There are so many different ways to celebrate the festive season with your friends and family, and with your colleagues or clients too. You might be looking for a nice place for a sit-down Christmas meal, some casual drinks, some slightly more fancy drinks, or maybe you’re just looking to party the night away.
With a hotspot like London, you’re truly spoilt for choice on the types of Christmas parties you can have, but also where you can host these parties. So, if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for this year’s shenanigans, take a look through some of these.
Picture this: you and your friends, or you and your work colleagues sitting around a table in a cosy, candlelit venue, eating from a tasty – and of course, festive – menu from one of London’s greats. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Here are just some of, what we like to think of as ‘London’s greats’ (and we reckon you will too), all available for Christmas dinner bookings.
Capacity: 300 standing, 130 seated
Check it out here: Blackhouse – Grill on the Market
Capacity: 350 standing, 120 seated
Check it out here: Bloomsbury House
Capacity: 350 standing, 200 seated
Check it out here: Martello Hall
Location: London Fields
Capacity: 230 standing, 80 seated
Check it out here: Wringer + Mangle
The run-up to the Christmas break and New Years is often filled with drink and general merriment. If you’re looking for a Christmas party where you can have a tipple or two (or ten), you will want to pick a nice place for it! Maybe something a bit different to the local pub around the corner, perhaps?
Capacity: 90 standing, 75 seated
Check it out here: Moonshine Saloon
Location: Liverpool Street
Capacity: 150 standing, 70 seated
Check it out here: Anise Bar
In most people’s opinions, Christmas season is party season. Whether it’s just non-stop partying in the lead up to the New Year, or a final big celebration of everyone’s hard work, it’s nice to plan a Christmas party where people can have fun and party the night away.
Capacity: 250 standing, 85 seated
Check it out here: Prince of Peckham
Location: Canary Wharf
Capacity: 110 standing, 70 seated
Check it out here: Dr Klugers Olde Towne Tavern
If you’re planning a Christmas party that you can invite your clients to, then you’ll want a cool place that you can both celebrate and network. You know, the perfect balance of work and play, and all that. You can play around with all sorts of venues for that, but here are just a couple we think you’ll like.
Capacity: 200 standing, 60 seated
Check it out here: Our London Vodka Distillery
Capacity: 150 standing, 100 seated
Check it out here: 4th Floor Studios
Location: Covent Garden
Capacity: 350 standing, 220 seated
Check it out here: Cellars Covent Garden
Location: Liverpool Street
Capacity: 450 standing, 140 seated
Check it out here: Sushisamba
Sometimes, all you want to do is dance. For those organising a Christmas do for all your friends and family, a venue with great music and a space to dance might be just what you need. So, get yourselves ready for rockin’ around the Christmas tree with these fab venues.
Location: Piccadilly Circus
Capacity: 250 standing, 90 seated
Check it out here: Archer Street Soho
Location: Oxford Circus
Capacity: 715 standing, 286 seated
Check it out here: Cafe de Paris
Capacity: 1700 standing, 200 seated
Check it out here: Electric Brixton
Perhaps you’re after a venue that is a bit different to the standard choice for a Christmas party. Perhaps you’re after something a little more alternative and unique. At Canvas, we love a venue with a bit of something-something, and here are just a few of them.
Capacity: 200 standing, 100 seated
Check it out here: Near & Far
Capacity: 275 standing, 150 seated
Check it out here: The Postal Museum
Capacity: 80 standing, 20 seated
Check it out here: Lumiere