Soho is one of the most popular areas of London, making it a perfect location to hold a Christmas party. With so many great venues to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of some of the very best.
Beat London is a private members’ club and event space finished in the popular industrial chic style that lends itself so well to many different occasions. The highly unique interior includes bespoke neon artwork and décor that is a seamless blend of underground cool and slick corporate professionalism. The food and drinks service is entirely customisable depending on the needs and desires of your party, whilst a late licence and plenty of entertainment options are also available should you require them. Its location is also a strength, with a whole plethora of tube stations within easy walking distance.
Arguably Graphic Bar’s best selling point is the vast selection of gins they have on offer – more than 300 in fact. These are sure to keep festive spirits high, which should come in particularly handy should you choose to make the most of the late licence which is easily available should you want to keep the festivities going into the wee hours. You can rent out one area or the venue’s entirety, depending on your needs, accommodating capacities of anywhere between 20 and 220. Its great location puts it between Piccadilly Circus (just 4 minutes from the station of the same name) and Carnaby Street.
68 and Boston is comprised of 2 distinct spaces: 68, the wine bar on the ground floor; and Boston, the first-floor cocktail bar which serves both classics and originals. Private and semi-private areas are available for anywhere between 2 and 260 people, with full hire also an option, meaning it really is a flexible offering no matter the scale you had in mind. There’s no shortage of good transport links nearby either, with Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square just a couple to choose from.
POLPO at Ape & Bird is a highly versatile offering, with a total of 3 floors at your disposal. Included in this abundance of space are 2 dining rooms and 2 bars, from the elegance of the Soho Room on the 1st floor to the grungy Dive Bar in the basement. The unique, welcoming aesthetic, with its heavy use of wooden furnishings, brings a warmth to the venue, which can be hired in part of in full, depending on your particular needs and the scale of the party you had in mind. With full assistance available with regards to any production or entertainment requirements you may have, Ape & Bird aims to make things as simple as possible for you.
Split across several floors, there are various different spaces on offer at Union Club & Studios. Perhaps the best of these for a Christmas party would be the first floor studio, which can accommodate up to 150 guests. Throughout the premises however, the interior has been stripped back to the bare walls and beams, bringing buckets of rustic charm to the space and really capitalising on the ever increasing popularity of industrial chic.