Brilliantly silly Christmas pub quizzes you have to try in London

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What’s Christmas without a dash of healthy competition? 

Christmas is a time that brings people together, whether it be visiting all the Yuletide-themed afternoon tea. But if there’s any activity bound to get everyone talking, it’s a pub quiz. And we’re not talking about just any pub quiz: we mean the ever so festive Christmas pub quiz. 

With this in mind, we’ve picked the weirdest, funniest, quirkiest Christmas pub quizzes to grace London over November and December, all of which are guaranteed to get you in a fully festive mood. Good luck, and may the best team (name) win.

Christmas pub quizzes in Central London 

Drink Shop Do’s Let’s Get Quizzical Christmas Edition 

Where: Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, N1 9DX
When: 21 December, 7pm 
What: This gorgeously colourful venue is having a festive make over for a special edition of its hilarious quiz. Expect holly jolly competition, festive fun and yuletide treats galore. 
How much: £5

Christmas pub quizzes in East London 

The Book Club’s Spice Up Your Quizmas: 90s special 

Where: The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St, EC2A 4RH
When: 2 December, 6.30pm until 10pm
What: Part quiz, part gameshow, this unique Christmas quiz takes inspiration from the Spice Girls with prizes that range from Poundland, to drinks, to Prosecco. All together now: zig-a-zig-ah!
How much: £3

The Birds’s Big Ol’ Christmas Quiz 

Where: The Birds, 692 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 3AA
When: 9 December, 7.30pm until 10pm 
What: This unique pub is known for its themed quiz nights, so it makes sense that they’ve done something special for Christmas. Focusing in on festive films, this quiz will put movie buffs to the test. Do you know your Home Alone from your Home Alone 2?
How much: £3

Christmas pub quizzes in North London 

The Old Queen’s Head’s Xmas Quiz and Party

Where: The Old Queen’s Head, 44 Essex Rd, Islington, N1 8LN
When: 7 November, 22 November and 17 December 6.30pm doors open
What: The Sounds Familiar quiz (which boasts as the most raucous in the UK) is getting the festive treatment with questions on hundreds of tracks, loads of prizes and a night which is guaranteed to end with all involved up dancing on the tables.
How much: £12

Images: The Book Club / Instagram 


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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.

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