BYOC – that’s “Bring Your Own Christmas” with Grub Club and Airbnb this 25th December

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

festive fun?!”

To top it off Kabbee are providing the cabs as there is no public transport on the day…. And all of the money made from the ticketing goes to homeless charity Crisis

Bookings for the event can be made via

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- 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.

About Airbnb

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.

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