Christmas Party | Happily Affordable
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 2017 and don't stress about blowing that budget.
Last updated on 22nd September 2017
Secretive in all it does, the Looking Glass is cosy cocktail den based in Shoreditch on the innocent looking Hackney Road. Hidden behind a life size looking glass, the bar is debaucherous and constantly buzzing with mischievous fun. Of course, the bartenders and expert mixologists are armed with the best spirits, fruits and spices, and are able to flair together a long list of delectable cocktails. Great for a quirky Christmas party, mercifully you won't have to break the bank to enjoy a night here.
Boasting a mezze menu or an option for a three course festive feast, The Dock Kitchen overlooking the beautiful Grand Union Canal is the ideal place for a Christmas party in London. Think British dishes with International twists, cool design, and a pretty plot tucked away in Portobello Docks.
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 various cabanas spread throughout, every aspect has been meticulously planned and arranged to transport everyone to a sun-drenched tropical beach. With various beach-grill inspired dishes and over 50 cocktails on the menu, it offers 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; there’s a 2am licence at the end of the week and the venue is within a minute of the tube, so you can party as late as you like.
Core are promising 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! Swap your voucher at the bar for a drink and enjoy a very merry, pocket-friendly Christmas.
Going through the stress of looking for an affordable Christmas venue in London? Let Dirty Martini take a little weight off your shoulders. Boasting luze spaces, cool interiors and a cocktail menu that shines, festive parties here are affordable and fun to boot. Why not try their Islington venue for an alternative?
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.
Beautifully decorated and propped up high thanks to a stellar cocktail menu, Megaro is basement bar in Kings Cross 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, the venue is perfect for a budget friendly Christmas party.
Whether you're after a low-key cocktail reception in a private area, a formal dinner, or even full venue hire and entertainment - Foundation can deliver. A stylish party bar, Foundation has the decor and wow-factor to impress your guests, while their happily affordable packages will suit every budget. Charming and fun, Foundation is the ideal place to have a Christmas party this year. Enquire with us for more information and booking.
Cute, colourful and kitsch, Bourne and Hollingsworth Bar is a Fitzrovia bar with a difference. Head to the brightly coloured basement spot for inventive and delicious cocktails as well as some seriously cool Instagram pics.
Restaurant bar retreat The Saint by iconic St. Paul's has had its little helpers preparing a Santa-worthy party hub for you lot this festive-fun season. Offering affordable drinks packages and various vouchers, The Saint will be showcasing an overload of snifters and snacks so you'll be well accommodated in hedonist heaven without that regret-heavy receipt at the end of the evening.
'Value-for-money' is the name of the game at Smollenskys this Christmas. With a specially designed, festive menu and a number of beautifully decorated areas available for hire, look no further for a cosy, welcoming spot that can cater for your every need. With a seated capacity of 250 people, there are number of brilliant drinks deals on offer here. Sip your way to festive bliss with their fantastic wine offer of half a bottle of Altana Pinot Grigio or Mariflores Cabernet Sauvignon for just £10 per head.
Rotorino is a wonderful Italian restaurant and wine bar that’ll provide the idea place for your Christmas party in London – and it’s affordable too. Their menu is packed full of tasty Italian favourites and there’s over 50 different wines to treat yourself with.
Sitting on the banks of the River Thames in Putney and ageing over 150 years, the Duke's Head is a cosy pub that offers London's many revellers a quaint spot to unwind and recharge in. As the marker for the start of the famous Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, the pub boats idyllic views and is full of rowing related antiques. 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 family events.
Located moments from London Bridge, Brigade Bar and Bistro is a unique restaurant that runs apprenticeships to help people out of homelessness. The classically styled restaurant serves a best of British menu, with classic turkey dishes. If you're looking for a private party, they also have a number of rooms to hire.
From live gigs and stunning comedy shows, to spoken word and film screenings, the Rich Mix in Shoreditch has catered fora huge variety of different 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.
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.
Indeed affordable, but by no means less good quality, Jamie Oliver's tucked away in Embankment will be prepped for an excellent, festive-themed fiesta this merry-mad 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, so start feeling Christmassy and groove on down.
Opal want to pull off a Christmas party that you'll never forget... and not for the damage that it does for your bank balance. They're offering a number of affordable food packages, Christmas happy hour deals, and the opportunity to pre-book drinks vouchers for just a fiver! And there are no corners being cut to accommodate for the affordability, the grub and cocktails served up here is always top-notch.
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.
Loop Bar is one of London's most fun and vibrant party bars - ideal for any sort of celebration, especially a Christmas party. With some really happily affordable buffet and dinner deals, Loop can provide an all-in-one Christmas party with a twist. After dinner, kick back and enjoy top DJs take over the decks and dance till the wee hours. Enquire with us for more information and booking.
The Miller's multi-functional nature, with its band rehearsal rooms, big bars, private areas and intimate table areas, mean that it offers something for every kind and size of Christmas 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.
Don't want to pay through the roof for a private Christmas party in London but fancy a venue that echoes traditional British values and dining? Book a space at The Hat and Tun this festive season for a dose of just that as the awnings and menu promise your most cosy Christmas yet.
Bespoke Christmas packages start from just £22.50 per head at Patch East, 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, Patch East’s dedicated team of party planners work to ensure that whether you want a chic champagne reception, formal dinner and/or a late night disco, your night goes snag-free.
This Covent Garden jewel pulls out all the stops with its numerous party and dining options at Christmastime. There’s a host of beautiful spaces available for private hire, and everything from cocktail receptions to finger buffets and seasonal drinks packages to three-course festive banquets.
Another Fuller’s favourite found in the city is the Shooting Star, where chefs use fresh and seasonal ingredients and the bar team pull crisp ales in a jovial atmosphere. Come for the full-on Christmas feast; it’s a traditional line-up of London Porter smoked salmon, roast turkey and black cab Christmas pudding.
With a cool East London location and a big sense of History, The Ten Bells is a lovely and inexpensive place for a Christmas Party this December. The quirky boozer has everything from real ale to quirky cocktails, as well as a Christmas menu that will please even the fussiest of eaters.
Womble on over to Wimbledon and find this blackened warehouse space that is brimming with life. The Old Frizzle are putting on a scrumptious Christmas lunch that includes all of your festive treats... and all affordably priced too! For just £27.50 per head, bag yourself a top notch three course Christmas lunch in this charming venue.
For a sweet alternative to the traditional Christmas fare, head down to Cinnamon Kitchen. Serving a selection of dishes infused with the flavours and spice of the Subcontinent within a range of dining and party packages for a very reasonable price, Cinnamon Kitchen is a great choice for your Christmas party in London. Just a stone's throw away from Liverpool Street Station, you really have no excuse not to enquire and book your Christmas party at Cinnamon Kitchen.
Champions of fun party vibes and offering an ideal event space for your Christmas party set up, The Hoxton Pony is your East London answer for all festive themed frivolities. For all toe tapping tunes and dinner with all the trimmings, whether you want canapes, a buffet set up or sit down meals, The Hoxton Pony has it all covered for you this Christmas.
With dinner and drinks options to suit every budget and group size, Ruby Blue is one of London's premier Christmas party spots! Choose between a buffet or sit-down dinner and enjoy the signature Ruby Blue party atmosphere. The amazing staff will make this a night to remember for you and your fellow guests to make sure that this Christmas you pick Ruby Blue as your destination of choice. Enquire with us for more information and booking.
Eyeing up venues for a Christmas party in London and don't want to 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.
Created through a partnership with Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines, NY-LON bar is a quirky private hire space in Greenwich. The bar has a metropolitan theme styled on London and New York, there's three spaces to choose from including a magic-carpet filled secret den and a VIP lounge with intimate booths.
For a stunning Christmas party in Belgravia that doesn’t break the bank, it’s got to be Eaton Square. Renowned for serving up some of the finest cocktails in London, this impressive joint offers a range of private, semi-private and exclusive hire packages over the festive season. A flexible events team looks after your needs, and they’re comfortable hosting everything from canape and cocktails to 3-course yuletide banquets.
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.
Party on a boat? Sounds smashing. Take in the stunning views of London's festive golden city lights and breathe in the chilly air with a beer or booze of choice 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.
Looking to join one of the most charming pubs in London for a Christmas party to remember? If we just so happened to have hit the festive nail on the head, we think The White Swan might do the same. Not only traditional and charming, seasonal guests can enjoy hardy British plates and wine.
Cha Chaan Teng is a vibrant restaurant that serves its guests delicious Hong Kongese cuisine and carefully crafted cocktails. The menu is framed by a selection of fiery bao burgers, fresh seafood fare and a range of grilled meat options. Crucially, the cocktail menu is composed of signature concoctions that have all had a distinctive Oriental twist added to them. Expect to find Oolong Negronis and a Cha Chaan Teng Gin Sours.
Based on the ever-changing Brick Lane in Central London, 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 fruits. A number of areas in this venue are available for private hire; where better to hold your next Christmas party?
With sharing menus from just £24 per person, The Parlour have got a cheap Christmas party down perfectly. Their Christmas event planning elves are on hand to tailor your package to your own particular needs too - which is great value customer service if you ask us. And all in the beautiful setting of Canarfy Wharf's lovely Parlour? Don't mind us, but you've got yourself a deal.
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.
Renowned for offering superb value for money just minutes from St. Paul’s, Patch Bar takes it to another level around Christmas time. Richly experienced in hosting canapé receptions, formal dining, late night discos and exclusive hires, this chic cocktail bar devotes a personal event manager to your party to help things run seamlessly. There’s a range of packages available, with the option of creating something bespoke if your plans are particularly specific.
Celebrate your Christmas party at SO.UK, a charming cocktail bar in Clapham named after the arabic souks. Here, indulge on some expertly-mixed tipples, a selection of wines and on some cracking international beers. To soak that all up, SO.UK will 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 Christmas hits.
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 promises a more than affordable night out on the Christmas tiles, book The Ealing Park Tavern this December for a charming night out to remember.
If you fancy some South American flavour to your Christmas do then Floripa's fabulous party packages for just the ticket. Layering up the authentic Latino flavour, choose from a traditional 3 course meal affair or go for more of the buffet offerings with their Fork and Finger Feast options. Bulk up on Floripa's Brazilian fare and then booze up the rest of the evening breaking out some sassy dance moves.
Located on South Bank and with a diverse and casual space, Benugo Bar and Kitchen in the BFI building is a great spot for an affordable Christmas party. The bar and restaurant has a lively clientele, is moments from Waterloo station and serves everything from burgers to seasonal dishes.
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.
Hold a Christmas party with a difference at Kona Kai, as the Polynesian bar cooks up a treat of juicy cocktails, sunshine sounds and the best party vibes this side of the Pacific. The quirky cocktail bar has 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.
Fancy something a little cool this year for Christmas? Well The Chelsea Prayer Room is certainly that. Housed above swish Chelsea restaurant Goat DINE; cocktails are made by unbranded spirits and adds a level of mystique to your drinks. Ideal for a private party, the bar holds 30 people, which makes for an intimate spot. Enquire now for your Chelsea Prayer Room Christmas party.
Jamie's is the ultimate Christmas party venue with a big ol' Santa's sack of treats. If affordable is the name of your game but you don't want to scrimp on that festive feeling then choose between hiring out the main bar or basement club space and dig in to a variety of feasting options. Sit down for 2 or 3 courses, nibble on canapes, platters and bowls, then hit the drinks packages up.
With venues 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.
Ever-popular eatery WE ARE BAR tucked in business hub Bishopsgate has had its own lil' elves working hard over the past year to prepare for you lot a fine and festive feast to fill up those hungry Christmas tummies. From pocket-happy nibbles and nips and late-night boogieing and boozing to a steal of a smart sit-down meal with sizeable scrum and snifter menus, WE ARE BAR has you well and truly covered, so cheer in this jolly season in style.
The Regent is a Balham-based boozer that is just oozing with charm. Even better, this delightful venue will be putting on a cracking Christmas 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.
Maybe you’re on the lookout for a good old-fashioned pub to host your Christmas celebrations. Here’s where The Admiralty would suit - offering a cracking atmosphere in a location inspired by the HMS Victory. Indulge in a menu of the freshest Christmas ingredients and the usual batch of trademark Fuller’s seasonal ales.
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.
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.
The Longacre 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.
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. With cocktails being served in all manner of vessels, from miniature barrels to Buddha figurines, and resident DJs playing each night, you can't fail to lead your gang into a night of boozin' and fun filled dancing antics at this bar. Job done.
With open arms and a beaming smile, Kitty Hawk is a cosy venue in London's financial district that welcomes all guests and prides itself to catering for every mood. To help you wake up in the morning, the venue's 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 Christmas party.
Looking for an affordable Christmas venue in the City of London? 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.