Six festive venues to consider for Christmas 2015

Haven't secured a venue for Christmas yet? Don't fret, a number of top London venues are offering packages to help you celebrate the holidays, from intimate meals to celebratory parties and themed affairs.

Inn The Park will be transformed into a Winter Lodge this Christmas (
Inn The Park will be transformed into a Winter Lodge this Christmas (

Inn The Park

This Christmas, Westminster venue Inn The Park will be themed so as to reflect a Winter Lodge. The alpine chalet-inspired space will feature fur blankets and sledges throughout.

Peyton Events has devised two packages for the occasion. The reception option includes a sparkling drinks, canapés, bowl food, two beverages per person and venue hire, meanwhile the dinner package includes a three-course dinner as opposed to bowl food and half a bottle of wine per person.

Where: St James's Park, London SW1A 2BJ
Contact: 020 7451 9999

Brooklyn Bowl

The O2’s Brooklyn Bowl venue has created a range of Christmas packages that cater for between 15 and 1,200 people. Guests can expect bowling, New York-inspired food, beverages and live music.

The space features 12 bowling lanes, which are equipped with in-lane lounges and drinks services, three bars that serve until 2am, a 2,000 square foot dance floor and state-of-the-art audio, video and lighting facilities. 

Where: The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
Contact: 020 7412 8778


The Vaults

Underground arts platform The Vaults has selected set designers Darling and Edge to create a crystal forest for the venue’s Crystal Ball Christmas celebration in December. The space takes its inspiration from the the Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, Twelve Dancing Princesses.

The Vaults can host between 200 and 1,000 people, and the venue has teamed up with caterer The Recipe to provide a menu that includes canapés through to banquets. Entertainment and unlimited drinks will also be available.

Where: Leake St, London SE1 7NN
Contact: 020 7401 9603

The Natural History Museum

The institution has teamed up with event management agency Ultimate Experience to offer guests the chance to celebrate Christmas in the company of six-long fossil, Sophie the Stegosaurus, in its Earth Hall.

The venue is capable of hosting sit down dinners for between 120 and 200 guests, and standing receptions or buffets for 200 to 400 people.

Those seeking a larger venue can opt for the Hintze Hall, which is suitable for standing receptions comprising up to 1,200 people or seated dinners of up to 700 guests. 

Where: Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
Contact: 020 7942 5000


New to the Chelsea scene, Mimosa bar and restaurant is currently taking bookings for Christmas lunches, functions and parties of varying sizes.

The venue is equipped with a 48-seat private dining room, where two and three-course set menus comprising modern British dishes will be available for Christmas, meanwhile the venue’s club is capable of hosting up to 200 guests, making it ideal for parties. 

Where: 86 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6HR
Contact: 020 7052 0052

The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC)

This Christmas The HAC will be offering A Winter’s Tale, a snowy-themed experience that will see guests dine in a candlelit forest glade. The building’s event spaces will feature frosted lights, and forest characters will welcome guests on arrival.

The venue’s Christmas package includes a sparkling wine reception in the Armoury House, followed by a three-course dinner or stand-up buffet in The Long Room, which can accommodate between 150 and 250 guests. A disco and DJ service is also included.

Where: Armoury House, City Road, London EC1
Contact: 020 7382 1533

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