Shoreditch is a hotbed of great events year round, but never more so than during the festive season, so take a look at the following top venues if you’re planning a Christmas party in the area and want it to really stand out.
Big Chill Bar on Brick Lane is a no fuss venue that is perfect if you want your guests to feel relaxed during the party, enjoying delicious food, tasty drinks and dancing the night away to great music courtesy of the top DJs the venue regularly attracts. Dimly lit and atmospheric, there is a semi-private lounge with direct access to the bar which is ideal for coming together with your nearest and dearest, but if you’re planning something a little bigger in scale, full venue hire is sometimes available upon request.
Located on trendy Hoxton Square, Electricity Showrooms is a spacious and versatile events space which can accommodate up to 200 guests in all. The ground floor is a traditional pub, albeit with a quirky twist thanks to the eclectic artwork and such forth. Beneath this you will find the decidedly slicker and more modern cocktail bar, complete with light up dancefloor. A late licence is already in place, whilst the fully functioning kitchen means catering needs are also easily met.
Rich Mix is a former garment factory that has been given a whole new lease of life as an independent arts venue. In fact, being an arts charity, all profits go directly back into the venue to help fund their great work supporting all sorts of different events and occasions. There are several spaces on offer, including 3 boutique cinemas, a blank canvas area and theatre spaces, with all of them able to be tailored towards your event’s own particular requirements.
Behind the Bike Shed is one of the newest of more unique offerings on the London events scene. With an impressive 12,000 square feet of space and a 500 person capacity on offer in all, it is comprised of 4 railway arches which have been sensitively updated to allow them to function as multi-purpose event spaces without sacrificing the period features that make them so appealing, including exposed brickwork and of course the distinct arch of the ceilings themselves.
Kachette is also found beneath railway arches, though these particular ones were once the now defunct Shoreditch station, adding that extra little bit of history. First built in 1860, its Victorian heritage is still clear to see in the dramatic architectural style, and having sat unused for 25 years, it’s wonderful to see this characterful space rejuvenated and open to the public once again, only now as a flexible event space. The team will be on hand throughout to assist in the smoothest possible planning and running of the party.