If you’re in need of a stylish space for a festive lunch, dinner or full-blown Christmas party in the City, Hispania is an excellent choice. Spanning two floors of the historic building on Lombard Street that used to house Lloyds Bank, this multipurpose space is as impressive as it is capacious, and conveniently located just moments from Bank station.
Boasting over 9,000 square feet with close to 50 metres of façade, Hispania is ideal for large groups – or even entire companies – looking to hire somewhere exclusively for their annual festivities. Hispania can host up to 400 standing guests or up to 130 seated across the venue, adapting the layout of the different spaces according to your requirements.
If it’s a private dining set-up you’re after, rather than exclusive hire, Hispania has several spaces available for these more intimate affairs. The Private Room is functional yet cosy, with features including a half-moon window, a pretty tiled floor and a stone fireplace just crying out for some holly and dried orange decorations. Available to hire for standing or seated functions, with a capacity of 45 or 33 guests respectively, the Private Room is ideal for festive lunches with colleagues, friends or loved ones, or even as a space for Christmas cocktail parties. The glass doors and dividers ensure privacy for your party as you see out the final month of the year with a glass of something sparkling.
For festive drinks and canapé receptions, the Sherry Bar is a great choice, while the Mezzanine provides ample space for large seated or standing parties and events. The Mezzanine includes the Sherry Bar and the Private Room, and can therefore accommodate up to 160 standing or 80 seated guests.
Whether it’s a multi-course meal or a canapé reception, you can be sure your guests will be impressed by the authentic Spanish cuisine on offer at Hispania. The menu, designed by Michelin-starred chef Marcos Moran, includes a number of classic Spanish dishes, from ham croquettes to salmorejo and ‘fabada’ (a unique bean stew with chorizo and black pudding), while the wine list includes wines from vineyards in the most traditional wine areas in Spain, such as Rioja, Galicia and La Mancha.