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 a comment below…
London off the beaten path
- David Shrigley’s new show in Mayfair features a gallery filled with fresh new tennis balls that you can come and swap an old ball of yours for.
- Check out the beautiful light trail around Kenwood House.
- Step inside King’s Cross Christmas tree, an installation covered in angled lights and mirrors with a giant kaleidoscope at its heart.
- Annabel’s has transformed into a giant gingerbread house.
- The most christmassy pub in London has switched on its lights.
Culture and Art in London
- Step into the future to see what our houses could look like in the year 2050 at the ‘Tomorrow’s Home’ exhibition.
- Visit the Ever After Garden, an installation of over 25,000 illuminated roses in Grosvenor Square, where everyone can buy and plant a bloom in memory of a loved one lost to the pandemic.
- Learn about the history of Peru at the British Museum.
- Discover Isamu Noguchi (pivotal modernist sculptor and designer)’s experiments with material and light at the Barbican.
- Rediscover the power and presence of architectural wonders by Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid RA and others through Hélène Binet’s photographic lens.
London foodie ideas
- Try Yard Sale Christmas pizza, topped with pigs in blankets, Brussels sprouts, crispy sage & cranberry & chilli jam.
- Snackbar’s Christmas sandwich is quite extraordinary too: brioche filled with Neal’s Yard Ogleshield, black treacle-glazed gammon, cranberry sauce & honey mustard mayo, then dipped in egg batter, fried and dusted with icing sugar.
- The St John x 40ft Brewery party is back this Saturday – think amazing food paired with pint of amazing Eccles Stout.
- Drink mead in a Christmas forest.
- Crosstown does a mulled wine and Cointreau donut. Need we say more?he Shard’s lights have switched to their Christmas theme.
London for families
- The London Transport Museum will be kicking off its annual festive programme. There is much to be enjoyed including taking a selfie with Santa, an interactive sleigh exhibit, a festive trail with a weekly prize draw and a whole series of after-dark late events for adults.
- Admire an entire miniature city made of gingerbread.
- Listen to Father Christmas and his merry head elf Crumpet tell stories at the Royal Albert Hall.