We know it’s still only September but the big C word really is inching closer and closer. For those who are looking for somewhere magical to host their work Christmas party, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best 18 venues across London and beyond that are taking bookings for the festive season already. 

So whether you’re after an epic dinner party or an intimate Friendsmas celebration, here’s where to book your Christmas party now.

Sea Containers

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. 

Where: Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PD
Website: www.seacontainerslondon.com

Kindred

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
Website: www.wearekindred.com

Searcys at the Gherkin

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
Website: www.searcysatthegherkin.co.uk

Tavolino

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.

Where: 2 More London Riverside, SE1 2DB
Website: www.tavolino.co.uk

AllBright Mayfair

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
Website: www.allbrightcollective.com

Wright Brothers Battersea

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. 

To enquire email: [email protected]

Where: 26 Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station,SW11 8EZ
Website: www.thewrightbrothers.co.uk

London Marriott Hotel County Hall

‘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
Website: www.marriott.com

116 Pall Mall

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
Website: www.116pallmall.com

The Piano Works

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
Website: www.pianoworks.bar

 

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Eataly

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
Website: www.eataly.co.uk

Amazónico 

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
Website: www.amazonicorestaurant.com

Bar Des Prés

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
Website: www.bardespres.com

Hithe + Seek

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
Website: www.marriott.com

St Pancras by Searcys

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
Website: www.stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk

Where: 2 Macclesfield Road, EC1V 8DG
Website: www.nhow-hotels.com

nhow

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.

Great Fosters

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.

Where: STROUDE ROAD, EGHAM, TW20 9UR
Website: www.alexanderhotels.co.uk

Frescobaldi 

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
Website: www.frescobaldi.london

London Cabaret Club

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
Website: www.thelondoncabaretclub.com


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