1. Old Street, new ideas this Christmas: FARE
Old Street, London
FARE brings a mercifully lackadaisical approach to Christmas celebrating.
Occupying the corner of Old Street, this restaurant and bar gives striking views across the thoroughfare, showing off the brutalist Barbican in its best possible light.
If the buzz of Shoreditch and Farringdon isn’t enough, the roster of well-made negronis and festive snacks might give you reason to linger as you make your corporate Christmas party rounds.