Christmas Gift Ideas
Forget slogan socks and inspirational-quote-laden tat; this year we're sprucing up your festive shopping cart with a sleigh-load of awesome London experiences. From brewery tours and gourmet dining events to cocktail classes and titillating burlesque shows, our catalogue of Christmas gift ideas is sure to earn you originality points on the big day.
Showcasing the finest burlesque stars around, it's no surprise that Proud has gained a name for hosting some of the best entertainment in London. Buy your other half a voucher for one of the cabaret club's decadent evenings and they'll enjoy an impressive show that's sure to banish those January blues.
The ideal gift for those who love to have fun while keeping fit, gift vouchers for House of VOGA can be redeemed against any of the groups quirky classes. Combining yoga and voguing, these high-energy sessions are sure to leave the receiver with an endorphin high.
A gorgeous Christmas gift idea, vouchers to One Night Records can be redeemed against one of the quirky live music events companies immersive events. Get dressed up and travel through five musical eras, with themed cocktails along the way and social distancing throughout.
After-work drinks on you? Located in the hub of all the action, Jin Bo Law is a gorgeous rooftop bar with jaw-dropping views. Grab one of these gift vouchers that'll have your City-working comrade enjoying a couple of complimentary cocktails. Cheers to that.
An afternoon in prison may not sound like an appealing Christmas present at first, but bear with us on this... Alcotraz is a fantastic immersive cocktail experience that'll see you trying to smuggle in liquor past a number of shady character in order to gain yourself a well-earned drink from a bartending convict.
Theatrical cocktails, live music and Edwardian vibes... meet The Gibson: your soon-to-be new favourite hangout. The Shoreditch bar is giving you all sorts of freebies when you buy one of their £20 vouchers, including £25 worth of food or drink and a welcome tipple on arrival.
Created by James Cochran, a Michelin-trained chef and winner of The Great British Menu, 1251 is an obvious choice for food fantatics. Get your friend a voucher for this Islington restaurant where they can enjoy the likes of buttermilk jerk chicken and wild mushrooms with a confit egg in a beautiful setting.
Remove the hassle of buying individual presents with a Lucky Voice cocktail masterclass gift voucher. The karaoke dons will teach you and your five amigos how to concoct a number of libations and ply you with pizza before finishing things off with an hour of belting out the ballads.
A WW2-inspired immersive experience like no other, The Bletchley is giving you some serious bang for your buck. The cocktail event will put your noggin to work as you decipher codes within a themed secret war room in order to gain bespoke cocktails.
Putting Paint By Numbers to shame, Paintvine is upgrading your nights in. The lucky recipient of your yuletide gift will get all the tools delivered to them and have access to a library of virtual lessons at their fingertips.
Bet you can't wait to reap the rewards of this one later. Master mixologists Purl will have you shaking up a storm with a cocktail masterclass within their 1920s underground speakeasy. They'll share the history, ingredients and techniques required to make three delicious concoctions.
Today a cookery class, tomorrow Masterchef... Treat your loved one to a pasta masterclass where they'll be taught all the techniques of making dough and creating different shapes from an artisan chef. To top it all off, there'll also be wine, crostini and olives to nibble on throughout.
Give your nearest and dearest a pizza your heart this Christmas with a Radio Alice gift voucher. Known for their mouthwatering stonebaked sourdough, the Clapham and Hoxton restaurants are letting you in on the secret to their delicious Italian fare over their masterclasses.
Let Eleven98 do the legwork this holiday season with a voucher to one of their famed social dining supper clubs. Taking place in gorgeous venues across the city, the pop-up event's ethos is all about creating great quality dishes using the finest products and, better still, it's BYOB.
Twiddling your thumbs for quirky Christmas gifts? With locations in Bloomsbury, Islington, Victoria and Shoreditch, Flight Club is a certified crowd-pleaser. The darts bar has tonnes of games and a huge cocktail selection, as well as being home to the beloved bottomless Brunch Social.
For that extra measure of festive cheer, get your sweet-toothed mate a voucher to The Big London Bake. A fun daytime activity, the competitive baking event will see you work as a team to whisk, roll and create a masterpiece over 90 minutes in the hopes of being crowned winner.
An award-winning bar, it's fair to say that Callooh Callay know a thing or two about cocktails. The perfect gift for your significant other - especially if they're in the mood for sharing - the low-lit Shoreditch drinking den is serving up 10s on the looks front with retro furnishings and sultry vibes
The ultimate London gift experience for foodies, Kitchen Theory is dishing up a night of flavour exploration at their monthly A Seat At The Gastrophysics Chef's Table events. Guests will be treated to ten immersive multisensory plates, complete with lighting displays, audio aids and projections.
TeamSport is a no-brainer for the petrolheads in your family. This fun day out in London Docklands will have your adrenaline pumping as you race around an 800-metre track at speeds of up to 40mph. They've also got a bar for a post-track drink. Loser buys.
There's no better gift than a premium bottle of bubbles. And luckily, Searcys are taking the hard work out of giving this Christmas, offering a new delivery service that will see a bottle of their signature fizz neatly wrapped and left at the doorstep of your loved one.
A fun Christmas gift ideas for friends, family and colleagues, these quirky care packages come stuffed full of delicious treats and boozy sips. Send one to your nearest and dearest this year for a fun and socially-distant present.