The John Adam-designed home to the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce is a versatile venue, located just off the Strand. The Georgian-style building mixes period features with modern additions. This is particularly true in the Great Room, where a mix of James Barry murals and hi-tech AV equipment ensures the space can be used for conferences and parties alike. The venue has a total of 10 rooms, including the atmospheric Vaults on the ground floor, and the traditional, elegant Benjamin Franklin Room. This winter guests can enjoy festive parties in its atmospheric Vaults with canapés and cocktails. For something more substantial, opt for a three-course meal or a bowl food service that includes a classic roast turkey with all the trimmings, as well as a sweet plum pudding with brandy butter ice cream.