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…
London off the beaten path
1. London loves Instagram-friendly façades. Look at this one, a real gingerbread house!
2. Drink cocktails on a 16th-century galleon. Pirates, tricorn hats and treasure are included in the experience.
3. Did you know Chelsea has its own indoor ski centre offering the very best hi-tech slopes? Perfect before going snowboarding in the new year.
4. The Tower of London ice rink is finally open. Get your skates on!
5. Fire garden, floating lanterns, a tunnel filled with a thousand lights… Kew Gardens are more magical than ever.
Culture and art in London
1. Should the British Museum’s Moai be returned to Easter Island? Stop by and admire its full beauty in the galleries.
2. Admire fashion designer Richard Malone’s fluid and colourful creations, inspired by the changing landscape of Greenwich Peninsula, at the NOW Gallery.
3. The revolutionary painting of American Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock, Summertime, has now returned to the Whitechapel Gallery.
4. The Barbican’s latest exhibition, Modern Couples features over 40 fascinating artist couples such as Lee Miller and Man Ray, Claudel and Auguste Rodin…
5. The Royal Opera House is launching its Month of Sundays Festival this November, starting this week. Stop by to enjoy La Traviata re-imagined, opera duets, ballet demonstrations, upcycling, dance workshops and a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
London foodie ideas
1. Wow. Fortnum & Mason’s new bar-restaurant at the Royal Exchange simply is sumptuous.
3. Visiting The Shard on a Friday evening? The drinks are on them.
4. Christmas afternoon teas all around – here are the best ones in London.
London for families
1. The Peacock Theatre is playing The Snowman, a Christmas favourite.
2. Find felines captivating? The British Library presents in its Cats on the page exhibition how they have been pictured in literature, Mog, Winnie and Wilbur, and T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats included.
3. The Southwark Playhouse presents Seussical, a musical featuring your favourite Dr Seuss-penned characters.
4. The Saatchi hosts Bricklive, a Lego event with fantastic workshops.
5. The little ones will love the magic carpet storytelling sessions at the National Gallery on Sundays.
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