Looking to plan a Christmas party in South London? As always, we are here to help. We’ve handpicked some of our favourite venues in the area to suit a range of needs and desires for festive celebrations. It might be that you’re planning for a work party, or maybe it’s a family affair. It might be that you’re looking for a traditional pub atmosphere, or maybe you’re looking for something a bit more ‘out there’. You name it, we got it. *insert sassy emoji here*+
Capacity: 350 standing, 150 seated
Check it out here: Four Degree
Four Degree is a modern bar and restaurant in Vauxhall, with several spaces available to hire for parties and functions. Whether you want a sit-down meal or just a drinks reception, Four Degree can cater for that with capacity for 150 dining, 50 people on the mezzanine and 350 standing. They also have an outdoor terrace and other private function areas, so you’re pretty much spoilt for choice. Check ’em out.
Capacity: 120 standing, 50 seated
Check it out here: Bermondsey Social Club
If you’re looking for late night fun then look no further. The Social has a 4am license on Fridays and Saturdays for private parties – so perfect for Christmas celebrations. Tucked under an arch, their secret garden is one of London’s hidden gems, and it feels like an idyllic little getaway – even though the jubilee line is only 10 minutes walk. This venue is super popular so make sure you drop them a line sooner rather than later and secure your festive shindig!
Capacity: 500 standing, 158 seated
Check it out here: The Exhibit
The Exhibit is one of Balham’s most popular all day drinking and eating spots for a reason. An incredibly cool venue to host all kinds of events in, The Exhibit has several rooms available to hire, along with a boutique cinema and garden area. It’s a great space for your guests to enjoy a fancy drinks reception or sit-down meal, but also somewhere you can dance the night away.
Capacity: 600 standing, 140 seated
Check it out here: The Jam Tree
As a very spacious and flexible venue, The Jam Tree in Clapham works really well for any type of party or function. It’s lucky enough to have several private rooms and a beaut garden, so it works well for parties that are on the larger side too. Each of the Jam Tree venues are well-known as popular hangouts in their areas, and the Clapham establishment is no exception.
Capacity: 300 standing, 110 seated
Check it out here: Fu Manchu
Another Clapham favourite, Fu Manchu can be found in Clapham North under two railway arches. This gives the space a cool and cosy feel, made even cooler by the state-of-the-art sound and lighting system they’ve got going on. Whether it’s a sit-down private dinner party you’re after, or a full on club style night, Fu Manchu has the looks, the atmosphere and the experience to help you host a cracking Christmas party.
Capacity: 70 standing, 35 seated
Check it out here: King of Ladies Man
King of Ladies Man is a 1970s-inspired cocktail bar which gets its name from the iconic US sitcom, ‘Cheers’. It’s a unique venue from the entrance onwards, as it’s hidden away via a laundrette in The Breakfast Club in Battersea. For those of you that are familiar with The Breakfast Club, you’ll see similarities in its kitsch and fun-filled feel and atmosphere – ideal for a Christmas bash!
Capacity: 200 standing
Check it out here: Adventure Bar, SW11
There are a few Adventure Bars in South West London; one in Battersea, one in Clapham (and also one in Central London if you fancy looking there too). All the Adventure Bar venues are great for a Christmas party, but hey, we’re talking about the more Southern destinations. This one is not far from Clapham Junction, making it an easy commute for all your guests.