Thinking of something difficult for your Christmas party this year? Whether you would like a simple family Christmas lunch or an extravagant office party Covent Garden has something to suit everyone.
1With Christmas celebrations now very much on the horizon it’s time to start planning that Christmas Party. During December. London Cabaret Club are celebrating Christmas with a journey back in time to the 1920s for a dazzling new Gatsby inspired Christmas Extravaganza. Guests will be welcomed by Bearcat flapper girls before relaxing with a drink at the bar.
As the show begins you will be led into the Ballroom itself and sat at cabaret tables around the central stage. The 1920s Christmas Cabaret experience is inspired by Gatsby himself and the evening will be filled with expert illusionists, distinguished singers, cunning magicians and skilful acrobats who promise to encapsulate your guest’s attention from start to finish. Not forgetting the glamorous troupe of glittering cabaret dancers…
Whilst enjoying the show, guests can indulge in The London Cabaret Club’s celebratory Christmas dinner alongside Champagne and fine wines, if they so wish. Alternatively the team’s expert mixologists have created a range of quintessentially British cocktails to help fuel the celebration.
When the show is over, and it’s too early to go home, there is a DJ and after party into the early hours. Silver, Gold and VIP Diamond Packages are available from £55-£195.
2For budding detectives looking for a party with a difference how about a Christmas Murder Mystery. Enjoy an evening of super sleuthing to solve the murder unfolding before your eyes whilst you enjoy dinner. You can join in as much or as little as you wish. The evening starts with a Mixer Quiz at the bar. Volunteers, and we mean volunteers, can opt for period props to participate. But beware before you take your seats for dinner a murder will have been committed! And it’s up to you to follow the clues and solve the crime. It’s perfect for shared parties and there’s even prizes, and there’s nothing like a good old who dunnit to break the ice.
The action takes place aboard the R.S. Hispaniola permanently moored on the Thames at Victoria Embankment on 3, 10 and 17 December. The evening costs from £59 per person and includes a welcome glass of sparkling wine, three course festive dinner, half bottle of wine per person, followed by coffee and mints.
3Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel is the 5-star immersive theatre show that’s 70% improvised and wins acclaim internationally. This promises to be a Christmas celebration like no other as you are served a three-course meal by Basil, Sybil and Manuel. As you would expect not everything goes quite to plan and you the audience become part of the show.
It’s ideal for comedy and theatre fans, as well as anyone who simply fancies an unforgettable meal with plenty of laughs. Truly original, this show is a multi-sensory treat where chaos reigns right from the start. The show appeals to all ages and children are welcome. For a bit of extra fun you can add the Golden package to your ticket (only £5) and enjoy the spectacle of Mr Faulty having to treat you as a Lord or a Lady, the package includes a gift bag (souvenir programme, wine glass and teabags).
4For Christmas with a Spanish touch it has to be tapas for a fun sharing experience with your friends or family. At Salvador and Amanda you can choose your seven favourite sharing dishes from a delicious menu of 16 different tapas dishes; including Chorizo Al Vino or Tortilla Espanola to Arroz Negor or Croquetas de Queso de Cabra Con Piquillo. When your tapas are all gone your waiter will bring a mouth- watering selection of the house desserts to your table. Lunch starts at £25, dinner £33 with a discount for Monday and Tuesday dinners.
You can also add wine packages and drinks vouchers to your booking so everything is taken care of before the night. Choose between Salvador & Amanda in Bloomsbury with a bustling ground floor bar and smart dining room upstairs or the large and cosy basement restaurant and bar in Covent Garden.
5There is plenty on offer in the huge underground playground at Foundation Bar, so no matter the size of your party, they can cater for you. With a variety of options on offer they will have you covered whether it’s a Selfie in a Bathtub, a Pig in a Blanket or a Cocktail Reception. Foundation Bar can take your Christmas Party from concept to completion.