Following its most successful Christmas season on record in 2018, the Museum of London is once again drawing inspiration from the great frost fairs of the 18th and 19th centuries, where people would set up stalls and entertainment on the frozen surface of the River Thames.
The museum made full use of its incredible surroundings with guests enjoying a drinks reception in the museum lobby before being shown through to the spectacular London Ellipse Hall, which was dressed for Christmas courtesy of Velvet Living.
Following a short talk from Elizabeth Singleton on the intriguing history of the Frost Fair, guests enjoyed canapes, bowl food such as miniature Christmas dinners and vegan curry, as well as a quirky ‘Mashtini’ station, in the museum’s galleries from catering partner Moving Venue. Guests were able to explore the rest of the museum at their leisure, as Prelude Entertainment provided the musical backdrop.
Sarah McQueen, Assistant Head of Commercial Services at the Museum of London, commented: “We were delighted with the success of our Christmas showcase and can’t wait for guests to experience what the venue has to offer this festive season. We had such a great turnout for the showcase, and the feedback was extremely positive, with clients commenting on the quality of the food and the impressive transformation of our gallery spaces.”