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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An old-school games arcade on Peckham's Rye Lane, you'll find more than your share of fun at The Four Quarters. Offering a great craft beer selection to boot, its certainly a party space for big kids.
Not your average Christmas party venue, Near & Far's second outpost promises a touch of California in the heart of Camden. There's 4 bustling floors, with everything from neon lights and private rooms to a palm-tree lined terrace and cracking cocktails.
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.
Certainly not bringing anything normal to the table, Cereal Killer Brick Lane is all about your favourite morning meal. Fruit Loops, Frosties and Krave are all on the menu as this fun East London bar serves bowls of deliciousness, alongside retro cocktails.
After something a little out of the ordinary this Christmas? Make sure your party is one to remember and make a beeline for Après 23 at Hilton London Metropole. Not only is there an alpine lodge complete wit trees, snowflakes and lights, but also mulled wine, spiced G&Ts and fondue galore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to some quirky Christmas party action, it doesn't get more out there than an adult ball pit. Head over to one of Ballie Ballerson's London locations for the chance to sip cocktails, feast on pizza and dive head first into one of the city's funnest attractions.
Serving up pizzas, cocktails and eye-popping interiors, this neon-lit is the perfect spot to bundle all the gang into for a night of drinking, dancing and festive merrymaking. And if you're looking for something a little further south, their sister sites in Clapham Common and Clapham Junction offer a similarly raucous rock'n'roll-style atmosphere.
From a buzzing basement slamming out all the latest chart hits through to the themed rooftop, Queen of Hoxton has got a floor for every kind of night. We suggest starting at the top, which houses a winter-perfect tipi and warming cocktails.
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.
Celebrate Christmas at Flight Club's festive brunch, complete with Christmas jumpers, bottomless pizza, a bottle of prosecco and Winter Pimm's, DJs, festive treats and darts! If you're feeling something a little later in the day, check out the party planning options at any of their Victoria, Bloomsbury and Shoreditch venues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a trip back to your formative years this Christmas and pay a visit to Battersea's The Schoolhouse. Chow down on canteen dinners and sip on some contraband cocktails whipped up in the science labs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spread across two floors, The Book Club is a Shoreditch stalwart that can be adapted for all your private hire needs. Take the downstairs room, which can be used in its entirety, which sports interesting features such as a bulb-covered ceiling and exposed brickwork.
From the downstairs cocktail bar which is available for private hire through to gin blending classes and the homely Italian dishes, Cattivo has everything you need for a cracking Christmas bash.
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.
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.
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.
The Moonshine Saloon is promising an immersive cocktail experience with a very special Christmas twist. Whet your whistle with a trip to the Wild West, where you and your gang of outlaws can enjoy a festive celebration unlike any other.
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.
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.
Designed for serious partying, this 550-capacity space in Canada Water is a stunning spot if you're looking for a great Christmas party venue. Offering street food, cocktails and great DJs, what more could you ask for?
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.
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.
Head down to Canary Wharf where Giant Robot will have their halls decked and ready to go to bring you one of the quirkiest Christmas party venues in London. Get ready for tasty treats and festive feasting from one of the best rooftop spots in town.