Popular Christmas Party Venues London

From popular holiday markets to the beautiful winter wonderland lights and Christmas trees all throughout the city, London has a particular kind of magic during the holiday season. For those planning Christmas parties, whether for colleagues or for friends, you’ll have many options to choose from. Urban breweries, traditional hotels, Christmas afternoon tea spots, and some of London’s most iconic venues all offer Christmas party packages that are built to help you host a memorable winter occasion  — contact our Venue Specialists today to find your London Christmas party venue.

    Our Guide to London Christmas Party Venue Hire

    Carolers fill the streets, lights twinkle in the alleyways and London truly comes to life around Christmas time. Hotels like Claridge’s, The Waldorf Hilton, and The Savoy London are known for their beautiful holiday decorations and Christmas afternoon tea offerings, and these same places are also fabulously festive party venues.

    Looking for someplace a little more casual to celebrate the holidays? We’d recommend opting for a restaurant or a venue with outdoor space, as these tend to be slightly more laidback settings for a Christmas cocktail party. Venues like The Brewery, Humble Grape Fleet Street, Devonshire Terrace by Drake & Morgan, and Kitty Hawk all offer gorgeous Christmas party venues where your guests can relax and enjoy the flowing drinks. 

    For an iconic London Christmas party venue, you can depend on De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Mandarin Oriental, and The Gherkin to present a dazzling festive backdrop. Whether you’re hosting your corporate holiday party or treating a small group of friends to Christmas cocktails, there are plenty of location options throughout London.

     

    Venue Specialist Tip No. 1: Think Ambience

    Do you want your guests to enjoy an extravagant holiday dinner occasion with food and wine pairings, Christmas carol performances, and winter wonderland decor? If so, we’d recommend selecting a holiday party venue that’s known to make a big production of the season. 

    In Westminster, venues like 116 Pall Mall, No. 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, and Royal Horticultural Halls are all fabulous picks if you’re hoping to create a winter wonderland of your own this holiday season.

     

    Venue Specialist Tip No. 2: Consider Nearby Holiday Attractions

    Would you like your guests to be able to attend a Christmas show after your daytime holiday event, sip on mulled wine at Winter Wonderland’s festive bars, or walk by the lights of London Bridge on their way to your corporate holiday party?

    Perhaps you’d prefer views of London’s lit up landscapes and glittering ice rinks, or Trafalgar Square’s Christmas tree from your venue of choice. All these options and more can easily be accommodated by working with our London Venue Specialists to find the venue that best fits your Christmas party agenda.

     

    Venue Specialist Tip No. 3: Pre-arrange Transportation

    Cold weather and holiday traffic jams can make getting to and from your local Christmas party a bit of a task. To avoid the hassle, pre-arrange transportation for your guests, or better yet, book a holiday party venue that’s easily accessible via public transport. The best Christmas party venues in London are widely spread across the city, and the vast majority of them are within walking distance of a tube station.

     

    Venue Specialist Tip No. 4: Select A Plush Hotel Venue

    Booking your corporate Christmas party or social holiday party at a London hotel gives your guests the opportunity to splash out and enjoy a night’s staycation. The Kimpton Fitzroy London, Haymarket Hotel, Sofitel London, and The Ned offer gorgeous luxury suites for your party guests and an enviable place to stay the night following a memorable celebration of the end of one year and the start of the next.

     

    Venue Specialist Tip No. 5: Contact Us!

    Our London Venue Specialists will happily talk you through the very best Christmas party spots, keeping your preferences in mind. Looking for a hotspot restaurant where you can throw a festive cocktail party that celebrates all your colleagues’ holidays of choice? We’ve got you covered. Think you’ll go with something pretty traditional and extra special for this Christmas party season? We’d be delighted to match you with the right venue for the occasion.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    London holiday functions can range significantly in cost based on the time of day and venue choice that best suits your event. If you’re planning a Christmas afternoon tea with a long list of guests, for example, that’s going to be a more budget-friendly option than a multi-course dinner at a fine dining restaurant. Most hotel and restaurant Christmas parties are priced per person with a minimum spend in place.

    London Christmas party venues are typically booked out starting in September. More popular venues like Claridge’s and Mandarin Oriental, which are well known for their Christmas offerings, will often book out even further in advance and have corporate clients who reserve dates up to a year in advance.

    We make it easy. Here’s how it works:

    1. Select a local holiday party venue (or a few)
    2. Book a free consultation with a VenueCrew London Venue Specialist to discuss your plans
    3. We’ll send you a quote for the venue that matches your party needs
    4. You lock in your Christmas party venue with no extra costs

    Formal, traditional Christmas parties at Claridge’s, Waldorf Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, and The Savoy London are very popular and book out very far in advance of the holiday season.

    Less formal settings like The Brewery, Humble Grape Fleet Street, Devonshire Terrace by Drake & Morgan, and The Kitty Hawk are also very popular holiday party spots throughout the month of December.