Christmas Party | Happily Affordable 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.

Last updated on 15th November 2018




@ The Silent Disco Boat on Thursday 6th and Friday 14th December 2018

This Christmas, Silent Sounds are going all out, at only a fraction of the cost. Experience an unmissable boat party as you set sail across the Thames, complete with a silent disco, delicious street food and thirst-quenching drinks set to London's iconic skyline.

@ Battersea Evolution on Various dates from Friday 7th December 2018

Travelling around the world is expensive, so do it in London instead. You can admire rooms dedicated to several different countries; from the hanging gardens of Babylon to ancient Egypt and Sudan and a Japanese temple filled with cherry blossom, dancers, and acrobats. You'll feast on a three-course meal and there's a DJ to boot.

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. 

Tropicana Beach Club

586 user reviews 4

Tropicana Happy Hour! and 1 other offer

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.

The Exhibit

445 user reviews 4

Brunch + Bottomless Bubbles / Bellinis (£18pp) and 3 other offers

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.

Dirty Martini Islington

6 user reviews 4

Happy Hour All Night Every Monday in 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 luxe spaces, cool interiors and a cocktail menu that sparkles, festive parties here are affordable and fun.

The Duke's Head Putney

286 user reviews 4

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.  

Kitty Hawk

470 user reviews 4

Prosecco Tuesdays!

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.

Mabel's

160 user reviews 4

Free Entry Guestlist and 1 other offer

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.

Patch St. Paul's

140 user reviews 4

HAPPY HOUR

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.

Megaro Bar

51 user reviews 4

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.

Apples and Pears

254 user reviews 5

Christmas at Apples & Pears and 2 other offers

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?

Admiralty

43 user reviews 5

10% off Wine Wednesday and 5 other offers

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.

Ruby Blue Bar

93 user reviews 4

Free Entry VIP Guestlist

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.

@ Pride of London on Friday 7th December 2018 and 2 other dates

If you're looking to go all out this Christmas, you really can't go wrong with a boat party. Whether it's with friends, family or colleagues, a party aboard the Pride of London is the perfect way to celebrate the festive season. There's even a festive buffet to tuck into while dancing to views of London's stunning skyline.

The White Swan

70 user reviews 5

Looking to join one of the most charming pubs in London for a festive knees up? 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, guests can enjoy seasonal British plates and delicious wine.

Jamies London Wall

56 user reviews 4

Complimentary Chef's Selection Platter and 11 other offers

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. 

The Parlour

236 user reviews 4

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. 

Fire and Stone

1 user review 5

Christmas Two-Course Set Menu £16.95 per person and 2 other offers

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 for £4 and you've got yourself a real Christmas feast.  

GOAT

382 user reviews 5

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.

The Old School Yard

4 user reviews 5

Any cocktail £4.50, Two beers for £5

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.

Bar&Co

6 user reviews 5

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. 

The Brigade

175 user reviews 4

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.

Jamies Tudor Street

74 user reviews 4

Complimentary Chef's Selection Platter for booking of 10 or more after 5pm - Ts & Cs apply and 6 other offers

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.

Floripa

89 user reviews 3

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.

Draft House Paddington

57 user reviews 4

Host your Christmas party in this lovely light-filled boozer, with their large wooden tables, snugs, nooks and crannies to suit any sized group. The Christmas party vibes will be enhanced by the kitsch, eclectic interior design of this bar, so you can impress your collegues or friends with your knowledge of the coolest joints in town. You won't need to spend a December's worth of pay in this place either, with delightful cocktails coming in at friendly prices. 

Rich Mix

4 user reviews 5

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. 

The Hoxton Pony

28 user reviews 4

2 for 1 Mojitos pre-9pm Friday - Saturday

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.

WE ARE BAR Bishopsgate

66 user reviews 4

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.

Patch East

111 user reviews 4

HAPPY HOUR

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.

Rotorino

12 user reviews 4

All day Sunday Roasts £15pp and 2 other offers

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.

SO.UK Clapham

21 user reviews 4

Celebrate your Christmas party at this charming cocktail bar in Clapham named after the arabic souks. Indulge on expertly-mixed tipples, a selection of wines and on cracking international beers. To soak that all up, 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 Christmas hits.

Lockside Camden

33 user reviews 4

FREE birthday bottle of Prosecco and 5 other offers

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 Shoreditch

84 user reviews 3

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. 

Dirty Martini Monument

10 user reviews 4

Happy Hour All Night Every Monday in Christmas

Based in the heart of The City, this comfortably chic bar and restaurant is a perfect Christmas party venues. With a range of Christmas cocktails, including a Quince & Walnut Old Fashioned, it's both fancy and fun, like all good Christmas parties should be. 

Kona Kai

23 user reviews 5

Happy Hour

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.

The Miller

5 user reviews 4

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. 

BFI Bar and Kitchen

235 user reviews 4

Pre-Movie and 3 other offers

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.

Cinnamon Kitchen

9 user reviews 5

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.