Impress your guests from the off with a top vista across the city. Festive canapés, themed decor and more from each of our favourites below will wrap things up nicely
USP Luxury ski lodge vibes
When you hire out the top two floors of the iconic Gherkin, it comes as little surprise that your party views from the glass dome will be pretty special. Christmastime sees the venue up its offering with an Alpine Sky Lodge theme. Think bratwurst hot dogs, mulled wine and dancing under the stars.
USP Totally Thames
Opt for the scenic walkways and party goers will be gifted with panoramic views of the capital and onto the river below. The theme this year is The Moonlight Noel, so the space will be kitted out in midnight blues, silver chivari chairs and diamond table centres. Christmas pudding swimming in brandy custard is the dessert of the night.
3. The View from the Shard
USP Supreme city skyline
Found 244m above the capital, it’s possible to see for up to 40 miles in every direction at The View from the Shard. At Christmas you can snag the indoor viewing gallery and the open-air Skydeck on levels 69 and 72 for groups of 50-300. Seasonal desserts and LED candles add some yuletide sparkle.
USP Winter terrace
Its landscaped rooftop garden may well be a popular spot for summer parties, but Coq d’Argent suits winter too with a covered and heated terrace for 100. Guests will arrive directly into the space via the lift, with St Paul’s Cathedral, Monument and the Bank of England all lit up.
USP Christmas tipples
An exclusive hire of this 120-capacity restaurant in Canary Wharf will give your invitees views of the twinkling City skyline. For a more intimate affair, the private room for 30 is your pick, where the team can also host wine tastings. Its floor-to-ceiling wine wall is a view that any good oenophile can appreciate.
Check out the full list of our fave venues with views here.