Quirky and Fun Christmas Parties
We know that everyone wants to try something a bit different for their London Christmas party so we've come up with the best for you! If you're looking for a Christmas party that is quirky and fun then look no further.
Last updated on 25th October 2016
Brought to London from the guys behind the award-winning South Pole Saloon and Brixton Beach Boulevard, the Big Apple Brixton whisks you across the pond and back in time to a scene straight out of NYC circa 1977. With lots of bookable private spaces suitable for anywhere between 20 and 1,000, expect a selection of themed bars, a night club and a menu of tasty NYC-inspired street food from one of the hottest pop-ups of the winter.
With a wonderful meal prepared by the always delicious Food By Dish team, things at the Shrek's Adventure Christmas Party then take an interesting turn, when each guests dives head first into an immersive theatre event featuring their favourite characters from Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. Perfect for anyone that loves animated films, you'll find yourself constantly grinning and never wanting to leave this brilliant Christmas event in London.
Taking you back to the bygone drinking days of the Jazz 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 right there and then. 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.
In the mac-daddy of all venues, Brooklyn Bowl comes to you live from the O2 in Greenwich where you'll find 12 bowling lanes, a concert hall, three bars, a restaurant and numerous VIP lounges. Now then, if you were looking for something ultimately fun, here is your answer. Chuck some balls at pins, do your strike dance (if you're victorious) and revel in all the food and drink. Boom.
Interiors dashed with contemporary minimalism, white washed walls and sparkling glassware, The Elysee certainly feels like a luxurious place to dine in London. Harking back to the elegance of the 1930s with its decor, The Elysee is ideal for some sophisticated shmoozing at your Christmas celebrations. But, beneath the surface awaits live traditional Greek music, plate smashing, a roof garden and a licence open until 3am!
Head down to Battersea Park this Christmas to experience the hottest party of the season - it's Christmas Carnivale! From Brazil to Bolivia, New Orleans to Venice, expect the most exotic and flamboyant celebrations inspired by carnivals from all across the globe. As you might expect, they'll be plenty of Caprinhia’s cocktails for you to sip on, street food for you to tuck into, and live music for you to vibe out to.
All Star Lanes add a touch of tinseltown to your office party celebrations this Christmas! Offering a ridiculously fun evening out on Brick Lane (or in Holborn, Stratford of Bayswater), there will be bowling, there will be American-styled comfort food and there will be kitsch cocktails. Soak in the buzzing atmosphere of the main room or book out one of their luxe private rooms for that added private VIP experience.
Mix ten pin bowling with curling and you've got Shuffle Boarding. Having taken Miami and Brooklyn by storm, the London Shuffle Club is the perfect place to try your hand at this fun-loving sport. With 10 different lanes and a huge 22ft practice court, you'll learn all about this niche sport while trying out a range of carefully curated cocktails. With loads of space, plenty of lanes and a bar stocked full of booze, where better to hold your quirky Christmas party 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!
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.
Up in Clerkenwell you'll find this quirky little hideout sporting decor inspired from a 1970s New York Pool House with bright orange tables and funky artwork adorning the walls. Making for one cool party pad, your Christmas do is looking pretty fine if you rock up here. Their menu is serious Americana, there's DJs to content with and of course, pool to be played.
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.
Dip into a taste of regional Spain at Copa de Cava and their rustic bodega inspired venue that brings the flavour and spirit of Catalunya to London's City. Perfect for celebrating an occasion, cava and tapas is what this place specialises in. So, sup on some beautiful authentic bubbly and tuck into delectable small plates as these guys can accommodate to all manner of party needs.
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.
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.
Small office? Share your Christmas party with fellow working professionals by boarding the Christmas Cruise! With the holiday spirits high, mingle with your fellow guests as you cruise around London, soaking in the iconic sights. You'll be greeted will a glass of mulled wine upon your arrival before tucking into a festive hot fork buffet and drinks bar! Cap off your night with a little boogie on the dance floor!
Nothing brings the team together like a spot of competitive ping pong followed by some sloppy beer ponging antics. Blueberry Bar and Kitchen is like your typical neighborhood den, if this neighborhood den was a huge party playing the best of House and Hip Hop Golden Oldies. Less of a sit down space and more about having a damn good time, this is a shout for any celebratory Christmas shindigs.
Christmas will see Finsbury Square transformed into an Après ski party palace. Head down to discover a forest of fir trees and a sheet of fluffy snow, work you way through the wintery landscape to discover an alpine square. Here, you'll find individual log cabins draped in festoon lighting, all competing with one another to get you inside to serve you up a glass of fizz!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the dangerous streets of Victorian London to the days of banquet during Henry VIII reign, guests at the London Dungeon Christmas Party will explore the city's diverse history at this immersive event. Boasting stunning views of London's most iconic sites, guests will first eat handsomely in the Riverside Rooms, thanks to a delicious 3 course meal created by the Food By Dish team. After that, they'll delve deep into the city's past, meeting some of London's dodgiest characters and experiencing all of the city's darkest secrets at this quirky Christmas event in London.
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.
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.