Organising a Christmas Party may sound exciting but let's be honest: it's usually about as fun as a kick to the jingle bells. Thankfully, the events team at Hire Space is here to help. With these unique venues, it's never been easier or more rewarding to plan and execute your Xmas shindig. James Roche brings you five unusual London Christmas venues, all offering first class hospitality and all available to hire for the festive period.
Boat parties are all the rage at the moment, but what about a Christmas party on board the HMS President 1918, the floating jewel in the heart of the capital? That's no ordinary boat party - it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
You'll feel like a celebrity when stepping on to this historic vessel. One of the first boats designed for anti-submarine warfare and one of the Royal Navy's last three surviving warships from the First World War, it certainly has the event spaces to match its prestige.
The President's Suite is a blank canvas events space and really, what more could you ask for when planning your very own, personalised Christmas party? The space is flexible and the possibilities endless. Or are you after a sit-down, smaller, more intimate affair? Check out the sophisticated Boardroom.
With floor-to-ceiling windows, a ballroom and ample space for entertaining a larger crowd, the Upper Deck is our recommendation for the ultimate in wow-factor.Just watch the edges!
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From the UEFA Champion's League Final, The FA Cup and Olympic Football Finals to The Killers, Robbie Williams, Coldplay, "The Boss" and... Steve from accounts performing the Macarena while balancing a cocktail frankfurter on his nose ... Ok, so that last one may seem a little out of place compared to the all-star line-up of epic sport and entertainment events that have taken place at this magnificent venue but don't let that stop you! Become part of the wonder and magic that is Wembley Stadium by booking your Christmas Party for 2013.
From an intimate festive lunch in a luxury box overlooking the pitch, to a large-scale corporate Christmas bash for up to 1400 guests in the inspirational Great Hall or Bobby Moore Room, the iconic Wembley Stadium, with its world class hospitality team, is sure to satisfy your requirements
You can even book a short behind the scenes tour of the famous stadium delivered by an official tour guide, including the opportunity for your guests to have their photograph taken with a full scale replica of The FA Cup. Wembley can also offer corporate gifts to ensure your guests leave happy - as if they weren't already.
Located just two stops from London Maryleboneand 12 minutes from Baker Street Station, the venue is easily accessible by publictransport and also has parking available on-site. Gone a little too hard on theegg nog? Sleep it off at the Hilton London Wembley, situated next to the stadium.
Guaranteed to satisfy more than a milkshake-maker from Uncle Kevin at Christmas (gee, I had some fun with that), the majestic water views at Greenwich Yacht Club, founded in 1908, provide the perfect back-drop for your Christmas Party.
Located next to the famous O2 Arena, Greenwich Yacht Club has a stunning purpose-built event space available for hire throughout the year. With a capacity of 200 guests, it is ideal for Christmas Parties with a close-up Thames view.
Make use of the River Rooms - featuring terrace, dining and dance spaces for hire, or go with the clubhouse, home to a terrific bar, cafe and of course, the Committee Room. Either way, exceptional hospitality from Event Ltd. will ensure your Christmas Party will be one to remember - long after the hangover has bid farewell.
Fancy making a David Beckham-style entrance to the party? Are you, indeed, David Beckham? Greenwich Yacht Club has mooring facilities on-site if you feel like bringing your boat along. Score! Away from the hustle and bustle of central London, but conveniently and serenely located, the Greenwich Yacht Club is sure to impress.
35 Commercial Road
As Donald Trump once said (probably): "If you are standing in a cool events space and can hear your voice echo, then lock that venue in for your Christmas Party."
While opening the windows on the third floor of this refurbished brewery during winter would surely test the holding ability of Mr Trump's hair-piece, there's no doubt that the big man has a point. Available exclusively through Hire Space, 35 Commercial Road is three floors of amazing I-could-almost-do-anything-I-want-here Christmas Party event space.
A secret events gem on the edge of the City, this venue combines a warehouse feel with open, airy reception areas and a distinctly cool vibe. The venue is available for a limited period and has not previously been used for events. Unusual venues don't come much more untouched so book it today!
It may not be home to Hightower, Tackleberry or Commandant Lassard but with more spaces for hire than there are Police Academy sequels, this Pimlico favourite will have you set for a five star Christmas celebration quicker than you can say: "freeze, dirtbag!"
While you mightn't be as big a lame, '80's film buff as yours truly, you'll be hard-pressed finding a more unique, versatile venue for your Christmas party this year.
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Pimlico Academy is home to a state-of the art auditorium / assembly hall, multiple meeting and break-out rooms, as well as dance studios and other unusual Christmas venues for hire. Big or small, quirky or whacky, the Pimlico Academy will cater to your every need and surpass all expectations, no matter how high you set the bar.
As you can see, James is a man who certainly knows unusual. All of these venues offer exceptional value and guarantee a memorable Christmas event. For more information on these fantastic venues, feel free to give us a call on 0207 099 2512 or visit HireSpace.com...