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10 Cracking Christmas Party Venues

It might not quite be time to deck the halls yet, but it's definitely not too early to start hunting for the perfect Christmas party venue! After all, by the time there's a chill in the air, all of the top spots will be under wraps!

From the big and bold to the fun and festive; the cute and quirky to the slick and stylish, here are some of our very favourites. Just make sure you get on their nice list before someone else snaps them up!

1. Royal Horseguards' Hotel

We're diving straight into opulence for this first option - after all, if you can't pull out all the stops at a Christmas do, when can you? The Royal Horseguards' Hotel is a seriously impressive venue for a party, with a whole host of stunning event spaces just waiting to bowl over your guests.

With space for up to 350 guests to dine and dance the night away, this beautiful Grad 1-listed venue is sure to make your party stick in the minds of your attendees for a long time.

Location: Embankment

Capacity: 350 reception; 250 dining

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2. Bloomsbury Ballroom

Another magnificent marbled hall, the Bloomsbury Ballroom is a step back into the Roaring 20s, with Art Deco furnishings and decadent style throughout its event spaces. With a stage, projectors, and a full lighting system, the evening is your oyster here!

If you're looking for something truly memorable, this venue is home to the London Cabaret Club, so why not bring on board some of the star performers to make your event a stand-out soirée?!

Location: Bloomsbury

Capacity: 570 reception; 270 dining

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3. Puttshack White City

We love Puttshack White City at any time of the year. After all, what’s not to love about indoor minigolf, groundbreaking tech, world-class food and super-cool decor?! But ‘tis the season to be jolly and Puttshack’s Christmas offering is as jolly as you can get!

We’re talking bites, bubbles, yuletide hits and, of course, a game of Puttshack’s famous tech-infused minigolf. Can you think of a better way to get your team ho-ho-ho-ing as loudly as Father Christmas himself?

Location: White City

Capacity: 200 standing

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4. Bounce Old Street

Sticking to the theme of festive fun, legendary venue Bounce is an unbeatable spot for a work Christmas event, with top notch food and drink, and competitive games in spades! With a relaxed vibe that can be dressed up to get everyone feeling Christmassy, this quirky space offers something for everyone.

Whether you choose to hire the whole venue for a classic Christmas bash or you’d rather hire a small area for food and a couple of games, the choice is yours in this vibrant venue! Just don't miss out on the tasty treats from the menu while you play!

Location: Old Street

Capacity: 400 reception

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5. ArcelorMittal Orbit

Measuring a whopping 114.5m tall, ArcelorMital Orbit is a venue that's quite literally head and shoulders above the rest. With 360º views over the London skyline, and two incredible viewing platforms to step outside and take it all in, there's nowhere that comes close to the dizzying heights of this venue.

And it's not all just a pretty face: the in-house catering and hi-tech equipment on offer at this venue mean that any event you organise here is guaranteed to have guests on Cloud 9!

Location: Stratford

Capacity: 270 reception; 160 dining

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6. Abbey Road Studios

Pssst, we've got a pro tip: iconic music recording venue Abbey Road Studios (yes, that Abbey Road, of Beatles' fame) doubles as an incredible events venue that most people would kill for an invite to!

Huge, versatile, and full of history and character, the event spaces on offer here should set your party off to a rollicking number! And with endless options for customising the decor, it's the perfect backdrop for any type of festive do.

Location: St John's Wood

Capacity: 355 reception; 225 dining

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7. Barbican Centre

An equally well-known landmark in London, the Barbican Centre is a special spot for a company Christmas party, especially if you're after something a little out of the ordinary. Its colossal conservatory, filled with tropical plants and colourful lights, makes a fantastic base for a festive event with a twist - we bet guests won't forget a Christmas party in a rainforest setting in a hurry!

With space for up to 200, it's an ideal venue to party the night away and get the festive cheer flowing - safe from any winter weather!

Location: Barbican

Capacity: 200 reception; 168 dining

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8. The Steel Yard

If your idea of the perfect Christmas party involves drinks, dancing and amazing lighting, you’re in the right place. The Steel Yard is a show-stopping venue made up of two beautifully restored Victorian Railway Arches and a mezzanine level.

With room for up to 450 guests, this is an impressive space that’s made even more impressive by its fantastic in-house lighting rig that allows you to create a range of atmospheres. Add that to this venue’s striking exposed brick and arched ceilings and you’re guaranteed a super-atmospheric party no matter what vibe you’re going for!

Location: Cannon Street

Capacity: 450 standing; 200 dining

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9. All Star Lanes, White City

If you're after something that strikes the perfect balance between glamour and games, head on down to All Star Lanes, White City, where the food, decor, and entertainment are guaranteed to bowl over any team! With a choice of hiring the full venue for up to 500 guests, or private areas for up to 350, you'll have plenty of space to mingle and have fun with friends and colleagues (while forming some healthy rivalries!).

If you're looking to score highly with your Christmas party, you can count on this spot being the talk of the office for months to come!

Location: White City

Capacity: 500

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10. RSA House

Drinking, dancing, canapes and an extensive festive menu, RSA House has it all.

Wow your guests with a winter feast in the historic Great Room, surrounded by its original James Barry mural. Or host a bespoke bash in The Vaults, the venue’s urban blank canvas space with exposed brickwork and quirky alcoves. With a list of event possibilities as long as Santa’s good list, this central London ‘hidden gem’ has got us as excited as a child in Santa’s workshop!

Location: Charing Cross

Capacity: 140 dining; 220 standing

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Every company and every party is different, but yours certainly won’t be anything less than perfect in one of these unforgettable Christmas party venues.

Still haven’t found ‘the one’? You can browse more of our top Christmas party venues or get in touch with our venue experts who’ll be happy to help you in your search. But hurry! These amazing venues certainly won’t stick around forever!


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