Best Events in December

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 24th November 2020




@ The London Cabaret Club on Various dates from Friday 27th November 2020

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This Christmas, immerse yourself in The London Cabaret Club's cabaret special, 'Christmas Royale', which combines luxury dining with innovative immersive performances. Taking inspiration from James Bond, this year's theme will transport you to a wold of romance and espionage.

Flight Club

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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.

Looking to get a little activity date in the diary this December? Plonk's crazy golf experience is coming to locations across the capital to bring you hole-after-hole of hilarious putting challenges, with some venues offering BYOB at peak times.

Get into the festive spirit with a trip to Winterland this December. Proudly placed on the banks of the Thames in Fulham, the venue offers everything from dips in the hot tub to private igloo hire, with steaming bowls of fondue, themed cocktails and quirky activities aplenty. 

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The Rhythm and Booze Project are offering whisky lovers and live music fans an unusual but fantastic evening of mischief, music and single malt tastings. Created by Felipe and Paul, a duo of whisky professionals and musicians, you'll be treated to a selection of 10 world-class whiskies, learn a bit about each tipple and enjoy some blues played by the team.

@ Barrio Shoreditch on Various dates from Tuesday 1st December 2020

Get into the festive spirit with Barrio's hottest new Christmas extravaganza, Now That's What I Call Christmas! With outposts in Shoreditch, Soho, Brixton and Angel, you can make sure to get stuck into 90 minutes of bottomless booze and rockin' around the tree wherever you are.

@ Skylight Christmas at Tobacco Dock on Various dates from Thursday 26th November 2020

A truly magical wintertime experience, Feast in the Forest is inviting you to spend an evening drinking and dining in magical candlelit settings. You'll be taken on a gastronomic journey, with six mouthwatering courses, inspired by the woodland, with foraged and seasonal ingredients taking centre stage.

@ Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden on Saturday 5th December 2020 and 2 other Saturdays

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Looking for festive things to od in London? Check out Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden where they're hosting a Nordic Experience Brunch pop-up event. Along with snow-covered trees, winter cabins, street food and Northern Ligh projections, there'll also be n open fire pit for toasting marshmallows.

A night of

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Head to Camden's Jazz Cafe, where a live band is taking over for a night of live music dedicated to the legendary Stevie Wonder. If you like the sound of this, then A Night Of is also hosting a special 60th anniversary Motown party. 

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

206 user reviews 5

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. 

@ Brunel Museum on Various dates from Friday 27th November 2020

Dig out your cosiest jumper and ready yourself for a magical night of wild cocktails, tasty s'mores and roaring fire pits as Midnight Apothecary once more opens its doors. And once you're all toasty? You'll be able to take an exclusive tour through the Brunel Museum's historic entrance hall and into the Thames Tunnel. 

@ Tonight Josephine Waterloo on Wednesday 9th December 2020 and 5 other dates

Spend a festive evening at this brilliant Waterloo bar battling against your mates to be on Santa's nice list. Tonight Josephine are shaking things ups this December with a series of drag-tastic events that'll have you and your bubble sipping on an hour of free-flowing drinks and watching a fierce performance. 

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Thursday 3rd December 2020

If your're a sucker for thrilling escape room experiences, this is the task for you this December. You and your mates will work against the clock in an attempt to escape a prison van before you all get thrown away for life in Pentonville, think you have what it takes? 

Backyard Comedy Club

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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.

Meantime Brewing Company

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Whether you fancy meeting the brewer, tasting your way through small batch beers or working your way through a mouthwatering 4-course feast matched with the finest hops, Meantime Brewing Company's Greenwich spot has got just what you need.

@ Phoenix Arts Club on Various dates from Saturday 5th December 2020

If you're a lover of all things musical theatre then Alice in Streamingland is the event for you. One of the most fabulous experiences in December, the play is putting a modern day twist on the old Wonderland fairytale, with popular entertainment channels ruling the roost - think iPlayerland and Interflixland.

  Party N Paint

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@ Duo on Thursday 3rd December 2020 and 8 other Thursdays

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Fancy a night of getting messy? Party N Paint is inviting you to let those creative juices flow, as you create your very own masterpiece to a backdrop of live DJs, tasty cocktails and free shots. The perfect quirky birthday idea or work night out, tickets start at just £30.

Cinema In The Snow

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Pop Up Screens return to Peckham with their winter offering this November and December. Head over to Bussey Building and snuggle up at their Cinema in the Snow experience, complete with festive films and other fun treats.

The Grand

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From live orchestras to a party through the ages, The Grand in Clapham goes all out when it comes to nights out in South London.

Secret London Runs

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Looking for something a little different to break up the season of over-indulgence? Look no further than Secret London Runs, a team of passionate runners who are holding 5k and 10k Christmas-themed sessions. Their magical guided tours will take you through the backstreets of the city, discovering hidden gems as well as London's most beautiful Christmas lights (you'll even get a Santa hat to wear en route!).

Nikki's

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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. 

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.

@ The Boathouse London on Various dates from Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Head to Paddington where The Boathouse London is serving up an unforgettable experience this December. Teaming up with Moët & Chandon and atHOME, the venue has been transformed into a festive living space for you to relax in. Hungry? There's also a three-course Christmas feast ad Champagne up for grabs along with a holiday film screening.

  Jimmy's Winter Snow Globes

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@ Jimmy's Winter Lodge on Various dates from Wednesday 25th November 2020

On the hunt for Christmas igloos in London? Look no further than Jimmy's sparkling Southbank offering. Suitable for groups of between 6 and 10 (depending on government guidelines), these cosy private globes are the perfect place to sip on festive cocktails and sit down for a gorgeous alpine-inspired feast.

Aeronaut

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For a lively Christmas party complete with jaw dropping circus skills and laugh out loud entertainment, The Aeronaut comes out tops. Tickets for their December cabaret show start at just £10 per person, with the option to add tasty bites and warming drinks too.

From festive nights out to quirky Christmas parties, Proud Embankment is satisfying all your December needs. Head to the show-stopping venue for Christmas lunches, New Year's Eve shows and a Cabaret All Stars special with Denise Van Outen.

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 Little Orange Door on Various dates from Wednesday 25th November 2020

Clapham's cosiest restaurant is promising to take the stress out of the festive season, inviting you to ditch the washing up gloves and head round theirs for an epic Christmas feast. Chow down on silver sharing platters with all your favourite trimmings whilst getting down to Slade and playing classic party games.

@ Proud Cabaret City on Various dates from Friday 18th December 2020

London's leading queens will be taking over Proud Cabaret City throughout December for a series of sassy bottomless brunches. Hosted by Tayce, Cara Melle and Honey The Foxx, the event will include plenty of lipsync lols and gag-worthy performances, as well as free-flowing fizz and tasty treats aplenty. 

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.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

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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.