Events company NP+Co design and produce a wide range of intelligent events, from legendary parties, shows and product launches to staged dinners and experiential projects for high profile clients. This time of year is no different, but it is all centred around the company Christmas party and creating something unique, innovative and different. One of the most important factors to consider is to get the venue spot-on; let the venue speak for the party. Here, founder Nigel Peters reveals some of his favourite London hotspots.
The Union is good value for money, they serve great cocktails and the team is accommodating, the media crowd love it there.
In the heart of Soho it has a lot of character and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s old school and it’s got charm, it’s a cosy place with various different rooms. The Union just extended and added the building next door which offers a stripped back warehouse feel, both houses together are a great combination for any Christmas party that required different areas.
It’s a sophisticated and classic choice. A contemporary and ready-to -go option, the upstairs space of the Ivy has an intimate feel and comes as a readily furnished and dressed space ideally for smaller crowds, the in-house team can provide any services required.
A new venue to London’s bar scene this quirky cocktail spot in Covent Garden is a bit different, it’s Victorian themed and there are different areas to explore. It’s cosy and beautiful and the strong cocktails and pizzas are a recipe that works for everyone.
One of London’s most exciting new club openings, a very versatile space with a number of different rooms from bar/restaurant area to performance space and art gallery. It’s cool, young and trendy and has a good in-house lighting and sound system in place. The O’Meara is very good value for money and ready to go option.
An historic and iconic building in the very centre of London’s West End, the Welsh Chapel is an impressive building with lots of character that not many people know about. It’s a shell venue that requires all production to be brought in and therefore a higher budget but it’s worth spending – there aren’t many unique venues in London that provide such a stunning setting like this.