If you're looking for something a little different for your festive bash, look no further than The Murdér Express. This immersive murder mystery experience comes complete with 1940s-inspired cocktails and a gorgeous four-course menu. Available for exclusive hire, you and your guests will be treated to a memorable evening of chaos and crime, before having to turn the magnifying glass on each other and find the culprit.
Quirky Christmas Party In London
Turkey, too much mulled wine and boughs of holly at every turn - Christmas sure is swell, but sometimes it can feel a bit repetitive. From bauble-juggling acrobats through to Mariah-esque drag queens, we're looking for something a bit different this festive season. And the city's bars and clubs have delivered; check out our list of London's quirky Christmas party venues and get ready to shake things up a bit.
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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 arranged to transport you to a 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.
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 both in this Parisian chic cocktail-bar-cum-dessert-diner.
Well howdy partner! Take your quirky Christmas party to its logical conclusion and go full Wild West at this fabulous themed pop up in East London. Dress up, drink up and enjoy everything the Moonshine Saloon has to offer.
With walls covered in local street art and a stunning drinks menu on the cards, this Aldgate spot is a top idea for a unique and festive place to party this season. Book a space to add an eclectic and lively twist to your Christmas festivities.
One of Stoke Newington's liveliest cocktail spots, this great little bar offers a quirky hideaway from the Dalston bustle. Grab some of their stellar cocktails and get the party started at this retro-inspired venue.
One of Marylebone's boldest venues, this great cocktail bar inspired heyday Havana boasts over 200 different types of rum alongside delicious Cuban and Caribbean cuisine and number of spaces available for private hire.
One of the party animals, this colourful Soho haunt offers a stunning range of tasty cocktails and delicious food that will bring a taste of the tropics to your Christmas party. Head down to this or their Angel location for a vibrant start to their festive period.
Perfect for a quirky London Christmas party, get the gang together and prepare to battle it out to see who is the real star baker. The Big London Bake Off is a top spot for festive fun and there's always plenty of sweet treats to go around.
One of London's most infamous immersive bars, spend some time in the clink this Christmas with this gripping experience. The perfect back drop for a suitably kooky festive do, you won't have to worry about your get up because everyone will be clambering into some fetching orange jumpsuits for the occasion.
Looking to add a dash of competition to you Christmas party? Head no further than Electric Shuffle, the all-new technological spin on shuffleboard. Perfectly placed in Canary Wharf, they'll be powering up this winter, armed with plenty of refreshments to enhance your experience.
Set behind a huge yellow door, this Notting Hill bar is the ultimate place to party come the festive season. Recreating a shared house vibe, the space is full of quirky furniture along with having a basement room available for private hire.
This Christmas, spread yuletide joy by cruising up and down the River Thames. This quirky festive celebration will have you rocking around the Christmas tree to classics with food and drink aboard the ultimate boat party experience.
A benchmark for Soho glamour, this cool cocktail spot down Great Windmill Street offers a range of hire options for Christmas parties. With a great cocktail menu and stunning small plates to boot, you'll be blown away by what they can offer.
While i might look a lot like a living room, Homeboy is actually one of the best bars around. Bringing Irish hospitality to North London, the venue whips up excellent cocktails, along with having an incredible selection of Irish whiskey.
Not only is Magazine London bringing huge Christmas trees, real ski-lifts and actual snow to London, but they've even got jaw-dropping acrobats, live DJs and a lip-smacking spread of canapes and dishes for this quirky Christmas party in Greenwich.
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.
We can guarantee this one will be unlike any Christmas party you've experienced before. Gingerline are the pros when it comes to immersive dining, and their Grand Expedition is a dizzy foray into a fairytale world.
Not your average Christmas party, Kona Kai offers something a little out of the ordinary. Prepare to be transported to Polynesia as this Fulham favourite promises tiki-esque tipples, light bites and tropical vibes all around.
Take your festive office outing up a notch with an immersive evening operating artificial intelligence tools, working out various puzzles and drinking futuristic sci-fi potions in order to defeat the fabled evil brains behind AI's HQ.
Mix things up this Christmas with a water-based bash. Located in Hackney, Barge East is a cosy historic Dutch barge which whips up a menu of British fusion dishes - hire out the entire venue, or chat to them about a smaller group.
Boasting some seriously state-of-the-art technology, this excellent crazy golf experience is a must-visit if you're looking for a quirky twist on the classic Christmas party. Enjoy round-after-round of golfing while you sip on some of their stellar cocktails.
Pizza, a speakeasy style bar and an electronic scoring system, Crazy Eight is great for some afterwork shenanigans. The table shuffle board venue is based in Shoreditch, meaning you're well placed for a night out.
When it comes to cosy Christmas parties, there's just something about a ski lodge retreat in the heart of the West End that ticks all our boxes. With a variety of party packages, you can even get your own ski lodge, mulled wine and festive food with a DJ and disco.
A temple to all things table tennis, this lively bar and play centre for big kids brings you some of the tastiest pizza in East London alongside loads of ping pong tables and great DJs, making for a unique Christmas to remember.
Taking you back to the bygone drinking days when it was the piano soundtracking 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.
From the giant giraffe to the quirky toilets, this Fitzrovia restaurant is truly unique. Take a seat at a black mirrored table and tuck into delicious Asian food and tasty cocktails in sumptuous surroundings.
In need of something to warm you up after those long and cold winter days? Look no further than The Reggae Brunch. Bringing sunshine vibes to a top-secret London location, you can expect non-stop tunes, a three-course Caribean meal and bottomless rum punch at this quirky festive-themed party.
Located not far from Paddington, Huckster is a multi-space venue that's got something for everyone. With various themed rooms, including a Chinatown space, a Brooklyn-inspired bar, and Karaoke rooms, tailor your party down to the t.
Find the secret door to this sexy little den of iniquity and enter a Prohibition-themed space of delicious cocktails, quirky decor and tasty American-inspired snacks.
Bunga Bunga aren't just about wild Christmas parties, they're about unique ones too. Hosting groups in speed boats and promising larger than life cocktails and dishes, it's a sure fire way to impress this season in the city.
Rocking the retro aesthetic, this 70s-inspired bar and restaurant will have you sipping on throwback cocktails - like seasonal classic, the Snowball - while you chow down on classic dinner party dishes, from prawn cocktails to rabbit balti pie.
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 or its Streatham sister, for great entertainment, food and drinks.
Go around the world without ever setting foot outside The City at this elegant St. Paul's pub. Offering exotic cocktails and tasty cuisine, it's got the perfect refreshments and atmosphere for a fun Christmas party.
Part Victorian men's club, part masonic lodge in style, this cool venue in Seven Dials boasts some of the swishest interiors in Covent Garden. Perfect for a lavish function with a twist, you'll find pizzas and quirky cocktails to keep those fun times flowing.
Looking for something a little different to the bog-standard turkey dinner affair? Look no further than the magical underground world of The Vaults. This December they will be opening their doors for two evenings of immersive partying - allowing you to drink and dance the night away to top DJs on one of London's most unique dance floors.
A former bullion truck yard, this two-level venue in Shoreditch is the perfect backdrop for a quirky Christmas party. An open-air playground for you and your group, the space boasts eight bars alongside a host of London's best street food traders.
For an evening that's guaranteed to satisfy everyone's food preferences then head to Tottenham Court Road's Arcade Food Theatre, the newest food hall on the block. With a Christmas-cracker combo of stunning interiors, numerous bars, regular live DJ sets and a line-up of food offerings from names such as Flat Iron Workshop and Lina Stores, this spot is a no-brainer.
Known for its great food and festive pop ups, this Balham pub is a stunning spot for a fun Christmas party. From their elegant interiors to the 250-capacity garden, you'll be spoilt for choice by the options.
With stylish wood-panelled interiors and cool wall murals, this Regent's Place hub of coffee and cocktails offers a fantastic space for a quirky office do. With space for up to 150 people, and small food menu if you need to soak up the sauce, it's got everything you need for a unique night.
One of London's sexiest subterranean spaces, Victorian Bath House is great for private parties, with a range of areas to hire out. The City-based bar is full of cosy corners and snap-worthy features, including a Champagne-filled bath tub and intricate tiles.
Hidden in a barbershop basement, just finding The Gobpsy is an exciting adventure. Once downstairs, the slick den is an intimate space - perfect for smaller gatherings - with a list of inventive drinks which are guaranteed conversation starters.