Contrary to what George Michael says, drinks at this Covent Garden bar are not free. Covered by over 500 bird decorations, with huge palm trees stretching from the floor to the ceiling, a lagoon pool-style dance floor and cabanas alongside beach-grill inspired dishes and over 50 cocktails on the menu, this is a great spot for a Christmas party and won't cost you an arm and a leg.
Affordable Christmas Venues in London
Looking for some inspiration when it comes to planning Christmas party in London? Ready for all the festive antics that a suitable amount of money can buy? From affordable restaurants down to reasonable party deals, we've hand picked some of the very best Christmas lunches, parties and dinners or your seasonal soiree. Book your Christmas party for 2018 and don't stress about blowing that budget.
Balham's eclectic playground offers a strong range of spaces for your office party this Christmas. There's a bunch of festive food and drink packages to consider and a dedicated events team to help you take the weight off. Come for an indulgent sit down meal or keep the focus on canapes and mingling.
Core promises to make your festive celebrations memorable... even on a modest budget. The food options - a three course traditional Christmas meal or festive finger/fork buffets - will set you back between £19-£22 per head and will be sure to keep you full throughout the night. On top of that, Core are offering parties the chance to 'pre-book' drink vouchers for just a fiver each!
Going through the stress of looking for an affordable Christmas venue in London? Let Dirty Martini take a little weight off your shoulders. Boasting luxe spaces, cool interiors and a cocktail menu that sparkles, festive parties here are affordable and fun.
Ask For Janice lay on several options for food, drink and entertainment throughout December. They're well equipped to host lunchtime get-togethers and evening soirees for up to 100, and their speakeasy-styled basement bar is a secluded spot perfect for private Christmas gatherings.
Get a taste of Espana in east London as Camino opens keeps their doors for you. Expect delicious tapas, from home-cut jamon to Spanish cheeses, all while drinking a wonderful selection of cava, imported beers and cocktails.
Looking for an affordable venue in the City? Something humble, not too gaudy and boasting top plates alike. Then why not try Jamies London Wall on for size this Chrimbo? Primed for groups in Moorgate and Bank, head on down for great wine and festive fun.
A pumping party bar perfect for a memorable office party, The Old School Yard charges no hire fee. They'll put together a bespoke plan to suit your budget and welcome parties of between 2 and 300 revellers for a no holds barred evening of singing and dancing.
Offering full venue hire for big parties, this fun Fulham pub offers the Oktoberfest experience all year round. From giant steins of beer to tasty Bavarian dishes, it's a top spot for a totally unique Christmas party in London.
With a sizeable beer garden and great food on offer, this Deptford pub makes for a perfect south London venue. With a 40-person capacity (70-capacity if you make your guests stand up all night) private function room, it's ideal for a family gathering or office party.
Hidden behind a secret door, this masonic meeting room at the Andaz is a perfect, atmospheric option if you're looking for an affordable space with real flare, especially since it boasts a coveted Liverpool Street location.
A staple of the Shoreditch circuit, this multi-functional events space is the perfect spot if you're looking for a laid-back yet impressive place to party in. The space is huge and filled with vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls alongside a Funktion One sound system and mighty Titan One light show.
Located moments from London Bridge, The Brigade is a unique restaurant that runs apprenticeships to help people out of homelessness. The classically styled eatery serves a best of British menu, with classic turkey dishes this time of year. If you're looking for a private party, they also have a number of rooms to hire.
Slap bang in central London, Lazeez Tapas is an intimate little spot for Middle Eastern dining. Head to the sumptuously decorated restaurant to feast on delicious sharing plates and lovely wine. With a vibrant atmosphere, it won't take long to get the party started.
Sitting on the banks of the River Thames in Putney this cosy pub Londoners a quaint spot to unwind and recharge. The spacious Rowing Club area has been used to host a number of lively events, including DJ sets and quiz nights, while the Duke's Coxswain room is ideal for those intimate dinners and wintry events.
Another Fuller's favourite found in the city is the Shooting Star, where chefs use seasonal ingredients and the bar team pull crisp ales in a jovial atmosphere. Come for the full-on feast; it's a traditional line-up of London Porter smoked salmon, roast turkey and black cab Christmas pudding.
The Miller's multi-functional nature; with its band rehearsal rooms, big bars, private areas and intimate table areas, means that it offers something for every kind of party. It has funky interiors, with bright pop-art to please the wandering eye, and the extensive range of bottled and tap beers and ales would please even the most discerning boozer amongst you.
When it comes to an exclusive yet affordable option for a Christmas party in London, there's a name that more than has you covered. Boasting one of the most unique dining spaces in the city, these vaults are bespoke, unique and markedly festive.
With branches in Shoreditch and Brixton too, Blues Kitchen has got your Christmas party covered where ever you are. The venues are known for their good-time vibes as bands take to the stage, playing everything from the blues to hip hop, drinks are whisky-filled and food is deliciously BBQ-y.
Party on a boat? Sounds smashing. Take in the stunning views of London's olden city lights and breathe in the chilly air with a drink in hand. Mooch around the fairy-lit deck area on the Thames moored boat and dine, drink, then dance the night away until 3am. Now that's a Christmas parrrdy, right guys.
Indulge on expertly-mixed tipples, a selection of wines and on cracking international beers in the heart of Clapham. SO.UK will even cater for your party, putting on a spread of tapas and Asian sharing platters. See your night out by rockin' robin on the dancefloor as a live DJ spins the best hits.
Located in the heart of the City, this Citypoint favourite combines authentic Italian dishes with impressive service and elegant interiors. Whether you're after festive after-work drinks, a meal with coworkers or an evening with family and friends, Gatti's has it all.
Nothing says Christmas like pizza and burgers. We're not even making that up - Covent Garden eatery Fire and Stone offers a buttermilk fried turkey burger with cranberry sauce and a turkey pizza with Brussels sprouts, stuffing and gravy. Add a glass of Prosecco and you've got yourself a real Christmas feast.
Hidden behind a life-size looking glass, Looking Glass Cocktail Club is all about debauchery and mischievous fun. Of course, the bartenders are armed with the best spirits, fruits and spices shaking up some delectable cocktails. Great for an affordable yet quirky celebration.
With dinner and drinks options to suit every budget and group size, Ruby Blue is one of London's best Christmas party destinations. Choose between a various dining options and soak up the vibrant atmosphere in the heart of the West End.
Don't want to pay through the roof for a private party in London but fancy a venue that echoes traditional British values and dining? Book a space at The Hat and Tun for a dose of just that as the awnings and menu promise your most cosy Christmas yet.
Looking for a party in Paddington? It's all about charcuterie, pizza and beers at this west London favourite. Expect a laid-back atmosphere and cheap-as-chips prices... perfect for those of you who went a little too hard on the Christmas shopping.
Cute, colourful and kitsch, Bourne and Hollingsworth is a Fitzrovia gem with a difference. Head to the brightly coloured basement spot for inventive and delicious cocktails as well as some seriously cool Instagram pics.
Nestled between Tower Hill and Aldgate stations, this outpost of Dirty Martini is slick and stylish, with a focus on good times and great drinks. From corporate events to client entertaining and friendly get-togethers, you can throw just about any party here.
This Covent Garden jewel pulls out all the stops with its numerous party and dining options. There's a host of beautiful spaces available for private hire, and everything from cocktail receptions to finger buffets and seasonal drinks packages to 3-course banquets.
Maybe you're on the lookout for a good old-fashioned pub to host your celebrations. Here's where The Admiralty would suit - offering a vibrant atmosphere in a location inspired by the HMS Victory. Indulge in a menu of the freshest ingredients and the usual batch of trademark Fuller's seasonal ales.
Looking for an affordable Christmas party venue in Fulham? With its gorgeous garden and penchant for only the finest in ingredients and British flavours, you'll love the pubbing charm of The Rose, whether that's as a company, or with friends.
This Polynesian bar cooks up a treat of juicy cocktails, sunshine sounds and the best party vibes this side of the Pacific. Expect a holiday feel with room to dance, booths to chat in and bamboo-lined walls, all only a couple of minutes from Fulham Broadway Station.
Christmess is Christmas how you've always wanted it to happen, with crazy, colourful characters all around, dishes of communal soul food to tuck into, a soundtrack of live blues and jazz, and also secret rooms, theatre and cabaret. Santa Clause is coming to town alright.
It's not easy does it that covers your festive antics this year, it's Ealing does it. One of the finest pubs in the area and promising a more than affordable night out on the festive tiles, book The Ealing Park Tavern this December for a charming night out to remember.
Be remembered as the coolest party planner to happen to your office in living memory by booking your Christmas party at hip East London hangout The Shoreditch. Expect cocktails served in all manner of vessels, from miniature barrels to Buddha figurines, and resident DJs playing each night.
This Balham-based boozer is just oozing with charm and this year, the delightful venue will be putting on a cracking spread at prices that won't break the bank. Tuck into a traditional Christmas lunch without the guilt of how much it's setting you back. Frugal festive feasting.
Tanner and Co is a Bermondsey restaurant with a brilliant location near The Shard and London Bridge. The industrial-style restaurant is great for reserving an area no matter what your party size and the good quality British fare won't break the bank.
Located on South Bank, the BFI building is a great spot for an affordable Christmas party. The bar and restaurant attract a diverse range of clientele, is moments from Waterloo station and serves everything from festive burgers to seasonal dishes.
Looking for the perfect spot in north London? Make your way to this Angel favourite, where you'll find a festive spread split across 3 floors, with various private rooms. Whether you're after an intimate dinner party or a big knees up, the sharing feasts and decadent drinks will make it a night to remember.
If you fancy some South American flavour then Floripa's fabulous party packages for just the ticket. Layering up the authentic Latino tastes, choose from a traditional 3-course meal affair or go for a buffet offering before boozing up the rest of the evening and breaking out some sassy dance moves.
This Bishopsgate hub has had its own lil' elves working hard over the past year to prepare you a fine festive feast. From pocket-friendly nibbles to late-night boogieing and even smart sit-down meals, WE ARE BAR has you well and truly covered to cheer in this jolly season in style.
Mixing sophistication with eccentricity, Balans Soho Society is a quintessential wintertime choice. You'll be treated to quirky interiors, a delicious seasonal spread and a fantastic set of crackers filled with the best present you could ask for... booze.
Renowned for offering superb value for money just minutes from St. Paul's, Patch takes it to another level this time of year. Richly experienced in hosting canapé receptions, formal dining, late-night discos and exclusive hires, this chic cocktail bar will even devote a personal event manager to your party to help things run seamlessly.
Hot foot it to Camden this Christmas as Lockside are here for all your festive party needs. From sit down three course meals and festive buffets to karaoke and gingerbread cider, they're here to give your party some almighty, festive feels.
A speakeasy boasting vintage concoctions, live music and American-inspired food, this City boozer is an ideal office party spot. Located within the heart of London's business district, not only is it close to many workplaces, but the live jazz bands make it a lively choice.
Head on over to Wimbledon and find this blackened warehouse space that is brimming with life. Putting on a scrumptious Christmas lunch that includes all of your festive treats... and all affordably priced too, you can bag yourself a top notch 3-course lunch from just £27.50 per head.
Champions of wild nights out, Hoxton Pony offers an ideal event space for your Christmas party set up. For floor-filling tunes and dinner with all the trimmings; whether you want canapes, a buffet selection or a sit down meal, The Hoxton Pony has it all covered for you this year.
Whether you're after lunch, dinner or drinks, this Kings Cross gastropub can cater to you. Celebrate in your own private room or take to the roof terrace for a special soiree. With a welcome drink and two courses beginning at £35, you can't go wrong.
Featuring plush interiors and bespoke festive cocktails, Dirty Martini is the perfect Christmas party location. Moreover, its special menu offers a number of different food and drink packages to suit every budget.
Ensure your night has a raucous beginning, middle and end at one of central London's partying institutions. For a happily affordable Christmas party venue, there's nowhere that gives more bang for your buck than the Roxy.
Looking to join one of the most warming pubs in London for a cheeky knees up? If we hit the festive nail on the head, we think The White Swan might do the same. Not only traditional and charming, you can enjoy seasonal British plates and delicious wine too.
With large wooden tables, snugs, nooks and crannies to suit any sized group, your festive party vibes will be enhanced by the kitsch design of this bar. You won't need to spend December's pay in this place either, with delightful cocktails coming in at friendly prices.
With open arms and a beaming smile, Kitty Hawk is sitting pretty in London's financial district. The cafe serves freshly ground coffee, while the kitchen plates up delicious artisan pizzas and exquisite steaks at lunch and dinner time. Beautifully decorated and with a number of different seating areas, it's the perfect spot for an affordable night out.
Fancy something a little cool this year? Well GOAT is most certainly that. Cocktails at this west London hotspot are carefully crafted, thile the plus interiors make this perfect for a private party. The bar holds 30 people, which makes for an intimate spot and you can even hire the Chelsea Prayer Room.
Hidden away beneath The Botanist, this subterranean cocktail bar is the perfect location for late night drinks and a slinky party. Offering you something a little more exclusive, you can escape to a luxurious space filled with a variety of creative cocktails.
Situated on Chancery Lane, Baranis is an ideal space for everything from after-work drinks to team nights out. Expect glamorous vibes with cocktails galore, intimate booths and the UK's only indoor petanque court. After some fun in the City? You've found it.
Indeed affordable, but by no means lower quality, Jamie Oliver's Embankment outpost is prepped for an excellent feast this season. Reasonably priced drinks packages, plenty of nibbles and tipples to choose from, great vibes and music cheer, Jamie's will throw a party tailored just for you.
This lovely modern pub around the corner from Finsbury park is overflowing with charm. Have your winter bash here and enjoy a fine selection of delicious brews, as well as, a slap up meal without burning a hole in your pocket.
Beautifully decorated and propped up high thanks to a stellar cocktail menu, Megaro is full of charm and character. The venue is split between two beautifully decorated rooms; the Dark Room and the Picture Room. Decked out with cinema-style seating and vibrant paintings on the wall, this is a great spot for events in Kings Cross.
The Long Acre brings a range of bespoke party packages to the table once festive season rolls around. Make yourself at home in one of their beautiful little nooks and enjoy a private Christmas dinner, bring the office for a sit-down feast or invite your clients for an evening of finger food and warming cocktails. There's coffee, mince pies and festive cocktail masterclasses to consider, too.
The Loose Box brings traditional British dining to Westminster with a hearty take on traditional wholesome fare. Grab your crew and head here for an authentic Christmas dinner in a swish setting without the hefty pricetag.
If there's one thing that Barrio knows how to do, it's throw a smashing party and the festive season is the best time for it. Expect a vibrant soundtrack mixed by DJs, Latin American-inspired cocktails and lashings of mezcal, tequila, rum and pisco.
With sharing menus from just £24 per person, this Canary Wharf favourite has nailed the affordable spread. Their Christmas event planning elves are on hand to tailor your package to your own particular needs too, so you can ensure your night goes without a hitch.
Eyeing up venues for fabulous do in London that won't break the bank? It may surprise you, but Mayfair is a little more affordable than you think thanks to what's on offer at Balls Brothers. Think gastro grub and festive tidings at reasonable prices.
From live gigs and comedy shows, to spoken word and film screenings, Rich Mix caters for a huge variety of events. The venue's versatility makes it a great spot for whatever festive vent you might be planning. And better still, as a registered charity, all proceeds and profits go to supporting local art and education projects.
Looking to throw a Christmas party in London where some of the finest bottles of wine and plates of meat and game in the business come together? Then it looks like you'll be gathering the party troops for a night out at The Jugged Hare.
With a cool east London location and a big sense of history, The Ten Bells is a lovely and inexpensive place this December. The quirky boozer has everything from real ale to tasty cocktails, as well as a menu that will please even the fussiest of eaters.
Located on the corner of Well Street Market, this east London handout is stylish, spacious and versatile. Whether you're in need of a location for a last minute work do or friendly get-together, this spot is perfect for hosting private events, drinks receptions and more.
Get a bit more tropical for your Christmas party in London and head to Rudie's, where you can enjoy a tasty range of Jamaican dishes, crafty Caribbean cocktails and a soundtrack of the best reggae beats.
Nestled in the centre of the West End, this eclectic tapas bar serves up flavours of Spain to hungry and thirsty Londoners. Tuck into a festive lunch or dinner for as little as £25, washed down with one of their delicious cocktails. Feliz Navidad y'all.
Bespoke packages start from just £22.50 per head at this City spot, but don't think that means that you won't be treated to a party of the highest accord. Undoubtedly one of London's premier private hire venues, you'll find a team of party planners work to ensure your night goes snag-free.
The Lord Wargrave is the place to spend your Christmas if you love US-inspired BBQ food – with all the meat smoked in house – cask ale, and an impressive range of whisky.
Make your way southwest, where this Battersea favourite is serving up old school cocktails, throwback tunes and tasty dishes on the menu. With over 60 craft vbeers sitting pretty alongside a wide range of wines and cocktils, you won't go thirsty here.
Rosa's Thai Cafe in West Hampstead is an intimate and lively little spot that serves authentic and delicious Thai food. Head to the Asian restaurant for a Christmas dinner with a difference as the spot cooks up delicious and fresh takes on our favourite meals.
Located on the bustling Brick Lane, Apples and Pears is an endearing neighbourhood cocktail bar that offers something special. Beautifully decorated, the bar staff have years of experience and are able to produce an impressive line-up of irresistible cocktails using an arsenal of spices and fruit.
Overlooking the Grand Union Canal in Paddington Basin, the super-modern spot with a touch of vintage charm is perfect for those looking for a cool location. Book out the restaurant and cosy mezzanine are and you'll party in style with a selection of legendary cocktails and delicious canapes, all for a fair price.
One of the top spots in Hackney for a Christmas shindig, Well Street Pizza is getting ready for some serious slice action and great drinks. Boasting a cool basement bar and fantastic menu, its one of the top spots for a fun winter gathering.
Based in the heart of the City, this comfortably chic bar and restaurant is a perfect Crimbo choice. With a range of exclusive cocktails, including a Quince & Walnut Old Fashioned, it's both fancy and fun, like all good end of year parties should be.
Perfect for office parties, friendly functions and large family get-togethers, this Camden restaurant not only offers delicious food, but also uses a futuristic ordering system that will delight guests of all ages.
Please even the fussiest of eaters this Christmas with a trip to one of London's tastiest pizza places. Feast on sourdough bases topped with seasonal ingredients of your choosing, and share among the table for extra yuletide cheer.