10 of the Best Last Minute Christmas Venues for 2014

Christmas is well on its way, but if you haven’t yet booked that all important Christmas party don’t fear! We’ve compiled a list of our top ten winter venues suitable for last minute Christmas bookings. Whether you’re after a true winter wonderland, understated elegance or the ultimate party atmosphere these seasonal venues are sure to fit the bill.

1. The Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum, SW7

Create has joined forces with the Natural History Museum for a wintry pop-up at the Museum’s magical ice rink. The impressive ice rink is set across 1,000 square metres, against the stunning backdrop of this extraordinary museum. A fully themed café bar offers the perfect place to enjoy Create’s seasonal menus, with sumptuous alpine-inspired dishes, cocktails and warming drinks all on offer.

Exclusive: Up to 300 guests

2. Xmas Street, WC1

Brand new for 2014, Xmas Street is a trailblazing night market in the heart of King’s Cross. Here some of London’s finest street food traders come together for a festive feast showcasing the best of the London street food scene. With its authentic urban style, The Street at King’s Cross is a unique space for informal events with just a little edge. Ultimate Experience has created a gritty, warehouse-inspired setting complete with festoon lighting, loads of old leather sofas and relaxed bench seating.

Exclusive: Up to 600 guests

3. The Artillery Garden at The HAC, EC1

For an unbeatable Christmas celebration head to the Artillery Garden at The HAC, where ‘Wonder Nights' winter theming brings the electric excitement of the fair to life. Situated in the heart of the City, the Artillery Garden is the perfect place to raise a toast as you party the night away.

Exclusive: Up to 900 guests. Shared Party Night: Wednesday 10th, Thursday 18th and Friday 19th December.

4. Madame Tussauds, NW1

Party the night away with Hollywood’s A-List at Madame Tussauds. Raise a toast with the Beckhams, One Direction, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and many more at this unique Christmas venue, which offers party packages incorporating everything you need to celebrate this winter.

Shared and exclusive party nights available.

5. The Pavilion at the Tower of London, EC3

Christmas parties take place within the Tower's North Moat, enabling you to celebrate in the surrounds of one of the capital's most prestigious landmarks. This winter’s theme is ‘Winter Soiree’ so prepare to celebrate in the lap of luxury at this unique venue.

Exclusive: Up to 700 guests Shared Party Night: Thursday 11th, Saturday 13th & Thursday 18th December

6. OXO2, SE1

An iconic location, bright spaces and stunning views combine at the prestigious OXO2, creating an inspirational setting for Christmas events. OXO2 is also ideal for late Christmas parties in January 2014.

Exclusive: Up to 400 guests

7. The Conservatory at Painshill, KT11

A winter wonderland awaits at Surrey event space The Conservatory at Painshill this year. The reception space is to welcome guests with twinkling trees, glistening icicles and sparkling snowflakes, whilst festive music fills the air and guests are entertained by a close-up magician. Then it’ll be time to move through to the main space for a sumptuous three-course dinner, beneath the snowy forest.

Exclusive: Up to 500 guests

8. One London Wall, EC2Y

The breathtaking One London Wall is an extraordinary City event space. This Christmas the venue is to become the ultimate in traditional yuletide spaces, with ‘Mistletoe’ winter theming. The traditional festive design will see One London Wall transformed into a luxurious backdrop for seasonal entertaining.

9. Old Billingsgate, EC3

The extraordinary and unique Old Billingsgate makes a show-stopping backdrop for special events. Situated in the heart of the City, Old Billingsgate is one of the most sought after event spaces in the capital. The venue is available for exclusive parties as well as a shared nights on Friday 12th, Thursday 18th and Friday 19th December.

Exclusive: Up to 1200 guests Shared Party Night: Friday 12th, Thursday 18th and Friday 19th December.

10. Cutty Sark

Climb aboard the Cutty Sark for your Christmas event, and celebrate at a completely unique venue. This 19th century vessel is the world’s last tea clipper, and a spectacular riverside venue. The 1000m² space beneath the ship’s hull can host up to 450 guests for a stand-up reception or 200 guests for a dinner.

Exclusive: Up to 450 guests

If you would like to learn more about last minute Christmas parties at any of these venues call us on 020 7378 2970.