Central London becomes a hive of fun and cheer come Christmas time, making it the ideal location to hold a party. Here are some of the best venues to put you at the very heart of the festivities.
One Great George Street is a very versatile offering, with no less than 21 different function rooms on offer, each with its own style, capacity and allure. These range everywhere from the Great Hall for large scale receptions of up to 400 people, to private meeting rooms that can cater to dinner parties of as intimate as 18 guests. The various spaces are all finished to the highest standard, bringing charm to any festive gathering, and being located in Westminster, it sits within a hub of good transport links, including St James Park, Victoria and Charing Cross.
The Saw Holborn offers several different spaces, each one a blank canvas just begging to be transformed into a winter wonderland for your Christmas celebration, for anywhere between 10 and 1000 people. The building itself was awarded the prestigious title of London Building of the Year by the Royal Institute of British Architects, giving you just a hint of the quality you can expect here. Its location is another strength, with an impressive 5 stations (between rain and underground) all no more than 10 minutes away, including Waterloo and Charing Cross.
Whether you’re looking for a bar, restaurant, lounge, screening room, gallery or meeting space, you can find it all at The Hospital Club, making it a truly versatile venue in all senses of the word. So be it a small gathering of 8 or a drinks reception for 300 you are planning, you can hold it here, with the team bringing the same amount of passion and attention to detail no matter the scale of the occasion. In terms of reachability, Covent Garden and Holborn tube stations are both handily close by, at just a 5 and 10 minute walk away respectively.
Fancy stepping back in time to 1940s London? If so, Cahoots is the place to be. Designed to look and feel like an abandoned tube station in post war times, the atmosphere at Cahoots is quintessentially British in its charm. The details are second to none, with the platform bar, wooden escalators and vintage train carriage really adding to the authenticity of this wonderful themed bar, making a party held here a night like no other and one that is sure to be remembered by all your guests, of whom there is ample space for 150. It’s another well connected venue, with Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus both in the nearby area.
With 2 dining rooms and 2 bars spread across a total of 3 floors, there’s something for everyone at Ape & Bird, from a Dive Bar in the basement to the elegant Soho Room on the first floor. Each of the spaces is suitable for a diverse number of uses and the team work hard to tailor-make your evening, helping to organise any production or entertainment needs you may have for your party. Its location in the very centre of Soho means it is right in the heart of all the city’s action, and easily reached from Leicester Square tube station, amongst others.