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Festive Fun at Barbican Leisure

Make Christmas Merry with plenty of fun activities and delicious restaurants to embrace the festive spirit!

Plan a fun-filled day out for the kids, catch up with friends over a festive meal and tipple, or throw an end-of-year Christmas party for your work colleagues. Whatever your plans are this festive season, we have some great options for you. As we are home of food, film and fun.


Ho, ho, ho... Christmas time is here and so are the amazing festive menus that’re available at our array of restaurants! Whether you fancy something traditional or a little different, keep scrolling to pick the perfect place to visit with your friends and family this Christmas.

Pizza Express

Christmas means showtime at Pizza Express so gather your friends and family for a symphony of festive flavours. With Christmas specials from Dough Balls in Blankets, the Snowflake Brownie to the Salted Caramel Espresso Martini, you’re guaranteed to have a showstopper of an evening.

Available from November 21st to 2nd January.

Planning a corporate celebration? There are plenty of festive packages available to make your Christmas even more merry. Click here to drop an enquiry to their dedicated booking team today.

Perhaps you’re looking for a gift, look no further, with the Pizza Express gift card or e-gift card, you can give the gift of pizza this Christmas.

Click here for bookings and more information.

Bella Italia

Add some sparkle to your Christmas party at Bella Italia. With their delicious, Italian-inspired Christmas menus and friendly team members, you will have everything you need for a truly magical Christmas party. Perhaps you’d like to toast to your colleagues with a cold glass of prosecco, or enjoy a pasta-powered get-together with your closest friends. Whatever your 2023 Christmas party plans, trust Bella’s to make it a memorable one. Click here for more information and bookings.

This year, surprise your loved ones with a gift they truly want: a Bella Italia gift card! Whether you’re shopping for your office’s Secret Santa or searching for the perfect stocking filler for your pasta and pizza-obsessed partner, give a gift with a little extra flavour this Christmas.

Click here to shop

Bella Italia Xmas pizza


Who cares about naughty or nice, Christmas at Nando’s is all about spice! Christmas shopping can be long and hard so why not take a break and turn up the heat this festive season. Add some spice with Nando’s favourites like their flavoursome spicy rice or the juiciest boneless chicken thighs around.

Frankie & Benny’s

Take the stress out of organising another office Christmas party and book your festive feast at Frankie & Benny’s this year! Indulge in a festive helping of Italian American favourites, all whilst enjoying the friendly, laid-back atmosphere with a hand-crafted cocktail in hand. Think juicy beef burgers stacked with sage and onion stuffing and sourdough pizzas topped with tender porchetta and a kick of ‘nduja – There are delicious options for a range of dietary requirements too.

There’s no need to hold back on your guestlist either because their delicious 3 course Christmas Set Menu (available from November 14th – January 3rd) is priced at just £24.49.

We’ve saved the best till last though…

We know that no party is complete without free-flowing, festive fizz, and at just £10 a bottle, you’ll save almost 50% with when you pre-order Midea Prosecco for your table. You can grab buckets of 5 chilled Peroni beers for only £15 too – and not to be missed, our delicious Christmas and Classic Cocktails are on the menu to ensure everyone has their perfect tipple.

Click here to book now.

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Tis the season to have some fun!

Are you in charge of organising the work Christmas party? Or maybe you just want some festive fun with a group of friends? Get your Christmas crew together and jingle all the way to Barbican Leisure.


Tenpin’s Elves have made an exciting Christmas present for you…

For the ultimate festive fun with family and friends, head to Tenpin and enjoy 2 games of bowling and a meal This December.

Available to pre-book now, the offer runs from Monday 27th November – Friday 22nd December, available Monday-Friday for £10.00 per child and £12.00 per adult.

Click here for T&Cs and bookings.

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If you’re looking for the perfect place to host your corporate Christmas celebration, then look no further than Pryzm. With top-quality, vibrant event spaces with industry-leading sound and lighting, there are many ways to create the right atmosphere for you. Visit their website and fill in the form to find out more, click here

What about a festive night out? With £1 drinks all night every Friday and Saturday, what more can you ask for to make merry memories in the build-up to Christmas. Click here to buy tickets.


Vue jam-packed with new releases this Christmas, with something for the whole family.


This Christmas, join the worlds greatest inventor, Willy Wonka, on a magical adventure as he makes his way from selling chocolate in a small candy store, to an eccentric genius known all over the world. Click here to book now

André Rieu’s White Christmas

Immerse yourself in André Rieu’s atmospheric winter wonderland, an unforgettable festive treat as André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra capture Christmas with iconic songs we all know and love from all over the world. From the first bell that’s jingled you will captured and transported to the magnificently decorated Christmas palace, with snow, ice rinks, countless lights, you can savour the spirit of the season. Click here to book now

The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

Join Clara on a magical Christmas Eve adventure as she and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. This festive ballet classic combines the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Aquaman is back and he takes on a stronger Black Manta, who is still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death. To defeat him, Aquaman teams up with his imprisoned brother Orm, as the unlikely alliance battle against Black Manta and his ancient force to save their family, and the world, from irreversible destruction. Click here to book.

Click here to see all the latest releases in our film guide!

Christmas Opening Times

Individual brand opening times may vary throughout November and December.

Visit the individual brands website for latest opening times during the festive season, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve opening times (not all brands are open on these dates). View all brands here.

Plan your Visit

If you’re planning a trip to one of our top activities, then pre-booking is always recommended to avoid disappointment. Please contact individual brands to book.

We have on-site parking for visitors travelling by car, but you can also get to us by train, bus and on foot. Find out more here.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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