London's Best Christmas Hangouts

13/12/2016 16:13 GMT | Updated 14/12/2017 10:12 GMT

It's only a matter of days until the big day but there's still plenty of time to get into the Christmas spirit.

There's so much going on in London so take advantage of these fantastic events happening in the big smoke this Yuletide.

Alternative Christmas Hangouts

Pay a visit to Papa Natale at Bunga Bunga who is hosting the karaoke at the Battersea venue. There is live entertainment every night with a range of festive feasting menus. The Christmas Celebrazioni menu features Italian style dishes such as Buon Natale Pizza smothered in Mozzarella and turkey, sage and onion stuffing then topped with cranberry sauce.

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Photo credit: Bunga Bunga Battersea

Fed up with the usual roast turkey dinner and mince pies? YO! Sushi is currently serving a twist on your traditional festive dishes with Turkey and Sage Kara Age - turkey marinated in sake, soy and sage. There's even Apple and Cinnamon YO!Nuts for dessert, yum!

How about celebrating Christmas Viking style? Enjoy a Nordic style night drinking cocktails out of horns and filling your belly with heart warming grub at The Queen of Hoxton's 'Skye Halla' Winter rooftop. You can even get your hair braided and toast marshmallows in the fire pit.

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Photo credit: Queen of Hoxton

Christmas Afternoon Tea

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Photo credit: The Arch London

Indulge in festive afternoon tea in cosy surroundings at The Arch London. Located just off of Oxford Street, the hotel's Martini Library is the perfect place to relax after Christmas shopping. The Martini Library is complete with 'press to refresh' buttons and is opposite Madonna's London pad. The tea features Cinnamon spiced cupcake, Smoked salmon blinis, and Stilton cheese straws.

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Photo credit: Lancaster London

Located opposite Hyde Park, Lancaster London hotel is serving a delicious Festive ARTea with treats delivered in a painters' box and food served on slates alongside jam & clotted cream in 30ml paint tubes. Creative sweet treats include Christmas pudding scones and Champagne truffle lollipops.

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Photo credit: Sopwell House

Alternatively you could venture out of the capital for the day. Visit Sopwell House in St Albans for a warming mulled wine afternoon tea with gingerbread spiced raisin scones, and mince pies, all served with a glass of mulled wine.

Christmas Tipples

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Christmas time is always a great excuse for a tipple or 2. So how about a very festive Mince Pie Martini at Absurd Bird. The martini is a blend of Martini Rosso, AB Moonshine, Mincemeat and Apple Juice.

M Restaurants' Threadneedle St venue have partnered with Smith & Sinclair to create Christmas cocktails. They are serving Turkey & Stuffing Bloody Marys, a Mince Pie infused rum 'freakshake', and an interesting Brussel Sprout Gin Fizz...

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Hot Lips Houlighan. Photo credit: The Jones Family Project

If brussel sprout and turkey cocktails aren't your thing then how about warming up at The Jones Family Project with a hot cocktail. Choose from a Hot Blazing Saddle for the rum fans, a Hot Toddy Body made with hazelnut infused Jameson Irish Whiskey or a Hot Lips Houlighan with Tequila, lime and ginger shrub.

Christmas Gardens

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Photo credit: The Exhibit

Cosy up at The Exhibit Balham's Winter Garden. Snuggle under fur blankets amongst the glittering fairy lights as you drink copious amounts of mulled wine and stuff your face with pigs in blankets. Sounds like a pretty perfect December eve.

Bluebird Chelsea has opened a Christmas Courtyard for the season. The fairy-tale world themed courtyard is complete with lambswool blankets and is serving hot espresso martini's and Pimms winter punch.

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Photo credit: Bluebird Chelsea

28°-50° Wine Workshop and Kitchen has launched a Christmas winter lodge. Fresh pine, fir cones, silver birch logs and wreaths of dried orange slices with cinnamon sticks adorn the walls. The lodge is serving festive snacks including delicious Christmas seasoned pork crackling, roast chestnuts and smoked cinnamon butte, as well as mini bratwurst sausages.

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