Before family and chaos descend on your pad, explore the best Christmas Eve parties that London has to offer… because Christmas morning with a clear head is so overrated. Pass the champers…
Chilled Out Drinks at ICEBAR
A stop at ICEBAR, just off Regent Street should get you in the Christmas spirit.
Until 8pm, don your best furs while sipping gin and vodka cocktails in a bar made entirely of ice.
We’re recommending that you order the Double Vision cocktail – a soothing, refreshing combo of apple puree, lemon and passionfruit juice and Absolut Blue vodka – to really kick off your night. It’s brrrr-illiant!
Tiki Cocktails at Shaka Zulu
Christmas goes South African as the bar at Camden’s Shaka Zulu gets a festive makeover. VIP-style of course.
Their annual party, from £20pp, is about glamour, glitz and decadence, and as always is accompanied by their usual buckets of Veuve Clicquot and bottles of Grey Goose vodka.
Why not reserve a table and get your own Christmas elf for the night – a dedicated cocktail waitress will be on hand to attend to your every festive whim and to concoct drinks while you’re on the dancefloor.
Laid-back Beats at Quaglino’s
If you want relaxed luxury then Quaglino’s in Mayfair has it all: Gorgeous food, a buzzing atmosphere and excellent entertainment.
Their Christmas Eve offering is a Live Lounge where you can listen to the best electronic beats with a live vocalist included. This place is perfect if you want to be eased into Christmas Day…
Prancing and Dancing at The Ritz
For a refined evening of drinking and dancing one might spend the evening at The Ritz Hotel.
Their Gala Dinner and Dance, from £295pp, is considered one of the most exclusive events of the year and has even hosted Royalty several times at the event.
The night includes a five-course menu accompanied by a live band. Expect to dine with ambassadors and even the odd celebrity – keep your eyes peeled!