If you're looking to go all out for your Christmas bash, you can't do much better than the Winter Wonderland Boat. The floating party palace allows you to tailor your experience to the nth degree, complete with playlists, dance floor space, delicious food and drinks aplenty.
Christmas Party | Dinner and Dancing
'Tis the season to be jolly, and what could be more merry than a whopping plate of Christmas nosh and a spin round the dancefloor? Whether you're in charge of making sure the office party is suitably outrageous or heading out with your closest friends, we've rounded up London's best places for dinner and dancing this Christmas, from huge Thames boats to rowdy City pubs.
A rustic charmer in the heart of the City, Forge is the perfect venue for those looking to fill up on winter cocktails, chow down sharing plates and dance to all the festive hits. From leather booths and splashes of concrete cool to decked out dining tables and a bustling open kitchen, it's truly a sleek and special place.
Looking to host your dinner and dancing Christmas party on the River Thames? Climb aboard one of Woods' Silver Fleet's swanky boats. There are three luxe river yachts to choose from - all of which come complete with seasonal menus created by head chef Douglas Grant and Michelin-starred Ollie Dabbous.
One of the most rootin' tootin' names on the restaurant scene, Blues Kitchen Brixton promises to fill you with the fun and flavours of New Orleans in a cool and urban setting. Perfect for a quirky Christmas party in London, this uber-swish spot is known to host some of the city's finest musicians.
Ruby Blue Bar is one of the West End's most decadent dining destinations. This Christmas, they'll be putting on a killer spread for punters, providing both a traditional three-course lunch and elegant canapes, washed down with free-flowing fizz and a selection of handcrafted cocktails.
The Exhibit is an easily accessible, eclectic hub perfect for office party shenanigans. The Balham venue offers a range of bespoke packages designed to suit all, with an experienced events team on hand to ensure that your festive blowout runs to plan.
Patch East's dedicated team of party planners are on call to ensure that every aspect of your Christmas celebration runs smoothly. The venue is experienced in hosting private bashes, ranging from canapes and Champagne receptions to full-blown dinners and dancing spectaculars.
Set over four floors, Beaufort House Chelsea is the ideal Christmas party location in West London, especially if dinner and dancing are on the menu. With a wealth of private hire spaces and wonderful seasonal cuisine, you can enjoy a mouthwatering meal before retiring to their Champagne Penthouse.
Shoreditch hotspot Trapeze are throwing a big festive jamboree and you're invited. With three unique spaces and an expert team in place to help plan your event, everything is in place for a glittering Christmas party with dinner and dancing aplenty. Tuck in to some tasty tucker before heading down to their renowned basement for a raucous knees up.
If you're looking to liven up your festive feast and step away from your standard turkey, why not head to Salvador & Amanda for a Spanish-style Christmas dinner? The venue can cater for parties of all sizes and is the ideal place to fend off the winter chill with some exotic flavours.
Whether you're looking to host a gathering of a few work colleagues or a larger function with all your pals, Zebrano knows how to deliver a great Christmas shindig. Indulge in a delicious sit-down meal washed down with a few cocktails, then limber up for an expedition to the dance floor, where DJs spin chart toppers 'til close.
Renowned for its bonkers bingo sessions and drag queen spectaculars, Gigi's is the perfect place to host a quirky Christmas party in London. Designed with dinner, drinks and dancing in mind, this modern venue is decked out flashing red signs, glittering tinsel and leafy green botanicals.
Head to Core in the City of London where you can enjoy a dinner and dancing Christmas party for less than £40 a head. Perfect for smaller celebrations, this ultra-cool bar comes complete with plenty of cosy booths, neon signage and quirky artwork.
Jerusalem offers a delicious festive spread with a welcoming atmosphere to match. Keeping things traditional, the festive menu includes smoked Scottish salmon, roast turkey roulade and Christmas pudding served with brandy custard, while veggies can enjoy mushroom and goat's cheese Wellington with a slow-roasted beetroot salad to start.
Get ready to shimmy and shake to some Polynesian beats this festive season as Kona Kai offers a unique tiki-inspired Christmas atmosphere. Banish those winter blues by slurping your way through juicy cocktails and dancing to the mega DJs at this gorgeous Fulham hideout.
Contrary to what George Michael says, drinks at this Covent Garden bar are sadly not free, they are pretty darn tasty though. With various beach grill dishes, over 50 cocktails on the menu and some of the city's biggest DJs on the decks, it's a great place for an alternative Christmas party in London.
Hold on to your hats because any Christmas party at Bunga Bunga is going to be wild. The Italian party palace is known for its raucous nights out thanks to its roster of live performers, bottomless drinks, massive pizzas and notorious 'Bunga-oke' sessions.
A magical escape from the bustling streets above, Kenza is a gorgeous Middle Eastern-style restaurant. Choose to hire the entire venue or simply book out one of the alcoves, which can comfortably sit groups of up to six. Chow down on a sumptuous feast of Lebanese cuisine before sitting back and enjoying a traditional belly-dancing show.
With smart Asian-inspired plates and swish cocktails, Circus is no ordinary Christmas party venue in London. Add in the stage, stunning cabaret performers and late-night DJs and you're in for an extra special festive treat.
Offering tasty plates, a stellar drinks selection and great background tunes, Kentish Town's Neighbour is one of the best spots for a Christmas party in North London. Munch through American bites before heading to the Juke's Bar downstairs.
Moments from Smithfield Market, Haberdashers' Hall is a unique London private hire that can be customised for all your dinner and dancing Christmas party needs. Designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, the space features a beautiful domed roof and elegant wooden floorboards.
Grand and gorgeous, Brewers' Hall is one hell of a Christmas private hire venue in London. For the festive season, the team go all out creating a snow-dusted lodge and with Chesterfield sofas scattered about and a sprawling dance, perfect for throwing some shapes.
On the hunt for a London Christmas party venue with live music? This gorgeous Belgravia spot comes out top. Boasting an incredible live band as well as swish surroundings and gourmet scran, it's an ideal spot for your Yuletide celebrations.
Push the boat out and hire a room at Baluchi at The LaLiT London for a party people will be talking about for years to come. Formerly a grammar school, the space is now one of the swishest Indian restaurants in the city. If you've got time, start your evening in the Headmaster's Room, a great spot for cocktails.
Slap bang in the heart of London, this private hire venue has got three main rooms, all of which can be used according to your whims and needs. Combining Georgian period features with exposed brick vaults and incredible light shows, this space is guaranteed to be a hit.
A neighbourhood spot that knows how to party (and sparkle come winter), Brixton's Cattivo has got your festive celebrations all wrapped up. Head down for a unique evening of seasonal cocktails and delicious Italian small plates, alongside a selection of Christmas packages that will make your night go off in South London style.
Bringing a dose of Narnia to South London, Lost Society is sprinkling a bit of festive magic over proceedings with their winter wonderland makeover. If you're looking for a daytime Christmas party in London, choose their boozy brunch option, or head here in the evening for dinner and dancing in a sultry setting.
Head to one of Old Street's most beautiful restaurants where they'll be throwing on the bells and whistles this festive season with Christmas party packages you won't want to miss out on. Tuck into a stunning three-course meal complete with bellinis and homemade limoncello, followed by dancing and fun until closing time.
For top-notch service in a sophisticated setting look no further than Heddon Street Kitchen, which is owned by the renowned Gordon Ramsay. For bigger parties head down to Hidden Heddon - the underground bar that hosts cocktail masterclasses and private soirées.
Located in the heart of Canary Wharf, The Parlour is a sleek and contemporary restaurant, well-suited to family get-togethers and corporate celebrations alike. Adorned with cosy faux fur throws, glittering fairy lights and floor-to-ceiling windows, it's the stuff of London Christmas party venue dreams.
Found just a short walk from Monument, The Folly offers a wide selection of private hire spaces, from The Garden - a plant-adorned paradise, to the private dining room, which offers the perfect solution for a gorgeous intimate dinner.
A truly knockout London Christmas party venue for drinking and dancing, Union Street Cafe boasts gigantic floor-to-ceiling windows, slick industrial touches and plenty of space to bust some moves. Looking for something quirky? Head downstairs to the Olive Grove - a themed room that will transport you to an Italian terrace, complete with twisting trees and twinkling lights.
If you're on the hunt for a charming country-style pub to host your big Christmas blowout, look no further than The Dickens Inn. Famed for its gorgeous floral-adorned frontage, this 18th century watering hole has played host to some epic festive celebrations in the past. Dining packages range from £15 to £60 per person, with everything from tasty pigs in blankets to premium cuts of beef.
A modern British restaurant that lets the food do the talking, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms is an elegant spot for a seasonal soirée. The Christmas menu here is priced at £45 for three courses and includes braised ox cheek with horseradish mash, vegetable wellington, and of course, roast turkey served with all the trimmings.
With several private dining rooms, a spacious outdoor terrace and a dedicated events team on hand to assist with your planning, The Driver ticks all our London Christmas party venue boxes. Sit down for a traditional three-course feast before the tables are cleared away and the dancing begins, with the option to either hire a DJ or make the most of the pub's sound system.
Looking for a Christmas party venue with in central London? Step inside The Tattershall Castle, a floating boozer that boasts mega views of the London Eye and Big Ben. Choose between the Stateroom, Bridge or Lounge areas, with a plethora of packages available, from cocktails and canapés to sit-down dinners followed by rocking discos.