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 12th January 2018

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Drink Shop & Do

308 user reviews
Drink Shop & Do
Friday Feeling Happy Hour and 1 other offer 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

410 user reviews
The Piano Works
Cocktail Hour: 5pm to 7pm and 5 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

Exhibit B

21 user reviews
Exhibit B
B-DAY OFFER: Double your Bar Tab! and 2 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

Flight Club Bloomsbury

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

Nine Lives

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

ArcelorMittal Orbit

0 user reviews
The ArcelorMittal Orbit was created by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor in collaboration with Cecil...
Happily Affordable ££
Stratford

Tropicana Beach Club

712 user reviews

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

Alfred Le Roy

2 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
4 events @ 2 venues with 106 upcoming dates from 24 Feb 2018 until 12 Aug 2018

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!

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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

Looking Glass Cocktail Club

26 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

Sway

27 user reviews
Sway
Free Entry Guestlist and 1 other offer available.
Recently refurbished this stunning venue combines a restaurant, bar, club and conference space all in one. Located...
Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Bounce, Farringdon

30 user reviews
Bounce, Farringdon
£20 Pizza, Drink and Ping Pong

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

The Aviary Bar

23 user reviews
Just round the corner from Oxford Circus and close to Regent Street lies this cool and quirky drinking spot; The Aviary...
Happily Affordable ££
West End

Basement Sate

179 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

Old Street Records

129 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

Blues Kitchen Brixton

12 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

The Brunch Society

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

| blagclub | Kensington

33 user reviews
With 17 years of experience organising christmas parties, corporate events, private hires, guest lists, birthdays,...
Happily Affordable ££
West London

Ray's Bar

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

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

SINK - Paul Street

40 user reviews
SINK - Paul Street
Happy Hour and 3 other offers available.
Shoreditch continues its reign as London's ping-pong powerhouse with the opening of brand new whiff whaff venue and...
Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Aeronaut

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

Blues Kitchen Camden

16 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
A feast like no other, A festival of flavour and theatrics. The doors of St Nicky’s top Secret HQ are now open and...
Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge
  A gangsters tequila paradise. It’s the cool younger yet bigger brother of Goodge St. and Shaftesbury Ave….....
Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Bounce, Old Street

19 user reviews
Bounce, Old Street
£20 Pizza, Drink and Ping Pong

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

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

Apples and Pears

187 user reviews
Apples and Pears
Cocktail Specials for £6.50 until 8pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Located at the Aldgate East end of Brick Lane, Apples & Pears is an independent, fun cocktail bar, serving...
Happily Affordable ££
Brick Lane

Burlock

142 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
Tank & Paddle Heddon Street
TAP 12 and 3 other offers available.
The first of the Tank & Paddle franchises to hit the West End, this latest venue from the pizza and beer...
Happily Affordable ££
Mayfair

Barrio Soho

87 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

Peckham Springs

7 user reviews
Part bar, part gallery and events space, you'll find Peckham Springs nestled across three railway arches beneath...
Happily Affordable ££
Peckham

Bar&Co

6 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

The Four Thieves

31 user reviews
The Four Thieves
Buy One Get One Free Burgers and 3 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

Barrio Angel

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

Foundation

31 user reviews
Foundation
Free Entry VIP Guestlist

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

Sama Bankside

52 user reviews
Sama Bankside
2 courses £12 and 1 other offer available.
SAMA Bankside is a new restaurant, bar, events and late night venue spanning 6000 square feet, set over two floors and...
Happily Affordable ££
Southwark

The Exhibit

310 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

Venn St. Records

35 user reviews
Venn St. Records
Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 1 other offer 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

Magic Roundabout

200 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

The Chelsea Pensioner

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

Baranis

129 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

IceBar London

21 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

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

36 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

Opium

489 user reviews
Opium
Mother's Day Package
Before you can contemplate trying the incredible cocktails and delicious food, you've got to locate Opium. A secret bar...
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Soho

Coin Laundry

68 user reviews
Capturing the real essence of retro, Coin Laundry successfully creates an old-school ambience with a strong emphasis on...
Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Ask For Janice

126 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
Bavarian Beerhouse Old Street
Monday Schnitzel Madness and 6 other offers available.
Bavarian Beerhouse brings an authentic German experience to Old Street, offering freshly tapped German beers alongside...
Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Heist Bank

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

The Bat And Ball

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

The Chapel Bar

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

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

11 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 Cockney'tivity is a Christmas dining experience like no other featuring three short acts of hilarious festive drama...
Hackney

The Bootlegger

19 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

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 Escapologist

923 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

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.

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London Bridge

The Four Quarters

6 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 going...
Happily Affordable ££
Peckham

The Devonshire

5 user reviews
The Devonshire
Red run lift pass and 1 other offer available.
Located on the heart of Balham High Street, between Balham and Clapham South tube stations, The Devonshire, now under...
Happily Affordable ££
Balham

The Schoolhouse

199 user reviews
Often find yourself longing for those glory days when Grange Hill was all over the TV guide, when Freddo’s were a...
Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

South Pole Saloon

12 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

Core

22 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

Wimborne House

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

Trapeze

395 user reviews
Trapeze
Happy Hour 4-8PM
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

Bar Elba

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

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

Hester's Hideout

4 user reviews
Hester's Hideout
Two Cocktails for £10
A subterranean and sexy retreat below the notorious Exmouth Market, Hester’s Hideout is a decadent den that's more...
Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

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 ££

Nordic Bar

205 user reviews
LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO HOST YOUR EVENT? Look no further! Nordic bar is the perfect venue for any event, from after...
Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia

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