During the festive season, London is packed with corporate Christmas parties. To help yours stand out from the crowd, start by securing a venue with a difference.
The Private Dining Rooms at Bleeding Heart Restaurants have been welcoming guests through their doors for nearly 30 years now, so they know a thing or two about the running of a successful event. Sumptuously decorated, these coble-stoned spaces make for a charming and immersive setting, bringing a warming and cosy atmosphere to proceedings. The adjoining medieval Crypt is also ideal for private receptions for between 50 and 120 guests, having been used for the likes of weddings and banquets, meaning it would bring a lovely exclusive vibe to your festive celebration.
Bounce sets out to be an all-encompassing social experience, providing all your dining, entertainment and corporate needs under one roof. Refresh your guests over a lovely meal in the restaurant, then head to the bar for a few drinks before taking to the ping pong tables for a bit of friendly, competitive fun. With award-winning design and very flexible use as both a private and corporate venue, Bounce can accommodate anywhere between 6 and 500 guests, with the Private Room ideal for a corporate party, coming complete with its own cocktail bar and bartender, UV ping pong, photo pod, an iPod connection and much more.
Raven’s Ait is certainly a good choice for granting your event a sense of exclusivity and extravagance, as it is in fact a charming island found on the River Thames, accessed only via private boat. Striking a fantastic balance between the convenience and connectivity of a city location with the relative tranquillity and beauty of a more rural location, Raven’s Ait is one of London’s most unique offerings. With both indoor and outdoor spaces, lush greenery, lovely river views and a great maximum capacity allowing for up to 400 guests, this is a venue that is equally as practical as it is beautiful.
Looking for something grand and historic to really wow your guests? Speech Room at Harrow School could be just the space for you. Dating right back to 1871, this vast and stunningly ornate venue is brimming with traditional features and a timeless beauty that is sure to impress. The decadent feel is ideally suited to the festive season, whilst the generous capacity and selection of good local transport links, including Harrow on the Hill, West Harrow and Harrow & Wealdstone, make this one-of-a-kind space as convenient for a corporate gathering as it is an enchanting sight to behold.
One of Shoreditch’s newest venues on the events scene, Behind the Bike Shed is comprised of 4 railway arches which have been redeveloped to function as multi-purpose event space. Refurbished to the highest standard, upgrades have included shiny concrete floors and underfloor heating throughout the venue, all without sacrificing the original features and the inherent charm of the space, with the distinct arched ceilings and extensive exposed brickwork bringing plenty of warmth to the space, despite the otherwise blank canvas feel allowing you to get creative and put your own stamp on things if you so wish. The nearest station – Old Street – is just 8 minutes away, keeping you well connected to the wider city.