Festive bars in London not to miss in December

December: the month to celebrate and get together with friends! Read through our top picks of bars and restaurants in London this Christmas…


The Espresso Martini Society

A London must-have serving the largest menu of Espresso Martini variations in the world. This December they have launched a Festive Tipples exclusive menu including marshmallows, gingerbread men and golden crunch.

Location: 42 Hanbury St, Shoreditch, London, E1 5JL

Dates: 6th December – 15th December 2018

Price per head: Tickets are £10 per person and include a drink.


Hidden Jazz Club

A musician-run club, voted the most successful Airbnb Concert in the world. Each night you can experience jazz in beautiful and unlikely settings.

Location: Currently running in Waterloo and Brixton

Dates: Gigs confirmed until January 2019, with more added each week

Price per head: From £18 per person, dependent on location.


The Show After The Show!

Monday evenings see live piano performances from Wayne Warlow, singing West End musical classics. The interior is picturesque (and wild!), the wine is great and food is love.

Location: 126 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5SU

Price per head: A La Carte mains meal and glass of red, £28 pp


WC Clapham

Located underneath Clapham Common tube station, WC Clapham is South London’s hidden gem! We absolutely recommend trying the Tartiflette Á L’Epoisses and a bottle of red, perfect for date night.

Location: Clapham Common South Side, London, SW4

Price per head: Sharing plate and a bottle of red, £29 for two


 The Glenlivet Glade

Holborn Dining Rooms, Rosewood London have joined together with luxury whiskey brand The Glenlivet to create a gorgeous winter woodland setting. This winter expand your whiskey knowledge or if you are a fan of Old Fashioned – they have three different types!

Location: 252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

Dates: An end date has yet to be confirmed, yet it’s a winter exclusive

Price per head: All cocktails at £18 each


The Dalloway Terrace

Frequently voted as one of London’s most instagrammable restaurants, the Dalloway Terrace is a wonderful spot to spend your afternoon with a refreshing drink after a long day of Christmas shopping!

Location: 16-22 Great Russell Street, Fitzrovia, London, WC1B 3NN

Price per head: Weekend brunch truffle cheese fondue and a glass of bubbles, £18 pp


The most decorated pub in London

The Churchill Arms is known across the world for its stunning flowers, yet this year it has broken records for its Christmas lights. Combine festive drinking with a twinkly display!

Location: 119 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LN

Price per head: Expect standard pub prices, with the introduction of a festive ale or steaming mulled wine.


Christmas at Sky Garden

Sit above London’s skyline and enjoy a glass of fizz, or one of the bars delicious cocktails whilst taking in the atmosphere. Live bands and DJs across weekdays and weekends – an evening you must attend!

Location: 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 8AF

Price per head: Entry is free, but we recommend booking your slot weeks in advance – they book out very quickly. Live Christmas night tickets available across December.


The Chalet at Madisons

Famous for its instagrammable view of St Paul’s, this winter Madison’s roof terrace is being transformed into an alpine winter wonderland. Cosy up together and enjoy a boozy hot chocolate or taste their delicious truffle Mac and Cheese!

Location: Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London, EC4M 9AF

Dates: An end date has yet to be confirmed, yet it’s a winter exclusive

Price per head: Chalet Experience for two from £100


 Archer Street, Piste Winter Bar

Full of all of the luxuries you would expect from a ski lodge, Piste Bar offers fur-lined loungers, festive cocktails in an overall rustic feel. You’re ready for the slopes!

Location: 3-4 Archer Street, Soho, London, W1D 7AP

Price per head: Their Cocktail Menu offers an array of classics and festive twists, starting at £13.50 each


 The Culpepper

A cosy London pub with a stunning rooftop greenhouse. Running events across December including rooftop astronomy and a Christmas crafts workshop its the perfect festive bar to get to together. The interior decor is also a treat!

Location: 40 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LP

Price per head: The menu changes weekly with starters from £7.50 pp, and mains at £13 pp.


 Miracle at Henrietta

Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting. The concept was born in 2014 and has been traveling worldwide since.

Location: 14-15 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8QG

Dates: Running until 23rd December 2018

Price per head: Book via the website to confirm your time slot (price varies).


 Winterland, an Alpine Paradise

Winterland London returns this festive season with a brand new theme to match. If you went last year you will understand the cool vibe, creative theming and delicious menus that makes this place the go-to choice this month. If you didn’t, then this year you must!

Location: Neverland, Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, London, SW6 2TY

Dates: December 2018 – February 23rd 2019

Price per head: From £5 on selected dates, activities from £10 per adult.


Skylight London

Skylight offers a cool, urban rooftop drinking destination. Themed around an urban après skate bar, the East London venue will play host to delicious seasonal drinks, fondue and street food!

Location: Tobacco Dock, Pennington St Entrance, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London, E1W 2SF

Price per head: Entry is free, skating at £12 pp


 The York & Albany Gingerbread Cabin

Owned by Gordon Ramsey, the Gingerbread Cabin is the ultimate festive bar treat. Decorated with Christmas trees, frosting and candy canes, the cabin is decked out with sweets, festive décor and cosy cushions.

Location: 127-129 Parkway, London, NW1 7PS

Dates: From November 2018 until Valentine’s Day, 2018

Price per head: Gingerbread Cabin Menu, £29 pp – and it includes a mulled wine!


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