20 of London’s best Christmas party venues to book for 2019

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Christmas is just around the corner and if you’ve been tasked with planning the office Christmas party, it’s time to pick a venue before all the best ones get taken…

Finding a venue that ticks all the right boxes – great food, drinks, service and a unique setting – can sometimes be a stressful task. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of 20 of London’s best Christmas party venues to get you started, which are suitable for different sizes and styles of events for the festive season.

The venues have been chosen for their characterful and unique function spaces, premium food and drink offering, dedicated service (including your very own Christmas Coordinator), and excellent London locations.

So, whether you want a festive cocktail party with canapés, or a three-course Christmas dinner with live entertainment to dance the night away to, we have the perfect venue for you.

London's best venues for Christmas parties

Best Christmas party venues in London

Listed in no particular order, here are 20 of London’s best Christmas party venues promising a unique and special festive event.

Alternately, you can use our Christmas Party Venue Finder to search for venues by location and capacity.

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The Parcel Yard, Kings Cross

The Parcel Yard is a Grade I listed building in Kings Cross Station that offers a unique and special backdrop for Christmas parties. Whether you are looking for a private dining room for Christmas lunch, or a grand hall for a large corporate Christmas party with live music and festive food, there’s a space for you at The Parcel Yard. In fact, there are 10 different function rooms to choose from! View The Parcel Yard’s Christmas menu.

  • Capacity: Up to 109 seated and up to 300 standing.
  • Great for: Christmas parties of all sizes and styles.
  • Location: King's Cross Station, London, N1C 4AH.
  • Website: The Parcel Yard, Kings Cross Station.
  • Tel: 020 7713 7258

The best Christmas party venus in London for a corporate party - The parcel Yard, Kings Cross
The Parcel Yard, Kings Cross, (above) has 10 different function spaces to choose from. 

The Tokenhouse, Moorgate

The Tokenhouse is a traditional, yet modern, pub, restaurant and venue in the heart of London, famous for its wide gin and cocktail menu. With a range of flexible function areas, including a large downstairs private function room, it’s an ideal venue of all types of festive events. It’s also closed to the public on weekends, meaning it’s available for exclusive private hire for large Christmas parties. View The Tokenhouse’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Christmas private dining, festive drinks and large corporate events.
  • Capacity: Up to 50 seated and up to 150 standing on weekdays. Up to 300 full venue hire.
  • Location: 4 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6DA.
  • Website: The Tokenhouse, Moorgate.
  • Tel: 020 7600 6569

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Tokenhouse, Moorgate
The Tokenhouse, Moorgate, (above) is perfect for large corporate Christmas parties. 

The Victoria, Paddington

Widely recognised as one of the best pubs near Paddington, The Victoria is a beautiful 180-year-old Victorian pub that’s steeped in history. In fact, legend has it that Queen Victoria stopped by for a drink on her to Paddington Station, and the pub was renamed in her honour. It was also where Charles Dickens allegedly wrote part of Our Mutual Friend. There are two stunning private function rooms to choose from, which are perfect for Christmas private dining and standing events for smaller groups. View The Victoria’s Christmas menu

  • Great for: Christmas private dining and small Christmas parties.
  • Capacity: Up to 26 seated and 35 standing.
  • Location: 10A Strathearn Place, Paddington, London, W2 2NH.
  • Website: The Victoria, Paddington.
  • Tel: 020 7724 1191

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Victoria, Paddington
The Victoria, Paddington, (above) is a stunning historic Christmas party venue for small events. 

The Trinity Bell, Aldgate

The Trinity Bell is a stylish blend between modern and traditional, with an eclectic range of drinks and a diverse menu of pub classics and modern world dishes. There are three different function spaces to choose from, and exclusive venue hire is available on weekends for large corporate events. Close to Aldgate, Aldgate East, Fenchurch St and Liverpool St stations, it’s perfect for people travelling as well as local businesses. View The Trinity Bell’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Christmas private dining, festive drinks and large corporate Christmas parties.
  • Capacity: Up to 150 seated, and 300 standing.
  • Location: 18-22 Creechurch Lane, London, EC3A 5AY.
  • Website: The Trinity Bell, Aldgate.
  • Tel: 020 72835836

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Trinity Bell, Aldgate
The Trinity Bell, Aldgate, (above) suits corporate Christmas parties in central London. 

The Counting House, Bank

The Counting House is a beautiful old bank that has been lovingly restored and transformed into a stunning pub, venue and hotel in Bank. The Grade II listed building has a grand domed skylight that illuminates the pub in diffused natural light, and has a vast number of private dining rooms available for hire with different capacities – perfect for a Christmas lunch, or festive drinks, for parties big and small in the City of London. View The Counting House’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Christmas private dining and corporate festive drinks.
  • Capacity: Up to 70 seated and 100 standing.
  • Location: 50 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3PD.
  • Website: The Counting House, Bank.
  • Tel: 020 7283 7123

The best Christmas party venus in London for a corporate party - The Counting House, Bank
The Counting House, Bank, (above) has multiple private function spaces to choose from.

The Merchant, Canary Wharf

The Merchant is a vibrant and modern venue in the heart of Canary Wharf with stunning views over the river. Specialising in craft beer, premium drinks and contemporary food, the pub and restaurant has a number of private spaces to book for events depending on the size, and style, of your Christmas-do. View The Merchant’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Private Christmas dining and corporate drinks.
  • Capacity: Up to 20 people seated and up to 70 standing.
  • Location: 25-27 Fisherman's Walk, Building FC2, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4DH.
  • Website: The Merchant, Canary Wharf.
  • Tel: 0207 519 0070

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Merchant, Canary Wharf
The Merchant, Canary Wharf, (above) is a bright and quirky venue with plenty of character. 

The Swan, Bayswater

The Swan is an elegant pub, restaurant and venue in Bayswater with several different areas suitable for Christmas parties and private dining, including a stunning upstairs function room with a large balcony overlooking Hyde Park. With a great central London location near Paddington, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, it’s is an excellent place to host a Christmas party of all sizes and styles. View The Swan’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Christmas private dining, corporate Christmas parties and festive drinks.
  • Capacity: up to 44 people seated, and 100 standing.
  • Location: 66 Bayswater Road, London, W2 3PH.
  • Website: The Swan, Bayswater.
  • Tel: 020 7262 5204

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Swan, Bayswater
The Swan, Bayswater, (above) is an elegant Christmas party venue overlooking Hyde Park. 

The Vintry, Bank

The Vintry is a sophisticated wine bar and restaurant in London’s Abchurch Yard that has multiple function rooms and areas to book for your Christmas party. Perfect for festive drinks or an elegant Christmas meal – you can even book a wine tasting in the wine cellar, hosted by resident wine experts. Full exclusive venue hire is available on weekends for large events. View The Vintry’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Christmas private dining, large Christmas parties, festive drinks and wine tastings.
  • Capacity: Up to 70 seated and 100 standing.
  • Location: Abchurch Yard, Off Abchurch Lane, London, EC4N 5AX.
  • Website: The Vintry, Abchurch Yard.
  • Tel: 020 7280 9610

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Vintry
The Vintry, Bank, (above) is a stylish venue perfect for wine-lovers. 

The Sail Loft, Greenwich

The Sail Loft is an elegant pub, restaurant and venue with a 180° panoramic view of the Thames in Greenwich. Right on the river, The Sail Loft serves up fresh food and premium drinks at the water’s edge and has five different function areas to choose from – each carrying the sailing theme. Your group can dine from the Christmas set menu or opt for canapé and drinks event whilst taking in the view. View The Sail Loft’s Christmas menu. 

  • Great for: Large Christmas parties with a view, and Christmas private dining.
  • Capacities: Up to 35 seated and 185 standing.
  • Location: 11 Victoria Parade, Greenwich, London, SE10 9FR.
  • Website: The Sail Loft, Greenwich.
  • Tel: 020 8222 9310

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Sail Loft, Greenwich
The Sail Loft, Greenwich, (above) is an elegant venue for riverside drinking and dining. 

The Gun, Docklands

The Gun is a stylish pub and restaurant set in a Grade II listed building overlooking the river Thames in Docklands. Known for its fine, sommelier-curated wine menu, gin bar and cocktails, it’s the perfect Christmas party venue for a special dining experience with a view. With five different function rooms to choose from, including a garden on the bank of the Thames, The Gun can cater to all kinds of festive events – large or small. View The Gun’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Christmas private dining or elegant drinks and canapés with waterside views.
  • Capacity: Up to 80 seated and 175 standing.
  • Location: 27 Coldharbour, Docklands, London, E14 9NS.
  • Website: The Gun, Docklands.
  • Tel: 0207 519 0075

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Gun, Docklands
The Gun, Docklands, (above) is an elegant Christmas party venue for the finest food and drinks. 

The Astronomer, Liverpool Street

The Astronomer is a traditional Ale & Pie house near Liverpool Street station with décor inspired by the night sky. Laid out over two floors, each with its own unique style, The Astronomer has both the space and the atmosphere to play host to all kinds of Christmas parties. The ground-floor areas are available for hire for small groups, while the basement bar, The Hubble Room, can also be hired exclusively for the night for larger parties. View The Astronomer’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Christmas private dining and large Christmas parties. 
  • Capacity: Up to 50 seated and 85 standing.
  • Location: 125-129 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7JF.
  • Website: The Astronomer, Liverpool Street.
  • Tel: 020 7929 6818

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Astronomer
The Astronomer, Liverpool Street, (above) is a unique venue decorated like the night sky. 

The Barrowboy & Banker, London Bridge

The Barrowboy & Banker is a former bank building that has been transformed into a stunning bank-themed pub, restaurant and venue in London Bridge, next door to Southwark Cathedral. With several bookable areas in the pub perfect for parties, it’s is a great venue in London Bridge for private dining and festive drinks. View The Barrowboy & Banker’s Christmas menu. 

  • Great for: Christmas private dining and drinks with canapés. 
  • Capacity: 60 seated and 60 standing for private areas.
  • Location: 6-8 Borough High Street, London, SE1 9QQ.
  • Website: The Barrowboy & Banker.
  • Tel: 020 7403 5415

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Barrowyboy & Banker, London Bridge
The Barrowboy & Banker, London Bridge, (above) has different areas to host your Christmas event. 

The Admiralty, Trafalgar Square

A traditional pub with a story to tell, The Admiralty’s décor is a step back in time to the decks of HMS Victory and the Battle of Trafalgar, complete with cannon. There are three function rooms to choose from which carry the theme – suitable for private dining and standing events with canapés and entertainment. View The Admiralty’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Christmas private dining and large Christmas parties. 
  • Capacity: Up to 90 seated and 150 standing.
  • Location: 66 Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DS.
  • Website: The Admiralty, Trafalgar Square.
  • Tel: 0207 930 0066

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Admiralty, Trafalgar Square
The Admiralty, Trafalgar Square, (above) has a stunning traditional interior and can cater to large events. 

The George IV, Chiswick

For Christmas party venues outside the hustle and bustle of London, The George IV is a traditional pub with an Art Deco style function room for large private events. Perfect for large Christmas parties for seated meals and live entertainment, it’s a great choice for a memorable work-do. View The George IV’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Large Christmas parties with entertainment (a stage is available).
  • Capacity: 110 seated and 200 standing.
  • Location: 185 High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2DR.
  • Website: The George IV, Chiswick.
  • Tel: 020 8994 4624

The best Christmas party venues in London - The George IV Chiswick
The George IV, Chiswick, (above) is perfect for large Christmas parties and has an Art Deco theme. 

The Holly Bush, Hampstead

The Holly Bush is a charming centuries-old pub in the heart of historic Hampstead. Set in a Grade II listed building, the pub has a glowing reputation for its fine food served in a special setting. And, with four different function rooms to choose from, it’s the perfect venue for a memorable Christmas party. View The Holly Bush’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Christmas fine dining.  
  • Capacity: Up to 40 seated and 60 standing.
  • Location: 22 Hollymount, Hampstead, London, NW3 6SG.
  • Website: The Holly Bush, Hampstead.
  • Tel: 020 7435 2892

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Holly Bush, Hampstead
The Holly Bush, Hampstead, (above) is a charming Christmas party venue perfect for foodies. 

The Hydrant, Monument

The Hydrant is a modern and lively craft house in central London which plays host to regular beer tasting sessions and mixology classes. The unique space, which has vintage fire hoses and hydrants splashed around, has plenty of bookable spaces available, including small private dining rooms and areas which can accommodate up to 200 guests – perfect for large corporate Christmas parties. View The Hydrant’s Christmas menu. 

  • Great for: Christmas private dining and large sociable standing events.
  • Capacity: Up to 80 seated and 200 standing. Exclusive hire available.
  • Location: Equitable House, 1 Monument Street, London, EC3R 8BG.
  • Website: The Hydrant, Monument.
  • Tel: 020 7623 5446

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Hydrant, Monument
The Hydrant, Monument, (above) is a quirky and bright venue perfectly located for corporate Christmas parties. 

The Jugged Hare, Victoria

The Jugged Hare is a beautiful old bank that has been converted into a traditional Ale & Pie pub with high ceilings and chandeliers. There are two areas available for private hire, including a mezzanine area, which are perfect for private dining or drinks and canapés for a stylish Christmas party in central London with a traditional feel. View The Jugged Hare’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Christmas private dining and festive drinks.
  • Capacity: Up to 60 seated and 85 standing.
  • Location: 172 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London, SW1V 1DX.
  • Website: The Jugged Hare, Victoria.
  • Tel: 020 7828 1543

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Jugged Hare, Victoria
The Jugged Hare, Victoria, (above) is a stylish, traditional setting for your Christmas party. 

The Drayton Court, Ealing

One of the most spacious event venues in Ealing, the Ballroom at The Drayton Court makes an ideal setting for corporate Christmas parties. With a private bar, a stage available for entertainment, and options for seated meals or standing events, it’s ideal for large festive events outside of central London. It also opens into a large courtyard and beer garden (if you can brave the cold). View The Drayton Court’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Large Christmas parties with entertainment (stage available). 
  • Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
  • Location: 2 The Avenue, Ealing, London, W13 8PH.
  • Website: The Drayton Court, Ealing.
  • Tel: 020 8997 1019

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Drayton Court, Ealing
The Drayton Court, Ealing, (above) has a large function room perfect for large Christmas parties. 

The Antelope, Belgravia

The Antelope is a beautiful, traditional pub in the heart of Belgravia with history dating back to the 17th century. The pub’s private function room is perfect for medium sized seated or standing Christmas parties, with an intimate snug area available for smaller private gatherings. View The Antelope’s Christmas menu.

  • Great for: Christmas private dining and festive drinks. 
  • Capacity: Up to 40 seated and 70 standing.
  • Location: 22 Eaton Terrace, London, SW1W 8EZ.
  • Website: The Antelope, Belgravia.
  • Tel: 020 7824 8512

The best Christmas party venues in London - The Antelope
The Antelope, Belgravia, (above) is a charming historic pub and special venue for smaller parties. 

The Inn of Court, Holborn

Once an old bailiff's office, The Inn of Court building underwent a transformation to become an elegant and traditional Ale & Pie pub with a range of function rooms for hire. The private downstairs ‘Inner Chambers’ accommodates large gatherings while the mezzanine area is perfect for smaller parties. The entire venue can be hired exclusively on weekends for large corporate Christmas parties. View The Inn of Court’s Christmas menu. 

  • Best for: Large corporate Christmas functions and Christmas private dining.
  • Capacity: Up to 75 seated and 120 standing. 140-200 for exclusive hire.
  • Location: 18 Holborn, London, EC1N 2LE
  • Website: The Inn of Court, Holborn.
  • Tel: 020 7405 7077 
The best Christmas party venus in London for a corporate party - The Inn of Court, Holborn
The Inn of Court, Holborn, (above) can cater to large and small Christmas parties and offers exclusive hire. 

Find a Christmas party venue

From a corporate Christmas party with finger food, to a three-course meal with entertainment – there’s a great venue for small and large events on this list. One of the greatest aspects is that each of the venues listed has a dedicated Christmas Coordinator to help plan, and execute, your event.

So, grab your Christmas party planning by the baubles and book your Christmas venue before the best dates sell out!

In fact, if you enquire now you might catch an early bird discount… 

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