The 4 best places to enjoy a last-minute Christmas lunch in London in 2018


    With just a few days until Santa lands in the capital, the time to arrange your Christmas lunch is fast running out. If you are seeking somewhere for a last-minute festive feast with friends and family, then check out these 4 excellent options to enjoy Christmas lunch in London.


    The London Hippodrome on Charing Cross Road was transformed into the country’s most glamorous casino in 2012, and their Christmas lunch menu is one of the best in town. You can enjoy a three-course festive meal of smoked salmon, roast turkey and traditional Christmas pud from just £35, and if you book as a group, the Hippodrome will even teach you how to play classic casino games such as roulette and blackjack. If you like the thrill of the casino without having to dress up for the occasion, then check out this list of the top UK casinos.

    John Salt

    Islington’s John Salt cocktail bar is always a good place to visit when you want to let your hair down, and this Christmas is no exception. If you are meeting friends around the festive season, you can enjoy classic cocktails and seasonal treats such as pigs in blankets, roast turkey and the crispiest potatoes in the capital, all while you dance the night away to the live DJs.

    Barrio Soho

    If you want to spice up your Christmas lunch this year, then there is no better place to do it than at this Brazilian-themed bar and restaurant. The Soho branch is our favourite, and their festive menu offers some wonderful Copacabana-Christmas fusion ideas. From the Ho-ho-jito and Gin-gle bell cocktails to the avocado tostadas, this is one way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year which you won’t forget in a hurry. You can even do the conga with your loved ones underneath some swaying palms.

    Old Bank of England

    Surely the most opulent pub in the world, the Old Bank of England is located on Fleet Street in a former branch of the UK’s lender of last resort. This gold-plated monument to finance is now a place to eat, drink and be merry, and is the perfect spot to celebrate Christmas lunch with your family. The Christmas pudding is the highlight here, with the fruit soaked for days in Fuller’s Black Cab Stout. Legend has it that this is the building where the Demon Barber of Fleet Street butchered his victims. Of course, this story is pure fiction, but we still recommend giving the pies a wide berth!