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.
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.
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.
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.
Banish those winter blues by treating yourself to one of Dirty Bones' mega DIY kits. Complete with ready-made cocktails and all the ingredients needed to construct one of their signature buns, it's the stuff of carby dreams.
One of the best events in Brixton this December, POW is back with its Spaced Out series and this time they're going bigger than ever. They'll be bringing in some of the finest DJs and soundsystems for high-energy evenings and plenty of at-table dancing.
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.
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.
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 Brixton Courtyard have a whole roster of socially-distanced outdoor events to look forward to this December. From DJ nights to bottomless brunches and festive socials, there's plenty of fun things to do at this South London staple.
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.
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.
One of the best VR experiences in London, Hyper Reality is the Stepney Green bolthole housing a thousand different worlds. Head over this month where they'll be bringing you everything from kart racing games and zombie shooters to wizarding adventures.
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.
Get your festive frocks on and head to Shoreditch for a fabulous (and very boozy) afternoon with some of London's fiercest drag queens. Join the gang for challenges, performances, games and a brilliant bottomless brunch whilst bopping to tunes from DJs.
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.
Step back in time at this unique immersive experience in London, where you'll witness live music from different eras in a maze of tunnels. Dress for your decade and experience the city's finest musicians singing everything from 50s rock 'n' roll to 20s jazz this December.
Perfect for festive gatherings and quirky get-togethers, this stunning cocktail experience 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.
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.
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.
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.
Combining yoga with dancing, this rooftop VOGA class is inviting you to stretch it out whilst getting down to a soundtrack of 80s hit. Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of The Treehouse hotel, classes will also include a complimentary coffee, tea or juice.
Whether you're a brewing aficionado or a total newbie to all things hoppy, the Beer + Burger Store Bottle Club is inviting you to immerse yourself in the world of ale. For just £10, you'll be able to sample four rare and delicious beers, before chatting with like-minded sippers.
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.
Weekend plans? Look no further because Electric Shuffle in Canary Wharf is going all out with lip-smacking slices and bottles of bubbly perfectly paired with shuffleboard and live DJs to boot. What more could you want?
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 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.
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.
Head over to Covent Garden every weekend this month and you'll find swish seafood restaurant FishWorks doling out some excellent food events - think bottomless fish suppers and their own take on the festive three-bird roast.
One of the best events in West London this December, this unique Prohibition-themed brunch is the ultimate excuse to get your glad rags on tuck into some unlimited food, illicit cocktails and live entertainment throughout the afternoon.
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.
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.