You might not feel quite ready to say goodbye to 2016 yet, but the last month of the year is here! It’s flown by, but don’t worry – there’s a whole load of brilliant events lined up across the capital to make your festive season the best yet and to help you see out the year in style. Go on, treat yourself to some Christmas fun!
Roof East, Stratford Centre, E15 1NG
December is prime time to take up a winter sport, right? Say hello to the art of curling! This winter, Roof East has welcomed bowling’s wonderfully weird winter cousin – curling – to London! The city’s very first rooftop curling club is for adults only, with curling lanes, food and cocktails, DJs and karaoke cabins all night long throughout December. Book here.
Leicester Square, WC2H
Until 8th January 2017
This year, Christmas has come to Leicester Square for the first time! New for 2016, the iconic London location has been taken over with Christmas cabins and festivities, from market stalls to Santa’s grotto. One for the family, the traditional Christmas markets will be alive with the finest seasonal surprises and delights, along with a special selection of delicious snacks and treats to enjoy. Grab a mulled wine and soak up the Christmas spirit!
The London Eye, The Queen’s Walk, SE1 7PB
The highlight of December in London across the world – the New Year’s Eve fireworks by the London Eye. If you haven’t experienced the London New Year’s Eve fireworks yet, we recommend you make this year the year! For a night you’ll never forget in the centre of the city surrounded by your fellow Londoners, book your ticket. Last sale is 2nd December so be fast!
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE
28th November – 2nd January
Still not feeling festive? Here’s what you need to do… Get on down to Kew Gardens and take in the incredible display of more than 60,000 lights. The mile-long trail wends its way through the beautiful foliage sprinkled throughout the venue, as well as the bee-inspired installation The Hive – which opened earlier this year. If for nothing else, we’re sure the venue will offer you plenty of chances for some great Instagram snaps!
What will you be doing in London this December? Let us know in the comments below!