Have you got Christmas all wrapped up?
Christmas is just around the corner and our members are gearing up for a festive season full of tinsel-strewn fun! If you've not booked or left it to the last minute, fear not, as our venues still have some availability on a rich and diverse range of packages, pulling-out all the stops to offer a truly memorable Christmas experience for you and your colleagues. Here is a selection of what we have to offer…
There is nothing quite as special as Christmas in elegant surroundings of one of the capital’s most iconic buildings, this could be under the iconic berth of the Cutty Sark, amongst the cosmos in the Royal Greenwich Observatory or the atmospheric Victorian East End at the Museum of London. For those seeking the company of the Old Masters, the Wallace Collection offers a feast for the eyes or perhaps LSO St Luke’s, which is hosting an evening steeped in Baroque grandeur. Those with something more traditional in mind, might like to consider the sophisticated surroundings of the Royal College of Physicians or indeed a mix of the old and new, with a festive celebration at Goldsmith’s Centre.
For those looking for something extraordinary for their Christmas party, whether for colleagues or friends there is a wealth of creativity at play amongst the membership. Those with a penchant for the Gothic might wish to step into the delights of Cirque Noir at the National Theatre, full of dark fun, mystery and intrigue. Alternatively, guests might prefer to get up close with the animals at ZSL London Zoo, dine with Henry VIII at Middle Temple Hall or immerse themselves in the hustle and bustle of the capital at the London Transport Museum. Travelling back in time is all the rage, with RIBA Venues going back to the 1920s, with an evening full of gangsters and speakeasies or a lavish banquet at the historic Churchill War Rooms or HMS Belfast. There’s also something special for sports fans with Twickenham Stadium’s Scrumptious Christmas, where guests can revel in the home of English rugby.
Howzat for a cracking Christmas party? Lord’s Cricket Ground is offering ‘Las Vegas Swing’ and ‘Disco Classics’ in their Christmas Live packages to really put guests in the mood for a festive boogie. For their part, the British Museum is harnessing the glitz and glamour of James Bond, just one of their themes, offering the ultimate 007 experience. If dining amongst the great and the good of world history is preferred, then the National Portrait Gallery has created a sumptuous Christmas feast to tantalise the tastebuds. Alternatively, if gadgets, machinery and modern technology gets guests excited, the Science Museum is offering bespoke parties across the whole space. There’s also something for plane enthusiasts too as the Royal Air Force Museum invites event goers to dine under the wing of iconic aeroplanes, guaranteed to make any event take off!
As the temperature drops and the chill winds whistle, there are plenty of winter warmers to delight and enchant this festive season. Gibson Hall and the Shakespeare’s Globe will be transforming into alpine ski lodges, full of mulled wine and mirth, giving guests a flavour of Val D’Isere; a tasty slice of ‘Savoy’ fair! For their final Christmas party ever, Vinopolis will be hosting ‘Nordic Nights’, a luxurious, Scandinavian-themed party, which promises to be an event to remember. Hampton Court Palace is also getting into the spirit of the season, inviting guests to celebrate with a spin around their ice rink before enjoying a sparkling drinks reception, dinner and dancing.