7 Alternative Things To Do In London For Christmas

29th November 2017

Christmas in London is magical. Streets light up with fairy lights, mulled wine is poured to keep us warm and we all throw on those ice skates. Obviously, there are some events you just can’t miss, like Winter Wonderland or Christmas Markets on Southbank. But for the few who are looking to do something a little more out of the ordinary this Christmas, this year is your chance. There is a host of alternative things you can do in London for Christmas, but where do you start?

Here at Thinking Bob, we always try to bring you some of the best events in London and this year is no exception. This December we have tons of events that will get you into the Christmas spirit. Whether is it our Annual Festive Hunt or Christmas in the Casa – Peruvian Style we have it all this year! Check out what else we have in store for you below.

Club de Fromage on Ice

Alternative things to do in London for Christmas

Throw on those skates and dance your little heart out to these cheesy pop tunes on ice. Club de Fromage is coming to Alexandra Palace, so grab your favourite fancy dress and head on over for a few drinks and lots of laughs. There will be prize giveaways and games while you are on the ice plus who could forget the music! You will be skating to pop, old school hip-hop, disco and rock, so expect a sing-a-long.

12 Pubs of Christmas

Alternative Things To Do In London For Christmas


A festive pub crawl you say? Of course, we’ll be there and you’re all invited! This is the ultimate festive pub crawl and we will be taking you to 12 themed pubs around London. Hunt for the most eye-catching Christmas jumper you can find, throw on those dancing shoes and join us for a jam packed Saturday evening. Expect delicious mulled wine, ice cold pints and unrivalled Christmas spirit!


Alternative Things To Do In London For Christmas

Winterville is back and this year it’s in Clapham Common. This Christmas period, make sure you don’t miss out on all things festive, like Winterville’s Backyard Cinema, Plonk Golf and Street Feast. This is London’s ultimate, alternative Christmas event with excellent bars topped up with your favourite festive drinks and a colourful fairground to bring back that inner child.

Evil Secret Santa Christmas Dinner

Alternative Things To Do In London For Christmas

Hungry for a traditional Christmas dinner? We’ve whipped something exciting up just for you and expect all the trimmings! Join your fellow Bobbers and welcome our new members with our Evil Secret Santa Christmas Dinner this year. Grab those Christmas hats and rock your favourite Christmas jumper because this dinner has festive written all over it.

Christmas Exclusive – City Dash

Alternative Things To Do In London For Christmas

Spend an afternoon saving Christmas this year with Christmas Exclusive – City Dash. You and your team have one mission: find all the missing name tags and Save Christmas! These name tags from everyone’s Christmas presents have been hidden all around the city and it’s a mad dash to find them all and bring them home so that Santa can put it right in time for Christmas morning.

It’ll be a day of epic team work, resilience and determination to get those tags back to Santa in time, but expect many laughs and new friends.

The Bobs! Big Christmas Bash

Alternative Things To Do In London For Christmas

This is the big one. The Bobs is back and it’s even bigger and better this year. Join in on London’s most prestigious Awards show – The Bobs for an epic end of year party featuring an even more epic after party… Walk the red carpet in your fanciest attire and show off your best poses.

Get nominated or perhaps even win your very own award at this years Bobs and dish out that handy acceptance speech – we all have one in us! It’ll be a night of fun and games, bubbles and dancing.

Finnish Rooftop Sauna

Alternative things to do in London for Christmas

How better spend the cold winter evenings with a steaming hot sauna? The Queen Elizabeth Garden Centre has transformed into a Finnish sauna that overlooks the river this winter. Cosy up and get warm with a 70 minute sauna session then head over to the bar for some festive drinks. Sounds like the perfect start to a beautiful evening on the Southbank this winter.

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