Just because you’re planning a late Christmas party, doesn’t mean you want to settle for a second-rate venue. Clapham alone has plenty of great spaces on offer, so take a look and see what grabs your eye.
Serving the all-American BBQ and ribs of its name, Chicago Rib Shack is a real favourite of Clapham, found beneath the railway arches the area is known for. The messy, informal nature of the food combined with the comfortable seating and friendly service makes this an ideal spot for some fuss-free, festive fun in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. With an 80-person capacity, it’s well-suited to a more intimate gathering, with handy onsite extras including the likes of a projector screen, LED lighting, DJ facilities and speciality drinks.
The Jam Tree, found in the Old Town area of Clapham is a very spacious and adaptable offering, with several different spaces available for hire, including a large garden, adding up to a very generous maximum capacity of 600, so there’s no fear of having to make cut backs with the guest list. This flexible layout keeps your options very much open, allowing you to utilise the space in the way that works best for you. It’s also well connected to the rest of the city, with Clapham Common and Wandsworth Road both reachable in well under 10 minutes.
Found on Clapham High Street, a mere few minutes from the station of the same name, Adventure SW4 is a funky bar which can be hired either in part for small groups or in full, for receptions of up to 200 people. Quirky touches in the décor bring an instant warmth to the space, and priding themselves on their ability to meet each client’s individual needs, the team are more than happy to create bespoke events for all sorts of occasions, so don’t be afraid to throw your ideas out there.
Fu Manchu is tucked beneath 2 railway arches, giving it that distinct old-school London flavour, with the curved ceilings and exposed brickwork characteristic of such spaces very much present. This raw, stripped-back aesthetic sits in contrast with the state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and the full live-music set up, which make this perfect as a club-style venue or for organising entertainment to get everyone in the party spirit. There’s room for up to 300 guests and Clapham North is just a stone’s throw away.
Being a dance centre and rehearsal space by day, Flow Dance London boasts bright, contemporary, open space in the 2440 square foot studio, which comes complete with wooden flooring, air conditioning, a sound system, dimmable lighting and a mirrored wall, making for a really unique party space. Its good size means there is a capacity allowing for as many as 350 guests in all, whilst Oval station is the nearest rail link, reachable in just 3 minutes on foot.