Christmas Day In London: Best Restaurants & Things To Do

Mistletoe, mulled wine and meltdowns over an undercooked turkey? Christmas Day is magical, but all too often it leads to squabbles over roasted tatties, hours slaving away in a kitchen and moans from hangry uncle Brian. Not this year; we've rounded up the best pubs, restaurants and things to do in London on Christmas Day. Think all the cheer and none of the fear...

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Last updated on 3rd January 2024

The Crooked Billet

Not sure what's open in London on Christmas Day? Pop over to The Crooked Billet to devour three moreish courses that are certainly enough to make any mouth water, accompanied by bubbles aplenty. Afterwards, enjoy a lovely ramble around Wimbledon Park to walk it all off.

The Castle Tooting

Dating back to 1832, The Castle has long been a Tooting icon. And, lucky for us, this stalwart is open on Christmas Day, slinging out mouthwatering starters, such as a Jerusalem artichoke tart and venison carpaccio. As for mains? Think turkey, duck and more, accompanied by all of the trimmings.

The English Grill at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel

Group Dining Offer: 10% off

Celebrate Christmas Day in plush surrounds over at The English Grill at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel. For £250 per person (children under 12 get half price) from lunch to dinner, you'll be able to delve into a tantalising seven-course feast, featuring a range of dishes, including the famed Dover sole. Otherwise, head for a Royal Afternoon Tea instead.