Home alone for Christmas? On 25th December, Grub Club and Airbnb are joining forces to
host the “Bring Your Own Christmas” lunch in aid of Crisis – the national charity for homeless
people. Welcoming 40 guests in a stunning central London location, BYOC will be perfect for
those looking for an alternative way to spend Christmas Day.
Airbnb – the world’s largest community driven hospitality company- has scoured the city to
find the magnificent venue, which forms part of an old converted chocolate factory. Forty
guests will gather in this lofty space, with guests encouraged to bring their version of a festive
dish for four people and a bottle of the good stuff.
One of the only London events held on Christmas Day itself, the BYOC lunch will appeal to
those recently moved to a new city, stuck home alone, or simply looking for something
different to do.
Olivia Sibony, co-founder of Grub Club says: “BYOC exemplifies what Grub Club is all about
– bringing people together to share great experiences over food. And what better time to do
that than on Christmas Day? Rather than sitting at home, stuck in a festive rut, BYOC is a
chance to break the boring Christmas traditions for a feast to remember. We are excited to be
teaming up with Airbnb, who have really changed the face of travel by bringing a community
spirit back to its heart.”
Holly Clarke, acting Country Manager Airbnb UK, “We want to achieve an environment
where, whoever you are and wherever you are in the world, you feel at home. Being away
from your friends and family shouldn’t mean that you miss out on a great Christmas…
Working with Grub Club has created an excellent opportunity to create a home-from-home
experience that really brings London’s global community together. Besides, what more can
you want from Christmas Day than a belt-bursting feast, forty new friends and feel-good
Bookings for the event can be made via www.grubclub.com.
The lunch will be held on 25th December from 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Food – BYOB, bring a dish to feed four
Cost – £5, with all proceeds donated to Crisis
For press enquiries, please contact Lauryn Cooke at Bacchus on lauryn@bacchus-
pr.com or 020 8968 0202
About Grub Club:
Launched in 2013, Grub Club is dedicated to bringing unique dining experiences to life
through pop-ups and supper clubs, often in interesting and obscure spaces. Hosted by a
range of chefs – from talented amateurs, to Le Cordon Bleu trained and Michelin starred –
Grub Club also acts as a platform for new and aspiring restaurateurs looking to bring their
ideas to market, and facilitates introductions between chefs and venues keen to host an
event. Grub Club recently ran a successful crowd-funding campaign, raising over quarter of a
million pounds to put towards development and growth.
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted
community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around
the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a
week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price
point, in more than 35,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service
and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their
extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions. In Europe, Airbnb has offices in
Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, London, Milan, Moscow and Paris.