London's Best Events In December 2023

It doesn't matter whether you're truly swept up in the feel-good festive spirit or you're more anti-yuletide than Mr Scrooge himself, there's definitely something for you in our list of the best events and things to do in December. A hand-picked guide stocked with Christmas pop-up cinema, fondue fun and Alpine boozy brunches, get out there and make the most of this winter in London.

Last updated on 17th May 2023

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

Kick off the festive season with a trip to the theatre. The Rosemary Branch in Islington has all manner of plays, comedy, puppetry, burlesque, cabaret and more lined up for you, whether you're looking for a wholesome evening out with the family or a raucous night of fun.

Ballie Ballerson London

One of the best things to do this December in Shoreditch, Ballie Ballerson are still bringing you on of the quirkiest experiences in the city complete with huge ball pits, pizza slices and brunch parties to remember.

Flight Club

Have a jolly good time at Flight Club's Festive brunch as you enjoy a bottle of prosecco and winter Pims, bottomless pizza, festive treats, DJs and all the darts you can handle.

Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Saturday 3rd June 2023

Offering up one of the most unique drinking experiences in the capital, a visit to one of Alcotraz's prison-themed cocktail bars is certainly one for the bucket list. Part immersive event, part big old booze up, you'll be tasked with smuggling, sipping and avoiding the watchful eye of the warden.

The Big Bakes

Mark the festive season with the most wholesome activity of all: baking. At The Big Bakes in Tooting or Haggerston, you'll pair up in the hopes of whisking, folding and rolling your way to a winning bake. 

Old School R&B Brunch

Old School R&B Brunch is back in London this December, giving you the chance to enjoy a slice of tropical paradise to escape the winter chill. Expect to find a buzzing atmosphere, fuelled with soul food, bottomless punch and party tunes.

Garage Brunch

Trying to find a killer party in December? Spend an afternoon in style at Garage Brunch's event in a secret London location. You will get the chance to sing and dance, all while enjoying a two course meal and bottomless cocktails.

Rouges 70's & 80's Disco and Funk

Get on your flares and shimmy on down to Rivoli Ballroom for a night of disco and funk festivities. Expect all the classics from the 70s and 80s played within the gorgeous Grade II-listed building, along with two bars to keep you hydrated throughout.

Hackney Funhouse

One of London's most unique immersive experiences is continuing this December. You'll get to embody a scientist and step aboard a mobile laboratory, all while dinning hazmat suits, to cook up your own cocktails and bake pizzas in style.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

It wouldn't be Christmas without a little karaoke. This December, head to a secret location in London and celebrate Hip Hop Brunch LDN's event. They're bringing three course meals, free flowing drinks and a whole lot of dancing and music throughout the evening.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

Escape the winter chill and take part in the hottest music quiz in town. The Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is an event unlike any other, with questions spanning genres and decades, a plethora of quirky activities and an unbeatable party vibe. 


Looking to get a little activity date in the diary this December? Plonk's crazy golf experience is spread across various London locations, bringing you hole-after-hole of hilarious putting challenges and photo-worthy decor.

Gin-House Burlesque Christmas Specials

Things are hotting up this winter as Gin-House Burlesque are hosting a number of steamy events from their home at The King's Head Members Club. Join the city's premium vintage showgirls as they showcase the finest in burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville delights this December. 

Hidden Jazz Club

On the hunt for things to do in December? Grab your sweetie and make your way to Hidden Jazz Club and you'll be in for a fab music event. Their Waterloo show features world-class artists such as Binker Golding, Jas Kayser and Cherise.


Don't let your events calendar freeze over this December, Skylight are hosting a number of hot events that are sure to get you in the festive mood. From rooftop ice skating to warm cocktail sipping against a jaw-dropping view, it's the ultimate destination for winter escapades.

Restaurant Ours

One place that's going to be absolutely poppin' this December is Restaurant Ours. Located over in Knightsbridge, this stunning space is hosting themed brunches (each with top-notch grub and cool entertainment), as well as Real Housewives quizzes.

Sky Garden

On the hunt for cool rooftop events in Central London? Sky Garden is making sure your agenda is well and truly packed with a whole host of exciting goings-on. Whether you fancy live music, DJ sessions, sunrise breakfasts or gin-tastings, they've got the goods.

DRINK & PLAY: The Hunt for The Smoking Caterpillar - Comedy escape room + immersive theatre experience

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 10th June 2023 and 11 other Saturdays

The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar is adding some chuckles to your winter evenings. A brilliant London event this December, this beauty is combining the best bits of escape rooms, immersive theatre and murder mysteries into one to bring you a fun Alice in Wonderland-themed night.

London Shuffle Club

December in London wouldn't be complete without a trip to London Shuffle Club in Shoreditch. It's the perfect spot for a group get together, where you can show your competitive side and beat your mates on the lanes, all whilst enjoying a big bottomless brunch.

The Magic Hour

Looking for something different to do this December? Then head on over to one of the top attractions in London, The Magic Hour, an exclusive magic show at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and expect an evening full of surprise and illusion.

Fulham Beach Club at Neverland

Of all the things you should be planning to do this December in London, Winterland better be one of them. London's ultimate pop-up experience complete with igloos and fondue, all set by the water, this Fulham must-try is giving you *all* of the seasonal feels.


Treat yo' self to the best December events in London when you head to venues across the city for hip hop, RnB and 90s hits from Supa Dupa Fly. There's weekly club nights with the very best DJs and even a New Year's Eve special at All Star Lanes, keeping you dancing the whole month long.


This December, head to Nikki's where you'll find plenty of unique Christmas events. From the Bad Santa singsong to an epic drag queen battle with a festive twist, the quirky East London bar has plenty of naughty yet nice happenings up its sleeve. 

Backyard Comedy Club

Ease into the festive season with some low-key laughs. Head over to Bethnal Green where the Backyard Comedy Club is showing you the lighter side of life with a top-notch line-up of fresh talent and established names giving you the giggles.

Barrio Bars

With venues across the city, there's no way you can miss out Barrio's packed schedule of fun festive events. Join them this December as they get into the yuletide spirit with Latin fiestas, bottomless lunches and drinks specials all celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. 

The Windmill Soho

Inject a little glamour into your December plans with The Windmill Soho. Get ready for a plethora of live performances from a talented cast of burlesque stars, all while enjoying a three-course brunch with free-flowing bubbly or sultry dinners in the gorgeous space.

Hyper Reality

For an immersive entertainment spot in London, check out Hyper Reality's slew of events in December. They've got everything from a Tokyo lights and karaoke banger to a VR rollercoaster ride and go-kart experience.

Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events London

Taking place at top-notch venues across the capital in December, Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events London is a great choice for those of you after a little fun. Whether you're heading to a Britney, Gaga of Buff Bingo bottomless brunch, expect there to plenty of live entertainment.