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With just four weeks to go it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in London! But now that we’ve recommended the best places to start your Christmas shopping, we thought it was only right that we put together a list of the best festive activities to get your family in the mood for the big day – not that they’ll need much more excitement! 

Slava’s Snowshow
17 December – 5 January
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX

slavaImage: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk

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If you’ve already tucked into your first mince pie of the season and have indulged in a Christmas singsong or two, this one’s for you… If you haven’t, perhaps it’s time to embrace the festive season which is only weeks away!

orbit

The ArcelorMittal Orbit in E20 (yes, the spiral red sculpture near the Olympic Stadium), will soon open its doors to none other than Father Christmas himself. Every weekend in December (and every day of the Christmas holidays), the king of Christmas and his loyal reindeer will be waiting at …

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Festive lights are twinkling in full force and a chill is in the air, for Christmas is just five weeks away! But let’s be honest, this time of year wouldn’t be the same without the arrival of good old mulled wine. Don’t waste time searching for your perfect mug of the stuff – we’re here to guide you towards the very best of London’s mulled wine offering. Cinnamon, cloves and cardamom; we’re coming for you…

Borough Market
8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL

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Traditionally, a successful café rested upon successfully matching an appealing venue with delicious grub. Times have changed and the latest cafés to emerge in east London certainly reflect this. It’s all about that quirk; that special quality that enables them to stand out from the crowd. Whether that quirk is the presence of 3D printers, the menu consisting of cereal (alone) or that goods are exchanged through bitcoins rather than pounds sterling – the latest example is no exception.

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Tomorrow, in 337 Acton Mews in Haggerston, a board game revolution …

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You may not want to think about it, but may we gently remind you that Christmas is a mere six weeks away, by which time all shopping must be done and dusted! London is awash with shops, but if the selection makes you break into a cold sweat, we’ve created this handy list of some great places for present buying. And remember – the sooner it’s done, the sooner you can relax with a mulled wine and enjoy the festive season!

1.      SNAP
465 Roman Road, E3 5LX

292A2245Image: www.romanroadlondon.com  If you …

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