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18 Work Christmas Party Ideas for London 2019 You Simply Can’t Miss

Friday 7 June 2019

Stuck for time or just lacking inspiration? If the idea of planning the office Christmas party fills you with dread, fear not, for we have put together a handy list of the capitals coolest Xmas party ideas that will make this year’s soire'e totally stress free. 

We’ve done all the hard work for you, so check out our round-up of 18 work Christmas party ideas for London 2019 that you simply can’t miss…


Alternative Work Christmas Party Ideas


1. Experience a carnival-inspired celebration at Barbican Conservatory

The Barbican Conservatory is one of our favourite christmas party London venues, famed for its alternative look and atmospheric vibes. The City venue never fails to impress at Christmas, and 2019 will be no exception. 

This year, the Barbican presents a carnival-inspired celebration, with a garden party feel. The venue promises to impress from the moment guests arrive, with street food stalls, secluded gardens, tropical fish ponds and Latin beats. Christmas packages include welcome cocktails, a DJ, unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks for three hours, carnival snacks and food stations.

Dates available: Various December dates
Price range: Standing from £99 + VAT, seated from £125 + VAT
Capacity: 150–650
Location: EC2Y 8DS

The Conservatory at The Barbican


2. Explore the 17th Century pleasure gardens at Museum of London

The event spaces of the Museum of London offer a dramatic backdrop to all occasions, but at Christmas this venue really comes to life. The venue has a great, central location near to several major transport links, and boasts a selection of different spaces for festive celebrations. 

This year, the Museum of London will be celebrating the capital and its people, inviting partygoers to explore London’s history as they toast the occasion. Enjoy drinks on arrival in the entrance hall bar, before exploring the 17 Century pleasure gardens, Victorian walk and people’s city gallery. Then, dinner will be served in the Sackler Hall, where your work staff and  guests will be treated to unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. After dinner a DJ will get the party started within the stunning surroundings of the Sackler Hall, for a Christmas night out like no other. 

Dates available: Various dates available
Price range: From £125 per head + VAT for seated & £72 + VAT per head for standing
Capacity: Seated – 250- 400 & Standing 400 - 1000
Location: EC2Y 5HN

Pleasure Gardens at The Museum of London


3. Enjoy show-stopping street food at Dinerama

Just a short stroll from Liverpool Street Station, Dinerama is an unmissable events space for this year Christmas celebrations. The venue was once a bullion truck yard, and has since been converted into an industrial two-level venue with a rooftop. It works brilliantly for events all year round, but it’s particularly good for company Christmas parties. The venue is well suited to large-scale events, with a capacity of up to 1,000 guests. 

With a range of unique, versatile spaces, Dinerama is the go to venue for those looking for show stopping street food menus to accompany their event. The venue is home to some of London’s most exciting street food vendors, and all events come complete with an unforgettable menu of street food favourites.

Dates available: Various dates available
Price range: Anything from £15k min spend
Capacity: 1,000
Location: EC2A 3EJ

Dinerama at night


Fun Work Christmas Party Ideas


4. Take To The Golf at Swingers

Outrageously fun events space Swingers guarantees a party to remember. This City venue includes two nine-hole crazy golf courses, as well as three street food stalls, five cocktail bars and an exclusive clubhouse perfect for all kinds of festivities. 

The unique event space is fantastic around Christmas time, and ensures that your work Xmas party will stand out from the crowd at a busy time of the year. Hire Swingers for your event and you’ll get a round of crazy golf for every guest, a dedicated event manager and premium drinks packages thrown in too.

Dates available: Various dates available
Price range: From £32 + VAT per head
Capacity: 500
Location: EC3A 8AL 

Windmill Course


5. Join the Home of Ping Pong at Bounce

Another event space that comes complete with its own entertainment is Bounce. The home of ping pong is always a popular choice during the Christmas season. It promises next level events, with tailored spaces available at Bounce Farringdon and Bounce Old Street. 

Flagship venue Bounce Farringdon pays homage to 1820s gin palaces, with a retro design and exquisitely appointed private Jaques room. At Bounce Old Street, you’ll find a private Play Room and a photo booth. Both venues include no less than 17 ping pong tables, as well as an open-counter pizza restaurant. 

Dates available: Various dates available
Price range: From £6,000 + VAT – min spend
Capacity: Farringdon – 120 Old Street – 100 - 550
Location: EC1N 2TD (Farringdon), EC1V 9EY (Old Street)

Bounce Ping Pong


6.  Enjoy a globetrotting celebration at Mrs Fogg’s Residence

Those searching for something unique for this year’s Christmas celebrations should definitely consider Mrs Fogg’s Residence. The venue will be decked out in fabulous festive decorations, making it one of the top spots to celebrate this December. 

This themed space is adorned in memorabilia from the globetrotting adventures of times gone by, and makes an intriguing setting for all kinds of events. Enjoy jovial celebrations in the drawing room, or hire the botanical garden for your office Christmas party. It’s one of our top spots for Christmas entertaining in Mayfair. 

Dates available: Various dates available
Price range: From £3000 + VAT
Capacity: Up to 400 guests
Location: W1J 6JD

Mrs Foggs in the city


Classic Work Christmas Party Ideas


7. Enjoy a classical celebration at Old Royal Naval College

For a classic take on traditional Christmas celebrations, there’s no better place than the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College. This Greenwich venue is historic, impressive and absolutely beautiful. Within the building you’ll find a selection of different rooms, all designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and the Painted Hall is the star of the show. 

Xmas party packages at the Old Royal Naval College include all you need to put on an unforgettable party, with prosecco on arrival, a three course dinner, wine, table decorations, Christmas tree, crackers, event management and security all included. 

Dates available: 4th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th December
Price range: From £92 + VAT pp for a seated dinner
Capacity: 1-398
Location: SE10 9NN

The Painted Hall


8. Enjoy the festivities at 30 Euston Square

Grade II listed building 30 Euston Square offers central London festivities with a classic twist. The venue is within easy reach of both Euston and King’s Cross, and even includes 41 boutique bedrooms to accommodate your guests. 

With a capacity of up to 230, this event space is well suited to Christmas celebrations in the heart of the capital. There are three festive packages to choose from at this venue, all of which include themed cocktails, drinks and seasonal treats galore. 

Dates available: Various dates available
Price range: Seated dinner up to 160 pax – from £105 + VAT pp Standing from £95 + VAT pp 
Capacity: 230
Location: NW1 2FB

30 Euston Square


9. Indulge your guests at Plaisterers’ Hall

Historic city space Plaisterers’ Hall is always an excellent choice for Christmas parties. This winter, expect traditional Christmas theming that complements the venue’s beautifully finished neoclassical décor. 

The main space at Plaisterers’ Hall makes a great spot for luxurious seated dinners, and resident catering team Create are on hand to provide stunning menus full of festive indulgences. Adjacent to the main hall you’ll find a selection of smaller spaces, ideal for entertainment, green rooms, reception drinks and more. 

Dates available: 3rd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 19th
Price range: Seated dinner – from £131 + VAT pp
Capacity: 600 
Location: EC2Y 5JU

The Great Hall at Plaisterers Hall


Themed Work Christmas Party Ideas


10. Dream Circus will enchant your guests at  Tobacco Dock  

The Dream Circus arrives at Tobacco Dock this Christmas, and it’s set to be an unforgettable party. This festive theme brings the world of the extraordinary to one of London’s most exciting event spaces. Exclusive parties are available for groups of 200 to 5,000 guests. 

Festive packages include street food stalls, four course dinners, canapes or bowl food, so you can create a party to suit your exact requirements. The venue even offers atmospheric shared party nights, ideal for smaller groups who still want to take advantage of that buzzing Christmas party atmosphere. 

Dates available: Available from Thursday 28th November – Friday 20th December
Price range: Packages start from £57.50 + VAT pp on shared party nights
Capacity: 200 - 5,000
Location: E1W 2SF

Tobacco Dock


11. Northumberland Express is calling at 8 Northumberland

Grab your ticket to the Northumberland Express and experience the magic of 8 Northumberland this Christmas. The venue is to be transformed with an atmospheric, exciting theme, with an adventurous feel and a luxurious look. 

There’s room for up to 1,000 guests on the Northumberland Express this winter, with tailored events packages making the Christmas planning process a breeze. Christmas party packages include a drinks reception, three-course dinner, entertainment, event styling and even your own dedicated event manager. 

Dates available: Ballroom – Various
Old Billiard Room – Various 
Price range: Ballroom – Seated – from £147 + VAT pp, standing £91 + VAT pp
Old Billiard Room – Seated – from £147 + VAT pp, standing £96 + VAT pp
Capacity: 1,000
Location: WC2N 5BY

Christmas theming at 8 Northumberland Ballroom


12. Through the wardrobe to Narnia at 28 Portland Place

Nothing says Christmas quite like a trip through the wardrobe to Narnia. At Portland Place this winter, you can experience the magic of a childhood gem. The Christmas theme will transform this historic Georgian townhouse, creating an enchanting festive wonderland for guests to explore. Celebrate Christmas by candlelight and journey through this magical lair. Watch out for mythical creatures, heroic icons and a touch of witchcraft thrown in for good measure. We love the sound of this festive theme! 

Dates available: 1st – 22nd December 
Price range: Seated - £134 + VAT pp Standing - £93 + VAT pp
Capacity: 110
Location: W18 1LY

28 Portland Place


‘Wow Factor’ Work Christmas Party Ideas


13. All aboard this luxurious yacht, The Silver Sturgeon

Celebrate Christmas on the Thames this year, and experience the wonder of the majestic Silver Sturgeon. This 21st Century river yacht has luxurious interiors and decks, all created by leading British designers. 

The venue is ideal for up to 550 guests, with several different spaces to discover within the boat. The spacious river room is perfect for parties, whilst the upper deck makes an unforgettable setting for Christmas drinks receptions. Within the ensign room, you’ll also find a great bar to toast the most wonderful time of the year. 

Dates available: Various dates available 
Price range: From £165 + VAT pp for a dinner/dance
Capacity: 550
Location: WC2R 0BP

Silver Sturgeon


14. Enjoy Christmas up on high at Landing 42

If jaw-dropping views are what you’re after, this is the venue for you. Located on the 42nd floor of the Leadenhall Building, Landing 42 is a stunning contemporary space. High above the streets of London, the venue welcomes guests to its annual Christmas in the Sky installation. 

Party packages at the contemporary space include Christmas décor, fully-installed lighting and sound systems, an in-house DJ and dance floor. The venue also offers a range of live entertainment acts, available to book via its entertainment partner Fullcircle. 

Dates available: Various dates 
Price range: Seated dinner from £193 + vat pp
Capacity: 300
Location: EC3V 4AB

Landing 42


15. Spectacular parties at One Marylebone

Leading London venue One Marylebone specialises in spectacular parties. The historic space never fails to astound guests, with its dramatic interiors and stunning lighting. There are a range of different Christmas party packages available at One Marylebone, and parties can be tailored to your exact requirements. 

The venue has room for up to 400 guests for standing events, or a maximum of 300 for seated Christmas dinners. Choose from options including sound and lighting production, furnishings, DJ, catering and much more to create your perfect Christmas party. 

Dates available: Various December dates
Price range: From £21,500 + VAT – includes dry hire & production
Capacity: 400
Location: SW1X 7SH

Dinner set at One Marylebone


‘Wow Factor’ Work Christmas Party Ideas


16. Be the first to experience Christmas at Dock X

Brand new for 2019, Dock X is a multi-use venue in Canada Water. This venue is as versatile as they come, and offers boundless opportunities for customisation. Create your Christmas party vision in the surrounds of this creative events space, and make your event one to remember. 

The venue is within easy reach of transport links at Canada Water station, and lends itself well to unique festive celebrations. This is a vast venue spanning 34,100 sq. ft, with room for up to 1,500 guests.

Dates available: Various late November and December dates available
Price range: Packages start from £85 + VAT pp for a seated dinner
Capacity: 1,500
Location: SE16 2XU

Dock X at Christmas


17. Enjoy a fully themed experience with Après at Magazine

This flexible venue covers a massive 34,498 sq. ft, and can accommodate up to 3,000 guests. It’s the place to go for celebrations on an epic scale, and it’s somewhere you can really unleash your creativity. 

This versatile, inspiring space is brand new for 2019, and it’s sure to get guests talking. It’s easily accessible from central London, located in the heart of Greenwich Peninsula. And that’s not all. Magazine also boasts beautiful views of Canary Wharf, which look particularly magical during the festive season where it is being transformed into an Après masterpiece for Christmas. 

Dates available: Various dates 
Price range: From £100 + VAT pp for seated dinner
Capacity: 3,000
Location: SE10 0QE

Après theming


18. Unforgettable parties at Soho Residence

Soho is always a popular location for parties, so why not hire a space in the heart of the action this year? Newly opened venue Soho Residence promises unforgettable parties, over three floors of an iconic Soho building. Journey down to the basement and you’ll discover a festival bar, with music-themed interior details and expertly-mixed cocktails. On the ground floor, there’s a botanical bar with a cosmopolitan vibe, framed by banquette seating, with plants cascading down from the ceiling. The first floor is home to a gin parlour, complete with elegant detailing and huge windows overlooking the action-packed streets below. 

Dates available: Various dates
Price range: Depends on days of the week
Capacity: 350
Location: W1D 6QE

Soho Residence



With so many epic work Christmas party ideas and venues to choose from, London is destined to host some amazing festive celebrations this winter! Get in touch today for more information, or to reserve one of our most popular dates at any of these exciting event spaces.

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