Lightwells & Deadhouse – Somerset House

For those in search of a something a little unusual, reaped in history and Dickensian flair, the Lightwells & Deadhouse at Somerset House is the venue for you. A series of subterranean brick corridors await you as you descend into the depths of this 18th Century palace. Perfect for a traditional Christmas experience, with a twist, or for those looking to host a neo-gothic cocktail party. Be sure not to miss the ice rink, which can be incorporated – be quick as tickets sell like ice cubes.

Capacity: 200 standing

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One Mayfair

Opulent grandeur awaits you at One Mayfair, punctured in the Greek Revival style with a charm that rivals any venue in London. This spectacular venue is perfectly located in the sophisticated area of Mayfair, perfectly placed as a hidden gem a stones throw from vibrant Oxford Street. This magnificent venue is full of character, historic elegance and has a range of spaces to offer truly unique experiences.

Capacity: 300 seated / 500 reception

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National Gallery

In the heart of the West End lies The National Gallery, a venue among giants – a celebrated institution, full of some of the world’s greatest treasures. A perfect setting to host an intimate Christmas diner, or to stage an elegant cocktail party witnessed by some of history’s most notorious portraits, figurative characters and Masters. Why not create a sensory Christmas experience, bringing art to life through extraordinary food, design and entertainment.

Capacity: 100 seated / 300 reception

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Cellar at One Whitehall Place

Deep in the depths of Whitehall lies a Cellar that is the perfect unique venue for a Christmas celebration. The Cellar at One Whitehall Place offers guests an opportunity to visit a space that has a fascinating history, drawing upon the location of old government offices and hidden tunnels. The quirky but intimate nature of this space is ideal for smaller parties, however big impact can be achieved easily using the venue’s aesthetic and interiors. This is the perfect place to throw a jazzy Christmas party in style.

Capacity: 80 reception

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Freemason’s Hall

If you haven’t visited Freemason’s Hall then you’re in for a treat. Here lies a venue perfectly situated in Covent Garden that gives a sense of Christmas as soon as you enter it’s magnificent entrance hall. Full of beautiful interiors, ornate patterns, sweeping staircases and an abundance of unique spaces, Freemason’s Hall has something to offer for all types of experiences.

Capacity: 250 seated / 1200 reception

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Saatchi Gallery

Looking for the cool kid on the block? We love Saatchi Gallery, not only for its fantastic collection of contemporary art, but for its flexibility, elegance and beautiful setting in the heart of Chelsea. This venue can accommodate a variety of event styles, and is perfect for dinners, elegant drinks receptions or parties. Be sure to consider having a private tour of one of their world-class exhibitions – this is a cool venue not to be missed.

Capacity: 200 dinner / 280 reception

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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is well known for its majestic Hintze Hall, a breathtaking space in the heart of this world famous venue. We are amazed at the architecture of this magnificent space – you will always find us looking up at the beautiful animals carvings in the ceiling and balconies. The Natural History Museum is a venue of charm, discovery and elegance. From the Earth Galleries to the Darwin Centre, this truly encapsulates why London is the best place to host your Christmas Party.

Capacity: 650 dinner / 1200 reception

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Science Museum – Flight

Have you ever seen the inside of a Boeing 747 jet? Are you intrigued to find out more about the development of aviation from the visionary Renaissance to modern-day jumbo jets? Flight Gallery at the Science Museum, South Kensington, is a space that is utterly sophisticated, intriguing and full of wonderful celebrated inventions. This bold, spacious gallery offers guests the chance to dine and celebrate under some of history’s most famous treasures in flight history.

Capacity: 400 dinner / 400 reception

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Village Underground

If you are considering a blank canvas venue this season then Village Underground is the ideal space. This raw venue with beautiful exposed brickwork is situated just off of Brick Lane, offering a true sense of east-end charm. Village Underground is perfectly set to accommodate a variety of events, including concerts, parties, drinks receptions and dinners. It is a fantastic canvas to incorporate layer upon layer of creativity, innovation and raw charm.

Capacity: 200 dinner / 700 reception

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The Shard

To set the tone for a highflying Christmas, why not consider The Shard as the perfect venue for your Christmas event? This spectacular skyscraper offers 360 degree views of London, soaring above some of our most cherished landmarks. The two viewing platforms are contemporary in style, vibrant and totally unique – this really is venue with the wow factor in every way. A true experience that may leave your guests feeling light headed.

Capacity: 400 reception

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