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 in December. A hand-picked guide stocked with pop-up cinema, South Pole saloons and boozy brunches, get out there and make the most of your December in London.

Last updated on 19th December 2018

@ Rascals on Saturday 26th January 2019 and 7 other Saturdays

Give your bottomless brunch the Rascals twist this December as the sexy Shoreditch spot brings bottomless espresso martinis, all you can eat buffets, games shows and drag queens.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Sunday 20th January 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

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Sunday 20th January 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.

Fulham's Thameside beach has had an Alpine makeover this winter. Get into the festive spirit by heading down to this hidden ski retreat and cozy up with glasses of mulled wine and fondue before taking party in some of their activities, whether it's belting out Mariah on the karaoke machine or trying your hand in a curling lane. 

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.

@ London Dungeon on Various dates from Thursday 14th February 2019

Stay up late this December and discover the terror waiting in London Dungeons. This adult-only event is bringing the crooks and villains of Victorian London back to life, whizzing you round on rides and feeding you cocktails in the gin palace.

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It's time to take it back y'all - all the way back to the '90s at this huge brunch. Discover the secret location to unlock The 90's Brunch's mad mix of bottomless drinks, nostalgic food, karaoke and a massive party.

Catch your favourite albums interpreted by a 16-piece orchestra at one of REIMAGINE's mind-blowing events. Experience Destiny's Child and the Stranger Things soundtrack like never before this month at what will undoubtedly be some of the best events in London in December. 

The Reggae Brunch is warming your cockles this December with a series of fun events. Head to South London for day party which includes Caribbean food, rum cocktails and seriously huge beats.

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.

  Victoria Brunch Social

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@ Flight Club Victoria on Various dates from Sunday 20th January 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.

  The Motown Supper

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@ FEST Camden on Thursday 14th February 2019 and 6 other Thursdays

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.

@ Lost Boys Pizza & Croque Monsieur on Various dates from Friday 25th January 2019

This pop-up absinthe bar has a truly bohemian welcome, a green fairy that will lead you through the menu of fun and frivolity. Pop on an inhibition hat, that'll make you lose yours and revel in this unique underground experience. 

Get into that Christmas spirit at this gorgeous rooftop spot in Tobacco Dock. With panoramic views of the city, you can snuggle down with a warming drink and some tasty food and let the festive season take hold.

London's home of hip-hop, RnB, and dancehall, Faded, are combining their Christmas celebration with an all black everything theme, giving you the ultimate gothic celebration you could possibly want this festive season.  

Head to Shoreditch's favourite blues hangout for a month a stunning musical extravaganzas. From big brass blowouts to New Year's Eve's funk and soul circus spectacular, there's a hell of a line up on offer this December.

Bringing you the glamour and the grit of 1950's Havana, this gorgeous pop up at Tobacco Dock boasts rum cocktails and delicious Cuban street food alongside DJs, live music and dancing.

@ Ballie Ballerson on Various dates from Tuesday 22nd January 2019

The festive fever has caught up with Ballie Ballerson and they're going all out to bring you some of the funnest Christmas experiences in the city, alongside the best ball pit parties.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 23rd January 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.

@ LIBRARY London on Saturday 26th January 2019 and 7 other Saturdays

This immersive experience will see you working alongside detective Jonathon Rutherford to unpick an awful murder. Set in a swanky supper club in the 1930's, the experience will test your detective skills as you crack the case and catch the killer. 

@ York and Albany on Various dates from Sunday 20th January 2019

The perfect spot for cosying up this month, this elegant pop up in Camden is bringing the Christmas cheer and then some. Duck into this comfy cabin for Chambord-laced mulled wine, hot pumpkin soup shots and festive doughnuts.

Get on the ice for this classic sport. Queens: Skate-Dine-Bowl are creating 11 curling lanes for you to try your luck on. Whether it's an office party or a catch-up with mates, this quirky activity will ensure you have a laugh.

Sky Garden's exclusive frozen bar is the perfect spot for festive frolicking. Enjoy an icy oasis ice-covered sledges and and penguins, as you sip on Moet with truffle popcorn. Soak up the Christmas feeling with creative cocktails, fabulous bar snacks and sharing boards, sky high. 

Spice up your Monday night with a trip to this Camden haunt, where it's all about the humour. With the likes of James Acaster, Rich Wilson and John Roberston headlining this wonderful comedy club, you're in for a few evenings of laugh out loud stand-up.

One of London's best comedy clubs is also one of its most secret… until we came along and blew their cover. Drawing the best in emerging acts and Fringe regulars alike, the Top Secret Comedy Club offers up an open bar serving cheap drinks, a feel-good atmosphere and the opportunity to spend an evening in the company of completely hilarious people.

December is coming at you with a sack load of events. Leading the way is Drink Shop & Do as they host everything from sewing lessons to dance classes.

Boasting some of the biggest and best R&B and Hip Hop nights in London, Supa Dupa Fly never fail to throw one hell of a party. Join them this month for tasty chicken and waffle brunches, and one of the most epic New Year's Eve parties in Shoreditch.

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.

@ Bert & May on Various dates from Thursday 14th February 2019

With an impressive seven-course menu created by Gabriel Waterhouse of Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle and three-times Michelin-starred chef Herber Berger, The Water House Project is bringing you a supper club to tickle your tastebuds like never before.

@ London Shuffle Club on Various dates from Sunday 20th January 2019

Warm your cockles this winter at the quirky London Shuffle Club, as the Shoreditch spot is transformed into a haven in the centre of the city. Think roasted s'mores, mouth-watering hot toddies and a covered terrace where you can hire your own lanes and private booths.

@ Wringer & Mangle on Friday 25th January 2019 and 13 other Fridays

Time to get serious about partying as Drinks + Dine takes over Friday nights at Wringer & Mangle. Following on from the success of Dine + Drag, this evening is all about the martinis, with five cocktails being served, access to a drag show and a roaring after-party.

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. 

  Musical Bingo - South London

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@ The Prince of Wales Brixton on Thursday 14th February 2019 and 4 other Thursdays

It doesn't get much crazier than Musical Bingo, so if you're looking for something fun to do in London, head to Brixton's Prince of Wales for a night filled with jazzy tunes, entertaining hosts, mystery boxes and killer questions.

This festive season, step away from the cold and into the Garage Brunch Christmas special. There will be skankin, sleighs and snow-coated scenery, along with succulent Garage Fried Chicken, honeyed desserts and bottomless cocktails. 

The London Cabaret Club celebrates the rich heritage of Britain by combining innovative live shows with some of the best West End stars and exquisite dining to create a truly sensational experience.

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.

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.

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Dancer, prancer, blixen and brunch. There's plenty of great things about Christmas, and this breakfast smasher is just one of them. A unique event with karaoke and brunch dishes in mind, the Hip Hop Brunch team return this December for another round of early morning revelry. From a three course meal to some seriously slick beats, this is a unique way to celebrate all things winter.

Put on your running shoes and get ready to solve a murder at this immersive run with a twist. Secret London Runs is taking you around the city on either a 5km or 10km jog, solving clues and seeing the sights as you go.