Some people will no doubt say that August is far too early to be thinking about Christmas, but when it comes to events planning, there’s no such thing as too early, especially when it comes to securing a booking for one of London’s best venues during the hectic festive period. Take a look at the gems featured below, and beat the bustle by getting in ahead of the crowds.
Grand sweeping staircases and glittering chandeliers let you know you’re in for a glamourous night from the moment you arrive at Café de Paris, a unique and effortlessly chic venue in the heart of Piccadilly, a mere couple of minutes from Piccadilly Circus tube stop for ease of access from across London. The building itself has Grade II listed status, and the catering and bar teams are award-winning, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe, experienced hands in all respects.
Exposed beams and brickwork keep alive the urban vibe of this former warehouse in the north of the city, with a large contemporary skylight making sure the whole thing is flooded with natural light by day, highlighting all those great original features. Upon booking, you will be given a dedicated Event Manager who, alongside the hard-working staff, will assist you in experiencing the smoothest planning process possible. There’s a fully licenced bar, so the drinks should flow with ease, whilst handy extras include AV equipment, stage lighting and a projector screen.
Launching in mid-2017, by snapping up a booking for The Postal Museum you’ll be one of the first to enjoy what is sure to become one of the next big players in the capital’s vibrant events scene. This flexible new offering will have a range of different uses with regards to the actual event space, which is found beneath a characterful brick archway, but what will really help it to carve a unique name for itself will be the ride through 100-year-old secret underground tunnels; surely making for a night to remember.
The Pearson Room is a bar, restaurant and multi-purpose event space found in Canary Wharf, just 3 minutes from the tube stop of the same name. A glass wall not only lets in lots of natural light, but allows you to look out onto the renowned Canada Square. The décor draws inspiration from the 1950s, with comfortable lounge seating establishing a relaxed and welcoming vibe, ideal for tucking into cocktails and canapes with your nearest and dearest, of whom there is space for as many as 390 in all.
The Lost Rivers bar and kitchen in Wembley is bang on trend, being a prime example of the urban contemporary style that is so coveted right now. Its open plan surroundings and chic fixtures and fittings are topped off by the 50-ft bar, which offers up an impressive array of top quality spirits and fine craft beers, sure to get everyone in the festive mood. As for the food, you can expect to enjoy the best of British cuisine with a modern twist, and when better to indulge in a bit of tradition than at Christmas time?