If you’re planning a corporate Christmas party in and around the South London area, look no further than these top picks when it comes to choosing a quality venue.
Horniman Museum and Gardens is suited to a wide range of different event types due to the variety of spaces they have to offer. These include the elegant Grade II listed Victorian conservatory, the contemporary Pavilion and the intimate Bandstand, all of which enjoy wonderful views out upon London’s iconic skyline, sure to impress both locals and first time visitors to the city alike. All of this is set within an impressive 16 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, and just 9 minutes from the nearest rail link.
Asylum Chapel is another of the city’s best historic gems, also granted an official Grade II listing. Built in 1826, it survived bombing during WWII and now functions as a multi-purpose event space, offering a wonderfully unique distressed aesthetic that is very on trend in terms of the urban vibe it brings to proceedings. The capacity allows for up to 150 guests to attend, and the nearest transport link is Queens Road Peckham, which can be reached in just 8 minutes on foot.
The Kia Oval is one of the world’s oldest stadiums, and is still very much at the heart of the sporting world, hosting top class international cricket matches throughout the summer months. Aside from this however, it also offers up its many function and reception spaces in which to hold a diverse range of different events, including corporate gatherings and Christmas celebrations. With a maximum capacity of a very generous 1000, it’s especially ideal for mass scale events.
Fu Manchu is found beneath 2 railway arches, giving it a distinct London feel and old-school charm, complete with arched ceilings and extensive exposed brickwork. Contrasting with the tradition of its architecture and past, it now boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and all the necessary set-up for club-style parties and live music performances, meaning that organising entertainment for your guests certainly shouldn’t pose any difficulties, nor should getting there, with the nearest tube stop within stumbling distance.
Pop Brixton’s main space, Pop Box, is a multi-purpose arts and events venue built from upcycled shipping containers. Perhaps one of the most flexible offerings on our list, they have played host to everything from live theatre productions to music gigs; film screenings to conferences, and parties to photo shoots, showing you just how well versed they are in running a successful event. Extensive technical assistance is available should you need it, as is catering courtesy of some of the city’s best street food vendors and pop-ups.