London's Best Events In December 2024

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 edited by Lauren Cole

Last updated on 24th April 2024




Ballie Ballerson London

One of the best things to do this December in Shoreditch, Ballie Ballerson are still bringing you on of the quirkiest experiences in the city complete with huge ball pits, pizza slices and brunch parties to remember.

The Escapologist

The Escapologist is the place to be on a Saturday... especially if you love Mamma Mia. Buckle up for a musical basement rave fuelled by bottomless cocktails, delicious food and ABBA anthems. As for the surprise host? It's a hilarious cabaret drag queen. 

Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Saturday 18th May 2024

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.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

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. 

The Murdér Express

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Saturday 18th May 2024

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Add a little mystery to your festive celebrations this year with a ticket to The Murdér Express. Climb aboard an old-school train carriage (at your own risk) and embark on an immersive dinner where you'll be watching a crime investigation unfold between courses. 

The London Cabaret Club

Enjoy a night of festive entertainment at The London Cabaret Club this December. Their dazzling Bond-themed Christmas show will be the immersive experience of the year, with premium tickets including Champagne, themed cocktails, a three-course meal and more. 

Boy Toy Events London

Taking place at top-notch venues across the capital in December, Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events London is a great choice for those of you after a little fun. Whether you're heading to a Britney, Gaga or Buff Bingo bottomless brunch, expect there to plenty of live entertainment. Plus, there are plenty of Christmas options too.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

It wouldn't be Christmas without a little karaoke. This December, head to a secret location in London and celebrate Hip Hop Brunch LDN's event. They're bringing three course meals, free flowing drinks and a whole lot of dancing and music throughout the evening.

Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience

@ Roscorp Laboratories on Various dates from Saturday 18th May 2024

Uncover mythical lands and befriend local residents to discover secrets as part of this fantastical immersive cocktail bar in Hoxton. Tickets to Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience start from £42.50 each and include one hour and 45 minutes of exploration, three bespoke tipples and plenty of photo opportunities. Receive your mission brief from Dr C. Shelly, zip up your jumpsuit and embark through a film-like set via exotic foliage to save the day. 

Sky Garden

On the hunt for cool rooftop events in Central London? Sky Garden is making sure your agenda is well and truly packed with a whole host of exciting goings-on. Whether you fancy live music nights (plus the chance to upgrade to a VIP experience perfect for special occasions), sunrise entry, yoga sessions or breakfasts, this place has plenty to do while admiring those views from the top of 20 Fenchurch Street.

Nikki's

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. 

Boulebar

This December take your friends to Jack and Boule in Southbank and book a 55 minute session for up to six of you. Try your hand at the unique game but don't worry if it's not your thing, as there's plenty of delicious street food like tacos and burritos, plus curated cocktails and craft beer to enjoy too.

 

The Big Bakes

Mark the festive season with the most wholesome activity of all: baking. At The Big Bakes in Tooting or Haggerston, you'll pair up in the hopes of whisking, folding and rolling your way to a winning bake. 

Proud

Proud City are brightening up those December days with their cabaret performances, include festive themes, Secret Burlesque Society for the ultimate opulence and the darker, kinkier and more circus-led Kabaret Expose. Expect British meals or a 10-course tasting menu while you dine, plus weekend drag brunches complete with two courses and bottomless prosecco.

SUPA DUPA FLY

Treat yo' self to the best December events in London when you head to venues across the city for hip hop, RnB and 90s hits from Supa Dupa Fly. There's weekly club nights with the very best DJs and even a New Year's Eve special at All Star Lanes, keeping you dancing the whole month long.

Hidden Jazz Club

On the hunt for things to do in December? Grab your sweetie and make your way to Hidden Jazz Club and you'll be in for a fab music event. Their Waterloo show features world-class artists such as Binker Golding, Jas Kayser and Cherise.

Backyard Comedy Club

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.

Rouges 70's & 80's Disco and Funk

Get on your flares and shimmy on down to Rivoli Ballroom for a night of disco and funk festivities. Expect all the classics from the 70s and 80s played within the gorgeous Grade II-listed building, along with two bars to keep you hydrated throughout.

Old School R&B Brunch

Old School R&B Brunch is back in London this December, giving you the chance to enjoy a slice of tropical paradise to escape the winter chill. Expect to find a buzzing atmosphere, fuelled with soul food, bottomless punch and party tunes.

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

Kick off the festive season with a trip to the theatre. The Rosemary Branch in Islington has all manner of plays, comedy, puppetry, burlesque, cabaret and more lined up for you, whether you're looking for a wholesome evening out with the family or a raucous night of fun.

Moonshine Saloon: Western Cocktail Experience

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Saturday 18th May 2024

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.

Garage Brunch

Trying to find a killer party in December? Spend an afternoon in style at Garage Brunch's event in a secret London location. You will get the chance to sing and dance, all while enjoying a two course meal and bottomless cocktails.

Flight Club

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.

plonk

Looking to get a little activity date in the diary this December? Plonk's crazy golf experience is spread across various London locations, bringing you hole-after-hole of hilarious putting challenges and photo-worthy decor.

Barrio Bars

With venues across the city, there's no way you can miss out Barrio's packed schedule of fun festive events. Join them this December as they get into the yuletide spirit with Latin fiestas, bottomless lunches and drinks specials all celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. 

The Chocolate Cocktail Club

The Chocolate Cocktail Club is a must-visit in Farringdon, serving up delicious Chocotinis, drinks served in edible reindeers and other tasty creations. This quirky bar is the ideal location for a hen do, birthday, or even just a treat for you chocolate lovers out there. You can also treat yourself to a sumptuous afternoon tea here for as little as £25, as well as 90-minute cocktail making masterclasses.

London Comedy Lunch

@ City Central at The HAC on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December 2024

To give a little back while enjoying yourselves this December? Check out charity event London Comedy Lunch at The HAC on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of December. These events often sell-out and have raised over £100,000 for charity over the years, so don't miss out on this year's three course meal and drinks packages - plus Jo Caulfield, Simon Brodkin and Tom Stade taking to the stage.