17 Cool Office Christmas Party Ideas

If you’ve drawn the short straw and been lumbered with the tough task of planning this year’s office Christmas party, there’s no need to spend hours scratching your head trying to think of something cool and quirky. We’ve done all the hard work for you, so take inspiration from our festive round-up of cool office Christmas party ideas…

Have Afternoon Tea At Biscuiteers

Biscuiteers has launched a Christmas afternoon tea, which will be available up until 31st December. The tea is a twist on the classic Biscuiteers confectionery afternoon tea and includes a Christmas pudding macaron, mini frangipane mince pie and, of course, plenty of festive-themed iced biscuits. The perfect way to line the stomach.

13 Northcote Road, Clapham, SW11 1NG

Visit Biscuiteers.com

Get Bowling At All Star Lanes 

Hire out The Club House at All Star Lanes, Holborn, which boasts room for up to 80 people, unlimited bowling on two lanes and a fully stocked, expertly staffed cocktail bar. The place for a cool, if a little competitive, party.  

Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, WC1B 4DA

Visit AllStarLanes.co.uk

Go High Fashion At Bistrotheque 

A favourite of none other than fashion maven Alexa Chung, Bistrotheque’s private room – which can seat up to 96 – is the perfect mix of trendy loft-style interiors and classic British grub, with plenty of cocktails thrown in. 

23-27 Wadeson Street, Bethnal Green, E2 9DR

Visit Bistrotheque.com

Play Table Tennis At Bounce

Ping pong meets pizza at Bounce, which now has two locations in the capital. Fun, social and totally engaging, challenge your colleagues to a game or two as they tuck into an innovative bar menu and, of course, the obligatory tipples.  

121 Holborn, Farringdon, EC1N 2TD and 241 Old Street, Hoxton, EC1V 9EY

Visit BouncePingPong.com

Clown Around At Circus

Enjoy some entertainment with your drink? Then the opulent, mirrored club known as Circus should be your go-to. Serving inventive cocktails and Pan-Asian cuisine with cabaret and late-night dancing, it's a photo opportunity waiting to happen.  

27-29 Endell Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9BA

Visit Circus-London.co.uk

Hire Your Own Screen At Everyman

Wow your colleagues with a private movie night at a plush Everyman cinema. Tuck into pizza, popcorn and cocktails as you watch a film of your choice, and expect the plaudits to follow. We’d opt for The Holiday.

Various locations

Visit EverymanCinema.com

Take To The Ice At Somerset House

Somerset House’s Edmond J. Safra Fountain courtyard is the backdrop to one of London’s most beautiful ice rinks. Après-skate, guests can treat themselves at Fortnum’s Lodge with a ‘skate extra’, all designed for sharing – we like the sound of the champagne and chocolate fondues.

Strand, Covent Garden, WC2R 1LA

Visit SomersetHouse.org.uk

Join The Monday Wine Club At Hawksmoor

Known for serving up the best steak in town, Hawksmoor also caters to the BYO crowd with its Monday Wine Club. For a £5 corkage charge no matter what value your plonk is, your Xmas party gang can visit any one of the Hawksmoor restaurants, dotted across London, at any point during the day with a bottle (or two) in arm to accompany their meal.

Various locations 

Visit Hawksmoor.com

Sing Your Heart Out At Lucky Voice

Karaoke kings Lucky Voice has launched its ‘Christmas Party Hangover Club’ to keep the season going strong. The night will consist of darkened rooms to get cosy in and watch Chrimbo movies, carbs to sort out hangovers, morale-boosting pep-talks, anti-hangover cocktails and the chance to whack out a power ballad. The ultimate girl’s night in.

173-174 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1RG and 52 Poland Street, Soho, W1F 7NQ

Visit LuckyVoice.com

Sip In Style At Opium Den & Dim Sum Parlour

A cool and chic Chinatown hideaway delivering firecracker cocktails, Opium is a deviant dim sum parlour. Decorated with oriental vases and retro armchairs, the smell of burning incense hits you immediately in the hipster hangout space. Book now for a party your office won't forget. 

15-16 Gerrard Street, Soho, W1D 6JE

Visit OpiumChinatown.com

Play Crazy Golf At Swingers

Both Swingers’ sites in the West End and City are the ideal settings for a boozy game of crazy golf. With cocktails, street food and nightly DJs busting out some brilliantly cheesy '80s and '90s classics, you’ll be guaranteed a night of festive fun.

15 John Prince's Street, Marylebone, W1G 0AB and 8 Brown's Buildings, Aldgate, EC3A 8AL

Visit Swingers.club

Enter Santa’s Grotto At The Blind Pig

This Christmas, Moët & Chandon is coming to Poland Street and transforming Jason Atherton’s flagship bar The Blind Pig into a cosy winter snug. The 24-capacity speakeasy will be adorned with mistletoe, lights and wreaths, as well as plush blankets and cushions, creating a beautiful festive environment – perfect for exclusive-use drinks parties and Christmas lunches.

58 Poland Street, Soho, W1F 7NR

Visit SocialEatingHouse.com

See The City On West End On The Thames

Cruise through central London on a winter waterway adventure, with mulled wine, hearty festive fare and spectacular views of the city. Entire companies can hire out boats for private parties or for the more budget-conscious, the ‘Shared Christmas Winter Wonderland Cruise’ can host three-five different companies at the same time, which will bring down the cost, but absolutely won’t compromise on the party vibe.

Various piers along the Thames

Visit westendonthethames.com

Uncover A Mystery With Sherlock: The Game

The official Sherlock live experience is a 90-minute escape game for teams of four-six. Located in a secret venue, this cinematic adventure combines the life of the world’s most famous detective with the very best of escape games. Explore some of Sherlock’s most iconic sets as you solve puzzles and clues with help from original cast members, including Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, in brand new, specially-recorded video and audio sequences.

W12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 8PP

Visit TheGameIsNow.com

Stay Out Late At Ichibar

Chinatown favourite Ichibuns has launched Ichibar, a late-night drinking and dining destination. Open until 2am and serving up an extensive list of Japanese whisky, gin, craft ale and sake alongside an innovative cocktail menu, it brings a slice of old Tokyo flavours to the very centre of London. Expect a programme of house DJs, playing music live and (most importantly) late into the night.

22 Wardour Street, Soho, W1D 6QH

Visit Ichibuns.co.uk


A different kind of festive experience, expect Winterville to be packed with something for everyone in the office, from live DJs, comedy, musical bingo, roaming magicians, Mexican wrestling, an outdoor ice rink, food from Street Feast, Backyard Cinema and club nights in the Roller Disco to crazy golf on a UV-powered course and a funfair. 

Windmill Drive, Clapham Common, SW4 9DE

Visit Winterville.co.uk

Take A Treasure Hunt With Hidden City

Hunt across London's concealed streets, uncover quirky shops and stop by tucked away taverns. Hidden City texts you a trail of clues and you hunt together across the city. We like the look of the Bright Lights Evening Trail, which shows off all the capital’s best bits at the most twinkling time of the year.

Various locations, trail begins on the South Bank

Visit InTheHiddenCity.com

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