Where to celebrate Thanksgiving 2023 in London

Euan Robb

Thanksgiving is a time-honored tradition that transcends borders. For American expats in the UK or those simply looking to indulge in the festivities, London offers a cornucopia of options to give thanks and feast.

Whether you're seeking a traditional dinner, a themed event, or a family-friendly venue, London's diverse culinary scene comes alive with the spirit of Thanksgiving. And with FairFX's Currency Card, you can enjoy the celebration with the peace of mind that your holiday spending is on budget and as rewarding as the holiday itself.

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A festive feast away from home: London's best Thanksgiving spots for 2023

As an American expat in London, you might be wondering, "Where can I celebrate Thanksgiving?" Worry not, as we've curated a list of top venues where you can enjoy a slice of home this November.

1. The Big Easy: Classic Americana

Embrace the American vibe at The Big Easy with their special Thanksgiving menu. Known for its BBQ and seafood, this is the place to enjoy a hearty American feast with all the trimmings. Don't forget to book in advance!

2. Christopher's Grill: Gourmet experience

Christopher's Grill, an American restaurant located in the heart of Covent Garden, is a go-to for a more upscale Thanksgiving dinner. With its pre-fixe menu featuring holiday classics with a gourmet twist, it’s an experience you wouldn't want to miss.

3. Roast: A touch of British tradition

Looking for a blend of British and American Thanksgiving? Roast in Borough Market offers a fusion that celebrates the best of both cultures.

4. The Mayflower: Pub with a twist

Perhaps the most aptly named venue for Thanksgiving, The Mayflower pub gives a nod to the Pilgrims' ship. Enjoy a traditional meal with a side of history in this classic British pub.

5. Balthazar London: Family-friendly

Balthazar in Covent Garden not only has a sumptuous Thanksgiving menu but also a welcoming atmosphere for families. Enjoy traditional dishes in a setting that feels just like home.

Why choose FairFX's Currency Card for your Thanksgiving celebrations

With the venues set, how do you manage your spending seamlessly and avoid over spending? Enter the FairFX Currency Card. Here's why it's your perfect companion this holiday season:

Budget control: Top up your card with the exact amount you intend to spend, helping you keep your Thanksgiving budget in check.

Multi-currency: FairFX provides competitive exchange rates and allows spending across 20 major currencies, perfect for those visits back home for American expats.

Wide acceptance: Use your FairFX Currency Card anywhere that accepts Mastercard - that’s millions of locations worldwide, including the best Thanksgiving spots in London.

Security: Using the FairFX mobile app, pause your card if you misplace it and resume instantly when safe to do so.


Celebrating Thanksgiving in London doesn't mean you have to forgo the traditions that make the holiday special. The city is brimming with venues that cater to your festive desires, from traditional turkey dinners to unique culinary blends that respect the holiday's spirit. And with FairFX's Currency Card, you can focus on what truly matters - giving thanks and making memories, while we take care of the rest.

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