Best large Christmas party venues in London

Whether you’re looking to organise the office Christmas party, or plan a get together for you and everyone you know simply because you love the festive season, you’re going to need somewhere BIG to pull it off. Thankfully London’s not short of sizable venues, and we’ve narrowed down the best of the lot to make it easy for you. There’s a range of styles, sizes and budgets available, meaning you’re guaranteed to find something to suit you.

Updated on 31 July 2023

We absolutely love Christmas. The festive buzz in the air, cold winter nights, Christmas lights adorning the streets of London, and who could forget mulled wine!

For events planning though, Christmas can be daunting and, frankly, a bit of a nightmare. One moment it’s summer and you're sunning yourself with a glass of prosecco, the next moment all the best venues have been snapped up and you’re left scrambling to put together a decent Christmas party. If you’ve also got a large number of guests on your invite list this can get increasingly difficult, so it’s never too early to start scouting out the venues for your shortlist.

In our eyes, a large Christmas party venue has to be able to host over 350 guests so we’ve composed this handy list of all the venues suitable for you and your attendees. Plus, with plenty of venues capable of hosting over 500 people, you really aren’t limited when it comes to venues or how many you choose to invite.  

This list really covers every venue you could possibly need across London. From unique venues such as The Bloomsbury Big Top, capable of hosting 1500 guests alongside fire-breathers, stilt walkers, DJs and casino tables; to the jaw-dropping elegance of The Conservatory & Garden Room at The Barbican where guests can marvel at the 2,000 species of tropical plants as well as views of London’s glittering night skyline.

Whatever your style, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something suitable for your large Christmas party however, if you need a little help, you can turn to our free concierge service where our team will hand-pick possible venues for you; all you have to do is fill out a questionnaire and get ready to party.

Wonderville

Wonderville

57-60 Haymarket, St. James's, London, SW1Y 4QX

Wonderville is a flamboyant venue sure to get you in the party mood. Inspired by vintage circus and sparkling cabaret, you can expect awe-inspiring acts and magic tricks to keep you entertained whilst sipping on some delicious cocktails.

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

Criterion Building, Soho, London, W1J 9HR

Hard Rock Cafe is a global sensation that started just up the road in Park Lane, and it’s loved for its unfussy approach to dining. Tuck into anything from burgers to nachos and work your way through the extensive cocktail list to help get you into the festive spirit.

Madison

Madison

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

Madison is one of the few venues available in London that can provide both a single space for up to 750 people and incredible views over the city. Head out onto the roof terrace and take in an up close view of St Paul’s Cathedral, or stay indoors and dance the night away.

The Bloomsbury Big Top

The Bloomsbury Big Top

Coram's Fields, 93 Guildford Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1DN

If you want to organise something BIG, then The Bloomsbury Big Top is well worth considering, as it can cater for 1500 standing or 650 seated. There’s full event management available, taking the stress out of it for you, leaving you to relax and enjoy your evening.

Swingers West End

Swingers West End

15 John Prince's Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AB

What better way to get into the festive spirit than with a game of crazy golf? Swingers is definitely one of the most fun options on the list, with 3 bespoke courses, 5 cocktail bars and live DJs. There’s even an undercover roof terrace for those in between games.

Revolution Leadenhall

Revolution Leadenhall

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

In the same building that used to house the old Midlands Bank, this decadent venue now brings a great bar and restaurant to the city of London. Able to cater for up to 1000 guests, it offers various food and drinks packages to keep everyone well fed and watered throughout the night.

The Railway Pub Putney

The Railway Pub Putney

202 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 6TD

It’s hard to beat a proper British pub at Christmas time, with its comforting familiarity and menus full of the nation's favourite dishes. Often the hardest part can be finding one with plenty of space, but luckily for us The Railway Pub in Putney boasts three floors available for hire with space for up to 620 guests.

Bluebird

Bluebird

350 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU

It’s difficult to think of dining in Chelsea without thinking about Bluebird, which sits proudly along Kings Road. When hiring the venue exclusively, you can party with 650 guests whilst wining and dining on one of the festive menus.

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium

South Way, Wembley, London, HA9 0FA

It’s known for hosting some of the biggest games in football, but what if we told you it’s also one of the best venues in London to hold your Christmas party? With space for up to 2000 people, there’s no need to narrow down your guestlist when heading here.

Sea Containers Events

Sea Containers Events

18 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9RQ

It’s hard to beat a party venue that comes with views of the Thames and London Skyline, which is why we think Sea Containers is one of the best spots to hold your event this festive season. Expected a carefully curated Christmas menu and plenty of booze to keep people plenty merry.

German Gymnasium

German Gymnasium

1 King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London, N1C 4BU

What was originally London’s first purpose-built gymnasium, is now one of the grandest restaurant and event venues in London. Able to cater for up to 800 people, it’s the perfect space for a big blow out office party.

The Conservatory & Garden Room at The Barbican

The Conservatory & Garden Room at The Barbican

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, Farringdon, London, EC2Y 8DS

This is a truly unique venue to hold your next Christmas party at, with over 2,000 species of tropical plants the rooftop conservatory offers a backdrop like no other. There are plenty of food and drink options available for both standing and seated options.

London Stadium

London Stadium

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST

London Stadium once played host to the London Olympics in 2012, and now it’s a first-class Christmas party venue, with space for up to 1000 delegates. There are two packages available, so you can choose between street food and cocktails, or wine and a three-course sit down meal.

100 Wardour St

100 Wardour St

100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN

100 Wardour St is iconic in London’s nightlife scene, with it also being where the Rolling Stones played their first London gig. Now it can be the backdrop to your Christmas party, where you can enjoy festive menus, glasses of fizz and lots of live entertainment.

SUSHISAMBA City

SUSHISAMBA City

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

Christmas music is blaring in the background, delicious Japanese fusion canapes are being passed around the room, and London’s skyline twinkles in the distance… sounds magical, right? Head to Sushisamba City for your next Christmas party and it could all be yours.

InterContinental London The O2

InterContinental London The O2

1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich, London, SE10 0TW

Looking for somewhere with breathtaking views, great transport links and an iconic location? We thought so. Check out the InterContinental O2 and you might just find everything you’d hoped for - and to top it off, it has the capacity for up to 3000 guests.

Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

Rugby House, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, London, TW2 7BA

Rugby fans prepare to be amazed as Twickenham Stadium is available for Christmas party hire, and it can hold up to 1,350 of you. Expect incredible pitch side views, various catering options from barbeques to fine dining, and unique experiences like tours of the England changing rooms.

So you've been tasked with pulling off the best Christmas party ever? Hopefully we've managed to help you pick a fantastic venue for your large guest list, but what comes next? Don't sweat it, we've got you covered with a step-by-step guide on how to plan the office Christmas party and with such a large number of attendees, this will ensure your on everyone's nice list.

If you haven't picked out a theme yet, we recommend you tackle that hurdle next. Need some inspiration for classic Christmas party themes? Check out our suggestions of the very best Christmas party themes for your office. 

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