Unusual Christmas Party Venues in London for 2019

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Christmas may still be a few months away but we’re already thinking about the best unusual Christmas party venues in London.

Finding the best unusual Christmas party venues for that all-important end of year celebration is arguably the biggest task in the calendar year.

Employees love to celebrate a fantastic year before bringing in the new one. It’s a time when everyone comes together in merriment and spirits are high. So, making sure you have the perfect venue is a huge task. 

Start planning early in 2019 and take a look at our alternative venues available to hire in London.

1. Library and Dining Room, Sir John Soane’s Museum

Historic museum with ceramic statues and archways
Want to hold your event in a house-museum? Sir John Soane’s Museum was architecturally designed by the man himself.  Sir John Soanes has been untouched for almost 180 years. 

The Space resides within a Grade I listed building of outstanding originality. It is now one of the most atmospheric and unusual museums in London.

The interiors display of Sir John Soane’s Museum is vast and eccentric collections, with many nooks and crannies, including a room filled to the brim with ceramic statues. 
For Christmas this year why not treat your Guests to an evening of elegance?

Enjoy a candlelit drinks reception in one of the most unusual Christmas party venues in the city. Sir John Soane’s can accommodate up to 80 people and can be found near Covent Garden.

2. Gin Terrace, Swingers

small bar tables and ceiling vines
Along with sportsmanship and apologies, the English also do gin rather well.

Housed in an 1800 sq ft basement, Swingers recreates a quintessential 1920s English country golf club. 
Surrounded by vines, climbing plants and other foliage, the Gin Terrace is beautiful. The bar overhangs the Lighthouse Golf Course and is a great place to add some pep to your par.

Although you won’t be able to practice your swing, Swingers lets you practice your putts whilst enjoying a Tanqueray and tonic. The Gin terrace at Swingers is one of the best options for alternative Christmas party venues in London. 

The Space is located in East London and can accommodate up to 50 people. So, it’s a great location for a smaller scale office Christmas party.

3. Hydraulic Power Station

warehouse with remnants of power station

You can’t really get more unusual than an ex-hydraulic power station in the city.  Located in Wapping Wall this impressive warehouse Space is a unique backdrop for your Christmas party.

It boasts original hydraulic equipment and machinery. The Space includes pressure pipes, rusty chains, valves and bare brick walls.

The venue encompasses over 20,000 sq ft of Space, spread over several different rooms. Providing amazing breakout Spaces for your event.

Planning a large-scale Christmas party? The Hydraulic Power Station can accommodate up to 500 people so it’s the ideal unusual Christmas party venue for your end of year extravaganza. Find out more about the story behind this incredible Space here


4. ABQ London, Breaking Bad Inspired Bar

breaking bad themed RV bar
Perfect for fans of Breaking Bad, this themed bar is one of East London’s best quirky Christmas party Spaces.

A small, boutique venue, this ABQ, Breaking Bad-inspired bar is an intimate venue for 32 people. Here you’ll have a party experience you won’t forget.

Prepare for DIY-mixology, the mist of dry ice and bright hazmat suits and gas masks. For a fully immersive experience and a true Christmas party with a twist, this London RV cocktail bar will blow your socks off. 

5. Ballie Ballerson

unusual christmas party venue Ballie Ballerson
If you haven’t heard of Ballie Ballerson, where have you been? This lively and unique venue in East London is essentially an adult playground and the ideal destination to let off some steam for your end-of-year bash.

Ballie Ballerson is a ball-pit cocktail bar with one million balls, retro cocktails and delicious food. This nostalgic Space provides unparalleled opportunities to take memorable photos of your colleagues, in what has been coined as the ultimate adult playground.

Able to accommodate up to 450 Guests, this Space is one of London’s most fun-filled party venues. 

6. Winterville

Winterville an outdoor street food popup

For a Christmas party on a super-size scale with a healthy budget, head to the incredible Winterville, The ultimate Christmas destination in Clapham for your colleagues.

The town of Winterville comes to life on Clapham Common offering a mix of indoor and outdoor entertainment. Street Feast curates all the best food and drink, featuring a mix of London’s best bars and street food traders on the town square.

This gigantic Christmas market venue can accommodate 2,500 people and is the Space for the ultimate, large-scale quirky Christmas celebration.

7. The Ski Lodge

A ski lodge which transports you the mountains. Covered in snow and pine trees.
Walking into the Ski Lodge feels like you’ve just stepped out in the North Pole. London’s original ski lodge and Christmas party venue.

The Ski Lodge is an unusual Christmas party venue located in west London. The wood deck at The Montague on the Gardens is transformed into a magical ski lodge. You can expect pine trees, snow, reindeer, ski racks and piste maps. A real winter wonderland.

To help combat the cold, Guests can enjoy a range of drinks and snacks, including candied pecans, mulled wine, hot spiced cider, mugs of steaming hot chocolate and big woolly rugs.  

This is one of the best quirky Christmas party venues in London. Trade in all the boring work parties with this top London venue hire! You can’t get more festive than a snow-covered ski lodge. 

8. The Ivory Vaults

Medieval banquet hall underground

The Ivory Vaults is an exclusive location in St. Katharine Dock. The historical vaulted cellars are a Grade II listed building, the 200 years old structure exudes charm and individuality.

This Space is a great quirky Christmas party idea for 2019. Nestled between the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, Ivory Vaults are close to the city and benefit from fantastic transport links to central London.

The Ivory Vaults are ideally situated for an unusual Christmas party venue in the city which differs from the same old drab venues.

The 10,000 sq ft venue is available for hire for groups of 100 to 450, devised of nine intimate vaulted private dining areas, interlinked by a vast open passageway.

9. The Victorian Bathhouse

victorian bath house ornately decorated
The Victorian Bath House is one of the most unusual venues in London. A stunning Space with ornate interior, this is certainly a Space like no other. Just moments from Liverpool Street Station, the Victorian Bath House is a curious and unexpected establishment.

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.

Featuring design from the esteemed Russell Sage Studio, the original tessellating mosaics and crimson pillars are preserved amongst modern features.

The Bath House can accommodate up to 150 people for your Christmas party. What’s more, the Space is fitted with everything you need, including proprietary cocktails in pre-infused Kilners and a house menu designed from period inspirations.

10. Walkway 1 & 2 at Tower Bridge London

purple lit walkaway above tower bridge
Would you be surprised to hear that you could have your Christmas party in Tower Bridge? Well, you can. The high-level walkways of Tower Bridge offer stunning panoramic views of London.

The East Walkway looks out over the Docklands, Canary Wharf and Greenwich, with the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and the City showcased via the West Walkway.

The Walkways can be hired in the evening for cocktail receptions for up to 250 Guests and seated dinners for up to 120.

A breathtaking unusual Christmas party venue suspended above the Thames. Glass floors have been installed in the East and West walkways, each measuring 11.5 metres long and 1.8 metres wide.

The floor allows Guests to experience a completely unique view of the city and to top it off Guests can also see the world famous bridge lift during their reception. For a truly unique venue in the city, this incredible Space is an amazing party venue for 2019. 

11. The Pale Blue Door

unusual Christmas party venue, pale blue

The Pale Blue Door is a hugely popular installation. A gypsy, vagabond speakeasy in Dalston, The Pale Blue Door in home and studio of artist Tony Hornecker.

The Venue is a result of 15 years of collecting nic-naks. The walls are lined with various items that have been collected over the years from discarded sets and old costumes. The lighting has been carefully constructed to really emphasise this amazing treasure trove.

The Pale Blue Door is great for a drinks reception, intimate private dining event or your Christmas party venue. Able to accommodate up to 48 people, The Pale Blue Door is a unique location that will really impress your Guests.

12. Mail Rail, Postal Museum 

An industrial space with the old mail rail train

The Mail Rail is London is one of the favourite unusual Christmas party venues in the city. London’s 100-year-old mail rail, this venue will really impress your Guests.

An impressive industrial blank canvas Space that has countless beautiful architectural features. Let your Guests wonder at the vaulted walls and exposed brick walls in this flexible event Space.

If this wasn’t enough, your Guests can ride on the underground miniature mail rile and experience the historic tunnels themselves.

 

Our list of unusual Christmas party venues covers everything from warehouses, golf courses, and even Tower Bridge itself. With unusual venues becoming more and more popular there’s no time to waste. Our Christmas Party Collection features all of these Spaces and more. So to avoid disappointment book your Christmas party venue now.



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