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With the big day fast approaching, we imagine your Christmas presents are beautifully wrapped under the tree, you’ve just baked your final batch of mince pies and you’re feeling smug that you sent your handmade Christmas cards to your entire address book weeks ago… No? Us neither. But worry not; the answer to your Christmas woes can be found south of the river in Elephant & Castle.  

Plaza Latina in Nursery Row Park

From today, bring the little ones down to Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre for festive face painting by …

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Do you have a date coming up and have no idea where to go? With thousands of restaurants lining London’s streets, even deciding where to go for dinner can be an overwhelming task, especially when you’re under the scrutiny of a new partner! So whether you’re looking for somewhere to help ignite a spark on a first date, or just need somewhere new to try with your other half, here are a couple of our favourites. Time to get date night back in the diary!

Darr Marrakech
403 High Street, Stratford, E15 4QZ

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If you’ve wandered through East Village recently, you might have noticed some additions to the neighbourhood…

The community recently came together to watch the beautiful Frozen Trees being lit for the first time. The unusual trees comprise 1,296 reusable and highly recyclable IKEA plastic bag dispensers so they’re certainly a talking point in E20.

Frozen Trees

The Frozen Trees, which look especially dramatic at night, were switched on by East Village residents 15-year-old William McKissock and nine-year-old Ryan Rielly. Street food vans and a bar …

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We’re getting excited about the coolest Christmas event we’ve heard about this year… If you’re not feeling festive yet, or if your present list is alarmingly not getting any shorter, The Artworks is where you’re going to want to be this Saturday. After all, it’s Christmas shopping in shipping containers and let’s face it; it doesn’t get much cooler than that.

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Save yourself from the stress of last minute dashes to Oxford Street as shopkeepers from The Artworks will be selling the perfect presents for those difficult friends …

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Get ready for a Christmas market with a twist! If you’re already sick of tepid mulled wine, dry turkey and stale minced pies, you should get yourself down to London’s first Latin American Christmas Market.

Plaza Latina, which is sponsored by Delancey, is open for business in Nursery Row Park (by East Street, Southwark) on the 7th, 14th and 21st of December between 12pm and 6pm.

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The market will sell traditional, authentic Christmas food from Latin America …

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