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.

Last updated on 16th December 2021

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Friday 7th January 2022 and 3 other Fridays

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. 

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

3899 user reviews 4

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.

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.

The Curling Club

26 user reviews 4

There's a new kid on the block this winter in London, and it's making all your curling dreams come true. A pop-up in Finsbury Square and The Langham, expect snow and Alpine themed antics aplenty at The Curling Club. Think dunks in fondue, dreamy drinks and more.

Ricco Lounge Events

36 user reviews 5

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.

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.

@ Ninth Life on Various dates from Friday 21st January 2022

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.

London Shuffle Club

739 user reviews 5

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.

Garage Brunch

669 user reviews 4

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.


47 user reviews 4

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. 


80 user reviews 3

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.

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.

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.

Bashment Brunch

52 user reviews 4

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.

  The Candlelight Club

406 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 31st December 2021

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.

Flight Club

513 user reviews 5

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.

The Hawk's Nest

2 user reviews 5

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. 

The Magic Hour

801 user reviews 5

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.

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

672 user reviews 4

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.

Hyper Reality

114 user reviews 5

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. 

@ Sway, Holborn on Friday 28th January 2022 and 21 other Fridays

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

274 user reviews 5

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.

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.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

295 user reviews 5

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. 

Backyard Comedy Club

48 user reviews 5

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.