A quirky alternative to the standard London Christmas Party in 2019

September 15, 2019
Claire Butler
Travel writer and content manager @urbanadventures. My favourite travel adventures usually involve food, alcohol and history, preferably at the same time.

Are you bored of the same old office Christmas party shenanigans?

Don't endure another cringe-worthy office party this year, do something different and join us for a festive tour around the city! | Photo credit: BBC

Are you looking for a more fun, immersive experience that your employees will still be talking about in 2020 and beyond?

A group tour is a great way of bringing your team together; our Urban Adventures’ London elves (or guides as they’re known for the remaining 11 months of the year) offer engaging, shared experiences that will give your employees a better understanding of their city, with a sleigh full of fun festive memories thrown in! History tours, food tours, drink tours, active tours, street art tours, treasure hunt tours or a combination, we can do it all.

Your personalised Christmas Corporate Tour will be jam packed with festive cheer, plenty of fascinating facts and London-based stories as well as the best food and drink the capital has to offer, to suit every budget (from fine dining experiences to street food snacks).

Take it to the next level with festive fancy dress

We love it when our Christmas groups dress up for their tour; showing Charles Dickens and Elf! around Christmassy Borough Market last year was a highlight for us! We’re hoping for lots of ‘Hot Priests’ this year 😉

Dance the night away…

The night doesn’t have to end when the tour does. If you want your Office Christmas Party to include dancing (and lets face it, what would an office Christmas party be without watching your Boss’s cringe-worthy moves on the dancefloor?!), then we can drop you off at a pre-arranged bar or nightclub so that the party can keep going!

Tour inspiration: Our Private Group Tour Itineraries

Drink mulled wine in Charles Dickens' favourite pub, on a memorable Create Your Own Christmas Tour with Urban Adventures. Photo Credit: London Urban Adventures

Urban Adventures offer a series of private tour itineraries for corporate groups to choose from, but if you have something specific in mind, we can curate a tailor made, bespoke tour just for you and your colleagues. Here you’ll find a flavour of the types of things you could do for your Best. Christmas. Party. Ever!

Taste the best English tea and desserts

Try the Queen’s favourite chocolates, taste pastries, cakes and fondants before stopping for a that quintessentially English pastime; afternoon tea. Learn about the history of afternoon tea, see some of London’s historic sights and  pick up some last minute Christmas gifts for loved ones that love their sweet treats!

Take a tour specially curated by the New York Times

Get a behind the scenes peak at Borough Market, try locally sourced gourmet bites as you get a coffee tutorial from an expert Barista, before getting exclusive access to London’s most beloved independent brewery for a private tour and tasting of its award winning beers.

Enjoy a festive pub crawl around historic Soho

Soho is like a mix of Vegas, Broadway, Amsterdam, and Hollywood all rolled into one. Come visit one of the world’s most iconic entertainment districts, where the rich and famous have rubbed shoulders with the down and out for over 300 years. Enjoy a pint in John Lennon’s local, drop by the club where Marilyn Monroe famously escaped the paparazzi, and see where Jimi Hendrix played his first and final gigs in London on a festive tour of Soho.

Discover London’s Christmas markets with a local by your side

Check out the city’s festive Christmas markets and cobbled streets, hear the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, see London landmarks decked out in their Christmas finery, snap some epic evening shots on the River Thames, then enjoy a cup of mulled wine or cider and a mince pie — sipped in none other than Dickens’ favourite pub, of course.

See London’s most iconic sites and drink in her most historic pubs

Get up close and personal to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and find out more about them; Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, St James Palace, Westminster Abbey and lots more! As you explore the sights, we’ll make regular stops at historic pubs and regale you with stories about the famous drinkers that frequented them, such as Henry VIII and Winston Churchill.

And for something completely different – Learn how to box in Christmas hats!

Meet champion boxers and hear their inspirational stories about how boxing has changed their lives for the better. Learn how to throw all the basic punches – non-contact of course! Enjoy lunch at a historic pub and reflect on what you’ve learned today over a drink. Support the important work of The Fighting Chance; all the proceeds of your fee is re-invested back into the organisation, allowing them to continue helping those who are struggling to get back into work.

Got something else in mind? We can help with that too!

Large numbers are welcome on Urban Adventures private tours. Please get in touch by emailing us at with your tour wish list, number of people attending and your available dates or by filling out our Create Your Own Tour online form. We look forward to making Christmas come alive for you and your team in London this year. Ho ho ho…

Create Your Own Christmas Tour