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Christmas Party Packages at Somerset House

London, WC2 1LA
  • 350
  • 150
    Minimum Guests

Christmas Party Packages at Somerset House

The Lancaster and River Rooms Christmas Party Venue

Experience the perfect setting for your festive celebrations in 2023 at the iconic Somerset House, with the popular Christmas Party Package returning this year. The festivities will be hosted in an exciting new location within the venue, the Lancaster and River Rooms, making it ideal for both returning guests and newcomers alike.

Unique and Versatile Suite of Spaces

Situated in the New Wing of Somerset House, the Lancaster and River Rooms boast a combination of raw grandeur with contemporary flair. These rooms feature dramatic pillars, original fireplaces, high ceilings, and breathtaking views over the Thames. The venue offers a private entrance, grand staircase, and a small outdoor area, providing immense potential for unforgettable Christmas parties in London.

Christmas Party Package

Based on a minimum of 150 guests, your package includes the following:

  • Exclusive hire of the Lancaster and River Rooms from 17:30 until 23:00
  • Guest arrival from 18:30
  • Glass of Prosecco upon arrival
  • Selection of delicious nibbles
  • Canapés (3 per person) and bowl food (3 per person)
  • Complimentary food tasting for up to two people
  • Unlimited house red and white wine, house beer, soft drinks, and mineral water
  • Bar opens at 19:00 and closes 30 minutes prior to guest departure
  • Furniture, festive decorations, and a bar
  • DJ, PA system, and coloured uplighters
  • Host available to meet and greet guests upon request
  • Full event management, dedicated event security, and cloakroom facilities

The package costs £145 + VAT per person for 150-249 guests and £140 + VAT per person for 250-350 guests, with a maximum capacity of 350 guests.

Winter Celebration with Canapé and Bowl Food Reception

The Lancaster and River Rooms Christmas Party Venue also offers a tailored package for those seeking a winter celebration with a canapé and bowl food reception. This option includes:

  • Exclusive venue hire
  • Guest arrival
  • Prosecco
  • Nibbles
  • Bowl food
  • Chef’s table stations
  • Complimentary food tasting
  • Unlimited drinks
  • Furniture, festive decorations, DJ, PA system, uplighters
  • Host and full event management

Prices start at £150 + VAT per person for 150-249 guests and £145 + VAT per person for 250-350 guests, with a maximum capacity of 350 guests.

Extending Your Event

If you would like to extend your event past 23:00, an additional cost of £27.50 + VAT per person, per hour will be applied.

Experience the Magic of Somerset House Christmas Parties

The Lancaster and River Rooms Christmas Party Venue at Somerset House promises an extraordinary experience for your festive celebrations in the heart of London. With a dedicated team ensuring your guests enjoy an unforgettable evening, you can rest assured that your Christmas party will be one for the books.




Google Reviews

1,496 reviews
  • Harry K
    Harry K
    in the last week

    A cultural center. A hub for arts. Superb Architecture. Amazing open square. Polite, knowledge staff. A must visit for all people. Easy access from Temple underground stop.

  • Olivia Helene
    Olivia Helene
    a week ago

    Went to the Cute Exhibition and Hello Kitty ARTBOX Cafe pop up. The cafe is extremely busy currently, with waits up to two hours. I went on 12 Feb, Monday, (which it’s usually closed on but it was open on this Monday), and the wait was about only an hour long which I was happy about, since they said it could be up to two hours. The prices of the snacks in the cafe is of course overpriced but this is London and a Hello Kitty pop up, of course it’s going to be. About £7 for a slice of cake. The cafe is more about its cute aesthetic and for the experience of it all, me and my friend went dressed as My Melody and Kuromi, and we had a lot of people ask for photos! The cute exhibition itself was fun, and really entertaining. I am usually a bit bored by museums and exhibitions but I was very interested in this one. It was cute and lived up to its name. It’s quite a short exhibition, and I was particularly a bit disappointed by the gift shop because I always like to get a magnet or pin as a souvenir, but I couldn’t find any souvenirs. (Luckily got a pin from the Hello Kitty cafe though.) They also didn’t list a price on most of their products. I really appreciated the fact that you could buy job seeker tickets to the exhibition for about £5 less than a normal ticket. Overall, I really enjoyed it. Somerset House is a bit of a maze though!

  • Venetia Cattroll
    Venetia Cattroll
    2 weeks ago

    Lovely building had a Historical Tour, nice to find out about Somerset House and all it's history. It lasted an hour, It was very informative, the guide was very good and had lots of knowledge. The forecourt is very impressive very large and has fountains in the summer and ice rink in the winter. We were taken under the forecourt by the guide to see the old graves from churches around the area, that they knocked down to build Somerset House. We were shown the impressive staircases lovely stone staircases especially the Nelson staircase very beautiful looks like their are floating. We were taken under the front of the building near the Thames and saw where the boats and barges used to come in right in to the building as the Thames was much wider then and there wasn't the Embarrassment there, no road and so it used to come right into the building and there is a barge still there underneath to show where the river was, it's on loan from the Maritime museum. We were shown the new wing with lots of new artists work in. It has a few restaurants and cafes in the building. The Courtauld Gallery holds lots of artwork. It used to hold the births deaths and marriages until 1970.

  • Christine L
    Christine L
    a week ago

    Took my sister here for the cute exhibition. She really enjoyed it! Hello kitty pop up cafe probably not worth it.. super long wait. But it's more for the novelty! Go early in the morning if you are keen for it.

  • Andre Lucas Ribeiro

    Beautiful historical building to visit during the day. In the summer and during other seasons, they offer recurrent concerts in the inner patio. The acoustics is surprisingly good. There are several drinking and eating options. The shows are on time and end early, making it easy to work the following day.