In London this weekend: Dec 16-17-18

 

 

No plans yet? Here are some more cool things to do this weekend in London. If you have tips we haven’t covered, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below… Taking a Eurostar soon? 23 ideas to have fun around St Pancras this way.

 

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♥ That’s London, baby ♥

1. Queens has finally reopened – ice rink, bowling and cocktails, 3 in 1! London loves multitasking.

2. Have a look at the Tate Britain’s reversed Christmas Tree.

3. Walk through the beautifully lit gardens of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, complete with bursts of magical colours and a lovely soundtrack. Don’t miss the sculptural Christmas trees there, designed by artist Phillip Long

4. Treehugger is a new immersive experience at the Southbank Centre – put your VR set on, hug a giant sequoia tree. The longer you hug, the deeper you drift into a hidden world…

5. Try Christmas Carols with a twist this Saturday with the Organoke: Christmas hits played on the church organ, with a karaoke version and beer, of course.

 

♥ Art and culture ♥

1. Expect a festive atmosphere at the National Gallery for their late evening on Friday: Christmas chorus, fascinators, wreath-making workshop, photobooth, talks of constellations…

2. The Roundhouse presents The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – Alice in Wonderland, hip hop style.

3. Go and see The Little Match Girl at the Globe Theatre – the references to the current child migrant crisis are really moving.

4. Flavie Audi takes a new approach to glass-blowing techniques, melting glass and precious metals together to create colour through the resulting chemical reactions, vacuuming the air out of the shape. The result? Surprisingly fluid sculptures, which you can admire at the Tristan Hoare Gallery.

5. Have a look the designers’ Christmas trees at the V&A.

 

♥ Yum! ♥

1. What would you like as your Christmas cocktail decoration? Caramelised Brussels sprouts? Lardons? Trimmings? Or mince pies on your freakshake?

2. Go to the Skip Garden on Friday night and enjoy their Fire Feast: pizzas from their wood burning oven, homemade stews and soups, horse chestnuts and s’mores, spiced Rum Chai, open fires and music.

3. Schweppes is opening a pop-up cocktail bar this Friday, with 12 creations to choose from.

4. A gin hotel is opening this Friday on Portobello Road. Complete with its very own distillery, a Ginstitute, a pub and a restaurant called GinTonica.

5. The revolution of late night coffee shops.

 

♥ 5 ideas to make your little ones smile ♥

1. 8-14 y.o. can join artist choreographer Aya Kobayashi and sound artist Neil Luck at the Tate Britain to chat, move their body and share stories on Saturday

2. The Moomin exhibition at the Southbank Centre simply is irresistible.

3. To celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, Quentin Blake has drawn special portraits of some of the most celebrated characters from Dahl’s stories.

4. The Shard – kids go free until December 24.

5. On Saturday, kids can help decorate the tree at Kensington Palace, make paper lanterns or try the Victorian puppet theatre.

 

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In London this weekend

 

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