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5 things to do to beat the January blues

Monday 6 January 2020

 Printworks  Barbican Conservatory

The year 2020 has arrived in full swing. As your heart aches over your London office Christmas Party venue and New Year's, take a look at 5 top ways to beat the January blues and kickstart 2020 in the best way possible. And remember January is the best time to book your 2020 Christmas party!

1. Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall

The show-stopping, jaw dropping circus act is bringing a new show to London, Luzia at the Royal Albert Hall. This intense yet magical experience will have you sitting on the edge of your seat as you are wowed and thrilled by talented artists including contortionists who twist their bodies into bewildering shapes, scuba diving clowns and trapeze artists who fly as raindrops fall around them.

The concept for this renowned circus group involves evoking images of a rich and lively Mexico, with the show effortlessly moving from sets stimulated by a 1920s Mexican cinema to smoky dance halls and acts filled with dreamlike animals.

Book tickets soon to avoid missing out on an evening of Mexican thrill and excitement and escape the cold January night.

2. Explore the exhibition at the V&A Museum

Experience the very best decorative art and design as the V&A is houses some of the greatest collections of art, design, fashion and textiles in the world.

Located in South Kensington, the V&A is full of Victorian architecture with extraordinary rooms and spaces creating a range of opportunities for entertaining guests and bring events to life.

The Dome at the V&A can hold up to 600 guests for an indoor standing reception and also up to 600 in the elegant John Madejski Garden for those looking for a large London venue with outdoor space. With this in mind, the V&A is great for large summer and Christmas parties.

For a seated meal, the dome can hold up to 250 guests and the Raphael Gallery can seat up to 400. With regards to conferences and larger meetings, the V&A can seat up to 300 theatre style in The Dome and up to 140 cabaret style.

3.Sleep over at the Natural History Museum

Each year the museum features fresh new temporary exhibitions, as well as regular favourites, to create excitement amongst the London crowds. There are many opportunities to visit the museum after hours including movie nights, Crime Scene Live, monthly late openings and the chance to sleep over at the Museum with Dino Snores!

The Natural History Museum is unique and of course oozes history from every element of the venue itself. Perfect for a wide variety of events such as; evening receptions, summer and Christmas parties, seated dinners, product launches and much more, The Natural History Museum is a great choice for those larger numbers looking for something a little quirky!

The Hintze Hall can hold up to 1200 guests for a standing reception or your London office Christmas party, and up to 700 for a seated meal which is perfect for gala dinners and Christmas parties. Alternatively, there is the Earth Hall which is great for slightly smaller events and can hold up to 480 guests for a standing reception and up to 200 for a seated dinner.

Thinking about summer already? Check out the outdoor space at The Natural History Museum in the Darwin Centre and Courtyard. This is perfect for summer parties with capacities up to 350 for an outdoor standing reception and up to 150 for a seated meal. The stunning glass atrium opens on to a peaceful courtyard, offering guests a tranquil oasis in the middle of the city. This outside space features a large amphitheatre that can house seating and entertainments or be used as a showcase arena for products.

4. Get lost in the Barbican Conservatory

This great concrete giant venue is indeed the home to a lush indoor garden for you to enjoy and explore! The Barbican is also home to a theatre, cinema, exhibition spaces, restaurants and bars.

As a combined event space, The Garden Room, Conservatory and Conservatory Terrace can accommodate for up to 650 guests for a standing reception, making it the perfect space for summer parties looking for an exotic twist. For seated meals, this area can hold up to 280 guests.

The Barbican Hall is a great choice for conferences, product launches and presentations with the ability to hold up to 1943 guests theatre style. Alternatively, for smaller presentations, there are the Frobisher rooms and their auditorium which can hold up to 170 delegates theatre style.

5. Printworks

Pay a visit to Printworks, a former newspaper printing press in Canada Water, which recently reopened as a club space. Printworks oozes a moody, darkness vibe paired with jaw dropping lasers keeping you dancing and partying well past midnight. Printworks offer live DJ sets form some of the world’s most famous DJ’s as well as other acts headlining in this raw event space.

Printworks is a clean, cool and contemporary venue and provides a blank canvas space which can be easily transformed to fulfil your event desires.

With over 119,000 square feet of event space, Printworks has the capacity to hold up to 6,000 guests for a standing reception and is a perfect office Christmas party venue in London, offering a 2am license on Saturday and Sunday.

Printworks consists of 15 acres of private gated land, comprising of large industrial warehouses, offices suitable for production and green rooms as well as ample parking and auxiliary land.

With ample power available on site, as well as logistical and operational flexibility this site gives you and your clients the ability to deliver activities and events from small to very large scale productions and capacities.

Printworks is a versatile space ideal for launches, brand activation, club nights and experiential events as well as large and small productions of all types.

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