Why should I use VenueScanner?
Great question. When our founder, Rebecca Kelly, first thought up the concept of VenueScanner, she wanted to create a genuinely useful resource which matched PAs with amazing venues all over the country.
It’s resulted in us helping people to find venues for smaller events - we’re talking exercise classes, birthday parties and meetings - to large-scale functions like business conferences and team away day experiences. Christmas parties, though? That is what we do best.
Each year, we help PAs to discover and book venues that perfectly match with their office’s budget, style and personality. There’s plenty to arrange with the Christmas party, but finding a suitable venue isn’t anything to fret about when you’re using our platform.
So whether you’re wanting to book somewhere for dinner and drinks, considering a boat party experience or wanting some form of venue with activities, you’ll find your perfect fit amongst our selection of the best Christmas party venues London can offer.
Christmas Party London: Do’s and Don’ts
- Book early. Honestly, it’s never too early to start looking. In a year where the hospitality industry has been forced to close; where spectacular venues have been pushed into an uncertain hiatus because of COVID-19, corporate bookings are filling up even faster than usual for Christmas. Cocktail bars, event spaces and the top Christmas party restaurants in London are in super-high demand in 2020.
- Budget properly. It’s difficult to confirm numbers for events that are happening next week, let alone in December. But having an educated guess at how many people might come, and the precise budget per head you’ve got for your party, will make things far simpler when it comes to planning.
- Figure out when everyone is free. There’s no point booking a venue for one of the most competitive dates for a Christmas party if it turns out that nobody is actually free that evening.
- Leave it late. Sort of an extension of the first ‘Do’, really. The staff Christmas party isn’t really something that you can wing. It’s often the big date in the diary that your colleagues look forward to, so enquiring to your first choice venue and confirming a date early can often pay off big time.
- Book a place without seeing it. It’s tempting to save time by booking a venue off the strength of its pictures and reviews online, but pencilling in a site visit will give you the chance to sample the menu (a huge bonus), meet the staff and get a feel for the venue itself.
- Just book the first place you see. VenueScanner was built for you to discover and compare the finest Christmas party venues in London. We’ve got stacks of information and an experienced concierge team to plan your office Christmas party should you need them. They are super friendly, and will stop at nothing to get the best deal for you and your party.
I need London Christmas party ideas
You could treat your team to dinner and drinks at the top of an iconic skyscraper. Over in Camden Town is a beautiful events space that would be brilliant for an exclusive hire for larger offices. Everybody loves bowling, and these scavenger hunts are a fantastic way to make friends of your colleagues before your evening entertainment.
Here’s an article about alternative Christmas party ideas, and another on how to save money - but still have a great time - with a shared Christmas party in London. Check out our blog for more exciting London Christmas party ideas as the festive season draws closer.
Where to host a Christmas party in London
As with any corporate party, it’s helpful for your staff, clients, stakeholders and plus ones if your event is well-served by public transport. As a general rule, Christmas party venues in London are typically in demand if they’re close to an underground station or main terminal like King’s Cross, Liverpool Street, Victoria or London Bridge.
It’s hard to pin down a particular area with a high concentration of the top Christmas party restaurants London has to offer. However, Soho is a strong choice thanks to its many bars and restaurants, Islington’s Upper Street is home to thriving pubs and late-night dancing spots, while Shoreditch is popular with young start-ups and companies based close by in the City of London.
Christmas parties London 2020
With close to 3,000 of the leading Christmas party venues London has to offer in our catalogue, VenueScanner is the ideal place to discover, compare and then book venues for your festive do.
Our service is free, we’ve got a generous rewards scheme for our customers and we put you in direct contact with venue hosts to help make your plans a reality. We’ve even got a dedicated concierge team to take all of the stress away from you.
Whether you only need a small space, you’re searching for something a bit different, you’d like a private dining area or you’re only here for the drinks and dancing, you’ll find your ideal London Christmas party venue here on our platform. Send us a message on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help any step of the way.