Coming up with a list of different ideas for venues to host your well-awaited Christmas party venue can be incredibly tricky, particularly if the decision is your responsibility and you have a large group of party-goers to impress. Each year, a plethora of new, exciting venues open promising to provide you with a never-seen-before experience in an extravagant location, guaranteed to top last years celebration.
If you are lucky enough to live in the UK’s capital, the hotspot for lavish party venues, you will be flooded with inspiration; sometimes there may even be too many to choose from. So, to give you a head start, we’ve devised a list of the best Christmas party venues in London, all overflowing with the ultimate ‘wow’ factor!
The Top 8 Best Christmas Party Venues In London
Although we may sound super over-organised to suggest that you start making plans and preparing for your Christmas party before the Summer is even over, you’d be surprised how much more straightforward the planning process will be if you start as early as possible. Venues, especially in large cities, have limited availability meaning if you want to book your desired date and time, you have to get in there early. For more information on why you should consider making Christmas party bookings in advance, take a look at our previous article.
So, if venue hunting for your Christmas party is commencing, take a read for our eight favourite ideas based in London!
1. Belowzero Ice Bar
The Belowzero Ice Bar is one of London’s most renowned attractions not only for tourists but now also for those looking to hire a space for a private party. With an ongoing temperature of -5, the Belowzero Ice Bar presents guests with a unique experience, tasting their favourite cocktails surrounded by ice sculptures with many opportunities to take photos dressed like an Eskimo. Once you’ve completed your private visit to the Belowzero Ice Bar, you have your choice between three different lounges where you can catch a bite to eat. Both the Moose Room and Wolf Bar would be perfect for holding a Christmas party as they can hold more than 50 guests.
Photo credit to Belowzero Ice Bar.
2. Sky Garden
The Sky Garden is guaranteed to give your guests one of the most stunning and picturesque evening views of the London skyline. If you want to book in for a luxury rooftop dinner at the Sky Garden, you must get in there quick as if you want to make a private hire reservation, there are only 26 dates each year available. The Sky Pod is the most sought-after venue in the Sky Bar where you can enjoy a full panoramic view of glistening central London from one of the top ten tallest buildings in the capital. Once you’ve had your meal, you can take a wander through their very own gardens, filled with botanical life.
Photo credit to Sky Garden London.
If your guests have a strong competitive side and love to get stuck in with activities, you most definitely want to consider taking a trip to Bounce. Bounce is known as the home of ping-pong where you can play against your friends while listening to a playlist of the ultimate party classics, sample some delicious food from their menu and refresh yourself mid ping pong tournament with some drinks from the bar. This venue has special treats for those who book in early with free champagne to enjoy on entry for all guests when you book in before the 31st August, so don’t wait around!
Photo credit to Canvas Events.
4. Bar & Co
Fancy partying the night away while sailing across the Thames? Well, this is precisely what you can enjoy on a trip to the Bar & Co boat. Bar & Co are offering a specialist Christmas menu along with a Spanish themed finger buffet depending on the taste buds of your guests. The boat runs until 3 am with a restaurant, bar and DJ area with a dancefloor all on board, all of which you can enjoy while sailing past some of London’s most well-known landmarks from The London Eye to Big Ben.
5. Flight Club
With three different venues across London including Bloomsbury, Shoreditch and Victoria, the Flight club gives you a real feel as if you are in an old West West film with a modern twist. In terms of food, you can opt for a selection of sharing platters or grab yourself an individual meal. We can guarantee that every guest, even those fussy eater members will be able to find something on the menu to meet their tastebuds, there really is something for everyone. The bar is filled with darts boards, where similarly to Bounce, you can unleash your inner competitor and enjoy an evening of fun.
Photo credit to The Nudge.
6. ZSL London Zoo
You are simply never too old to enjoy the zoo, and even better when you can attend as a group to celebrate the festivity of Christmas. ZSL London Zoo has four stunning, enchanting venue to choose from, all of which are lit at the entrance giving it a fairytale look. Of course, you cannot visit ZSL London Zoo without admiring the animals, and you can now even book to have an up-close encounter with the zoo’s friendliest animals alongside their keeper as part of your evening.
7. 8 Northumberland Avenue
At even the first glance, 8 Northumberland Avenue, accentuates complete extravagance and luxury. The venue is at the centre of London, making it incredibly easy to navigate to and able to hold up to one thousand guests, making it the perfect choice if you are a large organisation with many guests. Event planners at 8 Northumberland Avenue start their Christmas preparations more than a year ahead to ensure that they achieve absolute wow factor from every event.
Photo credit to 8 Northumberland Avenue.
8. Ballie Ballerson
This venue may sound a little peculiar, but we can promise that you will have the time of your life if you opt for a visit. Ballie Ballerson is a cocktail ball with a unique twist; the bar is filled with over one million, glow in the dark balls surrounded by UV mural incorporated into the walls. A secret private ball bit bar can be booked, which is perfect for a Christmas party with an additional VIP golden ball pit for those who book a table. Just when you thought Ballie Ballerson couldn’t get any better, they also do a bottomless brunch every weekend where you can enjoy bottomless prosecco and pizza!
Photo credit to ResDiary.
Book Your Christmas Party!
If you’re opting for hiring a large scale venue for your Christmas party, don’t forget to arrange entertainment for your guests. We have a range of festive booths ready for inflatable photo booth hire in London, ranging from Santa’s Grotto including a luxurious throne with lifesize nutcrackers to a North Pole Booth including snow and Emperor penguins. For those making corporate photo booth bookings, both your green screen and instant printouts can be tailored to your branding including your logo and ‘Christmas Party 2018’. Get your bookings in quick before it’s too late!