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Christmas Party Venues in London

Find and book the best corporate christmas party venues in London

The office Christmas party is the biggest social event of your work calendar, and it’s important to get right. It helps your colleagues and employees feel valued, and it’s an opportunity to thank them for the hard work they’ve put in over the year.

Depending on your budget, you may want to go low-key or really splash out and celebrate. Generally speaking, your colleagues will prefer a higher food and bar tab and a less swanky venue, than going somewhere really nice and then having to pick up some of the bill themselves. This isn’t a given though, so it’s worth checking in with your colleagues.

    Top Recommended Christmas Party Venues in London

  • Canning Town & Star Lane


    Standing 500
    Theatre 250
    Dining 100
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  • Highbury and Islington

    Lucky Voice Islington

    Standing 243
    Theatre 143
    Dining 60
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  • Monument

    Camino Monument

    Standing 250
    Theatre 30
    Cabaret 15
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  • Piccadilly Circus

    The London Reign Showclub

    Standing 400
    Theatre 150
    Dining 80
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  • Belgravia

    The Embassy

    Standing 75
    Theatre 60
    Dining 50
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  • Clerkenwell

    Body & Soul

    Standing 125
    Theatre 80
    Dining 60
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  • Battersea

    Pump House Gallery

    Standing 230
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  • Fitzrovia

    Percy's Den

    Standing 35
    Dining 24
    Boardroom 24
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  • Most Popular Christmas Party Venues in London

  • Ladbroke Grove

    Sunbeam Studios

    Standing 230
    Theatre 230
    Cabaret 120
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  • Camberwell

    The Lighthouse

    Standing 2850
    Theatre 1800
    Cabaret 500
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  • Hyde Park

    Science Museum

    Standing 1500
    Theatre 400
    Dining 400
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  • King's Cross

    Big Chill House

    Standing 550
    Theatre 30
    Cabaret 144
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  • Bankside

    Riverfront Terrace

    Standing 180
    Theatre 80
    Dining 60
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  • Shoreditch

    Hawksmoor Spitalfields & Bar

    Standing 80
    Dining 40
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  • Soho, Fitzrovia

    Noho Studios

    Standing 130
    Theatre 100
    Dining 80
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  • Hoxton


    Standing 150
    Theatre 50
    Dining 50
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Planning an office Christmas party at a venue in London:

If you’re looking to get the holiday season started with a bang, try following our Corporate Christmas party checklist:

Step 1: Choose a date! Like, now

You would be surprised by how quickly the best Xmas party venues get booked up. We help people organise their work Christmas do all year round - yes, some people start looking in January. The most popular time of year to book a venue tends to be July through September, but it’s never too early to start looking around. Most importantly, you’ve got to pick a date. Funnily enough, the most popular date for Christmas parties tends to be the first Thursday of December, so you’ll need to book well in advance to snag it. Alternatively, think about picking a different date to make sure as many people can come to your party as possible.

Step 2: Plan a budget Chances are, if you’re the person organising the party, you’re not necessarily the person who’s setting the budget. Some decision makers are tempted to get you to start planning before stating what the budget will be, but that just tends to waste everyone’s time. Even if you just get a ballpark figure it’s really helpful to have a guide price so you can know where you’re starting. There’s not much point planning an elaborate three course meal if you’ve only got £15 per head as a budget.

Step 3: Get some initial ideas & venues Once you’ve got your budget - either as a total spend, or as a spend per head - you can start putting together some ideas. The bigger your team or company, the harder it can be to plan something really unique. But if you get your ideas together in advance it will make it easier to execute your cool ideas.

Step 4: Canvas opinions The main decision tends to be between a sit-down meal, or a big bar tab. Colleagues that are game for a beer will likely prefer to put the budget behind the bar and get going, but your non-drinkers are likely to feel a bit left out. There’s lots of reasons why some of your attendees won’t be drinking, and it’s a good idea to make them feel like the party is for them too. Ask around at work and see if there’s a strong preference either way. But do remember that whichever option you go for, if you are expecting heavy drinkers it’s a good idea to provide some food, or you’ll be running around dealing with comeuppances all night.

Quirky Christmas party ideas at the venue:

Ugly Christmas jumper competition

Okay this idea isn’t necessarily going to set the world alight, but it’s a really fun and easy way to break the ice and get the conversation flowing once you’re out of the office. It can be really tempting to slip into work mode and chat about projects, especially if your team doesn’t tend to socialise together regularly. Offer fun prizes to those who wear the ugliest jumper, and maybe add bonus points for the worst dancing, or do an ugly jumper catwalk.

Treasure hunt

Usually reserved for Easter activities, a treasure hunt is great fun whatever the time of year. Hide baubles around your venue and offer a bucket of beer or even a half-day of annual leave to whoever collects the most. Set a time limit so it doesn’t just peter out, and watch your colleagues go racing around looking for decorations. It’ll get competitive!

Brunch or afternoon tea

A big night out on the tiles isn’t right for every company. If you’re looking for something a little less messy but still special, why not have your Christmas party during the day? There are some beautiful brunch spots and venues that offer afternoon tea, and they’re likely to be more flexible with their availability at that time of year. Plus you can send everyone home early afterwards and they’ll all think you’re the best. It’ll be easier for your colleagues with childcare commitments or who commute long distances too.

Finding an unusual Christmas party venue:

Activity bars Disclaimer: these venues are the ones that tend to get booked up the furthest in advance. And for good reason; they’re a great option! Activity bars can span the gap between doing something fun, encouraging mingling between teams, offering something to sober colleagues whilst still having a bar close by. Popular choices include karaoke and pool, but there’s also bowling, darts, and even axe throwing. If you’ve got a less sporty crowd, why not have a look at arts and crafts options? Who wouldn’t want to go home with a poorly painted festive plate.

Themed venues

Themed venues have got a bad rap for being a bit cheesy, and in many ways, rightfully so. But what time of year is more perfect to embrace it? Lots of venues get decked out for Christmas, but some spaces take it to the max and go full Alpine Ski Lodge to get you in the mood. Or you could buck tradition completely, and take a look at Tiki Bars, circus themed venues, or even a boat. Tis the season to do something different!

Warehouses and vacant spaces

For experience event planners, it can be really fun to take a blank canvas or vacant space and really make it their own. There are loads of dry hire venues available in London, so if you’ve got good connections to suppliers there’s lots of fun and flexibility to be had. Be warned - this option requires considerably more organisation and potentially budget, but if you’re inviting clients and are hoping to inspire with a bespoke event it’s a great opportunity to wow them.

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