With everyone in London searching for the perfect place to host their festive gathering, it pays to get the venue sorted early, so we’ve rounded up the best 47 venues across London and beyond that are still taking bookings for the festive season.
Head down to the South Bank this Christmas and book in for a magical foodie-led festive table at riverside restaurant The Swan at The Globe. Inside they have a host of beautiful party spaces for hire – from a private dining table for up to 16 in the restaurant, to the Balcony Room where up to 120 guests can indulge in cocktails and canapes.
Fancy a Christmas party that’s totally unique? They also have an incredible party venue underneath Shakespeare’s Globe, the Underglobe, where you can host a Romeo & Juliet inspired Christmas party, including spectacular production and decor, immersive entertainment and indulgent festive menus.
If you’re aiming to make this year’s Christmas party a classy affair (perhaps more than last year’s…) Pan Pacific is your answer. The stylish hotel is home to numerous spaces that can be decked out to suit your party size and needs. Straits Kitchen’s private dining rooms are the epitome of modern elegance and can offer seated dinners for up to 14 guests, or intimate cocktail receptions can be hosted at Ginger Lily for signature Singaporean classics and contemporary creations.
There’s also the luxury and contemporary Silverleaf – one of the first independent cocktail bars to be part of a luxury hotel offering – and the Orchid Lounge which is a timeless setting for semi-private drinks receptions.
Go big this Christmas and book in for a party at St Martin’s Lane. From corporate festive parties and fun cocktail receptions to Christmas dinner in The Restaurant, this boutique space has it all. The team will bring your Christmas do to new heights with their signature trio of delicious seasonal menus and canapes, perfectly crafted cocktails and friendly service.
Expect to be dazzled as the venue is transformed into your own Christmas paradise, ready to host your festive feast with lots of cheer and all the glitz. So many of their spaces can be booked out, from a night dancing underground in the Basement Venue, an evening spent in secret bar Blind Spot, or a Christmas feast under a statement chandelier in the Backroom.
Celebrate your festive social gathering in Regency splendour at The Lanesborough. The hotel is at its most magical during the festive season – full of merriment and softly sparkling with Christmas décor. Whether it’s for a festive private dinner, elegant Champagne reception or grand Christmas party, this is a distinguished destination for magical moments to be cherished. From the icy blue pastel perfection of the Belgravia Room overlooking Hyde Park, to the warm earthy tones of the St George’s Room, The Lanesborough’s private dining and event spaces are sure to impress, with an in-house event team at hand to ensure every little detail is planned to perfection.
Looking for something intimate for a couple of friends? Why not book in for their festive afternoon tea served with a Mulled Wine Martini cocktail or a Christmas Pudding mocktail.
Ever wanted to throw your very own private party in a luxury setting of a Grade II listed building, but without the expensive room hire fee? Of course you have. Now’s the time to set up that Whatsapp group, create a killer Spotify playlist and put a date in the diary for your Friendsmas party for a night to remember at members’ space, Kindred.
A true Hammersmith favourite, Kindred has a host of fun, creative and Christmassy spaces to book in for, from the Butterwick Room, a deep stylish room with original heritage features seating up to 16 (30 standing), to The Library, a larger room perfect for a works do seating 45 or 80 standing.
To raise the roof on your bigger party, book out the Main Hall, which has played host to The TED Interview supper clubs and their legendary live music Fridays.
Where: Bradmore House, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9BW
Celebrate your Christmas do in style with a helping hand from Searcys at the Gherkin. Enjoy stunning views over London and take in the Christmas lights from the sky, all while sipping on festive cocktails from the Iris bar. Before you move over to the restaurant Helix and tuck into a feast.
As an added little sparkle this year, there’ll be a Champagne fountain on show to see in the season with a bang.
Where: 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP
Looking for a unique way to celebrate the festive season in London? Look no further than the Ski Lodge – London’s original ski lodge and winter party venue.
Every year, The Wood Deck at the Montague is transformed into a magical ski lodge with pine trees, falling snow, reindeer, snowmen, ski racks, piste maps, and strings of fairy lights and lanterns. The centrepiece is a bar serving a selection of beverages, including Schnapps and flavoured vodkas. To help combat the cold and lightly drifting snowflakes, guests can enjoy delicious candied pecans, mulled wine, hot spiced cider, mugs of steaming hot chocolate cocktails, and big woolly rugs to keep you lovely and snug.
There’s also their Log Cabin – an intimate and atmospheric space complete with a festive bar, a Christmas tree, and beautiful centrepieces. Nestle down in cosy armchairs and sofas and enjoy a drink in front of a flickering fire.
Where: 15 Montague St, London WC1B 5BJ
Female private members’ club, AllBright is pulling out all of the stops ahead of the festive season, with their private dining packages.
Located on Mayfair’s Maddox Street, the space is home to beautiful interiors stretching over five floors, including two roof terraces overlooking the local area. Nuzzled inside you’ll find two interconnecting private dining rooms, a light and airy penthouse lounge and an outdoor terrace that you can cosy up on come the festive time with your guests.
AllBright is pulling out all of the stops ahead of the festive season.
Where: 24-26 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 1PP
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Can’t take your colleagues to France for a snowboarding trip? Enjoy a festive British affair with the next best thing at Sixes Cricket Club.
Available for private dining, book in your team for a party with a difference. Let your competitive side loose as you get in on the cricket action and compete against your friends.
Where: 170 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 5QB
An incredible location all year round, there’s something especially magical about Home House at Christmas time. With a range of different spaces to choose from, our favourite has to be The Vaults. Hidden in the basement of House 21, this is a glamorous late-night bar and lounge that’s perfect for revelry, dancing, and raucous sing-alongs until 3am.
With a private entrance, the exclusive space boasts a sophisticated bar and lounge with a DJ booth, and two adjoining karaoke rooms with state-of-the-art sound systems – perfect for extra special Christmas parties with friends, family and colleagues.
Even if you’re not scooting off to Paris over the festive season, St Pancras station is still worth the visit this festive season thanks to St Pancras by Searcys newly revamped Champagne Bar. Here you’ll find the art deco-style brasserie and iconic bar is home to a variety of dining areas and spaces, including the Tasting Room that’s ideal for intimate parties, masterclasses and tastings.
They’ll be offering a three course festive menu and drinks available for pre-Christmas meet-ups with friends, family and colleagues.
Where: St Pancras International Station, King’s Cross St. Pancras, N1C 4QL
Take your Christmas party one step further and whip up a festive storm with one of London’s top cookery schools – The Avenue Cookery School. Get hands-on in their lively kitchen by either getting private islands on a public cooking class (see their calendar here) or contacting their team for details on what they can offer privately. Open day and night 7 days a week, it’s the perfect option for team building or a mates festive get-together, and their fun and knowledgeable team will make your event one to remember.
Whether it is a 3-course festive feast, a full-blown Christmas Roast or some Pasta Making or Christmas Baking, there really is something for everyone. With bottomless booze or BYOB options available, you’re sure to be in for some festive fun! Get in touch directly at [email protected] and they’ll help you choose the best option for your group.
Santa’s little helpers have been busy curating the ultimate three course menu for all to enjoy at nhow London this Christmas.
Book in your party now and enjoy the rewards of smoked salmon with pickles, horseradish and soda bread; roast bronze turkey with cranberry sauce, pigs in blankets, chestnuts, caramelised sprouts and duck fat potatoes; and clementine cake with cognac yoghurt at a later date. All finished with coffee and mince pies – yum.
Party in style at Meraki this Christmas and take your tastebuds on a gastronomic journey to Greece thanks to their menu offering a feast of flavours. For an intimate Christmas do, book into The Living Room, with space for up to 26 seated guests, or alternatively soak up the atmosphere of the restaurant whilst enjoying their set festive menus.
Expect seafood to be showcased, as well as a range of Mediterranean style dishes including charcoal-grilled chicken, beef carpaccio, grilled broccoli and lamb kebab. They’ll also have a sharing canape menu for those wanting a more informal dining option.
Go big this Christmas season and book in for a party at Sea Containers London. Every ounce of this riverside hotel will be turned into a Christmas paradise, packed with festive feasts, cocktails and views overlooking the Thames and city.
So many of their spaces can be booked out, from a night dancing in the rooftop lounge 12th Knot to a Christmas feast at the Sea Containers Restaurant for a Xmas day complete with oysters.
Neighbouring the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, The Rubens At The Palace’s range of tailormade festive menus make for a truly magical Christmas occasion, complete with exceptional cuisine, memorable entertainment options, and heaps of thoughtful touches.
From London street food to a traditional Christmas Lunch, there is a dining offer to meet the ambience of every Christmas event. There’s even festive curries, which sounds right up our street.
Where: 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0PS
Fill your Christmas with the things that matter most – friends, family and good food! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why not celebrate in style at one of the festive venues at Gordon Ramsay Restaurants.
The ultimate party location from St Paul’s to Ealing, Bread Street Kitchen restaurants have buzzing bars and exciting festive menus to make your Christmas go with a bang.
Head down on Christmas Day itself for their now iconic Turkey Wellington, all the traditional trimmings and plenty of cheer. Expect to tucking into dishes such as grilled pheasant salad, endive, pomegranate, walnuts and port dressing; turkey wellington with apricot stuffing, pigs in blankets, creamed Brussel sprouts and cranberry sauce; and Christmas pudding with brandy butter sauce. Bread Street Café in Ealing are also offering festive menus too, so don’t miss out this year. Or, book your New Year’s Eve dinner at Southwark ready for a night of toasts to a fantastic year to come.
Where: Various venues
Escape the mayhem of London this Christmas season and explore the best of the British countryside at The Swan at Streatley. Slotted beautifully against the River Thames, The Swan makes for a colourful Christmas party venue, with vast outdoor space for festive dos or indoor space for private functions.
For the food, the on-site Coppa Club restaurant will be on hand serving up traditional feasts and cocktails well into the evening. And the best part? You can book in for a night at the hotel so you don’t have to venture back to London once the party has settled down.
From South Carolina to central London, 116 Pall Mall is transforming into the dancehall of your dreams this festive season. They’ll be throwing it back to the 1920s, equipped with glistening chandeliers, tantalising cocktails and food, and even live entertainment from the Gatsby Girls.
They’ve put together three flexible part packages to suit all needs – The Tango, Foxtrot and the Charleston (how fun) and are even throwing two special festival jazz evenings on the 8th and 15th December for those wanting to celebrate in smaller numbers.
Where: 116 Pall Mall, St. James’s, SW1Y 5ED
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Let your fairytale Christmas unravel this year at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill. Situated in the heart of the capital’s West End, the hotel has crafted a Christmas package for all occasions, from festive set menus packed with Norfolk bronze turkey and all the trimmings, to Christmas Day menus.
Overlooking the beautifully lit Portman Square Garden, take a moment to unwind in the hotel or on the cosy winter terrace with a drink in hand in their contemporary British hotel, inspired by Sir Winston Churchill.
Where: 30 Portman Square, W1H 7BH
As the home of the supercharged game of shuffleboard, the London Shuffle Club X Absolut Winter Terrace is the perfect wintery spot to enjoy a festive celebration with friends! Never heard of Shuffleboarding? – where have you been?! Originally played on the decks of transatlantic cruise ships, floor shuffleboard is a game in which two teams of players use long sticks called ‘tangs’ to push discs called ‘biscuits’ along a narrow lane into a scoring triangle at the other end.
‘The Very Merry Shuffle Brunch’ on Saturday and Sunday is the perfect way to get festive over the holidays. A Christmas twist on their Bottomless Shuffle Brunch, you can enjoy unlimited pizzas as well as bottomless Prosecco or beer for two hours. The brunch also includes a 55-minute game of shuffleboard!
The Stafford London’s wine cellars are rich in history. Built in the 17th Century by Lord Francis Godolphin and used as an air raid shelter during WWII, these cellars house over 8,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines. Perfect for the history enthusiasts, it’s a truly unique venue to host a private festive event.
For a slightly less traditional work do but one that’s packed with music, cocktails and endless hours of fun, look to The Piano Works. With venues in both Farringdon and the West End, you can rock around that Christmas tree in style at London’s only non-stop, audience led live music restaurant and bar.
They’ve got all sorts of packages, from live music party Christmas lunch and dinners to drinks options too. Menus include pork and chicken liver pate; spiced butternut squash, sweet potato and coconut soup; turkey parcel wrapped in bacon with all the trimmings; and Christmas pud with brandy sauce – yum.
Where: Farringdon & West End
Andaz London Liverpool Street is home to so many options for dining. For a laidback and private affair, look to ‘The Orgy Room’, or hire out Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen, the eccentric pub that takes its name from the sassy landlady from the neighbourhood.
For a day-to-night affair, try Rake’s Cafe Bar where you’ll find snacks and food available all through the day and can enjoy cocktails from their specially crafted menu. Or, why not swap your usual office Christmas party location for a Masonic Temple, their glass domed ballroom?
Whether your 150 guests want to dance the night away, or you’re entertaining some friends at a sit-down dinner, Andaz London has it covered.
Hithe + Seek, an exciting new opening, is a wine bar offering over 60 references of wine. Available to be hired exclusively for a standing reception of up to 80 guests, you can expect to enjoy panoramic views overlooking the River Thames and Bankside, providing the best place to catch London’s Christmas lights with a glass of wine in tow.
Gaze out over the views during a lunch reception or book in for a sunset special and sip on cocktails as you see the capital light up before your very eyes.
Where: The Westin London City, 60 Upper Thames Street, EC4V 3AD
Take the workforce out of the city and into the countryside this festive season and book in for a stay at Great Fosters.
Part of the Alexander Hotels group, Great Fosters is set in 50 acres of gardens and parkland. Expect to find cosy nooks, grand halls and elegant drawing rooms, and plenty of space for parties of up to 180 guests. For the festive season, they are putting on a feasting menu, available in all private dining rooms. The menu boasts the likes of twice baked three cheese soufflé; roasted beef fillet steak with spiced parsnip purée, dauphinoise, bacon sautéed brussels and calvados jus; and a Christmas pud with three barrel brandy sauce – delicious. Round off the party with a stay at the hotel.
Slip off to Reading this Christmas and let The Great House Sonning look after all of your festivities. From intimate celebrations to lively Christmas parties with the whole office, there’s so much choice at this riverside hotel.
The Coppa Club team has rustled up a Christmas menu that you cannot fault either – think kiln smoked sea trout pate; roast turkey breast with pigs in blankets; and dreamy flourless chocolate cake with orange crème fraîche.
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For those wanting to celebrate a little differently this year, look to Bounce and challenge your friends or colleagues to a game of ping pong. This year you’ll find both of their venues partying Apres Ski style, with packages starting from £35 per person.
If you have a bigger group, you can book the exclusive areas, private rooms or even hire out the full venue. Spaces are booking up fast so get your office party booked in pronto and enjoy thrashing your boss at a game…
Where: Farringdon & Old Street
Looking to host a corporate party or more intimate private dining affair? The Milestone is the perfect location just off High Street Kensington – which means you can pick up that last minute Secret Santa present before settling down for a delicious Christmas feast.
Their festive private dining menu offers two to four courses, complete with festive decorations and crackers. Alternatively, opt for the canapés menu offering both cold and hot selections.
If you’re looking to host a small gathering, don’t miss their afternoon tea either – complete with festive flavours and treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Stylishly decorated with hanging plants and vibrant chairs and banquette seating, Paddington’s Smith’s Bar & Grill is perfect for those Instagrammable Christmas moments. The restaurant can sit up to 100 guests (200 standing), while the main and lounge bar can also accommodate 100 guests.
For the larger Christmas parties, you can hire out the whole venue too! Expect all of your Christmas menu favourites to be served for your 200 guests (or 400 standing guests).
Where: 25 Sheldon Square, Paddington, W2 6EY
Neighbouring London’s busiest shopping location – just moments away from Bond Street, a
Christmas party at The Chesterfield combines festive décor and seasonal merriment to create the perfect ambience for Christmas cheer.
Your occasion will be one to remember with tailored seating plans, personalised menus, and Christmas crackers that add special personal touches to your event. Specially curated to offer you the perfect blend of seasonal cheer and exceptional fine-dining, you’ll get to tuck into a three-course festive menu followed by teas, coffee and homemade mince pies.
Where: 35 Charles St, London W1J 5EB
All I want for Christmas is you, oh, and an oyster from Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill if you’re offering. Well, if you’re quick your Christmas dream might come true because Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill have a selection of private dining rooms just perfect for intimate Christmas parties.
So crack open the crackers, pop on your paper hat and let’s get merry!
Where: 11-15 Swallow St, London W1B 4DG
Don’t miss your chance to soak up the best of Mayfair’s festivities this December. Book in for a private dining room experience at Corrigan’s Bar & Restaurant and you’ll be delighting on a menu crafted by executive head chef Phil Kearsey, with wine pairings to match.
Whether it’s a whole team getting together or a smaller soirée you’re planning, a Corrigan Christmas will be one to remember.
Where: 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K 7EH
Ever wanted to run away with the circus? Now you can with Covent Garden’s unique restaurant, Circus. Expect a world of fire-eating, hand-balancing, aerial performers and contortionists to come to life before your eyes this festive season.
Whether you sit at the Stage Table to watch the performers up close and personal, or gravitate more towards the bar area, Circus’ spaces are perfect for group bookings.
Where: 27-29 Endell Street Covent Garden, WC2H 9BA
Nestled in the heart of London Victoria, a Christmas Party at bbar offers a truly magical occasion. Just moments from Oxford Circus, you can pick up that last minute present before settling down for
a delectable three-course meal their our Jubilee Suite or 43 Below.
Complete the occasion with Champagne or a selection of unique cocktails and toast to the season’s cheer.
Whether it’s an occasion shared with family, friends, or colleagues, their helpful team will be on hand to
curate your perfect Private Dining experience.
Where: 43 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0PP
For anyone looking to celebrate the festive period inspired by the Victorian period, then head to Kensington.
The incredible subterranean bar, serving unique Victorian era inspired cocktails with a festive twist, is open nightly from 5pm and has live music available every Thursday through Sunday.
Where: 100 Queen’s Gate, Kensington, London, SW7 5AG
Escape from it all at Barnett Hill. Perched atop its own hill right in the heart of the Surrey Hills, drive up the winding tree to see the lights twinkling at the top.
There are real Christmas trees galore throughout the hotel and holly and foliage from their grounds make the whole hotel gloriously festive. If it’s winter walks, fantastic food and a cheeky cocktail or two in front of a real fire then look no further.
Where: Barnett Hill, Blackheath Lane, Guildford, GU5 0RF
At Lucky Voice, it’s never too early to start talking about Christmas – especially when you know the Michael Buble songs will start flowing mid-October. Mince pies, Christmas playlists, Christmas cocktail masterclasses, Santa hats galore, and Chrimbo karaoke-themed bottomless brunch? Er, yes please! If you’re looking for a grooving way to celebrate the festive time of year and fancy singing (well, bellowing) your heart out to some Christmassy tunes, your one stop shop has got to be Lucky Voice!
Plus, don’t worry about missing out on valuable singing time by queuing at the bar for your drinks and food, just hit the iconic “Thirsty” button for Chrimbo pizza, nibbles and cocktail delivery straight to your karaoke room.
Where: Multiple Locations
Have a Mayfair moment and see in the yuletide season in style with a little helping hand from The Athenaeum. The hotels spaces will be dressed up in festive flair to suit your needs, complete with drinks packages, creative menus and beautiful views over Green Park where you can watch the city go by as you celebrate.
Bespoke festive drinks are also on offer – from Santa’s Tipples and Frosty’s Favourites, to Rudolph’s Choice.
Where: 116 Piccadilly, London W1J 7BJ
Your Christmas Party plans are in safe hands at The Richmond Club – Richmond’s very first private members club. Book the entire venue for larger-scale parties, or enjoy the serenity of the Pineapple Room with a bespoke menu of Christmas favourites to enjoy.
Based just a short walk from Richmond Station, with indoor and outdoor space available, you can relax knowing that their welcoming team are attending to your every festive need, with a sparkling menu of food and drinks to suit your budget.
Where: 115-117 Kew Rd, Richmond TW9 2PN
Reconnect with your colleagues this Christmas over carefully curated Japanese-inspired menus with a festive twist. Whether it’s a private dinner in The Prince Room or TOKii, or a standing reception, the hotel is hosting elegant and personalised parties this winter, right in the heart of London.
Canape menus start from £16 per person and the sit-down Christmas Menu will feature a range of classic and Japanese dishes starting from £85 pp.
Where: 50 Great Cumberland Pl, Marble Arch, London W1H 7FD
Gone are the days of soulless meeting rooms for your Christmas party. Head down to Bankside and gaze at the eclectic artworks on the walls while you party, sipping cocktails on the specially commissioned furniture. Set on the South Bank, London’s creative hub, Bankside’s relaxed atmosphere mirrors what’s going on outside, and the service is relaxed and friendly. Size isn’t an issue here, as 20 – 200 people can take up their festive residence in one of the hotel’s event spaces, each bursting with personality.
Bankside doesn’t do bland, but it does do blank. The White Box is an empty canvas that you can put your own stamp on. You also get to decide how you celebrate. Want to sit down? Pull up a chair and enjoy a welcome cocktail and a 3-course menu that mixes up the traditional and the modern. Just want to party? Pick the informal drinks canapés and bowl food package. Going for intimate? Then take it upstairs where 11-24 people can party in Art Yard Bar & Kitchen’s Private Dining Room. It looks over the restaurant and oozes art and creativity.
Where: 2 Blackfriars Rd, Upper Ground, London SE1 9JU
With their unique collection of cocktail bars and restaurants across London, including city favourites The Folly, The Refinery Bankside, Devonshire Terrace and The Happenstance, Drake & Morgan are getting ready to party in style this Christmas.
Get dressed up and celebrate the season in style with festive party menus and plenty of opportunities for private hire if you want to party on a grand scale. Menus start at £42.95pp for three courses, or guests can choose from a range of festive bites to share.
Where: Multiple Locations
Experience the relaxed grandeur of The Helena Room, an intimate private dining area inspired by the Sloane Club’s rich heritage, flanked with feminine portraits and regal frames celebrating its past life as a ladies’ club. Choose the airy and plant filled The Chelsea room for larger gatherings, go al fresco to create a cosy outdoor experience on The Roof Terrace or choose The Hideaway, an art deco speakeasy.
From traditional feasts to a dazzling array of delicious Modern British private dining menus, The Sloane Club knows how to deliver an unforgettable event.