One of Hackney Central's best-loved pubs, this warm and friendly spot on Mare Street is bursting with old-school charm, alongside a great selection of beers and cocktails, and some tasty grub to stuck into. There are also ten boutique bedrooms on offer for guests travelling from afar.
Christmas Party Venues
With the ever-looming threat of a poorly churned out three-course dinner where the conversation is as dry as the turkey, the stakes are high when it comes to Christmas party planning. What you need is a lively location where you can drink, dine, dance and be merry in sumptuous surroundings. To help you along the way, we've created a list of the very best Christmas party venues in London, from hidden cocktail bars to immersive experiences and swanky high-end restaurants.
For a party that goes down in the history books (for all the right reasons) check out sexy basement bar, Disrepute. Book one of the exclusive vaults or wood-panelled rooms for an intimate evening of delicious cocktails, yuletide canapés and 60s swing music.
Rock your way around the Christmas tree at Belushis Hammersmith this festive season. With affordable prices and a feel-good vibe, it's no wonder they've become a fave with outposts in Shepherd's Bush, Greenwich and Camden. For a casual Christmas get-together, this place is a no-brainer.
If you're after some waterside partying, look no further than Lockside Camden. Whether you're in the market for a sit-down meal or a festive buffet washed down with mulled wine and gingerbread cider, this is the perfect venue for a seasonal bash. There are even festive beer pong and karaoke options available.
An exclusive cocktail bar atop the Dorsett City Hotel, Jin Bo Law is a swish and sultry venue with sweeping views right across the City of London. Depending on your group size, you can hire out the entire venue complete with a rooftop terrace. For an extra special bash? Opt for live DJs and an extravagant Champagne sabrage.
If you're on the hunt for an easily accessible Christmas party venue in the City, look no further than The White Swan. The team at this pub and chophouse have thrown a fair few bashes in their time and are able to expertly craft a bespoke evening to match your needs, with mezzanine, dining room and full venue hire options available.
One of the most raucous Christmas party venues in Fulham, The Little Blue Door is known for its wild dinner parties. Join the flatmates this festive season for a yuletide shindig that'll have you partying in the kitchen and dancing on the tables 'til late.
Sitting on the banks of the River Thames in Putney, The Duke's Head acts as the starting point for the famous Oxford and Cambridge boat race. Drenched in history, and packed full of rowing related antiques, it's a quaint spot for a mega feast of turkey, sprouts and steaming puds.
A sultry cocktail spot hidden beneath the City, Do Not Disturb is a gorgeous spot if you're looking for a swish Christmas party venue in London. With cosy plenty of cosy nooks, the 1920s design and luxe detailing are sure to impress your guests.
If you're looking for something a little different this festive party season (without a touch of Slade or Mariah) check out London Steakhouse Company's newly transformed private dining room-cum-poker den. With enough space to seat 18, the room includes three full-sized gaming tables for you and your guests to flutter the night away.
One of the best Christmas party venues in London this year, West London's Waterway is offering riverside igloo dining and fun festive treats. Whether you're booking in for a gourmet feast or a few drinks with friends, they've got something for all small groups.
Ideally located between St Paul's, Barbican and Farringdon, St. Barts Brewery is the perfect location for a large Christmas party in London. Boasting double-height ceilings, huge windows and an intimate mezzanine area, this charming venue transforms into a winter wonderland when December hits, with festive wreaths and twinkling lights aplenty.
From historical boozers in the City through to cosy and comfy lounge bars in the East, Fuller's is a top choice for an affordable Christmas party in London. Add on the fact that they have 20% off on certain December dates, and you're onto a winner.
Private members club Eight Bank will be putting on the suavest Christmas parties in the capital. Head down to this exclusive members lounge where the staff will be on call to cater to your every demand - expect Champagne, canapés and merriment 'til late.
Nothing quite says Christmas like cocktails, and no one does cocktails quite like Dirty Martini. With bars in Covent Garden, Islington and St Paul's amongst others, that schlep from the office to the festivities will be kept to a bare minimum. If you're looking for an affordable Christmas party venue in London, then these guys have got you covered.
Located in a former public toilet, WC Wine & Charcuterie Bar is the perfect place if you're looking for something a little bit different for your Christmas party in London. Serving a huge selection of wine, along with a menu of mouthwatering charcuterie platters, this secret spot screams sophistication.
An ideal Christmas party venue in Moorgate, The Jugged Hare is one of the best game restaurants in London. From succulent steaks, to guinea fowl kiev and their famous whole red grouse, this place is a carnivore's wonderland.
Celebrate the festive season with at this gorgeous Battersea Christmas party venue. Lost Society is sure to transport you and your fellow gang of merrymakers away from the chilly streets of London to a neon-clad, Art Deco-themed wonderland.
A gorgeous Christmas party near Kings Cross station, The Driver is home to several swanky private hire spaces - from a heated rooftop area to a quirky circus-themed hideaway. Choose from a casual hot buffet or a decadent three-course meal, with roast goose and traditional Christmas pudding.
Located in the heart of the West End, Aquavit is a high-end Nordic-style restaurant. Serving up a selection of Scandanavian dishes and with two cosy private dining rooms to choose from, this place boasts some serious hygge vibes.
This boozer is the perfect space for intimate events, with both private dining room and exclusive hire options. The Hat and Tun is brimming with festive fun, think deep comfy armchairs, roaring open fires and even a shuffleboard table for a post-dinner perk up.
Host your London Christmas party in this stunning Grade II listed building in the heart of the City. With its spectacular decor harking back to Britain's nautical heritage, The Trading House is one of the city's most impressive venues. Gather with your friends and family to celebrate the season is grand surroundings, with a backdrop of live music.
With venues in Soho and Shoreditch, Ballie Ballerson offers some of the best Christmas party experiences in London. Head down to one of their locations for the chance to get you groove on surrounded by cocktails, pizza and huge ballpits.
Powder Keg Diplomacy is a friendly neighbourhood bar based in the heart of Battersea. Perfect for a small Christmas party in London, this cosy spot boasts a heated terrace out front. The team are able to cater to a range of sizes and budgets, with mega 20-inch pizzas courtesy of Joe Public.
If you're looking for somewhere with modern decor and a laid-back vibe, Timmy Green is a top choice. The Christmas menu here features dry aged ribeye steaks from HG Walter, free range turkey, fresh salmon and a mouthwatering mushroom Wellington, perfect for those following a plant-based diet.
Part of one of London's most iconic buildings, Searcys at the Gherkin is as striking as they come. Wow your guests with free-flowing Champagne, contemporary dishes, and of course, unparalleled views of the capital from the building's domed glass roof.
If you're on the hunt for a quirky cocktail bar to host your Christmas party in London, then The Looking Glass is a top choice. Hidden behind a life-size looking glass, the venue is constantly buzzing with mischievous fun. The team of in-house expert mixologists are armed with the best spirits, fruits and spices in the biz, ready to get your festivities going.
On the hunt for a Christmas party venue in East London? Shoreditch-based independent cocktail bar, Apples and Pears is one of our top picks. Decked out with neon lights, stunning art and quirky decorations, it's a crowd-pleasing festive favourite.
HUCKSTER is a huge multi-space venue inspired by the bustling streets of downtown Manhattan. If you're after a laid-back bar to drink and dance (and sing) the night away, head here for affordable drinks packages, a huge selection of finger food and mouth-watering sharing platters, with the added bonus of a karaoke room.
Regardless of whether they've been naughty or nice this year, inmates at Alcotraz cocktail bar will find themselves banged to rights and behind bars. The ultimate immersive Christmas party in London, this place is offering bespoke cocktails and an unforgettable evening of dressing up in orange boiler suits and sneaking around behind the warden's back.
If you're keen for something a little different this year, head to the Wild West and try your luck at dice and card games at the Moonshine Saloon. Available for private hire, the venue is inviting you and your guests to don cowboy hats and bolo ties before sipping on a selection of bespoke libations, as long as the Sheriff doesn't see, that is.
If you're looking to let loose after a tough year, run away to Circus and enjoy an evening of drinking, dining and dancing to a backdrop of awe-inspiring performances. The menu here has a focus on pan-Asian cuisine and is designed for sharing, just don't be surprised if an acrobat hops up onto your table midway through your mains.
One of the top West London spots for a Christmas party in London, this friendly Kensal Rise gastropub offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, alongside a gourmet set menu for less than £30 per person. The bistro also boasts a huge fairy light festooned terrace which can be covered for the winter months.
Nordic is a buzzing Scandinavian-themed bar minutes from Tottenham Court Road underground station. With smorgasbords, live sports and plenty of spirits, this Fitzrovia Christmas party venue is bringing a touch of après ski madness to your festive frivolities.
Looking for the perfect venue in the City? This London spot is serving up a cracking cocktail selection and dim sum alongside gorgeous interiors and attentive service. Set menu packages start from only £14.95 with additional discounts for those who are organised enough to get their booking in early.
Located between Shoreditch and Spitalfields, The Ten Bells is the perfect place for an intimate Christmas party in East London. The charming boozer has oodles of history, a quirky and creative atmosphere and is serving some delicious classic grub, trimmings and all.
Nestled in Exmouth Market, Coin Laundry is a vintage gem of a Christmas party venue. Throughout the year it plays host to a roster of events, from book clubs to pop up shops, however when December rolls around, it's all about the yuletide cheer. Expect a tinsel-adorned bar and menu of beer can chicken, goose fat roasties and giant pigs in blankets.