BEST CHRISTMAS PARTY VENUE
About to celebrate its 15th year as the UK’s only permanent -5°C ice bar, ICEBAR London is the central attraction of Mayfair’s Heddon Street Food Quarter.
Since their inception in 2005 they have seen fourteen fantastic annual incarnations, from underwater adventures, to super-sized cupcakes and a full-size food truck, rock’n’roll heroes and a tongue-in-cheek play on tourist London complete with punk Trafalgar Square lions and Banksy-inspired ice art in the walls.
Their latest theme, Valhalla Calling, draws its inspiration from the myths of the Norse Gods, Odin, Loki and Thor, the monsters of Ragnarok, the final war at the end of the world, and the fabulous hall of Valhalla where Odin feasts every night with the bravest warriors who have fall in battle.
An event at ICEBAR London is a uniquely memorable experience and the perfect venue for parties, product launches, private dining, Christmas celebrations, meetings and corporate events.
When it comes to London’s coolest venues, there’s cool and maybe even super-chilled, but no one else in town will ever be as cool as -5°C!
Designed as a photography and film studio, the iconic white space makes Icetank perfect for product launches, press days, standing receptions and small intimate dinners. A unique venue with high-end equipment, AV and technology including PA system, Wi-Fi and an 82″ 4k plasma screen.
With its prime location, it is a popular spot for a variety of events including corporate meetings, presentations and film & photo shoots. It is also the ultimate party venue and has attracted most of the high-end brands due to the flexibility to completely transform and design the space into whatever they want. The floor to ceiling windows allow clients to brand the outside of the venue to make it bespoke to their event, and the blackout blinds provide maximum privacy for more intimate events.
Kent House Knightsbridge
Drawing inspiration from the historic reputation Kent House Knightsbridge has as a Salon that entertained the great and the good in the past with acts that dazzled and amazed guests, the venue decided to present a Vintage Circus theme for its Christmas package 2019.
The Vintage Circus Christmas package puts entertainment at the heart of the evening. Instead of offering fixed entertainment solutions, clients can choose from a carefully curated list of over 20 different acts, effectively making them the ringmaster of the circus. So if juggling isn’t their thing they can simply select a strong man or contortionist or something else entirely instead.
Flaming flambeaux welcome guests into the Marble Hall where a selection of show stopping cocktails are served before ascending the grand and dramatically lit red staircase for dinner. Guests can choose either stand up or seated dining options and the food has a hint of the circus novelty about it – think Circus Lollipops made from chicken parfait with ginger crumb served on red striped sticks. Afterwards a retro sweet station is available as guests gather around the bespoke Big Top Bar before descending onto the dancefloor
On November 4th 1884 the first stone was laid by the Prime Minister himself, William Gladstone, which you can still find in the cellar. Originally built as fully serviced apartments, the Royal Horseguards has graced the banks of the Thames with its elegant, imposing presence. The architectural heritage has earned the hotel a listed status, enshrining the Royal Horseguards as one of London’s most iconic buildings.
We provide guests with genuine care and a secure environment. We value guest privacy and therefore offer security services on both hotel catered events and dry hired events. The venue is in such a beautiful location for Christmas and has such a grand and traditional feel, this is embodied in the marketing materials that are produced for the hotel, which includes pictures and descriptions of the incredible spaces and the stunning decorations.
The Royal Horseguards team endeavours to ensure that the guests are well looked after. Our team are glad to host guests with a genuine smile and a desire to deliver excellence. Whether the customer is coming for a meeting or special occasion, they are provided with attentive, flexible and welcoming service, that reflects our five star rating.
The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is one of London’s most iconic venues. With its soaring arches and grand stair case the magnificent architecture and collections create the perfect backdrop for any event. From informal and intimate to creative and spectacular, the Museum’s variety of spaces will suit any award ceremony. The Museum first opened its doors on 18 April 1881, but its origins stretch back to 1753. The Museum recently renovated its main event space, Hintze Hall, in 2017. Its long term focal point, Dippy, was replaced with the majestic Hope the Blue Whale skeleton, which is now suspended from the ceiling, creating a new dynamic experience for guests.
Christmas parties are a grand affair at the Natural History Museum. We incorporate some of the Museum’s most exciting artefacts as backdrops. Whether guests are looking for an event with maximum impact or a more intimate celebration, we hosted Christmas celebrations for just two people up to 3,000 guests over the most recent Christmas run.
The Ski Lodge
In 2011 London’s first and original Ski Lodge at the Montague on the Gardens Hotel was launched. A pop up style bar that was created to offer something different in the heart of London.
Now, in its 9th year, The Ski Lodge is ever growing in the number of visitors and is a well established Christmas venue in London.
The Wood Deck is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Complete with pine trees, falling snow, reindeer, snowmen, ski racks, piste maps, strings of fairy lights and lanterns and a customised photo booth selfie area with the opportunity to win a luxury mini break. Over the years the design has been adapted creating a cabin area, complete with working fire place, cow skin rug and life sized bear. This opens onto a wintery scene and has a full mountain landscape in the background.
Our custom built bar serves a selection of beverages from a choice of 12 including Schnapps, Christmas flavoured vodkas, mulled wine and hot chocolate cocktails. A selection of Christmas inspired finger buffets are also available.
With the Log Cabin just next door and a function room with DJ and dance floor, we can welcome up to 200 guests.
If ever the phrase the ‘season of plenty’ was appropriate, it’s when talking about the Christmas parties at Tobacco Dock! We bring party-throwing clients a generous choice of options when it comes to planning their festivities at Tobacco Dock Whether they’re looking for shared banquets, standing bowl food receptions, exclusive hire or even ice-skating on the roof, we have the party solutions to fit the bill.
We hold stunning themed parties in the main venue with exclusive hire or mixed night packages, run by Tobacco Dock Food, who manage everything from the theming, catering, bars and entertainment We also hold more informal, experiential celebrations up at Skylight at our icy wonderland, complete with Europe’s only rooftop real-ice ice rink.
Last year saw 16,218 attendees to 26 Christmas parties over a 13 week period and we’re looking forward to welcoming even more in 2019!
This year, guests to our main venue festivities will have a chance to run away with the circus at our Dream Circus themed parties. Expect exceptional set-design, world-class entertainment and delicious food. Our clients have an array of package options available to suit a range of budgets and we often create bespoke events for up to 4,000!
Annual Christmas pop-up Winterville, on London’s Clapham Common, is one of the city’s best Christmas party venues.
Co-run by the people behind Street Feast and Field Day the venue is the ultimate Christmas party playground.
Winterville features an epic line-up of street food traders and bars as well as renowned indoor and outdoor entertainment including Plonk Golf, a roller disco, a fairground, an ice skating rink, backyard cinema and a Spiegeltent with live cabaret performances.
Catering for groups big and small, clients can hire private tents from 50 people up to whole venue takeovers for over 4,000 for a Christmas party the office will be talking about for the year to come.
Innovative Christmas parties at Winterville are executed by dedicated and passionate event professionals who have earned a reputation for delivering slick events each and every time.
World class food and drink, a stellar line-up of festive entertainment and the venues renowned ‘good vibes’ makes Winterville London’s Best Christmas party venue.