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Christmas Party Venues
Christmas party-planning is no mean feat. With the ever-looming threat of a poorly churned out three-course dinner at a painfully quiet venue where the conversation is as dry as the turkey, the stakes are high. What you need is a lively location where you can drink, dine, dance and be merry; making it a festive event for everyone to remember (for all the right reasons). To help you along the way, we've created a list of the very best party venues in London, from hidden cocktail bars to immersive experiences and swanky high-end restaurants. We apologise in advance for the headache the next morning...
If you're after some waterside partying, look no further than Camden's Lockside. Whether you're in the market for a sit-down meal, or a festive buffet alongside mulled wine and gingerbread cider, this is the perfect venue for a seasonal bash. There are even festive beer pong and karaoke options available.
Private members club Eight Bank will be putting on the suavest Christmas parties in the capital. Head down to this exclusive members lounge where the staff will be on call to cater to your every demand - expect Champagne, canapés and endless Christmas cheer.
A firm fave for its unparalleled party spirit, incredible sing-along experience and menu of luscious libations, Piano Works is an excellent choice for a Christmas party in London. Whether you're more of a Mariah or a Slade, this place will have you and your guests leaving with a sore throat, tired legs and unforgettable memories.
If you're looking to let loose after a year of hard work, run away to Circus, and enjoy an evening of drinking, dining and dancing to the backdrop of some awe-inspiring performances. The menu here has a focus on Pan-Asian cuisine and is designed for sharing - just don't be surprised if an acrobat hops up onto your table mid-way through your main course.
After a room with a view? It doesn't get much better than Bourne and Hollingsworth's Garden Room. With floor to ceiling windows showing off panoramic views of the city your guests will find it impossible to tear themselves away, if they do manage to however, they can expect to enjoy seasonal cocktails and a lighter take on the traditional Christmas feast.
One of the top West London spots for a Christmas party, this friendly Kensal Rise bar offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, alongside tasty food, drinks and great private hire options. The bistro also boasts a huge fairy-light festooned terrace which can be covered for the winter months.
Offering delicious contemporary dishes, a stellar drinks list and eye-popping interiors ideal for a celebratory occasion (complete with a wine-glass chandelier), this Mayfair bar and restaurant is the perfect party venue for those looking to pull off something truly impressive this festive season.
Set beneath the ever-popular contemporary Indian restaurant, Cinnamon Kitchen, Anise is a sultry basement bar perfect for private parties. Your group can settle into a cosy booth or book the entire venue out, complete with Indian-inspired nibbles, sparkling cocktails and sharing martinis.
If you're looking for an easily accessible venue in the City, look no further than The White Swan. The team at this pub and chophouse have thrown a fair few bashes in their time, and are able to expertly craft a bespoke evening to match your needs, with mezzanine, dining room and full venue hire options available.
Celebrate the festive season with an enchanting evening at this plush Clapham spot. With room for up to 80 guests, Lost Society will be sure to transport you and your fellow gang of merry gentlemen away from the wet streets of London with its neon-clad walls, floral installations and brooding jungle-inspired interiors.
A landmark building amongst London's skyline, a party at Iris Bar is as striking as they come. Wow your guests with free-flowing Champagne, contemporary dishes, and of course, unparalleled views of the sun setting over London from the building's domed glass walls.
Located right in the middle of Shoreditch and Spitalfields, The Ten Bells is the perfect place for an intimate Christmas party. The charming boozer has oodles of history, a quirky and creative atmosphere and is serving some delicious classic grub (trimmings and all).
One of Hackney Central's best-loved pubs, this warm and friendly spot on Mare Street is bursting with old-school charm, alongside a great selection of beers and cocktails, and some tasty grub to stuck into. There are also ten boutique bedrooms on offer for guests travelling from afar.
Located in a former public toilet, WC Wine & Charcuterie Bar is the perfect place if you're looking for somewhere a little different for your 2019 Christmas celebrations. Serving a huge selection of red and white wines, along with a menu of mouth-watering charcuterie platters, head here for an evening of Mediterranian sophistication.
Give your Christmas party a Franco-themed makeover at Le Bar in Smithfield. The food is an award-winning mix of French tapas with changing plat du jours, washed down with a carefully created wine list of the very best French wines.
Located in Shoreditch, Brindisa is bringing a slice of the Mediterranean to London. Give Christmas a European spin with sharing plates, fine wine and an open kitchen at this sociable and easy-going spot. There's also a sister restaurant in Soho if you fancy something more central.
Set in a Victorian Turkish Bath House, Shop, Drink & Do combine quirky entertainment, sumptuous food and delicious drinks. If you're after something a little different, head here and book yourself into a dance lesson, pottery workshop or wreath making class, before working your way over to the bar and partying the night away to their in-house DJ.
Looking to host your party in the heart of Clapham? You can't go far wrong with the neighbourhood's beautiful and historic nightclub right opposite Clapham Junction station. The Grand boasts a number of opulent spaces (including a karaoke bar) for private parties, with resident DJs playing those party classic tracks into the wee hours.
This Grade II listed venue is unlike any other in the city. Set in a old Victorian bathhouse, this basement bar has retained many of its original features with period furnishing to complement its grandeur. Equipped to host a range of events, from luxury sit down dinners, to elegant nibbles and bespoke cocktails, a Christmas party here is sure to be an opulent affair.
One of the most raucous dining spots in Fulham, The Little Blue Door is known for its wild all-night 'flat parties'. Join The Flatmates this festive season for a Christmas shindig that'll have you partying in the kitchen and dancing on the tables by the end of the night.
Located in the heart of Mayfair, Heddon Street Kitchen is always a top choice. As for Christmas? This time of year is no exception, as the Gordon Ramsay restaurant serves up the likes of steamed sea bass, chestnut pappardelle, chocolate mousse and plenty more.
Looking for the perfect venue in the City? This London spot is serving up a cracking cocktail selection and Asian dim-sum alongside gorgeous interiors and attentive service. Set menu packages start from only £14.95 with additional discounts for those who are organised enough to get their booking in early.
Head over to Canary Wharf where Giant Robot has got your Christmas party digs all wrapped up. The bar and street food complex will be decking the halls with all the festive frills, while their in-house vendors serve up a delicious array of Yuletide treats for you and your party.
Nordic is a great Scandinavian-themed bar minutes from Tottenham Court Road underground station. Smorgasbords, fun and plenty of spirits are in order at Nordic Bar, bringing a touch of apres-ski madness to your festive frivolities.
Find your fill of festive cheer this jolly ol' season and mosey on over to ever-popular Jamie's. With restaurants also on Suffolk Lane, London Wall and Ludgate, wherever you're based you'll be able to take advantage of one their many Christmas menus, including a bucks-fizz breakfast option for those who can't commit to an evening.
Whether you're keeping things low-key or going all out, St Martins Lane Kitchen is the place to be this party season. Choose from lunches, dinners and even brunch - all with bellinis and impressive menus in the heart of London.
If you're keen to ditch the turkey and experience something a little different this year, head to the Wild West and try your luck at dice and card games at the Moonshine Saloon immersive cocktail bar. Available for private hire, your party guests will be made to don cowboy hats and bola ties before being treated to a selection of bespoke libations, as long as the Sheriff doesn't see, that is.
There's Christmas parties in London, then there's Christmas parties at Munich Cricket Club. A German beerhouse dedicated to the stein, get your festive fix at this rampant bar where everything from schnitzels to live music go down.
Inamo Camden can be identified by its cosy outdoor igloos, lit up with fairy lights and adorned with fluffy blankets. Book an igloo for an intimate dinner with a difference, and enjoy a feast of Asian Cuisine, alternatively head to their central Soho spot for some futuristic-themed dining.
An exclusive cocktail bar atop the Dorsett City Hotel, Jin Bo Law is a swish and sultry venue with sweeping views right across the City of London. Depending on your group size you can hire out the entire venue complete with a roof-top terrace. Additional options include Djs, Champagne sabrages, fire dances and even oyster shuckers. Venue's don't come more luxurious than this.
Shoreditch-based independent cocktail bar, Apples and Pears is decked out with neon lights, stunning art and quirky decorations. With various different spaces available dependent on your party size, the team here are also more than happy to help you arrange for a great DJ or live band to ensure that the dance-floor is filled all night long.
There are plenty of great places to enjoy a Christmas party in London, but none quite as charming at The Rose. This Fulham boozer boasts rustic interiors and gastro fare, and their Christmas menu includes all the classics, as well as a festive sharing platter (complete with turkey wings, pigs in blankets and gammon and cheddar croquettes).
Rock your way around the Christmas tree at Belushis Hammersmith this festive season. With affordable prices and a feel-good vibe, it's no wonder they've become a fave with outposts in Shepherds Bush, Greenwich and Camden. For a casual Christmas get-together, this place is a no-brainer.
From historical boozers in the City through to cosy and comfy lounge bars in the East, Fuller's is a top choice for a Christmas party in London. Add on the fact that they have 20% off on certain December dates, and you're onto a winner.
Sitting on the banks of the River Thames in Putney, The Duke's Head is a cosy pub that offers a quaint spot to unwind and recharge in. Acting as the starting point for the famous Oxford and Cambridge boat race, the bar is drenched in rich history and is full of rowing related antiques. From turkey dinners to classic Christmas puds, it's perfect for an easy-going Christmas party.