City Cruises

Christmas Top Picks


What a line-up for our August Christmas Top Picks. Whether you’re after a vault in The London Palladium, want a private dining experience or a Medieval Banquet, we’ve got it covered this Christmas.

Toy RoomCelebrate Christmas at TOY ROOM
Secretly nestled within the vaults of The London Palladium, TOY ROOM is London’s newest addition to event venues. The club’s main room can accommodate up to 450 people, while Frank’s Bedroom can host 250 people.

With full laser and club lighting, FUNKTION 1 sound system and plasma display screens, the venue is fully equipped for product launches and presentations, as well as full-scale corporate and social functions and Christmas celebrations. TOY ROOM is conveniently situated a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus and is a short walk from Piccadilly Cirus and Bond Street stations. | 0207 283 2412 | Website

DarbaarPrivate dining at Darbaar
Located in the heart of London’s City, Darbaar offers a sharing dining experience inspired by the banquets of the Indian Royal Courts.

Darbaar can accommodate any style of function – from private dinners at the chef’s table for up to 12 people or up to 20 in the Saffron room to cocktail receptions in Lotus Bar or its larger space ranging up to 220 people. Whatever the occasion, Chef Abdul Yaseen can create a bespoke menu to complement your event perfectly and ensure you receive the true taste of Royal Dining. | 020 7422 4100 | Website

BEAT LondonCelebrate Christmas at BEAT London
BEAT’s venue has a very rich and hallowed history, first opening its doors in 1966 as The Speakeasy Club. The venue, which was fondly known as the Speak, has housed the likes of Van Der Graff Generator, Deep Purple, Hawkwind, Jimmy Hendrix, Thin Lizzy, The Sex Pistols, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and King Crimson, to name a few.

BEAT pays homage to its Speakeasy heritage through some of the artwork exhibited in honour of the great legends that used to once visit this iconic venue. The Speakeasy was a hub for those wanting to explore their musical awareness with likeminded individuals; BEAT continues to provide an after dark haven for those wanting to share an interest in music and society. | 020 7734 6066 | Website 

Church House WestminsterGet your Christmas party wrapped up early at Church House Westminster
Church House Westminster has carefully designed three different packages – Emerald, Ruby and Diamond to make your 2017 Christmas party one to remember.

Packages are available from £82 +VAT per person and include:
-Room hire from 6.30pm – midnight
-45-minute house wine, bottled beer and soft drinks reception
-Three-course Christmas menu with coffee and mince pies
-Half bottle of house wine and jugs of iced water
-Christmas crackers on the tables
-Christmas trees with lights
-Festive background music
-Manned cloakroom
-Guest arrival through Dean’s Yard entrance
-Cash or account bar (available on request)
-Menu tasting

020 7390 1590 | Website 

National Museums LiverpoolBespoke Christmas parties at National Museums Liverpool
Host your exclusive Christmas party in one of National Museums Liverpool’s stunning museums or galleries, amidst world-class collections of exquisite art and fascinating objects. Enjoy your celebration underneath the impressive spiral staircase at the Museum of Liverpool, or dine at the historic Dr Martin Luther King Jr building.

Whichever venue you choose, the team will work with you from your initial enquiry to the moment your last guest leaves to make sure your festive party is perfect. | 01514 784780 | Website 

Ivory VaultsThe Medieval Banquet shared Christmas parties
Winter is coming. Experience a party of legendary proportion. If you are looking to outdo yourself with this year’s Christmas offering, look no further. This is the party that has it all. Set in a grand Grade II-listed building near the Tower of London, leave the office behind for a fantasy world of knights and dragons, jesters and unicorns. Your party includes full themed entertainment and five courses with unlimited wine and ale served during the meal and ends with a disco till late.

We guarantee that this will be a party to remember and is a perfect experience whether you are a small office team of 12 or a company of 300. Both lunch and dinner packages are available and range between £45 and £69 per person. | 020 7480 5353 | Website

Waddesdon EstateCelebrate Christmas at Waddesdon
Located in the heart of Buckinghamshire, just over an hour’s drive from central London, Waddesdon Estate provides a spectacular backdrop for your Christmas celebrations.

The lakeside dairy is a fantastic winter venue with open fires and flagstone floors for dancing. The venue is available for shared party nights, private lunches, or exclusive evening parties for 80 guests or more. Enjoy fine wine and excellent food, with friendly professional service. Alternatively, opt for a bespoke event, take a private tour of Waddesdon Manor, or enjoy a wine tasting in the cellars. | Website