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. Wembley Park is having its very first immersive winter lights trail! Think of it as an immersive playground of unique art installations, combining light, sound and touch…
3. Christian Louboutin designed Claridge’s Christmas tree (complete with gingerbread stilettos decorations, of course!).
4. To mark 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the famous street artists have left their marks on two surviving fragments of the notorious landmark, now on show at the Imperial War Museum.
Culture and Art in London
1. Take out your phone and explore a new artwork from Somerset House resident artist Koo Jeong A, animating the courtyard with a beautifully realised 3D ice cube that glistens and reflects the wintery surroundings.
2. The V&A’s new exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.
3. Join a free jazz concert at the Southbank Centre this Saturday, based on forgotten stories of the First World War.
4. Let Dominic Harris’ interactive digital art wow you at the Halcyon Gallery.
5. Remember Nelson’s ship in a bottle, the amazing artwork that adorned the Fourth plinth for a year on Trafalgar Square? It is now at the National Maritime Museum.
London foodie ideas
1. Click here to see London’s 10 best Bottomless Sunday Roasts.
3. Restaurant 34 Mayfair got a festive makeover: 14,000 decorations, including 8,400 glittering baubles… Try one of their seasonal cocktails: a Rudolph Knows (vodka, fig, raspberry, apple, champagne) or The Mrs Claus Mistake (gingerbread, Campari, cinnamon, champagne).
4. Get yourself an amazing espresso martini at Ketel One’s pop-up bar, inspired by winter gardens. Bonus: you get to decorate it yourself.
5. Pierre Marcolini’s boutique on Marylone High Street and indulge in their velvety hot chocolate, topped witch chocolate mousse and chocolate meringues… Their age rum and whisky bites also are out of this world…
London for families
1. The Savoy and Lego have asked children for their take on the twelve days of Christmas and built the three best designs: a dragon-shaped Christmas tree, a tea-drinking lion and a princess’s rocket-castle.
2. Make the most of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, celebrating its 13th year: funfair rides, ice skating, circus, Paddington on Ice…
3. Cutty Sark is celebrating its 150th anniversary: face painting, Alice in Wonderland tea party, musicians, flags designed by local communities…
4. Fulham Palace, which was a WWI hospital, invites families to learn what life was like for the nurses and patients this Sunday: games, singalong, scrapbooking, dressing up…
5. Children will love Soundpit at the Southbank Centre: giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, in which they can music with their own movements.
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