From World War II to Korea, HMS Belfast has been looking after our nation since 1938. Now, moored next to the iconic Tower Bridge, it’s protecting the quality of our nation’s events. As the last surviving example of 20th century Royal Navy warships, she is a truly unique venue for weddings, client entertainment and meetings.
Christmas Party Venues In London
Unique and unusual Christmas party venues to hire in London and the M25
The Kia Oval, located in the heart of London, is a world class sporting venue with excellent conference and event facilities. Each room is flooded with natural daylight and boasts outstanding views of the famous Oval wicket. With a mix of modern and traditional rooms ranging in size, the Kia Oval is suitable for a variety of events.
In 2002 the Cabinet War Rooms took over and restored large areas of the Whitehall site. The meeting facilities now include a number of historic period rooms including a 120 seated auditorium - enhanced by discreet, but modern audio-visual facilities and air conditioning. Rooms are available for corporate or private hire, both daytime and evening.
With excellent facilities and a wealth of flexible interior space, Twickenham can effortlessly cater for large-scale business conferences with state-of-the-art AV, private dinners and social receptions or meetings. In all there are 25 dedicated spaces and rooms, many providing attendees and delegates with a view of the famous playing field.
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The Twickenham Stoop Stadium has been home to Harlequins, the world-famous rugby club, since 1963. The Stoop is located in the heart of Twickenham and over the years has been redeveloped into a unique and excellent venue for conference and events, which makes The Stoop the perfect venue for all types of events.
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Epsom Downs is a truly unique venue for your Conference, Dinner dance, Wedding, Product launch, Christmas Party & much more. The Queen's Stand & Duchess' Stand both have striking facilities; holding an array of diverse events every year, Epsom Downs is the ideal venue for your event.
Just 25 minutes by train from Waterloo, Sandown Park is set in a picturesque green-belt site in leafy Surrey. Suitable for groups of 10 to over 1000 people, event success is guaranteed at Sandown Park with our wide range of flexible spaces and facilites.
The QEII Centre is the largest dedicated conference, exhibition and event space in central London. The venue offers world class facilities and versatile spaces for up to 2,500. Conventions, dinners, awards, exhibitions, Christmas parties, receptions, product launches; we can do them all, hosting over 400 national and international events a year.
Located in Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, just 16 miles from Central London, we offer a unique collection of individual suites that offer beautiful views of the racecourse itself as well as the natural surroundings. Situated less than a mile from Junction 1 of the M3 and with direct trains from London Waterloo to our on-site train station.
Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge.
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Purpose built in 1889, Roux at Parliament Square is the perfect Westminster conference venue which offers flexible rooms to cater for any occasion.
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At Lime Venue Portfolio we're proud to offer some of London's most unique and unusual Christmas Party venues. Check out our venues above and for more information visit their venue profile pages. Most will have downloadable Christmas brochures for you to peruse at your leisure. If you need some help, you can contact our central team of venue experts or if you'd prefer, you can call venues directly.
In the meantime - here are some top tips for organising an Christmas party that blows your guests socks off! Have a rocking Christmas!
Five Top Tips When Organising Your London Christmas Party
The office Christmas party provides a fantastic opportunity for the whole company to let their hair down and enjoy some valuable social time all together. If you’re organising the annual Christmas party in London, you need to make sure you get the most from your venue and see everyone enjoys celebrating the festive season in style.
There are a huge number of party venues in London to choose from, but selecting one where you can trust the events team to support you and add a touch of sparkle to your event is key.
Picking a Theme
While the theme of most office Christmas parties is the festive season itself, choosing a theme can inject a little fun to your event. If, for example, you choose to host your corporate Christmas party in an unusual London Christmas party venue such as the Churchill War Rooms, you could choose a style in-keeping with the historic settings. A ‘vintage’ war-time inspired theme might see guests favour some timeless 40’s glamour, while the venue itself could be adorned with retro bunting in festive colours to add to the atmosphere.
The Churchill War Rooms offer a truly unique venue for your party, and guests are sure to enjoy this subterranean gem and the fine catering the events team will lay on for your get together.
Choose a Venue with Good Transport Links
Many people will travel to your office Christmas party in shared taxis, but spare a thought for how they are going to get home, especially after drinking down the Christmas cheer. Choose a central venue with good transport links, such as HMS Belfast. This exclusive venue is just 0.2 miles from London Bridge station and a number of Tube stops, making it ideal for those who need to travel further afield at the end of the evening.
HMS Belfast is a very unusual Christmas party venue, but little can beat enjoying the Christmas spirit in historic surroundings and overlooking the glittering Thames at night. With very competitively priced Christmas party packages, fantastically versatile space and a highly skilled events team on hand for the duration of your event, you can be sure this will be a Christmas party to remember.
For many people, the food and drink are a significant part of the office Christmas party. Everyone has high expectations, so to make sure nobody goes home disappointed and pick a venue which has a strong reputation for high-quality catering. Sandown Park Racecourse has an award-winning catering team who are able to lay on a spread to suit all tastes and styles, from snacks, nibbles and canapes to full buffet spreads and sit-down banquets.
Sandown Park is also a great place to choose for your party - especially if you want to add a touch of theatricality to your event. The magnificent, picturesque setting is combined with incredibly flexible floorspace, allowing you to fully customise your event and make it truly magical.
Somewhere to Sleep off the Christmas Cheer
Some people on the guestlist will have travelled a long way to make it to your office Christmas party, and if they’re intending to see it through to the end, then they might need accommodation for the night. Many of our exclusive Christmas party venues are able to offer on-site accommodation, but where they cannot, our highly knowledgeable teams will be able to suggest alternative accommodation in the area. Somewhere like the Kia Oval benefits from a very central location in the city, so there’s no shortage of hotels and lodgings nearby to suit every taste and budget.
In 2017 The Oval offered a ‘Night at the Movies’ theme for the, helping bring a touch of Hollywood glamour to events. Guests could enjoy the glitz and the two-course Christmas carvery with the very competitively priced Christmas party package, and relax whilst admiring views of one of the UK’s most iconic sporting venues.
Let Your Hair Down
The sort of entertainment you lay on is another really important factor in the success of your corporate Christmas party. Think in advance what would suit the theme, tone or style you are going for and choose entertainment accordingly. Venues including the fantastic Harlequins have all the highest spec technology on-site, as well as staff who are willing to go out of their way to source the entertainment you need. Whether you simply want a sound system for some cheesy Christmas tunes, or a live band or DJ, nothing is off-limits.
One of the most impressive sporting venues in the country, Harlequins makes a fantastic backdrop for all those photos which are bound to be snapped throughout the night during your Xmas bash. Enjoy a festive feast with a bespoke Christmas party package and that’s the festive season all wrapped up!
Christmas is a magical time of year, especially when it’s celebrated in the right place. For more information on these or any more of the fantastic hand-picked venues we have up and down the country, simply get in touch with Lime Venue Portfolio today!