9th September 2016

We're not even a week into September, and the UK has already seen its first hints of Christmas. We've heard an actual Xmas song on the radio (yes, really), and the shops are starting to deck themselves out with baubles and fake firs.

Now the countdown is on (there're only 106 days left until Santa gets to work, by the way), so, too, begins the race to plan the best possible Christmas party.

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With that in mind, we've come up with seven of our favourite venues for the festive season, so you can leave your party planning hat at home, and get on with enjoying yourself.

And if you book a Christmas party venue with Hire Space using this promo code before September 30, you'll also receive a £10 John Lewis gift card for every £1000 spent. Call it an early Christmas present from us...eat your heart out, Santa.

1. Finsbury Square

Moorgate



Ever dreamed of spending your Christmas party on the slopes, with a glass of bubbly in one hand, and a canapé in the other?

If you answered yes to the above, then your dreams are about to come true. That's because this year, Finsbury Square will be transforming itself into London's most exclusive Aprés Ski lodge, complete with fur throws and a roaring fire.

Guests will be entertained by jaw-dropping dancers and acrobats, before descending from the thriving bar into an exquisitely decorated candle-lit dining room. You'll then be treated to a delicious three-course dinner, followed by a night of partying in the venue's very own ice cave.

It'll basically be like an adult trip to Lapland, without the annoying plane journey.

2. Vauxhall Arches

Vauxhall



At the heart of the cultural hub of Vauxhall, you'll find Vauxhall Arches. Regarded as one of Europe's leading club destinations, this epic venue is composed of ten separate railway arches, and can accommodate up to 1600 guests.

Vauxhall Arches is compiled of three separate spaces; LightBox, Fire and Protocol. Each space can be hired alone, or the whole venue can be booked out for the ultimate party experience.

For a unique Christmas party which will blow your guests' socks off, this innovative venue ticks all of the boxes.

3. Battersea Evolution

Battersea Park



If you thought Carnival belonged in the realms of summer, you couldn't be more wrong. This Christmas season, Battersea Evolution will be hosting their very own Carnivale; complete with vibrant dancers, irresistible music, and feathers aplenty.

With breathtaking acrobatic acts, a gourmet three-course dinner, and state-of-the-art lighting on offer, it's a given that you're going to have an incredible experience – but that's just the start.

Guests will also be given the option to try their luck in the casino, or to get their adrenaline pumping on the dodgems. There's even a fun photo booth, so you can get a memory of the night for the office (or not).

What more could you want?

4. 8 Northumberland Avenue

Charing Cross



Located only a minutes' walk away from Trafalgar Square, this venue is about as central as they come. 8 Northumberland Avenue perfectly combines elegance with history and is guaranteed to provide the most special of festive surroundings.

But don't just take our word for it, because the ballroom at 8 Northumberland Avenue has been described by English Heritage as 'the grandest example of a Victorian ballroom in existence'. If that's not an accolade, then we don't know what is.

8 Northumberland Avenue has capacity for up to 1000 guests, and comes complete with Musion 3D holographic projection, video display mirrors, and its own background PA system; making it the ideal venue for Christmas parties of grand proportions.

5. Town Hall Hotel

Bethnal Green



If you're looking for a space with an elegant, vintage feel, Bethnal Hall at Town Hall Hotel is the perfect venue. With its original 1930s features, wooden flooring, and walls, Bethnal Hall oozes festive sophistication.

Located just 2 minutes' walk away from Bethnal Green underground, this glamorous town-hall-come-venue is easily accessible. And with capacity for up to 200 guests, it is the perfect venue for creating an elegant Christmas wonderland.

6. Rooms on Regents Park

Marylebone



As far as venues with a view go, they don't get much better than Rooms on Regents Park. Overlooking the glorious views of Regents Park and the boating lake, this incredible venue combines both modernity and tradition.

At the heart of Rooms on Regents Park, lies Nuffield Hall, with its 1920s decor that adds a touch of glamour to any Christmas party.

Nuffield Hall can accommodate up to 400 guests, and comes complete with its own PA system, staging area, and large screen.

7. Imperial College London

South Kensington



Imperial College London is renowned for its incredible alumni, and for being a world-class institution. But equally as outstanding, are the College's versatile and attractive event spaces.

One of Imperial's most popular venues, is the Queen's Tower Rooms . This 300 capacity space has floor to ceiling windows, meaning that natural light is available in abundance.

Overlooking the Queen's lawn, this bright and airy venue also comes with access to outdoor patio seating; allowing for your guests to get some fresh air amidst the Christmas party festivities.

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