This month we'll be bringing you the best of London's office Christmas parties, catering for your every need whether you are on a budget, looking for a wildcard or splashing out. For South London; The Jam Tree in Clapham, dog-racing at Wimbledon Stadium and The Petersham Hotel in Richmond.
On A Budget: The Jam Tree, Clapham
The Jam Tree is a beautiful chain of pubs, and this Clapham location is ideal for those looking for a lively office party in a warm and friendly environment. You could hire out the Bookcase Bar which has its own bar, dining tables and sofas to maximise your comfort. Old school entertainment is on hand in the form of ping-pong tables – just the thing to spice up the night with a bit of good-natured competitiveness! The Jam Tree has a delicious menu for you to choose from, including treats like fennel and black treacle cured salmon, chicken and date terrine with fid relish, or a roasted Norfolk black leg turkey with all the trimmings! Christmas packages start from £22.50 per head.
Splashing The Cash: The Petersham Hotel, Richmond 80pp
The Petersham Hotel hails itself as a magical place to be around Christmas. It certainly is in a beautiful location and their festive packages for corporate events leave little to be desired! You can choose between being surrounded by thousands of ageing bottles of wine in The Cellars or spectacular views of The Thames from The Terrace Suite. You and your guests will receive a glass of wine on arrival, followed by a sumptuous three course meal and coffee and mince pies. First class entertainment is also on offer – add a roulette, black-jack table, magician or caricaturist to the room for £575. Prices for drinks and your meal are £80 per person.
Wildcard: The Dogs, Wimbledon Stadium
“Festive in a flash” is the motto Wimbledon Stadium is promising to deliver this year – so what better wildcard could we offer you? If you’re looking for something a little different to your standard office party, why not treat your team to a night out betting on the dog racing? With your reserved table at the Grandstand Restaurant you can have at-your-seat tote betting, admission fee and race programmes topped off with a three course menu. The restaurant has an entire glass wall which looks out onto the tracks so you can cheer on your dog whilst being wined and dined in style! Prices start at £38 per person.