For many of us, Christmas is a time for coming together and celebrating with loved ones. If you can't be with friends or family this year, or you're choosing not to, it doesn't mean that you have to spend the day alone. Various venues around the capital put on a Christmas party for people who would otherwise be alone, giving everyone a chance to get out, socialise, and enjoy the day. Find out about the venues that are welcoming Londoners this Christmas with our guide to lunches for people who are alone on Christmas Day in London.
Lunches for people alone on Christmas Day in London
Lunches for people who are alone at Christmas in London
Taking care of the community
The Alexandra in Wimbledon is well-known for its Christmas parties – it's been putting this event on for years. Community is at the heart of this traditional pub and it runs a number of festive events. This includes a free Community Christmas party on 25th December for anyone who would otherwise be alone. All are welcome to this friendly pub.
For older North Londoners
Highgate-based arts centre Jacksons Lane has been running a free celebration on Christmas Day for older lone adults for almost 50 years. Guests can enjoy a free meal and great company. Places need to be arranged in advance. Another option is volunteering to help run the party on the day, supporting people in need and joining the festive fun.
Party for older Wandsworth residents
If you're aged 65 and over and live in the borough of Wandsworth, you're welcome at Rotary Christmas Day. This huge annual party is run by the Rotary Club and promises lots of fun for guests who are on their own. You'll get help with getting to the venue and will enjoy a delicious Christmas meal, fun entertainment, and a warm and friendly atmosphere.