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Christmas party venues in London

Looking for a Christmas party venue in London? Here are our favourite venues for festive fun in the capital

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Finding a Christmas party venue in London is no mean feat, so we’ve taken the pain out of it with this handy list of fun and quirky London venues. Whether you’re looking for an office party space, somewhere to dine and celebrate or a place for a good ol' get together with friends, flick through the tabs below to find venues in central, north, south, east and west.

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Ruya

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Located in the heart of Mayfair, the private dining room at Ruya is the perfect place to host your event. Be it a product launch or a networking event, a business presentation or a dinner party, the elegant and warm ambiance makes it perfect for every occasion.

Capacity: Up to 250 standing

Good For: A taste of sophisticated, contemporary dishes from the Anatolian peninsula.

Margot

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London's most elegant private dining room with over 350 wines to compliment your meal. The menu carefully curated by Head Chef Alessio Piras i revolves around classic Italian cuisine with a focus on quality, seasonal ingredients.

Capacity Up to 32 seated/standing.

Good For Taking your occasion to the next level with our signature service.

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Handel & Hendrix

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25 Brook Street is the house that belonged to George Frederic Handel and where, two centuries later, Jimi Hendrix lived with his girlfriend, record player and guitar. Both were the homes of musical innovators who chose London and changed music. 

Capacity: Up to 70 standing

Good For: A party in the neighbouring homes of two of history’s most significant musical artists

The Cavendish

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From exclusive hire of our intimate Private Dining room, through to our diverse bar spaces or full venue hire, The Cavendish will ensure your party is luxuriously and professionally catered for.

Capacity: Up to 120 standing

Good For: Any celebration that requires a certain kind of ambience

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Park Chinois

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Park Chinois is an opulent live-entertainment restaurant serving bold Chinese cuisine and excellent drinks alongside live performances, all set within the heart of London's Mayfair.

Capacity: Up to 50 standing

Good For: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

The May Fair London, A Radisson Collection Hotel

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Famed for hosting outrageous parties overflowing with champagne-infused debauchery in eras past, today The May Fair is celebrated for its elegance and charm. Yet nowhere is, or has ever been, more renowned for its discretion.

Capacity: Up to 370 standing

Good For: Private dining in a renowned, lavish setting

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Bourne & Hollingsworth Garden Room

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Our beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant is perfect for special occasions, from relaxed birthday drinks to sophisticated receptions with delicious canapé and bowl food offerings. B&H Garden Room provides an intimate and special setting for a number of gatherings.

Capacity: Up to 30 standing

Good For: Sky-high events and private bookings with a view! 

Söderberg

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Furnished with authentic mid-century furniture from Swedish and Danish designers, we have recreated the feel of a 1960’s Swedish living room in our Soho basement. You will have full, exclusive use of the lounge including the two cosy caves.

Capacity: Up to 30 seated

Good For: A mid-century Scandinavian lounge in the heart of Soho

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Indian Accent

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Indian Accent’s spin on traditionally grounded recipes, both nostalgic home dishes and unusual foods from lesser-known Indian regions and communities, has made it the leading destination for modern Indian food in New Delhi, New York and London. 

Capacity: Up to 18.

Good For: An inventive approach to Indian cuisine while enjoying cocktail gatherings, celebratory dinners, luncheons, parties and more.

Twisterlicious

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Twisterlicious is a great venue for your next party or event. Set in the heart of Soho, just off of Oxford Street. Fully equipped with a professional sound system and Karaoke Catalogue with over 60,000 songs! We will even DJ your event for you!

Capacity: Up to 70 standing.

Good For: A great value venue in the heart of Soho!

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PONG London

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PONG London is the first to open in Europe and our digital PONG connect tables are unique and TM owned. Our venue operates over 2 floors, with a ground level cocktail bar and our infamous basement lounge bar area with table service seating available.

Capacity: Up to 20 seated

Good For: Experiencing the new digital beer PONG experience in London.

St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar by Searcys

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Europe's longest Champagne bar is located upstairs at St Pancras International, a sumptuous break away from the hustle and bustle of the station. Their Brasserie can be transformed into a spectacular event space for exclusive hire for any occasion.

Capacity: Up to 150 seated, up to 220 standing.

Good For: Meetings, dinners, standing receptions and other memorable experiences.

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Hicce

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If you're looking for a unique space for private dining in the heart of London, look no further than The Book Store at hicce x Wolf & Badger. Situated under the main restaurant and seating up to 24 guests, this artistic space is modern yet with all the heritage characteristics of its Coal Drops Yard location.

Capacity: Up to 120 standing

Good For: Unique private dining in one of London's newest hotspots.

The Rum Boat @ Ladies & Gentlemen Camden

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Have you been aboard our floating bar yet? This is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails as you cruise the canal with your own private bartender and captain (with beard). Host your Christmas party somewhere different this year.

Capacity: Up to 12 seated

Good For: A winter-y cruise down the River Thames with a rum cocktail in hand.

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Crocker's Folly

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The Place To Be! Here at Crocker's Folly, we love being part of your celebrations and are happy to host any event large or small. With two private rooms and an outdoor terrace, we can offer a setting for any occasion.

Capacity: Up to 100 standing

Good For: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

The Red Lion

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On the first floor of our classic Stokey pub, we offer a relaxed, fun and intimate space for any kind of private party. Treat your guests to their own private bar, as well as dancing space, a separate games room and a laid back vibe throughout.

Capacity: Up to 70 standing.

Good for: A relaxed and friendly space for all your party needs, with no hire fee!

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Hot Stone

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Hot Stone offers a unique Japanese dining experience, transporting you to Japan on an authentic culinary journey. We offer immersive Ishiyaki hot stone dining and an award-winning sushi menu. We are one of a few Japanese restaurants that serve 100% fresh Japanese wasabi and A5 Japanese Wagyu and melt in the mouth Kobe.

Capacity: Up to 36 seated

Good for: Experiencing the true flavours of Japan in London.

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Chiringuito

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Chiringuito is new to Bethnal Green, with two spaces available for private hire - the restaurant or the roof - or (if you've got loads of mates) the whole venue. The Spanish inspiration runs through both the design and menu.

Capacity: Up to 200 standing.

Good for Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event.

Alcotraz Penitentiary

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The World's First Prison Cocktail Bar! Hidden behind unassuming shutters lies Alcotraz, a secret prison staffed with crooked Guards to help you keep liquor hidden from the Warden so the working inmates can make delicious cocktails for you and your fellow inmates.

Capacity: Up to 50 standing.

Good For: One of London's most unique destinations for any event.

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Spun Candy Masterclass Store

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What could be more fun than throwing a party or company celebration in a cool candy kitchen? If you’re looking for a party venue with a difference, we’re it! Our hi-tech, award winning store, located in the heart of bustling London, is the perfect setting for your unforgettable celebration!

Capacity: Up to 100 standing

Good For: A unique venue in Spitalfields for those with a sweet tooth!

Sagardi Basque Country Chefs

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Sagardi London is based in the heart of the trendy neighbourhood of Shoreditch. Boasting a Basque-Grill Restaurant, Pintxos Bar, and 3 Private Saloons, Sagardi opens its doors for part and exclusive hire.

Capacity: Up to 250 standing

Good For: The finest Basque cuisine and specially designed sharing menus

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Rotate

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Rotate is a modern, cool cycling cafe by day and a bustling restaurant and bar in the evening, hosting a rotating residency of the best street food traders in London. In the evening they serve excellent drinks alongside live DJ performances, all set within the heart of trendy Shoreditch.

Capacity: Up to 150 standing

Good For: A cool multi-purpose, cycling cafe/bar in the middle of Shoreditch

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Swingers

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Swingers is totally unique and outrageously fun, making it the ideal venue for a host of occasions ranging from birthday parties, team building, client entertaining, festive celebrations or simply a night out for a group of friends looking for a break from the norm.

Capacity: Up to 500 standing

Good For: Hosting an unforgettable party with crazy golf, street food and cocktails!

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Searcys at The Gherkin

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There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin. Pair high-end design with vintage cuvees and contemporary cooking, all while enjoying panoramic views from the top three levels of one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers.

Capacity: Up to 130 standing

Good For: Lavish private dining in one of London's most iconic buildings.

Macaroni Liberation Front

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Expect an eclectic atmosphere here, with an original concrete ceiling juxtaposed with the cosiness from twinkling fairy lights and tropical wallpaper behind the bar. There are eight sharing tables with benches that seat six people inside, with an additional 3 tables outside.

Capacity: Up to 20 standing

Good For: A quirky venue in Dalston offering a twist on hearty Italian food.

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Archer Street SW11

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Archer Street SW11's lower floor Themed Bar is transformed seasonally. In the warmer months, our Themed Bar transports our guests to their favourite beach bar while during the Winter you will be welcomed into a luxurious and cosy alpine themed bar worthy of the French Alps. 

Capacity: Up to 120 standing

Good For: A space that changes with the seasons

Roast

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Roast is an unique and very British restaurant and event space situated in the portico of Borough's former flower market. Spectacular views are offered from every angle whether of the open kitchen or the historic setting of Borough Market below.

Capacity: Up to 180 standing

Good For: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event

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The Hidden Spirit

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Set on board the world famous Golden Hinde Ship docked in London, those willing to join Captain Jack Cassidy’s undercover crew will be taken on an epic journey of mischief as they steal the hidden treasure in this unique immersive cocktail experience.

Capacity: Up to 40 standing

Good For: An enjoyable, immersive, pirate drinking experience!

Hope & Anchor

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If you’re looking for a party space, we’re your dream destination. Whether it’s private hire of the Rocks Room upstairs, or one of our 13 heated Tiki huts in our large secret winter garden, we’ve got the space for your next event.

Capacity: Up to 150 standing

Good For: A unique venue in between vibrant Brixton and trendy Clapham.

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Arthur Hooper's

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Overlooking Borough Market, Arthur Hooper’s is a stylish restaurant where visitors can enjoy fresh food from local suppliers and wine from all over the world. The perfect space for private dining and business meetings!

Capacity: Up to 25 standing

Good For: Private wine tastings with stunning views overlooking the market

TwoRuba

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A hidden gem in Central London, this is the ideal venue for your next celebration. Located on the 9th floor with views of The Shard and the London City, experience the definition of urban opulence at TwoRuba.

Capacity: Up to 220 standing.

Good For: Bottomless drinks packages, breath-taking views of the city and ball pits!

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The Coal Shed

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Located moments away from Tower Bridge, The Coal Shed celebrates coal roasted rare breed meat and sustainable seafood in a modern setting. Private dining is available for groups up to 20 in an intimate private dining room or hire the open plan mezzanine floor for groups up to 50.

Capacity: Up to 65 standing.

Good for: All events, including birthday parties, wedding receptions and office functions.

MBNA Thames Clippers

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MBNA Thames Clippers offer a deluxe and highly versatile corporate & private hire service for those wishing to explore London from the Thames in comfort and style. With a choice of 18 vessels, we add a touch of luxury to your events.

Capacity: Up to 220 standing

Good For: Cruising the River Thames while enjoying spectacular views of London.

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Nine Lives

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This hidden gem, nestled in the Victorian basement of No.8 Holyrood St, is packed full of incredible cocktails, great vibes & a killer soundtrack.  The name Nine Lives refers to an ethos of salvation – unveiled treasures, nothing wasted, everything lovingly sourced & selected with intention.

Capacity: Up to 120 standing.

Good for: An awesome little neighbourhood bar in Bermondsey Street

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Restaurant Ours

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Set in the heart of Knightsbridge, Restaurant Ours is split across two levels with an open kitchen and a central stone topped bar. From intimate dinners to exclusive hire, Restaurant Ours is a flexible venue to suit any occasion.

Capacity: Up to 350 standing

Good For: A beautiful venue with full sized trees in the centre of the room.

London Wetland Centre

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London Wetland Centre is an idyllic spot to hold any event. The combination of beautiful surroundings and central location makes it easily accessible but also offers a rural experience. Our 42 hectares of scenic lakes, pools and meadows are complemented by first rate facilities.

Capacity: Up to 200 standing

Good For: A unique venue that benefits the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

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Kindred

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Modern luxury in an 18th Century building, Kindred is the perfect city venue for your next event. We have private rooms available from 10 - 150 people, a full range of AV equipment, and a friendly and professional hospitality and events team to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Capacity: Up to 150 standing

Good For: High-tech meeting rooms in an impressive building.

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Moonshine Saloon

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Moonshine Saloon, combining immersive theatre with a world-class cocktail drinking experience, transports all guests to the rugged American West on the promise of making a fortune in an illicit moonshine smuggling operation at the top of its game.

Capacity: Up to 100 standing

Good For: A fun, immersive drinking experience set in the Wild West.

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E&O Chelsea

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Formerly known as Eight Over Eight, E&O Chelsea has made Chelsea its home for over 10 years. A mixture of locals and destination foodies visit the restaurant for dim sum and bar for cocktails. The private dining room is stylish and contemporary, with its own sound system for you to play music. 

Capacity: Up to 90 seated

Good For: Stylish private dining in the heart of Chelsea.

Chucs Serpentine

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Set within Zaha Hadid’s landmark ‘Magazine’ extension of the Sackler Gallery, Chucs Cafe Serpentine is surrounded by the verdant Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens, affording its guests a sense of privacy & tranquillity, in spite of its central London location.

Capacity: Up to 300 standing.

Good For: Privacy & tranquillity in central London

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Buddha-Bar London

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Offering fine-dining cuisine in one of London’s most luxurious and unique rooms. Buddha-Bar has a contemporary and unique interior, featuring bespoke art installations and floor to ceiling hanging crystal dragons.

Capacity: Up to 450 standing

Good For: Birthday Parties, Office Staff Parties, Hen or Stag Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dining, Wedding Celebration, Party or Other Event.

QUEENS Skate Dine Bowl

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Brand new for this winter is The SIN BIN. in partnership with MEATliquor, London’s only dedicated curling rinkside dive-bar and diner offering guests the ideal spot for any event size. At QUEENS you don’t need a jubilee to have an excuse to throw a great party!

Capacity Up to 65 seated, up to 100 standing

Good For: An unforgettable hen / bachelorette party, on the ice or off it!

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E&O

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E&O has made Notting Hill its home for over ten years. As a favourite amongst locals, visitors have come to love the Pan-Asian cuisine, inventive cocktail list, wines from around the world and music from the regular DJs.

Capacity: Up to 20 Seated.

Good for: Intimate private dining in the heart of Notting Hill.

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