Christmas is almost upon us, and that means the party season is about to hit its stride. If you don’t want to miss out on the festive fun, take a look at these fantastic venues in Canary Wharf, one of the city’s most vibrant districts, and see what takes your fancy before they all get snapped up!
An ideal option for those who want to bring a relaxed, casual and fun-filled feel to their Christmas party, 28 West is a stylish lounge bar found by the banks of the Thames, with great views out onto the waterfront. Encompassing the cool vibes of the city’s East End, the likes of exposed brickwork, sofa seating, and arcade-style games grant the space a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Being available for table bookings, large parties and full exclusive hire for up to 350 guests, it’s also flexible when it comes to the scale of your gathering.
The Person Room is a bar, restaurant and multi-purpose event space with views out onto London’s iconic Canada Square. A full-sized glass wall means you can enjoy this perspective, whilst also ensuring the space benefits from lots of natural light. The décor, which includes comfortable lounge seating, has a 1950s vibe, and can suit both private and corporate parties alike, with the venue having been used for breakfast events, cocktail & canape receptions, and more formal seated dinners.
A fantastic place to be wined and dined in style, Giant Robot is found on the eastern side of the city’s largest rooftop garden. With a wraparound terrace, it has been designed to make the most of the panoramic views across the capital, sure to impress locals and first-time visitors alike. The cool and atmospheric interior boasts 3 bars and is home to 4 street food traders, so there should be plenty of options to tickle everyone’s taste buds. Generously proportioned, there’s a capacity of 700 to enjoy, so ample room for everyone to join the fun.
The 27-metre high domed glass ceiling is as practical as it is beautiful; serving to both flood the interior with natural light and give the space a grand and impressive feel that is well suited to the decadence of the festive season. Above this space, there is The Gallery, an ideal area for private functions, with further options including The Promenade Room, which would make for a handy VIP green room, should you really want to go all out. Well connected to the wider city, Canary Wharf tube stop is a mere few minutes away.
Housed within a Grade I listed former Georgian warehouse that dates back to 1802, and serving as the Museum of London Docklands, Wilberforce and Quayside is a distinct and unique venue with one foot proudly in the past and another heading towards the future. Original features, including pine columns that add a sense of drama to the space, sit alongside contemporary fittings, meaning that guests can enjoy the best of both worlds. Also fit for both champagne receptions and seated dinners, the venue has a maximum capacity of 800.