No one likes to organise the Christmas party. It’s a thankless task filled with budgetary restraints, dietary requirements and a complete lack of plaudits if by some miracle you manage to pull it off.
But someone’s got to do it. And if you haven’t finalised the finer details yet don’t worry! There are plenty of destinations you can enjoy for your Christmas parties without the hassle of too much organising.
The UK offers plenty of restaurants you can walk into, bars where you can work up the courage to ask Dan from accounts out and more importantly, we’ve got your sleeping arrangements covered too! Here are some of the best Christmas party destinations this little island has to offer that will turn you into a party-planning King or Queen!
You can’t go wrong with the capital purely for sheer breadth of stuff to do! Everyone from the young temps to the slightly older members in the team will find something to enjoy in the Big Smoke, which is exactly why it’s the ideal Christmas party location.
Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland will get you in the festive mood as will Somerset House’s gorgeous ice rink while there are plenty of restaurants to get your foodie fix. And if you’re looking for somewhere really special to have a drink, why not try The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town? Go to the breakfast Club and ask to see the Mayor (trust me on this one) – you won’t regret it!
For all of your accommodation needs check out one of our London hotels – you’ll need somewhere to sleep off all the festivities!
The complete opposite to a Christmas party in London, the beautiful Spa town of Cheltenham is the ideal destination for a more laid-back approach. Start off with a few beers or a mulled wine on the Promenade at the Christmas market, then move onto Jamie’s Italian which is housed in the town’s old courthouse.
Finally, finish off in the trendy surroundings of The Tavern bar for a few drinks and a singsong before departing for one of our Cheltenham hotels to get some much-needed rest!
Somewhere in between the previous two suggestions, Birmingham is a melting pot of cultures and experiences that makes for a unique Christmas party experience.
Another city which boasts a fantastic Christmas market, your colleagues can also get a bit of last minute shopping done in the Bullring, quaff champagne in Selfridges or try any one of the fantastic restaurants in the city centre!
Finish off in the Jekyll and Hyde where Alice in Wonderland-themed drinks, food and décor will transport you to a magical place full of festive fun. Oh and our Birmingham hotels will be on hand to offer a haven after all that Christmas excitement!