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.
From Shoreditch to Soho and back again, Ballie Ballerson are still bringing you a premium ball pit experience in the city complete with huge ball pits, pizza slices and brunch parties to remember.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for something more hellish than Christmas shopping? Head over to The Vaults, where they'll be hosting the wedding of the millennium. Join the congregation for some demonic nuptials as this stunning immersive events in Waterloo.
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.
Indulge in a stunning Champagne-laced afternoon tea this December in London. You'll tuck into après ski-inspired treats, such as Back Forest chocolate sponge and snowball coconut mousse, all while soaking up panoramic views from the Shangri-La's Sky Bar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the best Christmas circus events in London, head over to this illustrious restaurant, where they're bringing you a stunning line-up of cabaret, comedy and contortionists, along with some exceptional Pan-Asian eats, and great cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Get your festive celebrations off to a gouda start by heading along to The Raclette Bar's latest pop up at the TreeHouse. Melt your own cheese before digging into a feast of cured meats and bottomless sides, washed down with a warming cocktail.
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.
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.
Things are hotting up this December in London, as Miss Claus is throwing the most outrageous Christmas cabaret to have ever hit Waterloo. Expect an event that's jam-packed with stunning live performances, bottomless drinks and delicious bites to eat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two hours of bottomless booze, raucous games and Mariah Carey singalongs are all on the menu at Bar Elba's festive brunch event. What's more, you'll be joined by Saint Nick himself - though he's not how you remember him...
One of the best winter events in London this December, this unique offering is taking over the Electric Ballroom for three weekends of live entertainment, socially distant antics and plenty of big, sloshing steins to get stuck into.
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.
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.
One of the best Christmas events in London this season, this unique cinema series from the Skylight London team is bringing together some of your favourite festive films, alongside seasonal sips and some fun yuletide food.
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.
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!).
The ultimate winter pop up in London, Jimmy's alpine-inspired retreat is offering pirate igloos and oozing fondue on the banks of the River Thames. The perfect festive date night, you'll be able to indulge in Swiss-inspired dishes and boozy hot chocolates.
If you're looking for a festive party space in London this December, Under The Mistletoe is one top spot. Tucked away in The Book Club, the room comes fully decorated with weekend brunches, DJ sessions and bespoke packages that include party platters, booze and crackers.
This Christmas party promises plenty of fun whilst going easy on the planet. Decorated with sparkling reclaimed and recycled materials, Bohemia Place will be hosting a seasonal bash, complete with vegan bites, festive games and mulled wine aplenty.
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.
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.
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.
East London's favourite rooftop bar is flinging open the doors this December, hosting a series of Christmas Isn't Cancelled bashes. Choose from a range of party packages, including everything from free-flowing fizz to festive food and photobooth tokens.
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.
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.
After an interesting 2020 you could be forgiven for just craving a night of drinking steins of beer and shaking it out to live music. Luckily Pergola Paddington is delivering the goods - offering a gorgeous wintertime pop up complete with cosy alpine chalets, tasty bratwurst and mulled wine aplenty.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Looking to shake up 2020? Colours Hoxton are hosting a bevy of incredible events throughout December, from hilarious drag bingo sessions to discos with live DJs and pocket-friendly happy hour deals.
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.
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.