10 great party venues for Christmas

If you're starting to plan your Christmas party and are looking to give your festive knees-up a twist, we've found 10 unusual venues around the country. Plus, scroll down and click on your Local site to find more great party venue ideas near you.


Spitbank Fort
Your island for the night -
Spitbank Fort, Portsmouth

Man and woman at party
Midnight in Manhattan - Tower Bridge, London

Leeds Temple Works
Historic venue -
Temple Works, Leeds


Midnight in Manhattan, Tower Bridge London

In a night inspired by the loft parties of 1960s' Manhattan, expect decadent food and a jazz pianist followed by a DJ. Dress up for the occasion and celebrate vintage-style in this iconic landmark, and enjoy a stunning view of the capital while you party.


Christmas at Spitbank Fort Portsmouth

Who would have thought you could rent an island for the night for only £95 a head? A party out to sea on Spitbank Fort will be hard to forget, and they pull out all the stops with a champagne reception and three-course meal. 

RSS Discovery ship


Murder Mystery at The King's Arms Christchurch, Dorset

In this atmospheric Georgian boutique hotel, enjoy a 'Santa Slayed' murder mystery evening with friends.

Available on Thursday 12 December, Saturday 14 December, Friday 20 December and Saturday 21 December 2013. 


Piano Bar Kensington London

This venue has an exclusive feel to it with its inconspicuous entrance - a small door opposite High Street Kensington's Tube station. With a pianist who takes requests, this could be the perfect venue for a suave but relaxed office party.


Temple Works Leeds

Once the world's biggest room, this former flax mill in Leeds is a versatile, Grade 1 listed venue is great for a Christmas party - if you have enough friends to fill it.


Christmas on RSS Discovery Dundee

Dine aboard this historic ship surrounded by traditional Victorian Christmas decorations, with a personal chef and crew to help you celebrate. Christmas Party Nights available on Friday 13 and 20 December.


St Martin-in-the-Fields & The Crypt London

Party in Trafalgar Square at this atmospheric venue in the heart of the capital. The Crypt, with its vaulted ceilings, has a licence until 2am, and St Martin-in-the-Fields can offer a range of entertainment options, including formal dining and DJs.


Have a ball Jane Austen style, Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel Southampton

This Grade II listed hotel is where Jane Austen celebrated her 18th birthday, and is the oldest hotel in Southampton. History and literary enthusiasts, this is the Christmas party venue for you. Piano bar Kensington


Pamper while you party, M's Pamper Parties Leicestershire

For only £30 a head you can celebrate the festive season with a four-course meal and pampering treatment.

And to top it all off is everyone's favourite acronym: BYOB. 


Play parties for grown-ups, The Custom House Cumbria

In addition to the usual wining and dining, a disco or a laser quest are options here, if you're looking for a not-so-grown-up grown-ups' party.


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