Where To Have Christmas Day in London

Though it might be the most wonderful time of the year, we've all experienced our fair share of stress on Christmas Day. With this guide, you can avoid the hundreds of ingredients scattered everywhere, a huge bird that only just fits into the oven and a restless, and a hangry crowd constantly asking 'how long?', as many of the city's restaurants are open on the 25th, offering a traditional meal without the usual accompanying headache. This year, to save your from tears, we've compiled a list of the best venues to spend your Christmas Day in London.    

Last updated on 30th November 2018

The Schoolhouse

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If you're spending your Christmas Day with mates and fancy some tongue-in-cheek humour with a sprinkling of nostalgia, this is the spot for you. Taking you back to the days of Grange Hill, The Schoolhouse serves delicious bottomless brunch, dinner and Christmas treats with weird and wonderful cocktails straight from the science lab. 

Leicester Square Kitchen

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Festive sharing menu with Guava and Hibiscus Bellini: £40 pp

Make yours a Christmas to remember and get down to this swish West End spot, where you'll find a menu packed with Peruvian and Mexican sharing plates. Think soft shell tacos filled with tiger prawns to pisco-glazed smoked paprika ribs and equally intriguing cocktails to soak it all up.

Festive 3-course menu with a Cinnamon Gin Martini: £33 pp

With stunning restaurants in Oxford Street, Canary Wharf and Bloomsbury offering up delicious seasonal dishes, Scoff & Banter is a top pick this winter. With beautifully decorated interiors and plush fittings in a listed building, this Kensington location makes for an ideal Christmas day venue.

Christmas Day Menu £75 and 5 other offers

Choose to have a traditional turkey with trimmings for your Christmas dinner, or switch it up with a bit of Cuban fusion. Be transported away from the winter weather to sun soaked Havana as you split sharing plates from across the globe, without the worry of washing up. 

If you're looking to do something a little different, why not check out this party bus tour around London? Offering a unique family experience, you'll board this vintage red bus and travel around all the best sights the capital has to offer. It's a great way to show off your home city, or learn more about our gorgeous home at the most wonderful time of the year.