With the City of London very much a hive of activity during the festive season, it wouldn’t be advisable to leave it until the last minute if you want to ensure you get a booking for one of the best venues for your Christmas party. That said, here are some of those very places, so that you can book ahead of time for greater peace of mind.
The Sackler Hall is the main event space available for hire at The Museum of London. The building is a celebration of the rich history of the city and its people, and it’s the versatility and diversity of the space that has proven key to its enduring success and popularity. Be it a drinks reception for as many as 1000 people or a more formal seated dinner for 350, it’s a wonderful setting with a great level of service.
The London Capital Club has no less than 6 private function rooms to its name, with capacities that range anywhere between 4 and 140. Something of a hidden gem, each of the spaces on offer is finished in a traditional yet timeless manner that instantly brings a sense of sophistication to any occasion. Very well served by its close proximity to good rail links, Cannon Street, Monument and Bank stations can all be reached in well under 5 minutes.
Old Billingsgate is another offering which boasts several different spaces, including a suspended steel mezzanine, a gallery area and a large vault space with interlinked arches and exposed brickwork for added character. The Grand Hall benefits from triple height ceilings and imposing iron pillars, but the layout for the venue at large can be tailored depending on your particular requirements. Definitely suited to large scale parties, the capacity allows for a mammoth 2500 guests in all.
It’s not often you come across a blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian influences, but it’s the cuisine, culture, music and design of these countries that form the inspiration for this truly unique venue. Located on the 38th and 39th floors of 110 Bishopsgate, SUSHISAMBA is in fact home to the highest outdoor terraces in the UK, which boast views onto the city skyline that will impress both locals and first-time visitors alike. Back at ground level, Liverpool Street and Aldgate East tube stations are mere minutes away.
For something a little out of the ordinary, why not hire out a cinema? That’s exactly what you could do at Curzon Aldgate, a new venue found in the vibrant East End. 3 of the screens come with their own private bar area, perfect for organising refreshments, or for hosting a drinks reception before or after a screening. Several tube stops can be found close by and Fenchurch Street train station can be reached in little more than 10 minutes, making it easy to get to for guests travelling from both inside and out with the city.