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 events in London to celebrate Christmas day. Think all the cheer and none of the fear...

Last updated on 28th December 2022

Steak & Lobster - Various Sites

For something a little different this Christmas day, head to Steak & Lobster where you'll enjoy a turkey-free lunch of surf and turf croquettes, charcoal-grilled lobster with garlic butter and key lime pie within one of the restaurant's stylish venues.

The Wheatsheaf

If you're searching for an authentic pub to spend your Christmas Day in, look no further. This beautiful Victorian public house has superb sips behind the bar that will perfectly complement your traditional Christmas dinner, alongside British staples such as pigs in blankets and slow-braised Devon lamb shoulder.


Nestled in Canary Wharf, Bōkan is a beautiful sky-high restaurant, where you can indulge in an opulent Christmas Day dinner. Chow down on four fabulous courses, including ora king salmon sushi and chestnut soup with Alsace bacon, all while you lap up the stunning views of London from above.

The Mayflower

Say goodbye to festive stress with a trip to The Mayflower pub this Christmas Day. A traditional British boozer in the heart of Rotherhithe, this is one cosy retreat for tucking into seasonal specials, including Dover sole, mushroom Wellington and roast turkey with all of the trimmings.

The Crooked Billet

This Christmas Day in South London, pop over to The Crooked Billet to devour five 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.