Whilst we’ve compared each side of the Thames in our North vs South debate, as well as each end of the river in our East vs West dispute – the larger question at hand is yet to be answered; where abouts in London can I find the best venues for Christmas 2017? We’ve been to every drinking den in Soho, every trendy bar in Camden and every traditional pub in Islington – we’ve checked out venues in Canary Wharf and spaces in Kensington; we are the event experts. So without further ado, here’s the best of the venues in each particular area of London.
As we’re located in Battersea, we’ll start in our favourite part of the capital – the South. Battersea Evolution is one of the big contenders here, favored due to its versatility as an events space in terms of both capacity and the style that can be brought to the event. The theme this year is masquerade, meaning your Christmas party night is a chance to immerse yourself in a decadent recreation of Venice in the 19th century.
On the River
Whilst we actually offer on the river parties, where you can hop on one of our fantastic boats and enjoy views of both the Southbank and the North Bank during the most magical time of the year – we’re going to focus on the venues on the river, right in the centre of the capital. Firstly, the Deck on Southbank is one of our favourites, due to the panoramic views on offer in addition to the versatility, in which a number of different budgets and requirements can be adjusted towards. The Sea Containers is another which is sure to impress – nestled next to Blackfriars station, the converted containers also offer stunning views of our iconic city, and can suit any capacity for your Christmas party, with a number of stylish interiors and a contemporary menu to ensure perfection during the festive time.
East LondonTobacco Docks is one of the real heavyweights in East London and needs no real introduction. The venue is an all time classic for those looking to celebrate Christmas in Victorian splendor. A deservedly grade-I listed location, the whole place becomes enchanted around Christmas time. East London can be favoured for its variety as well; the area also boasts One Canada Square – a sophisticated place to dine in the heart of Canary Wharf. The elegant mezzanine is available for an indulgent sit down meal or a festive cocktail party, whichever you prefer!
West LondonKensington Roof Gardens is one of the more charming venues in the capital – mirroring Kensington as one of the more elegant spots to spend your Christmas party. Atop a former department store on Kensington High Street, the venue is absolutely beautiful and at a party there you can expect a sumptuous three-course festive meal as well as unlimited drinks.
Up the Northern Line and we reach Camden, home of The Roundhouse – another absolutely iconic place to host your Christmas party. The Roundhouse represents North London as its own heavyweight and is ideal for those with larger crowds – holding up to 900 or seated or a whopping 1,800 standing. A truly extraordinary event space, the grade-II listed location has stunning original features and is brought to life with incredible production that takes into account every minute detail. For those looking to put their own stamp on a winter space, the venue offers incredible lighting and sound which can suit your every need.
The London Underground began operation over 150 years ago and the first London bus in 1904 – we’ve come a long way since then, and getting around the city is far from difficult. Wherever your work is located, you can choose a venue all over the capital with MELON, as we will ensure every bit of the preparation and organisation is simple – you won’t even have to be at the venue until the day! Give us a call on 020 8222 8420 or contact us to find out more.