Ho! Ho! Ho! What Are the Best Christmas Party Venues in London?
There’s no place like home for the holidays. That is, unless, you’re decking the halls at a swanky London club!
Whether your tastes lean more toward the extravagant or the simple, there’s a locale that fits every budget and style. After all, this is a season meant for mingling. You could have a few friends over to your place and call it a day. Or, you could go all out and celebrate in true festive fashion.
Today, we’re sharing an inside look at some of the hottest Christmas party venues the city has to offer. So hang your stockings by the chimney with care and tell Siri to add these to your calendar. Your night just got a lot less silent!
1. Lucky Voice Holborn
Looking to host a crazy Christmas party that extends into the next morning? At Central London’s Lucky Voice Holborn, your wish to Santa can come true! This epic venue has 10 private karaoke rooms designed to hold between six and 25 singers.
If you grow weary during your set, simply press the room’s “Thirsty” button to request food and drink service. After you exhaust the repertoire of more than 9000 jams, you can head over to the incredible lux pop bar. Ask the DJ to play a little Jingle Bells and lose yourself on the LED dance floor.
2. The May Fair London
If these walls could talk, they’d bend your ear with stories about the glamorous parties thrown here since the May Fair London opened in 1927. King George V and Queen Mary kicked off that inaugural beginning, and it’s safe to say the glitz and glamour never took a dip.
Today, this venue is still known across the city as the go-to place to grab a glass of champagne and hope to rub elbows with the elite. The designated host hotel for the British Film Institute and London Fashion Week, it’s the ideal spot to impress even your most discerning guests.
3. Handel & Hendrix
For some, it isn’t Christmas until they hear George Frederic Handel’s breathtaking oratorio, “Messiah.” What if you could host a party in the very house where he composed that masterpiece?
Classical music not your style? What if we told you guitar legend Jimi Hendrix also lived in a flat upstairs two centuries later?
Located in Mayfair, the aptly-named Handel & Hendrix venue pays homage to the two musical giants who once called its walls home. Today, it’s a museum space defined by a sweeping series of rooms designed to appear as if the icons just stepped outside for a minute.
Available for hire as a private event venue, this is one space you won’t soon forget. Invite all of your audiophile buddies, bring your favorite records, and really get into the holiday spirit.
4. PONG London
You’ve heard of beer pong. But, have you heard of digital beer pong? The tables at this electric club use state-of-the-art proprietary technology to elevate the classic college game to an entirely different level.
If rocking out, singing karaoke and killing it on the dance floor makes you light up like a Christmas tree, consider hosting your party at PONG London in Islington. The two-story venue features a ground-level cocktail bar, a basement lounge bar and a private VIP area on the main floor. Even ol’ Mister Scrooge would crack a smile here.
5. The Rum Boat at Ladies & Gentlemen
This venue heralds itself as London’s “best five-star dive bar.” If you’d rather float through the holidays than tackle them head-on, book The Rum Boat for your Christmas party, stat.
Recently, everyone’s favorite Cornish spiced rum brand Dead Man’s Fingers teamed up with Ladies & Gentlemen, one of London’s top neighborhood bars. The Rum Boat was the result of this partnership, featuring a private bartender and bearded captain, to boot. Moored in Camden, it sets sail every day with plenty of (you guessed it) rum on board.
Keep your crew to a dozen people or less and book the boat for your event. If it’s sunny, take your drink outdoors and soak in the view of the canal. Or, warm up by the roaring fire on chilly, rainy nights. Either way, you’re sure to leave feeling merrier than you came!
6. Alcotraz Penitentiary
Are you ready to really throw the notion of a traditional Christmas party out the door? Invite your gang to join you at the Alcotraz Penitentiary. This themed bar takes place in a secret prison, where you have to coerce the shady guards to help you keep your liquor safe from the warden’s stern eye.
If you succeed in your efforts, you’re rewarded with a scrumptious drink crafted by the working inmates themselves.
One of the most unique venues in all of London, this Brick Lane institution has cemented itself as the city’s first immersive and theatrical cocktail bar. You won’t find a wall of wine bottles or spirits here. Remember, you’re in prison!
That means you’ll have to smuggle in your own alcohol, but don’t worry! The guards (cough) bartenders are sure to create something delicious with anything you bring!
Book One of These Christmas Party Venues Today
Most holiday parties might be defined by ugly sweaters, awkward co-worker chatter, and glaring fluorescent lights.
If you’re ready to shake up the status quo and throw a party you’ll want to recreate even after the mistletoe turns brown, book one of these unique Christmas party venues today!
With your date set, it’s time to brainstorm how you can bring even more fun to the big day. This is where we come in!
For 25 years, we’ve lit up London with memorable party services. From oversized LED signage and photo props to innovative “Silent Discos” and popcorn machines, we do it all.
Get in touch today to discuss how we can turn your party into the event of the season!