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Christmas Party Inspiration and Ideas

Take a break from the Brexit chaos and plan the perfect Christmas party.

To some, October seems a little early to start planning the office Christmas party. To others, this time of year constitutes a last chance saloon to secure their ideal Christmas party venue, ensure the menu is suitably festive and procure their entertainment because they seemingly know something you don't know...! But don't panic...

If there’s one event type that stresses out event planners more than it really should it’s the Christmas party. What will people like? What will they want to do? Will they want to stay out? The list of questions that run through an organiser’s mind is seemingly endless. The answer, good planning! Making sure that you understand your budget and the expectations of people is of primary importance. What will put your firmly on the path to success if developing a great event.
“If you fail to plan you are planning to fail” is famously said to have come from Benjamin Franklin, who, despite probably not planning many Christmas parties, realised that planning is crucial to a successful outcome.
Looking for something a little different? We’ve compiled a list of our favourite alternative venues in London that you can celebrate your Christmas-do at.
From wonderful bars to stand-alone event spaces to unusual themes, Londonlaunch has them all. London is the home to 1000’s of Christmas party spaces so let us help you see the standout options.


This Christmas Bounce has transformed their luxurious and exclusive private rooms to the ultimate party playground, filled with delicious sharing bites, feel-good party tunes, a wide selection of craft beers, wines and cocktails.

Each room has its own exclusive bar, with three Ping Pong tables, including an interactive Wonderball table. Ideal for an afternoon or evening party, for groups of 30 up to 200 guests.

This truly is a unique and affordable party space guaranteed to make an impression on your guests.

The Prince and Pergola Paddington

Big, bold and beautiful; all words used to describe our picture-perfect party venues.

The Prince and Pergola Paddington have capacities of up to 800 guests but with their enticing winter floral interiors, numbers starting from 200 work equally as well in their spaces.
Flowers always put a smile on your face, so come rain or shine, The Prince and Pergola Paddington will be your ‘happy place’ this chilly Christmas.

Their delicious food street vendors are always on hand to keep your tastes buds satisfied, serving up a variety of festive bites, and their wonderful bar staff have been busy at work creating seasonal cocktails full of festive spices to keep you feeling warm inside.

The Prince is based in West Brompton and Pergola Paddington is based in the heart of Paddington. Both still have dates available for exclusive hire, get in touch now to book your Christmas Party!

Tobacco Dock

This Christmas Tobacco Dock is offering not one, but two incredible festive celebration options. Whether you’re looking for a spectacular banquet, chic drinks reception or a something a little more active, they can make this your best Christmas party yet!

They’ll be encouraging you to run away with the circus this year, transforming their main venue into a magical big top. With exclusive and mixed events available, treat your team to a night at the Dream Circus complete with award-winning catering, world-class entertainment and stunning theming.

Alternatively, take the party to the roof! Boasting Europe’s only rooftop ice rink, 360° views of the city and delicious food and drinks options, Skylight is the perfect spot for a Christmas party. This stunning bar and winter wonderland is available for both partial and exclusive hire for up to 600 guests. With cosy igloos and plenty of covered space, everyone will have a magical evening.

Go Ape

Go Ape has launched its debut Christmas party package for those looking to end 2019 on a 50-foot high. It’s the ideal alternative to traditional office Christmas parties, letting you swap tired turkey dinners and typical Christmas excess for swinging through the trees and teambuilding in the great outdoors.

Challenge your team to take on daring treetop crossings, speedy zipwires or free-fall tarzan swings, before catching up over food and drinks afterwards. It’s the ultimate outdoor adventure they won’t forget anytime soon.

Prices start at £42pp and minimum group size is 10, with food and drink packages available at selected sites. Why not give something truly different a go this Christmas!


Awesome Events presents Doktoberfest, the first Bavarian style event at Dock X. The former warehouse has been transformed into a mini Munich with a variety of entertainment including live bands, dancers, games, circus acts and much more! Coming to you throughout October and November, join the celebrations from just £10. Dress to impress in your finest leiderhosen or dirndl for a chance to win a prize.

Beer not your thing? Don’t worry – they have got you covered. With fully stocked bars their Heidi’s will serve you the finest cocktails and champagne!

Find the perfect package for your party with five options to suit your budget. Enjoy exclusive comfort in our raised V.V.I.P area, with priority entrance, exclusive access to the champagne and cocktail bar, and table service from your own host.

Set to be London’s liveliest Oktoberfest celebration, this is one you can’t afford to miss out on; Prost!