Christmas Drinks in London

The best bars in London for a festive tipple for Christmas 2018, including those all important Christmas Cocktails

Now, we all love going our for a drink, but Christmas is the one time of the year that planning Christmas drinks in London for pretty much every day of the week is more acceptable. Because Christmas 2018 is going to be so magical, make sure you're spending Christmas in the right bars, at the right time, sipping on the right drink. 

While we wait for all the lovely bars in London to tell us what Christmas 2018 looks like for them, lets take a look back at some of the top bars in London that gave us excpetional Christmas cocktails across the years. 

Be inspired, feel festive and check back for all the news on Christmas cocktails and drinks that'll make Christmas 2018 amazing. 

Christmas Cocktails

Hot Chocolate Rum at The Aviary

Did you order one of these delights last year? The Hot Chocolate Rum was made with Gosling Black Seal rum, Dark Deluxe chocolate and milk and it was served with a gorgeous sticky marshmallow garnish. It almost looked too good to drink, but we did anyway. 

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The Fig Poppa at Dirty Bones

If you managed to visit a Dirty Bones over then festive season last year then we like to assume that you ordered one (or 5) of thier Christmas cocktail, The Fig Poppa. This delight mixed Bulleit bourbon, Pedro Ximinez sherry, cinnamon, figs, lime and Fee Brother’s plum bitters together to create a glorious concoction that would make anyone feel festive. It was served with a rosemary spring and cinnamon stick to really add to the festivity. Cute.

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Winter Cocktails at Madison Rooftop

Last year, Madison teamed up with CîROC to create a lovely collection of winter warmer cocktails (including the lovely Apple Pie Hot Toddy, which tasted as good as it sounds). They also transformed their rooftop into a White Forest which featured an overhead canopy of twinkling lights, centre piece fire braziers and faux fur wearable blankets. 

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Madison Christmas Cocktail Apple Pie Hot Toddy

London Bars Great for Christmas

Brick and Liquor Clapham or Tooting

This duet of neighbourhood bars, are great options for Christmas get togethers, with their bespoke cocktail menus and social eats. They are cosy bars, so wouldn't suggest these for mass group meet ups. 

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Forge Champagne Tower


A city favourite, just over the road from The Bank of England and Bank tube station is Forge. Nothing says Christmas like a champagne tower. We love Forge for festive drinks with the team, but their food is so inceredible that you'll want to book your Christmas Dinner there too. 

And, Forge is open late so when Christmas 2018 rolls around you know where to go for late night festive fun. 

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100 Wardour Street

In the heart of Soho you'll find 100 Wardour Street, a bar and restaurant that is known for amazing weekly live music. 100 Wardor Street is known for pulling out all the stops at Christmas time, plus the ground floor bar is a great little meet up point for drinks and bar snacks (eating isn't cheating at Christmas).

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If you find yourself ready to drop after you shop, then don't worry, Maple has you covered. Nesteled in the new White city extenstion of Westfield Stratford, this charming venue has a chic but cosy interior, with wintery dishes and cocktails to warm you back up again.

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The Exhibit Bar

A Balham staple the Exhibit Bar is a great place for early evening drinks that can lead into late night G&T's and dancing your night away. Luckily it's less than a 2 min walk from a 24 hour tube line so, you'll still be able to get home in the early hours, perfect at Christmas time.

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Tanner & Co

Head over to Bermondsey to Tanner & Co for all the drinks! This restaruant and bar warehouse is a relaxed and fun environment, perfect to get you in the festive spirit. Plus, the fairy lights that cover the outside tables add to the festive feels at Christmas.

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The Long Acre

We love The Long Acre for Christmas drinks in Covent Garden that escalate into staggering home singing Mariah Carey at 3am. They've got a great happy hour, helping you save money for those Christmas presents you're yet to buy (how considerate of them!).

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Draft House 

With locations all over London, the Draft House brand is one for you beer lovers out there, with a multitude of eclectic beers on offer. Beer not for you? Well obvs they have all the other favourites as well!  All you need to do is find your nearest one. 

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Six Storeys Soho 

Spanning 6 levels (clues in the name), Six Storeys plays host to both walk up guests and people that have booked a private space for a good old time. We suggest getting booked in to the by appointment only cocktail bar to make those festive drinks even more special.

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