The party season is so very nearly upon us, but it’s not too late to snap up a last-minute booking for one of these great London venues, all of which are well suited to an intimate festive soiree.
Seamlessly capturing the aesthetic of the 1920s prohibition era, The Bootlegger is a fantastic, multi-purpose venue found on Lime Street in Central London. Serving up their own tempting cocktails alongside the classics and an impressive selection of wine, spirits, liquors and champagne, the drinks will certainly be flowing. You also won’t be short of entertainment, with live jazz and Charleston acts bringing to life the vibrant spirit of days gone by.
With a capacity of just 60, Masonic Temple is most certainly an intimate space. Found at Andaz Hotel, this Grecian style offering is a true hidden gem; one of the city’s best kept secrets, with magnificent marble touches, stunning ornate details and the venue’s original masonic chairs keeping its unique history alive. As for getting there, the nearest rail link is Liverpool Street, which can be reached on foot in just a few minutes.
For lovers of all things strange and surreal, Vout-O-Reenee’s is surely a true one of a kind, unlike anything else you’ll find in all of London. The bold design choices, arresting artwork and quirky props at this artists members’ club and gallery are sure to get everyone talking, serving as a backdrop that will certainly set the scene for an evening to remember. Highlights include a cocktail bar, record decks, a projector, a piano, a performance area, and an outdoor terrace.
Little Tape is a members’ lounge that has been styled to resemble an old-school speakeasy, packed full to the brim with rare artwork and memorabilia that is soaked in British music history, having been collected by the venue’s resident curator, making for a setting that is truly bespoke. The in-house team, which includes production staff and designers, will be on hand to ensure everything runs without a hitch. The capacity allows for up to 120 guests, and the nearest tube stops include Oxford Circus and Bond Street.