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 15th November 2019




@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

This December, immerse yourselves in a truly unique drinking experience form the minds behind Alcotraz. This treacherous tale of treasure and deceit will take you through a 1 hour and 45 minute journey, in which you'll have the chance to sip on expertly-crafted cocktails as you unravel the mysteries of The Hidden Spirit. 

  The Big London Bake

525 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Monday 18th November 2019

One of the best spots to get in the festive spirit, head to Tooting where The Big London Bake wants you to knock up some showstopping Christmas creations in just 90 minutes. Battle against some impressive bakers at this fun and creative London experience.

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 Murdér Express

571 user reviews 5

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 2019

This Christmas, shun your usual journey aboard the cramped 19:06 home and instead book yourself a ticket for the luxury and comfort of The Murdér Express. Departing from Pedley Street Station, this immersive experience will take you on a journey quite unlike any other, complete with a team.

Flight Club

387 user reviews 5

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.

@ Secret Location in Highgate, London or Central London on Various dates from Thursday 21st November 2019

Taking inspiration from the Iron and Viking ages, BBC Two's Million Pound Menu star Jonas Lorentzen has whipped up an exclusive dining experience that is not to be missed. Be inspired by the 7 or 9-course meal with perfect wine pairings this festive season. 

London Shuffle

534 user reviews 5

Following a number of popular pop-up events, London Shuffle has set up shop in Shoreditch offering Londoners the chance to try their hand at the old school game. Available for teams of 2-8, the venue features a selection of indoor and outdoor lanes and a cocktail bar serving beers, tipples and pizzas. They also host weekend bottomless brunches with two hours of unlimited pizzas and beer.

  The Greatest Brunch

2 user reviews 5

@ Secret London Location on Saturday 14th December 2019 and 5 other Saturdays

In the mood for something extraordinary this December? Head to The Greatest Brunch for an exhibition of biological rarities, with immersive characters, performances from West End singers, dancers and cabaret acts, and a bottomless brunch unlike any other. 

Head to Rande's unique subterranean cantina for a stunning feast of Mexican cuisine in a stunning communal-style setting. Eat, drink and marvel at the feast that this quirky pop up can craft at all manner of unusual locales.

Meantime Brewing Company

23 user reviews 5

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.

Ultimate Power

42 user reviews 5

Ultimate Power lay down the party gauntlet once more this December as they return to the city once more. Heralded for some of the best club nights in the UK, join them as they work their way through inflatables, air guitars and some of the best ballads in the business.

@ Bush Hall on Fri, 20th Dec 2019 @ 19:30 - 1:00

Nestled in the heart of West London, Bush Hall is hosting its famous annual Christmas Knees up. This year, they're welcoming a tweed-wearing brass band that play infectious hits, from Christmas classics to drum and bass, and go by the name of Old Dirty Brasstards.

The Boat Show Comedy Club

34 user reviews 5

Not your average comedy club, this floating boat is docked on the Thames. Soak up cracking cocktails and views of some of the city's most iconic landmarks, as well as top-notch performances and an after-party.

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club Pop Up on Various dates from Thursday 21st November 2019

Everyone knows that Christmas is really about goodwill chocolate (what other time of the year do you get a treat-filled calendar?) Indulge in the ultimate choco experience and head along to The Chocolate Cocktail Club where you can enjoy mint, gingerbread and salted caramel flavoured drinks in elegant surroundings.

@ Secret location in hackney on Thursday 12th December 2019 and 2 other dates

This December, secret club Rumour Mill is playing host to a whole load of festive entertainment. From fire goddesses to burlesque stars and slick showgirls, there's plenty to feast your eyes upon at this extraordinary experience.

Handmade Mysteries

78 user reviews 5

Ditch festive activities for a terrifying escape room this December. Handmade Mysteries are sure to create twisted escape rooms for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experiences that'll shake off any Christmas spirit. Perfect for groups of Grinches...

  The SoulTown Supper

109 user reviews 4

@ Proud Embankment on Thursday 21st November 2019

Experience the power of Motown, as this immersive supper club takes over Camden for a series of red carpet events, featuring live music, house bands and soul food. Whether you're a fan of Diana Ross or just looking for something fun to do in London, this is the place.

@ The Espresso Martini Society (Ko Coffee) on Various dates from Friday 22nd November 2019

Put a little jingle on your Christmas drinking as the Espresso Martini Society return to London for a festive edition. The pop-up cocktail bar will be creating five themed drinks, with flavours of marshmallow, gingerbread, and Ferero Roche, all included, as well as keeping it bottomless for your 90 minute session.

Moon and Mischief

12 user reviews 4

A collaboration between DJ Jamie Moon and organiser of White Mischief Tobias Slater, this evening is a fun and provocative mix of burlesque, cabaret and performance. Taking place in a secret East London members club, Moon and Mischief will be unlike anything you've seen before.

The Grand

842 user reviews 4

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.

@ York and Albany on Various dates from Monday 18th November 2019

Christmas has arrived in Camden as York & Albany transforms its outdoor cabin into the ultimate winter wonderland. Think gingerbread house vibes in the form of mulled wine, cranberry tarts and pumpkin soup.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

Perfect for festive gatherings and quirky get-togethers, this stunning cocktail experience in Fulham offers you the chance to take it back to the rugged landscape of the Wild West. Get totally immersed and play at smuggler in this incredible pop up, just watch out for the local Sheriff.

Bringing you a whole season of festive film favourites, East London members club, The Curtain, will transforming its rooftop lido into a viewing space this month. Head down for the chance to catch Christmas classics including Elf, Die Hard and It's A Wonderful Life.

@ Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London on Wednesday 27th November 2019 and 5 other dates

Treat yourself to a thoroughly festive evening at the luxe London spot and enjoy an intimate play from the city's best private theatre company, Revels in Hand. Hosting an especially-commissioned play, the hotel will also be offering Champagne, canapes and stunning panoramic views of the city skyline.

@ Sky Garden Bars on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 2019

Head over to Fenchurch Street where Sky Garden are bringing the festive feels this month. Decking out their already gorgeous space with fir tree foliage, fairy lights and cosy furs, the venue will also be teaming up with Moët & Chandon to bring you fine Champagne and few crafty Christmas sips.

SOUTH PLACE PRESENTS

20 user reviews 4

The South Place Hotel is transforming its Secret Garden into a winter wonderland complete with all your favourite classic Christmas films. Ogle at Jude Law A.K.A Mr Napkin Head, or laugh until your cheeks hurt with Buddy the Elf, all whilst enjoying delicious cocktails in beautiful surroundings.

@ Immersive LDN on Various dates from Wednesday 27th November 2019

If your idea of December isn't all about Christmas, then you must be a Scrooge. Why not explore the Dickensian character with this tale that sees immersive performances set through 3 festive courses? Sounds like Christmas cheer to us.

@ Cafe de Paris on Friday 29th November 2019 and 2 other dates

The festive season is officially upon us and Cafe de Paris are going all out. Head to their central London club for an evening of mesmerising burlesque, incredible circus acts and live entertainment paired with a drool-worthy 3-course spread.

  The Covent Garden Comedy Club

90 user reviews 5

@ Heaven on Various dates from Saturday 23rd November 2019

Forget the stress of present wrapping and turkey cooking, The Covent Garden Comedy Club is the perfect antidote to the stress of the festive season. Check into their Saturday shows which showcase some of the UK's best comedy talent, all for under £20.

@ The Dingwalls on Various dates from Monday 9th December 2019

December is practically synonymous with Christmas and you just can't resist. What better way to celebrate the festive season than with a visit to this Camden hotspot? Head to The Dingwalls for a hilarious variety show that sees cabaret, circus and more.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

80 user reviews 4

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. 

@ 5-15 Sun Street, London, EC2M2PT on Various dates from Monday 18th November 2019

Inspired by the classic movie and shocking real-life story of charismatic millionaire Jordan Belfort, this immersive experience in Central London will take you through the thrilling story of the Wolf of Wall Street. Prepare to be thrown into a world of big money, high stakes and criminal deception.

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.

Get into the festive spirit with some of Petersham Nurseries' excellent workshops this month. From learning how to craft a gorgeous handmade wreath or elegant centre pieces, to a stunning paired dining experience with their wine cellar - this Covent Garden spot know how to treat you this December.

@ The Prince of Wales Brixton on Sat, 14th Dec 2019 @ 22:00 - 3:00

The Prince of Wales in Brixton are hosting their famous Sexy Kitchen Party this December, and are promising one heck of a festive bash. Discover a party that's bursting with slick productions, Christmas decor and a winter wonderland theme on the heated rooftop. 

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

110 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. 

With a stellar line up of classic Christmas flicks on the cards, this north London hub is all about the festive feels this year. Watch iconic flicks from Love Actually to Die Hard and more, with a choice of packages including pizza, wine, beers, mulled wine and more.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 2019

Take on a terrifying robotic systems and create your own sci-fi inspired cocktails at this unique immersive experience. This adventure in Southwark will give you a glimpse into a dystopian future while taking you on a cool and quirky undercover operation.

Lost Boys Pizza

42 user reviews 5

Looking to do something a little off-kilter this festive season? Unleash your inner Krampus at Lost Boys Pizza where things are always a little bit spooky. December's events calendar features awesome drink-alongs, boozy brunches and plenty more. 

@ The Bletchley on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 2019

This December, become a member of the Bletchley Park code-breakers and take part in a unique cocktail making experience. You'll get to use Enigma machines to generate complex ingredients and recipes, all before drinking your rewards. 

  Gingerline's Grand Expedition

37 user reviews 5

@ Secret Location on Friday 29th November 2019 and 3 other dates

Treat yourself to a journey through the clouds this festive season as Gingerline's Grand Expedition make a mighty return. For a limited period, guests will be able to revel in the interactive experince, complete with elaborate set design, quirky characters and a five-course feast.

  Victoria Brunch Social

61 user reviews 4

@ Flight Club Victoria on Various dates from Saturday 23rd November 2019

Perfect for a Christmas get-together, Flight Club offers the ultimate weekend social experience. Head to Victoria where you can take their state-of-the-art interactive darts oches for a test drive alongside bottomless pizza and a bottle of prosecco each.

Secret London Runs

129 user reviews 5

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!).

  Dead Quiet

81 user reviews 5

@ Kensington Central Library on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

With 5* ratings across the board, Dead Quiet is a thrilling piece of immersive theatre that will plunge you into the depths of the Cold War. When a homeless man is found dead, librarian Gwendolyn Radcliffe can't quite the shake the feeling that something is wrong, and now, more than 50 years later, you're being asked to help solve the mystery.

A night of

91 user reviews 4

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. 

Looking for a totally unique way to eat this winter? Jimmy's are on-and once more with the quintessential seasonal pop-up. Explore the menu of comfort dishes while overlooking the Thames from a private igloo or snuggle under blankets in the wooden ski chalet, it's sure to get you in the festive mood. 

@ Secret London Location on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

One of the most anticipated events in London this year, Secret Cinema is bringing the world of Hawkins, Indiana to life with a stunning new series of screenings and immersive action. Whether you're looking to hang at the mall, play games at the arcade or just kick back with some fun cocktails, there's something for every member of the gang.