It’s that time of year to start thinking about finding a London venue to host your Christmas party.
We’ve uncovered some of the best options London Christmas party venues 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.
Whether you want a traditional evening filled with mulled wine and mince pies, or if you’re looking for something a little different, The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Party Venues in London is a great place to start your search.
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 the 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.
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!
Whether you are arranging a Christmas party for 200 or an intimate private dinner for 10, the exceptional service and imaginative catering at 41 Portland Place means it is the ideal space for your event.
The Grade II* listed Georgian townhouse provides event spaces that combine period grandeur and modern facilities for a unique celebration. First-floor Exclusive Hire is inclusive of the Council Chamber & Reception Room, Ann Rylands Room & Terrace.
What’s more, profits generated through venue hire of 41 Portland Place are used to fund activities run by the Academy of Medical Sciences to ensure research is rapidly translated into benefits for patients.
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 are 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.
5. Dark Arch
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!
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.
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 won’t forget.
8. Oriole Bar
The Oriole Bar is a great space to host a Christmas party in a venue with 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.
Large Christmas Party 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!
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.
10. 1901 Ballroom
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.
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!
Alexandra Palace is one of the most famous landmarks in 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.
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.
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.
15. Mr Fogg’s
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.
16. Timmy Green
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.
Christmas party venues with exceptional food
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.
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.
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.
19. Dirty Bones
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.
20. The Fox
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.
21. The Banking Hall
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
28. 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.
29. Flowerpot Hoxton
The Flowerpot Hoxton is a stunning contemporary venue.
This venue can hold up to 120 Guests. So, it’s ideal for when you need to get the whole company together for a celebration, networking event or training session.
The Flowerpot Hoxton, found in the heart of Islington, is just a short walk from Haggerston station. The venue is based on dry hire so all Guests are welcome to organise their own catering, AV or other suppliers for events.
The Flowerpot Hoxton offer all-inclusive day delegate rates from £30.00 excluding VAT based on 40 Guests. This includes projectors, screens, flipcharts and whiteboards.
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 Concierge team on firstname.lastname@example.org who are always happy to help!
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