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 October 2017

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The Winter House

0 user reviews

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.

West End

Trapeze

329 user reviews
Trapeze
Happy Hour All Night and 3 other offers available.
Just a couple minutes walk away from the heart of London's hip young scene in Shoreditch, Trapeze is as quirky as they...
Happily Affordable ££
East London

Drink Shop & Do

261 user reviews
Drink Shop & Do
Friday Feeling Happy Hour and 3 other offers available.
Discreetly tucked away in the saucy setting of a Victorian bathhouse, Drink, Shop & Do are all about the good...
Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

The Piano Works

225 user reviews
The Piano Works
Sunday Brunch: £15 Bottomless Prosecco and 2 other offers available.

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon
To be found in the stunning Hays Galleria close to London Bridge, Balls Brothers Hay's Galleria is a great bar to pop...
Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge

Flight Club Bloomsbury

393 user reviews
Something of specialists when it comes to inducing smiles and throwing huge group nights out, Flight Club is spreading...
Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

Magic Roundabout

167 user reviews
The ONLY place to spend your Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter/Life. Voted 'Best All-in-one in Shoreditch 2016/17 and 'Best...
Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

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.

Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying
West End
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Core

20 user reviews
Core
Free Entry VIP Guestlist and 1 other offer available.

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
Background Music
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Bounce, Old Street

19 user reviews
Bounce, Old Street
After Work Specials and 1 other offer available.

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

30 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Blues Kitchen Brixton

11 user reviews
Blues Kitchen Brixton
Double Down Wednesday and 1 other offer available.

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Brixton

Looking Glass Cocktail Club

27 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Ask For Janice

105 user reviews
Ask For Janice is a dynamic restaurant and bar located close to Barbican and Farringdon stations. Step off Long Lane to...
Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Alfred Le Roy

1 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney

Bar&Co

7 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Embankment

RedYellowBlue

6 user reviews
JAGUARSHOES collective launch a bright and airy bar and exhibition space in East Village E20;...
Happily Affordable ££
East London

Munich Cricket Club

2 user reviews
Stein & Dine at the Munich Cricket Club, a modern take on a classic German bierkeller. They're here to bring the...
Happily Affordable ££
Westminster

Barrio Angel

34 user reviews
Barrio Angel is a DJ bar, that combines the spirit of community with street culture. Their unique interior takes...
Happily Affordable ££
Angel

The Exhibit

242 user reviews
The Exhibit
Brunch & Bubbles and 2 other offers available.

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Balham

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.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Comedy, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Funk & Soul
Canary Wharf
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Venn St. Records

19 user reviews
Venn St. Records
Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 2 other offers available.
Located in the heart of Clapham Common, Venn Street Records is a vinyl-clad rock and roll drinkers den that has become...
Happily Affordable ££
Clapham

ZSL London Zoo

0 user reviews
ZSL London Zoo provides a unique setting for any style of corporate or private event. The elegant suites and stylish...
Happily Affordable ££
West End

Wimborne House

0 user reviews
The Great Gatsby Christmas Party! Launching this year's exclusive Great Gatsby themed Christmas parties,...
Happily Affordable ££
East London

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.

Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs, Themed Nights
West London
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Ruby's Bar and Lounge

19 user reviews
Though originally heralded as one of London's most coveted secret cocktail bars, Ruby's have since built on their...
Happily Affordable ££
Dalston

The Bat And Ball

172 user reviews
East London table tennis temple, throwing down the finest craft beer, cocktails, coffee and Well Street pizza in the...
Happily Affordable ££
Stratford

Ray's Bar

25 user reviews
Ray's Bar
£6 Early Evening Cocktails
Despite being used to serving happiness by the slice, pizza connoisseurs Voodoo Ray's have created a drinking den that...
Happily Affordable ££
Dalston

Basement Sate

137 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

The Ivory Vaults

0 user reviews
The Ivory Vaults is a prestigious private hire venue tucked away between the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Nestled...
Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Roof Gardens

347 user reviews

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.

Splash the Cash £££
Kensington

The Bootlegger

15 user reviews
Find the secret door and head on down... A sultry prohibition inspired den in the heart of the City, The Bootlegger is...
Happily Affordable ££
City of London

ArcelorMittal Orbit

0 user reviews
The ArcelorMittal Orbit was created by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor in collaboration with Cecil...
Happily Affordable ££
Stratford
The Cockney'tivity is a Christmas dining experience like no other featuring three short acts of hilarious festive drama...
Hackney

Tropicana Beach Club

554 user reviews
Tropicana Beach Club
Free Birthday Surfboard Shots and 2 other offers available.

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.  

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

The Chelsea Pensioner

9 user reviews
With quality beers, an eclectic entertainment programme and West London's best happy hour deals, The Chelsea...
Happily Affordable ££
Chelsea

Opium

286 user reviews
Before you can contemplate trying the incredible cocktails and delicious food, you've got to locate Opium. A secret bar...
Splash the Cash £££
Soho

Apples and Pears

147 user reviews
Apples and Pears
Christmas at Apples & Pears and 1 other offer available.
Located at the Aldgate East end of Brick Lane, Apples & Pears is a cocktail bar, serving up well-crafted cocktails,...
Happily Affordable ££
Brick Lane

The Four Thieves

23 user reviews
The Four Thieves
Buy One Get One Free Burgers and 2 other offers available.
A pub and microbrewery with 70+ gins, weekly comedy night, quiz, live Sunday jazz, DJs, lunch deals, a snug which...
Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

The Chapel Bar

3 user reviews
Looking for a few antics in Angel? Or simply bursting for a charming brimming with cracking cocktails and darling...
Happily Affordable ££
Angel

Barrio Soho

78 user reviews
Barrio Soho is one of central London's leading party bars. With a neighbourhood feel at the core of Barrio's concept,...
Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Bounce, Farringdon

30 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

Coin Laundry

63 user reviews
Capturing the real essence of retro, Coin Laundry successfully creates an old-school ambience with a strong emphasis on...
Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon
The Manhattan Club is hosting a series of indulgent lunch and dinner banquets, this festive season, with their...
Splash the Cash £££
West London

The Brunch Society

0 user reviews
The Brunch Society is delighted to plan a brunch of your choosing for your Office Party! Offering first...

Bar Elba

117 user reviews
In-keeping with the theme of the Battle of Waterloo, with sister bar Tonight Josephine located just below in...
Happily Affordable ££
Waterloo

IceBar London

19 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

The Silent Disco Boat

6 user reviews
Combing silent disco with jaw-dropping Thames-side views of London's most iconic landmarks, Silent Sounds takes place...
Happily Affordable ££

Sama Bankside

12 user reviews
SAMA Bankside is a new restaurant, bar, events and late night venue spanning 6000 square feet, set over two floors and...
Happily Affordable ££
Southwark

Heist Bank

65 user reviews
Pizza + Beer + Flowers = Heist Bank From the brains behind popular London venues The Elgin, The Gallery, Ask for...
Happily Affordable ££
Paddington

Burlock

100 user reviews
Taking inspiration from the 1920s Havana heydays, Burlock is now open for business on Duke Street as one of the largest...
Splash the Cash £££
Marylebone
Bavarian Beerhouse brings an authentic German experience to Old Street, offering freshly tapped German beers alongside...
Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Exhibit B

2 user reviews
Exhibit B
Double your Bar Tab and 3 other offers available.
Exhibit B, the little sister of The Exhibit based in Balham has recently opened up in Streatham Hill. Exhibit B - a...
Happily Affordable ££
Streatham

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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Daytime, Fun Time Partying, Brunch
80's Music
Waterloo
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Old Street Records

62 user reviews
Old Street Records
Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 1 other offer available.
Fronting two floors, a bustling music line-up and record-store-realness aplenty; Old Street Records is the third...
Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

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.

Drinkonomical £
London Bridge

Aeronaut

175 user reviews
Aeronaut Lifts Off With Circus Spectacular Weekend! The much-loved west London pub is rising like the proverbial...
Happily Affordable ££
Acton

South Pole Saloon

2 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Brixton
4 events @ The Imaginarium with 4 upcoming dates from 02 Dec 2017 until 22 Dec 2017

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.

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The Four Quarters

4 user reviews
The Four Quarters
Happy Hour - all cocktails £6
Craft beers, movie nights and old-school arcade games under one roof, you say? It’s no secret that Peckham is...
Happily Affordable ££
Peckham

Nordic Bar

165 user reviews
Nordic Bar
Free bottle of bubbly and 4 other offers available.
LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO HOST YOUR EVENT? Look no further! Nordic bar is the perfect venue for any event, from after...
Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia

Bel Canto

0 user reviews
Join Bel Canto and experience London's only Opera restaurant, situated on Bayswater Road, London. They offer fine...
Happily Affordable ££
West End

The Escapologist

697 user reviews
Based in the riotous Headquarters of the secret society that ran Victorian London, The Escapologist is styled as part...
Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Blues Kitchen Camden

15 user reviews
Blues Kitchen Camden
Double Down Wednesday and 1 other offer available.
Sister to venues in Shoreditch and Brixton, Blues Kitchen Camden is one of our absolute favourites. Located on bustling...
Happily Affordable ££
Camden

Baranis

96 user reviews

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! 

Happily Affordable ££
Embankment

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.

Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Themed Nights, Live Music
City of London
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  A gangsters tequila paradise. It’s the cool younger yet bigger brother of Goodge St. and Shaftesbury...
Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Sway

28 user reviews
Sway
Free Entry Guestlist
Sway is a London restaurant, bar and club located in the heart of theatreland and within a stones throw of Covent...
Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

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.

Food & Drink, Live Music, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
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Foundation

28 user reviews
Foundation
3 is the Magic Number- Happy Hour and 1 other offer available.

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Nine Lives

33 user reviews
Nine Lives is the latest neighbourhood bar to grace Bermondsey's streets, behind the doors to an...
Happily Affordable ££
Bermondsey

The London Shuffle Club

1 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Brick Lane

Proud Cabaret Camden

8 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

Kanaloa London

20 user reviews
Kanaloa London is a quirky, tiki-inspired bar in the heart of London with beaches and treetops! The bar area of Kanaloa...
Splash the Cash £££
Holborn

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