If you're in search of the quintessential winter pop-up this festive season, search no further than Jimmy's Winter Lodge and Igloos. Whether you fancy curling up in your very own igloo overlooking the river, or diving into a pot of fondue in an Alpine retreat, it's an essential Christmas venture.
Christmas Events in London 2019
Feeling festive? Damn right you are. Immerse yourself in all things bauble and boozy at one of the many seasonal events taking over the city this winter. Jingle some bells at the most spectacular street markets, and deck the halls at Santa's grotto, all before rockin' around the ice rink - there really is something for everyone this Christmas in London.
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Think you've got what it takes to be star baker? It's time to put those skills to the test as The Big London Bake Off offers one of the best cooking experiences in London. From gingerbread houses to ornate Christmas cakes, it's a fun and festive activity to do with all the gang.
Celebrate Christmas in London like the Victorians - with a knees up at a musical hall. Acton pub Aeronaut are leading the charge with a variety show of music, comedy, theatre and a performances.
Hip Hop Brunch is putting their party-hard spin on Christmas with their special this December. Join the secret event for a visit from Dirty Santa, karaoke and games, along with an hour of bottomless cocktails.
Turning your Christmas date night into a whole event, this unique cinema pop up at One Aldwych is showcasing all your favourite festive films this year. From Love Actually to It's A Wonderful Life, their movie line-up is second to none, and comes complete with a delicious brunch or dinner and a cold glass of Champagne.
What better way to burn off that turkey and trimmings than with an epic pub crawl around London's hottest party district. Get ready for free shots, Santa hats, drinks deals and a lovely bunch of fellow crawlers to share the night with.
All we want for Christmas is our fave festive films in gorgeous surroundings with a cocktail in hand. Luckily, South Place Hotel has got it covered with a series of classic screenings in their newly transformed winter wonderland terrace - the ultimate lazy Sunday experience.
Head to The Dingwalls this December, as the Camden spot brings you a variety show with a twist. Not only will there be comedy, cabaret and circus, but also a mouthwatering 2-course dinner and entry to the club afterwards.
Get all your single ladies together for an evening of DC classics as you've never heard them before at party palace XOYO. For one-night only, a 16-piece orchestra will be blasting out all the 90's tune - we're talking Say My Name, Bills Bills Bills and Survivor - accompanied by a selection of London's finest classical musicians and vocalists.
One of prettiest winter pop ups in London this year, head up to Sky Garden where they've teamed up with Moët & Chandon to craft a stunning winter bar experience. Snuggle up on their fur-covered sofas and sip of chilled champagne and crafty cocktails while you enjoy unparalleled views of the London skyline.
Raise the temperature this Christmas with trip to Rumour Mill as they showcase live jazz, fires goddesses and steamy burlesque this December. Whether you've been naughty or nice, you'll be amazed by this extraordinary festive theatrical feast.
From Buddy the Elf's iconic lines through to Bruce Willis in Diehard, The Owl & Hitchhiker in Holloway are putting your festive cinematic knowledge to the test with this fiendishly hard quiz.
Back with a festive edition of her monthly showcase, Holly Stars is bringing you a dash of comedy and cabaret greatness this December. Getting into the Christmas spirit, the troublesome stand-up is bringing Monroe Adams and Carrot to the stage for a truly fabulous evening.
Santa's got one hell of stocking filler as the team from Gin-House Burlesque return for their Christmas special. Taking over the private King's Head Member's Club, the night will be an intimate show with burlesque, cabaret and performance.
Head out on a festive scavenger hunt around the city this Christmas. Starting in the West End you'll have missions to fulfil, tasks to complete and items to find across the capital. From giant dragons in Camden to human pyramids in Hyde Park, you never know what you might have to do, but it's always an exciting way to spend an afternoon.
Whether you're looking to adorn your front door in the season's finest fir or simply learn something new this Christmas in London, crack on with some of the city's best wreath making workshops where bubbles and binding are set to go hand in hand.
The ever popular espresso martini is getting a sexy Christmas make over this year as The Espresso Martini Society returns for November and December. Head along to their festive pop-up in King's Cross as they create five yuletide drinks, all of which are bottomless during your 90 minute session.
Cowboys and Christmas cocktails come together at this unique drinks experiences in London. Perfect for Christmas get-togethers (and herd wranglers alike), prepare to play the smuggler if you want that good moonshine in your belly.
Few things bring joy quite like a Christmas cinema, and few in London are as bloody gorgeous as this. Held in the historic Rivoli Ballroom, catch up on your favourite festive flicks in a stunning setting this year.
As one of the best restaurants in London, Petersham Nurseries know their way around a wine list and this festive season, they're letting you in on their Christmas. Join the team in the Covent Garden cellars as they lead a tasting on which plonk will suit your celebrations best or, there's evenings of carols and tasty snacks.
Ballie Ballerson will be coming over all festive this year as they crack out the Christmas cocktails and bring the holiday cheer to the soggy London streets with fun events and all the ball pit play you could ever want.
Get ready for one of the best Christmas bingo nights of the year at Musical Bingo takes over Paradise By Way of Kensal Green with their festive special full of dance offs, singalongs, on-stage challenges and many more chances to win some very unique prizes.
Enjoy an authentic carol singing experience this Christmas by heading to the stunning Church of St. Botolph on Bishopsgate. You'll get into the festive spirit by singing along with the superb Côr Dinas Welsh Choir, or you can just sit back enjoy the music in unique surroundings.
The sky's the limit this Christmas as Skylight are ho-ho-hosting a plethora of yuletide celebrations to get you in the festive spirit. Explore the bursting events calendar of glorious gifts ranging from rooftop ice skating to warm cocktail sipping with unbeatable views of the city.
Bringing the tale of A Christmas Carol to life in Finsbury Square, this event is set in the Victorian era and is a great excuse to dress up. Forget Scrooge, this night is all about having the best time with aerial performers, dinner, Champagne and casino tables.
Looking for the ultimate Christmas party? Cafe de Paris is going all out, with a series of variety shows dedicated to the festive season. That means decadent dining, thirst-quenching drinks and show-stopping performances.
Treat yourself to a festive feast courtesy of York & Albany, as the north London spot transforms its cute cabin for the winter season. Grab a group or make it an intimate date night to remember as you guzzle down Bacardi cocktails and mega sharing boards packed full of themed bites.
Head over to St James' Church in Islington where this fun sing-a-long screening of a Christmas classic is raising money for an excellent local cause. Bringing you a big screen viewing of A Muppet Christmas Carol, the evening will also feature mulled wine, mince pies and tasty food.
Head over to Shoreditch where swish private members club, The Curtain, is offering one of the best pop-up cinema experiences in London this year. Catch some festive favourites including Home Alone, Elf and Die Hard from their rooftop lido.
Ice ice baby... Ever fancied bevving in a bar made entirely out of ice? At ICEBAR London, the walls, bar, tables and even your own personal glass is made from ice. The spot has created the ultimate all-in-one winter venue in London: look forward to cocktail classes, ice-sculpting lessons and grub from the restaurant.
Planet Trash is the most dangerous place in the solar system, and these queens are on a mission to get home in time for Christmas. Sink the Pink are never ones to shy away from a spectacle, so expect big things from this seasonal special.
Get into the Christmas spirit with a very special edition of Garage Brunch this December. Whether you've been naughty or nice, these guys are sure to come bearing gifts of banging beats and free-flowing drinks, with plenty of festive surprises in store.
This Christmas, the magical underground world of The Vaults will open its doors for a night of festive-themed extravagance. Tickets to this immersive party will see you drink and dine whilst exploring the winding tunnels of Waterloo's hidden palace, all to the backdrop of some of the city's best DJs.
Join the 90s Brunch Gang as they celebrate the most wonderful time of the year the only way they know how - by laying on the lip sync competitions and the bottomless cocktails, and furnishing you with three delicious courses of festive brunch grub.
Get ready for the ultimate festive singalong as Massaoke takes to Boxpark Croydon for a night Christmas bangers. Sing, dance and make merry to hearts content, but make sure you've got your most outrageous Christmas jumper to hand, because they will be handing out prizes for the best.
Get freakin' festive with the Blingo gang as you take on hip-hop bingo with a Christmas twist. As always, entertainment will come from outlandish hosts, with phat prizes, dance offs, lip sync battles and the dopest house party since the Queen's jubilee.
Not your average restaurant, The Clink is a group of restaurants are situated within working prisons. That means you'll be served by prisoners in training. Expect all sorts of events this winter; from carol services to charity balls.
Fancy something a little different? Catch Love Actually at The Cinema Museum where South London Cares is taking over the iconic main auditorium for the fundraiser of the season. Dress in your finest festive jumper and sip on mulled wine while getting lost in the Richard Curtis classic.
Adding a Caribbean twist to Christmas events in London, Harlem Soul is throwing a mega bash in the City. The chicken restaurant is cooking up Christmas dinner, hosting brussel sprout eating competitions, and cranking Mariah all the way up to 11.
If you consider Christmas a time for much merriment, then Sounds Familiar's music quiz is the place for you. taking over several locations in December, the raucous music quiz will be stopping at The Grand for festive dancing on the tables.
You don't need tickets to the slopes this Christmas as Magazine London is transformed into an Alpine wonderland. From cute wooden lodges serving ice-cold Champagne and themed cocktails through to incredible acrobat performances, this is one seasonal party you won't want to miss.
'Tis the season to be jolly and Drink Shop and Do are being more than merry this Christmas. Head to the King's Cross bar for dance classes, crafting workshops and plenty more.
Is there anything more festive than making your own wreath? Definitely not when there's seasonal cocktails, mince pies and cakes in the mix. Head to The Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell for all that and more this December.
Whether you're a Grinch or a Scrooge, you won't be able to resist this dining experience. Experience A Christmas Carol as the legendary Dickens tale is retold through live performances and immersive dining with a festive feast.
Head over to The Shard's Shangri-La hotel for a real yuletide treat and enjoy an intimate play commissioned specially from London playwright Oliver Rose. Over the evening, you'll also be given canapes and bubbles whilst watching all the festive action in London's highest hotel.
Get a taste of the golden age of The Rat Pack with a Christmas concert fit for Sinatra himself. Expect to be dazzled by smooth vocals, soothing instrumentals and a selection of classic Christmas tracks, with a few very special guest appearances.
The ever-so enchanting Natural History Museum Ice Rink is back once more, just in time tor all your festive frolicking to kick off. Skate around against an iconic backdrop of one of London's most beautiful buildings before exploring the street food offerings and cosying up with hot drink.
It's the most wonderful time of the year and nowhere knows that better than Ultimate Power. Head over to Oval Space where the power-ballad pioneers will be bringing you the biggest and best Christmas songs from across the millennia alongside all your favourite anthems from past and present.
Deck the halls by hitting the deck of London's ultimate boat party. You'll set sail along the Thames, spreading yuletide joy while getting down to Christmas classics and pop hits with a festive buffet, drinks and unparalleled views of the city.
Getting you well into the festive spirit, The Silver Line is hosting an evening filled with Christmas carols and live reading from the likes of Imelda Staunton and Miriam Margolyes. Better yet, the event will benefit the helpline as it helps older people, particularly at this time of year.
One of the season's best Christmas events, this unique piece of immersive theatre is bringing the tale of Scrooge to life through enchanting and interactive storytelling. The Great Christmas Feast is a fascinating take on A Christmas Carol, and comes complete with a stunning array of Victorian-inspired eats.