Quirky and Fun Christmas Parties
We all know that everyone wants to try something a bit different for their London Christmas party, so we've decided to come up with the best. From quirky pop-ups that boast the best in festive activities to unusual restaurant offer out more than just your average, seasonal fare, if you're looking for a Christmas party that is quirky and unique, look no further than this list right here.
Last updated on 17th November 2017
Drink and dance in the crypt, party in a chapel and sip unlimited booze as Bourne and Hollingsworth put their magic touch on Christmas. The Winter House is a beautiful private hire venue that will cater for parties of all size.
Taking you back to the bygone drinking days of the era where pianos gave the soundtrack to your night, The Piano Works is a strictly live music zone where you can submit your request and the band will play it out. Don't be fooled though, this place isn't your sit and swill joint, it's big (in an old warehouse), it's loud and it's got a huge dance floor. Hello Santa.
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. With some of the oldest recipes ingrained in their memories and the finest spirits, fruits and spices in town, the team of expert mixologists serve up a stunning array of concoctions for guests to lose themselves in.
Smith and Sinclair are known for their unique and scientific take on cocktails. Join them in Hoxton this Christmas as they pair their quirky concoctions with immersive art.
Made out of ice and made to never melt by maintaining temperatures of -5 degrees, Ice Bar is London's only cocktail hangout that is literally frozen. Proving there's no need to go all the way to the cold cold depths of Lapland to find Father Christmas, instead rally up your troops and hire out the Moose Room and Reindeer Lounge where you can host dinners and/or drinks receptions for your festive frolics.
When you put UV ping pong, great tunes, tasty food and plenty of booze into the mix, you’ve got one awesome festive party on the cards. Go big in the vibrant main space, book out your own private luxurious room or take advantage of the semi-private areas at one of the most popular ping pong bars in central London; there’s extra entertainment options available and a flexible approach so you can create your perfect event.
Tuck into a delicious sharing menu of classic Italian cuisine at Lock-In Lunch's festive bash this December, before the tables are set aside and the DJ takes hold - spinning a party-hearty soundtrack of funk, disco and house classics.
With a stage set for feather fluttering ladies, cabaret themed cavorts and burlesque shimmying beauties, the Proud Cabaret City ballroom poses as one hell of a place for your Christmas party in London. Stealing the heart of 1920s French inspired speakeasys, Proud has all the makings of an utterly fabulous festive bash will all the debauchery you could dream of. Take to their City venue for another inspiring evening option.
There are few things in life that are better than cocktails and desserts, so it's a shame that the two rarely ever get to play together. Basement Sate puts an end to all of that by marrying the two in this Parisian chic cocktail-bar-cum-dessert-diner. With so much opportunity to indulge on all of your favourite things, this unique venue is ideal for a fun christmas party.
Fancy some boat cruisin' and boozin'? Well, this boat is strictly moored at the side of the Thames but still! You can shmooze around the deck, get wined and dined and even treat yourself to a late night boogie at Bar&Co. With spectacular views of London's evening skyline to take in, have your boat bash tailor made to your party needs as a private venue.
For your fun and quirky Christmas dinner in London, step inside a Game of Thrones-esque world where waring noble factions compete for control of the world. Feast on a five course banquet with wine and ale – with a DJ till late afterwards – as you watch the drama unfold.
Floating effortlessly in one of East London's picturesque canals, Alfred Le Roy offers Londoners a quirky way to celebrate the Yuletide. Unlike most other Christmas party venue, this party-barge sets sail down London's complex web of canal channels, offering its guests stunning cocktails, ice-cold craft beers and equally dazzling canal side views. Playing all your favourite songs along the way, this is perfect for anyone looking for a Christmas party with some spark.
If you’re looking to party like a rockstar this Christmastime, it’s got to be over to Belushi’s. Ever the generous hosts, they’ll get your party started with champagne bombs and a stocking stuffed with awesomeness for every guest. There’s a rockin’ list of drinks and a range of classic food options to suit your crew, and a kickass rock & roll playlist provides the soundtrack. London Bridge not convenient? Check out Belushi’s Shepherd’s Bush or Hammersmith locations instead.
Huddle up with your Christmas crew and head to Core for your Xmas party! This year will be their first Christmas blowout and it promises to be a fun one. First, fuel yourself with festive food as Core put on a multitude of dinning options - from three course meals to help-yourself fork buffets; cocktail receptions to coffee and mince pies - there's something for everyone at this edgy city bar. Following that, celebrate with a Christmas cocktail and hit the dance floor hard.
This Balham bar stocks much more than just booze with its own boutique cinema room, private dining rooms and a gallery room where you'll find a sweet balcony. As an ideal place to socialise, The Exhibit always has a buzzing atmosphere owed to its creative space. So, for a Christmas party that's more fun than flop, take a tour around this joint for great entertainment, food and drinks.
It's time to dust off the flapper dress and dandy suit as The Manhattan Club are bringing their quirky Christmas party to town. There will be magicians, games of craps, sit-down dinner, cocktails and lots more.
Bounce is serving up the ultimate ping pong brunch at this quirky Christmas event. With bottomless drinks offerings including Prosecco and cranberry spritzers, and 90 minutes of unadulterated ping pong play it's not your average East London brunch event.
Known for bringing campfire cocktails to city rooftops, Midnight Apothecary have a great festive programme of quirky Christmas events in London.
Tucked away on Chancery Lane is Baranis; a chic cocktail bar hidden away in the vaulted cellar of an old establishment. Boasting the UK's only indoor petanque court, try your Christmas party on with some classic French inspired cocktails, traditional French aperitifs in the form of Pastis and a few games of boules!
Celebrate your Christmas party in Foundation, one of London's most charming and unique bars. With a cutting edge décor, quirky drinks menu and alternative music, this is one for those looking for something a little different this Christmas. Guzzle on Christmas cocktails at this gleeful grotto before hitting the dance floor for some rockin' robin.
Think feisty live acts, an hour of bottomless booze, a tasty two-course feast from The Breakfast Club Canary Wharf and more sass than Mrs Claus at Strictly Come Drag Queen's festive panto bashes this December.
It's no secret that Blues Kitchen knows how to have a good night. Head to this Brixton doozie for a night of rollicking live music, cracking cocktails and mouth-wateringly good BBQ plates; they also have venues in Shoreditch and Camden.
Henry VIII's fave game and the hot trend in the industrial warehouses of Miami; the humble game of shuffleboard has really been through it - and it's been given a neon makeover in the form of The London Shuffle Club. Promising multiple lanes, a party sound track and boozy list of bespoke cocktails; this place makes for the perfect Christmas party with a difference.
Time to put on your glad rags and step into a world of Gatsby-esque parties, bubbles and dodgems at this Christmas party with a difference. Taking place in West London, Syon House are playing host to an evening of roaring 20s fun with four courses of delicious food, dazzling entertainment and a secret casino room.
Celebrate Christmas at Flight Club’s festive brunch, complete with Christmas jumpers, bottomless pizza, a bottle of prosecco and Winter Pimms, DJs, festive treats and darts!
Have yourself a funny little Christmas with this quirky Christmas event in East London. Featuring a festive feast prepared by MasterChef winner Natalie Coleman, and interactive performance form The Flanagan Collective, it's the perfect alternative Christmas party idea.
Head over to the West End to find this cool and quirky Christmas party at Empire Casino. With a range of bars and spaces to choose from, packages start from £25 and can nibbles and tipples through to sit-down meals.
He's making a list, he's checking it twice, he doesn't care if you've been naughty or nice... Santa Claus is coming to town and he's bringing his festive shenanigans with him. Head to this Christmas party for burlesque, cabaret, food and plenty of cocktails.
This quirky shared Christmas party in Brixton won't just see rowdy fun with your fellow Rebel Elves, guests will also enjoy steaming hot food, unlimited wine and beer between 7-10pm, and a whole roster of twisted entertainment at the South Pole Saloon this year.
Not only will you find all manner of Deep Southern Americana meats lathered in BBQ sauce, grilled, slow cooked and smoked, but you'll also find one of Shoreditch's best nightlife spots. Live bands play a mix of the best throwback genres from Funk and Soul to Jazz, and with a pretty hefty dance floor to roam, your Christmas party will be all about meat, music and mayhem.
Hands down one of the most fun places to party in the whole of London - Bounce brings UV ping pong, cracking tunes, festive food and premium drinks to the table for your office bash this year. Choose to hire out a private space, one of their semi-private areas or just go big in the vibrant main space, with a range of traditional festive eats and specialty pizza packages to choose between and a great range of premium drinks available to pre-order.
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. Alongside the menu of beach-grill inspired dishes on offer, the bartenders serve over 50 different types of rum and fruit infused cocktails.
The Roof Gardens is a gorgeous bar and outdoor space located in Kensington, which not only offers some of London's best views but is also a plush and fun bar. They are doing Christmas in a big way, transforming their space into a wintery wonderland; book your Christmas party here for something complete unique.