Christmas Party | Drinkonomical

Are you planning your Christmas party? It can be a stressful and time consuming exercise having to take the role of party planner, so to make life a little easier we've put together a list of venues that can help you host the perfect festive gathering. Whether you're looking for a buffet, sit down dinner or drinks, dancing and DJs we have the hand-picked the best places to cater to you, and that are affordable. These are our picks of the best cheap Christmas party venues in London. 

Last updated on 16th January 2019

Apples and Pears

293 user reviews 5

Cocktail Specials for £6.50 until 8pm and 1 other offer

Offering either the whole venue or just one bar for a reasonable price, Apples and Pears have got you covered with canapes, bowl food and fabulous cocktails. These guys know what makes a good Christmas party, great food, great drinks, great service and a great DJ spinning tunes all evening long. 

Piccadilly Institute

175 user reviews 3

Free Entry VIP Guestlist

While they may be a roaring club night throughout the weekend, Piccadilly Institute is an affordable Christmas venue in London with more than just one disguise. From incredible themed rooms and private hire spaces, to a brilliant staff and top notch drinks, if you're planning a shindig to remember, there's no need to stretch your wallet thin. 

The Hollywood Arms

289 user reviews 4

While its glamorous location may suggest otherwise, this really is an affordable yet plush spot for your Christmas shindig. Serving premium cocktails alongside a menu of British delicacies, the gorgeous private room can host up to 56 diners, making it a top choice for a more intimate affair.  


524 user reviews 4

£25 Table Areas! and 4 other offers

Bright, fun and fiery, Trapeze is the circus-themed venue that's sure to give you a Christmas party to remember. The space is overflowing with circus glamour, from suspended disco balls to intricate clown costumes, there's plenty for your eyes to feast upon, and speaking of food, why not try out their menu of Americana delights when booking?

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

44 user reviews 4

£5 cocktails and 1 other offer

It's a party palace of hopping live music, BBQ plates and whisky cocktails and it's perfect for an affordable Christmas party. Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch (there are also venues in Brixton and Camden) is perfect for big groups with a myriad of different spaces and a great atmosphere week round.


7 user reviews 4

241 Burgers (Monday & Tuesday) and 1 other offer

This trendy Kentish Town bar and restaurant is a hot tip if you're looking for a great Christmas party location without splashing the cash. With 80 capacity, cocktails and craft brews, an in-house sound system, neighbour food menu, no hire charge and a private bar open until 1am, it's a trendy spot that packs a punch. 

Simmons Tower Bridge

30 user reviews 4

The perfect venue for a cosy and quirky Christmas get together. Cocktails are served in teapots, walls are decorated with vibrant tiling, the seating is plushy, and there's a banging playlist of tunes on repeat. To top it all off, it's great value for money. Simmons also has venues in ClerkenwellSoho, and King's Cross.


308 user reviews 4

Free Entry Guestlist

This vibrant parlour in Covent Garden, is bright vibrant and perfect for if you're hoping to inject a little fun into your festivities. The cocktails are just as whimsical as their setting, and the food is simple yet classic. This paired with the central location makes it a great budget-friendly venue. 

Camino Bankside

2 user reviews 5

Happy Hour and 1 other offer

Camino Bankside is a great party spot with its riverside location, light and airy space and impressive selection of food and drink. Switch classical Christmas dinner for tapas you can split, share and graze upon while sipping on delicious Spanish wine and beer, they also have locations in Monument , Shoreditch and King's Cross if you're looking more central. 


10 user reviews 4

£20 Prosecco!

Well isn't this one the charmer? One of our favourite inner city gastro pubs, The Vintry delivers hearty grub, fine wines and laid back vibes throughout the week. Get your pals together and head over to this great spot, all made better by the fact it boasts an impressive food and drinks menu that won't break the bank!

Blending Soho style with a playful, sporty vibe; these affordable party packages offer finger food buffets and prosecco receptions, as well as three-course festive dinners which start from just £18 per person. There's a mix of UV ping-pong, pool and foosball to try your hand at, and DJs playing old-school classics long into the night.

Beer Pong Package and 3 other offers

Promising a rockin' list of drinks, badass food spreads and a stocking stuffed with festive treats to every guest, Belushi's sure know how to host a killer party. Pick classic festive food to suit your needs and get started on their special Rocktails. Check out their Camden and Covent Garden locations if you're looking more central for your purse-friendly office party.


6 user reviews 5

Bar&Co is a great choice if you're looking for something a little different from your festive celebrations. A bar, club and restaurant all at once, this nifty little party spot finds itself moored upon the Temple Pier Victoria Embankment - sup away on gloriously crafted drinks and get your groove on, as you look up the spectacular scenery of the River Thames. 

The Hat and Tun

117 user reviews 5

Exclusive January Offer: Selection of Canapés and bowl food for £25pp and 1 other offer

This traditional British boozer comes equipped with plenty of quaint features, from leather arm chairs and wooden paneling, to taxidermy and a roaring fireplace. Blending manor house and country cottage vibes into one central London drinking spot, the coziness of this venue and its low price, make it a great Christmas party location. 

The Bull & Gate

354 user reviews 4

This cool, quirky escape is nestled in the heart of Kentish Town and is just oozing in charm. Combining comfort with contemporary in both its furnishings and menu, the food offerings include delicious Christmas sharing platters, traditional dinners and mouthwatering desserts all to enjoy with an extensive choice of wines, beer and cocktails. 

Free Entry VIP Guestlist and 2 other offers

Why not switch up your traditional turkey for a delicious oven baked pizza, eggnog for beer and carol singing for shuffleboard at this cool, quirky spot for your festivities. Venue hire includes your own bar, toilets, shuffleboard and tanks, you can even have it for the whole weekend if you fancy. 

Located moments away from Trafalgar Square and Downing street, the artsy traditional boozer is perfect for cheap Christmas parties, with theatres, businesses and points of interest so close by, it's perfect if you plan on having a full evening of events. To top it off, the food top-quality and it's all reasonably priced.