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Customise your Christmas at NT’s Loft & Night Tales

Christmas might seem an age away right now, but we promise, it’ll come round sooner than you think. And the sooner you start thinking about your Christmas party, the more scope you have to make it the biggest and best one yet!

If you’re looking to kick your party off with a bang (or a jingle!), you’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve found the perfect venues for you to choose between: NT’s Loft and Night Tales. These Hackney-based venues both belong to Background Bars, and are infused with their signature industrial style. Better still, they’re oh-so-customisable!

Here’s why we think you’ll want to add them both to your wish list.


Both NT’s Loft and Night Tales are bang-on-trend. We’re talking raw materials, exposed brick walls and industrial styling, giving both spaces a vibrant, laid-back feel.

NT’s Loft comprises a main bar that extends out to a lush heated terrace – ideal for the smokers or anyone who wants to admire the London skyline! (or keep an eye out for Santa’s sleigh!). Meanwhile, Night Tales boasts the largest all-weather terrace in East London. This covered outdoor space is ideal for winter nights and leads onto Arch 14 and the Club – two atmospheric hideaways featuring eye-catching cocktail bars, arched ceilings and mood lighting.

Wherever you turn, there’s sure to be a wow moment!


Make them your own

Another thing we LOVE about these venues is just how customisable they are. As well as being perfect for Christmas parties, they’re also popular for pop-ups, brand activations and photo shoots – so, they’re easily branded and personalised!

Night Tales is particularly flexible in that you can choose between hiring the whole venue, just Arch 14 or just the Club. Which means no matter how large or small your Christmas party is, you’re sure to find your perfect fit.

That’s right, whether you’re planning an intimate Christmas dinner for 50 or a festive rave for 600, these striking venues have got you covered!



NT’s Loft and Night Tales are both simply made for parties! Not only are these atmospheric spaces perfect for getting you in the party spirit, but you’ll have everything you need right there – from unique lighting to PA systems, DJ equipment, microphones and more. Oh, and Background Bars has access to a selection of technical production suppliers, so on the off chance you need something extra – like a bespoke stage build – you’ll be in safe hands!

Not only that, but the in-house teams can provide you with bespoke services to level up your party, from food and drink to entertainment and more. If that sounds good, we bet you’ll love Night Tales’ professional service kitchen, which can serve delicious pizzas, street food and canapes – as well as more formal Christmas dinners if that’s more your style!

But equally, if you want to source your own caterers, that’s fine too. It’s all up to you (just more proof of how easily customisable these awesome venues are!).


A prime location

Last (but certainly not least!) NT’s Loft and Night Tales are located in a bang-on-trend part of London, to match their trend-setting interiors!

That’s right, we’re talking about Hackney – East London’s coolest neighbourhood. Filled with quirky co-working spaces, hip bars and a vibrant arts scene, it’s the perfect place to show your guests how relevant your brand is. And of course, there’s no shortage of things to do here for those looking to make a day of it!

Not only that, but these venues really couldn’t be much easier to get to. Both an easy walk from London Fields or Hackney Central overground stations, and surrounded by multiple bus routes, your guests will have no trouble getting here – whether they’re London locals or budding tourists.


So you see, there’s a LOT to love about NT’s Loft and Night Tales. We don’t envy you having to choose between them when it comes to booking in this year’s Christmas party!

Or, if you’re not done browsing yet, feel free to check out our other top London Christmas party venues. Either way, don’t hang around long. Christmas may feel like it’s a long way off yet but it’s just around the corner!