Yep, it's that time of year once again. The weather is starting to get a bit chilly, the X-Factor and Strictly are back on the TV and one of your colleagues has, inevitably, started the premature countdown to Christmas.

So, we're bringing you our top ten venues that'll mean your Christmas party goes off without a hitch and you can fully enjoy the festive season.

1. 41 Portland Place

Christmas at 41 Portland Place

Capacity: 40-70 seated/160 standing

This Georgian Townhouse provides an elegant backdrop for your festive celebration. The venue fully embraces the season in the Council Chamber and terrace, with beautifully decorated Christmas trees and a range of packages to suit your event, from standing receptions for 160 to more intimate dining for up to 75. Perfectly located in the heart of Marylebone, close to Regent's Park, 41 Portland Place is a practically perfect.

2. RSA House

Christmas at RSA House

Capacity: Up to 220 standing

Drinking, dancing, canapes and an extensive festive menu, RSA has it all. It's a versatile venue offering both historic elegance and urban blank canvas spaces.

The Vaults offer a blank canvas of an event space. This central London ‘hidden gem’ with its exposed brickwork and quirky alcoves mean you can dress the space as much or as little as you desire. The timeless style of the space lends itself to an endless list of event possibilities.

3. Callooh Callay Shoreditch

Christmas at Callooh Callay Shoreditch

Capacity: 160 standing

One of the first cocktail bars in Shoreditch, Callooh Callay has stayed true to their mission of delivering pretension-free high quality drinks.

The bright colours, vintage lighting and gilded mirrors already give this space an extra special atmosphere, which you can get really creative with when putting up your Christmas decorations.

A beautifully decorated tree and elegant festive touches combined with their deliciously exquisite drinks will make for a Christmas party to remember.

4. Ironmongers Hall

Christmas at Ironmongers' Hall

Capacity: 150 seated

This Tudor-style hall was built in the 1920s but still gives the impression of being in a grand country house, despite being in the middle of the City of London. Each year the beautifully grand hall is transformed into a themed wonderland. Previous themes have included a 'Masked Ball' and a '1920s Speakeasy', with the ornate rooms, grand staircases and oak panelling all adding to the grandeur and mystery of the theme, combined with delicious food, drink and plenty of room for dancing.

5. Dartmouth House

Dartmouth House Christmas

Capacity: 150 seated/430 standing

Located in the heart of Mayfair, this Georgian house is perfect for an elegant Christmas soiree. Complete with a French-style courtyard, Dartmouth house provides a truly magical backdrop.

With indulgent food and drink packages on offer and a beautifully decorated tree, the venue transports you to another era; a Christmas party here is one you won't forget.

6. Trafalgar St James

Christmas at Trafalgar St James

Capacity: 60 seated/80 standing

The Trafalgar St. James is an iconic London hotel – a sanctuary of style, rest and play in the bustle of St. James SW1.

Offering a range of artfully designed spaces and unrivalled views out over the city, it's unsurprisingly one of the most sought after venues in London. And it's been said that from The Rooftop, you can see Santa in his sleigh!

7. Quaglino's

Private Room at Quaglino's

Capacity: 16 seated

Located on Quaglino's mezzanine, with a spectacular view of the main restaurant below, the contemporary Giovanni Room is a perfect party spot for a Christmas gathering. Quaglino's is opulent and beautifully decorated, with it's dark furnishings lending a cosy feel to the venue, ideal for a festive feast.

This private dining room has a capacity for up to 16 and can be either an intimate venue that can either remain open to the restaurant or be completely private with the blinds pulled.

8. Town Hall Hotel

Town Hall Hotel Christmas

Capacity: 100 seated/220 standing

Previously a town hall this stunning hotel is located in the heart of east London and combines beautiful architecture with cutting-edge design.

Bethnal Hall is perfectly suited to Christmas parties. It's highly versatile as it's made up of four interconnecting rooms with solid walls that recess upwards into the ceiling. This provides the opportunity for several different setups, depending on the requirements of your festive shindig.

The elegant room boasts wooden floors and walls, complemented by original 1930s features that create a cosy, candlelit festive atmosphere, perfect for the season of goodwill.

9. Vagabond Wines

Christmas at Vagabond Wines

Capacity: 80 seated/120 standing

Located right in the heart of the historic Battersea Power Station development, Vagabond Wines offers a very merry experience for your next Christmas party.

If your idea of the perfect Christmas present is a wine tasting experience, then look no further this festive season. Vagabond Wines' interactive wine experience allows you to enjoy over 100 wines by the glass.

To top that, theres the 'Urban Winery' where they make their very own English wines. Put this all together and you have yourself a pretty hectic but amazing Christmas do!

10. Century Club

Christmas at Century Club

Capacity: 60 seated/180 standing

Billed as London's 'Best Kept Secret', Century Club is one of the city's most private and discreet clubs - perfect for a high-end Christmas party.

With spaces spread over four floors, including Soho's largest roof Terrace, this classy venue has space for you, your guests and all eight of Santa's reindeer this festive season!


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