London Christmas Party Venues

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Featured London Christmas Party Venues

Searching for a Christmas party location is a huge task.
But fear not - we've put together some of the best Christmas party venues in London to get you started!

Cool canalside venue in the heart of Camden Market, Lockside Camden

Lockside Camden sits overlooking the West Yard of the world-famous Camden Market and the picturesque Regents Canal. With our 300 capacity bar/restaurant, which includes a gorgeous outdoor terrace, ...

Camden, NW1
200 – 300 Guests

Mary-Lou Room, The Groucho Club

The Mary-Lou Room at The Groucho Club is the best choice for party venues London has to offer.

You can find the Mary-Lou Room on the 1st floor of Soho's prestigious Groucho Club. The Mary-L...

Soho, W1D
16 – 60 Guests

Private Rooms, Bounce, Old Street - The Home of Ping Pong

If you're on the look out for a quirky event space your next private party in London, hire the private rooms at Bounce - the Home of Ping Pong.

The luxurious and exclusive private 'Jaques Ro...

London, EC1V
120 Guests

Large London Christmas Party Venues

West Hall, Alexandra Palace

The West Hall can accommodate up to 2,500 for a conference and 1,800 for an awards ceremony, and comes with blackout facilities, uninterrupted floor space and plenty of rigging points. Built to exc...

LONDON, N22
600 – 2500 Guests

Soane Hall and Galleries, One Marylebone

Built in 1826 on its own ‘island’ in the heart of the capital, One Marylebone opened its doors in 2008 and quickly rose to become one of the leading event spaces in the Capital. Beautifully refurbi...

London, NW1
100 – 800 Guests

The Ballroom, Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Royal Opera House architect, Edward Middleton Barry designed the room at the height of his popularity in 1864.

Intimate or grand and all-inclusive, whatever your wedding plans, Amba Hotel Chari...

London, WC2N
50 – 150 Guests

Initimate London Christmas Party Venues

Lounge Bar, Apples and Pear Bar

The Lounge Bar at the Apples and Pear Bar is one of the best party venues in London for a wide range of different events.

Apples and Pear is an East London cocktail bar that's sure to impre...

Tower Hamlets, E1
20 – 50 Guests

The George, Andaz Hotel

There's nowhere better to host your next private party than in one of the best pubs to hire in London.

The true style of a classic English pub can be found in George. Quintessentially Briti...

Bishopsgate, EC2M
12 – 40 Guests

The Banker, Mezzanine

Hire the Mezzanie at The Banker for one of the best private dining venues London has to offer!

If you are looking for pubs with private rooms in London then the Banker is an ideal venue for...

City of London, EC4R
75 – 220 Guests

Unusual London Christmas Party Venues

Tropicana Beach Club, Tropicana Beach Club

Tropicana Beach Club is a brand new beach club themed venue a short walk away from Holborn and Covent Garden tube stations perfect for your next private party venue hire in London. Life sized palm ...

Covent Garden, WC2B
20 – 600 Guests

The Marble Floor, V&A Museum of Childhood

Hire the Marble Floor at V&A Museum of Childhood for your next London venue hire for large corporate events.

The Museum of Childhood provides a striking setting for an evening private party...

Bethnal Green, E2
100 – 900 Guests

The First Floor, The Hospital Club

The First Floor is one of our most versatile events spaces. Accessed via its own staircase from the Club lobby, the first Floor boasts its own private bar and kitchen

The space is perfect for se...

Covent Garden, WC2H
70 – 200 Guests

Late Night London Christmas Party Venues

Cafe de Paris, Cafe de Paris

For a truly amazing venue, book your next private party at London’s world-famous Café De Paris.

Café de Paris first opened in London's West End in 1924. Ninety years on, and this now world-famou...

Soho, W1D
120 – 715 Guests

Whole venue hire, Bar Rumba

Bar Rumba is the perfect centrally-located party bar venue to hire for any private party, corporate event or Christmas party in London.

Bar Rumba can cater for every event with the utmost p...

Westminster, W1D
90 – 455 Guests

Whole Venue, Oriole Bar

Hire the Oriole Bar for an amazing London party venue that's sure to leave your guests talking.

The Oriole’s is a great space with a warmth, mystery and magic about it - once you enter this...

London, EC1V
120 – 185 Guests

London Christmas Party Venues

London is the land of opportunity (and choice). But sometimes, sifting through everything on offer can be horribly daunting. Especially when it comes to Christmas party season and you're bombarded with places all claiming to be the very best the city has to offer. Where do you start? We've put together some of the best options for party venues London has to offer this festive season.

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The pressure is on to find an office Christmas party venue that will please everyone, so we've got a huge range of options for you to choose from for 2016. Cool and quirky for the casual team get-together or sleek and chic for a corporate event. You'll find it all here! These party venues in London are the best of the best and are a sure way to kick start the holiday spirit.

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Things to consider when planning your Christmas party?

If it’s your turn in charge of hosting this year’s Christmas party it can be a daunting task. There’s lots of people to try and please and a strict budget to stick too. Don’t panic! HeadBox are always on hand to help. We’ve put together a guide of top things to consider when planning your Christmas party to help you through the process. Let’s get started shall we!

Venue Type

When it comes to Christmas party venues in London there are plenty of options you can go for! Whether that’s a traditional private dining event or an out there activity with your team we’ve uncovered some of the best Christmas party ideas London has to offer. So if this year is your year to be in charge of organising the party then we’ve got the lowdown on some of the fun things you should do! Here are some Christmas party event ideas that will keep your guest list happy.

Christmas Dinner Party

A classic option for a Christmas party is to host a festive feast at one of London’s top private dining rooms. You can offer your guests either a traditional Christmas roast or an alternative menu - accompany this with some of your favourite wine or cocktails and you’ll have some very merry Guests.

Hosting a Christmas dinner party can be stressful but as long as you leave enough notice to get everything ready in plenty of time then it should be a breeze. Make sure you find a location that’s best suited for the majority of your guests and that all attendees can be catered for in terms of dietary requirements and facilities.

Affordable Christmas Party venues

Not all companies have a big budget to blow on a huge Christmas party - and there are plenty of options for affordable Christmas party venues that won’t break the bank. You could hire a semi-private area in a top London bar for some festive cocktails or think a little outside the box and go for a team activity rather than a party. We have plenty of fun team activities that you could do with your hardworking team to celebrate the beginning of the festive season - and then go to your local afterwards for a celebratory drink (or two!).

Shared Christmas Party venues

Another option is to host a shared Christmas Party - if you’re a fellow start-up from a co-working office Space then why not join forces and host a massive Christmas party where all the teams can join together for some festive fun!

As well as saving a bit of money, there are lots of other benefits to hosting a shared Christmas party. You get to socialise with new people, as your new team will be will be part of a much bigger crowd of people all joining in the festive celebrations. You will also get to experience something you usually wouldn’t get to experience - if you’re coming from a small company you probably wouldn’t have the budget to host a huge themed party in one of the top London party venues. But with a shared Christmas party you can treat your team to the lavish night that they deserve.

Taking part in a shared Christmas party also takes a lot of the stress away of having to organise the Christmas do - all you have to do is book, pay and show up and the venue will take care of the rest. All you have to do is show up and have a good time.

Unusual Christmas venues

This year, why not try something a little different for your London Christmas party? If you want to wow your attendees with a Christmas party in London like no other then a unique venue will really kick start your festive shindig.

We’ve uncovered some of the most unusual Christmas party venues London has to offer for those more creatively inclined. Whether you sail along the River Thames with a glass of bubbly, rent a blank canvas warehouse for an evening of personalised festive fun or partake in a round or two of London’s craziest mini-golf course before a delicious catered meal - an unusual venue will make your event stand out from the crowd.

If you’re still struggling for ideas of what to do for this year Christmas party then check out our HeadBox Guide to Christmas Party Venues for some inspiration. Now we've discussed the type of party you can go for let's get down to the most important things to consider when choosing a Christmas party venue in London.

Availability

Prime Christmas party dates are extremely competitive! Make sure you get in early to secure the perfect Christmas venue. Every year, there will be that one date that event planners all over London just can’t shift, as well as there being a prime date that everyone wants. So make sure you think about when you want your party to be. No one wants to go for a big festive night out on a Monday - so make sure you plan your Christmas event around the working week.

You should consider that the closer you get to the 25th, some of your team may have booked the run up days off of work - send out a suggestion of dates to your team and go for the one with the most attendees so that as few people have to miss out as possible.

Attendees

Whenever you’re on the hunt for a venue to hire in London for big events such as the annual Christmas party, always have the needs of your guests in mind at all times! This idea is at its most important when looking for a Christmas party venue as it’s the one time of year that your whole team can let their hair down and celebrate their successes.

If you’re thinking of a catered party then make sure you are aware of any dietary requirements or special facilities such as disabled access so that everyone feels comfortable.

Decoration & Ambiance

Most London venues will decorate their Space for Christmas which probably won’t be ready at the time of your site visit. So, ask the events team if they have any photos of the Space when it’s decorated for Christmas so you have a good idea of what the venue will look it by the time your event comes around. And if you want to add your own personal stamp on the venue? Be sure to ask if you’re allowed to bring in any of your own decorations as well. Get your Christmas crackers at the ready!

For those who are hiring a blank canvas Space like a warehouse venue you will have free rein with the Space’s decor, which is always fun. Have a think about what you want in advance and work out the budget you can set aside for decorations - whether that’s over the top tinsel or a more sleek and sophisticated Christmas decor. And if you need a little help then check out our favourite AV service companies on Friends of HeadBox who can create the perfect look for you.

Entertainment

For those hosting a large scale Christmas party, you should get thinking about what entertainment you want at the event - if it’s a singer, magician or burlesque dancer having a source of entertainment is always a good way of making sure everyone is having a good time at the party as well as breaking up the evening.

Trying to think of something that will please everyone can be a daunting task so if you’re stuck for ideas be sure to check out our Entertainment Suppliers page on Friends of HeadBox.

Budget

Every year the prices for London venue hire slowly but surely increase as venues need to accommodate for a lot more events than their average month. Make sure you have this in mind when planning your event as you may need to increase the budget slightly compared to normal events that you would normally organise for your company.

There are lots of things that might go into your Christmas party budget along with the venue hire fees you will also have food, drinks and maybe even transportation to think about as well. And then any additional costs for decorations, party favours and final touches to the event which all need to be considered before saying yes to a Christmas party venue.

Christmas Party Mistakes to Avoid

Every year people make the same old mistakes when it comes to planning a Christmas party - so don’t be that guy! Here are our top 5 mistakes to avoid at all costs for this years Christmas party.

1. Holding the party in the office

Your team spend far too much time in the office as it is and the last thing they will want to do is spend a night there too. Plus it means you’re in charge of the clean up! Which doesn’t sound very festive to us. An office will always be an office no matter how hard you try to decorate it with tacky tinsel and budget fairy lights, so try not to cut corners on the venue cost by hosting the Christmas party in the office.

2. Hosting the event out of town

Although hosting a big Christmas do out of town may seem like a good idea, sometimes it’s more of a hassle than it’s worth! Hiring an elegant country home for the evening may seem attractive but it adds extra organisational tasks on your to do list. You will have the added task of arranging travel and transport to and from the venue. It may also result in more of your team having to drive or leave early so they can catch the last train back from the middle of nowhere. And taxis back will be hideously expensive, whether you put them on the company card or make your guests pay for themselves.

3. Leaving everything to the last minute

You have all year to think about what you want to do for the festive season so don’t let November roll around before you start trying to make your plans a reality. All the good venues will be taken and all the prime dates will have been filled up since way back in September.

4. Don’t expect any work to be done the day after

Your hardworking team will probably not be as hardworking after one too many mulled wines, so maybe planning a Christmas party at the beginning of the week is a little unfair. Thursday’s and Friday’s are prime days of the week to host a Christmas party so get in early to secure one of these days. And be kind, maybe speak to the boss about getting a late start the next day so that everyone can let their hair down without worrying about that 6.00am alarm.

5. Not daring to be different

Some Christmas parties tend to mould into one big tinsel tangle of carol singing and re-heated mince pies. This year think outside the box and don’t stick to tradition. Host a night that everyone will talk about!

We hope you’ve found our ‘Top Things to Consider when Choosing a Christmas Party venue in London’’ helpful in your quest to organise the biggest and best Christmas party your Guests have ever seen. Why not get started and browse our London venue hire collections for some more inspiration. If you’d like some more top venue tips, then head on over to our blog here.

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