Planning your Christmas party in London 2019

It seems hard to imagine frosty streets, cosying up by the fire and sipping on mulled wine to warm up just as we’re starting to roll up our sleeves and sunbathe in the parks as summer finally comes out of hiding in the capital. If you want to take the festive season to the next level though, it’s best to get planning – it is London after all, the most sought-after venues can book months in advance. If you’re looking for some inspo to wow your friends, family or colleagues this year then we’ve noted down the spots you should be putting on your Christmas party check list!

Party like Pepys / Tower Hill

The Lampery shines as Seething Lane’s destination restaurant, paying tribute to its former resident and one of the most celebrated food diarists of all time, Samuel Pepys. To put it simply, Pepys knew how to party – famous for his illustrious character, he lived to indulge in life’s greatest pleasures, and when you visit The Lampery, you’re taken to a place of pure bliss.

Think indulgent menus crafted with the best of seasonal British produce, presented as stunning works of art – it’s a snap before you eat kind of vibe here. Not to mention the slick contemporary design featuring deep velvet booths, cool marbles and the show-stopping floral canopy overhead. It’s the backdrop to create epic festive soirees no party goer could forget. You can also look to the Scandi inspired, ultra-cool, deep blue Hart Street lounge, situated just inside our Apex City of London Hotel. It’s perfect for drinks receptions and also boasts three private dining rooms if your festive soiree requires more intimacy.

Secret’s Out / Temple Court

The Amicable Society has made its splash amongst the prestigious, historic pillars of London. Our dynamic collection of new venues here are just waiting to take your festivities to the next level. The latest addition to our Apex Temple Court Hotel features a stunning, decadent wine bar, Lazy Ballerinas. Enter from the buzzing Fleet Street and feast your eyes on a show-stopping presentation of historic grandeur, with a beautifully restored fresh and chic style that stays true to the building’s original beauty. The marble walls house an oasis for vino lovers – here, you’ll find a dynamic, ever-changing list of 120 wines spanned from 12 countries across the world. There’s also delectable cheese and charcuterie and seasonal small plates to match.

For a luxurious, private festive soiree, slip downstairs where The Justice Room and The Liberality Room are; two unique and intriguing spaces just waiting to be explored… The Justice Room features a wine cellar, which also happened to be a vault back in the 1700s for the world’s first ever life insurance company. Or go for the ultimate gastronomic experience in The Liberality Room with an open Chef’s table, because what better way to Christmas than with an epic feast?

A Festive Treat / London Wall

Let the festivities begin in our relaxing, refined Off The Wall Restaurant and Bar, where you can soak up that unique festive feeling London city brings in a boutique, intimate setting. You’re within the financial heartbeat of London and steps from the most famous landmarks here. Retreat for a festive cocktail in our stylish and relaxed bar area, or let us serve you a delectable feast in our private dining room. Whatever you choose, our Apex festive elves here make this a welcoming hang-out feel like your home away from home over the festive season.

And what to do before you get festive with us…

Each of our three London hotels are centrally located, which means the capital is at your fingertips when you party with us. There’s so much magic to soak up in London over Christmas, so why not kick start your celebration with some of these classic festive activities on your way to us.

Ice Skating/ Somerset House

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How better to mark the festive season than with the perfect Insta-worthy shot of you gliding your way through the frost with the stunning buildings as backdrop? Or perhaps you’ll take a little tumble and be that ice breaker at the office Christmas party – there’s always one! Somerset House is a landmark in London and a must-do at Christmas time. The alpine lodge is decked out to look a majestic winter wonderland and you can skate your way through it during the day, or wait till dusk hits and soak in all those festive feels under the stars.

Cosy Winter Pop-Up / Coppa Club

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You know Christmas is coming when you see these stunning igloos pop up around the Thames and on your Insta feeds. These quirky, heated hideouts offer cosy festive dining experiences with views of Tower Bridge – a site you won’t want to miss lit up at Christmas time. These igloos go like hot cakes during the festive season, so get booking if you want in.

For more festive info, find out more about the merry fun happening at Apex Temple Court Hotel, Apex City of London Hotel, and Apex London Wall Hotel.