As the calendar hurtles towards December, anyone responsible for planning the office Christmas party knows the struggle of nailing down a great venue in the festive booking flurry. Luckily, we've got a solution up our sleeves, and after checking our lists (twice), we've decided that our readers deserve to be let in on the secret.
So without further ado, allow us to introduce the venue that's set to save Christmas, the incomparably bountiful Bounce! We could wax lyrical about this venue all day but to let you get on with party planning we'll keep it short and sweet - for the full experience, you'll just have to book it yourself!
From games galore, to food and drink on tap, here are 4 reasons Bounce, Holborn, is at the top of our Christmas list:
1. Unique entertainment
We couldn't not start with the iconic entertainment that gives Bounce both its name and solid reputation as a spot for a good time: this venue lives and breathes ping pong! An event centred around Bounce's many ping pong tables is guaranteed to be a blast, with fun and furious competition colliding to get your festive event truly buzzing!
Labelled as the 'home of ping pong', Bounce really does have a verifiable claim to the title: according to reputable sources, Jacques and Son invented the game at Bounce's Farringdon site way back in 1901. So, as you ping and pong your way back and forth throughout the evening, you'll be joining a tradition that's 120 years in the making! Then again, who cares about the past when you're beating the boss to make company history...
2. An impressive menu
All that exercise comes at a cost, and guests are guaranteed to work up a sporting appetite over the evening. All the better to enjoy the delicious range of treats Bounce has on offer, we say! From loaded nachos and dirty fries, to the venue's extensive pizza menu (including vegan options), there's something to tickle everyone's tastebuds.
And since it wouldn't be Christmas without guests getting a little merry, Bounce's in-house mixologists are on hand to mix a little mayhem into the festivities! With a tantalising list of bespoke Bounce cocktails and mocktails on offer, plus wine, beer, and spirits, don't hold out for players' ping pong skills improving over the evening! And we haven't even mentioned the in-house gin palace... need we say more?
3. A fun aesthetic
For a Christmas party with a unique edge, you can't beat this venue's unique aesthetic of sports hall meets bar, meets art gallery, meets chic club - Bounce throws the rule book out of the window and we're all for it! Art hanging between tables, sculptures popping out from walls, and a fluorescent ceiling pattern all give this venue a seriously cool, contemporary vibe.
If it's carol singing and Christmas trees you're after, Bounce might not be the best fit, but we think this venue makes for a much more memorable festive party! Plus, Bounce has its own karaoke system, DJ facilities, and dance floor - beat that!
4. A super convenient location
With a central Farringdon location (and another in Old Street) you've hit the sweet spot with this venue! Guests won't have to travel miles to reach the party, and with great connections via tube and rail, everyone should arrive with nerves intact, ready to channel their saved energy into a roaring good time!
Plus, if the games here get everyone really fired up, you're in a great spot to extend the night into the late hours with a trip to neighbouring bars. That's if you're able to tear guests away from Bounce's karaoke set up and gin palace, of course...
And voilà, your solution is served - and the Christmas party is saved! With a tantalising menu and entertainment on tap, this hub of high spirits is an easy win for parties of up to 550 guests! All that's left to do is get out the old bat and ball and start practicing so you can ace the game when the date rolls round.
The ball's in your court: enquire below to check availability and guarantee your victory in the battle of the Christmas bookings!