Illuminate - Exclusive Christmas Party Venue in London | Smart Parties


400 Seated
400 Reception


South Kensington, London


Smart Christmas Parties and Illuminate are devastated to be unable to go ahead with our parties for 2020. We're delighted to be able to offer our incredible Virtual Christmas Parties to ensure you can still celebrate together this year, but cannot wait to welcome you back to Illuminate in 2021.

Illuminate is London’s most exciting and progressive new venues, designed to both anticipate and surpass your Christmas party expectations. Situated on the fourth and fifth levels of the Science Museum, Illuminate offers a breathtaking view over London through panoramic windows. Built and designed with events in mind, the venue comfortably holds up to 400, and is available for both festive lunches and evening events. The venue is impressive at all times of day, either flooded with daylight, or illuminated by the spectacular lighting design. This unique venue is sure to impress your guests with a sensational festive atmosphere.

From your first conversation with Smart you will be looked after by dedicated event and account managers, through to the moment your final guest departs. On the day, your guests will be welcomed with a prosecco reception, followed by your choice of delicious food options, and unlimited house drinks. With optional extras including canapés, spirits and late night snacks, or an extended closing time of 1AM, there are plenty of ways in which you can make your party extra special. Light up your 2021 festive season with Smart and Illuminate.


Package Inclusions

  • Exclusive hire from 18:45-23:00 (01:00 extension available).
  • Three-course seated dinner OR bowl food menu by Moving Venue.
  • Choice of all-inclusive drinks packages or consumption
  • State-of-the-art lighting and high spec of AV
  • Dancefloor and DJ
  • Event management & a dedicated account manager included.
  • Security.
  • Cloakroom facilities.
  • Upgrades include a canapé reception, spirits packages & late night snacks.

These inclusions are subject to change depending on your requirements.

The décor and ambience of the whole evening was wonderful. My whole party had an amazing time and have been telling our customers how amazing it was. Thanks so much.



We believe in making sure your guests have the best night possible, so we’ve put together a few ideas to make them feel extra special. However the sky is the limit, so please speak to your dedicated Account Manager about the possibilities.

Upgrades to be priced as add-ons.


Delicious canapés during the reception – 4 bites per person.

Late Night Snacks

Ensure your guests never go hungry with late night snacks.

All Night Spirits Package

Spirits available to you and your guests all night.

After Dinner Spirits Package

Spirits served to you and your guests after dinner.



One of London’s leading event caterers, Moving Venue, will deliver imaginative menus and excellent service to all Christmas events at Illuminate.
London Cured Beetroot Smoked Salmon
Feather Blade of Beef & Asparagus
Raspberry & Chocolate Slice
Sage & Roast Pumpkin Ravioli

Floor Plan

Please click to download the floor plan at Illuminate, Science Museum.

Illuminate at the Science Museum

Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London, Greater London SW7 2DD

Tel: 020 7836 1033 Email: [email protected]

Science Museum,
Exhibition Road,

Book A Virtual Christmas Party For 2020

When a face to face party isn’t possible during this year’s festive season, but engaging and rewarding your staff remains a priority, we can provide the solution. Smart Christmas Parties present a sensational ‘Party In A Box’, which combines a physical home delivery with an interactive online experience tailored to your partying and catering requirements. Prices from £59 per person.
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