Tis the season to be jolly! (Try reading that without humming the tune!) We’ve rounded up the best festive activities to book in London this christmas that will undoubtedly get you in the festive spirit!
Surviving The Christmas Season Wellness Workshop At Daylesford, Brompton Cross
Daylesford are putting on the perfect night to get you prepared for the hectic month of December! Join nutritionist and wellness expert, Rhaya Jordan, who will show you how to enjoy the festive season with plenty of hearty food and drink without piling of the pounds which will inevitably leave you feeling rotten in the New Year.
Of course, Daylesford are not suggesting we deny ourselves of the indulgent moments that we all enjoy during the Christmas period but balance (there’s that word again) is key for your health and wellbeing to ensure you do not get run-down and sick. Not what you want during the busy festive season! This workshop is designed to help you enter 2019 feeling your very best! Learn all the tips and tricks of how to sneak goodness into delicious party food that will give your body the nutrients it needs, helping you to be the life and soul of any party!
Date: 26th of November
Location: Daylesford Brompton Cross, 78-82 Sloane Avenue, Brompton Cross, London, SW3 3DZ
Price: £15 per person
White Night In at The Lanesborough
One of London’s most elegant hotels is hosting the ultimate luxurious night in of you and your girlfriends! The night will start off by getting kitted out in pyjamas, a robe and slippers all from The White Company, which will be yours to keep. Guests will be greeted by their very own spa butler with drinks and nibbles before being whisked away to the stunning Spa Lounge.
The evening will include a screening of a film of your choice, an indulgent two course dinner and what night in would be complete without champagne, popcorn and dessert!? Along with all this you will be treated to bespoke The White Company spa treatments throughout the film screening. At the end of this dreamy night, guests will be chauffeured home in their brand new PJ’s ready to roll straight into bed. Sign us up!
Location: The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
Price: £2,750 for 5 guests
S’moreditch at London Shuffle
Get toasty in East London at London Shuffle with their winter event ’S’moreditch’. Guests can hire a cosy booth with their own fire pit and toast unlimited s’mores whilst enjoying unusual hot cocktails from the Airstream bar! The area will be decorated with faux fur rugs and warm blankets to give a winter alpine atmosphere to get you in the Christmas spirit. This is one to book if you are looking for a fun festive evening with friends!
Tickets are £130 per booth which seating up to 10 people for a 1 hour and 20 minute session. This includes £40 booth hire with unlimited s’mores, plus a £90 bar spend!
Date: Starts from the 10th of November
Location: London Shuffle Club, 4 Ebor St, E1 6AW
Price: £130 for 10 guests
The Big London Bake
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a star baker? The Big London Bake gives you and your friends the chance to battle it out GBBO style by putting your baking skills to the test. Each participant will have their very own baking station and have 90 minutes to create something extravagant to impress the judges! From gingerbread houses to Christmas cakes, this is the ultimate festive team activity to book if you are a fan of the show.
All ingredients will be provided and will take place in a marquee just like the real tv show! There are 10 cooking stations within the marquee with a maximum of 2 people per station.
Date: Starts from the 15th of November
Location: 38 Tooting High Street SW17 0RG
Price: £39.90 – £42.50 per person
Festive Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s
After a tiring day of Christmas shopping, afternoon tea is the perfect treat! Claridge’s have created a Christmas edition of their afternoon tea featuring Truffled Burford brown egg mayonnaise, watercress, white bread…. Cambridge bronze turkey, pork, chestnut & sage stuffing, cranberry, malt bread and Severn & Wye smoked salmon, dill and orange, rye bread and more. To give you idea of some of the sweets, there is: Winter spiced pear white chocolate mousse and ginger sablé… raisin and plain scones served with Cornish clotted cream and Mariage Frères “Noël” gelée and what Christmas spread would be completed without Christmas pudding and brandy sauce!
Guests can opt to accompany their tea with a glass of either Laurent-Perrier Rosé or Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle to get you on your merry way!
Date: Starts from the 13th November
Location: Claridge’s, Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR
Price: Start £85.00
words by Isabelle Shury