It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas, especially if you want to secure a booking for a venue in hotly sought-after parts of London like Kensington and Chelsea. Below you will find a selection of some of the very best so that you can get in ahead of the crowds.
Situated on the iconic Kings Road, 508 Gallery is perfect for those with a creative flair, as it is in essence a blank canvas that is ripe for transformation into a tailor-made party space. The bright main exhibition space benefits from good natural lighting, whilst a basement level showroom provides handy additional space, adding up to offer a total capacity of 140. The nearest transport options are Fulham Broadway and Imperial Wharf.
Bodo’s Schloss is a unique farmhouse themed venue that feels like an authentic chalet, with attention to detail throughout. You can opt for the private dining room or exclusive hire, depending on the scale you had in mind for your party, up to a maximum capacity of 400. The inhouse kitchen and award-winning chef will be able to easily provide catering, whilst the 2 bars ensure that no one need be without a tipple throughout the celebrations. Other handy extras include a full PA system, microphone and projector facilities.
Dirty Bones is like an underground labyrinth; a truly immersive space with kitsch, cool and funky influences in the décor. The dining room features hand-cut crystal lights, tiled-top tables and all sorts of retro knick-knacks, whilst the hidden private lounge boasts its own bar, a state-of-the-art sound system, projector and screen, making them both ideal for more intimate gatherings. The venue as a whole can take up to 120 guests per reception, and sits just a few minutes from High Street Kensington station.
IRIS is a super-modern photographic studio that features striking architectural details and a simple, bright white finish that allows the space to be kitted out to suit each event’s individual requirements. The highly experienced, dedicated team pride themselves on offering the highest quality of personalised service. Well located, there is a plethora of good rail links in the surrounding area, including West Brompton and Fulham Broadway.
The World’s End Market offers guests an innovative culinary concept as much as it does a flexible event space. Championing an ethos of healthy, fresh and flavoursome food, in terms of both the ingredients sourced and the cooking methods used, it really is the cuisine that’s the star here, meaning it’s definitely one for those who want to be wined and dined in style. Altogether, the venue can accommodate up to 230 guests in spaces that are understated in their elegance.
Montezuma is a relative newcomer to the London events scene, having launched in 2015, but it’s easy to understand why they quickly cemented their place as one of South Kensington’s best hotspots. They have, in fact, already been selected by British GQ as their club of the month for May 2016. Exclusive hire is available, and the events planners, staff and suppliers work in great synergy to ensure a successful and memorable occasion for everyone involved.