Yuletide markets, lavish light displays and late-opening shops – Covent Garden is the cradle of a modern London Christmas. Just off the area's central piazza, Balthazar is giving its private room over to festive celebrations. Private suite might be a more apt description: as well as the space to seat up to 30 guests at a single table or twice that number at round tables, there is a bar and lounge – with trademark red leather banquettes – a cloakroom and toilets. But before anyone sits down anywhere, festive parties begin with winter cocktails and punches. Menus for the festive season are yet to be announced, but for more information regarding bookings, drop the events team an email.