West London is a hotbed of great venues for corporate parties, and with the festive season right around the corner, you’ll need to be quick to snap up a booking for one of the best.
For a private, tucked-away feeling, the basement level at The Gallery has its own bar, audio-visual equipment, DJ points and a 40-80 person capacity, depending on whether you’d prefer it to be seated or not, meaning you’ve got all the bases covered for an intimate party. Make use of the upstairs space too and you can invite up to 200 instead. With extensive exposed brickwork, it has a warm and welcoming vibe, and late licences are available upon request to keep the festivities alive well into the wee small hours.
Dirty Bones is an ultra-cool underground labyrinth, thick with atmosphere and its own unique sense of character. The main bar area features a plush leather sofa, a vintage pinball machine, torn wallpaper and an overall sense of kitsch and fun. Additional spaces include a dining room, a fully-equipped DJ booth and a private lounge, complete with its own bar, state-of-the-art sound system, projector and screen. The nearest transport link is High Street Kensington, which can be reached in just a few minutes.
Situated within beautifully restored 18th century townhouses, The Exhibitionist is a luxury boutique hotel and event space, with art very much at the core of its proceedings. With 8 galleries to its name, it offers blank canvases for the next generation of up-and-coming artists to showcase their work. With the pieces they carry being constantly updated, it means there’s always something new and exciting to see, giving the venue great value for repeat visits. By offering old-school beauty with modern facilities, it really is the best of both worlds.
The Little Yellow Door is a unique concept venue, styled in the manner of a flat share between 5 fictional friends. As such, there is a quirky and eclectic approach to the décor, which instantly brings a playful edge and warmth to any event held here. Even though it’s a relative newcomer to the events scene, it has already made a big splash, with titles such as Best Bar in Notting Hill and one of the Top 8 Bars in London already to its name, proving the quality of the service on offer.
Found on Kensington High Street itself – just a few minutes’ walk from the station of the same name – Hyde sits opposite the entrance to the iconic Kensington Palace. With amazing artwork by JJ Adams, deliciously tempting Pan Asian inspired cuisine and a great selection of hand-crafted cocktails, it’s certainly a cool place to be. They play host to all manner of occasions, including festive Christmas parties and cocktail and canape receptions.