It’s moving rapidly to that time of year again! Getting your team together to celebrate the approaching festive season will now be on the to-do list for many office managers. In London, there is a huge range of options when it comes to choosing the right venue for your office Christmas party, so I thought we would compile a list of my top spots – focusing this week on East London: the City, Silicon Roundabout and beyond. Here is a showcase of some fun and original venues to suit a range of budgets and group sizes:

Stories

Stories

30 – 32 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ
www.storiesonbroadway.com
Beautifully designed, open and laid-back, Stories is light and airy during the day and cosy and intimate at night time. With straightforward, yet friendly decor, Stories aims to “inspire creativity”.

Camino Monument

Camino Monument

15 Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7BD
www.camino.uk.com
An authentic tapas restaurant, great for after-work drinks and little tapitas but equally adept at long, hearty meals, Camino Monument is located at the heart of the city and is a “unique, quality and genuine experience”.

Night Tales

Night Tales

288–299 Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A
www.nighttales.co.uk
A cutting edge, award winning venue from Background Bars, with seasonally evolving concept bars, “combining fine food, experimental bar culture and nightlife”.

Bounce Ping Pong

Bounce Ping Pong

121 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD
www.bouncepingpong.com
Traditional Italian pizza, along with a delicious selection of antipasti with most guests opting to eat around the 28 ping pong tables! Alternatively there is the option of a restaurant booking, should you prefer to be seated. Bounce “treat every booking as a bespoke event, offering social ping pong at its finest”.

Some interesting possibilities for your office Christmas party venue, if you’re based in East London. Next week, I’ll be recommending venues in the West End…