THE office party

Elegant evening or a raucous affair, is it too early to start thinking about Christmas? by Joe Campbell


although it may seem like you have only just recovered from your last Christmas Party, we are approaching that time of year again, with businesses already scrambling to secure the perfect venue for company festivities. We at The RIVER thought we’d try and relieve some of that stress by highlighting a few of our favourite places to celebrate. The following three establishments each offer something different and are available to book now. So, pick your venue, give them a call today and see the stress of organising your Christmas party shoot off like a champagne cork!

Fine dining and classic cocktails…

The London Bridge Hotel offers a fantastically elegant aesthetic. Their five different conference rooms can hold parties of up to 100 people, but if you’d prefer fine dining to a drinks party then look to their themed Londinium restaurant, and its three-course Christmas menu which, including wine, is available at £42.50 per person.

Additional to its luxurious restaurant is the beautifully contemporary Quarter Bar & Lounge, where you can begin your Christmas celebrations with a classic cocktail or glass of chilled champagne.

This establishment will be especially appealing to party planners, as they are currently offering a complimentary overnight stay for two with a full buffet breakfast for the person who books with them. So, if you’re really looking to treat yourself and your staff this year, the London Bridge Hotel may be just the place!

020 7855 2200


Al fresco eating and private screenings…
If you haven’t quite decided what style you want your seasonal party to adhere to, don’t worry as the Bermondsey Square Hotel caters to a wide range of themes – from a stylish and upmarket gathering to a cheerful al fresco barbecue!

Their wide range of versatile event spaces can hold up to a staggering 150 guests, and are suitable for any kind of party you can think of . In fact, for something really different, Bermondsey Square Hotel has teamed up with Shortwave Cinema, and can offer private screening packages for up to 50 people.

More traditional Christmas options are also available, as well as private hire for New Years Eve, but the real strength of the Bermondsey Square Hotel it its absolute flexibility, so give them a call today and let them help you to create your own unique party package!
020 7378 2462


Real ales in a traditional setting…
If you and your business are looking for something more homely, then look no further than one of The RIVER’s favourite watering holes, The Shipwrights Arms. Their newly refurbished function room and private bar is a perfect place for meetings, cheerful get-togethers and even Christmas, birthday or New Year’s parties.

Why not also add a different twist to your event? The function room is perfect for quiz nights, but also offers a big screen complete with Sky Sports or even to display your own material – giving you a great level of control over your party.

The Shipwrights Arms serves deliciously familiar comfort food, such as fish & chips or bangers & mash, as well as a great selection of wine, lagers and up to six real Cask Marque ales. Book now for a guaranteed great night!
020 7378 1486

Also from this Edition:
  • EDUCATION for professionals Provide for the present and plan your future with Birkbeck University
  • LYRICISM in Lambeth Technical and inspirational tuition from poetry’s most influential figures
  • POETRY Poetry
  • Crossword
  • THE NEW fitness model Traditional training vs. sports psychology
  • GIFTED citizens From thoughtful gift to fashion label, the inspiring tale of Shinerock London
  • THE elephant There’s something stirring in Southwark
  • SPOTLIGHT Properties Elephant & Castle
  • SPOTLIGHT Properties Bermondsey Street
  • A NEW beginning Extracts from ‘The Local History of One Tower Bridge’
  • SPOTLIGHT Properties Southwark Bridge and Baylis Road
  • UNION STREET Café The dual venture of Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham
  • THE office party Elegant evening or a raucous affair, is it too early to start thinking about Christmas?
  • STEAK house The sizzle, the steak and the setting of Argentina
  • BB Pasta Getting fresh at County Hall
  • LITTLE Italy eaTalia is part café, part delicatessen and all Italian
  • STYLE, SPACE & light Designing interiors for luxurious living
  • BESPOKE bridal The ‘bridal couture’ of Susie Stone, designed, fitted and made on Bermondsey Street
  • PICTURE perfect Top dental treatments for a dazzling wedding smile!
  • SHAKESPEARE'S sanctuary Southwark Cathedral continues to make history
  • Local map: Bermondsey Street
  • Bermondsey Street FESTIVAL Take to the streets on Saturday 21st September 2013!
  • Entertainments listings Autumn Season Listings
  • SE1 art Bermondsey, where communities collaborate and galleries thrive

Other Stories