“As December begins, there’s nothing that makes you feel more festive than the annual office Christmas party. With many still working from home, this welcome social is a chance to catch up with colleagues, exchange secret santa gifts and have some fun. However, there can be lots of pressure on the organiser to find something that’s suitable for everyone. Here are our top 5 Christmas parties in London.
1. Monopoly Life Size
That’s right, the classic family board game has come to life in the Capital and you can play along with your colleagues this Christmas! This immersive game is played on a 15mx15m board and there are 4 editions to choose from: Luxury, City, Classic and Junior. In order to buy properties, you and your teammates must complete challenges, which differ between the boards. You can book your tickets online.
The game lasts 80 minutes (which is arguably much less than the usual 6 hours spent playing Monopoly) meaning there is plenty of time to head off to a restaurant or bar for dinner and drinks afterwards.
@MonopolyLifesized on Facebook
2. Roller Nation
Complete with bar, DJ and American style diner, London’s very own roller nightclub is a great activity that’s reminiscent of the 1980’s! Roller Nation offers various club nights including Roller Boogie and Roller Disco. Don’t worry, if you don’t have your own skates you can hire them on arrival! It’s recommended to book a session to ensure availability.
@rollernation.uk on Facebook
3. Deck the Halls at Pergola Paddington
Christmas trees, fairy lights, wooden chalets, molten cheese fondue and mulled wine. What more could you ask for? At the Pergola Paddington Christmas pop up there are 5 restaurants offering a selection of food and drink. From Bratwursts and candy cane s’mores to festive spiced cider, this event is guaranteed to get your Christmas spirit soaring. Special events include the Christmas feast and the Christmas singalong. Start planning today and get started with bookings and reservations.
@PergolaPaddington on Facebook
4. Comedy Carnival
Laughter is a great way to boost mental wellbeing, so if you’re looking for something that’ll make you and your team laugh, then celebrate Christmas at Comedy Carnival! With venues in central London and Clapham Comedy Carnival is the ideal location to come together and have fun. You can book various Christmas Party packages which include food and drink at local venues before seeing the show. Once the comedy is over, the venue nightclub opens which means you can party into the early hours of the morning!
@ComedyCarnival on Facebook
For a truly immersive experience this Christmas, send your colleagues to the cells! Located on Brick Lane is London’s very own ‘Alcotraz’, a unique cocktail bar with an atmosphere like no other. Don your jumpsuit, smuggle in your contraband and enjoy ‘Christmas Convictions’. How will you fare in the lineup? Book your cell and start getting excited for those themed cocktails!
@AlcotrazPenitentiary on Facebook
Celebrating Christmas with colleagues is a big part of office culture for many businesses. It’s a great way to boost employee happiness and thank them for their hard work throughout the year. Games, activities or simply something a little different are much more engaging and are more likely to get everyone excited and involved.
By: Richard Edwards
Published: 8th December 2021