Just a stonesthrow from Moorgate station in the heart of the city, D&D London’s South Place Hotel is a prime destination for Christmas parties, especially given the veritable wealth of function rooms on offer over the many floors of this swanky hotel.
The first floor of the hotel has five flexible, unique event spaces that are easily tailored to the Christmas party of your dreams. First up, there's the Purdey and Steed rooms, which combine into a single stylish, flexible space for 100 seated or 200 standing guests. The Peel, Solo and Kuryakin rooms are smaller - perfect for more intimate dinner and drinks gatherings - but equally well-equipped with touch panel mood lighting, a full AV suite and 55-inch Bang & Olufsen TVs, for any Christmas quizzes you might be planning. It's worth checking out each room individually as they're all uniquely decorated - you might find the organic feel of Peel's silver birch wall and blonde wood suits you more than Kuryakin's scarlet lacquered table and Arthurian chandelier, for example.
Solo, meanwhile, opens out onto South Place Hotel's speakeasy bar - Le Chiffre - which is also available for private hire. The two can be hired together, giving you a cosy bar area to hang out in, as well as a more formal room for a small sit-down dinner or any Christmas party plans that need a table. Finally, there's always the option of hiring all five of these rooms together - the ultimate Christmas party playground, with space for up to 400 guests.
There are a couple of terrace areas available for hire too - both are heated and extra blankets are available too, to ward off the cold of British winter. The Secret Garden is a tropical outside bar, with heaters, blankets and a retractable roof to help maintain paradise climates. If you fancy a view from a little higher up, the Angler Terrace is a hidden gem, adjacent to Michelin-starred Angler, which accomodates 70 guests standing. It's the perfect spot for a drinks reception, with breathtaking views of London and cracking canape menu, courtesy of Angler executive chef Gary Foulkes’.