South London is in full party spirit throughout the festive season, which can make it tricky to snap up a booking for one of its best venues. If you cash in on the increasing trend to celebrate the festivities in the new year however, rather than in the lead up to Christmas itself, you can often avoid the worst of the crowds. That said, here are some great venues for a January Christmas party.
Characterful with a contemporary twist, the Main Room at Electric Brixton is comprised of a generous ground floor space and stage which are overlooked by an impressive mezzanine. In addition to this, there is the adjoining Baby Room, a smaller space ideal as a breakaway or prep area, complete with a DJ booth, bar and sound system. Great links with some of the very best caterers and suppliers around mean that organising food and any other relevant equipment should not pose any problems.
The Caipirinha Bar at Cabana is the ideal place to gather with friends in a fun and informal space, where good company and even better drinks are the order of the day. Special Happy Hour deals run from 12-7pm and again from 10pm-close every day, so it’s also a great choice for those who love to make the most of a good bargain! Easily reached from across the length and breadth of London, Brixton tube stop is within mere stumbling distance.
Adventure SW4 is a funky bar complete with moody lighting and quirky details found on Clapham’s popular High Street. Options include partial hire of a specific area and full exclusive hire of the whole venue (which can take as many as 200 guests), leaving you with plenty of options with regards to the scale of the party. Another well connected offering, Clapham North and Clapham High Street stations are both within comfortable walking distance.
Tucked beneath the railway arches of Clapham and thus featuring the characteristic curved ceilings of such spaces, Chicago Rib Shack serves, as the name suggests, authentic and delicious All-American BBQ food, meaning it’s a get-stuck-in, relaxed kind of venue with a friendly, family feel. The space includes a generous reception room and various highlights such as comfortable seating, a projector screen, LED lighting, a spacious bar and the necessary capacities to hire in a DJ if desired.
Founded way back in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is a wonderful little slice of history, being the very first purpose built public art gallery in the world. The building itself is a stunning architectural achievement, whilst the interior (which can accommodate up to 500 guests in all) provides a mix of both classically styled rooms with sensitively retained period features that hark back to the venue’s rich past, and more modern spaces that ensure it continues to be at the very forefront of the London events scene.