Christmas Party | Drinkonomical

Planning your Christmas party? Let's be honest... 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. Better yet? These guys won't break the bank. 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.

Our picks of the best cheap Christmas party venues in London? Come and get them...

Last updated on 14th November 2019

Willy's Wine Bar

172 user reviews 4

Steak Frites & Malbec - and 11 other offers

A very short walk from Fenchurch Street, this rustic wine bar offers one of the best cheap Christmas party options in the city. Specialising in quality wines and tasty food, they'll bring a little extra something something to proceedings, whether you're in for a sit-down affair or a night of drinks and dancing.

The Courtyard

738 user reviews 4

Saturday Bottomless Prosecco Brunch and 4 other offers

A Fulham favourite, this West London party spot comes into its own during the festive season with a range of excellent private hire options that won't destroy your budgets. Book their indoor cocktail lounge for drinks and dinners, or go all-out with a full hire of their gorgeous heated courtyard.

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.

Happy Hour! 5pm-7:30pm Monday - Friday and 1 other offer

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. Check out their Camden and Greenwich, Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush locations too if you're looking more central for your purse-friendly office party.

Piccadilly Institute

227 user reviews 3

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. 


8 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. 

Simmons Tower Bridge

34 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 ClerkenwellSohoKing's Cross and beyond.

The Hat and Tun

130 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 Hollywood Arms

361 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.  

The Bull & Gate

442 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. 

Located moments away from Trafalgar Square and Downing street, this 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, and to top it off, the food is top quality and comes at a very reasonable price.


605 user reviews 4

Bottle of Prosecco for £18! and 1 other offer

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?

Camino Bankside

2 user reviews 5

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. 

Apples and Pears

345 user reviews 5

Christmas at Apples & Pears 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. 

Tuesday Quiz Night and 5 other offers

A pub for all seasons, this gorgeous boozer on the corner of London Fields and Broadway Market is a perfect spot if you're looking for a cheap and cheerful Christmas party venue. With cool, stylish spaces for hire, great food and a top notch atmosphere, it's budget friendly and offers a warm welcome to all.

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

48 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch!

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.


41 user reviews 4

2-4-£12 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 75 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. 

Lunch Special

Already one of Liverpool Street's funnest drinking experiences, this German-themed bar and restaurant has more than enough space for your Christmas party antics, and they're offering delicious food, huge beer steins and live Oompah bands to boot.

Menu Del Dia - £9.95 Lunch Menu and 2 other offers

The largest Tapas Revolution in London, this Stratford-based venue is the perfect place for casual Christmas celebrations. Feast on a huge selection of festive-themed sharing plates, washed down with jugs of sangria and finished off with chocolate-dipped churros, all costing as little as £14.95 per person.  

@ Brunel Museum on Thursday 5th December 2019 and 3 other dates

If you're looking to shun the traditional turkey dinner, and opt for something a little different, head down the shaft to the Brunel museum's glorious candle-lit hall where you'll be treated to a night of knees up entertainment courtesy of Tom Carradine, and washed down with rounds of cheering hot rum toddies. Tally Ho!

@ Hard Rock Cafe Oxford Street on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 2019

Not far from Winter Wonderland and with a cracking soundtrack, Hard Rock Cafe Oxford Circus is adding a little jingle to your Christmas fun. The central London restaurant is serving up a variety of set-course menus, starting from £27.95 per person.