London professionals to get merry this Christmas

More than two thirds of London workers will be strolling into work with a hangover this Christmas season, reports HR Magazine.

Figures from, who polled 500 middle managers, shows that London professionals intend to grab the bottle, with two fifths (39 per cent) admitting their alcohol antics may have an impact on their output at work.

Shockingly, 17 per cent of professionals believe they will be suffering from hangovers on three occasions during their working week.

Managers might want to advise workers not to turn up hungover to the workplace unless it’s the morning after the works Christmas do. London harbours a strong drinking culture, exacerbated by figures which show 35 per cent of all respondents noting their firm ‘often drinks together’.

However, 30 per cent of respondents save their winter alcohol blowout until the Christmas blowout, but 9 per cent of women treat themselves to a drink with their colleagues every week.

Sophie Hobson, editor of, commented on the figures: “It’s not secret that stressed-at-work professional turn to alcohol to help relieve their stress, but I did not think the number of those boozing so frequently would be so high.

“The research clearly indicates that there will be an awful lot of fuzzy headed professionals over the Christmas party season, and business leaders should not expect to see their best performances,” she added.