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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Last updated on 15th November 2019

  The Murdér Express

569 user reviews 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Saturday 16th November 2019

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.

Tropicana Beach Club

1477 user reviews 4

Tropicana Happy Hour! and 3 other offers

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.  

Apples and Pears

343 user reviews 5

Christmas at Apples & Pears and 1 other 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.

Barrio Soho

164 user reviews 4

Amigo Happy Hour Specials daily 'til 8pm and Sun-Mon 'til 9pm!

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.

  The Big London Bake

524 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Saturday 16th November 2019

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.

The Little Yellow Door

84 user reviews 5

50% off the food bill for up to six people and 2 other offers

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.

@ The Southbank on Various dates from Friday 29th November 2019

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.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 on Various dates from Tuesday 3rd December 2019

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.

London Shuffle

530 user reviews 5

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.

The Piano Works Farringdon

1124 user reviews 4

Champagne & Cocktail Hour and 6 other offers

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. 

The Reggae Brunch

1373 user reviews 4

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.

The Exhibit

503 user reviews 4

Boutique Cinema Hire and 9 other offers

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. 

@ The Vaults on Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th December 2019

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.

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.

The Gobpsy

1 user review 5

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.