Christmas is fast approaching and if you want to nab one of South London’s best venues to hold a party, you’d better get in ahead of the crowds. Here’s a shortlist to help narrow your search.
The Underdog gallery is a contemporary gallery and multi-purpose event space found in the popular Bermondsey Street area of London Bridge – just 5 minutes from London Bridge station, in fact. This fantastic location keeps you well connected to the rest of the city and makes the venue easily reached from its lengths and breadths. Fully licenced and coming complete with a PA/sound system and a fully stocked and staffed bar, this 250-capacity space has played host to all sorts of different events and so knows all about the smooth running of a party to remember.
The Ballroom South Bank is a wonderful marquee style venue that is the ideal choice for large scale events, with enough space for 950 seated guests or 1800 at a standing reception. Being something of a blank canvas inside, it is hugely versatile in its use and can be adapted to suit almost any occasion, allowing you to tailor-make your festive celebration. With an adjoining catering marquee, fully-equipped attended toilets and thermostatic heating, your guests are sure to be comfortable throughout the duration of the festivities. It is also conveniently close to Waterloo, meaning guests can come from far and wide with ease.
The Balcony Room sits in quite possibly one of the most enviable locations in all of London; right by the iconic Globe Theatre and on the banks of the River Thames. This top floor venue located above a bar and restaurant, offers simply stunning views across the water to St Paul’s Cathedral and the city beyond, guaranteed to leave your guests awe-inspired, be they local or visiting London for the first time. Inside, the space is flooded with natural light courtesy of the floor-to-ceiling French doors, but if you would prefer to be out in the fresh air (and really making the most of those incredible views) then simply step through those doors onto the private balcony.
Lumiere London has two rooms on offer, each 2000 square feet in size and boasting high ceilings and good sized windows that allow in plenty of natural light. The finish has been kept to a minimalistic style with white walls and simple furnishings which grant the space a very contemporary feel and allow it to be customised for your particular event. The on-hand service team will ensure that things run smoothly, as will the sound system, projector and microphone when it comes to entertaining your 150 guests. It is easily reached from both Waterloo station and Southwark tube station.
Tanner Warehouse if located just a stone’s throw from London Bridge, at the heart of the bustling Bermondsey Street. A converted warehouse, it now offers a bar, a modern open kitchen serving delicious food and ample event space complete with cutting-edge onsite audio-visual equipment. The uniquely stylish interior, including striking columns, makes for the ideal backdrop for a festive celebration to remember, while the friendly, helpful team here are well versed in the running of successful parties and will strive to make sure all 250 guests leave happy.