The Best Christmas Drinks Venues for 2018

Christmas drinks venue in London showing a bar with bright lights and colourful bar stools

For the best Christmas drinks venues London has to offer, HeadBox have got you covered.

We’ve put together a list of the 10 best Christmas drinks venues in London. Whether you’re seeking a snug hideaway or a quirky bar off the beaten track, we’ve got the Space for you.

With so much choice, from the city centre to Shoreditch, you don’t want to be trawling through the tallies. That’s why we’ve ranked some of the top venues. All of them guaranteed to make you merry for the Christmas season.

Sit back and scroll through the current HeadBox top 10 Christmas drinks venues in London. From huge venue hires to intimate pub settings, we’ve got everything to keep you and your team in high spirits this season.

1. Patch St. Paul’s


A bright blue corner sofa with three small wooden cocktail tables and a loud, patterned wallpaper as the backdrop


Top of our list is Patch St. Paul’s. With its company history of creating exclusive Christmas parties across London, you couldn’t find a better Space.

Situated in the heart of the capital, just a stone’s throw away from St. Paul’s tube station. This venue is the best option for hosting your next festive soirée. If you’re struggling to find the perfect Christmas drinks venue for your team, Patch will make sure you have a stress-free experience!

Supplying AV & PA equipment, with a rate of £50 per delegate. This iconic London venue can host up to 350 standing Guests. For a lively time in a City of London location, your after work drinks has never been more convenient.

2. Sapphire Course, Puttshack

A London cocktail bar filled with high stools and tables with purple/pink neon lighting

Right in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush in London is a Space that’s bound to impress. The Sapphire Course at London’s Puttshack provides the perfect venue for quirky Christmas drinks.

Whether you’re looking for a Christmas cocktail or some delicious food, this Space has it all. Catering to groups of up to 250 Guests, where better to host your office Christmas party?

In the heart of all the action, this is an ideal venue for you and your team. For a fun-filled twist on your seasonal work drinks, Puttshack is the Space for you.

3. The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall

Underground basement bar with lots of tables with people eating and drinking and bright lights in the background

Looking for a Christmas drinks venue with an unusual twist? The Ditch will add an alternative aspect to your event.

The Ditch is laid out with a dozen interconnecting rooms decorated with exposed brickwork and quirky fireplaces. This unique and intimate setting is a top choice for you and your team. Though an unusual Christmas party Space, the Ditch can be transformed to create a memorable event.

Situated just around the corner from Shoreditch High Street railway station, this unconventional London venue is tough to beat. At a venue hire rate of £3000 and with a capacity of 120 Guests, this is a prime party location.

4. Dado 54

High wooden stools and a high wooden table with coloured glass candle holders next to a staircase and an exposed brick wall

Between City Thameslink and Farringdon stations is one of the best bars the City of London has to offer. Dado 54 is a beautifully furnished venue perfect for Christmas festivities.

For a Christmas drinks event that’s one part cocktails and two parts party, you’re in the right place. This Space is known as the place ‘where the magic happens’. You and your Guests are sure to be shown what a remarkable Christmas drinks venue really looks like. With a private bar and a DJ station, Dado 54 promises an unforgettable time.

Catering to a capacity of up to 120 Guests with a bespoke package option, your event is guaranteed to have a flare of the extraordinary.

5. VIP Room, Dirty Martini, Covent Garden

Large artwork on the wall depicting two women next to leather sofas and grey chairs with candles on the tables

As if Covent Garden wasn’t already a top location, Dirty Martini provides the prime place for cocktail lovers. With a glamorous interior and iconic artwork, you couldn’t find a better venue for your Christmas drinks.

London’s West End is home to some of the most popular attractions in the capital. So Dirty Martini couldn’t be in a better location. Whether you’re searching for after work drinks or a big Christmas blow-out, this is the place for you.

With a capacity of between 20 and 60 Guests, this Covent Garden cocktail bar is one of the best venues in London – guaranteed to help you feel festive this Christmas.

6. House of Bamboo, Dinerama

Christmas drinks venue with lots of seats and sofas with candles on the tables and orange and yellow fairy lights on the ceiling

Looking for a place to feel at home? Our next favourite spot is smack bang in the middle of Shoreditch. House of Bamboo is the ideal Christmas drinks venue for an intimate party for you and your team.

This London drinking den is unmatched when it comes to comfort. House of Bamboo provides a beautifully decorated Space, complete with snug seating. For a cosy retreat away from the cold, this Space is exactly what you’re looking for.

Located just a brief walk from Shoreditch High Street railway station. This party venue is ideal for a classic post-work Christmas beverage.

7. Lounge Bar, Apples & Pears

A bar with mahogany style tables with mirrors and pictures covering the right wall and hanging lights from the left wall

Located just off the famous Brick Lane, this vibrant venue is the perfect fit for your Christmas drink criteria.

Apples & Pears is available for whole venue hire. Facilitating up to 50 Guests, it is ideal for a company celebration. In one of the most creative and buzzing parts of London, you won’t find a venue with character quite like it.

With bespoke packages available, this Brick Lane bar is rich in style with cocktails to match. Adding a unique twist to your classic Christmas get-together has never been easier.

8. The Harrow

Well-lit bar with high wooden chairs and tables with patterned wallpaper and a decorated mirror on the back wall

Achieving a classic Christmas drinks event won’t be hard at this traditional London pub. For a historic venue to host a one of a kind event, this Space is ideal.

For groups of up to 60 Guests, your event can be as cosy or as lively as you choose. Supplying a long drinks list and a great menu, you can be sure that you and your team will be in high spirits.

Located in London city centre, your Christmas party is guaranteed to be both festive and favourable.

9. The Loft, Slug & Lettuce at Leicester Square

Purple and green chairs underneath four hanging lightbulb next to a bar and a tv screen

Christmas cocktails don’t get more classic than at the Slug & Lettuce.

Relax in a cosy Space with a familiar feel to sink into the festive spirit. The Loft at the Slug & Lettuce has a capacity of 100 for standing drinks. So whether you’re planning a work night out in the heart of London or staying in for a roast, this Christmas drinks venue is ideal.

If you’re looking for a more central location for a comfortable after work drink with London’s West End on your doorstep, you won’t find one quite this good.

A busy London street at Christmas night time with lots of sparkling lights and bright headlights

For more inspiration on the best Christmas drinks venues in London, check out our London Christmas Venues collection page.

If you want to enquire about any of the Spaces listed all you need to do is click on the ‘Enquire Now’ button on the listing page and fill out your event details.




Author of image which reads: Content Intern at HeadBox Hope Elsdon