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Best Events In December 2021
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.
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.
Find out what it's like to be in a Martian invasion with The War of The Worlds immersive experience. Begin your journey at a steampunk bar on Leadenhall Street then be guided through 24 mesmerising scenes by journalist George Herbert. Expect virtual reality, 5D effects and live actors.
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.
Looking for fun things to do this December in London? Check out Jimmy's Snow Globes and The Refuge. Whether you fancy hunkering down in an igloo by the Thames or curling up in a chalet-style restaurant after wandering around Winter Wonderland, these are two unmissable pop-ups.
This winter, The Waterway is set to launch its much-loved igloos yet again. Each private bubble at this Little Venice hotspot will have heaters and blankets to keep you toasty, as well as a music system, tasty drinks and delicious grub.
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.
Right in Kensington, you'll be able to find some of the best events at Ricco Lounge. From Sinatra-inspired evenings to a Samba Christmas party and intimate three-house set, they're delivering on music and dancing this December.
The Chocolate Cocktail Club has landed in Farringdon, serving up delicious chocotinis, caramel mixes 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.
Need December plans? Well, Shit-faced Showtime is returning with their smash-hit festive boozical. Bringing madness to the scene with a cast member promised to butcher Dickens' classic tales. We're so down.
See London at its finest aboard the Winter Bar Bus. Not only will you get to marvel at some of the city's most beaut landmarks and Christmas lights, but you'll also get to do so while knocking back festive cocktails and snuggling up with blankets.
One of the best things to do in London this December, head over to Balham where The Exhibit are transforming their venue into a magical winter wonderland. Join them for festive tipples and gorgeous decor throughout the month.
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.
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.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, so of course you want to celebrate in style. Check out Deck the Halls at Pergola Paddington this December for photo-snapping, Alpine dining and yuletide events such as wreath-making and festive feasting, all in a stunning setting.
The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar is adding some chuckles to your winter evenings. A brilliant London event this December, this beauty is combining the best bits of escape rooms, immersive theatre and murder mysteries into one to bring you a fun Alice in Wonderland-themed night.
December in London wouldn't be complete without a trip to London Shuffle Club in Shoreditch. It's the perfect spot for a group get together, where you can show your competitive side and beat your mates on the lanes, all whilst enjoying a big bottomless brunch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Throughout the festive season, Vinegar Yard will be bringing serious après ski vibes to London Bridge. This yuletide haven now boasts lots of cute and cosy igloos that are decked out with sofas, blankets and more, plus there will be all kinds of delicious Christmas-themed food and cocktails.
Looking for fun things to do this December in London? Disco Brunch will have you grooving to old school tunes and new bangers, while enjoying an hour of free-flowing cocktails and a two-course meal in a top secret location.
December in London sees not one but two Christmas drag brunches hitting The Folly. Expect jaw-dropping dance moves, lip-syncing queens and a live performance from one of the Divas from Priscilla Queen of The Desert. Topping it off? Tasty nosh and bottomless cocktails.
The pint perfectionists over at Meantime Brewing Company are inviting you to join them for a tour of their Greenwich building. After you've seen where the magic happens, you'll be taken on a journey of tutored tasting, where you'll get to sample all kinds of tasty craft beers.
For a fun cinema event in December, check out Marylebone's Winter Terrace at Holmes' events. They come complete with your favourite Christmas movies, popcorn, pretty fur throws and fairy lights. Perfect for a cosy and Insta-worthy night in.
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.
The House of Irene Adler is a unique, immersive experience in Kentish Town that sees you trying to figure out the mystery of a vanished woman - Sherlock Holmes' adversary to be exact. Venture into the spider's lair, unfold clues and try to find her before it's too late...
Fancy a night of getting messy? Party N Paint is inviting you to let those creative juices flow, as you create your very own masterpiece to a backdrop of live DJs, tasty cocktails and free shots. The perfect quirky birthday idea or work night out, tickets start at just £30.
Of all the things you should be planning to do this December in London, Winterland better be one of them. London's ultimate pop-up experience complete with igloos and fondue, all set by the water, this Fulham must-try is giving you *all* of the seasonal feels.
Get temperatures rising this December in London as Bashment Brunch are taking over secret locations for Carnival-style partying. Celebrate the weekend with a bottomless brunch that includes unlimited rum punch, Caribbean dishes and a playlist of reggae hits.
One of the best places to go this December in London, Biscuiteers are offering a range of winter-themed workshops that are ideal for escaping the seasonal chill. Treat yourself to a day of making tree decorations, gift hampers or expertly decorated biscuits at their sites in Notting Hill and Northcote Road.
On the hunt for the best parties in London this December? Take a trip back in time to roaring 20s with an evening at The Candlelight Club. The decadent event will be immersing you and your pals into a Gatsby-themed era, with a little help from cabaret acts, incredible libations and live music.
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.
Love yourself a beer from Camden Town? Head down to the brewery this December and you'll find a tour full of treats in store for you. Get all the goss on how your favourite pints are brewed, including plenty of tastings along the way. Cheers.
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.
The Hawk's Nest is bringing some of the best events to December. Check out its Christmas market for mulled wine, lots of shopping and a bit of festive caroling or for a New Year's Eve banger, head to one of its pergolas for pizza and a fun extravaganza.
Mulan Rouge is heating up your chilly December nights with its drag-tastic show. Not only will you be treated to glamorous burlesque performances and hilarious storylines, but you'll also get to enjoy cocktails and five tasty courses.
Looking for something different to do this December? Then head on over to one of the top attractions in London, The Magic Hour, an exclusive magic show at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and expect an evening full of surprise and illusion.
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.
Looking for the best events in London this December? Cocktails By Candlelight is a fun masterclass that'll have you whipping up festive connections and pouring candles in a festive setting, with steaming hot mulled wine and Christmas tunes guaranteed.
Looking to get a little activity date in the diary this December? Plonk's crazy golf experience is coming to locations across the capital to bring you hole-after-hole of hilarious putting challenges, with some venues offering BYOB at peak times.
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.
Spice up your December event schedule with a trip to Proud Cabaret City, where Rock the Belles will be taking over for a bottomless brunch to remember. The all-female crew will be blasting RnB hits while you drink and dance your way into the weekend.
For an immersive entertainment spot in London, check out Hyper Reality's slew of events in December. They've got everything from a Tokyo lights and karaoke banger to a VR rollercoaster ride and go-kart experience.
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.
London's leading queens will be taking over Proud Cabaret City throughout December for a series of sassy bottomless brunches. Hosted by Tayce, Cara Melle and Honey The Foxx, the event will include plenty of lipsync lols and gag-worthy performances, as well as free-flowing fizz and tasty treats aplenty.
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.
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.
If you're wondering what to do this December in London, Sky Garden's winter bar is gonna be a seriously festive affair. Not only will there be live music and DJs every night of the week, but also mulled wine, cracking cocktails and mince pies aplenty.
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.
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.
Grab your bathing suit this December. That's right. We're bringing you this epic hot tub experience right in Canary Wharf. You'll get to explore the London canals with your friends, whilst staying nice and toasty in a heated boat.
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.
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.