We’re right on the brink of the festive season; the perfect occasion to hold a corporate party so that you and your colleagues can come together and celebrate another year’s hard work. The following 5 venues all make a wonderful backdrop for such an event.
The Fable is a truly unique London venue that takes its design inspiration from the work of Aesop and various fairy tales from around the world. This makes for an altogether charming interior with eye-catching details awaiting every glance. The bar and restaurant itself can play host to all sorts of events, offering seasonal menus and delicious cocktails that are sure to get everyone’s minds out of the office and into the festive spirit. At just an 8 minute walk from Farringdon train station and 7 minutes each from both St. Pauls and Chancery Lane tube stations, it is also very well connected to the wider city.
Just off Old Street (a few minutes’ walk from the tube station of the same name), The Brew is one of Central London’s newest venues. A blank canvas of sorts, it can be tailored to suit many different occasions and styles, but that is not to say that it is lacking its own sense of character, with charm and atmosphere in abundance coming courtesy of the exposed pipes and steelwork and distressed, raw finish. This industrial chic look is very popular at the moment, making this 150 capacity venue a great choice for any modern partygoers looking to impress.
St. Bart’s is a historical venue at the heart of the city’s action, and a highly versatile choice for a festive gathering. Full hire provides a maximum capacity of 120 seated or 250 standing, depending on the vibe you want for the occasion, or you could opt instead for private hire of The Balfour Bar, a luxurious yet relaxing room for up to 50 people with its own bar and dining space. Facilities are available for live music, meaning that organising entertainment should be a breeze should you desire it, while its location in close proximity to several transport links is sure to come in handy for your guests.
Ape & Bird is spread across a total of 3 floors, with 2 dining rooms and 2 bars on offer, each providing their own distinct style. So, be it the grungy Dive Bar in the basement or the sophisticated Soho Room on the first floor that appeals to your particular tastes, there’s something for everyone here. Help is on hand to bring your ideas together, with the team more than happy to assist with any production or entertainment needs you may have. As for transport options, Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square tube stations are all reached in around 5 minutes or so on foot.
Ministry of Sound is undoubtedly one of the best and most obvious choices for a music or club based event, as their reputation in this field is more or less unrivalled. It is, however, a brilliantly versatile venue that is fit for purpose with regards to almost any event type, including a Christmas party. The huge 1600 person capacity makes it ideal for large scale events, while you needn’t worry about any in-house production requirements – they’ve more than got it covered. Getting there from across London is also not a problem, with Elephant & Castle station just 7 minutes away.