This Christmas Pop-Up Is The Only Place We Want To Be This Winter

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London legends Bourne & Hollingsworth are launching their Christmas cracker, The Winter House, this November, and it’s fair to say we’re all thoroughly excited about it!

It’s taking place inside a Grade-II listed abandoned chapel and – with the addition of a few fabulous festive flourishes – it’s shaping up to be a seriously beautiful venue. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to indulge in a luxury lunch or an entire party venue for up to 500 people, The Winter House has got you covered.

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Opening their (rather impressive) doors on the 23rd November, the good people at Bourne & Hollingsworth are hoping to add a little extra sparkle to your festive season. Forget the tacky tinsel and fibre optic trees of yore – this isn’t your standard Christmas party venue.

If you’ve ever been to Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings in Clerkenwell you’ll know to expect a seriously Instagrammable interior – made even more extra with the addition of twisting branches, celestial ceiling projections, and warm candle light. They’re even installing an epic, tessellated golden Christmas tree, which will cast shimmering, refracted light around their Grand Hall.

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And the interior inspiration doesn’t stop on the ground floor, because their underground bar area, known as the Crypt, will be clad with some rather impressive tapestries. Its hidden alcoves and speakeasy vibe make it the perfect place to spend an evening indulging in a few cocktails. There certainly won’t be a singing Father Christmas statue in sight.

You can book seating in the Crypt for parties of just two, up to as many as 180 people – so it’s perfect for all occasions. Don’t worry if you and your mates aren’t organised enough to book in advance though, because you can always chance a walk-in. And did we mention there’s a menu of canapés? It would be rude not to really – it is Christmas, after all!

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And beyond the bar B&H are offering a supperclub-style, three-course lunch and dinner menu in their Grand Hall. It’s available from Tuesdays to Saturdays and booking is open to parties of all sizes (from two to 150 people). You can even book a private dining area on one of the Grand Hall’s three balconies for up to 35 people. The menu features a selection of hearty winter favourites so you’re guaranteed to leave feeling full, warm, and happy. And isn’t that what the festive season is all about?

If you are looking for somewhere special to celebrate with your friends, family, or employees on a larger scale, the Winter House is perfect for that too. Just look at the size of the place! The entire venue can hold up to 500 guests for an exclusive takeover, or up to 150 guests for a sit down dinner. You’ll even be able to keep things going until the early hours in The Crypt.

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You’ll find Winter House on Soho’s Shaftesbury Avenue and it’s open from the 23rd November to the 23rd December. For more information and to book your visit check out their shiny new website here.