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.
Affordable Christmas Venues in London
Cheap and cheerful options for a casual Christmas bash? Unforgettable venues that will give you an air of elegance without the price tag this festive season? We've come up with everything from gorgeous pubs to notable cocktail bars to help you discover London's affordable Christmas venue scene.
Our picks of the best cheap Christmas party venues in London? Come and get them...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sprinkling a bit of magic over Christmas in South London, Lost Society is transforming into a Narnia-inspired wonderland. Along with DJs spinning the best in commercial tracks until the hours, this party-happy spot will be making sure you don't break the bank with their pick of affordable packages; we've already got our eye on the pulled pork croquettes.
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 winter fling to remember.
Located off 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.
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 come Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raw in interiors and solid in its pizza menu, Martello Hall is a unique and price-friendly choice this Christmas. An east London favourite for smart cocktails and chattering groups, book in for a trendy festive experience this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head over to Blackheath where this cool bar and restaurant is offering views across the green as well as a delicious and affordable Christmas meal, including classic turkey, salmon and rich chocolate fudge cake.
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.
A gorgeous and affordable Christmas party venue in London, this unique offering inside the Vintry & Mercer hotel brings vintage charm and some sensational cocktails. With space available for up to 80 guests, and a delicious food menu to boot, there's no better place in The City for your yuletide bash.