It’s already less than four months until Christmas day – meaning the best venues for the annual company do will start getting snapped up fast. Kickstart your inspiration with these festive central spots

QEII Centre - event venue

1. QEII Centre, Westminster

Maximum capacity 1,200

USP A great big Snow Ball

Expect classic winter wonderland style for Christmas parties here with glittering table centres, shimmering lights and a traditional turkey feast. 

HQS Wellington Guide

2. HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment

Maximum capacity 220

USP Christmas on a boat

Thanks to a prime Thames location, views of the twinkling South Bank and London Eye are magical. A mulled wine reception upon boarding ups the festive ante. 

Christmas at St Pancras Champagne Bar and Grand Brasserie - venue hire

Maximum capacity 400

USP Europe’s longest champagne bar

Of all the spaces on offer in this venue, our favourite is the Champagne Bar on the Upper Concourse. Groups of up to 500 can party under the much-Instagrammed wrought iron and glass ceiling.

Christmas at Cafe de Paris - venue hire

4. Café de Paris, Piccadilly

Maximum capacity 715

USP Super central nightclub

As Café de Paris approaches its 100-year anniversary milestone (it’ll be 93 this year), it shows no sign of slowing down. Christmas packages are bespoke, but include all the necessary festive decor and AV equipment as standard. 

Christmas at The Brewery - venue hire

5. The Brewery, The City

Maximum capacity 900

USP All-out themes 

This year’s theme is centred around the premiere of silent film Journey to the Moon. Shared and exclusive parties are both options, and include a sparkling cocktail reception, three courses, entertainers, a live band and a DJ.  

30 Pavilion Road - venue hire

Maximum capacity 240

USP Exclusive takeovers 

If only Christmas in your own home could look as good as in this Georgian townhouse in Knightsbridge. This year’s glam speakeasy theme adds prohibition cocktails and decorations to the already fabulous turkey feasts.

Christmas at Carousel London - venue hire

7. Carousel, Marylebone

Maximum capacity 220

USP Transporting guests to far off places

This winter season will see snow-dusted northern Japan arrive at Carousel. We particularly like the party experience in its neon-lit room for karaoke and the izakaya drinking den filled with sakes. 

If we’ve whetted your appetite but you’re still not sure where you want to ring in the festive cheer this year, then check out the full directory of central London Christmas party places here.