Christmas In London 2017 : What’s On Near You?

28th November 2017 Gemma Curtis London Life, News and Events

As you’re probably aware by now, you’re never short of something fun to do in London no matter what time of day. From fun-filled brunches to night-time events, this city has it all. If you’re trying to find something different to do this Christmas in London, look no further. Here are our favourite picks… and the best part? They’re just around the corner!

Festive Fizz Brunch Social – Flight Club Shoreditch

Ah, brunch. The meal that’s not quite breakfast, not quite lunch but includes all the best bits of both. This one at Flight Club combines a classic game of darts with bottomless pizza (yes, that means all you can eat) washed down with prosecco and Winter Pimm’s. Guests are encouraged to wear their best Christmas jumpers and prizes will be given to those standout designs. £5 of your ticket also goes to Save The Children so you’ll be helping a great cause while having a ball yourself.

Festive Fizz Brunch Social image
Courtesy of Flight Club & Design My Night

Nearest urbanest – Hoxton

When? – 16th & 17th December

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Jingle Bell Rock dance class – Drink, Shop & Do

It’s almost impossible to listen to ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ without trying to recreate that dance from Mean Girls. Well, now you’ll be able to do it for real with the help from the dance elves at Drink, Shop & Do. Think 1.5 hours of fun, frolics and exercise with your friends. Move over Regina George, there’s a new gang of Mean Girls in town.

Nearest urbanest – King’s Cross/ St Pancras

When? – 27th November

Beauty And The Feast – The Vaults

Looking for the ultimate festive night out? Stop your search – we’ve got it.

Taking place in The Vaults, you’ll be treated to dinner and dessert, a show fit for royalty with a disco DJ playing well into the night. The dress code is ‘Regal French fashion done with passion. Old school ruffs and neon tuffs. Velvet and tails and killer nails’. Are you ready to re-write this classic love story?

Beauty and the Feast interior
Courtesy of The Vaults

Nearest urbanest – Westminster Bridge

When? – Until 14th January

Time Out Loves Christmas Movies

Christmas isn’t complete without a good old film session. Instead of staying in bed, why not take yourself to a proper screening? Timeout have taken over Lost Rivers Elephant to bring you all the Christmas classics from Home Alone to Die Hard. Stay behind after the screening for music and performances at the Christmas party. Once again, festive jumpers are encouraged.

Nearest urbanest – Westminster Bridge

When? – 23rd November – 16th December

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Tower of London Ice Rink

One of London’s most iconic buildings has had a festive makeover with the addition of an ice rink in its grounds. Beginners are welcome with the help of some friendly penguins to guide you around the ice. Ice skating in London is one of the most fun festive traditions so get involved and soak in the historic atmosphere.

Tower of London ice rink
Courtesy of Visit London

Nearest urbanest – Tower Bridge

When? – Until 7th January

Christmas Carols – Trafalgar Square

The famous Norwegian Christmas tree is illuminated in one of London’s favourite meeting places – Trafalgar Square. Watch as a choir sings Christmas carols beneath it to truly get yourself into the spirit. The concerts are free but you can donate to one of the many charitable organisations that you’ll get to see sing that day. After all, it is the season of good will!

Nearest urbanest – Westminster Bridge

When? – 11th – 22nd December

Winterville – Clapham Common

This self-proclaimed ‘alternative festive experience‘ is a little more interesting than your usual Christmas markets in London. Here you’ll experience rides, an ice rink, roller disco and backyard cinema. If you’re hungry, try some of the local street food on offer. And of course there’s the market filled with independent designs and vintage one-offs.

This one’s a little out the way but you can jump on the tube and take the Northern line to Clapham Common. Trust us, it’s worth the commute!

When? 23rd November – 1st January

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Gemma Curtis

Gemma Curtis

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