Best Christmas party venues in the City of London

Searching for the best Christmas party venues in the City of London? London’s financial district is bursting with impressive places to toast the end of the year. From Michelin-starred restaurants to heated rooftops with views of London’s skyline, take a look at our pick of the finest festive venues in the City. Happy Hunting!

Updated on 12 September 2023

The City of London, otherwise known as the Square Mile, is best known for being a centre point for the UK’s trading and financial service industries. This high-rise area has become synonymous with its sweeping skyscrapers and myriad London landmarks, from St Paul’s Cathedral to the Gherkin, Royal Exchange, Walkie Talkie building and Smithfield Market. If you work in the City and are looking for places in the area to host your Christmas party this year, there really is a huge amount of choice.

The best Christmas party venues in the City range from contemporary spaces kitted out with state-of-the-art technology, to historic institutions where original features and classic cooking abound. To ensure you have every possible option at your fingertips, we’ve included a wide range of venues suited to all sizes, styles and budgets.

For glamorous events, consider hosting your Christmas party at one of the City’s rooftop venues, from the heated terrace at Madison which overlooks St Paul’s Cathedral, to the private dining options at Duck & Waffle and SUSHISAMBA, located on the 38th, 39th and 40th floors of Heron Tower. Elsewhere, discover cosy British gastropubs, high-tech gaming venues, Michelin-starred restaurants and a quirky karaoke bar.

Whatever type of Christmas party you have in mind, there’s a venue in the City of London to suit you. Have a scroll to discover the very best, then make sure to enquire as soon as you find one you like. These places are pretty popular and book up fast!

Hawksmoor Guildhall

Hawksmoor Guildhall

10 Basinghall Street, City of London, London, EC2V 5BQ

The Sublime Society Room is an elegant space that harks back to the historic society of the same name. Able to host 22 around a long table, and with the option to add a cocktail reception on arrival, it’s a luxurious fit for medium-sized parties.  

Swingers City

Swingers City

8 Brown's Buildings, City of London, London, EC3A 8AL

Swing your way to success at this giant crazy golf venue in the City. Private areas range from the intimate President's Committee Room to the stunning Gin Terrace, while epic street food stalls and creative cocktails complete the experience.

F1® Arcade

F1® Arcade

1 New Change, City of London, London, EC4M 9AF

F1 Arcade brings together food, drinks and immersive gaming for the ultimate exclusive dining experience. Once you've finished racing your colleagues in a state-of-the-art Formula 1 simulator, enjoy killer cocktails and tasty sharing plates within the comfort of its 90-person private dining room. 

Electrowerkz

Electrowerkz

7 Torrens Street, Angel, London, EC1V 1NQ

On the hunt for a large Christmas venue in the City? The Werkz is a weird and wonderful venue home to a wealth of magnificent spaces, from its nightclub-esque Live Room to the blank canvas Penthouse. From sit-down meals to a blowout party, the team have got you covered. 

Madison

Madison

1 New Change, City of London, London, EC4M 9AF

There are few roof terraces in the City of London as special as the one at Madison. For large festive parties, book the venue exclusively to make use of the heated terrace, restaurant and bar for up to 750 people. Versatile festive packages include wine pairings, a Champagne reception and bottle service.  

Galvin La Chapelle

Galvin La Chapelle

35 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DY

Michelin-starred dining in a grade II-listed dining room is surely one of the better ways to celebrate Christmas. Take a look at its private and semi-private spaces, from its open-air gallery to the cosy space underneath three soaring arches.  

SUSHISAMBA City

SUSHISAMBA City

110 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

Guarantee a gorgeous evening amidst the glitz and glamour of SUSHISAMBA’s arresting interiors, from double-height ceilings to a life-sized sculptural tree overlooking the bar. Book for parties of between 40 and 320. 

Revolution Leadenhall

Revolution Leadenhall

140 Leadenhall Street, City of London, London, EC3V 4QT

Ready to get the party started? This Leadenhall branch of the nationwide chain boasts charm and charisma in spades, with a capacity of up to 1,000 people in total. From themed events to intimate gatherings and dedicated entertainment, there’s no better place to celebrate with colleagues. 

The Westin London City

The Westin London City

60 Upper Thames St, City Of London, London, EC4V 3AD

Stylish hotel The Westin boasts spaces large and small for your festive bash, from a beautiful ballroom to smart and sleek private dining rooms. Our favourite is the Hithe + Seek bar, which offers spectacular views of the River Thames. 

Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

End the year on a high on the 40th floor of Heron Tower. Duck & Waffle’s jaw-dropping spaces include a restaurant, bar and private dining room for up to 250 people. Of course, iconic views of London’s skyline are all part of the package.  

Lucky Voice Liverpool Street

Lucky Voice Liverpool Street

1 The Avenue, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 4YP

Bring colleagues together this Christmas with a private karaoke experience at Lucky Voice in Liverpool Street. Each pod can host between six and 25 people, and includes two hours of singing, drinking and munching on festive sharing plates. Warm up those vocal chords and get booking! 

Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events

2 Southwark Bridge Road, Southwark, London, SE1 9HS

Southbank venue Rose Court Events boasts nine flexible spaces suited to a range of corporate Christmas parties. From the spacious Circle Room on level 11, to a plethora of cosy private dining rooms, this riverside venue can cater for all sizes, styles and budgets.  

Searching for something a little smaller instead? Take a look at our round-up of the best private dining rooms for Christmas parties in London, where you and a handful of select guests can enjoy stellar food and drink within the comfort of your own exclusive space.

Equally, if your Christmas party plans are the extravagant sort, then skip straight over to our list of the best large Christmas party venues in London. Go big or go home, right?

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