Dust off those Santa suits, shine your elf boots and polish your festive baubles – Christmas is on its way!
If you are anything like us then you will be cheering right now, although we know that celebrations may be slightly premature. For us event professionals Christmas in summer is relatively normal – not only because of the range of Christmas in July experiences that are now produced by major brands, but also because it is this time of the year where we prepare ourselves for the Christmas party season.
What we want to know is whether you’ve considered options for your Christmas celebration 2016? The most popular dates are selling like Christmas puddings and soon you’ll start seeing luxury mince pies instead of ice creams in the supermarkets. Cooler temperatures mean more layers and clothes shopping for that sparkly party dress or novelty tie. Why not start the planning process early and let us help you produce the best festive party in your company’s history? Here are some venues suggestions for those looking for something special for Christmas:
Party beneath one of the world’s most cherished tea clippers, The Cutty Sark, known for being fastest and greatest ship of her time. This spectacular event space is located directly under the hull of the great ship, ideal for drinks receptions, cocktail parties and dinners.
Hampton Court Palace
The home of Henry VIII and one of the most historically significant palaces in British History, Hampton Court Palace is unrivalled in prestige and elegance. This Tudor palace overlooks the River Thames and comes packed with interesting exhibits and décor that spans hundreds of years.
Royal Horticultural Halls
The Royal Horticultural Halls offers blank canvas space ideal for large Christmas parties and dinner/dances. The interiors are impressive with high ceilings and modern-day finishes. This is one party venue where anything is possible.
Imperial War Museum
For those considering an elegant venue option for Christmas, the Imperial War Museum is an ideal choice. Since its refurbishment the museum has seen a vast increase in the amount of visitors to its exhibitions and stands today as one of London’s most important and significant attractions. Combine tours and private views of the collection as you sip champagne and nibble of festive canapés.
Art enthusiasts will not be disappointed when visiting the Saatchi Gallery, King’s Road. The large open-plan galleries offer cool and contemporary spaces for a range of different events. Party into the night surrounded by some of the most unusual, fun and original art work available on display.
Two Temple Place
Two Temple Place is one of those hidden gems on the London venue scene. This venue is truly beautiful and has the most glorious interiors, matched with any even more fascinating history. Today the venue is the home of The Bulldog Trust but it also offers spaces for intimate entertainment – it is truly exquisite.
Do you want to party with the stars? Be surrounded by your favourite celebrities as you celebrate in style at Madame Tussauds. Don’t forget to take a selfie or two. You certainly won’t feel lost in the crowd amongst these famous faces.
The Athenaeum Hotel, situated by St James’s Park, is an art deco treasure in the busy heart of the West-End. This venue was built in 1849 by Henry Pelham-Clinton, the 6th Duke of Newcastle and was always associated to a private members club for the great and good of London’s society.
Take a trip to Somerset House and immerse yourself in the winter wonderland of Skate at Somerset House. Private entertainment options are available within the main house, as well as exclusive hire on the ice rink itself. Your groups are able to purchase skating tickets and explore the Fortnum & Mason Christmas arcade to shop for last minute gifts. This is truly the most glamourous Christmas venue option in London.
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