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Barbican Centre City of London Christmas Party Venue

This festive season, invite your guests to a one-of-a-kind Christmas party at the Barbican, Europe’s largest multi-arts centre and London’s largest indoor conservatory. Known for its iconic brutalist architecture and internationally renowned status, the Barbican offers stunning spaces and a unique location for your celebrations.

Experience a Unique and Unforgettable Christmas Party at the Barbican

The Garden Room is an ideal setting for your festive event, accommodating up to 300 people for a reception. When combined with the Conservatory and Conservatory Terrace, the space can host up to 650 people for parties and events, making it one of the world’s most unusual and flexible networking spaces.

The Barbican’s Conservatory & Garden Room is a hidden gem within the enormous Barbican Centre. Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and exotic fish, this rooftop conservatory provides a breathtaking backdrop for your Christmas party. The Conservatory Terrace overlooks the treetops, while the Garden Room on level three offers a more contemporary space with stunning views across the City of London.

In this lush, tropical oasis, your guests will feel as if they’ve stepped into the great outdoors, despite the chilly temperatures outside. The verdant foliage creates a serene atmosphere that transports you far away from the bustling city centre. This beautiful space is perfect for festive celebrations, accommodating groups ranging from 150 to over 650 for large corporate events.

The Barbican’s talented team of chefs is ready to create the perfect menu for your Christmas party, whether you prefer a standing reception with canapes or a sit-down dinner and dance. The standing reception package includes three hours of unlimited beer, soft drinks, wine, a welcome cocktail, finger food, a chef’s theatre station, and a DJ. Dinner and dance packages feature one hour of unlimited drinks, half a bottle of house wine per person, a three-course banqueting menu, and a DJ.

With a comprehensive drinks list and a dedicated events team to tailor your celebration, the Barbican ensures your Christmas party will be a memorable and enchanting experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to host your festive event in one of London’s most extraordinary venues.

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  • Anastasia Fedorova
    Anastasia Fedorova
    4 weeks ago

    An absolutely stunning addition to what already is my most favourite spot in all of London — the glass walls of the conservatory sits beautifully on top of the legendary concrete building, and the interiors are absolutely fascinating with an impressive array of plants and art installations. It is very important to book in advance, even though it’s free, but it is absolutely worth the planning and wait. We loved it!

  • Sadek Miah
    Sadek Miah
    2 months ago

    A lovely garden to visit that on initial impressions doesn't seem all that big but once inside it's impressive the sheer scale of the various facets of the garden itself. There is the exotic cactus section that encourages no touching (for obvious reasons!), and once down below, there's an area to see large fishes at play as well as an area to relax and just take in the surrounding flora and fauna. Despite it being free, I'd recommend booking tickets to make the entry process smooth as there's a lovely afternoon to be had here and even for the kids it's highly educational. The outside area with the fountains is a good place to grab a coffee and a bite to eat so in all, a place that's definitely recommended for all.

  • Michelle Barnes
    Michelle Barnes
    a month ago

    I made a free reservation in advance for Sunday at 12pm. It is pretty humid in there as it is a greenhouse so come prepared with a layer that can be removed. Lots of pretty plants and very cool hanging sculptures

  • Laura F.
    Laura F.
    a month ago

    Such a gorgeous place and it's incredible that is free. Do book in advance to ensure you can get in. You can get icecream ( at least the day we went in) but also get a bite or drink in any of the other places in Barbican. You will find some benches to sit and relax but can also do a quick visit in 45mim.

  • Richard Paul Quinlog

    I am pleased I was able to visit this beautiful conservatory. It’s like nature has overtaken the building. Needs some TLC but it’s worth a visit if you are a plant lover! Lots of huge Monstera & Fiddle leaf fig tree. My favourite is the variegated monstera which can easily be missed. There’s pond for koi & other fishes and also turtles. The cacti room was closed on our visit but you can see some of the exotic plants thriving. Lots of seating where you can relax and ponder and immerse in nature. I feel like it needs some moist spray and atmospheric sound effects and jungle music to really make it immersive! It’s free but you have to book a ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. Check out the opening times as it may vary. Enjoy!

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