Christmas Party Venues

Christmas party-planning is no mean feat. With the ever-looming threat of a poorly churned out three-course dinner at a painfully quiet venue where the conversation is as dry as the turkey, the stakes are high. What you need is a lively location where you can drink, dine, dance and be merry; making it a festive event for everyone to remember (for all the right reasons). To help you along the way, we've created a list of the very best party venues in London, from hidden cocktail bars to immersive experiences and swanky high-end restaurants. We apologise in advance for the headache the next morning...

Last updated on 1st July 2020




Alcotraz - Private Hire

3 user reviews 5

Regardless of whether you'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, 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. 

The Piano Works West End

524 user reviews 4

Bottomless Sparkling (£20pp): Available as a group offer and 1 other offer

A firm fave for its unparalleled party spirit, incredible sing-along experience and menu of luscious libations, Piano Works is an excellent choice for a Christmas party in London. Whether you're more of a Mariah or a Slade, this place will have you and your guests leaving with a sore throat, tired legs and unforgettable memories. 

Drink Shop & Do

627 user reviews 4

Set in a Victorian Turkish Bath House, Shop, Drink & Do combine quirky entertainment, sumptuous food and delicious drinks. If you're after something a little different, head here and book yourself into a dance lesson, pottery workshop or wreath making class, before working your way over to the bar and partying the night away to their in-house DJ. 

The Rose Pub

4 user reviews 5

There are plenty of great places to enjoy a Christmas party in London, but none quite as charming at The Rose. This Fulham boozer boasts rustic interiors and gastro fare, and their Christmas menu includes all the classics, as well as a festive sharing platter (complete with turkey wings, pigs in blankets and gammon and cheddar croquettes). 

The Crosswall

80 user reviews 4

Happy Hour 2 for 1 on all cocktails, bottled beer £4, bottle of Prosecco £20, House Wine £12.50 16:00 - 19:30 every day! and 8 other offers

Whether you're after a sit-down sumptuous feast, a laid-back buffet or finger food and a DJ, The Crosswall is a flexible and central party venue. Located just a few minutes away from Tower Bridge and the River Thames, this contemporary restaurant is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

The Looking Glass is a cosy cocktail den located on Hackney Road in Shoreditch. Hidden behind a life-size looking glass, the bar is constantly buzzing with mischievous fun. The in-house expert mixologists here 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, this is one East London cave is well worth checking out. 

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Nothing quite says Christmas like cocktails, and no one does cocktails quite like Dirty Martini. With bars in Covent Garden, Islington and St Pauls amongst others, that shlep from the office to the venue will be kept to a bare minimum.  If you're looking for a late-night Christmas party space that blends unique interiors with high-end drinks, this is a sure-fire find. 

Looking for the perfect venue in the City? This London spot is serving up a cracking cocktail selection and Asian 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.

If you're keen to ditch the turkey and experience something a little different this year, head to the Wild West and try your luck at dice and card games at the Moonshine Saloon immersive cocktail bar. Available for private hire, your party guests will be made to don cowboy hats and bola ties before being treated to a selection of bespoke libations, as long as the Sheriff doesn't see, that is. 

Disrepute

11 user reviews 5

For a party to go down in the history books (for all the right reasons) check out sexy basement bar, Disrepute. Book out one of the exclusive vaults or wood-panelled rooms for an intimate evening of delicious cocktails and 60s swing-inspired partying. 

From historical boozers in the City through to cosy and comfy lounge bars in the East, Fuller's is a top choice for a Christmas party in London. Add on the fact that they have 20% off on certain December dates, and you're onto a winner.

For a more laid-back affair head to the quaint Rookery Café on Streatham Common. Available for exclusive hire in the winter months, this cosy venue is able to cater for a range of events, offering affordable menus made from the freshest local produce.

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.

HUCKSTER

69 user reviews 4

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! 

Apples and Pears

378 user reviews 5

Cocktail Tasting Package 1 £30 – 4 Cocktails and 1 other offer

Shoreditch-based independent cocktail bar, Apples and Pears is decked out with neon lights, stunning art and quirky decorations. With various different spaces available dependent on your party size, the team here are also more than happy to help you arrange for a great DJ or live band to ensure that the dance-floor is filled all night long. 

Grace Hall Events

2 user reviews 4

If you're looking for a Gatsby-style 1920s venue, head to Leadenhall Street's Grace Hall. An imposing space, once home to the banking company Grace & Co, this place is now the perfect setting for your Christmas festivities. Whether you're looking for a private dinner for 10, or a show-stopping party for 600, the team here will be able to assist you every step of the way. 

The Duke's Head Putney

536 user reviews 4

Sitting on the banks of the River Thames in Putney, The Duke's Head is a cosy pub that offers a quaint spot to unwind and recharge in. Acting as the starting point for the famous Oxford and Cambridge boat race, the bar is drenched in rich history and is full of rowing related antiques. From turkey dinners to classic Christmas puds, it's perfect for an easy-going Christmas party. 

Located in a former public toilet, WC Wine & Charcuterie Bar is the perfect place if you're looking for somewhere a little different for your 2019 Christmas celebrations. Serving a huge selection of red and white wines, along with a menu of mouth-watering charcuterie platters, head here for an evening of Mediterranian sophistication.