Ultimate Guide to Christmas Party Venues London

party scene with hot air balloons

It’s that time of year to start thinking about finding a venue to host your Christmas party. With this ultimate guide, you’ll find all the best Christmas party venues London has to offer.

We’ve uncovered some of the best options Christmas party venues London has to hire. From fancy private dining rooms and swanky bars for a few celebratory drinks to cosy London pubs and restaurants that can put on a real festive feast.

 

So welcome to your little black book for London Christmas party venues that’ll make this year’s event the best yet.

Planning the office Christmas party can be a daunting task. It’s the one time of year everyone can leave the troubles of the working day behind and relax ready for the festive season to begin.

Finding something that everyone will enjoy is a mammoth task – but luckily for you, HeadBox are here to save the Christmas party day!

Whether you want a traditional evening filled with mulled wine and mince pies, or if you’re looking for something a little different, then this ‘Ultimate Guide to Christmas Party Venues in London’ is a great place to start.

We’ve uncovered 33 of our favourite places for 2018, where you can escape the cold winter weather and sit back, relax and party.

Let’s get this festive show on the road, shall we?

 

1. The George, Andaz Hotel 

traditional pub venue with a wooden bar

There’s nowhere better to host your next Christmas party than in one of the best pubs to hire in London!

This quintessentially British venue, on the corner of Liverpool Street and Bishopsgate, creates a unique atmosphere for your office Christmas party.

With original architecture of oak panelled walls and the crafted Victorian ceilings, your guests will be in awe of the traditional interior of this venue whilst enjoying a festive tipple and classic comfort food.

The George provides a warm and welcoming venue in the city where your team can let down their hair and enjoy themselves this Christmas after a year of hard work. The George can accommodate up to 26 seated guests for dining or 40 guests for a standing reception.

2. Clothworkers’ Hall

 

A large livery hall that has circular tables and red carpet

After a traditional Christmas hire? Clothworkers’ Hall is a magnificent Livery Hall in East London. This spectacular venue steeped in history can be transformed into a festive filled venue for your 2018 Christmas party venue. Guests will enter the hall through the Victorian gates and immediately they will feel a sense of exclusivity and prestige.

With beautiful décor evoking a different era in each Space, Clothworkers’ transports Guests throughout the festivities.

Enjoy a drinks reception, private dining event or private party this Christmas in the glorious Clothworkers’ Hall. The splendour and historical richness of Clothworkers’ exudes opulence, creating a centre stage for an outstanding, regal celebration.

3. The Prince Albert Suite

A large naturally lit room decorated with white tablecloths and surrounded by black dining chairs

London Zoo presents you with The Prince Albert Suite.  This Georgian building exquisitely combines classic grandeur with contemporary comforts. This Space can accommodate up to 300 Guests. Making it second to none when it comes to sophisticated Spaces with a touch of the extraordinary.

In the prime location of ZSL London Zoo, The Prince Albert Suite supplies a familiar face to your Christmas event.

With its spectacular terraced balcony overlooking Penguin Beach and Regent’s Park, it is a sublime setting for your events.

Searching for a smaller Space with just as much splendour? The Mappin Pavilion is the perfect alternative.

4. The Sky Suite

stylish space with window overlooking London

High up on Level 38 you can book the Sky Suite in The Gherkin as an exclusive space for one of the most unforgettable corporate Christmas party venue London has to offer. 

The Sky Suite offers breath-taking 180-degree views of London’s iconic skyline which will leave your Guests lost for words.

Celebrate in style this Christmas at one of the most exclusive Christmas party venues in London.

The Sky Suite can accommodate up to 40 people for a seated reception and 70 for a standing drinks reception. There’s even enough space for a DJ if you really want to get your festive party started!

5. Symphony

party boat sailing down the Thames

Enjoy amazing winter views of London and its impressive Christmas lights with a cruise experience along the Thames on The Symphony.

 If you’re looking for something a little different, The Symphony is one of the most unusual Christmas party venues London has to offer.  

Outdoor viewing platforms are ready and waiting for those willing to brave to cold. The Symphony is made up of two dining areas, available for both seated receptions of up to 260 guests and standing receptions for up to 300.

With all-inclusive packages on offer, organising this Christmas party will be a breeze!

6. Flight Club Darts, Shoreditch

rustic bar with exposed walls

Fight Club is a venue where competition is encouraged and fun is in-built.

This original and fun-filled venue is great for those of you who love activities.

Flight Club is one of the best Christmas party venues London has to offer, spread across two floors and features two award-winning bars. However, the highlight of the venue is the twelve arches with innovative game playing technology that bring the entertainment to the party.

This is the ultimate party venue in East London, Shoreditch and is an impressive place for your office Christmas party.

7. Barsmith

london bar with zig zag tiles

Make 2018 a big one and get the whole team together for an evening of festive themed fun.

Barsmith in Clerkenwell offers pizza platters, sharing boards, cured meats, cheeses and an incredible range of infusion cocktails and craft beer.

Sound good? London Christmas parties will never be the same again once it’s been hosted in this quirky bar. Barsmith has 3 separate areas to hire, so you can choose the options that’s best for you whether it’s one of the smaller function rooms to hire or the whole venue.

If you just want a small party venue for your team then you can just reserve a small area at the bar if that suits you better.

8. Rumpus Room, Mondrian London

Mondrian christmas party venues in London

Rumpus Room in the Mondrian Hotel is a special venue, ideal for a truly memorable Christmas party in the city.

One of the most spectacular London bars, this venue offers amazing views over the city. Mondrian is bold and brave, offering instant excitement the minute the door swings open.

For your Christmas party, you can sample delicious, locally sourced food and innovative cocktails. So treat your team this Christmas and sip on some of the finest cocktails and Champagne whilst taking in the magnificent view of the city.

9. Dark Arch

dark event space with a bar

Hackney’s finest, the Dark Arch is a fantastic new private party venue to hire for your Office Christmas party.

This unusual venue in London is brimming with charm and operates out of two large railway arches, with an outdoor courtyard joining the two areas. 

Capacity ranges from 100 – 250 and the venue is fully equipped with a functional kitchen and top-notch chefs. There’s even an outdoor courtyard barbecue space and bars in both arches for all your Christmas Party needs!

 

10. The Harrow

traditional pub perfect for christmas parties

Traditional London pubs are the perfect backdrop for Christmas parties.

The Harrow is a 300-year-old traditional pub which is ideal if you want a historic venue to hire for a one of a kind Christmas event.

The Harrow is able to accommodate groups of between 20 and 100 people in a variety of different settings and the warm and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect escape on a cold winter’s evening after work.

There’s a great menu with some pub grub classics and your festive treats as well as a long drinks list to ensure all your guests leave feeling merry.

You can find The Harrow just off central Fleet Street.

11. Haberdashers’ Hall

A large hall in Haberdashers' Hall with pink light and round cabaret tables

The events team at Haberdashers’ Hall turn this magnificent Space into a one-of-a-kind Christmas party venue.

As you enter through the grand wrought iron gates there is an air of magic and sophistication. Delicate glistening fairy lights illuminate the pristine Court Yard which sets the dancing water fountain effortlessly.

The orange brickwork that surrounds the garden comes alive at night; everything takes on a different dimension; the sculptures appear larger, shadows deeper and the

colours

more intense. Their impressive Christmas tree offers the perfect photo opportunity for you and your Guests and the beautiful, traditional architecture will have your Guests in awe. Whether you want a private dining event or drinks reception Haberdashers’ Hall is a venue to impress.

 

12. Taproom, London Fields Brewery

quirky tap room with wooden tables

Want to host your Christmas party in a venue who pride themselves on providing the best holy trinity that is beer, food and music?

The Taproom in London Fields is one of the best Christmas party venues London has to offer.

The Taproom serves up amazing craft beers that’ll kick-start the merry festive feeling into your colleagues as well as their ‘Ultimate Beer Food’ menu, that matches their brews with beautiful, tasty treats.

The Taproom at London Fields Brewery is tucked away under the arches with the closest railway station being London Fields – so there is direct access from Liverpool Street station. Hire this unique London venue for up to 75 guests for your work Christmas do.

 

13. Cartizze Bar, Mews of Mayfair 

elegant bar at mews of mayfair

The Cartizze Bar at the Mews of Mayfair is another great Christmas venue in London’s prestigious area of Mayfair.

Mews of Mayfair is down a road of cobbled streets, which in the Winter is decorated beautifully to set you off in the Christmas mood.

If you want to organise a night of light bites and amazing drinks for you and your team then this is the place to host it in.

Whether that’s hiring the whole bar exclusively, or bringing a small team together to soak up the atmosphere of one of the best bars in Mayfair.

Mews of Mayfair has a team of master bartenders who all specialise in combining seasonal ingredients with the finest spirits to create amazing cocktails that your guests will be in complete awe of.

This Space can hold up to 25 guests for a Christmas party so head down to Mayfair for an office party your colleagues wont forget. 

14. Oriole Bar

night Christmas party venue London

The Oriole Bar is a great space to host a Christmas party in a venue with a great warmth, mystery and magic about it. 

Perfect for a night to escape the cold winter weather and get straight into the festive season. Once you enter this top London bar you and your guests will forget the outside world and have a great time, so get your Santa hats and crackers at the ready.

Treat your hardworking team to a Christmas party in a place where the combination of charming décor, amazing refreshments, and glowing hospitality will guarantee you have the best Christmas event your office has ever seen.

Oriole is found underneath Smithfield Market located within walking distance of Farringdon, Chancery Lane, Barbican, St Paul’s and Blackfriars stations so is perfect for a central London office Christmas party in a top London bar.

Don’t just take our word for it, this venue has been awarded the title of ‘Best New International Cocktail Bar’ at the Spirited Awards in 2016 and ‘Best New Bar in the City’ in the DesignMyNight Awards so you know the office Christmas party venue will be in safe hands.

Best Christmas Party Venues London: Large Venues

These next venues are for the bigger companies where an area in a quirky London bar just won’t cut it – here’s some of our HeadBox top picks for the bigger London party venues where the whole office can eat, drink and be merry!

15. Neptune Court, The National Maritime Museum

historic building with grand doorway

Here’s one for the larger groups of revellers.

Neptune Court at the National Maritime Museum can accommodate up to 1,000 Guests, making it the perfect Space for larger events.

This venue has everything – high ceilings, a glass roof, rigging capabilities, and a large area for dancing or even a stage.

If you’re planning a big announcement or presenting awards at your Christmas party venue in London this year, Neptune Court has got you covered.

To top it off, this Space sits in a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site that is guaranteed to charm and inspire your party-goers. The wallflowers can even take a walk around the venue’s exhibitions and galleries.

We know what you’re thinking – this Space is perfect!

16. 1901 Ballroom

Grand ballroom at Andaz Hotel

Exclusively hired for 80 to 120 Guests, the 1901 Ballroom provides an elegant setting for a high-end corporate Christmas party.

The Andaz Hotel’s original ballroom the Space is a beautiful venue in central London.

In the heart of central London just round the corner from Liverpool Street Station, The Andaz is a beautiful venue in the city.

Treat your colleagues to an unforgettable experience of dining and dancing beneath one of London’s original stained glass domes. This black-tie affair will be a real treat for your Guests this festive season.

 

17. The Drawing Room, De Vere Grand

large ballroom with purple lighting

If you’re on the lookout for a real statement venue for your office Christmas Party venue, The Drawing Room, in the heart of Covent Garden ticks all the right boxes.

With high arched ceilings, wooden panelling and crystal chandeliers, this party venue can accommodate up to 200 guests for a standing reception, and will create the perfect atmosphere for a truly unforgettable Christmas party!

18. Great Hall, Alexandra Palace

The great hall at Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace is one of the most famous landmarks of London.

The hall is elaborately decorated in Victorian elegance, providing the perfect backdrop for a large-scale Christmas party.

Able to accommodate anywhere from 600 – 10,000 Guests Alexandra Palace will blow your socks off.  The space is famous for its beautiful rose window, providing grandeur and an unbeatable aesthetic.

Ally Pally, as it’s affectionately known is the best Christmas party venue in London for large Christmas parties.

If you need even more inspiration, take a look at our Christmas Party Venues in London.

19. Ski Lodge, Montague on the Gardens

traditional ski lodge with snowy ground

Our next stop on this whistle-stop tour of Christmas venues is a little more traditional.

Step inside the Montague Ski Lodge and get transported to the perfect winter scene.

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine as you step right into the heart of the festive season, this winter party venue is transformed into a magical ski lodge. Think pine trees, falling snow, reindeer, snowmen, ski racks, piste maps and strings of fairy lights and lanterns.

The centrepiece is a bar serving a selection of beverages from Schnapps, flavoured vodkas, mulled wine to new hot chocolate cocktails. So if it’s over the top Christmas cheer you want, then this is the London Christmas party venue for you.

20. Cucumber, Sea Container Events

venue with floor to ceiling window

Sea Containers Events are well known for hosting some of the best Christmas events in London.

Their Cucumber room is the most exclusive at their venue offering a sleek space for your evening of festive fun – whether that’s for seated lunch or dinner or an evening reception with mulled wine and Christmas canapes.

Situated just across the bridge from Blackfriars station and a short walk away from both Waterloo or Southwark stations this ideally located London venue hire is perfect for corporate Christmas events in the City.

Your delicious Christmas meal will be brought to you by award-winning independent caterers, Green & Fortune – so you can be sure that these delicious seasonal menus will get your guests in the festive mood.

21. Mr Fogg’s

unusual christmas party venue in London

For something a little more eccentric, the unusual Space at Mr Fogg’s is an unusual Christmas party venue in London, your Guests won’t forget.

Based on the eccentric British adventurer, Phileas J. Fogg the London-based tavern is a feast for the eyes. With unique decor, the Space will transport your Guests to another world this Christmas. 

Just like its decor, enjoy an eccentric party this year with Mr. Foggs.

 

22. Timmy Green

light and open contemporary Space

 

Go against the grain and choose good time Aussie vibes for your Christmas party.

This beautiful glass-walled building is set over two floors, with amazing artwork and greenery installations to impress your Guests. By night this coffee place transforms into a lively but laid-back bar and restaurant.

Whether you’re hosting your Christmas party at lunchtime or in the evening, you can expect a flexible festive feast and drinks package. Timmy Green will be an instant classic for your relaxed and festive Christmas party venue in London.

Festive Feasts

Our favourite part of Christmas, as we suspect is the case with most people, is of course the food!

Stacking your plate with as many pigs-in-blankets as it can possibly hold down and then still managing to squeeze in a plentiful portion of Christmas pudding all washed down with a beautiful bottle of your favourite wine is a festive must!

So, we couldn’t possibly leave out these Christmas foodie favourites could we?

We’ve found some of the best private dining rooms and top London restaurants that will whip you up a Christmas lunch or dinner that will leave your guests talking.

23. Main Restaurant, Buddha Bar

large wall mounted buddha statue

If you’re tired of the more traditional Christmas feast, then take a look at the main restaurant at the Buddha-Bar.

This elegant venue is perfect for a Christmas treat with a pan-Asian twist.

When hired exclusively the main restaurants can seat up to 160 guests for an exclusive Christmas dining experience that you won’t get anywhere else.

For something a little less traditional the Buddha Bar is one of the best Christmas party venues London has to offer.

24. Magnum Room, Cabotte

wine bottles stocked floor to ceiling

Next up we have a real wine lovers paradise – with a unique wine list of over 600 wines!

Cabotte Wine Bar & Restaurant is the new French gem of the city and the perfect choice for this year’s Christmas dining venue just 5 minutes from Bank tube station.

Offering Christmas lunch and dinner options, the Magnum Room is on the first floor of the Cabotte restaurant with it’s very own Chef’s Table.

Your Guests can enjoy a view of the Cabotte kitchen, whilst also surrounding you and your guests by some of the rare wines from the Cabotte cellar. With space for up to 12 guests to dine, this is a great intimate space for a small team’s Christmas celebrations.

25. Dirty Bones

dark restaurants with quirky tiled floor

If you want to wine and dine your team this festive season in one of the top London restaurants then why not kick-start your Christmas celebration at Dirty Bones in Kensington.

This Dirty Bones branch can be found just off of Kensington High Street down a retro neon-lit staircase with its chic subterranean interiors making an unusual Christmas party venue.

Serving up NYC-inspired comfort food and playful cocktails with a Christmas twist this is a great place to take your team. Whether you just book a large table in the restaurant or go for a big exclusive hire. 

Dirty Bones can accommodate your Christmas party no matter how big or small your company may be. So one not hire it and get your hands on one of the best Christmas party venues London has to offer, before everyone else. 

26. The Fox

The Fox the best party venues

The Fox is an amazing option for a private dining Christmas event in another top London restaurant where you can wine and dine your hardworking team!

The Fox is a premier pub and restaurant, established over a decade ago. After undergoing refurbishment, The Fox is a unique, laid-back London venue to hire for your Christmas event.

This venue is home to an extensive new drinking and dining list of amazing options that you won’t find anywhere else – as well as a new feature Beer Wall – with a large array of Boutique Beers, craft ales and ciders, spirits and wines for you to explore.

And of course there’s the delicious food. The Fox is well-known for their amazing Sunday carveries which is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit.

27. The Banking Hall

Large grand hall events Space

Banking Hall is the perfect venue to impress your work colleagues this Christmas time.

Full of charm and grandeur, the Main Hall is bursting with unique artwork and is easily adapted to cater to all your party needs. 

Able to accommodate groups ranging from 150 to 800 people, this glamorous space will ensure an exceptional experience for all, guaranteed to get you and your Guests into the Christmas spirit. 

If you’re after a luxurious, large capacity venue then the Banking Hall is the definitely one of the best Christmas party venues London has to offer.

28. Underground Station, M Restaurant

grey private dining room with painting

M Restaurant is a sophisticated venue to host your Christmas party with elegant, top-end food to match. 

The M Venue is located down the iconic Threadneedle Street in the heart of the City. The flexible venue has luxurious decor full of energy and fun.

When you and your guests are nestled into the Underground Station you will completely forget you’re underneath a busy London restaurant. Now, you can get wined and dined in the VIP room – this is perfect for Christmas party venue hire!

29. Madison

crowded restaurant filled with people

Want to hold your party in a top London restaurant? Well, The Madison is one of the best Christmas party venues in London. 

The Madison is perfect whether you want a large group booking or want to go all out with one of their 5 amazing private hire options.

This London venue gives off a fabulous and modern New York-style vibe.

The restaurant and bar comes complete with spectacular London City views overlooking the historic St Paul’s Cathedral which will be festively decorated to get you and your guests in the Christmas spirit.

30. Solo, South Place Hotel

beautifully set private dining table

South Place Hotel is a boutique and lively hotel right on the doorstep of Moorgate station – their Solo private dining room is the perfect place to treat your hardworking team to a festive feast.

This private dining venue is filled with natural daylight from south-facing floor-to-ceiling windows and has the capacity for seating of up to 20 guests.

The table can also be flipped over to make a billiard table to enjoy either before or after dinner as a perfect light entertainment for your private dining event.

Because it wouldn’t be Christmas without some mandatory light-hearted games, right?

Whether it’s for a Christmas lunch or festive dinner with your colleagues this is one of the top private dining venues London has to offer for your next event.

31. Victorian Bathhouse

regal looking room at victorian bathhouse one of the best Christmas party venues London has to offer

We all love a venue with a little bit of history, and that’s exactly what the Victorian Bath House is full of!

This is one of the most unique places in London for throwing a private Christmas party to remember.

The Victorian Bath House is a unique and quirky party venue with stunning and ornate decor – just moments from Liverpool station. From the secluded Victorian courtyard, through to the splendid interior of the Grade II listed Bath House, this is one of the more unique venues of London for any Christmas party.

 

32. Gabeto Restaurant and Terrace

creative restaurant with neon lights

For a dash of Cuban spirit with your corporate Christmas party, consider Gabeto at Camden Market.

Set across two achingly cool floors, this venue has everything. With classy dining booths, Insta-ready interior design, eclectic local art, a dancefloor and a DJ booth. Your Guests will be well and truly spoiled by one of the bets Christmas party venues London has to offer.

To top it all off, venue hire at Gabeto includes their heated outdoor terrace. So if you fancy getting into the Christmas spirit while sipping on a Cuba Libre, this is the Space for you.

 

33. Main Restaurant, Madison

bar area full of people

Another great option if you want to host this year’s Christmas celebrations in a top London restaurant.

The Madison is perfect whether you want a large group booking or want to go all out with one of their 5 amazing private hire options.

This London venue gives off a fabulous and modern New York-style vibe and the restaurant and bar comes complete with spectacular London City views overlooking the historic St Paul’s Cathedral which will be festively decorated to get you and your guests in the Christmas spirit.

34. Shaka Zulu

unusual Christmas party venue Shaka Zulu

Did you know Shaka Zulu can be hired exclusively for a Christmas party in London’s top South African restaurant?

The lower floor of this stunning venue is complemented by a display of 20ft high warrior statues and the Mezzanine level offers a champagne bar and cocktail lounge overlooking the stunning braai restaurant.

Carved wooden murals cover every inch of Shaka Zulu’s walls and ceiling making it a beautiful space to host a unique Christmas event. Shaka Zulu has become one of the most unusual Christmas party venues London has to offer.

So don’t miss out on the chance to host your party in this unbelievable venue.

 

If it’s a quirky venue you’re after for this year’s office Christmas party then the Old Victorian Railway Arches at the Minories are available for private hire!

This breathtaking Victorian railway arch housed in the historic Minories pub at Tower Hill includes a private bar, dance floor, DJ booth, projector screens, variable lighting, and break out areas including outside seating.

The amazing in-house kitchen team will whip up a festive feast or some delicious Christmas themed canapes for you and your guests to enjoy. What more do you need?

36. Taproom, London Fields Brewery

restaurant with 3 tables and flowers

Want to host your Christmas party in a venue who pride themselves on providing the best holy trinity that is beer, food and music?

The Taproom serves up amazing craft beers that’ll kick start the merry festive feeling into your colleagues as well as their ‘Ultimate Beer Food’ menu, that matches their brews with beautiful, tasty treats.

The Taproom at London Fields Brewery is tucked away under the arches with the closest railway station being London Fields – so there is direct access from Liverpool Street station.

Hire this unique London venue for up to 75 guests for your work Christmas do.

 

Christmas Party Venues London

The pressure may be on to find an office party venue that will please everyone. But, just remember not to panic we’ve got you covered with the top Christmas party venues London has to offer.

 

If you would like more information regarding these or any of our other Christmas party venues London (yes, there’s more!) make sure to check out their listing pages where you can message the host directly with any queries or questions. You can also get in touch with our New Business team on support@headbox.com who are always happy to help!

Merry Christmas!


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