We’ve prepared a list of top South London venues to make your hunt for the ideal Christmas party venue all the more straightforward. Take a look and see what grabs your eye.
Hawker House is perfect for any large scale Christmas parties, being a very generously proportioned warehouse conversion that can accommodate up to an impressive 2500 guests in the winter months. There is a plethora of different spaces on offer, including 16 food traders and 9 bars, so there certainly shouldn’t be any shortages when it comes to refreshments. Found in Canada Water, it’s just a stone’s throw from the station of the same name.
For those in search of something a little more contemporary in feel, OXO2 could be just the venue for you. With a fantastic location right on the South Bank, you can enjoy stunning panoramic views out across the River Thames, with large windows in place to both maximise the great view and flood the interior with natural light. The in-house team of experienced event organisers will take care of all the leg work, bringing your ideas to fruition and ensuring all requirements are met.
Horniman Museum and Gardens offer spaces which include a stunning Grade II listed Victorian conservatory, a contemporary pavilion and an intimate Bandstand, all set within 16 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and boasting wonderful views of London’s skyline, offering the best of escapism and convenience. Located in Forest Hill, the nearest train station is around 10 minutes away on foot, keeping you surprisingly well connected to the city, despite the secluded feel.
The Imperial War Museum London – or IWM as it is sometimes known – is housed within an arresting Grade II listed building. There are all sorts of different spaces to be found here, including the main Atrium, a roof terrace, a private dining room, a cinema, break-out spaces and more, making it very much a flexible offering, suitable for a whole range of different occasions and styles. With a total capacity of more than 1200 however, it is particularly well suited to large scale gatherings.
Fu Manchu is tucked beneath 2 railway arches in Clapham North, giving it a distinct old-school London vibe, complete with arched ceilings and extensive exposed brickwork, creating an altogether immersive and atmospheric space. It’s great for private dinners, but with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and full live music set up already onsite, it’s also easily converted into a funky club space where you can make the most of the festivities in true style.
For something totally out of the ordinary where the setting will be a talking point at the party in its own right, consider Grand Union Brixton, a 350 capacity garden night club, with charming outdoor space that is full of all sorts of quirky details and features. Don’t worry if the weather doesn’t hold out though, as there is additional space indoors which is equally as characterful. Nearby transport options include Clapham North, Brixton and Clapham Common.