08 Dec Christmas Party Panic!
So busy you forgot to book the office Christmas party? Or does your team always head to the same haunt and fancy a mix up? Don’t fret, we’ve got 7 last minute ideas for a Christmas mingle that will fill everyone’s stocking!
Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes
The 1950s Americana-themed Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes come complete with reclaimed furniture, a sleek retro bar and a shabby-chic diner that all stand up gallantly to the far more sterile chain, All Star Lanes. East End kids can be found hanging out in this central venue, but don’t let that put you off. Pop in to practice your swing in one of their eight bowling lanes, nibble on some tasty ‘Lane Snacks’ (burgers, fries, grilled chicken), sip a speciality beer, have a boogie or play a little pool.
Allegedly located on the very spot that the game was invented, Bounce is a ping-pong bar that serves up a night of competitive fun in an edgy industrial-chic space. The restaurant, safely out of reach of wayward ping-pong balls, is raised on a platform overlooking the drama unfolding on the 16 tables below. A selection of antipasti and pizzas (straight from the wood-burning oven) provides players with ample sustenance.
The House of St Barnabas
This not-for profit members’ club is a grand old Grade 1 listed house slap bang in the middle of Soho. It nails a nice line between distinguished and arty, and the beautiful interior never feels formal or stuffy. Music and arts figures like Andrew Weatherall, Jarvis Cocker and Gilles Peterson have strong ties with the club, so you might well catch one of them performing there if you’re lucky, but if not, just enjoy the upmarket food and drink, or simply lounge around and soak up the atmosphere.
The decor at Townhouse embodies a ‘more is more’ philosophy. Every square inch of surface area is occupied by something lovely, as if a couple of eccentric collectors moved from a country manse and felt compelled to fit all their possessions into two rooms. The result: one of the most beautiful bars in London, and certainly the most unusual-looking. We’d come here for that alone, but the cocktail list is of fittingly high quality – not surprising, since it was devised by Tony Conigliaro (of 69 Colebrooke Row).
A popular laidback, lived-in basement bar that originally helped Hoxton earn its hip title. In intervening years little has changed down in the basement, which remains plain and comfortable. It’s kitted out with low-level furniture and a small bar stocks bottled beers, classic cocktails and champagne, while upstairs is a modern Brit menu for the hungry (their sharing platters are awesome).
The Amadeus Centre
This duck-egg blue, nineteenth-century former Welsh Presbyterian chapel may look odd next to a west London housing estate, but once inside its delightful, with a wood-panelled gallery, complete with its own pipe organ. It’s a dramatic setting that can be dressed up and themed – Caribbean, gothic and sci-fi have all been done here. You can also hire the Lower Hall – the former church crypt has a low ceiling and solid soundproofing, so live bands sound amazing here.
This multi-purpose event space is home to studio spaces, a photography studio and a huge rooftop space with amazing panoramic views across London. The venue hosts a number of different events, including film screenings, workshops, talks, parties, gigs and some great club nights.
Here at Seven Events Events we’ll do our dandiest to provide you with a fabulous and unique Christmas event, why not contact us on 0207 659 4430 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org