It may only be July, but our attention has already turned to Christmas party season 2019, which promises to be the biggest and best festive celebration ever!

We know how stressful it can be to find the ideal location – London is literally chock-a-block with event spaces – and so we’ve compiled a little summary of some of our favourite spots for celebrating in style…

No.4 Hamilton Place
Enabling guests to experience an outdoor Winter wonderland, despite the cooler temperatures, hire of No.4 includes the use of a heated marquee and full use of its elegant Dickensian Christmas party spaces in the heart of Mayfair.

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No.4 Hamilton Place – Winter Marquee

Banqueting House
Now available for daytime hire any day of the week, this sublime Palace will be suitably adorned with festive decor and has a handful of dates left for grand Christmas lunches at a special festive rate.

National Gallery
An ideal spot for extraordinary Christmas parties, entertaining among world-renowned paintings of ethereal angels and starlit skies, the National Gallery is a stone’s throw from the famous Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.

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National Gallery – from Trafalgar Square

The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection grants a taste of old world glamour in the heart of London, offering a range of versatile galleries and spaces with options for private views and guided tours.

Two Temple Place
Packed with divine heritage features and a charming outdoor space, Two Temple Place offers guests the opportunity to step into a glamorous world for effortlessly stylish Christmas merry-making.

Royal Museums Greenwich
Situated side-by-side at the foot of the glorious Greenwich Park, Queen’s House and the National Maritime Museum offer planners a diverse range of traditional and contemporary spaces with an abundance of character and history.

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National Maritime Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum
An iconic setting for unforgettable Christmas events, The V&A boasts a magnificent range of spaces which showcase masterpieces and a dynamic programme of thought-provoking exhibitions.

St. Paul’s Cathedral
As one of the most recognisable buildings within the famous London skyline, St. Paul’s Cathedral is a delight for Christmas events with its atmospheric Crypts and access to the fascinating Cathedral floor – the venue has just a handful of dates left for the festive season.

Royal Hospital Chelsea
With its very own chapel designed by Sir Christopher Wren, Royal Hospital Chelsea is a welcoming setting for traditional Christmas festivities, whether planners are looking for large scale or intimate spaces.

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Museum of London

Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands
The Museums pride themselves on providing a Christmas party experience like no other – with guided tours, themed actors and actresses, goody bags and live entertainment, ensuring that each celebration is an event to remember.

Guildhall
The perfect setting for grand Christmas banquets or more intimate dinners and receptions, Guildhall offers a wealth of incredible spaces steeped in fascinating history.

Maison Assouline
Situated in world-famous Piccadilly, Maison Assouline offers a warm and personal setting for a Christmas party with an exclusive edge.

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Maison Assouline

Mall Galleries
Mall Galleries offers three contemporary exhibition gallery spaces available to hire for smart Christmas events, in a landmark location on the doorstep of Buckingham Palace – The Mall.

Kew Gardens
From the warmth and intimacy of the Cambridge Cottage to the aesthetic of the Nash Conservatory and the unlimited possibilities of the Orangery, Kew Gardens‘ world-famous botanical gardens offer a host of venues to chase away those winter blues!

Blenheim Palace
With an array of illusions, mirrored hallways, and a Mad Hatter’s tea party, an enchanting Alice in Wonderland experience set against the spectacular backdrop of the Palace will add a fairytale feel to festivities taking place in Blenheim.

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Blenheim Palace

Hampton Court Palace
Christmas party like King Henry VIII at majestic Hampton Court Palace – a setting that has played host to gala celebrations, festive banquets and historic meetings for centuries.

Whitechapel Gallery
Situated in buzzing east London, the Whitechapel Gallery is a unique setting for dynamic Christmas receptions and dinners.

Indigo at The O2
Rock your Christmas party like a star at Indigo at The O2, with its built in stage, extraordinary sound and lighting capabilities and options for guest arrival by river boat.

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Somerset House – SKATE

Somerset House
A unique add-on for fun-seeking Christmas party organisers – Somerset House‘s ice rink can be exclusively hired for guests to take to the ice before enjoying a dynamic reception or sumptuous dinner in one of the venue’s many stylish rooms.

Tate Modern
A beacon of modern art set on the banks of the river Thames, events at Tate Modern are full of impact with spaces such as the Tanks, Turbine Hall and Bridge.

Wilton’s
Since 1859, this characterful building has been home to stars of music hall, variety, screen, offering a glittering backdrop for a highly memorable Christmas party.

More information
To discuss your stylish Christmas party, or for more information on any of our spectacular venues, please contact our venue-finding experts on 020 7733 3151 or at hello@bluestrawberry-tabletalk.com

Photography credit – William Reavell (pictured are our delicious Pecan pie sweet canapés)

Not just an incredible weddings and events venue, No.4 Hamilton Place is steeped in history and home to the prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

We loved becoming part of the team at No.4 back in January, and have learnt so much about the fascinating story behind this elegant Mayfair townhouse and its intriguing owners…

No.4 Hamilton Place
Having previously been the residence of the Duke of Wellington, amongst other notable figures, No.4 Hamilton Place became the new RAeS headquarters in 1938.

The Argyll Room
The jewel in the crown at No.4, this elegant space takes its name from His Grace The Duke of Argyll, one of the key founding members of the RAeS.

The Royal Aeronautical Society
Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the RAeS remains at the forefront of the industry, hosting a variety of events and conferences throughout the year.

Membership
The Society now boasts around 25,000 members and is the world’s only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community.

Its diverse membership is drawn from the fields of engineering, design, aircrew and air traffic control, alongside sectors supporting the aerospace/aviation industries, such as law, finance, recruitment and marketing.

The future
As we embrace the 4th industrial revolution, the RAeS takes a progressive approach – discussing future challenges and opportunities with members – luminaries in their fields.

New technologies such as artificial intelligence and electric propulsion are bringing unimagined advances in aerospace.

Quantum clocks, which have an accuracy of one second in 10 billion years, will replace forever the faithful stopwatch (with an accuracy of one second per month) belonging to aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.

As our increasingly busy cities become gridlocked with traffic, eyes are turning skyward to ease congestion, and the accessibility of space travel is opening out – we are on the brink of commercial passenger flights.

RAeS role in future developments
The Society will continue be called upon to share its expertise and evidence-based insight as humanity continues to push the boundaries of what is possible.

The RAeS has a pivotal role in supporting the continuous professional development of the industry it serves with an exciting programme of conferences and open lectures, not to mention its tireless efforts with STEM subjects in schools – helping to spark the imagination and enthusiasm of future generations to come.

More information
For more information on No.4 Hamilton Place or the Royal Aeronautical Society, please contact our friendly team on 020 7733 3151 or at hello@bluestrawberry-tabletalk.com