Christmas Party Venues in London

London boasts some of the best Christmas party venues around. Our top picks include edgy warehouse venues to luxury private dining rooms.

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Museum of London City of London

The Gallery Rooms showcase London's diverse history with a variety of unique spaces and collections. They represent a unique backdrop and feature inspiring, award-winning collections which can complement and enhance a variety of parties, corporate events, award ceremonies and special celebrations. The galleries can be hired individually or all together. If additional space is required, the Entrance Hall and Sackler Hall can be hired alongside the Gallery Rooms to accommodate up to 1000 people.


Bounce has been designed specifically with conferences in mind, boasting a spacious area in the main hall for up to 200 seated guests which includes a 10ft wide cinematic screen with HD projector and a state of the art wireless presentation system. This expansive space can be utilised for breakout areas, syndicate sessions and team build activity options such as a ping pong masterclass.


These two brand new bright and airy event spaces are the latest addition to the Hackney Venues portfolio. Licenced until 12am during the week and 1am at weekends these spaces are a flexible blank canvas for all events such corporate networking, Christmas parties and birthday gatherings. With in built state of the art LED lighting, free wifi and a dedicated Event Manager at no additional cost, The Atria offer competitively priced event space in the heart of East London.

Granaio St James's

Located in the heart of west end at Piccadilly Circus in the Grade ll* listed building, described as a most historic restaurant in the world The Criterion. Just right in front of Eros statue. The Exclusive venue holds up to 180 guest seated and 400 standing.

h Club London Covent Garden

The pure clean lines of the Gallery offer the perfect blank canvas to realise your event - from press launches to conferences to receptions, we can create whatever you need using lighting, event accessories and design details to make your event truly memorable and unique. This room is a unique space that can be split into two separate areas, making it flexible in terms of size and shape to hold a wide range of events. The Gallery redefines style and originality to create an utterly unique experience for you and your guests. The Gallery is capable of holding up to 300 guests.

{10-11} Carlton House Terrace Piccadilly Circus/Charing Cross

If you're looking for a central London venue with period elegance to host your festive celebrations this Christmas, then {10-11} Carlton House Terrace is the perfect setting. Working with exceptional suppliers, choose from lunch, dinner, reception or party packages, designed to take the stress out of planning your office Christmas Party and give your guests a true taste of Christmas cheer. Whether you are looking for a space for an intimate gathering of 30 or a large reception for 200, our rooms offer huge flexibility. We look forward to celebrating with you this Christmas.

Trafalgar St James Trafalgar Square

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. Summer Reception Package: From £99pp. 1 in 10 goes FREE! Festive Dinner Package: From £120pp, 20 - 80 guests. Festive Reception Package: From £99pp, 30 - 180 guests. Available for exclusive & non-exclusive parties.


Host your best Christmas Party in the heart of the City. Choose our famous Speakeasy (1920's) Christmas Party package at Ironmongers' Hall! Our 2018 Christmas Package can also come without a theme, strong Christmas feel decoration or if you prefer a black tie or more informal party. It includes an exclusive use of the first floor of the Hall (over 60 guests) with the Landing as location for meet and greet, the Drawing Room to accommodate the arrival drinks reception and after dinner bar, and the famous Banqueting Hall for the seated dinner dance! Seated: up to 160 guests / Standing: 250.

The Brewery City of London

The King George III Room, named after his royal visit in 1787, is a unique venue with period features including a barrel vaulted ceiling and exposed brickwork. On the ground floor, the room is directly accessible from the reception and the loading bay, and is joined to the Lower Sugar Room and the Queen Charlotte. The space can hired individually, or together with the Porter Tun for bigger events. The room has solid oak flooring and air conditioning. There is a fully integrated PA system and AMBX intelligent LED lighting with thousands of color colors.


The Bloomsbury Ballroom is London's opulent Art Deco event space. Located on the stunning Bloomsbury Square, the venue is in the Georgian inspired Victoria House. With 10,500 square foot of events space, we offer a complete serviced venue and with 3 beautifully restored areas. We can accommodate up to 570 standing, 270 for dinner or 500 for conferences. With full air conditioning, Wifi, parking, disabled access, sound and lighting system, event management service, exclusive hire periods we can meet all of your requirements.


Once an iconic music location, Orange Yard reemerges as a 300-people-capacity venue in the heart of Soho. Originally built in 1976, the venue has played host to some big-name stars, as well as being hotbed of new talent. Orange Yard is jazzy in style with retro sofas, a polished and nostalgic decor, huge dancefloor and cosy booth seating in bright colours. Our initiate space is perfect for all your private, corporate events, Christmas parties, bar hire and drink receptions.

The Porchester Hall Queensway, Baywater, Paddington, Royal oak

The Main Hall is a versatile venue, sure to provide a memorable experience whatever the occasion. The wonderful period building and convenient Queensway location make it an ideal choice for large events.

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Planning Your Christmas Party

Working out where to start with the planning process, what sort of venue to choose and how to make your Christmas party a rip-roaring success can be a bit daunting. But we’re here to help. Christmas is a wonderful time of year and a fantastic opportunity to celebrate everything you and your colleagues have achieved that year or raise a glass with customers and clients.

How to Get Started

Knowing what to tackle first can be the most difficult part of planning the office Christmas party, and the temptation to get carried away with the fun aspects can be very distracting. So, here are a few pointers to get you on the right track.

Planning, people & prices

This is so, so important. For starters, you need to know what sort of budget you're working to, how many people you need to cater for and ideally a rough idea of where you want the day to take place. This will help frame your search for a venue later on.

Most Christmas event prices in London work on a package basis, that will likely be based on a 'per head' basis so it's worthwhile working out how much you have to spend per person. Most venues will offer levels of packages too, that range from just food plus wine on the table to unlimited drinks, so it's simple to work with differing budgets.

The early bird catches the worm

Talking about Christmas any time before October (at the earliest) can seem pre-emptive but booking your Christmas event should definitely be an exception. If you are booking for a large company, you have very specific dates, an ideal venue in mind or even a limited budget, it's important to get your enquiries in early.

The largest bookings are made as early as January, with most coming in over the summer months and being finalised by the end of September. Smaller groups can still be accommodated after that but it's likely you'll need to be more flexible the closer you get to Christmas, check out our guide here for more last minute Xmas party ideas.

If you're on a strict budget, look at less popular days such as Monday or Tuesday or pick early November or even January to hold your party. You'll get more for your money than on more in-demand days in December, particularly Thursdays and Fridays.

The Venue

Location, location, location

Central and South London are consistently the most popular locations for parties, but demand is also increasing in East London. London has brilliant venues in every corner so don't limit to yourself to what is popular, in fact it might make your life easier if you broaden your horizons. The most important part of choosing a location is the ease of getting there and back for your guests.

Look past the ordinary

Big, high-production events are fantastic but they're not for everyone. You might want a venue that more closely reflects your brand, is a bit more intimate or perhaps more unusual.

Pubs are a great option for smaller groups, especially if you're looking for a great Christmas lunch, they also provide that wonderful warm, fuzzy, festive feeling - think roaring fires, Xmas jumpers and mulled wine.

If unusual is your thing, there are so many options, from museums to warehouses and beautiful bars to Victorian arches. Perhaps you could give karaoke a go or hire a cinema screen to watch Elf, there really is something for everyone.

Sharing is caring

Many large venues offer ‘shared parties’ during the festive season. This works particularly well if you’ve got a smaller group but still want to have the vibe of a grand affair. These shared parties often have the capacity for up to 1000 guests and have a high production level. From acrobats to dodgems, theming, lighting and more, these parties really do have the wow-factor.

Don't forget to browse our top venues above for inspiration and get in touch if you need a hand.

Food and Styling

Most venues will have a carefully planned out theme that will be used across all their parties during the festive season, so all you have to do is choose one that fits what you're looking for. However, you can always go fully bespoke and dress the venue yourself to suit your brand or group more closely - bare in mind that this option is likely to be more work but can have amazing results.

There are different options for catering too, many venues have in-house caterers or a 'preferred' list of suppliers that work at that venue frequently. It's likely to be cheaper (and easier) to use one of these options but many venues will also allow you to source your own caterer if that's what you require.

There are endless styles of catering depending on the type of event you want and your budget. It could range from a drinks and canapé reception to a sit-down three-course meal. There are also bowl food options available, that provide more substantial food offerings but retain the relaxed atmosphere of a drinks reception. You could also consider street food vans or stalls that will provide a number of options for your guests. More informal food offerings are becoming more and more popular and they are a great, flexible for more budget-conscious groups.

It's in the detail

Our top tips for making your Christmas party a success

  1. Don't forget that you want your guests to have a brilliant time, so getting a good DJ, sound system or band is so, so important.
  2. Always send invites with plenty of notice as Christmas is a busy time of year and you want as many RSVPs as possible.
  3. If you've got a large group, it's a good idea to do some menu tastings - these are pretty fun too!
  4. Make use of the events team at your chosen venue, they run events day-in, day-out and they'll have hints and tips to make your event super successful. They'll also think of important details that may not even have crossed your mind (they are essentially Christmas angels.)
  5. Don't forget those who don't drink and make sure you have an interesting soft drink available, dream up some festive mocktails for example.

Party Bus

Oh, and our final top tip, make sure you've planned how you'll get everyone to the venue, either choose something that's walking distance, has good transport links or even hire a party bus. Equally as important is making sure all your guests have a way to get home or be sure to source accommodation as part of your planning - after all you want your party to be remembered for all the right reasons.

So, we hope you're now a Christmas party planning expert, but if you need an extra hand then don't forget to get in touch.

Christmas Party Venues FAQs


What is a shared Christmas party?

A shared Christmas Party is when a large venue sells individual seats or tables at a Christmas party to different companies. They are great for smaller offices who want the atmosphere of a larger party.


What is this years most popular Christmas party theme?

Each year always has a popular theme. In 2019 the Greatest Showman Circus theme seems to have captured the imagination of the country's Christmas party venues.


What's the best way to save money on an xmas party?

If your team likes to party late then you should book your party at a venue like Cirque du Soir, Zoo Bar, Stonegate, Sway, Village, Gable or Bar Soho. Any of the Dirty Martini venues also open late into the night too.


Which venues have unlimited drinks packages?

Many venues offer unlimited drinks for Christmas Parties. These include The Greatest Showman Christmas Party, Studio 55, Christmas at The Lodge, Battersea Evolution, Cutty Sark, Finsbury Square, Magazine London and Puttshack.


What are the most popular dates for a Christmas party?

The most popular dates for Christmas Parties are typically the two Thursdays and Fridays of December. In 2019 it will be the 5th, 6th, 12th and Friday 13th December. It's unlucky for some, but it's certainly popular.


Is a Christmas party a tax-free benefit?

A Christmas party will be considered as an allowable expense and a tax-free benefit if it is an annual event, the total cost per head (inc. VAT) is les than £150, everyone in the company is invited and partners are welcome to join.

About Christmas Party Venues


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. London has a huge variety of spaces that can transform into a venue perfect for your Christmas event. Whether it's a big corporate celebration or a low-key, cosy 'do', there's a space out there to suit every occasion and budget. We've pulled together some of our favourites for you to browse from Soho to London Bridge, Kings Cross to Heathrow. There's impressive 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 work Christmas party ideas in London, you're in the right place!


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 Expert can create a bespoke proposal of suggestions, all specific to your needs. We'll give you tailored quotes and negotiate on your behalf. The service is completely free so you can concentrate on Christmas shopping and drinking festive cocktails. Happy venue finding!


On this page you can browse venues from across the UK as well get some top tips from our Venue Experts on how to plan the perfect party.

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