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5 Great Reasons to Book Your 2024 Christmas Party Early!

Thursday 15 February 2024

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Last year, our team of free venue finders secured bookings for over 50 Christmas parties at some of London's most iconic venues; totalling £1.15m in value. By leveraging our expertise, we saved both clients and venues time and money; ensuring the perfect location for their end of year celebrations.

From private rooms in restaurants, to seated dinners for over 1,000 revellers, our team, based in London Bridge, know all the best venues London has to offer!  We have already booked several Christmas parties for 2024 and are currently working on many further briefs for the upcoming season.

Whilst many corporates may need to wait until later this year to gain approval for December 2024, here are our five great reasons to book your party sooner rather than later:

Better venue choice:

It goes without saying (usually!) that booking early gives you a far better choice of the very best Christmas party venues London has to offer.  This is especially the case with the larger landmark venues, often get booked up over 9 months in advance.

Lower prices:

Despite the worst of the cost inflation being behind us (we hope!), many venues will increase prices for December throughout the year. In addition, many London venues are keen to get bookings and deposits in early and will offer better prices for early year Christmas bookings.

Better attendance:

The earlier you secure and announce your date; the higher the attendance. Since most will plan other activities around the end of year celebration, getting it in the diaries and giving sufficient notice of the event will ensure maximum attendance.

Improved ROI:

Linked to the above, the earlier you can announce your Christmas party, the more value the event will deliver in terms of pre-event anticipation.  This in turn feeds through to benefits in morale, loyalty and other wider “people benefits”.

More planning time:

Booking your December event in the Autumn can lead to additional stress and pressure points, with event planners juggling event preparation at the same time as managing the invitation and response process.  So, we believe it’s far better to get the party planned early, to allow time for last minute adjustments with the essentials already in place.

And finally…

With so many venue options in the market (including new openings every year), each offering different content, capacities and pricing, finding the best venue for your end of year celebrations can be a time-consuming and exhausting process.

However help is at hand! Our team of free venue finders are ready, willing and able to save you time and money in your venue search.

Please send us a quick e mail or call our team now on 0207 870 9305 to discuss potential venues for your 2024 Christmas party.

Here are some of our most popular Christmas Party venues in London:

The Brewery

The Brewery is a renowned and sophisticated large London venue that offers a remarkable setting for corporate events, making it an ideal choice for businesses seeking an exceptional experience. Located in the heart of a bustling metropolis, this unique event space provides a fusion of historic charm and contemporary design, creating an ambiance that leaves a lasting impression on guests. The Brewery's hallmark is its historical significance, as it was originally the site of the Whitbread Brewery, established in the 18th century. This December 2024 as The Brewery brings back Miami's neon nights with the Electric Flamingo Lounge and Social Club. Step into a time machine and immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of 1980s Miami. Stroll through the neon-soaked streets before gaining access to the legendary Electric Flamingo, the most glamorous and exclusive night spot in Miami, only accessible to the privileged few.

8 Northumberland Avenue

8 Northumberland Avenue is just a short walk from Charing Cross station and Trafalgar Square and is described by English Heritage as 'the grandest example of a Victorian ballroom in existence'. 8 Northumberland Avenue has a rich history dating back to 1887, when The Northumberland Avenue Hotel Company wanted to build a 500-room hotel that would exceed the expectations of Victorian travellers. The Ballroom is the jewel of the venue and perfect for an incredible Christmas at 8 Northumberland Avenue. The high ceilings, impressive chandeliers alongside cutting-edge technology makes the Ballroom perfect for any celebration. 

Old Billingsgate (Ultimate Experience)

Old Billingsgate is a historic and iconic venue located in the heart of London, renowned for hosting a wide range of corporate events. Originally a world-famous fish market dating back to the 19th century, it has been transformed into a versatile event space that blends history and contemporary architecture seamlessly. Benefiting from prime position on the Thames, Old Billingsgate offers a fantastic setting for Christmas parties and the expansive space allows for both large-scale events and more intimate gatherings, making it suitable for companies of all sizes. With Ultimate Experience managing the event, you can expect a seamless and memorable celebration offering its own charm and capacity to suit your guest list. Ultimate Experience's expertise ensures a well-executed event, from stunning decorations to delectable catering options. Incorporate a theme to enhance the festive spirit for your guests.

Aqua Shard

With breathtaking panoramic views over London and a stylishly modern interior, Aqua Shard, located on level 31 of The Shard, is one of the city’s hottest destinations for Christmas Party events. Offering contemporary British cuisine and carefully curated cocktails, Aqua Shard has the capacity, experience and wow factor to host a variety of private events. The event menus offer the finest seasonal British produce from carefully sourced local suppliers and are executed using innovative techniques. Aqua Shard’s contemporary British cuisine and majestic views over London make for the perfect destination for your event. From intimate festive dining in the private dining rooms, to full exclusive hire of the venue for your end of year Christmas party - Aqua Shard can be transformed to suit your event

Grand Connaught Rooms

Grand Connaught Rooms has a long history of hosting unforgettable events for an extensive list of famous faces and this luxury London event venue comes to life at night taking its rightful place as one of London’s premier event venues. The amazing hall boasts a 42 foot ceiling, imposing chandeliers and arched Art Deco design. The Balmoral Suite located adjacent to the Grand Hall has its own full service bar facilities and ideal location for your pre-dinner drinks reception or catering area. With an enviable location in the heart of Covent Garden, and with over 30 unique events spaces including the iconic Grand Hall, this exclusive venue creates the backdrop for a range of grand celebrations; from festive gala dinners, Christmas drinks receptions and private parties, along with great seasonal food and drink and a dedicated events team behind the scenes

These are just some of many great Christmas Party venues London has to offer. Our team of free venue finding experts are on hand to create the perfect shortlist of venues in London for your next event.

Please complete our quick enquiry form with your specific dates, budget and ideal location and we will use our experience and venue relationships to save you both time and money.

Alternatively, please send us a quick e mail or call our team now on 0207 870 9305 to discuss suitable venues for your next event.


Sam Gill

Founder Director, Venue Search London
As Founder of Venue Search London and with over 30 years of UK event experience, Sam has a vast knowledge and understanding of the London venues scene, having previously operated and designed some of the most iconic event spaces in the capital. He believes that selecting the right venue is at the very heart of every successful event.