HOW is it December already? If you’re struggling to get in the Christmassy mood then check out these festive activities to book in London!
Indulge in a festive afternoon tea at The Petersham
Set in the most beautiful festive floristry in the Floral Court, enjoy a Christmasy take on an afternoon tea at Petersham Nurseries. Think turkey and sage stuffing on crostini, Christmas pudding chocolate choux buns, gingerbread macarons filled with a gingerbread milk chocolate ganache and homemade mince pies with cranberries and a fondant snowflake…Divine!
The Petersham Restaurant, Covent Garden
Thursday to Sunday, 3pm – 4:30pm throughout the festive season
Skate at The Queen’s House Ice Rink
Enjoy some of London’s most spectacular views whilst whizzing around the ice! Greenwich’s beautiful World Heritage Site, Queen’s House is a must-visit this winter. Formerly where Queen Henrietta would reside over the summer months, the impressive grounds make the perfect spot for an ice rink. Sip on some mulled wine and enjoy some festive nibbles to get in the spirit!
The Queen’s House, Greenwich
29th November to 12th January
Join Fortnum & Mason For A Day Of Festive Delights
If you’re lacking in Christmas vibes, get yourself down to Fortnum & Mason’s on the 5th of December. The ultimate Christmas makers invite you to meet the makers behind the brands, personalise your Christmas gifts, pamper yourself with complimentary manicures from Kure Bazaar and enjoy live Christmas music from 6-8pm.
Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly
Thursday 5th December
See your favourite Christmas film at the Backyard Cinema
Immerse yourself in the Snow Kingdom and the Winter Night Garden this Christmas with the Backyard Cinema. Showing returning favourites including Elf, The Holiday, Love Actually, It’s A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol and Home Alone, guests can sit back, get cosy and relax in the Christmasy themed theatre with a warming festive tipple and nibbles from the bar! New for 2019, guests can enjoy the magical ball pit river plus uncover the renowned ‘hidden entrance’.
Backyard Cinema, Wandsworth
Various Dates From November-January
Make your own Christmas Wreath at Daylesford
Local florist and designer Kat Argent will lead a masterclass in how to create seasonal wreaths and garlands using natural foliage and blooms to decorate your home this Christmas. Using a variety of natural materials with beautiful textures, impress your guests with beautiful garland centres pieces and have your neighbours in awe of your handmade natural wreath!
Tuesday 10th December, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Eat, drink & shop at the Maltby Street Christmas Market
Set on Rope Walk, Maltby Street Market market offers insane food and a buzzy atmosphere all year round but expect even more at Christmas time with traders putting festive twists on dishes from all over the globe! Do some late-night Christmas shopping from the local stalls under the fairy-light filled street. Expect carolling, mince pies, live wreath demonstration and responsibly source Christmas trees to buy. You will feel like you’ve stepped back into the Dicken’s era as this street holds an authentic bit of magic!
Maltby Street, Bermondsey
Friday’s During December 5pm-9.30pm
Have a boogie at Stardust LDN
Showcasing immersive experiences, a lively music line-up, tasty food stalls and an array of festive activities, Stardust LDN at Tobacco Dock is the hot ticket to book this December! Festivals certainly aren’t just for the summer, Stardust LDN is putting on the most vibrant and dazzling winter festival experience featuring the ultimate roller disco and The Luna Cinema, showing Love Actually, The Greatest Showman and Cool Runnings. The-Gypsy-Shrine pop up will ensure you look the part offering free make-up, jewels and glitter with a festive touch.
Saturday 7th of December