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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.
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.
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.
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.
Taking inspiration from the Iron and Viking ages, BBC Two's Million Pound Menu star Jonas Lorentzen has whipped up an exclusive dining experience that is not to be missed. Be inspired by the 7 or 9-course meal with perfect wine pairings this festive season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nestled in the heart of West London, Bush Hall is hosting its famous annual Christmas Knees up. This year, they're welcoming a tweed-wearing brass band that play infectious hits, from Christmas classics to drum and bass, and go by the name of Old Dirty Brasstards.
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.
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.
This December, secret club Rumour Mill is playing host to a whole load of festive entertainment. From fire goddesses to burlesque stars and slick showgirls, there's plenty to feast your eyes upon at this extraordinary experience.
Ditch festive activities for a terrifying escape room this December. Handmade Mysteries are sure to create twisted escape rooms for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experiences that'll shake off any Christmas spirit. Perfect for groups of Grinches...
Head to Clerkenwell where this fun new dining experience is bringing to life the hedonism and questionable fashion of the 80s to life. Mixing Wall Street green and Dynasty-style drama, it's one of the funnest new immersive dinners in London this year.
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.
Put a little jingle on your Christmas drinking as the Espresso Martini Society return to London for a festive edition. The pop-up cocktail bar will be creating five themed drinks, with flavours of marshmallow, gingerbread, and Ferero Roche, all included, as well as keeping it bottomless for your 90 minute session.
A collaboration between DJ Jamie Moon and organiser of White Mischief Tobias Slater, this evening is a fun and provocative mix of burlesque, cabaret and performance. Taking place in a secret East London members club, Moon and Mischief will be unlike anything you've seen before.
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.
Christmas has arrived in Camden as York & Albany transforms its outdoor cabin into the ultimate winter wonderland. Think gingerbread house vibes in the form of mulled wine, cranberry tarts and pumpkin soup.
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.
Bringing you a whole season of festive film favourites, East London members club, The Curtain, will transforming its rooftop lido into a viewing space this month. Head down for the chance to catch Christmas classics including Elf, Die Hard and It's A Wonderful Life.
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?
Join Proud Embankment for a Christmas celebration that's packed with circus artistry. This December, you'll be dazzled by aerial acrobats, fire-breathing sirens, sensual Latin dancers and plenty more in luxurious surroundings.
Prepare to be transported to Arabia this winter as The Vaults in Waterloo are transformed into a stunning Aladdin-inspired spot. With interiors dreamy up by Darling & Edge, you can expect magical caves and even a magic carpet or two.
Treat yourself to a thoroughly festive evening at the luxe London spot and enjoy an intimate play from the city's best private theatre company, Revels in Hand. Hosting an especially-commissioned play, the hotel will also be offering Champagne, canapes and stunning panoramic views of the city skyline.
Head over to Fenchurch Street where Sky Garden are bringing the festive feels this month. Decking out their already gorgeous space with fir tree foliage, fairy lights and cosy furs, the venue will also be teaming up with Moët & Chandon to bring you fine Champagne and few crafty Christmas sips.
It's that time of year once again, and South Place Hotel has joined forces with the premium vodka connoisseurs at CÎROC to bring you a secret garden complete with icicles, faux fur and all the winter wonderland feels. Of course, there'll be delicious cocktails to top it all off.
The South Place Hotel is transforming its Secret Garden into a winter wonderland complete with all your favourite classic Christmas films. Ogle at Jude Law A.K.A Mr Napkin Head, or laugh until your cheeks hurt with Buddy the Elf, all whilst enjoying delicious cocktails in beautiful surroundings.
If your idea of December isn't all about Christmas, then you must be a Scrooge. Why not explore the Dickensian character with this tale that sees immersive performances set through 3 festive courses? Sounds like Christmas cheer to us.
The festive season is officially upon us and Cafe de Paris are going all out. Head to their central London club for an evening of mesmerising burlesque, incredible circus acts and live entertainment paired with a drool-worthy 3-course spread.
Forget the stress of present wrapping and turkey cooking, The Covent Garden Comedy Club is the perfect antidote to the stress of the festive season. Check into their Saturday shows which showcase some of the UK's best comedy talent, all for under £20.
December is practically synonymous with Christmas and you just can't resist. What better way to celebrate the festive season than with a visit to this Camden hotspot? Head to The Dingwalls for a hilarious variety show that sees cabaret, circus and more.
One of the most exciting pieces of immersive theatre in the capital, this unique event is giving you the task of the fixing the country. You and your fellow attendees must work to win the hearts of the cabinet in the divided nation of 1979 Britain.
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.
December is party season and that means lashings of fizz, multi-course feasting and dancing the night away. Head to this themed bash where you'll find all that plus live acrobatics, photo experiences, casino tables and more.
Battersea Evolution is taking you all the way to New York this winter, with an East Coast take on Christmas. Think delicious food, free-flowing drinks, exhilarating entertainment, light shows, photography and plenty more.
Inspired by the classic movie and shocking real-life story of charismatic millionaire Jordan Belfort, this immersive experience in Central London will take you through the thrilling story of the Wolf of Wall Street. Prepare to be thrown into a world of big money, high stakes and criminal deception.
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.
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.
The Prince of Wales in Brixton are hosting their famous Sexy Kitchen Party this December, and are promising one heck of a festive bash. Discover a party that's bursting with slick productions, Christmas decor and a winter wonderland theme on the heated rooftop.
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.
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.
Take on a terrifying robotic systems and create your own sci-fi inspired cocktails at this unique immersive experience. This adventure in Southwark will give you a glimpse into a dystopian future while taking you on a cool and quirky undercover operation.
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.
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.
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.
Treat yourself to a journey through the clouds this festive season as Gingerline's Grand Expedition make a mighty return. For a limited period, guests will be able to revel in the interactive experince, complete with elaborate set design, quirky characters and a five-course feast.
Make it a night to remember and head to this festive soiree for a taste of the real winter wonderland. Make your way to Greenwich Peninsula for impressive eats, lashings of fizz and canapes alongside live entertainment and interiors evoking all the vibes of the slopes.
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.
For two weekends this December, you'll be given the chance to explore the magical hidden world of The Vaults. Located underneath Waterloo, the winding tunnels of this labyrinth will be festively decorated, ready for you to drink and dance the night away to some of the best DJs around.
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!).
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.
This December, Gingerline is back and bigger than ever. The immersive dining specialists are heading to IMMERSIVE LDN and they've got a 4-course dinner and gameshow-style experience in store.
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 for a totally unique way to eat this winter? Jimmy's are on-and once more with the quintessential seasonal pop-up. Explore the menu of comfort dishes while overlooking the Thames from a private igloo or snuggle under blankets in the wooden ski chalet, it's sure to get you in the festive mood.
One of the most anticipated events in London this year, Secret Cinema is bringing the world of Hawkins, Indiana to life with a stunning new series of screenings and immersive action. Whether you're looking to hang at the mall, play games at the arcade or just kick back with some fun cocktails, there's something for every member of the gang.