Top 10 Christmas 2017 Party Ideas
As the longer nights draw in, comfy jumpers re-emerge from the wardrobe and the leaves on tree burst into autumn colours, it’s clear that the summer is behind us - which means the holiday season is drawing ever-closer and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas party venues!
While many lament thinking about Christmas too early, when it comes to booking a venue, doing so sooner rather than later has many advantages. The quicker you start looking and booking, the higher the chances are you’ll beat the competition and you’ll therefore have more choice of the available Christmas party venues London has to offer. This not only means you’ll have better chances of finding something to suit your budget and group size, but you’ll also have more options in terms of selecting something that caters to your budget as well. Finding the perfect venue can often be one of the most stressful elements of event planning, but once you have your space chosen, you can spend more time coming up with creative Christmas party ideas and unique finishing touches to host a bash they won’t forget in a hurry!
We’ve rounded up some of the top Christmas party venues in London to make a list that contains suggestions for work parties, kids parties, dinner do’s and just about anything in between this holiday season…
If you’re looking for a historic and centrally-located London venue, Brewers’ Hall is a perfect choice. This stunning building sits quietly on Aldermanbury Square, and allows guests to marvel at the marble entranceway and majestic oak stairway as they enter the lobby. While the Brewers’ Company itself may date back to the Medieval era, the various different function rooms come equipped with all the modern conveniences required for a truly contemporary Christmas party.
For something a little different, give your guests a taste of the Pacific at Kona Kai in Chelsea. This Tiki Bar has cocktails aplenty to help partygoers get into the festive spirit, and there are private rooms available along with set canape menus that can make it easy to organise a party that combines food, drinks and dancing all just a few stops away from Fulham Broadway tube station. Mele Kalikimaka!
This Christmas, opt for something “nautical and nice” by choosing the Little Ship Club as your venue of choice. The club dates back to 1926, and aside from it’s riverside location, the naval history of this venue is evident throughout each room. There are stunning views over the water to be enjoyed, and the clubhouse has five private hire rooms that can be adapted for your Christmas function. Catering from Ampersand will really set this space above the rest, with tailored menus available (monthly daytime menus make this a great choice for Christmas lunch venues in London, too.)
Karaoke bars are normally top choices for work christmas party venues (we’ll leave you to decide if that’s a good or bad thing for your office!) Lucky Voice is located in Soho, and serves up a winning combination of bursting-to-the-brim song books, yummy drinks, and private rooms. You can also book cocktail masterclass packages to add a little something different into the mix, quite literally!
Situated in Regent’s Park, London Zoo is the oldest scientific zoo in the world, dating back to 1828. Today, this incredible venue provides a number of different event spaces throughout the grounds, each boasting wonderful views of the animal residents along with the 36-acres of nature that surround the zoo. Not only will you be giving your guests an experience to remember, but you’ll also be supporting conservation efforts of ZSL London Zoo by hosting a party here, in one of the most beautiful Christmas dinner venues in London.
Searching for historic, stunning Christmas dinner venues in London? Situated on the banks of the Thames, the Old Royal Naval College is a landmark building designed by Sir Christopher Wren. This heritage building is a stunning architectural site from the outside, and home to beautiful, traditional event spaces inside. This is a truly spectacular setting for a Christmas party, as the number of beautifully-designed rooms cater to small, intimate groups as well as large galas and extravagant parties.
Make memories amidst history this holiday season with a festive party held in the Museum of London. You can create some truly unforgettable memories in a venue that is an integral part of London’s rich history. Today it is one of the capital’s most sought-after venues, and once guests take in the stunning Entrance Hall, it will be easy to see why! There is a main party space accessible through the gallery in which guests can be wined and dined, while full AV capabilities make light work of arranging entertainment.
If you’re looking for something different to a standard cocktail bar or one of London’s average Christmas lunch venues, why not slip into some bowling shoes? Whether you want fun for the whole family, a Christmas party amongst friends, or a corporate Christmas do that sparks everyone’s competitive streak, arrange some bowling at the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes. There are eight lanes available in this retro, Americana-themed alley, complete with pool tables, snacks and drinks available.
Looking for something different? Spun Candy is a “sweet” choice that doubles as one of London’s most unusual Christmas party venues. You can book candy-making classes for adult and children alike in the Spitalfields party room, allowing youngsters and grown-ups to unleash their inner Willy Wonka. Located in White Chapel, Spun Candy boasts a 100% Trip Advisor rating, making it a safe best for Christmas partygoers with a sweet tooth.
Finally, for those who want to go big and bold with this year’s Christmas do, there’s 8 Northumberland. There are a range of party rooms, the smallest of which can accommodate up 100 guests, while the main Ballroom can host up to 700. When it comes to standout venues for christmas parties in london, this 8 Northumberland doesn’t play around - this year, there are two seasonal themes to choose from when arranging your party - “The Lost City of Atlantis” and “Winter Glitz & Glamour”.
Want even more choice of great London Christmas venues? Browse last year’s list of some of the best Christmas venues London has to offer!