The Christmas countdown is on! If you’re yet to book your Christmas work party or Friendsmas gathering, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best 42 venues across London and beyond that are still taking bookings for the festive season.
So whether you’re after an epic dinner party or an intimate Friendsmas celebration, here’s where to book your Christmas party now.
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.
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
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
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
Tavolino’s Christmas bookings are ripe and ready, offering a delectable group booking menu of two or three courses, with the option to add on Prosecco or Champagne for an extra fizzy sparkle.
The Italian restaurant set right on the side of the Thames provides the perfect option for Christmas parties, thanks to the twinkling views overlooking the city and river and festive cocktails to enjoy alongside.
Why not try the spicy pork and nduja ragu tagliatelle, or Corn fed chicken breast, with oyster mushroom, polenta & black garlic sauce. Finish off with a Tiramichoux – their take on the classic dessert.
Where: 2 More London Riverside, SE1 2DB
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.
Where: 24-26 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 1PP
Zip on over to Battersea Power Station via the new Northern Line extension and book in for a magical foodie-led festive table at riverside restaurant, Wright Brothers. Inside they’ve got a private dining room, The Coal Room, that hosts up to 30 people.
On the menu expect seafood to be showcasing, as well as festive meat dishes including pheasant, lentils, chestnuts and brussel sprouts with juniper sauce. They’ll also have a sharing surf ‘n’ turf menu for those wanting the best of both worlds. Festive menus commence from 8th November.
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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.
‘Tis the season to start getting jolly and to help you on your way is London Marriott Hotel County Hall’s bumper Christmas party packages. They’ll sort out all of the finer details for you and provide a cosy space to enjoy, celebrate and reunite with friends, colleagues and loved ones over a spot of lunch or dinner.
Book in for one of their charming dining rooms and delight in dishes such as home smoked duck with honey poached figs, whipped Barkham blue cheese and caramelised walnuts; Turkey with pigs ‘n’ blankets and all the trimmings; and espresso custard tart and pistachio.
Where: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB
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
Montague on the Gardens’ Sky Lodge has returned! Whizz on down to experience all of the festivities in one place with the whole workforce. London’s original ski lodge, the space has been transformed with pine trees, falling snow, reindeer, snowmen, sky racks and piste maps to make you feel like you are anywhere but London.
Book a ski pass now and enjoy an alpine platter with three festive items, your choice of three drinks from the alpine bar and access to the lodge for 90 minutes.
WHERE: 15 MONTAGUE STREET, BLOOMSBURY, WC1B 5BJ
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!
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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 our contemporary British hotel, inspired by Sir Winston Churchill.
For those wanting a stress-free Christmas Day, look to their Turkey Me Home, a chef-prepared Christmas meal with all the trimmings. Expect all of your favourites including the home-cook roast whole turkey and trimmings without lifting a finger – lovely.
Where: 30 Portman Square, W1H 7BH
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 event.
For a slightly less traditional work 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 fit for all, 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
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Take your Christmas party one step further and whip up a festive storm with an Eataly cooking class.
Eataly, the new space to get your favourite Italian goodies in the capital, is also home to a cooking school, La Scuola. Perfect for team building, get hands on with a cooking class and perfect your favourite Italian recipes quickly, or learn more about your favourite Italian wines with a wine tasting session.
Where: 135 Bishopsgate, EC2M 3YD
Andaz London Liverpool Street is home to so many options for dining. For a laidback affair, look to the 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, there’s the Eastway Brasserie home to refined classics, from grills to burgers.
Miyako is also great for those wanting something a little different to your typical turkey. Led by head chef Kosei Sakamoto, expect to travel to Japan through sushi, sashimi, teriyaki and sake.
For a Mayfair moment like no other, it’s got to be rainforest-inspired restaurant, Amazónico. Party in style amongst the live music and lush green tropical interiors and travel to the Amazon region through taste thanks to their ever-expanding menu.
For an intimate Christmas do, book in for their private dining room, with space for up to 22 guests, or alternatively soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying a more informal dining experience at the Nikkei sushi counter.
Party in style amongst the live music and lush green tropical interiors.
Where: 10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, Q1J 6BR
For those wanting to add a little je ne sais quoi to their Christmas party, book in for dinner at Albemarle Street’s Bar des Prés, the first international venture from French chef Cyril Lignac. The 100 cover restaurant is filled with beautiful banquette seating and counter side dining for a more relaxed atmosphere, but still provides the perfect space for small gatherings. Expect clean, precise and original dishes showcased throughout.
Where: 16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4HW
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
Expect expertly mixed cocktails, Asian inspired party food and Instagrammable festivities when you book into The Last Talisman this Christmas. The team has put together some incredible drinks packages that’ll see you and your crew receive free-flowing drinks all night long.
Hidden inside is a private dining room, kitted out ready for the impending work Christmas do photoshoots. Plus there’s a drinks cabinet that’s filled to the brim with options. There’s also the Mala Madre, their bar-within-a-bar, available for full hire. It’s a Bali meets Colombia vibe, serving up strong Pisco, Tequila and rum inspired drinks.
Leading up to Christmas there’ll also be live festive entertainment from their live jazz singer and light up ballet dancers on the bar – now all that’s left to wonder is, what drink shall you sip first?
See in the yuletide season in style with a little helping hand from Sabine, London’s hottest rooftop bar that opened up earlier this year. The secret garden oasis has transformed into a cosy winter wonderland, complete with festive food and tipples and beautiful views of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Sip on one of bar manager and mixologist Davide Valvano’s creations, from the Brave Robin, made with Eminente Claro Rum, ginger liqueur, chai homemade syrup and orange bitters, to the Sabine Sleigh, a merry mix of Mount Gay Eclipse, Mozart white, Premium Callebaut Belgium 75% dark chocolate, strawberry purée and vanilla syrup, garnished with a toasted marshmallow and fresh strawberry.
Where: 7th Floor, Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s, 10 Godliman Street, EC4V 5AJ
You might not be able to hop on a train to Paris to see their Christmas displays this year but St Pancras station is still worth the visit this festive season thanks to St Pancras by Searcys. Here you’ll find the art deco-style brasserie and Champagne bar 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
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.
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.
Reconnect with your colleagues after a long year of WFH with dinner at Ristorante Frescobaldi in Mayfair.
Make this Christmas count and book into their newly designed private dining room, home to dark and moody tones and low-lit lighting. The private area seats up to 30 or 40 standing, and special menus and cocktails can be made up to suit your needs.
Where: 15 New Burlington Place, Mayfair, W1S 2HX
Skylight’s legendary winter makeover has returned, bringing with it 18 igloos, an Après Ski Lodge, a secret speakeasy, a cinema experience and, of course, their ice skating rink.
Perfect for after work, Christmas parties or just catch-ups with friends, the Tobacco Dock venue has it all. Not to mention panoramic views over the city too. All of the igloos and booths are heated and come with table service. Order in a sharing platter or street food snacks, and don’t forget to warm up with a mug of mulled wine.
While you might not be able to head to Austria this year, Shangri-La The Shard, London is determined to whisk you to the Austrian Alps anyway thanks to their apres-ski wonderland that’s popped up inside the hotel.
Imagined by Feldbach-born general manager Kurt Macher, the whole hotel has been totally transformed. On the ground floor, Bar 31 is home to cosy outdoor chalets with twinkling fairy lights, serving up snacks, cheese and warming glühwein. While updates at TĪNG restaurant, you can book in your party for their stunning afternoon tea or London’s highest GŎNG baris home to an alpine gingerbread village, ski gondola and wood panelling.
Where: 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9QU
For an intimate occasion, look to Nobu London Old Park Lane. This festive season they’ll be offering all of their signature dishes, as well as three exclusive dishes, available only from 23rd – 31st December. Tuck into the pan-fried lobster with mushroom soy broth; seared toro sashimi with sansho pepper sauce and caviar; and Nobu’s sticky toffee pudding for a comforting finish to your meal.
The restaurant will be open on Christmas Day, perfect for those who want to take the hassle out of cooking and enjoy time with the family without the stress. The restaurant will also be open on New Year’s Eve for those wanting to swap the dancing for a classy dinner to see in 2022 in style.
Where: Metropolitan by COMO, 19 Old Park Lane, W1K 1LB
For unforgettable moments in luxurious surroundings, Park Chinois is the destination venue with a serious wow-factor. Take your Christmas do up a notch this year and book in for a party package to remember, from group reservations and private dining rooms experiences or go the extra mile and hire out the whole restaurant.
Inspired by 1930s Shanghai and packed out with live entertainment and delicious food, it’s the perfect place to book in for a wild party.
Where: 17 BErkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8EA
Jay Gatsby is inviting Londoners to his legendary parties this Christmas and you won’t want to miss it. Hosted at the London Cabaret Club, book in for a wild roaring twenties festive party with the workforce and immerse your team in the magic of the jazz-age novel.
London Cabaret Club is never one to shy away from a brilliant night out and their Christmas offering is no different. They’ve got three ticket options available, all varying depending on your budget, with an option for a VIP four course gourmet menu, canapes and cocktails.
Where: Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, Holborn, WC1B 4DA
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For a party with pizzazz, look to award-winning private members’ club, The Court. The Soho venue, famed for its glamour and charm, is perfect for hosting your Christmas party thanks to its handy 24 hour license! Meaning your colleagues and crew can party late into the night. Dress up smart and prepare to be transported back to the 1920s at this cool members’ club.
Where: 9 Kingly Street, Soho, W1B 5PH
It’s no secret that Fortnum’s pulls out all of the stops when it comes to afternoon tea and their Christmas extravaganza is no exception. For the most festive tables in town, book in for their limited edition festive tea at the stunning Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. Expect all the trimmings and added special touches along the way.
Where: Fourth Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, St. James’s, W1A 1ER
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 friends partying Apres Ski style, with packages starting from £35 per person.
If you have a bigger group, you can book our 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
Make this year’s Christmas count and experience all that Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences has to offer. Delight in Michelin star food at Quilon or head down to the newly renovated and illuminated courtyard and reconnect with colleagues and friends over warming cocktails.
Here you can marvel at scenes from Shakespeare’s Sylvan plays in the statement frieze while catching up.
Where: 51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E 6AF
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
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Can’t take your colleagues to France for a snowboarding trip? Enjoy the next best thing at Sixes Cricket Club thanks to their new Chalet. The underground space of their Fitzrovia branch has had a total glow up in time for the festive season and it involves a whole lot of slope action.
Available for private dining, book in your team for a party with a difference. Let your competitive side loose as you compete against your friends on the slopes in the new snowboarding game.
Where: 170 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 5QB
Throw a Gatsby style party and experience 1920’s glamour in its true splendour at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane this Christmas. Marvel at the illuminated Palm Court while you indulge in their beautiful afternoon tea, or head to Italy for the evening at their Italian restaurant, Mercante, filling your boots with delicious food and heartwarming cocktails.
Where: Piccadilly, W1J 7BX
The festive season is fast approaching and Bingham Riverhouse has a dazzling program of yuletide treats to get guests in the Christmas spirit. Whether it be a decadent dinner in an igloo, a fabulous party to remember, or a seriously luxurious Christmas Day. If Christmas is all about mouth-watering feasts in magical surroundings – there’s no place quite like the Riverhouse this Christmas.
For an intimate Christmas party, Bingham Riverhouse will be offering the glistening river as a backdrop where guests can toast marshmallows around a fire pit and enjoy the ultimate Steven Edwards culinary adventure in a cosy and luxurious igloo, for up to 10 people.
Where: 61-63 Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 6UT.
Whether you’re after somewhere for a Friendmas gathering or a small work-do, NYX Hotel London Holborn provides you with the perfect canvas for any Christmas occasion this December. Here you’ll find an all-day bar and restaurant serving up a NYX-mas menu, featuring favourites including chicken liver parfait with tequila and kumquat marmalade and sourdough toast; NYX-Mas Burger; and gingerbread and Bailey’s cheesecake.
Where: 50 – 60 Southampton Row, WC1B 4AR
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
Bbar are celebrating Christmas in style. Head on down and experience Christmas to its fullest, from dishes such as Cape Malay chicken to succulent freerange Norfolk turkey with all of the trimmings. They’ll be happy to accommodate parties of any size, so whether you’re hosting for the whole office or an intimate gathering with friends, they’ve got you covered with delicious set menus, canapes and party snacks.
Where: 43 Buckingham Palace Road, 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
From their re-imagined Christmas tree to a festive brunch, nowhere celebrates Christmas quite like Aqua Shard.
From the 1st December you can indulge in a stunning dessert made up of a beautiful chocolate Christmas bauble filled with candied fruit parfait, crystallised red currants and kirsch chocolate sauce accompanied by an edible gold paintbrush in honour of their stunning tree.
Whilst soaking up the panoramic views, why not try a ‘Centre Stage’? Topped with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne, this carefully crafted cocktail is a warming concoction of mulled gin, caramel and fermented apples.
50% of proceeds from the net sales of the festive dessert and Centre Stage will be donated to the Theatre Support Fund.
Those wanting to sway a little from the traditional Christmas menus, look to Apothecary and their Japanese-inspired feasting options.
Housed in an old Victorian warehouse with a cocktail bar and a beautiful dining room, the space offers up the perfect winter retreat, complete with an open fireplace. They have festive menus available to suit all budgets, priced from £30 per person. Tuck into the likes of slow cooked pork belly buns; spicy tuna rolls; and yuzu baked cheesecake.
where: 36 Charlotte Road, EC2A 3PG