4 Great Places to Celebrate Christmas & New Year in London

2020 has been one heck of a year so celebrating Christmas and ringing in the New Year matters more than ever! Whatever sort of knees-up you’re planning, here’s a selection of London’s most buzzing venues guaranteed to get you in the festive mood…

Lead image: Shaka Zulu (photo courtesy of the venue)

1 Shaka Zulu, Camden
If you want to really dazzle your party guests this Christmas, the intricate wood carvings, tiger print upholstery and giant Zulu statues that decorate Shaka Zulu should do the trick. The spectacular venue, situated in the heart of Camden Market,  presents a festive set menu with a South African twist, and the cocktails aren’t too shabby, either (we’ll have the Safari Martini!). Plus, there’s plenty of entertainment on offer, ranging from aerial acts to fire dancers and snake charmers New Year’s Eve promises to be equally as spectacular with live music, dancers, acrobats and fire performers to keep you entertained as you dine from one of our special New Year’s Eve special packages. Limited tickets on sale now.
For full details of Shaka Zulu’s Christmas & New Year’s Eve offering see shaka-zulu.com

2 Gabeto, Camden
Situated next door to Shaka Zulu, Gabeto and its festive offering has a fabulous Latin flavour, with salsa acts, samba dancers and drummers entertaining you as you eat. The vibrant brasserie’s Cuban roots are also reflected in its Christmas menu — think cod taco, mojo roasted turkey & chilli-chocolate brownie. Salud! On New Year’s Eve, Gabeto is where the party is at! Book your table today for live music, free flowing cocktails and the ultimate Cuban fiesta!
For full details of Gabeto’s Christmas & New Year’s Eve offering see gabeto.co.uk

3 Kurobuta, Mable Arch
A stone’s throw away from Hyde Park lies Kurobuta. The ultimate luxury in Japanese dining, their Christmas menu boasts super fresh sushi in a variety of creative incarnations such as Soft-Shell Crab Tempura Maki with Kimchee Mayo. It’s all accompanied alongside a fantastically imaginative selection of innovative snacks, salads and sashimi. Robata fans are in for a treat too, with an irresistible choice cooked over charcoal, including our signature dish of BBQ pork belly in steamed buns. New Year’s Eve at Kurobuta is the perfect place to say sayonara to 2020 and welcome 2021. Enjoy a special set menu with early and late sittings available.
For more details see kurobuta-london.com

4 Blacks, Soho
Soho’s best kept secret, Blacks Members Club situated in the heart of Dean Street, has recently open its doors to the public at weekends for brunch and a Sunday roast. It’s the perfect way to start your day of Christmas shopping! Enjoy the sumptuous surroundings of Blacks’ restaurant while dining on a selection of British classics, from smashed avocado and scrambled egg to truly unique dishes for both carnivores and herbivores. There’s also a fantastic selection of house cocktails to choose from. The traditional Sunday roast will feature the best meats and all of the trimmings, to the backdrop of a buzzing restaurant and roaring fire. Blacks is also open for Christmas and New Year’s Eve with a special set menu available to book now.
Numbers are limited so head to blacksclub.com for all the details