On the hottest day of the year so far, Spitalfields Venue played host to the London Christmas Party Show. Billed as a boutique exhibition that ‘brings together a mix of the best Christmas venues’ it promised to showcase some of London’s most interesting, unusual and trendy venues, so Conference Care Team Manager Karen Rogers popped down to check out what’s hot for Christmas in the capital for 2017.
Whilst we know it’s May, and we’re all looking forward to summer holidays, at Conference Care we know it’s never too early to get ahead of the game! So following her visit Karen has laid out for us her top five favourite London Christmas Party Venues for 2017, and why she thinks they stand out from the crowd…
In the heart of Camden Market, Shaka Zulu is London’s largest South African Restaurant, and for a Christmas party with a twist they promise to take you from Camden to Cape Town. The lower floor of this stunning venue is surrounded with huge 20ft high warrior statues and the mezzanine level hosts a champagne and cocktail lounge which overlooks the braai restaurant.
Carved wooden murals cover every inch of Shaka Zulu’s walls and ceiling making it a beautiful space to host private events and parties. If the budget allows you can hire African drummers and dancers along with your biltong, to really make it an event to write home about.
Located near to the Tower of London and just one stop on the DLR from Bank, Tobacco Dock is a unique venue for a Christmas Party.
For 2017 their theme is a Winter Secret Garden; avenues of scorched birch and bleached willows dramatically lit in silver and white will create a festive indoor garden in which to have your drinks reception, and then the Great Gallery decorated with frosted Christmas trees will provide the backdrop for your dinner. Cabaret, street performers, Victorian splendour and a complimentary photo booth means your event should definitely stand out here!
The Natural History Museum has a number of different spaces for a Christmas party with impact; from a large hall, to something more intimate. The newly refurbished Hintze Hall at the centre of the Museum is the largest space hosting up to 600 for dinner beneath its Romanesque arches, the Earth Hall provides a completely different and dramatic backdrop, or you could even take over the whole Museum with up to 3,000 guests.
Choosing the Museum not only gives you a fantastic location for your party, but in the season of goodwill also contributes to maintaining this historic venue and funding ongoing scientific research.
- St Katherine Docks
If you’re looking for a complete alternative to the standard Christmas cracker set up, The Medieval Banquet at St Katherine Docks might just be the thing for you. The Docks trace their roots back to the 10th Century and the legend of the Portsoken Knights, and offer the perfect setting for you to be part of that history.
With a capacity of 450 people, nine private dining rooms and just a short walk from Tower Bridge your party guests will be invited to attend the court of King Henry VIII as a royal guest and enjoy a five course banquet. They will also experience a medieval show, fighting knights, and serving wenches before partying the night away!
Last but not least, the hugely popular View from the Shard is a fantastic option for a spectacular Christmas Party. Breath-taking 360 degree views from level 69 are your backdrop, with the lights of London providing the dazzling Christmas sparkle for your event!
Party packages include absolutely everything you can think of and are available from groups of 50, up to exclusive use of the whole floor. A stunning and stylish option for the festive season.
Christmas all wrapped up! Of course there are many other Christmas Party venues to choose from, themes to consider and options to explore, so if you have been landed with the Christmas Party to organise and don’t know where to begin, do give our little helpers a call on 02476 369720 or email us.
Not only will we find you the best options ahead of time, we can take all the stress out of the planning process so that you get to actually enjoy the festivities when Christmas does roll around!