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 20th December 2019

Flight Club

463 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.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Various dates from Wednesday 1st April 2020

Already feeling fed up of the onslaught of Slade songs and mulled everything? Take a break from the festivities at this epic immersive sci-fi experience. Based on Jeff Wayne's soundtrack for War of The Worlds, this event combines virtual reality, immersive theatre, holograms and cutting-edge technology to give you the chance to live through a martian invasion. Enter at your own risk.

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.

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.

Discounts available on certain events

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.


99 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. 

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.

Secret London Runs

141 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!).

Get in the festive spirit with a visit to the ever-so enchanting Natural History Museum Ice Rink as it launches once more for a season of winter wonder. Skate around an iconic building before exploring the finest mulled wines the Alpine-themed Café Bar has to offer.

The Boat Show Comedy Club

38 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 2nd April 2020

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.

The Grand

883 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.

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.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

107 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. 

  Dead Quiet

116 user reviews 5

@ Kensington Central Library on Various dates from Wednesday 1st April 2020

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.

Lost Boys Pizza

55 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. 

A night of

93 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. 

Ultimate Power

50 user reviews 4

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.

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.

London Shuffle

643 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.

Meantime Brewing Company

61 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.

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.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 1st April 2020

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.