We’re fast moving through the year and before we know it, we’ll be in the full festive swing. So why not avoid the stress of a last-minute booking by getting in ahead of the crowds and snapping up one of these great South West London venues for your Christmas party, be it for private or corporate purposes alike.
Putney Studio is primarily used as a photography studio due to its minimalistic, white wall finish, infinity coves and stages, but the neutral nature of this bright, airy and modern blank canvas allows it to be tailored to suit a wide range of different events, leaving you scope to get creative and put your own stamp on it. With an intimate capacity of just 60, it’s well suited to a more low-key gathering of close friends, and with good rail links in the surrounding area, it’s also easily reached from across the city.
An event held at Raven’s Ait is pretty much guaranteed to have a feeling of grandeur and glamour, as it is in fact an island upon the River Thames, accessed only via a private boat. Beautifully designed indoor and outdoor space is on offer, and being surrounded by greenery (and water, of course) on all sides, yet still being within easy reach of the heart of London means you get the best of city convenience coupled with the relaxed vibes of a countryside retreat.
The festive season is all about indulgence, and nothing says indulgence quite like champagne. This terrace is found on the banks of the River Thames, allowing guests to sit back and look out over the water whilst sipping on champagne and cocktails. If it gets a little too chilly however, fret not, as there is also ample indoor space which is equally beautiful, and the full-length windows ensure there’s still plenty of light and that you can still enjoy the charming view.
Battersea Arts Centre is a unique offering with an eclectic blend of historical features and theatrical flair, with beautiful architectural and design details found throughout that are sure to impress. The largest room can seat up to 130 guests for a formal dinner, but there are various seating arrangements available, not to mention several additional spaces on offer depending on the layout and scale you had in mind, making this a very adaptable venue with a total capacity of 600.
The Exhibit is an all-day drinking and eating hub in Balham available for brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks receptions throughout its generous range of spaces, which includes a boutique cinema, a huge garden and various beautifully appointed rooms across 3 floors. Regularly hosting everything from comedy shows to life drawing classes and DJ nights, it’s evidently a flexible offering, with a total capacity of 500 and the nearest tube stop mere seconds away.