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May 24, 2023

Top Christmas Party Venues in London

Whilst the dream of a Dickensian Christmas in London has been well and truly buried under the modern city, you can still find the original Xmas spirit lurking somewhere between the high-rise office blocks and endless Pret-a-Mangers stores.

What does a true Christmas party in London entail? Ask us and we reckon it's some unholy combination of tinsel, excessive food consumption and a slightly problematic relative putting the worlds to rights after their fifth baileys.

We can guarantee most of these venues bring two of the above to the table. Here are our favourite venues in London where you can throw a truly memorable Christmas party.

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1. A Christmas venue thats more than just a Cheeky Nandos: Casa Do Frango


Try swapping turkey for chicken this year and not just any chicken; One critic labelled this Heddon Street spot as the best chicken and chips in town.

For a tasty crimbo celebration, Casa Do Frango has got you covered. Taking its inspiration from Southern Portugal, Casa’s vaulted ceilings and natural windows fill the open space with natural light as their signature Frango Piri-piri sizzles over wood charcoal.

Ring in the season with exclusive hire available for up to 300. Rent the entire ground floor and its cosy garden area for your guests to get festive.

Afterwards, head down to The Green Room, Casa’s secret speakeasy-style underground bar which serves classic cocktails. Also available for private hire for up to 100, this space is fully AV equipped meaning you can bring the Christmas Jingles to your party. Whether you want a DJ or a band, The Green Room has the kit and the atmosphere.

Head here for a Portuguese with all the warmth and hospitality of the Algarve in London.

2. A festive bash with a Japanese twist: Nobu Hotel Portman Square


This festive season, head into the heart of Marylebone to the iconic Nobu Hotel in Portman Square. Serving its innovative Japanese cuisine, the hotel offers multiple exciting spaces for guests to rock around the Christmas tree.

Hire the bright Sayuri space for a Yuletide meal with up to 30 guests. With a bespoke menu, taste Nobu’s world-renown dishes with a seasonal twist. This space also features a private foyer for a drinks reception where Nobu’s famous cocktails can be served.

For a larger event, the Nobu Ballroom accommodates up to 600 guests. Celebrate with dinner and dancing with a late licence and DJ kit to pump out the Christmas classics. For a truly special event, personalise Nobu’s iconic menu with the help of Executive Chefs.

With an event team on hand to aid you every step of the way, book now for a holly jolly bash that will impress.

3. For an underground Christmas party: Outernet HERE

Tottenham Court Road

For a memorable yuletide event how about a subterranean space hidden three stories under London?

Outernet HERE is a live events venue that offers a blank canvas space on the corner of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road.

With 23,000 sq. feet, this ginormous area can fit 350 dining or up to 1500 standing. It is equipped with cutting-edge AV and floor-to-ceiling 16k screens. Maybe you could project your favourite seasonal film? Its vast size means the space is very flexible from a banquet layout to a Christmas concert. Private toilets, a mezzanine and a cocktail lounge are also available.

Host your festive bash in this impressive space and tailor it to your perfect event.

4. A quirky Christmas party venue for late night boogies: 25 Paul Street


Nestled in Shoreditch, this five-storey townhouse offers multiple 70s retro-style spaces to celebrate music, drinks and the festive season. 25 Paul Street is an immersive bar that turns into a buzzing party venue. Open until 3 am daily, this spot is popular with those looking to let their hair down.

Jingle those bells and hire The Basement for a maximum of 120 people with the use of a private bar, DJ equipment and some very Instagrammable toilets. When the energy is right, The Basement becomes a disco with its light-up ceiling and lightboxes showing art. DJs can spin Christmas classics for guests to boogie into the early hours.

For a soiree, the quirky cocktail lounge can also host 120 guests. Try a disco-themed tipple with weekday happy hour offering 50% off.

Want bigger? For a giant Noel, hire the whole venue for up to 210 people and dance the night away.

5. A homely festive vibe or a crazy Christmas night: The Little Scarlet Door


Where a New York-style space meets a quirky London flat located in the heart of Soho, that is The Little Scarlet Door. If you are looking for an excuse to throw the next office Christmas party, which will be about the talk of the office for weeks after, this venue can provide that opportunity.

Once you enter the scarlet door, it will look like Christmas threw up in this space. There is a big, bright Christmas tree in the middle of the room, tinsel hanging from the ceiling and comfy lounge chairs to sit in while you enjoy a yummy cocktail.

Check out the Living room venue for a cosy festive party with velvet sofas, adorable decorations and a dimly lit space. Or head downstairs into the Basement Studio for a night of dancing and drinking under sparkly lights.

For your next Christmas party, check out The Little Scarlet Door for your exclusive event. Their private space fits up to 220 guests ready to go all out for Christmas this year.

6. A party venue that gives you that warm Christmas feeling: Mala Madre


Located in Bermondsey, Mala Madre is the jewel in the crown of The Last Talisman. It is quite literally a bar-within-a-bar that celebrates a fusion of Colombian and Balinese cuisine. This private space offers stylish refuge to those who can find it.

This unique haven has space for up to 90 for your festive Christmas bash. Music and DJ equipment can be included so you can rock around the Madre Christmas tree.

Try a range of exciting cocktails and a creative bespoke menu that compliments the Asian grill of The Last Talisman. With specialities such as pisco and tequila, you can make the night feel like a holiday.

7. A Christmas party full of bowling: All Star Lanes Shepherd’s Bush


It’s that time of year again… Christmas lights are emerging, Mariah Carey’s playing in every store possible, and the boss is planning the annual Christmas party. What better way to commemorate the season than with a competitive game of bowling, darts, or karaoke at All Star Lanes?

Guests can dive into American classics like burgers and wings while sipping on refreshing cocktails.

Hire the Midnight Lounge for more privacy. The lounge comes with 2 private lanes and a cocktail bar with a dedicated mixologist. No noise, no interruptions, just vibes. So take a break from work and blow off some steam as the year winds down.

8. Liven up your holly, jolly Christmas party: U7 Lounge Bar


If you're looking to deck the halls in a speak-easy style venue, head into the heart of Hackney to U7. With a state-of-the-art sound and light system, U7 can host live music.

Maybe you can get the office band together?

The venue is spacious and sleek with moveable furniture for flexibility and a DJ booth to spin those crowd-pleasers. This waterside venue offers a buffet or a three-course meal alongside a selection of craft beers and fine wines. With U7’s mixologists creating a range of unique cocktails you can relax and enjoy them on the comfy sofas, or in the beer garden taking in the canal-side views.

The venue is available for private hire for up to 250 guests so grab your Christmas jumper and enquire now.

9. Expect endless jingle balls and festive fun at this Christmas party venue: Ballie Ballerson


Tis’ the season to have a ball. Upgrade your annual dinner-dance-and-singalong for a festive treat that’s a little different. Over on Shoreditch’s Curtain Road, you’ll find Ballie Ballerson, the ballpit cocktail bar that brings nostalgic feels and good times all year round.

In the spirit of the season, the venue transforms itself into a winter wonderland of epic proportions. Expect the usual giant ball pits, pizza and photo opps via the photo booth plus seasonal cocktails, and non-stop festive tunes on deck to suit any pending end-of-year Christmas parties.

For exclusive private hire, the entire venue hosts up to 600 guests whilst their booth areas that fit up to 140.

10. For a lively Christmas boogie: Piano Works Farringdon


This Victorian-listed warehouse provides an answer when a Christmas boogie calls. Celebrate the yule time and hire Piano Works for up to 400 guests.

The basement spot is accompanied by non-stop live music and takes audience requests. Choose between 2 piano vocalists or a 6-part band and slip them tips to hear your favourite festive tunes. Enjoy an extensive cocktail list and a catering menu that included burgers, salads and various desserts.

Open until late so eat, sing and rock around the Christmas tree.

11. A glitzy venue for your Christmas bash: Piano Works West End

Leicester Square

For a not-so-Silent Night, head to Piano Works in the West End.

This hidden Leicester Square venue is the Farringdon venue's older sister. The glitzy West End haunt offers expert party planners to help you organise your Christmas bash.

Open until late, this lively venue has space for over 400 revellers and is available for exclusive hire. With its audience-led live music and 3 bustling bars, you can be sure to let your hair down and step into Christmas.

12. A London Christmas party venue designed to wow: The Design Museum

Kensington, London

The Design Museum's Atrium space is unapologetically dramatic, with a hyperbolic paraboloid roof careening its way above you, whilst the open-air floor-plan resembles a sober take on Escher’s Stairway.

Conveniently located in Kensignton, the museum grants sweeping views over Holland Park.

You'll benefit from 314sqm of space on the ground floor, plus extra capacity on the mezzanine and first-floor balcony. This translates to 150 seated guests for a festive dinner, or 270 standing guests on the ground floor ( a whopping 800 people can make use of every level if your Christmas is approaching Tolstoy numbers). It's an immense, beautifully designed event space for an immense and beautiful Christmas party.

13. Wine and dine amongst the stars: SushiSamba


Enjoy an in-house DJ and a Japanese-style bar while surrounded by the starry night and the lights of London in all directions at the SushiSamba

Once you walk into this venue, you'll be shocked by the unparalleled views of the city. You can see everything from the Wembley arch and the Olympic Park to the Thames and beautiful cityscape all while celebrating the holidays with your friends and family.

Sitting front and centre in one of two outdoor terraces is their iconic tree with vibrant red leaves fitting for the Christmas season. Or, because it is winter and cold, you can stay in the comfort of the indoor heating and still relish the views due to the expansive windows and high walls.

If you are searching for a luxurious space to celebrate the holiday season with your friends or want to impress your boss for the company party then check out their private hire options. SushiSamba fits 60 standing guests ready to celebrate Christmas time.

14. This luxurious venue is built for a king: Banqueting House


If you are searching for a dazzling historic venue in the heart of London’s Whitehall neighbourhood, stop by the Banqueting House. When you enter the doors of this venue, you feel as though you are walking in the footsteps of royalty, great for an extravagant Christmas party.

Enjoy your festive event under the magnificent painted ceiling, with its sparkling chandeliers and soaring pillars. This expansive space is suitable for all event types, ranging from a large dinner party or reception to an awards ceremony.

If you want a more intimate setting, check out the vaulted Undercroft underneath the Main Hall. The dark lighting and neutral colours make this space suitable for pre-dinner drinks or a wild after-party with your friends.

Check out this historic venue to hire for your next Christmas party for up to 500 standing guests. You can have a full-out gala for work or a 10-person dinner with family.

15. This botanical oasis strikes again with fun Christmas offerings: The Dilly


High ceilings, extravagant arches and twinkling chandeliers make this space a great space for a winter wonderland. Whether you're searching for a wholesome dinner with friends or a big party with your company, The Dilly offers many options for a Christmas celebration.

Feast on one of the many yummy locally-sourced dishes this venue has to offer while under bright natural light and surrounded by lush greenery. The slanted glass ceilings, shiny chandeliers and elegant arches provide an open and lit space for your holiday party.

The Dilly has a couple of venue options, whether it's the elegant Georgian suite for your lively office party or the Terrace, an outdoor space overlooking Piccadilly, for your intimate dinner with friends.

If you are looking for a spot to see the twinkling Christmas lights and soothing festive music, check out The Dilly’s private hiring options.

16. Get your Gatsby on for the holiday season: Freemasons’ Hall


Be sure to get your dancing shoes on when you enter the doors of the Freemasons’ Hall, and be ready to transport back to the roaring 20s for your next Holiday party extravaganza.

Situated between Holborn and Covent Garden tube stations is this amazing Art Deco building originally built as a memorial to the Freemasons. If you’re looking for a place to host a product launch, fashion show, dinner dance or all-out Christmas bash, this venue has fun decorations, stunning lighting and Prosecco ready for your party needs.

When you walk through their doors, you're struck right away by a stunning Gatsby-themed room great for a Christmas bash. From sparkling drinks and food to nibble on to a three-course seated dinner and unlimited drinks, this venue has the space for whatever Christmas event you want.

Put your tap shoes on and get your black and gold clothing ready for this fun and unique party experience. Check out this venue for your over-the-top Christmas party needs.

17. For the upscale holiday party: Neo Barbican


World-class spirits, premium beers and exceptional cocktails served in a beautifully decorated space with imported quartz stone will impress any guest this holiday season.

Whether you’re looking for beautiful flowers, lit-up reindeer and prosecco on tap or a Christmas tree and fairy lights, Neo is prepared to meet every decorative need. Venture over to this space, located in the City of London, to host your exclusive Christmas party.

With a fully stocked bar, yummy food, and a large dance floor, this space has all the elements for a festive night with your friends and family. Guests will walk down the beautifully lit staircase into a magical winter wonderland.

Get ready to party with your friends because this place is available for private hire. Whether you’re looking to host a work event or want to celebrate the holiday season with your friends, this space holds up to 48 standing guests.

18. Every beer drinker's dream holiday party: The Five Points Brewing Co.


We understand that your first thought for a Christmas party isn’t a brewery, but The Five Points Brewing Company has hosted many Christmas parties at their space.

Whether you are looking for a festive day out with your friends and want to sit in the funky taproom with blue walls and long tables or hire out the mezzanine overlooking The Five Points brewhouse for a more intimate party experience. At the very least, we can guarantee they will have beer ready.

If you aren't in the beer mood, but still want to enjoy the Christmas party, this venue also serves a full menu of wine, cider, spirits and soft drinks. So don’t worry, you can still enjoy a drink with your friends.

In terms of The Five Points Brewing Company’s private hire options, look at their mezzanine, suitable for up to 80 standing guests or if you want a cosy outdoor experience, plan your party in the fully covered, heated outdoor area.

19. Lock down your Christmas venue for the winter season: Twickenham Stadium


If you want to be the talk of the office for your impressive Christmas party, check out the Twickenham Stadium.

You can host a fun party for your office or a gathering with all your friends in one of their available spaces. Whether you want a suite with views of the famous pitch and central London or a large room with colourful lights and space to dance, this venue has it. The icing on the proverbial cake is a luxury bar with a cocktail and wine list paired with a DJ playing all the hits for your dancing needs.

If you're looking for sparkling wine, a three-course dinner, a photo booth with props, a bar and a DJ, The Lock is where you want to book.

If you're looking to party with your friends or coworkers this holiday season, the whole venue can be hired for up to 450 guests.

20. Drinks, live music, festive decorations and the company of your friends: Almhütte, Winter Wonderland


If you want a space to hang out with friends and family, a social event or a private party, check out Almhütte within Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. There is no way you won’t feel the holiday spirit when you step into this venue space.

With twinkling lights, Christmas-themed music and holiday decor everywhere you look, this space has the festive spirit on lock. There is no better way to celebrate the winter seasons than dancing and singing to live music accompanied by drinks and food.

If you’re searching for a venue to host an epic Christmas party, check out Almhütte at Winter Wonderland. This space can seat up to 800 guests, so no worries if a couple of your friends bring some plus ones.

21. You will never find a venue with more Christmas spirit: The Montague on the Gardens


Looking to kickstart the holiday season with a banger of a party, then search no further because The Montague on the Gardens’ Ski Lodge and winter party venues have what you’re looking for.

With snowmen, pine trees, fake snow, reindeer and lanterns, and shiny lights all over the venue, this spot knows how to celebrate Christmas. You will feel like you're in a winter wonderland with all the festive cheer in the space.

At the centre of it all is a bar serving a selection of fun drinks, from the 12 Schnapps and flavoured vodkas to mulled wine and hot chocolate cocktails. And, if you are looking for something to snuggle up with, try one of their warm drinks, like the hot spiced cider or hot chocolate.

This space knows how to create a cosy Christmas atmosphere, with blankets thrown on all the sofas and armchairs. This venue doesn’t joke around when it comes to Christmas time.

If you are needing to escape your busy life and want to transport yourself into a winter wonderland, check out this venue's private hire options. They offer a three-course festive menu, a DJ, tasty drinks and no need to bring decorations for your holiday party because they have plenty of them.

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Snow falls in soft blankets outside the window whilst, inside a snug London festive venue, party goers clink glasses of egg-nog and cosy up by the open fire. Okay, so we can’t promise snow, or the best fire-side seat, but what we can do is guide you on your merry quests to find the perfect Christmas party space.

What Christmas are you dreaming of?

The beauty of planning a Christmas party is that you have complete control over what kind of event you want. From festive banquets fit for a Tudor king to office work parties that will be remembered (hazily) for years, there are plenty of options for the kind of Christmas party you might want. Here are a few standout venues that can elevate your festive fun:

Neverland - For winter vibes you’ll struggle to get better than Neverland. This snug, unique winter wonderland brings alpine aesthetics to the streets of Fulham. Enjoy warming drinks on fur-lined sofas and get lost in their very own pine forest: book now for an immersive Christmas party.

The Empire Room, Landmark London - This stunning banqueting room in one of London’s top hotels will elevate your Christmas do to aristocratic levels. Dine and drink in sumptuous glamour with high feelings and opulent chandeliers. A Christmas carol this is not.

Budgeting for a London Christmas party

Nothing quite says Christmas like a Scoorge-like grip on your finances. Okay, so budgeting might not be quite in the spirit of silly season, but a crucial part of party planning is getting your spending watertight so there are no unhappy boxing day surprises. Consider whether your Christmas party is a liquid lunch affair or a full festive banquet. Allocate a spend per person, that way you can maintain control over the macro and micro costs of your event.

Sleighs, skis and snow boots

Getting to and from your London Christmas party shouldn't be a miserly experience. Fortunately, London boasts a fantastic transport system that can get you and your friends or colleagues to and from whatever venue you decide to book. For those coming outside the capital, locate your Christmas bash near a main station, reducing the travel time for inbound guests. The only downside to a London Christmas party is the probable lack of parking – London's busy boroughs are often unforgiving when it comes to spaces, but who wants to drive into their Christmas event, anyway?


For Christmas party venues in London, you're spoilt for choice. Here's an extra special one that we vouch for:

Searcys at the Gherkin – With floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a view 38 floors above ground, Searcys brings a new meaning to sky-high dining.

Simply, the earlier the better. Now, we’re not saying you need to wake up groggily on the 26th of December and start drafting a secret Santa employee map (unless you really want to). But the truth is the best London Christmas party venues will start to take bookings well before the festive season starts in earnest: we recommend starting your search towards the end of summer, no matter how wrong it feels, and that way you’ll ensure you’re on the venue-booking good list.

There really is no one answer to this question: so many variables come into play when understanding the cost of hiring Christmas party venue. How many guests are you planning for? Is the venue for the day, an afternoon or an evening? Are you looking for food or activities? What about decorations? The good news is that you can find a venue for pretty much any budget (okay, almost any budget). Instead of letting the venue dictate the price, our advice is to be proactive and set a budget that you feel comfortable with – this way the right venues can reach out to you through HeadBox.

Towards the lower end of the budget, you can expect some drinks and finger foods – think sausage rolls and carrot sticks. Let’s be honest, though, most London Christmas party venues can do better than that, and you deserve better. Ask the venue if they have a festive menu – lots of venues will get creative with their festive bites, and it can really make your Xmas bash stand out. Top tip: Don’t forget to ask about the entertainment involved in the Christmas party package. Long gone are the days of the depressing Christmas DJ (almost always someone’s uncle), and now you can expect a lot more when it comes to getting the party truly started.

There are lots of ways to book a London Christmas party venue. You can do the old-fashioned thing and pick up the phone, or email the venue directly. Unfortunately, lots of venues are busy and may not get back to you in time. That's where we come in. Give us your enquiry and we'll reach out to the best Christmas party venues in London and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.

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