Best Christmas Events in London 2021

Feeling festive? Damn right you are. Immerse yourself in all things bauble and boozy at one of the many seasonal pop-ups taking over the city this winter. Jingle some bells at a tinsel-tastic cocktail experience and deck the halls at Santa's grotto, all before taking in the capital's most iconic sites at their twinkly best - there really is something for everyone at these Christmas events in London.

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Last updated on 21st October 2021

  The Big London Bake

942 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Monday 25th October 2021

Think you've got what it takes to be star baker? It's time to put those skills to the test as The Big London Bake offers one of the best cooking experiences in the capital. From gingerbread houses to ornate Christmas cakes, it's a fun and festive activity to do with all the gang.

From Christmas tree decorations to biscuits inspired by The Snowman, there are plenty of fun things to make at Biscuiteers. Join them in Notting Hill or Northcote Road and you'll have a unique day out complete with bespoke baked goods that are perfect gifts (for yourself)

Film And Fizz with Curzon

89 user reviews 5

Hunker down with charming classics as The Curzon are putting on a real movie treat this Christmas. Join them for a glass of bubbles and the likes of It's A Wonderful Life as you get all the seasonal feels in their luxury cinema.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

3615 user reviews 4

A Winter Wonderland and giant ball pit all rolled into one? Yes please. This Christmas treat from Ballie Ballerson in Shoreditch sees you chow down on themed brunch and party until the early hours, all in a snowy forest decked out with baubles.

Head to Islington's Rosemary Branch Theatre for a slice of Christmas comedy performance. Jack Left Town is an improvised show about a washed-up rock band with one hit festive single. Expect mirth, naff songs, a ruddy raffle and more giggles than you can shake a holly branch at.


241 user reviews 4

Located in the heart of Acton, The Aeronaut is one of West London's most popular boozers. This festive season they're pulling out all the stops, hosting a series of Christmas-themed cabaret shows, with a mouthwatering menu to match.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

280 user reviews 5

Taking over venues across the city this season, Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is sorting you out with tough song trivia and some hilarious festive antics. Head over to your nearest night for some of the best Christmas events in London.

Barrio Bars across London are steering you right into the festive season with bottomless drinks and boozy lunch events. At these events, not only will you get to tuck into tasty Crimbo fare, but you'll also get to sip on free-flowing bevs.

While prison might not be the ideal destination this Christmas, Alcotraz are whipping up an experience you won't forget in a hurry. From entertaining immersive costumes down to fittingly-themed cocktails, you'll be begging to go behind bars.

Throw on your Christmas jumper and warm up your vocals. Head to Chiswick, Acton, or Dulwich this December, and join Impossible Things Entertainment for a Christmas brunch, killer lip sync performances, prizes and quizzes. 

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

649 user reviews 4

For a festive brunch, grab your Santa hat and get ready for this Christmas-inspired event brought to you by Hip Hop Brunch LDN. You'll get the opportunity to eat a delicious three course meal and sip on bottomless drinks.

London Boat Party

63 user reviews 4

Deck the halls by hitting the deck of London's Original Christmas Boat Party. You'll set sail along the Thames, spreading yuletide joy while bopping to classics, nibbling on a festive buffet and taking in unparalleled views of the city. 

Flight Club

502 user reviews 5

It's the season to be jolly so get your pals together and down to Flight Club. All three venues are celebrating with a special brunch social, with DJs, Christmas jumpers, festive treats and bottomless pizza, as well as a bottle of prosecco and Winter Pimms.

@ Skylight Peckham on Sunday 28th November and Sunday 12th December 2021

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If you fancy getting festive at your next bottomless brunch, then head over to this Supa Dupa Fly x Sleigh My Name event. Taking place at the beaut Skylight Peckham, you'll get a two-course feast, delicious boozy bevs, as well as absolutely cracking tunes.

If you can't wait to get into the Christmas spirit, this is the event for you. Deck the Halls at Pergola Paddington comes complete with over 350 trees, private chalets and warming winter comfort food. To keep you entertained? The venue has a schedule filled with festive frolicking. 

@ Bar Elba on Various dates from Saturday 27th November 2021

Santa spent all his dough in last year's lockdowns and made it to the top of his own naughty list, but earning it back should be a breeze for this song bird. Saint Nick returns to Bar Elba's rooftop this Christmas to bring you festive hits and entertainment to match Miss Claus' saucy set on the decks, all while you feast on a boozy bottomless brunch.

In the mood to do something a little different this Christmas in London? Join Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events for their jam-packed schedule of festive happenings. From bottomless brunches with butlers in the buff to unmissable dinners with drag queens, there's plenty to explore. 

Bashment Brunch

52 user reviews 4

Get festive and treat yourself early to a Christmas brunch at a secret London location. You'll get to sing and dance to soca and reggae music, all while enjoying a Caribbean brunch cooked up by award-winning chef, Collin Brown.

Garage Brunch

630 user reviews 4

For a boozy and festive Christmas event, head to Garage Brunch's secret location event for an afternoon of live DJs, entertainment, bingo and singing. Rock out to your favourite tunes, followed by a two course meal and delicious cocktails.

@ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club on Sun, 5th Dec 2021 @ 19:00 - 23:00

Celebrate the holidays early with this Christmas Extravaganza show, courtesy of Beyond the Cabaret and Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. At the venue in East London, you'll be a guest to a spectacular performance from Bettsie Bon Bon and Dusty Limits.

Jimmy Garcia is back this winter with one of the best pop-up experiences this city has to offer. Hire your own igloo by the Thames or curl up in a pretty Alpine chalet with steaming hot bowls of fondue, warming winter drinks and totally Instgrammable surroundings. 

Winterland are giving it some serious welly in the festive department this winter. Join the beloved Fulham pop-up this Christmas for a roster of unmissable things to do, from tucking in to fondue in their igloos, to power ballad brunches and hot mulled wine.

@ Dabbers Bingo on Various dates from Wednesday 1st December 2021

Head down to Dabbers Social Bingo near Aldgate for an extra special festive treat to get the sleigh bells ringing (that's the noise of Christmas-themed prizes to you and me). Play a trio of games in their decked out hall, enjoying a yuletide burger feast and plenty of drinks to really get you in the spirit.