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About Trafalgar Tavern


If festive fun in a historic pub on the banks of the Thames sounds about right for your Christmas party then you should definitely check out the Trafalgar Tavern. Steeped in history, the charm of this 19th-century tavern remains intact, along with the late regency splendour that former locals, including Charles Dickens, would have enjoyed when it first opened.

This naval-themed Victorian tavern is situated just east of the Cutty Sark in the heart of Greenwich and enjoys wonderful views out over the river. In fact, when you’re in the building, it feels as though you’re floating on the river itself! Grand and thoroughly British, the Trafalgar Tavern has a number of options for those looking to host Christmas parties, from compact spaces for small festive meals to an entire floor for a company-wide Christmas bash.

The Nile restaurant on the ground floor, so named for Nelson’s victory at the Battle of the Nile in 1798, can be hired in its entirety for up to 100 seated or 250 standing guests, depending on whether you’re planning a sit-down Christmas lunch or dinner, or a standing cocktail reception and/or buffet. If you’ve got something a little more intimate in mind, the Ante Room on the first floor is ideal. Backing on to the private bar, the Ante room can accommodate seated parties of up to 30 or 100 standing and features wooden floors as well as the tavern’s signature floor-to-ceiling Regency windows overlooking the Thames, and the unrivalled views of London beyond. The Ante Room can also be hired with the Nelson Room for sole use of the first floor.

For large-scale corporate Christmas parties, the Nelson Ballroom is the obvious choice. Easily the grandest room in the building, it boasts huge windows overlooking the river, glittering chandeliers, and ornate plasterwork, with plenty of scope for festive decorations of your own. Classic elegance and contemporary style come together in this space to make it the ideal setting for a lavish Christmas bash for up to 350 standing or 220 seated guests.

Foodwise, there’s plenty of choice, from set menus to drinks packages and buffet/canape options. For full details, speak to the helpful staff at the Trafalgar Tavern who are on hand to advise further about packages and pricing.

Venue Packages
Drink packages
Set menus - food only
Venue Facilities
Children Welcome
Dogs Accommodated
Exclusive Hire
Outside Area
River or Lake on site
Wedding Licence

Trafalgar Tavern details

Venue Style
Light and Bright, On-trend, Spacious
Venue Type
Bar or Pub, Restaurant, Restaurant with private dining
Venue Atmosphere
Fun, Lively, Relaxed
Traditional Christmas
Venue Extras
Dance Floor, Late Licence, Live music or DJ included

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Trafalgar Tavern Rooms

Nelson Room

Nelson Room

Dining capacity: 220
Standing capacity: 350

The grandest room in The Trafalgar Tavern, the beautifully restored Nelson Ballroom boasts glittering chandeliers, ornate plasterwork, and rich wooden floors. Flooded with natural light, the floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Thames and create the illusion of floating on the river itself. With its perfect combination of classic elegance and contemporary style, this space is the ideal setting for a lavish celebration accommodating up to 350 guests standing or 220 seated. The Nelson Room is fully licensed to hold Civil Partnership Ceremonies for up to 100 guests.

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Ante Room

Dining capacity: 30
Standing capacity: 100

The Ante room is our smaller private dining or conference room that can be hired on its own without the grand space of the Nelson Room. Backing on to our first floor private bar, the Ante room can hold a standing reception of up to 100 people or 30 people seated, it's the perfect space for guests looking for a intimate setting away from the hustle and bustle of the busy bar downstairs. The room features wooden floors as well as signature floor-to-ceiling Regency windows overlooking the River Thames, with unrivalled views of London.


The Ante Room has it's own bathroom and cloakroom facilities.

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Nelson Floor

Dining capacity: 250
Standing capacity: 350

As above, the Nelson floor (combining the Nelson Room and Ante Room) can accommodate up to 250 guests for a seated dinner – split over two rooms, 350 for standing reception and up to 230 guests for meetings and conferences.


The venue is available for the entire day, so there is plenty of time for you to set up, and for you to photograph the room should you wish.

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Nile Restaurant

Nile Restaurant

Dining capacity: 100
Standing capacity: 250

Commemorating Nelson’s Glorious Victory at the Battle of the Nile in 1798.

A room like no other in London, dining in the Nile Restaurant is an extraordinarily immersive experience as one’s gaze shifts between the Thames river ebbing and flowing, towards the walls which are hung frame to frame with an unrivalled art collection depicting the naval victories of the immortal Lord Nelson, alongside the names of his fellow admirals who are commemorated in the Trafalgar Tavern’s splendid rooms.

The menu specialises in bold British and European food with an emphasis on seasonal, high-quality British produce; and, of course, whitebait dressed in perfection.

Wines and cocktails of every description and of the finest quality, vintage, classic and contemporary

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Location for Trafalgar Tavern

Park Row, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NW

020 3887 9886


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