London enjoys spike in Christmas party bookings

Christmas party venues in London have experienced a huge rise in bookings in 2013, according to new figures.  

A poll, conducted by the London City Selection, has suggested that there has been a 45 per cent increase in Christmas Party bookings in London this year.

Three quarters of London City Selection members said they had taken more Christmas party bookings this year. The IT and financial sectors were cited amongst the industries more likely to book the services of London Christmas party venues.

In an interview with, London City Selection chair Diane Waldron appeared pleased to hear of this boost to the capital’s events sector.    

She said: “It’s great to see that members are reporting that business is on the increase for events at their venues in the City. 2013 has clearly been a successful year for meetings and events in the City of London and we are delighted that our members are benefiting from this more buoyant market.”

According to, the poll also suggested that London’s events companies were experiencing shorter lead times for their bookings. Sixty per cent of those questioned reported a decrease in their lead times this year.

“The shorter lead times continue to be a feature, meaning that as venues we must be responsive and flexible to deal with a very fast-moving events market,” Waldron said.