When planning a Christmas party, choosing the right venue is often the biggest and most important step. With that in mind, here are some of East London’s very best.
Another venue complete with all the mod cons you could possibly need, Stage 3 is a multi-level venue found right on the corner of Hackney Town Hall Square at The Hackney Empire. Bespoke catering options are available, as are cocktail specialists to make sure everyone gets well and truly into the festive spirit. Other handy features include the fully equipped commercial kitchen, the outside seated terrace and the large glass doors that let in plenty of natural light. The capacity is around 220 and the nearby transport links include 3 tube stations – Hackney Central, London Fields and Hackney Downs.
Each of the 3 available floors at Beach Blanket Babylon offer their own distinct style and allure, meaning there’s something for everyone here. The spaces are very versatile, able to be adapted to meet any number of different occasions, depending on the requirements for your particular celebration. They are found far enough away from the bustle of The City to make the most of the East End’s famous trendy vibe and yet still close enough to be well connected to further afield, with Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations both easily reachable on foot.
The Hoxton Distillery is found in the very heart of Shoreditch, just a stone’s throw from Hoxton Square, from which they get their name. You will find 3 separate floors, with each available room different in size and layout, making for a versatile and quirky venue. You can choose to either hire one of these areas individually or combine the building’s entirety to make the most of the 300 person capacity, depending on your needs. As for transport links at your disposal, Liverpool Street train station, Hoxton overground station and Old Street tube station are all within a comfortable walking distance.
The Troxy originally opened its doors as a grand cinema in the 1930s and that feeling of grandeur and drama has been retained in all its glory. Now an Art Deco, grade II listed events venue, many of the striking original features remain in place so you can immerse yourself in London’s architectural heritage. This is complimented however by the addition of modern conveniences such as air conditioning and a cutting edge PA and lighting system, to make sure your party runs without a hitch. It can also be reached from Limehouse train station in just 4 minutes, meaning it should be easy for your guests to travel from outside the city.
Kachette consists of two railway arches, having begun its life as Hackney station, which eventually sat unused for 25 years before being converted into this funky venue. Originally built in 1860, it’s perfect for those who would love to add a touch of history to their party. It is, in essence a blank canvas, able to be adapted to fit many different occasions, but no matter the style you go for, charm and charisma are guaranteed. The team will help you every step of the way in bringing your ideas to fruition, assisting with everything from furniture selection to catering options.