choose. This also affects pricing, as the higher demand means venues can charge more for their spaces.
An alternative is to hold your office Christmas party in November, as this is still a festive time of year, but cheaper and easier to secure a preferred date. There is also a growing trend of companies holding Christmas parties in January - helping employees to beat the January blues and have a little fun in this traditionally dreary month.
When should I book an office Christmas party?
It’s a good idea to book your office Christmas party around 4-6 weeks in advance. As we’ve mentioned, dates get booked up extremely quickly so to avoid disappointment, we recommend thinking about the kind of party you want to throw and choosing a date around mid-October, depending on when you want the party to be. That being said, if you are planning on throwing a large party with lots of people, it’s a good idea to book a little earlier than this to ensure you can lock in your preferred venue.
If you aren’t sure on when/where you want your party to be, or how many guests you’ll have, there will likely be some last-minute slots at some venues. Or, you could consider virtual options for your Christmas party instead. Check out our last-minute Christmas party ideas for more information.
About Christmas Party Venues in London
Christmas parties are a great way to celebrate a successful year with your colleagues, friends or family and let your hair down before gloomy January arrives. There's a huge variety of great spaces that can transform into a private venue perfect for your exclusive Christmas event in London. Whether it's a big corporate celebration or low-key drinks, there's a great space out there to suit every occasion and budget.
We've pulled together some of our favourite Christmas party venues for you to browse from North, West, East and South London. So, whether you're looking in Fitzrovia, Holborn, Heathrow, Covent Garden, Soho, the West End or even the City of London, you're sure to find the perfect work Christmas party venue near you. There's impressive Central London stadiums, beautiful bars and elegant livery halls to choose from and of course some more unusual Christmas venues to keep you on your toes.
In short, if you're looking for great office Christmas party ideas in London, you're in the right place. We've selected the very best! So, browse these venues and packages, and then get ready to impress your guests, whether it's your company or your friends and family.
You can enquire directly through Hire Space at any of the venues you like the look of, or if you need a bit more help, our Venue Experts can create a bespoke proposal of suggestions, all specific to your needs. Happy venue finding!
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